MA, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (Maryland)
Roberta has been a counselor, in some form or fashion, for a long time. She received her M.A. in Counseling in 1989 and completed all post-graduate work for licensure by 2001, just a couple of years after the state of Maryland approved licensure for counselors. However, it is only in the last 9 years that she has been doing the type of counseling she feels is a large part of her life's work. This is the time she has spent doing bereavement/life transition counseling. Through her work in this field, she discovered SoulCollage®, and she believes SoulCollage® is in turn leading her down yet another avenue of work aligned with her life's purpose. And, in a sense, working with SoulCollage® brings her full circle, back to the little girl who loved art, who lost and found herself in that very powerful form of self-expression.
In the SoulCollage® work Roberta has done with hospice colleagues, the bereaved, and others exploring the odyssey of life, she has found the SoulCollage® process to be a revelation. These cards are truly small yet mighty, taking on what seems to be a life of their own, a true Essence, as they become the containers for the aspirations, challenges, and spiritual substance of their creators. SoulCollage® cards can facilitate dialogue, enrich communication and reveal those themes and which connect all of us and which connect us to the All. Roberta is eternally grateful that SoulCollage® found her, and that she has been able to bring SoulCollage® to others. She looks forward to bringing SoulCollage® to you!
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Roberta's SoulCollage® Resumé
Summer 2005---After discovering the SoulCollage® Website in researching an alternative to talk support for her hospice colleagues, Roberta began making cards. She was soon using SoulCollage® in de-griefing sessions with Hospice of the Chesapeake staff.
October 2005---Presented SoulCollage® as a processing activity for participants in Hospice of the Chesapeake's first week-end bereavement retreat for adults.
February 2006---As an employee of Hospice of the Chesapeake, began facilitating the SoulCollage® Group for Loss & Transition in Bowie, Maryland. Fall 2006 Went to California to take SoulCollage® Facilitator Training with the founder of SoulCollage®, Seena Frost.
March 2007---Presented SoulCollage® as a self-care activity at Hospice Network of Maryland's Celebrating Certified Nursing Assistants day.
October 2007---Coordinated SoulCollage® Facilitator Training on the East Coast for the very first time with the sponsorship of her employer, Hospice of the Chesapeake. 58 registrants from 13 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada attended this training, which was led by Seena Frost.
Winter 2007---Began offering SoulCollage® day-long workshops at the Columbia Center for the Healing Arts in Columbia, MD.
October 2008---Coordinated a second SoulCollage® Facilitator Training on the East Coast with the sponsorship of Hospice of the Chesapeake. Seena Frost again led the training, which drew 45 participants from 15 states and Canada.
2008--- Became one of a small number of SoulCollage® Facilitators worldwide who are now Facilitator Trainers (can offer the same training in SoulCollage® that Seena Frost does).