Mar
29
Fri
ACT I – Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Mar 29 – Mar 30 all-day

Join Lou Lasprugato, MFT, for this one-of-a-kind workshop designed to establish a foundational understanding of the Psychological Flexibility Model, a beginning set of skills in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and beginning knowledge of Relational Frame Theory (RFT).

Gain an experiential understanding of the basic processes of ACT, and learn to apply the Psychological Flexibility Model to RFT, case conceptualization, and treatment planning. You’ll leave this training with practical skills for meeting clients where they are and fostering their willingness and openness to change. Register with a friend and SAVE 20% on professional registrations. Register by Feb. 15 and SAVE $50!

Apr
2
Tue
Level One Theraplay & Marschak Interaction Method (MIM)
Apr 2 – Apr 5 all-day

Theraplay® is a child and family modality of play therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement.

This four-day training is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of the Theraplay model. After completing this training, participants will be able to begin applying Theraplay principles into their work with existing and new clients.

Program Content:
– Principles of attachment theory on an intellectual and experiential level
– The Four Dimensions of Theraplay
– The Theraplay protocol
– An introduction to the Marschak Interaction Method (MIM): administration, analysis and as a guide for treatment planning
– Adapting Theraplay for working with children and families impacted by complex trauma and other populations
– Managing resistance throughout the treatment process
– Managing countertransference in your work with children and families
– Implementing Theraplay into your practice
Learning Objectives for Level One Theraplay & MIM:
– Administer the MIM and analyze it at a beginning level.
– List 3 goals to be achieved during a MIM feedback session with parents.
– Utilize the MIM as a guide for treatment planning.
– Describe the four dimensions of Theraplay, a modality of play therapy.
– Demonstrate one activity from each dimension: Structure, Engagement, Nurture and Challenge.
– Describe 3 possible ways of adapting Theraplay treatment to meet the needs of a child with complex trauma.
– Describe how to guide parents to participate in a Theraplay treatment session.

Apr
4
Thu
Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy Six Day Training
Apr 4 – Apr 9 all-day

At the Wellness Institute, we teach a highly effective treatment model that addresses body, mind, and spirit called Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy. This model leads clients down their own profoundly exciting road to self-discovery and healing.

With over 30 years and thousands of graduates in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the US, The Wellness Institute is one of the oldest and most respected hypnotherapy organizations in the United States.

Our unique approach enhances:

– Talk therapy
– CBT and EMDR therapies
– Integrative / Holistic therapy
– Gestalt therapy
Our network includes thousands of certified therapists and they all have something in common: they completed our Six-Day Hypnotherapy Certification Training. It’s the first step to improving your client relationships and your ability to help them.

Apr
5
Fri
ACT I – Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Apr 5 – Apr 6 all-day

Join Lou Lasprugato, MFT, for this one-of-a-kind workshop designed to establish a foundational understanding of the Psychological Flexibility Model, a beginning set of skills in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and beginning knowledge of Relational Frame Theory (RFT).

Gain an experiential understanding of the basic processes of ACT, and learn to apply the Psychological Flexibility Model to RFT, case conceptualization, and treatment planning. You’ll leave this training with practical skills for meeting clients where they are and fostering their willingness and openness to change. Register with a friend and SAVE 20% on professional registrations. Register by Feb. 25 and SAVE $50!

Deep Dive into Conscious Parenting – Shefali Tsabary
Apr 5 – Apr 7 all-day

Almost every family and parent-child relationship is first conceived with the intention of love and respect. And although we think, as parents, that it is our responsibility to mold and shape our children’s future, the reality is often far more complex and multi-layered. The premise of Conscious Parenting is that our children are born to us to create deep internal transformation within us.

Join Dr. Shefali, the groundbreaking author of this revolutionary approach to raising families, for an immersive weekend workshop on a topic close to your heart and critical to your well-being. Come away with a profound understanding of Dr. Shefali’s philosophies and key concepts and how to apply them in your life to create deeper connection with your children.

