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Dependency: Relying on Others; the Benefits and Challenges

  • March 06, 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 451 Moraga Way in Orinda (map)
Presenter: Ivan Skonikoff, LMFT

St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 451 Moraga Way in Orinda (map)

As with all other mammals, humans are born with the need to connect and depend on others. During our early development as hunters-gatherers, we discovered we better met our needs by joint effort working in a team. In  contemporary civilization there is some shift away from mutual dependency to independent functioning. In child  rearing, there may be too much early emphasis on self reliance. This may affect children's  capacity to attach to others.

In my talk, I will focus on  case examples of individuals who face inner challenges depending on others despite the rewards. We will also do experiential exercises to illustrate our own attachment issues and their impact on our behavior. 

Ivan Skonikoff, MFT  has a full time therapy practice in Berkeley.  He has been trained in Hakomi Mindfulness-Based Experiential Psychotherapy. He is also trained in Sensorimotor Trauma work as well as EMDR, another extremely effective modality for working with Trauma.

Ivan has worked with individuals, couples, and teens in a variety of settings. He has specialized in areas including trauma, sexual compulsion, chronic illness, grief and loss, addictions, pain management, relationship issues, depression and anxiety, childhood abuse and neglect, career issues, and self-empowerment issues.

Please RSVP to Sandy McQuillin at so we know for how many attendees we need to prepare space and nourishment. This is a 1-hour CEU course.

The fee for Wednesday workshops is $5 for members; $10 for non-members. Saturday workshops include a $10 member or $20 non-member fee.

East Bay Chapter, CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
P.O Box 6278 Albany, CA 94706

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