FacultyShoshana Simons PhD, RDT
EXA Program Chair, Shoshana Simons has two new publications to announce!:
- Simons, S & R. Gafni (2013) Fine-Tuning the Listening Heart in Social, Emotional, and Spiritual Issues in Jewish Education ed. Kress, Jeffrey. NYC: URJ Press
- Simons, S (2013) Temenos in the Tenderloin in The Heart and Soul of Psychotherapy: A Transpersonal Approach Through Theater Arts ed. Linden, Saphira. Bloomington, IN:Trafford Press
Armand Volkas MFT, RDT/BCT
Armand will be co-facilitating Innovation & Renewal in Applied and Therapeutic Theatre: A Four Day Workshop along with Susana Pendzik, RDT, PhD August 1-4 in Berkeley. Discover bold, new approaches to individual and social change and replenish your spirit with deep, inspired play and transformative learning.
Lois Friedlander, MA, MFT, CGP, BC-MT
Lois currently has openings in her Wednesday evening therapy Group in San Francisco. This group is based in psychodynamic/interpersonal theory, and is comprised of student and professional women (but is now open to men). They focus on the here and now and discuss the conundrums, stressors, and interpersonal challenges of life's myriad relationships. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Delfina Piretti, MFT
Delfina offers a monthly EXA based consultation/supervision group called Care of the Soul of the Expressive Arts Therapist. The group meets the last Friday of each month in San Francisco. Email email@example.com for more information.
Also, check out Delfina's artwork at StudioDelfina! Delfina's work incorporates painting, mixed media, installation, live events, and public art.
Marlena is currently teaching 20 classes per week at Kidsndance in Oakland and Lafayette. Kidsndance is a dance and theater school for kids age 2-14 years. "Classes are highly interactive and gently structured to enhance your child's trust in his/her own creative expression."
Mireya Alejo Marcet
In addition to Expressive Arts Therapy, Mireya offers Holotropic Breathwork, Core Astrology, Women's Circles, Creative Meditation, and Altar Making. Her next women's series, Tending the Fire will begin on May14th in San Francisco. Join other sisters for "an inspiring journey of deep nourishment, renewal, practice, soul, ceremony, and the creative spirit." Visit her website for a listing of other offerings along with a schedule of breathwork sessions.
Philipe L. Harrington, MA, MFTI
Philipe and Dona Hirschfield-White will be offering a Somatic Healing Group for survivors of child sexual abuse open to adults of all genders. The first session is Friday June 7th, from 12-2pm in San Francisco. "Collective support and healing can transform the pain of isolation and trauma." Contact firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31st to set up a meeting to determine if the group is a good fit for you.
Karina Colliat, MA, MFTI
Karina facilitates a support group for those living with chronic disease and pain and the people who care for them. The group is called, Riding the Waves and meets Mondays from 10-12 at Holos Institute in Oakland. "Along with the physical distress of disease can come emotional and mental challenges such as depression, anger, loneliness and grief....we will use the arts to hold the larger mystery of what it means to carry the burden of disease at this time in our society."
Patricia Rojas Zambrano
Patricia has developed Art Journaling and is offering monthly workshops in San Francisco. "Open up to the possibility of creative change using images and words; add a layer of intention and reconnect, reignite and celebrate that which has meaning, passion and purpose in your life." Email email@example.com for details. Also take a look at her new video, and also check her out on Facebook!
Jules Osborne, MA
Jules will be offering Improv(e) Your Life Improvisation for Creativity, Spontaneity & Personal Growth at the Living Arts Counseling Center in Emeryville on Thursday evenings beginning April 11th. "Get back in touch with what you really want for yourself. Infuse spontaneity and resourcefulness into your life through improv and arts exercises intended to re-empower you." For more information or to register contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Justino offers "festive" conversational Italian classes in San Francisco. Students connect by practicing to speak in dyads, doing role-plays, cooking a traditional dish or at times even singing an Italian song - mamma mia!
