I wanted to thank Castleton University for having me as a guest lecturer in their Introduction to Trauma Studies class, again.
I am so happy to do this kind of teaching as I believe it is the most important foundation of being a good therapist, really knowing how the brain and body react and respond to threat, and then the best part, how to actually heal from it.
The Castleton University Counseling Center has 3 trained Brainspotting practitioners, Martha, Linda and Amy, and they have created a unique and special resource for students who have experienced trauma. I am so proud of them and so proud to be invited back each year.
I am announcing a regular Supervision/Consultation group be held the first Tuesday of each month from 10a-12p EST. These will be held via Zoom.
Finally! I know it’s been tough to plan around my crazy schedule.
Group consults are $50 per person for the 2-hour group. These are for skills-building and community building and they do not count as hours towards your Certification (a question I get asked often). Come as often as you’d like, or not. I love seeing everyone and helping build our Brainspotting community.
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list and please share with anyone you think may also be interested in joining.
Things keep changing and this is my latest update regarding Brainspotting Trainings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have been directed to hold ALL trainings online during this physical distancing time of pandemic.
The June online trainings went swimmingly and I continue to be amazed to see how well it works both for the trainer and the trainees. And with the online format, I am so excited to meet practitioners from across the country and abroad. Likewise, assistants are stepping forward to help new trainees achieve really high-quality experiences. Our network is growing stronger. There are many blessings in this uncertain time.
The Keene, NH/Monadnock Family Services training planned for October 16-18, 2020 will be ONLINE. This will be a Phase 2 training, replacing the cancelled April one. I have posted a January 2021 Phase 1 and a February 2021 Phase 2, both ONLINE as well.
The overall desire it to have practitioners trained to support clients – and each other – through this pandemic, and then we as trained practitioners can support the impact of COVID-19 aftermath, being as the longer it lasts, the more support the population will need. We have added material in the trainings to address Limbic Countertransference, trauma shock, racial justice focus, and the environmental and global existential crisis we are in, and ways to work with it for our clients as well as for ourselves.
Please forward this information to anyone you may know who is interested in learning Brainspotting in Phase 1 or in expanding their Brainspotting skills with Phase 2.
Note that there are cancellation fees for cancelled registration, please be aware.
Please keep calling and sending me your e-mails and let’s keep in touch through this historically unusual time.
Sessions are continuing via telehealth only here at kTherapy and Brainspotting with Katherine.
I would like to assure all current clients of the measures that I am personally taking for my own safety as I am continuing to come to my physical office daily, although I am only conducting sessions via telehealth.
All new clients will be exclusively online until the physical distancing guidelines of the pandemic have been lifted.
I have Clorox wipes that I use on door handles, chair arms, my phone, pens, headphones, pointers and anything else that a client or I may touch. I have alcohol-based spray hand sanitizer as well as organic/natural hand sanitizer.
I wash my hands 10+ times daily for a minimum of 40-seconds with soap, water, and then dry them thoroughly. I follow up with hand sanitizer as well.
I insist that you may not come to the physical office space.
We can set up video sessions, as I have with several clients already, to bridge the gap during the COVID-19 situation. I use the HIPAA-compliant version of Zoom (the popular video conferencing software) for these sessions. Zoom is free for clients to use.
The building management has informed me that they have 2 rounds of sanitation daily. They are using Lysol spray and bleach (separately) to address all interior and exterior door handles as well as elevator buttons, restroom handles and fixtures, and handrails in all stairwells. This occurs around 5:30-6:00am as well as around 8:00pm daily.
I am including the following video from DHMS as I feel it has great information and education. It is dated March 9 so the statistics are outdated, but the information is not.
This COVID-19 event will end, as all viral infection cycles do. I hope that we can all remain safe and measured in our response to this time and learn new methods of looking after one another that carry on long after it ends.
Yes, we are doing it again! I am pleased to announce another Brainspotting Phase 1 training this October 26-28, 2018.
We have had such amazing interest and feedback from both the clinical population in the Upper Valley as well as the client population. We now boast 15 practitioners and we are looking to expand that, hopefully doubling the number of trained Brainspotting practitioners by the end of the year!
If you or someone you know is interested in getting trained, please fill out the registration form below.