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The Creative Psychotherapist

The Creative Psychotherapist

By Reina Lombardi
The Creative Psychotherapist is the official podcast of The Creative Clinician’s Corner, a practice building resource for Creative Psychotherapists. TCP podcast is the cast for creative, expressive, and experiential focused psychotherapists curious to learn how to design, build, and scale a thriving private practice. Your host interviews successful therapists about the tools and strategies they have used to develop creative focused practices. They also discuss products, services, and side hustles they've created to enhance their practices, communities and diversify their income streams.
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EE8. 24 | Chris Howard and Ana-Alicia Lopez | Redefining Creative Possibilities of Telehealth to Engage Clients & Grow Your Practice
FEATURED GUEST: {ENCORE of Episode 24 with Chris Howard & Ana-Alicia Lopez} You might recognize my guests this week from Episode 5. Ana-Alicia Lopez & Chris Howard, are the husband and wife team, behind The House of Music Therapy, LLC. Prior to March 2020, they primarily served their clients in their homes or the community. That is until COVID-19. Now, they are operating entirely using a telehealth model, are growing their practice and serving clients they never would have been able to reach before. We discussed this transition and how they have been making telehealth a dynamic and engaging therapeutic experience for their clients. This includes how they have integrated Green Screen technology within the telehealth practice. Resources: Mark Bowden https://truthplane.com/home/people/mark-bowden/ Open Brooadcaster Software (OBS) https://obsproject.com/ The House of Music Therapy, LLC https://www.thehouseofmusictherapy.com/ Blog on Becoming a True Telehealth Provider https://www.thehouseofmusictherapy.com/post/transitioning-from-a-therapist-behind-a-camera-to-a-true-telehealth-provider  
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June 30, 2021
EE7. 26 | Nicole Burgess | Move Through Perfectionism & Fear as a Business Owner
FEATURED GUEST: {ENCORE of Episode 26 with Nicole Burgess} I can't wait for you to listen to my conversation with Empowerment Coach Nicole Burgess with you. She is so incredibly humble! She has over 15 years as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, earned a post-grad certificate in Creative & Expressive Arts, and is a Certified Level 2 EGALA trained Equine Psychotherapist, plus so much more!           She is the host of 2 inspired podcasts - Launching Your Daughter & Soul-Filled Sisterhood.           She has a private practice and a coaching business, where she helps high achieving women demote their inner critic, embrace their fears through action, and grow professionally without sacrificing their personal life. As a result, they are more productive at work, have more meaningful relationships, and no longer sacrifice their well-being for others.   In this episode, she shares how to move through perfectionism and fear as a business owner. Nicole is one of my accountability partners for the podcast. After getting to know her, I knew I had to have her share some of her wisdom with you all.   RESOURCES: 10 Signs You Might Be a Perfectionist- https://nicoleburgesscoaching.com/perfectionist   Find out more about Nicole on her website www.nicoleburgesscoaching.com
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June 23, 2021
EE6. 43 | Michael Spencer | Nuts and Bolts of Bookkeeping for Therapists
FEATURED GUEST: {ENCORE Episode 43 with Michael Spencer} Michael Spencer is the owner of Michael Spencer Bookkeeping, a virtual bookkeeping business serving counselors, therapists, and helping professionals in private practice. With a first career in auditing and accounting and a second career as a Licensed Professional Counselor and coach, Michael brings a unique skill set to her bookkeeping services. She connects with her clients with warmth, compassion, and deep listening; keeps their books accurate and up-to-date every month; and helps them make sense of their financial information. Michael breaks down the basics of what we need to know as business owners when it comes to bookkeeping. In this episode Michael shares: the differences between bookkeeping and year end taxes the importance of good bookkeeping habits how we can use our books to make confident decisions in our practices, and when it is helpful to call in a professional for assistance. Resources: mspencerbooks.com 
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June 16, 2021
EE5. VFTS 2020 5 | April Duncan | Culturally-Informed Play Therapy for Racial Trauma
FEATURED GUEST: {ENCORE of VFTS Episode 5 - April Duncan} In this Voices From the Expressive Therapies Summit Episode, I got to interview play therapist April Duncan on how she has created a for-profit play therapy program to address suicide and racial trauma in black youth. April Duncan, LCSW, RPT obtained her Bachelor’s in Arts & Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia (2006), Masters of Social Work from Saint Louis University (2012) and is currently working towards her Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) from University of Southern California. She has a private practice in St. Louis and is the Co-Owner of St. Louis Play Therapy Institute, which provides play therapy training for educational and mental health professionals. Ms. Duncan’s current focus is on national and local workshops with educators and mental health professionals on the use of play therapy in the Black community to address the rising rates of suicide in Black youth due to racial trauma. Most recently, Ms. Duncan founded BMH Connect, a for-profit organization focusing on using play therapy to address suicide and racial trauma in Black youth. RESOURCES: Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/bmhconnect Twitter -   https://twitter.com/Bmhconnect Instagram - https://instagram.com/bmhconnect Expressive Therapies Summit NY, 2020 Culturally-Informed Play Therapy for Racial Trauma in Black Children & Families Theraplay.com Good Hair - documentary film Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury & Healing by Dr. Joy DeGruy
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June 9, 2021
EE4. 17 | Emery Mikel | The Art of Business
FEATURED GUEST: {ENCORE of EPISODE 17- Emery Mikel} I know I always say, I am so excited to introduce you all to my next guest, but I really really am! She and I met because we were both on a panel together speaking about private practice back in 2015. We have continued to collaborate presenting at conferences on the topic and I have found her book "The Art of Business: A Guide for Creative Arts Therapists" to be a wonderful resource. Please welcome Emery Mikel, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, LCPAT to the show. She is the founder and director of Water & Stone, a Creative Arts Therapy, PLLC. W&S currently has 13 creative arts therapists seeing individual clients and running groups. Her practice also offers continuing education, both online and in-person. Emery is currently working on a second book, also related to private practice and starting a company. In addition to all of the above mentioned, Emery mentors and provides supervision to other therapists and interns, guest lectures at George Washington University and is adjunct faculty at Nazareth College. I hope you enjoy our discussion about her book the Art of Business. Resources: Water & Stone, PLLC www.creativelyhealing.com 2020 Taking Action: Social Justice Through Artistic Expression & Connection conference, June 5-7, 2020 www.creativelyhealing.com/conference.html The Art of Business: A Guide for Creative Arts Therapists by Emery Mikel Contact Emery directly to purchase a signed copy of the text at emery.mikel@creativelyhealing.com CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST EPISODE!
01:05:43
June 2, 2021
EE3. 30 | Briana MacWilliam | Breaking Glass Ceilings
FEATURED GUEST: {ENCORE of EPISODE 30- Briana MacWilliam} I first learned about my next guest a few years ago at the 2018 AATA conference in Miami. I was talking with a colleague about my plans to create this podcast and consultation business and they asked if I had spoken with Briana MacWilliam. Nope. Had not even heard of her. My colleague highly encouraged me to look her up to see how she had been able to develop a successful online platform as an art therapist. Then another colleague asked if I had heard of her. Then my last graduate student intern told me she had Briana as a professor and said, "everything she had to say was GOLD!" With that endorsement, how I could I not check her work out! I found her Instagram page @brianamacwilliam and was blown away. I have been following her ever since. Honestly, when I reached out to invite her to be a guest I didn't expect her to respond AND I am soooo happy that she did. Briana MacWilliam is an author, educator and licensed and board-certified creative arts therapist with more than 14 years clinical experience, helping adults with insecure attachment styles go from self-doubting to self-sovereign, and call in the “soul-shaking” passionate partnerships they want, without years of talk therapy, and no results. She has also published two textbooks on the topics of attachment and complicated grief, and working with LGBTQ populations. Currently, she maintains a small practice, but primarily offers courses online in self-help and personal development, as a love and attachment coach. She’s also the director of continuing education for Pratt institute’s creative arts therapies department. Resources: Briana's Website https://brianamacwilliam.com/ ATCB Exam Prep Course: https://creativeartstherapiesonline.com/p/art-therapy-test-prep Continuing Education offerings: https://creativeartstherapiesonline.com Tapping Into Wealth: How Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Can Help You Clear the Path to Making More Money You Are a Badass at Making Money Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century (Think and Grow Rich Series) Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST EPISODE!
01:20:32
May 26, 2021
EE2. VFTS 2020 4 | Bridgit Gaspard | The Final 8th - Enlist Your Inner Selves to Accomplish Your Goals
In this Voices From the Expressive Therapies Summit Episode, I got to interview Bridgit Dengel Gaspard about her new book the final 8th. Bridgit Dengel Gaspard, LCSW, is the author of The Final 8th and the founder of the New York Voice Dialogue Institute. She is a former performer who earned a master’s degree from Columbia University and teaches at numerous professional settings including Omega Institute. She lives in New York City, where she maintains a thriving private practice. Visit her online at https://www.final8th.com/. You’ll find her on social media here: Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/BridgitGaspard/ Twitter -   https://twitter.com/BridgitGaspard Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/bridgitdengelgaspard YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4rI-3kWE-o9s0dHQLX6UZQ All Day Symposium at the Expressive Therapies Summit NY, 2020 Creative Teletherapy Strategies & Virtual Interventions for Coping with COVID & Racial Injustice - Presented by: Kendra Carlson, MAAT, ATR-BC, Symposium Coordinator Christian Bellissimo, MSW, LCSW, RPT April D. Duncan, MSW, LCSW, RPT Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, FAAETS, PAT Brian Jantz, MA, MT-BC, LPMT Suzi Tortora, EdD, BC-DMT, LCAT, LMHC, CMA Disclaimer: To be transparent, the links to the books mentioned in the show are Amazon affiliate links. We receive a small fee if you purchase an item using the links. We use the fees to help us grow and improve the podcast.  We will never use an affiliate link to the product that don't believe in or haven't vetted ourselves. Thank you for your support.
01:22:40
May 19, 2021
EE1. 41| Dr. Judy Rubin | Dr. Judy Rubin On Her Life's Work and the Online Film Learning Library
FEATURED GUEST: {ENCORE of EPISODE 41} Dr. Judith A. Rubin earned a Bachelor's in art from Wellesley College and a Master's in Art Education from Harvard University. In 1964, Rubin met Fred Rogers. Rogers invited Rubin to be on his new public television program, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. She appeared as the "art lady" for three years (1966-1969) and used her segments to communicate the therapeutic value of art to viewers. Rubin attended the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Institute and completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976. She has contributed to the field of art therapy by serving in a number of professional positions as well as writing numerous articles, books, lectures and films. Rubin became a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) in 1970 and a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) in 1994. She served on the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) board from 1973 to 1979, including as president from 1977 to 1979. In 1981, she received the award for Honorary Life Member. In addition to her writing, Rubin has worked in private practice and has taught at many universities in the U.S. and abroad. She is also a co-founder and president of a nonprofit educational organization called Expressive Media Inc. She founded. Expressive Media, INC (EMI) in 1985 with drama therapist Ellie Irwin, each a pioneer in her field. Colleagues in Pittsburgh since the 1960s, their mission is to promote the healing power of the arts by creating, collecting, and disseminating outstanding educational films, as well as clinical and historical footage. Live events provide leading-edge training for a community of students and professionals. EMI's Flagship training program is the Expressive Therapies Summit. In this episode, Judy shares how she began her private practice and stumbled into creating the non-profit organization, EMI. She additionally shares about the long process, hard work and team effort of bringing her vision of making EMI's extensive collection of footage about the creative arts therapies accessible to all through the brand-new Online Learning Library to reality. It has been years in the making and is now accessible on the Expressive Media website. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: https://expressivemedia.org  Child Art Therapy by Judith Rubin  An Introduction to Art Therapy by Judith Rubin Approaches to Art Therapy: Theory & Technique by Judith Rubin  Artful Therapy by Judith Rubin
01:46:01
May 12, 2021
50. Nicole Elise Edwards | Empowered Feminine Archetypes and The Process of Creation
*** Special Warning *** There is a short guided visualization in the beginning of our interview, it is recommended that you do not listen to that portion of the program while driving or engaging in an activity which requires your full attention.  FEATURED GUEST:  Nicole Elise Edwards, LMHC, MT-BC is the founder of SolRiver Counseling & Expressive Arts Institute. Her aim is to provide women the opportunity to cherish their bodies, their minds, and their spirit so they can Show Up BIG and without Reservation. She is a very passionate and highly versed mental health counselor trained in working with culturally diverse women. The approach she takes to therapy is founded on the principle that people can overcome life’s adversities by modifying aspects of life that no longer serve who they are or what they stand for. She teaches the infinite power of self-acceptance and the art of self-help to assist her clients in moving past feelings of self-defeat into a world where they value themselves and others more fully. The powerful practices in her programs combine licensed mental health counseling, expressive arts, and spiritual healing. ​ LISTEN & LEARN: The 6 Empowered Feminine Archetypes from the Hindu and what they represent. How these Archetypes, when embodied, can provide transformation and growth. The importance of holding a mindset of "Abundance" & "Gratitude" on experiencing more in life and within business. Experience a short guided visualization to ground into the empowered space within. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: How to find Nicole https://www.solrivercounseling.com/ Feminine Leadership Program Contact@solrivercounseling.com
01:00:14
May 5, 2021
49. Roseann Cappana-Hodge | Helping Parents Get Unstuck
Dr. Roseann is a trailblazing Psychologist for almost 30 years, Pediatric Mental Health Expert and the founder and director of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health and Dr. Roseann and Associates. Her Connecticut-based center, established in 2001, has helped thousands of children and adults reverse the most challenging conditions such as ADHD, Autism, anxiety, depression, concussion, learning disability, Lyme Disease, and PANS/PANDAS. Dr. Roseann treats these conditions using proven holistic therapies such as neurofeedback, biofeedback, psychotherapy, and nutrition using her trademarked two-week intensive 360 RebootTM Program. Her mission is to teach parents how to reduce and reverse their child’s symptoms using proven natural therapies and her book, “It’s Gonna be OK!TM, and course, The Get Unstuck ProgramTM: The Step by Step Way to Change Your Child’s Mental Health, give parents the tools for lasting change. Author of Teletherapy ToolkitTM: Therapist Handbook for Treating Children and Teens and course, the first of its kind, is a professional’s guide to virtual therapeutic activities and how to keep kids engaged in teletherapy. She is also co-author of the best selling book "Brain Under Attack: A Resource For Parents and Caregivers of Children With PANS, PANDAS, and Autoimmune Encephalopathy". Named a “Thought Leader in Children’s Mental Health” by FORBES, she has been featured on dozens of media outlets such as The Mel Robbins Show, Fox News, CBS, NBC, PIX11 NYC, Cheddar TV, USA Today, Yahoo News, WebMD, Business Insider, PARENTS, The Week, and The New York Times. LISTEN & LEARN: Key criteria to look for to clarify if a client's mental health symptoms may be the result of a tick-borne illness. How collaborating with a Functional Medical Practitioner can be helpful to determine a root cause. How Lyme can be dormant in one's cells for years before the symptoms emerge. How Dr. Roseann's new Book "It's Going to be Okay," and the "Get Unstuck Parenting Summit," are providing resources to families (and other therapists) to help reduce their children's mental health symptoms. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: How to find Dr. Roseann https://www.drroseann.com https://childrensmentalhealth.com Twitter https://twitter.com/drroseann1 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DrRoseannCapannaHodge Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drroseannandassoc Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/roseanncapannahodge Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/drroseannandassoc/ Additional Resources https://aspire.care/resources/clinicians/ It's Going to be Okay Get Unstuck Parenting Summit
