Nov
12
Mon
Healing Heartache: A Grief And Loss Workshop
Nov 12 – Nov 16 all-day

This workshop serves to assist participants in furthering resolution surrounding loss of all kinds.

Heal The Pain

A safe, sacred space is created in order for participants to lean into the grief, which facilitates the healing. As we know “loss touches loss.” This can come in many forms including death of a loved one, loss of one’s health, relationship losses, major life changes, lost opportunity, etc.; cumulative loss over the life cycle is examined.

Psycho-education on grief and recovery is provided, offering hope for the future. Myths and inaccurate messages about grief are dispelled, helping to normalize feelings. Thinking processes are explored, as well as patterns of destructive behavior following trauma and other loss. Feelings and words left unsaid are released through experiential exercises. Issues pertaining to relational problems are addresses, with an emphasis on recognizing emotional reactions to loss, trauma, and broken dreams. Resources are offered to assist participants in moving forward.

Details

Workshops run 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The schedule is flexible, accommodating the group process.

Nov
14
Wed
Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Family (CCTSF)
Nov 14 – Nov 16 all-day

LIVE + SIMULCAST TRAINING
The Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Family (CCTS-F) course presented by Robert Rhoton, PsyD, LPC, D.A.A.E.T.S. is designed using evidenced-based leading edge interventions and protocols that clinicians can immediately implement to augment their work treating survivors of trauma within a family context. This course is taught using demonstrations, role play, simulations, and the utilization of a clinician intervention implementation format.

The Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Family (CCTS-F) course examines the (dynamic elements/active ingredients) of trauma treatment, allowing the learner to increase their effectiveness with any model of family treatment in which they have training. The (dynamic elements/active ingredients) approach will aid clinicians in addressing and resolving client and family traumatic stress even when other primary diagnoses are present. The design and implementation of treatment can have a powerful transformational effect that rapidly accelerates treatment.

This course meets the educational requirements for the Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Family (CCTS-F) certification available through the Trauma Institute International.

Arizona Trauma Institute is approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) to grant Continuing education credit for live workshops. ACEP number is 6677. Total Clock Hours Awarded: 18

18 CEUs
Cost: $260
Includes the book Transformative Care: A Trauma-Focused Approach to Caregiving. eBook https://amzn.to/2GANzF6 Book https://bit.ly/2GCKQL9

Nov
15
Thu
American Music Therapy Association 2018 Conference
Nov 15 – Nov 18 all-day

AMTA’s purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. Predecessors, unified in 1998, included the National Association for Music Therapy founded in 1950 and the American Association for Music Therapy founded in 1971. AMTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession.

– Opening Session: November 15, 2018
– Sessions: November 16-18
– Exhibits: November 15-17
– Meetings: November 13-18
– Additional pre- & post-conference courses available
– Hyatt Regency Dallas – Dallas, Texas

Basic Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Classes
Nov 15 all-day

This abbreviated class gives an overview of Solution-Focused Thinking. The focus of this training is on understanding the tenets and philosophy developed by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg and on recognizing the key interventions. Participants will be able to understand how they can use this different way of thinking about problems and solutions. This is the ideal training for those who want to continue using their current treatment modalities, but would like to incorporate solution-focused ideas and interventions.

Upon completion of this course, therapists and other clinical professionals will be able to:

– Recognize the unique aspects of solution-focused philosophy and differentiate it from problem-focused models.
– Identify three concrete tools that would be most effective in their work setting that they can immediately begin using with clients.
– Verbalize the effective use of the three tools they identify in number two above.
Methods:

– Demonstrations: The instructor will demonstrate the purposeful use of solution-focused interventions. She will demonstrate how these interventions are used in a way that has the necessary clinical depth to effectively help the clients work toward their goals.
– Role Plays: Participants will work with each other with the guidance of the instructor to practice the concepts discussed.
– Discussions: The instructor and participants will engage in meaningful conversations to explore what is working in the participants’ practice and to explore what will be different when the participants are even more effective with their clients.

