Workshop Series

Create an Effective Profitable Practice

8/17/2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CDT

Since 1984, John has helped at least 100 practitioners create a personal and customized practice. This workshop is just that---you will work through a known and specific process that covers and clarifies purpose, mission, services, goals, marketing materials and marketing process. While the workshop has helped many get a good and definite start, it has also helped veteran practitioners review and refine their existing process.

Clinical Supervision Training (45 CE)

9/6/2018 - 6:00pm CDT to 10/15/2018 - 9:00pm CDT

This course provides 45 hours of training in clinical supervision. The course covers major models of clinical supervision; development and maintenance of the supervisor-supervisee relationship; ethical and legal aspects in clinical supervision; cultural competence in clinical supervision; and structuring, intervention, and evaluation practices in clinical supervision.

Healing Fictions: Fiction Over Fact Always Has My Vote!

9/8/2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CDT

Is our life based on fact or fiction? What is the difference? Based on Hans Vaihinger’s work on fictions, Adler spoke of “fictions” and their role in our lives and in therapy. Are fictions useful or useless? Do they help us live better lives or do they lead us down the road of destruction? Is it possible to live life without fictions? Is it desirable to live our life without fictions? These are issues that will be discussed in this workshop along with some suggestions on how to deal with fictions in the therapy process.

Addictions: An Adlerian Perspective

9/15/2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CDT

This didactic and experiential workshop will focus on defining addictions, understanding the purpose of addictions, designing strategies for understanding the addicted and the affected, developing intervention strategies for the addicted and the affected, and exploring treatment options for the addicted and the affected. These five focal points will be based on the theory and practice of Adlerian psychology and will be presented in an atmosphere characterized by empathy, encouragement, equality, and education.

Co-occurring Disorders: An Adlerian Perspective

9/16/2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CDT

This didactic and experiential workshop will focus on defining co-occurring disorders, understanding the symptoms and the purpose of symptoms of co-occurring disorders, understanding the lifestyles of individuals with co-occurring disorders and those people directly affected by the individual, developing intervention strategies for the individual with the co-occurring disorder and those individuals directly affected, and exploring holistic and integrated treatment options for the individual with the co-occurring disorder and those individuals directly affected addicted.

Art Therapy & Neuroscience Training

9/28/2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CDT

Participants will have a greater understanding of neuroanatomical structures and functions that inform psychotherapeutic intervention and assessment. Participants will also have an enhanced understanding of the types of research that can and need to be conducted at the interface of the creative arts therapies and neurosciences. The 6-hour workshop will include didactic instruction, case examples, art experiential, and interactive discussion to emphasize the objectives.

ADHD Tools and Technques

10/5/2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm CDT

Learn tools and techniques to support those with ADHD, from preschool age to adulthood. Discuss ADHD, treatment options and how to implement potential positive results within household dynamics and schoolwork assignments. Each age group requires different interventions and support. Discover clear guiding principles of support and interventions to help individuals of all ages become successful.

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What Science Can Tell You about Parenting Your Teen

10/5/2018 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm CDT

The teen years are a time of tremendous growth and change. As a parent of a teen, these years can also be a time of tumultuous relationships, raging hormones, risky behavior and conflict. It doesn’t have to be so difficult! There is an explosion of research on how the brain works and specifically how the adolescent brain is changing. Find out what science says about what is going on with your teen and how can you use that knowledge to reduce the angst and increase the joy!

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Organizational Art Therapy

10/12/2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CDT

Organizational Art Therapy provides an alternative, non-verbal way to aid large and small groups that are dealing with transitional decisions, mediation needs, analysis of behaviors, problem-solving skills, and innovation challenges. The class participants will be able to understand the needs of the group by assessing and examining group systems and developing a variety of processing methods. Groups will find that art therapy will evoke responses and creative outcomes that are different from traditional training and coaching practices.

Adaptive Reorientation: An Adlerian Treatment Model

10/19/2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CDT

In this daylong workshop, the Adaptive Reorientation model of Adlerian-Dreikursian treatment will be presented. Included with be the objectives in counseling, the nature of dis-orientation and the importance of reorientation. Topics will include the lifestyle assessment, including early recollection and their role in reorientation, description of social realities and the challenges of optimal functioning. The role of awareness, psychological muscle and social interest are emphasized in this approach.

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