Continuing Education (CE Credit) Workshops for Practitioners

2017/2018 events
ATTUNED AGING: Moving Beyond Cultural Expectations, Experiencing Our Truest, Fullest Selves

How do we accept and even enjoy our bodies and our lives while living in a culture that demands an ideal body and eternal youth?
Aging is a challenge for all and also an opportunity to look more deeply at our own attitudes, feelings, and experiences.
Incorporating the thoughts of clinicians and other writers in this didactic and experiential presentation, we explore the realities of aging and the socially constructed expectations of how we should age with an eye towards developing new and positive perspectives.
Suitable for clinicians and nonclinicians.
Participants will:
-- Identify the larger cultural forces that affect thinking and feelings about aging.
-- Have the opportunity to become more comfortable about aging by understanding both the personal and cultural roots of their discomfort about aging.
-- The above, in turn, will aid practitioners in listening for client’s problematic reactions to aging while holding our own reactions.

2.0 Continuing Education Credits for NYS licensed LCSWs/LMSWs, MHWs and LCATs. Please allow 5 days for processing.
Bonnie Gitlin, LCSW and Lela Zaphiropoulos, LCSW-R, ACSW

Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:00am – 12:00pm Fee $55.00 WTCI Association Members: $45

Refund Policy: 2 weeks prior to the workshop: 100% refund. After that date, no refunds unless the date and /or time of the workshop has been changed by the sponsor. If such a change is made, 100% refunds are available 3 days from date the learner is advised of the schedule change.

The Women's Therapy Centre Institute Training Program is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for NYS licensed social workers #SW-0361 and by NYSED's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners for NYS licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0018 and licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0102.
The New York State Education Department has approved this workshop for 2.0 contact hours (CEUs) for NYS licensed LCATs, LMSWs, LCSWs, and LMHCs. Please allow 5 days for processing of Certificate of Participation.

THEATER FOR THERAPISTS: How to Incorporate Theater Skills Into Psychotherapy Practice
Description: Improvisational (“improv”) theater is rooted in collaboration and spontaneity. Improv training is perhaps best known for the many comedy superstars it has produced, including Tina Fey, Alan Arkin, Gilda Radner, and Joan Rivers. However, improv and improvised theater games have also been used widely as a tool for learning and leadership development. In fact, most of the improv games and techniques that are used today were first developed by a social worker in the 1920s. In this workshop, participants will be led in improv theater exercises in order to enhance their use of self as psychotherapists.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
3:00pm-5:00pm 2 C-E Credits
Amie Roe, LCSW
Fee: $60 WTCIA Members: $50

MIND-BODY TECHNIQUES FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE: Building Somatic Resources Through Breath, Rhythm, and Autonomic Regulation

Description: This 3 1/2 hour workshop will offer tools to therapists that can be used in session to help clients access and integrate the body-self in treatment. To improve the efficacy of treatment interventions, this class will help clinicians to understand and work with the autonomic nervous system and its rhythms. Drawing on both Eastern and Western wisdom, participants will learn and practice the different breathing techniques that help to access the body’s wisdom in the healing process. Common misconceptions about breath work will be addressed as well as modifications for specific conditions.
Saturday, December 2, 2017
9:30am-1:00pm 3.5 C-E Credits
Tulasi Jordan, LCSW, SEP, ERYT-500
Fee: $90 WTCIA Members: $80
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CHALLENGING CULTURAL WEIGHT STIGMA: A Paradigm for Socio-Psychic Understanding and Compassionate Treatment of "Obesity"
In this five hour didactic, experiential and interactive workshop we will discuss:
Current concepts about and causes of “obesity,” including: changing concepts of female beauty, corporations that sell diets as well as beauty and style, chemical and hormonal consequences of agribusiness, the evolution of unrealistic pathologizing BMI measurements, and more. Experiential Interventions of how to honor the embodied trauma of being very large in our society and thus functioning as the bad object for others. We will explore experiential interventions focusing on what it is like for the therapist to be near and to treat very large women. Considerations and contributions of the Health at Any Size movement and other groups opposing weight prejudice.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
10:30am-3:30pm (1 hour break for lunch) 4.0 C-E Credits
Susan Gutwill, AB-PhD, LCSW
Fee: $110 WTCIA Members: $90
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