We offers quality individual, group, and couple's therapy as well as psychological assessment at affordable rates. Call today to find out more.415-346-1011
PSC is the training clinic for the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program at CIIS. We offer individual, group, and couple therapy services as well as psychological assessment all on a sliding fee scale. Check our website www.psychservicescenter.com or call us at 415-346-1011 for more information or to complete an intake and see where therapy may take you.
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Acculturation Process on everyday Life
Fridays 7PM Support Group
This group will aim to understand acculturation and to bring light on to the ways it happens and how it shapes the individual experience. We will share from our own experience of exploring the acculturation of others and examine the psychological implication on everyday life.
Uppgivenhetssyndrom, or resignation syndrome, is said to exist only in Sweden, and only among refugees. The patients seem to have lost the will to live. “They are like Snow White,” a doctor said. “They just fall away from the world.”
newyorker.com In Sweden, hundreds of refugee children have fallen unconscious after being informed that their families will be expelled from the country.
CIIS Psychological Services Center provides relational, psychodynamic and depth-oriented psychotherapy to individuals and couples from the diverse population of the Bay Area. We have a sliding scale in order to accommodate those who can't afford full fee psychotherapy services. Please consider sharing this and referring individuals who might benefit from our services.
Each year, over 44,000 Americans die by su***de, a number that has been steadily rising over the last 10 years. Join clinician and CIIS Community Mental Health Master's Program Core Faculty member, Dr. Steven Tierney, LPCC, for a FREE three-hour training on how to address suicidal behavior/ ideation and help reduce the risk of su***de.
“To have a voice is to be human. To have something to say is to be a person. But speaking depends on listening and being heard; it is an intensely relational act.” Carol Gilligan, 1993
Your voice is your birthright, but often she is silenced to please others. Women rarely give a voice to socially unacceptable emotions. In this group, you will explore feelings that might otherwise be repressed, and confront the challenges you face in self-expression. Speaking your truth supports life balance and will enable you to thrive.
CIIS Psychological Services Center is currently seeking new members for our 2017 Group Therapy Series. Our clinicians are hosting the following groups. Give us a call if you are interested in joining a group! (415)-305-1011
Finding Your Voice Women's Group
Hearing Voices Group
LGBTQ Coming Out Group
Mindful Awareness and Meditation
Race Ethnicity and Identity Group
Art Therapy Group
[01/04/17] Are you hoping to make lasting New Year's resolutions? We here at CIIS Psychological Services Center can help guide you to make lasting changes for this year and beyond. We offer affordable psychotherapy for individuals and couples. Give us a call to get started with a new therapist. (415) 346-1011
[12/23/16] With family, tradition, and the darkest days of the year looming over us all at once, inner emotional challenges often come to the surface during the holiday season. Do you or someone you know need some emotional support? Our staff at PSC is here to help. We offer high quality, relational and psychodynamically oriented therapy to adults in the greater Bay Area. Please keep us in mind for individuals and couples who can benefit from sliding scale therapy starting as low as $30. Call us today to set up an appointment for the new year. (415) 346-1011
[12/22/16] We here at CIIS Psychological Services Center aim to offer high quality, relational and psychodynamically oriented and depth oriented therapy to the greater Bay Area. We know that it is in this time after the holidays many folks benefit from therapy but can't afford high fee therapy. Please keep us in mind in for referrals for individuals and couples who can benefit from sliding scale therapy starting at 30$. Thank you and happy holidays.
[12/22/16] Feeling down in the cold, dark days of winter? Our therapists are here to help. We offer AFFORDABLE depth psychotherapy to adults and couples struggling with change, loss, depression, anxiety, and more.
"Critical education is truly the practice of freedom."
Watch Angela Davis' speech at CIIS' graduation last May. (scroll down for video)
ciis.edu In nearly half a century, her commitment to movements for radical change has not flagged-"radical," as Davis herself is known for saying, meaning simply "grasping things at the root." Davis' analysis of social conditions dives beneath the surface of ideology to the underlying root systems where move...
Are you starting a new semester at school? Are you trying to learn new skills? Did you know exercising a few hours after you study can boost your memory?
well.blogs.nytimes.com Exercise helps us learn — but when we exercise matters.
Feeling a bit stressed? Here's my favorite tip from the list:
Practice deep breathing while you count to 10 anytime, anywhere. If you're able to, close your eyes for a deeper sense of relaxation.
health.usnews.com A little relaxation can help you keep off weight, sleep better and be your best self.
Here's a little something for those suffering through their therapist's "August is for vacation" policy. http://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/brunch-recipes-for-when-your-therapist-is-on-vacation
newyorker.com Just follow these five easy recipes, and you’ll forget about the Dr. Flannery-sized hole in your life in no time.
An informative review of Adam Phillips' 2013 book "Missing Out: In Praise of the Life Unlived". This piece focuses on the wishes we hope to fulfill with relationship. https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/10/05/adam-phillips-missing-out-frustration-love/
brainpickings.org “All love stories are frustration stories… To fall in love is to be reminded of a frustration that you didn’t know you had.”
