Sunday, August 9, 2015

BANTR -- Narrative Therapy Radio Podcast

Hey folks!

I wanted to let you know about a new project I've been producing:  BANTR Radio, a podcast about narrative therapy.

Give it a listen when you get the chance.

Best wishes,

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Zora Kolkey <> wrote me this week:

I have a private practice internship available in San Francisco.  I've been in practice more than 20 years and have much supervisory experience.  Please contact me if you'd like more information.   My phone number is 415-474-6707 or by email.  Thanks.

Zora L. Kolkey, M.A., M.S.S.W.
Marriage and Family Therapist
License # MFC 23012
San Francisco, CA

Monday, April 15, 2013

Alyssa Siegel, a psychotherapist, writes a great article about the power of "positive, emotionally relevant touch", the brain, and her respect for all the body-workers out there.

Mind, Body: Therapy, Massage 

The article comes from the wonderful, radical web-magazine Psychology Tomorrow: At the Intersection of Art and Psychology.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Narrative Therapy Salon

Hi folks!

I co-organize a Narrative Therapy Salon along with Julia Wallace, LCSW.  Every month a group of us get together and discuss narrative therapy topics using video, audio recordings, consultation, or articles.  If you or someone you know is interested in narrative approaches then send me an email and I'll add you to our list. 

Our next Narrative Salon will be held Monday Jan. 14 from 7-9pm at Natasha Shapiro's place near Rockridge BART in Oakland.  I'll send out the address closer to the date to all who send me an email RSVP.
We're planning to start the conversation by discussing the last third of an audiotape of Michael White presenting on the topic of "Multi-Storied Lives".  This section of the presentation features Albert Ellis, founder of Rational-Emotive Therapy, giving his appreciations and critiques of narrative therapy.  There is also an interesting Q&A between the audience and Michael.

Come by and join other people interested in discussing narrative work!  Bring a snack if it's convenient.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Paid Job Updates

Hey there, I added Caminar, East Bay Agency for Children, and Easter Seals Bay Area to the paid job listings.  Good luck!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Occupy Student Debt

Many psychotherapists are dealing with being un(der)employed and having massive student loan debt.  If you personally are not then I'm guessing you have friends who are.  In my experience people often deal with these fears privately which leads to less chances for solidarity.  I'd like to live in a world where people aren't alone with highly emotional and highly complex issues.  Here are stories of other people facing student loan debt pressures.  Feel free to submit your own.

Monday, October 10, 2011

African American Psychiatric History

Vanessa Jackson discusses her research on African American psychiatric history and the importance of creating opportunities for marginalized communities to tell their own stories. She shares the lessons she learned from her conversations with mental health consumer/survivors/ex-patients and the potential for creating new healing strategies.

 She talks about three "magic questions" she asked psychiatric survivors:  1)  What happened to you?  2)  How has what happened still affecting you now?  3)  What do you need to heal?