Through lecture and direct experience of basic concepts and principles, you will explore:
– The definition, introduction, and key concepts of Conscious Parenting
– How to enter the inner landscape and sit with the “as-is”
– Working with agendas and how to institute them—practicing commitment to embody and embodying the NO
– How the ego distorts the essence of being and how to prevent it from doing so
– Key questions to ground you in presence and key questions to anchor you in consciousness.

Level 1: Help people live with loss
Apr 5 all-day

The Center for Complicated Grief’s workshops focus on knowledge and skills needed to work with complicated grief (CG) using a time-limited, targeted psychotherapy that has been tested and proven efficacious in three large NIMH-funded randomized controlled trials.

This one-day workshop is designed to provide a conceptual framework for understanding grief and adaptation to loss generally and in relation to complicated grief. We include strategies and procedures for screening, diagnosis and assessment of individuals with complicated grief and discuss how to differentiate this condition from major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. We provide an overview of Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT) and introduce some simple, practical procedures that you can use in your practice.

6.5 CEs available.

SE™ Professional Training: Beginning I
Apr 5 – Apr 8 all-day

The Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) trauma resolution method, developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD, author of the bestseller, “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma,” is a potent psychobiological approach to resolving the symptoms of trauma and chronic stress. Whether you are a medical or mental health professional, addictions counselor, first responder, body worker, educator, alternative medicine practitioner, or other helping professional, the three-year SE™ Professional Training is a continuing education program that will help you make an even greater difference with your clients who suffer.

The SE method offers a framework to assess where your client is “stuck” in the fight, flight, or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states that underlie so many trauma symptoms. Our educational model is both theoretical and highly experiential, offering you effective skills for restoring nervous system regulation and resolving trauma that can be immediately integrated into your professional practice.

CEUs are available for US trainings through APA, ASWB, BRN (CA), NAADAC, NBCC, NCBTMB, and NCCAOM.

Learn more about the training program, faculty, and introductory webinars at our website.

Six-Step Inner Bonding® – Margaret Paul
Apr 5 – Apr 7 all-day

Many of us struggle with anxiety, depression, guilt, unworthiness, relationship failure, emptiness, power struggles, and addiction. We can so easily turn to alcohol, drugs, sex, money, and relationships to fill up and feel better—but we still feel miserable. Without help, we often don’t know that the real issue is self-abandonment.

Join relationship expert and cocreator of Inner Bonding® Margaret Paul, PhD, for an engaged, experiential workshop on this unique six-step psychological, emotional, and spiritual process.

Take home a powerful, life-changing road map for understanding the causes of your pain. Over the course of a weekend, we will explore how to:
– Rapidly heal false beliefs about yourself, others, and Spirit
– Self-heal anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, anger, emptiness, and loneliness
– Move beyond self-judgment into self-compassion and heal the resistance that may be keeping you stuck
– Practice this process daily to gradually move out of feeling like a victim and into personal power
– Heal relationship conflicts and attain the intimacy you’ve always wanted.
Through lecture, visualizations, discussion, experiential processes in small groups, and demonstrations, you will learn how to love yourself and take responsibility for your own feelings—rather than abandon yourself—and connect with your personal source of spiritual guidance to access your deepest truth and engage in loving actions.

Apr
11
Thu
Getting the Most Out of Mindfulness and Compassion: Tailoring the Practice to the Person
Apr 11 – Apr 12 all-day

It’s now well known that mindfulness and compassion practices can enhance virtually any form of psychotherapy and have been proven effective in treating anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and other disorders. These practices also have an even greater potential—they can challenge our conventional view of ourselves and the world, waking us up from limiting beliefs about who we are and how we can find happiness.

