Vitae

Over thirty years of responsible and innovative clinical care in mental and medical health services.  Experienced consultant, seminar leader, administrator, researcher, author, and psychotherapist with licensing as a Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board Certified/Registered Art Therapist.  Specializing in the treatment of acute and post traumatic stress, clinical hypnosis and chronic pain issues.

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Private Practitioner in Counseling and Art Therapy (1986 to present) Austin, Texas

Executive Director: Flaming Heart Media, LLC (2008 to present)

Mental Health Consultant / Trainer for inpatient and outpatient mental and medical health facilities

Central Texas Society of Clinical Hypnosis:  Secretary (2006 to 2008)

Founder and Director of D-Stress the Test, P.L.L.C. (2004 to 2008) Austin, Texas

Researcher on Creativity and Spiritual Well-Being (1996 to 2004) Austin, Texas

Chairperson and Founder Spirituality and Trauma Special Interest Group for International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (2000 to 2003)

EMDR Level II Practitioner

International Delegate on PTSD to China (1992) and South Africa (1994)

The Phoenix Springs Consulting Group: Cofounder (1990 to 1997) Austin, Texas

Therapist/Case Manager/Program Coordinator (1983-1988) San Marcos, Texas

San Marcos Treatment Center, Healthcare International, Inc.

Director Child Life (1981-1983) New Orleans, Tulane University Medical Center Hospital

Mental Health Consultant for Pediatric Hospice (1980) Hospice of Louisville Kentucky, Inc.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, (1979) Department of Expressive Therapies University of Louisville

LICENSURE, REGISTRATION AND  PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas #10410)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Texas # 002331-013762)

Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist (86-151)

Central Texas Society of Clinical Hypnosis

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

American Art Therapy Association

PUBLICATIONS and MEDIA PRODUCTIONS

Guzzino, M. H. “Mindfulness Body Scan” CD. Flaming Heart Media, LLC. Austin: 2012.

Guzzino, M. H. “Inward Journey: CD, Flaming Heart Media, LLC. Austin: 2012.

Guzzino, M. H. “Conscious Dreaming” CD, Flaming Heart Media, LLC. Austin, 2012

Guzzino, M. H. “S.H.A.R.P. Self-Hypnosis and Relapse Prevention” Training Course. Flaming Heart Media, LLC. Austin: 2012

Guzzino, M. H. “Self-Hypnosis for Pain Management” Training Course. Flaming Heart Media, LLC. Austin: 2012

Guzzino, M. H.“Pathways to Comfort: A Guided Journey Reclaiming Deep Relaxation and Restorative Sleep.” DVD. Flaming Heart Media, LLC. Austin: 2008.

Guzzino, M. H. “Creative Expression as a Vehicle for Positive Self-sponsorship”.  Walking in Two Worlds: The relational self in theory, practice and community. Edited by Gilligan, S and  Simon, D.:  Zieg, Tucker & Co. Phoenix 2004.

Guzzino, M. H. and Taxis, J.C. (1994) “Experiential vicarious trauma groups with professionals.” Treating Abuse Today.  January/February 1994.

Hardy, M. and Schmitt, B. (1985)” Expressive therapy with children in crisis: A new avenue of communication.”  Pediatric Hospice Care, Springer Publishing.

Hardy, M. and Kagin, S. (1981) “Art therapy with children in conflict.”  Prism 4, Pittsburgh: The Carnegie Institute.

PRESENTATIONS (selected)

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, “Teaching Patients to Intervene and Impact Their Pain Experience” national conference workshop, San Diego, California 2011.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization ,” Death is a Given—Excessive Turbulence is Optional” national pre-conference workshop, Atlanta, Georgia 2010

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, “Stop, Drop and Flow: Befriending Emotional Over-Reactivity” national conference workshop, Atlanta, Georgia  2010.

Statewide Conference on Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, keynote speaker, “Decreasing Test Anxiety and Improving Performance,” Austin, Texas 2006

Region 13 Educational Service Center, all day workshop “ Reducing Test Anxiety and Improving Performance.”  Austin, Texas 2005

Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas Medical Center, all day workshop “Combating Compassion Fatigue in Medical Social Workers”,  Dallas, Texas 2002

Academy of Management International Conference, “Building Spirituality Groups within a Professional Community.” Washington, D. C.  2001.

National Domestic Violence Hotline, “Transforming Compassion Fatigue.” all day workshop  Austin, Texas 2001

Hospice of Louisville, “Transforming Compassion Fatigue” and “Cultivating Hope and Spiritual Well-Being in Caregivers.”  all day seminar, Louisville, Kentucky 1998.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, “Spiritual Crucible:  Cultivating Hope and Spiritual Well-being in Trauma Responders.”  Montreal, Canada 1997.

International delegate to South Africa, Citizens Ambassador Program on Traumatic Stress Treatment, “Experiential Debriefing of Trauma Interventionists.”  University of Capetown, Medical School, Capetown, South Africa 1996.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  “Experiential Debriefing with Trauma Interventionists.”  Boston, Massachusetts 1995.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  “Art Therapy and Vicarious Trauma.” Beverly Hills, California 1992.

International delegate to China, Citizens Ambassador Program on Traumatic Stress Treatment, “Vicarious Trauma and the Use of Art Therapy.” University of Beijing Medical School, Beijing, China 1992.

EDUCATION

University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky:  Master of Art in Art Therapy

Centre College of Kentucky, Danville, Kentucky, Bachelor of Arts