Thursday, September 26, 2013

Process Group for Therapist Interns

Natasha Shapiro, LCSW sent me an announcement of an upcoming process group for master's level including MSW's and MFT interns:


A group for masters-level psychotherapy interns including MSW’s and MFT

interns.  This group is a safe place for peers to share their experiences and

suggestions with the guidance of a licensed therapist.

Are you an MFT intern looking for ways to accrue more hours towards

licensure?

Feeling challenged by all that comes with being a new therapist?

Would you like support in managing professional and personal

difficulties?

If so, this is the group for you.  This group will provide a confidential

space to

• Discuss the impact of being a new therapist

• Provide support on any personal issues group

members are currently experiencing.


This group will be facilitated by Natasha Shapiro,

LCSW. 
Natasha provides individual, group, and couples

therapy to people of all ages in her Oakland-based

private practice.  Additionally, Natasha currently

provides therapy at a local high school.  To learn

more about N.Shapiro, please view her website at

www.natashashapiro.com


To register or gain more information about this group, please call Natasha at

510-612-3800 or email Shapiro.natasha@gmail.com (Dates/times- TBD)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Zora Kolkey <zkolkeymft@lmi.net> 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.

OccupyStudentDebt.com


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?