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April 28, 2021
48. Reaching Couples Through Retreats and Events | Brian Mayer
Brian Mayer is a solo practitioner at Full Circle Coaching. He works mostly with couples and is trained in Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy. He enjoys experiential work which gives couples real life opportunities to practice skills rather than just talking about them. He also facilitates online group workshops for couples where they can learn, practice and discuss with other couples things like attachment, communication, managing differences, physical intimacy, and goals. Brian also hosts a podcast called “The Remarried Life” to help individuals recover from divorce, regain self confidence, and work through the many hurdles that blended families have. He lives in Richmond, VA with his wife Heather and two cats. They are also both excited to celebrate their daughter’s wedding and marriage later this year. LISTEN & LEARN: The impact a single day workshop can provide for clients. Experiential techniques for helping couples connect without words. Ability to expand one's reach and help more people through retreats and events. Qualify for $100 off the Couples Workshop using promo code "TCP100" RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Brian's website https://www.richmondmarriagecounseling.com/couplesworkshop.html The Remarried Life Podcast
53:25
April 21, 2021
47. Creating a Work-Life Balance as an Entrepreneurial Mom | Amber Trueblood
AMBER TRUEBLOOD is a licensed marriage and family therapist, speaker, writer, retreat host and mother to four sons. She loves learning everything she can about human development, psychology, neuroscience, self-care, meditation, communication, bio-hacking and family dynamics. She is the author of the book, Stretch Marks. It is part memoir, part parenting book and part self-help. She also is the host of the podcast Stretch Marks where she interviews people intent on sharing their wisdom in areas ranging from money to meditation to pelvic floor dysfunction and probiotics. Amber has been featured in Parade, the Oprah Magazine, L.A. Parent, Bustle, Fatherly and Good Housekeeping. Amber's go-to brain-hacks for shifting mood. The role of self-kindness in her transition from therapist to entrepreneur. Importance of clarity on what is most important to you (not just your career) to create work-life boundaries. Decoding overwhelm as a key to prioritizing time. Intentionally adding 1 thing that is lights-you-up to your week and creating structures in place to ensure you do it. Communicating needs with family and asking them to help you. Identifying what things and people drain your mental or emotional energy so you can set intentional boundaries. And her story of how she wrote a book on the road while her children were performing in the traveling musical. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: Amber's Website Stretch Mark's the Podcast Stretch Mark's the Book
01:10:02
April 14, 2021
46. "Culturally Sensitive Trauma Response" | Jennifer Marchand
Jennifer Marchand is a Certified Canadian Counsellor, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, Registered Canadian Art Therapy, and a Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Facilitator based in Germany. Over the past ten years, she has worked in a diverse range of settings and cultural contexts as a clinician, consultant and trainer. In addition to her clinical work, she has worked as a trauma trainer in conflict affected countries - such as Iraq and Afghanistan - on the implementation of trauma sensitive health care for survivors of gender-based violence. She also established a practice in Hanoi, Vietnam working with a diverse client base, including expatriates and Vietnamese clients, and was the clinical supervisor for a Vietnamese organization working with survivors of human trafficking. She began her career in northern Canada working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals, families and communities affected by complex and intergenerational trauma. She received close mentorship and training on Indigenous psychotherapy and traditional healing practices. These teachings continue to shape her approach to trauma recovery and cross-cultural practices, especially when working in non-Western and Indigenous contexts. Jennifer also has an Etsy store where she sells helpful and beautiful trauma informed resources. She is offering listeners a discount of 50% off when they purchase using the following link. Listen & Learn: Jennifer's experiences learning culturally sensitive approaches working with Indigenous populations in Canada understand the relationship between cultural sensitivity & trauma-sensitive approaches become aware of potential benefits of integrating EMDR approaches within expressive therapy approaches the four R's of trauma the importance of freedom within structure and the COME BACK tool, a Culturally-Attuned tool for Body-Centered Resourcing and Stabilization. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: COME BACK TOOL Digital Workbook www.naturebasedemdr.com Coupon Code for the ARTforTraumaTherapy shop on Etsy Video of Shirly Turcotte, researcher and trainer on Indigenous Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy (Formerly Aboriginal)
01:39:46
April 7, 2021
VFTS 2021 7. LifeSPEAKS Poetry Therapy | Jennie Linthorst
Jennie Linthorst, MA, CAPF, is a poet, expressive writing teacher, and founder of LifeSPEAKS Poetry Therapy. She is on the faculty of the UCLA Arts & Healing, and has taught expressive writing workshops at UC Irvine Ext, the University of Santa Monica, the National Association for Poetry Therapy, and the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. Jennie facilitates ongoing adult writing groups and original curriculum for private cleints. She has a bachelor's in psychology from Skidmore College, certification as a certified applied poetry facilitator, and a master's in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Jennie has written two books of poetry:  Silver Girl and Autism Disrupter: A Mother's Journey of Hope. Jennie will be teaching "Immigration & Empathy: Building Communication Through Creative Writing & Movement" on April 24, 2021 from 1PM - 4PM and  "Creative Rituals for Processing Grief: Music, Dance & " on April , 2021 from 9AM to 4pm at the online LA Expressive Therapies Summit. Listen & Learn: how she was inspired to become a poetry therapist; how staying open to possibilities allowed for opportunities within her community to facilitate expressive writing offerings; how she has used her personal experience as a mother of a child with special needs to support other mom's in their personal journey, using poetry and writing; and how collaborative partnerships with other artists have created opportunities to develop culturally supportive interactive community workshops, which she will be presenting on at the Expressive Therapies Summit, LA, event. RESOURCES MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: UCLA Arts & Healing Expressive Therapies Summit LifeSPEAKS Poetry Therapy Silver Girl by Jennie Linthorst Autism Disrupter: A Mother's Journey of Hope by Jennie Linthorst Rejina Klenjowski Dance Company Poetic Medicine by John Fox The Hero's Journey Joseph Campbell on his life & work Motherless Daughters Autistic Like Documentary Film created by Jennie & Her Husband Erik Autism Goes to College
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March 31, 2021
VFTS 2021 6. On Cultural Humility | Vivian Chavez
Vivian Chavez, MPH, DrPH, is a college professor, social justice artist, and yoga/meditation teacher. Much of her work focuses on facilitating conversations about power and privilege and how these operate in our lives. Vivian uses community building, storytelling, creativity, and movement to teach health and wellness. She has her master's and doctorate from the University of CA, Berkeley, with research in "Violence in the Lives of Young Women in Urban Environments." Vivian is an author of books and articles about prevention, youth media, community-based research and cultural humility. She has presented her work in Cuba, Peru, and Argentina, studied in India, and lectured throughout the U.S. In this episode we discuss the framework of cultural humility. Vivian shares the  and the shift of away from discussing it in terms of cultural competency to cultural humility, the role of prevention and the benefits of dynamic teaching methodology. She will be presenting "Cultural Humility from the Inside Out:  A Clinical Approach to Addressing Bias" on April 15, 2021 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the online LA Expressive Therapies Summit. RESOURCES: UCLA Arts & Healing Expressive Therapies Summit Therapy With Erica The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art  CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST EPISODE!
01:04:40
March 24, 2021
SS8. Relapse Prevention | Special Series on Trauma Response with Nicole Porter Davis
Emerald Sketch A.R.T. Specializing in early childhood, acute assessment, trauma treatment, family  development and community outreach, Nicole Porter Davis is noted for her immediate  response in Newtown, CT initiating art therapy services following the horrifying  massacre at Sandy Hook School. She was invited to Director Child Therapy for the  Sandy Hook Healing Project days after the tragedy. Ms. Davis later established the  Emerald Sketch, LLC employing an art therapy response team of independent clinicians  bridging the gap for trauma services first for Newtown, CT. Now she is the founding Director of Emerald Sketch A.R.T., Inc. a non-profit designed to  help mobilize clinicians anywhere in the world set up sustainable Creative Arts therapy  services immediately after any horrifying trauma. Her current focus has been on the  American migrant child crisis training practitioners as well as mobilizing Art therapy  response for the traumatized children of Brooklyn. Nicole recently co-authored the first  trauma response ‘Manual” for The Red Pencil, an international humanitarian  organization providing Creative Arts therapies to the global community. In addition to her clinical work, Nicole's latest Creative work was the development of An  American Nightmare, a solo performance that debuted off broadway in NYC, July 2019.  Her Performance Art experience began at a very young age. She co-wrote and  performed music in Philadelphia asThe JillRabbits, 2005-2014. Prior to this Nicole  studied Theater Arts, Dance, Music, and Art throughout her entire childhood. She then  developed her focus into Fine Art and Psychology during her undergraduate studies.  She maintains a handful of private clients in Brooklyn and the greater New York  community, and provides online clinical supervision and training for Creative Arts  Therapists. Thrive Global publishes her latest stories online. Listen & Learn: A systematic arts therapy approach to providing treatment in response to large scale trauma The importance of choice in work with clients Benefits of double handed scribbling techniques Tools for anchoring the therapeutic experience Role of a good-bye ritual And the benefits of integrating the community in the healing process. https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss1 https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss2 https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss3 https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss4 https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss5 https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss6 https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss7
59:22
March 17, 2021
45. Applying the ACT approach to Entrepreneurship | Lee Chaix McDonough
Lee Chaix McDonough is the CEO and Founder of Coach With Clarity, a training and education company for life and business coaches. She is also the host of the Coach with Clarity podcast and author of the #1 Amazon book, ACT On Your Business: Braving the storms of entrepreneurship and creating success through meaning, mindset, and mindfulness. After over a decade as a clinical social worker and public health professional, Lee became credentialed as a coach through the International Coach Federation and now provides ICF-accredited continuing coach education for intuitive, heart-centered coaches. Her Coach with Clarity® framework fuses meaning, mindset, and mindfulness with grounded intuition and solid business strategy to help coaches and clients excel at entrepreneurship and transform their lives. Lee lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and her pug Phineas. In this episode, Lee shares about the her journey to becoming an author. More specifically shares about the core pillars of ACT -Meaning, Mindset & Mindfulness - and their applications to entrepreneurship. She provides tangible activities and processes you can do to help reach your business goals. RESOURCES: https://www.coachwithclarity.com https://www.coachwithclarity.com/blueprint ACT on your Business Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling & Start Living ACT made Simple Get out of your mind and into your life: The New Acceptance And Commitment Therapy Reiki Course Offerings as mentioned in the Episode Promo: https://floridaarttherapyservices.com/continuing-education/ CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST EPISODE!
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March 10, 2021
VFTS 2021 5. Creative Approaches to Working with Resistance in Therapy | Erica Curtis
Erica Curtis is co-author with Ping Ho of the award-winning book "The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art." She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board-Certified Art Therapist. Erica is core faculty and curriculum developer for UCLArts & Healing and consultant for The Board of Behavioral Sciences, The Foundation for Art & Healing, and the Art Therapy department at Loyola Marymount University. Erica is an internationally sought speaker and has been cited in over 100 media outlets as an expert on creative approaches to emotional and relationship health. Erica has a psychotherapy practice in San Juan Capistrano, CA. In this episode Erica shares effective creative methods for working with resistance. She shares how she has used them at home in her own parenting and how she teaches the parents to do the same. The interventions shared are featured in the award winning book she co-authored with Ping Ho, "The Innovative Parent". Erica will be teaching "Reaching Resistant Clients of All Ages Through Art: Techniques for Success" on April 24, 2021 from 1PM - 4PM and  "Guidelines for Avoiding Liability: Ethics Standards for Creative Arts Therapists and Counselors" on April 17, 2021 from 9AM to 4pm at the online LA Expressive Therapies Summit. RESOURCES: UCLA Arts & Healing Expressive Therapies Summit Therapy With Erica The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art 
01:00:34
March 3, 2021
VFTS 2021 4. Imagination, Creativity & Spirituality in Therapy | Dr. Leanne Domash
Leanne Domash, PhD is a psychologist/psychoanalyst, playwright and Embodied Imagination practitioner. She has had a life-long interest in the creative process and has written and/or presented nationally and internationally on art, architecture, writing, wit and humor, theater, and spirituality as they intersect with the psychotherapeutic process. The aim of her recent book -- Imagination, Creativity and Spirituality in Psychotherapy: Welcome to Wonderland -- is to awaken creative desire and expand the imagination of the clinician and in turn, his or her patient. However, the book can be read by anyone wanting to solve problems --whether artistic, scientific or relational -- in more open and original ways. Dr. Domash brings the reader into a transitional space, an in-between reality, that allows deep exploration and access to new ideas. She illuminates the use of Embodied Imagination, a dreamwork technique that helps the individual break dysfunctional patterns and view his or her life with new perspective. The destructive effect of trauma on the imagination is explored and strategies given to address this. Using interdisciplinary exploration – from Kabbala and bible stories to biology and neuroscience -- Dr. Domash helps the reader view the world through a metaphorical lens as he or she continues to grow, expand, dare, take risks, and even, leap into the unknown. Dr. Domash is Clinical Consultant, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; Voluntary Psychologist, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, NY, NY; and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY, NY. In this episode, we discussed concepts and their applications in psychotherapy from her recent book. Dr. Domash along with Jarred Sharer, will be presenting at the upcoming Expressive Therapies Summit on the topic of Spirituality, Creativity & Dreamwork in Psychotherapy. RESOURCES: Imagination, Creativity & Spirituality in Psychotherapy: Welcome to Wonderland Shrink Rap with David Van Nuys Magical Mystery Tour with Tonio Epstein Seeker to Seeker Expressive Therapies Summit CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST EPISODE!
