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Intensive Training Programs

A Guide to Specialized Instruction in the Mental Health Field

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Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy

Dr. Stan Tatkin, author of Wired for Love and Love and War, presents PACT – a Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy. PACT, a fusion of attachment, arousal regulation, and neuroscience, is quickly gaining a reputation for effectively treating couples typically thought of as untreatable. PACT Level I and Level II training is available in Austin, Berkeley, Boulder, Los Angeles, and Seattle and features clinical video presentations, multimedia and didactic delivery, group discussion, case consultation, experiential exercises, and live case enactments. Workshops deepen knowledge of attachment, arousal regulation, neurobiological deficits, and therapeutic enactments. CE credits offered. More information, program dates, prices, and registration available at our website below.


Focusing Resources

Focusing Resources

Focusing, as developed by Eugene Gendlin, is a body-oriented process of self-awareness and emotional healing. Focusing has been linked in over 80 research studies with positive outcomes in therapy. With the Focusing Training Program with additional Healing Professionals content, you'll learn an experiential process for yourself which you can immediately bring into your work with clients. Our program consists of Four Levels, offered individually or as a package. Symposium Participants are offered a discounted package rate. For more information and to register, go to website below. Our workshops qualify for CEUs.

Focusing Resources - Processes for Deep Emotional Healing and Life Change


LifeForce Yoga

LifeForce Yoga®

Practitioner Training for Anxiety & Depression

Offers clinicians Yoga practices supported by current research appropriate for the treatment room. No mat required! Learn directly from Amy Weintraub, the founder of LifeForce Yoga, and a faculty of yoga teachers and mental health professionals the yoga skills you need to help your client clear away the chronic tensions, constricting beliefs, and limiting emotions that may be keeping her from realizing her fullest potential and sustaining her optimum mental health. Offer your clients an alternative and/or adjunct treatment to medication, and provide them with skills for internal mood-regulation and self-care. The evidence-based LifeForce Yoga protocol is used in health care settings internationally. Amy Weintraub is the author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists (W.W. Norton), CEUs.


Center For Contextual ChangeMary Jo Barrett

Center for Contextual Change

Mary Jo Barrett and other seasoned clinicians from the Center for Contextual Change offer trainings on a variety of topics that can be tailored to the specific needs of your staff and done on site. All of our trainings put a particular focus on the Collaborative Change Model, a 3 stage model proven to create real and meaningful change. Topics include DBT, PTSD, Compassion Fatigue, Complex Trauma and more. Our trainers are well versed in both in-patient and out-patient settings and with clinicians working in private practice. Committed to the importance of sharing knowledge with the therapeutic community, we offer a comprehensive curriculum of professional trainings and consultations for mental health clinicians and educators. For more information visit our website,,  or call (847) 676-4447, x336.



Announcing the APA PsycAdvocate® Continuing Education series!

In a joint collaboration between the APA Education and Public Interest Government Relations Offices, PsycAdvocate training modules are designed to provide psychologists and psychology students/trainees with the skills to become effective public policy advocates at federal, state and local levels. The series includes an introduction to advocacy, a review of the structure/functions of the federal government, an overview of the legislative and regulatory processes, strategies for effectively informing and influencing policymakers, and an introduction to state and local advocacy and the value of political activities.
APA Members: $25 Nonmembers: $35


Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Founded/Directed by Pat Ogden, PhD
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® Institute’s three-tier Training Program in Affect Regulation, Attachment, and Trauma teaches effective and accessible somatic interventions for working with the legacy of both trauma and attachment disturbance. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® can be easily integrated into psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and EMDR-focused treatments. SP is a body-oriented talking therapy that draws from principles of interpersonal neurobiology and is informed by contemporary research on trauma, neuroscience, dissociation and attachment. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® Institute offers trainings throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia.


Online Therapy Institute

Online Therapy Institute is a training and consultancy organization designed for mental health practitioners, coaches and healers worldwide who have an interest in using technology to deliver services at a distance. We offer post-graduate Specialist Training Certificates in Online Therapy, Intuitive Studies, Avatar Identities, Online Supervision and Online Coaching all leading toward our Certified Cyber Facilitator credential. We also offer Certified Professional Coach and Certified Intuitive Practitioner credentials. Our courses are CE accredited for most mental health disciplines and we are a Board Certified Coach training provider through CCE. Through training, consultation and field placement, we can help you grow your practice to new levels with online and self-paced training that includes individualized support throughout!

(877) 773-5591



Real People Press (Steve Andreas)

Releasing PTSD Video

Observe the complete process of Steve Andreas guiding an Iraq veteran in resolving PTSD flashbacks, nightmares, rages, grief, perfectionism, anxiety, hypervigilance, the internal critical voices that trigger many of these, and relationship issues, in four sessions totaling over 9 hours of streaming video with follow-up that you can watch at your own pace, with no time limit.

Watch free samples from this video program on YouTube: "A Demonstration of Effectively Resolving PTSD Symptoms."

No risk guarantee 100% money back within 30 days of purchase!


