Theoretically, I am influenced by dynamic thought, believing that patterns of early relationships and our adaptations to them continue to be enacted throughout life. I also enjoy interpersonal process and believe some of the best work happens when we can locate habitual patterns of interaction in the here and now. I have also been influenced by Gestalt ideas in terms of creating experiential opportunities in session through experiments and other creative processes. Increasingly, I have been interested in how we co-create the frame of therapy and how some of the tenets of mindfulness practice may inform this process. As a person who possesses many privileges in this society, I also work to be mindful of how this structures the roles that I occupy.
I have enjoyed working with trainees across the developmental spectrum as I was Practicum Coordinator before being the Training Director. As a supervisor, I try to be mindful of the learning frame, bolstering strengths and attending to impediments as they arise. I am most at home working with emotional attunement, understanding/using intepersonal process, and facilitating creative approaches to change. I am also interested in how trainees engage and adapt to the systems in which they are embedded.
Welcome, prospective interns. I arrived at CAPS in September of 2004. Having grown up in the South, I still have a fondness for sweet tea and college football. However, I also really enjoy hiking and exploring the beautiful country around me. I currently live with my cat, Malcolm who has extra toes and a penchant for trouble.
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