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  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:30 AM | Deborah Runyeon

    Groups in Redwood City (a potential supplement to other therapy or a stand-alone therapeutic intervention):

    1.  Life Beyond Mental Illness                                                                                              A weekly ongoing support/process group for people living independently                with their mental illness.                                                                                                      Members are encouraged to have an individual therapist and, if they are                  on psychiatric medication, a prescribing doctor, with consent for me to                    speak with both.                                                                                                                      Tuesdays 1 - 2:30 PM                                                                                                    

    2.  Making the Most out of Midlife:  (Now forming)                                                           A weekly ongoing process group for women in transition.                                             If the member is in individual therapy (optional), I will collaborate with                     that therapist.                                                                                                                         Wednesdays  5:00 – 6:30 PM

    Contact:  Deborah Dowse Runyeon, MFT, CGP*                                                                                650-363-0249 x111                                                                                                                                                                                                   *Certified Group Psychotherapist

  • Friday, October 11, 2019 11:18 AM | Gal Szekely

    Hi all!

    Couples therapy can be challenging! As therapists it is easy to feel discouraged and even incompetent. There are tools to help you with that! In this conference presenters from wide variety of approaches will give you tips and strategies for working with challenging couples. 

    This is an opportunity to meet with other local couples therapists, network, compare notes and have fun!  


    Presented by The Couples Center and Grateful Heat Holistic Therapy Center

    All Psychotherapist, Psychologists, Social Workers, and etc. are welcome to attend! We have 1, 2, and 3-day options, and CEUs will be available for licensed therapists. 

    OCTOBER. 11, 12 and 13, 2019

    Oakland, California 


    Friday - 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Saturday and Sunday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


    Single Day: $100

    Two Days: $160 ($40 discount)

    Three Days: $240 ($60 discount)


    Single Day: $170

    Two Days: $280 ($60 discount)

    Three Days: $390 ($120 discount)

    Continuing Education Units are available for an additional $10 per day.

    Please join us at the conference. You can come as many days as you choose! 

    To register:

    *Please note this page is being actively updated with information and is subject to change!

    For information:


    Friday, October 11, 2019
    LOCATION: First Unitarian Church of Oakland

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Employing a  Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) to Support Couples In Crisis 

    PRESENTERS: Hans Stahlschmidt, Ph.D., Patricia Hart, Ph.D. 

    1:30 - 5:00 PM: Beyond Communication: Using Psychoenergetic Touch in Couples Therapy 

    PRESENTER: Gal Szekely, LMFT

    6:30 - 9:00 PM: Assessment and Treatment of Sex and Intimacy Issues in Therapy with Couples

    Seth Prosterman, Ph.D.

    Saturday, October 12, 2019

    LOCATION: First Unitarian Church of Oakland 

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Healing Shame in Couples: Getting Couples Out of the Blame Shame Dynamic

    PRESENTERS: Sheila Rubin, LMFT, RDT/BCT and Bret Lyon, Ph.D., SEP

    1:30 - 5:00 PM: Am Experience is Worth a Thousand Words: Hakomi-Based Couples Therapy

    PRESENTER: Gal Szekely, LMFT

    Sunday, October 13, 2019

    Pacific Boychoir Academy

    9:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Therapeutic Transformations in the Treatment of Trauma with AEDP for Couples 

    PRESENTER: David Mars, MFT, Ph.D. 

    1:30 - 5:00 PM: Working with Trauma in Couples Therapy from a Psychoanalytic Perspective 

    PRESENTER: Sheila Longerbeam, LMFT., Psy.D.


