consultation group is open to any psychotherapist who wants a safe, supportive, and confidential space in which to develop their clinical work. The group will initially meet for 8 weeks, hopefully then becoming
an ongoing group. Group size 4 - 8 people.
My approach is psychodynamic, with attention to group process and cultural contexts. I also keep the body in mind, and address somatic transference and countertransference. My intent is to support you in being able to think in depth about your work, regardless of the frequency at which you see your patients, or the focus of your work with them. The first meeting will be for introductions, setting the frame, and to give you an idea of how I facilitate the group and serve as consultant. Following meetings will focus on case-presentations with time for reflective questions and discussions. If participants are interested in adding readings to the process, perhaps on themes that are coming up, some time will be given for that also. You could bring in papers that interest you, and I can also provide many papers on various aspects of treatment.
have supervised and consulted for trainees, interns, post-docs, and
staff/licensed clinicians since 2003. I currently supervise for both the Access Institute in SF, and the Wright Institute in Berkeley. In addition to my private practice, I worked for many years in community
mental health in San Francisco, both as a psychotherapist and clinical
supervisor. I have taught clinical theory and practice at graduate and
post-graduate level, and led a year-long case-consultation group. For many years I worked in a multicultural clinic and training center, in which
cultural respect was foundational.
For more information about this group, or to get on the wait list, call (707)934.7659 or email me at Cress_forester@att.net.
You could also look at my website, for more information about my practice, approach, and background: www.cressidaforester.com