Westside Notes

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”
                                                     — Pema Chodron

Welcome to the Winter edition of Westside Notes. As the New Year and the new decade begin, I’m aware of the many challenges so many of us faced last year. I recently took a look at my high school yearbook, and next to my senior photo was the quote the best is yet to come which I chose at the time. I suppose there may be some truth to that quote, but the best is also available everyday of our lives if we remain mindful to it.

The Artful Relationship:
A One-Day Couples Workshop (March 20th)

I am very proud to announce an upcoming event for couples facilitated by my aunt, Ruth Susskind-Schneider, PhD and my intern, Blair Smith, MA. Ruth and Blair bring a multi-generational, multi-faceted approach to working with partners. For more information, please contact Blair at 310.388.5787. Click here for more complete information.

Seeking New Associate

Part-time, post-graduate position available for MSW associate or MFT intern. Addictions experience required, group and bereavement experience desired. Prefer less than 1000 hours toward licensure. Email résumé to andrew@westsidetherapist.com

Office Space Available on
Both Sides of the Hill

Part-time office space is available in both my Overland Suite (West L.A.) and in our Encino Suite (Ventura & Woodley). If you know any therapists, coaches, psychiatrists or other related professionals who may be looking for a terrific part-time space, please forward this information and have them contact me directly at 310.281.8681.

Article (Chart) of the Month
Healthy Love vs. Not-So-Healthy Love

Because many of my clients struggle with relationships and intimacy, I’ve compiled some ideas from Pia Mellody to highlight a few distinctions between healthy and not-so-healthy (aka addictive) relationships. Click here.

Conference in Review
The Evolution of Psychotherapy
(Anaheim — December 2009)

For those of you not familiar with this conference, it’s held every 5 years, and it brings together some of the masters of the field with approximately 7000 people in attendance. Despite the immensity of the crowds, the highlights of the event included Kaye Jamison (keynote about her memoir, An Unquiet Mind), Harriet Lerner (keynote about shame), and Martin Seligman (Positive Psychology). It’s a lot to digest in a short amount of time, but it’s a rare treat to see so many of the pioneers of the field together in one place.

Upcoming Speaking Engagement
The Meadows Lecture Series

THE JOY OF SEXual recovery
April 22, 2010, 7 to 9pm
Culver City Senior Center
4095 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90232

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Winter 2010

In This Issue:

  • The Artful Relationship
  • Seeking New Associate
  • Office Space Available
  • Article (Chart) of the Month
  • Conference in Review
  • Upcoming Speaking Engagement

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