As the New Year gets underway, my practice resumes its evolution. Adam Berg recently received his MFT license and will continue to be a part of our Overland Suite. Congratulations, Adam—well-deserved! I'm very fortunate to have several former associates share our much-loved space. My newest associate, Jen Davis has been very busy getting oriented to the practice as well as attending the first two modules of the Brainspotting training. In this issue, you'll also find a very intimate portrayal of how Brainspotting has impacted Jen's life both personally and professionally. If you're looking for a very talented, third-career clinician who sees clients on a sliding scale, please keep Jen in mind.
Brainspotting Training: Los Angeles,
I'm thrilled to announce that the first weekend module of the Brainspotting training will be coming back to Los Angeles in February for the first time in almost three years. As a result of my Brainspotting experiences, I've seen my clinical lens sharpen and my practice become more dimensional. I welcome you to join us in February, and I'll be attending part of the weekend as well. Please register early because there's a good chance it will sell out (maximum 45-50).
Brainspotting and Grief
It is 6am. The sun is not yet out. I am bracing myself for the long journey from Los Angeles to Costa Mesa for my first introduction to Brainspotting with Dr. Pie Frey. Exactly one month ago, we discovered that my mother had cancer; cancer that had spread undetected throughout her body. I have just arrived home from days in the hospital in New York. Within three weeks she will be gone, but I do not know this yet. I only know that I am terrified and bone tired and that I have to be at the training by 8:30.
Save the Date: Overland Suite
Principles of Group Psychotherapy:
My Group Openings:Monday Co-ed Therapy Group: 1 female opening
Wednesday Men's Therapy Group: 1 male opening
If my groups aren't right for your client, I'm happy to help you find some solid referrals.
Save the Date:
Presenters: Christine Schmidt and Rudy Lucas
This conference will offer group leaders an opportunity to learn how our racial identities are consciously and unconsciously transformed through personal interactions. Group leaders nourish responsive groups by being able to identify and respond to colorblindness, racially-encoded dog whistle language and micro-aggressions with honesty and openness. Once limiting racial taboos are spoken aloud, they lose their toxicity. As we expand our skills about racial dynamics, we confidently foster cohesion in groups by making space for every member to be visible and heard.
Wishing you and yours a very healthy, happy 2018.
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