EXPERIENCE

Individual, Group and Family Therapist In Los Angeles

SPEAKING & TEACHING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Antioch University, Los Angeles - Adjunct Professor. Group Treatment Methods, 2019.

  • American Group Psychotherapy Association Annual Conference. "Utilizing Attachment Theory in Multifamily Groups in an Adolescent Residential Treatment Center", 2019.

  • American Group Psychotherapy Association Faculty Diversity Training 'Working With LGBTQ+ Clients in Group', 2019

  • Southern California Counseling Center: "The Magic of Group Therapy". 2018

  • Paradigm Treatment Centers, San Francisco, CA. "Modern Group Analytic Thinking & The Group Contract"2018

  • Models Of Pride: "Best Friend Boot Camp- Communication for Connection".  2017

EMPLOYMENT:​

Pacific Teen Treatment Center, Malibu

  • Clinical Director

  • Family Focused & Systemic Approach to treatment. 

Paradigm Treatment Center, Malibu

  • Lead Group and Family Therapist

  • Adolescent Therapy

  • Multi-Family Group Therapist.

The Maple Counseling Center:

  • Adult program. 

  • Adolescent (ACT) program,

  • Group Therapy Program: Co-Facilitator of The Gay Men's Interpersonal Process Group

Beverly Hills High School:

  • Individual Therapist​

Moreno High Continuation School:

  • Group Therapy Co-facilitator

  • Individual Therapist ​

Los Angeles LGBT Center

  • Social Group Facilitator

TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS

The Center For Group Studies (CGS)

  • Certificate of Completion in Group Leadership

Los Angeles Institute and Association of Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS)​:

  • Certificate in Psychoanalytic Studies

Anna Freud National Center for Families and Children:

  • Mentalization-Based Treatment: Basic Training

Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles:

  • Conference: The Problem and Promise of Power as a Group Leader

  • Principles of Group Psychotherapy

American Group Psychotherapy Association:

  • Conference & 2017 Donald T Brown Memorial Award Recipient.

  • Conference 2018, Houston Tx.

  • Conference 2019, Los Angeles, CA - Faculty. 

EDUCATION

Antioch University, Los Angeles: Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology.

Manchester Metropolitan University: BSc International Business Studies. 

AWARDS

The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health Donald T Brown Memorial Scholarship for Group Psychotherapy. 

 

OLIVER DRAKEFORD: INDIVIDUAL,
GROUP AND FAMILY THERAPY

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Call: 262 509 0210

Address

8702 Santa Monica Blvd,

West Hollywood, CA, 90069

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