CE Courses and Workshops


 

Come join unique and innovative experiential CEU courses and day-long workshops–courses that apply DEEP principles and practices to a variety of useful clinical and practice-building topics! (If you’re a supervisor looking for CEUs, click here.)

 

Register now for:

Experiential Therapy Ethics – December 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016
12:30 – 1:00pm   Registration
1:00 – 4:15pm     Workshop
3 Ethics CEUs for LPCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, and Psychologists
$120

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The first sections of the ethics class were a big success!

Modern therapy modalities are experiential in nature. And for good reason. Therapies that bring direct attention to the body, to sensations, to the right-brain-to-right-brain connection with the therapist are powerful and effective. These experiential therapies help us create new, vivid experiences for our clients, lived experiences that are crucial to healing trauma and rewiring the brain.

At the same time, the vivid experiences that create healing present us with specific ethical questions. Questions about touch, about self-disclosure, about emotion regulation.

Come explore these ethical questions in a lively, unique, and immediately useful way. This class will make use of easily understandable and broadly applicable aspects of attachment theory and of experiential therapy itself to support an authentic, flexible, and compassionate way of being deeply ethical in our practices. Every session. Every day.

 Contact Candyce for more information.

 

Ethics Book Study for Supervisors and Therapists – February 2017

Three Fridays: February 3, 10, 17, 2017
4:00 – 4:15pm      Arrival and Registration
4:15 – 6:30pm     Book Study and Happy Hour
6 Ethics/Supervision CEUs for LPCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, and Psychologists
$200 total for all three meetings
(Attendance at all three meetings required for CEUs; no partial credit.)

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Crucial to practicing ethical therapy and supervision is the ability to reflect on and explain what we’re doing and why we’re doing it, and what we’re feeling and why we’re feeling it, at any given moment. Deep contemplation about what brings meaning to life, about the human condition, and about cultural impacts on emotions and values can build and enrich a solid and resilient inner foundation for our work. Relentless curiosity about ourselves and our clinical values can help us tap into deep internal knowing and understanding that will guide us toward ethical practice whenever we grapple with difficult therapeutic situations.

Krista Tippett, host of the On Being podcast, provides “a master class in living” in her book Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living. She explores the “open questions and challenges of our time,” in a way that “avoids simplifications but still finds the golden threads that weave people and ideas together into a shimmering braid. One powerful common denominator… is the gift of presence, of the exhilaration of engagement with life for its own sake, not as a means to an end.” She seeks to help us “tap into the strength to meet the world where it really is, and then to make it better.”

Join me for a three-session book study of this powerful inquiry into questions that can expand our foundational understanding of what ethical practice really is, so that we can access our deep inner ethicist within our therapy and supervision practices every day. To foster intimate and lively conversation, we’ll share community and happy hour as we discuss the reading.

This course offers 6 CEUs that count as ethics AND supervision CEUs. You do not have to be a supervisor to attend–the ethics CEUs count for straight-up ethics as well. (It’s more ethics CEUs than you need, but it’s an enlivening class that’s worth the time!)

P. S. $200 is a discounted price for a 6-hour study group. I usually charge $80 for a 2-hour study group, so the cost for 6 hours would normally be $240!

Contact Candyce for more information.

 

More courses under construction include:

Repair Generates Resilience

Explore how making relational repairs generates resilience in relationships. Explore the role of attunement and protest in leading to repair. And learn how understanding the nuanced differences between shame, guilt, and remorse can lead to deep healing that makes repair possible.

Working With Enactments

Understanding how to recognize and work with enactments in psychotherapy is a crucial part of bringing unconscious emotion into the open to be healed. This class will define what enactments are, and through discussion and live case consultations will give you tools for how to use what’s happening in an enactment for good and for healing.

DEEP’s Flexible and Soulful Work With Parts

How to do parts work in a way that’s unique to each client, rather than prescribed. Based on depth psychology, attachment theory, and existential ideas. DEEP’s way of doing parts work is gentle and clear and natural.

 

Applying DEEP to Couples Work

Learn how making the implicit explicit can highlight the underlying dynamics within a couples session. When the therapist can narrate the conversation beneath the conversation, understanding blooms.

The Differences Between Grief and Depression

A course to help clinicians and other professionals who help people with grief know how to discern the differences between natural, circumstantial expressions of grief, and symptoms of depression.

 

Attachment Applications

Lively elaboration of the “Circle of Security” to teach you practical ways to apply attachment theory to the therapeutic relationship.

 

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.            — Steve Jobs