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Mindful Self-Care For Helping Professionals, Part 2: Mindfulness, Boundaries, and Supporting the Self

5/24/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CDT
  • Do you find yourself fatigued as you care compassionately for clients?
  • Do you need tools for greater boundaries so you can support your self?
  • Do you need a stress reliever in your day?

You can work with clients in a way that won’t burn you out. Learn how to create supportive self-talk, a balance of giving and receiving and, take better care of your emotions. Learn a process to embrace others’ suffering, pain or trauma without trying so hard to “fix” it. Help clients and yourself create calm in the midst of stress.

Understanding the Complex Levels of Generational Trauma: Healing for American Indian Individudals, Families and Communities

6/7/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CDT

This presentation examines not only the effects of generational trauma but also looks at trauma created by other factors such as racism, internalized oppression, loss of cultural roots, and the family issues that resulted from these issues. We will survey the strengths that have historically existed in the nations of the original people and how to use those gifts to heal from within. This exposition will highlight some of the misconceptions that have caused great trauma, and expose truths about the healing that is taking place with each generation.

The Dance of Relationship: Non-verbal Skills For Enhancing Client Attunement

6/14/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CDT

How can movement awareness be used to enhance our understanding of attunement? How can we work with our own embodied experiences and what we observe to guide our clinical interventions? How do we increase awareness of non-verbal cultural differences that might impact our clinical understanding of what is being communicated? 

Movement & Form; Exploring from the Inside/Out and Back Again

6/21/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CDT

This workshop will cover understanding what Movement means in Adlerian terms and how we can use the physical form to explore our own unique law of movement.

This reflective and interactive workshop is for those interested in exploring correlations between Adler’s psychological movement and physical movement. We will explore what it means to have useful and useless movement in both areas.

We will look at movement using the four lifestyle priorities and our own physical form which expresses those priorities.

Use of Lifestyle Assessment in Therapy - A Four Part Series

6/21/2019 - 9:00am CDT to 9/20/2019 - 4:30pm CDT

This series is intended to help mental health practitioners develop expertise in the use of Adlerian Lifestyle Assessment. It is a series of workshops that will enable participants to use a variety of techniques to identify mistaken beliefs and help the client to modify them. Lecture, demonstration and practice will be used to help participants learn to use this information in therapy, to help clients change.Participants with active clients are preferred but this is not required.

Creative Wellness Practice for Mental Health Care Providers

6/28/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CDT

Creativity, specifically using art expression is a key component to a well-balanced practice as a mental health professional.   This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants, from student to seasoned professional, to explore the challenges and gifts of working within the mental health field.  Research on the emotional effects of prolonged and repeated exposure to clients’ traumatic stories will be explored (Talwar, 2007), including an overview of the impairment continuum and risk factor symptomatology (Gentry, 2002).

Clinical Supervision Training (45CE) - Amanda C. Richards, MA, LPCC, LADC, MAC

7/9/2019 - 6:15pm CDT to 7/27/2019 - 4:30pm 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. 

Aging Baby Boomers - What's a Therapist To Do?

7/13/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CDT

This workshop will provide the participant with details of some of the issues that might be experienced with clients who are in the later stages of life. We will address changes that are noted with this age group that could impact the types of interventions that one provides therapeutically. These changes include the areas of cognition, physiology, emotions, systemic factors, and additional psychological concepts. We will learn more about the aging brain and how this impacts functions as well as therapeutic needs. 

Parenting Children with Attachment Disruptions: The Trust-Based Relational Approach

8/9/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CDT

The Trust Based Relational Intervention approach to nurturing is a new paradigm that is proving highly effective to a very challenging population. Parents struggling to connect with their adopted, foster, or troubled children are often desperate for something that will bring success. Based on cutting edge and evidence-based research, the principles laid out in this seminar clearly lay out the skills necessary for parenting these very fragile and special young ones.

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