01:06:14
February 24, 2021
44. Creative Resiliency in Your Practice | Kate Shannon
Kate Shannon, LPC, LCAT, MT-BC is the host of the Creative Therapy Umbrella podcast. She offers therapist support services, private practice services and continuing education. She has spent her career supporting children with life-limiting medical diagnoses, mental health needs, and developmental differences through music therapy, play and creative expression. Kate is passionate about incorporating play therapy skills into the music therapy space and helps other therapists learn how to support healthy social and emotional development through these skills. Kate also loves working with adults utilizing inner child work, attachment-based therapy, mindfulness and creativity. Besides creating music, she loves to knit, needle felt, read, play video games and spend time with her family. In this episode, Kate talks about the role of creative resiliency and entrepreneurship. She shares at least 5 tips to build your own creative resiliency practice. My favorite is her practice of scheduling in 30 minutes of "boredom" time into her calendar which help her to slow down and allow the inspiration to flow. She also shares how she is working to offer CE's for music therapists through her podcast, The Creative Therapy Umbrella and the Music Therapy Podcast Collective. Resources: Listeners can grab her FREE guide to Boost Creativity here: https://mailchi.mp/fd5064c4332e/main-newsletter  www.creativetherapyumbrella.com Insta: https://www.instagram.com/creativetherapyumbrella/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/creativetherapyumbrella/ Music Therapy Podcast Collective https://mtpodcastcollective.com/ CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE PODCAST EPISODE!
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February 17, 2021
43. Nuts and Bolts of Bookkeeping for Therapists | Michael Spencer
Michael Spencer is the owner of Michael Spencer Bookkeeping, a virtual bookkeeping business serving counselors, therapists, and helping professionals in private practice. With a first career in auditing and accounting and a second career as a Licensed Professional Counselor and coach, Michael brings a unique skill set to her bookkeeping services. She connects with her clients with warmth, compassion, and deep listening; keeps their books accurate and up-to-date every month; and helps them make sense of their financial information.   Michael breaks down the basics of what we need to know as business owners when it comes to bookkeeping. In this episode Michael shares: the differences between bookkeeping and year end taxes the importance of good bookkeeping habits how we can use our books to make confident decisions in our practices, and talks about when it is helpful to call in a professional for assistance. Resources: mspencerbooks.com 
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February 10, 2021
42. Managing Chronic Stress | Dr. Jennifer Love
Dr. Jennifer Love, co-author of WHEN CRISIS STRIKES (December 29th, 2020), is a  board-certified psychiatrist in addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine and is a Diplomate of  the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Addiction Medicine.  She attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed her  internship, residency, and subspecialty fellowship training at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Love  has served as chief resident and as clinical faculty at the University of Hawaii Department of  Psychiatry before returning to California, where she is currently in group practice. Dr. Love is an award-winning researcher and international speaker and has appeared as a medical expert on The Dr. Phil Show and The Doctors, and has been interviewed for documentaries including Dr. Mark Hyman’s Broken Brain series, and various podcasts and vlogs. She is currently developing her own documentary series on women, as well as an educational documentary on suicide prevention. Dr. Love’s work focuses on restoring life balance, brain, and body health while helping her patients improve their functionality and satisfaction in life. She utilizes a wide range of interventions beyond medication, including nutraceuticals, exercise, yoga, various types of psychotherapy, and sleep/relaxation training. Her specialties include mood disorders, substance use disorders, anxiety disorders, anger and irritability, behavioral addictions, co-occurring pain, and opioid dependence. In this episode, we discussed the rise of addictions as a result of quarantine, holistic and functional medicine in the treatment of mental health conditions, and practical tips for managing chronic stress. Resources: www.lovehovik.com Instagram @dr_author_jennifer_love When Crisis Strikes 
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February 3, 2021
VFTS 2021 3. Expressive Arts and Grief | Dr. Robert Neimeyer
Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, and maintains an active consulting and coaching practice. He also directs the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition, which provides online and onsite training internationally in grief therapy. Since completing his doctoral training at the University of Nebraska in 1982, he has conducted extensive research on the topics of death, grief, loss, and suicide intervention. Neimeyer has published 30 books, including Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention and Grief and the Expressive Arts: Practices for Creating Meaning, the latter with Barbara Thompson. The author of over 500 articles and book chapters, he is currently working to advance a more adequate theory of grieving as a meaning-making process, both in his published work and through his frequent professional workshops for national and international audiences. Neimeyer is the Editor of the respected international journal, Death Studies, and served as President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling. In recognition of his scholarly contributions, he has been granted the Distinguished Research Award, the Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Eminent Faculty Award by the University of Memphis, elected Chair of the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement, and given the Research Recognition, Clinical Practice and Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Most recently, he has received the Phoenix Award: Rising to the Service of Humanity from the MISS Foundation, been given ADEC’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and been recognized as an Honored Associate of the Viktor Frankl Association for his lifetime contributions to the study of meaning.  Additionally, he is a published poet.  In this episode, Robert and I discuss the need for additional education to be included in the training of therapists on the topic of grief and loss. He shares his thoughts about how "slowing down" in therapy actually speeds things up to create transformational moments with clients.  He additionally shares about the work of his colleagues and himself providing experiential training on expressive methods for transformative meaning-making in grief work at the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition.  We talk a bit about the Grief Track (10 workshops) being offered at the upcoming Expressive Therapies Summit, Los Angeles, event. He will specifically be teaching on Writing Through Bereavement: Reconstructing Meaning & Loss at the event.  Resources: https://www.portlandinstitute.org/ http://summit.expressivemedia.org/ The Art of Longing: Selected Poems by Neimeyer  Techniques of Grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention Grief and the Expressive Arts: Practices for Creating Meaning
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January 27, 2021
VFTS 2021 2. Expressive Remix Therapy: Digital Approaches to Treatment | Jeffrey Jamerson
Jeffrey Jamerson, MA, PhD (c), has over 20 years of experience in the public sector. He has served at-risk youth in various capacities, most recently as the Vice President of programs and services at Aviva Family and Children Services in Los Angeles. Hoping to create a shift in how therapy is conducted with foster children, he has integrated narrative and expressive arts modalities with digital art media, which he calls Expressive Remix Therapy. Dr. Jamerson's origins are one of the Breakbeat culture of the late 70's and early 80's. He shares about how his connection to breakdancing, rap music and Hip-Hop influenced his work with at-risk youth and his development of Expressive Remix Therapy. Dr. Jamerson shares multiple software applications that can easily be integrated into multi-modal therapy interventions whether in-person or via telehealth. For those wanting to learn more about Dr. Jamerson's approaches, he will be teaching a 3 hour workshop on May 1, 2021 at the upcoming LA Expressive Therapies Summit entitled, Digital Media Arts: Therapeutic Interventions for Adolescents & Others. This experiential 3-hour workshop is designed to give participants hands-on experience in using digital media art with students and clients. Participants will learn about apps, software, and new media resources for creative expression, and explore how to use these resources as a therapeutic intervention when working with clients. Additionally, they will learn how narrative and story creation can be augmented through the medium of digital media art. Resources Mentioned in the Show: DJ Kool Herc https://www.djkoolherc.com/ Aviva Family & Children's Services, LA https://aviva.org/ Combining the creative therapies with technology: Using social media and online counseling to treat clients.  Jamerson, J. (2013). Expressive remix therapy: Using digital media art in therapeutic group sessions with children and adolescents. Creative Nursing, 19(4), 182–188.  The handbook of art therapy and digital technology. Expressive remix therapy: Facilitating narrative mash-ups through the use of digital media art. More resources available at www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/vfts2021-2
59:51
January 20, 2021
41. Dr. Judy Rubin On Her Life's Work and the Online Film Learning Library | Dr. Judy Rubin
Dr. Judith A. Rubin earned a Bachelor's in art from Wellesley College and a Master's in Art Education from Harvard University. In 1964, Rubin met Fred Rogers. Rogers invited Rubin to be on his new public television program, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. She appeared as the "art lady" for three years (1966-1969) and used her segments to communicate the therapeutic value of art to viewers. Rubin attended the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Institute and completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976. She has contributed to the field of art therapy by serving in a number of professional positions as well as writing numerous articles, books, lectures and films. Rubin became a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) in 1970 and a Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) in 1994. She served on the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) board from 1973 to 1979, including as president from 1977 to 1979. In 1981, she received the award for Honorary Life Member. In addition to her writing, Rubin has worked in private practice and has taught at many universities in the U.S. and abroad. She is also a co-founder and president of a nonprofit educational organization called Expressive Media Inc. She founded. Expressive Media, INC (EMI) in 1985 with drama therapist Ellie Irwin, each a pioneer in her field. Colleagues in Pittsburgh since the 1960s, their mission is to promote the healing power of the arts by creating, collecting, and disseminating outstanding educational films, as well as clinical and historical footage. Live events provide leading-edge training for a community of students and professionals. EMI's Flagship training program is the Expressive Therapies Summit. In this episode, Judy shares how she began her private practice and stumbled into creating the non-profit organization, EMI. She additionally shares about the long process, hard work and team effort of bringing her vision of making EMI's extensive collection of footage about the creative arts therapies accessible to all through the brand-new Online Learning Library to reality. It has been years in the making and is now accessible on the Expressive Media website. Resources: https://expressivemedia.org Child Art Therapy by Judith Rubin An Introduction to Art Therapy by Judith Rubin Approaches to Art Therapy: Theory & Technique by Judith Rubin Artful Therapy by Judith Rubin
01:38:12
January 13, 2021
VFTS 2021 1. Starting a Private Art Therapy Practice | Dr. Rachel Brandoff Interviews Podcast Host Reina Lombardi
In this Voices From The Summit 2021 Episode, guest host, Dr. Rachel Brandoff, interviews the Creative Psychotherapist Podcast host, Reina Lombardi. Dr. Brandoff was a previous guest on Episode 4 How Speaking at a Conference Can Garnish a Publishing Deal.  Dr. Brandoff has been a source of enduring support and encouragement throughout Reina's career. It was the result of a conversation with Dr. Brandoff that breathed life into the idea of opening her private practice. In this episode, they talk candidly about Reina's birthing process of creating a private practice. Moreover, they discuss how small, deliberate and consistent steps in the direction of your goals contribute to it becoming reality. They go into the work of overcoming and working through personal fears and self-limiting beliefs as central to pushing out into Entrepreneurial endeavors. During the interview, they spoke about Reina's passion for food and cooking. Dr. Brandoff suggested that Reina share her recipe for Osso Bucco in the show notes. Shared is Reina's favorite recipe, by chef Tyler Florence. At the 2021 LA Expressive Therapies Summit, Reina will be teaching a Masterclass on April 20, 2021 from 9AM - 4PM called Private Practice Essentials for Creative Arts Therapists: What They Don't Teach You in School. While graduate schools prepare us to provide clinical treatment, they rarely teach the necessary skills for launching and building a solo clinical practice. This primarily didactic 6-hour master class is for you if you are thinking about launching your own practice, or if you are new to the world of private practice. Participants will learn business planning basics, such as how to determine an appropriate business structure and how to estimate start-up expenses. Attention will be given to understanding the clinical relevance of having a "money mindset" in private practice, and how to calculate your desired income, as well as set your schedule and fees, based on your expense estimate. We will briefly discuss ethical and legal considerations for successful integration of telehealth into practice. Marketing is another essential skill that is important to develop—especially if you don't already have a long list of potential clients—and it's an activity that is likely the most intimidating aspect of practice-building for most. Various marketing strategies will be presented and—since we're therapists, after all—how to determine which strategy might fit best with your personality style. We will also touch on critical legal issues you'll need to consider if you are going to hang out your own shingle. Participants will leave the session with a realistic sense of what it takes to get started (and be successful) in private practice, along with practical guidelines and tools to get them headed on their practice-building journey. Resources: https://expressivetherapiessummit.la/ Https://www.floridaarttherapyservices.com https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/osso-buco-milanese-recipe-1908801
01:23:39
January 6, 2021
40. End of the Year Business Prep | Reina Lombardi
In this solo episode, host Reina Lombardi, shares the 3 things she consistently does at the end of each year to reflect upon successes of the year and to plan for more successes in the following. Year-end rituals and practices can become things you look forward to in your business. Reina uses both practical, data driven and creative activities in her evaluation and planning process. The data gives a clear picture about what is working within the business, where the strengths are, and areas in need of improvement or tweaking. The creative visualization exercises offer an opportunity to visually explore areas within the business that might be further developed and explored in the New Year. Resources: Https://www.floridaarttherapyservices.com https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com
27:11
December 30, 2020
39. Growing a Solo Practice | Lisa Richardson
Lisa Richardson, MA, LMHC, LPC, CCTP is the owner of Spirited Away Art Therapy, LLC in Venice, Florida. She is also the Co-chair for Arts for Health Sarasota-Manatee county, an active artist, writer and actress. She considers herself to be creatively curious and a first-time dog mother. She shares with us how she has grown a solo art therapy practice through engaged community outreach efforts. My favorite part of the interview is where she shares about how her engagement in her local community theater has helped her grow as both personally and professionally. Resources: Spirited Away Art Therapy - https://spiritedawayarttherapy.com/ Arts for Health Sarasota Manatee - https://www.artsforhealthsarasotamanatee.org/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/saarttherapy  Expressive Arts Florida - http://www.expressiveartsflorida.com/ Lisa's Art on Red Bubble - https://www.redbubble.com/people/FlutterbySpirit/shop  The Venice Theatre - https://venicetheatre.org/ Loveland Center - http://www.lovelandcenter.org/
01:01:31
December 23, 2020
SS7. Secure Remembrance | Special Series on Trauma Response with Nicole Porter Davis
Nicole Porter Davis ATR-BC, LCAT specializes in early childhood, acute assessment, trauma treatment, family development and community outreach. She is noted for her immediate response in Newtown, CT initiating art therapy services following the horrifying massacre at Sandy Hook School. She was invited to Director Child Therapy for the Sandy Hook Healing Project days after the tragedy. Ms. Davis later established the Emerald Sketch, LLC employing an art therapy response team of independent clinicians bridging the gap for trauma services first for Newtown, CT. Now she is the founding Director of Emerald Sketch A.R.T., Inc. a non-profit designed to help mobilize clinicians anywhere in the world set up sustainable Creative Arts therapy services immediately after any horrifying trauma. Her current focus has been on the American migrant child crisis training practitioners as well as mobilizing Art therapy response for the traumatized children of Brooklyn. Nicole recently co-authored the first trauma response ‘Manual” for The Red Pencil, an international humanitarian organization providing Creative Arts therapies to the global community. In addition to her clinical work, Nicole's latest Creative work was the development of An American Nightmare, a solo performance that debuted off Broadway in NYC, July 2019. Her Performance Art experience began at a very young age. She co-wrote and performed music in Philadelphia as The JillRabbits, 2005-2014. Prior to this Nicole studied Theater Arts, Dance, Music, and Art throughout her entire childhood. She then developed her focus into Fine Art and Psychology during her undergraduate studies. She maintains a handful of private clients in Brooklyn and the greater New York community, and provides online clinical supervision and training for Creative Arts Therapists. Thrive Global publishes her latest stories online. Nicole and I began recording this Special Series on Trauma Response early on in the pandemic. She has been sharing the art therapy protocol she uses in the treatment of trauma. We were hopeful that the pandemic would come to a close prior to the end of 2020 and we would release these final stages after that. Unfortunately, this has not been the case and decided to to finish out the series. Links to the past episodes are featured in the Resources list. In today's episode we discuss Secure Remembrance and Transformation. Resources: https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss1 https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss2 https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss3 https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss4 https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss5 https://www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/ss6 The Emerald Sketch, LLC - https://emeraldsketch.com/
