The Center for Integrative Psychotherapy was founded to promote psychotherapeutic methodologies that integrate the mind, body and spirit and to support health practitioners in their own journey of self-integration.
I met Mary Sise at this year's [2010 ACEP] conference and experienced her afternoon presentation. Not only is she knowledgeable, but she has a very comedic personaltiy - you just want to be around her. Joanne Karpinen, Ph.D. (licensed psychologist & Michigan ACEP representative)
Because life is a mirror and we create it all, we will bring to us relationships (including clients) who mirror our own issues. Once you have had the training in the Center’s methodologies, the supervision meetings offer a chance for the clinician to identify blockages and challenges with clients, clarify triggers, and form new courses of action to serve both the client’s and your own needs in your practice. This is a confidential, respectful environment for the medical professional in action. You will have time to discuss challenges with someone who understands the pressure and the process of your daily work.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can this benefit me/my practice?
We cannot take a client further or deeper than we have gone ourselves. Often we are stuck and frustrated with a client who has a similar issue to us, even though the actual situation is a bit different. (For example, a fear of speaking up in relationship, a fear of anger). Once we are able to heal our own beliefs and fears, we are then able to see it in the client and take them to the next level of their own healing.
What is the supervision group about?
Clinicians who have trained with me in energy psychology methods come together each month to confidentially discuss cases. This is an excellent way—especially for someone in private practice who might feel isolated—to further your education and experience support to integrate these new techniques in your practice. Because it is a group process, the group contributes to each person’s learnings and they in turn enrich the group by sharing their own unique experiences.
Over the past 10 years I have been involved in the Energy Psychology field and have trained with the developers of several methodologies. Although I had been authorized to train clinicians in several of these methods early on in my career, I currently only train clinicians in the Touch and Breathe method of energy psychology. I’ve developed a two day curriculum that teaches the theory and technique along with how to integrate energy psychology into clinical practice, using a four stage model of treatment. You may use “tapping” instead of gentle touch and breath when you have completed this method. Because it is my own training, I am able to seamlessly incorporate information from the many different trainings I have taken over the past ten years. There are modifications I have made to the tapping methods which I believe enhance the process and my extensive clinical experience and case examples make this a very rich training.
Advanced Clinical Day
This full day training helps clinicians go deeper in their understanding of using energy psychology and trauma. It teaches how to evaluate and screen for dissociative phenomena, use energy psychology for ego strengthening prior to doing trauma work. Through video tape and case examples, you will learn how to re-integrate dissociative parts with clients who have been seriously traumatized.
Online 8 week course
Through the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (nicabm.com), I have developed an 8 week course in trauma. The course is given several times a year. Please check our Workshops & Events page to see when the course is being given, and to learn more about it.