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Psychotherapy ~ Wellness ~ Professional Development


March 24, 2013


Greetings Fellow Healer!

It is Spring!  And Spiritually and Religiously we have so much to celebrate!

Elisabeth Crim Psychotherapy www.moonstonecenter.com       elisabeth crim psychotherapy www.moonstonecenter.com


A Restorative Lent!  A Glorious Spring Equinox! A Joyful Passover! A Jubilant Palm Sunday! And a Happy and Exultant Easter!  I wish you all of these things regardless of your religious or non-religious past or present.  Spring ushers in a new energy, one of anticipation, excitement, growth, and new, fresh beginnings!  For me, as a Christian, Spring reminds me of Christ and his gift of personal relationship with God.  For me, Christ is both an example and a metaphysical presence of God in my life.  Since my childhood, Christ has been a touchstone of love, peace, joy, and life itself.  He is a relational experience of my Creator God.  Even, if you do not relate to your spiritual or energetic life in these terms, Spring can stir in you a surge of new life, new and renewed energy from which to live and relate to yourself and others! 


Speaking of relationships, please listen to my video message to you this month. You will find it below; in it and here in my writing I am addressing the Healing Power of Relationship.  The mental health and health care field in general are experiencing major shifts as we attend to mind and body and spirit in our treatment.  The lines of separation between these aspects of being human are beginning to be seen as arbitrary.  We increasingly understand that whole mental health is mediated through mental talk therapies as well as energetic and physical body therapies that incorporate yoga, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure and other interventions.  In this time in the field of mental health much focus is appropriately increasingly on body and spirit as we bring them back into the conceptualization of mental health and holistic treatment. 


I want to remind us as we are integrating to continue to honor the power of relationship in healing mind and body and spirit.  Studies have supported that regardless of theoretical orientation or approach to psychotherapy, it is the relationship that is the key to healing.  I want to remind us of this powerful aspect of mental health and general health care treatment.   Attending to and honoring the relationship between the patients or clients we serve and us, the Healers, is not only important, it is necessary.   It is a critical component to physical health and healing as well as emotional, mental and relational health and healing.  The mind-body-spirit integration goes both ways.  Treatment of mind, emotion (and mood) and relationships will affect physical and spiritual health and vice versa.  The healthy state of each component (mental, physical, emotional, spiritually, relational) is a part of and adds to the individual's whole health. 


Dear Amazing Healer, attending to relationship requires that we be aware and take care of our own mind-body-spirit processes through our lifestyle, as well as psychotherapy and clinical consultation.  We are trained to do psychotherapy and consultation so that we are actively conscious and intentionally safe in our interpersonal practice with our patients.  (I practice from an inter-subjective approach to psychodynamic psychotherapy (Robert Stolorow) and value how this theory requires that we attend to both sides of the relationship that is co-created by the therapist and the patient.)  However, as Healers, it is equally important to attend to our own relational needs for attunement and safety, not just to be safe for others, as important as this is.  But, to be soothed, renewed and healed ourselves.  Healthy, safe, attuned relationships that allow us to mutually give and receive care and nurture, to see and be seen will affect us not only emotionally and relationally, but also physically, mentally and spiritually.  We must be careful to not care for self as a requirement of safety for our patients only, but to allow our call and identity as healers to flow out of a wholly fulfilled and integrated life that we share with our own friends, family, partner and lover.   How exciting and necessary to invite the very health we offer to others into our own personal world of living and thriving!



I continue the clarion call that the Newtown shootings had sounded. We must continue take a stand as Mental Health Care Professionals (MHCPs) for the n.  Please check out the following links for more info!

 http://www.bradycampaign.org/  - Brady Law

 http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/ - Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly

 http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/24/mental-health-new-york-gun-law/2011399/  - Mental Health and Gun Control


6 Hour CE Event - May 18

Check out our next exciting 6 Hour CE event with Dr. Terry Marks-Tarlow!  Clinical Intuition:  The Neurobiology of Flashes, Hunches, and Gut Feelings! This is not generic CE experience.  Dr. Marks-Tarlow is a brilliant woman who is a psychologist, psychotherapist, author, artist, ballet dancer, yogi, and has even written a libretto for an opera!  To experience her is a delight.  The workshop is based on her recent book Clinical Intuition:  The Neurobiology of Embodied Response in the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Edited by Dan Siegel with Founding Editor, Alan Schore.  It will be didactic and experiential using material from her upcoming workbook, Awakening Clinical Intuition!  I have the great honor of being the Discussant with Dr. Marks-Tarlow that day.  And, she will have her art from the book on display and for sale.  Register today at www.moonstonecenter.com/events!


