Sep
29
9:00am 9:00am

Trauma-Informed Therapy: Important Strategies for Clinical Practice

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Amy Zajakowski Uhll, LCPC
Registration: $150

Contact Scott McLellan (773-754-7441, ext. 25) with additional questions.

In recent years, there has been an explosion of research on the effects of traumatic experiences on the brain and body. This research has given us insight into how human beings have developed in relation to one another and to our environment. What we have learned has implications for all clinical practice not just with clients who specifically identify as having a traumatic history. This workshop will provide an exploration of how trauma-informed practices can be integrated into clinical practice regardless of clinical orientation.  We will begin with a brief overview of important neurobiological research and then engage in a discussion of practical strategies for incorporating this information into our work.

6 CEU's available to LCPCs, LCSWs, LMFTs, and Clinical Psychologists.

Cancellation Policy: Participants who cancel their registrations at least one week (five business days) before the start of the workshop can receive a credit or refund minus a $25.00 processing fee. No credits or refunds will be given for cancellations less than one week before the start of the workshop. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop, in which case participants will receive a full refund.

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Oct
27
9:00am 9:00am

Chronic Shame and Resistance in the Crucible of Dissociation: Practical Approaches to Challenging Clients

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Kathy Steele, MN, CS
Registration: $160
Early Registration: $140
        Register by 9/27/17 with code "JOURNEYEARLY"

Contact Scott McLellan (773-754-7441, ext. 25) for information about special rates:
Group Rate: $130/registrant, 4 registrant min.
Student Rate: $125, with valid student ID
Full Series Registration Rate (3 Workshops): $400

Good enough therapists keep in mind that it is much less about what they do for patients than how they are with them.

Complex trauma and dissociation present some of the most difficult challenges we face as therapists.  It requires us to focus not only on how to conceptualize and treat dissociation but on how to be with patients who experience themselves as many instead of one.  In this highly interactive workshop we will explore ways to increase therapeutic effectiveness with chronic shame and resistance in the context of complex trauma and dissociation. Dissociative parts often engage in defenses that interact internally to maintain chronic, acutely painful shame. We will learn how to work with those who struggle with dissociation as a whole, instead of focusing on changing "difficult" or "resistant" parts.

Kathy Steele, MN, CS, is an internationally recognized leader in the theory and treatment of complex trauma and dissociation. Kathy has (co)authored numerous book chapters, beer-reviewed journal articles, and three foundational books with her colleagues including the recently published Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation: A Practical, Integrative Approach. Kathy is known for her humor, compassion, respect, and depth of knowledge as a clinician and teacher, and for her capacity to complex issues in easily understood and clear ways. She is sought as a consultant and supervisor, and as an international lecturer on topics related to trauma, dissociation, attachment, and psychotherapy.

6 CEU's available to LCPCs, LCSWs, LMFTs and Clinical Psychologists.
This workshop is part of the Sharing the Journey Professional Development Series 2017-2018.

Cancellation Policy: Participants who cancel their registration at least one week (five business days) before the start of the workshop can receive a credit or refund minus a $25.00 processing fee. No credits or refunds will be given for cancellations less than one week before the start of the workshop. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop, in which case participants will receive a full refund.

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Mar
16
9:00am 9:00am

Tapping Children's Hidden Strengths: Exciting New Psychobiological Approaches

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Anne Westcott, MA, LICSW
Registration Fee: $160

Early Registration: $140
        Register by 2/16/18 with code "JOURNEYEARLY"

Contact Scott McLellan (773-754-7441, ext. 25) for information about special rates:
Group Rate: $130/registrant, 4 registrant min.
Student Rate: $125, with valid student ID
Full Series Registration Rate (3 Workshops): $400

Powerful new understandings about the internal, interpersonal, and societal impact of trauma and chronic stress on children point to a growing need for embodied and active treatment approaches to the healing process. This one-day workshop will give you new ways to understand children's trauma symptoms, effective and playful interventions to use in your practice and knowledge to educate your community about the impact of trauma on children and families. This workshop will explore current developments in the diagnostic understanding of complex trauma and implications for best practice. We will examine emerging bottom-up child treatment approaches utilizing film and clinical case examples. The program allows you to see and feel how these approaches access and impact children's disrupted regulation and attachment systems, and to learn about the power of "bottom-up change" and how easily transferable these tools are to your clinical settings.

