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CBT for Personality Disorders

Anxiety, Depression, Grief, & Trauma Personality disorder clients often present with unique challenges. They may fail to engage in treatment, self-harm, use substances, experience continual crises, become angry at the therapist, along with other therapy-interfering behaviors. Led by Judith S. Beck, PhD, and Amy Cunningham, PsyD, this advanced-level workshop will teach you how to conceptualize personality disorder clients and how to plan treatment based on your conceptualization. Learn how to help your clients change their thinking at both an intellectual and an emotional level to bring about enduring changes in cognition, mood, behavior, and general functioning. In this experiential workshop, you’ll learn how to integrate a variety of strategies from many different psychotherapeutic modalities within the context of the cognitive model. You’ll learn how to help your clients function more effectively, improve their interpersonal relationships, and manage their emotions. Day three will focus exclusively on varying treatment for individuals with… State / Province: Pennsylvania. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Monday, September 24, 2018 – Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Bala Cynwyd, PA. For more info visit beckinstitute.org.

CBT for Couples

Couples, Kids, Families, & Sexuality Taught by Norman Cotterell, PhD, this workshop will teach you how to adapt cognitive behavior therapy to the treatment of couples. You’ll learn how to conceptualize common relationship difficulties in the context of the cognitive model and how to navigate the complex interaction of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that transpire within romantic partnerships. Dr. Cotterell will describe how to analyze and challenge the dysfunctional thinking that can fuel couples’ anger and resentment and how to plan and implement treatment strategies that will help couples effectively resolve conflict and strengthen their relationships. You’ll learn how to create a relationship vision for a couple, how to identify signs of love and caring, and how to increase relationship satisfaction using a variety of interventions. Through experiential exercises, role plays, and case examples, this workshop will teach you evidence-based strategies to help couples communicate effectively, solve problems, and find common ground. State / Province: Pennsylvania. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Thursday, September 27, 2018. Bala Cynwyd, PA. For more info visit beckinstitute.org.

Understanding & Treating Anxiety with CBT

Anxiety, Depression, Grief, & Trauma In this workshop you will learn evidence-based strategies for treating a range of anxiety and related disorders in adults and children, using cognitive and behavioral therapies. Martin Antony, PhD, ABPP, renowned author, professor, and anxiety expert, will walk you through case formulation and core treatment principles that cut across anxiety-based problems in your clients. In addition to teaching transdiagnostic approaches, the workshop will discuss strategies for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, posttraumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, health anxiety, and related problems. You will learn about the latest advances in cognitive strategies (e.g. Socratic questioning, cognitive reappraisal, behavioral experiments), exposure-based strategies (in vivo exposure, imaginal exposure, interoceptive exposure, virtual reality), mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments (e.g. meditation), and other behavioral appr… State / Province: Washington. Contact Phone Number: 510-594-6154. Contact Email: events@praxiscet.com. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Praxis CET. Praxis Continuing Education and Training. Friday, September 28, 2018 – Saturday, September 29, 2018. Bellevue, WA. For more info visit www.cvent.com.

Duality's End: Computational Psychiatry and the Cognitive Science of Representation

Personal & Professional Development This conference offers an exciting opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange between the psychology and cognitive science of representation and the rapidly growing field of computational psychiatry. Ultimately, we seek to better understand the mind-brain connection in health and disease, moving toward an end to the enduring mind-brain dichotomy in the conceptualization and treatment of mental illness. This conference brings together, for the first time, these two important areas of cognitive science and synthesizes their differing perspectives in a way that is clinically meaningful. The Austen Riggs Center has a long and distinguished history at the interface of cutting-edge theories of the mind and the treatment of individuals with complex psychiatric problems. This conference continues that tradition by uniting disparate voices that promise to dramatically advance mental-health research and treatment. During three dynamic conference sessions, you will learn from leading clinicians a… State / Province: Massachusetts. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Austen Riggs Center. Friday, September 28, 2018 – Sunday, September 30, 2018. Stockbridge, MA. For more info visit www.austenriggs.org.

Ethics & Risk Management in a Digital World 2.0

Personal & Professional Development Technology is advancing at a dizzying pace and is becoming increasingly central to the provision of psychological services. From portable devices to digital records to interjurisdictional practice to mental health apps, technology has brought remarkable benefits to our work; and at the same time created an increasingly complex set of ethical, legal, and regulatory challenges. In this rapidly evolving environment, the need to maintain an active risk management strategy is perhaps even more central than ever. This workshop is a next-generation discussion of digital world issues.  After a brief introduction describing The Trust Risk Management Philosophy and Strategy, this workshop will provide a review and  update on the ethical, legal, and risk management dimensions of technology. We will focus broadly on these issues related to digital record keeping, telepsychology, digital communications, and social media. The workshop is applicable to all sites where health services are provided. By the end of the pr… State / Province: Vermont. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Vermont Psychological Association. Friday, September 28, 2018. Montpelier, VT. For more info visit www.vermontpsych.org.

An Introduction to the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM)

Anxiety, Depression, Grief, & Trauma The NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) is an integrative clinical approach toward healing attachment, relational and developmental trauma. Developed by Dr. Larry Heller, author of Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image and the Capacity for Relationship, NARM is a cutting-edge model that integrates a bottom-up (somatic) and top-down (psychodynamic; CBT) approach within a context of interpersonal neurobiology. It also relies heavily on mindfulness in its practice. NARM is unique in the way it weaves together bottom-up and top-down processing toward re-organizing and transforming old patterns that limit our health, aliveness, and fulfillment. With our understanding of trauma shifting toward greater focus on identifying and addressing Complex Trauma (C-PTSD), thanks to the ACEs Study, NARM provides a powerful model for working with the early, unconscious patterns of disconnection that deeply affect our identity, emotions, physiology, behavior and relationships… State / Province: Florida. Contact Email: FloridaNARM@gmail.com. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: NARM Practitioner Training. Saturday, September 29, 2018. Palm Beach Gardens, FL. For more info visit narmtraining.com.

Essential Skills in Comprehensive Energy Psychology Level 1 – Atlanta, GA

Personal & Professional Development Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM until 5:30 PM Activate Deeper & Broader Levels of Healing with Your Clients Integrate more holistic, mind-body approaches into your practice. , Learn simple, powerful, evidence-supported practices to swiftly improve the well-being of your clients. , Master an integrative framework that helps you combine energy work with most conventional psychotherapy modalities. 12 CE/CME/CNE hours Imagine yourself… Completely confident in your ability to help your clients heal tremendous emotional pain and regulate their emotions without using medication , Helping your clients rapidly heal trauma/PTSD , Assisting your clients to identify and resolve unconscious blocks to achieving their goals , Integrating energy-based methods with other therapeutic approaches , Working with more inspiration, intuition and deeper connection This foundational training is designed to give you this, and more. You’ll learn: About 3 human energy systems: meridians, chakras and the biofield , … State / Province: Georgia. Contact Phone Number: 619-861-2237. Contact Email: admin@energypsych.org. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. Saturday, September 29, 2018 – Sunday, September 30, 2018. Atlanta, GA. For more info visit www.energypsych.org.

Noeticus Addiction Counselor Clinical Training Program (NACCTP)

Addictions Clinical supervision is the process by which the administrative, therapeutic, and professional practice provided by the addiction counselor is evaluated and either modified or approved by the supervisor. This training prepares the addiction counselor with basic supervision tools and models to use as a standard of practice for clinical supervision. The training also covers models of supervision, counselor developmental level, cultural and contextual factors, ethical and legal issues, monitoring performance of the supervisee, methods of observation, practice issues in clinical supervision, and documentation issues. Training participants are also exposed to a supervision approach that is tailored to the supervisee’s developmental level of experience. Additionally, the three-day training includes videotape skills practice of supervision sessions along with supportive critique and feedback, which assists training participants in developing a standard level of supervisory skills proficiency. 
Because clinical super… State / Province: Colorado. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute. Monday, October 1, 2018 – Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Denver, CO. For more info visit www.noeticus.org.

Anger Management Institute Trainer - Specialist Workshops

Personal & Professional Development Obtain the Certified Anger Management Specialist credential through this approved training by the National Anger Management Association. Presentations emphasize treatment planning and evidence-based approaches for managing anger. The two-day training workshops provide:12 National Board for Certified Counselors CE hours, 12 NAADAC CEUs. Approved for CEUs by the Texas State Board for social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors. Presenters include: Seigel Bartley, PhD, LPC-S, CAMS-V and Joe Cook, PhD, LPC-S, CAMS-IV. State / Province: Texas. Contact Phone Number: 708-341-5438. Contact Email: lynettehoy@gmail.com. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Anger Management Institute. National Anger Management Association (NAMA). Monday, October 1, 2018 – Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Plano, TX. For more info visit www.whatsgoodaboutanger.com.

Family Centered Treatment National Conference 2018

Couples, Kids, Families, & Sexuality The inaugural Family Centered Treatment National Conference will be held October 3-5, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The FCTNC 2018 will follow three tracks focusing on Clinical Practices & Innovation, Supervision and Training and Advancement Through Leadership, Research and Implementation. Presenters and attendees will include international recognized experts and leaders in Family Centered Treatment, trauma, attachment, implementation science, and children & family services. The conference is an opportunity for leaders in the field to share the latest innovations, ideas, practice information and resources and learn from one another. This year’s theme, Building the Network: Proven Theories, Frontline Leadership and Innovation in Family Services, builds upon decades of practitioner-based experience in designing and sustaining high-quality and effective delivery systems for complex youth & families. State / Province: North Carolina. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Family Centered Treatment. Wednesday, October 3, 2018 – Friday, October 5, 2018. Charlotte, NC. For more info visit www.familycenteredtreatment.com.

