I went to the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) conference in February and it was great! A lot of Naropa students and faculty from the Contemplative Psychotherapy program attend every year. This year, was in San Diego which made it much more fun! In this conference, you not only had the opportunity to see experienced therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists working on demo groups, but you also had the chance to notice how much contemplative education makes you a very insightful, and courageous professional. I saw how being in a program that focus in community and group work has trained me to be a skillful group psychotherapist! The conference boosted my confidence. I could see clearly how valuable contemplative education is.
I am also in the process of working on my resume and looking for jobs. Being a bilingual therapists is very valuable so I strongly recommend future student to learn Spanish and to people from other Spanish speaking countries to please come to Naropa. We need more contemplative Spanish speaking therapist!