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Introduction to Narrative Therapy

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in Professional Continuing Education for psychologists | 0 comments

Length: 2 hours Credits: 2.00 Presenter: Stephen Madigan, Ph.D. After a brief overview of the thinking behind Narrative Therapy, the presenter will discuss a variety of Narrative practices, including externalizing, deconstructing, and re-authoring. Applications to problems of depression and anxiety will be examined through a case presentation. Goals and Objectives Externalize problems; Examine them in relation to their cultural contexts; Identify particular behaviors that counter problems, specifically depression and anxiety.   Stephen...

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Child Trauma: Inside and Out

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in Professional Continuing Education for psychologists | 0 comments

Length: 6 hours Credits: 6.00 US Presenter: Robert Racusin, MD. and Martha Straus, Ph.D. The workshop provides intensive training on child and adolescent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The presenters’ interdisciplinary approach offers participants medical and psychosocial models of assessment and intervention for treating PTSD in children and adolescents. The presenters explore the impact of trauma, looking both inside the developing child and outside to family, community, and social policy. Goals and Objectives: Participants in...

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The Courage to Love: From Trauma to Transformation in Self Relations Therapy

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Length: 1 hr Credits: 1 Presenter: Steve Gilligan PhD This workshop is based in Self Relations Therapy, a ground breaking approach developed by Dr. Gilligan that integrates aspects of Ericksonian therapy, Buddhism, and Aikido. The workshop describes in practical terms how the therapist can create and implement favorable conditions in the outcome of the therapeutic process. Objectives: To teach the principles of a Self Relations approach to therapy. To address ways of staying with the clients emotional pain during therapy. Creating a...

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The Therapist and Therapeutic Change: Survivors of abuse and the moral courage needed for therapists to evoke change

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Length: 2 hrs Credits: 2 Presenter: Johnella Bird MSW Johnella Bird passionately discusses the act of moral courage a therapist must take to be open to and hopeful for when addressing clients who have been abused. She demonstrates specific therapeutic practices that allow for therapeutic conversations to begin. She addresses issues of gender inequality, desperation and therapeutic love. Objectives: Discussion of working with abuse as an act of moral courage. Gender inquiry and the therapeutic process. The effects of gender blindness and the...

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Integrating Feminist and Narrative ideas in Psychotherapy

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Length: 2 hrs Credits: 2 Presenter: Judith Myers Avis PhD Dr. Judith Myers Avis offers a brilliant discussion on the importance of considering gender within the process of therapy. She brings together ideas and practices from feminist and narrative therapy as a platform to discuss issues like: how gender narratives influence and shape the therapeutic process; a deconstruction of popular marriage narratives and positive practice therapeutic positions psychologists may consider when engaging in therapy. Objectives Integrating feminist and...

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Discourses in the mirrored room: A Postmodern Critique of Therapy

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Length: 1 hr Credits: 1 Presenter: Rachel Hare-Mustin PhD Discourses in the mirrored room: A Postmodern Critique of Therapy is an exquisitely crafted workshop by one of the field’s preeminent postmodern feminist thinkers. The workshop takes you through a closeup view of Rachel Hare-Mustin’s approach to therapy, provides a critique of the dominant trends of psychological practice, addresses gender inequality within the therapy room, and offers insight in ways that we might change our practice. Objectives: A thorough discussion of...

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Considering Race Dilemmas of Speaking/Dilemmas of Silence

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Length: 1 hr Credits: 1 Presenter: Ken Hardy PhD Ken Hardy offers both a personal and theoretical discussion on the importance of considering race within the process of therapy. He discusses the dilemmas of speaking up to our negative experience or remaining silence, while considering that silence is very different than being silenced. He deftly points out that the emotional fall out of this dilemma supports experiences of depression, anxiety and rage. Objectives A discussion of the dilemmas affecting clients decision to speak or not speak...

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What Works in Therapy! Client based research to support what is most important to bringing about change in psychotherapy practice

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in Professional Continuing Education for psychologists | 0 comments

Length: 1 hr Credits: 1.0 Presenters: Scott Miller PhD and Barry Duncan PhD< The workshop takes a thorough and close up look at the research and outcome studies analysing the use of medication and the utility of DSM diagnosis within the context of therapy and client change. Drs. Miller and Duncan then look at research studies that review what actually does work in bringing about successful client change. Objectives A thorough review of medication outcome studies. A discussion of the new research of what actually is effective in bringing...

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Considering The Impact of Mental Deficit Language and Chemical Restraint in the Treatment of Children and Youth

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Length: 1 hr Credits: 1.0 Presenter: Stephen Madigan, PhD The workshop takes a close up look at the use of “deficit language” in the treatment of children and youth within the context of therapy. It offers insights into ways that psychologists might reconsider the treatment and diagnosis of ADHD, the use of Ritalin, and a call to begin listening and honouring the voice and experience of children. Objectives: A thorough discussion of mental deficet language. A discussion of the meaning, issues and mental deficit language in therapy. A...

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Of Walls and Wars: Therapeutic dialogues to bridge the distance on racism

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in Professional Continuing Education for psychologists | 0 comments

Length: 2 hrs Credits: 2 Presenter:Ken Hardy PhD This workshop initiates an incredibly powerful dialogue on racism and therapy. Ken Hardy teaches through discussion, personal experience, tape recordings and encourages the group of psychologists to confront the issue of internalised racism in therapy. Objectives: A close up analysis and discussion of the effects of race, class and gender in the therapeutic environment. A discussion of ways for psychologists to confront their own issues of racism in therapy. A discussion of the totalizing and...

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