Continuing Education Program

Heart-based Meditation for Therapists

Workshop Sessions will be held at two locations:
      CHC Novato Office -  Four Sunday mornings, 10-11am, facilitated by Ellen Hammerle, Ph.D., LMFT
      CHC San Francisco Office - Four Thursday evenings, 7-8pm, facilitated by Amelia Pryor, Ph.D., LMFT

Call for dates and to pre-register: (415) 499-1115

Heart-based meditation is a centuries old practice for bringing attention and awareness to the heart, and aligning heart and mind for balance, focus, and presence. Heart-based practices have been shown to increase a stable sense of self, and are beneficial in establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries in clinical work and in reducing vicarious trauma. This experiential seminar will help you understand what heart-based is, the benefits for the therapist, and practical applications in clinical practice.

Through presentation and experiential exercises, you will learn powerful techniques that can easily be integrated into your life and therapy practice. As a therapist you will learn ways to integrate this work for your own self-care.

As a result of attending 4 sessions, participants will be able to:
·       List two techniques to increase heart-based presence in your life and in work with clients.
·       Identify three ways in which you become distracted from your heart center in your life and in your clinical work.
·       Describe two strategies you can use to focus your awareness and return your attention to your heart center.
·       List two specific ways to integrate heart-based practice in the therapeutic session.

Fee: $10/session

This workshop meets the requirements for 4 hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

The Community Healing Centers is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs and LEPs, Provider number: 90789. Community Healing Centers maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Continuing Education grievances and request for refunds, disability accommodations, copies of CEU certificates or other records should be directed to Dr. Ellen Hammerle at (415) 499-1115. For our policies pertaining to these matters, please go to the policies page.

 

Continuing Education Program

Treatment Planning Workshop for Therapists

Workshop Sessions will be held at: CHC Novato Office or CHC Mill Valley Office

Call for dates and to pre-register: (415) 499-1115

Facilitator: Amelia Pryor, Ph.D., LMFT, LPCC

In this 60-minute clinical workshop therapists will have the opportunity to discuss cases and formulate a treatment plan for a client. Methods for deepening awareness of the client’s treatment goals, the level of presence of the therapist, and multicultural and diversity perspectives and will be integrated into the treatment plan.

Awareness of client goals in treatment and awareness of the stance and state of the therapist are important in ongoing clinical work.
This workshop is intended for seasoned therapists who want a safe and confidential environment in which to expand their perspectives and discuss cases. This experiential workshop will help clinicians understand the benefits of a multifaceted treatment plan and practical applications in clinical practice.

Through presentation and experiential exercises, participants will gain perspectives that can be integrated into therapy practice. 
As a result of attending a 60-minute session, participants will be able to:

  • List two ways that a treatment plan will be updated or modified for a client
  • Describe one aspect of your inner state or level of presence that has influenced one of the cases in the workshop
  •  Describe a strategy to increase your awareness of multicultural or other forms of diversity perspective into your clinical practice

Fee: $30/session

This workshop meets the requirements for one hour of continuing education credit for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

The Community Healing Centers is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs and LEPs, Provider number: 90789. Community Healing Centers maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Continuing Education grievances and request for refunds, disability accommodations, copies of CEU certificates or other records should be directed to Dr. Ellen Hammerle at (415) 499-1115. For our policies pertaining to these matters, please go to the policies page.

 

Forty Days: Alchemy of Tranquility® Program

Annual Week-end Retreat: "Practice"
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Friday, Feb 1 - Sunday, Feb 3, 2019

Santa Sabina Center, 25 Magnolia Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901, United States (map)

The Program

Practical. Intense. Transformative.

This unique program is based on the ancient recognition that psychology, physiology, and spiritual experience are interrelated and interconnected dimensions of the whole self. To better understand any one dimension requires exploration of all dimensions. Such an exploration fosters emotional balance and a deeper understanding of our attitudes, behavior and spiritual development.

The 40 Days Alchemy of Tranquility Series is designed for individuals interested in further exploring the multiple dimensions of self, as well as for practicing psychotherapists who are interested in methods for addressing these dimensions with their clients. CHC clinicians present at and facilitate workshops in the Alchemy of Tranquility Program. 


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Registration deadline is January 20, 2019.

Call (415) 499-1115 for more information.

CEUs are offered through International Association of Sufism/40 Days: Alchemy of Tranquility Program. IAS/40 Days: Alchemy of Tranquility Program is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LEPs. Provider number: 95354. IAS/40 Days maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Continuing Education grievances and request for refunds, disability accommodations, copies of CEU certificates or other records should be directed to 40days@ias.org. For our policies pertaining to these matters, please go to ias.org/programs/fortydays/40-days-program-policies