Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Youth: Clinical Tools for Working with Youth Across the Gender Spectrum – August 13, 2021

Presenter: Caroline Carter, PsyD This generation of youth are profoundly expanding our understanding of the possibilities available for gender identity and expression. In light of this, many clinicians who work with youth, despite their specializations, may find themselves working with a young client who holds a transgender or gender nonbinary (TGNB) identity and/or expression.  This training will focus on providing practitioners with a deeper conceptual understanding of TGNB youth. When: August 13, 2021 Time:  9:00 am – 11:00 am Location: This professional training session is a live, interactive webinar.  We will send you the link to join the session after your…

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Gaps and Gains – July 30, 2021

Understand the Social, Emotional and Academic Setbacks and Gifts (Yes, Gifts!) of the Covid-19 Year with Clinical Implication. How has the last unprecedented year and a half affected our children and teens? During this pandemic season, youth have experienced loss, trauma, racial justice concerns, excessive screen time, upended routines, and isolation. They’ve also experienced less frenzied schedules, perhaps developed some new skills and interests, and experienced different kinds of family time (for better or worse). The Covid-19 year has changed children’s lives in so many ways.  While the long-term developmental impact of navigating this global pandemic is yet to be…

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Expressive Art Therapy: Explore the Healing Power of the Arts August 6, 2021

Presenter:  Sushi Frausto, LMFT The Creative Arts have historically been a way for humanity to express, discover, grow and connect. Combined with therapeutic and educational theories, the arts can wield powers of true transformation. Expressive Art Therapy brings together various theoretical approaches and combines them with the artistic process to create spaces for healing and growth. In this course, we will discuss ways to make art safe and approachable, learn how to use various art modalities to foster development, and discover ways to incorporate the arts into the approaches you are already using. But let’s not just talk!  Come ready…

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Effective and Compassionate Clinical Work for Gender-Expansive Children, Teens and Families – February through April, 2021

Note: This course will be repeated in September-November, 2021 and is presented in connection with the Institute for Girls’ Development, Pasadena, CA. Presenter: Susan P. Landon, LMFT Dates: Mondays: February 22 – April 12, 2021 Time: 11am – 1pm Format: Secure Video/Zoom platform Cost: $795 for the course. $640 is the early bird special rate. $395 for students and pre-licensed therapists. CE Units: 16.0 (You must attend all 8 meetings to obtain CE credit. No partial credit can be given) Course Level: This training would be most useful for beginning to intermediate practitioners in this area. No previous work with…

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Effective and Compassionate Clinical Work for Gender-Expansive Children, Teens and Families – September-November, 2021

Presenter:  Susan P. Landon, LMFT Dates:  Mondays:  September 20 – November 15, 2021 Not meeting on Monday, October 11, 2021 (Indigenous People Day) Time:  11am – 1pm Format:  Secure Video/Zoom platform Cost:       $795 for the course. $640 is the early bird special rate. $395 for students and pre-licensed therapists. CE Units: 16.0 (You must attend all 8 meetings to obtain CE credit.  No partial credit can be given) Course Level: This training would be most useful for beginning to intermediate practitioners in this area.  No previous work with transgender, gender-fluid or gender non-binary clients is required. Course Type:  This course…

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Effective and Compassionate Clinical Work for Gender-expansive Children, Teens and Families – part 2 (July, 2020)

New Video Format! Postponed from March, 2020 Presenters:  Susan P. Landon, LMFT and Aydin Olson-Kennedy, LCSW This generation of youth is profoundly expanding our understanding of the possibilities available for gender identity and expression. In light of this, many clinicians who work with youth, despite their specializations, may find themselves working with a young client who holds a transgender or gender nonbinary (TGNB) identity and/or expression. Many of us have little training or experience working with these children, teens or their families. These presenters have many years of experience working to understand and help us understand the challenges faced by…

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Sex, Desire, Intimacy and Connection: Your Whole Relationship

New Video Format! Friday, July 17th and 24th and Saturday, July 18th and 25th, 2020 We welcome same-sex and opposite-sex couples of all genders who have either participated in EFT couples therapy, read and practiced the Hold Me Tight® book, or participated in the Hold Me Tight® Couples Workshop. Presenters: Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD In Hold Me Tight® or EFT Therapy, you learned and practiced nurturing a deeper and more secure emotional connection. In this next-step workshop, you will learn how to enhance your sexual connection, cultivating intimacy, safety, healing, playfulness, and fun! When:  There will be…

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Effective and Compassionate Clinical Work for Gender-Expansive Children, Teens and Families – Part 1

Presenter:  Susan P. Landon, LMFT Ms. Landon has been working with gender expansive youth and their families – particularly children (ages 3 and older) – for many years. She is a wealth of wisdom and experience on development, family, working with schools, etc.  While Susan will be providing training on working with both teens and young children, her emphasis will be on working with children and their families.  The gender journey for these young ones is a specialized and unique area. Susan is interested in sharing her knowledge to those who will be expanding this work as it becomes more…

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Hold Me Tight® : 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love – February 7-9, 2020

Presenters: Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD Drs. Silvina Irwin and Lisa Blum are offering this educational and experiential workshop which teaches you the core concepts of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), heralded as one of the most effective couples therapies by the New York times and endorsed by the American Psychological Society as scientifically proven. These workshops are based on the international best-selling book Hold Me Tight: 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson. These transformative workshops will help you reconnect, repair, and re-energize your relationship and help you create a positive loving bond that…

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