Anne Westcott has committed her career to serving children and families impacted by trauma. Since 1986, she has worked in public, private, school, and home-based setting. Anne is co-creator and trainer for the SMART Program, a full-body treatment approach for traumatized children, developed at the Trauma Center @ JRI. In addition, she has been a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute since 2009, and is collaborating on their children's curriculum. She consults to and trains a broad range of therapists, from those early in their careers in residential and community clinics to seasoned certified sensorimotor psychotherapists in private practice. Anne is a lively presenter who weaves theory and research with clinical practice examples to convey useful and applicable information for everyone. She is co-authoring a series of children's books for lay people to convey information about trauma and hidden resources in the body, due Fall 2017, as well as a clinical book on SMART, due 2018. Currently, Anne leads a basic training in Affect Dysregulation and Traumatic Memory, and an advanced course in Emotional Processing and Attachment Repair in Chicago for the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. gain essential knowledge about the core neurobiological disruptions from trauma exposure in early development, so that you can better select and offer effective child treatment interventions to your clients.
  2. apply the proposed Development Trauma Disorder diagnosis for children exposed to chronic stress.
  3. effectively explain the impact of chronic trauma exposure on children to clients, colleagues, teachers and insurers utilizing the most current framework.
  4. apply 2-3 simple bottom-up somatic inputs for children to address dysregulation.
  5. education clients and families about how to employ bodily supports at home to better sooth themselves and their child when upset.
  6. become a leader and educator in your communities about the impact of developmental trauma on children, families, and society.

6 CEU's available to LCPCs, LCSWs, LMFTs and Clinical Psychologists.
This workshop is part of the Sharing the Journey Professional Development Series 2017-2018.

Cancellation Policy: Participants who cancel their registration at least one week (five business days) before the start of the workshop can receive a credit or refund minus a $25.00 processing fee. No credits or refunds will be given for cancellations less than one week before the start of the workshop. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop, in which case participants will receive a full refund.

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May
18
9:00am 9:00am

Beginning with Ourselves: Embodied Practices for the Ethical Treatment of Trauma

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A day-long experiential workshop for therapists

CCIH Staff
Registration Fee: $160
Early Registration: $140

        Register by 4/18/18 with code "JOURNEYEARLY"

Contact Scott McLellan (773-754-7441, ext. 25) for information about special rates:
Group Rate: $130/registrant, 4 registrant min.
Student Rate: $125, with valid student ID
Full Series Registration Rate (3 Workshops): $400

As therapists, we ourselves, are the tools of our craft. At each moment in the process of therapy, we are engaging with our clients at many different levels, both verbally and nonverbally. Our personal history and present experience enter the therapy room with us and influence the clinical relationship. The pain and suffering of our clients can also impact us and create vicarious traum.

What do we, as therapists, need in order to work in the present moment and connect to the experience of our clients? In this workshop, we will explore our own internal experience and create practices that both resources us and increase our level of awareness.

In this workshop we will:

  1. explore our experiences of ourselves as therapists.
  2. experience several practices of interal awareness.
  3. become aware of the sign of our experience of vicarious trauma.
  4. develop a plan for both self-care and deepening into our own embodied awareness.

6 CEU's available to LCPCs, LCSWs, LMFTs and Clinical Psychologists.
This workshop is part of the Sharing the Journey Professional Development Series 2017-2018.

Cancellation Policy: Participants who cancel their registration at least one week (five business days) before the start of the workshop can receive a credit or refund minus a $25.00 processing fee. No credits or refunds will be given for cancellations less than one week before the start of the workshop. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop, in which case participants will receive a full refund.

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May
5
9:00am 9:00am

Trauma-Informed Therapy: What Every Therapist Should Know

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$150
6 CEUs available


Amy Zajakowski Uhll, LCPC

In recent years, there has been an explosion of research on the effects of traumatic events on the brain and body. This research has given us insight into how human beings have developed in relation to one another and to our environment. What we have learned has implications for all clinical practice not just for those who specifically identify as having a traumatic history. This knowledge enables us to help clients reduce painful symptoms and experience richer, more peaceful lives in the present moment. In this workshop we will explore how this new information has identified what is essential for effective treatment.

