Professional Continuing Education for psychologists

Discourses in the mirrored room: A Postmodern Critique of Therapy

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

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:

  1. A thorough discussion of postmodernism, feminism and psychology.
  2.  A discussion of meaning, issues and language in therapy.
  3. A discussion of discourse theory and how therapeutic meaning is constructed.
  4. A discussion of how dominant heterosexual discourse shapes therapy.

 

Rachel Hare-Mustin is recognised as one of the primary feminist therapists and theorists. She is an ex-Harvard Professor, author, psychologist and past president of AFTA.

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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

  1. A discussion of the dilemmas affecting clients decision to speak or
    not speak about their issues of life that effect them.
  2. Considering the difference between the act of silence and the action surrounding being silenced.
  3. A discussion on hoe being silenced can create problems of depression, rage and anxiety.
  4. A look at those populations in our culture are silenced by the
    majority.

Ken Hardy PhD is the Director of the Center for Children and Families at Risk at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, and senior clinical supervisor in the MFT program at Syracuse University.His ongoing theoretical and practice work pushes the boundaries of the dominant world of psychology to consider race and internalized racism as a major influence within the therapeutic process. He is a former Professor at the University of Syracuse, and presently works for the prestigious Ackerman Institute in NYC.

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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

  1. A thorough review of medication outcome studies.
  2. A discussion of the new research of what actually is effective in bringing about successful change in therapy.
  3. A discussion on research to support the value of client knowledge and experience in therapy.

 

Drs. Miller and Duncan are the authors of several classic psychotherapy books. They are the Directors of The Centre for Psychological Change in Chicago and at the forefront of research on “What Works In Therapy”.

Scott Miller PhD is a co-founder of the Institute for the Study of Therapeutic Change. He is the author of seven books, including The Heart and Soul of Change; What Works in Therapy and The Heroic Client: Principles of Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Clinical Work.

This Workshop is featured as part of our Brief Therapy Program [9 APA CEU credits]

The Program contains three workshops :

The Heroic Client—Principles in Solution Focused Therapy: Scott Miller and Barry Duncan 1 credit
Narrative Therapy: Stephen Madigan
2 credits
and
A Self-Relations Approach: Steve Gilligan
6 credits

Taken individually, the combined cost of these workshops is $100, but
our our intensive BriefTherapy Program costs only $69.

Find out more by clicking here

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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:

  1. A thorough discussion of mental deficet language.
  2. A discussion of the meaning, issues and mental deficit language in therapy.
  3. A discusssion and deconstruction of ADHD

Dr. Stephen Madigan has taught his unique therapeutic workshops worldwide, and has been featured in NEWSWEEK Magazine, the CBC and NPR. He is the Director of Therapy Training at Yaletown Family Therapy in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada, and co-founder of the internationally acclaimed Anti-anorexia Anti-bulimia League.

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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:

  1. A close up analysis and discussion of the effects of race, class and gender in the therapeutic environment.
  2. A discussion of ways for psychologists to confront their own issues of racism in therapy.
  3. A discussion of the totalizing and devastating effects of not naming racism as it effects culture and is effected by culture.
  4. Ways to promote therapeutic conversations between segregated groups.

Ken Hardy PhD is the Director of the Center for Children and Families at Risk at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, and senior clinical supervisor in the MFT program at Syracuse University. His ongoing theoretical and practice work pushes the boundaries of the dominant world of psychology to consider race and internalized racism as a major influence within the therapeutic process. He is a former Professor at the University of Syracuse, and presently works for the prestigious Ackerman Institute in NYC.

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