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Case Consultation Group -“Theological Reflection”
Chris O’Rear will again be offering an ecumenical case consultation group for the assessment & utilization of spiritual resources to assist therapists to ethically and meaningfully integrate a client’s faith story and understanding into therapy. The group will meet from 1:00 – 2:30PM on the 2nd & 4th Fridays of each month beginning on Friday, February 23, 2018. The cost is $20 per month ($10 per meeting) and participation is limited to 10 participants. The group will consist of reading in texts on spiritual integration and pastoral counseling and case presentation by participants. For additional information and online application visit www.counselingatBMUMC.com/Events or contact Chris O’Rear at Chris@CounselingatBMUMC.com or (615) 763-3236.
Case Consultation Group - Peer Group in Franklin
My name is Dr. Mario Baum, I am a Licensed Psychologist. I am currently in the process of setting up a peer consultation group (to provide a forum for mental health professionals to meet informally with colleagues to discuss clinical and practice issues in a supportive and confidential setting). I plan on meeting 1-2 times/month in my practice in Franklin/Cool Springs; if you are interested in participating, please send an email to email@example.com with your contact data and your desired times to meet/availability.
Case Consultation Group for NPI Members ONLY
If you are like me, you work in isolation. No one sees your work, good or bad. You can’t talk about your clients to anyone. The burdens you carry from your therapy relationships weigh you down. A colleague consultation group is a place to share your burdens, laugh at the absurd notion that you can rescue your clients and enjoy a good meal and a good time with your colleagues and perhaps learn a thing or two from others about the art of psychotherapy. You are invited to apply to become part of a semi-weekly case consultation group. Six people will be selected from those who apply. You will be asked to commit to attending for three months. To apply, simply send me an email with your email address, phone number, a brief paragraph about yourself and a response to this question: Why would you be interested in becoming a part of this consultation group?
WHEN: Non-NPI Fridays 11:30 – 1:00
WHERE: 115 28th Avenue North, 37203
COST: Cost of lunch order from Newks
CONTACT: David W. McMillan, PhD at firstname.lastname@example.org
Awakening Women’s Recovery Group
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
This group runs 13 weeks and explores each of the 12 Steps for helping with process and substance addictions. It is for women only and utilizes experiential exercises, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills, and lessons from Buddhism. I have created this curriculum from my extensive experience with recovery interventions and DBT.
All Groups are $50.00. Call for an intake appointment.
Exploring the Divine Feminine Goddess Circle
Email email@example.com for a flyer with more information. Join other women seeking spiritual community that values the Divine Feminine in a safe and sacred space. I have had a few requests for a therapist/healer’s circle with a special focus on self-care and spiritual nourishment. I’d be happy to add another monthly women’s circle for therapists if there is enough interest.
WHEN: We will meet monthly starting November 8th, 5:30-7:00
WHERE: at my office building and moving to Art & Soul in December.
CONTACT: Please email questions and referrals to firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's Group: Self-Care and Connection to Self (Begins May 22)
I’d like to announce a new 7-week group I’m leading for women. The focus is on self care, cultivating tangible practices to promote well-being and connection to self, and working with what might interfere with this. I am hoping to begin this particular group on May 22nd. If anyone comes to mind who might be appropriate for the group. Please download the Women’s Group Flyer which includes information about times and fees. Contact Andrea Barrett with any questions you might have about the group at 615.300.0207 or email@example.com
Recovery Support Groups for Women (Beginning May 22)
Her Circle Recovery is offering a free weekly meditation/support group for women each Tuesday night from 6 pm-7pm beginning May 22. This group consists of a group meditation followed by an open meeting discussion. The group is inclusive of women active in a 12-step recovery program as well as those not involved in one.
DBT Skills Training
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
A DBT Skills Training group that runs for 16 weeks, covering Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation. **The Tuesday night DBT Skills Training Group has evolved to become a group for women in their 20’s, who have had a long-term struggle with emotion disregulation, ADD/ADHD, some processing disorders, and now struggle with frustration and feelings of shame that they are not able to complete college and/or are living at home. If you have a client who fits this description and she is ready to work on self-regulation, please have her call me to schedule an intake! The group meets Tuesdays 6:30-8:00, is $50/session, each module is paid in advance, and we have openings beginning February 6th. for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
DBT Skills Virtual Training
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
A Virtual DBT Skills Training group that runs for 16 weeks, covering Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Emotion Regulation.
All Groups are $50.00. Call for an intake appointment.
Group Supervision Opportunity
Cynthia Ezell, LMFT, and Jamie Kyne, PHD have been offering a twice-monthly group supervision experience for two years and are now offering an addition second group which currently has two openings
The group supervision includes didactic reflections on case presentations with special emphasis given to: (a) technique, or what to say and when to say it, (b) the use of transference and countertransference, (c) a pragmatic approach to the use of theory and concepts, and (d) practice management concerns.
