Will relate work with: 1. A woman severely abused and traumatized in a family headed by an "evangelical minister father." 2. A severely depressed, suicidal college teacher, from an abusive family, with what appears to be social phobia, inability to maintain personal relationships, etc. 3. Woman diagnosed as schizophrenic at the age of 9 and her struggle for survival at age 18. On outpatient medications of 800 mg of Thorazine daily. Videos and other AV materials will illustrate these cases. Group members will be invited to share their "impossible cases" and strategies for change and resolution will be developed.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
John Frykman, MDiv, PhD, is a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, founder of Cypress Institute, an ordained Lutheran minister, and organizer of the Drug Treatment Program at the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic. He studied privately with Dr. Erickson from 1969-1979, observing, sharing, and discussing cases with him. He has done teaching, consulting, training, and supervising in 27 states and 16 countries. In California, he served as Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Case Manager at Ross Hospital CD Unit (Marin County) and at Ohloff Intensive Outpatient Services (San Francisco). He continues his consulting work and private practice of Brief Solution Focused psychotherapy.