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  1. Hi. I’m Sallie Tasto. I’ve lived and worked in Palo Alto and Menlo Park as a psychologist in private practice for the last 36 years. Having received my MS and Ph.D. from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, now Palo Alto University, I also served as its Ombudsperson for many years, as well as on its Board of Trustees. I’ve been licensed as an LMFT since 1882 and as a psychologist since 1986.

    A single parent for quite a while, I now am “mom” to four grown children, their spouses, and nine grandchildren. My wonderful husband of 17 years enabled this expansion of beloved family. Three of our four families live close by (one in Brooklyn), and we rejoice in our grandkids who range from ages 17 to 1 1/2 years.

    Now that I am 77, my friends are bewildered that I haven’t retired. It’s because I love my work, and am so much better a therapist than I was earlier in my career. If Ruth Bader Ginsberg plans to work til she’s 90, so can I.

    The reason this course is important to me is that I find it easy to rely on what I already know. Most workshops repeat materials with which I am already familiar. However, so much marvelous research and new understandings have happened just in the last few years, I want to immerse myself in this material, and not be lazy about what I don’t know. Cheers to all.

  2. Hi. I’m Kim Schmidt. I’m a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in Eau Claire, WI. I have a private practice as well as doing part-time medication management for the county human services department & the university health center. I realized I have been getting far more continuing education regarding prescribing & not enough regarding psychotherapy. This seemed like a perfect way to help remedy that.

  3. Hello, I am Sharon, a board certified advanced practice nurse practitioner in South Carolina with many years of experience in medical and surgical specialties. I joined NICABM to improve my psych knowledge and understanding of the topics to be covered and for CME. I am looking forward to learning from these speakers!

  4. Hello/Bonjour, I am Johanne, a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Clinical Counsellor in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. I have been working in the north for over 31 years in a variety of settings including a family service agency, mental health agency, and private practice. I am looking forward to the programme. I work in both English and French.

  5. Hi, Everyone, I am Kristin. I have worked in foster care and adoption for the past 16 plus years and am transitioning into a more clinical role. I am trained as an Art Therapist and am working toward full licensure in Texas. I am looking forward to the insight and support of this group!

  6. Hi, I’m Margene and I work as a trauma therapist for a company that does primarily in-home services with clients of all ages. I specialize in attachment and recently became qualified to do EMDR. I’ve spent most of my career as a therapist with adolescents in either a day treatment setting, residential, or in home with families. Now I have mostly adult women clients and it has been an interesting shift. Before becoming a therapist I spent 12 years working with DCFS, mainly foster care and adoption, which has helped me be able to work with almost any population. I’m excited to learn from everyone and even though I’m nearing retirement age I know I’ll plan to never quit learning and probably never quit working because I love what I do.

  7. Hi everyone, I’m Gillian. I am a fully qualified and experienced drug and alcohol counselor with a special interest in mindfulness-based approaches to counseling and therapy. I have a private practice and also work in residential in the UK. I see clients of all ages and diagnosis. I’m looking forward to learning new skills the best.

  8. Hello, I am a psychologist in private practice in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, for over 25 years. Toronto is a very multicultural city and I work with clients from many diverse cultural backgrounds. My practice focuses on individual, couples/marital, and family issues. I also work with clients suffering trauma. My theoretical perspective is integrative and includes developmental and clinical psychology, cognitive/behavioral/attachment and family systems approaches. I also work with energy psychology techniques such as EFT in working with anxiety, depression, and trauma. I enjoy working with communication roadblocks and challenges, such as in situations where one person says something to another person, e.g., their partner/spouse and the receiver puts a completely different interpretation of the message than the sender intended and misunderstanding escalates. What I hope to gain from this program is continued learning and helpful insights and ideas to improve my own knowledge and responses/techniques.

  9. I am an art therapist in Vancouver Canada. I recently graduated from the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. and I also have a BFA in Visual Art from Emily Carr University where I concentrated in drawing. I currently have an art therapy contract with a non profit housing agency in Vancouver’s Downtown East-side that supports adult clients who typically have histories of homelessness, addiction, mental illness and complex trauma.

  10. I am Victoria, a registered nurse and marriage & family therapist from Wichita, KS. I have been in private practice for 7 years after owning a group practice for 15 years. My medical background is in emergency/trauma nursing. Some populations I enjoy is working with medical providers, patients with medical diagnoses and those with sensory processing sensitivity. I’m looking forward to digging into the resources!

