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Continuing Education for licensed Psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, LCPPs

We are proud to announce our 2020-2021 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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2021-2022 SCHEDULE

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February 2020

Hand in Hand: Enlisting Parents as Partners in Child Trauma Therapy
– Vilma Reyes, PsyD [SEMINAR]

Sat February 8, 2020 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dominican University-Creekside Room, 50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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$130.00 – $150.00
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Narrative: Through the use of didactic training, group discussion and interactive question-and-answer sessions, this seminar will teach therapists how to identify the ways that trauma impacts childhood development and learning, and how it impacts caregivers and families as well. Participants will learn about the principles of trauma informed and family-based interventions, like CPP, and will be able to identify two ways to prevent vicarious trauma. Dr. Vilma Reyes is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides Child-Parent Psychotherapy, training and supervision…

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

Sat February 8, 2020 | 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
San Francisco Theological Seminary, 5 Richmond Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960 United States
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$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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Healing at the Edge: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying [Two Day Workshop – February]
– Presented by Dale Borglum, PhD [CO-SPONSORED]

Sat February 22, 2020 | 9:00 am - Sun February 23, 2020 | 5:30 pm
The Women’s Building, 3543 18th St #8
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$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 2020

A Field Guide to Dreams and Dreaming [Four Day Seminar]
– Presented by Meredith Sabini, PhD [SEMINAR]

Fri March 13, 2020 | 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
CIP Group Room, 1330 Lincoln Ave # 201
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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$150 – $180
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Friday, March 13, March 27, & April 10, April 24, 2020 | 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm Narrative: Dreams have fallen off our professions map and we no longer turn to them for diagnostic and prognostic information, as healing traditions previously have. Since clinical training programs provide no education on empirical findings or creative dreamwork methods, therapists are left falling back on outdated and unsubstantiated notions such as that dreams are wish- fulfillment or pertain only to the dreamer; or therapists…

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Lust, Rage, Chaos and Love: Erotic Transference in Psychotherapy
– Felicia Matto-Shepard, LMFT [CLASS] [CANCELED]

Sat March 14, 2020 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton, 101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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$100.00 – $110.00

This class has been canceled. It has been rescheduled to June 20, 2020. Narrative: While all psychotherapists are trained to understand that “therapy never includes sex,” few feel adequately train in how to navigate sexual content that might emerge in the course of treatment.  And when the sexual content is directed toward the therapist, many feel unprepared to respond. Merely setting boundaries with the patient without exploring the meaning of the erotic transference risks the loss of a vital archetypal…

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April 2020

The Rough Patch in Marriage: Working with Couples Psychoanalytically
– Daphne de Marneffe, PhD [SEMINAR] [CANCELED]

Sat April 4, 2020 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton, 101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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$130.00 – $150.00

This class has been canceled. It has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 3, 2020. Narrative: Empirical and clinical research on couple processes and couple therapy has expanded in the last thirty years.  Simultaneously, psychoanalytic views of development and therapeutic action have incorporated findings from research on attachment, mentalization, and emotion.  This seminar provides a grounding in current theories of mentalization, couple therapy, and adult development as a vehicle for considering the crises and challenges of long-term intimate relationships and how…

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May 2020

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

Sat May 9, 2020 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton, 101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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$100.00
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This class has been canceled. It has been rescheduled to October 24, 2020 at 9AM.  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…

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June 2020

Lust, Rage, Chaos and Love: Erotic Transference in Psychotherapy
– Felicia Matto-Shepard, LMFT [CLASS] [CANCELED]

Sat June 20, 2020 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom, Virtual CA United States
$100.00 – $110.00

Narrative: While all psychotherapists are trained to understand that “therapy never includes sex,” few feel adequately train in how to navigate sexual content that might emerge in the course of treatment.  And when the sexual content is directed toward the therapist, many feel unprepared to respond. Merely setting boundaries with the patient without exploring the meaning of the erotic transference risks the loss of a vital archetypal energy that could be critical to the patient’s development.  At the same time,…

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October 2020

The Rough Patch in Marriage: Working with Couples Psychoanalytically
– Daphne de Marneffe, PhD [SEMINAR]

Sat October 10, 2020 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$130.00 – $150.00

Narrative: Empirical and clinical research on couple processes and couple therapy has expanded in the last thirty years.  Simultaneously, psychoanalytic views of development and therapeutic action have incorporated findings from research on attachment, mentalization, and emotion.  This seminar provides a grounding in current theories of mentalization, couple therapy, and adult development as a vehicle for considering the crises and challenges of long-term intimate relationships and how to best work with them psychoanalytically. As therapists, we need to hold in tension…

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Healing the Self Through Affect Integration: An Intersubjective Approach
– by Jane Rubin, PhD [SEMINAR]

Fri October 16, 2020 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
$300 – $320

Narrative: What is the source of our patients’ suffering? How can we most effectively address it? There are as many psychoanalytic answers to these questions as there are psychoanalytic theories. From the perspective of intersubjectivity theory, many of the issues our patients struggle with—poor decision-making, difficulties establishing trusting relationships, addictions and other self-destructive behaviors, and more— are best understood as the consequence of their inability to experience a full range of affects. Intersubjectivity theory helps us understand why our patients have…

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

Sat October 24, 2020 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$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
$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
Zoom, Virtual CA United States
$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
Zoom, Virtual CA United States
$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
Zoom, Virtual CA United States
$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
Zoom, Virtual CA United States
$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 & Annie Chen, LMFT [CLASS]

Sat May 1, 2021 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Zoom, Virtual CA United States
$100 – $110
Lane Arye, Ph.D

The legacy of colonialism and white supremacy manifests in the therapeutic relationship as unconscious bias, microaggressions, white fragility, and internalized oppression within our work with clients. These dynamics can show up in the therapeutic relationship whether we are aware of them or not. They can lead to disconnection, conflict, and empathic failure, and can prolong the pain our clients feel as a result of racial oppression. They can also contribute to racism and exclusion within our profession. In this training…

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June 2021

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

Sat June 12, 2021 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Zoom, Virtual CA United States
$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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