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  1. Hi everyone, my name is Carmen Muñoz Valdez. I am a LMFT in Texas and also in Washington State, where I attended undergraduate and graduate school and lived and worked for 25 years. I’m back in Texas to be closer to family and am presently working in a community health setting. I enjoy working with all ages, backgrounds, and ethnicities and addressing a variety of client concerns. I work a lot with the Hispanic community and encounter a lot of women and children who have experienced and fled violence of all types. I have a growing interest in trauma work and in helping to heal generational trauma and patterns of abuse. I very much look forward to learning from this community with you all!

  2. Hello. My name is Maria Pelczar and I am an MFT state intern practicing in Henderson, Nevada. I love what I do and as a new therapist I am always looking for smart, comprehensive ways to expand my knowledge and enhance my services. I have full confidence that the information offered in this program will do just that.

  3. Hello all, I’m Maria, a physiotherapist (physical therapist) and yoga teacher in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. I have an interest in healthy aging, mindfulness and holistic approaches to pain, stress and wellness. I also have a strong interest in psychology, have recently completed a psychology degree and am working towards an additional qualification in Health Psychology. I am excited by the convergence occurring in research connecting physical, mental, social and emotional domains, and am looking forward to learning more from the experts and participants here.

  4. Hello all, Kathryn M. Cox, LPC here. I am a licensed professional counselor in the northern portion of the state of Alabama. I have worked for various agencies during my career but have been on my own in private practice since Feb 2015. I work with clients of all ages and backgrounds. I am hoping that participation in this program will help me to improve my overall skill set and tool box for working with my clients and look very much forward to getting to know you.

  5. Hello everyone! I’m Terri and I live in Pennsylvania. I’m a licensed minister with ANGA, and lay counselor with a diploma with AACC.
    I have a desire to see people emotionally healthy and free! I desire to learn as much as I can from the experts here, and look forward to applying what I learn in my session with my clients.

  6. Hello everyone! I’m Angie Holstein MSW, RSW, a Registered Social Worker for 15 years currently practicing psychotherapy in private practice in Toronto, ON Canada. I work with teens (12+), adults and their families on issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, school based challenges (procrastination, time management, performance issues, perfectionism etc.) to name a few. I have wanted to join for a while and am seeking practical strategies to support change in my clients. Thank you and I’m looking forward to learning from all of you.

  7. Hi, my name is Naoko Maeyama from Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. I am a school counselor in elementary, junior high schools and college. Among the junior hight schools, majority of the students are from children’s home. And I also am a counselor for the Mother and Children’s home. Some of them fled from DV husband. So I think I have a lot to do with attachment and trauma. I am a clinical psychologist and also interested in bodywork and neurology. I’d like to learn a lot with other members.
    Thank you!

  8. Hi Everyone! My name is Nancy. I have a full time MFT private practice in Monterey, California. So grateful to do what I do and have done for the last 24 years.
    Blessed to be alive and well and a part of such a fantastic opportunity to learn with you all.

  9. Hello! My name is Susanne Goldstein, LPC and my practice is Mariposa Healing Center. Located in Scottsdale AZ we are a trauma focused healing center with a return to wholeness as our focus. Utilizing EMDR, NARM, SE and Post Induction Therapy, we treat the brain and body so that our clients can move into healing and life. Very excited to continue learning new methods, refine what we are currently doing and get on top of cutting edge research that is helping reform our mental health field. Excited to be a part of this community!
    -Susanne

  10. Hello! I’m Jackie Miller. I’m currently working on licensing hours for LPC in Wisconsin. My heart is in treating individuals who are surviving and learning to live through their trauma.

    I’ve worked primarily with homicidal, suicidal, and psychic children to age 21 for 6 years. I’m looking to learn more for adult populations as well. I’m developing my own private practice.

    I am so excited to have the opportunity to expend my knosledge and develop more tools for my clients.

    Thank you.

  11. My name is Michele Violi, LCSW, and I work in private practice in Bozeman, Montana. I have been wanting to join the NLP program to ensure consistent learning/training since going out on my own. I previously worked at a local community health clinic, lasting 10 years, where I was surrounded by colleagues and daily opportunities for gaining professional insight. A colleague of mine, who is also in private practice, turned me onto this program, and I am excited to learn all I can, and weekly!!!

  12. Hello! My name is Dr. Barbara Woods and I have a private practice in Manitoba, Canada. I have been studying IPNB for several years and using the strategies Dr. Dan Siegel has developed in Brainstorm and Whole Brain Child. I work primarily with children and teens with trauma and attachment difficulties. I have also specialized in working with Indigenous populations. I am a Certified Trainer with the National Institute for Trauma & Loss in Children as well. I believe this membership community will be a great way to learn new skills quickly and efficiently while building relationships with other therapists.

  13. Hi! My name is Lois. I live in Jerseyville, Illinois which is small town in a rural area. I live about an hour from St. Louis, MO. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor. I belong to a 3 person group private practice which opened in 2016. In the practice, I work with children, adolescents and adults. I am trained in EMDR therapy and will soon be certified. I always enjoy learning and expanding my world as a practitioner and I look forward to doing this through this venue.

  14. Hi I’m Brian. I am an OD consultant who has been immersed in IPNB for the past 1-2 years learning as much as I can as it relates to our work. I follow several of the teachers offered here and thought I might learn something first hand as I have especially from Dan Siegel over this same time. Always looking for learning that will enhance our work as our approach to OD is largely inside-out.

  15. Hi everyone. I am Nancy Underwood, a licensed clinical psychologist on California’s Central Coast. I specialize in neuropsychology and work with adults. In addition to evaluations, I provide counseling to individuals going through major life changes- whether those are life after TBI or stoke, or changing careers. I’m interested to get the perspectives of the experts and to be part of an international community.

  16. Hi everyone. I’m a clinical psychologist in private practice in Pennsylvania. I work with teens, adults and couples and have been in practice for over 30 years . In the last several years I’ve had training in EMDR, EFT and hypnosis to add to my therapy toolkit. I’ve found this series stimulates my thinking as a clinician and is invaluable for the insights it provides.
    Judy

  17. Hi there, I’m Andrew and work in Australia as a psychiatrist within our public health system. I work with the mental health of children and parents from before birth to the age of 18. I recognise many of your contributors as inspirational colleagues and was drawn to the opportunity to be stimulated each day by their insights and ideas.

  18. My name is Frederic I’m a LCMHC in Vermont. I got my MA in 2011 and was Licensed in 2016. I work as a crisis clinician for the local county mental health agency as well as seeing therapy clients there. I’m am just starting a private practice one day a week in the same town. In graduate school my focus was on psychodynamic work but now I incorporate more cognitive behavioral solution focused work into my practice I’m always looking for ways to incorporate the last ideas and practices and I hope this forum works for me to easily stay connected.

  19. Good Afternoon,

    My name is Tristan. I am a new Licensed Social Worker! I am dedicated to professional development and integrity. I am here to soak in all the information that I can in order to be the best clinician I can be. I look forward to obtaining information and collaborating with fellow clinicians!

    Hope everyone has a great day!

  20. Hello Everyone!
    Lisa Richardson, Executive Director of Sunspire Health: Hyde Park in Tampa, Florida here.

    We are a residential facility for women with substance abuse issues and our mission is to help women recover and heal so they can lead healthy, daring, and powerful lives. Read more about us here: http://www.sunspirehealth.com/hyde-park

    I’ve joined this training because I feel its important to stay current on clinical trends and expertise, even though my role is administrative in nature.

    So glad to join this group of continual learners.

    Raising Up DARING women,

    Lisa Richardson

  21. Hi I’m Sandra Salazar. I’m the Clinical Director of Forever Hope Counseling & Educational Services locates in beautiful San Antonio, TX. I’m so excited to learn more about practucal strategies from leading experts! We specialize in severe mood disruptions and we bring hope and healing to those individuals as well as their families and friends.

  22. Hi I’m Talya, I’m from Melbourne Australia. I am a Mental Health Social Worker. I have been a social worker for many years, however, I have been primarily a counselor for the last 2-3 years. Currently I have clients who are all ages who identify as having a mild to moderate mental health issue.. I have mainly worked with children under 12 and their parents. I have also worked with adults in many different areas as a social worker.
    I love learning new ways of assisting my clients transform and understand themselves so that their lives feel more comfortable, manegable, functional and even joyous. The people who are sharing their ideas here seem inspiring and I cant wait to learn as much as I can from them and my fellow practitioners.

  23. Hi Everyone!
    My name is Hannah Platt and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Round Rock, TX (just north of Austin). I specialize in working with teenagers and emerging adults but see adults as well. I have only been in private practice for a little over a year and love learning from other professionals in the field. I still occasionally struggle with that imposter feeling that many counselors get early on and I find that learning from other professionals is very helpful. I can’t wait to get started and look forward to interacting with some of you through this program.

  24. Hi! My name is Randy Austill, and I’m a Boston-area computer programmer, semi-professional musician, Integral Coach, and teacher of Patricia Albere’s Mutual Awakening. I’ve been a bodyworker with the Stough Method of Breathing Coordination, and I’ve been very influenced by Reevaluation Co-Counseling and Ken Wilber’s Integral model.

    My interest in this program is primarily to be more helpful to my students, friends, and acquaintances, by being familiar with new developments in psychology, especially as it relates to behavior and the body. I try to see every interaction with people as an opportunity to be helpful (or to have fun!), and yet sometimes it’s discouraging when people seem very stuck. I know I can be inspiring to people just out of my own sense of possibilities, and sometimes sharing a simple idea can make a difference.

    I sense a sincerity in the way this program is being offered, and I appreciate that.

  25. Greetings, my name is Ann Marie Tommey, M.D. and I am a physician who has an alternative medicine practice that specializes in natural hormone balance in San Luis Obispo, CA. About 80% of my practice is helping patients address their lifestyles and their mental/emotional patterns. I am looking forward to this program to give me more tools to help patients achieve optimal physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance and vitality. I have found that this integration dove tails with people naturally creating the fullest expression of who they are in their lives.

  26. Hello. My name is Kathryn and I am a physical therapist specializing in craniosacral therapy, Total Motion Release and neuromuscular and skeletal injuries. Patients with this type of injury also often feel some level of trauma with either the life changes of the challenge and/or the pain experienced. The Nicabm teachings help me be more fully present with them .
    Thank you

  27. I became very excited when the Next Level Practitioner program popped up in my emails yesterday and today will be my first day to participate.
    I am a holistic psycho therapist that incorporates a number of alternative health modalities including talk therapy, heart rate variability and EEG neurofeedback in my practice. I work with clients age 10 to 70. The majority of my clients come to me for help with anxiety, and depression and attention/focus issues.
    I have come to realize that understanding my clientele requires me to be a holistic health detective curiously investigating all aspects of their mental and physical habits.
    By participating in this program, I hope to find new questions to pose to my clientele to help them discover more of their own resources for optimal health practices.
    Both my parents died following degenerative neurological syndromes including dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. I find myself fascinated by newest technology for health practitioners including brain/body therapies such as photobiomodulation and neurofeedback. I am happy to see that alternative and functional medicine alternatives are moving towards mainstream acceptance and practice..
    As an adolescent I suffered from bouts of social anxiety. That neurosis provided impetus for my later interest in psychotherapy. Now I realize that healthy relationships in our immediate community provide the grounding necessary for optimal mental health.

  28. Hi! I’m Maria and I’m a clinical psychologist located in the sunny Mediterranean island of Cyprus. I’m in private practice, treating adults and some adolescents, and I also teach part time. I’m looking forward to developing my knowledge further through these expert videos and the interaction with colleagues from all across the world.

  29. Hello, greeting form Sydney Australia. My name is Suzie. I am a licensed psychologist with more than 30 years clinical experience working with children, youth and adults in rural and urban settings. I am currently in private practice seeing adults and couples. Many of my clients have complex mental health issues. Very excited to be part of this program – to gain new insights and skills from the outstanding presenters and extend my professional network.

  30. Hello, Ruth; hello everyone! I am Lev, an Imagery practitioner still studying with the School of Images (SOI) in New York led by Catherine Shainberg, Ph.D. At the beginning of my career, I was a physician for 20 years working in anesthesiology and intensive care in Russia. After moving to the US from overseas, for almost 18 years I have been a sleep technologist, managing a hospital-based sleep lab in Minneapolis, MN. I am also a certified teacher with the School of Remembering by Drunvalo Melchizedek. My interest in reversing causes of various diseases brought me several years ago to the SOI where I have been trying to complete The SaphireTM Program. Since both SOI and psychological approaches in some areas are somewhat close, I joined this community to add other professionals’ techniques and experience to my practice which I am just starting.

  31. Hi, I am Marcy, looking forward to this alliance with other colleagues. My work in clinical psychology started in a perception lab in southern Illinois, then to Chicogo for many years until I landed on the west coast here in Washington state. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Child Mental Health Specialist and Geriatric Mental Health Specialist, Music Therapist and a Family Systems Counselor, which shows my longivity. My love of learning has given me a life dedicated to research to maximize my clinical work. As a 3 yo I wondered if people had thoughts. That curiosity has never waned. These webinars have been a treasure to fill that curiosity while broadening my clinical work. I work mainly with sexually abused clients, teenagers, vets, folks with trauma history utilizing a variety of methods. The neuoscience regarding the nervous system has been remarkable in expanding the whole body healing process. I still have many questions and hope these webinars will provide me answers.

