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October 2020

When Self-Hate is Self-Protection: Understanding Eating Disorders
– Lisa Bograd, MA, MFT [CLASS]

Sat October 24, 2020 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom, Virtual CA United States
$100 – $110
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Narrative: Eating disorders are very complex disorders that can be very difficult for clinicians to treat both because of the life threatening nature of these disorders as well as the tendency of those afflicted with them to cling desperately to them despite the grave risk they pose to their physical health and emotional wellbeing. But if we really understand what is at stake for these patients in giving up their disorder, if we can appreciate the profound way in which…

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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
Zoom, Virtual CA United States
$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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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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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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