About the Authors/Contributors
“Ruth’s skill in teaching groups creates a rich and fulfilling learning experience… She brings life to topics through honest reflection of her expertise and limitations, engaging dialogue with the audience, and poignant anecdotes of her personal and professional life experiences.”
Curriculum Vita: Ruth Diaz LPC, Psy.D.
Renee Shimek is a woman, mother, graduate student, and human being. She attends classes and is honing her skills to become a clinical psychologist in Portland, Oregon while carrying on as a full-time mom, friend, and all around magical creature of flowing and curious presence. Her gifts are numerous as Renee has also been known as an artist, musician, web programmer/designer, garden savant, and homemaker. Another unique gift of Ren (as her friends call her) is how she weaves words. Her writing can be both soothing and eye opening at the same time. To know more of Ren by reading her reflections on who she is in the context of life and family, click here.
Ren’s interest and involvement with the R2C model began with teaching it to therapy clients at Washington State University Vancouver, who were trying to work with relationships from a new perspective and re-frame. As she began showing the model to colleagues at school, Ren began to understand how much this model was something she had been embodying for many years before it had been officially discovered and put into words. Ren is now completing a research dissertation on the model and its effects in the therapy group format. To contact Ren directly, click here or fill out the comment/question form below.