Events

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.

Ecopyschology, A Three Part Series

8/16/2019 - 9:00am CDT to 10/11/2019 - 4:30pm CDT

This series of workshops offer an understanding of ecopsychology and the various ways nature can act as a conduit for healing for individuals, couples, families and groups.

Compassionate Care

10/4/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CDT

Learn to use the Compassionate Care model to heal traumatic wounds and memories. This approach allows focuses on tenderness and love, allowing clients to improve personal and professional relationships.

Participants will be able to :

  • Name and explain the components of the Compassionate Care model

  • Name and explain the benefits of Compassionate Care

  • Name and explain the potential negative consequences when Compassionate Care is not active in personal and professional relationships

Three Part Conflict Resolution Certificate

10/18/2019 - 9:00am CDT to 12/13/2019 - 4:30pm CST

CONFLICT IS NATURAL---EFFORT MAKES IT WORK DESCRIPTION: In this first Workshop, MAPS of Adlerian human development will be used to demonstrate the place of conflict in human living. Building on that, the three Life Styles Adler identified will be used to further focus the process of conflict. This review will sharpen the insight of those who want to facilitate and resolve conflict. These insights will be applied to three basic Conflict Styles. All of this will be accomplished within a case study, input, interaction and application experience.

Counseling Children/Teens with ADHD

10/18/2019 - 10:30am CDT

Up to 10% of children and teens have ADHD. Because of the many problems and associated diagnoses, they are often seen for therapy. Practitioners need to know how this condition impacts their client and the best techniques and strategies for dealing with the problems. Parents often need guidance as well, in trying to help their child. Specific techniques and strategies will be taught and demonstrated. Participant’s will also received helpful information regarding whether the use of medication would be advisable.

Financial Practice Management

11/8/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CST

"You have your Master's degree. You have a mental health license. But do you have the knowledge to start a career and begin a private practice? This seminar will discuss the various types of places that Master's level and licensed professionals can be employed; the different occupational settings that can lead to more than one revenue stream.

A Very Special Event

11/15/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm CST

Dr. Bruce Moon will present:

Four Lives: Welcome to the Studio

A performance blend of original music, poetry, and spoken narrative in order to present experiences of three art therapy clients and an art therapist working in the studio. Sara, an angry adolescent, John, a middle-aged man struggling with addiction, and Lenore, an elderly woman facing the end of her life. Each has a story to tell through art.

Participants will be able to:

List and discuss two characteristics of responsive art making demonstrated in this presentation

The Power of Art

11/16/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CST

This unique workshop will foster an experience of self discovery, a listening to one's inner voice, and potential healing. Artist and Wellness Consultant, Pat Duncan, combines her art and psychological expertise, with her life changing experience of losing a daughter. She has a strong desire to empower participants to claim and use the energy embedded in fear, anxiety and grief. She truly believes that Adler's belief that "inside of each is a creative force that is identical with the Life Force." This workshop is about the use of that "creative force".

Techniques for Behavior Change-Susan Pye Brokaw, LMFT

11/22/2019 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CST

Therapists often struggle with how to help their clients change, to overcome their problems. There are techniques that have been proven to be useful in bringing about change in clients. In this workshop, participants will learn a variety of techniques that are useful in working with individuals, couples and families. They will see demonstrations of some of the techniques and will practice the techniques to build their competence and confidence in using them.

Participants will learn how the use of techniques in therapy sessions can help bring about change in clients.

Ethics Refresher Course for Marriage and Family Therapists

11/22/2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm CST

How do Marriage and Family Therapists practice ethically in a rapidly changing world? Join us for this current and responsive training on how to cultivate and maintain, a relevant ethical lens while practicing marriage and family therapy.

Participants will learn:

  • How to navigate the grey areas of dual relationships, duties to warn, and practicing within one's competencies.

  • How to confidently navigate complaints made from clients.

  • How to navigate investigations conducted by the licensing boards.

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