Larry Thompson

Larry Thompson MSW, LCSW

Founder and Partner, Integrated Care Concepts

Larry Thompson, LCSW, was trained at New York University’s School of Social Work and earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work. His theoretical orientation is in the use of self & Zen psychology and psychodynamic-object relations theories of psychology. He was formerly the Director of Children’s Mobile Response in Ocean County and Team Leader for Monmouth County PACT team.

Larry holds post-graduate certificates in Child/Adolescent Mental Health and Parent Education from Rutgers University. Larry incorporates his training in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy with nature and holistic approaches in work with adolescents, individuals, and families.

Larry’s passion for integrating a total wellness approach continues to carry over into his professional and personal life. He has completed a post-graduate certificate through Drexel in Complementary and Integrative Therapies, so as to offer his clients additional options for their wellness recovery, as well as iRest yoga nidra meditation through the Integrative Restoration Institute.

Learn more about Larry’s integrative, mind-body approach and the importance of developing mindfulness in the healing process.

Larry's Presentations


An Integrated Mental Health Wellness Care Plan

Integrating the Caring Collaboratively

Join us for lunch to explore how integrated mental health care can work to create a care plan that is truly integrated and innovative in approaching whole person, whole body and mind wellness. A multi-disciplinary panel of approaches involving psychiatry, psychotherapy, eco therapy, trauma informed yoga, sand play, art therapy, and breath work will explore a case presentation together in a grand rounds format. The panel will be demonstrating a practice model that moves integrated mental health care, from the periphery of “complementary and alternative” to the front-line treatment of choice. An outpatient “plus” level of care, where an integrated mental health team works to provide a client multiple sessions per week working collaboratively with the client and each other.

The grand rounds format will be utilized, where a complex client presentation, including intersectionality as a key element, will be examined first though the individual lens of each discipline. Following will be an active discussion of how the team would work to synthesize a comprehensive and cohesive wellness plan building and complimenting on the work of each discipline.

Together is always more, there are so many parts to the human experience, it is easy to become overwhelmed when working alone in support of a client so desperate for recovery. The panel will demonstrate the profound benefits of working collaboratively, where traditional western medicine meets holistic and expressive approaches under the same sky and in the same healing universe. The human condition is multiple, no symptom or suffering happens without many conditions also being present- our approaches need to mirror this truth effectively.

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The Mindfulness Toolbox

Foundational Mind-Body Practices for the 21st Century Client

The technological, economic and political-social context of the 21st century has exacerbated stress related disease and intensified the impact of suffering. We will explore the neuroscience of stress and trauma and its implications for the need of mind/body approaches, while also identifying the foundational approaches to a mindfulness toolbox with experiential practice opportunities. Customizing mind/body practice will be reviewing including how to assess the readiness of the client and how to engage the client in psycho-educational conversation around these approaches and why. The ethics, informed consent and liability around leading certain mind/body practices will also be considered. Specific focus on the alignment of mind/body approaches to trauma sensitive treatment will be highlighted.

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