But mindfulness and compassion practices are not one-size-fits-all remedies. Researchers are now differentiating the effects of focused attention, open monitoring, loving-kindness, compassion, and equanimity techniques. To be safe and effective, practices need to be tailored to fit the needs of individual clients—and this workshop will show you how. Whatever your treatment orientation—from ACT, CBT, or DBT to psychodynamic, interpersonal, or humanistic approaches—these evidence-based mindfulness and compassion tools can enhance your work with clients, making all aspects of your practice more effective.

Using Buddhist psychology and the latest brain and evolutionary science, Dr. Ron Siegel will cover the universal elements that underlie most psychological disorders, and how mindfulness and compassion can transform the lives of every client you treat.

Apr
12
Fri
21 CEU Training for Therapists in Encounter-centered Couples Therapy
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day

The Tikkun Learning Center and the Virginia Institute for Pastoral Care invite you to join Hedy Schleifer, MA, LMHC, for a three-day clinical training in Encounter-centered Couples Therapy.

Increase your expertise and skill in assisting couples in Unraveling their “Survival Knot.” The “Survival Knot” is the most treacherous territory of a couple’s relationship. It is the unconscious, and yet essential agenda, embedded in the “problem” with which they appear in the office of the therapist.

Witness and learn Hedy’s step-by-step, systematic roadmap to “unravel” the relational impasse, where one person’s anguished desperation meets the other person’s dogged resistance, and vice versa. Learn how Encounter-centered Couples Therapy liberates the growth potential of the relationship.

This highly experiential Clinical Training is the crystallization of Hedy’s 40 years of work as a psychotherapist, as well as the integration of everything that she learned in her “clinical couples lab” established 25 years ago, and in her own “private living lab” with her husband Yumi, established 53 years ago.

The course is approved for 21 CEU credits by national boards and is open to therapists, counselors, coaches, organizational development professionals, and pastoral counselors.

For more information & registration, please visit www.HedyYumi.com/TherapistTraining:
-> https://www.hedyyumi.com/event/couples-therapist-training-ecct-richmond-va/, or call 305-604-0010.

Mar
29
Fri
ACT I – Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Mar 29 – Mar 30 all-day

Join Lou Lasprugato, MFT, for this one-of-a-kind workshop designed to establish a foundational understanding of the Psychological Flexibility Model, a beginning set of skills in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and beginning knowledge of Relational Frame Theory (RFT).

Gain an experiential understanding of the basic processes of ACT, and learn to apply the Psychological Flexibility Model to RFT, case conceptualization, and treatment planning. You’ll leave this training with practical skills for meeting clients where they are and fostering their willingness and openness to change. Register with a friend and SAVE 20% on professional registrations. Register by Feb. 15 and SAVE $50!

Apr
2
Tue
Level One Theraplay & Marschak Interaction Method (MIM)
Apr 2 – Apr 5 all-day

Theraplay® is a child and family modality of play therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement.

This four-day training is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of the Theraplay model. After completing this training, participants will be able to begin applying Theraplay principles into their work with existing and new clients.

Program Content:
– Principles of attachment theory on an intellectual and experiential level
– The Four Dimensions of Theraplay
– The Theraplay protocol
– An introduction to the Marschak Interaction Method (MIM): administration, analysis and as a guide for treatment planning
– Adapting Theraplay for working with children and families impacted by complex trauma and other populations
– Managing resistance throughout the treatment process
– Managing countertransference in your work with children and families
– Implementing Theraplay into your practice
Learning Objectives for Level One Theraplay & MIM:
– Administer the MIM and analyze it at a beginning level.
– List 3 goals to be achieved during a MIM feedback session with parents.
– Utilize the MIM as a guide for treatment planning.
– Describe the four dimensions of Theraplay, a modality of play therapy.
– Demonstrate one activity from each dimension: Structure, Engagement, Nurture and Challenge.
– Describe 3 possible ways of adapting Theraplay treatment to meet the needs of a child with complex trauma.
– Describe how to guide parents to participate in a Theraplay treatment session.