Nov
16
Fri
Professional EEG Neurofeedback BCIA Certification Training
Nov 16 – Nov 18 all-day

This competency based curriculum includes practical, easily learnable strategies which may be used with virtually all of the most common EEG Neurofeedback applications. Designed to give the practitioner the knowledge and tools needed in order to rapidly achieve clinical and economic success in EEG Neurofeedback, this program emphasizes those neurofeedback adjunctive applications for which there is the greatest demand, including but not limited to: ADD / ADHD / Conduct Disorder & other Learning disabilities, Autism Disorders, Substance Abuse, eating disorders and addictive behaviors, PTSD, Multiple Personality Disorder, Depression, Behavioral and Stress Related Disorders, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Pain Management, Chronic Pain, headaches (Migraine and Tension), RSD, Fibromyalgia, Phantom Limb etc., Adult and childhood sleep disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke Rehabilitation, Dementia (non-Alzheimer’s), Epilepsy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and MindFitness® Life / Performance Enhancement.

Includes demonstrations and hands-on training on the most popular, versatile, cost effective, reliable and well supported EEG neurofeedback systems made as well as introductions to neurocardiology (Hear Rate Variability), Temperature, EMG and other complementary modalities, lively dialogues, case histories and the information you need in order to select the right equipment for your circumstances.

Previous experience in biofeedback, EEG neurofeedback or computers is not required.

Topics in the course include:
– Orientation to EEG Biofeedback
– Basic Neurophysiology and Neuroanatomy
– Treatment Planning
– Instrumentation & electronics
– Research
– Psychopharmacology Considerations
– Professional Conducts

Nov
17
Sat
For 6 couples in Washington DC – Hybrid Couples Workshop / Private Session with Hedy Schleifer
Nov 17 – Nov 18 all-day

Hybrid Couples Workshop / Private Session

A New Two-day Transformational Event for six couples

Hedy has designed a new teaching tool for couples: the Hybrid Couples Workshop / Private Session. This in-person event is a two-day learning adventure for six couples. It is a amalgam of Hedy and Yumi’s Adventure in Intimacy workshop for couples, with Hedy’s two-day Private Intensive Session.

– Each couple will receive Hedy’s close attention and expertise.
– Each couple will work with Hedy one-on-one.
– Each couple will benefit from the workshop atmosphere by being witness to Hedy’s work with the other couples.

For more information: https://www.hedyyumi.com/hybrid-couples-workshop-private-session/:
-> https://www.hedyyumi.com/hybrid-couples-workshop-private-session/

Nov
28
Wed
Social Thinking® Bay Area Conference
Nov 28 – Nov 30 all-day

In South San Francisco, discover four unique assessment tasks to reveal how individuals process and respond to social information in real time. Learn to apply popular Superflex and Social Detective curriculum and vocabulary to help kids develop core social competencies. Uncover the reasons negative emotions can take over and explore new treatment tools for understanding the role of emotions in social interactions and cognitions.

better connect with others and live happier, more meaningful lives. We do this by creating concepts, curricula, and materials that serve two purposes:

1. To break down and organize abstract social concepts to educate professionals and family members on how to teach social competencies.

2. To help individuals age 4 through adulthood improve their social competencies to meet their personal, academic, and professional goals. Along the way, we teach how to share space effectively, work as part of a team, and develop relationships—with family, friends, classmates, coworkers, romantic partners, etc.

6 Hours of Instruction Each Day

3 Courses = 18 CE hours

Each attendee will receive a certificate of attendance and a course agenda for their records.

We are proud to provide access to continuing education credit for:
– Speech-Language Pathologists
– Educators
– Social Workers
– Counselors
– Clinical and School Psychologists
– Board Certified Behavior Analysts
– …and others!

Nov
29
Thu
Integrating Mindfulness and CBT
Nov 29 – Nov 30 all-day

Learn to integrate mindfulness techniques into CBT treatment for clients with many psychiatric disorders and psychological difficulties. Mindfulness can be a helpful tool for clients who: avoid, dread, or catastrophize experiencing negative emotion; continuously focus on distressing physiological or mental symptoms; engage in recurrent worry or rumination; try to suppress their thinking; or persistently engage in self-criticism.

Robert Hindman, PhD, will teach you specific CBT techniques for these clients, including how to develop a cognitive conceptualization. You will practice several kinds of mindfulness exercises and learn how to motivate and guide clients in developing a consistent mindfulness practice. Dr. Hindman’s research shows that many clients benefit from a 5-minute daily practice.

