Boulder Psychotherapy Institute

Advanced Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP)

An Experiential Psychodynamic Gestalt Approach   •   Boulder, Colorado

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Wed, Jan 16 - Wed, Feb 20The WISDOM of ELDERHOOD - for men and women over 65, 2404324080
JOIN YOUR PEERS in a confidential small group to reflect upon and explore relevant issues at this time of our lives. These classes offer a pathway to meaningful honest inner learning allowing you to discover your inner wisdom. Professional, warm experienced facilitator. Wednesdays 12-2 pm beginning JANUARY 16 - in DENVER www.elderhoodwisdom.org Ruth: 240-432-4080 Learn More...

Wed, Jan 23 - Wed, Jan 23Introduction to a Yogic Model for Holistically Assessing Health and Balance, 520-205-1106
FREE LECTURE:JANUARY 23 from 2:00-3:00 pm at the BOULDER HEALING HUB, 1650 38th St., #100e. There are many ways to assess a person's state of wellness and balance. This free lecture is for mental health professionals interested in opportunities to learn a new and complimentary way to holistically assess themselves and their clients' state of balance on physical, physiological and psychological levels. Melaney will introduce the Optimal State assessment model which synthesizes profound insights found in ancient yogic and Indian philosophy texts about how to recognize when we are out of balance on multi-dimensional layers of our system. These methods can offer additional resources for you to increase self-awareness and self-regulation, which supports your ability to hold healing space for your clients. Gaining new insights and tools for accurately assessing clients can also strengthen your ability to optimize interventions, which can lead to better clinical outcomes. Melaney will also provide information about the upcoming workshop on this methodology. Melaney Seacat is a certified yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT) and an advanced level trainee in Peter Levine's Somatic Experiencing (SE) Technique for healing trauma. She specializes in integrating SE informed trauma therapy techniques with yoga techniques to foster self-empowered, embodied healing and sustainable health. TO REGISTER: seacatyoga@gmail.com or 520-205-1106. Learn More...

Fri, Jan 25 - Fri, Apr 26Learn EMDR Therapy To Help Heal PTSD and Trauma - EMDR Training in Denver Tech Center / Englewood, Colorado - January and April 2019, 1-800-674-3636
Learn EMDR Therapy To Help Heal PTSD and Trauma. EMDR Therapy is an evidence based treatment for working with PTSD and trauma. This EMDRIA approved EMDR Training will prepare therapists to use EMDR Therapy effectively with their clients. This complete EMDR Training package will include lectures, live demonstrations, videos, practica, and other EMDR Training tools and resources. The Maiberger Institute maintains responsibility for this program, and its content in accordance with EMDRIA Standards. This EMDRIA approved EMDR Training is facilitated by Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC, the author of "EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists" and the co-author of "EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment." Barb Maiberger is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist. Barb Maiberger has personally trained over a thousand therapists in the practice of EMDR Therapy. ----- Complete EMDR Training Package - Denver Tech Center / Englewood, Colorado - Part 1: January 25, 2019 to January 27, 2019 and Part 2: April 26, 2019 to April 28, 2019 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included - EMDRIA Approved Provider - APA and NBCC CE Credit Hours Available ----- Venue for this EMDR Training: Hyatt House Denver Tech Center, 9280 E. Costilla Ave, Englewood, Colorado, 80112 ----- Visit our website or contact us to learn more... https://maibergerinstitute.com/ Learn More...

Fri, Jan 25 - Fri, Jan 25End the Insomnia Struggle: ACT-Enhanced CBT for Chronic Insomnia (January 25th Workshop), 303-225-2709
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Location: 2523 Broadway Ave, Suite 200, Boulder, CO (The Brain & Behavior Clinic) Fee: $180 professionals/$75 students CEs for Psychologists: Additional $25 fee for CE certificates. For complete details and to register, visit bouldercbt.com/cbtinsomniatraining. Seating is limited - if you are registering after January 15, confirm availability by emailing info@bouldercbt.com. Workshop Description: This day-long workshop will train practitioners in cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). Workshop participants will learn the basic elements of a 6-session CBT-I protocol, including assessment, behavioral strategies (e.g., stimulus control and sleep restriction), and cognitive strategies (e.g., cognitive restructuring and designated worry time). Participants also will learn how to incorporate principles and strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (e.g., mindfulness, acceptance, and cognitive defusion) to optimize adherence to, and the effectiveness of, CBT-I. The workshop will include a mix of lecture, handouts, role-plays and case examples. The presenter is the co-author of the workbook, "End the Insomnia Struggle: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Get to Sleep and Stay Asleep" (New Harbinger, 2016). Learn More...

