Reason for attending:
The West Valley Counseling Center Grief, Loss, and Growth Workshop: The following applicant to the West Valley Counseling Center Grief, Loss, and Growth Workshop has indicated that he/she is working with a therapist, and would like to have Sharon Burnett, PhD, MFT IMF #16203 contact you regarding their participation in this process before the workshop begins. This signed release will also serve as permission for Sharon, as workshop facilitators, to call the applicant’s therapist after the workshop, should that be deemed helpful for the participant’s future therapy:
This process, meaning both the group format used in West Valley Counseling Center Grief, Loss, and Growth Workshops, and the individual externalization process, is not for everyone. Over the years, we have personally observed that this workshop, and the externalization of feelings technique, has been a helpful tool for many people. We’ve received many letters, and heard from many therapists, about the life changing experiences of participants. We continue to use this technique, from time to time, with our own grief work, as well. However, intense emotional processing can leave some individuals feeling “raw” and unstable. We do not recommend this process for individuals who have been diagnosed as personality disordered, “Borderline” or “Bi-Polar”, unless their therapists are knowledgeable about potential “highs” and “lows” that might result. All participants must be 21 years of age, or older.