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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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January 2019

Changing Times – New Developments in Law and Ethics for the Mental Health Professional
– Presented by Daniel O. Taube, JD, PhD [SEMINAR] 

Sat January 19, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton, 101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, 94903
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$110 – $120

Professional mental health and addictions services ethics codes, case law, and regulations are ever changing. With the busy schedules most mental health professionals have, it can be difficult to keep up with these changes. As a result, licensing boards (e.g., the Board of Psychology and the Board of Behavioral Sciences) require regular updates for practicing professionals, and malpractice insurers are encouraging their insured members to regularly engage in continuing education on the topic. The purpose of this course is to…

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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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