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Upcoming Events at Malama

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Case Consultation Group

We are happy to announce a new clinical consultation group for Orange County Therapists. Facilitated by seasoned psychotherapists, teachers, and supervisors:  Dr. Holly Han and Dr. Ricardo Gonsalves.

Meetings: First and Third Wednesdays from 1-2pm on Zoom.
Suggested donation: Associates $30/Licensed $50.
All donations support the mission of The Malama Collective.

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Advanced Consultation Group

This virtual group is for experienced clinicians who are seeking a deeper level of conceptualizing their cases in a supportive environment. Together, we will attend to matters of transference, countertransference, theoretical formulation and the social situatedness of the patient and therapist.

Facilitated by Dr. Holly Han and Lisa Maurel, LMFT. 

Meetings: Every Second and Forth Wednesday from 2-3pm on Zoom.

Cost: $50/session.

LGBTQIA/BIPOC Priority Registration. All are welcome.

*Those needing further consideration, please reach out to us directly. 

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Towards a Social Psychoanalysis Group

Social Psychoanalysis offers a framework for addressing the intersections between mental health, social systems, and individual awareness. Implications for the therapist’s social location, identity and clinical practice will be discussed.

Clinicians enrolled in this small group will discuss selected readings in order to explore the framework of social psychoanalysis in clinical practice.

Facilitated by  Dr. Holly Han and Dr. Ricardo Gonsalves.

Meetings: First Fridays of the month, starting June 7, 2024.
1:30-3:00pm PST on Zoom.

Cost: $60/session.

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Intergenerational Council for Community Healers

Social Psychoanalysis Study Group - The Malama Collective

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Intergenerational Council for Community Healers

Council  is a way to open dialogue with attention to equity and inclusion, and community praxis in the  art of the circle. The circle has no beginning, and no end. The circle has no hierarchy. People  around the circle have varying degrees of power and perspective, but council practice holds us  all as equal, necessary, belonging. We offer this practice to our community of healers as a way of deepening meaningful connection and mutual support and collaboration with other community builders.

As part of our mission, we are setting an intention to welcome all therapists regardless of experience level, or licensure and we are prioritizing LGBTQIA, BIPOC, API and other marginalized communities in registration, even as we welcome all.

Facilitators: Ricardo Gonsalves, PhD, Lisa Maurel, LMFT

Upcoming Council: Stay tuned for Council Dates in 2024 or join our newsletter to receive updates!

Cost: Suggested donation of 25-50 per council. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Learn about the Circle

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Advanced Social Psychoanalysis Study Group

In this advanced course, we read and discuss contemporary research and theory in Social psychoanalysis. The focus of the readings  revolves around questions of social situatedness and intersectionality in clinical work. We investigate questions of power dynamics, oppression, as well as the ways in which our social and political field influences the therapeutic process.

In the past, the Social Psychoanalysis Study Group has read and discussed papers and books by leading psychoanalysts as well as a variety of philosophers and anthropologists working at the intersection of psychoanalysis.

For more information on our Fall 2024 dates, please join our email list