Belmont, CA  
kaalomai.com
 
RESUME
 
It is my current life goal to utilize and further my skills in counseling and art therapy to assist individuals and groups in enhancing their life experience and working through life challenges.
 
Employment
 
MFTT. Supervised and counseled K-12 children with various learning disabilities and Axis I, II and mixed diagnosis utilizing Client-Centered, Gestalt and CBT techniques, San Mateo, California. 2006-2007 school year.
 
Volunteer Counselor. Assisted with supervision, counseling and tutoring children from various cultural backgrounds in an after school program. 2006. Redwood City, California, one month.
 
Jewelry Design. Designer, creator, sales, Arizona and California. 1995-present.
 
Art Department, Art Director, Set Designer, Prop Master, Set Dresser, Scenic Assistant, Production Assistant, Los Angeles, California.Various projects, 2000-2002.
 
2002-2007 Esalen Institute
Through participation in the internship and workscholar programs I assisted with the daily workings of this institute of expanding consciousness and higher and spiritual learning while studying various forms of spiritual and therapeutic practices.
 
Internship
 
Preschool teacher. Trained and worked as a preschool teacher in this alternative Gestalt based preschool.
Gazebo Park School. Catherine Wyatt, Director, 7 months.
 
Studies
 
Gestalt Training Workshop. Learned and practiced skills, techniques and philosophies of Gestalt Therapy. Dorothy Charles, Instructor, 2 months.
                    
Vision Painting. Art therapy Gestalt based painting in this experiential workshop. Helen Jerene, Instructor, 1 month.
 
The Max. Intensive EST based workshop in personal transformation.
Paula Shaw, Instructor, 5 day intensive.
 
Astrology and Shamanism. Combining art, gestalt, shamanic journeying, and astrology in personal process. Sylvia and Shahila, Instructors, 1 month.
 
Feldenkrais. Learned techniques and philosophies of this profound movement therapy. Patrick Douce, Instructor, 1 month.
 
Spiritual Massage. Learned through practice this unique energetic and spiritual form of “massage” born of the Brazilian culture.
Maria Lucia Sauer, Instructor, 1 month.    
 
T’ai Chi. Learned the Yang short form of this Asian moving meditation art.
Ken Chase, Instructor, 1 month.
 
Additional Training
 
Video production, studio and field, editing, camera, sound, and direction
Tucson Community Cable, Tucson Az. 2004.
 
Shiatsu Massage Certification, Jin Shin, Structural Integration, Swedish Massage studies, Santa Monica School of Massage, Santa Monica, Ca. Doann Kanako Director.
 
Additional Skills and Experience
 
Painting        
Acrylic            
Oil            
Watercolor
Mural            
Decorative        
 
Design        
Interior
Graphic
Landscape
Tattoo
Textile
Album Cover
Jewelry
Floral
 
Sculpture
Ceramics
Raku
Assemblage
Metalsmithing
Woodworking
 
Crafts et al
Photography
Tie Dye
Batik
Sewing
Decoupage
Beading
Photography
Animation
Cooking
Gardening
Film Theory
    
Yoga            
Bikram            
Iyengar         
Hatha
 
Movement
Chi Gung
Tai Chi
Skating
Skiing
Bicycling
 
Horseback Riding
English Hunt                        
English Saddleseat
Western
Rodeo
Tandem        
 
Education
 
Masters in Art Therapy and Marriage, Family, Child and Individual Counseling Notre Dame de Namur, Belmont, Ca. 2008
 
B.F.A. with honors, Studio Arts, Painting
and Drawing. University of Arizona, Tucson, Az. 1992
 
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, Ca. Studio Art 1987-1989
 
Otis Parsons, Los Angeles, Ca. Sculpture Summer Program 1985
 
 
References and further contact information available upon request.
 
 
 
 
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