Nov
30
Fri
Advances in Trauma Treatment: Trauma, Memory, and the Restoration of the Self with Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Nov 30 – Dec 1 all-day

While the latest studies in neurobiology can be fascinating, they often lack practical application. As therapists on the ground, we need to establish a connection between new ideas and what happens in the therapy room.
Dr. van der Kolk has long been a pioneer in making this connection. In his upcoming workshop, Advances in Trauma Treatment, he will guide you through his research on the neurobiology of trauma and the nature of memory in trauma survivors. He will then connect this research to techniques you can begin to apply to your work immediately. You will learn how neurofeedback, yoga, theater, IFS, and EMDR can help resolve the traumatic past and discuss the integration of these approaches during different stages of treatment.

At this workshop you’ll learn how traumatic experiences are stored in memory and the ways in which those memories are retrieved, the applications of attachment theory in the diagnosis and treatment of trauma, strategies proven to be effective for severe trauma, and much more.

Registration includes access to a special, no-host networking event with your colleagues and Dr. van der Kolk himself, as well as a bonus morning session with Licia Sky, BFA, LMT, where you’ll learn embodied mindfulness and vocal exercises that can be used in one-on-one sessions with clients.

Can’t make it to Boston, MA? Sign up for the live online webcast where you can experience the workshop in real-time, and ask questions directly to Dr. van der Kolk.

12 CE/CME Credits

Dec
1
Sat
Find Your Joy! An Introduction to Body-Psychotherapy with Aylee Welch, LICSW
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day

Saturday 9 am – 6 pm Sunday 9 am – 4 pm

Registration $265. Space is Limited

Provides 13 1/2 CEU hours through NASW

Traditional psychotherapy works toward congruence in a person’s thinking, emotions, actions, and life choices. Body-oriented therapy understands that the body is also profoundly affected by our life experiences. Identifying and releasing attitudes and old images held in our physical structure adds an important component to therapy. This promotes lasting change, allowing for free flow of life energy from within us so we can more fully realize our life, our joy.

This experiential workshop will give participants the opportunity to experience the basic premises of Body-Psychotherapy that originated with Wilhelm Reich and now integrates Core Energetics and contemporary approaches including somatic approaches, current neurobiology and trauma therapy. The workshop combines lectures with movement and experiential opportunities. I also bring my understanding of many other approaches to employ creativity and spirituality to enhance the journey.

Nov
12
Mon
Healing Heartache: A Grief And Loss Workshop
Nov 12 – Nov 16 all-day

This workshop serves to assist participants in furthering resolution surrounding loss of all kinds.

Heal The Pain

A safe, sacred space is created in order for participants to lean into the grief, which facilitates the healing. As we know “loss touches loss.” This can come in many forms including death of a loved one, loss of one’s health, relationship losses, major life changes, lost opportunity, etc.; cumulative loss over the life cycle is examined.

Psycho-education on grief and recovery is provided, offering hope for the future. Myths and inaccurate messages about grief are dispelled, helping to normalize feelings. Thinking processes are explored, as well as patterns of destructive behavior following trauma and other loss. Feelings and words left unsaid are released through experiential exercises. Issues pertaining to relational problems are addresses, with an emphasis on recognizing emotional reactions to loss, trauma, and broken dreams. Resources are offered to assist participants in moving forward.

Details

Workshops run 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The schedule is flexible, accommodating the group process.

Nov
14
Wed
Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Family (CCTSF)
Nov 14 – Nov 16 all-day

LIVE + SIMULCAST TRAINING
The Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Family (CCTS-F) course presented by Robert Rhoton, PsyD, LPC, D.A.A.E.T.S. is designed using evidenced-based leading edge interventions and protocols that clinicians can immediately implement to augment their work treating survivors of trauma within a family context. This course is taught using demonstrations, role play, simulations, and the utilization of a clinician intervention implementation format.

The Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Family (CCTS-F) course examines the (dynamic elements/active ingredients) of trauma treatment, allowing the learner to increase their effectiveness with any model of family treatment in which they have training. The (dynamic elements/active ingredients) approach will aid clinicians in addressing and resolving client and family traumatic stress even when other primary diagnoses are present. The design and implementation of treatment can have a powerful transformational effect that rapidly accelerates treatment.

This course meets the educational requirements for the Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Family (CCTS-F) certification available through the Trauma Institute International.