Other stuff!

Also, check out on the home page marquee www.moonstonecenter.com for dates and places I will be speaking as well.  I also have a couple of articles in the mill right now.  I will let you know when and where they get published as it occurs.  I continue to offer consultation on working in the transference/counter-transference, mind-body-spirit psychodynamic psychotherapy, and collaborative treatment teaming. Contact me for a consultation session or inquire about starting a group!


Hope to see or connect with you before the next newsletter, but if not, be enlivened this Spring!  Seek out and deepen your own healthy relationships!  And Have FUN!


With Peace, Joy, Love and Light,

Elisabeth and the Moonstone Center Team


The Healer's Life - The Healing Power of Relationship - Dr.Elisabeth Crim - Psychotherapy
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 Dancing ImageDancing the Transference:  Honoring the Relationship Between Therapist

and Client

  • Transference: Personality/Attachment Disorders
  • Transference: Couples
  • Transference:  Parents
  • Transference:  Fellow Treatment Team Members
  • Somatic Transference: The Body's Process in Psychotherapy

 Power Collab TxPower of Collaborative Treatment Teaming: Bridging Complementary-Alternative Therapies with Traditional Mental Health Treatment

  • Integrative and Holistic Mental Health Treatment
  • Yoga Therapy, Acupuncture, Psychiatry and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

        Restoring HealerRestoring the Healer: Exploring Somatic Transference and Compassion Fatigue

  • Somatic Transference for the Therapist, Health Care Provider
  • Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious and Secondary Trauma, Burnout
  • Yoga as Restorative Intervention 


Dr Elisabeth Crim www.moonstonecenter.com The Power of Consultation: Personal and Professional Self-Care 

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Collaborative
  • Attachment and Transferece-Based
  • Practice Building/Maintenance
  • Finance/Business Improvement
  • Self-Care 

For More INFO,

Please Contact Julie Brown,

Dr. Crim's Speaking/Events Manager




 Early Registration Open Now!

Come join us  

for a Day of Dynamic Learning in a Setting of Self Care!

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Clinical Intuition in Psychotherapy:

The Neurobiology of Flashes, Hunches, & Gut Feelings



REGISTRATION:   $139 Early

   $159 Late

  $100 Interns/Psych Assistants


REGISTER ONLINE:  www.moonstonecenter.com/events


FOR ASSISTANCE:   Events@MoonstoneCenter.com  or Call: Julie Brown, Events Manager 310.983.3203


As psychotherapists, how do we know exactly what to do and say? Clinical intuition is indispensable to effective psychotherapy, yet the topic is rarely discussed within the current social politics of our field. This interactive workshop explores clinical intuition from multiple perspectives: 1) Its spontaneous emergence to fill the gap between theory and practice; 2) Its workings via bottom-up, implicit, nonconscious modes of communication; 2) Its evolutionary and developmental roots within mammalian limbic emotional and motivational circuits; 3) Its manifestation in the therapeutic dialogue through PLAY and the unconsciously orchestrated games that organize relational rhythms. Other topics include imagination, metaphor, creativity, and humor, as they spring from intuitive roots and in wisdom, the mature flowering of clinical intuition. A didactic and experiential experience.



Dr. Marks-Tarlow 's whimsical yet profound art will be on exhibit. Her Books and Art will be available for purchase.



Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Author, Speaker, Artist


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With Discussant:

Elisabeth Crim, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Certified Relax & Renew Yoga Trainer


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6 CEUs - Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs 

Saturday, May 18, 2013


For More Info &



  At Moonstone Center, we approach each CE Event with a commitment to Professional Development and Dynamic Education in a Setting of Self-Care.     


Email: Events@MoonstoneCenter.com  or Phone:  310-938-3203

Looking forward to seeing you there!    

Elisabeth, Julie, and The Moonstone Team





May 18, 2013 


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Clinical Intuition in Psychotherapy: The Neurobiology of Flashes, Hunches, & Gut Feelings




Dance the Transference

with Your Patients!


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Book Review:

Clinical Intuition: The Neurobiology of Embodied Response by Terry Marks-Tarlow


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