Boulder Psychotherapy Institute

Advanced Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP)

An Experiential Psychodynamic Gestalt Approach   •   Boulder, Colorado

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Thu, Jun 20 - Thu, Jun 20Boulder CAP Breakfast Talk: TREATMENT OF BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER -- Cassandra Katz, 720 244 2299
Join this Networking/Education Event at BPI, (Boulder Psychotherapy Institute) 1140 Lehigh St, Boulder, CO 80305 (Table Mesa)) from 8 -10 am, for this excellent & informative presentation. Bring business cards & flyers to this event hosted by CAP. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is the result of a sensitive and reactive temperament met with an invalidating environment during crucial periods of early childhood development. When this combination occurs, a client suffers from the belief that their thoughts and emotions are invalid and incorrect. That's why validation is a crucial component of treatment and a must to keep the client engaged and working for the long haul. Marsha Linehan, PhD, founder of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, says it's "impossible to overestimate the importance of validation" in recovery from BPD. Learn about the principles of validation and how to put them into action in this illuminating presentation. Cassandra Katz, LCSW CACIII, has distinguished herself as an expert in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and addictions. She has a private practice in Boulder and has been a psychotherapist for over 20 years. She has treated hundreds of clients with this difficult combination of problems. You can reach her at to reserve your seat go to Learn More...

Thu, Jun 20Summer Solstice 2019 Seasonal Virtual Women's Circle, 970.878.7368
Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:00 PM 7:30 PM MDT Celebrate with us at our Summer Solstice Seasonal Circle! ...Join us as we honor the many ways we are fertile and creative in our lives, all the ways we mother by nurturing, sustaining and protecting life. We will use the alchemical and energetic fire of the Sun as our bonfire in our personal and collective lives to forge our heart's Desires, and to magnify and illuminate our awareness, our power and our actions for a more loving and egalitarian, partnership world for all. All women are warmly invited and welcome! Click the link below to learn how to participate. Learn More...

Fri, Jun 21 - Fri, Jun 21Interface Presents: Looking for Wisdom -Reynold Feldman, PhD, 3034441404
Interface Monthly Luncheon Series Presents: Looking for Wisdom with Reynold Feldman, PhD Boulder Jewish Community Center 11:30am to 1:30pm Interface features inspiring monthly presentations and dialogues exploring the interface of spirituality with the helping professions. $10 Prepay online to attend (or at the door if seats available) 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...

Fri, Jul 12 - Sun, Jul 14Learn EMDR Therapy To Help Heal PTSD and Trauma - Complete EMDR Training Package - Boulder, Colorado - Part 1: July 12, 2019 to July 14, 2019 - Part 2: September 20, 2019 to September 22, 2019 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included - APA and NBCC CE Cr, 1-800-674-3637
Learn EMDR Therapy to Heal PTSD and Trauma and See Real Change in Your Clients Today! As clients struggle with not making the changes they are longing for in therapy, many therapists become frustrated and feel helpless that they are lacking the skills to help their clients make lasting change and transformation. If therapists only pay attention to what the client is saying, and the client is struggling to make lasting change, then something is missing in the therapeutic process. The solution may be a somatic approach to healing trauma using EMDR therapy. This evidenced based, integrative modality, is a recommended treatment of choice by several international mental health organizations for healing PTSD and trauma. Millions of people around the world have transformed the negative impact experienced from traumatic events into more adaptive ways of living by increasing their confidence, sense of joy and feeling more at peace. Real change is possible! This EMDRIA Approved EMDR Training program is personally taught by Barb Maiberger, the founder and CE Program Administrator for the Maiberger Institute. Barb's proprietary approach has pioneered the further integration of somatic interventions into EMDR therapy. She is the author of "EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists", and co-author of "EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment." Contact us or visit our website to learn more. Learn More...

