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2 Day Workshop: Creative Counseling Toolbox: 65 Innovative, Multi-Sensory Strategies to Make Therapy More Impactful, Memorable and Effective!
2 Day Workshop: Creative Counseling Toolbox: 65 Innovative, Multi-Sensory Strategies to Make Therapy More Impactful, Memorable and Effective!

Where:   NAPERVILLE, IL

When:  Thursday, May 16, 2019 - Friday, May 17, 2019

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$439.99
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$399.99
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Location

EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON CHICAGO NAPERVILLE
1823 ABRITER CT
NAPERVILLE, IL 60563
Phone:  630-799-5900
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Course Description:

Tired of using the same interventions, session after session? Do you find yourself repeating the same phrases and concepts over and over, wondering how much of it is getting through to your clients? Are your sessions unfocused or lacking theoretical basis? Looking to revitalize your practice?

Join Drs. Ed Jacobs and Christine Schimmel as they introduce you to a whole new framework for treating clients – an active, creative, multisensory, theory-driven approach that grabs clients’ attention and gets them moving in every sense of the word.

Take your interventions to the next level using affordable, everyday items such as chairs, rubber bands, white boards and other props, to have a lasting impact on clients’ insight, motivation and desire to change.

Built on concepts from evidence-based theoretical approaches such as REBT/CBT, Reality Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, these interventions are designed for all age groups and any clinical issue, including mood and anxiety disorders, anger, low self-esteem and relationships difficulties.

Attend this 2-day workshop packed with non-stop action, demonstrations and ideas that will have you furiously taking notes as your clinical toolbox overflows with creative, effective interventions you can use immediately! What’s more, you’ll leave inspired to create even more!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity – sign up today!
Objectives:

  1. Incorporate creative techniques into established therapy approaches in order to improve clinical outcomes with clients.
  2. Utilize specific creative techniques to help angry clients recognize triggers, reduce anger outbursts and improve accountability.
  3. Demonstrate the use of props to enhance interventions aimed at improving self-esteem in clients.
  4. Integrate principles of Reality Therapy with creative strategies to increase the therapeutic impact of interventions.
  5. Implement a multi-sensory, concrete approach to therapy that increases therapeutic value and makes interventions more memorable for the client.
  6. Employ creative variations of the “empty chair” technique as derived from Gestalt Therapy to enhance the client’s understanding of one’s inner struggles as well as relational difficulties.
  7. Discover how the use of writing and drawing in session can be utilized to transform therapeutic concepts from abstract to concrete.
  8. Apply principles from Transactional Analysis therapy, including the identification of ego states, to help illustrate resolution of interpersonal conflicts with clients.
  9. Teach clients creative techniques from Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy that address irrational thoughts and negative self-talk.
  10. Utilize movement-based interventions in session to engage clients and heighten self-awareness.
  11. Provide clients with concrete, tangible strategies that help to decrease symptoms of anxiety, including rumination and management of anxious thoughts and feelings.
  12. Demonstrate the use of metaphor, analogies and fantasies in session to provide psychoeducation, improve insight and engagement in therapy.
OUTLINE

