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Join us on the THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH as we help one another to tease out the challenging aspects of anonymous client interactions, services, and/or resources that we as young mental health practitioners occasionally struggle to navigate & provide for our clients, peers, communities, & employers. Each meeting will take place in the privacy of member living rooms. Food is potluck style, so bring that dish you can't wait to share!
The CA community frequently draws members together to organize study groups for various license exams or to encourage similar forms of professional development.
Learn about how to couple music therapy with clinical practice and theory in music therapist's Brea Murakami's evening workshop. Brea Murakami, MT-BC, is a board-certified music therapist based in the Chicagoland area. After completing her bachelor degree in music therapy and psychology, she moved from California to Chicago to complete her year long internship with the NorthShore University Health System in Evanston Hospital's medical and psychiatric settings. Currently, she works with older adults facing memory loss and dementia. Brea has also completed an advanced training in Neurologic Music Therapy.
Brea can be reached through her blog: ThriveMusicTherapy.com
CA has partnered with an exciting new startup called tourhop to take a tour of the house where social work was born - Jane Addams's original hull house was shuttered due to loss of funding, but the adjacent museum remains- show your support for maintaining the history of the industry by taking this private tour with us.
Hull House: http://www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/
Please sign up through Tourhop: http://www.tourhop.com/tours/hull-house-tour-united-states-il-chicago/05-04-14/preview
Join your peers at Enso Studio (412 s. Wells, Chicago, IL 60607) and learn about dance therapy's implications in the mental health field- a discussion led by Columbia College grad student Joan Lin- followed by a hip hop/zumba fusion group dance lesson by two young professional dancers- Tia GodSent and Jordan Beyeler!
-$10 entry (cash & credit cards accepted)
-located near LaSalle blue line station/$2 parking
-handmade French snacks from local baker- Tres Jolie Patisserie
Support young professionals & small and local businesses, network, share resources, learn something new that may help your clients/ your community, work out, and have fun!
The founder of this group, Jane Shersher, has been one of 8 fellows in the JCC PresenTense Fellowhip for social entrepreneurship. It has been a huge boost for developing the business model and foundational skill set for this group. Come represent our community and support the cause in the presence of potential investors and start-up companies alike at the famed 1871 tech startup location! Check out PresenTense at: http://www.jccpresentensechicago.org/launch-night.html
* note that although this fellowship is rooted in Jewish values, you don't have to be Jewish to attend the event and Counselors Autonomous is not affiliated with any one religion.
Use elevators at the lobby that go to the 12th floor- leave extra time to get lost, it's a big complicated building!
Enjoy this local gem while getting to know your peers! Cassava is a homey environment offering uniquely delicious gluten free snacks & smoothies. Order a $10 package to get an appetizer, dinner, & a shot of super rich hot chocolate or fresh fruit smoothy while mingling with fellow members and getting to know CA's current board leaders.
Ask about the board members' experiences and roles so that you know where to expect CA to head in the future, to have input in CA's development, and to decide whether getting involved with CA on a deeper level (AKA potentially joining our board) is right for you!
We will be enjoying the live music of several young local performers throughout the casual candlelit evening. See you there!
A Fine Line is a documentary of voices, stories and photographic portraits that confront stereotypes and reveals the courage and fragility of those living with mental illness today in the United States. The exhibit includes 45 of the moving portraits. Each portrait is accompanied by a recording of men and women sharing their story of where mental health ends and mental illness begins. These individuals provide us with an intimate look into life complicated by schizophrenia, depression, obsessive-compulsive, anxiety and bipolar disorders.
This powerful exhibit is leaving town Wednesday, so there isn't much time to see it!
12:00 pm-1:00 pm explore exhibit. Here's a link that goes into further detail:
1:00 pm-1:30 pm guided discussion over bag lunch or if it rains, La'Appetito which is across the street. http://www.lappetito.com/
This talk will focus on several key aspects of Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) from a consumer and public health point of view: what is behind the increasing incidence, what precisely are ASDs, how are they recognized and diagnosed, what are some of the most relevant concerns for mental health clients, and what are some of the central treatment issues and approaches.
Michael Losoff, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with over twenty years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families who have wrestled with matters pertaining to Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
This event is FREE.
St. James Cathedral Chicago
65 E Huron (corner of Wabash and Huron), Chicago, Illinois 60611
Join us for Earth day as we chat with owner of Sandwich Me In, Justin Vrany, who is “dedicated to helping our community grow toward a sustainable future by supporting small businesses & local farmers”. Snack on homemade sauces, soda, & breads, as well as wood smoked meats or vegan/gluten free deliciousness while we cozy up with Jill Zenoff, award winning urban farmer & founder of the Gan Project, and Alex Poltorak, urban canopy master, in order to dig into the role of psychology in economic, agricultural, and health sustainability.
THE COST OF ENTRY IS PURCHASING A SANDWICH!