President: Erik Craig, EdDErik is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Santa Fe and has been teaching and practicing humanistic and existential-analytic psychotherapy for over 40 years. During that time has worked extensively with leading figures in humanistic and existential psychotherapy and held full time faculty positions at Assumption College, University of New Mexico, and Pacifica Graduate Institute. Since 2004 he has studied Eastern approaches to depth psychotherapy, especially Tao Psychotherapy from South Korea. Erik has published nearly fifty articles and edited two groundbreaking special issues of The Humanistic Psychologist entitled, “Psychotherapy for Freedom” (1988) and “Depth, Death and Dialogue” (2008). Erik is a past president of APA’s Society for Humanistic Psychology and in 2015 was given the Society’s Rollo May Heritage Award “for independent and outstanding pursuit of new frontiers in humanistic psychology.” Erik has been active in NMPS since 2007 and loves the intellectual home and human family it provides.
President Elect: Position open, nominations welcome at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Programming Coordinator: Julie Murphy, MA, LPCCJulie Murphy is a licensed professional clinical counselor with a Masters degree in Counseling from The College of New Jersey. The past 10 years of her 20 years in the field have been spent in private practice in the northeast heights. Julie utilizes two specific modalities: Neurofeedback and Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. She began her involvement with NMPS by joining the program committee and now co-chairs the membership committee.
Program Committee Members:
Kirsten Frantzich, PhD: Speaker Liaison
Russel Adams, MA
Jeff Katzman, MD
Lucas Dunklee, MD
Treasurer: Bonnie Miller, MA, LPCC
Bonnie is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Private Practice in Albuquerque. She is a graduate of Southwestern College in Santa Fe where she received a Masters Degree in Art Therapy. After graduating, she trained in Kalffian Sandplay at the New Mexico Sandplay Training Center with Susan Macnofsky and Mary Murray. Bonnie is on the Board of the New Mexico Sandplay Society and was their Treasurer from 2005-2013.
In 2012, Bonnie began studying Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) with Patricia Coughlin, PHD in her core training group in Albuquerque. Bonnie is working toward completing her ISTDP studies and participates in a supervision group headed by Dr. Jeffrey Katzman at UNM. Bonnie works with children, adolescents and adults. Along with being psycho-dynamically oriented, she uses Art, Play and Sandplay modalities in her therapeutic work with clients.
Prior to her work in the counseling field, Bonnie was a full-time artist. She specialized in Hand Painted Art Tiles which she sold at art fairs in the Midwest and Albuquerque. Bonnie has always loved interior design and is a graduate of the Harrington Institute of Interior Design in Chicago, Illinois. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, painting, drawing and watching mystery series.
Membership Committee Chair: Christine V. Garcia, MSW, LISW
Nominations Committee Chair:
APA Representative and CE Coordinator: Joan Scott, PhDJoan has been a Clinical Psychologist in private practice since 1976. She finished her graduate work at the University of New Mexico in 1974. She has practiced with a close knit group of providers since 1980 and feels fortunate for her long career in the field of psychotherapy. She served as president of her group APP, LLC in the 1990s. She is a former faculty member of the Southwest Group Psychotherapy Association and also served as Program Co-chair on the Program Committee of NMPS. Currently she remains in part time practice with her long term group and is serving as the Division 39 liaison between Division 39 (the APA, Division of Psychoanalysis) and NMPS.