Friday September 12, 2014
Integrating The Power of Systemic Family Constellations Into Our Practices
presented by Richard Platt, LMFT
Systemic Family Constellation work can be viewed as a powerful tool to help free clients from distress and support them to lead more productive lives. A constellation can serve as an adjunct illuminating process within a conventional course of psychotherapy, creating unlimited openings and yielding noticeable results for clients in a brief intervention format. The Systemic Constellation process is a trans-generational, phenomenological therapeutic intervention with roots in family systems therapy (i.e., Psychodrama by Moreno, Satir, and Böszörményi), existential-phenomenology (i.e., Brentano, Husserl, and Heidegger), and the ancestral reverence of South African Zulus. Though many people contributed to its development, Bert Hellinger is acknowledged as the founder of the process in its modern form. For the past three decades, this system has enjoyed ever expanding international success in private practices, hospitals, and treatment facilities, as well as in organizational and political venues. The Systemic Constellation process is sanctioned by family therapy associations in Europe and is currently being integrated by thousands of licensed practitioners worldwide. Constellation work is relatively easy for us as therapists to learn and incorporate into our practices with our clients. In this presentation, Richard Platt will illustrate the constellation process with experiential exercises, case scenarios, and additional training resources that will support you to infuse your clients and practice with creativity, healing, and abundance.
Teen therapy expert, Richard Platt, LMFT, graduated from the California Institute of Integral Studies with an M.A. in Counseling Psychology in 1995. He is a licensed MFT and holds a practice in Mill Valley. For over two decades, he has counseled hundreds of families through the toughest challenges of raising teen boys. He is the Co-founder of Teen Solutions in Mill Valley and Past President of the Board of the Young Men’s Ultimate Weekend. Besides offering mentorship to youth, Richard Platt treats boys, younger and older adolescents and men, parents, and families, adopting a variety of techniques and strategies and including hiking therapy, team meetings, and initiatory experiences of modern rites. He enjoys working with and helping men of all ages to discover their individual qualities, as well as their roles as responsible human beings serving and protecting their community. Visit www.teensolutionsmarin.com to learn more about Richard Platt's work.
Networking: Lunchtime Lecture meetings include a formal networking period during which ONLY those members who wish to do so, may give a 30-45 second self-introduction and pitch about their practice. This is a great way to expand one's practice and learn about others’ specialties.
Date: Friday, September 12, 2014
Time: Networking is from 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 fee for non-Marin CAMFT members.
Location: Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA (map)
Information: For more information about the Friday Lunchtime Program Series and about joining the Committee, please contact the Chair, Nerina Cecchin.