  11. Hi I am Geraldine from Ireland, I am a Psychotherapist and I work for an organisation dealing with suicide and self harm I have only just joined this group so I am hoping to be able to learn loads as I feel I get really stuck sometimes with clients, sometimes when I feel I have gone full circle and nothing seems to make a difference to the client, I find this frustrating however not all clients stay stuck so I am wondering if I can particularly learn some tips as to how to get out of the stuckness, usually clients who are stuck will repeatedly say I do not enjoy anything, cannot remember a time when I was happy etc. Apart from pulling out all resources and exploring times when things were going well, I feel I do not have much more to offer. Looking forward to learning loads

  12. Hi everyone,

    My name is Amanda, I’m a psychologist on Long Island, New York. Though I’ve been working in the field about 15 years, I just started a private practice this year. I love the idea of having a community of professionals that I can learn from and consult with, and the team that NICABM has assembled is quite amazing. I will be recommending this site to my practitioner friends.

  13. Hello everyone,
    My name is Janice, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor with a private practice in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The current focus of my practice includes: trauma and stress-related disorders, primarily PTSD and attachment problems in complex trauma clients; substance use disorders; co-occurring disorders; anxiety disorders, and mood disorders. I use an integrative psychotherapy approach, including EMDR and EFT, to treat trauma and other types of psychological stress. I treat individuals and couples, often using a systems perspective to address individual stresses and relational conflicts. I am looking forward to beginning this program.

  14. Hello everyone,

    I’m a licensed MFT in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and have been practicing here for the past 15 years. Trauma and chronic abuse cases, and the feelings that are harbored in shame cultures seem to flood my office, and i am eager to learn more about how to tackle the diverse issues that present themselves in each case i see. I am so excited and looking forward to absorb from the plethora of information available through this program.

  15. Hi everyone,

    I am a psychologist in private practice in Mbombela, South Africa. Anxiety, complex trauma and self-harm present most frequently. I tend to use ACT, DBT or mindfulness based approaches, and I am also learning more about somatic perspectives.

    Really looking forward to delving into this vast resource – I had a quick peek and the breadth of information contained here is enticing!

  16. Hi everyone,
    I’m Lauren Clark and I’m a Marriage Family Therapist in private practice in Folsom, California. The focus of my practice is trauma, addiction, and adolescents. I mainly integrate EMDR, DBT, Art therapy, CBT, Mindfulness and trauma informed interventions into my sessions with my clients. The NICABM training has been immensely helpful and I’ve been able to take what I’ve learned directly into session. The benefit to my precious clients has been evident. I’m thrilled to get started in this program!

  17. Hi all, I’m Stefanie, a Counsellor in Canberra, Australia. I am in the process of setting up a private practice while I complete my Masters. I am really excited to have access to so many amazing professionals and information. My experience with NICABM so far has been so informative. I am looking forward to what is next!

  18. Hello I am a psychologist in private practice in Grande Prairie, Alberta. I love what I do and am always looking for ways to become more helpful to my clients. Private practice offers me the freedom and flexibility to work the way I want to but it can also be isolating so I hope to learn as much as possible and break some of the isolation. All the best!

  19. Hi
    I’m Sarah, I’m in the UK and work in the Improving Access To Psychological Therapies initiative in the National Health Service. My background is Mental Health Nursing and Low-Intensity Psychological Interventions. I’m on the verge of completing the Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and looking forward to a career as a psychotherapist.

  20. Hi Theresa here psychologist from Sydney Australia. I work in private practice . Currently the focus of my work is assisting adults who have sought help through their EAP (Employment Assistance Program) providers. Helping clients struggling with depression, anxiety and stress. I use tools and strategies from diverse modalities such as CBT, ACT, applied behaviour analysis, positive psychology, solution focused, strength based approaches. I advocate for multidisciplinary interventions in the management of well being in the presence of chronic diseases such as chronic pain, autoimmune symptoms and other comorbid conditions. I believe that we can make significant gains for our clients if we truly look into the biopsychosocial determinants of debilitating conditions. There is so much to do in the debate of public health but we can certainly start or continue the conversation on how we can work in multidisciplinary initiatives rather than in isolation.