  32. Hello, my name is Cindy Duckworth. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have a private practice in Denver, CO. I work primarily with trauma, but have opened my practice up to broader issues like depression and anxiety, and also use my specialization in marriage and family issues. I also assist the Court with CFI reports and reintegration therapy. I am very excited to hear these experts on a daily basis.

  33. Hi I am Alan Kellerman. I’m a licensed psychologist in Houston in my own private practice. I work with adults and couples and have a life long love of learning and becoming better at everything I do. I have been in practice for over 35 years. I look forward to connecting to the next level practitioner community.

  34. Hi Everyone,
    My name is Sanya . I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and I work in private practice in the Chicagoland area. I work with individuals and couples. In my work I use hypnosis, guided meditation as well as sound, among other things, to help people gain awareness of mind and body. I am excited to be part of this community and look forward to lectures and innovative strategies.

  35. Hi, I’m a Counsellor (MACA) who lives in Stanthorpe a small rural town in Qld Australia. I work with clients with complex mental health challenges and people who have experienced complex trauma. I’m looking forward to learning more tools to help my clients heal from the wounds of their past and live their best lives.

  36. Hi my name is Natalia, I live in Sydney Australia
    Am just starting on my journey as a Clinical Hypnotherapist/Resource Therapist.
    Looking forward to gaining insights and “Aha” moments from the various professionals featured in this programme.

  37. My name is Bridget and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I currently work in an outpatient treatment program for a hospital in Chicago. I am hoping to learn practical applications to utilize with children and families who have experienced trauma.

  38. Hi. I’m Arlene Neuman LCSW. I’m in private practice in NYC. I work with individuals, couples and groups. I’m excited to have the opportunity to learn and expand my practice and my thinking and connect to practitioners around the world.

  39. Hello
    I am Emile from Chile.I am psychologist for adults and couples and volunteer with an institution fot poor people in the suburbs of Santiago.I study a lot with Pesi and will be happy to know people and exchange ideas and knowledge about psychotherapy.thanks

  40. Hi. I am a current student in my Master of Counselling program. I would like to become a psychotherapist. I have tried the Master series on trauma with NICABM last year and benefitted from it.

  41. Hello ! I’m Mary. I’m a laywoman and trauma treatment client. I have learned so much through NICABM that has inspired me , validated what I’ve gone through for years ( and misdiagnosed for years ) , and given me the hunger to learn as much as I can so I can , as a laywoman for now on the other side of the “couch” share what I’ve learned to help others I know seek the right kind of therapist trained in trauma treatment. I first understood what I truly was going through by reading CPTSD From Surviving to Thriving and it revolutionized my life. I now have a great therapist who is very progressive in learning learning learning and uses many of the techniques learned here. I’m so grateful that you open your wisdom and knowledge to people like me who have suffered for decades and been only made worse by some unknowledgeable therapists in the field of trauma. I had given up. Now I have so much hope. One day I hope to find a way to help others. As I am 56 going back for a psychotherapy degree really isn’t feasible , but I will use all I learn to help others reach out for the RIGHT kind of help as much as possible ! Thanks for including me here and I will honor being here with all the ethics a therapist would have. Keeping confidential all I read and not misusing any information I receive. It really reinforces my healing journey to be surrounded by such wonderful , insightful experts. BLESS YOU !!!! I’m so happy to be here !

  42. Hello, My name is Kim. I am a depth psychologist. I provide consulting from an archetypal perspective to individuals, groups, and businesses. I also specifically work with dreams and dreaming on many levels. The imaginal realm is of great interest to me. I have participated in NICABM series in the past and simply enjoy learning from all of the great folks associated with NICABM.

  43. Hi, I am Andrea Klein, a change facilitator in private practice in London UK, using a range of modalities including EFT, NLP, Mindfulness and Barbara Brennan style healing. I have participated in several of NICABM’s shorter courses before and found that they validated a lot of what I have found to work through experience with clients but would not have been able to explain scientfically. I am excited to be part of this cutting edge program and look forward to exchanging experiences and learning from others and picking up more practical tips for dealing with certain emotional states and issues and to more ‘lightbulb-moments’ when the evidence and knowledge transmitted by the experts provides a missing piece of my ‘map’.

  44. Hello, My name is Chris and I am a social worker that works with youth involved with the justice system in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I provide individual counseling to mandated youth.

    I have participated in a few NICABM series and have loved them and appreciate the many tools I have been able to take from them.

  45. Hello,
    My name is Blanca Bertrand and I am a licensed associate marriage and family therapist that focuses on children and teens. I also work with children of immigrants. I mostly see trauma cases, lots of relational trauma/developmental from kiddos who were later adopted or who have gone through early childhood trauma.
    I am originally from Mexico City and came to the States when I was 12. I am happily married and have three beautiful children. One of my kiddos is autistic and I have used all my training to help him manage daily living.
    I love to run, running is very life giving to me. I especially love to run Arizona trails early morning or right after it rains.

  46. Hi! My name is Janet and I’m an LCSW psychotherapist on the Upper West Side of New York City. I specialize in treating trauma, grief/bereavement and body image/weight issues, and see individuals and couples. I’m excited to reinvigorate my practice through a steady infusion of teachings by these wonderful practitioners. I’m happy to join all of you!

  47. Hi. My name is Nathalie Edmond. I am a licensed clinical psychologist and Yoga/meditation teacher in central New Jersey. I specialize in treating trauma, women and people of color using a mindfulness and attachment lens. I love incorporating awareness of the body in treatment as well as interpersonal neurobiology.

  48. Hi! I’m an MFT in private practice in Northern California. I am EMDR trained and am in process of certification. I am very excited to be starting my second year with this wonderful program and am certain I will make time to view most if not all of the talks as I am finding them so valuable both professionally and also personally! Such wonderful, diverse faculty and enjoyable learning indeed!

  49. Hi, I’m Adrienne
    I am a counsellor and Registered nurse with a private practice on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia.
    I am looking forward to using these resources in my daily practice. Hoping they will provide insights into how others view clients and their associated issues and to be able to use that information in a practical manner to benefit my clients.

  50. Hi! I’m Stephanie. I am a licensed counselor in the Chicago area. I specialize in trauma and am trained in EMDR. I’m finding that most trainings just scratch the surface and I’m excited about diving in deeper to these topic areas.

  51. Hi, I’m Kate,
    I am a psychotherapist working with individuals and couples in Rockville, a Mayland suburb of Washington D.C..
    I’m very excited about this opportunity to learn from such an esteemed group of therapists. I especially appreciate the chance to take a deep dive into a topic and see it through various lenses.

  52. Hi I’m Melanie.
    I am a psychologist and EMDR-therapist in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, where I have my private practice and also work at the hospital at the oncology department. I work with adults and my specialty is trauma and cancerpatients.
    I look forward to learning new ways to support my clients.

  53. Hi I’m Miranda,
    I am an intergarative counselor. I work as a primary care counselor. In Wales, U.K.
    I am really looking forward to getting some extra support and ideas. As well as sharing some of my experiences.

  54. Hi, I am Rita. I am a licensed professional counselor and a registered and board certified art therapist. I am an EMDR practitioner and also trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level ll). I also am a credentialed supervisor both in counseling and art therapy. I have a private practice in Florham Park, NJ called LifeBalance Counseling and Art Therapy, LLC

  55. Hello, I’m Isabelle. I’m French, but lived in England for many years before coming back to live and work in South-West France (Toulouse). I first became interested in therapy when I was pregnant with my first child (who is 28 now) and devoured John Bowlby’s trilogy on attachment, separation and loss. I then trained in England, initially as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. When I moved back to France some 18 years ago, I did a second training in systemic family and couple therapy. I use both approaches, but am also interested in combining these with ideas from other approaches. I love the idea of starting with a problem and thinking about it from multiple perspectives -so this programme is exactly what I’ve been looking for!

  56. Hello,
    My name is Matt, I’m a psychiatrist working in NJ. I’m originally from the Pacific Northwest. In my practice, I aim to incorporate mindfulness practices alongside the medications that are prescribed. I look forward to learning more!

  57. Hello,
    My name is Robert and I am an LLPC in the state of Michigan. I have been working in substance abuse for two years but am now transitioning into my own practice primarily focusing on using EMDR for trauma therapy. I hope to gain good advice during the beginning stages of having my own practice and find new ways to approach different challenges.

  58. Hi, I am Irene. I am a psychologist in private practice in Philadelphia. My mother tongue is Russian and I have been treating diverse clientele with wide range of mental and emotional problems for more then 20 years.

  59. Hi I’m Bonnie,
    I am a licensed psychologist in California and I am particularly interested in the treatment of trauma. I have a special interest in developmental trauma. I also run a community clinic which offers local services to those who need them. I supervise students both working on their degrees and working on their licenses and so maintaining a general knowledge of Psychology is very important. I look forward to hearing from these experts And hopefully from some of you as to new ways to treat and develop meaningful change in people.

  60. Hi, I am Tara and I work as a psychiatric social worker in Monterey County with adults with severe mental illness. I specialize in personality disorders. I have enjoyed other trainings that have been offered by NICABM and look forward to hearing more from the experts.

  61. Hi, I am Christine Chae and I’m a LCSW with private practice in Los Angeles, CA. I’ve been in practice since 2009 and work primarily with adults between ages 20-30 struggling with anxiety, depression, attachment issues, trauma, and relationship issues.

  62. Hi I’m Denise Pounds and I have a private practice in Amarillo, Texas. I’ve been in private practice for 20 years. I see a variety of people but mainly focus on marriage, depression, and anxiety. Inevitably trauma and substance-abuse tends to surface. I’m interested in this training to hear about the newest theories and ideas for a variety of issues.

  63. Hi I’m Trina,
    LMFT in Northern California for over 12 years. I currently work with children and families in an outpatient hospital facility. I am hoping to develop new skills to reduce depression and anxiety amongst adolescents, whose parents have similar diagnosis. Especially as it relates to school and academic success.

  64. Hi! I’m Danielle , licensed clinical social worker , in private practice as a psychotherapist & in the field of mental health , New York , for over 20 years . Excited I found this program ! I have a lot of diverse experience & specialties & really needed something more innovative regarding trainings etc and beyond supervision ! This looks like a great fit! You have Lots of interesting speakers I admire & learned lots from! Let the journey begin 😍

  65. Hi. I’m Isabella Knox , neonatologist from Seattle. Through my own work I’ve learned how critical these understandings are to how we treat babies and families in the NICU. I’m not sure where this learning will take me.

  66. I am an Occupational Therapist, with a Masters in Counseling & Community Psychology. I have worked in mental health for 48 years in long term care, community mental health, & for the last 30 years in the ever-changing world of Acute Care/Rapid Stabilization Inpatient Behavior Health Services. Many of our patients have trauma histories &/or substance use disorders. I was interested in this program because of the work of Dr. Linehan & Dr. Van der Kolk. My hope is that it will help me give my patients more skills to manage their symptoms & function more effectively in their daily occupations.

    I live in NH & practice at the local Community Hospital.

  67. Hi,

    I signed up for these sessions months back but haven’t had the time to really start the learning process. I started in a new job as MST- CAN therapist in NSW Australia and this has been a massive learning process for me in many areas including learning about treatment of PTSD for adults and children. I look forward to the coming weeks to catch up on the learning before time runs out!

  68. I loved Steven Hayes calmness towards Resistance. In a way he honors it as something like a vehicle in which we can travel to seek something needing to be accepted. I can work with this notion. Its like using the metaphor in Hypnotherapy. Thank you Steven. Gayle Henry

  69. I am an LMFT in Ca and have been since 1985. I have worked for various agencies since retiring from Child Protective serves for a 30 year career. I am now starting a private practice and this is just what I needed.

  70. Hi, my name is Margaret. I’m an LCSW practicing in Austin, TX. I specialize in trauma (Somatic Experiencing) and couples (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy), and have a slightly unusual niche of working with women with chronic pelvic pain. I’m a brain science nerd and can usually be found with knitting needles, embroidery, or some other crafty thing in my hands. I joined NICABM months ago and am just now signing on.

  71. Hi, my name is Chauncey. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor certification. I am in practice in San Mateo, CA. I look forward to the lectures and opportunities to learn and grow.

  72. Hi, I’m from Apple Valley, MN
    Mary Darud is founder of Brilliant Life Coaching.
    Her passion is to help young adults, ages 17 – 28, who are struggling with anxiety and/or depression to find their gifts, appreciate their experiences and turn adversities into opportunities.

    In 2012 she joined a “club” to which she had no intention of belonging. Her teenage child experienced a psychiatric crisis and was hospitalized a number of times. They are one of the fortunate families because their loved one survived, but still has not fully recovered.

    Mary is a certified Holistic Coach with the Global Association of Holistic Psychotherapy and Coaching; and certified in Resilience Training from Partners in Resilience. Pursuing certification in TRE®, Trauma Release Exercises from TRE® LLC & Dr. David Berceli. Mary also facilitates parent resource groups for NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness).

    She is an advocate for improvement in access to mental health care and serves as the Chair of the Local Advisory Council for Children’s Mental Health in Dakota County. In March of 2016, Mary was an invited guest of the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Washington D.C and met with congressional staff to advise them on important issues concerning mental health and child and adolescent access to care.

    It is her mission to create a healing community where a young adult will find acceptance and belonging as a cornerstone to developing successful strategies for navigating life in these fast changing times.

  73. Hello from Portland, Oregon.
    I’m a licensed professional counselor, returning to private practice with an emphasis on trauma recovery and mindfulness. I’m pursuing certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to join this learning community.