Arizona Trauma Institute is approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) to grant Continuing education credit for live workshops. ACEP number is 6677. Total Clock Hours Awarded: 18

18 CEUs
Cost: $260
Includes the book Transformative Care: A Trauma-Focused Approach to Caregiving. eBook https://amzn.to/2GANzF6 Book https://bit.ly/2GCKQL9

Nov
15
Thu
American Music Therapy Association 2018 Conference
Nov 15 – Nov 18 all-day

AMTA’s purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. Predecessors, unified in 1998, included the National Association for Music Therapy founded in 1950 and the American Association for Music Therapy founded in 1971. AMTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession.

– Opening Session: November 15, 2018
– Sessions: November 16-18
– Exhibits: November 15-17
– Meetings: November 13-18
– Additional pre- & post-conference courses available
– Hyatt Regency Dallas – Dallas, Texas

Basic Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Classes
Nov 15 all-day

This abbreviated class gives an overview of Solution-Focused Thinking. The focus of this training is on understanding the tenets and philosophy developed by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg and on recognizing the key interventions. Participants will be able to understand how they can use this different way of thinking about problems and solutions. This is the ideal training for those who want to continue using their current treatment modalities, but would like to incorporate solution-focused ideas and interventions.

Upon completion of this course, therapists and other clinical professionals will be able to:

– Recognize the unique aspects of solution-focused philosophy and differentiate it from problem-focused models.
– Identify three concrete tools that would be most effective in their work setting that they can immediately begin using with clients.
– Verbalize the effective use of the three tools they identify in number two above.
Methods:

– Demonstrations: The instructor will demonstrate the purposeful use of solution-focused interventions. She will demonstrate how these interventions are used in a way that has the necessary clinical depth to effectively help the clients work toward their goals.
– Role Plays: Participants will work with each other with the guidance of the instructor to practice the concepts discussed.
– Discussions: The instructor and participants will engage in meaningful conversations to explore what is working in the participants’ practice and to explore what will be different when the participants are even more effective with their clients.

Nov
16
Fri
Professional EEG Neurofeedback BCIA Certification Training
Nov 16 – Nov 18 all-day

This competency based curriculum includes practical, easily learnable strategies which may be used with virtually all of the most common EEG Neurofeedback applications. Designed to give the practitioner the knowledge and tools needed in order to rapidly achieve clinical and economic success in EEG Neurofeedback, this program emphasizes those neurofeedback adjunctive applications for which there is the greatest demand, including but not limited to: ADD / ADHD / Conduct Disorder & other Learning disabilities, Autism Disorders, Substance Abuse, eating disorders and addictive behaviors, PTSD, Multiple Personality Disorder, Depression, Behavioral and Stress Related Disorders, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Pain Management, Chronic Pain, headaches (Migraine and Tension), RSD, Fibromyalgia, Phantom Limb etc., Adult and childhood sleep disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke Rehabilitation, Dementia (non-Alzheimer’s), Epilepsy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and MindFitness® Life / Performance Enhancement.

Includes demonstrations and hands-on training on the most popular, versatile, cost effective, reliable and well supported EEG neurofeedback systems made as well as introductions to neurocardiology (Hear Rate Variability), Temperature, EMG and other complementary modalities, lively dialogues, case histories and the information you need in order to select the right equipment for your circumstances.

Previous experience in biofeedback, EEG neurofeedback or computers is not required.

Topics in the course include:
– Orientation to EEG Biofeedback
– Basic Neurophysiology and Neuroanatomy
– Treatment Planning
– Instrumentation & electronics
– Research
– Psychopharmacology Considerations
– Professional Conducts

Nov
17
Sat
For 6 couples in Washington DC – Hybrid Couples Workshop / Private Session with Hedy Schleifer
Nov 17 – Nov 18 all-day

Hybrid Couples Workshop / Private Session

A New Two-day Transformational Event for six couples

Hedy has designed a new teaching tool for couples: the Hybrid Couples Workshop / Private Session. This in-person event is a two-day learning adventure for six couples. It is a amalgam of Hedy and Yumi’s Adventure in Intimacy workshop for couples, with Hedy’s two-day Private Intensive Session.

– Each couple will receive Hedy’s close attention and expertise.
– Each couple will work with Hedy one-on-one.
– Each couple will benefit from the workshop atmosphere by being witness to Hedy’s work with the other couples.