    For information:

    To register: 

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:02 AM | Deborah Runyeon

    There are current openings in these Redwood City groups (which can be a very effective complement to individual therapy):

    • 1.      Process Group for Women in Transition:  Ongoing weekly group for women who want more meaningful relationships in their lives.  General process is used to promote self-awareness and practice new behaviors. 
    • If the member is in individual therapy, I will collaborate with that therapist.
    • Wednesdays 6:30 – 8 PM
    • 2.      Life Beyond Mental Illness:  Ongoing weekly process group for people living independently with mental illness, yet feeling isolated by stigma and shame and wanting to connect with others
    •  Members are strongly encouraged to have an individual therapist and I will    collaborate with that therapist, as well as any other members of their team.
    • Tuesdays 1-2:30 PM

    Contact:  Deborah Dowse Runyeon, MFT, CGP*

                650-363-0249 x111


  • Monday, October 07, 2019 11:58 PM | Veiss Zandieh

    Individual Psychotherapy Using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFIT) - South Bay

    Dr. Paul Aikin, Certified EFT Trainer
    is spearheading this exciting new workshop.

    Dr. Nancy Aikin, Certified EFT Trainer, will assist him.

    Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm(each day)

    What we will cover in the EFIT Workshop:

    • Use of the attachment lens
    • Working attachment figures and relationships in our clients' lives
    • The therapist as a secure attachment figure
    • Accessing and assembling emotion
    • The use of enactments
    • Working The Tango
    • Treating Privation

    12 CE Credits


    The Pavilion at Redwood Estates
    21450 Madrone Drive
    Los Gatos, CA 95033


    Looking forward to seeing you 

    Veiss Zandieh

    LMFT100020, LPCC5768


  • Monday, August 12, 2019 11:52 AM | Kaile Videtich

    Tantric Work with Couples 

    Process Therapy Institute

    1760 The Alameda Suite 100, San Jose, California 95126

    Friday, August 16, 2019 at 12 PM – 1:30 PM

    Do you want to learn new ways of working with couples and how to support them in exploring their intimacy and connection further?

    This class will be an introduction into the ancient philosphy and art of Tantra. Inspired by yogic tradition, you will learn techniques on how create therapeutic enactments and structures of working with couples in a mindful and experiential manner.

    Class led by Dmitry Vulfovich LMFT, a supervisor and teacher at the Process Therapist Institute, as well as a Somatic and Holistic psychotherapist with a Yogic and Buddhic background.

    Cost: $10-25 sliding scale

    These Brown Bang events offer BBS-approved Continuing Education Units (1.5 units per course). These events are for licensed and pre-licesed therapists seeking to develop and hone their clinical skills. These lectures include both didactic and experiential learning as well as snacks and drinks available.

  • Tuesday, August 06, 2019 11:43 AM | Deborah Runyeon

    Do you have a client with mental illness who could use the support of a group?

    Perhaps you have a female client feeling socially isolated and wanting more meaningful connection with others.

    Group therapy could be a very effective supplement to the work you are doing with them. 

    There are currently openings in these Redwood City groups:

    • 1.       Life Beyond Mental Illness:  A weekly ongoing support/process group for people living independently with their mental illness. 
    • Tuesdays 1-2:30 PM
    • This group will provide the opportunity for members to talk about topics that matter to them, such as:
    • family relationships
    • work-related issues
    • social isolation
    • stigma
    • hope for the future  
    • defining goals

    Furthermore, your client can be consistently observed by an additional professional who is part of their team.                                                                                                                                                           

    • 2.       Women in Transition:  A weekly ongoing group for women in transition.
    • If the member is in individual therapy (optional), I will collaborate with that therapist.
    • Wednesdays 6:30 – 8 PM  
    • This group offers the opportunity to explore and embrace these possible challenges: 
    • caring for parents
    •  losses of loved ones/status quo/youth/intimacy
    • divorce/separation/late marriage/ongoing single life/widowhood
    • empty nest/reconnecting with your partner
    • perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms
    • old job/new job/no job.

    Social isolation is usually the common theme when dealing with these challenges.  Therefore, work is in the “here and now” to foster insight into behavior and thinking when interacting with others.   This group offers the opportunity to practice new ways of communicating in a safe environment.  Then these skills can be applied to create more meaningful relationships outside the group.

    Furthermore, your client can be consistently observed by an additional professional who is part of their team.                                                                                                                                                          

                    Contact:  Deborah Dowse Runyeon, MFT, CGP*

                    650-363-0249 x111



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