Consultation To Therapists
"The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise."- Maya Angelou
I offer consultation/supervision to therapists who wish to deepen their psychotherapy skills. Themes in consultation/supervision emerge from a focus of close attention to what is happening in the room between the therapist and the client. We look at issues of transference, countertransference, intersubjectivity, resistance, defense mechanisms , technique, how to work with the client’s strengths, the importance of empathy in understanding the client’s experience, the importance of establishing safety in the therapeutic relationship and building the therapeutic alliance.
I have had spent many hours with consultants along the way when I wished to strengthen my skills in a particular therapeutic modality or try to better understand someone I was seeing and learn to work with them more effectively. These hours spent in consultation with a more senior therapist were extremely beneficial.
I see therapists in individual consultation or sometimes a pair of therapists or a pre-formed group of therapists will seek consultation together and share the time. I am flexible about how often we will meet and for how long. Typically, individual consultations are 45 minute sessions and shared consultation with another therapist is for 60 minutes. I generally meet with pre-formed groups of therapists for 75 or 90 minutes.
Tybe Diamond & Associates is an organizational consulting practice I began in 1990. Services focus on organizational development, transitions, partner & group dynamics, employee and executive coaching, team building and executive leadership. Organizational consultation may include analysis of the roles in the organization with associated tasks, providing conflict resolution where needed, consulting on group dynamics and effective leadership strategies. I have consulted to family businesses, non-profit organizations, trade associations and a significant branch of the federal government. I also affiliate with the Diamond Group, a San Franciso based consulting firm thediamondgroup.biz.