Speaker • Trainer • Consultant


Happy Holidays!!

next year

This is the time of year when focus on connection with others is paramount in our culture.
Let's remember the ingredients for healing the isolation of trauma thereby moving into a full and meaningful life.

  • The love of a strong support system
  • A positive sense of the spiritual
  • A sense of hope that things will get better
  • Reaching out for help
  • Taking constructive self-care actions
  • Performing service for others in order to experience healthy purpose


Ethics, Cultural Comptence, Addiction, Domestic Violence and More…in Action!
Facilitated by: Adena Bank Lees and Dr. Marlo Archer
When:  Three Saturdays- January 27, March 24, & June 23, 2018.
Time:  8:00 am -5:00 pm with a 90-minute lunch on your own.
This will be a closed group.
Registration is for the 3-session series.
No refunds after January 20th for drop-outs or missed sessions.
Early Bird Price: Extended to January 13! Only $279 for 21 CEU's!
One Month Out:  Advance $309
or $339 thereafter

21 Hours of Continuing Education will Include:

  • 14 Hours Ethics: Client Rights & Social Justice, Boundaries & Dual Relationships, Addictions, & Practice in the Digital Age
  • 4 Hours Trauma: Domestic Violence Issues
  • 3 Hours Cultural Competency & Diversity: Special Populations

Go to azpsychodrama.com for more info and registration.

Covert Emotional Incest: The Hidden Sexual Abuse- A Story of Hope and Healing
Due out in late January! Stay tuned! 
Here’s the first review:

“Adena Bank Lees’ courageous new book, Covert Emotional Incest:The Hidden Sexual Abuse, is an important addition to the field of sexual victimization and psychological trauma for women and male survivors, their families, and psychotherapists.  She has not only added a new term to the field, but exquisitely described it in easily understood words.  Adena is courageous because she has chosen to tell her own story to help inspire the reader to fully comprehend the complex nature of CEI and its damaging after-effects. Through each step of the book, she shares significant insights to help each reader to name what was done to them and to see how they still may be suffering. Most importantly, Adena shares key steps to healing and serves as a great role model and mentor to any survivor of CEI who needs hope and a path forward.”

Howard Fradkin, Ph.D., Author, Joining Forces: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive; Business Partner, CollaborationsTraining, LLC.  


ASGPP National Conference

Healing Covert Emotional Incest: Boundaries and a Strong Social Atom

Presented by Adena Bank Lees

Saturday, April 22, 2018

Ponder This:

Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination.
- Vin Scully

Life is not a solo act. It's a huge collaboration, and we all need to assemble around us the people who care about us and support us in times of strife.
- Tim Gunn

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