  74. Greetings from Adelaide, Australia.
    I am a clinical social worker currently working with women and children who have experienced domestic and family violence. I am also an ACT practitioner and looking forward to expanding my knowledge base regarding the latest developments and treatments in the field of trauma. I hope to make a meaningful contribution in the field of social work and counselling.

  75. Hi. I’m Jonathan and I live, practice, and teach in Ann Arbor Michigan. I’ve come to refer to myself professionally as a mindfully informed psychotherapist having trained as a psychoanalyst and child psychoanalyst, physician, and educator. I see patients privately throughout the lifespan, though I no longer see many younger than adolescence. I’ve worked as the training director in a psychiatry residency, as a consulting developmentalist in a psychoanalytically informed preschool, and as a consultation psychiatrist and general medical pediatric settings.

    I’ve sought to be informed about mindfulness, meditation, and Buddhist psychology as both core and complementary to my training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychiatry, and medicine. I now see the primary task in working with patients to be careful listening, and a willingness to avoid premature closure in diagnosis, formulation, and treatment.

    My work in the field is complemented by my pleasure as the father of two grown daughters, a delightful spouse who is also a physician (in fact the finest physician I know), and as man who who belongs to our Australian Shepherd, Newman.

    I look forward to watching and listening to the presentations and hope to actively participate in discussions on this board!

  76. Diana Gomez, LMFT from South San Francisco, CA.
    I am a private practice therapist that specializes in healing from trauma, loss and difficult transitions. Looking forward to expanding my skill set, and learning more about how to help my clients. Looking forward to connecting with other colleagues. I am also a community mental health psychiatric social worker who works in a outpatient clinic setting, where I work with an array of clients with varying degrees of severe chronic mental health conditions.

  77. HI

    My name is Karyn Walsh > I work and live in Brisbane Queensland.

    I have been working in the area of supporting people who experienced abuse in institutional settings such as out of home care, faith communities and other institutions for over 20 years. In doing so i have witnessed and heard a lot of trauma and have been developing responses through Micah Projects and Lotus place . We also work with people experiencing many forms of disadvantage such as homelessness, the impacts of mental illness and disability with b both individuals and families We are a regional domestic violence of the city of Brisbane. if you would like to learn more http://www.micahprojects.org.au I am really looking forward to learning with you

  78. Hello to all from Melbourne, Australia. My name is Karen Styles and I am a Credentialed Mental Health Nurse fortunate to have a thriving practice in Brighton, Melbourne. I specialise in complex mental health, polysubstance misuse and trauma recovery, and really enjoy providing care and treatment to individuals, couples and families. I consider it a wonderful time to be alive and working; looking at the list of great teachers we will have the opportunity to learn from through NICABM makes me feel incredibly happy and blessed.

  79. Marie, from Ireland.
    Having worked in banking most of my life I planned my escape a few years before leaving it. I did a Bsc in Counselling and Psychotherspy in my last 6 years in the job. It nearly killed me (lol) but I’m now a qualified psychotherapist. I’m, finally, just about to summit my accreditation documents.
    I’ve never been so busy in my so called retirement but loving every minute of it. Should have done this years ago but feel privileged to have achieved it now.

    Looking forward to increasing my insight and building on my skills

  80. Hi, my name is Jane and I’m a Clinical Psychologist working in private practice in Canberra, Australia. I work with adolescents and adults presenting with a range of mental health issues and I have a special interest in trauma. I look forward to new learning and being part of this online community.

  81. Greetings all. My name is Jody and I work in a county-run community mental health center in Wisconsin. I am trained as a child psychologist but see clients of all ages. Half of my position is administrative/supervisory with the remainder dedicated to clinical work. My identified specialties include infant mental health, play therapy, psychological testing, trauma treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I am looking forward to learning, collegial support, and lively discussions.

    Peace, Jody

  82. Hello, my name is Jane and I have lived and worked in Moscow, Russia since 1991. I have worked in counseling since University and currently at a K-12 School setting with multi-cultures and diversities. I have been married since 1986 (31 years) and we have four children.I travel often to see my four children and their families in various parts of the world. We are expecting our first grandchild in December and I am looking forward to the new role as a grandparent. I am looking forward to learning more through NEXT and I am excited to have this opportunity to expand my understanding of people as we work together.

  83. Hi. I’m Abi . I’m a psychologist in the San Diego area of California. I run a practice that prioritizes the mental health care of LGBTQIQAP-identified people. We also serve those who identify as liberal, religious, social justice activists, kinky, polyamorous, and feminist. I have a focus on transgender mental health care, most specifically Jewish trans mental health care. I also work with those who have ADHD and are looking for emotional support after their diagnosis. I employ a wonderful psych assistant with a hx of helping college students thrive who have learning difficulties and a fantastic psychologist who loves working with people during transitions, especially transgender clients, and who is a Child of Deaf Adults and is fluent in ASL. Together we make up Waves, A Psychological Corporation and provide individual, relationship, and group services; trainings; and consultation. I am so excited to deepen my therapeutic knowledge and share what I’ve learned with my employees. 🙂 Thank you so much for this opportunity! 🙂 I’ll do my best to participate as much as I can. Warmly, Abi

  84. Hi all, I am Monique from the Netherlands.

    I’m working in a private practice as a licensed Human Givens counselor with couples,teenagers,students and adults. (stress, anxiety ,depression, PTSD).
    I’m also trained to teach parents cope with children diagnosed with dyslexia, AD(H)D and/or autism.
    I’m looking forward to learn a lot and share a lot.

  85. Hi everyone, my name is Jessica Gandolfo. I am an LPC-S in Covington, LA. I have an Outpt community mental health clinic with approx. 18 provisionally licensed therapists providing intensive home based services. Our organization intends to use this for supervision support. We are looking forward to this dynamic information and so glad we found this resource!

  86. Hello everyone,
    My name is Thelma Rowden and I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Alabama. I am employed on an acute inpatient psychiatric unit in addition to owning a small private practice. I look forward to being in the NICABM community. I look forward to sharing and learning within our community. Thelma

  87. Hi All,

    My interest is both professional and personal. I’m a social worker in Sydney, Australia. I presently work in outreach mental health. I am currently pursuing a post-grad dip in psychology with the intention of pursuing further education. I am also currently completing Somatic Experiencing training. So, signing up to this this ties in with all that.

    I was diagnosed as an adult with ASD with ADHD-inattentive features, sensory integration issues, and spatial auditory processing disorder. So, I am interested in tools for self-care.

    All the best!

  88. Hello
    my name is Jadwiga. I am registered psychotherapist in Ontario Toronto.
    I am attending (silently) this program and feel awful that I am not participating in anything. I have been working full time with soldiers and part time with civilian client. I am very happy to be involved in this program however I am certain my Colleagues know something about a burn out. This is what I am suffering with and have to prioritize my professional commitments.

    I am silent participant however I prefer that rather than not learning this fantastic material.

    I hope all considers this learning experience as I, very relevant, insightful, directive and effective.
    All the best to everyone.
    Jadwiga

  89. Hi,
    Im a Gestalt Therapist in Canberra Australia and work in my own practice part time and in the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug sector. Im excited about being able to access such a rich source of information, support and ideas and connecting with such a broad range of practitioners.

  90. Hi,
    Im a Gestalt Therapist and work in my own practice part time and in the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug sector. Im excited about being able to access such a rich source of information, support and ideas and connecting with such a broad range of practitioners.

  91. Hi, I am a psychiatrist in Portland, Oregon. Together with my colleague, we started a group practice in 1994 with a specialty focus on reproductive mental health. Over the years our group’s focus has broadened, but I continue primarily working with womens’ issues. I maintain a practice in which psychotherapy remains central to my work. I look forward to enriching my own therapeutic approaches with insights gained through this program.

  92. Hi, I am a licensed psychologist and a faculty member in a psychiatry department. I have received certification in Cognitive Behavior Therapy from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. I run CBT clinics and am also involved in training psychiatry residents in CBT.

  93. Hello, I have been working with people in various contexts for many years, as a clinical social worker, teaching postgraduates, psychotherapist, executive coach and coach supervisor. All of my learning and experience has been and continues to be very rich. I love the way that NICABM keeps me up to date with all the latest research and application of the new ways of working.

  94. Hi, I am Teresa. I’m a private practice psychotherapist in Spokane Washington for over 20 years.. I specialize in Trauma, grief and interpersonal relationships. I am also EMDR trained. I love my work and I am looking forward to learning more about my craft.

  95. Hi I’m Pat. I live in the most liveable city in the world, Melbourne , Australia. I am a Counselling Psychologist and I have been in private practice for more than 30 years . Given that psychology is my second profession I’m what you would call ‘of mature age’ !!! I have been married for 51 years, have three adult children who are all married and three teenage grandchildren

  96. I am a Spiritual Health Provider for the Palliative Care Team of a large metro hospital in Minneapolis, Mn. I lead classes and workshops on mindfulness, spirituality and resiliency. I am a writer and photographer. For me, restoration includes practices such as travel, being outdoors, gardening and climbing around the boulders on the north shore of Lake Superior. My work is focused on nature-based therapy as it integrates with spirituality and includes the sacred creative, mindfulness and their impact on lowering anxiety and stress while increasing resiliency.

  97. I am a school psychologist, LPC in private practice in Wyoming. I work with all ages but have begin to focus on the adult population. I use many techniques with a focus on mindfulness and trauma treatment.. It is wonderful to see how people who are trying can really change their whole life. With children and some adults I also use art therapy. A new area that is developing for me is hospice and end of life care and support for all involved.

  98. I’m a private practice psychotherapist in Cincinnati, Ohio. I specialize in Love and Loss. In other words, my focus is all things relationship including every aspect of dating, mating, and relating AND/OR issues of heartache including loss after death, divorce, or devastating disappointment. I see couples and individuals and I run therapy/support groups. I am starting to develop online courses and training for other professionals looking for highly effective and practical holistic methods. I love helping people heal after infidelity (theirs or someone else’s.) I find myself consistently working with motivated, heart-centered folks and the people who love them. Happy to be here and take my practice and perspective to the next level.

  99. Fascinated by all aspects of psychology, I’m learning about TBI from the inside looking out. I am quiet because love listening to what others have to say. What little training I have had has taught me how to read people.

  100. Hello, my name’s Pat. I work for a nonprofit that supports and empowers survivors of domestic violence.

    I’m a training junkie when it comes to learning about trauma, healing, and resilience. I’m looking forward to developing greater skill around working with my own developmental trauma / cPTSD, as well as advocating on behalf of DV survivors and staying more present with them as they grow and heal.

    I’m excited about the possibilities for fun, learning, and camaraderie here!

  101. Hi! I’m a social worker with a private practice in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. I support adults and teens and specialize in grief, loss and life transitions including chronic illness, end stages of life, caregiving and anxiety. My therapeutic approach is mindfulness-based using cognitive behavioural models, narrative therapy, and solution-focused therapy. My background includes individual counselling at a cancer support centre, with youth in downtown Vancouver and with Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). I’m looking forward to learning and connecting with others.

  102. I am a licensed Marriage and family tTherapist. I have worked with family’s in child protective services been a clinical supervisor and currently counsel Marines and their families. Also a private practioner.

  103. Hello. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, and I am very excited to join this community. I practice in Redding, California, a small Northern California town. I very much appreciate this learning opportunity.

  104. Hello – I’m an early career psychologist in private practice in Lincoln, NE and am excited about this learning community! Over the last few years I have found many of the experts’ work so helpful in continuing my education, skill, and ability in therapy. Looking forward to the ongoing conversation!

  105. Hi all

    I’m an integrative psychotherapist supporting youths, individuals & couples based in the UK. Multi culturalism & trauma of some form, among other issues, is very present with all of my clients. I’m hoping to hone my skills with this next level NICABM offering and to get to know and interact with some of you in this global learning community. Looking forward to it!

  106. Hi everyone

    I’m a counsellor from New Zealand working for Wellington Sexual Abuse Help Foundation. My colleague Jacqui introduced herself below – we’re looking forward to being part of a worldwide learning community. How fortunate to have this exciting learning opportunity!

  107. I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist in Los Angeles in private practice for over 20 years. Now semi-retired but love keeping up with the information for both personal and professional reasons.

  108. Hi! I am an LPC and work with children and families in the greater OKC area. I am EMDR trained and recently completed a 100hr training in Clinical Hypnosis with Dr. Michael Yapko. I have followed many of the experts in this series over the past few years and am really excited about expanding my gray matter, creating new neural pathways and helping my clients create new possibilities! I am also looking forward to meeting new friends at the Evolution of Psychotherapy 2017!

  109. Hello I am Rachel a Chartered Counselling Psychologist in the UK I have worked for many years in the NHS as a Psychologist and now work in private practice. Most of my clients present with trauma and I use a lot of EMDR. I am very much looking forward to learning from the experts and getting to know other fellow practitioners.

  110. Hi, I am Dominic Allain, a clergyman who works on a programme called Grief to Grace – offering spiritual and psychological healing for abuse survivors. I’m familiar with the books of many of the professionals presenting here, so I am very excited to find this resource on-line.

  111. Hey everyone! My name is Lauren; and I just wanted to briefly introduce myself and welcome our new members to the community.

    I coordinate Customer Support at NICABM, so if you ever need any assistance with the program or have questions regarding your membership, we have a team here to help!

    The easiest way to contact us is by email: nextlevelsupport@nicabm.com, or by phone: 860-456-1153. Our team is available Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9am and 5pm (ET), and we are always happy to help you out!

