I believe that in the field of professional counseling, you can't have too much support, especially from others who can relate to your experiences. My idea is to have a monthly or bi-monthly group to get together as a sort of peer supervision.
I don't want to completely decide at this point what the format of the group will be like. I would rather like to have that as a point of discussion at the first meeting. I am open to having a mixture of sit-down serious supervision sessions and also more social gatherings in an effort to promote self-care and to make friends with one another, not just be each other's peers.
Who would most likely be a good fit for this group? Anyone who works as a professional counselor (has completed a masters level program)--this includes therapists who are in the process of becoming licensed. This also includes social workers, expressive therapists, psychiatrists... When I say "young" professionals, I am thinking about the age range of 25-45. I'm excited to get this going! As soon as I see some interest in the group, I will start to plan the first meeting. Can't wait to meet you soon!
#1 Practical Interventions for In The Moment - 9:30am-11:30am
This will be a two hour session, focused on in the moment interventions that can be done with clients who are triggered or overloaded at different times during the session. These are based on somatic and sensory skills including breath work, EFT (tapping), visualizations, two handed writing and more. This will be highly experiential, and I hope you can enjoy a few hours of learning and techniques for your clients and relaxation for you, while you fill your license requirements! The cost is $125 and 2 hours of CEU's are included.
#2 Practice Development in Private Practice 12-2pm
How to create and grow a successful private practice. Topics covered TBD.
Let's talk before joining - email me at [masked] or call me directly at[masked]. Thanks! -Amy
Amy L. Hooper, LCSW-C, CEAP
Director and Psychotherapist, Another Look at Healing, LLC[masked]