The 3000 Club - Winter Workshop - "The Therapist's Toolbox"

  • Sat, February 27, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • The Regional Access Project Foundation - 73710 Fred Waring Dr. #102, Palm Desert, CA 92260


Registration is closed

Join us for our quarterly 3000 Club workshop on topics that are relevant specifically to us! This quarter's workshop will be "The Therapist's Toolbox," presented by Cathy Parker, MSW, PsyD.

Title: Therapists’ Survival Tools

Description: There are aspects of being a therapist that are rarely discussed either in training or as we go about our careers. Those aspects concern how therapists survive conducting therapy. Different therapists have incorporated different tools or aids to help them get through the sometimes isolative and sedentary day. Some ways therapists survive have therapeutic advantages and ethical ramifications. In this interactive presentation, specific situations faced by interns will also be discussed.

Presenter: Cathy Parker, LCSW, PsyD, is a therapist with dual licensure. With more than 30 years of clinical experience, she enjoys sharing clinical insights with other clinicians. Her career has included private practice and work in a variety of mental health settings, both public and private.


1. Provide examples of how therapists cope with being in the container

2. Identify potential advantages and possible ethical concerns

3. Encourage participants to inventory their own means of survival

4. Provide an opportunity to discussed real-therapist-life situations that are often ignored in training.

Overview: Based on personal experience and an informal survey of colleagues, tips on how therapists survive the sometimes isolative and sedentary work of being a therapist are discussed. Participants are encouraged to consider and share their own survival tools. Tools to be explored:

Those for therapist comfort or needs

Those that serve as therapeutic aids

Environmentally based tools

Miscellaneous category to help grease the wheels

A light breakfast, workshop hours, networking, and a raffle will be provided! We hope to see you there!


Desert Chapter — California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (DESERT-CAMFT)
For general info, please email: For specific departments, please click "Contact" in the menu above.