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ABOUT CHRISTINE

 
 

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Christine graduated UC Berkeley in 1984, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and became licensed in California in 1987. She is a diplomat  of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and certified by them as an expert Cognitive and Behavioral Therapist.  Christine has been certified by the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute to treat OCD.  She also has completed intensive training in Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness - a trauma-sensitive approach to training organizations in stress resilience and performance enhancement, as well as in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and Mindful Self Compassion

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Christine has held senior positions in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric mental health clinics, hospitals, schools, and employee assistance programs. 

Her practice includes on-going training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectic behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy (MCBT), mindfulness meditation, stress reduction methodologies, and the neuropsychology of emotions. Christine brings this full circle through an on-going committement to supervising interns, medical residents, consulting, and teaching. Christine continues to study and practice mindfulness meditation.

PSYCHOTHERAPY AND CONSULTING PRACTICE

Christine offers individual and couple’s therapy to adults, adolescents,  and consultation and mentoring to professionals. She has extensive working knowledge of psychiatric medications and dedication to collaborating with prescribing psychiatrists.

TRAINING AND TEACHING FOR ORGANIZATIONS

Christine trains groups and organizations, from small groups of parents, healthcare providers or teachers to large businesses, in cutting-edge, science based resilience and performance techniques. In solo training, and through her affiliation with Avenir Coaching, she is available to support groups in brain-body health and wellbeing.

Christine also teaches Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to mental health clinicians in an effort to disseminate evidence-based services to more clients, who all deserve the best practices in their treatment.

AFFILIATIONS

Ms Frazita is an active member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, the International Association of Cognitive Therapy, the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, the National Association of Social Workers and the International OCD Foundation.

 

 
People who do not see their choices do not believe they have choices. They tend to respond automatically, blindly influenced by their circumstances and conditioning. Mindfulness, by helping us notice our impulses before we act, gives us the opportunity to decide whether to act and how to act.
— Gil Fransdal