April 25th ASP Network Meeting: Kenneth Porter, M.D.

Kenneth Porter, M.D., a former President of ASP and Rosanne Annoni will present
The Diamond DiamondApproach Approach
a psychospiritual system of thought created by A. H. Almaas
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Interview Holistic Psychotherapist

Marcia-BlauMarcia Blau is a holistic psychotherapist who has been practicing in NYC for more than 24 years.  It has been her privilege to work with individuals, couples and families.  She have also been writing articles and teaching classes.

As a licensed clinical social worker with training from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health and the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia, she became well versed in many therapeutic modalities.   Yet she often felt that something was missing.

Fourteen years ago, she began studying with an array of healers and spiritual teachers including Starr Fuentes, Pema Chodron, and in Peru with Master Shaman Diane Dunn.  Over time, as my own life evolved, my psychotherapeutic work began moving in a holistic direction.

She am a strong believer in the mind-body-soul connection.  When psychotherapy is practiced holistically, working on any issue in a person’s life will have a healing effect on the whole being.  And it will bring a sense of integration to the individual’s outlook.  It is with this understanding that I approach my work.


Diamond Approach Workshop March 6-9 at Guest House Retreat Center

Diamond Heart Retreat Group 5.

On March 6th-9th a retreat at the Guest House Retreat and Conference Center will present:

Guest House RetreatBeing Here: A Four Day Exploration Into Essential Value

March 10, 2014 A workshop by Linda Lockspeiser: Letting Go

Linda Lockspeiser, LCSW, A Constellation Therapist will be holding a workshop on Monday, March 10th, 2014 from 9:30 to 4:00 PM entitled “Letting Go.” This topic is part of an all day event held at Our Lady of Grace Retreat Center in Manhasset, NY.  Linda will be sharing the workshop with Karen Musicaro, LCSW.  Karen will focus the morning on using 12 step Spirituality to create a life of right relationship. After lunch, Linda will work with constellations to help find our right place in the family system and to let go of what does not belong to us.


You may choose to attend either part of the day or the entire day. Click the Following Link to learn about details,registration and fees.


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 The Letting Go Workshop


March 21 Case Presentation Network Meeting

The Therapist/Practitoner/Member Forum will focus on specific issues which come up in one’s practice as well as one’s personal life.
This month a case presentation will be delivered by Marcia Blau, LCSW, A Psychospiritual Therapist and ASP Professional Member. 
It will then be discussed and examined from a Metapsychiatric Perspective. Diana & Bruce Kerievsky, ASP dianaBruceCYMERA_20140207_144912Board Members & Long Time Students of Thomas Hora, M.D. will facilitate the meeting. Participation is welcomed
Click here for full details and to register for this event: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs163/1102918733880/archive/1116654969313.html


Gina Ogden TeleSeminar Series for Creative Professionals

Ongoing inspiration and support for health providers and educators who have experienced an ISIS training, or read Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy
April 23, May 21, June 18, Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 19, 2014
By Telephone from anywhere on the planet
Six session series; join at any time, the entire series is recorded
To register visit: http://www.expandingsextherapy.com/isis-training-supervision/

Gina Ogden at Esalen: Jan 19 – Feb 16, 2014:

gina-ogdenIntegrate Sexuality and Spirituality at Esalen Institute in a landscape of sunsets and hot springs, where the human potential movement began…

Gina Ogden, PhD, LMFT is a sex therapist, author of many books on integrating mind, body, heart, and spirit, and is recipient of the 2013 AASECT award for professional excellence. Her latest book is Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy .

Shamanic Paths to Healing Relationships

How can we set the stage for relational magic? This is our central question as we step onto shamanic paths, which offer unique opportunities for healing the traumas and dramas that can distort all kinds of relationships — with lovers, friends, parents, children, and more. Using a multidimensional approach developed over four decades as a sexuality therapist, researcher, author, and shamanic practitioner, Gina invites you to connect expansively with yourself, others, and the planet…

Information and registration:


Alan Levin: Jan 25, 2014

AlanLevinMeditation for the Earth and Water – Benefit for Rockland Water Coalition and Rockland Farm Alliance. Saturday, Jan 25th, Sparkill, NY.

An all day meditation (10 AM – 6 PM) with alternate hours of silence and audio recordings of meditation masters. Attendees can come for all day or any amount of time. All donations go to two groups working for healthy water and food policies in Rockland County. Facilitated by Alan Levin.


Gina Ogden at Esalen: Mar 14-16, 2014

gina-ogdenExpanding the Practice of Sex Therapy: A Training for Health Professionals

Practice the integrative ISIS model outlined in Gina’s book, Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy. Explore the rationale for ISIS practice, and also the scope, including the core dynamics of creating and holding therapeutic space, movement, ritual, and concretizing abstract concepts to engage clients in their own healing process. Gina encourages personal awareness along with clinical questions to address your clients’ complex issues of sexual desire, pleasure, dysfunction, and more…






Information & Registration:www.expandingsextherapy.com

April 24, 2014: Tarot and Psychology Conference

Tarot & Psychology Conference
Thursday, April 24, 2014
LaGuardia Marriott Hotel
ruth-ann-and-wald-amberstoneIn this ground-breaking event, we’re bringing both the psychological and tarot communities together to explore some of tarot’s possibilities and techniques for deep and effective personal understanding.For psychologists, this conference will open the door to a whole world of surprisingly powerful and helpful theory and practice they may never have experienced before. For tarot readers, it will be the opportunity they have been waiting for to get a real introduction to the practical psychology they can use in their professional practice.

Presentations include:
    •  Gestalt Therapy and the Tarot w/ Victor Daniels, Ph.D. and Kooch Daniels, M.A.
      •  Using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to Enhance  the Tarot Experience w/ Joseph T. Schippa, Ph.D.
•  Found in Translation: Improving Communication via   Tarot (The Rosetta Stone Method) w/ Jeannette Roth
We look forward to seeing you there!

Ruth Ann and Wald Amberstone