Mon, Jan 28 - Mon, Jan 28The Etiology of Ethnic Self- Hatred: Internalized Racism in Latina/o/x College Students, (720) 442-0946
Internalized racism is as a disease that infects communities of color (Asanti, 1996). This illness is negatively related to physical health, mental health, and identity development. The purpose of this presentation is two-fold: (a) to raise awareness of internalized racism and its impacts on communities of color and (b) describe the findings of a study of 350 Latina/o/x students that explored predictors of internalized racism. Participants will discuss the relationship between interpersonal racism, assimilation, and internalized racism. Further, strategies for identifying, preventing, and addressing internalized racism will be shared. Tickets for this event are $13. Dr. Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado is Associate Professor in Counseling at the University of Colorado Denver. His research interests include the ethnic identity development of Latinas/os/xs and Chicanas/os/xs, the effects of internalized racism on communities of color, training to improve the cultural competence of counselors, and the sociopolitical development of students of color. Limited Financial Assistance is available: We want to make this an event that is accessible to all people no matter your social economic situation. Because of this, we are offering some financial assistance to those that are in need. We believe this is an important topic and want to make sure that all people are able to engage in this conversation with us. Please send us a message at contact@wholeconnection.org for assistance. Learn More...

Mon, Jan 28 - Mon, Mar 18Sutherland Seminar Series - Diagnosis Part I: Bipolar Disorders, 303-492-5680
The Sutherland Seminar Series is an 8 part series that covers in-depth topics related to bipolar disorders. Geared toward adults with a bipolar disorder, family and friends, mental health professionals, and anyone wanting to comprehend the challenges and complications of the illness, seminars are applicable, rooted in evidence-based research, and cover a wide range of subjects. The speaker is Dr. Alisha Brosse, the Director of the Sutherland Bipolar Center and a licensed clinical psychologist with 15 years of experience treating bipolar disorders. Seminars are free, drop-in, and stand alone (weekly attendance and pre-registration not required). $10 donation greatly appreciated. Mondays 6:30pm - 8pm in the Fellowship Hall at the Longmont Church of Christ, 1351 Collyer Street Longmont, CO 80501 Jan. 28 - March 18, 2019 Monday, January 28, 2019: Diagnosis Part I: Bipolar Disorders Monday, February 4, 2019: Diagnosis Part II: Bipolar Disorders (continued) Monday, February 11, 2019: Mood Charts, Regular Daily Routines, Exercise, & Nutrition Monday, February 18 2019: Sleep! Monday, February 25, 2019: Treatment Part I: Psychotherapy Monday, March 4, 2019: Treatment Part II: Pharmacotherapy (Medications) Monday, March 11, 2019: Bipolar Disorder and Relationships Monday, March 18, 2019: Wellness/Relapse Prevention Plans and Crisis Management Learn More...

Mon, Jan 28 - Mon, Mar 4Clinical Supervision Group: Power, Privilege & Oppression in the Therapeutic Relationship, 7206006197
This clinical supervision group is for Master's level therapists and/or licensed therapists looking to improve their level of cultural competency by specifically focusing on working with systems of power, privilege, and oppression within the therapeutic relationship. All hours of participation may be counted towards requirements for supervision hours towards the licensed professional counselor credential. Mondays, January 28 - March 4, 2019 | 10:30am-12:30pm Who: MA level therapists and/or licensed therapists Investment: $480 meets 6x for 2 hours each = $40.00 per supervised hour Location: SonderMind-Boulder North; 3050 Broadway; Boulder, CO For questions and registration email tajahsahar@gmail.com and/or debsilver.counseling@gmail.com About the Facilitators: Tajah Schall, MA, R-DMT and Deb Silver MA, LPC, R-DMT are social justice counselors who are fiercely committed to examining their own identities of privilege and marginalization. As counselors they work to uplift and validate the experiences of folks in marginalized locations, and to support folks in privileged locations to recognize and "spend down" their privilege without getting stuck in shame or sucked into a savior complex. Tajah and Deb are passionate about supporting other counselors in developing their awareness to identities of privilege and marginalization, with a goal of better being able to engage in an authentic therapeutic relationship across difference. Learn More...

