Steve Bergkamp, West Palm Beach Florida, has joined the the Executive Board of Directors of the Always Be Listening Global Initiative, Directed by Dr. Ruebsamen, with Dr. Livingston as Senior Psychologist. Steve will also be managing, as Country Director, the Southern US, Florida, emerging contacts with Cuba, and the Caribbean Division where we already have a Young Humanitarian.at St. Lucia Island. Welcome Steve!! See his profile on alwaysbelisteningglobal.com.
"writing down the bones", 2015, 2016
Drs. Livingston and Ruebsamen collaborated on a chapter with David Reed in an edited volume entitled:
Social Systems: Interface with Legal, Immigration and Case Management, for an edited volume on the subject of Immigrant Youth, by Daryn Reicherter, M.D., Stanford Psychiatrist, and Sita Patel, Ph.D., with David Reed, Palo Alto University. 2016. We highly recommend an informative chapter on PTSD in children in the same volume, co-authored by shared former student and supervisee, Dr. Hilit Kletter, Stanford.
Dr. Marilee refers to this coffee shop as her third office, the scene of many deep, impromptu discussions regarding current world affairs and the health and mental health of the children & families in Santa Clara County and the rest of the world . . . .
Chromatic Coffee, Stevens Creek/Lawrence Expwy,
San Jose, CA
one of our most recent certifications
Abuse Treatment for Adolescents
Dr. Sam Himelstein
Center for Adolescent Studies
Dr. Himelstein is rightly esteemed for his ability to engage alienated youth in correctional facilitieswhose brief, impulsive decisions may have resulted in 50-60- year incarcerations . . . we are, applying this deepened knowledge and sharpened skills to interventions with challenged adolescents and sharing with supervisees and colleagues. Course addresses awareness, self-esteem, emotional regulation, how to better connect and maintain connection with these kids, and is highly interactive in design.
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND MBSAT TRAINING WITH DR. HIMMELSTEIN FOR ALL WHO WORK WITH EARLY ADOLESCENTS AND OLDER YOUTH
loved it the day Big Ben turned blue for the children of the world!!
Drs. Livingston and Ruebsamen's clinical work with individuals and families experiencing poverty, extreme stress and complex trauma throughout their academic and clinical/forensic careers led them to working in the US for thirty years each; they are also now also working with individuals from other countries, developing and leading a global nonprofit.
In Silicon Valley and the Monterey Bay Area they continue to provide direct services through assessment and psychotherapy, teaching, training, speaking at national and at international conferences, supervising, providing innovative treatment for refugees and asylum-seeking children and families, and developing Always Be Listening Global Initiative.
They have decades of experience as professors, providing instruction, collaborating, consulting, supervising, directing clinical training programs, conducting psychological assessment and providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and families in private practice and agencies, hospitals, organizations.
They have spent many years in forensic/clinical work in public mental health, and collaborating with others in international programs for children and families who are hopeless and helpless, affected by generational distress and hardship, war, disasters, conflict, post-conflict situations, persistent health issues such as malaria, ebola, adult and pediatric HIV/AIDS, populations chronically exposed to conflict, especially interpersonal, interparental violence (IVP), and serving low-income children, adolescents and families entangled by the oppression of poverty, exploitation, and violence.
They are well known for consistently providing critical, no-fee pro bono services for fragile, marginalized children, youth, and struggling families. They specialize in psychological assessment, providing assessment informed, relationship based, need and evidence-based intervention and treatment, as well as supervising and mentoring, providing broad based consultation, and forensic testimony and consultation to attorneys.
Both are longtime supporters of major peace, interfaith and humanitarian organizations such as Physicians for Human Rights, PHAP, Lifeline Nehemiah Project in Sierra Leone, CAIR-Council for American Islamic Relations, HealthRight International, MSF/Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children Jordan, MedAir, International Medical Corps, Gates Foundation, Clinton Initiative, World Food Programme, UN Women, UNICEF, World Vision, Doctors of the World, etc.
-- and have developed their own unique global nonprofit which provides brief psychological assessment to facilitate "listening" accurately to the direct experience of post conflict war-affected children and provide them with appropriately matched need-based treatment through indigenous psychologists at the borders of ten countries
always be listening global initiative, 501(c)3