  21. Hi everyone I work in private practice in Perth Western Australia with a special interest in working with Aboriginal clients. . I also supervise undergraduate and maters students in their final counselling placements.

  22. Hi there
    I’m looking forward to learning from this programme. I joined a number of weeks ago but have been on holidays so just getting caught up now! I’m in Private Practice in NI, working in the field of trauma. I use Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR and CBT in my therapy. I have benefitted from the learning from NICABM before and know this training will benefit my practice

  23. Hello. My name is Kerin Smith, I am a senior Occupational Therapist working across various neurological areas. I work for both Government and non-Government organisations with a strong focus on neurological degenerative diseases as well as acquired brain injury – and over the years this has exposed me to the underlying mental health issues that often are coupled with these diagnosis. While I am confident in my clinical experience, I am always looking to further my skills in the area of mental health, as this is an area that OT’s can really assist clients put the strategies into their daily tasks to make a functional difference and in turn improve quality of life. I look forward to learning from NICABM as well all the participants. I live in Australia (south australia) in a city called Adelaide.

  24. Hello, My name is Holly Pearlman and I am a licensed clinical professional counselor, and licensed professional clinical counselor. I have a private practice in Sherman Oaks CA, and my niche is single incident trauma and complex trauma.

  25. Hi everyone !

    My name is Don Thompson … I’m a partitioner of Structural Integration (aka Rolfing) … living in Scotland. I teach bodywork and anatomy in Europe & Scandinavia … but sometimes further afield

    I am here to learn better interaction skills with the people I work with … framing & reframing … building therapeutic space … how best to deal with emotional releases when they come up in classrooms and in my sessions.

  26. Hi! I am Shannon Aguilar, LCSW in Tampa, FL, USA. I have been in private practice for about a year now. Recently, I moved my office to a new location and have changed some things about the way I practice (no longer accept insurance, learning a new therapy). It has been challenging and slow going. The reason I joined this program is because I am looking for better, faster and lasting outcomes for my clients. I completed grad school in 2013 and became licensed December 2017. I loved grad school, but really have been left feeling ill-prepared to really get to the deeper levels of healing I am finding my clients are seeking. While they are happy to come each week to “talk it out” and to learn better coping skills and gain more insight into their challenges, I often am left feeling that they need so much more. So I am here to learn how to give them that. I look forward to using the program and connecting with other professionals who are seeking better outcomes for their clients as well!

  27. Hi everyone,
    I am very grateful for the cutting edge learning I receive from NICABM for a while now and am looking forward to this advanced training. I am a LPC and LICDC-S and work mostly with dual diagnosis, PTSD, anxiety /depression and couples. I find EMDR and trauma informed modalities very effective for my clients as well as group empowerment work. I love my profession and the deep meaningful connection and fulfillment it brings. I work with a consortium of holistic practitioners in a center in Cleveland. We offer, yoga, mindfulness, acupuncture, naturopathic medicine and several counselors. I find it very helpful for the clients growth and healing to experience these enhancements.

  28. Hello, my name is Joyce Hennelly, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Glenview Illinois. I also participate in contract work with older adult agencies to provide counseling as well as family mediation. I work mainly with issues of anxiety, depression, and grief and see teenagers all the way to older adults. I started to watch some of the videos and found them to be very informative and practical in my practice. I am finding NICABM to be my go to site now to learn, review, and affirm therapeutic strategies.

  29. Hello Everyone,

    My name is Shelly Oliver and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private psychotherapy practice in Austin Texas. I am also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. I work with a range of clients who are navigating both developmental and shock traumas. I am very excited to be tapping into the cutting edge ideas and applications offered via the expert panel. I am looking forward to the breadth and depth of the material to be presented.

  30. Hi, my name is Sharyn Kucy and I am a Registered Psychologist in Calgary, Alberta. I have worked with children, youth and families most of my career. I currently work as a therapist in a mental health day treatment program for adolescents. I am looking forward to learning from others and being the best I can be. It can be challenging being a therapist at times and so my hope is to deepen my practice in this course.

  31. Hello. My name is Janice Gregory and I work as a Clinical Psychologist in community mental health in NSW Australia. The modalities I am currently using include CBT, DBT, Trauma Informed Care, IPT and Neuropsychotherapy. The adult clients I work with have chronic psychiatric diagnoses including personality disorder e.g., a case formulation under the DSMIV-TR would identify symptoms/stressors on all four axes and a low GAF as a result.