Gerald Smith

Gerald Smith

Couple Therapy Workshop for Psychotherapists
at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA
January 17-19, 2014

13 CEUs led by Gerald Smith, EdD, Licensed Psychologist, Dr. Smith completed all levels of training offered by Virginia Satir, MSW, at Mental Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA. The most comprehensive level was for Smith and seven other psychotherapists in training with Satir each week for nine months.  Subsequently, Satir invited Smith to do some of the family therapy training her schedule did not allow her to do.  Smith wrote two books concerning relationships: Couple Therapy and Hidden Meanings. Visit or call (813) 667-3000.


League of Therapists

Intensive Trauma Therapy, Inc.

Learn what you didn't learn in graduate school! Enhance your clinical skills with practical methods to deal with PTSD and other trauma-related conditions. Our training enables you to: treat nightmares, flashbacks, emotional numbing, and dissociation; safely process traumatic memories without re-living; address chronic suicidal thinking; deal with self-mutilation; and stop command hallucinations. The course is four days (30 hours) of experiential and didactic sessions (lectures, case presentations, and video examples) and a week-long practicum in our clinic during which you follow a patient through his/her individual intensive trauma therapy.  Located in West Virginia, an easy drive from Washington or Pittsburgh.


Mari Creative Resources


Learn MARI, get 20 CEs and cruise the Caribbean in January! The MARI (Mandala Assessment Research Instrument) is a whole-brained instrument based in the concept of wholeness, and is the most comprehensive psychological assessment that exists today. It is a Jungian-oriented instrument based on symbols, colors and developmental stages that literally reveals a remarkably accurate “picture” of the psyche. Accessing all four aspects of consciousness, MARI passes beneath the filters of the ego to reveal the true Self. MARI information spans the traditional and transpersonal perspectives and provides contact and ethics hours approved by APA, ACA, NBCC and NASW. Live and self-paced, online classes available.


Karyne WilnerKaryne Wilner

Karyne Wilner's Core Energetics

Participate in a certification program based upon the world renowned Core Energetics Method. Mental health professionals will become certified in a comprehensive energy-renewing method that helps their patients:

  • Overcome and heal deeply stored, inhibiting, emotional imprints left in the body from earlier unresolved painful experiences.
  • Refresh and enhance the natural flow of life energy and love so they can enjoy a more integrated and harmonious life.

Join this ongoing Professional Training in Core Energetics for weekends:Dec. 13-15, 2013, Jan. 31-Feb.2, March 28-30, May 2-4, & June 27-29, 2014 in Newport, RI. Continuing Education Credits available. For information visit the website,, or call (401) 316-7041 to speak to Karyne personally.


Philadelphia Child & Family Therapy Training Center

Philadelphia Child & Family Therapy Training Center

The Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center, Inc. was created in the late 1990s to continue the training programs previously conducted at Philadelphia Child Guidance Center directed by Salvador Minuchin. Under the leadership of Dr. Marion Lindblad-Goldberg, the training center is known for its development of an updated clinical model, Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy. The Center's traveling faculty conduct training in institutions nationally and abroad. The Center runs a three-year COAMFTE-accredited post-graduate program, a one-year Extern Program, and a three-week June Summer Practicum with live supervision with patients, AAMFT-Approved Supervision Mentoring Course and a Refresher Course, and correspondence courses. Visit the Center's website,


Inner Canvas

Artfix: The Online Class Coming this Fall!

Artfix is a 5 week online class for therapists who want to learn how to live, work + think like an artist ... and solve problems like a genius. Artfix is designed to put a powerful new tool in your toolkit — a 5-step creative process that you can use to find and teach life-altering solutions to your clients’ problems. Lisa Mitchell, MFT, ATR, is an artist who happens to be a therapist. Or maybe it’s the other way around. In her world, it doesn’t really matter — because she believes that art + therapy both rely on the same creative process: a process of finding unexpected solutions, shifting perceptions, and transforming ‘mistakes’ into masterpieces.



American Hypnosis Training Academy

Provides a powerful range of clinical interventions for promoting profound therapeutic results. The acquisition of these highly effective methods will strengthen your professional expertise. Your training will consist of lectures, live demonstrations, and practice in small groups, which will reinforce your learning. Attend this training and you’ll gain the skills you need to immediately use Ericksonian Hypnosis and Brief Psychotherapy effectively. You want excellent training...this is excellent training. The American Hypnosis Training Academy has provided outstanding instruction for more than 32 years to more than 6,000 satisfied professionals.

(301) 565-0103 or (800) 343-9915



The Four Winds Society, Light Body School

Shamanic Energy Medicine transforms psychotherapy to take us beyond the mental-emotion level of healing – to the level of emotional and somatic expression and cognitive understanding and reorganization.  Discover the power of Shamanic Energy Medicine to increase your ability to sense on the energetic level, gain greater understanding of your client’s issues, and add new intervention skills. Their Continuing Education approved programs integrates contemporary research perspectives on neuroscience, brain development and physics which supports energy medicine theory and practice. The world renowned Light Body School has taught many in the medical practices, including doctors, nurses, and therapists. Call toll free for more information: (877) 421-7053 or visit