2018 Annual Play Therapists Conference

Personal & Professional Development Join the world's largest gathering of Play Therapists on October 3-7, at the Annual Association for Play Therapy International Conference in Phoenix, AZ! This year's conference offers up to 34.5 of continuing education and more than 65 workshops to choose from! Conference highlights include: Keynote by Janine Shelby, PhD, RPT-S, Play Therapists in Troubled Times: The Art of Bearing Hope in a Culture of Violence , Poster session to showcase current play therapy research findings , APT Exhibit Hall showcasing therapeutic toys, books and services , A variety of networking opportunities: "Join Me" Dinners, Welcome Reception, APT After Party, and Awards of Excellence Breakfast. State / Province: Arizona. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Association for Play Therapy. Wednesday, October 3, 2018 – Sunday, October 7, 2018. Phoenix, AZ. For more info visit www.a4pt.org.

ATTACh Teaching the World to Heal - 30th Annual Conference

Anxiety, Depression, Grief, & Trauma We know you’ll be as inspired as we are by the lineup of our featured speakers and presenters joining us in Virginia Beach at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront this year. This is our time to learn from each other, share new research and meaningful strategies to heal our children, families, and clients facing attachment, trauma, and trust issues. And this year we’re recognizing a milestone, the 30th anniversary of ATTACh. We hope you will join us in receiving cutting-edge training from leaders in the field of trauma and attachment in workshops and tracks specifically designed for: ⋅ Intermediate and Advanced Therapeutic Training ⋅ Parents & Caregivers ⋅ Educators ⋅ Child Welfare & Social Service Professionals  ⋅ Sensory Approaches & Occupational Therapists ⋅ Speech & Language Pathologists Keynoters include: Bessel van der Kolk, MD , Robert S. Marvin, PhD , Michael Trout, MA​. State / Province: Virginia. Contact Phone Number: (612) 861-4222. Contact Email: questions@attach.org. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: ATTACh. Thursday, October 4, 2018 – Saturday, October 6, 2018. Virginia Beach, VA. For more info visit www.attach.org.

Essential Yoga Therapy Therapist Training

Personal & Professional Development Essential Yoga Therapy is pleased to be entering its fourth cohort of the IAYT Accredited Therapist Training Program starting in Fall 2018. This training has evolved over the past five years and continues to grow and improve as we learn more about how to support dedicated yoga teachers in becoming highly skilled and competent yoga therapists. Rooted in the Viniyoga tradition of adaptive yoga therapy, EYT weaves together yoga philosophy, fascial anatomy, neuroscience, respiratory science, and ayurveda to create a comprehensive and unique orientation to yoga therapy. Pre-requisites: Minimum of 2 years teaching as an RYT, basic training in anatomy, physiology and yoga philosophy. , Commitment to the full three year process. , Stamina for academic rigor, dedication to personal practice and a capacity to meet challenges with curiosity, determination and enthusiasm. State / Province: Washington. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Essential Yoga Therapy. Thursday, October 4, 2018 – Sunday, October 14, 2018. Fall City, WA. For more info visit essentialyogatherapy.com.

American Horticultural Therapy Association 2018 Annual Conference

Personal & Professional Development Join us in Denver, Colorado, October 5-6 (Pre-tours on October 4) for the 2018 AHTA Annual Conference. Pre-tours will feature an informative behind-the-scenes look at local HT programs and gardens. While immersed in the foothills and mountainous landscape of Denver, connect with horticulture— and therapy-focused professionals from around the world in meaningful connections, professional development opportunities, and engaging and interactive sessions. Keynote Speaker - Shane Smith Shane Smith is the founding director of the Cheyenne Botanic Garden, established in 1977, and served as the director for over 40 years. Shane retired in 2018 and now serves as the Director of the Cheyenne Botanic Garden’s non-profit arm (the Friends of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens). Under his direction, the project has received awards from Presidents Reagan, Bush (senior), and Clinton. Shane has a degree in Horticultural Science from Colorado State University. He served as a Loeb Fellow in 1989-1990 at the Harvard… State / Province: Colorado. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: American Horticultural Therapy Association. Friday, October 5, 2018 – Saturday, October 6, 2018. Lakewood, CO. For more info visit www.ahta.org.

Comprehensive Professional Training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy

Personal & Professional Development Oct. 5, 2018—May 3, 2020 (18 three-day weekends) Certified Hakomi Trainers: Gregory Johanson, Ph.D and Lorena Monda, MS, DOM, LPCC Prerequisites: Participation in an Introduction to the Hakomi Method (two-day) workshop and permission of the trainers.  For application and detailed information: http://hakomiinstitute.com/southeast Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy is an elegant, comprehensive, and uniquely effective approach to psychotherapy, human development and change designed to support self-discovery, healing and growth. It integrates the Eastern principles of non-violence and mindfulness with an experiential somatic methodology originated by Ron Kurtz. These innovative techniques have been further developed by the Hakomi Institute – including the integration of current discoveries in neuroscience – to create an effective and applicable training for professionals. Typical therapy outcomes include lasting changes in deeply held emotional attitudes, beliefs and behavior. The training… State / Province: North Carolina. Contact Email: hakomiinstitutese@gmail.com. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Hakomi Institute Southeast. Friday, October 5, 2018 – Sunday, May 3, 2020. Chapel Hill/Durham, NC. For more info visit hakomiinstitute.com.

Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics

Personal & Professional Development Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics is an annual forum in New York City that examines the role of psychedelic drugs and plant medicines in science, medicine, culture and spirituality. In recent years, a growing community of scientists, doctors, scholars, and activists have orchestrated a renaissance in psychedelic research and practice. Horizons brings together the brightest minds and the boldest voices of this movement to share their knowledge, insights, and dreams for the future. Now in its twelfth year, Horizons is the largest and longest-running annual gathering of the psychedelic community in the world. Horizons Media, Inc. is a 501c(3) not-for-profit educational charity led by Kevin Balktick, Ingmar Gorman, PhD. and James Vasile, Esq. State / Province: New York. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Horizons Media, Inc. Friday, October 5, 2018 – Sunday, October 7, 2018. New York, NY. For more info visit www.horizonsnyc.org.

Spiritual Diversity and Psychotherapy The 2018 Merle Jordan Conference

Personal & Professional Development Experience two days of rich clinical presentations and stimulating conversations with leading theorists of spiritually integrative psychotherapy, each with deep expertise in the close connection between spirituality and psychotherapy across diverse approaches and traditions. Presenters will combine clinical excellence and sacred wisdom in exploring the challenges and possibilities of practicing psychotherapy in pluralistic contexts. You are invited to participate in this conversation while you earn continuing education units and take in the autumn beauty of historical Boston. State / Province: Massachusetts. Contact Phone Number: 617-353-3047. Contact Email: daninst@bu.edu. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Albert & Jessie Danielsen Institute at Boston University. Friday, October 5, 2018 – Saturday, October 6, 2018. Boston, MA. For more info visit www.bu.edu.

ACT Approach to Social Workers

Personal & Professional Development Social work is hard work. Every day, social workers help people who are suffering in the face of what can feel like insurmountable problems: poverty, oppression, loss, depression, anxiety, chronic health problems, etc. Whatever role they inhabit—case manager, resource broker, counselor, educator, advocate, etc.—social workers put their clients first, respecting their desires and supporting their needs while offering new perspectives and tools for thriving in the face of adversity. This workshop, led by ACT expert Matthew Boone, LCSW, will provide an intellectual and experiential introduction to ACT for social workers and other professionals who are drawn to the social work perspective. ACT will be positioned within the person-in-environment and social justice emphases on social work. Participants will learn and practice interventions as well as how to use the ACT model with themselves to practice better self-care, prevent burnout, and connect more deeply to social work values and ethics. 13 CE credit ho… State / Province: North Carolina. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Praxis Continuing Education and Training. Saturday, October 6, 2018 – Sunday, October 7, 2018. Raleigh, NC. For more info visit www.praxiscet.com.

CBT for Depression and Suicide

Anxiety, Depression, Grief, & Trauma Learn the fundamentals of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for depression and suicidality through an experiential workshop at the Beck Institute. Led by Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. and other expert Beck Institute faculty, participants will learn how to conceptualize depressed clients, plan treatment based on an individualized conceptualization, establish the therapeutic relationship, instill hope, and use effective cognitive and behavioral strategies to motivate clients to complete homework, modify their maladaptive thinking and behavior, and solve problems on their own. Participants will learn how to elicit and respond to clients’ feedback, measure progress, and prevent relapse. The third day of training focuses on identifying and assessing suicidal clients, implementing specific strategies for preventing and managing suicidal crises, and ethical issues. All participants in our Depression workshop receive a complimentary Cognitive Therapy Worksheet Packet. State / Province: Pennsylvania. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – Friday, October 12, 2018. Bala Cynwyd, PA. For more info visit beckinstitute.org.