    I am looking forward to learning from the experts and also from other practitioners so I may improve the work I do with this very vulnerable client group and to at least maintain the client’s wellbeing.

  32. Hello. Amy Markin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently working for a community based agency as an outpatient therapist in Durham, NC and in a small private practice group in Raleigh, NC. I have had a variety of social work positions over the years and am relatively new as a therapist with about 5 years of experience.
    I work with children from age 5 up, adolescents and adults. I am trained in TF- CBT and basic training in EMDR which I am continuing to study and am thrilled to have this opportunity to learn and glean ideas from such an esteemed group of clinicians/ teachers as well as so many colleagues.

  33. My name is Roni Morgenstern and I have a doctorate in psychology and CAS in school psychology. I live in Syracuse, New York. I have worked in a variety of settings including a developmental evaluation center at SUNY Upstate, a mental health outpatient clinic, in and with schools and I am currently in private practice seeing clients ages 5 years – adults. Many of the young children whom I see have autism and my focus has been to support the child’s social and academic problem-solving skills and to support parents with skills to interact effectively with their child. Additionally, it isn’t uncommon for the parent(s) to have their own stress and adjustment to the on-going needs of the child. I also see clients, usually teens-adults who describe concerns that focus on job, family, interpersonal stressors.

    I have watched one video about emotional regulation and trauma and it was very helpful. Thanks

  34. Hello to everyone from Perth, Western Australia!

    My name is Jennie Fitzhardinge and I have a Masters in Counselling from Murdoch University, here in Perth.

    I have spent five years working in the not-for-profit sector and I am now launching my private practice.

    I am here because I found NICABM’s Master course on Trauma really insightful and the comments from other participants useful too. As I take my first steps as a sole practitioner, I am hoping this community will offer support and wisdom so I can be the best counsellor I can be.

    Thank you for making this possible!

  35. Hello, I am MaureenO’Reilly-Landry, a clinical psychologist. I am trained as a relational/interpersonal psychoanalyst, but am always looking for new approaches and ways to improve clinically. I have a lot of experience working with people with medical conditions, with an interest in medical trauma, and edited a book, A Psychodynamic Understanding of Modern Medicine: Placing the person at the center of care.

  36. Hi . I’m Ronnie Rugys, I am a psychotherapist and have been a pioneer in the body-mind-spirit from the 1970’s. During this time I expanded from what was then a ” traditional psychotherapist ” into the realm of different psychotherapeutic approaches on the horizon during that period . I then became an expressive arts therapist, primarily as a dance therapist. I am a yoga therapist and feldenkrais teacher as well. I have integrated the body mind approach with mindfulness practice and psycho spiritual practices. I have through the years worked with various populations from adolescents to adults. I am presently focusing on individuals with chronic disease as well as women transitioning into their later years. I work in the New York and New Jersey area at present. am here to share with others and to continue to grow and serve

  37. Hi. April Brobston. I specialize in addiction to people, places and things, image consulting and communication skills. 25 years counseling. 8 years as LCP. Recently opened my second private practice in Clarksville, TN. First office in my home town of Galesburg, IL. Have lived and worked in Vancouver, WA and City Center, MN. Hope I see some friends, colleagues and/or school chums.

    I’m very happy for this opportunity to learn from the best of the best.

  38. Hello I am Nicole Heffron. I am a psychologist and work at Central Minnesota Mental Health Center in Monticello, Minnesota. I am trained in EMDR and work with adolescent and adult clients of diverse backgrounds. Most have trauma histories though I also routinely treat depression, panic, OCD, ADHD, etc. Additionally, I work with individuals concurrently in substance abuse treatment. I’ve previously worked in private practice settings and mobile crisis. I’m looking forward to learning through these videos!

