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115 A Day of Gentle Yoga

Amy Weintraub • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: EMPIRE ROOM PATIO TENT

Amy WeintraubWe often think of yoga as physical postures and breathing exercises, forgetting that it also serves to clear the mind and calm emotions. In this workshop, we’ll spend the day learning restorative practices you won’t find in regular yoga classes.
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116 Mindstrength

Ronald Alexander • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: SENATE ROOM

Ronald AlexanderGiven the repetitive wear and tear of clinical practice, we’re all at risk for falling into a rut that dulls us to new possibilities in our life and work. Spend the day developing your Mindstrength—a combined mindfulness and trance practice designed to access, heighten, and harness your creative resources. Continue reading

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117 Poetry of the Progress Note

Brad Sachs • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 300E

Brad SachsAs clinicians, we tend to view written documentation of our work as a necessary evil, rather than as a unique opportunity to heighten our awareness and understanding of our patients, ourselves, and the relationship that evolves between us.
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118 The Soul of Photography

Dick Anderson • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 268W

Dick AndersonIn this digital age, we’re awash in photographs documenting every aspect of our experience. Here’s a chance to both sharpen your craft and your ability to appreciate photography as an art form. Continue reading

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119 So You’re Writing a Book

Melanie Gorman • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: CABINET ROOM

Melanie GormanGiven their experiences in the therapeutic trenches, many therapists are bubbling over with compelling ideas for books they long to publish. But how many of them know what it takes to actually write, revise, and publish a book? Continue reading

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120 Brain Care is Self-Care

Linda Graham • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: BLUE PRE-FUNCTION ROOM

Linda GrahamBy tapping into the innate neuroplasticity of the brain to reduce stress, regain equilibrium, perspective, and resilience, we can avoid compassion fatigue and burnout and recover the rejuvenating creativity and flow of our work.
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121 Creative Body, Creative Mind

Daniel Leven • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: EXECUTIVE ROOM

Daniel LevenOur minds tend to follow our bodies, whether we’re feeling tense and heavy or energetic and light. Since we spend so much time listening to our client’s troubles, it’s not surprising that we sometimes feel our creative juices drying up and our capacity for feeling joy, happiness, and inspiration diminishing. Continue reading

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122 Breathing for Your Life

Jessica Dibb & Jim Morningstar • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: COUNCIL ROOM

Jessica DibbJim MorningstarWe live, therefore we breathe–but few of us are aware how to use the way we breathe to help us regulate our emotional state, relax our over-stimulated brains, increase our energy, and improve Continue reading

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PRE-CONFERENCE CLINICAL WORKSHOPS

PRE-CONFERENCE CLINICAL WORKSHOPS • 9:30 AM – NOON, 1-4 PM

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123 The Ethically Attuned Therapist

Mary Jo Barrett • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: PALLADIAN ROOM

Mary Jo BarrettThe ethical rules for therapists used to be unambiguous: no gifts, no self-disclosure, no dual relationships, no out-of-session contact, and, of course, no sex. But today the rules against boundary violations aren’t so straightforward, nor do the old prohibitions always seem clinically useful. Continue reading

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124 Navigating the New DSM-5

Martha Teater • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: AMBASSADOR ROOM

Martha TeaterThe recent introduction of DSM-5–the most important revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 20 years–requires clinicians to make various changes to the way they assess and diagnose clients. Continue reading

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125 Adventures in Therapy

Courtney Armstrong • Thursday All Day
LOCATION: SUITE 215E

Courtney ArmstrongIn our clinical training, we may have felt we needed to standardize our behavior and appearance to match a rigid model of a serious-minded “professional.” But we know now that it’s more effective to break free from that narrow model and be ourselves. Continue reading

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126 Wisdom for New Therapists

Jay Lappin • Thursday All Day
LOcation: roberts pdr room

Jay LappinWhat do new therapists need to know to develop their craft? In this workshop, you’ll get practical advice about a range of difficult therapy situations, as well as an opportunity to explore the emotional issues that new therapists often grapple with. Continue reading

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