About Us

Bill and Alice

    

Bill is a retired clinical psychologist. In the early nineteen seventies he had the great fortune of spending eight years studying with Selma Fraiberg, who was creating a new clinical method of working with infants and their families at the Child Development Project in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. He then went on to become a Board Member of the newly formed Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health, was several times president of that organization, and eventually became a teacher and mentor for hundreds of infant mental health specialists in Michigan. During those thirty-some years he maintained a private practice of psychology in Ann Arbor. Bill is also a certified teacher of the Enneagram in the narrative tradition. When he closed his practice in 2001 he was asked to offer a series of workshops on reflective supervision for the Texas Association for Infant Mental Health. That training grew into what became the Dallas Reflective Practice Group. Other groups followed in Arizona, Oklahoma, Kansas, California, Idaho, and Iowa. Several of these continued for over 15 years before ending. The last of them, Texas, will close in the fall of 2018. 

Alice is a licensed social worker and has a private practice in Ann Arbor, MI. She is a life-long spiritual seeker, daily meditator, and above everything else, a wise woman. She is a certified teacher of the Enneagram in the narrative tradition. She is also a certified hypnotherapist CHT, I.A.C.T., a recommended practitioner of Dolores Cannon's Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy, and a practitioner of Michael Newton's Life Between Life Hypnosis Therapy. She brings the fruits of her personal experience with suffering and pain, transformed into willingness to offer love, joy, and service to everyone she meets.

       We believe that continuity is a key element of learning. For that reason we no longer do very many one-time workshops or trainings, preferring instead to work intensively with the same group of people over time. We believe that in the field of healing, our principal and best instruments are ourselves. So the “subject matter” of each reflective practice group is you and we. We are continually thrilled and privileged to witness and support the growth of those who comprise these groups. For them, reflective practice is not just a professional skill; it is a way of life that blesses and beautifies.