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2022 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium: Meeting the Moment: The New Horizon for Therapy
Online Course
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Format:
Online Course
Authors:
CATHERINE PITTMAN, PHD, HSPP
CANDICE RICHARDSON DICKENS, LCPC-S, LCADC-S, CCTP, MAC
THOMAS DOHERTY, PSYD
RITA A. SCHULTE, LPC
ANDREW TATARSKY PHD
HILARY WALLER, MS, LPC
LUCIE FIELDING, PHD, MA, LMHCA
ALEXIA D. ROTHMAN, PHD
JELENA KECMANOVIC, PHD
SHARON SALINE, PSYD
BRITT H RATHBONE, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD, CGP
ALEXANDRA SOLOMON, PHD
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
JOE KORT, PHD, LMSW
PETER FRAENKEL, PHD
Publisher:
Psychotherapy Networker
Copyright:
3/10/2022
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
SUM001523
Objectives
[+] [-] 096111 - Taming the Amygdala
  1. Appraise the role of the amygdala in maintaining anxiety disorders for purposes of client psychoeducation. 
  2. Demonstrate how clients who know the language of the amygdala have improved engagement and mindfulness.  
  3. Use neurologically informed strategies, such as exposure, relaxation, exercise, and sleep interventions to produce changes in the amygdala and improve client outcomes. 
  4. Use cognitive restructuring, cognitive defusion, and mindfulness techniques to reduce cognitions that ignite the amygdala activation that produces anxious responding. 

[+] [-] 096115 - Racial Trauma and the Polyvagal Response
  1. Evaluate the role the Polyvagal pathway plays in the African American client’s reaction to violence, police brutality, acts of racism, and discrimination.  
  2. Investigate how microtrauma impacts the psychosocial development of African Americans from a historical perspective. 
  3. Demonstrate how to identify and treat reactive symptoms and behaviors associated with the microtrauma of racisms, such as defensiveness and excessive worrying about safety and death. 
  4. Assess how the therapeutic process can be affected by the emotional reactivity of both African American and non-African American clinicians when treating African American clients.  
  5. Employ mind-body techniques in conjunction with Internal Family System theory to effectively deregulate the stress response and promote feelings of empowerment and safety.? 
  6. Analyze activated trauma memories involving violence and acts of racism.

[+] [-] 096181 - Eco-Therapy in Action
  1. Analyze recent research on mental health impacts of climate change and other environment issues, and possible interventions, including disaster response and addressing chronic or subjective impacts.
  2. Catalogue common responses and stressors regarding ecological issues and practice skills for responding clinically.
  3. Differentiate between (1) normal feelings of anxiety and despair regarding environmental issues and (2) clinical anxiety, depressive and adjustment disorders.
  4. Practice adapting common therapy approaches to ecological.
  5. Demonstrate specialized approaches for unique populations including ways to support environmental professionals and developmental needs of children and young people.

[+] [-] 096193 - Surviving Suicide Loss
  1. Evaluate the long- term impact of trauma on the brain.
  2. Catalogue key structures in the brain that are responsible for emotional regulation.
  3. Appraise the 3-factor model of suicide in order to mitigate survivors’ distress over the “Why” questions.
  4. Investigate common emotional and spiritual issues that survivors of complex trauma face.
  5. Demonstrate at least 6 evidence-based strategies for creating the meaning necessary to move forward after a traumatic loss.

[+] [-] 096197 - Rethinking Addiction
  1. Justify how the harm-reduction stance is essential to effective treatment across the spectrum of addictive severity.
  2. Catalogue seven therapeutic tasks that combine relational psychodynamic, CBT, and mindfulness interventions to promote positive change with addictive behaviors.
  3. Utilize the Microanalysis to assess how addictive behavior reflects the interplay of biology, meaning, habit, and social context.
  4. Demonstrate Urge Surfing to improve affect acceptance and tolerance.
  5. Demonstrate Unwrapping the Urge to explore the meaning and function of the addictive urge.

