December Clinical Connections with George Nalbach, Ph.D. — The Future of Psychotherapy: The Primacy of Empathy and the Seduction of Evidence Based Treatment
For the December 6 Clinical Connections at the Irvine Graduate Campus, popular long-time Pepperdine faculty George Nalbach, Ph.D., presented on the history, present status, and future of psychotherapy. Dr. Nalbach, the Associate Executive Director of Santa Anita Family Service, discussed his concerns regarding the current standardization of therapy inevitable with third party reimbursement. He also critiqued the plethora of “evidence based treatments” research and literature and the evolving standardization of graduate education. In contrast to these issues, Dr. Nalbach reintroduced the prioritization of empathy as the indispensable tool of psychotherapy fact finding and the central aspect of psychotherapy effectiveness.
“Adoption and Genetic Separation Trauma”
with Karl Stenske, M.A.
Friday, December 13, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa
Holiday Extravanganza Potluck Party
Sunday, December 8, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Clearview Treatment Programs
911 Coeur D’Alene Ave., Venice
Long Beach/South Bay
Grief is Like a River – Grief and Loss: Lessons Learned
w. Claire Towle, LCSW
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thelma McMillen Center
3333 Skypark Drive, Suite 200, Torrance
San Fernando Valley
Annual Installation & Membership Meeting – Reviving Rhythm: Music Medicine for Mind, Body, and Soul
w. Christine Stevens, MSW
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Rd., Woodland Hills
An Introduction to Working with Adults who have Complex Trauma
with Sandy Hume, LMFT
Friday, November 1, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Irvine Graduate Campus
Many adults who present with anxiety, depression, substance abuse issues, and relationship struggles are survivors of complex trauma. Complex trauma is a series of events, often in childhood, that leave an individual overwhelmed, struggling to cope, and shifting their beliefs and feelings about themselves, others, and the world. Research shows us that secure attachments can guard individuals from trauma and help them develop healthy coping strategies. Complex trauma survivors often did not experience this assistance and developed coping strategies that in the present day have become a hindrance. As therapists, we can help these individuals heal. This talk is an introduction to working with complex trauma survivors as well as a discussion of resources to develop your knowledge further.