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The Psychotherapy Cooperative, in partnership with the Master of Arts in Psychology (MAP) Program at Seattle University, is delighted to welcome a conversation with James P. Norris on his C.A.R.E. (Connectedness, Acknowledgment, Resilience, Emergence) model:


Hope to Healing:

The Movement of Therapeutic Resilience and Emergence, the C.A.R.E. Model



Thursday, February 10, 2022

5:30 PM -- 8:30 PM

3 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) available.


The event will be held both in-person on the Seattle University campus and virtually via Zoom.

Please find location and registration details HERE (tickets and CEU's free for Cooperative members).

About the Event

Please join for a discussion of James Norris’ C.A.R.E. (Connectedness, Acknowledgement, Resilience, Emergence) model, developed to support those in helping roles (therapists, educators) to support others to move from hope and into healing. In this interactive event, participants will learn about the model as both a theoretical framework and a practical approach that can help them identify and understand their own experiences, how these are present and impactful in the therapeutic space and elsewhere, and how to create more equitable, anti-bias environments that are conducive to connection, vulnerability, and trust.

About James P. Norris, M.A., L.M.H.C., Ph.D. candidate:

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James P. Norris is a licensed mental health counselor in WA state and a licensed professional counselor in AZ. He is currently completing a doctorate at the University of the Cumberlands in the School of Social and Behavioral Science, owns a private practice, and is the founder of Matumaini Counseling and Community Center, a non-profit that provides psychoeducation, social justice, and advocacy work around mental health in the African American community. Mr. Norris earned a B.A. from Western Illinois University, had a post-college career in professional football, and was a Corrections Officer for the King County Jail in Seattle for 11 years before graduating in 2009 from Seattle University’s Master of Arts in Existential-Phenomenology Program for clinical psychology. In 2019, Mr. Norris was an NBCC Fellow and a part of the 2020 cohort for the Emerging Leaders program with WACES. Mr. Norris’ research areas of interest include trauma and the incorporation of Hip Hop in the counseling profession.

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