[+] [-] 096199 - The Critical Art of Responding to Postpartum Disorders
  1. Differentiate between various PMAD (perinatal mood or anxiety disorder).
  2. Assess the threshold where perinatal emotions and symptoms exceed normal and fit diagnostic criteria.
  3. Devise an application of standard interventions and screening tools to incorporate Karen Kleiman’s The Art of Holding Perinatal Women in Distress™ paradigm.
  4. Demonstrate a communication style that meets the unique needs of perinatal clients in order to improve client engagement and retention.
  5. Determine the reasons for client resistance and ways to use Holding interventions to address and overcome resistance to treatment.

[+] [-] 096205 - Eroticism Beyond Binaries
  1. Analyze three (3) of the “structuring narratives” that negatively impact understanding of trans sexualities.
  2. Determine at least three (3) ways sexual and relational diversity show up in clinical work with trans, non-binary, and gender expansive clients.
  3. Demonstrate addressing sexual health concerns with trans, non-binary, and gender expansive folx within clinical settings.
  4. Apply and deploy at least three (3) somatic, trauma-informed, and pleasure-centered techniques or interventions presented in this workshop within one's clinical practice to help clients come into relationship with their embodied sexual selves.

[+] [-] 096215 - Overcoming Hopelessness
  1. Evaluate the five principles of the Creative Relational Movement approach to change to improve client outcomes.
  2. Appraise the integrative Therapeutic Palette approach to inform treatment interventions.
  3. Demonstrate at least 3 specific mindfulness practices that facilitate immediate psychophysiological change.
  4. Practice how to engage clients to use “experiments in possibility” in sessions and as between-session activities, even when these activities feel unnatural at first.

[+] [-] 096216 - IFS and Polyvagal Theory
  1. Develop skills to help clients foster attuned, trusting relationships with their hyperaroused and hypoaroused parts, as well as parts that strategically utilize adaptive survival responses, such as fight, flight, freezing, and numbing, for protection.
  2. Theorize how Polyvagal Theory can help therapists implement IFS more safely and effectively, especially in the systems of clients with complex trauma.
  3. Assess the impact of the therapist’s internal state on clinical work and how clinicians can use this awareness to facilitate client regulation and healing.
  4. Analyze, through observation and discussion of real video examples, how to integrate IFS and PVT in treatment.

[+] [-] 096217 - Transforming Regret
  1. Determine when regret becomes problematic leading to mental distress.
  2. Use meditation, guided imagery, somatic techniques, and expressive writing to engender self-compassion.
  3. Practice expanding emotional vocabulary, differentiating emotions, locating them in the body, and enacting them to improve emotional awareness and reduce rumination.
  4. Determine 4 practical interventions for working with both feelings and reality, and identify common thinking traps involved in regret to boost flexibility.
  5. Demonstrate interventions designed to leverage the experience of regret to clarify client values improve future actions.

[+] [-] 096218 - Loosening Anxiety's Grip
  1. Demonstrate how to reduce patterns of negative thinking in neurodiverse tweens and teens.
  2. Develop the ability to externalize anxiety and reduce its influence on daily tasks and self-concept.
  3. Practice at least 3 practical tools for dealing with the specific worries of alternative learners.
  4. Utilize at least 3 interventions for nurturing resilience in social and educational contexts.

[+] [-] 096222 - The DBT Advantage
  1. Apply the four subsets of DBT skills: mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance.
  2. Demonstrate the “why” and “how” of teaching at least one skill from each DBT subset.
  3. Apply at least 3 techniques for engaging clients in DBT-based skills training.
  4. Practice how to assign and review DBT homework to enhance clients’ skill-building capabilities.

[+] [-] 096223 - Navigating Breakups and New Beginnings
  1. Explain the major intrapsychic and relational tasks involved with relationship endings.
  2. Demonstratehow to help clients set boundaries and advocate for their relational needs with new romantic partners.
  3. Practice how to explore with clients the importance of Relational Self-Awareness in creating a successful romantic relationship.
  4. Demonstrate how to avoid common therapeutic pitfalls when working with clients who are ending a relationship or beginning a new one.

