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Counseling Community Webinar Series: Clinical Roundtable on May 27

The next webinar of the 2020-2021 Counseling Community Webinar Series is a Clinical Roundtable on Thursday, May 27th from 6:00-8:00pm PT.

The Counseling Community Webinar Series provides an opportunity for students, alums, and faculty to engage in rich and meaningful conversation.  These events will not be recorded. Please note the Zoom details for the May 27th webinar:

Topic: Counseling Community Webinar Series: Clinical Roundtable
Date and Time: May 27, 2021 from 6:00-8:00pm PT
Meeting ID: 934 2398 7512
Passcode: 508272

We are pleased to host the following faculty at the Clinical Roundtable:

Matthew Bennett, PsyD, is Department Co-Chair and Core Faculty for Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Counseling Psychology Department. Matthew is a licensed psychologist, lecturer, and administrator with experience in public sector mental health and substance abuse treatment. He has broad experience in program development. He was formerly founder and first Director of Training for the Ventura County Behavioral Health Pre-Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology and Chair-Elect of the Psychology Department at Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura, California. His research interests include personality disorders, comparative personality theory, and internet applications for mental health. Dr. Bennett is also a returned Peace Corps volunteer (“Poland III, 1991-1993”).

Jorge de la O, MA, LMFT, JA, STR, is a professor in the M.A. Counseling Psychology Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute and is a certified Jungian Analyst and registered sandplay therapist. Jorge has been in private practice in Ventura, California since 2001, specializing in Jungian analysis and sandplay psychotherapy.  Jorge is also a senior analyst and instructor at the C.G. Jung Study Center of Southern California and a member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology as well as the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analyst. Jorge has published an article on the use of Homie action figures in sandplay in the Sandplay Therapist of America Journal (vol. 27, 2018), entitled, The Veterano in sandplay therapy. Jorge also published a chapter in The Routledge International Handbook of Sandplay Therapy (2017) entitled, Growing up with Andrew: A young boy’s discovery of Self in Sandplay, as well as a chapter in the book entitled, “Culturally Sensitive Supervision and Training.” His chapter is entitled, Image and Experience in Multicultural Training and Supervision, (Routledge, 2016). Most recent Jorge presented a paper at the 2019 IAAP conference in Vienna, Austria entitled: Los Hijos de la ChingadaThe Trauma of American Internalized Colonialism, which will be published in the Jungian Psychological Perspectives.  Jorge was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Taryn Holvick, MA, LMFT, serves as Adjunct Faculty and as a Clinical Practicum Associate II in the MA Counseling Program. A Pacifica alumnus, Taryn has a private practice in which she sees children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of presenting issues. Her experience comprises administering cognitive psychology experiments, volunteering on a suicide and crisis hotline, and working as a school-based counselor. An avid traveler, Taryn has lived abroad on multiple occasions volunteering and working with youth, most recently at The American School in Switzerland. Outside of the therapeutic container, Taryn can be found cycling, running, surfing, or pursuing other outdoor activities.

Jacquelyn Toth, Jackie Toth, MA, LMFT, is adjunct faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute and Antioch University Santa Barbara, where she previously served as Senior Student Advisor for the Masters in Clinical Psychology Program. Jackie worked in the community mental health field for 20 years in both direct service and program management roles before receiving her master’s degree from Pacifica. She has also served as an academic and thesis editor. Currently, she is in private practice where she provides individual, couples, and group therapy. Jackie integrates her years of experience in community mental health with a depth and imaginal approach, applying them to clinical interests such as grief and loss, chronic stress/burnout, childfree/childless women in mid-life and beyond, caretaking and people-pleasing, and experiences of marginalization. Jackie is a member of the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA) and the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA).

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