Fri, Feb 1 - Fri, Mar 1Nature-Based Postpartum Support Group, 720-438-8188
I have a Nature-Based Postpartum Support Group starting this February. See below for more information, and feel free to contact me for questions or for folks to register at (720) 438-8188 or debbie@debbiemayer.com. Nature-Based Postpartum Support Group Strengthen yourself from the inside out Are you feeling more irritable? anxious? sad? overwhelmed? having difficulty sleeping? mood swings? Reconnect with yourself: Gain understanding of what happens in your body when you are flooded with emotions; and tools of how to handle it. Strengthen community: Have a safe environment where you can be supported with your journey forward. Feel grounded: The group is a combination of nature-based therapy, DBT, and Qigong. When: Fridays 1:30-3:00pm, February 1-March 1, 2019 Pre-Registration Required Location: Longmont $50/session; save 10% if all 5 weeks paid in full Limited sliding scale spaces available Facilitator: Debbie Mayer, LCSW, (720) 438-8188 debbie@debbiemayer.com Debbie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with two decades of experience walking the path with women as they make the transition into motherhood; and supporting them and their families in the months and years that follow. Learn More...

Tue, Feb 5 - Sun, Feb 10APsaA's 2019 National Conference, 212-752-0450
Join us for APsaA's 2019 National Meeting! Featuring more than 160 clinical and research sessions, this is an extraordinary opportunity to participate in a dynamic scientific program and to engage with colleagues nationally and worldwide. Earn up to 50.75 continuing education credits, including those that satisfy the requirements for risk management, medical ethics, and cultural competency. Visit www.apsa.org to download the complete program and reserve your hotel room. Registration is open and runs through January 8th. Register during this time to take advantage of lower fees. Questions? Please be in touch with Rosemary Johnson at MeetAdmin@apsa.org or (212) 752-0450 x 28. Learn More...

Tue, Feb 5 - Tue, Feb 5Denver CAP Luncheon Talk - ATTRACT MORE CLIENTS NOW! - Johanna Alper Lic.Ac., Dipl. Ac.(NCCAOM), 7202442299
Denver CAP The Morning Story, 560 S. Holly, Denver (Holly & Leetsdale) noon -1:30 pm Fee is lunch. Join this interactive and fun luncheon to explore how to enhance your marketing skills. Johanna will engage you in an exploration of how you can improve the business side of your practice. She will discuss techniques using the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine that you can use to: - Ignite your personal brand with your heart and soul. (Fire) - Clarify your niche, better serve your ideal clients and solve their problems (Earth) - Remove blocks to receiving money. (Metal) - Rest and relax: do less to accomplish more. (Water) - Enroll clients with enjoyable, non-sales-y marketing conversations. (Wood) This talk is for you if you are a psychotherapist, holistic practitioner, or small business owner who loves what you do, but hates to market. Go to http://www.coloradopsychotherapists.com to register. Johanna Alper, has been teaching business for almost 40 years. She is the author of the forthcoming book, The 5 Elements of Business Success for Holistic Practitioners and Small Business Owners.Her book is for transformational healers and leaders wanting to increase their client load. For more info: http://www.MedicineBuddhaCoaching.com Learn More...