[+] [-] 096224 - Facilitating Effective Family Therapy
  1. Demonstrate how to conduct face-to-face interactions between parent and child to create a sense of well-being, connection and joy.
  2. Apply a strategy for facilitating active dialogue between parent and child that is both safe and gets at the dyad’s core issues.
  3. Practice scenarios for de-escalating parent dysregulation optimal arousal and affect regulation.
  4. Apply gentle intervention to redirect a misattuned or critical parent in session.

[+] [-] 096231 - Straight Guise
  1. Categorize the distinctions between gay, straight, bi and fluid identities* Learn essential questions to ask to help male clients identify their sexual orientation.
  2. Distinguish between erotic and sexual orientation.
  3. Develop techniques for helping couples work through one partner’s sexual identity confusion and its effects on their relationship.
  4. Demonstrate the 4 questions to ask male clients to help them self-identify their sexual orientation.
  5. Catalogue at least 6 different sexual identities to help men understand their own.

Outline
[+] [-] 096111 - Taming the Amygdala

Describe the role of the amygdala in maintaining anxiety disorders for purposes of client psychoeducation. 

  • Explain amygdala as an alarm system that responds to danger. 
  • Explain amygdala as storing memories of emotional importance.
  • Describe responses of amygdala as not always appropriate to 21st century. 

Explain the language of the amygdala. 

  • Explain that the amygdala communicates through bodily responses. 
  • Explain that the amygdala does not learn from books or lectures. 
  • Explain that the amygdala learns from experience. 
  • Describe the association-based learning process (i.e., classical conditioning) 

Explain how clients who know the language of the amygdala have improved engagement and mindfulness.  

  • Recognition of ways to change amygdala responding is empowering. 
  • Recognition of the purpose of symptoms such as increased heart rate, muscle tension allow one to observe and interpret these responses differently. 
  • Attributing anxiety responses to amygdala helps client to dissociate from and take the role of an observer of these responses. 

Use neurologically informed strategies such as exposure, relaxation, exercise, and sleep interventions to produce changes in the amygdala. 

  • Present exposure is a way of teaching the amygdala new associations and responses. 
  • Teach relaxation strategies that reduce amygdala in minutes. 
  • Identify the ability of regular exercise and adequate sleep to produce lasting changes in amygdala activation. 

Use neurologically informed strategies such as cognitive restructuring, cognitive defusion, and mindfulness techniques to reduce cognitions that ignite the amygdala activation that produces anxious responding. 

  • Teach clients that the amygdala responds to cortex activity that presents threatening thoughts, images, or worries. 
  • Teach clients to recognize worries and anticipatory thoughts as simply thoughts and not as accurate predictors of the future.     
  • Train clients to observe and be curious about their anxiety responses rather than get caught up in the experience of anxiety. 

[+] [-] 096115 - Racial Trauma and the Polyvagal Response
Implement tools that address the impact of micro and macro-trauma on the psychosocial development of African Americans of African Americans clients 
  • Introduction and application of self-soothing grounding, and deep breathing techniques as tools to de-escalate traumas.  
  • Application of the DBT describing skills to increase awareness of the present moment 
  • Review of how mindfulness can be used to increase awareness of symptoms and microtrauma reactions  
Introduce Microtrauma as a fear based conditional response to situations that elicit terror and powerlessness.  
  • Review literature on trauma and the brain response 
Examine the role the sympathetic nervous system plays in their reactions to microtraumas.  
  • Review nervous system  
  • Discuss parasympathetic response (ventral vagal)  
  • Parasympathetic stress response immobilization  
  • Sympathetic Stress Response: Mobilization Flight/Fight Response  
Provide clinical treatment interventions that determine levels of reactivity and offer treatment modalities.  
  • Reprocessing of memories  
  • Deep breathing techniques  
  • Grounding and tapping  
  • CBT thought stopping and disputing techniques  
  • Introduction of SUDS and Body scanning techniques 
Incorporate trauma and shame reducing techniques in sessions to help African American clients access memories that keep them stuck in the narrative of victimization  
  • Recreating the shame  
  • Self-affirmations  
  • Creating a practice of self-compassion and non-judgmental stance

