Free support group for licensed prationers.
Online ZOOM facilitated by me.
Once monthly for 90-minutes.
NO REASON TO BE OUT THERE ON YOUR OWN.
If you feel the need for consultation, encouragement and help with interventions and countertransference...please contact me to see if you qualify for this opportunity. I will accept your offering some pro-bono therapy to your community as payment.
Transference and countertransference are phenomena related to projections that occur naturally for every client and every therapist.
Transference has to do with feelings a client can have towards a therapist.
Countertransference isa about feelings a therapist can have towards a client.
Transference and countertransference are neither good nor bad; like all feelings, they just are. Transference not only occurs in therapy, but in all of our relationships. In therapy it has the advantage that we can utilize it for growth.
It's similar to projection, but not necessarily projection.
When the therapist accepts the projections (client's transference) while holding the boundaries and frame of the therapeutic relationship clear and firm, a secure playing field is established where the client can express all of her/his feelings, including sexual ones in the security that the therapist will not act out against her/him.
Such a relationship gives a client the possibility to observe her/his own feelings and reactions in the course of a personal relationship without risking disastrous consequences such as he may have experienced before.
This makes it possible for a client to separate out, at her/his own pace, past from present, and for the ghosts that haunt her/him, to gradually loose their power.
As a therapist, when you are aware of your reactions, feelings, and body sensations (countertransference) you can use this information to more deeply understand what your patient is experiencing in the moment… and use this to inform your respectful engagement. AND learn and grow yourself!
I had a thriving private practice in Los Angeles for over thirty years...and its time for me to "give back" to other therapists.
I worked from various proven psychological theories, including but not limited to those historically known as Psychoanalytical and Objects Relations, to Gestalt, Rogerian, Behavioral, Strategic and Cognitive Theory...plus the most modern concepts from EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to Mindfulness-Based concepts from Buddhist teachings.
My understanding of how the brain, mind and body interacts comes from various insights taken from theorists such as: Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Carl Rogers, Erik Erikson, Alfred Adler to modern-day scholars including but not limited to Eric Berne, James Masterson, M.D, John N. Briere, Alice Miller, Aphrodite Matsakis, Francine Shapiro, and Fritz Perls. I consolidated all of these methods and practices in an effort to make the best of what has been proven and accepted by the psychological community.
I specialized in the treatment of emotional issues in high-functioning adults many of whom have experienced childhood abuse, neglect and/or molestation.
I was a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University in California and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from the University of Illinois.
In addition, I have consulted with a variety of businesses, athletic teams, city governments and organizations researching consumer trends and facilitating team-building, advertising, marketing, and strategic planning.