2018 Annual Conference of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

Personal & Professional Development Learn or sharpen Clinical Hypnosis skills to improve patient outcomes, discover the latest research and add to your professional toolkit at the 69th Annual Workshops and Scientific Program of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.  We will explore the timely theme of Hypnosis in Integrated/Integrative Healthcare: Collaborative, Connected and Creative Approaches.  Held from October 10-14, 2018 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Convention Center Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, the conference is co-sponsored by The Institute for Continuing Education.  Attendees can earn up to 34 CEs toward license or certification requirements. Our 2018 meeting highlights the expanded integration of hypnosis into medical and mental healthcare settings. Workshops meet accepted Standards of Training in Clinical Hypnosis and include Introductory, Skills and Advanced Hypnosis sessions.  Led by global experts, workshops are scientifically-based, and include demonstration and skills practice.  Sessions are varied, and… State / Province: Nevada. Contact Phone Number: 617-744-9857. Contact Email: info@sceh.us. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – Sunday, October 14, 2018. Las Vegas, NV. For more info visit www.sceh.us.

Learn It Today, Use It Tomorrow! Effective Interventions for Improving Behavior, Dysregulation, Social Skills & Executive Function Skills for Students

Couples, Kids, Families, & Sexuality This is a practical strategies seminar! During this full day training you will learn dozens of functional, ready-to-use strategies for teaching students how to develop skills for self-regulation, behavior, social skills, & executive functioning skills. Regular-education teachers (as well as special education teachers and support staff) will find the information presented invaluable. Strategies presented will allow regular education teachers to utilize approaches within their own classroom. Learner Objectives: Identify and describe the role of neurological functioning in emotional regulation difficulties. , Demonstrate and learn proactive skills to prevent problematic behaviors. , Learn how to recognize triggers and precursors to meltdowns, blow-ups and shut downs. , Make sense of the multiple layers of emotional dysregulation and comorbidity with ADHD, executive function, , sensory processing and autism. , Investigate practical strategies and resources as well as lessons for teaching social, and… State / Province: Iowa. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: AEP Connections. Thursday, October 11, 2018 – Friday, October 12, 2018. Des Moines, IA. For more info visit aepconnections.com.

2- or 3-Day Motivational Interviewing Training

Personal & Professional Development In the 2-day training, we will cover the basics of MI. This is a great introductory exposure to Motivational Interviewing. In the 3-day training, we will cover the basics, and there will be a third day of intensive experiential practice of MI. We will spend the third day understanding what MI competency is through the MITI coding system, as participants gain comfort and confidence in MI skills through practice. If you'd like "A Taste of MI," the 2-day training is a good option for you. If you are ready to dive into a deeper practice of MI, the 3-day is for you! Objectives: Through completion of 2-day training (12 contact hours), participants will be able to: Identify the theoretical basis of MI, learn history of MI , Integrate the MI spirit into practice: compassion, autonomy, evoking, and collaboration , Demonstrate MI core communication skills (OARS) , Describe and gain skills in each of the 4 process of MI: Engagement, Focusing, Evoking, and Planning , Engagement: Learn ways to engage… State / Province: North Carolina. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Bolter Counseling & Consulting. Thursday, October 11, 2018 – Saturday, October 13, 2018. Asheville, NC. For more info visit www.bolterconsulting.com.

Group Process Therapy Training

Personal & Professional Development The experience of group psychotherapy is profound and intensely moving, often creating a space for significant growth and change. This therapy group will be experiential and also a training experience. We will experience, demonstrate and analyse the different styles and processes of leadership and work that can be done in a group setting according to the theory and practice of Transactional Analysis and Process Group Therapy. Group members will have the opportunity to learn experientially how to create and maintain a safe group setting and boundary; how to use therapeutic language, metaphor and imagery in groups; how to use process contracting; how to do impasse resolution and redecision work in a process group; how to use the whole group to facilitate individual change; how to use the individual to facilitate group change; how to do deconfusion work in a group setting; how to work with the transference and countertransference and how to offer containment and closure in a group process. The Process Grou… State / Province: Outside US & Canada. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: The Berne Institute. Thursday, October 11, 2018 – Friday, October 12, 2018. Kegworth, England. For more info visit theberne.com.

Introduction to ACT

Personal & Professional Development Join ACT co-founder Steven C. Hayes, PhD, for this one-of-a-kind workshop designed to establish a foundational understanding of the Psychological Flexibility Model, a beginning set of skills in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and beginning knowledge of Relational Frame Theory (RFT). Over the two days, you will learn: An experiential understanding of the six basic processes of ACT’s Psychological Flexibility Model The relationship between the six basic processes and Relational Frame Theory (RFT) How to apply the Psychological Flexibility Model to case conceptualization and treatment planning Practical skills for meeting clients where they are and fostering their willingness and openness to change Ways to assess, observe, and influence client processes in session. State / Province: Nevada. Contact Phone Number: 510-594-6154. Contact Email: events@praxiscet.com. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Praxis CET. Praxis Continuing Education and Training. Thursday, October 11, 2018 – Friday, October 12, 2018. Las Vegas, NV. For more info visit www.cvent.com.

Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine: Transform your Life, your Practice, your Community

Personal & Professional Development This evidence-based, transformational training gives you the science and tools you need to make mind-body medicine an integral, foundational part of your practice and your life. It is the first step in becoming certified by one of the world’s premier programs in comprehensive self-care and group support. Participants will attend lectures on the latest research in mind-body medicine and experience CMBM’s pioneering Mind-Body Skills Groups. In these groups, they will practice a variety of techniques to reduce stress and enhance self-awareness, to mobilize their imagination and intuition, and to develop their capacity for self-care. They will, as well, share what they have learned with and learn from one another. Over the last 26 years, The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) has provided its groundbreaking Professional Training Program in Mind-Body Medicine to more than 6,000 health professionals, educators, and community leaders around the globe. They, in turn, have integrated CMBM’s model into their… State / Province: Maryland. Contact Email: mindbody@cmbm.org. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Center for Mind-Body Medicine. Thursday, October 11, 2018 – Monday, October 15, 2018. Ellicott City, MD. For more info visit www.cmbm.org.

3-Part Treatment Plan for OPT (Oral Placement Therapy)

Couples, Kids, Families, & Sexuality This introductory course to OPT (Oral Placement Therapy)​ is the foundation for TalkTools training and is integrated throughout all of our courses. OPT is a type of oral-motor therapy that targets specific movements needed for speech and feeding. The "3 parts" of OPT are: auditory and visual sensory systems COMBINED WITH tactile -- and propioceptive -- sensory systems. TalkTools training applies a unique, hierarchical approach to OPT, focused on a measurable, results-driven path for both therapists and clients across all ages and diagnoses with the goal of: speech clarity , improved feeding , independence , improved quality of life This interactive, hands-on course includes highly motivating activities targeting the abdomen, velum, jaw, lips and tongue. Techniques learned can be readily implemented across many therapy environments -- private practices, hospitals, schools and home. Learning Outcomes: Appropriately assess oral placement/feeding/speech problems based on muscle systems. , Integrate… State / Province: Minnesota. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: TalkTools. Friday, October 12, 2018 – Saturday, October 13, 2018. Minneapolis, MN. For more info visit talktools.com.

Teaching Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Personal & Professional Development This 20-hour training (16 hrs in person, 4 hrs self-study) is based in the robust research from the Trauma Center, of the Justice Resource Institute in Boston, MA. Core emphasis is placed on how the core components of the practice and process of trauma sensitive yoga, are the core building blocks to any anti-oppressive & trauma sensitive work. The training will provide specific tools to support participants to facilitate trauma sensitive movement and breath practices that are vital to the healing process of complex trauma in personal, professional, community-based or system-wide relationships. Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an evidence-based adjunct treatment for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). TCTSY is the only yoga-based practice accepted by SAMSHA and NREPP. This training is designed for social workers, activists, mental health clinicians, yoga teachers, educators, and other health care professionals who are looking to deepen their… State / Province: Louisiana. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Swan River Yoga. Friday, October 12, 2018 – Sunday, October 14, 2018. New Orleans, LA. For more info visit www.swanriveryoga.com.

Essential Skills in Comprehensive Energy Psychology Level 1 – Denver, CO

Personal & Professional Development Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM until 5:30 PM Activate Deeper & Broader Levels of Healing with Your Clients Integrate more holistic, mind-body approaches into your practice. , Learn simple, powerful, evidence-supported practices to swiftly improve the well-being of your clients. , Master an integrative framework that helps you combine energy work with most conventional psychotherapy modalities. 12 CE/CME/CNE hours Imagine yourself… Completely confident in your ability to help your clients heal tremendous emotional pain and regulate their emotions without using medication , Helping your clients rapidly heal trauma/PTSD , Assisting your clients to identify and resolve unconscious blocks to achieving their goals , Integrating energy-based methods with other therapeutic approaches , Working with more inspiration, intuition and deeper connection This foundational training is designed to give you this, and more. You’ll learn: About 3 human energy systems: meridians, chakras and the biofield , … State / Province: Colorado. Contact Phone Number: 619-861-2237. Contact Email: admin@energypsych.org. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. Saturday, October 13, 2018 – Sunday, October 14, 2018. Denver, CO. For more info visit www.energypsych.org.

