Craft & Connect
A Time & Space for Advocacy-Minded Therapists
Co-Facilitated by Dr. Samantha Pieknik, PsyD and Halina Brooke, LAMFT, LAC.
It’s Clinician Craft Time!
This is an arts-based consultation group for advocacy-minded therapists where they can come together to create, connect, and grow. We formed this group because we both love the calm, connection, and joy that come with creating and exploring in the imagination. We’re also super passionate about supporting populations, clients, and client experiences that often don’t have a voice – and we believe in putting our time and effort where our proverbial mouth is. This work can be exhausting, activating, and sometimes thankless, so we decided to offer this dedicated venue for collaboration and supporting each other through craft and play.
We break out the craft supplies and indulge our creativity as we informally process topics related to professional identity, ethics, advocacy, leadership, and clinical relationships. We take a deep dive into sensitive topics, while taking care not to discuss confidential client/patient information. The group meets on the first Sunday night of every month at the Retreat on Tatum from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
I’m not really a crafter but your values are definitely my jam. Can I come?
Yes, you’re totally welcome!! You can bring a project to work on, pull something out of the fidget basket, or even get into the art supplies with no judgments or expectations to make anything. There’s even an adult coloring book if you’re so moved.
I’m totally a crafter but advocacy and leadership aren’t really my thing. What about me?
Well, that depends. If it’s because your values align with helping our professional community be at its best and empowering the marginalized, but you think making a difference means doing huge, technical, extroverted things…you should totally come! Your heart is in alignment with the values of the space, and we can connect over finding meaningful and sustainable ways to live those values and not burn out. If, however, advocacy and positive change in the professional landscape aren’t of interest to you at all, it’s probably not the right consultation group for you.
I’m trans, neurodivergent, a POC, fat/of size, disabled… will I be welcome and comfortable?
100% YES!!! We know that society, and our profession, can often be exclusionary, so if you want to talk about it some more before joining us, don’t hesitate to reach out. And if ever anything happens or you notice something that feels unwelcoming, we commit to listening and growing.
Does this count toward my supervision needs? Is it a therapy group for therapists?
This group is not structured clinical supervision that would count toward licensure, nor is it therapy. It’s a collaborative peer consultation group for advocacy-minded, visionary therapists who are passionate about both the clients we serve and the professional community we call home!
Can I bring my own project? A snack? A playlist?
Indeed, you can! If you have questions, please reach out and ask. Almost everything is welcome… except client PHI and loose glitter!
Do I need to RSVP and is there a cost?
There is a limit of 8 attendees so we have wiggle room to craft, so yes, please RSVP. The suggested donation is $20 (which all goes toward supplies) or you can bring something on our craft supply wish list. : )
Meet The Facilitators
Get Crafty With Us
So excited for your interest in joining us. Send your deets and we’ll be in touch!