Kimochis: Tools for Early Childhood Social-Emotional Development
Presenter: Michelle Shelley ’08, LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Learning Objectives: As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to:
Michelle’s clinical interests include: Individual, child and adolescent counseling, trauma and abuse issues, community trainings, certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator, and certification in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), EMDR training, & Level 1 PCIT trainer certification.
Kimochis is a social emotional learning curriculum for early childhood. This method provides tools to those who are working with younger children to develop emotional identification, emotional regulation, and the ability to identify possible emotions in others and respond appropriately.
The Body, Beauty, and Bravery Project: What’s Really True About Your Body
Presenter: Alison Cross, LPC, CPCS
September 12, 2017
Learning Objective: As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to learn about the health at Every Size Movement, identify what intuitive eating is and why both are vital to Eating Disorder recovery as well as to the overall health of the therapist.
Two important movements will be discussed during this presentation: The Health at Every Size movement (HAES) and the All Foods Fit model. These principles are key to recovery from all eating disorders and body image issues. They are also important concepts for the general public as well and are put into practice in my new book for women and girls, ‘The Body, Beauty, and Bravery Project: a Five Week Study of What’s Really True About Your Body.’ Helping our clients, male and female, understand these concepts will lead them towards respect for themselves and others, a critical awareness by challenging scientific and cultural assumptions, and compassionate self-care.
Professional Ethics and Social Media
Presenter: Cara Cochran, PhD
September 12, 2017
Learning Objective: As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to gain understanding of ethical guidelines with personal/professional social media accounts.
This brief presentation will cover the counselor’s personal and professional online presence, considerations for working with clients in the age of social media, and the ethical challenges that may occur in the internet age.
Protocol for Comprehensive Sex Addiction Treatment
Presenter: Bruce Knight ’15
September 25, 2017
Learning Objectives: As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to assess for sex addiction, relationship disturbance, and betrayal symptoms utilizing appropriate screening tools/interview, gain a basic understanding of psychodynamics of the addict, partner, and couple and strategies for early and long term treatment, and identify personal barriers to effective assessment, treatment, and referral of this population.
Bruce Wayne Knight and Jessica McCall, both LMFTs and Certified Sex Addiction Therapists, will be presenting their Protocol for Comprehensive Sex Addiction Treatment that also integrates attachment repair and spiritual formation. Those attending will learn about the need for a comprehensive treatment especially as it relates to the individual members of the couple receiving appropriate and timely treatment, in conjunction with group for each. Subsequently, attendees will learn about the implementation of conjoint therapy for couples recovering from the trauma/consequences of sex addiction. Attendees will also learn about the person of the therapist in doing effective treatment with this population.
Leading Psycho-Education Groups for Trauma Survivors
Presenter: Deanna Davis ’16
October 9, 2017
Learning Objective: As a result of this presentation you will be able to discuss practical strategies for creating safe and helpful learning environments for trauma survivors, which includes effectively managing groups of emotionally and behaviorally dysregulated clients, the balance of content vs process, and the therapist’s use of self.