Upcoming events

    • 12/08/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Loyola University Graduate Center, 2034 Greenspring Dr, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093
    • 30

    Using the PMCS with Problem Clients

    by Suzanne Savickas, Lee Richmond, Elda Schwartz, and Marilyn Maze

    The Photo Metaphor Card Sort (PMCS) is a new and unique approach to self-awareness using a visual medium. Clients choose photos that resonate for them and become more aware of their values, motivations, and activities that are meaningful. Participants will learn how to use PMCS to elicit self-concept themes including identity insecurities, body image issues, dependent attachment issues and family systems issues. They will learn how to connect the elicited themes to early recollections, clearly defining the problems faced.  Learn to use a social construction model with the PMCS for a clear picture of clients’ current problems, and also as a means to help clients master them. PMCS works for teens through adults. Experiential activities in working with clients will provide training in the many ways to help clients to verbalize their inner wishes, dreams, and concerns. Price includes a PMCS set.


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    Suzanne Savickas, Ph.D., M.F.A., CRC, LPC, earned an M.F.A. in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University and a doctorate in Counseling and Human Development Services at Kent State University and is currently a therapist in private practice. For over a decade, Suzanne has contributed to work in life design and career construction. She is the Chief Executive Officer of the Career Construction Institute and a founding faculty member of the institute.

    Lee J. Richmond, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in the State of Maryland, a Professor Emerita at Loyola University Maryland, and previously taught at Johns Hopkins University. Her books include co-editor of Connections Between Spirit and Work, co-author of Soulwork: How to Find the Work You Love: How to Love the Work You Have, and What Brings You to Life?: Awakening Women’s Spiritual Essence.

    Elda Schwartz is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the State of Maryland.  She specialized, with a post-master’s certificate, in Career Counseling from Oakland University, Michigan. Her work setting, both in Michigan and Maryland, was in community colleges, working with students and international students clarifying their academic and career goals.

    Marilyn Maze, Ph.D., is a Principal of PsyCoun Consultants and the Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Career Development Association. She has organized the annual APCDA Conference since its inception, conducted numerous research projects on hot labor market and career counseling issues, and presented at international conferences. Dr. Maze is a Fellow of NCDA and received the President’s Award from NCDA in 2016, the NCDA Credentialing Commission Service Award in 2016, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maryland Career Development Association in 2010. Dr. Maze formerly developed the ACT Profile (previously called DISCOVER).

Past events

11/09/2018 Preventing Suicide and Self-Harming through DBT Practices * by Lee Richmond
11/02/2018 Sacred Counseling by Lee Richmond
10/27/2018 Helping Traumatized Youth through DBT Practices * by Lee Richmond and Martha Milli
06/16/2018 Finding Meaning Through Photo Metaphors by Elda Schwartz
05/19/2018 What Brings You to Life? Awakening Your Spiritual Essence by Lee Richmond
04/28/2018 School Counselors and Gender Spectrum Students: What should I know and do? by a well-known expert
04/20/2018 Healthy Aging, Part 1 by Lee Richmond
04/14/2018 Working with Drawings by Lee Richmond
04/13/2018 The Impact of Trauma on the Brain by Darla Sinclair
03/23/2018 Trauma Informed Care for Children & Adolescents by Darla Sinclair
03/16/2018 Finding Meaning Through Photo Metaphors by Elda Schwartz
03/03/2018 Lauryn’s Law: Youth Depression, Substance Abuse, and Suicide by Lee Richmond, Deb Margulies, and Martha Milli
03/02/2018 Techniques for Working with Dreams by Lee Richmond
02/24/2018 Play Therapy by Lee Richmond & Martha Milli
02/13/2018 Trauma Informed Counseling Strategies by Lee Richmond
02/09/2018 Understanding the Muslim Experience
01/17/2018 Using Computerized Career Information in Counseling
12/09/2017 Lauryn’s Law: Youth Suicide (Wrap-up) by Martha Milli
12/02/2017 Finding Meaning Through Photo Metaphors by Elda Schwartz
11/17/2017 Finding Meaning Through Photo Metaphors by Elda Schwartz
11/10/2017 Active Mindfulness by Lee Richmond
11/03/2017 Adolescent Brain Development by Darla Sinclair
10/28/2017 Creatively Addressing Existential Questions by Lee Richmond
10/14/2017 Confronting Life’s Challenges by Lee Richmond
10/07/2017 Lauryn’s Law: Depression by Lee Richmond
07/14/2017 The Career Counselor Researcher
06/20/2017 Lauryn’s Law: Depression by Lee Richmond and Martha Milli
06/20/2017 Lauryn’s Law: Trauma by Martha Milli
06/19/2017 Lauryn’s Law: Youth Violence by Lee Richmond
06/19/2017 Advanced Group Counseling by Deb Margulies and Lee Richmond
06/11/2017 Advanced Group Counseling by Deb Margulies and Lee Richmond
05/06/2017 Lauryn’s Law: Youth Suicide (Wrap-up) by Martha Milli

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