Life Performance Coaching Center
San Francisco, California
Phone: 415-846-8739, 415-835-1010 x2.
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I am a trained social therapist on staff at the Life Performance Coaching Center, www.lifeperformancecoaching.com in San Francisco, CA and one of the founding members of the social therapeutic approach, a radically relational cultural approach to human development, community building and leadership. I was someone who wanted to change the world and change how psychology was organized with its over-emphasis on diagnosis and labeling. I met Dr. Fred Newman in 1971 and became part of a grouping of people who helped develop what is now social therapeutics. I have also been lucky enough to have studied both with the late Dr. Newman and also Lois Holzman, Director of the ESI and leader of the International class. I went to New York University, both as an undergraduate and then to Social Work school where I received my MSW. I joined the IC in 2013 after I retired from my social work job, and it transformed my life. I met people from all over the world and have built professional relationships with some of them. I just returned from Serbia and Greece where I co-led performance-based workshops with other IC graduates, Elena Boukouvala and Tamara Maksic. As a life performance coach, I help build creative environments in which people can grow emotionally, develop new ways of responding to challenging conversations and create the lives they want to live. I also have developed a series of workshops with the help of the East Side Institute called Playgrounds which teaches participants to use their capacity to create, perform and play in everyday life.