  39. Hello, my name is Sue Candaele and I work as an outreach counsellor with Family Services of Greater Vancouver. Our clients all come through the ministry of children and family development and are all traumatized or have experienced a traumatic event in the past, which continues to have a negative impact on their lives in the present.
    The work we do is difficult in many ways. First, because their trauma is often related to their stressful childhood, time in the care of a foster family and later due to their style of life. All of the families we work with have children, which creates an element of crisis in their daily lives. Second, and particularly relevant to me, is the need to maintain strong personal and professional boundaries; I find this the most challenging because many of the women and men I work with need a good, positive and loving parent more than a counsellor. They all have low self esteem and building their self esteem through positive feedback and using a strength based, person centred approach works wonders but is often not what the ministry is looking for from their contracted service providers. I am frequently at odds with the higher ups!
    Most important to me are my children and grandchildren, followed closely by my dog Salvo. I love to be outside, walking, hiking, breathing, lol and enjoy art and music. Someone asked me once, over coffee and a good conversation, what I liked doing the most, I said that I am doing that now, sharing thoughts and ideas over a good cup of coffee, so good.
    Attending a webinar is not one of my favourite things but I love Pat Ogden and respect most of the others presenting on this course, so I am excited to start. I also appreciate the CEUs , bye for now, Sue

  40. Hello—I am an LPC, Hakomi therapist and EMDR therapist, as well as yoga instructor, with a private practice in Colorado. My primary practice is in Denver, and I also see clients in Boulder and Summit County. My first educational background and career was in biochemistry, which has helped me greatly in the understanding of neuroscience, relating to attachment disorders and PTSD, as well as a somatic approach to therapy.

    I love my work. I am happy to be part of this community of experienced practitioners, worldwide (as I read profiles). I hope to connect to some of you in other parts of the world—very exciting!

  41. Hi, I’m Bernadette Fitzgerald. I work as a counsellor in a private psychiatric hospital in Sydney with inpatient and outpatient clients with mood, eating disorder or drug and alcohol challenges. I love what I do, particularly facilitating a DBT outpatient group. I’ve found NICABM videos to be packed full of helpful hints and great reminders. I’m looking forward to this video series. It’s great to see so many people from Australia and New Zealand also signed up for this.

  42. Hi everyone. I have a private practice in Emporia Kansas. I see clients of all ages and diagnosis. I am joining Next Level Practitioner to keep current with theory and strategies to assist my clients. I also am certified in EMDR and find this very helpful for my clients. I am interested in how the brain and body interact and can both be changed for positive improvement in my clients.

  43. Hello all, I am a Mental Health Counselor in the north Puget Sound area of Washington state, six years into my ‘second career,’ two as a private practitioner. I was excited about this program for a number of reasons, but what intrigued me most was the opportunity to receive manageable bits of world-class coaching from the pantheon of counselors presenting. Private practice is too often an isolating experience and consults are typically few and with a small group of peers. The Next Level Practitioner program in a way looks to change all that. I look forward to sharing and learning with the community.

  44. Hi! I’m Katherine Martin. I have a private practice and I work with therapy dogs. Soon to be more involved with the human bond and dogs as it relates to mostly childhood trauma and behavioral issues. Regarding this program, I am hoping to gain a vast knowledge on client issues and help for them as it relates to my PP and keep up with the lastet treatment options.

  45. Hi, I’m Anne Sunshine. I am a clinical social worker at Boston Behavioral Medicine in Brookline, MA, a clinic specializing in Mind-Body Medicine. I am a generalist at present. I love taking continuing ed classes. I am taking this program, because I would like to further develop my skills in working with depression.

  46. Hi! My name is Angie Dancer and I am a therapist in Lakewood, Colorado. A suburb of Denver. I work with children, adolescents and parents. A lot of what I do is centered around play, and neurobiology. In addition I am in training as a neurofeedback technician. I am excited for the NLP videos as I have recently worked with more adults with depression.

  47. Greetings all! My name is Jenn, excited to do this! I have been wanting to extend myself beyond the day to day of my agency work. I live and work in Portland Maine and work as an agency based family therapist and have been involved as part of a Functional Family Therapy team (evidenced based family therapy model) for the past five years. I also see individual clients.
    I am looking forward to learning new skills .

  48. Greetings Colleagues! My name is Teri and I am glad to be a part of this group. Being in private practice (for over 20 years) can be a somewhat isolating experience. Although I run a Peer Consultation Group and am well networked, I find that I often have questions that I wish I could run past a colleague or two. I am both a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a CADC, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

    My private practice has been at almost maximum capacity for most of my career. With that being said I reached a point in my work about eight years ago where I sensed there was a deeper level of therapy that I could do with my clients. That led me to the Chicago Institute of Psychoanalysis, where I studied for three years to earn my certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy for Adults. My office is about 20 miles outside of the city limits in a serene village. I love the experience and the privilege of being a Psychotherapist. I am eager to sharpen and enhance my skills as a clinician through this program.

