After over a year of sharing space with some really wonderful colleagues in the ActivSpace building, I have finally moved into my own office!
My new space is on the second floor, just off the building's sunny internal courtyard, and is one of the few vaulted-ceiling units in the building.
I've actually been waiting specifically for one of these units to become available, as I love how the dramatic height gives a spacious feel to the room. This is difficult to capture in pictures, but I still wanted to share some images with you:
I've taken such immense pleasure in putting together my own little cozy room, and it feels so wonderful to invite folks in to a space that feels like me.
I'm also thrilled to continue to lay down roots in the ActivSpace community, and to be part of the ever-shifting, surreal, and still vibrant Mission district, in the city I adore above all others.
Thank you for reading, and for your continued support! I'm really enjoying this particular phase of my career development, and it's nice to be able to share that.
Greetings again to you all! I've recently been occupied by the project of moving into my own office (news about that to follow soon), but have been wanting to return to this topic.
Before moving on to further discuss treatment, I'd like to mention an important point that's related to the biopsychosocial model: people use substances for reasons.
These reasons can be viewed as pathological, or entirely normative within one’s culture and time.
Here are some examples:
(This is hardly an exhaustive list--can you think of any other ones to add?)
As we will see in future installments, exploring these reasons will heavily inform the direction treatment will take, and aid us in creating a compassionate frame for intervention.
That's all for now! I hope to have another installment for you coming up soon. Thanks for reading!
Jessica Katzman, Psy.D.
I'm a psychologist with a private practice in San Francisco's Castro District. I'm interested in harm reduction, LGBTQQIAAP issues, psychedelic integration, social justice conversations, size acceptance, and any intersections of the above. I welcome your comments!
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