Self soothing is a non-trivial task. It is one of the most powerful interventions a clinician can offer. One could say that self-soothing is really the only intervention a therapist can offer to clients to stay out of the system, untangle themselves from and release agendas for clients.
– Explore the therapeutic impact of self-soothing techniques for the psychotherapist to deepen the therapeutic alliance, from modeling to productively using counter-transferance.
– Practice 3 self-soothing therapist interventions in service of client work.
– Invite clients to practice self-soothing.
Explore therapeutic interventions inspired by the practice of yoga! Please dress comfortably and be prepared for experiential exercises of gentle movement.
– Practice 3 somatic client interventions from the spiritual and somatic discipline of yoga.
– Articulate 3 limitations and benefits of yoga interventions in psychotherapy, including knowing when to use them appropriately.
– Boundaries for therapists using yoga interventions, how to keep ourselves and our clients.
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!
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.
– Identify and practice at least 2 creative uses of metaphors with clients in individual setting
– Identify and practice a way to use metaphors with clients in couples setting
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.
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.
Therapists will be able to:
-assist clients in somatic awareness/ bodily sensations, and how this relates to anxiety
-learn practical art therapy interventions that they can supply to their clients to work out at home
-learn about MBSR (Mindfulness-based stress reduction) and how art therapy can be used to accomplish this goal.
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.
After this workshop, participants will learn:
– 3 to 5 things that need to be included in professional case notes
– 3 to 5 things to include in a client’s treatment plan
– How to refine long, very detailed notes into more efficient bullet points
– To create shorter sentence type notes and include more relevant details to enhance professionalism and provide necessary details
– To incorporate what we do as Process Therapist into case note language that is understood by adjunct professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, medical docters, other non process therapists, etc.) to make sure we convey our work, client’s responses, and treatment plans going forward.
-To feel more confident overall by writing case notes, covering the essentials session points, and remaining in a 3rd party objective voice of reason.
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.
- Practice enactments inviting clients to connect their own spiritual resources/traditions in relationship to their current therapeutic dilemmas.
- Unpack counter transference that would prevent a clinician from holding a holistic framework that includes a client’s spirituality and/or religion.
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.
– Identify 3 potential benefits of expressive arts interventions to use with clients in individual and group setting
– Practice at least 3 simple intermodal expressive arts interventions
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.
- Name 3 similarities between Qigong and Process Therapy.
- Identify 3 qigong principles and techniques useful to psychotherapy.
- Learn and practice 1 qigong method for polarity balance, regulation, emotion and pattern clearing, and energy modulation.
- Discuss 1 application for the future of psychotherapy and self-healing.