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My approach is to provide you with support, to leverage wellness and motivation for change, to facilitate personal growth and relational wellbeing, to provide feedback, and to respectfully assist in your search for meaning - in order to help you resolve current problems and long-standing patterns.

somov's books

  • Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time
    Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time
    by Pavel Georgievich Somov, Ph.D.
  • Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control
    Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control
    by Pavel G. Somov
  • The Lotus Effect: Shedding Suffering and Rediscovering Your Essential Self
    The Lotus Effect: Shedding Suffering and Rediscovering Your Essential Self
    by Pavel Somov
  • The Smoke-Free Smoke Break: Stop Smoking Now With Mindfulness and Acceptance
    The Smoke-Free Smoke Break: Stop Smoking Now With Mindfulness and Acceptance
    by Pavel Somov, Marla J., Ph.D. Somova
  • Reinventing the Meal: How Mindfulness Can Help You Slow Down, Savor the Moment, and Reconnect with the Ritual of Eating
    Reinventing the Meal: How Mindfulness Can Help You Slow Down, Savor the Moment, and Reconnect with the Ritual of Eating
    by Pavel Somov
  • Anger Management Jumpstart: A 4-Session Mindfulness Path to Compassion and Change
    Anger Management Jumpstart: A 4-Session Mindfulness Path to Compassion and Change
    by Pavel Somov Ph.D.
  • Mindful Emotional Eating: Mindfulness Skills to Control Cravings, Eat in Moderation and Optimize Coping
    Mindful Emotional Eating: Mindfulness Skills to Control Cravings, Eat in Moderation and Optimize Coping
    by Pavel G. Somov
  • Four Legs of Support: Building a Radically Humanistic Relationship of Love
    Four Legs of Support: Building a Radically Humanistic Relationship of Love
    by Pavel Somov
  • The Sixth Battle of Acedia: Meaninglessness - a Mid-Life Opportunity
    The Sixth Battle of Acedia: Meaninglessness - a Mid-Life Opportunity
    by Pavel Somov
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    Mindfulness-focused workshops in AU

    (through Tatra Training Services)

    16-17 June 2016 – Sydney, Australia

    20-21 June 2016 – Brisbane, Australia

    23-24 June 2016 - Melbourne, Australia

    27-28 June 2016 - Adelaide, Australia

    30 June and 1 July 2016 – Perth, Australia

     

    Intake Forms (all 3 required for 1st appointment)

    Dear Client: as you may know, modern psychotherapy in America is rather paperwork-intense. The fortunate thing about this is that this paperwork is for your benefit and protection. The following 3 standard elements of psychology practice are designed to protect you: 

    1. Consent to Privacy Practices (please, first review the Notice of Privacy Practices)
    2. Outpatient Contract/Informed Consent to Treatment (see below for download)
    3. Intake Questionnaire (see below for download)

    Please, review these policies and forms, print out the signature pages and bring them to our first appointment. I estimate that it will take you about 20-30 minutes to fill out the forms below. And I, no doubt, recognize that this investment of time is hardly an exciting proposition for you. But such is the standard of practice. I hope that you find these forms, at the very least, to be of some educational value as they provide information about the process of modern-day psychotherapy, as well as information about the various aspects of confidentiality, and payment terms. Thank you for your patience with this paperwork.  I look forward to meeting you in person.

    • File

      Acknowledgement of the Privacy Practices

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      Prior to signing this form, please review the Privacy Practices (posted on this website at the page titled Notice of Privacy). Note: this form (signed) is required for initial appointment.
    • File

      Informed Consent/Outpatient Treatment Contract

       (36K)
      Please, review the "contract/consent" document; it describes the terms of therapy. Please, print out the Signature page (at the end of the document). Note: this form (signed) is required for initial appointment.
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      intakequestionnaire (2).doc

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      Intake Questionnaire (background information, insurance information, etc.). Note: required for initial appointment.