• March 29, 2017
  • 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Namaste Hall, CIIS Mission Campus
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 03/29/2017 6:30 pm 03/29/2017 8:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Grow your Private Practice with Sima Sweid (CLN '16) Grow your Private Practice with Dr. Sima Sweid (CLN'16) Panel Workshop sponsored by the CIIS Alumni University Lecture Series. Namaste Hall, CIIS Mission Campus
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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This workshop is designed for therapists embarking on the journey to private practice. We will cover some of the major obstacles and rewards of private practice; including how to attract new clients, manage insurance panels, and address the day-to-day demands of a small business. With the joy of independent practice, comes the need to navigate a sense of isolation and the importance of learning from our peers. The workshop will be hosted by a panel of therapists who have established private practices.

Tea and snacks will be served! Join us to see how you can grow your practice!

Hillary Dupuis, LMFT specializes in recovery from trauma, substance abuse and couples work. A graduate from the University of San Francisco, Hillary obtained her Masters in Counseling Psychology in 2006 and trained at Haight Ashbury, Walden House, The Liberation Institute, and SF's Department of Public Health. In addition to managing a full-time private practice, Hillary supervises interns at The Liberation Institute. In her spare time, Hillary volunteers at the Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter and shares her life with her partner, Lucas.

Shane David, LMFT (ICP'08) provides integrative counseling services to adult individuals and teens. He received post-graduate training with the Hakomi Institute of California, Holos Institute, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute, and the AEDP Institute. Since 2007, Shane has worked in both private practice and in community mental health. When not working, he spends as much time as possible in wild settings with the people and animals he calls family.

Josie Valderrama, PsyD is a graduate of Alliant International University. Her clinical foundation relies primarily on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and her clinical experience has a particular concentration on women of color, the LGBTQA community, and alternative relationship practices including non-monogamy and BDSM. She has also worked extensively with elders and those struggling with serious illness, addressing the final stages of life and the grieving process with compassion, spiritual connection, and nurturance.

Liron Cohen, MFT (SOM'14) is a co-founder of The Couple Center. Her approach is integral, combining mindfulness, spirituality, and the mind-body relationship. Liron teaches couples how to repair their relationship by giving them effective tools, exercises and home practice. Her work is based in Hakomi and Emotional Focused Therapy, and she also brings her knowledge from being a doula and supporting couples in their first steps into parenthood. Liron practices therapy in English and Hebrew.

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