  49. Hello and Greetings to you all. My name is Richard and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist living in Petaluma CA. I’ve been in private practice since 1995 in San Francisco and Marin/Sonoma County in California. I am a bi-lingual Spanish speaker and have worked with trauma victims and abusive family systems since my internship. I am looking forward to the NICABM program to bring freshness and insight into my practice. Some time for personal enrichment!

  50. Hi Everyone,
    I’m retraining as an Expressive Arts psychotherapist after working in academia and while running a small garden design and build business. I live in Toronto, Canada. I’m hoping to develop a private practice using horticulture therapeutically and to develop programs for residential facilities.
    In my guise as an academic, I’ve been reading about developments in neurobiology and am keen to learn how they might inspire new ways of facilitating personal change.
    Happy to be joining this community!

  51. Hi. I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist and counsellor. I work in private practice now in Nelson New Zealand , although previously worked in Sydney Australia.

    I did a nicamb course 6 years ago when I arrived back in New Zealand and found it very useful. I have a busy practice and love what I do . I believe the wonderful way you can get new ideas from experts and other practitioners from all over the world will keep me inspired and creative in my work which is very important when you work alone in a small place. I look forward to more learning and connecting with like minded people out there .

  52. Hi All

    I am a social worker from Sydney, Australia. I have worked across the field and have seen how so many of the clients I have worked with struggle with trauma and its effects in their life on a daily basis and yet this is never addressed. I am passionate about trauma informed practice and the neurobiology of trauma and how the latest research informs and equips us to help our clients. I am excited to be here and learn so that I am better equipped to assist those I am serving through my work.

  53. Hello Everyone, I am a Provisional Psychologist, completing my final semester of a Master of Counselling Psychology in Perth, Western Australia. After I graduate, I plan to become generally registered and start the registrar program for my endorsement. I work across the lifespan with a range of presenting issues. I signed up for the program as a way to build my knowledge, skill set and arsenal of techniques for working with depression, anxiety and many other issues. Can’t wait to learn from the best in the field!

  54. Hello, my name is Debbie, I work in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, in Private practice. I am psychodynamicaly trained, and my specialties include complex trauma, anxiety and depression, working with people who have experienced institutional care as children, and working with children and families. I am glad to be here!

  55. Hi, I completed my Clinical Masters in Psychology in 2016 and am working as a Registered Psychologist in Canberra, Australia and undergoing my Clinical Registrar Program. I work with adults experiencing a wide range of mood disorders as well as a range of organisational issues.

  56. I am a student working towards my PsyD. Presently, I work as an educational assistant in our local school district. I work with elementary students who have emotional and behavioral challenges. I find the work equally rewarding and challenging. I am constantly having to gauge the needs of the child and balance that with the wishes of the parents. I love the work and I am looking forward to the next step in my professional life.

  57. I work with teens in a resource room in a small town in WA state. My students have emotional/behavioral disabilities with resultant educational difficulties. All have IEP’s. I am glad to be part of they community and learn more tools with which to serve my students.

  58. Good morning to one and all. My name is Lee Prouten, and I am a clinical social worker delivering mental health services on an isolated reserve (fly-in only) in northern Manitoba, Canada. As such, i deal with a wide range of ages – currently spanning 8 – 79 years. Without exception, trauma plays a huge role in the lives of my clients – both personal and intergenerational trauma.

    I have worked in this community over nine years now, and I find that as each year has gone by, the level of trust I have established with The People has deepened to the point that many long held secrets are beginning to emerge. As each year has gone by, i have gained an understanding of the complexity of the relationships among The People, and am often well aware of aspects of a new client’s story long before that individual comes to see me. I have likely been seeing other members of the person’s extended family over my time there – their grandparents, aunties, uncles, sisters, brothers, grandchildren, cousins, and so on.

  59. Hi, I’m Heather, a registered Psychologist with endorsements in Clinical and Counselling Psychology. I have some 25 years experience, with the last 11 years spent in running my Private Practice in Perth, Western Australia. I work with adults and older adolescents. I work with a broad range of issues including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, grief and loss, pain management, personality disorders, and life transitions. I’m excited to be able to continue to grow my knowledge and skills and to have some daily ‘nourishment’ in this way!