Our workshop will include:
- A brief history of trauma
- A review of essential neurobiological concepts
-An exploration of how these concepts inform therapy and can be integrated into clinical practice regardless of theoretical orientation
- An introduction to body-centered therapies
- Discussion

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Mar
31
9:00am 9:00am

Acts of Recognition: Embedded Relational Mindfulness and the Dyadic Repair of Attachment and Trauma

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Pat Ogden, PhD

"When the spoken word fails, the body dynamically communicates."

The dramatic advances in neuroscience over the past decades have led to important insights into how the mind, brain, and body process experiences. We now know that an exclusive reliance on the "talking cure" may limit clinical efficacy. Mindful awareness of moment-by-moment experience clearly reveal the internal patterns of organizations that underlie clients' current difficulties.

Several psycho-therapeutic methods have been developed that teach mindfulness through structured exercises, solitary practices, and sets of specific skills. However, in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, mindfulness is embedded with the moment-to-moment experience between therapist and client. Embedded relational mindfulness is used to activate clients' present moment experience of attachment failure, unresolved trauma, and experiential connectedness with the therapist. This simultaneous evocation of the effects of past wounds and social engagement between the therapist and client, combined with attention to the body as a primary source of therapeutic actions can inspire healing. 

Registration begins at 8:30 AM

6 CEUs available for LCPCs, LCSWs, LMFTs and Clinical Psychologists.

Tuition:  $175

  • $150.00 if registered by February 28, 2017 (use code: CCIHEARLY)
  • $140.00 for Groups of 4 or more
  • $140.00 for Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Alumni (use code: SPALUM)
  • $125.00 for students with a valid ID (use code: CCIHSTUDENT).

Cancellation Policy: Participants who cancel their registration at least one week (five business days) before the start of the workshop can receive a credit or refund minus a $25.00 processing fee. No credits or refunds will be given for cancellations less than one week before the start of the workshop. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop, in which case participants will receive a full refund.

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May
6
9:00am 9:00am

An Introduction to Yoga Nidra

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For Therapists & Other Mental Health Professionals

This workshop is for psychotherapists (and other mental health professionals) who are interested in personal exploration of Yoga Nidra, a form of guided mindfulness meditation. We will be working with the Integrative Restoration (iRest®) approach; a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry which is currently being utilized in VA hospitals, military bases, hospitals and clinics, hospice, homeless shelters, community programs, and schools.

Yoga Nidra is a systematic process for leading the body and mind into receptive states of relaxation and deep presence, accessing inner healing and the pure awareness of being. It is awonderful support for therapist self-care. The practice of Yoga Nidra can unwind stress, aid sleep, assist in problem solving, and help reduce anxiety, depression and secondary trauma. It is a vehicle for exploring our life experiences and entering into a deeper connection with all that is.

Our session will include:

  • An experiential exploration of customized Yoga Nidra practices
  • Two recorded practices for use at home
  • The iRest Yoga Nidra Handbook and supplemental reading materials
  • Everyday mindfulness tools for personal use and with clients
  • Mindful office yoga, to distress between clients

Our time together will be primarily experiential - creating space for personal exploration, self-inquiry, and deep relaxation.  

Corinne Peterson, MPH, LMT, RYT, has been teaching yoga since 1994. Corinne has a gentle teaching style influenced by 20 year of study in the traditions of Viniyoga, Kriya and Iyengar yoga. She is certified as an iRest® Yoga Nidra Teacher through Richard Miller, PhD and the Integrative Restoration Institute. Corinne also received training in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga through the Trauma Center at the Justice Research Institute founded by Bessel van der Kolk.

$150, 6 CEUs offered for LCSWs, LCPCs, LMFTs and Clinical Psychologists.