    So again, welcome to those of you who’ve just joined us. We’re excited to have you on board. And, of course, to everyone – please know our team is here to support you whenever you need it.

    Take care,

    Lauren
    NICABM Staff

  112. Hi,
    My name is Katie. I work in a small adults-only psychotherapy private practice. I am traditionally trained as a Transpersonal psychotherapist at Naropa U. I have also completed my doctorate in a very mainstream educational system. Over the years I have incorporated body and sensory awareness, variations of mindfulness, trauma informed yoga (YAY! JRI and Dave Emerson!) and Marion Woodman’s body process work into my practice. I spend much of my professional time though in the university setting as a clinical consultant, educator, and researcher for early intervention in psychosis with young people. I LOVE the practical webinars NICABM offers with our current leaders in the field. Thanks!

  113. Hi, I am Irina. I am working as a psychiatrist in University Counseling Center. I use holistic model of care in my work with students. I use lifestyle modifications and different psychotherapy approaches, as well as medications. I have previously taken Mindfulness course thru NICABM and found is very helpful professionally and personally. I am interested in expanding my psychotherapy skills.

  114. Hi, I’m Nicole, and I have a private practice in Santa Barbara, Ca and Ojai, Ca. I work with adolescents and their families in a boarding school setting. I also work with adults going through different phase of life struggles. I am looking forward to learning on how to offer my clients more tools and resources to deal with their anxiety and depression.

  115. Greetings,

    I’m Bonnie and am a Registered Psychotherapist and an internationally certified drug and alcohol therapist. I live in Huntsville Ontario, Canada. I currently work in a Family Health team but am focusing on private practice come December 2017. I specialize in couples counselling, trauma, anxiety, depression and grief.
    I’m hoping to make some rich connections with peers and as a lifelong learner am excited to learn from the experts and my peers 🙂

  116. Hi, my name is Robin. I am a doctoral level psychologist in Pennsylvania USA.. I have a private practice where I specialize in working with childhood trauma. I am looking forward to the inspiration I get from listening to experts in the field. I am a big believer in peer consultation as well. I hope we can have interesting discussions to enrichen this experience.

  117. Hello! I am Debbie, a registered social worker in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I am currently in private practice working primarily with individuals in the areas of bereavement, loss and trauma. I look forward to expanding my skills and connecting with others in this program.

  118. Hello! My name is Stephanie, a registered MFT Intern in the state of California, city of Santa Clarita. I currently intern at a community low-income counseling center, working with couples, families and individuals, and an addiction rehab treatment center. I am looking forward to expanding my skills and knowledge working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction.

  119. Hello, my name is Katy and I am a clinical social worker in Rapid City, South Dakota. I am in private practice working mainly with individuals with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I was trained in EMDR in the past couple of years. I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge base and improving my skills!

  120. Hi, I am a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in Zürich, working with clients with Trauma, Anxiety, depression etc. I already learned so much during the last month with the videos, inputs, comments with NICABM. I am curious for all the further interesting subjects that will influence my work and life.

  121. Hi, I’m a Registered Psychotherapist and have just started in private practise in New Zealand. I am looking forward to being part of the NICABM practioner group and enjoying the luxury of accessing a broad range of expertise from the field. Looking forward to getting started!

  122. Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am a psychotherapist working in private practice in Singapore. I see a lot of individual clients with anxiety & depression often related to relationship conflict, be it in their personal lives or the work place. I also work with a lot of clients who present with PTSS or PTSD.
    I also work with couples which I find fascinating but very challenging. I think the knowledge & wisdom shared in the videos by the specialists will be invaluable tools in helping me in my work.

  123. Hi I’m Stephanie. I’m a hypnotherapist looking to expand my knowledge and toolbox. I read The Body Keeps the Score and was moved by Dr. van der Kolk’s work in the trauma field and want to know more about the subject and treatment of trauma, addiction, and anxiety.

  124. I am an LCSW in Ponte Vedra Beach FL. My clinical interests are in mood disorders, thought disorders and anxiety. I also do telemental health but have not really gotten this off the ground yet, but would love to.

  125. Hi!
    I am an MFT trained, LPC working in Salem, OR. I love working with couples and families. I’m really excited about this program and am looking forward to listening and learning from the experts on the day to day issues with clients.

  126. Hi!
    I am a LCSW in private practice living the dream in Asheville, N.C. I really enjoy this program and appreciate all of the participants! Private practice can sometimes be a lonely, yet so rewarding, endeavor, and listening to others on the same path helps me feel like I’m not alone out here!

  127. Hi, I’ve been a licensed clinical social worker for 18 years and Gender Specialist with a private practice in Oakland California. I also work at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California in Union City and in Oakland’s Multi Specialty Transitions Clinic working with transgender and non binary gender clients. I provide video and in person consultation groups for therapists working with trans and non binary adult and teen clients. I am also an EMDR therapist and have expertise in trauma and bipolar disorder.

  128. I am a clinical social worker in the city of Seattle. I work in community health with older adults suffering from severe and chronic mental illness, many experiencing psychotic symptoms for 20+ years. A portion of my clients reside in adult family homes and/or remain institutionalized. I am hoping to sharpen my and maintain my clinical skills.

  129. I am psychologist in private practice in Adelaide, Australia and I am looking forward to learning from this program in a way that I can integrate into what I already do. I am especially keen to participate in a forum of practitioners.

  130. I am an adult and geriatric nurse practitioner in NYC, and also practice integrative health mainly through yoga and meditation. This year, myself and my clinical partner are expanding our practice expertise to include psychotherapy as a support for our wellness practice. I plan to draw on these videos as an adjust to the certificate program through the Nalanda Institute, which I started this month.

  131. Hi
    I’m a psychiatric nurse practitioner and who has worked in this field for the past 30 years. I specialize in anxiety and depression and also certified in Cognitive behavioral therapy. Presently in private practice after years of in and outpatient work at different hospital settings around the country.
    I have spent the past few years in Mindfulness training, which I passionately share with my patients.
    Looking forward to sharing and growing with this wonderful group connection and specialized panelists.

  132. Kia ora from New Zealand!!
    I am a counsellor, trained also in Gestalt Therapy. I live in a coastal town an hour away from our Capital, Wellington.
    I work for an NGO dealing with survivors of sexual violence and all my work is ACC funded. In New Zealand our Accident Compensation Corporation have a section called Sensitive Claims and will fund a process of supported therapy; a bit of a lengthy process however it usually means longterm funded therapy for clients who are assessed as having a ‘mental injury ‘ due to sexual abuse.
    Since starting for this Organisation, ‘Wellington Help’, I have steadily been gaining confidence in my work as a trauma therapist. So much learning and personal development has taken place for me in these last 2 years here!!
    I have been enjoying doing the taster trainings through NICABAM as I learn well through listening and practical application. My work have given their blessing to fund some of this for me as they have seen how enthusiastic I have been regarding finding some PD that works for me.
    I am really excited to be learning from people I only read about!! Also to have collegial support from all over the world. Sometimes I feel quite isolated in this work.
    Anyhow it’s 10 am here so no doubt many of you may be heading into the evening. I look forward to meeting you all 🙂

  133. Hi —

    I’m an integrative psychiatrist in Scottsdale AZ, who treats people with homeopathy, nutrition, and psychotherapy rather than typical psychotropics. Also I am certified as an Executive Coach and Physician Burnout Prevention Coach — love to assist my colleagues in creating their own UN-burnout strategies! 🙂

    I have been very slow working on this, but am grateful it is still available! Lots of wisdom in these archives. Looking forward to connecting again, after having come through a challenging illness. Feeling much better now, and moving ahead. Best wishes to everyone.

  134. Hello!
    My name is Phillip “Phil” Evans and I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT) in Berkeley, California, US. Additionally, I teach graduate school (MFT and PCC students), am a nationally certified Clinical Supervisor (AAMFT), and work for local County government. I look forward to exploring and learning from the information offered by NICABM as well as those participating in the Next Level Practitioner Program.
    -Phil

  135. I attended NICABM conferences on Psychoneuroimmunology back in ’95-’96 when I was pastor of a “12-Step” church for ACOA’s that I started in Columbus, Ohio in 1987. After listening in Hilton Head one December to Dr. Leonard Wyznetsky, an Endocrinologist at U of MD, speak about how ppl with Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, PMS and other issues on that list were basically ppl who’d been “pulled off their path”, I wrote my letter of resignation to my Dist. Supt. giving 6 months’ notice to leave the church, and my Chronic Fatigue symptoms resolved within the first 2 months thereafter, as he had predicted. I decided my next work was to learn how to play, and I’ve been busy at that these past 20 years. My Play Partner died suddenly and unexpectedly of Sepsis in March, and has communicated this summer that I will be looking at some kind of ministry now with those who’ve lost loved ones; so I am re-connecting back exactly where we left off, with NICABM, to see what’s up next. I’m 72 and retired; I do not need a job, and I will not be returning to the Church, so this shd be interesting. But I have learned since March not to ever say, “No, I don’t think so!” to a Medium. 😇

  136. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) practicing in Montclair, NJ. I work with adults, adolescents, and families experiencing trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and personality disorders. It is important for me to help instill a sense of empowerment in those who feel disadvantaged or let down by the societal systems that they had believed would support them.

  137. Hi, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, Colorado. I have a private practice and work mostly with adults and specialize in grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, and major life transitions. I have done much volunteer work with children’s grief groups and camps, helping children to process their experience with their peers who have experienced death losses. I am looking forward to being part of this group and learning from the group, as well as the presenters!

    1. Hello, Mary. I look forward to reading your contributions. In the last ~ 8 years ago, I have and will continue to visit Boulder on a regular basis. For example, each June I enjoy participating in the yearly Hanuman Festival in the area behind Boulder High School. I am currently organizing plans to be in Denver at the end of next month for training as well as to again enjoy the Halloween party on 16th Street. Let’s find a way to connect!

  138. Hi all I’m an LCSW and doctor of behavioral health in CA private practice and part-time rural health care clinic.

    The private practice can be a challenge because I take adults with developmental trauma and children with ADHD both quite different but using adaption of EEG Neurofeedback, IFS, EMDR with lifestyle health as a start.

    The medical clinic is more complex because it’s family medicine and rural so I tend to help with symptoms outside my much more focused private practice.

    Thanks
    Dr Nina

  139. As I am just beginning I am looking forward to the support and knowledge shared by other health care professionals.
    I spent 37 years in a school setting. 20 of those years were spent as an elementary school counselor. I had started a private practice 8 years ago and planned on seeing only children. I now see all ages.
    My practice is in Randolph, NJ.
    I look forward to the sharing experience.

  140. Hello, friends! My name is Susan Gorman, and I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in Washington, IL. I began my Somatic Experiencing training journey in Boulder, CO in December of 2014, thirteen months after my husband, John, and I, and four members of our family had survived an EF-4 raging tornado that destroyed our homes and eleven hundred other homes in our community of 15,000 people. .

    I was introduced to the National Institute of Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine by my AZ writing partner about one year ago. When I saw the invitation to become an NICABM Next Level Practitioner, I decided to try it out for two weeks.

    After experiencing this amazing connection to top experts whose books I had read and well-informed, caring practitioners country-wide, I concluded that this website could be a great help to me as I share my experience, strength and hope of recovery with others in my 12-step “forever non-professional work” in AL-Anon for families and friends of alcoholics.

    I am a faithful member of this organization of equals based on a spiritual foundation of anonymity for 32 years. I serve in this organization by welcoming newcomers, regularly chairing meetings, and sponsoring several people in the organization, and working a dedicated “boot camp” program of self care, the primary spiritual goal of AL-Anon.

    With the gifts of the NICABM Next Level Practitioner Practice, I have also already found many of the missing pieces of my own recovery as I have done “the work” for a lifetime with decades of talk therapy, EMDR, and other techniques I would not wish on my worst enemies, discovering Daniel Goleman’s pioneering work on Emotional Intelligence as I dealt with countless abusers in my work environment at Illinois Central College and large businesses with whom I worked, reading constantly to gain new insights, earning my Masters of Art Degree in Education while working full time at Illinois Central College for twenty years, doing research on trauma healing and post-trauma growth techniques, working with two amazing life coaches for several years, experiencing Transient Global Amnesia on December 13, 2008 six months after I retired, and then experiencing several agonizing flashbacks back to complex childhood developmental trauma in February of 2009, being referred to a psychiatrist who diagnosed me as bi-polar and to a clincial psychologist who had been trained on the trauma model and fought for the diagnosis of trauma survivor as I was put on four medications for bi-polar disorder by my psychiatrist. I am now taking only one low dose to help me sleep, and I have benefited greatly from my personal SE sessions during 36 days of SE training, consulting sessions with SEPs and faculty members during my SE training and from weekly SE sessions with my SEP from CA whom I met at Advanced I in Tucson, AZ in March of 2016. .

    My lifetime post-trauma growth journey has led me to become consciously aware in order to heal and grow from my own past history of complex childhood developmental trauma from multiple abusers and to help others to heal and grow and flourish.

    On November 17, 2013, my husband, John, and I, and four members of our family survived an EF-4 tornado which destroyed our homes while we were in them. Eleven hundred people lost their homes in this EF-4 raging tornado, and, miraculously, only three people were killed. I had planned to finish the final draft of my book, “Return to the Garden of Beauty – Beyond Blue,” by December 31, 2013.

    The tornado stopped me in my tracks, and as we worked to rebuild our lives, I accepted an invitation to lead the Tree of Hope project at the Washington Library after being a community volunteer for decades as well as a member of the Junior of Peoria, an organization of Professional Volunteers. I wanted to become a member of the Washington, IL disaster recovery team and contribute my gifts to those who were suffering.