2018 Institute and Conference of the American Academy of Psychotherapists

Personal & Professional Development In the psychotherapy relationship, as in all relationships, what remains unsaid is as potent as what is spoken. Understanding the complex personal and cultural forces behind a client’s reluctance to speak freely is an essential component of the psychotherapy process. In addition to exploring the concept of silence as suppressed expression of thoughts and feelings, we will explore the ways in which intentional stillness can be integrated into psychotherapy in the form of meditation, yoga and writing. Our plenary speakers are experts in how we silence ourselves on the topics of race, anger and shame. Our workshops cover a variety of topics, including intimacy, addiction, gender, dreams, trauma, brainspotting, authenticity, ethics, death, group interactions, and AASECT-approved workshops on pornography and non-monogamy. State / Province: Georgia. Contact Phone Number: 518-240-1178. Contact Email: aap@caphill.com. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: American Academy of Psychotherapists. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – Sunday, October 21, 2018. Atlanta, GA.

2018 Right From the Start Conference

Personal & Professional Development This year, our society has seen a dramatic confrontation of silence, victim blaming, violence, and abuse of power. The common denominator of all this movement is COURAGE – to confront, agitate, face resistance, risk attack, and push for change. In the spirit of creating change and eliminating violence, the seminars in this year’s conference focus on the things we can do beyond providing care and service. The conference focuses on intervention and prevention – on the individual level through examining ourselves and raising our children to the systemic level with strategies to create change in the system. Knowledge is power.  CE’s credits are available for: Psychologists , Social Workers , NBCC , PCACB , Law Enforcement , PA/NJ CLE’s. State / Province: Pennsylvania. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Valliere & Counseling Associates, Inc. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – Friday, October 19, 2018. Macungie, PA. For more info visit www.vallierecounseling.com.

35th Annual Gulf Coast Conference on Addiction and Recovery

Personal & Professional Development Previously known as the Gulf Coast Conference on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, this annual meeting has become an important educational event on the calendar of professionals involved in the field of substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery.  Those attendees completing the entire program will be awarded 12 contact hours. State / Province: Alabama. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Drug Education Council, Inc. Thursday, October 18, 2018 – Friday, October 19, 2018. Orange Beach, AL. For more info visit drugeducation.org.

Level 2: Treat complicated grief

Anxiety, Depression, Grief, & Trauma The faculty at the Center for Complicated Grief offers this workshop covering principles, and practice of a manualized treatment that you can use for clients with complicated grief. You will learn practical information about how and why we use the core procedures and how we put them together. Participants will learn what we mean by a Sherpa-like companionship treatment alliance, how to use a grief monitoring diary and how to work with personalized aspirational goals in order to revitalize and strengthen self-regulation in bereaved clients. You will learn how to enhance reconnection with significant others, how to listen to the story of the death, how to guide clients in situational revisiting and how to foster continuing bonds to the deceased through memories and imaginal conversation. You will find the course to be highly interactive with brief faculty presentations, small group discussions and some role plays, video demonstrations of actual treatment sessions and Q and A. Please note that CG assessment a… State / Province: New York. Contact Phone Number: 212-851-2107. Contact Email: training@complicatedgrief.columbia.edu. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Center for Complicated Grief. Friday, October 19, 2018. New York, NY. For more info visit level2-oct2018.eventbrite.com.

Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

Mind, Body, & Brain Do you ever struggle to help numb, disconnected clients who can’t feel emotion or explore inner experience? Do your clients ever get ‘stuck’ in their overwhelming emotions rather than resolving them? Are they sometimes unable to act and, at other times, unable to inhibit self-destructive actions? Training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy provides a way to work implicitly at a level beyond words. Therapists, expand your patients’ ability to tolerate affect and access implicit experience--help them overcome their fears and phobias of painful emotions! These are among the many clinical challenges addressed by training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-centered talking therapy for treating trauma and attachment issues. The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training in Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory will commence October 19th in Washington, DC with Ame Cutler, Ph.D. and Kekuni Minton, PhD. This training presents a mindfulness-based somatic approach to traumatic experience and… State / Province: Washington, D.C. Outside US & Canada. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. Friday, October 19, 2018 – Sunday, April 28, 2019. Washington, DC. For more info visit www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org.

Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

Mind, Body, & Brain Do you ever struggle to help numb, disconnected clients who can’t feel emotion or explore inner experience? Do your clients ever get ‘stuck’ in their overwhelming emotions rather than resolving them? Are they sometimes unable to act and, at other times, unable to inhibit self-destructive actions? Training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy provides a way to work implicitly at a level beyond words. Therapists, expand your patients’ ability to tolerate affect and access implicit experience--help them overcome their fears and phobias of painful emotions! These are among the many clinical challenges addressed by training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-centered talking therapy for treating trauma and attachment issues. The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training in Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory will commence October 19th in Vancouver with Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe PhD, RCC, and Kekuni Minton, PhD. This training presents a mindfulness-based somatic approach to traumatic experience an… State / Province: British Columbia. Contact Email: admissions@sensorimotor.org. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. Friday, October 19, 2018 – Sunday, March 24, 2019. Vancouver, BC. For more info visit www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org.

Mindfulness for The Western Mind: An Educational Retreat

Mind, Body, & Brain Therapeutic presence is a core attribute of our profession, and one which mindfulness practice can deepen. However, not all mindfulness instruction and practice will cultivate the kind of holding environment we are looking for. After establishing a theoretical understanding of the cause of suffering and its treatment in Buddhist psychology, participants will learn a wide range of mindfulness techniques which will be useful both in deepening therapeutic presence and teaching clients. These techniques will include body awareness, selfcompassion, concentration, open awareness and inquiry practices. We will examine ways to personally enliven mindfulness practice, so that both we and our patients are more likely to practice in a rich and meaningful fashion. Our time will be equally divided between lecture and guided meditation. It is through cumulative practice sessions during this symposium that mindfulness and therapeutic presence will deepen. While this course is suitable for seasoned mindfulness prac… State / Province: New Mexico. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: New England Educational Institute. Friday, October 19, 2018 – Sunday, October 21, 2018. Santa Fe, NM. For more info visit www.neei.org.

NEW Workshop for Couples - "A Couple's Journey" with Hedy + Yumi Schleifer

Couples, Kids, Families, & Sexuality "A Couple's Journey" is a fast-paced, transformational three-day workshop. You and your partner will learn principles and skills that will become practical, every day tools for vitalizing your relationship, continuously growing your connection, and guiding each other on the path to Relational Maturity. If you want a taste of the workshop, you can enjoy watching video clips on our audio-video page: www.hedyyumi.com/about-us/avcenter/ Therapists, counselors and psychologists are encouraged to attend with their partners. This workshop is approved for 21 CE hours, at an additional fee, approved by the APA and ASWB. Please register as soon as possible to secure your place. State / Province: Washington, D.C. Contact Phone Number: 305-604-0010. Contact Email: HedyYumi@HedyYumi.com. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Hedy and Yumi Schleifer. Friday, October 19, 2018 – Sunday, October 21, 2018. Washington, DC. For more info visit www.hedyyumi.com.

Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

Personal & Professional Development Do you ever struggle to help numb, disconnected clients who can’t feel emotion or explore inner experience? Do your clients ever get ‘stuck’ in their overwhelming emotions rather than resolving them? Are they sometimes unable to act and, at other times, unable to inhibit self-destructive actions? Training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy provides a way to work implicitly at a level beyond words. Therapists, expand your patients’ ability to tolerate affect and access implicit experience--help them overcome their fears and phobias of painful emotions! These are among the many clinical challenges addressed by training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-centered talking therapy for treating trauma and attachment issues. The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training in Affect Regulation, Attachment and Trauma will commence October 12, 2018 in Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN with Kekuni Minton, PhD, and Brigitta Karelis MA, LPC. This training presents a mindfulness-based somatic approach to traumatic experience and d… State / Province: Minnesota. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. Friday, October 19, 2018 – Sunday, March 24, 2019. St.Paul, MN. For more info visit www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org.

2018 Nashville Psychotherapy Institute Jules Seeman Fall Workshop

Personal & Professional Development Salman Akhtar, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. He has served on the editorial boards of theInternational Journal of Psychoanalysis, theJournal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the Psychoanalytic Quarterly. His more than 300 publications include 90 books, of which 19 are solo- authored. Dr. Akhtar has delivered many prestigious invited lectures including the Plenary Address at the 150th Freud Birthday Celebration sponsored by the Dutch Psychoanalytic Society and the Embassy of Austria in Leiden, Holland (2006), the Inaugural Address at the first IPA-Asia Congress in Beijing, China (2010), and the Plenary Address at the National Meetings of the American Psychoanalytic Association (2017). Dr. Akhtar is the recipient of numerous awards and has received the highly prestigious Sigourney Award (2012) for distinguished contributions to psychoanalysis. Dr Akhtar has served as the Film Review… State / Province: Tennessee. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Nashville Psychotherapy Institute. Saturday, October 20, 2018. Nashville, TN. For more info visit nashvillepsychotherapyinstitute.org.

Step by Step CBT Methods for Relationship Difficulties: A Daylong Workshop for Therapists

Personal & Professional Development Session 1.  The TEAM-CBT relationship paradigm. Melting away resistance to change in relationships. Reducing Blame. Practice session: Addressing resistance Session 2 The Relationship Journal. Interpersonal enlightenment and the 5 Secrets of Effective Communication. Practice session: The Relationship Journal Lunch and mingling – Potluck style Session 3 The Forced Empathy Technique.  Introduction and demonstration. Practice Session: The Forced Empathy Technique Wrap up and Q & A Learning objectives: After attending this course, you will be able to: 1) Utilize the miracle cure question 2) Describe interpersonal decision making 3) Demonstrate the blame cost benefit analysis 4) Identify communication errors using the relationship journal 5) Revise communication using the five secrets of effective communication 6) Describe the forced empathy technique. State / Province: California. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Feeling Good Institute. Sunday, October 21, 2018. Mountain View, CA. For more info visit www.feelinggoodinstitute.com.

