Second Saturday Seminars
See inclement weather policy below.
Adolescents struggle with a variety of issues such as identity struggles, negative self-talk, extreme peer pressure, and difficulties fitting in. They often feel stuck between wanting independence and still needing guidance. Adolescents are more likely than adults to make decisions without considering the consequences and commonly feel invincible. To reach these clients, counselors must understand the developmental challenges of teens to provide effective counseling to them. This seminar will explore the challenges of treating this population and consider many different effective counseling strategies.
Examining the Mind-Body Connection in a Trauma Informed Practice
With a growing awareness of the connection between the mind and body it is important to understand how these pieces function and how dysregulation can happen when a person has experienced trauma. This presentation will explore some of the existing research on the topic, as well as new and upcoming explorations into how interacting with touch can be a tool for supporting people who have experienced trauma and some important considerations to make when doing so.
Addressing Grief and Mourning: Taking a Closer Look at a Companioning Model
What comes up for you when you are counseling someone with grief and loss issues? How do you sit with your clients in times of deep sadness or relief? Do you allow each client space to feel or is it tempting to talk away his or her pain? Do you consider yourself a teacher or a student when in a therapeutic relationship with a client?
Join Debbie and Lisa as we look at the needs of our clients and also tap into our own personal losses to better understand helpful responses to those that are grieving. Lisa and Debbie will facilitate conversations around better understanding the difference between grief and mourning. You will be better able to assess differences between normal grief and complicated grief reactions and ways to address each. And together we will share some therapeutic tools that may aid in processing a grief response.
How to Treat Desire Problems for Couples
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
Cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced by 5 am the day of the seminar. Attendees who registered online will be notified of the cancellation via email. Those who have registered and paid in advance will be issued a refund. Those planning to pay at the door can check our Facebook Page. The event listing on our website will also be updated by that time.