  60. Hi! I’m Dana:) I live in Calgary, AB, Canada. Lots of beautiful blue skies and mountains in the distance. I am a Registered Psychologist and Art Therapist, currently working in an adult mental health and walk-in clinic. I am excited to get started with NICABM and I look forward to meeting you.

  61. Hello my name is Joss. I am a Psychotherapist and Psychodramist from Christchurch New Zealand I work in private practice. I have watched some of the free videos from NICABM and have found them very helpful. I am now looking forward to be part of this program.

  62. Hello, my name is Jessica. I am a clinical and school psychologist working in a pediatric medical office in Michigan. I work with children, teens, young adults and families. I look forward to learning and growing my skillset with this professional community.

  63. Hello. I am from the United Kingdom and come at this programme from a personal and professional level. I have been long term sick (15 months) after a traumatic death and multiple changes over
    several years that brought me to a dramatic stop, where my history insisted it was dealt with deeper.

    I am a trained mindfulness teacher and have also been changed in profoundly healing ways by completing Reggie Ray’s somatic healing online courses. The deep healing for my childhood traumas through somatic healing is ongoing. My deepest desire is to work again sharing my skills to help others, so am aiming to become a social enterprise later this year or early next year. I know this programme will be a significant support to help me move forwards by learning and sharing with others our many skills and feeling connected.

    I hope this course helps me clarify my future professional steps of additional training, as am fascinated by different approaches to our healing and wellbeing. It will also empower parts of me that still need healing, as know I need to do this to truly be there for others holistically.

  64. Hi, I am a liciensed clinical social worker in Rexburg, Idaho. I am an EMDR certified specialist. My specialty is working with those struggling with sex and pornography issues and with their partners.

  65. Hello,
    I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia and work mostly with teenagers and adults with complex trauma. I use mindfulness and Internal Family Systems approach in my practice. More recently, I have incorporated Neurofeedback to my practice as well! I am looking to this program!

  66. Hello! My name is Kerry and I am a clinical psychologist who practices in Longmont and Erie, Colorado. I completed my graduate work and earned my Doctorate of Psychology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. I love working with teens and adults. I am so happy to be a part of this learning community and I am eager to learn from various experts in mental health and from my fellow practitioners across the globe. I really want to solidify my skills and strengthen my application and delivery of techniques in my sessions. Since graduate school, I have enjoyed my professional development pursuits and have found a strong fit with DBT, Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness principles. I love learning about mental health concepts and can’t wait to jump in with all of you.

  67. Hi everyone. I am Deirdre, a licensed mental health counselor in private practice in Manlius, New York. I work with adults primarily, and my area of specialty is complex trauma. I am a certified EMDR therapist and hypnotherapist. I integrate mindfulness, movement, and imaginal work into my sessions. I have been in the field for 30+ years and love it. I am delighted to be in this program!

  68. Hi, I am Christina, Oslo, Norway, a clinical psychologist and a neuropsychologist working clinically with clients in psychotherapy and also doing research related to mindfulness, trauma and brain functions. In my background I have three-year educational programs in body psychotherapy, hypnosis and family therapy respectively. Being a yoga and mindfulness teacher as well, I have for near a decade conducted my variant of mindfulness groups within mental health care in Oslo.The set-up of the Next level practitioner program is very appealing and I feel lucky to have this community of practitioners to interact with and this excellent group of teachers to learn more from.

  69. Hello, my name is Birgit and I am a licensed therapist (“Psychologische Psychotherapeutin”) in a small town in Germany near Nuremberg. I work with cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnotherapy (after Milton Erickson). I found the information about this very interesting program on Wednesday in a newsletter of Bill O’Hanlon and decided spontaneously to join it. Now I am very curious and happy to be here!

  70. Hi everyone. I am a registered psychiatric nurse working in an outpatient psychiatric department in Vancouver, British Columbia. I have been working in a variety of psychiatric services/roles for >30 years. In my current job I do a lot of counselling and short term crisis management. I am interested in trauma work, body-focused therapies and spirituality. I love to learn and I am thrilled to be here.

  71. Hi, I’m Steph I am a Mental Health Clinician providing psychological interventions and support to young people in a small country town in Australia. My disciplines include: sociology, psychology and social work. I really like to take a holistic approach to supporting people and I’m always on the look out of new ways to engage and best support the young people I work with. Looking forward to participating in this online learning environment.