Professional Growth
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We explore case conceptualization through various lenses:  mindfulness-based,  person-in-environment, trauma-informed,  and the personal history of therapist.  Single meeting, time-limited, or on-going consultation welcome.  I support and encourage use of use of video and audiotapes of therapy sessions.  It is my personal experience, as well as that of clinicians I have supervised and consulted with, that more direct views of clinical work result in significant benefits for learning and professional growth.

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Mindfulness and Psychotherapy 

Group Consultation

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The integration of mindfulness into psychotherapy offers a continuum of possibilities for mental health professionals. Psychotherapists can have a personal mindfulness practice that implicitly informs their clinical work. The clients of these clinicians may never know explicitly that their practitioner has a meditation practice. Additionally, there are those clinicians who explicitly teach mindfulness in formal classes or as on-going interventions during individual psychotherapy, making mindfulness a more explicit component of therapy.

 

In group consultation, two or more clinicians meet in small groups for time limited segments: 4, 6, or 8 weeks.  We will read articles and chapters from relevant material related to mindfulness and psychotherapy.

 

Development of a personal mindfulness practice and experiential exercises contribute to cultivating familiarity with mindfulness in psychotherapy. Mindfulness can be incorporated into any theoretical orientation including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, trauma-based, and couples/family treatment.  Learning and practicing with colleagues offers unique opportunities for support and sharing with greater acceptance, compassion, open-mindedness for ourselves and our clients.