Apr
4
Thu
Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy Six Day Training
Apr 4 – Apr 9 all-day

At the Wellness Institute, we teach a highly effective treatment model that addresses body, mind, and spirit called Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy. This model leads clients down their own profoundly exciting road to self-discovery and healing.

With over 30 years and thousands of graduates in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the US, The Wellness Institute is one of the oldest and most respected hypnotherapy organizations in the United States.

Our unique approach enhances:

– Talk therapy
– CBT and EMDR therapies
– Integrative / Holistic therapy
– Gestalt therapy
Our network includes thousands of certified therapists and they all have something in common: they completed our Six-Day Hypnotherapy Certification Training. It’s the first step to improving your client relationships and your ability to help them.

Apr
5
Fri
ACT I – Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Apr 5 – Apr 6 all-day

Join Lou Lasprugato, MFT, for this one-of-a-kind workshop designed to establish a foundational understanding of the Psychological Flexibility Model, a beginning set of skills in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and beginning knowledge of Relational Frame Theory (RFT).

Gain an experiential understanding of the basic processes of ACT, and learn to apply the Psychological Flexibility Model to RFT, case conceptualization, and treatment planning. You’ll leave this training with practical skills for meeting clients where they are and fostering their willingness and openness to change. Register with a friend and SAVE 20% on professional registrations. Register by Feb. 25 and SAVE $50!

Deep Dive into Conscious Parenting – Shefali Tsabary
Apr 5 – Apr 7 all-day

Almost every family and parent-child relationship is first conceived with the intention of love and respect. And although we think, as parents, that it is our responsibility to mold and shape our children’s future, the reality is often far more complex and multi-layered. The premise of Conscious Parenting is that our children are born to us to create deep internal transformation within us.

Join Dr. Shefali, the groundbreaking author of this revolutionary approach to raising families, for an immersive weekend workshop on a topic close to your heart and critical to your well-being. Come away with a profound understanding of Dr. Shefali’s philosophies and key concepts and how to apply them in your life to create deeper connection with your children.

Through lecture and direct experience of basic concepts and principles, you will explore:
– The definition, introduction, and key concepts of Conscious Parenting
– How to enter the inner landscape and sit with the “as-is”
– Working with agendas and how to institute them—practicing commitment to embody and embodying the NO
– How the ego distorts the essence of being and how to prevent it from doing so
– Key questions to ground you in presence and key questions to anchor you in consciousness.

Level 1: Help people live with loss
Apr 5 all-day

The Center for Complicated Grief’s workshops focus on knowledge and skills needed to work with complicated grief (CG) using a time-limited, targeted psychotherapy that has been tested and proven efficacious in three large NIMH-funded randomized controlled trials.

This one-day workshop is designed to provide a conceptual framework for understanding grief and adaptation to loss generally and in relation to complicated grief. We include strategies and procedures for screening, diagnosis and assessment of individuals with complicated grief and discuss how to differentiate this condition from major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. We provide an overview of Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT) and introduce some simple, practical procedures that you can use in your practice.

6.5 CEs available.

SE™ Professional Training: Beginning I
Apr 5 – Apr 8 all-day

The Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) trauma resolution method, developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD, author of the bestseller, “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma,” is a potent psychobiological approach to resolving the symptoms of trauma and chronic stress. Whether you are a medical or mental health professional, addictions counselor, first responder, body worker, educator, alternative medicine practitioner, or other helping professional, the three-year SE™ Professional Training is a continuing education program that will help you make an even greater difference with your clients who suffer.

The SE method offers a framework to assess where your client is “stuck” in the fight, flight, or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states that underlie so many trauma symptoms. Our educational model is both theoretical and highly experiential, offering you effective skills for restoring nervous system regulation and resolving trauma that can be immediately integrated into your professional practice.

CEUs are available for US trainings through APA, ASWB, BRN (CA), NAADAC, NBCC, NCBTMB, and NCCAOM.