A Competency Development Program for Coach Certification: Skills for High-Impact Coaching

Personal & Professional Development Program meets for three sessions – October 25-29, 2018, January 24-28, 2019, and April 11-15, 2019 GISC's coach certification program provides intensive training and coaching skill development using our core concepts within a supportive and dynamic learning community. We develop awareness, presence, and coaching competence uniquely in each participant resulting in profound personal and professional growth.  The program builds coaching competency and prepares candidates for coaching careers or incorporating coaching skills in existing roles. The program, suitable for those new to coaching as well as for experienced coaches, consists of three sessions of theory, discussion and extensive coaching practice. It includes a distance-learning component for participants to practice their skills, share concepts with their peers, and work with a qualified faculty/mentor coach. The program includes a full day of interactive work that will assist the participant in the establishment of their own coaching practice… State / Province: Massachusetts. Contact Email: office@gisc.org. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Gestalt International Study Center (GISC). Thursday, October 25, 2018 – Monday, October 29, 2018. South Wellfleet, MA. For more info visit www.gisc.org.

LPCANC 2018 Conference- Counseling & Integrative Medicine: Enhancing Outcomes Through Collaborative Care

Personal & Professional Development Join us in Raleigh for the 2018 Annual Conference! If you are not yet a member of LPCANC, we recommend you join for the savings you receive on your conference registration. Don't forget to select the general sessions, so you get credits! Friday: Keynote address, Legislative Update at lunch and the President's Reception in the evening , Saturday: Keynote address , Friday & Saturday Morning: Wake Up Sessions at 7am - 7:45 Speakers: Victoria E. Kress, Ph.D./LPCC-S (OH), NCC, CCMHC: The director of the clinical mental health and addictions counseling programs at Youngstown State University, and she is the Director of Advocacy for the National Board of Certified Counselors. , Dr. Fanike-Kiara Olugbala Young, LCSW, DBH, CCH, MAC: A Doctor of Behavioral Health, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Colon Hydrotherapist and Reiki Master that specializes in behavioral health integration, training, mental health, and mental illness. State / Province: North Carolina. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina. Thursday, October 25, 2018 – Saturday, October 27, 2018. Raleigh, NC. For more info visit lpcanc.site-ym.com.

Professional Peripheral Biofeedback BCIA Certification Training

Mind, Body, & Brain This innovative seminar is designed to teach clinicians biofeedback fundamentals and cutting-edge applications. This program covers all 48 hours of the BCIA Didactic Biofeedback Education requirement through powerful demonstrations of biofeedback and adjunctive procedures, imaginative hands-on lab exercises with multi-channel computerized equipment, professional multimedia presentations and comprehensive review materials. This program integrates personal hands-on training with equipment with didactic presentation. Participants will learn: The foundations of biofeedback , Physiological basis and recording of surface electromyography (sEMG), temperature, electrodermal activity (EDA), respiration patterns (strain gauges and pCO2), electroencephalography (EEG), peripheral blood flow (BVP), heart rate and respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) and economic biofeedback approaches (including incentive inspirometers and scales) , How to identifying artifacts and determining appropriate recording , How to record… State / Province: New York. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Health Training Seminars. Friday, October 26, 2018 – Sunday, October 28, 2018. Hawthorne, NY. For more info visit biofeedbackinternational.com.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – An Experiential and Practical Introduction

Personal & Professional Development This two-day workshop provides a thorough overview of the theory, principles, and techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. It is intended for those who are relatively new to ACT and for those who have done some reading on their own about ACT but who may not have had the opportunity to participate in more experiential learning, practice case conceptualization, and receive feedback while practicing using the ACT model. In keeping with the ACT tradition of being an experiential model of therapy, the workshop will begin with an experiential focus, where you apply the ACT model and processes to your own life. A fundamental principle in ACT is that humans who are in the role of “therapists” get caught in the same traps that humans who are in the role of “clients” get caught in. As such, as ACT therapists are typically taught from the inside-out (i.e. through experiencing ACT in relation to their own psychology) as well as the outside-in (i.e. through learning the theory and principles). In the experienti… State / Province: Oregon. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Portland Psychotherapy. Friday, October 26, 2018 – Saturday, October 27, 2018. Portland, OR. For more info visit portlandpsychotherapytraining.com.

Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

Personal & Professional Development Do you ever struggle to help numb, disconnected clients who can’t feel emotion or explore inner experience? Do your clients ever get ‘stuck’ in their overwhelming emotions rather than resolving them? Are they sometimes unable to act and, at other times, unable to inhibit self-destructive actions? Training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy provides a way to work implicitly at a level beyond words. Therapists, expand your patients’ ability to tolerate affect and access implicit experience--help them overcome their fears and phobias of painful emotions! These are among the many clinical challenges addressed by training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-centered talking therapy for treating trauma and attachment issues. The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training in Affect Regulation, Attachment and Trauma will commence October 26, 2018 in Berkeley, CA with Janina Fisher, PhD, Kelley Callahan, PhD, and Ame Cutler, Ph.D.. This training presents a mindfulness-based somatic approach to traumatic experience and… State / Province: California. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. Friday, October 26, 2018 – Saturday, June 1, 2019. Berkeley, CA. For more info visit www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org.

Medications and Twelve Step Recovery

Personal & Professional Development Medications and Twelve Step Recovery defines "clean time" for people taking medications. It also discusses Twelve Step programs and psychotropic medications, and reducing reliance on medications. Taking medications is re-framed as a contract, with certain obligations for the person recovering from mental illness and substance abuse. Participants will receive a copy of Staying Clean, Taking Medications: A guide for people in recovery. State / Province: Pennsylvania. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Greenbriar Treatment Center. Friday, October 26, 2018. Washington, PA. For more info visit www.greenbriartraining.com.

The Mind of the Artist

Personal & Professional Development Speaking from a theoretical perspective, Friday evening’s panelists will consider the relation between artistic creativity and psychoanalytic treatment, the significance (if any) of the high incidence of affective disorders among literary and visual artists, the paradigm of art as reparation of early object relations, and the like. The relevance of Freud’s notion of sublimation to more recent explanations of the intra- and inter-psychic valuations of imaginative expression and the relationship of imagination to the self, to mechanisms of defense and agency, will be explored. Saturday morning’s session will be devoted to a discussion with literary and visual artists on the notion of art as play, the neurobiological aims of that instinct in the making of meaning, the relation of id and ego function to unconscious fantasy and its expression in art, and how artistic expression bears upon our neuroscientific understanding of pleasure and reward. A plenary session by Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel will be offered in th… State / Province: New York. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Friday, October 26, 2018 – Saturday, October 27, 2018. New York, NY. For more info visit nypsi.org.

Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy Somatic Certification Program

Mind, Body, & Brain Dates: October 29 - November 2, 2018 , February 25 - March 1, 2019 , May 27 - May 31, 2019 The Somatic Psychotherapy Certification Program at Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy utilizes Core Energetics and the work of Wilhelm Reich, Contemporary Trauma Therapy and Indigenous Practices.  Class meets 3 times per year for 3 years; a one year commitment is required. We hold our life experiences in our body from the deep cellular level to strong muscle armoring.  Along with releasing trauma, working with the body and freeing these physical blocks while exploring one's emotional, thinking and behavior patterns restores the free flow of our life energy from our Core.  This facilitates deep lasting change in clients and increases their capacity to reference from their true self.  It enhances the ability to experience more pleasure, to find joy. The program is conveniently established for people located outside of the Seattle area.  Founder and Director Aylee Welch, LICSW, has been working with… State / Province: Washington. Contact Phone Number: (206) 910-9766. Contact Email: ayleewelch@bodypsychotherapy.us. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy. Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy. Monday, October 29, 2018 – Friday, November 2, 2018. Seattle, WA. For more info visit www.bodypsychotherapyschool.com.

49th Annual American Art Therapy Association Conference

Personal & Professional Development Here are the top reasons why you should attend this premier art therapy event: Learn from nationally recognized speakers. , Attend exceptional education sessions to expand your knowledge and earn continuing education. , Meet and network with leading art therapists from around the world. , Experience Miami - One of the sunniest U.S. cities, with a unique multicultural history, and thriving art scene! State / Province: Florida. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: American Art Therapy Association. Wednesday, October 31, 2018 – Sunday, November 4, 2018. Miami, FL. For more info visit www.arttherapyconference.com.

ACT BootCamp - Houston

Personal & Professional Development For the last few years, if you mention you’re interested in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), the next question you’re likely to hear is, “Have you been to BootCamp?” This essential workshop led by Steven C. Hayes, PhD, Kelly Wilson, PhD, and Robyn Walser, PhD, has been the foundation of ACT training for thousands of practitioners like you. Whether you’re hearing about ACT for the first time or already have formal training, this workshop can take your skills to the next level. The workshop will also work the model from the bottom up, presenting the philosophical and theoretical roots of ACT in clear, fun, and practical way. This is not geeky stuff! This radical shift in thinking is directly relevant to the work you do every day, and it’s the main reason for ACT’s tremendous appeal as a psychotherapy. From this flexible perspective, it’s very easy to see how doing the work you already do from an ACT perspective can reinvigorate and transform your practice. Whatever your background and orientation—CBT… State / Province: Texas. Contact Phone Number: 510-594-6154. Contact Email: events@praxiscet.com. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Praxis CET. Praxis Continuing Education and Training. Thursday, November 1, 2018 – Sunday, November 4, 2018. Houston, TX. For more info visit www.cvent.com.