[+] [-] 096181 - Eco-Therapy in Action
  • Mental health impacts of climate change and environmental issues
  • Diversity, equity, and social justice issues related to environmental issues
  • Assessments for identifying links between nature values and sustainability actions
  • Differentiating between normal eco-stressors and clinical significant and / or diagnosable eco-anxiety or trauma
  • Therapeutic interventions for ecological related mental distress
  • Demonstrations and role-plays of eco- and climate-conscious therapy, ethics, practices, risks, and limitations.
  • Working with special populations

[+] [-] 096193 - Surviving Suicide Loss
  • Surviving suicide loss: making your way beyond the ruins
  • The crisis of belief & existential shattering
  • Making meaning and the importance of “why”
  • The neurobiology of the traumatized brain for clinicians
  • Assessment strategies for complex grief
  • Tools for managing guilt
  • Expressive and somatic interventions

[+] [-] 096197 - Rethinking Addiction
  • The journey to Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP)
  • A harm reduction frame as essential to effective helping
  • Challenges of working with people who struggle with drugs in clinical practice
  • The maligning of addiction
  • A re-humanized understanding of problematic substance use
  • Selected techniques demonstrated

[+] [-] 096199 - The Critical Art of Responding to Postpartum Disorders
  • Various forms of PMAD (perinatal mood or anxiety disorder)
  • Signs and symptoms of each PMAD (Perinatal Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Panic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Psychosis)
  • Commonly overlapping symptoms and differential diagnosis
  • Assessing perinatal disorders and common assessment tools
  • Questions and clinical interview strategies to increase clinician understanding of symptoms
  • Applying standard interventions and screening tools to incorporate Karen Kleiman’s The Art of Holding Perinatal Women in Distress™ paradigm
  • Commmunication styles for working with perinatal clients
  • Discussion about nuances of perinatal presentation
  • Resistance to disclosure of perinatal symptoms
  • Examples of how to use Holding points to augment therapeutic alliance
  • Logistical and emotional factors that commonly contribute to resistance in the perinatal period

[+] [-] 096205 - Eroticism Beyond Binaries
  • Introduction
  • Structuring narratives around trans sexualities
  • Relational diversity and how it emerges in the therapy room
  • Common sexual health concerns among gender expansive folx
  • Coming into passionate relationship with the embodied sexual self
  • Re-centering pleasure in practice
  • Closing and Q&A

[+] [-] 096215 - Overcoming Hopelessness
  • How to apply the five principles of CRM with “last chance” couples as well as with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, and substance abuse
  • How to use the integrative Therapeutic Palette approach to help clients engage in their treatment, even when they may not see the point
  • Specific mindfulness practices that facilitate immediate psychophysiological change
  • How to offer “experiments in possibility,” even if they feel unnatural or even irrational at first

[+] [-] 096216 - IFS and Polyvagal Theory
  • How Polyvagal Theory can help therapists implement IFS more safely and effectively, especially in the systems of clients with complex trauma.
  • Helping clients develop attuned, trusting relationships with their hyperaroused and hypoaroused parts, as well as parts that strategically utilize adaptive survival responses.
  • Recognizing the impact of the therapist’s internal state on clinical work and how clinicians can use this awareness to facilitate client regulation and healing.
  • Case studies
  • Discussion

[+] [-] 096217 - Transforming Regret
  • Identify when regret becomes preservative and counterproductive
  • Engender self-compassion by using meditation, guided imagery, somatic techniques, and expressive writing
  • Improve emotional awareness and reduce rumination by expanding emotional vocabulary, differentiating emotions, locating them in the body, and enacting them
  • Stimulate radical acceptance of both feelings and reality, and identify common thinking traps involved in regret to boost flexibility
  • Leverage regret to clarify what’s important in life, make amends, and improve future actions

[+] [-] 096218 - Loosening Anxiety's Grip
  • Summary of clinical conditions of neurodiversity and executive functioning skills
  • Understanding why executive function skills matter to neurodiverse learners
  • The key relationships between neurodiversity and anxiety
  • A new approach to treating anxiety in neurodiverse teens and their families
  • Nurturing self-reliance and resilience in neurodiverse teens in therapy

