Money, Class and the Clinical Relationship: Deepening the Conversation

Money, Class and the Clinical Relationship: Deepening the Conversation

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PST)
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North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Avenue
Berkeley, California, United States 94709

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How are our values and beliefs about money shaped by our experiences in the world?

How do the intersections of our social and cultural locations and experiences, and those of our clients, inform our decisions and capacities about negotiating fees?

How can we balance the values of social justice with the financial realities of working in a clinic or private practice setting?


Please join us in conversation as we focus on the clinical relationship in this vital, dynamic and too often invisible aspect of therapeutic treatment. The program will bring together five clinicians from our alumni and faculty - Molly Merson, Margaret Benson Thompson, Deb Lyman, Laura Mui and Pam Miller - to engage more deeply around these questions and more.
 


Panelists

Margaret Benson Thompson was raised in a multigenerational, mixed class family in a Virginia suburb of  Washington, D.C. She has been a licensed psychotherapist since 1994; informed by multicultural feminisms, socially just theories, queer activism, and relational theories. She has a private practice, teaches at Palo Alto University, and supervises with Albany Unified School District. Currently, her most precious endeavor (and passion) is raising a free Black child in the current climate of the United States.

Deb Lyman, LCSW is a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and consultant in private practice in Oakland. In addition to her work with individuals and couples, she loves helping early and mid-career therapists increase their confidence with both the clinical and business sides of their practices. Deb integrates contemporary relational psychoanalytic thinking with attachment theory, neuroscience, and a social justice lens. This informs her practice-building consultation as well, so she’ll help you think deeply about the clinical implications of your business decisions and the business implications of your clinical decisions. privatepracticeconsultation.com

Molly Merson, MFT works with adults and adolescents in Berkeley, is a candidate at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California, and is a supervisor at several training institutes in the Bay Area. She is the "Psychoanalysis in the News" Feature Contributor for Impulse magazine, former contributing writer at Psyched in San Francisco, and blogs regularly about the intersection of social justice and mental health on her website. Her current projects include: interrogating whiteness in psychoanalytic theory, training, and practice; exploring the potential for psychoanalysis as a tool used both for radical liberation as well as for upholding intersecting systems of oppression; and exploring gender and power in strength sports. mollymerson.com  


Pam Miller. First MA in 1969 in Journalism in Mental Health Information, Second MA from Sonoma State College, 1975, experimental external degree program. Internship,: Family Service Agency of Marin. Earliest influences,  Humanistic Psychology, Feminist Therapy and Psychoanalytic Theory. Later influence self-psychology. Greatest influences—my own personal therapy, my consultants, my ongoing peer consultation group of 40 years and my clients.

Laura (Lola) Mui is a child of Chinese immigrants, born in Oakland and raised around the Bay Area. Lola lives in a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, and multi-species household. They have taught and facilitated anti-oppression workshops with Stirfry Seminars, may be found in theater of the oppressed workshops, and has spoken publicly at various political rallies and at Congress advocating for gender and racial equity, mothers' and families rights to healthcare, early childhood education and parental leave. They are currently supervising interns at Claire's House--Oakland's first residential program for CSEC (Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children) and always scheming ways to take the "private" out of their private psychotherapy practice. 


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*Venue is BART and wheelchair accessible

 

location

North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Avenue
Berkeley, California, United States 94709

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WTC Administration
2105 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA, 94704
Conchita Campos
admin@womenstherapy.org

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