To follow, without halt, one aim: that's the secret to success.
Anna Pavlova

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Vision is not enough. It must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.                         Vaclav Havel     The Broad Stage, Santa Monica               Photo: Lynne Azpeitia

Lynne Azpeitia's Clinical Training, Workshops & Seminars

Lynne does customized speaking, workshops, seminars and classes. 

Lynne has been training therapists, and supervisors for more than ten years.  She does speaking, training, workshops and seminars for counseling centers, MFT M.A. & Ph.D. programs, Psychology programs, and organizations. 

If you are interested in having Lynne present one of her dynamic presentations, trainings or workshops for your school, counseling center or organization, contact Lynne by phone or e-mail to discuss your needs, set a date and make arrangements. 

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Coaching for Clinicians: How Therapists Can Use Coaching to Expand Their Services

Are you looking to expand the services you offer clients?  Coaching, which is increasingly popular in our culture, is a good fit for those therapists looking for an alternative to the medical model of treatment and who prefer to utilize and focus on client insights, strengths, desires, and resources.  

If you are a clinician who is solution-focused and likes using checklists, exercises, and self-assessment tools to help clients set goals, identify and overcome obstacles, do more, focus better, and produce results fast, adding coaching to the menu of services you provide in your practice may be the next step for you. 

Because coaching doesn’t have the same stigma as therapy and focuses on improving a client’s performance of specific tasks or enhancing the quality of clients’ lives, today people are increasingly turning to coaching as an alternative to therapy.  Coaching attracts people, especially men, who otherwise would not seek out a therapist’s services.  This is good news for those clinicians who are interested in expanding their practice and client services.  Why?  It increases the number of potential clients available to you and adds another income stream to your practice.

This four hour workshop will help clinicians become familiar with how they can add coaching services to their practice of therapy.  It will cover: developing a coaching mindset; how to tell the difference between coaching, therapy and consulting; defining a coaching specialty and niche that plays to your existing  strengths; how to strategically approach the business and practice of coaching; attracting coaching clients; putting together your coaching agreements; setting and collecting your coaching fees; and legal and ethical issues.  Find out how you can leverage the skills you already possess to coach clients effectively and increase your income and visibility.

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The Satir Model in Action: Healing Individual, Couple & Family Systems Using Virginia Satir’s Transformation Process

Learn to help individuals, couples and families make changes rapidly in this age of tight budgets, busy lifestyles and managed care.  Discover the Satir Model’s brief and practical techniques for effective short-term interventions. Find out how you can use these innovative tools, developed by Virginia Satir, to quickly diagnose, and treat the clients you see.  Learn how you can easily externalize and transform repetitive interpersonal patterns, dynamics, and behaviors into new perspectives, choices, decisions, and more satisfying relational systems. See how you can do family of origin work briefly and effectively.

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How to Get Families To Talk, Interact & Participate Productively in Therapy

Help today’s families thrive.  Learn the skills, strategies and solutions you can use to help families of all types face and deal with their difficulties, problems and crises. Join us as we explore how to skillfully work with today’s families and their members to improve the quality of their lives and their relationships. Add family therapy to your repertoire of therapeutic skills, techniques and psychotherapy services.

Work confidently with families.  Discover how to structure interactions, interview family members and manage your countertransference. This 4 hour interactive workshop will provide practical tools and useful interventions for successfully engaging and working with families in brief therapy.  Participants will leave with practical tips and techniques for creating and maintaining an effective therapeutic environment as well as how to deal with resistance, family conflicts, acting out behaviors and keeping order in session. 

Work effectively with families and skillfully guide them towards their goals. Help families thrive with therapy that helps them acquire the skills they need to accomplish their goals.

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An Integrative Approach to Effective Supervision

Today’s clinical supervisors must possess an ever-expanding range of information, expertise and competence because they are responsible for transmitting the knowledge, skills and attitude of their profession to the next generation of therapists. Join us for an exploration of the methods, techniques and skills necessary for successful supervision as well as how to best ensure that clients receive quality care while a supervisor oversees and evaluates the ethical, professional and therapeutic competence of the supervisee.

Participants will leave with practical tips for creating and maintaining an effective supervisory environment, dealing with anxiety and counter transference, and how to work with difficult supervisees. There is a greater need than ever before for qualified supervisors. Find out what you can do to minimize negative supervision experiences and make the most of supervisory opportunities. Feel more comfortable and be more effective as a supervisor. Case scenarios, group discussion and interactive exercises included. Suitable for both beginning and advanced supervisors. 

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How to Make the Most of Your Supervision
      Phillip's Graduate Institute, California Family Counseling Center MFT Intern Program  
 An Integrative Approach to Effective Supervision
California State University Northridge Continuing Education for Professionals Program

Coaching for Clinicians: How Therapists Can Use Coaching to Expand Their Services
California State University Northridge Continuing Education for Professionals Program

The Satir Model in Action: Healing Individual, Couple & Family Systems Using Virginia Satir’s Transformation Process
Long Beach South Bay Chapter of CAMFT

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If you're interested in Lynne speaking to your group or organization or perhaps conducting a workshop, seminar or class contact Lynne today.

Lynne Azpeitia, MFT
3025 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404 

Coaching, Psychotherapy & Consultation 

Contact Lynne About Clinical Training & Workshops

Coaching, Counseling & Consulting Services Also Available by Phone & Skype


Lynne Azpeitia
Licensed MFT
AAMFT Approved Supervisor

According to Virginia Satir (1988), the better the supervisor’s self esteem, communication ability, personal congruence, and role flexibility, the more likely the supervisory relationship will foster exploration, learning and development.
To schedule  a workshop, make an appointment or arrange a free phone consultation, email Lynne or call her at 310-828-7121

A Personal Retrospective of the Family Therapy Field: Then and Now
James L. Framo
A few years ago, I was taken aback to read an article characterizing the work of Nathan Ackerman, Murray Bowen, Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy, and myself as "faintly Victorian." So when I started formulating ideas for this speech, I wondered what I could tell this audience in this so-called postmodern family therapy era of political awareness; gender, race, and class sensitivity; ethnic diversity; constructivism; and co-created stories. What could I say that would not seem irrelevant in this political climate? Are the founders of the field viewed as having gone the way of the horse-drawn carriage?
Those of you familiar with my work know that I believe in the healing and power of the past and that knowledge of history helps make sense of the present. So I invite you to accompany me on this journey.....More

The Top 10: Most Influential Therapists of the Past Quarter-Century
Richard Simon
Twenty five years ago, in 1982, the first issue of the Psychotherapy Networkerwas published. That same year, American Psychologist surveyed 800 members of the American Psychological Association to learn which theoretical clinical orientations they followed and which psychotherapists they believed to be the most influential in the field.
On the 25th anniversary of this magazine, it seemed appropriate to revisit these questions, take stock of our profession, and get a sense of how therapy has developed and changed over the years. So, we partnered with Dr. Joan Cook at Columbia University and her research project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to find out ourselves, posing the question, "Over the last 25 years, which figures have most influenced your practice?" Respondents could list up to 10 different sources of influence if they wished. We also asked recipients for information about their own approach to treatment—what model or combination of models they used.....More

Photo Therapy Techniques in Counseling and Therapy
Most people keep photographs around, without ever pausing to really think about why. But, because personal snapshots permanently record important daily moments (and the associated emotions unconsciously embedded within them), they can serve as natural bridges for accessing, exploring, and communicating about feelings and memories (including deeply-buried or long-forgotten ones), along with any psychotherapeutic issues these.... Mor