Suraya Keating, MFT, RDT
Check out this powerful twelve minute video clip of a film showcasing Suraya's work. The longer video is called "Shakespeare in Blue," and is about the healing power of using Shakespeare as well as solo performance with inmates at San Quentin.
Nicki Koethner MFT
Join Nicki for Red Tent, happening monthly at Terra's Temple in Berkeley. "Be empowered through being and sharing yourself in the company of other women." Email email@example.com for information.
Alexander has developed sf:Springboard, a 3.5 month long workshop for artists & creatives who want to bring community and accountability to their creative projects. "We help you complete your creative project or get better at your craft in a fun, rigorous and immensely rewarding environment!" The next series will begin on the evening of Tuesday, April 16th and will meet in San Francisco every other week for three months. Check out a short video in which recent participants talk about their experiences and also check out sf:Springboard on Yelp and on Facebook.
Zoë has created a multimedia self-revelatory blog that integrates past and present experiences, as well as future plans and dreams. She writes about and publishes photographs and drawings of her "life as art", living a life built from scratch, in Southern Baja , Mexico, off the grid, with her husband and three year old son. She also writes about building her business, Art For Life, where she holds "cultivating creativity" workshops (with a mindful EXA approach) and does private creativity coaching. Take a look at her most recent Creative Journaling workshop.
Penny Roy Fellbrich, MFT
Penny offers Dating Coaching and Psychotherapy in San Francisco and Burlingame. "I help men create fulfilling relationships and meaningful lives with the women they want."
Penny has also created a blog, with my heart on duty where she showcases her personal art in the form of collage.
Kasey Varga, MFT
Kasey has recently established a private practice in Noe Valley, San Francisco and is offering counseling for children and families, and those challenged by romantic relationship. Check her out!
Eleanor Ruckman MFT, ATR
Check out Eleanor's monthly eARTh Circles in the East Bay. Eleanor is Director for CIIS's Clinic Without Walls, where Community Mental Health graduate students offer psychotherapy free of charge at three different San Francisco public housing sites. She also offers Eco-Art Therapy and ArtSpa!
Living Arts Counseling Center
Living Arts presents Immigrant Stories: Personal Stories Honoring the Immigrant Experience in Berkely on June 14th at 8pm. Also join them in the celebration of their new location in Emeryville, California and check out their website for a full listing of offerings including: Transform Your Life Script: A Drama Therapy Group and Ageless Pizazz! A 3-month group for women at midlife and beyond.
Sylvia Israel, MFT
Sylvia will be offering Couple Therapy, Training in Action on Saturday and Sunday May 18-19th in San Rafael. "In this 2-day workshop, we will use practical action techniques from psychodrama to enhance your skill and confidence in working with couples to improve their relationships." For more information, email Walter Logeman- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sylvia offers ongoing Sunday Open Psychodrama Training Sessions in Berkeley and San Rafael. In addition, her bi-weekly Psychodrama Group in San Rafael is accepting new members. And check out her Friday Night Tasters.
Center for Movement Education and Research (CMER)
Working with expressive behavior in the therapeutic arts requires observing and responding to the language of movement. Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP) are the two courses the American Dance Therapy Association recognizes as primary tools for Dance Therapists. CMER will be offering courses in both of these approaches: LMA on March 23-24th and KMP on May 10-12th in a beautiful setting in Sebastopol.
CMER offers Dance/Movement Therapy Alternate Route Training Courses in Northern California. This training is a good avenue toward R-DMT for those who have passion for dance and already have or are currently studying for an LCSW, MFT, Counseling or Psychology graduate degree.
Former EXA student and photographer, Jana Carrey has recently begun a new project, Dwellings - a visual examination of the places people call home. In this project she aims to explore both the physical structure of these "homes" and the ways in which we inhabit and make ourselves "at home" in these spaces.
Jana has also developed Creative Spirit Awakening, a playspace for joy, imagination, creativity, art, and connection. She is offering a five week telecourse in re-awakening your creative spirit titled, Your Creative Spirit Unleashed: An Intro to the Envision Your Life as Art Process. The course begins March 12th. Email email@example.com for more information.