49:52
December 16, 2020
38. Expanding Beyond one-to-one Therapy with Online Training Offerings | Jackie Flynn
Jackie Flynn is the founder and director of Counseling in Brevard, is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Registered Play Therapist, Trauma Therapist, Couples Counselor, Education Consultant, and Parent Coach. She is the creator of the following imagery books: Jackie Feels and Animal Imagery: EMDR Inner Resource Development. Her passion for helping children and families in a variety of settings inspired her to open a private practice group in Cocoa Village Florida where she provides caring, thoughtful counseling and therapy to individuals of all ages, families, couples, and groups. As a proud veteran of the US Army, a Give an Hour Provider, and a Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant, she is passionate about helping people heal from traumatic experiences and move towards a happier, healthier life. She has special interests in Anxiety, Depression, Adoption, Grief, Relationship Struggles, Learning Disabilities, and Attention Deficit Disorder. Jackie earned an Education Specialist degree in School Counseling from University of Central Florida and Graduate Certificates in Play Therapy and Nonprofit Management. Prior to her current work at Counseling in Brevard, she was honored to be the School Counselor at Sculptor Charter School in Titusville, where she currently serves on the Board of Directors as the Parent Representative. Jackie is also the creator and host of Play Therapy Community and Parenting in the Rain Podcasts, downloaded over 380,00 times in over 59 countries. Jackie shares about the work she has done to create impactful training and resources for other therapists, expanding her reach beyond the therapy room. She talked about how she created the Innovative Child Therapy Symposium last year. Forty Therapists specializing in helping children shared techniques, resources, and strategies. She is offering the Symposium a second time, in February 2021. The Symposium will feature recordings of therapists from around the world, sharing their best techniques and resources for working with children. The best part, if you watch during the week it launches it is absolutely FREE. And if you want lifetime access, the recordings will be available for purchase. Resources: www.playtherapycommunity.com www.jackieflynnconsulting.com www.counselinginbrevard.com
45:17
December 9, 2020
37. Telehealth, Biofeedback, & Neurofeedback | Dr. Roseann Cappana-Hodge
Dr. Roseann is a trailblazing Psychologist for almost 30 years, Pediatric Mental Health Expert and the founder and director of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health and Dr. Roseann and Associates. Her Connecticut-based center, established in 2001, has helped thousands of children and adults reverse the most challenging conditions such as ADHD, Autism, anxiety, depression, concussion, learning disability, Lyme Disease, and PANS/PANDAS. Dr. Roseann treats these conditions using proven holistic therapies such as neurofeedback, biofeedback, psychotherapy, and nutrition using her trademarked two-week intensive 360 RebootTM Program. Her mission is to teach parents how to reduce and reverse their child’s symptoms using proven natural therapies and her book, “It’s Gonna be OK!TM, and course, The Get Unstuck ProgramTM: The Step by Step Way to Change In today's podcast, Dr. Roseann shares about the differences between and benefits of biofeedback and neurofeedback. She shares how clinicians can integrate biofeedback affordably into their work both virtually and in-person using the HeartMath system. She talks about her new book Teletherapy ToolkitTM: Therapist Handbook for Treating Children and Teens, which is currently available on Amazon. Her book is jam packed with helpful information for therapists. It covers the basics of educating and preparing clients for the process, psychoeducational handouts to share with clients, and 100 engaging activities to keep children and teens engaged in their virtual therapy sessions. Listeners can grab a FREEBIE download of a list of over 100 Coping Statements courtesy of Dr. Roseann at www.teletherapytoolkit.com/bonus https://www.drroseann.com https://childrensmentalhealth.com Twitter https://twitter.com/drroseann1 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DrRoseannCapannaHodge Instagram https://www.instagram.com/drroseannandassoc Linkedin  https://www.linkedin.com/in/roseanncapannahodge Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/drroseannandassoc/ Books & Tools Shared Discussed in this Episode Dr. Roseann's 360 Reboot® Program Heartmath Biofeedback Training & Supplies Biodots Brain Under Attack: A Resource For Parents and Caregivers of Children with PANS, PANDAS, and Autoimmune Encephalopathy Teletherapy Toolkit: Therapist Handbook for Treating Children & Teens
01:05:26
December 2, 2020
36. Creating Your Unique Company Culture | Heather Anderson
In this Episode, my Creative Assistant, Heather Anderson and I have a candid conversation on the topic of Strategic Planning.  We talk about how to infuse creativity into the process, how to make it your own, and how a leader's personal values and beliefs impact company culture. Heather Anderson is the owner of Heatheryish.com. The name of her business is an expression of her creative style. Heatheryish is and adjective to express compassion, connection, growth, and joy through creativity with efficiency, purpose, and integrity. She is an artist, an educator, a Reiki Level II practitioner, and a creative assistant providing project based services to advance your company's mission. She has been providing assistant services to my private practice, Florida Art Therapy Services, LLC for the past two years. In addition, she offers Reiki and Creative Wellness sessions through the practice. There comes a time in every business owner's life, where they admit they need help! They can't do all the things anymore. Heather has become an integral part of how I keep all the balls in the air for my businesses. As such, she participates in the strategic planning of my business. Our conversation gives a window into what goes into the strategy of business growth and development. I hope you may find some insights into how you, too, can use your creativity as an asset in your approach to business planning. Resources: Heatheryish.com Info on Reiki and Creative Wellness Sessions Floridaarttherapyservices.com Creative Practice Builder Mastermind Group Disclaimer: To be transparent, the links to the books mentioned in the show are Amazon affiliate links. We receive a small fee if you purchase an item using the links. We use the fees to help us grow and improve the podcast. We will never use an affiliate link to the product that don't believe in or haven't vetted ourselves. Thank you for your support.
53:46
November 25, 2020
35. 3 Business Benefits of Being in a Mastermind Group | Reina Lombardi
In this Solo Episode, I share the 3 biggest benefits I have experienced by being part of a paid Mastermind Community.  I love having guests on the show, but sometimes things don't line up correctly. Interviews get cancelled or rescheduled. Recordings have technical errors or in some cases they don't convert properly and get lost in the ether. This was definitely one of those weeks.  A Mastermind group consists of a group of likeminded professionals who meet to discuss business. They essentially mentor and support one another's professional growth. Typically, they are paid groups. While some people may be skeptical about the benefits of paying to be part of a group - I assure you there are many benefits. I have participated in both a paid and unpaid group. Without a doubt, I have gained significantly more from being in the paid group. I attribute this to the fact that people more consistently show up and prioritize participation as they are financially invested in the process. In this episode I share about my experiences with both paid and unpaid groups and highlight the top 3 benefits of participating in a paid group.  Resources: Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century (Think and Grow Rich Series) Creative Practice Builder Mastermind Group Disclaimer: To be transparent, the links to the books mentioned in the show are Amazon affiliate links. We receive a small fee if you purchase an item using the links. We use the fees to help us grow and improve the podcast. We will never use an affiliate link to the product that don't believe in or haven't vetted ourselves. Thank you for your support.
35:36
November 18, 2020
34. Creating a Mental Health Based Talk Show | Bertha Barrett with Tamika Lee
This mother-daughter entrepreneurial duo put their knowledge and skills together to create Intake - A talk show dedicated to raising awareness for all things Mental Health.  Bertha Freeman-Barrett is the creator, host and Executive Producer of Intake. Bertha is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the state of Florida. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Phoenix and Master of Art in Clinical Mental Health from Webster University. Bertha is a member of Sigma Alpha Pi the National Society of Leadership and Success. She is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional who assist survivors and victims’ with recent, current, or past trauma. As an out patient therapist in community service she assist adolescents, adults, and families in low income communities to promote optimum mental and emotional health. Bertha’s therapeutic orientation is eclectic as she believes that no one clinical intervention suits all. She is a firm advocate against domestic violence, and passionate about educating, empowering, and assisting clients and individuals alike to live their best lives. As an African American woman and one with many titles she realizes the stress of living up to cultural standards, overcoming the societal stigmas associated with her identity, and yet maintaining autonomy and self-harmony. Bertha firmly believes that one’s life and reality is created in the mind, and social and cultural environments greatly influences the outcome. Tamika Lee AKA Tami-lee is an independent filmmaker and director. She is the Director & Editor of Intake. She is an Alumni of The Art Institute of Jacksonville, where she earned her Bachelor's in Film & Video Production. A native of Bronx, NY, Tami-Lee has eagerly pursued her passion for writing & love for cinematography. Tami has multiple years of experience writing, directing, and producing independent films. Her dedication to dynamic script writing has led her to gain national attention & features in competitive national film fests including The Philadelphia Film Festival. With her TV pilot "The Rose Order" currently circulating in the national film circuit, Tami-Lee's emotionally captivating & awe-inspiring style of storytelling is sure to take your breath away. Tami was recently a recipient of the Rising Star Award from the Jacksonville Film and Television Division for being an exceptional up-and-coming filmmaker. Our conversation dives into the behind the scenes aspects of creating the Intake Talk Show. We talk a bit about how they are using the show to raise awareness around cultural and societal issues that have an impact on mental health. They share about the joy of working together through the merging of their passions. I had the great pleasure of being a guest on Intake back in June. If you have ever thought of creating your own tv show, they offer insight into the hard work that goes into creating a single show.  Resources: Intake Talk Show Website https://www.intake.tv/ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDOsTgTxAKpvztsNiTuA9UQ  Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/talkmentalwellness/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/intake_talk_show/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/IntakeShow Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/intaketalkshow/_created/ Wonderline Media
45:16
November 11, 2020
33. Increasing Access to Mental Health by Design The Co, an Arts and Therapies Center | Angel Bigalot
Angel Bilagot is a registered Psychotherapist and Drama Therapist. She is also a mother to four beautifully rambunctious boys. Angel graduate from Wilfred Laurier University with a combined degree of Psychology and Theatre. She completed her Master's Degree from Concordia University, specializing in Drama Therapy. Angel continued her training in Drama Therapy in New York City, while working as a therapist at the PTSD Clinic in New Haven, Connecticut. Angel's professional experiences have provided her the opportunity to work, teach and develop programs for environments such as the Jewish General Hospital (Montreal), The Canadian Institute for Neuro Integrative Development (Montreal), The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter, and The University of Alberta (Edomonton). In this interview, Angel shares how she has turned her dream of creating a Creative Arts Center as a Community focused Mental Health practice into a reality. She founded The CO. in October of 2019. In spite of the pandemic, which has caused her to shift her business model just slightly, she has found creative and safe ways to educate her community about the importance of the arts and mental health. The CO. serves as a proactive space for health and well being through immersive arts programming, exhibitions, and performances. Creative arts therapy services are also available. In our conversation, she shares how she is using the arts programming to break down stigma and increase access to mental health services through exposure.   RESOURCES: Angelbilagot.com  Angel's Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/angelbilagotrdt/ Angel's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/angel_the_therapist/ www.thecochatham.com  The CO.'s Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thecochatham The CO.'s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thecochatham/
44:20
November 4, 2020
VFTS 10. Dreamscaping: Prescriptive Memories for Grief and Loss | Nancy Gershman
Nancy Gershman, LMSW, is a psychotherapist and the developer of Dreamscaping, an imaginal and photo-based approach to treating grief and loss, supported by the way memories get encoded in the brain. Dreamscaping uses resourcing, felt sense memory, re-scripting and mental simulations to shift the focus from “what do you miss?” to “what gives you joy?” After a decade of Dreamscaping with the bereaved as a memory artist, Nancy was featured for her work with end of life families at VNSNY/Haven Hospice as NY1’s “New Yorker of the Week” (2016). In 2020, Routledge published "Prescriptive Memories in Grief and Loss: The Art of Dreamscaping, " co-authored with Barbara E. Thompson. Nancy's additional publications include case studies in Robert A. Neimeyer’s Techniques of Grief Therapy (Routledge, 2012, 2016) and Annals of American Psychotherapy (2010) with Jenna Baddeley, PhD. She has been the host of Death Cafe NYC since 2013. She will be teaching others how to use the process of Dreamscaping at the 2020 Expressive Therapies Summit . RESOURCES: Nancy's website https://artforyoursake.com/ "Prescriptive Memories in Grief and Loss: The Art of Dreamscaping," co-authored with Barbara E. Thompson Death Cafe NYC  Expressive Therapies Summit NY, 2020 Prescriptive Memory: Liberating Joy and Strengths from Loss-Saturated Imagery Disclaimer: To be transparent, the links to the books mentioned in the show are Amazon affiliate links. We receive a small fee if you purchase an item using the links. We use the fees to help us grow and improve the podcast.  We will never use an affiliate link to the product that don't believe in or haven't vetted ourselves. Thank you for your support.
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October 28, 2020
32. | Earn Passive Income by Selling Your Therapeutic Resources | Marie Leznicki
Mindstead founder, Marie Leznicki, has always cared deeply about human potential and personal growth. Having benefited from counseling, coaching, and complementary approaches herself, Marie wished more people had access to the exercises, worksheets, and activities used in one-on-one sessions without the stigmas and challenges of time and cost attached. And, with that, the idea for Mindstead was born. According to their website, " Mindstead is the world's first marketplace of personal growth tools. It’s Etsy for your mind: Find bite-sized worksheets, exercises, and activity guides to help you become an even better version of yourself from acclaimed therapists and coaches like New York Times Best Selling author Rick Hanson PhD, TED star Dr. Shauna Shapiro, and others you have yet to discover." Marie and I talked about the development of the website as well as how self-help tools can serve as a bridge to move potential clients from hesitant to ready to make the call for therapy. The marketplace provides an opportunity for therapists to sell digital self-help and self-growth tools and activities without having to do any of the marketing. RESOURCES: Mindstead - https://www.mindstead.org Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mindstead Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mindstead Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/mindstead LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/mindstead/about/ Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/mindstead Book a meeting with Marie if you are curious about setting up a show to sell your therapeutic tools - Marie@mindstead.org Disclaimer: To be transparent, the links to the books mentioned in the show are Amazon affiliate links. We receive a small fee if you purchase an item using the links. We use the fees to help us grow and improve the podcast.  We will never use an affiliate link to the product that don't believe in or haven't vetted ourselves. Thank you for your support.