Embodying Wholeness -- The Healing Power of Emotions: Fall Bioenergetic Conference

Personal & Professional Development Experiences from our past can wound us physically and emotionally. These experiences restrict our capacity for satisfying relationships, diminish our vitality and limit our sense of wholeness. The impact of difficult early life events becomes structured in our bodies and blocks us from living with a sense of ease. This inhibits our ability to take risks, to move toward pleasure, and to maintain boundaries reflecting self-respect. Understanding the source of these restrictions, combined with safe and appropriate emotional expression can help restore health, aliveness and an ability to connect deeply with others.   In the context of a supportive community through Bioenergetic exercises, talks, discussion and group process we will explore together the healing power of emotional expression which can lead to a greater sense of wholeness. The event is structured with small groups based on experience level with Bioenergetic Analysis. The groups provide an opportunity for learning and for personal growth. We invit… State / Province: Massachusetts. Contact Email: info@massbioenergetics.org. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Massachusetts Society for Bioenergetic Analysis. Thursday, November 1, 2018 – Sunday, November 4, 2018. Essex, MA.

Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

Mind, Body, & Brain Do you ever struggle to help numb, disconnected clients who can’t feel emotion or explore inner experience? Do your clients ever get ‘stuck’ in their overwhelming emotions rather than resolving them? Are they sometimes unable to act and, at other times, unable to inhibit self-destructive actions? Training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy provides a way to work implicitly at a level beyond words. Therapists, expand your patients’ ability to tolerate affect and access implicit experience--help them overcome their fears and phobias of painful emotions! These are among the many clinical challenges addressed by training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-centered talking therapy for treating trauma and attachment issues. The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training in Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory will commence November 2 in New York, NY with Janina Fisher, PhD, and Amy Gladstone, LCSW, Ph.D. This training presents a mindfulness-based somatic approach to traumatic experience and… State / Province: New York. Outside US & Canada. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. Friday, November 2, 2018 – Saturday, June 8, 2019. New York, NY. For more info visit www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org.

Expressive Arts & Play Therapy Training

Couples, Kids, Families, & Sexuality This course is designed to provide the therapist with guidelines to provide expressive arts activities in play therapy. Participants will engage in activities including role play, reflection & small group discussion. Topics include materials for the playroom, cultural considerations, different modes of expression, & self-care. 12 CE hrs. Describe at least 3 modes of expressive arts used in play therapy. , Describe & demonstrate at least 3 expressive arts activities to be used in play therapy. , Participate in an individual expressive art activity to provide self-care for play therapists. , Describe how a client’s culture, identity & history can be addressed through expressive arts in play therapy. State / Province: Oklahoma. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Dawson Counseling and Play Therapy, LLC. Friday, November 2, 2018 – Saturday, November 3, 2018. Broken Arrow, OK. For more info visit www.dawsonplaytherapy.com.

8th Annual Spirit Plant Medicine Conference

Personal & Professional Development We're in a remarkable historical time period. The tide is turning and after decades of ignorance and repression of sacred plants, there is a vigorous psychedelic renaissance underway. People are discovering, rediscovering, and developing multiple uses of sacramental entheogenic medicines such as ayahuasca, psilocybe mushrooms, iboga, peyote, cannabis, 5-MeO-DMT, LSD, MDMA, and many others.  We at the Spirit Plant Medicine Conference (SPMC) recognize and are deeply inspired by the great potential of these medicines when they're understood and used skillfully. Now in its 8th year, the mission of the SPMC is to help guide this work forward by bringing a world-class international group of leading visionary voices to Vancouver.  Along with the brilliant information and inspiration shared by the presenters, the conference has also proven to be a powerful community-strengthening event—a great environment to connect with others of similar interests and aspirations and to plant and nurture seeds that can and do lea… State / Province: British Columbia. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Spirit Plant Medicine. Friday, November 2, 2018 – Sunday, November 4, 2018. Vancouver, BC, Canada. For more info visit spiritplantmedicine.com.

Janina Fisher, Healing Broken Bonds: Traumatic Attachment and Emotional Dysregulation

Anxiety, Depression, Grief, & Trauma The Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing (ATTCH) is holding a Fall Trauma and Attachment Training Series November 3-5 at the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club, Ontario, Canada. Join us to learn about leading approaches for treating trauma and promoting post-traumatic growth. This comprehensive conference will cover a range of topics inclusive of: Day 1: Foundations of Trauma and Attachment (core CTIP & CTIC training) , Day 2: Phase-Based Clinical Applications to Promote Healing and Integration of Trauma and Attachment Dysregulation , Day 3: Healing Broken Bonds: Traumatic Attachment and Emotional Dysregulation 1, 2, and 3 day registration options available.   Learn more and register using our Conference overview & registration form: https://www.attachment-and-trauma-treatment-centre-for-healing.com/uploads/4/0/5/4/4054075/2018_fall_conference_.pdf or online at:… State / Province: Ontario. Contact Phone Number: 905-684-9333. Contact Email: reception@attch.org. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing (ATTCH). Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Monday, November 5, 2018. St. Catharines, ON, Canada. For more info visit www.attachment-and-trauma-treatment-centre-for-healing.com.

Essential Skills in Comprehensive Energy Psychology Level 1 – Washington, DC

Personal & Professional Development Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM until 5:30 PM Activate Deeper & Broader Levels of Healing with Your Clients Integrate more holistic, mind-body approaches into your practice. , Learn simple, powerful, evidence-supported practices to swiftly improve the well-being of your clients. , Master an integrative framework that helps you combine energy work with most conventional psychotherapy modalities. 12 CE/CME/CNE hours Imagine yourself… Completely confident in your ability to help your clients heal tremendous emotional pain and regulate their emotions without using medication , Helping your clients rapidly heal trauma/PTSD , Assisting your clients to identify and resolve unconscious blocks to achieving their goals , Integrating energy-based methods with other therapeutic approaches , Working with more inspiration, intuition and deeper connection This foundational training is designed to give you this, and more. You’ll learn: About 3 human energy systems: meridians, chakras and the biofield , … State / Province: Washington, D.C. Contact Phone Number: 619-861-2237. Contact Email: admin@energypsych.org. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology. Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Sunday, November 4, 2018. Washington, D.C. For more info visit www.energypsych.org.

Hay House Live!

Personal & Professional Development Hay House is thrilled to be back in Las Vegas for our Hay House Live! Event, which will take place the weekend of November 3 - 4, 2018. Join us as Hay House’s favorite authors come together to give day long, intensive workshops. This is your opportunity to spend a day (or two!) with your favorite speakers, hear their stories, ask questions, dive deep into their teachings, and come away invigorated, refreshed, and renewed, ready to apply the teachings to your lives. And, it’s easy to make a weekend of it, with several different authors to choose from over two days. Spend one day or both, it’s simple to make this conference fit your schedule. Also, don’t forget to add in some time for fun with Las Vegas as our host city. It’s a destination location, so bring the spouse, kids, and friends! Remember…what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas….unless it’s at the Hay House Live! Event. Here you will absorb teachings and incorporate skills for a lifelong change! State / Province: Nevada. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Hay House Publishing. Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Sunday, November 4, 2018. Las Vegas, NV. For more info visit www.hayhouse.com.

Professional EEG Neurofeedback BCIA Certification Training

Mind, Body, & Brain This competency based curriculum includes practical, easily learnable strategies which may be used with virtually all of the most common EEG Neurofeedback applications. Designed to give the practitioner the knowledge and tools needed in order to rapidly achieve clinical and economic success in EEG Neurofeedback, this program emphasizes those neurofeedback adjunctive applications for which there is the greatest demand, including but not limited to: ADD / ADHD / Conduct Disorder & other Learning disabilities, Autism Disorders, Substance Abuse, eating disorders and addictive behaviors, PTSD, Multiple Personality Disorder, Depression, Behavioral and Stress Related Disorders, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Pain Management, Chronic Pain, headaches (Migraine and Tension), RSD, Fibromyalgia, Phantom Limb etc. Adult and childhood sleep disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke Rehabilitation, Dementia (non-Alzheimer’s), Epilepsy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and MindFitness® Life / Performance Enhancement. Includes demonstr… State / Province: Outside US & Canada. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Health Training Seminars. Sunday, November 4, 2018 – Tuesday, November 6, 2018. San Juan, PR. For more info visit biofeedbackinternational.com.

CBT for Challenging Problems in Youth

Couples, Kids, Families, & Sexuality Led by Torrey Creed, Ph.D. this experiential workshop covers advanced techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents, building on the skills in the Level 1 Child and Adolescent training to explore application and individualization for specific disorders. Topics covered include how to (1) develop an individualized cognitive case conceptualization for youths with OCD or other anxiety disorders or autism spectrum disorder, (2) create a tailored treatment plan from early treatment through relapse prevention, (3) deliver specific, empirically based CBT interventions for individuals and for families, and (4) determine whether those interventions have been effective. Training focuses on therapy with clients between the ages of 7 and 18 with OCD or other anxiety disorders, or ASD. State / Province: Pennsylvania. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Monday, November 5, 2018 – Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Bala Cynwyd, PA. For more info visit beckinstitute.org.

