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Continuing Education for licensed Psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, LCPPs

We are proud to announce our 2018-2019 Professional Development Series schedule. For more information on the topics, learning objectives, and presenter bios, or to register, please see the schedule below or call (415) 459-5999 x 101.

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2018-2019 SCHEDULE

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March 2019

What’s Your Gender? Gender Affirmative Model for Working with Transgender and Gender Expansive Children and Youth 
– Presented by Diane Ehrensaft, PhD [CLASS]

Sat March 23, 2019 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
CIP Group Room, 1330 Lincoln Ave # 201
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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$75 – $85

This course will present the gender affirmative model for treating transgender and gender expansive children and youth and their families, based on the premise that variations in gender equal health, not pathology, and the role of mental health is to 1) explore gender and its meanings to the child or youth; 2) affirm an authentic gender self; 3) build gender resilience; 4) facilitate family, institutional, and social supports. Content will include the need to re-learn gender; description of the gender…

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April 2019

Neurodevelopmental Art Therapy: Treating Complex Trauma
– Presented by Linda Chapman, MA, ATR-BC [SEMINAR]

Sat April 6, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton, 101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, 94903
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$110 – $120

Current research indicates that the right hemisphere is dominant in psychotherapy (Schore 2014; Bromberg, 2006; van der Kolk, 2015). This day-long workshop will feature an evidence-based model of treatment developed by the presenter to treat acute and complex trauma experienced by children and adolescents that utilizes the integrative capacity of the brain (Chapman, 2014). A brief theoretical basis for the model will be offered, based on the advances in the neurosciences pertaining to the storage and retrieval of traumatic images…

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May 2019

The Emotional Truth of the Moment: The Power of Existential-Analytic Psychotherapy
– Presented by Stephen H. Sulmeyer, JD, PhD [CLASS]

Sat May 11, 2019 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton, 101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, 94903
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$75 – $85

Both existential therapy and the approaches of a number of modern psychoanalysts (e.g., Bion, Ogden) focus on aliveness—both the patient/client’s capacity to be fully alive, as well as the aliveness or deadness of any moment of the therapy itself. This focus on aliveness, particularly how it expresses itself in the therapeutic relationship, is a key element of therapy that is truly life-changing for both therapist and patient/client. Existential-Analytic psychotherapy powerfully blends the best of existential (including existential-humanistic and existential-phenomenological) and contemporary,…

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