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January 2021

What Every Psychotherapist Needs to Know About Divorce: Know the Factors that Create Good Break Ups
– Stephen H. Sulmeyer, JD, PhD [CLASS]

Sat January 23, 2021 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$100 – $110.00
Stephen H. Sulmeyer

Narrative: Divorce has traditionally been viewed as a battle, fought by vicious litigators who specialize in scorched-earth tactics, that leaves both of the parties, and especially their children, as the losers in the process.  A great deal of excellent research has been done on the effects of such battles on the parties and the children, with which clinicians need to be conversant.  At the same time, the ways in which couples divorce has been changing continually since the advent of…

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Healing at the Edge: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying [Two Day Workshop – January]
– Presented by Dale Borglum, PhD [CO-SPONSORED]

Sat January 30, 2021 | 9:00 am - Sun January 31, 2021 | 5:30 pm
$290 – $310

Why do some people experience wholeness as they approach death, while others lose themselves in denial, depression, distraction? Why is it that some of the most alive and awake Westerners I’ve known have been, almost without exception, people near death? Is there some powerful truth about life and about healing that you and I can receive from these few who, as they went through the process of dying, deeply realized their own wholeness? Bringing emotional/spiritual support to someone with a…

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February 2021

Healing at the Edge: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying [One Day Workshop]
– Presented by Dale Borglum, PhD [CO-SPONSORED]

Sat February 13, 2021 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
$175 – $195

Why do some people experience wholeness as they approach death, while others lose themselves in denial, depression, distraction? Why is it that some of the most alive and awake Westerners I’ve known have been, almost without exception, people near death? Is there some powerful truth about life and about healing that you and I can receive from these few who, as they went through the process of dying, deeply realized their own wholeness? Bringing emotional/spiritual support to someone with a…

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Deeper Impact, Wider Reach: Re-Imagining Kleinian Psychoanalysis
– by Jennifer Kunst, PhD [SEMINAR]

Sat February 20, 2021 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$130 – $150
Jennifer kunst

Narrative: In the 21st century, clinicians have many tools available to help their clients change for the better. Despite this abundance of therapeutic models, clinicians face a lot of pressure to utilize theories and techniques that offer the possibility of alleviating symptoms and improving client functioning in a short time frame. Training programs, clinics, insurance companies, and clients themselves often prefer short-term, more cost-effective models. Despite significant research showing their deep and lasting effects, psychoanalytic models are often relegated to…

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Healing at the Edge: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying [Two Day Workshop – February]
– Presented by Dale Borglum, PhD [CO-SPONSORED]

Sat February 27, 2021 | 9:00 am - Sun February 28, 2021 | 5:30 pm
$290 – $310

Why do some people experience wholeness as they approach death, while others lose themselves in denial, depression, distraction? Why is it that some of the most alive and awake Westerners I’ve known have been, almost without exception, people near death? Is there some powerful truth about life and about healing that you and I can receive from these few who, as they went through the process of dying, deeply realized their own wholeness? Bringing emotional/spiritual support to someone with a…

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March 2021

Surprise and Delight: How Family Play Therapy Can Create Positive Family Engagement
– by Eliana Gil, PhD [SEMINAR]

Sat March 6, 2021 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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$130 – $150

Narrative: This workshop will highlight the various ways that play therapy can decrease the family’s ambivalence about participating in therapy, as well as the ways that play therapy can engage families in positive and energetic interactions that can shift perspectives and increase connection so that family members can see each other as resources. Family play therapy is a useful approach when working with families who come to therapy due to overt conflicts and problems, or parental concern regarding children’s behaviors.…

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April 2021

Creating Triangular Space and Promoting Symbolic Thinking in Psychdynamic Therapy
– Helen Schoenhals Hart, PsyD [CLASS]

Sat April 3, 2021 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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$100 – $110
Dr. Helen Schoenhals Hart

Narrative:   In this workshop we will be examining how we can help our clients to feel understood, while simultaneously promoting their ability to think symbolically – a necessary prerequisite for being able to handle the emotional dilemmas they present.  We will first learn about Ronald Britton’s concept of triangular space and what this looks like in the clinical setting. Helen Schoenhals Hart will then show us how she applies this concept in order to develop what she calls the…

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Jungian Work and the Apocalypse: Working with Boys and Men to Address Alienation
– Robert Tyminski, PhD [SEMINAR]

Sat April 17, 2021 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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$130 – $150
Robert Tyminski

Narrative: Many patients now state that they spend hours each day paying attention to screens rather than to real people around them. We’ll explore how cyberspace becomes an alternate container for many clients in distress. We will examine what this means for the psyche in terms of relationships and fantasies, especially apocalyptic fantasies of destruction. This seminar would address clinical work with boys, male adolescents, and young men, and include some anecdotal information regarding the same for girls and women.…

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May 2021

White Privilege and Racism: How to Address It in the Therapy Room
– Lane Arye, PhD [CLASS]

Sat May 1, 2021 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
CIP Group Room, 1330 Lincoln Ave # 201
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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$100 – $110
Lane Arye, Ph.D

White privilege and unconscious racism can create pain, disconnection, conflict, and empathic failure. They can manifest in the therapy room whenever there is a cross racial therapeutic relationship, a cross racial supervisory relationship, a cross racial couple or family with a white therapist, or all white people in the room colluding with one other’s whiteness.  The presenter will outline how white privilege overvalues white people in society and gives benefits that white people may not know they have. He will…

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