Thu, Feb 21 - Thu, Feb 21SYSTEMIC CONSTELLATION WORK (SCW) = An Effective Tool in Self Inquiry and Peer Supervision -- Karen Dremel, MTS, RP, HP, Humanist Chaplain., 7202442299
Join this breakfast talk at Le Peep's Restaurant, 2525 Arapahoe Avenue (next to McGuckin Hardware), 8am -10 am To perform the job of psychotherapy for clients, diverse tools help us see a client's situation clearly. As the saying goes, if you have only a hammer, all problems look like nails. An effective technique to include in your psychotherapeutic tool kit is Systemic Constellation Work. It is adaptable and can be used for multiple kinds of inquiry. Karen's experiential presentation will take you through basic principles and embodied experiences available in SCW. Explore how SCW offers solutions for therapy and answers to supervision questions. Karin Dremel, MA, PhD student, is a Registered Psychotherapist in Boulder, CO, and a Nationally Licensed Integrative Naturopath (Heilpraktikerin) in Germany. She works internationally as a Systemic Constellation Work facilitator and supervisor. As a Humanist Chaplain, she serves those who seek cis-cendental (human-to human centered) spiritual companionship. With more than 25 years of clinical experience as a systemically oriented traumatologist she supports her clients in mending broken connections to self, other, and the web of life. Karin has a BA from MSU, a Masters in Theological Studies (MTS) from Iliff School of Theology and is in a doctoral program at Western Institute for Social Research, Berkeley. To register, go to www.coloradopsychohterapists.com Learn More...

Sat, Mar 2 - Sun, Mar 3Somatic EMDR Tools for Trauma Treatment - Somatic EMDR Workshop in Boulder, Colorado - March 2, 2019 (Saturday) to March 3, 2019 (Sunday), 1-800-674-3637
Somatic EMDR Tools for Trauma Treatment - Somatic EMDR Workshop - Boulder, Colorado - March 2, 2019 (Saturday) to March 3, 2019 (Sunday) - APA, NBCC, and EMDRIA credit hours available - This EMDRIA approved two-day Somatic EMDR Workshop -- taught by Barb Maiberger and Dr. Arielle Schwartz, authors of "EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment" -- is designed to help EMDR therapists learn the foundational somatic skills necessary to navigate profound somatic experiences during the 8 Phases of EMDR therapy. While we know in EMDR therapy that the body is an important element of the modality, we have found that many therapists are scared of the body's natural responses that can arise in trauma treatment. Research has shown that effective trauma therapy requires a holistic approach to deal with the cognitive, emotional and somatic symptoms of PTSD. Our approach is an integrative approach to help EMDR therapists navigate the complexities of helping traumatized clients become more embodied in EMDR therapy. VISIT OUR WEBSITE OR CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE Learn More...

Fri, Mar 8 - Sun, Mar 10Learn EMDR Therapy To Help Heal PTSD and Trauma - EMDR Training in Boulder, Colorado - March and June 2019, 1-800-674-3637
Learn EMDR Therapy To Help Heal PTSD and Trauma - Complete EMDR Training Package - EMDR Training in Boulder, Colorado - Part 1: March 8, 2019 to March 10, 2019 - Part 2: June 7, 2019 to June 9, 2019 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included - EMDRIA Approved Provider - APA and NBCC CE Credit Hours Available. _____ EMDR Therapy is an evidence based treatment for working with PTSD and trauma. This EMDRIA approved EMDR Training will prepare therapists to use EMDR Therapy effectively with their clients. This complete EMDR Training package will include lectures, live demonstrations, videos, practica, and other EMDR Training tools and resources. The Maiberger Institute maintains responsibility for this program, and its content in accordance with EMDRIA Standards. This EMDRIA approved EMDR Training is facilitated by Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC -- the author of "EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists" and the co-author of "EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment." Barb Maiberger is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist. Barb Maiberger has personally trained over a thousand therapists in the practice of EMDR Therapy. ______ Visit our website or contact us to learn more... Learn More...

Brain to Brain, Body to Body: The Relational Nature of Shame
Sat, Apr 6 - Sun, Apr 7.
Pat Ogden, BPI - 303 494 0393

This workshop explores the early roots of shame, its impact on the body and nervous system and on patterns of emotions, thoughts and beliefs

We will address the various manifestations of shame, and how shame is so often disguised and veiled, sometimes even to our clients themselves. Since the first shameful encounters occur between the infant or young child and attachment figure primarily through non-verbal communication, such as prosody, eye contact, and touch, we will explore the role of these in the therapy hour in terms of healing shame. Foundational principles that create a therapeutic container, or atmosphere, that maximize the possibility of working through shame will be illustrated and operationalized in clinical practice. With an emphasize on the relational nature of shame, special attention will be given to the importance of the therapeutic relationship, including both implicit and explicit communication between therapist and client, to resolve shame. The use of touch will be clarified including cautions, transference and countertransference, and potential benefits. Videotapes will illustrate interventions drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy work with clients. Ten hours of CE credits are available. Learn More ...