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October 21, 2020
VFTS 9. Musician to Music Therapist : How the Expressive Therapies Summit Inspired Career Change| Dan Walsh
I am excited to share this conversation with Board Certified Music Therapist, Dan Walsh. He shared how he became inspired to shift into the world of music therapy after attending a session at the Expressive Therapies Summit. Dan is a Board-Certified Music Therapist/Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. Dan currently works with adults and adolescents in inpatient behavioral health units as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn NY. . During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in NYC, he also provided music interventions to frontline workers. Dan has worked at several community centers in the NYC area providing music therapy groups supporting self-expression and socialization. He has also worked with incarcerated youth residing in a limited secure placement facility. Dan completed his training at Molloy College and considers his journey of becoming a music therapist a part his evolution as a professional musician. As a Music therapist, he is able to implement his experience as a performer, producer, and educator in order to meet the diverse needs of his clients. In this episode, Dan shares about how attending the Expressive Therapies Summit changed his career. Dan comes to the field of music therapy as a talented and well versed musician and music educator. We spent some time talking about how he has been using drum circles to aide front-line workers during the pandemic and how other clinicians can integrate drumming into their work. He talked about why percussive instruments can be a gateway into playing music for those who don't feel that they possess musical ability. RESOURCES: All In Time Music Therapy - www.allintimemusictherapy.com Dan Walsh - AllinTimeMusicTherapy@gmail.com Expressive Therapies Summit NY, 2020 Facilitating Drum Circles for Counseling, Psychotherapy & the Community Rhythmic Transformation Through Drumming, Sound & Movement Disclaimer: To be transparent, the links to the books mentioned in the show are Amazon affiliate links. We receive a small fee if you purchase an item using the links. We use the fees to help us grow and improve the podcast.  We will never use an affiliate link to the product that don't believe in or haven't vetted ourselves. Thank you for your support.
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October 14, 2020
VFTS 8. Trauma-Informed Treatment and Training: How Collaboration Created the Kint Institute | Craig Haen
In this Voices From the Expressive Therapies Summit Episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Craig Haen. He shared the origin story of the Kint Institute, which grew out of inspired collaboration at the Expressive Therapies Summit and much more. Craig Haen, Ph.D., RDT, CGP, LCAT, FAGPA has a private practice working with children, adolescents, adults and families in White Plains, NY. He serves as faculty in the department of applied psychology at New York University and the expressive therapies doctoral program at Lesley University, teaching courses in both clinical practice and research. Craig is a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, where he co-chairs the Community Outreach Task Force, a group that responds to trauma events in diverse communities. He co-founded and serves as Program Director for the Kint Institute, which offers post-Masters clinical training in the arts and trauma treatment. His most recent book is Creative Arts-Based Group therapy with Adolescents, with Nancy Boyd Webb. In this episode, Craig shares the origin story of the Kint Institute. It was such a surprise and delight to learn that it emerged out of collaboration of a Trauma Symposium at a previous Expressive Therapies Summit event. We spent some time talking about the important role and responsibility of white identified therapists to move beyond being the "good white therapist", emphasizing shifting embodiment of "not being racist," to that of being "antiracist." Additionally, he shared about his transition from working clinically within the public sphere to private practice, how the diverse ways he practices helps to keep him challenged and allow him to pursue his passion as both a clinician and educator. RESOURCES: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CraigHaen LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-haen-4914b08/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/CraigHaenPhD Craig Haen - https://craighaen.com Kint Institute - https://kintinstitute.org/ Creative Arts-Based Group Therapy with Adolescents  Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland Expressive Therapies Summit NY, 2020 Beyond the "Good White Therapist": A Workshop for White-Identified Clinicians The Courage to Feel, The Challenge of Holding (On): Cultivating Resilience in the Pandemic Disclaimer: To be transparent, the links to the books mentioned in the show are Amazon affiliate links. We receive a small fee if you purchase an item using the links. We use the fees to help us grow and improve the podcast. We will never use an affiliate link to the product that don't believe in or haven't vetted ourselves. Thank you for your support.
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October 7, 2020
VFTS 7. Psychodrama in Individual Therapy | Rebecca Walters
Rebecca Walters, MS, LMHC, LCAT, TEP, is the co-founder and director of the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute, which provides professional training in action methods. She is certified as a Trainer, Educator and Practitioner by the American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. Rebecca was the director of Child & Adolescent Psychodrama Services at Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital where she ran psychodrama groups on in- and out- patient child, adolescent and adult units for over twenty-five years. Rebecca is a Fellow of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP) and was the recipient of their 2018 JL Moreno Award for lifetime achievement in the field. Rebecca trains internationally on the use of Psychodrama and Sociodrama with Children and Adolescents and on DBT in Action. In this episode, Rebecca shares about her work as a psychodrama therapist and the vast changes of how the practice of therapy has evolved over her esteemed career. She breaks down the differences between the practice of psychodrama, drama therapy and sociodrama. Rebecca highlights how skills development, such as those learned through DBT, can be taught using Action Methods and how these are excellent approaches to breakthrough resistance. She shares tips and strategies for using dramatic approaches through telehealth. Additionally, she shares about the diverse training programs to enhance clinical skills and intensive workshops where therapists can do their own work using psychodramatic methods at the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute. Rebecca will be presenting at the Expressive Therapies Summit on how to integrate Psychodrama within Individual Therapy. She truly is a WEALTH of knowledge! RESOURCES: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hvpsychodrama  LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/hudson-valley-psychodrama-institute Instagram - www.instagram.com/hudsonvalleypsychodrama The Hudson Valley Pyschodrama Institute - https://www.hvpi.net/ International Association of Group Psychotherapy & Processes - https://iagp.com/about/index.htm American Society of Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama (ASGPP) Tele'Drama - http://www.teledrama.org/ Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking  by Malcolm Gladwell Expressive Therapies Summit NY, 2020 Psychodrama in Individual Therapy Disclaimer: To be transparent, the links to the books mentioned in the show are Amazon affiliate links. We receive a small fee if you purchase an item using the links. We use the fees to help us grow and improve the podcast.  We will never use an affiliate link to the product that don't believe in or haven't vetted ourselves. Thank you for your support.
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September 30, 2020
VFTS 6. Parts Work in Play and Poetry Therapy | Marshall Lyles
In this Voices From the Expressive Therapies Summit Episode, I interviewed play therapist Marshall Lyles. He talked about his multi-modal integrative approach to therapy and training therapists. Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S,  EMDRIA Approved Consultant, has over 15 years of practice in family and play therapy in a variety of mental health settings. With extensive international speaking and training experience in experiential approaches to treating attachment trauma, Marshall particularly enjoys discussing the use of sandtray therapy within a trauma-informed context. Presently, Marshall primarily conducts supervision and consultation sessions with counseling professionals. He is EMDR-certified and applies this, and other trauma approaches to implementation with diverse populations. He is nearing the completion of his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. In this episode, Marshall shares how he has taken an integrative approach to weaving the healing approaches he is most passionate about into all of his therapeutic endeavors. He speaks to the vulnerability of what it is to embark on the journey of becoming something more within your professional identity - the transition from therapist to leader and trainer of therapists. Additionally, he speaks about the importance of considering the needs of both the self and the clients as we make decisions to shift professionally. I definitely appreciated this perspective. Marshall has created a GORGEOUS space called The Workshop, in Austin, Texas. He will be hosting interactive trainings, supervision and open studio style events for expressive and playful therapists. The care and consideration that went into designing the space is brightly evident. The passion he has for his work shines through each of his thera-preneurial endeavors. RESOURCES: Twitter -  https://twitter.com/marshall_lyles Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/marshallnlyles LinkedIn - https://linkedin.com/in/mlyles The Workshop - https://www.marshalllyles.com/the-workshop.html Institute of Poetic Medicine "Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem Making" written by John Fox Expressive Therapies Summit NY, 2020 Trauma Trays & Relational Neuroscience: Being with Clients’ Resilient and Wounded Parts in the Sand Interpersonal Neurobiology & Expressive Play for Establishing Safety in Trauma-Informed Parts Work Welcoming Undeveloped & Disintegrated Parts into the Present Using Sandtray & Expressive Arts Giving Parts Voice Through Poetry: Inspiring the Inner Community to Speak
01:00:49
September 23, 2020
VFTS 5. Culturally-Informed Play Therapy for Racial Trauma | April Duncan
In this Voices From the Expressive Therapies Summit Episode, I got to interview play therapist April Duncan on how she has created a for-profit play therapy program to address suicide and racial trauma in black youth. April Duncan, LCSW, RPT obtained her Bachelor’s in Arts & Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia (2006), Masters of Social Work from Saint Louis University (2012) and is currently working towards her Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) from University of Southern California. She has a private practice in St. Louis and is the Co-Owner of St. Louis Play Therapy Institute, which provides play therapy training for educational and mental health professionals. Ms. Duncan’s current focus is on national and local workshops with educators and mental health professionals on the use of play therapy in the Black community to address the rising rates of suicide in Black youth due to racial trauma. Most recently, Ms. Duncan founded BMH Connect, a for-profit organization focusing on using play therapy to address suicide and racial trauma in Black youth. RESOURCES: Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/bmhconnect  Twitter -   https://twitter.com/Bmhconnect  Instagram - https://instagram.com/bmhconnect Expressive Therapies Summit NY, 2020 Culturally-Informed Play Therapy for Racial Trauma in Black Children & Families Theraplay.com Good Hair - documentary film Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury & Healing by Dr. Joy DeGruy Disclaimer: To be transparent, the links to the books mentioned in the show are Amazon affiliate links. We receive a small fee if you purchase an item using the links. We use the fees to help us grow and improve the podcast.  We will never use an affiliate link to the product that don't believe in or haven't vetted ourselves. Thank you for your support.
01:17:30
September 16, 2020
VFTS 4. The Final 8th - Enlist Your Inner Selves to Accomplish Your Goals | Bridgit Gaspard
In this Voices From the Expressive Therapies Summit Episode, I got to interview Bridgit Dengel Gaspard about her new book the final 8th. Bridgit Dengel Gaspard, LCSW, is the author of The Final 8th and the founder of the New York Voice Dialogue Institute. She is a former performer who earned a master’s degree from Columbia University and teaches at numerous professional settings including Omega Institute. She lives in New York City, where she maintains a thriving private practice. Visit her online at https://www.final8th.com/. You’ll find her on social media here: Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/BridgitGaspard/ Twitter -   https://twitter.com/BridgitGaspard Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/bridgitdengelgaspard YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4rI-3kWE-o9s0dHQLX6UZQ All Day Symposium at the Expressive Therapies Summit NY, 2020 Creative Teletherapy Strategies & Virtual Interventions for Coping with COVID & Racial Injustice - Presented by: Kendra Carlson, MAAT, ATR-BC, Symposium Coordinator Christian Bellissimo, MSW, LCSW, RPT April D. Duncan, MSW, LCSW, RPT Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, FAAETS, PAT Brian Jantz, MA, MT-BC, LPMT Suzi Tortora, EdD, BC-DMT, LCAT, LMHC, CMA Disclaimer: To be transparent, the links to the books mentioned in the show are Amazon affiliate links. We receive a small fee if you purchase an item using the links. We use the fees to help us grow and improve the podcast.  We will never use an affiliate link to the product that don't believe in or haven't vetted ourselves. Thank you for your support.
01:16:34
September 9, 2020
VFTS 3. Resiliency Through Writing and Action | Nancy Scherlong
Nancy S. Scherlong, LCSW, PTR, CJT, M/S is a licensed clinical social worker in the states of NY and CT, a registered poetry therapist, certified journal therapist and a trainer in both methods. Nancy is a writer and integrative psychotherapist specializing in traumatic stress and addiction recovery. She has used therapeutic writing and psychodramatic action methods for over 25 years. She provides workshops as well as distance coaching, consultation and training services. She teaches in several New York area graduate social work programs, is on the core faculty of the Therapeutic Writing Center and is a member of the training staff at Kint Institute. Nancy is also an instructor at Journalversity, an international online community of writers, teachers, journal keepers, therapists and lovers of words. She also serves as current co-president of the International Federation for Biblio-Poetry Therapy (IFBPT). Nancy has been featured in several articles, is a published poet and is the co-author of a chapter in Creative Arts-Based Group Therapy with Adolescents, Eds C. Haen and N.B. Webb. For more visit www.changeyournarrativetherapy.com. RESOURCES: Nancy's Practice www.changeyournarrativetherapy.com Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/changeyournarrativetherapy LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/NScherlongwellnessmetaphors National Association for Poetry Therapy The Kint Institute  International Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy Journal Therapy by Kay Adams Creative Arts-Based Group Therapy with Adolescents  Expressive Therapies Summit NY, 2020 Sharing Our Resiliency Stories Through Writing & Action Disclaimer: To be transparent, the links to the books mentioned in the show are Amazon affiliate links. We receive a small fee if you purchase an item using the links. We use the fees to help us grow and improve the podcast.  We will never use an affiliate link to the product that don't believe in or haven't vetted ourselves. Thank you for your support.
01:01:03
September 2, 2020
31. From Practice to Professional Manual: Brick-Based Counseling | Derek Tulluck
I am very excited to welcome Derek Tulluck on the show. He is an Elementary School Counselor, Professor, Author of Brick-Based Counseling and maintains the school counselor resource Brick Counselor (www.brickcounselor.com). Any therapist looking for therapeutic interventions involving blocks, bricks and those fancy brand named tiny colored bricks no one likes to step on with their bare feet....his resources on the topic are for you. Derek is a school counselor in the Seattle area, Enumclaw School District, and adjunct professor at City University of Seattle in the Professional School Counseling graduate degree program. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and completed his M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from City University of Seattle, and a BA in Linguistics from Western Washington University. Derek is passionate about incorporating play-based learning strategies and loves using brick materials in his work as a school counselor. Outside of school counseling, Derek is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, enjoys traveling, and learning Japanese. Derek lives in Enumclaw, WA with his wife Aya and their 2 children, Walter and Eliana. RESOURCES: Facebook @BrickCounselor www.brickcounselor.com brickcounselor@gmail.com Brick-Based Counseling from Youth Light Publishing  Disclaimer: To be transparent, the links to the books mentioned in the show are Amazon affiliate links. We receive a small fee if you purchase an item using the links. We use the fees to help us grow and improve the podcast.  We will never use an affiliate link to the product that don't believe in or haven't vetted ourselves. Thank you for your support.
