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Seeking Change: Professionals

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."

- Lao Tzu

Interested in Professional Consultation?

As a Washington State-approved supervisor, I provide consultation to psychotherapists.  I'm especially interested in working with analytic thinkers, as well as those interested in incorporating mindful experience into their work with patients.  I am willing to provide a one-time consultation or ongoing support.
 
Through my experience as certified Balint Group Leader for case consultation groups, I have learned to help clinicians explore their dilemmas with patients, leading to increased empathy and improved treatment outcomes.  
Celebrating collective wisdom: Cascadia Balint Group starting Fall 2024
 
Balint Group for case presentation: Supporting clinicians to reconnect with their passion for their work, prevent burnout, and increase positive outcomes for patients.

 

Attention clinicians: Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, MDs, Nurses, Psychoanalysts, MD-psychotherapists

Trevor Slocum, MA, LMHC and John Tavares, MD, FIPA will be offering a Balint group for multidisciplinary clinical therapy and medical providers in Western Canada and the United States.

We are forming a group of 8-12 participants who are active clinical providers and able to present cases from their ongoing work. This series of groups will meet on Fridays, approximately every other week, from 10 am to 11:30 am Pacific time. The suggested early bird cost before Sept. 1st is $240 US / $325 CAD. After Sept. 1st the full price is $300 US / $375 CAD.

About Balint work: Balint case presentation was invented to help primary care physicians understand and work through difficult aspects of their clinical relationships with patients, helping them to “unstick” aspects of their care through deeper understanding of the patient-provider relationship. Balint groups have a broad application to all clinical settings including ongoing psychotherapeutic work.

Balint group work builds community and support for our professional selves as clinicians and is neither aimed at providing clinical supervision nor imparting technical treatment advice. Instead, the group works together to offer the case presenter speculations and reflections about the relationship between the clinician and the patient. This enhances the clinician's capacity for empathy and opens their mind to new ways of understanding and responding to their patients.

By gently and non-intrusively exploring the relational dynamics (transference and countertransference dynamics) in down to earth, experience-near ways, Balint groups help cultivate a clinician’s imaginative comprehension of the patient's whole experience, which in turn expands their creative options for engaging in the treatment relationship.

Group Size: This group will comprise from 8-12 participants and 2 Balint group leaders.

Where: We will meet virtually via Zoom. Details will be provided to registrants.

When: We will meet approximately every other week on Friday mornings 10-11:30 am Pacific time.

The 2024 dates are: Sept. 20th, Oct. 4th, Oct. 18th, Nov. 1st, Nov. 15th, Nov. 22nd, Dec. 6th, Dec. 20th

 

Cost: The suggested early bird cost before Sept 1st is $240 US / $325 CAD for the set of 8 group sessions.

After Sept. 1st the full price is $300 US / $375 CAD. The entire fee is due at the first group.

 

If you'd like to join us, let either of us know, or be in touch if you have any questions at all.
 

For Canadian practitioners: John Tavares, MD, FRCPC, FIPA   4jtavares@gmail.com        778-829-3447

For U.S. practitioners: Trevor Slocum, MA, LMHC    trevor@slocumcounseling.com         206-309-4224

Collaborative Divorce Attorneys and Professionals: Balint Group Starting Fall 2024

Balint Group for Collaborative Professionals: Co-lead by Trevor Slocum and Joanna Roth of the Family Transition Center.
Tuesday mornings, 9:30 to 10:45am
For more info visit: Family Transition Center

Taking Referrals?
I am interested in building a referral list and networking with other psychotherapists and health care providers in Seattle.  I believe a carefully thought-through referral can make the healing process come to life.  If you are interested in being on my referral list, feel free to contact me.

I am especially interested in networking with holistic health providers, including but not limited to:

 
  • MDs and specialists that are sexual-minority friendly
  • Naturopathic medical providers, NDs
  • Psychotherapeutically or psychoanalytically-oriented psychiatrists and ARNPs
  • Nurses and ARNPs
  • Neurologists
  • Nutritionists
  • Traditional medicine and Acupuncturists
  • Message and yoga therapists
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