Sat, Apr 6 - Sun, Apr 7Somatic EMDR Tools for Addictions - Somatic EMDR Workshop in Boulder, Colorado - April 6, 2019 (Saturday) to April 7, 2019 (Sunday), 1-800-674-3637
This two-day EMDRIA approved Somatic EMDR Workshop -- taught by Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC and John Gray, MA, LPC, CACIII -- focuses on how to prepare clients who are struggling with addictions for successful EMDR therapy trauma reprocessing. Over the years, we have observed EMDR therapists feeling pressure to get fast results in working with addictions which can lead to more relapses. Part of the addiction process is to run away from feeling the body by escaping into the "high" from the addiction. This disconnect from the body can make trauma reprocessing difficult and too scary for the client. Slowing down the preparation phase is the key to developing the necessary skills for the clients to relate to their feelings and body sensations. Our unique somatic tools are designed to help clients learn to tolerate feelings and sensations, build confidence and skills, and feel safe enough to move forward with trauma reprocessing for successful EMDR therapy. - APA, NBCC, and EMDRIA credit hours available. - Visit our website or contact us to learn more. Learn More...

Sat, May 4 - Sun, May 5CONCENTRIC SEX THERAPY: A SOMATIC SEX THERAPY TRAINING FOR STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS, 7203459144
with Melissa Walker, MA, LPC, R-DMT & Anna Mayer, MA, R-DMT Our clients step into our offices clogged with years of negative messages about their sexuality. When clients access the language of the body they learn to trust themselves and navigate the tangle of their eroticism with pleasure and responsibility in real-time. Concentric Sex Therapy is a confluence of sexology, somatic psychotherapy, and Dance Movement Therapy. This model activates the innate tendency towards growth and complexity supporting an embodied experience and expression of the sexual self. During this training you will learn the practice of Erotic Mindfulness, full-body arousal anatomy with a somatic approach to the human sexual response cycle, and embodied expression toward one's personal erotic potential and healthy relational sexuality. *This model does not include therapist touch. This weekend training provides an opportunity for professional growth in the following areas: -Learn the fundamentals of Concentric Sex Therapy and how this somatic sexology model supports work with individuals, couples, and groups; -Navigate the impact of the clients social-sexual ecology; -Understand how the somatic psychotherapy and Dance Movement -Therapy can support the therapeutic process and be a place for sexual transformation and resource; Learn the Human Sexual Response through a somatic lens; -Participants will explore personal as well as professional edges and challenges in regard to sexual behavior. Learn More...

Sat, Jun 29 - Sun, Jun 30Somatic EMDR Toolsfor Complex PTSD - Somatic EMDR Workshop in Boulder, Colorado - June 29, 2019 (Saturday) to June 30, 2019 (Sunday), 1-800-674-3637
This Somatic EMDR Workshop --taught by Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC and Katie Asmus, MA, LPC, BMP-- is designed to help EMDR therapists understand the unique importance of EMDR readiness when working with Complex PTSD. Over the years, we have witnessed therapists struggling to resource their clients with "Safe Place" which is an essential skill for EMDR therapy. Clients who have experienced neglect, abandonment, abuse in their early stages of development may have a limited capacity to tolerate emotions and body sensations. Trying to apply the EMDR therapy trauma protocol with clients with Complex PTSD too soon can lead clients to dissociate, shut down treatment and never want to do EMDR therapy ever again. Slowing down the preparation phase and integrating creative multifaceted approaches is key to implementing EMDR therapy successfully with Complex PTSD. Somatic and other sensory resourcing tools are explored to help clients feel more in control allowing them to deepen their connection to the body while staying present in a safe way. When clients develop a better sense of control around their distress, treatment can proceed in a gentler way. - NBCC, APA, and EMDRIA Credit Hours Available - Visit our website or contact us to learn more. Learn More...

AEP Group Training: Module III
Sat, Sep 14 - Sat, Apr 11 2020.
Robyn Chauvin, BPI - 303 494 0393

Working with groups is both an art and a science

This workshop combines techniques drawn from Gestalt, existential, psychodynamic, body-oriented and systems approaches to group. Group members observe and experience groups and practice leading the group in a safe learning environment. Learn More ...

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