53:24
August 26, 2020
VFTS 2. Voices From the Expressive Therapies Summit | Digital Art Interventions for COVID & Beyond | Kendra Carlson
Today's Voices From the Expressive Therapies Summit Series Guest is Kendra Carlson, MAAT, ATR-BC. She is a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, and Adjunct Professor at Springfield College Art Therapy/Counseling Graduate Program. Kendra’s work includes lifespan populations with a focus on adolescents and experience in chronic physical and mental illness. Developed and implements a grant-based digital art therapy program for behavioral health patients in crisis as well as hospitalized adolescents and children with co-morbidity diagnoses and trauma. She is project leader and co-facilitator of the PRN International multi-disciplinary mental health team for Jamaica Homestead, West Indies where she leads art therapy with the Homestead students and staff for mindfulness, affect identification, community building, self-expression and coping strategies. Kendra supervises post-graduate students for art therapy registration, and instructs courses including Art Therapy & Counseling in a Digital World. She has presented at the UN Education - Learning & Literacy Committee, Yale’s Humanities in Medicine, Yale Child Study Center, Expressive Therapies Summit, Connecticut Art Therapy Association’s Colloquium and served on its Board of Directors. In this episode, Kendra shares about her work engaging clients using digital art therapy approaches with apps and tools accessible to all. She will be facilitating an all day Symposium, with 5 esteemed colleagues, at the Expressive Therapies Summit titled: Creative Teletherapy Strategies & Virtual Interventions for Coping with COVID & Racial Injustice. Resources: Mood Meter App by Mark Brackett, PhD. http://moodmeterapp.com/ PicMonkey https://www.picmonkey.com/ Procreate https://procreate.art/ Not Mentioned, but a fun digital art tool http://bomomo.com/ Tilt Brush, Virtual Reality 3D Painting https://www.tiltbrush.com/  { I tried this tool earlier this year and I can attest to it being WONDERFUL tool! } Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive also by Mark Brackett, PhD All Day Symposium at the Expressive Therapies Summit NY, 2020 Creative Teletherapy Strategies & Virtual Interventions for Coping with COVID & Racial Injustice - Presented by: Kendra Carlson, MAAT, ATR-BC, Symposium Coordinator Christian Bellissimo, MSW, LCSW, RPT April D. Duncan, MSW, LCSW, RPT Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD, FAAETS, PAT Brian Jantz, MA, MT-BC, LPMT Suzi Tortora, EdD, BC-DMT, LCAT, LMHC, CMA Disclaimer: To be transparent, the links to the books mentioned in the show are Amazon affiliate links. We receive a small fee if you purchase an item using the links. We use the fees to help us grow and improve the podcast.  We will never use an affiliate link to the product that don't believe in or haven't vetted ourselves. Thank you for your support.
01:00:22
August 19, 2020
VFTS 1. Voices From the Expressive Therapies Summit | Meet the Summit's Founder | Barry M. Cohen
Voices From the Expressive Therapies Summit Episode 1 I have been asking Barry to be a guest on the show to talk about the Expressive Therapies Summit before I even had any podcasting equipment in 2019. The idea for TCP had been brewing for several years before I began taking the necessary action steps to bring it to life. I learned that Barry, similarly had the idea for the Summit percolating within him for decades before the opportunity to breathe life into it was ripe. Barry M. Cohen, MA, ATR-BC began his career in the helping professions as a Child Life Specialist at Yale/New Haven Hospital in 1979. In 1982, while Director of Expressive Therapies at Mount Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, VA, he developed the Diagnostic Drawing Series (DDS), a standardized art assessment and award-winning multicenter research project, still in use worldwide. Cohen is the author/co-author of numerous journal article sand chapters, and co-authored/co-edited three books, including Telling Without Talking: Art as a Window into the World of Multiple Personality, and the workbook, Managing Traumatic Stress through Art, both published in 1995. He has taught extensively in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands. A professional conference planner and consumer fair promoter, he produced and chaired the Eastern Regional Conference on Trauma and Dissociation (1989-1996) and was Conference Manager of the American Art Therapy Association's 2006 and 2007 conferences. Barry joined Expressive Media as Executive Director in 2008, and introduced its Institute of the Arts in Healing Spring Institute in 2009, then founded the annual Expressive Therapies Summit in 2010. In 2013, with Eliana Gil, he co-founded the Mid-Atlantic Play Therapy Training Institute, an annual conference held just outside Washington, DC. In 2017, Barry co-founded the annual Expressive Therapies Summit: Los Angeles conference with Ping Ho of UCLArts & Healing. Resources: Expressive Therapies Summit website: http://expressivetherapiessummit.com  Expressive Media: http://www.expressivemedia.org/ Facebook: ExTxSummit Twitter: @ETSummit Instagram: @expressivetherapiessummit The Diagnostic Drawing Series: http://www.diagnosticdrawingseries.info/Home.html Episode 4 of TCP: https://anchor.fm/reina-lombardi5/episodes/4--How-Speaking-at-a-Conference-Can-Garnish-a-Publishing-Deal-eagrv1 Disclaimer: To be transparent, the links to the books mentioned in the show are Amazon affiliate links. We receive a small fee if you purchase an item using the links. We use the fees to help us grow and improve the podcast.  We will never use an affiliate link to the product that don't believe in or haven't vetted ourselves. Thank you for your support.
01:17:58
August 12, 2020
30. Briana MacWilliam | Breaking Glass Ceilings
I first learned about my next guest a few years ago at the 2018 AATA conference in Miami. I was talking with a colleague about my plans to create this podcast and consultation business, and they asked if I had spoken with Briana MacWilliam. Nope. Had not even heard of her. My colleague highly encouraged me to look her up to see how she had been able to develop a successful online platform as an art therapist. Then another colleague asked if I had heard of her. Then my last graduate student intern told me she had Briana as a professor and said, "everything she had to say was GOLD!" With that endorsement, how I could I not check her work out! I found her Instagram page @brianamacwilliam and was blown away. I have been following her ever since. Honestly, when I reached out to invite her to be a guest I didn't expect her to respond, AND I am soooo happy that she did. Briana MacWilliam is an author, educator and licensed and board-certified creative arts therapist with more than 14 years clinical experience, helping adults with insecure attachment styles go from self-doubting to self-sovereign, and call in the “soul-shaking” passionate partnerships they want, without years of talk therapy, and no results. She has also published two textbooks on the topics of attachment and complicated grief, and working with LGBTQ populations. Currently, she maintains a small practice, but primarily offers courses online in self-help and personal development, as a love and attachment coach. She’s also the director of continuing education for Pratt institute’s creative arts therapies department. Resources: Briana's Website https://brianamacwilliam.com/ ATCB Exam Prep Course: https://creativeartstherapiesonline.com/p/art-therapy-test-prep Continuing Education offerings: https://creativeartstherapiesonline.com Tapping Into Wealth: How Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Can Help You Clear the Path to Making More Money You Are a Badass at Making Money  Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century (Think and Grow Rich Series) Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine Disclaimer: To be transparent, the links to the books mentioned in the show are Amazon affiliate links. We receive a small fee if you purchase an item using the links. We use the fees to help us grow and improve the podcast.  We will never use an affiliate link to the product that don't believe in or haven't vetted ourselves. Thank you for your support.
01:15:18
August 5, 2020
29. Networking for Your Client | Phillip Clark
Phillip Clark is the Founder & President of ENABLE Special Needs Planning, LLC. He created ENABLE thanks to the positive influence of his younger sister, Sarah, who has Down syndrome. Phillip began his career in the financial services industry with the intention of helping families with children with Special Needs Plan for their futures. He quickly realized that the industry’s standard approach to Special Needs Planning was very different from the way his family had planned for his sister’s life. Traditional Special Needs Planning only helps families prepare for what will happen to their child when the parents are no longer around to provide for him or her. While creating a transition plan is absolutely essential, Phillip knew that the primary purpose of Special Needs Planning should be finding ways for individuals with special needs to live purposeful, impactful lives every day, based upon their own unique abilities, dreams, and goals. Phillip and I talk about his business and the 5 types of planning he and his team help facilitate and the importance of networking and collaborating with other businesses serving similar clients in different ways. If you serve clients with special needs, you are going to want to tune into this episode. Resources: ENABLE: https://enablesnp.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ENABLEsnp/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ENABLEsnp/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/enablesnp/ To gain access to a Free Copy of The Quick Start Guide to Special Needs Planning visit their Facebook Page Book Mentioned: Start with Why by Simon Sinek
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July 29, 2020
28. Light Your Brand on Fire: 8 Parts of Branding with JennyBCreative | Jenny Boyd
Back in January I hosted a Vision Board - Goal Setting workshop at my practice. That is where I met my next guest, Jenny Boyd. I can't speak for Jenny, but I know my goals have taken a wee bit of a detour since March. Jenny is an award winning brand and graphic designer. With a background in director level leadership in brand management and art direction, she has been recognized in the areas of product innovation, as well as brand and editorial design. She enjoys making things come to life with her designs. Bringing a positive energy and an understanding that true art is in the details, Jenny takes great pride in her work and continues to strive to bring all of her projects the dedication they deserve. She is the founder of JennyBCreative, a graphic design and branding firm located in Cape Coral, Florida. And she is the co-host of "Deep Thoughts on Marketing" on Youtube, where she and her co-host Mary-Anne Cipressy share educational tips about marketing. In this episode, Jenny shares about the 8 Parts of Branding. Who knew there were 8 parts? I didn't! She also shares other valuable tips about marketing your business. I learned a lot from her and I hope you will, too! Resources: Jenny's website: www.jennybcreative.com Deep Thoughts on Marketing: https://www.jennybcreative.com/deep-thoughts-on-marketing 
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July 22, 2020
27. Industry-Expert Tips on Using SEO to make your website STAND OUT!
Episode 27 is all about Marketing! Our next guest, Joel Connor, shares Industry-Expert Tips on Using SEO to make your website STAND OUT! Joel Conner is the founder and director of Blue Swing Media & Epiq Video where he and his team use their digital marketing skills to help small businesses get seen on the web. When Joel started out as a web designer almost a decade ago, he used simple content marketing to rank his services on google. This included writing an occasional blog post, sharing a few things on Facebook, and listing his business with local directories. Over the years his web design firm grew and became more of a typical “we do everything under the sun” digital marketing agency. This came about because their client’s pretty websites on a brand-new domain were often lost in the vast ocean of the world wide web. They began helping their clients grow their web presence without charging the astronomical fees that other agencies would quote them for “SEO.” Paying a thousand dollars a month for content marketing makes perfect sense if you have a product or service that may bring in several thousand dollars a month per new client/sale, but not if your product is $10-$50 and you’re not currently being found online. So, after learning and testing PPC, Social Media Marketing, SEO, Backlink building, blogging, Video marketing and just about every other element of the digital marketing footprint, he found that “Content Marketing,” was by far one of the best investments for business when done properly. Since then he and his team have been dialing in best practices for how to best leverage content creation for their clients as well as their own projects. They are also expanding into professional video production with their newly launched Epiq Video brand. If you are anything like me, I knew nothing when it came to marketing when I first started. Really! I didn't even give myself credit for the work I was doing to market my business, because I didn't know it was marketing. I've learned a lot since then. The tips that Joel shares in this episode are incredibly valuable for those who know very little about websites and search engine optimization (SEO). Resources Mentioned: A Free Strategy Session with Joel: https://www.blueswingmedia.com/contact Epiqvideo.com  Google My Business: https://www.google.com/business/ YouTube Ads: https://youtube.com/ads/ Content Marketing Guide Blog: https://www.blueswingmedia.com/diy-content-marketing-guide (There are lots of other great blog posts on the topic there too!) If you have any thoughts or questions about the series, or requests for additional specific content, please drop a message on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creativeclinicianscorner/ or, shoot us an email at creativeclinician@gmail.com
01:06:44
July 20, 2020
26. Move Through Perfectionism & Fear as a Business Owner | Nicole Burgess
Hey Creatives. I can't wait for you to listen to my conversation with Empowerment Coach Nicole Burgess with you. She is so incredibly humble! She has over 15 years as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, earned a  post-grad certificate in Creative & Expressive Arts, and is a Certified Level 2 EGALA trained Equine Psychotherapist, plus so much more!             She is the host of 2 inspired podcasts - Launching Your Daughter & Soul-Filled Sisterhood.           She has a private practice and a coaching business, where she helps high achieving women demote their inner critic, embrace their fears through action, and grow professionally without sacrificing their personal life. As a result, they are more productive at work, have more meaningful relationships, and no longer sacrifice their well-being for others.        In this episode she shares how to move through perfectionism and fear as a business owner. Nicole is one of my accountability partners for the podcast. After getting to know her, I knew I had to have her share some of her wisdom with you all.   Resources Mentioned on the Show:  10 Signs You Might Be a Perfectionist- https://nicoleburgesscoaching.com/perfectionist   Find out more about Nicole on her website www.nicoleburgesscoaching.com #mindsetmagic #businessbasics #empowermentcoach #privatepracticebuilding #creativetherapists #creativepsychotherapist
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July 8, 2020
25. Take Control of Business Finances | David Axler
Does the word Accounting, send you running? Not to fear, my next guest shares how easy it is to take control of your business accounting needs using Wave. David Axler, is the VP of Strategy and Business Development at Wave Accounting. He is passionate about helping small business owners take control of their finances with improved efficiency. In today's episode he shares 3 things business owners need to know about accounting as it relates to operating profitably. He also shares what to look for in an accounting platform.                                                        Wave is a free intuitively designed accounting platform. Prior to upgrading to an electronic health record, I used Wave exclusively to operate my practice. I had tried a competitors product, which I spent a lot of money on, and felt defeated every time I used it. Like, to-the-point-of-tears defeated. Thinking-there-was-something-wrong-with-ME defeated! Then another art therapist introduced me to Wave. She raved about it! I immediately signed up and began using their product. It literally SAVED me HOURS and HOURS of time and frustration. I was no longer crying after reconciling my billing each week. Did I mention that it is FREE!  Yes, they have some paid for services integrated if you need, but all the basic stuff is absolutely free and designed for small business. You can even add your company branding which makes sending invoices polished and professional.  Resources Mentioned on the Show:  David Axler's Twitter @realax   Wave www.waveapps.com  Twitter @wavehq Intstagram @wavehq #therapistentrepreneur #accounting #businessfinances #creativeartstherapypractice #privatepracticetips
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July 1, 2020
24. Redefining Creative Possibilities of Telehealth to Engage Clients & Grow Your Practice | Chris Howard and Ana-Alicia Lopez
You might recogize my guests this week from Episode 5. Ana-Alicia Lopez & Chris Howard, are the husband and wife team, behind The House of Music Therapy, LLC. Prior to March 2020, they primarily served their clients in their homes or the community. That is until COVID-19. Now, they are operating entirely using a telehealth model, are growing their practice and serving clients they never would have been able to reach before. We discussed this transition and how they have been making telehealth a dynamic and engaging therapeutic experience for their clients. This includes how they have integrated Green Screen technology within the telehealth practice. Resources: Mark Bowden https://truthplane.com/home/people/mark-bowden/  Open Brooadcaster Software (OBS) https://obsproject.com/  The House of Music Therapy, LLC https://www.thehouseofmusictherapy.com/  Blog on Becoming a True Telehealth Provider https://www.thehouseofmusictherapy.com/post/transitioning-from-a-therapist-behind-a-camera-to-a-true-telehealth-provider   #musictherapy #musictherapypractice #Musictherapistsinpractice #creativeartstherapypractice #telehealthservices #telebehavioralhealth #Greenscreen #Practicebuilding
01:10:31
June 24, 2020
23. Brand Building and More | Lisa Mustard
