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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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2020-2021 SCHEDULE

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February 2019

The Heart of the Matter: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying (two day workshop)
– Presented by Dale Borglum, PhD [CO-SPONSORED]

Sat February 2, 2019 - Sun February 3, 2019
Finley Center, 2060 W. College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 United States
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$290 – $310

February 2 and 3, 2019 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm For thirty five years I have been blessed to be in close contact with many people who were approaching death. Almost all of these people were reaching out for healing – healing in relationship to death, healing in relationship to illness, in relationship to a wounded heart, to separation from their own self. My consuming interest, both personally and professionally, has been the healing process. Why do some people…

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The Heart of the Matter: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying
– Presented by Dale Borglum, PhD [CO-SPONSORED]

Sat February 9, 2019 | 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

For thirty five years I have been blessed to be in close contact with many people who were approaching death. Almost all of these people were reaching out for healing – healing in relationship to death, healing in relationship to illness, in relationship to a wounded heart, to separation from their own self. My consuming interest, both personally and professionally, has been the healing process. Why do some people experience wholeness as they approach death while others lose themselves in…

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The Heart of the Matter: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying (two day workshop)
– Presented by Dale Borglum, PhD [CO-SPONSORED]

Sat February 23, 2019 - Sun February 24, 2019
The Women’s Building, 3543 18th St #8
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$290 – $310

February 23 and 24, 2019 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm For thirty five years I have been blessed to be in close contact with many people who were approaching death. Almost all of these people were reaching out for healing – healing in relationship to death, healing in relationship to illness, in relationship to a wounded heart, to separation from their own self. My consuming interest, both personally and professionally, has been the healing process. Why do some people…

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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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$50 – $60

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
CIP Group Room, 1330 Lincoln Ave., Suite 201
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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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
CIP Group Room, 1330 Lincoln Ave # 201
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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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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October 2019

Re-opening the Royal Road: A Practical Guide to Dreams
– Presented by Meredith Sabini, PhD

Fri October 11, 2019 | 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
CIP Group Room, 1330 Lincoln Ave # 201
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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$160.00 – $180.00
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Four sessions, on Fridays: October 11, November 8, December 13, 2019 & January 10, 2020 | 12:15 – 2:15 pm Narrative: The royal road to dreams has been undergoing repairs and there is a welcome shift toward direct engagement with dream imagery and narrative and away from formulaic interpreting. Your good observational skills and thoughtful questions are more than adequate to open a dream dialogue with clients. Using sample dreams from the instructor and participants, we will see how readily…

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Working Intersubjectively: The Clinical Relationship as the Source of Meaningful Change
– Presented by Jane Rubin, PhD

Fri October 18, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
CIP Group Room, 1330 Lincoln Ave # 201
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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$340.00 – $360.00
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Eight sessions, the third Fridays of the month: October 18, November 15, December 20, 2019, January 17, February 21, March 20, April 17 & May 15, 2020 | 12:30 - 2:30 pm Narrative: Intersubjectivity theory sees the relationship between patient and therapist as the primary source of psychological change. It provides a complex understanding of the clinical relationship that includes new ways of thinking about transference and countertransference, and how therapists’ misunderstandings of the ways they affect their patients can…

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Buried Above Ground Understanding, Assessing, and Treating Suicidal People
– Presented by Joseph H. Obegi, PsyD

Sat October 26, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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$130.00 – $150.00
joseph Obegi

Narrative: This 6-hour course covers the essential aspects of suicide risk assessment and intervention. Part 1 teaches participants how to complete a high-quality suicide risk assessment, an essential first step in protecting the suicidal patient. Participants will learn a structured approach to (a) inquiring about suicidal thinking and behavior and (b) integrating this information with warning signs and risk factors for suicide. Guidelines for estimating suicide risk will be reviewed as well as how to create a treatment plan that…

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November 2019

Traversing the No Cry Zone: Psychotherapy with Men
– Daniel S. Ellenberg, PhD

Sat November 2, 2019 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
CIP Group Room, 1330 Lincoln Ave # 201
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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$100 – $110.00
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Narrative: Male clients often present challenges to psychotherapists. Men are socialized to feel threated by the very nature of the therapeutic process: the language of feelings, the disclosure of vulnerability, and the admission of dependency needs. Male clients’ discomfort with the developing intimacy of a therapy relationship can manifest as early termination, anger at the therapist, unproductive intellectualizing, and other forms of resistance. Yet, emerging theory and research suggests that men can benefit from psychotherapy approaches that incorporate empathy and…

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January 2020

Working in the Eye of the Storm: Helping Families through Separation and Divorce
– Nancy Oleson, PhD

Sat January 18, 2020 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
CIP Group Room, 1330 Lincoln Ave # 201
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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$100.00 – $110.00
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Narrative: The time around the decision to separate/divorce is one of intense distress and provides a common reason for people to consult a mental health professional.  Adults and children are often flooded with anger, fear and guilt, and it is very common for the confusion parents experience to lead to actions that harm themselves and their children. However, these are also fertile period for growth and development in which the person’s underlying psychological structures are “softer” and more open to…

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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 25, 2020 | 9:00 am - Sun January 26, 2020 | 6:00 pm
Finley Center, 2060 W. College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401 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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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, 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, 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, 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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