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Workshops with CE Credits for Psychology

Adult Attachment in Romantic Relationships

Apr 20 - 22, 2018 Begins in 3 months
with Lisa Firestone & Joyce Catlett

Interpersonal relationships can be the ultimate source of happiness or misery. What are the factors that determine whether partners will end up experiencing love and fulfillment in their relationships or suffering pain and distress? This workshop helps answer this question by providing participants with a theoretical model that integrates attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and separation theory in a manner that can provide a road map for developing and maintaining intimacy.

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Embodied Love and Lovemaking: A Full-Spectrum Gestalt Training in Relational Sex Therapy

May 06 - 11, 2018 Begins in 3 months
with Stella Resnick

Loving interactions between two people are present-moment expressions of a combination of pleasurable sensations in the body that can lift the spirit, heal emotional wounds, and forge a strong bond between people. The same can be said about making love. Yet, love and lusty sex are rarely seen as intertwined. Once lovers declare their commitment to each other, passionate lovemaking can fade as partners begin to interact as family, often through subtle bodily cues that can trigger old wounds and defensiveness.

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Mindful Self-Compassion Intensive Training

May 06 - 11, 2018 Begins in 3 months
with Steve Hickman & Michelle Becker

Self-compassion is the heart of mindfulness. It is warm-hearted, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives. Self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience that allows us to admit our shortcomings, motivate ourselves with encouragement, forgive ourselves when needed, care for others, and be more fully ourselves. Rapidly expanding research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships.

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EMDR Basic Training: Part 3 – Advanced Clinical Workshop and Refresher Course

May 13 - 18, 2018 Begins in 3 months
with Laurel Parnell

Refresh your technique and review EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) protocols and procedures, consult on your difficult cases, watch demonstrations, and practice EMDR in small, supervised groups. Instruction will focus on using EMDR with complex cases, resource development and installation, target development, and interweaves.
This EMDR course is for participants who have completed either part 2 training or an equivalent EMDRIA-approved course.

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