I have been following Lisa on Social Media and listening to her Podcast, the Therapy Show, for quite some time. I love her positive energy and authenticity. She uses both to make her brand standout on social media.  In today's episode she talks all about how to create a personal brand that goes beyond a single business through consistency and authenticity.  Here is a little bit about Lisa.                                                                                                                                                                                              Overwhelmed and stressed out with little self-care, Lisa had her wake-up call in her mid 40s. Tired of going through the motions of life with her lifestyle and career as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, she decided to pursue her passion of creatively making a difference in the lives of others by creating a podcast for Talk Therapists.   Through her coaching and trainings, she specializes in helping others design a life that allows them more time doing what they love. She is the host of the podcast,  The Therapy Show with Lisa Mustard. She is also the creator of Your Brand Buildr, a free app to help you build your personal brand on social media.  She is married to Billy and they have two daughters. They inspire her to live her best life every day.   Resources:  Learn more about Lisa, Your Brand Buildr & The Therapy Show with Lisa Mustard, LMFT at https://lisamustard.com/   You can download the FREE Brand Buildr App at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lisamustard2.ybb or https://apps.apple.com/us/app/your-brand-buildr/id1286938640   Freelance Services Mentioned in the Show https://www.fiverr.com/    https://www.upwork.com/ #branding #marketingprivatepractice #therapistentrepreneur #therapyboss #creativetherapist #creativepsychotherapist #therapyshow #brandbuildr
53:56
June 17, 2020
22. Five Things You Need to Know BEFORE You Lease or Buy An Office Space | Colin Carr
Today's episode is all about what you need to know before leasing or buying an office for your practice. My guest is Coin Carr, founder of CARR Healthcare Realty. He and his nationwide team of realtors specialize in working with commercial real estate services for healthcare tenants and buyers. They are the leaders in this niche nationwide! Colin is a wealth of knowledge and shared fantastic tips that will be of benefit to anyone looking to buy or lease commercial property. I wish I would have known some of these things before I got into my last lease! Resources: Carr Healthcare Realty https://carr.us/ Free Lease or Purchase Evaluation https://carr.us/lease-or-purchase-evaluation/ #creativepsychotherapist #privatepracticeleasing #healthcareofficeleasing #realestatetips #creativeartstherapist #commercialrealestateforcounselors
54:34
June 10, 2020
21. Unexpected Benefits of Blogging | Carolyn Mehlomakulu, LMFT, ATR-BC
I had the pleasure of speaking with Art Therapist Carolyn Mehlomakulu, LMFT-S, ATR of Creativity in Therapy. Carolyn shares how she started blogging about art therapy in 2012. The blog has helped her build her brand, fill her private practice, fill online courses and gain a publishing contract. She shares how she structures one day a week in her schedule to dedicate to plugging away at the keyboard and other creative projects. We also talk about her new book The Balanced Mind: A Mental Health Journal: Exploratory Prompts and Effective Practices. This journal has wonderful prompts with plenty of space to write, meaningful quotes, and every page is beautiful. Resources: Creativity In Therapy Blog https://creativityintherapy.com/ Carolyn's Practice https://www.therapywithcarolyn.com/ You can find her new book on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1646117670/?tag=creatinthera-20&ref_=maas_adg_11CAA3FE6D2CE2070C40161542943C56_afap_abs&ref=mm_d3380136-534c-438a-b052-61968f54e587&utm_campaign=9781646117673&utm_medium=bitly&utm_source=Website+affiliate #arttherapyauthor #arttherapypractice #creativepsychotherapist #creativityincounseling #therapistentrepreneur #therapistbusiness
51:49
June 3, 2020
20. Marketing Tips for Practice Builders | Reina Lombardi
Today's episode is all about Marketing your practice. I share some of the hurdles I have had to jump in order to help my business grow. And after a decade, I still have more work to do in this area! I share the construct that I use to frame "marketing" in a way that has helped me to embrace it versus fear it. No matter how you feel about marketing, I encourage you to find one approach the clicks with you and your comfort zone and steadily inch forward until the fear is comfortable. Resources: There sources were mentioned in the podcast: American Marketing Association https://www.ama.org/the-definition-of-marketing-what-is-marketing/1960/ Moz.com article on blogging https://moz.com/blog/generate-content-ideas-using-buzzsumo-and-apis Ahrefs.com Blog on web traffic https://ahrefs.com/blog/most-visited-websites/ Sprout Social blog on social media use demographics https://sproutsocial.com/insights/new-social-media-demographics/#YT-demos Thrive Global https://sproutsocial.com/insights/new-social-media-demographics/#YT-demos
01:11:24
May 27, 2020
19. Building an Online Art Therapy Practice | Leah Guzman
My next guest is an incredibly talented and accomplished artist and art therapist, Leah Guzman. She works in the Miami-Dade public schools and her practice, The Artful Experience, where she offers individual art therapy, sells her own artwork and offers specialized courses using art as a healing process. She and I will be discussing how she is using video confrenceing to provide interactive arts-based courses and workshops for her practice. Resources: https://leahguzman.com/ Online Courses: https://leahguzman.com/online-classes Facebook: Check out her Private FB Group Creative Soul Online Retreat for inspirational art ideas and more
32:39
May 20, 2020
18. Diversifying a Practice by Focusing on Mediation & Parenting Evaluations
I am very excited to welcome Julie Corbin, LMFT to the podcast. Prior to becoming a therapist, she spent years leading troubled and urban teen on wilderness trips, facilitating awe-inspiring personal change along the way. After tiring of living in a tent, she obtained a Master's in Marriage and Family Counseling from Stetson University. She specializes in the treatment of trauma and working with families of divorce and holds and EMDR certification. She has been working in private practice for roughly a decade and has spent the past few years developing a niche in the area of mediation and parenting evaluations. I hope you enjoy our conversation about how she got into this niche.  Resources: www.iboscounseling.com www.afccnet.org
33:26
May 13, 2020
17. The Art of Business
I know I always say, I am so excited to introduce you all to my next guest, but I really really am! She and I met because we were both on a panel together speaking about private practice back in 2015. We have continued to collaborate presenting at conferences on the topic and I have found her book "The Art of Business: A Guide for Creative Arts Therapists" to be a wonderful resource. Please welcome Emery Mikel, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, LCPAT to the show. She is the founder and director of Water & Stone, a Creative Arts Therapy, PLLC. W&S currently has 13 creative arts therapists seeing individual clients and running groups. Her practice also offers continuing education, both online and in-person. Emery is currently working on a second book, also related to private practice and starting a company. In addition to all of the above mentioned, Emery mentors and provides supervision to other therapists and interns, guest lectures at George Washington University and is adjunct faculty at Nazareth College. I hope you enjoy our discussion about her book the Art of Business. Resources: Water & Stone, PLLC www.creativelyhealing.com 2020 Taking Action: Social Justice Through Artistic Expression & Connection conference, June 5-7, 2020www.creativelyhealing.com/conference.html The Art of Business: A Guide for Creative Arts Therapists https://www.amazon.com/Art-Business-Creative-Therapists-Self-Employment/dp/1849059500 or contact Emery directly to purchase a signed copy of the text atemery.mikel@creativelyhealing.com
01:03:10
May 6, 2020
16. Following Your Therapeutic Instincts: Using Yoga Swings as a "Holding Container" for Clients in a Private Practice
I am excited to welcome play therapist supervisor and social worker Robyn Gobbel, She is an attachment focused therapist integrating various expression modalities. She recently relocated, but prior to that she had a thriving private practice in the Austin Texas area. One of the most unique things that Robyn did in her practice, was integrate a Yoga Swing in her practice with clients. She recently moved to Michigan and is rebuilding a practice there. RESOURCES: https://www.gobbelcounseling.com/
51:28
April 29, 2020
15. Integrating Telehealth into Your Practice: Legal and Ethical Considerations During the Pandemic
On this episode I take a deep dive into the legal and ethical considerations when integrating telehealth into your private practice. We will be talking about HIPAA/HITECH, policies and procedures, informed consents, addressing risk, and more. Resources: Loom https://www.loom.com Risk Analysis Training: https://www.healthit.gov/sites/default/files/page/2019-07/SRAInstructionalPresentation.pdf Risk Analysis Tool: https://www.healthit.gov/topic/privacy-security-and-hipaa/security-risk-assessment-tool
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April 22, 2020
SS6. Social Connection | Special Series on Trauma Response with Nicole Porter Davis
The current pandemic is creating a global scale traumatic event peppered with myriad micro traumas. It is impacting everyone in varying degrees. For those able to manage and integrate their emotional experiences, they may come out on the other end without any negative psychological effects from the experience. While others may surface experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. This may be especially true in areas of the country and world experiencing the highest number of illnesses and within the community of medical professionals on the front lines caring for them. Given the circumstances, Nicole Porter Davis and I thought it may be helpful to create this series on large scale trauma response. Today we talk about the role of Social Connection, for both client and therapist. We also discuss the role it plays in personal and professional emergency preparedness. This is going to be the last episode of the series for now. The next two topics seem more appropriate to discuss after we get through the current circumstances. If you have any thoughts or questions about the series, or requests for additional specific content, please drop a message on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creativeclinicianscorner/ or, shoot us an email at creativeclinician@gmail.com Resources: To learn more about Nicole's work head over to the Emerald Sketch https://emeraldsketch.com Nicole has published several helpful articles about trauma response on Thrive global. You read all of her articles, including "Magic of the Metaphor" where she shares a short story she created to help her child understand the pandemic and all the changes she is experiencing. https://thriveglobal.com/authors/nicole-porter-davis/
01:02:48
April 18, 2020
SS5. The Therapeutic Relationship | Special Series on Trauma Response with Nicole Porter Davis
The current pandemic is creating a global scale traumatic event peppered with myriad micro traumas. It is impacting everyone in varying degrees. For those able to manage and integrate their emotional experiences, they may come out on the other end without any negative psychological effects from the experience. While others may surface experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. This may be especially true in areas of the country and world experiencing the highest number of illnesses and within the community of medical professionals on the front lines caring for them. Given the circumstances, Nicole Porter Davis and I thought it may be helpful to create this series on large scale trauma response. This episode is all about the role of the therapeutic relationship in trauma response work. We discuss ways in which to deepen and enhance the therapeutic relationship. If you have any thoughts or questions about the series, or requests for additional specific content, please drop a message on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creativeclinicianscorner/ or, shoot us an email at creativeclinician@gmail.com Resources: To learn more about Nicole's work head over to the Emerald Sketch https://emeraldsketch.com Nicole has published several helpful articles about trauma response on Thrive global. You read all of her articles, including "Magic of the Metaphor" where she shares a short story she created to help her child understand the pandemic and all the changes she is experiencing. https://thriveglobal.com/authors/nicole-porter-davis/
01:05:42
April 17, 2020
SS4 . Special Series on Trauma Response with Nicole Porter Davis | Creative Coping Skills
The current pandemic is creating a global scale traumatic event peppered with myriad micro traumas. It is impacting everyone in varying degrees. For those able to manage and integrate their emotional experiences, they may come out on the other end without any negative psychological effects from the experience. While others may surface experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. This may be especially true in areas of the country and world experiencing the highest number of illnesses and within the community of medical professionals on the front lines caring for them. Given the circumstances, Nicole Porter Davis and I thought it may be helpful to create this series on large scale trauma response. In this episode, we discuss the importance of outreach for both the therapist and the clients being served. Healing happens in connection. We can all create connection through outreach. If you have any thoughts or questions about the series, or requests for additional specific content, please drop a message on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creativeclinicianscorner/ or, shoot us an email at creativeclinician@gmail.com Resources: To connect with resources in your area, look up your local united way https://www.unitedway.org/ To learn more about Nicole's work head over to the Emerald Sketch https://emeraldsketch.com Nicole has published several helpful articles about trauma response on Thrive global. You read all of her articles, including "Magic of the Metaphor" where she shares a short story she created to help her child understand the pandemic and all the changes she is experiencing. https://thriveglobal.com/authors/nicole-porter-davis/
01:01:04
April 16, 2020
SS3. Special Series on Trauma Response with Nicole Porter Davis | Community Outreach
The current pandemic is creating a global scale traumatic event peppered with myriad micro traumas. It is impacting everyone in varying degrees. For those able to manage and integrate their emotional experiences, they may come out on the other end without any negative psychological effects from the experience. While others may surface experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. This may be especially true in areas of the country and world experiencing the highest number of illnesses and within the community of medical professionals on the front lines caring for them. Given the circumstances, Nicole Porter Davis and I thought it may be helpful to create this series on large scale trauma response. In this episode, we discuss the importance of outreach for both the therapist and the clients being served. Healing happens in connection. We can all create connection through outreach. If you have any thoughts or questions about the series, or requests for additional specific content, please drop a message on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creativeclinicianscorner/ or, shoot us an email at creativeclinician@gmail.com Resources: To connect with resources in your area, look up your local united way https://www.unitedway.org/ To learn more about Nicole's work head over to the Emerald Sketch https://emeraldsketch.com Nicole has published several helpful articles about trauma response on Thrive global. You read all of her articles, including "Magic of the Metaphor" where she shares a short story she created to help her child understand the pandemic and all the changes she is experiencing. https://thriveglobal.com/authors/nicole-porter-davis/
58:36
April 15, 2020
SS2. Creating Safety and Security | Special Series on Trauma Response with Nicole Porter Davis
The current pandemic is creating a global scale traumatic event peppered with myriad micro traumas. It is impacting everyone in varying degrees. For those able to manage and integrate their emotional experiences, they may come out on the other end without any negative psychological effects from the experience. While others may surface experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. This may be especially true in areas of the country and world experiencing the highest number of illnesses and within the community of medical professionals on the front lines caring for them. Given the circumstances, Nicole Porter Davis and I thought it may be helpful to create this series on large scale trauma response. In this episode, we discuss the critical role of establishing individual and group safety and security during times of trauma. We discuss the importance of the therapist doing this for oneself while continuing to serve during this time, as we may be experiencing limbic activation, too. If you have any thoughts or questions about the series, or requests for additional specific content, please drop a message on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/creativeclinicianscorner/ or, shoot us an email at creativeclinician@gmail.com Resources: To learn more about Nicole's work head over to the Emerald Sketch https://emeraldsketch.com Nicole has published several helpful articles about trauma response on Thrive global. You read all of her articles, including "Magic of the Metaphor" where she shares a short story she created to help her child understand the pandemic and all the changes she is experiencing. https://thriveglobal.com/authors/nicole-porter-davis/
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April 14, 2020
SS1. Creating A Creative Arts Therapy Trauma Response Team| Special Series on Trauma Response with Nicole Porter Davis
Nicole Porter Davis, ATR-BC, LPC, LCAT is today's guest. She is the founder of Emerald Sketch ART, inc. The Emerald Sketch’s global mission is to work with children and families within their communities to heal symptoms of post traumatic stress and complex grief when devastated with unforeseeable tragedy. It grew out of Nicole's work responding to the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012. Since then she has taught other clinicians how to quickly mobilize and find funding to support creative arts based trauma response treatment programs following various large scale traumatic events. In addition, she is the President Elect for the New York Art Therapy Association. On the show today she shares about how she created the trauma response team and secured funding to support continued care after she left. This is episode 1 of an 8 part series dedicated to trauma response. We thought it was helpful to ground the series with our original interview. In the episodes that follow, we will be breaking down specific aspects of clinical response to support clinicians so that they can continue to support their communities. Resources: https://emeraldsketch.com/ https://arttherapyporter.wordpress.com/ Email: emeraldsketch@gmail.com https://www.gofundme.com/
49:23
April 13, 2020
14. Maintaining Your Self-Care Practices During Unprecedented Times
We are talking all about the importance of maintaining your self-care practice during this episode. I share some of that ways that I am continuing to stay consistent in my routine and some creative strategies I have been using to manage my own anxiety during this time. Also, if you are interested in signing up for a tele-therapy service, we have a blog post about what you will need to consider. If you are considering tele-health, check out doxy.me here. It offers a basic free, or upgraded paid, HIPAA complaint platform for video conferencing. I have been using it in my personal practice successfully for 5 years. My clients and I both find it super easy to use. Thanks for your support! RESOURCES: Sign up for our Therapy Support Group on our HOME page!