    I also helped numerous people write their stories after the tornado. I wrote my own story in short essays starting in early December of 2013, when I found the courage and the strength to pick up my own pen and begin writing my story of recovery and hope and love from destruction, despair, and chaos. Another writer built a blog for all of our stories on-line to give hope to all who were trying to sustain hope and recovery one day at a time.

    We had a tall green card board tree as our starting point for the Tree of Hope, and we asked survivors and friends and families of survivors to post notes of Hope on the tree. The project grew and grew and lasted for 21/2 years. During that time, I began to focus on my nature photography which had always been an interest of mine. As time went on, people told me that my photos were “exquisite” and what “an eye that I had for beauty.

    In June of 2013, our dinner club visited Ireland for two weeks. One of our day trips took us to the Powerscourt House and Gardens where I found an International Garden with stunningly beautiful flowers from all over the world, life-sized statuary, a breathtaking mansion, and golden gates leading to serene wooded areas.

    The sun came out, went behind the clouds, raindrops came down, and the sun came out again. I took advantage of the sunny moments as I snapped picture after beautiful blue sky picture.

    When I returned home, the next day, I went to Peoria Camera where I saved the Powerscourt House and Gardens on a CD and printed my photos of the entire trip. It took me countless hours and seven weeks to identify the 300 photos from the trip. Amazingly, both the CD and the photo albums were carried out of our destroyed home along with many other cherished family treasures by three groups of caring volunteers.

    About one year ago, I decided to have standout boards with metallic finish made of my photo collections from Ireland, Colorado, Arizona, California, and the Luthy Botanical Gardens and Conservatory in Peoria, IL, my sanctuary for four decades.

    When friends told me how beautiful they were, I volunteered to have my first display at the Washington Library. Many, many people told me how they were touched by my beautiful photography, which led me to do another display at the Washington Library, and then another at the Peoria Downtown library and then another at a small shop, and another at a massage studio, and a new invitation to have my nature photography juried in early 2018 for an art gallery in the Warehouse District in Peoria, IL.

  141. Hi everyone! My name is Eric Beeson, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Greensboro, NC where I work in an integrated care setting part-time. I am also a faculty member in the clinical mental health counseling program at Northwestern University. Looking forward to connecting with everyone!

    1. Eric, hello. I lived in and enjoyed the beauty of North Carolina for several while my father was stationed at Fort Bragg. I visited and made friends in Fayetteville, Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston Salem, and Chapel Hill (go Heels!), to identify a few. I look forward to reading your contributions and seeing if and how our IBH orientation distinguishes our views and interpretations.

  142. Hi Ruth and Nextlevel Practitioner team,

    I just wrote my rave review of the Sounds True app and it occurred to me how wonderful it would be to have a Next Level Practitioner app! I usually listen to each lesson on my iPhone anyway on my breaks, Having an app would make access to the lessons easy.

    And since many of your guests also work with Sounds True, perhaps their app developers could help you with designing and maintaining the app.

    Please consider this suggestion

  143. Hi my name is amy swift. I am a licensed clinical social worker in Portland Oregon. I’ve worked in the counseling field for over 35 years, the last 20 being in private practice.
    I joined the next level practice to be reminded, inspired, and exposed to new ways of thinking about things.
    Glad to be joining this journey with all of you.

  144. Hello, I’m Beth Wagner. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at an outpatient mental health clinic in Ames, Iowa (home of Iowa State University). My clients range from ages 3-93. They are bright, energetic and often perfectionistic. Most of them do not have chronic mental illness. They struggle with issues of anxiety and depression associated with life stressors evident in 2017.

    This is my second year with NICABM. I find the flexibility of being able to watch the videos very convenient. I also love the different perspectives and have grown to especially appreciate Ruth, Joan, Kelly, Dan and the others. I don’t comment much, however have a goal to participate more in that this year.

  145. Hi, I am Stan Cole. I am a psychiatrist in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts. I am double boarded in Neurology and in Psychiatry, and have mostly considered myself as doing medical psychiatry. Nevertheless, I do supportive psychotherapy with virtually all my patients, and find that because “illnesses” tend to be enmeshed with “lives” I find it necessary to understand the fabric of my patients’ lives in order to make medical decisions about treatment. I also believe that I can increase the likelihood of success in my treatment if it is part of a trusted helping relationship, that inevitably must involve some psychotherapy. I have studied psychopharmacology most of my career, but feel I need to understand better the psychotherapies people have been creating, because I have found the limits of my medications in many patients. Last year I took an immersion course with Diana Fosha in New York, and took Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Course in Boston (he was my supervisor as a resident). I also took online courses in CBT for OCD and in Resilience through the MGH. Practicing mostly alone, it is really invigorating to go explore new terrain this way. It opens my mind. I am also trying to work more mindfullness work into my practice, something I have been interested in since college.

    In 2009, as empty nesters, my wife and I sold our house in the suburbs and moved into an artists’ coop in Somerville, MA. Being just down the street from Tufts University, I was suddenly getting referrals of Tufts students, and my former colleagues who moved to the MIT Counseling Center started referring patients to me. To my surprise, suddenly I was getting students from all the major universities in Boston, who are mostly convenient to the Red Line train service that leads to Davis Square, and the age of my patient panel was plummeting. Now, I have a predominence of 18 to 35 year olds, with depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD and failure to launch. As I get older, it is wonderful to work with a younger age group and I love the energy even the most impaired patients bring into the office.

    I am joining this community because I want to continue to be exposed to new ideas and new ways of thinking about helping my patients. I am passionate about the value of medications, but I see that they often are not enough, and my work with patients tends to be holistic. I have developed a style of supportive therapy that I think fits me well, but I am getting increasing respect for and interest in the newer ways of conceptualizing what is going on with our patients. I enjoy meeting colleagues with different backgrounds, ideas and approaches and hope I will continue to do so here.

  146. Hi, I am currently an assistant director with a hospital that caters to individuals with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. I am a LAMFT who is also pursuing a doctorate in medical marriage and family therapy. I stumbled on this program and it has been the best investment I have made. I love the opportunity to hear from some of the leading minds in the field as well as the practice of incorporating some of these ways of thinking to my clinical practice.

  147. Charlotte
    I currently provide consulting,education, coaching and psycho-therapy for two residential long term homeless shelters. One a men’s facility and the other a family facility for parent(s) and guardian(s) with dependent children. I also have a small private coaching practice. I am looking for easier ways to tackle traumatic memory, simpler methods for piercing world view, narrative restructuring and ego reconstruction techniques.

  148. Hi. I am a LCSW and I work with cancer patients via phone support and also in face-to-face therapy sessions.. Tolerating the “unknown” and coming to terms with mortality is an ongoing theme in our work. So helpful to learn though the presenters’ knowledge, insight – and humor.

  149. Kelly Mc Gonnigal’s method of turning stress into a positive experience also really impressed me with its clarity, compassion and refreshing directness. The idea of getting away from our need to control our world resonates with my own approach of finding an opportunity in every calamity, and seems timely in light of the pronounced perfectionism as well as rigidity in thinking and behavior all around us. Even her example of helping parents of teenagers is close to home to my own personal situation. Just yesterday. I live in a separate household from my 16 year old twin boys, one of whom has ADHD, and sometimes his time management is horrendous. However, while time management played a role, when I wanted to take him to the movie “Lion”, it actually was my own anxiety and need for control in the parking garage, which caused the biggest problems for us, because I could not control myself at first, when we spent fifteen minutes in the garage, without finding a parking space. Eventually, I managed to convince my son, who is also painfully shy, to take my phone, which had the tickets downloaded on it, while I looked for more parking, but it was actually the movie, which made me realize that I had tried to control my world and his world too much. The beauty, the five year old’s total lack of control over his environment and the warmth and compassion, which this movie exuded really made me realize what is important, and I apologized to my son for having panicked so much. Thus something potentially destructive turned into something very positive.

  150. Hi, this is Peter again, I am still having some trouble with this system.
    Dan Siegel’s perspective is quite applicable to my practice since I see patients, who often have serious disabilities and severe illnesses. The idea of turning something so frightening and ominous into a positive experience applies to them more than anyone else, yet sometimes I run into major difficulties, namely when a patient is dealing with life threatening situations such as repeated anaphyllactic shock experiences leading to several paramedics and emergency room visits within two weeks after years of chronic medical problems and what in her case would be considered minor trauma secondary to Lime disease. However, when we openly discussed her fear of death, which had become overwhelming and I shared the story of the twelve year old boy, which Dan mentioned, she had a positive response, and she has so far been able to avoid the most traumatizing medical experiences.

  151. I’m Tracey Truby. A school Psychologist, a certified Positive Psychology Practitioner, a coach in training. I sustained a severe Traumatic Brain Injury in a near fatal car accident 6 years ago. I experienced PTG, but the ignorance of family and society and the broken system has led to me being nearly homeless, alimony falsely taken away. I am a start up LLC with no income. I’m living in near poverty and medicare as I continue school, build website, write my book. I deal with TBI memory deficits, neuro behavioral problems worsened by working 14 hrs a day 7 days a week. I have a 13 year old daughter. I plan to work with survivors, caregivers. 1.7 million people sustain a BI per year. they are discharged from rehab with no information. 50% of homeless population are BI as are 50% of the incarcerated. TBI is reported by the CDC as the silent epidemic! My LLC is HOPE- How One Person Effects.

    1. Hi Tracey, I want to commend you for what you have been able to do with such extremely challenging experiences, and I am reminded of a book, I read some years ago, written by one of Hans Seligman’s disciples, Paul Pearson, called the Beethoven Factor, in which he not only defies all of his own tragic , seemingly absolutely hopeless experiences, but proposes the thesis of what he calls “thriveability” as the highest level of managing our lives, even exceeding “mastery.” May you succeed with all of what you have set out to do and may abundance enrich your life!

      1. Thank you. Since we discussed uncertainty, thats is key to my story. My accident was caused by a deer “falling from the sky” aka jumped off an overpass , crashing through my windshield. We leave our homes everyday with the intention of getting from A to B. But then we wake up from a coma with a paralyzed arm. We expect the system and family to take care of us, especially with a child involved, but they don’t. We have to keep persevering with HOPE. Hope is passive wishful thinking or active goal-agency-pathways; or HOPE-How One Person Effects. WE have to be all 3 sometimes . After trying every pathway and cannot get help, people may become hopeless. But my message is keep going. Be your own HOPE and be the ONE Person to Effect the outcome. NEVER allow the negative actions of others EFFECT you or cause you to be hopeless! Keep the HOPE! Keep searching for other pathways. Uncertainty is also despite education, people choosing denial or washing their hands of the situation; actions I could never have anticipated. A man changing the locks to your home versus a normal break up. Or false assumptions about the behavior of a person with a brain disorder. My story is so surreal it’s hard to believe. But I promised my daughter by 2020 I would prove to her WHY all this happened after that deer fell from the sky. I’m enrolled in Bill O’hanlons writing class. Have not been able to make the live sessions yet. Can you please show him this? I was happy to see he is part of this series. Thank you.

  152. Hello,

    My name is Juliet Yelverton and I work in the Uk helping people her are suffering from trauma. I work as a cranio sacral therapist and also somatic experiencing with my clients. I have set up a healing retreat centre in Glastonbury UK where people can relax and recuperate, receiving a whole range of therapies. http://www.healing-waters.co.uk
    I am now offering healing training to other alternative therapists and carers. I am here to learn more so that I can support more people. I am grateful for this opportunity to increase the depth of my knowledge and understanding. Thank you to all members on NICABM

  153. Ellen Bader’s intervention of finding what we have control over and what we do not have control over allows us to live through it also appeals to me, particularly in the context of seeing couples individually, even after their mutually agreed upon separation, which is something i have done as well, but it is quite risky, when one doesn’t know whether each partner is going to be willing to do the deep soul searching work, which it requires.

  154. Joan Borysenko’s perspective that we cannot control everything, but we can choose to make one choice and take one kind of action, which in turn changes everything is a very helpful one, given that I work with patients, who are so consumed with the idea of being perfect, yet cannot live up to any of it, and therefore escape into sleeping most of the day, avoidance and literally not living their lives, because they do not want to fail, at the age of 21, which is in deed a tragic situation. So far I have not been able to help this patient change his choices, although there have been moments of aliveness and hope, and he has developed rapport with me in the couple of months i have been seeing him for.

  155. Kelly Mc Gonigal’s approach also touched me, namely the idea that it is better not to be too optimistic, but it is actually helpful to worry about one’s health, even if there is no immediate cause to do so, but the awareness of the inevitability of our own death allows us to live more fully, and with more vitality, and to embrace the uncertainty, to choose how one should live one’s life rather than being full of optimism and not prepared for negative outcomes. I also resonated with her comment about an unassuming daughter reassuring her mother that she would not have any pain, when it was absolutely certain that she would, which would be an empathic failure and a situation, which i have encountered numerous times, working with chronically ill, even terminally ill patients and naturally older adults.

  156. Hi, I just started the series a couple of days ago, still finding my way through the maze, lol, dealing with the experience of uncertainty of not knowing how to use this site, which of course is the topic of this week’s presentations, which I found quite useful. I particularly liked Steven Hayes method of helping his client, who was terrified of potentially being a bad father, by allowing him to take the lead on their walk, “walking into uncertainty”, facing/experiencing uncertainty and finding that there are certain choice points, and just making one choice relieves one’s fear and panic.

