Vic Pantesco, EdD attended the Annual Recertification National Conference of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis in March. The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis is the largest U.S. organization for health and mental health care professionals using clinical hypnosis. Vic attends this conference every three years to maintain his certification as a Certified Approved Consultant in that organization, which qualifies him to teach as well as supervise others seeking certification.
When MaiLinh Hartz, a master’s student in the Couple and Family Therapy program, was younger, people often said she had an old soul. “I was very introspective and had time to listen and absorb people’s stories and emotions,” she explains. It’s a common narrative heard among people who work in the mental health field that they were always, in some way, drawn to care. As a student, she is expanding what it means to take care of others—not just as a therapist, but as a peer.