[+] [-] 096222 - The DBT Advantage
  • Orientation to skills training: What it is and why we do it
  • Mindfulness skills: What are they and why we do it
  • Distress tolerance skills: TIPP
  • Emotion regulation skills
  • Interpersonal effectiveness skills
  • Increasing client skills acquisition: role play, practice, and homework
  • Demonstrations

[+] [-] 096223 - Navigating Breakups and New Beginnings
  • The Psychology of Goodbye
  • How we process grief
  • How the pandemic has added complexity to break ups
  • What the therapist needs to keep in mind
  • Integration of Loss
  • Hooking up versus self-aware casual sex
  • Indicators of readiness to begin again
  • Dating after Loss

[+] [-] 096224 - Facilitating Effective Family Therapy
  • Learn to structure a parent-child therapy session that is both safe and gets at the dyad’s core issues.
  • Practice scenarios for de-escalating child and parent dysregulation optimal arousal and affect regulation.
  • Detect and manage parent signs of escalation before they sabotage the session.
  • Techniques for reducing intensity of content to allow child to stay with difficult content.
  • Techniques for calming and refocusing parent’s energy.
  • Techniques for helping parent convey messages in a constructive manner.

[+] [-] 096231 - Straight Guise
  • The growing phenomenon of sexual disorientation
  • Typical socialization of males and how it can impact sexual disorientation
  • Differentiating sexual orientation from erotic orientation
  • Reasons why straight men have sex with men
  • Uncovering the nonsexual narratives behind one’s erotic interests
  • Helping the client understand their sexual and erotic orientation

Author

CATHERINE PITTMAN, PHD, HSPP

Catherine M. Pittman, PhD, HSPP, has a background in cognitive behavioral therapy, neuropsychology, fear-conditioning research, and treated anxiety-based disorders in clinical practice for over 25 years. Her experience makes her uniquely qualified to provide a clear understanding of neuroscience and how that informs the selection and application of successful anxiety treatment strategies.

Dr. Pittman is the author of the popular book, Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety Panic, and Worry (New Harbinger Publications). Her new book, Taming Your Amygdala, will be published in Spring 2022 (PESI Publishing & Media). Dr. Pittman is a professor of Psychology at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN. She regularly presents workshops at national conferences and national webinars on anxiety treatment and is an active member of the Public Education Committee of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Catherine Pittman maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Saint Mary's College. She is an author with New Harbinger, Foliadeux Press, and PESI Publishing and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Catherine Pittman is a member of the Benzodiazepine Information Coalition and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

CANDICE RICHARDSON DICKENS, LCPC-S, LCADC-S, CCTP, MAC

Candice Richardson Dickens, LCPC-S, LCADC-S, CCTP, MAC, is the owner of the training institute CRA Counseling Agency. She has been a clinician for over 30 years and specializes in the intersection of trauma-based therapies and race, ethnicity, and cultural areas. Candice is a graduate of Bowling Green State University holding a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling and is working on completing a PhD in counselor education and supervision through Saybrook University. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor. Candice frequently presents on the topic of trauma and race, including at Psychotherapy Networker, the Social Security Administration, and the Association for Addiction Professionals among other events.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Candice Richardson Dickens is the clinical director at CRA Counseling & Consulting Agency.

Non-financial: Candice Richardson Dickens an executive board member for The Board Of Professional Counselors. She is a member of the Maryland Association of Imago Therapist.

THOMAS DOHERTY, PSYD

Thomas Doherty, PsyD, is a clinical and environmental psychologist specializing in the connections between mental health and the national environment. Author of the paper, "The Psychological Impacts of Global Climate Change," he's founder of one of the first environment-focused certificate programs for mental health counselors in the U.S.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Thomas Doherty maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Thomas Doherty serves as a coordinator for Global Cities Team Challenge. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Oregon Psychological Association.

