Professional Continuing Education for psychologists

Stress and Mind/Body Issues

Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in Professional Continuing Education for psychologists | 0 comments

Length: 1 hour
Credits: 1.00

Presenter: Ann Madigan, MD

This workshop will present major historical and philosophical influences on the development of our current biomedical model and describe some of the recent developments in mind/body medicine.

Goals and Objectives:

Participants will learn:

  1. To understand the major historical and philosophical influences on the development of our current biomedical model, the dominant approach to health care.
  2. To appreciate some of the research and alternative thinking that has allowed an increased breadth of awareness and observation in the development of mind body medicine.
  3. To learn one example of the mind body connection through a brief explanation of the relaxation response and its effect on the body, in particular, on the immune system and healing.

 

Dr. Anne Madigan is a member of the Canadian College of Family Physicians and practices family medicine and family therapy in Toronto, Canada. She is Assistant Professor at The University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Madigan received a Masters of Social Work from Carleton University and a Masters of Science, Econ. from The London School of Economics and Political Science. She graduated from McMaster University with a medical degree. Currently she is involved in the development of a Mind-Body Medicine program in Toronto in collaboration with a wide variety of health care providers.

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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

  1. Externalize problems;
  2. Examine them in relation to their cultural contexts;
  3. Identify particular behaviors that counter problems, specifically depression and anxiety.

 

Stephen Madigan, MSW, Ph.D., is a co-founder of planet-therapy.com. Dr. Madigan is committed to bringing therapeutic information to a wider audience.

Dr. Madigan’s therapeutic work has been highlighted in Newsweek Magazine, the Family Therapy Networker, numerous international newspapers, and the CBC and National Public Radio (live call in shows). He is the co-director of Yaletown Family Therapy in Vancouver and Toronto, the director of training for the Toronto Narrative Therapy Project, and the founder of the internationally renowned Anti-anorexia League. He has worked as a script consultant to over 60 TV and movie productions.

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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 the course will:

  1. Become familiar with clinical manifestations of trauma exposure in children and adolescents.
  2. Learn the elements of a comprehensive assessment of traumatized children and adolescents.
  3. Understand developmental requirements of talk and no-talk based treatment, and the effects of trauma on normal social, emotional, physical and cognitive functioning.
  4. Become knowledgeable about key elements of psycho-pharmacological treatment of posttraumatic symptoms in children and adolescents.
  5. Develop a focus on competence, creativity, commitment, and connection to foster resilience, while decreasing the traditional emphasis on problems and pathology.

 

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

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

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:

  1. To teach the principles of a Self Relations approach to therapy.
  2. To address ways of staying with the clients emotional pain during therapy.
  3. Creating a therapeutic sanctuary to hold a client’s difficult experience.
  4. Details a general framework and specific techniques psychologists can use when presented with negative experience.

 

Dr. Steve Gilligan is a licensed psychologist and former student of Milton Erickson and Gregory Bateson. He is the author of numerous books including the Courage to Love—principals and practices of Self relations Therapy, The Legacy of Milton Erickson, and Therapeutic Trances: the cooperation principle in Ericksonian psychotherapy.

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

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

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:

  1. Discussion of working with abuse as an act of moral courage.
  2. Gender inquiry and the therapeutic process.
  3. The effects of gender blindness and the therapeutic relationship.
  4. The experience and importance of the therapeutic relationship
  5. Therapeutic practices in working with persons who have been abused.

 

Johnella Bird is one of New Zealand’s most well respected and original thinking psychotherapists. Her latest book represents a clear insight into her unique strength, incredible insights and moral courage she offers to her clients in therapy. Johnella is a founder and co-director of the Family Therapy institute in Auckland New Zealand.

This workshop is featured as part of our Feminist Approaches to Therapy Program ( 5 APA CEU credits)

Rachel Hare-Mustin PhD
Discourses in the Mirrored Room: A Postmodern Critique of Therapy

Judith Myers Avis PhD
Integrating Feminist and Narrative ideas in Psychotherapy.

Johnella Bird MSW
The Therapist and Therapeutic Change: survivors of abuse and the moral courage needed for therapists to evoke change.

Taken individually, the combined cost of these workshops is $65.00. Take our intensive Femist Approaches to Therapy Program and it will cost only $49.

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Integrating Feminist and Narrative ideas in Psychotherapy

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

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

  1. Integrating feminist and Narrative Ideas in Therapy.
  2. A discussion of gender narratives and how they effect the therapeutic process.
  3. Ways to train supervisors, colleagues and students to recognize the full impact of gender narratives in therapy.
  4. A discussion of Marriage narratives in therapy.

 

Dr. Judith Myers Avis holds a PhD in Marriage and family Therapy from Purdue and is a full Professor at the University of Guelph’s doctoral MFT program. Judith is the author of many seminal texts on feminism and psychotherapy. She was recently given an outstanding achievement award by the AAMFT.

This workshop is featured as part of our Feminist Approaches to Therapy Program ( 5 APA CEU credits)

Rachel Hare-Mustin PhD
Discourses in the Mirrored Room: A Postmodern Critique of Therapy

Judith Myers Avis PhD
Integrating Feminist and Narrative ideas in Psychotherapy.

Johnella Bird MSW
The Therapist and Therapeutic Change: survivors of abuse and the moral courage needed for therapists to evoke change.

Taken individually, the combined cost of these workshops is $65.00. Take our intensive Femist Approaches to Therapy Program and it will cost only $49.

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