  157. Hi,
    My name is Dorit Prutchi, I am a licensed clinical social worker in NJ. My primary interest is working with older adults, bereavement and end of life issues . I have worked in Hospice for over 5 years.
    Because my practice is adjacent to a university I am also serving the local students population. Often it feels as these two population groups are world apart despite the fact that many time it is trauma and attachment issues that brings them to my office.

  158. As one workshop teacher used to define it I am an educator of an evolutionary household. I also am a certified complimentary healthadviser and studied some years of Politicology. My main job, besides being a consciously chosen single parent/mother of 4 children, has been throughout my life to heal my CPTSD/DID. Some 40 years ago those terms were rather unheard of in the Netherlands and i never managed to find an adequate therapist/psychiatrist, able to treat me to heal. So i became my own therapist, finding much knowledge through american books and teleseminars. Occasionally i have tried a new therapist/therapy, but most found me too complicated or had no real knowledge about CPTSD/DID or had moved on writing books, translated into american english or even emigrated to the USA.
    The result were some nice, kind emails, but that was it. I even did a workshop with Peter Levine in Paris. Who helped me understand that my being an extreme empath was a symptom of prenatal trauma, which he thought could never be healed. Now no person can live Never to be healed, so i keep practicing, studying and improving, although possibly Bessel van de Kolk’s view that prenatal damage leads to changed brainwiring and sometimes permanent damage could be a factual truth. My favorite mantra has become It is as it is! I no longer need change, nor have desires where my attachment skills are incapable of meeting those desires. My family has broken down several times and i recently inititated another repairopportunity. That said it seems to be true for most families in our time to have broken down. But being the child of a severely traumatised mother certainly was not always easy and although none suffer intergenerational trauma, they do have unpleasant childhood memories and possibly suffer attachment disorders due to the lack of safety with me as a mother. I do not come to the programm as a patient but as a student, who by now invested more then 40 years of autonomous study into healing modalities, traumascience, neuroscience and complimentary health science. I am a longtime Mindfulness practitioner, have practiced Heartmath methods a lot, brainwavetherapy and looked into Neurofeedback, as advised by Bessel van de Kolk, as practiced by Sebern Fisher. Sadly the therapist did not believe in her methods and i got sidetracked, costing me hundreds of euros, but bringing no further healing.

  159. Hi there, I am Anissa. I practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Lawrence, KS. in a private practice. I practice Japanese Psychology approaches, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Expressive Art and Solution Focused Therapy. I enjoy working with all populations but primarily see adults at this time. I am looking forward to hearing a variety of creative ways to integrate interventions and approaches into my work as well as learning more about trauma and deep healing.

  160. Hi, my name is Desmond. I was born in Jamaica, and I now live in the United States after living in Toronto Canada. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor working with children and adults whose lives have been affected by trauma. I also work with married couples and families who are experiencing difficult problems in their relationships. I am excited to learn more about the effects of trauma and stress on the brain. I am also looking forward to learn and develop new skills from the experts and from my fellow practitioners in this community , to help the clients I work with.

  161. Hello, my name is Lynley Mcnab. I was born in a small town in New Zealand. I am a School Counsellor and Registered Psychologist working in primary and high schools in the beautiful Blue Mountains, NSW Australia. I am currently employed by the NSW Department of Education. I have worked for 30 years as a professional, beginning in Early Intervention Teams and now schools. I have studied psychodrama for 28 years and I work daily to be compassionate, curious, kind and thoughtful as I make connections with young people and their families. I especially try to always reverse roles with the young people, families and school teaching staff every day to stay grounded and sensible about the reality, their stories and their truth of their lives and experiences. This informs the work that I do.

  162. Hello. My name is Maria Escalante de Smith.
    I was born in Mexico City where I got my MA degree as a counselor.
    I am an Ericksonian Pychotherapist and I also have experience using hypnosis.
    I am in the process of getting licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in the state of Iowa where I live now. My passion is working with children. I am really looking forward to studying and sharing this course with you. Maria

  163. Hi Everyone. I live in Brisbane, Australia where I have a private practice as a Homeopath and Strategic Psychotherapist. I am also one of the cofounders of Bare Hands | Practical life strategies for families, where we developed the Resilient Families programme as a collaboration between mental health professionals and educators to help parents and caregivers learn strategies for managing their own wellbeing so they can model these skills for their children. Working with families to help them enjoy more compassion and cooperation is my sweet spot.

    I’m looking forward to new perspectives and further learning from some of my favourite mentors in this community!

  164. Hi, everyone, I’m a pyschotherapist and counselor in Turkey. I have been working as a pyschoterapist for 10 years. I work in private practice with adults, families and couples. I’m looking forward to learning new skills and hearing new perspectives.

  165. Hi everyone, I’m a mindfulness and compassion based psychotherapist in Seattle. I work in private practice with adults and I supervise clinicians as well – which I love! Looking forward to engaging with the material and all of you.

    1. Hi Sara,
      Are you just starting this course? I am a mindfulness-based counselor and life coach in Alaska, so we are kind of like neighbors! I often pass through your city, and I will be doing that this week on my way to the FACES conference in San Diego. Have you been to any of those mindfulness events? This is my third one and I am happy that it is in a sunny place. Looking forward to to chatting with you as this course goes on.

      1. Hi Beverly, I am just starting the course. And I have been to a FACES conference – a few (5?) years ago in Seattle. It’s where I first heard Kristen Neff speak and it was pretty life changing for me, both personally and professionally. You might be done with the conference now – I hope you had a great experience!

  166. I am Clinical Coordinator for two substance use outpatient clinics in Alaska as well as seeing clients as counselor and case manager. In addition to helping those with chemical dependency I am passionate about Trauma Informed Care and working to increase awareness of how we manage and deal with varying levels of trauma with everyone we encounter (including our clients). I maintain that everyone is in recovery from something! I have enjoyed all of the NICABM offerings so far and am very glad to be here.

  167. Hi, there! I live in Portland, Oregon and am a counselor and Clinical
    Supervisor in Community Mental Health. I’ve worked in the field for 15 years and love it! I’m excited to have fresh perspectives and ideas to utilize in my sessions with clients, as well as to offer to the counselors I supervise.

  168. I live in Colorado and among other roles I’m an R.N. with 38 years of experience . I now have my own wellness business with a significant focus on life purpose and “life coaching”. Happy to join this community as we evolve our understandings heart, mind and behavior.

    1. Sarah, I look forward to reading your contributions. I completed all of the prerequisites and was admitted to a nursing school in Texas before I decided to enroll in a doctoral program. I know well the demands of your degree study. A nursing degree AND expertise in wellness and life coaching? An impressive and enviable professional combination as well. I would love to visit your business when I return to the state of Colorado next month. I am a great networking resource. Let’s connect!

  169. Hello! I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Texas. I’ve been working as a counselor for 8 years now and am also a certified provider of Neurofeedback. I’m thrilled to be able to hear wisdom and years of hear-earned knowledge from some of these wonderful professionals on a regular basis. I’m always trying to stay “green” and avoid reaching the place where I feel like I know it all and have arrived as a counselor, so I’m hopeful this will help me stay sharp and keep me learning. Looking forward to learning alongside and from all of you as well!
    Thanks!
    Heather

  170. G’Day! I am a Registered Counsellor, Craniosacral Practitioner and Massage Therapist working in private practice in Adelaide, South Australia for 25 years. I’m looking forward to learning in this space with you. I’m appreciating listening to and seeing people who have written a lot of the professional books I enjoy. Thank you.

  171. Hello. I am a psychotherapist practising in Edinburgh, Scotland. I am looking forward to learning and engaging with the wealth of expertise in the programme. I am looking forward to discussion with peers across the world. Mary

  172. Hi! I am very excited about this program! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut. I am in private practice and have been for 10 years. I look forward to working with and learning from this community. Thanks! Shannon

  173. Hi! Thank you for this resource! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Orlando, Florida. I am excited that this global community has been formed so that we can grow and learn from those who have forged ahead in the work and practice of caring for others. Grateful, Michele

  174. Hi, I am really excited to join this world wide community of practitioners, I work as a Tibetan Buddhist Psychotherapist in private practice, specialising in working with clients who have experienced complex childhood trauma and often ending up with psychiatric diagnoses that do not entirely fit, once the complex trauma is understood. I look forward to ongoing learning and growing in my knowledge and skills, from the trainers and participants. I am in Sydney, Australia.

  175. So delighted to be here with all of you. I’ve been in the field of stress management for nearly 20 years. I am in my bliss discovering strategies to assist clients struggling with trauma and PTSD. I look forward to interacting with all of you as we, explore, share our ideas, strategies and aha moments.

  176. Hello Everyone, I so excited to meeting each and every one of you!! I have been in private practice for 10 years now as a Licensed psychotherapist. I am an individual and couples therapist. I was once intimidated by couples, before 2 years of training, but no more; though they have their challenges. At this point, I need individual therapy enlightment as there are so many issues that varied day by day. Looking forward to our connection, sharing of passion, wisdom and interest, as well as, our vulnerabilities. Edie Factor

  177. Hello everyone. My name is Kaarin Hanzlian from Seattle, WA. Currently, I am completing my graduate studies in counseling psychology with emphasis in marriage and family therapy, professional clinical counseling, and depth psychology. My clinical internship involves work with severe mental illness at a residential treatment program. Looking forward to absorbing the rich content of this NICABM program, as well as being a in this community of seasoned practitioners.

    1. Kaarin, I have yet to meet a professional competent in Depth Psychology. Not for everyone as a professional by any means. Contributions! Much less the practice, the study takes a great deal of discipline and diligent self-exploration. I would love to meet you. Let’s join for lunch in Seatle one afternoon. I have had to pass on a couple of clients who I believe would have benefited greatly from your skills.

  178. I am so pleased to be member of this community, and look forward to viewing the videos and reading all the comments and postings. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and Ph. D in Jungian Depth Psychology practicing in Westlake Village, CA. I focus on grief, trauma, and anxiety and related disorders and work with all age groups using an integrative approach, along with play, art and sand tray therapies.
    I live with my husband, 3 dogs and am thrilled (and grateful) that our 6 adult children are healthy, thriving… and not living at home!

  179. Good Day! I thank you for such a clear and well thought out introduction to these resources.
    I am Laurie Schwartz- Friedman.
    Licensed massage therapist and
    Licensed counseling psychologist in New York City.
    I have been both a faculty member for the Hakomi Institute ( body- centered psychotherapy) and an advanced clinical individual and group supervisor for Somatic Experiencing.

    My interest for joining is to continue to learn, evolve, share and collaborate with licensed colleagues in this field of mental health and trauma healing.

    My particular passion does include the desire to find more ways to attend to and address the unresolved shame, stigma and ongoing humiliation for families with mental illness or alcoholism and/ or drug addiction in our society.

    I myself have extensive training in many many modalities and still I am aware each and every day how shame and stigma still have control for those members of our culture who attempt to self medicate with substances.

    I would like more dialogue and more collaboration around this unacknowledged epidemic of heroin overdose.

    I am an advocate for families that live with ongoing challenges of having a loved one with addiction and/ or mental illness ( psychosis, delusions, hallucinations, mania).

    I hope and pray for more lectures and conversations to address the chronic shame and stigma for families with these challenges.

    Sincerely,

    Laurie F. Schwartz-Friedman
    Mth, MS, CHT, SEP.

    New York Center for Somatic Psychotherapy and Trauma Resolution
    One Lincoln Plaza
    Apt 21J- 21A
    New York, NY 10023
    212-496-1727
    e mail: sacredstreams@mac.com
    Cell: 917-363-2519

  180. I appreciated Kelly’s input about the difference between anger in men and women and how society views them. She provided halpful information on research with balancing support for different ways of viewing anger that show it as not only a survival mechanism of the amygdala, but also a process of the pre frontal cortex. I like the therapeutic posture of welcoming, accepting, being curious,

  181. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently in private practice in Corvallis, Oregon (psychodynamic, EMDR and trauma-focused). I started in the mental health field in 2001 and have worked in a variety of settings, including: wilderness therapy and boarding schools with adolescents, university counseling center, a victims advocacy program and child protection.
    I am excited to keep learning and look forward to this program-it looks amazing!

  182. I am an accredited mental health Social Work private practitioner – I have been practicing for 31 years. I work in private practice with specialist interest in childhood trauma and individual, couples and family counselling in Brisbane Australia. Looking forward to learning and growing. Hello everyone!

  183. I’m a Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, Ontario. I’ve been practicing for about 20 years. I have a part-time private practice where I work with individual adults with a variety of concerns, mainly anxiety, low-self esteem, depression, and burnout. I also have a full-time position as a manager at a not-for-profit mental health setting. I’m excited to be part of this group!

  184. Hi all,
    I’m a Practitioner Health Psychologist trained and licensed in the UK but currently based in Oklahoma City, OK. I used to work in an applied university setting within a medical school (UCL, London, UK). I’m about to start an online independent practice providing clinical services for adults struggling with a long-term illness. I’m looking forward to learning from the Next Level Practitioner Program and being part of this group.

  185. Hi! Greetings to all! My name is Riitta and I´m a traumapsychotherapist in Tampere, Finland. I have also EMDR-training and now I have been Level 1 training for Sesorimotor Pscychotherapy. I´m looking forward to learning more and to be apart of this group.

