Process Friday at PTI (Past Lectures)

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  • September 8, 2023
    Yoga Interventions in Psychotherapy

    Explore therapeutic interventions inspired by the practice of yoga! Please dress comfortably and be prepared for experiential exercises of gentle movement.

  • August 11, 2023
    Coaching vs Psychotherapy: A panel discussion

    Interested in coaching as a side gig? Curious to know what the difference is between coaching and psychotherapy? Wanting to dip your toes into the coaching world, but not sure how? Come join us for a lively panel discussion about coaching vs psychotherapy!

  • July 14, 2023
    When I am a Three: A Use of Metaphors in the Process Model of Therapy

    As experiential psychotherapists, we always look for  more ways to invite clients into here-and-now explorations through metaphors, and tapping into the right brain’s creative powers for more internal resources. Come practice using client’s imagery in service of healing in the most hopeless of places.

  • June 9, 2023
    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.

  • May 12, 2023
    Turning Process Therapy interventions into good case notes that hold up in treatment planning and court.

    Do you struggle with writing notes that feel too long or too short? Do you ever have amazing experiential process sessions and then struggle to turn very abstract interventions into solid case notes that will hold up justifying a good treatment plan or worst scenario, subpoenaed into court? Come to this workshop and get some practice at this skill.

  • April 14, 2023
    Art Therapy Techniques to Aid an Anxious Mind

    This workshop will go over three techniques to manage anxiety: Creating a body map, a one-minute brain dump, and scheduling a worry time.
    Ample time will be offered at the end for questions surrounding the application of art therapy, and other mindfulness-based interventions for anxiety and stress reduction.

  • March 10, 2023
    Dive into Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy

    Come deep dive into spiritually integrated psychotherapy! Explore counter transference that would hold a clinician back and practice inviting clients to more fully own their therapy by bringing in their spiritual and religious selves. Explore cross section between psychotherapy and spirituality.

  • February 10, 2023 Recording Available
    In The Flow: Expressive Arts Interventions in the Process Model

    The expressive arts interventions provide a great way to invite people into their internal realm. Come practice weaving several art modalities as a way to deepen your clients process and connection to self and the flow.

  • January 13, 2023
    Psychotherapy and the Yin-Yang of Qigong

    In this presentation we will look at the core principles of Qigong, the intersection possibilities for psychotherapy and correlations to process therapy, and hopefully distinguish the ancient practice of Qigong as a framework for understanding and aligning with Universal processes which heals and balances the human system.

  • December 9, 2022 Recording Available
    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.

  • November 11, 2022
    Resources for working with covert narcissism in ourselves and in our clients.

    Let’s explore our own experiences with covert narcissim, and how this impacts our ability to work objectively with the topic as it shows up in session. We will accomplish this through story telling, relaying experience, and experiential enactments.

  • October 14, 2022
    Brief Introduction to Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy

    Nearly three in every four people that seek out your support for therapy embody some form of religiousity or spirituality. And yet how many of us are appropriately trained to work with this powerful and vital aspect of their Being, and the ways in which it informs their wellbeing? This brief workshop will introduce the process of creating a safe space and inviting our clients into holistically exploring, healing and deepening this third arm of the mind-body-spirit essence.

  • 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 Recording Available
    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.