Process Friday at PTI (Past Lectures)

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  • September 9, 2022
    Dear Therapists: What homeschooling families want caring professionals to know about them

    An informal survey of homeschooling families and their struggles with caring professionals. Hear what they want you to know about them, common myths and misconceptions about homeschooling, and how you can best serve your clients who also homeschool.

  • August 12, 2022
    Untangling from Clients Using the Drama Triangle

    The drama triangle is a very useful shorthand to staying out of client’s systems, both internal and external. Some common places where therapists become entangled with client processes: fees and time, having an agenda and counter-transferance, and systems (internal, couples, families and groups). Therapists can use the drama triangle as an indicator system to re-orient to internal ease and flow in the therapist seat.

  • July 8, 2022
    Zen Philosophy in Psychotherapy: Non-Agenda, Allowance and Mindfulness

    The class will briefly introduce Buddhist psychology and how it can be applied in psychotherapy, particularly utilizing the tenets of releasing attachment to outcomes and allowing the present moment to unfold with clients.

  • June 10, 2022
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Skills for Process Therapist

    You’d be surprised just how experiential Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be.  Come play and learn some new frames that just may inspire more flow and creativity with your enactments and invitations.
    We will explore ways for experiential and process based therapists to adapt and take inspiration from methods and principles from two forms of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy TEAM-CBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). 

  • May 13, 2022
    How much does it cost me to see my client?

    There’s an old saying, “Cost is fact, price is policy.” Before you can set a reasonable fee policy, you need to know what it cost you to see a client for an hour (and the answer is never “nothing”). This hour-and-a-half talk will walk you through a structured process to determine that cost.

  • April 8, 2022
    Mindful Caregiving of Elders: Applying concepts from the book The Whole-Brained Child

    Join us as we explore what caregiving of our elders can look like as we apply concepts from Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson’s The Whole-Brained Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture your Child’s Developing Mind to facilitate a more mindful caregiving experience for all.
    This content could be useful for therapists working with caregivers of elders as well as for therapists that are also caregivers themselves.

  • March 11, 2022
    To Fight or To Celebrate: Inviting Ownership and Differentiation while Working with Couples

    Two main questions that my couple clients present me with are: “How do we stay connected and agree when we want different things?” and “How do we disagree and still stay connected when we want different things?”   In this workshop I will discuss some ways of inviting clients into connection to self and ownership while at the same time being available and open to connection with a partner.