American Advanced Crucible Case Consultation

Facilitated by Barbara Fairfield and Grace Whitman


When: Rotational start
Group Consult Time: 10am-1pm EST
Where: Online, Zoom
Audience: Experienced Crucible therapists

 North American Crucible Case Consultation


Barbara Fairfield, LCMFT  & Grace Whitman, LICSW

This program is on an ongoing rotational schedule and is currrently FULL. If you are interested on being on a waiting list, please contact Patti Morris ([email protected]) and add “consult group waiting list” in the email subject.



Limited to 6 participants, 6 month commitment

Once/month, 3-hour group consultation

2 Clinicians per consult meeting

The Crucible Institute is pleased to announce a new program for consultation of experienced students and practitioners.

Committing to this 6-8 month program will deepen your ability to utilize the Crucible approach® and foundations of the Sexual Crucible® in practicing therapy. There will be a high level of effort and participation expected of all participants in this program.


Attendance at Crucible Neurobiological Therapy workshops

Participation in Dr. Schnarch’s monthly webinars

Attendance at additional Crucible workshops


Solid internet accessibility

Ability to make group consults consistently and submit your own cases.

Program Details:

Each month 2 clinicians cases will be presented with Barbara and Grace’s clinical analysis from previously reviewing the cases.

Practicing therapists in this group will gain a deeper understanding of the foundational concepts of the Crucible Approach® and Sexual Crucible®. This program is beneficial for therapists working in the fields of marriage, sexuality and intimacy. Students will have at least once month of presentation where their own case material will be analyzed and viewed by all participants and group time will be focused on deconstructing where the therapist is doing well and where they may be unbalanced.


About Your Consult Group Leaders:
Barbara Fairfield, LMFT

Barbara Fairfield is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Maryland. She is a consultant in the Genetics Department of The Johns Hopkins University Hospital where she facilitates a supervision group for the genetic counselors in various clinics there. Barbara received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from The Adler-Dreikurs Institute of Human Relationships at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland. In her private practice, besides seeing couples and individuals, she also conducts three therapy groups, two all-female and one all-male group. She is married to Don Fairfield, a retired NASA scientist who is also trained with Barbara to lead marriage enrichment groups as Specialists with the Better Marriages non-profit organization. She and Don have two grown children and two grandsons.

Grace Whitman, LCSW

Grace Whitman is a clinical social worker in private practice. She graduated from the University of MD’s School of Social Work with a specialty in Human Sexuality. She completed three years of post-graduate training at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Prior to full-time private practice, Grace worked at the St. Francis Center in the 80’s during the height of the AIDs epidemic. She also worked at the Washington School of Psychiatry as the intake coordinator and as a staff psychotherapist. She lives on a farm in rural Maryland with her spouse and an abundance of animals. Grace has two grown children and two grand-daughters.

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