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.

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.

Brief Psychology

10/26/2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CDT

Clients come to counseling describing personal and relationship issues that need to be resolved. However, it often happens that within a few sessions they are stuck and aren’t making progress. Brief Psychotherapy identifies and breaks up the block that is keeping clients from achieving their desired goals. When underlying mistaken beliefs are identified and addressed, the client can move toward their goals in a healthy and productive way.

Interactive Imagery

11/2/2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CDT

Interactive imagery is a unique form of visualization in that it is very "permissive," as opposed to therapist-directed. The technique utilizes holistic images and sensations developed entirely by, and therefore meaningful exclusively to, the client. When the clients are able to conjure their own images, they feel empowered to use those images to search for self-evident meaning.


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