One of our training clinicians is researching online dating apps in her dissertation research. Have you used a dating app in the last 12 months? Share your experience in this confidential 8-10 minute survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/onlinedatingpatterns
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This bullet point from the article says it all:
44% of the patients who were given 18 months of weekly psychoanalytic psychotherapy no longer have major depressive disorder when followed up two years after therapy had ended; for those receiving the NHS treatments currently provided the figure was only 10%.
tavistockandportman.uk A ground-breaking research study conducted by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and published in the October issue of World Psychiatry is providing important evidence of the efficacy of long term psychoanalytic psychotherapy (LTPP) for NHS patients suffering from chronic depression.
PSC is a giant advocate of physical activity. This article from NYMag detailing the mental benefits helps us reason why. http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/04/how-neuroscientists-explain-the-mind-clearing-magic-of-running.html
nymag.com Research in neuroscience shows a solid link between aerobic exercise and cognitive clarity.
This Psychology Today peice reminds of us of some reasons group therapy is so useful. Check it out, then mosey over to the PSC website (psychservicescenter.com) and peruse our nightly group options. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-middle-ground/201604/5-ways-group-can-help-you-get-what-you-really-want
psychologytoday.com How did I get here?
A NYTimes Opinionator piece wherein Galit Atlas considers the strangeness of feeling close to those whom we've never met, but have come to know through the stories and lives of our patients. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/04/12/grieving-my-patients-friend/?_r=0
opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com It isn’t unusual for therapists to get emotionally attached to people we’ve never met.
A spot from HuffPo's science page to helps us think about the challenges of psychotherapy research. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allen-frances/saving-psychotherapy-from_b_9299402.html
huffingtonpost.com One of the best experiences of my career occurred in the 1980s when I was a member of the group that decided which psychotherapy studies would be funded ...
This BBC article and video looks at how the unconscious enters our daily lives. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160315-the-enormous-power-of-the-unconscious-brain
bbc.com A lot of the things we do in everyday life don’t need to involve our conscious mind. In many cases, the more we use it, the less effective we become.
Richard Brouillette askst psychotherapists to consider taking up political discussion in session in this NYTimes opinionator piece. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/03/15/why-therapists-should-talk-politics/?_r=0
opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com Sometimes, the patient is depressed because the world is unjust.
In honor of International Women's Day, we present this NYTimes editorial by San Francisco's own Caroline Paul who asks "Why do we teach girls that it is cute to be scared?"
nytimes.com Stop telling your daughters to be careful all the time. Let them face their fears.
This New Yorker piece helps us think about the origins of resilience.
newyorker.com Resilience is a set of skills—and psychologists know how you can learn them.
Project 22 is now available for streaming on PBS.org. Two vets take a motorcycle ride across the country in efforts to alert us all about the plight of America's returning service men and women. A must see for anyone working with veterans in a clinical setting. http://www.pbs.org/video/2365668749/
pbs.org After tragedy struck home, two combat-wounded veterans set out to end a little-known epidemic in America--22 each day. Their 6,500-mile cross-country mission was to raise awareness of the high rate of su***de amongst Veterans and show their brothers and sisters-at-arms that there is hope for them. D…
Looking for an interesting way to collect 10 CEUs? Check out our colleague Megan Rundel's retreat "Practices of the Night: Buddhist Approaches to Dreaming and Sleep". There are only a few spots left. http://www.crimsongatemeditation.org/retreats.html
crimsongatemeditation.org Friday evening to Sunday, March 11-13 The Marconi Conference Center, near Pt. Reyes
CIIS alum Manuel Manotos helps us think about why we need therapy. http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/you-need-therapy-but-not-for-reasons-you-might-think-0215164
goodtherapy.org Psychotherapy isn't solely for people experiencing difficult psychological symptoms. Here's what it can do for anyone, regardless of mental health history.
PSC is saddened by the news of Muriel Dimen's death. She was a great force in our field, and she will be missed. We honor Dr. Dimen's life and work with this NY Times opinion piece from November 2015. It details Muriel's desire for more with a potentially terminating patient, which highlights our own impossible wish for more from Muriel. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/a-last-minute-breakthrough/#more-158411
opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com She came to end her therapy. But by the end of the session, we were finally underway.
The Guardian examines the rising rates of addiction, financial insolvency, and su***de in the US, and how these are impacting our citizens.
theguardian.com Officials in Montana wrestle to explain why the state has the highest rate of su***de in the US at nearly twice the national average – and it’s rising
Forbes takes a look at what happens when someone other than patient or clinician make decisions about treatment type and length. http://www.forbes.com/sites/toddessig/2016/01/24/an-american-psychiatric-horror-story/#7281341f7ccc
forbes.com Patients should be respected to determine their treatment, not companies that ration care for profit.
Our director reflects on working with CIIS Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program-PsyD students, forming therapeutic relationships, and responding to the needs of underserved communities --> bit.ly/20jPKkc
CIIS spotlights our very own Lani Chow! http://www.ciis.edu/ciis-today/news-room/headlines-archive/lani-chow
ciis.edu Lani Chow, Director of the Psychological Services Center, the counseling center run by CIIS’ Clinical Psychology doctoral program, reflects on her eight years at the helm and new position as Director of Clinical Training for the PsyD program.
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