4 results for month: 07/2016

SCCC thanks The Rose Hills Foundation

SCCC extends a special thank you to The Rose Hills Foundation for its recent grant in support of our work.  Thanks to The Rose Hills Foundation, SCCC will be able to continue training counselors and providing affordable mental health care to members of our community in need. Thank you for making a difference in the lives we serve.

Trauma & Resilience Training – A narrative by Jim Holland

Jim Holland, a third year MFT intern, recently completed SCCC’s Trauma & Resiliency Training program.  Jim describes the pervasive impact the course has had on his practice below: Making connections Not long ago I was catching up with Owen, an old friend from New York, and the conversation turned to substance abuse.  Owen, an LMFT who specializes in addiction, was sounding over-worked from the current opioid epidemic inundating the United States. I, on the other hand, was enjoying the afternoon air, taking a stroll around the block during a break from one of Dr. Kim Cookson’s Wednesday afternoon Trauma Training sessions at SCCC. ...

Agastock 2016 is around the corner! July 24th from 3-8PM at The Echo

SCCC is grateful to share that we are the beneficiary of Agastock, the annual benefit concert put on by a former SCCC client to support our efforts in addressing trauma recovery.  The concert also commemorates the life of Alice Ferguson. Cash or check can be taken at the door or you can make a donation here and bring your receipt.  All are welcome - see you at The Echo!  Take a look below for more details.  

Men’s Anger Management at WLCAC in Watts – an SCCC Outreach program

The Southern California Counseling Center has partnered with the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC) to offer Anger Management programs to men and women in the community.  We asked two of the group’s facilitators, Michael Manzo and Lance Tango, to share a bit about their experience with the group. “The class itself is of great benefit”, confirms Michael. “Most of the men come from a rough upbringing consisting of violence, drugs and negative behavior.  I think as men, opening up and sharing feelings is something that is not presented to them as a child.  Some men, who have struggled with their feelings since elementary school ...