  186. Hi my name is Courtnay. I am a psychotherapist living in Bozeman Montana. My training is in Existential Phenomenological Psychology. I have worked for the last ten years in Community Mental health and have started my own practice 1.5 years ago. I have a history of working with Trauma, Personality Disorders, Mood Disorders, and Thought Disorders. I have worked for 6 years in Jail and worked with law enforcement and the criminal justice system in crisis intervention.

  187. Hi, my name’s Sujati and I’m originally from Germany. I’ve lived in different countries and settled down in Québec, French Canada since 19 years now. I’m living in a touristic little village of 5000, Val-David in the Laurentians north of Montreal.

    I studied Psychology for 2 years in Germany and then have trained especially in Body and Energy Work. Since it was obvious for me that you can’t seperate mind and body, I found in the Hakomi Method of assisted self-discovery in mindfulness a beautiful way of bringing body and mind together. I also use Tapping as a tool for helping myself and my clients overcome negative emotions and beliefsystems.

    I’ve registered for this course because I admire some of the faculty and am open for getting inspired by different point of views… and bringing new ways to help my clients into my practice and also!!! because of all of you. Connecting, exchanging, going together!

  188. Good morning, My name is Ron Jorgenson, I’m a clinical counselor and neurofeedback practioner on Vancouver Island. I have several clients who are frontline responders and am very interested in the trauma aspects of brain function and in particular the impact of PTSD on the immune system. It is a delight to be a part of such an interesting program and leading practitioners in the field.

  189. Hi All, I’m Barbara, I’m a psychotherapist working at the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. I’m from Dublin, Ireland.
    I work with men and women who have encountered childhood sexual abuse and adults who have recently been sexually assaulted or raped. I’m really looking forward to viewing all the videos and developing my skills as a trauma therapist.

  190. I have been a life and spiritual coach in the Greater Toronto area for 10 years, focusing on subconscious belief changes. I am a certified hypnotherapist and certified grief specialist. I use belief change techniques like PSYCH-K®, Shadow Energetics® and NLP to assist my clients in making the changes they want to make in their lives. I am also a workshop facilitator, training others in the techniques I use daily.

  191. Hi. My name is Lynn and I am new to the field. My focus is clinical mental health counseling with a holistic approach that incorporates mind, body and spirit. As I explore opportunities for practice with adults in South Carolina, I look forward to learning more from leaders in the mental health field as well as the rest of you experienced practitioners.

  192. Hi, my name is Brodie . I am a Clinical Psychologist Registrar from Western Australia. I work in a Community Mental Health service working with people from 16 years of age into older adults.
    I am looking forward to learning more.

  193. My name is Wendy W. Coates. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in Northern Virginia who specializes in couples work and domestic violence. I direct and facilitate a three tiered batterer intervention program for male offenders as well as domestic violence treatment for female offenders. I recently published Emotionally Intelligent Batterer Intervention which is a comprehensive domestic violence treatment manual for the male offender. I’m very excited to join this passionate group of practitioners!

  194. Hello,
    My name is Elizabeth Casazza and I am an L I CSW from Bristol Rhode Island and in private practice with three other practitioners. Looking forward to learning all that I can to help my clients with evidence-based knowledge.

  195. Hello Everyone,

    I am a Licensed Professional Counselor now living in Texas. I migrated here from Washington state 4 years ago and have been working to provide Clients with EAP providers in their areas. I currently a manager for the Quality Assurance and Operations in the Dallas, Tx office. I am also a Hypnotherapist, trained in Heart Centered Hypnotherapy. I worked for over 5 years with Active and Retired military clients in adjusting to changes with deployments and trauma related incidents. I currently provide in the moment support and crisis counseling through the EAP program. I am so thrilled to be a part of this experience and to learn and grow with each of you!

  196. Hi everyone!
    I am a licensed clinical social worker in private practice. I live on a remote island in Alaska! I have done residential and outpatient psychotherapy work for many years. I am now developing a fully online practice, which is both challenging and fun! I love to teach mindful awareness and I practice a particular spiritually-based form of clinical hypnotherapy called Inner Wisdom therapy. I love to create! I am working on a couple of books right now and doing contract work for another island that allows me to facilitate wellness activities. So nice to meet all of you! I was connected to this program through Rick Hanson’s work, which I highly recommend. I am looking forward to our conversations about this great program!

  197. Hello to all! I’m a licensed psychologist In Upland, CA. I am excited to join this community of professionals and look forward to the knowledge and enlightenment that will come to us all as we partake on this journey together!

  198. Greetings to all. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Portland, Oregon. Excited to be part of this community and looking forward to soaking in as much knowledge as my brain will allow me to hold!

  199. Hi! My name is Kim Collier and I am a private practice psychologist in Seattle Washington with a specialty in trauma work. I have received levels one and two of Pat Ogden’s Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training as well as EMDR training. I am thrilled to join this knowledgeable and passionate learning community.

  200. I am a Consultant Psychiatrist in Medical Psychotherapy and lead a specialist inpatient treatment service for individuals diagnosed with severe Borderline Personality Disorder in London, UK. I have worked with individuals suffering with personality disorders for over 30 years in the National Health Service and in private practice. I continue to learn from my patients and from my colleagues and seek to find fresh and effective ways to help in their continuing development also. I look forward to being an active member of this online community of learners.

  201. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Medford, OR. I don’t have a specialized practice or niche mainly because the community is relatively small. I have training in EMDR and use it quite often with my clients. I will enjoy the particular way of learning offered on this site for it gives me access to highly trained practitioners with well researched information and practical help.

  202. I am a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor in Edmonton, AB, Canada. My work is largely focussed from a trauma-informed, developmental attachment lens. I am very interested in neuropsychology and the brain- behavior connection. I have found NICABM a valuable resource for my practice over the past number of years. I look forward to continue to incorporate my learning to my practice through NICABM’s Next Level Practitioner Program.

  203. I joined mid-course, so just now checking in here. I’m a Reiki Master (Reiki since ’87), and Psychological Intuitive. With an MA since 2001, I’m also a psychotherapist (NYC, but licensed LPC in GA) now focusing on work as an energy practitioner (also did the 4 year Donna Eden EM program – graduated 2011, EEM-Advanced Practitioner) in NYC. I am fascinated wtiht the psyche, and began my adult career studying Meisner technique with a BFA from MGSA at Rutgers’ Acting Program.
    I use the coaching aspect of my MA/EMDR training to round out the trauma / balancing work. My main focus is ‘seeing energy’ – deep reading and healing in the Chakras (this is like emdr in the Chakra energies), and with Energy Tapping. As I see the stories and status of each Chakra, we work to bring balance and anchor each into the Core. Eventually with most clients, we continue with at least 10-15 hours of work to be sure all energy systems are strong. Then we do the Core Star Matrix Line Reconnection. Yes, many clients check in later, but the basic corrections are not only insight based, they are energy corrective, and awareness enhancing. I had at times, debilitating chronic fatigue in the mid-80’s and then after marriage in ’86, after a year unable to conceive, we sought all forms of alternatives – especially after finding that traditional medicine had no answers. I have done a lot of work with clients who experienced abuse and also with often co-morbid immune system issues. My training of 10+ years in the Nutrition industry is a foundation for addressing diet/hormone/immune system/lifestyle concerns. Before I was a therapist, I channeled spirit guides and angels – the guru deal was not for me, so I abandoned it! I am now primarily working on editing my book on the Core Star Matrix System (How I see all energy systems connect, as One Unified Energy System).

  204. I am a psychotherapist in practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. While I have a general practice I have a Sub specialty in working with persons who have experienced trauma, most particularly those with medical trauma and chronic illness. Kathleen Steele

  205. Hello New Community!

    My fascination with the human body, behavior and how we exist within environments began when I was a student of Fine Art Textiles in the U.K., and this eventually brought me toward the field of Art Psychotherapy. I trained and now live and work in New York City.

    For the past 15 years I’ve worked with an array of individuals and families exposed to homelessness, foster care and family crisis. However, my early interests as an art student continued to influence, inform and shape my interests in this field and eventually led me to the field of eating disorders.

    My approach is not simply art making and exploring the artwork with a client, but also encourages an awareness of the body and its internal movements as well as the emotional and relational experience in the here-and-now. At some moment in the work acknowledging myself as a body in the room. There is always the traditional process of talking and listening within a session.

    I very much look forward to listening and learning from within an international community of practitioners and experts.

  206. Hi,

    I am Leila Bakry-Becker, a clinical psychologist in both private and group practice in the DC/Maryland metropolitan area. I have interests in experiential, therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, and neuropsychology. I very much look forward to learning more about applying evidence-based research to clinical practice through NICABM’s Next Level Practitioner Program.

  207. Aang, my name is Martha Jay Hoover Senungetuk. My father’s ancestors came from Unga from the Aleutian Chain in Alaska. I am Unangax. On my mother’s side I am Scots Irish and my ancestors immigrated to America from Ireland. Because I see the impact of historical trauma on Indigenous Peoples throughout Alaska and Canada, I decided to pursue a career in counseling psychology. I respect and honor the Western modality of psychology as a powerful science. I believe Indigenous Science is critical to providing program services for the treatment of intergenerational grief. We, as human beings, all came from a tribal context at some time in our shared history.

  208. Hi there, my name is Maile Mccluskey. I am Licensed Professional Counselor with a practice in Portland, Oregon. I work a lot with people that have experienced trauma and relational trauma throughout their developmental lifespan. I have a variety of trainings including Level I Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I very much value learning and growing as a therapist in order to support the healing and growth of my clients and community.

  209. Hi. I’m an LCSW. I have been through Level I training for Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I work with students in a college counseling center in the state of Virginia, and love doing group work as much as doing individual therapy.

  210. Hello, my name is Cecilia Waldekranz. I am a psychologist and psychotherapist living and working in Rome, Italy. I am a Clinical Transactional Analyst and I also work with a body oriented approach that I have learned from George Downing with whom I have been training psychotherapists in Finland for the last 12 years. Mindfulness is another part of my work. 20 years ago I started practice Vipassana meditation with Corrado Pensa here in Rome and Mindfulness has become part of my practice after the 7 days training with Kabat-Zinn and Sakorelli in Sweden 2007.
    I am curious to learn more and I appreciate the training Ruth and Nicabm have organized. I got into it a little late, but now I hope to catch up and also give some comment.

  211. Greetings! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in Seattle, Washington. I am looking forward to learning something new each week and hoping for a rewarding experience as I attempt to implement material in client sessions.

  212. Hello everyone,

    I’m really happy to be a part of this program. I work as a spiritual counselor and my focus is on bringing mindfulness to the body. Essentially I work through the body and awareness.

    I’m also trained in NLP and hypnotherapy.

    My practice is based in San Rafael California.

  213. Hello, I am Nanette Cheval, I have been in private practice in the Denver area since 2003. I am a registered Psychotherapist who specializes in Clinical and Medical Hypnotherapy , NLP Life Coaching, and Grief and Bereavement facilitation. In January 2017, we are launching the Weight Mastery Institute, in partnership with a Psychologist, Exercise Physiologist, and Registered Dietician. I am so excited for this next part of my journey helping people achieve their highest life goals. Thank you Ruth for this amazing organization that provides such wonderful educational opportunities! I look forward to partaking in all your webinars that will surely benefit my practice, as well as our weight program, and all of our patients. In Gratitude!

  214. Hello. My name is Kathleen Gordon Granado and I am a licensed professional counselor practicing in Alexandria, Virginia. I work one of the hospital systems in the area as an outpatient therapist. I was very excited to find this opportunity to learn and grow as a practitioner.

  215. Greetings to all! I live in Denver, Colorado, am a psychologist, and for the last 12 years have worked at a treatment facility for adults who suffer from an eating disorder, disordered eating, or who struggle with their relationship to food and or body. Many I serve have experienced big T trauma and nearly all have suffered small t trauma. I am grateful for this opportunity to deepen my understanding and skill set to better serve this population.

    1. Nancie, as often as possible, I enroll in training and conferences in Denver regarding and relating to eating disorders. A group of potentially deadly disorders. the challenges of and with this population are complex. In the past couple of years, my attention has focused on the middle-aged of these populations.

      Are you familiar with the book _Eating in the Light of the Moon_ by Anita Johnston, PhD? I read the books years before and took advantage of the opportunity to study with her at a conference ~ eight years ago at the University of Denver, followed by another, longer one in Austin, Texas.

      I look forward to learning from your posts!

  216. Hello, I am Margie and I work in private practice, as a psychotherapist and supervisor, in London and where I live in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire. So far I am thoroughly enjoying and learning a great deal from the NICAMB course on Shame. I look forward to what else is on offer.

  217. Hi, My name is Vasilica and I am a clinical psychologist working for the Correction and Rehabilitation, in California. I have worked in many settings in the USA and Romania. I am interested in all courses with NICAMB. Shame is an important variable in the psychotherapy process. I am looking forward to being exposed to findings, methods, and treatment procedures.

  218. Hi, I am Francine Gemmill, I am a Advanced Practice Nurse psychotherapist. I completed my MSN in 1979 in a program that emphasized Bowen Family Systems Theory, since then I have utilized CBT, EMDR and other modalities. I currently have a private practice in Alexandria, VA. However, I have worked previously in community mental health, and for a large HMO. I am looking forward to being exposed to new findings in neurobiology and techniques to help with client’s who are recovering from trauma.

