Member Marquee: Have you recently opened a new office? Running an upcoming workshop or therapy group? Members can submit news updates of their professional activities in this feature. Postings can be submitted online and must be related to professional mental health activities. These postings categories can include: upcoming workshops/trainings you are presenting; therapy groups you run that have openings; professional awards received; appointments to community or professional boards; professional speaking engagements; books/articles you have written and/or scheduled book signings.
Appointments to Professional Boards
Therapy Groups Starting
Fabiana Casanova, LMHC is please to announce the opening of her new private practice: Nova Psychotherapy LLC, located in the Back Bay area. She is working primarily with adults in individual therapy under a psychodynamic approach. Some of her specialty areas include mood disorders, anxiety, and relational issues. She works with multicultural populations and conduct therapy in English and in Spanish.
Nova is located on: 264 Beacon St, 5th Floor Boston MA, 02116
Phone and fax: 617-936-0309
Cristina Urton, LMHC of Songbird Counseling, LLC is happy to announce the opening of her private practice in Brookline. Songbird Counseling offers individual therapy for adolescents and adults. She specializes in acculturation/cultural issues, intergenerational trauma, depression, and stress management. Feel free to reach out at 617-396-7121 or visit her website at www.songbirdcounselingllc.com
1330 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446 (Coolidge Corner) (4/2018)
Professional Speaking Engagements
On March 24th 2018, Evan Schinell, LMHC, MaMHCA President-Elect, was a panelist at the Vinfen Moving Images Film Festival, The Dignity of Risk. This event takes place annually, and this year it was held at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School. Hundreds of professionals, consumers, family members, and community supporters were in attendance for the event. Evan spoke from his experience at Vinfen as an Operations Director within a DMH CBFS team. More information about the event, including additional pictures of the panel, are available here: https://vinfen.org/events/moving-images/
On March 16th, 2018, Samantha Dutra, LMHC, NCC, MaCCS gave a presentation titled, "Curriculum and Syllabi Development: Accomodating Mental Health and Learning Disorders," at The Association for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) Conference held at Johnson Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. In this presentation, Samantha discussed how faculty can comprise multi-faceted and multi-dimensional syllabi and course curriculum tailored to be more inclusive for students with learning and mental health issues and/or disabilities. Samantha also presented this at Rivier University in Nashua, NH to the 2018 New England Doctorate Student Conference (NEDSC) on March 17th, 2018
On December 8th, 2017 Robbin Miller, LMHC, presented a workshop titled, "Workplace Bullying Training for Mental Health Counselors" to Employee Assistance Professionals in Woburn, MA. Counselors learned the personal impact workplace bullying had on three speakers (including Robbin), and the implications for financial and career losses. Counselors also learned about evidenced based interventions that were researched by Drs. Gary and Ruth Namie, founders of the Workplace Bullying Institute.
Trainings & Workshops Offered