Clinical Trainings

Along with supervision and psychotherapy, teaching brings excitement to my soul. It is inspiring to help facilitate new learning, be it personal or interpersonal understanding, or the gaining or honing of skills.

Areas of expertise closest to my heart are: helping budding therapists discover and develop their clinical selves and skills; symbolic and shadow work; and, of course, teenagers and their families! I’ve taught a CEU class at JFK on The Adolescent Shadow (my speciality), and have been providing didactic and experiential trainings for the Trainees and Interns at Holden High School for several decades. I am approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide CEUs to LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs & LPCCs. Provider #5888.

Most trainings are usually 1-2 hours long, entail both didactic and experiential work, and focus on the therapist’s process. Training groups have four or more participants, and can be held at Renee’s Oakland office or at your organization.    Please contact Renee for more information: 510-387-0341

TRAININGS with a Focus on Therapist Process include:

Child abuse reporting

Suicide assessment and intervention

Crisis management


Legal and ethical issues

Honoring the resistance

Presence and authenticity

Interpersonal self-disclosure

Boundaries in therapy

Your shadow issues as a new therapist

Self-care for therapists

Therapy with teenagers (vs. children or adults)

Family systems role-play

The Adolescent Shadow

Cutting (self-harm)

Substance abuse/self-medication

DSM child & adolescent diagnoses

Working with folks with mood disorders or bipolar disorder

Helping your client deal with a diagnosis

Keeping process notes

Writing case summaries

Symbolic meaning of adolescent style


The use of ritual in therapy

Various transpersonal modalities

Please call Renee for more information, or with ideas for trainings that you would like her to present: 510-387-0341


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