--by Clay Crosby, LMFT, SCCC Associate Clinical Director
Partnership and collaboration are highly valued concepts in today’s mental health field. Agencies are actively seeking ways to work together to serve their communities more effectively and efficiently. The Southern California Counseling Center (SCCC) works with other organizations throughout the Greater Los Angeles region in service of our stated vision, “to create empowered communities where mental health care is a right, not a privilege.”
Our newest collaboration is with the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC). SCCC’s Outreach Program is providing both individ...
Gang Awareness Training: A Therapeutic Education (known as G.A.T.E. at SCCC) is taking place Saturday, May 21, 2016, 9am - 5pm. The course will be taught by Marianne Diaz, Director of Outreach Services (7 CEUs). Click here to register.
G.A.T.E. is designed for anyone who works with adolescents or adults who are impacted by gang culture or community violence. Grounded in a non-judgmental view of gang membership, the course introduces participants into the realities gang members face and provides effective methods of connecting and working with teens and adults with a history of violence and gang involvement.
Tuition: $200 (Payment plans ...
Every week, clients experiencing distress seek help at the Southern California Counseling Center. Often they are experiencing thoughts of suicide.
On February 27th, 40 SCCC counselors and alumni received a 3-hour training on suicide assessment and intervention from Rick Mogil and Carolyn Levitan of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services. Didi Hirsch is the home of the Suicide Prevention Center, a nationally recognized organization that provides a 24-hour Suicide Prevention Crisis Line (1-877-727-4747). SCCC’s counselors found the information presented invaluable and the SCCC staff has decided to offer the workshop annually as a required ...
Tickets are on sale now for SCCC's 50th Anniversary Gala: Zero to Fifty & Onward at The Peterson Automotive Museum on April 30, 2016.
Tickets are limited - click here to purchase yours today.
--by Dr. Kim Cookson, Director of Trauma & Resiliency Training & Services
Any negative life event occurring in a state of relative helplessness – a car accident, the sudden death of a loved one, a frightening medical procedure, a significant experience of rejection – can produce the same neurological changes in the brain as do combat, rape, or abuse. What makes a negative life event traumatic isn’t the life-threatening nature of the event, but rather the degree of helplessness it engenders and one’s history of prior trauma.
-Dr. Robert Scaer, neurologist
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