Your Whole Relationship: Sex, Desire, Intimacy, and Connection – July 14-16, 2017

This workshop builds on previous knowledge gained either from a Hold Me Tight ® workshop, or from significant experience with EFT-focused couples therapy. Presenters: Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD In our many years providing couples therapy to help heal relationships, we have witnessed how hard it is to talk honestly and openly about challenges in sexual relationships. Conversations about sex are often filled with anxiety, shame, embarrassment, and fear of hurting one’s partner.…

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Stand Up! Speak Out! Curriculum Training – July 20-21, 2017

Train to Use the Essential Curriculum for Educators, Counselors, Program Leaders,  and Others Who Work With Girls  (Ages 8-13).  Curriculum designed for girls ages 8 to 13; can be modified for older and younger girls. Presenters:  Melissa Johnson, PhD and Vicki Chiang, PsyD “When I talk to teachers, school counselors, mental health professionals, and youth program leaders, the conversation quickly turns to the social world of girls,” observes Dr. Melissa J Johnson, expert on girls’…

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Mindfulness Tools: Help Children and Teens Stress Less and Connect More – July 22, 2017

An informative, practical and fun training for therapists, educators, school counselors and youth program leaders.  Come discover creative, fun and meaningful tools for incorporating mindfulness into everyday activities with children and teens. Presenter:  Dr. Melissa Johnson When:  Saturday, July 22, 2017,  9:30am – 3:30pm  (Sign in and light breakfast 9:00 – 9:30) Exciting current research in the fields of psychology, education, and neuroscience indicate that mindfulness practices can help children and teens improve attention and…

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Hold Me Tight® : 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Presenters: Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD Dates: November 3 – 5, 2017 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…

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Hold Me Tight: A Relationship Enhancement Program – Cambria, CA – May 19-21, 2017

Presenters: Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD Dates: May 19 – 21, 2017 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…

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Your Whole Relationship: Sex, Desire, Intimacy and Connection – July 14-16, 2017

This workshop builds on previous knowledge gained either from a Hold Me Tight ® workshop, or from significant experience with EFT-focused couples therapy. Presenters: Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD In our many years providing couples therapy to help heal relationships, we have witnessed how hard it is to talk honestly and openly about challenges in sexual relationships. Conversations about sex are often filled with anxiety, shame, embarrassment, and fear of hurting one’s partner.…

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Action: Case Based Training ©

Presenters: Shari Manning, PhD and Kate Comtois, PhD, MPH DBT in Action: Case Based Training© is for individuals who have been practicing DBT Individual Psychotherapy in the context of a comprehensive program. This training will build on existing skills and provide opportunities for feedback and consultation designed to increase the capacities necessary for certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Participants will follow a client named “Lisa” through Stage 1 DBT. Participants will function as “Lisa’s” individual…

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Your Whole Relationship: Sex, Desire, Intimacy and Connection – February 3-5, 2017

This workshop builds on previous knowledge gained either from a Hold Me Tight ® workshop, or from significant experience with EFT-focused couples therapy. Presenters: Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD In our many years providing couples therapy to help heal relationships, we have witnessed how hard it is to talk honestly and openly about challenges in sexual relationships. Conversations about sex are often filled with anxiety, shame, embarrassment, and fear of hurting one’s partner.…

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Hold Me Tight: A Relationship Enhancement Program – Lake Arrowhead – October, 14-16, 2016

Presenters: Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD Dates: October 14-16, 2016 This Relationship Enhancement Program is based on the book Hold Me Tight, by Sue Johnson, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and founder of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT is the only model of couple intervention that uses a systematic, empirically validated theory of adult bonding as the basis for understanding and alleviating relationship problems. In this program, participants will learn about the science of adult…

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Mindfulness Tools: Helping Children and Teens Stress Less and Connect More

Mindfulness Tools: Helping Children and Teens Stress Less and Connect More Presenter: Melissa J. Johnson, PhD Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016 Location: Institute for Girls’ Development, 95 N. Marengo Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101 Exciting current research in the fields of psychology, education, and neuroscience indicate that mindfulness practices can help children and teens improve attention and focus, manage stress, enjoy more positive relationships, and increase optimism! Whether you work in an educational or clinical setting…

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