AMDCBT Consultation Group

"Thank you so much for your training! It was very helpful in furthering understanding of integrating attachment, development, cbt and mindfulness when working with clients. I'm very excited to learn more through your upcoming  trainings and consultation." - Julie, MFT Intern


  • Interns & Pre-/Post-licensure 


  • Thursdays, Weekly 10:00am - 10:50am

  • ​​Additional days/times tbd

  • 4-session package, $40/session, paid in full (may be $50/session for smaller group)

  • Minimum 8+ participants

  • Attend in person, phone or online (if possible)

"Thank you for considering our group - I'm devoted to each and every participant's professional path. I set a strong container, keep it semi-structured... and my top goal is professional and emotional safety. While this is a didactic group, I often invite participants to use the group for a degree of processing in the service of professissional and clinical development. I'll give lessons, particpants ask questions or share progress and I offer my consultation in response. What you put into the group is what you'll get out of it. Oh... and I assign homework between meetings that inspires you to stretch your comfort zone, lazer-focus on your clinical goals and achieve the  results you're pursuing. I credit my consultation group for helping me get to where I am today! Join us!" - Dr. Julie Hartman



  • Group leader (volunteer participant) coordinates dates for each participant to present a case question or issue that he/she wants consultation about, such as building repoirte, treatment steps, tools/techniques, conseptualization, etc.

  • Dr. Hartman offers specific coaching/consultation, including recommendations, examples, exercises and modeling to help participants make progress on their treatment goals using the AMDCBT approach 

  • Participant asks Dr. Hartman clarifying questions and/or Dr. Hartman will ask follow-up questions based on goals or previous sessions.

Examples for AMDCBT case consultation:


  • After treating a child for several months for depression, you're seeking advice about AMDCBT techniques to focus on and how to introduce them to your client

  • You've been working with an adolescent for several months and you'd liek to involve his parents more specifically. Dr. Hartman can review the options, rationale for referring parents to another AMDCBT clinician, adding some parent-teen sessions and/or adding separate AMDCBT parent consultation that you profide... plus how to manage the professional/treatment boundaries.

  • You're fairly certain the child client is only interested in playing with you. Dr. Hartman offers recommendations for how to use play therapy in the context of AMDCBT.

  • To the extent you wish, Dr. Hartman may also assist with the personal side of your AMDCBT work with a particular case, should you wish for or require support on a more personal level (NOT therapy, but a sounding board, Dr. Hartman is in YOUR corner to support YOU). For instance, your child client keeps trying to sit in your lap, hug you, etc and you're uncomfortable with it.


Sample benefits:


  • Your client seems to be going thorugh X phase of his development and given the depression influence, consider adding Y and Z exercises into the session... let's practice what that looks like.

  • Keep up the great work with the reflection you're doing with her and consider adding A, B and C as a way to move him from being so much in his 'head' (thinking) and not enough in his 'heart' (sensing, feeling). Consider trying this diagram I'll show you here on my white board to teach your client about the brain-body connection.

  • Make decisions about starting points, i.e. "Given your experience, consider the following 30-second summary of the treatment goals and why you're particularly invested in helping."

  • Your client keeps complaining about their friends every time you try to get them to focus on their distorted thoughts and negative core belief. Try this 3-chair technique to help the client be more active in the session as a way to disrupt that habit.


Contact Dr. Hartman to discuss ways she may be able to support you.

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