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DTCC Summer Gathering

I attended the summer gathering for the Downtown Clinicians Collective yesterday evening. This group is growing into an increasingly cohesive professional network for professional collaboration. Particularly refreshing to interact with professionals across the spectrum, such as learning specialists and alternative medicine practitioners, which rarely seems to happen in more narrowly defined professional circles.

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Remembering the Passariello Colloquium

Since 2000, I've been hosting a website for the Passariello Colloquium, a project to which I contributed as part of a working group on LGBT Issues in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University New England. Because the Colloquium website will soon be taken out of service, I wanted to be sure its contents would remain archived. Following is a brief history of the Colloquium and descriptions of the events we put on in 2000 and 2001. I have particularly fond memories of the 2000 Colloquium, in which students and faculty were invited to 'walk in the shoes' of an LGBT person and report back on their experiences. The aim of our working group, led by Dr. Susan Hawes, was to enhance the cultural competence in LGBT issues for psychology students in training through in-vivo experiences.

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Presentation at Pace University: Getting started in private practice

As in years past, I presented on April 20, 2012 to the class of predoctoral interns and externs at Pace University’s counseling center on the topic, Getting Started in Private Practice. It was a pleasure to give this talk to a bright, motivated group of students who are in the final stretch of doctoral studies.

While graduate study in psychology may offer excellent clinical training, it does not begin to teach how to start and run a private practice. This year’s talk focused on topics that included niche development, social media, and clinical supervision.

The purpose of the presentation was not only to impart practical know-how, but also to counter the excessively discouraging and cautionary  characterization of private practice that unfortunately is often conveyed in graduate programs in psychology.

For more information on practice development, see the consultation page

International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy, 10th Annual Conference

I will be attending the IARPP conference the latter part of this week. Appointments after 3:00 pm on Thursday March 1 and all day Friday March 2 have been cancelled. Anticipated sessions I plan to attend include the following:

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Downtown Clinicians Collective

Hat tip to Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. and Alicia Webb Scott, Ph.D. for their efforts in developing the Downtown Clinicians Collective, which I've recently joined.

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Antioch University New England Alumni Notes

Antioch University New England Notes, Winter 2012 ... "I founded a coalition of New York psychologists and social workers, www.TherapySafetyNet.org. Our organization operates as a free referral service to help uninsured New Yorkers afford psychotherapy in private practice settings."

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New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute: In Conversation with Joyce Carol Oates

Attending October 28, 2011

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute:  In conversation with  Joyce Carol Oates

 

Masculinity, Complex

Attended Masculinity, Complex conference.

 

TherapySafetyNet Four-Year Anniversary Dinner

Psychologists and social workers who participate in TherapySafetyNet's coalition of socially responsible therapists celebrated our organization's four-year anniversary over dinner on October 2, 2011.

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MilestonesNYC meeting

In my role as director of TherapySafetyNet, I met today with leadership of MilestonesNYC to collaborate on shared organizational missions to increase access to mental health care for uninsured New Yorkers.