About the Alliance

Volunteer with the Alliance

The Alliance is a vibrant, engaging community of over 400 analytic and psychodynamically-oriented therapists throughout the region, members who benefit from the community, resources, and educational opportunities this organization provides.

With the exception of our office administrator, the Alliance is entirely volunteer-run, and there are always openings for new volunteers. Volunteering with the Alliance is a win-win: you contribute your time and talents to this dynamic community, and in turn you get to meet your colleagues, make new friends, and form new professional connections.

Consider joining us! Opportunities range from one-time to ongoing and many of them do not require any specialized skills. Training and support are included, and many of the opportunities require only a few hours of your time.

Sound interesting? Current opportunities are listed below; please contact us to learn about upcoming opportunities.

Please note: Volunteer positions are only available to active Alliance members. To learn more about membership and its benefits, click here.

Child Therapy Committee

We are looking for 2 people to join our committee as we seek to serve our local community of child therapists and mental health practitioners. The two main goals of the committee are to provide training events that focus on issues related to depth-oriented clinical work with children, and to develop a community of clinicians that provides professional networking as well as support and friendship.
 
Ideal committee members would be passionate about the need for depth-oriented clinical work as well as motivated in supporting our local community of practitioners. A commitment of 2-3 years on the committee is expected. Please contact Daniel Brown at 206-883-6746 or daniel.brown@theseattleschool.edu if you are interested.
 

Community Relations Committee

The Alliance is currently seeking a chair to oversee the Community Relations Committee. This person would serve as a liaison between the Alliance and other psychoanalytic organizations and individual practitioners in the greater Seattle area, fulfilling the mission of the Alliance by working to increase the number of clinicians and organizations exposed to psychoanalytic education. The Chair would also oversee the Ambassador Program, an Alliance-funded opportunity for psychoanalytic supervision by seasoned clinicians in community mental health settings. Board representation offers support to this committee chair. For more information, or to apply for this position, please contact Jenae Kronbach (jenae@jenaekronbach.com).

Help Develop the Roots and Branches Program

Nicola Mucci, Psy.D is leading the Education Committee's efforts to resume Roots & Branches, a two-year series of foundational courses in diverse psychoanalytic perspectives, beginning with Freud and ending with some of today's contemporary theorists. 
 
Volunteers are currently needed to develop program content and facilitate program administration for this highly anticipated foundational series. The goal is to ground participants in diverse psychoanalytic traditions and models, as they are understood and practiced by distinguished clinicians in our intimate community. 
 
Course content will be designed for  students and clinicians in their first decades of practice, though the material will interest therapists at all levels. Please consider joining Nicola in developing an inspiring and engaging series of classes scheduled to run 2018-2020.  
 
If you are interested in providing leadership and input for the next cycle of this series, contact Nicola at nmucci@antioch.edu to get involved. You can also contact Education Committee chairs Julie Freyberg freebird@well.com, or Ginger White, gingerwhitetherapy@gmail.com.
 

Mentoring Groups co-coordinator

The Mentoring Groups branch of the Alliance Education Committee is seeking a new co-coordinator to help support this popular educational program. The  new co-coordinator will work with the existing program coordinators to learn administrative tasks, before taking on a share of the primary responsibilities in the fall of 2018.
 
Program administration has been an endeavor shared by two volunteers to make it a sustainable position. The Mentor Group Program runs continuously and the co-coordinators process participant applications, invite experienced clinicians to be mentors, advertise groups, form groups, and then offer support to the mentors as necessary throughout the year. This  role has extended periods of down time  followed by more active periods, such as Spring quarter when future groups are formed.
 
Working on this team offers an opportunity to meet many clinicians and to be an active participant on the Alliance Education Committee. The program is robust and structured; and while the administration experience is often focused, the culture of the program is one of friendship, interest in helping others, and promoting growth and relationships in the community. All the existing administrative systems can be taught to a new volunteer who has basic computer word processing skills.
 
This position is open to all members of the Alliance community, regardless of experience in the field. Previous participants in a mentoring group are strongly encouraged to explore this position!
 
For more information, please contact Eliza Baughn, LMHCA and Dr. Will Collins at mentoringgroupapplication@gmail.com.

 

Website Writer/Editor

We are looking for a writer/editor to help update the content on the ACPC website. This is a one-time job that isn't as daunting as it sounds! The website is a simple, static site that is already written, but it needs to be edited for style and overall tone. Interested? Please contact Anne Ihnen at anneihnen@gmail.com to learn more.