Archive for February, 2016

webinar

February 19th, 2016

Last Friday I hosted my first webinar as part of the Center for Health Sex Webinar Series. Although it felt somewhat awkward to be speaking into a computer monitor without real-life interaction, it opened a new world of possibilities when it comes to sharing with the world at-large. Using a power point presentation based on my recent workbook, I was very grateful to share an hour with folks from different parts of the country. I did receive some type-written questions from the virtual audience which reminded me that there were truly real people out there listening to my presentation and virtual communication happening.

I look forward to stretching my comfort zone further in the future and I encourage any of you who are interested in bringing your particular expertise to a larger audience.

upcoming presentations

February 7th, 2016

I’m very pleased to let you know that I’ll be giving two upcoming presentations based on my workbook “From Now On: Seven Keys to Purposeful Recovery”:
1. Center for Healthy Sex webinar series, Friday 2/12 at 12noon-1pm pacific time.
2. Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles Sunday workshop series, Sunday 3/13 from 1-4pm. For more information, feel free to visit my website at www.westsidetherapist.com or www.centerforhealthysex.com or www.gpala.org.

group principles

February 2nd, 2016

Every year at this time the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles offers a 2 day course entitled The Principles of Group Psychotherapy. This course is a requirement for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Group Psychotherapist, a national certification offered by the American Group Psychotherapy Association.

This year I was invited to be on the faculty for the course, and 42 participants arrived at Clearview Treatment Center in Venice, CA to attend. The weekend was very experiential, intense at times and quite exhilarating. Having been a group leader for the past 23 years, I had the opportunity to explore where I am in my clinical development and compare notes with my esteemed colleagues. I think I can speak for everyone who participated–this was a weekend with personal and professional impact.