RITA A. SCHULTE, LPC

Rita Schulte is a licensed professional board-certified counselor. She received her B.S. in psychology and a master's degree in counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Rita has a private practice in Fairfax where she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety/depressive disorders as well as grief, loss, and trauma. In April 2011, she launched Heartline Podcast where she talks with top leaders in the Christian counseling and literary world about cutting edge issues affecting the hearts and lives of people today. She also airs a 1-minute devotional spot Consider This coming to KLZ radio this fall. She is the author of several books: Shattered: Finding Hope and Healing through the losses of Life, Imposter, Think This not That and forthcoming in 2021, Surviving Suicide Loss: Making Your Way Beyond the Ruins (Moody Publishers). Rita is a speaker for PESI, ACA, AACC, and many other organizations. Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Rita Schulte receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording royalties, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Rita Schulte is a member of the American Counseling Association and National Board of Certified Counselors.

ANDREW TATARSKY PHD

Andrew Tatarsky, PhD, is the developer of IHRP and author of Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems. He’s founder and director of the Center for Optimal Living, a treatment and professional training center based on IHRP.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Andrew Tatarsky maintains a private practice. He is the founder and director of Optimal Living Psychological Services, and he is a consulting clinical officer for Integrated Services for Behavioral Health. Dr. Tatarsky is co-facilitator of the IHRP 15-week Certificate Program. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Andrew Tatarsky is a member of the Association for Harm Reduction Therapy, the American Psychological Association, and New York State Psychological Association. He serves on the advisory board for the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Support and Compassion for Addiction.

HILARY WALLER, MS, LPC

Hilary Waller, MS, LPC, is a psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She is the director of education and programming at The Postpartum Stress Center outside of Philadelphia, which was founded by renowned perinatal expert Karen Kleiman and was listed in Philly Magazine as a "Center of Excellence" for Maternal/Fetal Care in 2008. In addition to providing direct care services to individuals, couples and groups at the center, Hilary serves as an instructor with Karen Kleiman, providing a quarterly 12 CE hour postgraduate advanced training for clinicians across the US and abroad who want to specialize in treating the perinatal population. She conducts workshops and trainings for maternal mental healthcare providers as well as non-clinical staff working with the perinatal population. Hilary completed her master's degree in counseling psychology from Holy Family University in 2013. She is deeply honored to support new patients.

Hilary's forthcoming clinical workbook on the treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD), co-authored by perinatal experts Karen Kleiman and Dr. Tonya Cotler, will be published in the fall of 2022 (PESI Publishing).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Hilary Waller has an employment relationship with The Postpartum Stress Center. She is an author with Routledge and receives royalties. Ms. Waller receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Hilary Waller has no relevant non-financial relationships.

LUCIE FIELDING, PHD, MA, LMHCA

Lucie Fielding, PhD, MA, LMHCA, Resident in Counseling (she/they) is a queer, non-binary femme, and a therapist practicing in Virginia and Washington. She holds an MA in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute (2018) as well as a PhD in French from Northwestern University (2008), where she specialized in erotic literature. Their background in literature attunes them to the many ways that cultural scripts inscribe themselves on our bodies and can inform our embodied erotic lives. In addition to their work as a therapist, Lucie teaches in the Sex Therapy Certificate Program at Antioch University-Seattle. They are the author of Trans Sex: Clinical Approaches to Trans Sexualities and Erotic Embodiments (2021), which was named a finalist for a 2022 Lambda Literary Award (Lammy) in the Transgender-Nonfiction category. You can find out more about Lucie at https://luciefielding.com or follow them on Twitter (@Lucie_Fielding) and Instagram (@sexbeyondbinaries).

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Lucie Fielding has employment relationships with Antioch University and Creating Change, PLLC. She receives royalties as a published author. Lucie Fielding receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Lucie Fielding is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists.

ALEXIA D. ROTHMAN, PHD

Alexia (Lexi) D. Rothman, PhD, is a certified IFS therapist and consultant in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Rothman has been in private practice since 2004. She has received extensive training in Internal Family Systems Therapy from IFS developer, Dr. Richard Schwartz, and has assisted in multiple Level 1 and 2 IFS trainings around the country, as well as serving as a professional consultant for IFS therapists.

