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Cathie Helfand

Formal Education

Northeast Triangle Training Program in Psychodrama and Action Leadership,
New Paltz, NY, Jonathan Fox, MA, TEP
September 1990-June 1991
Group Therapy Techniques,
New Haven, CT, Eugene Eliasoph, CISW, TEP
September 1989-June 1990
Relationship Enhancement for Couples and Families,
CORE, Doylestown, PA, Barry Ginsberg, Ph.D.
University of Bridgeport,
Bridgeport, CT, M.S., Counseling and Human Resources. Internship as High School Guidance Counselor and Hypnotherapist.
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Group Dynamics Internship Program
Alfred University, Alfred, NY
NYS Certification in Elementary Education
Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
BA in Human Development and Family Studies

Work Experience

Helfand Retreats, LLC, Cabot, VT
(Formerly All Seasons VT Inc. and Four Seasons Healing Inc.) Co-director and Co-therapist of all retreats and programs. Specializing in relationship issues, love and forgiveness, and career directions.
Corporate Quest, Cabot, VT
Management / business consultations. Advancing human relationship systems within corporations and organizations. Systems analysis, team building and leadership development retreats.
Springfield College, St. Johnsbury, VT
Adjunct Professor, “Ecology/Eco-psychology,” “Family Therapy,” “Holistic Healing”
Woodbury College, Montpelier, VT
Adjunct Professor. “Addictions and the Family.”
Lightgate Learning Center, Thetford, VT
Co-director. Responsible for overseeing program development, bulletin preparation and publication, coordination of educational workshops and facility use, interfacing with community membership and management of volunteer staff.
Danbury Personal Counseling, Danbury, CT
Co-founder and business manager; including hiring and training of support staff, marketing of programs, and team building. Psychotherapist specializing in career counseling, lifework planning, relationship issues, and Employee Assistance Programs.
ETP, Inc., Windsor, CT
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counselor at Pitney Bowes Corporation. Provided full EAP services to 3,000 employees, including personal counseling, termination support, training, and workshops. Liaison with management and personnel.
Boy Scouts of America, Norwalk, CT 06851
Director of Exploring Division and Director of Career Awareness Programs. Sold program concept to businesses and organizations including Fortune 500 corporations. Recruited and supervised professional and volunteer staff. Developed and organized Safe Rides Program.
Danbury High School, Danbury, CT
Student Internship Program Coordinator. Recruited students and community placements for non-paid credit based positions. Recruited volunteer speakers for career/ life exploration.
Danbury Youth Services, Inc., Danbury, CT
Director of Youth Employment Services and Youth and Family Counselor. Developed and Directed Y.E.S. program and offered short-term therapy. Coordinated services with community agencies.
Hornell Area Concern for Youth, Hornell, NY
Youth Counselor, working with adolescents and their families, and interfacing with the school system.