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Christian counselor’s attempt to cure gay man was 'malpractice' - In The News - Springhill Group Counselling by springhillgroup Posted Wed 20 Mar 2013 6:17am A gay man was tried to be converted to become heterosexual, his Christian psychotherapist found guilty of professional misconduct. Lesley Pilkington, a Christian psychotherapist, was condemned by the professional body for counselors subsequent to an undercover journalist posing as a patient furtively recorded her during a therapy session ... Read on »
Group Therapy by melissalynnshell Health MavenFacebook Posted Tue 24 Aug 2010 8:44am On Monday, I attended my first Depression Group. It was rather nice. There were only four other people who attended. My counselor said that usually there are more people, but not too many more. The people I met were warm and friendly. They made me feel welcome.  I am very relieved things went well and I seemed to fit into the group dynami ... Read on »
Ca. Professional Counselors – CALPCC and LPCC’s by David M. Posted Sat 27 Oct 2012 6:31pm October CALPCC board meeting This year California became the 50th state to License Professional Counselors. The official designation in California is “Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor” LPCC for short. Other states had some form of professional counselor’s licensure before California, so we are still finding our way as this profess ... Read on »
Creating A Menopause Goddess Group Part 3 by Lynette Sheppard Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Sun 09 Jun 2013 12:57pm Butterflies Together © lynette sheppard Here’s the final instructions for starting your own Menopause Goddess group. It’s not hard at all – and if you are worried about leading it or being in charge – just get one friend to co-create with you. That’s what Theresa and I did to start. Now all the goddesses participate. And you KNOW ... Read on »
Group Therapy by melissalynnshell Health MavenFacebook Posted Tue 14 Sep 2010 7:30am One of the reasons I had wanted to start going to was to relearn some .  Too many years of isolating myself sort of left me without normal real life social skills.  I had not really had a chance to immerse myself in the whole group therapy process because, since the first time I attended it has been three weeks before the group met again.   ... Read on »
I Think My Gears Are Slipping by melissalynnshell Health MavenFacebook Posted Thu 31 Mar 2011 8:00am March 31, 2011 | Author Melissa Shell I thought I was dealing with managing my emotions about dad’s death well. I am starting to think I might be wrong. It feels like some of the people in my support system are seeing something I am not. If they are – in a way – that is a good thing. It means the people I have asked to ... Read on »
Small Groups Provide Support Through Illness Journey by Lisa C. Posted Tue 12 Feb 2013 10:00am Pin It “Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.” (Job 8:7) It’s the group no one wants to join but we are all happy to have met. It is comprised of 11 women and two men, ranging in age from mid-30’s to 60’s. We talk, share, nod, listen, pray, eat, and cry. We have one main thing in common–chronic illness ... Read on »
Therapist, Counselor or Social Worker? by David M. Posted Mon 21 May 2012 1:32pm LPCC, LMFT or Social Worker? Recently a number of people have asked me about the different mental health professions and which they should go to see. Students in my Substance Abuse Counseling classes also ask me about which career they should pursue. It might be helpful to talk about where these professions came from, what they do and why y ... Read on »
Sharing made me a new person – group therapy by David M. Posted Thu 05 Apr 2012 5:43pm The group really helped me, sharing made me a new person. The client was trying to describe the way that being in group counseling had benefited them. I am a believer in group therapy. I have seen the things that happen when a group is on task and working. The clients can see it also. There is a saying in groups that “we are only as sick as ... Read on »
New Support Group for Mothers at TCH by Jodi K. Posted Sun 31 Jan 2010 11:52pm Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:49 am (PST) I am happy to announce that a new, free support group has begun at Texas Children's Hospital, facilitated by Sherry Duson, MA. "Mother to Mother: A support group for pregnancy and postpartum depression" will be held every Friday from 10am - 12pm at Texas Children's Hospital Leopold L. Meye ... Read on »