DEEPENING OUR PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY: GROUP SUPERVISION
FOR BODYWORKERS WITH ROBIN SHAW AND CHARLIE STRAUSS
Professional development, in the broadest sense, is part of what keeps practitioners in any field excited, alive, and growing in their work. When it's done well, with both support and substance, it has the power to clarify and reinvigorate a sense of creativity, making a practice more sustainable, present, and ultimately better for clients.
Our development as massage therapists is as much about the honing of dynamic relationship skills as it is about precise hands-on techniques. This series, Group Supervision for Bodyworkers, will provide participants with ample opportunity to explore such themes as: identifying and negotiating boundaries, scope of practice issues, power dynamics, confidentiality, working with trauma, dual roles, gender, and countertransference. Tools for our investigation will include discussion, movement, journaling, sharing stories, and role- playing.
This six part series will be co-facilitated by an experienced bodyworker and a psychotherapist. Additional richness will develop out of the dynamic expertise of the group. Come join us!
Class size limited to 8 participants.
Continuing Ed Ethics Hours: 18 CEUs
First Friday of the month for 6 months:
12/3 (2010), 1/7, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6 (all 2011) 9:30AM-12:30PM
Please note that this will be a “closed group” series, so that the group can work with sensitive issues within a safe circle.
94 Pleasant St
(near the intersection of Mass Ave and Route 60)
$600 for the series
If you would like to pay for this course by check, please click here, to fill out a form and mail your payment.
Note: Checks should be made payable directly to Robin Shaw
Thank you for your interest in The Bodywork Education Project. We look forward to bringing you a first rate educational experience. Please feel free to email us at
if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns.
For Questions, Please Contact, Charlie Strauss at 857-523-8268 or
or Robin Shaw at 617-491-7941 or
ABOUT CHARLIE STRAUSS, LICSW
Charles Strauss brings a deep appreciation of embodied healing to his collaboration with the Bodywork Education Project. As a psychotherapist, he enjoys helping people find creative ways to solve problems and become more fully themselves. He offers a warm and supportive environment which affirms the diversity of each individual. Attention to posture, breath, and movement informs both diagnosis and approach.
Charles maintains a private practice in both Arlington and Central Square, Cambridge. He specializes in working with issues of gender, sexuality, and relationships, as well as a broad range of mental health concerns, for both youth and adults.
In addition to his private practice, Charles currently sees clients at Children's Charter, a clinic that specializes in trauma work with kids, and consults for Fenway Community Health in Boston. He has led trainings and initiatives for the National Association of Social Workers, the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, and the Massachusetts Community Health Education Center.
Charles completed his professional training at Simmons Graduate School of Social Work in 2004. He has participated in advanced trainings on such topics as substance use, trauma, ethical dilemmas, safety planning, gender variance, family dynamics, alternative families, meditation, nonverbal communication, and major mental illness. He enjoys exploring the art of improvisation through singing, dancing, and hospital clowning.
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