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Marjorie Muentz, M.A.
Marriage and Family Therapist
ABMP Certified Somatic Therapist


I have been a practicing mind/body therapist for 31 years.  I started doing private practice counseling in 1986, but I had done hypnosis and body/mind therapies since 1977.  My first career was as an English instructor at a local junior college, but I was attracted to alternative therapies originating out of the humanistic psychology movement, replacing the behavior psychology that had been dominant before then.  I pursued those interests long before I became a practitioner myself.  I love my work and it is organic for me, arising out of my natural interests and talents.  I have worked with several physicians and chiropractors who appreciate my awareness of both the mental and the physical in any illness.


Professional Degrees:

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, JFK University, June 1983.

Master of Arts - English, San Jose State University, June 1971.

Bachelor of Arts - English Major, Psychology minor, Central Michigan University, 1963.

Licenses: Marriage and Family Therapist, 021699, Jan, 1986.


Certificates: Massage Technician, Soma School of Massage, Feb 1977.
ABMP Somatic Therapist, Aug 1991.

Neuromuscular Therapy, St. Johns Method, June 1993.



ADVANCED TRAINING AND CLASSES:


Polarity Therapy. Ayruvedic treatment of Mind/body energy fields, 1977.

Selective Awareness, hynotherapy training, JFK University 1978.

Strategic Marital Therapy by Jay Haley, August, 1984.

CranioSacral Therapy I, Upledger Institute, Inc. February, 1985.

Somato-Emotional Release, Upledger Institute, October 1985.

A Developmental Approach to Couples Therapy: In Quest of the Mythical Mate with Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson of the Couples Institute. Feb. 1989.

Treating Couples, Harvard Medical School. October 1993.

Ericksonian Conference on Psychology and Hypnotherapy, 1993, and 1994.

Ericksonian Hypnosis with Jeffiey K. Zeig, UCSC, March, 1995.

The Aging of the Brain, The Aging of the Mind with Robert Sapolsky, Ph.D., Institute for CorText Research and Development, Spring 1996.

How One’s Biography Becomes One’s Biology: Learning the Language of the Human Energy System with Caroline Myss & Norm Shealy. The Association for Humanistic Psychology. January, 1996.

Stress-Related Disease, an Advanced Seminar for Physicians and Other Health Professionals with Robert M. Sapolsky, Professor, Biological Science and Neuroscience, Stanford University. Fall 1994.

The Brain-Body Connection: Hormones, Diet, & Behavior. Institute for Natural Resources. 1993.

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Level I, and Level II. December 4-6, 1997.

Thought Field Therapy, Level 1 and Level 2, Acupressure points for relieving psychological conditions. Completed 10-25-97.

Attention Deficit Disorder with Dr. Daniel G. Amen, M.D. September, 1995.

CranioSacral Therapy,  Upledger Insitute, July, 1997.

Mindfulness Skills Training, Thomas Marra, Ph.D., Monterey Mental Health Network, July 1999.

Interpersonal Skills Effectiveness Training, Thomas Marra, Ph.D, Monterey Mental Health Network, July, 1999.

Emotion Regulation Skills Training, Thomas Marra, Ph.D., Monterey Mental Health Network, Ocober 1999.

Overcoming Pain: A Multimodal Approach for the Treatment of Acute and Chronic Pain (with EMDR applications), Mark Grant, The Traumatic Stress Network, Nov. 1999.

Coaching Training in the Co-Active Coaching Course, Fulfillment, Balance, Process & Coaching In the Bones, The Coaches Training Institute, November, 2000.

2002 EMDR International Association Conference EMDR – “United We Stand,” June, 2002.

The Neurobiology of Attachment and Adult Psychotherapy, John F. Kennedy University, October, 2002.

Judy Berlin: Dissociation and the Recovery of Desire, The Psychotherapy Institute. Feb., 2003.

Trauma and the Body: An Introduction to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Sensorimotor Institute, July, 2003.

The Brief Therapy Conference, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc. December, 2003.

Autobiographical Narrative and the Mindful Brain, Daniel Siegel, Robert Cassidy Seminars, August, 2004
Nov. 2004.

The Process of Change in Psychotherapy: The links between neurobiology, subjective experience, and human relationships. Daniel Siegel, MD, Marin Chapter of CAMFT. April 2004.

Law, Ethics and HIPAA, Daniel Taube, JD,, Ph. D., R. Cassidy Seminars, Nov. 2004.

Understanding Emotion & Empathy in Relationships, Daniel Siegel, MD, Marco Iacoboni, MD. PhD; John Gottman, PhD, Robert Cassidy Seminars, 11/2004.

Working With Attachment and Trauma,Janine Fisher, PH.D. Feb. 2005

Strategies for Increasing the effectiveness of EMDR, C. Paul Peel, Professional Teleclasses, Feb. 2005.

Domestic Violence , March, 2005, Daniel Sonkin, R. Cassidy Seminars

The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy. May 2006.

Parenting With Love & Limits:  How to Train Parents of Defiant Children & Teens with Scott P. Sells. December 2006.

Annual Psychotherapy Networker Symposium - 2006.

 EMDRIA Conference 2007.

Attachment Focused Therapy for Children, Adolescents, and Families with Dan Hughes.   2007.

Orthobionomy Classes:  Basic (2000), Extremities 2002), Spine and Pelvis (2008).

A Psychotherapist's Guide to Facebook and Twitter:  Why Clinicians Should Give a Tweet! Psychotherapy.net. 2010.

Webinar with Bessel Van Der Kolk. 2010.

Dyadic Resourcing with Difficult EMDR Clients. Philip Manfield, Ph.D., EMDRIA Regional Metting. 2010.

Law and Ethics. Visionary Educational Institute. 2011.

New Perspectives on Practice:  Diets and our Demons. 2011.

New Perspectives on Couples Therapy  Psychotherapy Networker.  2011

New Perspectives on Practice: The Great Attachment Debate.  Psychotherapy Networker. 2011.

 Toward an Embodied Self:  Attachment, Dissociation, and EMDR. EMDRIA Regional Meeting, 2011.

Body Reading 101 with Thomas Myers. 2011.

Clinical Applications of Myofacial Meridians with Thomas Myers. 2011.

Unraveling the Mystery of Cervical Pain. World Massage Conference. 2011.

Awarded the California Massage Therapy Certificate on Jan. 10, 2011.