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WORKSHOPS RECENTLY PRESENTED

If you would like one of these workshops presented for your practice or agency, please contact Joanna.

POSSIBILITIES IN WHOLENESS (client workshop)
For women who want to integrate their personal healing and growth into a new sense of wholeness andpossibilities. The weekend will focus on honoring your boundaries while safely stretching your abilities, and imagining possibilities to create new pathways for vibrancy and awareness in your body and your spirit. click here for brochure


SOMATIC FOUNDATION OF ETHICS
This workshop is designed for psychotherapists working with individuals, groups and couples. Participants will learn methods for sensing the ethical impact of their own behaviors. This workshop will provide the opportunity for experiencing and investigating how ethics are built into the human body. click here for brochure


MINDFUL PRESENCE IN PSYCHOTHERAPY - A 5 WEEK SEMINAR
Mondays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2010 - click here for registration form. This training seminar will teach you how to practice mindful presence in the self of the therapist and how to work “in the experience of the present moment” in order to: Cultivate curiosity; Facilitate discovery; Maintain a clear and safe relationship paradigm for empowerment, particularly for borderline-structured clients; Develop and deepen a relationship between the adult client and the wounded younger parts of self; Expand the client’s awareness of their mindbody experience in all 6 aspects (cognition, behavior, affect, sensation, intention and energy); and Process traumatic memories “from the groundedness of the present moment. The experiential format will include lecture, demonstrations, guided meditations, reflective exercises, case discussion and role-plays.


MANIFEST YOUR DREAM PRACTICE
Do you wish your professional practice were more congruent with your dreams and personal values? Are you ready for a healing practice that manifests your dreams? Are you equipped with the tools to realize a more personally gratifying healing practice? Do you want to explore your unknown while surrounded by the grandeur of nature?  This therapist retreat/training with Joanna Colrain and Jim Struve will be offered again in the future. - click here for brochure.


UNDERSTANDING THE DOUBLE BIND OF BORDERLINE PERSONALITY STRUCTURE
Friday, August 28, 2009, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 6 core hours approved, $105, lunch on your own - click here for registration form.

You can enjoy working with clients with borderline structure!  This workshop will look at the spectrum of borderline symptoms, how to assess “treatability,” how to develop a treatment plan, the relevance of attachment theory, the minimization of power struggles, the importance of relationship, and countertransference and self-care of the therapist.  The format will combine didactic, interactive and experiential components, and will offer an opportunity to present some of your most challenging clinical issues.


MINDFUL PRESENCE IN PSYCHOTHERAPY™: SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF MINDFUL, COLLABORATIVE THERAPY
Friday, September 25, 2009, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 6 core hours applied for, $105, lunch on your own - click here for registration form

This workshop will present seven principles of mindful, collaborative therapy and their practical applications.  The format will include guided meditations, case discussion and role-plays, with particular attention given to challenging cases brought in by participants.  This workshop is for any clinician who wants to cultivate or deepen curiosity, exquisite listening, compassion, and self-care.  Joanna Colrain and Jim Struve developed Mindful Presence in Psychotherapy™ in 1998.

LIFE TRANSITIONS OF THE THERAPIST: PERSONAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES
Saturday, Saturday 26, 2009, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 5 hours of Ethics approved, $115, lunch included - click here for registration form.

Using discussion and metaphor, we will explore developmental, circumstantial and identity transitions of the therapist, and the impact upon his/her work.  This is an experiential workshop covering 3 areas: defining the life transition (recognition and intentionality), impact upon the therapeutic relationship, and self-care and boundary issues for the therapist.  This fun workshop has not been offered for 3 years and is back by popular demand!   


SUPERVISING THE THERAPEUTIC IMPASSE: AN ADVANCED ETHICS WORKSHOP FOR SUPERVISORS         
Friday, October 16,
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., 5 hours of Ethics applied for, $105, lunch on your own
- click here for registration form.

When is it appropriate for the therapist to recognize that s/he cannot be helpful to the client because of transference/countertransference issues?  And when is it resolvable?  This workshop will define therapeutic impasses, address relevant transference and countertransference issues, and delineate the differences between addressing an impasse in on-going supervision and in one-time consultation.  Includes practice exercises.  This workshop is open to therapists who have been supervising for at least a year.            

 

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