STAND UP! SPEAK OUT!® – July, 2018

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 we 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 and Dr. Vicki…

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Hold Me Tight® : 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love – November, 2017

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…

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Mindfulness Tools: Help Children and Teens Stress Less and Connect More – July 21, 2018

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 21, 2018, 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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Your Whole Relationship: Sex, Desire, Intimacy and Connection – April 13 – 15, 2018

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 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! We welcome same-sex and opposite-sex…

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Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) – Feb. 23, 2018

Presenters: Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD New Date:  Friday February 23, 2018 Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a research-validated, attachment-based approach to working with couples. EFT offers a map for understanding relationship needs and struggles in a coherent framework. This interactive introductory seminar combines didactic presentation, case vignettes, and videotaped excerpts of EFT in action with distressed couples. The presenters provide an overview of the EFT model, present key techniques and interventions, and…

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Advanced Topics in DBT: The Art of Moving from Conceptualization to Exposure for Emotional Avoidance©

Presenter: Shari Manning, Ph.D Dates:  Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – Saturday, April 14, 2018 This workshop brilliantly teaches the integration/augmentation of DBT and exposure with helpful demonstrations and opportunities for practice and feedback. This training will begin with one day of advanced training on DBT case conceptualization. It will then use your own individual cases to formulate exposure interventions and move into training on exposure in Stage 1 and Stage 2 DBT for the following 3…

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EFT Resource Center Role Play and Practice Nights – Oct – Nov, 2017

Facilitators:  Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD Dates:  October 3, 2017 November 14, 2017 November 28, 2017 Register for one, two, or all Time:  5:30pm – 7:45pm CE Units:   2.0 per night Location: 95 N Marengo Ave, Suite 100, Pasadena, CA  91101 Cost:  $75/night — (save 10% if you register for more than one night.) Course Level:  Intermediate to Advanced.  This series is open to any mental health professional who has completed the EFT…

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Hold Me Tight® : 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love – February, 2018

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…

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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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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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