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Therapists’ Circle: A Space to Explore the Challenges & Opportunities in Focusing–Oriented Therapeutic Practices

Part of the Focusing Roundtable Series

Your Hosts

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Mary Anne Schleinich
Julie Ramsey
Steve Moscovitch

Your Hosts

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Mary Anne Schleinich
Julie Ramsey
Steve Moscovitch

Mary Anne Schleinich, Julie Ramsey & Steve Moscovitch


Online Joining Information

The zoom link will be sent to all registrants prior to the class.

Meeting Format

Thursday, March 26, 2020  from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern Time

Live attendance required - no recording.

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Please note limited registration: Current and former therapists are welcome, including psychotherapists, counselors, coaches, somatic practitioners, spiritual directors, occupational or physical therapists, nurses and the like.

The TIFI Membership Committee is pleased to introduce Therapists’ Circles, a new Roundtable series, designed especially for members who work with clients in therapeutic settings. If you are not a member, please join at and then return to this page to register.

Regardless of modality, we therapists hold in common the ethical and professional accountability and responsibility for our clients’ welfare and growth.  It is with this understanding that we come together to explore both the challenges of our work and the opportunities that arise through bringing a Focusing orientation to our practices.  These conversations are not intended to be professional supervision sessions, but rather an opportunity to share ideas and experiences with like-minded professionals.

In this kickoff of our new Therapist Circle series we will gather to share how Focusing informs our professional therapy practices. We will learn from one another about the variety of ways we are using or hope to integrate Focusing in our therapeutic work. Together we will explore the challenges and opportunities we all experience and build an ongoing source of support with other Focusing-oriented practitioners through these Circles.

What is the gift that Focusing brings or could bring to our work with our clients? How does our sensitivity to the felt sense shape or transform the way we work?  How has it changed our practices and who we are as the therapist in our practice? How do we nurture and expand the positive changes that Focusing has brought to us as practitioners and our clients?

Questions we might explore together include:

  • How do we currently integrate Focusing in our professional approaches? 
  • How would we like to bring it in more? 
  • How would we like to shape this Therapist Circle series? 

Other ideas may emerge from our mutual exploration during the Circle.

Who might be particularly interested in attending this Circle?

These Therapists’ Circles are intended to serve the needs and interests of a specialized subset of our membership community who use or have used therapeutic modalities deepened by Focusing. Current and former therapists are welcome, including psychotherapists, counselors, coaches, somatic practitioners, spiritual directors, occupational or physical therapists, nurses and the like. If you have an area of interest, curiosity or passion that you would like to explore in a future Circle, please let us know. 


What to expect from Therapist Circles:  Each Therapist Circle is designed to promote informal peer-to-peer conversation. Rather than acting as expert presenters, the Hosts will serve as conversation moderators to encourage sharing and exploration of the topics from the participants’ own perspectives. All participants’ sharings are welcome and valuable, no matter what level of experience or knowledge you have on the topic. To preserve the nature of informal conversation, the program will be offered live only and no recordings will be available. Registration is limited and on a first-come, first served basis. Participants are encouraged to create follow up opportunities for connection among themselves after the Roundtable.

About your hosts:

Mary Anne Schleinich, MPS, BScOT is a counselling body psychotherapist in private practice in Calgary and online. She is certified with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and The International Focusing Institute as a Focusing Oriented Therapist.  She teaches Focusing and has worked with pain, anxiety and trauma for 20 years.

Julie Ramsey, LICSW, FOT, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Wellesley, MA.  She works with adolescents and adults in individual and couples therapy.  She also teaches Focusing in small groups and enjoys bringing Focusing to all aspects of her work and life.  She is a Coordinator-in-Training.

Steve Moscovitch MSW Is a therapist in Winnipeg , Manitoba, Canada . He has been a Certified Focusing Trainer since 2002 He has integrated Focusing and a Focusing orientation into his work in Individual, couple and family therapy for 20 years of his 38-year career. Other significant recent trainings are Emotion Focused Couple Therapy and Internal Family Systems.

Registration Details

Registration Closes: Wednesday March 25 at 12:00 pm (noon), or when the Roundtable is full, whichever is sooner.

Zoom: This conversation will take place on an online video conference service called Zoom. Please attend by computer so that we can have your video presence as well as your audio. Calling in by phone is also possible but not preferred.

Price: The co-hosts are volunteering their time in order that this program may be brought to members of TIFI at no charge.

PLEASE NOTE: When you register, you will receive an email indicating your registration was processed. If your dues are current, we will complete your registration and email instructions to join the event within a few days of the start date. If you know your dues are not current, or if you are not yet a member, please go to the membership page to pay your dues or join and then return to this page to register.  Membership page:

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