Now I See A Person Institute (NISAPI), is a mental health and substance non-profit agency devoted to serving populations that have not succeeded in traditional therapy, psycho-therapeutic educational services or institutionalization. We provide therapy, recovery, and transitional services to individuals, children/teens, adults, families, and couples in underserved (low income, low viability to therapy, extensive histories of trauma, clients’ and families suffering from trauma who have lost hope) populations in Los Angeles County. In addition to these services, we offer training to graduate students, interns, and licensed service providers. NISAPI is a CAMFT Approved Provider of continuing education. We have conducted four years of research using Community Engagement A Collaborative Recovery Model (CEACRM). This research reflects sustainable change occurs in clients previously considered hopeless, unable to change and not progressing in traditional models of therapy, considered high risk, with a 98% success rate.
Susan Swim, Ph.D.
In the ICCP program, I learned to promote non- pathological language and focus on areas of strengths when working with clients. This educational experience was comforting and moving due to its healing focus nature. I learned to practice no agenda and be present at all times. With authentic listening ears and heart.
When I was in graduate school, I was taught to sit down and ask clients questions. Here at NISAPI, I learned to build a relationship with each individual and family naturally. I saw many people found strength within them and moved on with their lives at NISAPI.
Under the astute teaching and supervision of Dr Susan Swim above all I learned how listen to my clients. Truly listening to my clients allows me to understand their needs through their social construction. As such, listening has given me the ability to be, humble, non judgmental, and multi-partial which all integral factors in the process of healing.