5 results for month: 04/2016

A Special “Thank You” to the Max & Pauline Zimmer Family Foundation

SCCC thanks the Max & Pauline Zimmer Family Foundation  for 16 years of generous support and for their grant  in 2016 in support of our Trauma & Resiliency  Training &  Services Program.  Thanks to the Foundation, we are able to train our counselors who bring trauma work to those in Los Angeles who would have nowhere else to go for this service.  Thank you for making a difference in the lives of those we serve. Max & Pauline Zimmer        

Alexandra Katehakis Investigates Sex-Addiction in her New Book “Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment”

In her new book Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment, SCCC alum Alexandra Katehakis investigates sex-addiction through the perspective of regulation theory.  Combining affective neuroscience—the study of how emotions actually grow the brain and nervous system—with tried-and-true cognitive behavioral addiction interventions, she takes us on a journey from looking at the history of sexual addiction to a call for sexual health, and sound public policy. By exploring the neurobiological underpinnings of sex-addiction, Katehakis offers a fresh take on the age-old debate on the topic. This book is ...

Second Annual PoMo Gathering

On Sunday, April 3, six from SCCC gathered at USC for the second annual PoMo Gathering organized by SCCC volunteer supervisor Kathie Adams, LMFT.  The meeting served as an opportunity for those interested in post-modern therapies such as Narrative, Solution-focused or Collaborative Language systems to meet, talk and make community. SCCC’s Clinical Director, Robert Mendelsohn, LMFT, led a conversation entitled “Teaching Post-structuralism – Beyond Powerpoint”, to discuss the challenge of conveying to therapists-in-training the powerful philosophical ideas about power, identity, and the social discourses around us that underlay our work.  ...

A Special “Thank You” to Cedars-Sinai’s Community Mental Health Grant Program

SCCC thanks Cedars-Sinai’s Community Mental Health Grant Program for their past generous support and for the grant renewal in 2016.  We are especially grateful that Cedars-Sinai has joined with us in support of our service to the families and individuals who come through our doors.  Together, we change lives every day.   

David Marsten has Co-Authored New Book on Narrative Therapy with Children

  For those interested in direct practice with children and families there is a new book by David Marsten, David Epston, and Laurie Markham.  Narrative Therapy in Wonderland balances theory with practice examples in order to support practitioners in stretching their own imaginations, developing new ideas for the therapy room, and strengthening their understanding of narrative therapy.  The spirit in which the work is taken up creates an atmosphere of fun for all and implicitly critiques many taken-for-granted ideas about children and therapy. Click here to learn more about the book, or to order a copy. David Marsten is a longtime ...