Treating Mind and Spirit as One

Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason receives 2017 AAPC Distinguished Contribution Award

Congratulations to PSI Managing Director Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason for receiving the 2017 Distinguished Contribution Award from the Eastern Region Executive of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors for “innovative and visionary leadership” at the AAPC Eastern/Northeastern Regional Conference held at Wisdom House this past weekend. read more

NY Magazine: Fifty faces of New York’s religious plurality.

Happy #ClergyAppreciationMonth to faith leaders from all traditions! For its 50th Anniversary issue, New York Magazine ran this photo profile of religious figures in NYC, including PSI Managing Director the Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason. Thanks to Martin Schoeller and New York Magazine for this wonderful visual project depicting our urban diversity. PSI joins its read more

RealSimple: How Telling Your Story Can Benefit Your Emotional Health

From “RealSimple“: Rather than just steaming away, think of your difficult in-law or unreasonable boss as an antagonist in your story, suggests Kim Schneiderman, a licensed clinical social worker in New York City and the author of Step Out of Your Story: Writing Exercises to Reframe and Transform Your Life. “Just like good fiction, life read more

“Mindful Listening: Culling and Shifting Client Narratives” – Registration Now Open for Fall 2017 PSI Conference

Come learn how to think like a dramaturge; inquire like a questionologist; and enlist the “write” brain toward drawing out and transforming client material. Keynote Speaker Gail Noppe-Brandon, LCSW, MPA, MA will be presenting: Mindful Listening: Culling and Shifting Client Narratives WHEN: Saturday, November 11th, 1:00 – 5:00 pm WHERE: Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church 7 read more

Psychology Today: “The Self, Lost and Found: How Creativity Holds Up a Mirror to Your Inner World” by Kim Schneiderman L.C.S.W., M.S.W

Maria was a 31-year-old artist who sought help to disentangle herself from a dysfunctional relationship with an emotionally abusive man. For the past few weeks, she had been seized by a compulsion to paint self portraits. She portrayed her likeness from various angles, experimenting with different hues and styles. She explained that she had “lost read more