15th Annual IBPA Conference

Personal & Professional Development This is the conference for dialogue, learning, and exploration of topics critical to schools, agencies, and individuals dedicated to bullying prevention. Conference workshops, poster sessions, and TED-inspired sessions include practical, hands-on solutions and theoretical, research-based presentations. You will leave the conference with strategies and tools you can begin using immediately in your school or community. A focus of this year’s conference will include the importance of adult-youth partnerships, which are critical to our collective efforts, with different student led sessions offered throughout the conference. The Board of IBPA is thrilled to have outstanding keynotes presented by Monica Lewinsky and Dr. Eddie Moore Jr..  These national presenters will inspire you to continue with the great work you are doing. There is a range of options for participation before, during and after the conference. Follow conference posts with #IBPA18 @IBPAworld on Twitter and like the International Bullying Preventio… State / Province: California. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: International Bullying Prevention Association. Monday, November 5, 2018 – Wednesday, November 7, 2018. San Diego CA. For more info visit ibpaworld.org.

Narrative Therapy Level One Intensive

Personal & Professional Development This one week intensive training will provide an immersion in the practices of narrative therapy. Narrative therapy centres people as the experts in their own lives and views problems as separate from people. Narrative approaches assume that people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them to reduce the influence of problems in their lives. The word ‘narrative’ refers to the emphasis that is placed upon the stories of people’s lives and the differences that can be made through particular tellings and re-tellings of these stories. Narrative therapy involves ways of understanding the stories of people’s lives, and ways of re-authoring these stories in collaboration between the therapist and the people whose lives are being discussed. It is a way of working that is interested in history, the broader context that is affecting people’s lives and the ethics or politics of this work. It is a hopeful approach. When using narrative approaches, it is often possi… State / Province: Outside US & Canada. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Dulwich Centre. Monday, November 5, 2018 – Friday, November 9, 2018. Adelaide, South Australia. For more info visit dulwichcentre.com.au.

2018 Sandplay Therapists of America National Conference

Personal & Professional Development Sandplay therapy is a non-verbal, expressive therapeutic method developed by Dora M. Kalff, drawing upon the works of Swiss psychiatrist C.G. Jung and the pioneering English pediatrician and play therapist Margaret Lowenfeld. At this national conference, we will explore sandplay as an embodied, symbolic approach to healing. Both Jung and Lowenfeld focused on the healing aspects of play. We know that Jung created structures on the shore of Lake Zurich as a way of working out inner conflict. In London, Margaret Lowenfeld observed the change that occurred in traumatized children as they played and told their stories. Jung’s life work centered on images of transformation in which “the psyche tells its own story.” Kalff incorporated these ideas in developing her approach, enriched by her personal connection with Tibetan and Zen Buddhism. The sandplay process provides an immediate body experience and, over time, has the capacity to reawaken the imaginative and creative forces lying deep in the client’s psyche… State / Province: New Mexico. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Sandplay Therapists of America. Thursday, November 8, 2018 – Sunday, November 11, 2018. Albuquerque, NM. For more info visit www.sandplay.org.

WACES 2018 Conference

Personal & Professional Development ​The Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES) was founded in 1961 as one of five regional organizations of the national Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). WACES counts among its members professionals and students from Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, as well as Pacific Rim countries. WACES seeks to advance the education, credentialing, and supervision of counselors. The association advocates for a multicultural approach that honors diversity and promotes the mastery of knowledge, skills, and competencies of its members who work in guidance, counseling, and student personnel services in all settings of society. The WACES conference will be held November 8-10, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa, California.  Look for updates about the conference here, on our Facebook page, and in your email! Registration is now open for the WACES 2018 Conference! Early bird registration for the WACES 2018… State / Province: California. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Thursday, November 8, 2018 – Saturday, November 10, 2018. Santa Rosa, CA. For more info visit www.waces.org.

Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

Mind, Body, & Brain Do you ever struggle to help numb, disconnected clients who can’t feel emotion or explore inner experience? Do your clients ever get ‘stuck’ in their overwhelming emotions rather than resolving them? Are they sometimes unable to act and, at other times, unable to inhibit self-destructive actions? Training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy provides a way to work implicitly at a level beyond words. Therapists, expand your patients’ ability to tolerate affect and access implicit experience--help them overcome their fears and phobias of painful emotions! These are among the many clinical challenges addressed by training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a body-centered talking therapy for treating trauma and attachment issues. The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training in Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory will commence November 9th in Portland with Ame Cutler, PhD, and Rebeca Farca, MA. This training presents a mindfulness-based somatic approach to traumatic experience and disrupted… State / Province: Oregon. Outside US & Canada. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. Friday, November 9, 2018 – Sunday, March 17, 2019. Portland, OR. For more info visit www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org.

Restoration Therapy Summit

Couples, Kids, Families, & Sexuality If you are an RT Therapist or are interested in learning more about Restoration Therapy, the RT Summit is for you!  The RT Summit is an every other year conference where our learning community comes together to review the latest techniques and applications of Restoration Therapy as well the chance to observe live consultations done by Terry D. Hargrave, Ph.D.  Come mingle with old friends, meet new practitioners and keep yourself on the cutting edge of what is happening in RT. Presenters: Dr. Terry Hargrave, Founder , Michael Cox, Licensed Professional Counselor , Nicole Zasowski, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. State / Province: California. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Restoration Therapy Training. Friday, November 9, 2018 – Saturday, November 10, 2018. Malibu, CA. For more info visit www.restorationtherapytraining.com.

Feminist Relational Perspectives and Beyond: Cultivating Hope in an Age of Disconnection

Personal & Professional Development As successful eating disorder professionals, we are always looking to improve our effectiveness. We understand the environment in which we practice is constantly changing and our patient population is changing too. Many eating disorder clients are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety in a polarized society where anger, bullying and threats to personal safety create an atmosphere of distrust and disconnection. We owe it to ourselves and to our clients to continue to grow and learn how to navigate through these emotionally-charged times. Conference 2018 will focus on evidence-based strategies, clinically relevant research and development of skills for building resilience. A Variety of Learning Experiences Choose from an array of 30 workshops targeted to all levels of expertise. Cutting edge presentation styles include didactic, experiential and interactive. The breadth and scope of the Conference include experts from within and outside our field, cultural icons and prominent authors. … State / Province: Pennsylvania. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Renfrew Center Foundation. Friday, November 9, 2018 – Sunday, November 11, 2018. Philadelphia, PA. For more info visit www.renfrewconference.com.

Healing Heartache: A Grief And Loss Workshop

Anxiety, Depression, Grief, & Trauma This workshop serves to assist participants in furthering resolution surrounding loss of all kinds. Heal The Pain A safe, sacred space is created in order for participants to lean into the grief, which facilitates the healing. As we know "loss touches loss." This can come in many forms including death of a loved one, loss of one's health, relationship losses, major life changes, lost opportunity, etc.; cumulative loss over the life cycle is examined. Psycho-education on grief and recovery is provided, offering hope for the future. Myths and inaccurate messages about grief are dispelled, helping to normalize feelings. Thinking processes are explored, as well as patterns of destructive behavior following trauma and other loss. Feelings and words left unsaid are released through experiential exercises. Issues pertaining to relational problems are addresses, with an emphasis on recognizing emotional reactions to loss, trauma, and broken dreams. Resources are offered to assist participants in moving… State / Province: Arizona. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Meadows Behavioral Healthcare. Monday, November 12, 2018 – Friday, November 16, 2018. Wickenburg, AZ. For more info visit www.themeadows.com.

Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist - Family (CCTSF)

Personal & Professional Development LIVE + SIMULCAST TRAINING The Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Family (CCTS-F) course presented by Robert Rhoton, PsyD, LPC, D.A.A.E.T.S. is designed using evidenced-based leading edge interventions and protocols that clinicians can immediately implement to augment their work treating survivors of trauma within a family context. This course is taught using demonstrations, role play, simulations, and the utilization of a clinician intervention implementation format. The Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Family (CCTS-F) course examines the (dynamic elements/active ingredients) of trauma treatment, allowing the learner to increase their effectiveness with any model of family treatment in which they have training. The (dynamic elements/active ingredients) approach will aid clinicians in addressing and resolving client and family traumatic stress even when other primary diagnoses are present. The design and implementation of treatment can have a powerful transformational effect that rapidly accelera… State / Province: -United States-. Alabama. Alaska. Arizona. Arkansas. California. Colorado. Connecticut. Delaware. Florida. Georgia. Hawaii. Idaho. Illinois. Indiana. Iowa. Kansas. Kentucky. Louisiana. Maine. Maryland. Massachusetts. Michigan. Minnesota. Mississippi. Missouri. Montana. Nebraska. Nevada. New Hampshire. New Jersey. New Mexico. New York. North Carolina. North Dakota. Ohio. Oklahoma. Oregon. Pennsylvania. Rhode Island. South Carolina. South Dakota. Tennessee. Texas. U… Contact Phone Number: 480-442-1840. Contact Email: aztinfo@aztrauma.org. Event Registration Link: LIVE TRAINING  SIMULCAST TRAINING . Event Sponsor: Arizona Trauma Institute. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 – Friday, November 16, 2018. Mesa, AZ. For more info visit aztrauma.org.

