Psychodrama - Mary Anna Palmer, LICSW, LMFT, TEP

1/31/2020 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CST


Psychodrama is an experiential method of exploring the world in which we live, both internal and external. It allows for safe expression of strong feelings, the development of insight and a wider perspective on individual and community problems and an opportunity to try out new, desired behaviors. Psychodrama is used the world over in clinics, substance abuse programs, rehabs, hospitals, schools, community agencies, police departments, and industry. - Mary Anna Palmer

Couples Counseling and Therapy - Susan Pye Brokaw, MA, LMFT

2/21/2020 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CST

The workshop will explain the information that will be important to obtain at intake. It will teach techniques that are useful for common marriage issues. It will also explain psycho-educational approaches that provide needed tools for couples to be successful in their relationship.

The objective of this workshop is to help therapists improve their skills in working with couples. It will include intake information needed, ways to work with couples and specific techniques that are effective in bringing about change.

The goals of the workshop are:

Introduction to Ecopsychology - Michelle Doerr - MA

2/28/2020 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CST

This introduction to Ecopsychology is meant for therapists, psychologists, social workers, students in these fields or anyone interested in a holistic approach to well-being and the human/nature connection. The goal of Ecopsychology is to unite personal well-being with planetary well-being. Combining Adlerian Holism and Striving for Social Interest we will claim how cooperation creates both social interest and Unity that Adler declares is mentally healthy. Like early recollection affect adult behaviors so do our experiences with nature at a young age.

Adlerian Family Play Therapy - Susan Dannen, MSW, LICSW, RPT-S

3/13/2020 - 9:00am CDT to 3/14/2020 - 4:30pm CDT

Family Play Therapy – Adlerian Approach: This two day interactive training will focus on exploring ways to help families engage and create positive energy through play. Activities presented can be used with young children, as well as adolescents. You will gain an understanding of the purpose of children’s behaviors and how you can assist parents in using this knowledge to direct children toward a positive goal. We will also address the difference between “discipline” and “punishment”, and find ways to “re-frame” behavior, in order to help parents create meaningful change.

Clinical Supervision Training (45 CE) - Vanessa Sovine, PhD, LMFT

3/20/2020 - 4:00pm CDT to 4/15/2020 - 9:00pm CDT

This course prepares fully licensed clinicians to meet the State of Minnesota course criteria for Approved Supervisor status for the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LPC and LPCC). This course covers the major models of clinical supervision; developing the supervisor-supervisee relationship; structuring effective clinical supervision; interventions within supervisory modalities; cultural, gender, ethnic, and socioeconomic variables; and ethical and legal issues in clinical supervision.

Mindful Self-Care for Helping Professionals: Burnout and Compassion Fatigue - Lisa Venable, MA

4/3/2020 - 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.

Burnout and Compassion Fatigue:


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