A potential client has the assurance that their counselor or therapist has undergone rigorous training. ICI counselors and therapists are registered Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists (OBLPCT), Interns or Counselors (LPC & LMFT). Each person has completed a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Registered Interns work directly under an OBLPCT registered clinical supervisor for 2,000 client clinical hours. During their internship, interns receive a minimum of two hours of clinical supervision per month. After completion of their hours, the LPC Intern or LMFT Intern must pass a national exam to be fully licensed by OBLPCT. Once licensed, each LPC and LMFT must accumulate a significant number of continuing education (CE) hours to maintain his or her license.
Generally speaking, most mental health work done in the Northwest is conducted from either a Cognitive Therapy (CT) or Behavioral Therapy (BT) basis or a CBT combination. BT assists the client by identifying and modifying negative and problematic behavior producing significant changes in a client’s life. CT seeks to identify the negative cognition, both at the conscious and pre-conscious levels, which are behind the behavior. It then shifts the client’s cognition from negative to positive, resulting in a change in perspective, mindfulness that alters both the person and their relationship.
Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic Therapy (PT) works at the motivation level, which addresses the whys behind both behavior and cognition. PT work access and processes unconscious motivational material related to the human need, desire, and longings for relationships.
Dr. Manock received training in PT and Intersubjectivity Psychoanalysis (IP) in Pasadena under Dr. Mark Baker at Lavie Counseling Center. Intersubjectivity (IS) is the fifth generation Psychoanalysis from Freud’s Classic Psychoanalysis. IS has moved beyond the usual one-person psychological Psychoanalytic view of the client-therapist relationship: Transference and Resistance to a two-person psychological understanding of co-transference.
The domain of analysis is no longer the psyche (within) of the client but the relational interaction between two subjects; Intersubjectivity. The therapeutic relationship is seen as an interactive dance between the therapist and the client and the work consists of both working together to transform the client’s life through three movements: exploration of the subjective experience & world of the client; exploration of the conscious and unconscious meaning of the client’s subjective experience and world; and the impact of the meaning upon the client both consciously and unconsciously. IS reflects the current research understanding of the human person as a relational being neuro-emotionally wired for relationship.
It is relationships that have produced pain and dysfunction in a client, and it takes a relationship to heal and transform the client.