For more information: https://www.hedyyumi.com/hybrid-couples-workshop-private-session/:
-> https://www.hedyyumi.com/hybrid-couples-workshop-private-session/

Nov
28
Wed
Social Thinking® Bay Area Conference
Nov 28 – Nov 30 all-day

In South San Francisco, discover four unique assessment tasks to reveal how individuals process and respond to social information in real time. Learn to apply popular Superflex and Social Detective curriculum and vocabulary to help kids develop core social competencies. Uncover the reasons negative emotions can take over and explore new treatment tools for understanding the role of emotions in social interactions and cognitions.

better connect with others and live happier, more meaningful lives. We do this by creating concepts, curricula, and materials that serve two purposes:

1. To break down and organize abstract social concepts to educate professionals and family members on how to teach social competencies.

2. To help individuals age 4 through adulthood improve their social competencies to meet their personal, academic, and professional goals. Along the way, we teach how to share space effectively, work as part of a team, and develop relationships—with family, friends, classmates, coworkers, romantic partners, etc.

6 Hours of Instruction Each Day

3 Courses = 18 CE hours

Each attendee will receive a certificate of attendance and a course agenda for their records.

We are proud to provide access to continuing education credit for:
– Speech-Language Pathologists
– Educators
– Social Workers
– Counselors
– Clinical and School Psychologists
– Board Certified Behavior Analysts
– …and others!

Nov
29
Thu
Integrating Mindfulness and CBT
Nov 29 – Nov 30 all-day

Learn to integrate mindfulness techniques into CBT treatment for clients with many psychiatric disorders and psychological difficulties. Mindfulness can be a helpful tool for clients who: avoid, dread, or catastrophize experiencing negative emotion; continuously focus on distressing physiological or mental symptoms; engage in recurrent worry or rumination; try to suppress their thinking; or persistently engage in self-criticism.

Robert Hindman, PhD, will teach you specific CBT techniques for these clients, including how to develop a cognitive conceptualization. You will practice several kinds of mindfulness exercises and learn how to motivate and guide clients in developing a consistent mindfulness practice. Dr. Hindman’s research shows that many clients benefit from a 5-minute daily practice.

Nov
30
Fri
Advances in Trauma Treatment: Trauma, Memory, and the Restoration of the Self with Bessel van der Kolk, MD
Nov 30 – Dec 1 all-day

While the latest studies in neurobiology can be fascinating, they often lack practical application. As therapists on the ground, we need to establish a connection between new ideas and what happens in the therapy room.
Dr. van der Kolk has long been a pioneer in making this connection. In his upcoming workshop, Advances in Trauma Treatment, he will guide you through his research on the neurobiology of trauma and the nature of memory in trauma survivors. He will then connect this research to techniques you can begin to apply to your work immediately. You will learn how neurofeedback, yoga, theater, IFS, and EMDR can help resolve the traumatic past and discuss the integration of these approaches during different stages of treatment.

At this workshop you’ll learn how traumatic experiences are stored in memory and the ways in which those memories are retrieved, the applications of attachment theory in the diagnosis and treatment of trauma, strategies proven to be effective for severe trauma, and much more.

Registration includes access to a special, no-host networking event with your colleagues and Dr. van der Kolk himself, as well as a bonus morning session with Licia Sky, BFA, LMT, where you’ll learn embodied mindfulness and vocal exercises that can be used in one-on-one sessions with clients.

Can’t make it to Boston, MA? Sign up for the live online webcast where you can experience the workshop in real-time, and ask questions directly to Dr. van der Kolk.

12 CE/CME Credits

Dec
1
Sat
Find Your Joy! An Introduction to Body-Psychotherapy with Aylee Welch, LICSW
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day

Saturday 9 am – 6 pm Sunday 9 am – 4 pm

Registration $265. Space is Limited

Provides 13 1/2 CEU hours through NASW

Traditional psychotherapy works toward congruence in a person’s thinking, emotions, actions, and life choices. Body-oriented therapy understands that the body is also profoundly affected by our life experiences. Identifying and releasing attitudes and old images held in our physical structure adds an important component to therapy. This promotes lasting change, allowing for free flow of life energy from within us so we can more fully realize our life, our joy.

This experiential workshop will give participants the opportunity to experience the basic premises of Body-Psychotherapy that originated with Wilhelm Reich and now integrates Core Energetics and contemporary approaches including somatic approaches, current neurobiology and trauma therapy. The workshop combines lectures with movement and experiential opportunities. I also bring my understanding of many other approaches to employ creativity and spirituality to enhance the journey.