To register, please call 773/754-7441, X25

 

 

 

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Feb
19
9:00am 9:00am

Trauma-Informed Therapy: What We Have Learned

In the past two decades there has been an explosion of research into the effects of traumatic events on the brain and body.  This research has informed our clinical practice for individuals with a history of trauma and attachment wounding.  It has enabled us to not only help clients reduce the symptoms of trauma, but also experience richer, more peaceful lives in the present moment.  In this workshop we will explore the current thinking in the treatment of trauma and how these research findings inform clinical treatment.

Our workshop will include:

-  A brief history of trauma treatment

-  A review of essential neurobiological concepts

- An introduction to body-centered therapies

-  An exploration of how these concepts inform our therapy regardless of theoretical orientation

-  Discussion of an integrated approach to treatment

Amy Zajakowski Uhll, LCPC, CCIH Director has over 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy in a variety of clinical settings. Her work with individuals, couples, and families includes 18 years of supervisory experience. Integrating a relational approach with a focus on body-centered and mindfulness-based techniques in the treatment of trauma is Amy’s special area of interest. She is in advanced training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

$150, 6 CEUs offered for LCSWs, LCPCs, LMFTs and Clinical Psychologists.

To register call 773/754-7441, X100

 

 

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Feb
5
9:00am 9:00am

Trauma-Informed Therapy: What We Have Learned

In the past two decades there has been an explosion of research into the effects of traumatic events on the brain and body.  This research has informed our clinical practice for individuals with a history of trauma and attachment wounding.  It has enabled us to not only help clients reduce the symptoms of trauma, but also experience richer, more peaceful lives in the present moment.  In this workshop we will explore the current thinking in the treatment of trauma and how these research findings inform clinical treatment.

Our workshop will include:

-  A brief history of trauma treatment

-  A review of essential neurobiological concepts

- An introduction to body-centered therapies

-  An exploration of how these concepts inform our therapy regardless of theoretical orientation

-  Discussion of an integrated approach to treatment

Amy Zajakowski Uhll, LCPC, CCIH Director has over 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy in a variety of clinical settings. Her work with individuals, couples, and families includes 18 years of supervisory experience. Integrating a relational approach with a focus on body-centered and mindfulness-based techniques in the treatment of trauma is Amy’s special area of interest. She is in advanced training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

$150, 6 CEUs offered for LCSWs, LCPCs, LMFTs and Clinical Psychologists.

Registration for this workshop is now closed. Please consider attending this workshop on February 19th.

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Nov
6
9:00am 9:00am

An Introduction to Yoga Nidra

This workshop is for psychotherapists (and other mental health professionals) who are interested in personal exploration of Yoga Nidra, a form of guided mindfulness meditation. We will be working with the Integrative Restoration (iRest®) approach; a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry which is currently being utilized in VA hospitals, military bases, hospitals and clinics, hospice, homeless shelters, community programs, and schools.

Yoga Nidra is a systematic process for leading the body and mind into receptive states of relaxation and deep presence, accessing inner healing and the pure awareness of being. It is awonderful support for therapist self-care. The practice of Yoga Nidra can unwind stress, aid sleep, assist in problem solving, and help reduce anxiety, depression and secondary trauma. It is a vehicle for exploring our life experiences and entering into a deeper connection
with all that is.

Our session will include:

-   An experiential exploration of customized Yoga Nidra practices

-  Two recorded practices for use at home

-  The iRest Yoga Nidra Handbook and supplemental reading materials

-  Everyday mindfulness tools for personal use and with clients

- Mindful office yoga, to distress between clients

Our time together will be primarily experiential - creating space for personal exploration, self-inquiry, and deep relaxation.

Corinne Peterson, LMT, MPH, NCTMB, RYT has been teaching yoga since 1994. She received her first yoga instructor certification through the Temple of Kriya Yoga (1995) and a subsequent certification as a teacher and yoga therapist through the American Viniyoga Institute (2006). Corinne has a gentle teaching style influenced by 20 years of study in the traditions of Viniyoga, Kriya and Iyengar yoga. She is certified in IRest® Yoga Nidra through Richard Miller, PhD, and the Integrative Restoration Institute. Corinne also received training in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga through the Trauma Center at the Justice Research Institute founded by Bessel van der Kolk. She holds a masters degree in public health in the area of health education and promotion, and has been a nationally certified massage therapist since 1997.