She is a United States Presidential Scholar who graduated summa cum laude from Emory University as a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar. Dr. Rothman received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA, where she was an Edwin W. Pauley Fellow and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. She has held adjunct faculty positions at Emory University and Agnes Scott College.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Alexia Rothman maintains a private practice. She receives compensation as a consultant and receives royalties as an author with Cambridge University Press. Dr. Rothman receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Alexia Rothman is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Georgia Psychological Association, and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. She serves as a program assistant for IFS Institute trainings.

JELENA KECMANOVIC, PHD

Jelena Kecmanovic, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, the founding director of the Arlington/DC Behavior Therapy Institute, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. She's a frequent contributor to The Washington Post and other popular outlets.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Jelena Kecmanovic is the founding director and a clinical psychologist at the Arlington/DC Behavior Therapy Institute (ABTI). She is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and she receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Kecmanovic receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Jelena Kecmanovic has no relevant non-financial relationships.

SHARON SALINE, PSYD

Sharon Saline, PsyD., , a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, is a top expert in how ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental health issues affect children, teens, and families. Dr. Saline has worked extensively with schools on mental health issues in the classroom, interpreting psychological evaluations and improving teacher/parent communication. Her unique perspective, a sibling of a child who wrestled with untreated ADHD, combined with decades of academic excellence and clinical experience, assists her in guiding families as they navigate from the confusing maze of diagnoses and conflict to successful interventions and connections.

Dr. Saline funnels her expertise into her book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life. Heralded as an invaluable resource, her book is the recipient of two awards: Best Book Awards winner by American Book Fest and the Gold Medal from Moms' Choice Awards. She recently published The ADHD Solution Deck (PESI, 2020).

As an international lecturer and workshop facilitator, Dr. Saline combines psychology with her love of theatre to animatedly present on a variety of topics from understanding ADHD, executive functioning and anxiety in children and teens to working with different kinds of learners and raising digital citizens. Dr. Saline is a regular contributor to ADDitudemag.com and PsychologyToday.com, a featured expert on MASS Appeal on WWLP-TV and a part-time lecturer at the Smith School for Social Work. For more information on Dr. Saline, please visit drsharonsaline.com or @DrSharonSaline (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Sharon Saline is a lecturer at the Smith College School for Social Work and maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. and is a presenter for Northampton Area Pediatrics. She receives royalties from PESI Publishing. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Non-financial: Dr. Sharon Saline is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Massachusetts Psychological Association, Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD), and the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA).

BRITT H RATHBONE, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD, CGP

Britt Rathbone, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD, CGP, provides mental health services to adolescents and their families in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He has 30 30 years of experience working directly with adolescents and families, is a "top therapist" for adolescents, teaches graduate students, trains therapists and leads a highly regarded and successful clinical practice. he lectures often on the value of DBT with young people. He is a dynamic and passionate speaker and his trainings consistently receive the highest ratings. He is the coauthor of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for At-Risk Adolescents, What works With Teens: A Professional's Guide to Engaging Authentically with Adolescents to Achieve Lasting Change, and Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions (New Harbinger, 2016).
Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Britt Rathbone is the director of Capital Youth Services (dba Rathbone & Associates) and the Washington Center for Mental Health Training. She has an employment relationship with the University of Maryland. Ms. Rathbone is an author with Routledge and New Harbinger and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Britt Rathbone is an advisor to the Linehan Board of Certification and ParentInsider.com. She is a member of the Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work, the National Association of Social Workers, the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the Registry of Group Psychotherapists.