42:09
April 8, 2020
13. How to Pivot in Your Practice During Unprecedented Times
In response to the current Global situation impacting all of us right now, I made the decision to press pause on the typical interviews that had been airing to this point and focus on creating content that might be of service to the community right now. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing individual recorded episodes on topics that may be at the top of mind for many. Today, I share with you ways that I have been having to pivot in my practice and share some ways I have been managing my responses to the current crisis so that I can continue to show up as best I can for my clients and colleagues. Also, if you are interested in signing up for a tele-therapy service, we have a blog post about what you will need to consider. If you are considering tele-health, check out doxy.me here. It offers a basic free, or upgraded paid, HIPAA complaint platform for video conferencing. I have been using it in my personal practice successfully for 5 years. My clients and I both find it super easy to use. Thanks for your support! RESOURCES: Sign up for our Therapy Support Group on our HOME page!
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April 1, 2020
12. Tele-Art Therapy, Art Kits, and Beyond
It is a delight to introduce my next guest, art therapist Deanna Barton. She is the owner of Artspiration, LLC. She speaks candidly about offering online art therapy services and includes how she has made tele-art therapy work for her without shying away from the nitty-gritty about what strategies benefit her business as well as her clients. She is also very forthcoming about what hasn't worked and using that information to guide a pivot in her business. She details how she arrived at the decision to discontinue a product she invested time and money in as well as her plans for future products. There is so much to learn from her experience that can be applied to our current global social climate. Also, if you are interested in signing up for a tele-therapy service, we have a blog post about what you will need to consider. If you are considering tele-health, check out doxy.me here. It offers a basic free, or upgraded paid, HIPAA complaint platform for video conferencing. I have been using it in my personal practice successfully for 5 years. My clients and I both find it super easy to use. Thanks for your support! RESOURCES: www.getartspired.com https://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/
51:27
March 25, 2020
11. How to Create the Support of a Group Practice While Being a Solo-Practitioner
I'm excited to welcome my next guest Amie Thomas to the show. She and I crossed paths early on in both of our careers. I took a position she had previously been in, but it wasn't until 2019 that we met. And we did so through blind email Networking. What?! Yes. An email sent to a colleague to learn more about them, their practice and ideal clients. It resulted in a coffee date between myself, Amie, and another colleague. It was there we realized our paths had been intertwined. I'm excited for her to share how she's been building her individual practice alongside her colleagues as they build theirs. She details how she navigates having all the collegiate benefits of a group but also with the autonomy of a solo practice. RESOURCES: https://aimcounselinggroup.com/
53:56
March 18, 2020
10. Building an Expressive Arts Based Retreat and Workshop Focused Practice
I had been stalking my next guest on Instagram for a while before I ended up meeting her at a 3 day intensive Mandala training, created and taught by Carol Thayer Cox & Amy Bucciarelli that I had the great privilege of hosting at my practice in 2019. I was so excited when I realized that she was in my office space because I was watching what she created through her social media marketing. Ella Dufrene is an art therapist with a passion for integrating nature with her art therapy practice. She has created her practice offering expressive arts based retreat programs around the world. Although she is located in Miami, her retreats have been offered in Colorado, Georgia, Columbia, and Costa Rica. She shares about how she has taken imperfect action to create these retreats in her practice Lila Art Therapy. RESOURCES: https://arttherapyretreats.com  Instagram: @miami.art.therapy
59:18
March 11, 2020
9. Building a Following Based on a Specialized Course
I have to be completely transparent here. I invited my next guests to the show because they are going to be teaching the 20 hour Mastering the Meaning of Mandalas Course at my practice April 17-19 2020. I took the course last year and was blown away by how much I learned and how it changed the lens in which I view the world including client artwork. Carol Thayer Cox is a retired board-certified art therapist, educator, and writer. She is former faculty of the graduate art therapy program at George Washington University, was the assistant director there for 10 years, and has taught at Vermont College of Norwich University and Pratt Institute of Art & Design. She is the author and editor of many works. (See resources below for links to several books available on Amazon.) She seeks to understand how communication, whether through art, dance, music, or words can offer healing. Amy Bucciarelli is a board certified art therapist and Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She and Carol have been co-teaching the course on Mandalas together for several years, after being trained and supervised by Carol. Amy has used mandalas in her personal self-exploration and as an effective tool with a variety of patients including those experiencing various types of addictive behaviors, psychiatric illness, and in medical facilities. She is currently on the faculty of the University of Florida's Center for the Arts in Medicine https://arts.ufl.edu/academics/center-for-arts-in-medicine/ where she teaches courses about arts in health, creative theory, compassion, design thinking, and innovation. She also runs Art & Acupuncture workshops and Therapeutic Hand Paper-making workshops. She holds the belief that creativity is a lifestyle that promotes personal balance and well-being. Resources: www.masteringmandalas.com  [Listeners use code: TCPLOVESMANDALAS for a $25.00 discount for the course] www.artandacupuncture.com Click here for link to all 3 books by Carol Thayer Cox: Saying Goodbye to Our Mothers for the Last Time Telling Without Talking: Art as a Window into the World of Multiple Personality Portrait of the Artist as Poet
49:43
March 4, 2020
8. Vacation Counseling: Creating a Collaborative
I am so excited to share my conversation with Dr. April Brown today about her latest addition to her practice- Vacation Counseling. I must admit that I am collaborating with her to create this spectacular intimate retreat for couples with a desire to strengthen and improve their relationship through immersive counseling experience. Dr. Brown is the host of "Bringing Intimacy Back," a radio show, TV show, and podcast focusing on enhancing intimacy and rejuvenating loving relationships. She also owns a small THRIVING group practice with office in multiple cities. RESOURCES: https://bringingintimacyback.com/ https://www.vacationcounseling.com/ https://www.draprilbrown.com/
44:49
February 26, 2020
7. Using Meet-Up to Market and Build Expressive Therapy Groups in Private Practice
I am excited to introduce you to my next guest, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, Brandy Schafer, LMHC. She is the owner of Expressionist Creative Counseling , LLC in Lake Mary, Florida. In this episode you will hear our conversation on how she went about using Meet Up to market arts-based support groups as a means to building her practice. Resources: http://www.expressionistscounseling.com/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/expressionistscounseling/ Snapchat @expressionistscounseling MeetUp https://www.meetup.com/
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February 19, 2020
6. How A Therapeutic Book Club Can Support and Grow Your Practice
I am thrilled to introduce to you Charity Godfrey. She is a powerhouse, go-getter, dream-maker, practice owner. She grew a thriving practice within a year of opening, not accepting insurance and as a pre-licensed therapist. She owns Lifescape Counseling, LLC and practices with her colleague Courtney Faunce. She is the co-founder of the Children & Youth Mental Health Conference at FGCU, which is in it's 9th year. Today we are talking about how she has developed a Therapeutic Book Club as a means of Supporting her clients as well as welcoming new clients into her practice. I hope this interview provides inspiration for you to think about how you can provide a "therapeutic service" that isn't therapy, to support your clients. RESOURCES FROM THE SHOW: https://www.lifescapecounselingservices.com/
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February 12, 2020
5. Starting a New Practice in a New City
My next guests are husband and wife business owners and entrepreneurs. I am so exited to share my conversation with Ana-Alicia Lopez and Chris Howard of The House of Music Therapy, LLC. They recently moved from the Live Music Capital, Austin, Texas to the Live Music Lacking city of Fort Myers, Florida and opened The House of Music Therapy, LLC. Today we are going to be talking about starting a practice in a completely new city, without any connections or networks, and how it can be an asset to be the first music therapy private practice in an area. RESOURCES FROM THE SHOW: https://www.thehouseofmusictherapy.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/cnhoward/
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February 5, 2020
4. How Speaking at a Conference Can Garnish a Publishing Deal
I'm over the moon thrilled to have Rachel Brandoff & Angel Thompson on the show today. They will be talking about their new book Quick & Creative Art Projects for Creative Therapists with (Very) Limited Budgets. They will also share how a conference presentation on this topic turned into a published book. We will discuss how they managed the co-authoring process at the same time as juggling all their other life responsibilities to ensure it was complete by the publishers deadline. **Receive a 20% discount AND enter a raffle to WIN your own free copy of the book!!  To receive directions on how to apply your 20% discount please go here and enter your email address in the pop-up. You will receive a message with detailed instructions. click >>> I WANT TO WIN! ** I hope you enjoy listening to this one as much as I did recording it. RESOURCES FROM THE SHOW: https://www.jkp.com/usa/quick-and-creative-art-projects-for-creative-therapists-with-very-limited-budgets-2.html https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Projects-Therapists-Limited-Budgets/dp/1785927949/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=quick+%26+creative+art+projects+for+creative+therapists+on+very+limited+budgets&qid=1573831545&sr=8-1-fkmr0 Email Rachel Brandoff at Rachel.brandoff@jefferson.edu Email Angel Thompson at artmamasays@gmail.com Jefferson University MS in Art Therapy https://www.jefferson.edu/university/health-professions/departments/counseling-behavioral-health/programs/community-trauma-counseling/ms-art-therapy.html
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January 29, 2020
3. Making Dreams A Reality with Ricky Roberts III
I've had the pleasure of knowing my next guest since childhood. We reconnected as adults. He is passionate about his mission to inspire you to not only see the greatness in who you are, but let it shine through in all aspects of your life. I'm excited to share my conversation with Ricky Roberts III as we discuss his recent book "Far From Easy: What it Takes to Make Your Dreams A Reality." He is also the author of “Healing the Wounded Child Within,” “Just for Youth,” “Awaken the New You,” “Where Did the Gift Go,” “What really Matters,” and “You,” all which can be found on his website or on Amazon. I hope our conversation ignites your dream making energy so you can go forth and create your new reality! RESOURCES FROM THE SHOW: http://www.rickyrobertsiii.com/ https://www.amazon.com/sk=Ricky+Roberts+III&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss_2 CONTACT: rickyrobertsiii@gmail.com * Note, in the Intro Recording for Ep 3, it starts at min 2:59
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January 19, 2020
2. Calculate Fees With Confidence
Does setting fees stop you in your tracks? Does the idea of even thinking about what to charge clients send you into a tail spin? We've got you covered in this episode on how to set a fee based on your personal and business finances. For those brave souls ready to tackle this task, we have a free downloadable spreadsheet that walks you through the equation with ease and will have you calculating your fees with confidence. RESOURCES FROM THE SHOW: FREE DOWNLOAD: www.creativeclinicianscorner.com/fee-calculator Profit First by Michael Michalowitz: https://profitfirstbook.com/
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January 18, 2020
1. Introduction to the TCP with Reina Lombardi
The Creative Psychotherapist is the official podcast of The Creative Clinician’s Corner, a practice building resource for Creative Psychotherapists. TCP podcast is the cast for creative, expressive, and experiential focused psychotherapists curious to learn how to design, build, and scale a thriving private practice. Your host, Reina Lombardi, interviews successful therapists about the tools and strategies they have used to develop creative focused practices. They also talk about the products, services, and side hustles they have developed using their knowledge and creativity to enhance their therapy practices, make a greater impact in their communities, and diversify their income streams. Welcome! I am passionate about helping other creative therapists build the creative practice of their dreams! I have spent half of my career in private practice and am the proud owner of a small group practice in Ft. Myers, Florida. I am excited to share the wisdom I have gained from many years working as a contractor in a group, operating a solo practice, and growing a thriving small group practice in hopes of shortening others’ learning curves. Thanks for listening to this episode of the Creative Psychotherapist. If you like what you heard, please rate, review and subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. RESOURCES FROM THE SHOW: www.creativeclinicianscorner.com
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January 15, 2020