PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & INTERNSHIPS

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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November 2018

The Meaning and Value of Suffering in Jung’s Psychology
– Presented by Bryan Wittine, PhD, LMFT, and Maria Ellen Chiaia, PhD, LMFT [CLASS]

Sat November 3, 2018 | 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

C. G. Jung pioneered new and important ideas for the therapeutic treatment of psychological and spiritual suffering. Counter to the cultural belief that suffering is a bad thing to be eliminated or transcended as quickly as possible, he believed neurotic defenses develop when the soul has not discovered the authentic feelings and deeper meanings of her suffering. For suffering without meaning is very hard to bear, yet it is also often astounding to see how much a person can endure…

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December 2018

The Power of Mindfulness and Compassion to Rewire Our Brains
– Presented by Shauna Shapiro, PhD [CLASS]

Sat December 1, 2018 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton, 101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, 94903
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$75 – $85

Based on Dr. Shapiro’s recent text, The Art and Science of Mindfulness: Integrating Mindfulness into Psychotherapy and the Helping Professions (2017), the program offers scientific research and meditative practices for therapists interested in awakening the mind and opening the heart. We begin by defining mindfulness as involving three synergistic elements, Intention, Attention and Attitude. We focus particularly on the attitude of compassion as an essential element of mindfulness and key to its application and practice. We then draw on current research in psychology,…

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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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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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