American Music Therapy Association 2018 Conference

Personal & Professional Development AMTA's purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. Predecessors, unified in 1998, included the National Association for Music Therapy founded in 1950 and the American Association for Music Therapy founded in 1971. AMTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession. Opening Session: November 15, 2018 , Sessions: November 16-18 , Exhibits: November 15-17 , Meetings: November 13-18 , Additional pre- & post-conference courses available , Hyatt Regency Dallas - Dallas, Texas. State / Province: Texas. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: American Music Therapy Association. Thursday, November 15, 2018 – Sunday, November 18, 2018. Dallas, TX. For more info visit www.musictherapy.org.

Basic Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Classes

Personal & Professional Development This abbreviated class gives an overview of Solution-Focused Thinking. The focus of this training is on understanding the tenets and philosophy developed by Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg and on recognizing the key interventions. Participants will be able to understand how they can use this different way of thinking about problems and solutions. This is the ideal training for those who want to continue using their current treatment modalities, but would like to incorporate solution-focused ideas and interventions. Upon completion of this course, therapists and other clinical professionals will be able to: Recognize the unique aspects of solution-focused philosophy and differentiate it from problem-focused models. , Identify three concrete tools that would be most effective in their work setting that they can immediately begin using with clients. , Verbalize the effective use of the three tools they identify in number two above. Methods: Demonstrations: The instructor will demonstrate the… State / Province: Colorado. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Denver Center for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Thursday, November 15, 2018. Littleton, CO. For more info visit denversolutions.com.

Professional EEG Neurofeedback BCIA Certification Training

Mind, Body, & Brain This competency based curriculum includes practical, easily learnable strategies which may be used with virtually all of the most common EEG Neurofeedback applications. Designed to give the practitioner the knowledge and tools needed in order to rapidly achieve clinical and economic success in EEG Neurofeedback, this program emphasizes those neurofeedback adjunctive applications for which there is the greatest demand, including but not limited to: ADD / ADHD / Conduct Disorder & other Learning disabilities, Autism Disorders, Substance Abuse, eating disorders and addictive behaviors, PTSD, Multiple Personality Disorder, Depression, Behavioral and Stress Related Disorders, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Pain Management, Chronic Pain, headaches (Migraine and Tension), RSD, Fibromyalgia, Phantom Limb etc. Adult and childhood sleep disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke Rehabilitation, Dementia (non-Alzheimer’s), Epilepsy, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and MindFitness® Life / Performance Enhancement. Includes demonstr… State / Province: New York. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Health Training Seminars. Friday, November 16, 2018 – Sunday, November 18, 2018. Hawthorne, NY. For more info visit biofeedbackinternational.com.

For 6 couples in Washington DC – Hybrid Couples Workshop / Private Session with Hedy Schleifer

Couples, Kids, Families, & Sexuality Hybrid Couples Workshop / Private Session A New Two-day Transformational Event for six couples Hedy has designed a new teaching tool for couples: the Hybrid Couples Workshop / Private Session. This in-person event is a two-day learning adventure for six couples. It is a amalgam of Hedy and Yumi’s Adventure in Intimacy workshop for couples, with Hedy's two-day Private Intensive Session. Each couple will receive Hedy's close attention and expertise. , Each couple will work with Hedy one-on-one. , Each couple will benefit from the workshop atmosphere by being witness to Hedy's work with the other couples. For more information: https://www.hedyyumi.com/hybrid-couples-workshop-private-session/. State / Province: Washington, D.C. Contact Phone Number: 305-604-0010. Contact Email: HedyYumi@HedyYumi.com. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Hedy and Yumi Schleifer. Saturday, November 17, 2018 – Sunday, November 18, 2018. Washington, DC. For more info visit www.hedyyumi.com.

Social Thinking® Bay Area Conference

Personal & Professional Development In South San Francisco, discover four unique assessment tasks to reveal how individuals process and respond to social information in real time. Learn to apply popular Superflex and Social Detective curriculum and vocabulary to help kids develop core social competencies. Uncover the reasons negative emotions can take over and explore new treatment tools for understanding the role of emotions in social interactions and cognitions. better connect with others and live happier, more meaningful lives. We do this by creating concepts, curricula, and materials that serve two purposes: 1. To break down and organize abstract social concepts to educate professionals and family members on how to teach social competencies. 2. To help individuals age 4 through adulthood improve their social competencies to meet their personal, academic, and professional goals. Along the way, we teach how to share space effectively, work as part of a team, and develop relationships—with family, friends, classmates, coworkers, roman… State / Province: California. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Social Thinking®. Wednesday, November 28, 2018 – Friday, November 30, 2018. San Francisco, CA. For more info visit www.socialthinking.com.

Integrating Mindfulness and CBT

Mind, Body, & Brain Learn to integrate mindfulness techniques into CBT treatment for clients with many psychiatric disorders and psychological difficulties. Mindfulness can be a helpful tool for clients who: avoid, dread, or catastrophize experiencing negative emotion; continuously focus on distressing physiological or mental symptoms; engage in recurrent worry or rumination; try to suppress their thinking; or persistently engage in self-criticism. Robert Hindman, PhD, will teach you specific CBT techniques for these clients, including how to develop a cognitive conceptualization. You will practice several kinds of mindfulness exercises and learn how to motivate and guide clients in developing a consistent mindfulness practice. Dr. Hindman’s research shows that many clients benefit from a 5-minute daily practice. State / Province: Pennsylvania. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Thursday, November 29, 2018 – Friday, November 30, 2018. Bala Cynwyd, PA. For more info visit beckinstitute.org.

Find Your Joy! An Introduction to Body-Psychotherapy with Aylee Welch, LICSW

Mind, Body, & Brain Saturday 9 am - 6 pm Sunday 9 am - 4 pm Registration $265. Space is Limited Provides 13 1/2 CEU hours through NASW Traditional psychotherapy works toward congruence in a person’s thinking, emotions, actions, and life choices. Body-oriented therapy understands that the body is also profoundly affected by our life experiences. Identifying and releasing attitudes and old images held in our physical structure adds an important component to therapy. This promotes lasting change, allowing for free flow of life energy from within us so we can more fully realize our life, our joy. This experiential workshop will give participants the opportunity to experience the basic premises of Body-Psychotherapy that originated with Wilhelm Reich and now integrates Core Energetics and contemporary approaches including somatic approaches, current neurobiology and trauma therapy. The workshop combines lectures with movement and experiential opportunities. I also bring my understanding of many other approaches to employ… State / Province: Utah. Contact Phone Number: 206-910-9766. Contact Email: ayleewelch@bodypsychotherapy.us. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Seattle School of Body-Psychotherapy. Saturday, December 1, 2018 – Sunday, December 2, 2018. Salt Lake City, UT. For more info visit www.bodypsychotherapyschool.com.

Brief Therapy Conference – Anxiety, Depression and Trauma: Advances in Treatment

Personal & Professional Development The Brief Therapy Conference – Anxiety, Depression and Trauma: Advances in Treatment is an opportunity for leaders in the field to present and interact, by discussing their individual approaches, and the progress of psychotherapy in general. Presenting at this conference are experts—each of whom has made seminal contributions to the field of psychotherapy. The Brief Therapy Conference 2018 is the 12th comprehensive gathering of master practitioners from major contemporary disciplines. Attendees will increase their clinical effectiveness by: Applying methods of brief therapy techniques in specific situations encountered in the practice of medicine, psychiatry, psychology, social work and counseling. , Comparing basic principles and techniques of contemporary schools of brief therapy. , Utilizing multi-level therapeutic communication, and demonstrating brief therapy principles of diagnosis, thereby improving observational skills. State / Province: California. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Milton H. Erickson Foundation. Thursday, December 6, 2018 – Sunday, December 9, 2018. Burlingame, CA. For more info visit www.brieftherapyconference.com.

The PROMPT Institute Introduction Workshop

Personal & Professional Development This workshop focuses on technique and learning the four levels (Parameter, Syllable, Complex and Surface) of prompting that support the broader, holistic philosophy and approach of PROMPT. This presentation will focus exclusively on the PROMPT method and will not include information on other similar or related speech therapy methodology. All workshops run from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM each day, unless otherwise noted. Please note some workshop prices reflect a $50 "early-bird" discount. Workshop prices are subject to change at any time and many workshops fill quickly, so attendees should register as early as possible. You must attend all three days in order to to complete the workshop, partial credit is not issued. Missing any component of the workshop will require you to re-pay and attend an entire workshop again. State / Province: New York. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: The PROMPT Institute. Sunday, December 9, 2018 – Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Plainview, NY. For more info visit www.promptinstitute.com.

CBT for Anxiety

Anxiety, Depression, Grief, & Trauma Learn the essentials of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders through an experiential workshop at the Beck Institute. Under the direction of Judith S. Beck, PhD, and led by expert Beck faculty, this workshop focuses on fundamental cognitive behavior theory and treatment for anxiety disorders. Participants will learn how to conceptualize anxious patients, plan treatment based on the individualized conceptualization, engage the anxious patient in the therapeutic relationship, decrease physiological symptoms of anxiety and increase functional behavior. They will learn how to use evidence-based cognitive and behavioral strategies to help patients identify and respond adaptively to key anxious thoughts and beliefs, restructure maladaptive cognitions and catastrophic misinterpretations, develop exposure hierarchies, build symptom tolerance, eliminate safety behaviors, increase tolerance for uncertainty, and reduce obsessions, compulsions, and avoidance. These cognitive behavioral therapy strateg… State / Province: Pennsylvania. Event Registration Link: . Event Sponsor: Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Monday, December 10, 2018 – Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Bala Cynwyd, PA. For more info visit beckinstitute.org.