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Check out my TV interview on FOX 2 KTVU on the psychological impact of the fire victims in the North Bay, http://www.ktvu.com/news/288155239-video

Honored to be selected to serve on the American Psychological Association (APA) Minority Fellowship Program Training Committee! For more information, check out, Click here

Excited to win the 2018 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Certificate in Leadership Scholarship. Excited to work on this leadership certificate and supporting emerging leaders, Click here for more information.

We have been busy at The Mental Health Board of San Francisco. Click here for website

Love my teaching job at the Wright Institute. Click here to see what we have been up to!

 


 

 



 

 

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Mastermind Group For Emerging Women Of Color Leaders In Counseling, MFT And Psychology

 

Heather and Ulash are excited to support our emerging women of color leaders in the field because we have noticed the lack of support for women of color who have leadership potential. This Mastermind group aims to provide emerging women of color leaders a supportive space to explore one personal goal as it relates to their leadership aspirations. As part of Ulash’s American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Certificate in Leadership project, we will be providing this group at no cost to those that join.

Who Should Attend the Women of Color Emerging Leaders Mastermind Group?: Students or early career women in the field; self-motivated in wanting to work on their one leadership goal; want a supportive team of Mastermind group members and facilitators, and can commit to ALL the five Mastermind online meetings from January until May 2019.

Benefits for Members: This small FREE group will include two facilitators with experience in supporting the women's leadership goals. Group peers give feedback, help brainstorm new possibilities, and set up accountability structures that keep members focused and on track.

Group Format and Meeting Dates and Times: The online group format (via Skype or Zoom) will consist of 3-4 members who will be screened to ensure suitability for this group. We require members have: ONE clear leadership goal they want to work on, are motivated to work on this goal during the 5 month duration of the group and can attend all the follow dates and times: January 18, February 8, March 15, April 19 and May 3, 2019. Times will be 10am-1pm, Pacific Time. More information will be provided during the screening interview.

Screening Process and Recruitment for Group: The facilitators will screen each applicant to ensure group members are a good fit. Potential applicants who are interested in joining this group, please email ulashmind@gmail.com and we will send you a form and set up time to chat via phone. If you have any questions, please email us. 

 

Bios of Group Facilitators

 

Ulash Thakore-Dunlap is licensed marriage and family therapist and full-time faculty at the Wright Institute MA Counseling Psychology Program in Berkeley, California. At the Wright Institute, she advises and teaches students who are working towards LPCC and MFT licensure. Dunlap also maintains a private practice in San Francisco providing therapy and clinical supervision. Her area of interests include anxiety, relationship and transitional needs, and supporting women of color. Dunlap currently serves as: co-chair of the Mental Health Board of San Francisco where board members advise their Board of Supervisors and Mental Health Director about funding, policy and services; training advisory committee member for the Minority fellowship program at the American Psychological Association; board member at MySahana a non-profit helping to reduce mental health stigma within the South Asian community; board member at the Asian-American Psychological Association, and chair for the Division of Practice within the AAPA. As an Asian Indian woman, immigrant, mother, wife and community member, Ulash incorporates her experiences into her work.

 

Dr. Heather Ehinger is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a mother of three young adults, a partner, a friend, a daughter, a seeker and a crusader.  Heather has worked for the last 15 years in Westport and Ridgefield CT supporting families in improving their relationships with each other and themselves. She has hyperspecialized in families experiencing divorce, separation, blended families and other significant relationship trauma including addiction and trauma.  Dr. Ehinger has been the president of the Connecticut Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and has developed and taught programs in Mainland China. Dr. Ehinger is a supervisor to many emerging therapists from student to those wishing to improve their private practice. Heather has taught for many years in a master’s program for counseling. One class has been group therapy as she believes that group bonding is a profound way for people to grow, heal and expand themselves. Dr. Ehinger has also participated and led Master Mind groups for women working to achieve their goals in both work and personal arenas.