  219. I am Suzanne, a psychiatrist from Montreal, Canada, working in an Emergency and Crisis Service along a systemic approach in a Community Hospital, McGill University network. I have been taking a few courses with NICAMB.
    I am interested in this one as Shame was mentioned. Lately, I have been revisiting the Double Bind situation linked to Suicide after reading Mark Williams’ book ” Mindfulness and the Transformation of Despair”. Williams talks about the third arrow in suicidal patient. Something has to be done to take away the pain. In my understanding, an ongoing situation is reawakening a double bind of the past where no solution was found. ..
    Shame is part of this double bind…
    I am looking also for clinical research done on this association “double bind, suicide, shame”. At the moment, it is trial and error using at times Richard Scwartz IFS and naming the double binds.
    I looking forward to see what I will get from this course in a few months about shame and guilt in maintaining patients suicidal…

  220. Hi, I am Iseult and I have a private practice in Diest, and soon also in Gent, Belgium. I am a psychologist (originally from the Netherlands), but my specialisation is in neuroscience (with a special interest for clinical psychology). I earned a PhD and then worked as a post-doc for 4.5 years, researching brain plasticity. Whereas I loved my work, I also noticed the huge gap between science and the clinical world. My goal (however challenging) is to narrow this gap in order to provide more effective treatments to patients, and to inspire scientists with important observations in the clinic.
    I use neuroscientific techniques (neurofeedback, neurostimulation) to help patients train their brain towards healthy functioning, leading to less anxiety, processing of trauma, better concentration, etc. While these techniques in itself are quite powerful, many patients also need psychological counseling, especially during the latter stages of therapy, when they are more able to take a wider perspective and need help to work towards solutions. Also, it is very important for me as a therapist to notice and remediate any relationship and/or family dynamics that could have led to (and could still be fueling) their problems. I have learned a lot already from my colleague, who is educated by Korzybski (system and solution focused therapy), but I still have a lot to learn. I am really happy to take the opportunity and follow this course from so many inspiring and knowledgable experts.

  221. Hello. My name is Francine and I am a psychotherapist in private practice in East Lansing, Michigan. I am looking forward to understanding, exploring, and co-creating our field’s next generation of ideas and practices together. I am grateful to be apart of this inspiring group.

  222. I feel privileged to have been working as a psychologist in Family Medicine residency program for about 20 years, teaching and providing service in a collaborative way. From my undergraduate years in the later 1970s, I became especially interested in Eastern philosophy and “transpersonal” psychology, and their relevance to healing. In the early 1990s, when as a doctoral student I began to train in health psychology (chronic pain, HIV) these ideas were already finding there rightful place with the work of Jon Kabat Zinn, Joan Boryshenko and others. And around the same time, Marsha Linehan integrated mindfulness into her approach for treating Borderline Personality (wow!), whose work I began to study in the late 90s. This thread of clinician-scientists has shaped my work, and given me courage to step beyond the conservative or traditional approaches of my training; at best, integrating them as relevant and practical. Which is pretty much each day, whether I am teaching or serving, or both at the same time. I need these skills just as much as those around me trying to do their best, including our patients. At this point, I wish to understand where this (now established) thread, trend or shift is heading and learn from those who I studied before. And trust I may have something to contribute as well, having pursued this direction as a student, clinician and teacher for over 20 years. I will always consider myself to be first and foremost, a student.

  223. Hello everyone. My name is Melissa and I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have been in practice for 21 years in Washington State, USA and recently moved to Colorado Springs, CO where I am looking for another clinical position. I am also an infant mental health specialist and have provided Reflective Supervision and Consultation. I have worked in many settings including private practice, community mental health, university instruction, university research, neurodevelopmental clinic, psychiatric hospitals and medical hospitals. I am looking forward to being inspired and supported from like minded colleagues and in keeping up with the latest knowledge and clinical use of attachment, neurobiology and mindfulness.

  224. Hello! My name is Sara and I am a licensed clinical social worker in California. Most of my work has been with survivors of trauma. I have worked with juvenile sex offenders, refugees, survivors of war, sexual assault, and torture, and will soon be working with American veterans. I recently moved back from several years in East Africa where the mental health field is just emerging. I felt starved for interaction, feedback, and support from other mental health professionals. I am excited to connect with a community focused on mental health treatment.

  225. Hello I am a family counselor and registered social worker from Calgary, Canada. For that past 5 years I have been working with First Nations/Indigenous people in urban and rural settings who have been impacted from inter-generational and complex trauma. Over the past year I have purchased some great resources from NICAM which has positively informed my practice and I am looking forward to continue learn more from being on this forum with some fabulous and experienced practitioners.

  226. Beyond being a biologist specialized in molecular modeling, from an early age I have always been keenly aware of existential issues. Within the last ten years, these essential questions have come to the fore due to a combination of difficult personal circumstances. This led me to become even more interested in psychology and recent discoveries about the origin and treatments of trauma as well as in the major neurobiology research breakthroughs – much of this thanks to NICABM and Ruth B.

  227. Hello I am a developmental psychiatrist and a cognitive psychotherapist. I work for the public services in Cagliari with addictive problems. In my private practice I work to prevent and heal the” anxious patterns of attachment “. I use the ” strange Situation ” and the ” adult attachment interview ” , EMDR, Structural Dissociation Theory and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

  228. My name is Suzanne Fraser.I am a psychiatrist working in Calgary Canada.I have a number of patients struggling with Complex Chronic PTSD so I am trying to expand my therapeutic tool box.I am just slowly realizing what courses are available on line.

  229. Hello! My name is Debi. I am a psychotherapist in private practice in Centennial CO, USA. I have been I practice for 15 years. My areas of specialty and interest are working with individuals ages 25-45. This is a time of life that so many choices and life decisions are made. When we are trying to move forward with unresolved issues, especially with attachment issues, trauma and grief and loss, it can lead to depression, anxiety, stuckness or overwhelm. I love to help people uncover what has kept them from moving forward, and do so confidently. Looking forward to meeting you all and learning/processing with you!

    1. Debi, you shared an impressive introduction. You expressed confidence outright as well as indirectly through it.

      Where did you study attachment? I have read much in that regard and am interested in completing formal study and training. I have been introduced to a professional in Evergreen.

  230. My name is Donna Sauer-Jones and I am a licensed clinical social worker with twenty-one years of experience. For the last six years, I have worked in a primary care setting with an integrated behavioral health unit in the Adirondacks of New York. The clients I saw have a range of trauma and is the basis for the work I began studying to help them. I am close to being certified as a DARe practitioner (Diane Poole-Heller’s work), have studied with NICABM’s Brain and Trauma series. I love the work of Pete Levine, Dr. Van Der Kolk, Porges, Tatkin, Ogden, Seigal. The use of the body and felt sense to work with trauma is exciting and fruitful. Looking forward to shoring up skills I already have and also learning something new. It is nice to be a part of this skilled and experienced group.

  231. Wow this is such a big community! My name is Lana Seiler. I am a Clinical Social Work Registered Intern (for another year) in Delray Beach, FL. Before I got my masters I knew I wanted to work with trauma, particularly developmental and complex trauma. I specialized immediately, which I know is a bit out of the norm. I am certified in hypnotherapy and trained in EMDR. I LOVE all the SE practitioners on here! I read a few of Dr. Levine’s books and I use his theory in all my work. I am a yoga teacher also so I am not unfamiliar with bodywork. My colleague and I are putting together a fully trauma informed and trauma specific substance abuse treatment program down here. There is a huge need for something more than private practice that’s trauma informed. This seemed like a wonderful way to connect and get some help and support. I am a HUGE fan of Dr. Van Der Kolk, Dr. Siegel and Dr. Porges! This is like the red carpet for me! I also have been loving Dr. Heller’s NARM model and the Risking Connection Model. If anyone has any experience or feedback on these models let me know. Thank you!

  232. Hi, my name is Bugda Savasir Ulug, working as psychotherapist in Istanbul Turkey. I am also a fresh somatic experiencing practitioner and a psychodrama group therapist. Look forward to refresh my knowledge, get new insights, inspiration and sharing.

  233. Hello All!

    My name is Angela Copeland. I am a Clinical Psychologist working and living out of sunny San Diego, California. Looking forward to continued growth and sharing what I learn with the individuals, couples and families I see in my practice.

  234. HI Sue Dalby here
    I live and work in Toronto NSW Australia! I bet you didn’t know there was a Toronto somewhere hot! Toronto is a sleepy little village on the shores of the largest saltwater lake in Australia, Lake Macquarie. Every day I wake up I witness her different moods from my window and count my blessings that I am here to witness such magnificence of nature.
    I am a Counselling Psychologist and Gestalt Psychotherapist among many other things, including mum, grandmother, wife, researcher, teacher and business partner. I have worked in many areas of Psychology and education during my career. I help many people with a variety of distresses in our community. I am presently interested in helping parents to change difficult patterns of behaviour in order to be more compassionate and effective as a role model for their children, and themselves. Anger is an area I am presently focusing on with many who come through my door. I am fascinated by neuropsychology and how mindfulness can be used in so many beneficial ways. Namaste friends 🙂

  235. Hello Everyone,

    My name is Susan Colburn. I am a LCSW in private practice in Round Rock, Texas. It’s about 20 miles north of Austin. I am also a Certified Hypnotherapist, and frequently use hypnosis in my work. I enjoy working with all age groups. Most of my practice is made up of people who are living with anxiety and stress. I also see many folks going through life transitions. The children I see have behavioral problems of one sort or another, many with ADHD.

    I am looking forward to the course work from some of my most admired clinicians, writers, etc. I am happy to be a part of the group.

  236. Hi
    My name is Marion Éva Waldmann. I’m a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. I am also a Hanna Somatic Practitioner. I teach Hatha and Somatic Yoga. Presently I’m studying Gestalt and teaching Yoga to Kinesiology Students at a University in Toronto, Ontario Canada.

    I have a strong interest in Trauma studies.
    My own healing process started with my desire to be an artist and a dancer. Eventually yoga found me and I became a teacher. While teaching I noticed unexpected physical and emotional responses in my students. I realized that I can use my awareness of the strong relationship of body and mind in whatever I do. My various modalities reflect this.

  237. Hi
    My name is Camea Peca,
    I am a trauma therapist and Expressive Arts Child counselor working in a project in Arizona for children who have been sexually abused.
    I am currently in the 4th year of my PhD in psychology with an emphasis with cognition and instruction.

  238. Greetings!
    My name is Joana Tasi. I am an Independent Licsensed Social Worker with private practice in Washington DC. Most of my clients have experienced childhood trauma as well as adult sexual trauma and experience PTSD related symptoms. I recently completed Level 2 in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and I have been able to see my work improve greately. Nonetheless, I want to learn more and I look forward to this experience and the exchange of ideas.

  239. Hello, my name is Jawdiga Binczak. I am Registered Psychotherapist and hold MA in Counselling Psychology. I have been working with addictive behaviors and am certified in alcohol, others drugs, pathological gambling/gaming, sexual addiction and other addictive behaviors. I have been working with soldiers in Department of National Defense as Base concurrent disorders counselor. I have been also certified by International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals which helps me very much in my little private practice “after hours.” I have been working there with Veterans of Canada and civilians with operational trauma, addictive behaviors and impact on the Family.
    I love my work and although sometimes I have to remind myself that the compassion that I share with clients, I should also share with myself. Well…at least I remember to remember…lol
    I am glad to join such an esteemed group of professionals.

  240. Hi, I am Alexandra Nathanson Shinn and I’m a licensed clinical social worker/psychotherapist in private practice in Los Angeles, California. I have been practicing for 30 years, off and on. I am looking forward to this experience.

  241. Hi, my name is Jessica Jarrard, and I am a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Frisco, Texas, which is just north of Dallas. I work with individuals, couples, and families. My clients present with a variety of issues, among them: addictions, dual diagnosis, PTSD and trauma-based anxiety. I also work with families who have experienced a suicide, which is something I find exceptionally powerful.
    I am very excited to be a part of this internet group, and look forward to learning and growing. I appreciate the wisdom of many of these master practitioners, and it is a privilege to get to learn from them and from all of you.
    Thank you!

  242. My name is Lisa Coston. I live and practice in Lafayette, Indiana as a licensed mental health counselor. Much of my experience has centered around survivors and perpetrators of sexual assault including sexually reactive children and teens in residential and outpatient community based settings. After my first full year in private practice, I enjoy working with a diverse population of children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of issues including but not limited to depression, trauma, and anxiety related disorders.

    I am excited to join this program to enhance and further my skills as a therapist.

  243. Hi everyone,

    My name is Marie Norris living in Melbourne Australia. I am a registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist in private practice in two locations – Essendon and Bentleigh Victoria.

    I have long respected, and feel enormous appreciation for the dedicated therapists and counselors who have helped me through difficult times in my own life. Through them I have been inspired to pursue what now feels like a natural evolution of purpose and growth.

    Although I entered this profession somewhat later on in my career I feel I infuse a crystallization of my life experience with the therapeutic knowledge which has only enhanced my desire to learn, study and understand this journey of the human condition.

    The desire to give back to the community and enhance the peace on this planet one heart at a time is important to me. I look forward to engaging with this community and sharing our knowledge and wisdom.

  244. Hello I’m Cinthia Verresen, I’m Dutch and live in Soest that is near by Amsterdam. I work as a psychotherapist with personality disorders in a mental health center (GGZ Centraal de Meregaard in Almere) and in my own practice. I work with children, adults and adults.
    I think it is very important to be aware of the impact of chronic trauma in the lives of our clients. I’m very interested in attachment, preverbal trauma, chronic complex trauma. I’m interested to understand trauma from the different perspectives (neurobiological, psychological, sensory-motor).
    I’m looking forward to share this interest with colleagues worldwide. I think it is very important in our work to share, get inspiration to understand and get more skills by helping our clients.