Sep
24
Mon
CBT for Personality Disorders
Sep 24 – Sep 26 all-day

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 borderline personality disorder.

Sep
27
Thu
CBT for Couples
Sep 27 all-day

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.

Sep
28
Fri
Duality’s End: Computational Psychiatry and the Cognitive Science of Representation
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day

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 and researchers about the interplay between computational psychiatry and the psychology and cognitive science of representation, with a goal of identifying opportunities for clinical implementation. Keynote talks from influential innovators and leaders in these fields punctuate a weekend of learning and collaboration. Between sessions, you will have the opportunity to enjoy autumn in the Berkshires and participate in yoga classes and other wellness activities offered at Kripalu.

Ethics & Risk Management in a Digital World 2.0
Sep 28 all-day

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 program participants will be able to:

– Summarize The Trust’s Risk Management Philosophy, including strategies for identifying high risk situations and managing professional practice risks.
– Develop and review strategies for managing digital record keeping challenges.
– Describe risks regarding emerging approaches to telepsychology practice.
– Identify strategies for managing online and social media risks.

Understanding & Treating Anxiety with CBT
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day

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 approaches (e.g., relaxation, problem solving, habit reversal, stimulus control), and medication treatments. Medication treatments will also be reviewed, with an emphasis on how they can be combined with cognitive behavioral therapy. Strategies for dealing with treatment resistance will be discussed, as will strategies for dealing with complex cases and clients with multiple issues.

Sep
29
Sat
An Introduction to the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM)
Sep 29 all-day

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. If you are looking for an approach that will help you with your most challenging clients, as one NARM graduate said, “I bless the day I discovered NARM!”

This workshop will offer an overview of developmental trauma from a NARM perspective. Understanding and being able to work with developmental dynamics is critical for helping our clients in their healing process. We will look at how clients’ life experiences present themselves in the context of a complex, psychobiologically-driven relational framework that is often largely unconscious. This framework, laid down by our early attachment experiences (Adverse Childhood Experiences), shapes our development, who we are in the world (our self), and how we relate to others. When clients are having difficulty shifting out of patterns of dysregulation, these implicit dynamics are at play and must be addressed. NARM is a powerful model for addressing unresolved early complex trauma.

Essential Skills in Comprehensive Energy Psychology Level 1 – Atlanta, GA
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day

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
– Healing techniques that work with each of these systems
– The blocks many clients have to achieving their goals and how energy psychology can help resolve them
Presenter: Lynn Karjala, PhD, DCEP, is a clinical psychologist specializing in trauma treatment. She is trained in hypnosis, AIT, EFT, TAT and BSFF. Author of three books, Lynn has extensive experience training clinicians in conventional and alternative approaches. She chairs ACEP’s certification committee.

Save $40 with promo code PNET40

Oct
1
Mon
Anger Management Institute Trainer – Specialist Workshops
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day

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.

Noeticus Addiction Counselor Clinical Training Program (NACCTP)
Oct 1 – Oct 3 all-day

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 supervision is seen as a specialized area of expertise in addiction counseling, it is one of the few mental health credentials that requires specific training in clinical supervision as part of advanced credentialing.

Oct
3
Wed
2018 Annual Play Therapists Conference
Oct 3 – Oct 7 all-day

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

Sep
24
Mon
CBT for Personality Disorders
Sep 24 – Sep 26 all-day

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 borderline personality disorder.

Sep
27
Thu
CBT for Couples
Sep 27 all-day

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.

Sep
28
Fri
Duality’s End: Computational Psychiatry and the Cognitive Science of Representation
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day

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 and researchers about the interplay between computational psychiatry and the psychology and cognitive science of representation, with a goal of identifying opportunities for clinical implementation. Keynote talks from influential innovators and leaders in these fields punctuate a weekend of learning and collaboration. Between sessions, you will have the opportunity to enjoy autumn in the Berkshires and participate in yoga classes and other wellness activities offered at Kripalu.

Ethics & Risk Management in a Digital World 2.0
Sep 28 all-day

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 program participants will be able to:

– Summarize The Trust’s Risk Management Philosophy, including strategies for identifying high risk situations and managing professional practice risks.
– Develop and review strategies for managing digital record keeping challenges.
– Describe risks regarding emerging approaches to telepsychology practice.
– Identify strategies for managing online and social media risks.

Understanding & Treating Anxiety with CBT
Sep 28 – Sep 29 all-day

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 approaches (e.g., relaxation, problem solving, habit reversal, stimulus control), and medication treatments. Medication treatments will also be reviewed, with an emphasis on how they can be combined with cognitive behavioral therapy. Strategies for dealing with treatment resistance will be discussed, as will strategies for dealing with complex cases and clients with multiple issues.

Sep
29
Sat
An Introduction to the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM)
Sep 29 all-day

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. If you are looking for an approach that will help you with your most challenging clients, as one NARM graduate said, “I bless the day I discovered NARM!”

This workshop will offer an overview of developmental trauma from a NARM perspective. Understanding and being able to work with developmental dynamics is critical for helping our clients in their healing process. We will look at how clients’ life experiences present themselves in the context of a complex, psychobiologically-driven relational framework that is often largely unconscious. This framework, laid down by our early attachment experiences (Adverse Childhood Experiences), shapes our development, who we are in the world (our self), and how we relate to others. When clients are having difficulty shifting out of patterns of dysregulation, these implicit dynamics are at play and must be addressed. NARM is a powerful model for addressing unresolved early complex trauma.

Essential Skills in Comprehensive Energy Psychology Level 1 – Atlanta, GA
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day

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
– Healing techniques that work with each of these systems
– The blocks many clients have to achieving their goals and how energy psychology can help resolve them
Presenter: Lynn Karjala, PhD, DCEP, is a clinical psychologist specializing in trauma treatment. She is trained in hypnosis, AIT, EFT, TAT and BSFF. Author of three books, Lynn has extensive experience training clinicians in conventional and alternative approaches. She chairs ACEP’s certification committee.

Save $40 with promo code PNET40

Oct
1
Mon
Anger Management Institute Trainer – Specialist Workshops
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day

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.

Noeticus Addiction Counselor Clinical Training Program (NACCTP)
Oct 1 – Oct 3 all-day

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 supervision is seen as a specialized area of expertise in addiction counseling, it is one of the few mental health credentials that requires specific training in clinical supervision as part of advanced credentialing.

Oct
3
Wed
2018 Annual Play Therapists Conference
Oct 3 – Oct 7 all-day

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