$150, 6 CEUs offered for LCSWs, LCPCs, LMFTs and Clinical Psychologists.

To register call 773/754-7441, X20

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Sep
25
9:00am 9:00am

The Embodied Therapist

Simply put, we are the instrument. 
Slowing down to notice what we sense in our bodies and how we express through our bodies informs us as to what is going on in the therapeutic relationship, what is missing, and what we can offer to help it shift.  Learn to practice full embodiment and see how simple presence can help guide the process, build relationships, and increase our capacity for ease and satisfaction. 
 
During the workshop, we will:

- Learn five Hakomi principles that govern and guide body centered interventions in psychotherapy

- Practice five or more methods for emotional regulation

- Understand the importance of the therapist's embodiment in the therapeutic relationship

- Practice tracking therapist's own dis-regulation and three or more techniques for re-sourcing

- Gain a basic understanding and felt sense of how the therapist's embodied presence engenders safety and invites experiences of secure attachment

Jennifer Mueller, LCPC has been studying and practicing bodycentered psychotherapy since 1987.   She is a teacher of the Hakomi Method, and is trained in Susan Aposhyan's Body Mind Therapy, Pat Ogden's Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Julie Henderson's Zapchen Somatics.  A dynamic and engaging teacher, Jennifer practices a sense of humor and somatic psychotherapy in Chicago and Evanston. 

$150, 6 CEUs offered for LCSWs, LCPCs, LMFTs and Clinical Psychologists.

To register call 773/754-7441, X20

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May
15
9:00am 9:00am

The Embodied Therapist 

Somatic Psychotherapy for Emotional Regulation, Trauma Resolution and Overall Well-Being

Simply put, we are the instrument. Slowing down to notice what we sense in our bodies and how we express through our bodies informs us as to what is going on in the therapeutic relationship, what is missing, and what we can offer to help it shift. Learn to practice full embodiment and see how simple presence can help guide the process, build relationships, and increase our capacity for ease and satisfaction.

Cost: $150
6 CEUs available

Jennifer Mueller, LCPC has been studying and practicing bodycentered psychotherapy since 1987. She is a teacher of the Hakomi Method, and is trained in Susan Aposhyan's Body Mind Therapy, Pat Ogden's Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Julie Henderson's Zapchen Somatics.  A dynamic and engaging teacher, Jennifer practices a sense of humor and somatic psychotherapy in Chicago and Evanston.

 

To register for Professional Development Events, please contact Amy Zajakowski Uhll at 773.754.7441 x20

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Apr
24
9:00am 9:00am

An Introduction to Yoga Nidra

For Therapists & Other Mental Health Professionals

This workshop is for psychotherapists (and other mental health professionals) who are interested in personal exploration of Yoga Nidra, a form of guided mindfulness meditation. We will be working with the Integrative Restoration (iRest®) approach; a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry which is currently being utilized in VA hospitals, military bases, hospitals and clinics, hospice, homeless shelters, community programs, and schools.

Yoga Nidra is a systematic process for leading the body and mind into receptive states of relaxation and deep presence, accessing inner healing and the pure awareness of being. It is awonderful support for therapist self-care. The practice of Yoga Nidra can unwind stress, aid sleep, assist in problem solving, and help reduce anxiety, depression and secondary trauma. It is a vehicle for exploring our life experiences and entering into a deeper connection with all that is.

Our session will include:

  • An experiential exploration of customized Yoga Nidra practices
  • Two recorded practices for use at home
  • The iRest Yoga Nidra Handbook and supplemental reading materials
  • Everyday mindfulness tools for personal use and with clients
  • Mindful office yoga, to distress between clients

Our time together will be primarily experiential - creating space for personal exploration, self-inquiry, and deep relaxation.  
 
Cost: $150
6 CEUs available 

Corinne Peterson, MPH, LMT, RYT, has been teaching yoga since 1994. Corinne has a gentle teaching style influenced by 20 year of study in the traditions of Viniyoga, Kriya and Iyengar yoga. She is certified as an iRest® Yoga Nidra Teacher through Richard Miller, PhD and the Integrative Restoration Institute. Corinne also received training in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga through the Trauma Center at the Justice Research Institute founded by Bessel van der Kolk.

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