Learn more about the training program, faculty, and introductory webinars at our website.

Six-Step Inner Bonding® – Margaret Paul
Apr 5 – Apr 7 all-day

Many of us struggle with anxiety, depression, guilt, unworthiness, relationship failure, emptiness, power struggles, and addiction. We can so easily turn to alcohol, drugs, sex, money, and relationships to fill up and feel better—but we still feel miserable. Without help, we often don’t know that the real issue is self-abandonment.

Join relationship expert and cocreator of Inner Bonding® Margaret Paul, PhD, for an engaged, experiential workshop on this unique six-step psychological, emotional, and spiritual process.

Take home a powerful, life-changing road map for understanding the causes of your pain. Over the course of a weekend, we will explore how to:
– Rapidly heal false beliefs about yourself, others, and Spirit
– Self-heal anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, anger, emptiness, and loneliness
– Move beyond self-judgment into self-compassion and heal the resistance that may be keeping you stuck
– Practice this process daily to gradually move out of feeling like a victim and into personal power
– Heal relationship conflicts and attain the intimacy you’ve always wanted.
Through lecture, visualizations, discussion, experiential processes in small groups, and demonstrations, you will learn how to love yourself and take responsibility for your own feelings—rather than abandon yourself—and connect with your personal source of spiritual guidance to access your deepest truth and engage in loving actions.

Apr
11
Thu
Getting the Most Out of Mindfulness and Compassion: Tailoring the Practice to the Person
Apr 11 – Apr 12 all-day

It’s now well known that mindfulness and compassion practices can enhance virtually any form of psychotherapy and have been proven effective in treating anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and other disorders. These practices also have an even greater potential—they can challenge our conventional view of ourselves and the world, waking us up from limiting beliefs about who we are and how we can find happiness.

But mindfulness and compassion practices are not one-size-fits-all remedies. Researchers are now differentiating the effects of focused attention, open monitoring, loving-kindness, compassion, and equanimity techniques. To be safe and effective, practices need to be tailored to fit the needs of individual clients—and this workshop will show you how. Whatever your treatment orientation—from ACT, CBT, or DBT to psychodynamic, interpersonal, or humanistic approaches—these evidence-based mindfulness and compassion tools can enhance your work with clients, making all aspects of your practice more effective.

Using Buddhist psychology and the latest brain and evolutionary science, Dr. Ron Siegel will cover the universal elements that underlie most psychological disorders, and how mindfulness and compassion can transform the lives of every client you treat.

Apr
12
Fri
21 CEU Training for Therapists in Encounter-centered Couples Therapy
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day

The Tikkun Learning Center and the Virginia Institute for Pastoral Care invite you to join Hedy Schleifer, MA, LMHC, for a three-day clinical training in Encounter-centered Couples Therapy.

Increase your expertise and skill in assisting couples in Unraveling their “Survival Knot.” The “Survival Knot” is the most treacherous territory of a couple’s relationship. It is the unconscious, and yet essential agenda, embedded in the “problem” with which they appear in the office of the therapist.

Witness and learn Hedy’s step-by-step, systematic roadmap to “unravel” the relational impasse, where one person’s anguished desperation meets the other person’s dogged resistance, and vice versa. Learn how Encounter-centered Couples Therapy liberates the growth potential of the relationship.

This highly experiential Clinical Training is the crystallization of Hedy’s 40 years of work as a psychotherapist, as well as the integration of everything that she learned in her “clinical couples lab” established 25 years ago, and in her own “private living lab” with her husband Yumi, established 53 years ago.

The course is approved for 21 CEU credits by national boards and is open to therapists, counselors, coaches, organizational development professionals, and pastoral counselors.

For more information & registration, please visit www.HedyYumi.com/TherapistTraining:
-> https://www.hedyyumi.com/event/couples-therapist-training-ecct-richmond-va/, or call 305-604-0010.