What Makes Therapy Effective?
  • Four M’s: Multi-sensory, motivational, marketing, maps
  • 8 mistakes most therapists make
  • Engagement: the core of effective therapy
  • The brain likes novelty – what advertisers know
  • Use a depth chart to gage the efficacy of your therapy
  • RCFF: Rapport, Contract, Focus, Funnel
Creativity Meets Evidence-Based Practice
  • REBT/CBT
  • Reality Therapy
  • Adlerian Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Motivational Interviewing/Stages of Change
  • Limitations and Risks
Rapport Building
Interventions That Go Beyond Active Listening
  • Rubber band technique
  • Use of chairs
  • Language techniques
  • How to roll with resistance
Anxiety Disorders
Disrupt Rumination, Improve Insight and Manage Anxious Thoughts and Feelings
  • Creative REBT/CBT Interventions
  • Pinwheel
  • The power of the whiteboard
  • The “Where does the anxiety come from?” technique
Depression and Other Mood Disorders
Increase Motivation, Improve Mood and Get Clients “Unstuck”
  • Rearview mirror
  • Eeyore/Tigger technique
  • Air pump
  • Chairs as hope and movement
  • Stages of change
  • Board of directors
  • Kids in a tree
Anger and Resistance
Recognize Triggers, Diffuse Anger and Improve Accountability
  • Soda bottle
  • Fuses
  • Shield/Filter
  • Rubber band
  • Small chair
  • Three R’s: Retreat, Rethink, React
Low Self-Esteem
Improve Self-Talk, Boundary Setting and Decision Making
  • Toy hammer
  • Dollar bill
  • Styrofoam cup
  • Nesting dolls - codependency
  • Small chair
  • Chairs
  • Egogram
  • ANTS – Automatic Negative Thoughts
Relationships and Conflict Resolution
Build Communication Skills, Emotional Awareness and Empathy
  • Rubber band
  • Chairs
  • Nurturing parent vs. critical parent chair
  • Drama triangle
  • Infinity diagram of a fight
Grief and Loss
Expand Emotional Expression and Promote Healing
  • Dual Process Model
  • Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning
  • Empty Chair technique
  • The Shattering Dominoes
Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • School Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

ED JACOBS, PH.D., LPC

Ed Jacobs, Ph.D., LPC, is the coordinator of the masters’ program in the counseling, counseling psychology, and rehabilitation department at West Virginia University. Professional publications include 30 articles in books and journals as well as six books on counseling techniques: Impact Therapy, Creative Counseling Techniques: An Illustrated Guide, Impact Therapy: The Courage to Counsel, Group Counseling in Correctional Settings, How to Select and Apply Change Strategies in Groups (Group Work Practice Kit), and Group Counseling: Strategies and Skills. Ed has been recognized for his outstanding teaching and contribution to the field. In 2006, he was given the Outstanding Teacher Award in his college. Also in 2006, he was given by the Association for Creativity in Counseling, the Innovator of the Year Award. In the past he was recognized for his contributions in group work by being given the Professional Advancement Award and selected as a Fellow in the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Ed is a licensed professional counselor and has maintained a private practice for over 35 years. He has presented Impact Therapy in China, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Indonesia, Germany, Andorra, and Canada.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Ed E. Jacobs is an Associate Professor at West Virginia University. He maintains a private practice. Dr. Jacobs receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Ed E. Jacobs has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

CHRISTINE SCHIMMEL, ED.D., NCC, LPC

Christine Schimmel, Ed.D., LPC, is the assistant department chair and the coordinator of the school counseling master’s program at West Virginia University. She serves on the counseling licensure board for the state of West Virginia and was on the task force that updated the state standards for school counselors in West Virginia.

Christine is the co-author of Group Counseling: Strategies and Skills, which came out in the 8th edition with two accompanying DVDs, which she co-produced with Ed. She is also co-author of the updated book, Impact Therapy: The Courage to Counsel and How to Select and Apply Change Strategies in Groups (Group Work Practice Kit). Christine was a school counselor at all three levels and teaches courses in group counseling, counseling children, play therapy and parenting. Christine was voted school counselor educator of the year in the state of West Virginia in 2013.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Christine Schimmel is an Associate Professor at West Virginia University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Christine Schimmel serves on the counseling licensure board for the state of West Virginia.
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Addiction Counselors
This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

Illinois Addiction Counselors: This course has been approved by the IAODAPCA for 12.5 CEUS. Program number: 14639. Category: Counselor II, Preventionsit II, CARS II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II.


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Marriage & Family Therapists
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Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists: PESI, Inc. has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #: 168-000156. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 credits.


Psychologists
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Illinois Psychologists: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 268.000102. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.


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Illinois Social Workers: PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


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