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 and more needed. Note: You do not have to be working with gender expansive youth at this time in order to attend and benefit. Dates: February 24, 2020 March 2, 2020 March 9, 2020 Time:  11 am – 1 pm CE Units: 6.0 Note:  This training meets for two hours…

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Transgender and Gender Nonbinary Youth: Clinical Tools for Working with Youth Across the Gender Spectrum – July 31, 2020

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: July 31, 2020 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 register.  The program is presented in conjunction with the Institute for Girls’ Development, Pasadena, CA who will send the link and manage registration. CE units: 2.0 GENERAL DESCRIPTION This generation of youth are profoundly expanding our understanding of the possibilities available for gender identity and expression. In light of this,…

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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 will last a lifetime. Dates:  February 7-9, 2020 Time: Starts Friday at 3 PM and ends Sunday by 1 PM.  See schedule below for details CE Units: 14.0 Location:  Temecula Creek Inn 44501 Rainbow Canyon Road Temecula, CA 92592 888.976.3404   Cost: Regular Registration per couple is $1350.00. A limited number…

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Hold Me Tight® : 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love – November 15 – 17, 2019

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 will last a lifetime. Dates:  November 15 – 17, 2019 Time: Starts Friday at 3 PM and ends Sunday by 2 PM.  See schedule below for details CE Units: 14.0 Location:  Temecula Creek Inn 44501 Rainbow Canyon Road Temecula, CA 92592 888.976.3404 Cost: Regular Registration per couple is $1350.00 after October…

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MINDFULNESS TOOLS: HELPING CHILDREN AND TEENS STRESS LESS AND CONNECT MORE – July 20, 2019

Come discover creative, fun and meaningful tools for incorporating mindfulness into everyday activities with children and teens! For mental health professionals, educators, and youth program leaders. Learn creative, fun and meaningful tools and exercises to support the effective use of mindfulness in school, after school, and in therapy. Presenter: Dr. Melissa Johnson When: Saturday, July 20, 2019, 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 focus, manage stress, enjoy more positive relationships, and increase optimism! Whether you work in an educational or clinical setting or an after-school program, mindfulness tools can be an asset to the youth with whom you work. This presentation will provide participants with current research, practical tools, and experiential exercises to support the effective use of mindfulness with children and…

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Get Social Media Savvy: What Every Adult Working with Youth Should Know about Social Media – June 14, 2019

Presenters:  Melissa J. Johnson, PhD,  Vicki Chiang, PsyD,  Paige Hobey, MA  Who are the top users of social media in the U.S.?  You got it – teen girls! Social media provides a unique tool for teens to stay connected 24/7 – and 70% receive support from others on social media during tough times. Add the dopamine jolts from getting “likes,” the freedom to interact independent from parents, and the entertainment value of apps literally designed to hook us – and it’s hard to resist.   How can teens enjoy the benefits while maintaining a healthy balance and managing the tough stuff – like those not-so-tactful group texts and why-wasn’t-I-invited photos? We’ve received so many recent requests from educators and mental health professionals hoping to offer the right support around social media.  So, our clinical team came together and designed a unique, interactive training session. The course offers three hours of continuing…

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Hold Me Tight® : 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love – February, 2019

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 will last a lifetime. Dates:  February, 1 – 3, 2019 Time: See schedule below CE Units: 14.0 Location: Temecula Creek Inn 44501 Rainbow Canyon Road Temecula, CA 92592 888.976.3404 Cost: Regular Registration per couple is $1250.00 by January 30, 2019. A limited number of discounts are available for students. Please…

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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 days. This training is designed for people who have attended previous trainings in DBT and will further develop skills needed to provide effective treatment with Stage 1 and Stage 2 clients.  Presenter will assume that participants have knowledge of the basic principles of DBT.  An overview of the treatment and treatment strategies will not be presented. Time:  Wednesday – Friday:  8:30 – 4:30 (doors open at 8:00 for sign-in and light breakfast) Saturday:  8:30 –…

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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 discuss current research and practice applications. Time: 1 pm – 5:15 pm (sign in and snacks from 12:30 – 1pm) CE Units: 4.0 Location: 95 N. Marengo Ave, Suite 100 Cost:  $109 — Early bird price:  $99 if registered by Monday February 12th Course Level: Beginning to Intermediate.  This course is suitable for all practitioners who are unfamiliar with EFT Couples Therapy or who have had minimal training in the use of EFT Couples Therapy You…

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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 therapist and conduct sessions that include pre-treatment, commitment, chain analysis and the interventions that are chosen as part of solution analysis. Strategies will be identified, coached and strengthened by the trainers and other participants. As others are conducting DBT individual therapy sessions and/or presenting cases, other participants will be identifying strategies in individual therapy sessions, looking for what is DBT and what is not, and focus on the provision of effective DBT consultation. Additionally, participants…

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