ALEXANDRA SOLOMON, PHD

Alexandra H. Solomon, PhD, is staff clinical psychologist, member of the teaching faculty in the marriage and family therapy graduate program, and clinical assistant professor of psychology at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. In addition to her clinical work with couples and individuals, Solomon teaches graduate and undergraduate students. One of her courses is Northwestern University’s internationally renowned “Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101,” which combines traditional and experiential learning to educate students about key relational issues like intimacy, sex, conflict, acceptance, and forgiveness. Solomon’s work has been widely cited, and her articles on love and marriage have appeared in The Handbook of Clinical Psychology, The Handbook of Couple Therapy, Family Process, Psychotherapy Networker, and other top publications in psychology. Her work also appears in O Magazine and The Huffington Post, and she is a frequent interviewee and contributor for the Oprah Winfrey Network, Yahoo! Health, The Atlantic, CBS Early Show, NPR, Psychology Today, and WGN Morning News. She is a sought-after speaker for corporate, collegiate, and professional audiences on topics related to modern love. Solomon lives in Highland Park, IL, with her husband, Todd, and their two children, Brian and Courtney.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Alexandra Solomon is a published author and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She is a practicing clinical psychologist and is an instructor at Northwestern University. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Alexandra Solomon is a thought leader for Heleo, a founding expert for the Mine'd app, and an ambassador for The Relationship School. She a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).

DAFNA LENDER, LCSW

Dafna Lender, LCSW, is an international trainer and supervisor for practitioners who work with children and families. She is a certified trainer and supervisor/consultant in both Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP). Dafna's expertise is drawn from 25 years of working with families with attachment in many settings: at-risk after school programs, therapeutic foster care, in-home crisis stabilization, residential care and private practice. Dafna's style, whether as a therapist or teacher, is combining the light-hearted with the profound by bringing a playful, intense and passionate presence to every encounter. Dafna is the co-author of Theraplay: The Practitioner's Guide (2020). She teaches and supervises clinicians in 15 countries in 3 languages: English, Hebrew and French.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dafna Lender is the founder of Dafna Lender Psychotherapy Training and Consulting. She is a published author and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dafna Lender is an author for Psychotherapy Networker.

JOE KORT, PHD, LMSW

JOE KORT, PHD, LMSW Joe Kort, Ph.D., LMSW, is a board-certified sexologist and the founder of The Center for Relationship and Sexual Health, and runs a private practice in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Dr. Kort, a therapist, coach and author, has been practicing psychotherapy for over 25 years and has spoken internationally on the subject of gay counseling. He specializes in sex therapy, gay affirmative psychotherapy, sexually compulsive behaviors, and IMAGO relationship therapy designed for couples to enhance their relationship through improved communication. Dr. Kort is a blogger for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today on issues of sexuality. He has been a guest on the various television programs on mixed orientation marriages and “sexual addiction”. Dr. Kort is the author of several books, including, LGBTQ Clients in Therapy, Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician, 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Improve Their Lives, 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Find Real Love, and Is My Husband Gay, Straight or Bisexual.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Joe Kort maintains a private practice. He receives royalties as a published author, and he receives a speaking honorarium and book and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Joe Kort is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy, and the American Association of Sexuality Educator, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).

PETER FRAENKEL, PHD

Peter Fraenkel, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and associate professor at City College of New York. He is the author of numerous publications, including Sync Your Relationship, Save Your Marriage, and the forthcoming books, Relationships on the Brink: Last Chance Couple Therapy and The Complete Guide to Couple Therapy: From Happy to Last Chance Across the Lovespan.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Peter Fraenkel maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with The City College of New York. He receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Peter Fraenkel is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), Council on Contemporary Families (CCF), American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI), and the Royal Society of Medicine.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 096111 - Taming the Amygdala
[+] [-] 096115 - Racial Trauma and the Polyvagal Response
[+] [-] 096181 - Eco-Therapy in Action
[+] [-] 096193 - Surviving Suicide Loss
[+] [-] 096197 - Rethinking Addiction
[+] [-] 096199 - The Critical Art of Responding to Postpartum Disorders
[+] [-] 096205 - Eroticism Beyond Binaries
[+] [-] 096215 - Overcoming Hopelessness
[+] [-] 096216 - IFS and Polyvagal Theory
[+] [-] 096217 - Transforming Regret
[+] [-] 096218 - Loosening Anxiety's Grip
[+] [-] 096222 - The DBT Advantage
[+] [-] 096223 - Navigating Breakups and New Beginnings
[+] [-] 096224 - Facilitating Effective Family Therapy
[+] [-] 096231 - Straight Guise