This group has been designed for experienced therapists who are or want to be curious about psychotherapy, be personally and intellectually challenged, and keep improving their skills and useful knowledge base in providing psychotherapy. The group is limited to only six members so that all participants have ample opportunity to utilize feedback and discussions during group meetings. The fee per group meeting is $120 payable monthly. There will be no charge for meetings that are cancelled due to holidays. Meetings will be held on alternate Monday mornings from 9:15-10:45 at 1901 Acklen Avenue, in Hillsboro Village. It’s possible the group could meet at another time if it was more convenient to all.
About the leaders;
For thirty years Cynthia Ezell has been providing individual, couples, and family therapy in a private practice setting in Nashville as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is a Clinical Member of the American Academy of Marriage and Family Therapists. She is a member and former Chairperson of the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute. She is also a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist and is a Founding Member and former Board member of the Eating Disorder Coalition of Tennessee. Cynthia is a 2009 graduate of the New Directions in Writing program at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis and is currently a candidate for the MFA in Writing at Spalding University. Cynthia speaks and writes frequently about family issues as well as leading consultation groups for therapists seeking to increase their proficiency in treating couples.
Cynthia’s thinking about the work of psychotherapy has been influenced first by systems theorists like Murray Bowen and Salvador Minuchin and later by John Bowlby, Donald Winnicott, and Heinz Kohut. Her work is significantly informed by the research and writing of John Gottman and Daniel Wile on the treatment of couples in psychotherapy as well as training provided by The Imago Institute and Drs. Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson.
Jamie Kyne, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. For thirty years he has been involved in providing mental health treatment to individuals, couples, families, and groups in a variety of settings including inpatient hospitals, jails, schools, and private practice. He has also consulted to businesses on matters related to communication, conflict, morale, and leadership in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. He began working with people in the Los Angeles area and moved to Nashville in 1993 and has been in full-time private practice here since 1996. Jamie is a member of the Appalachian Psychoanalytic Association, the American Psychological Association, the Division for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of the American Psychological Association (Div. 39), and the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute. Jamie has served on the Board of the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute including as the Board Chairperson. He has provided supervision and consultation to therapists for the past ten years or so and enjoys speaking on topics related to psychotherapy to a variety of audiences.
Jamie’s thinking about psychotherapy has been influenced by a variety of well-known writers on the topic including: Winnicott, Mitchell, Rogers, Kohut, Stark, and Wachtel (individual therapy); Wile, Schnarch, and Bader (couples therapy); and Friedman (families and organizations). He’s deeply indebted to his long time supervisors Winston Gooden and Karin Ahbel-Rappe.
Please contact either Cynthia or Jamie if you are interested in learning more about this group.
Cynthia Ezell at email@example.com or 615-386-0201
Jamie Kyne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-383-8844
HSP (Highly Sensitive Persons) Group
July 8, 15, 22, & 29
HSP (Highly Sensitive Persons) Group
Sunday afternoons from 1:30-3:00pm
$50/group = $200 total
A combination of psychoeducation, support group, and interpersonal process, the HSP Group is designed to benefit both therapists and non-therapists who identify as having Highly Sensitive Personality. Each session I give a brief didactic piece about HSP and then we open the group to sharing and interpersonal process. Because this is a small group (5-6), participants must commit to attending all four sessions. Cost is $50/group. We’ll meet from 1:30-3:00pm at my (Laura Kreiselmaier’s) Berry Hill office. For more information, please visit http://kreiselmaiertherapy.com/hsp-group/.
If you believe you are an HSP and would like to join the group, or if you have a client to refer, please email email@example.com.
Interpersonal Process Group
I would like to announce the opening of an interpersonal process group, which will take place on Wednesday mornings at 8:15 am and will last 75 minutes. The cost will be $90 per person. Group membership shall not be limited by diagnoses, yet suitable referrals shall include individuals whose difficulties center on interpersonal issues, including but not limited to conflict avoidance, difficulty with social/emotional vulnerability, or difficulty demonstrating empathy. If not in weekly individual therapy, group members should be followed by a mental health professional. Please contact me at to discuss potential referrals to the group.
Licensure Exam Study & Support Online Groups
NCMHCE Tennessee Study & Support Group
NCE Tennessee Study & Support Group
Tennessee LPC-MHSP Jurisprudence Study & Support Group
CPCE Tennessee Study & Support Group
Tennessee LPC-MHSP Licensure Support Group
Carla Archuletta Consulting page for support
Social Skills Group for Teens on the Autism Spectrum
James Goodlad, Ph.D. and Danielle Mizell, Psy.D. of Southeast Psych Nashville will be running a spring PEERS social skills group for teens (13-17) on the autism spectrum and their parents. PEERS is a 14-week evidenced-based intervention using didactics, modeling, and role-play to teach a variety of practical social skills like maintaining two-way conversations, handling disagreements, using humor appropriately, and addressing teasing and bullying. For more information please contact Ellen Verhaagen (Office Manager and Intake Coordinator) at 615-373-9955 or firstname.lastname@example.org.