Thu, Jul 18 - Thu, Jul 18Boulder Network/Education Event: "Healing Old Wounds Interpersonally: Working with Transference, Countertransference, Enactments, and Corrective Experiences in Group Therapy" with Betty Cannon, PhD, and Robyn Chauvin, MA, LPC, 7202442299
Join Boulder CAP at Le Peep's Restaurant, 2525 Arapahoe Avenue (next to McGuckin Hardware), 8 -10 am, for an informative presentation. Bring business cards & flyers. Betty Cannon, PhD, and Robyn Chauvin, MA, LPC will be sharing how to work with Transference, Countertransference, Enactments, and Corrective Experiences in Group Therapy" Learn how working with transference, countertransference, enactments, and corrective experiences can help to create a milieu for radical change in group therapy. Deep level psychotherapy groups are effective for healing. Review examples and engage in experiential exercises to gain a taste of how group works. Reserve your space at Betty Cannon, PhD, a licensed psychologist with more than 40 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and groups in Boulder. She is the president of the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute (BPI), founder of Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP) and author of 'Sartre and Psychoanalysis' She has authored numerous chapters and articles on existential therapy. She has led a group program in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Master's Program at Naropa University. Robyn Chauvin, MA, LPC, ia senior trainer at BPI and taught at Naropa University. Experienced with individuals, couples, and groups in Boulder for more than 20 years. She is offering a 60-hour intensive experiential training in AEP Group Therapy at BPI starting September 1 Learn More...

Thu, Jul 25Women's Song Council, 303-422-0956
Sallie Robinson Ward and Celia Bockhoff are very excited to be offering a Women's Song Council this summer. We are both deeply cognizant of the imperative that women's voices be heard and empowered at this time on earth. As a migration of women, we are moving toward new insights and actions that heal despair and embolden personal and global transformation. The Women's Song Council will be held on three Tuesday evenings this summer. Our circles are a way for women to get together in intentional community and share our voices and our visions. In a compassionate and sacred space, we will meet in council, chanting, andintuitive song. We welcome ALL voices, and silence is also welcome. This is a place to honor yourself exactly as you are. Connecting into our truths and inspirations, let's empower ourselves and one another; one voice at a time, and many voices together. Our 2019 Women's Song Council will meet on three Tuesdays from 7 to 9 pm : Tuesday June 25 Tuesday July 30, and Tuesday August 27. We will meet at the Community UCC at 2650 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder. We're asking for a $20 contribution each time, but students are free! Learn More...

Sat, Jul 27 - Sun, Jul 28Somatic EMDR Tools for Chronic Pain and Illness - Somatic EMDR Workshop in Boulder, Colorado - APA, NBCC, and EMDRIA Credits Hours Available, 1-800-674-3637
This 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 navigate the complexity of working with clients who are experiencing chronic pain or illness. Clients who are in physical and emotional pain may struggle to connect to their bodies and want to escape sensations. This disconnect can make treatment difficult for EMDR therapy to be effective. Research now shows that physical pain can be linked to unresolved PTSD from childhood trauma. Understanding how to work with the underlying trauma, as well as the actual physical sensations with EMDR therapy is essential in working with this population. Our integrative approach helps clients feel more connected to their bodies, increasing their ability to relate to their pain with more compassion and feel at choice with their responses. Visit our website or contact us to learn more. Learn More...

Sun, Jul 28 - Sun, Jul 281 Day Relationship Workshop for Couples, 3036533097
Did you know that most couples wait 6 years before getting support for their marriage, at which point it is often too late? Relationship maintenance is important part of growing your emotional connection and closeness with your partner. On your second marriage? Do it differently this time! Join us for a day of diving into experiential exercises designed to bring you back to secure attachment, healing and greater love. Often we have therapists who bring their partners so that they can experience and learn together.A past participant said, "We've been married for 51 years, and you've never been together too long to learn new tricks. This is a wonderful venue for that." Early bird special 50% off! Only 197 per couple for the day. Use promo code lovemap 123. Limited to 15 couples. 10am-5pm in Boulder. Contact us for more information. Learn More...

Brain to Brain, Body to Body: The Relational Nature of Shame

Fri, Aug 2 - Sat, Aug 3

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. Videotapes will illustrate interventions drawn from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy work with clients. Ten hours of CE credits are available.

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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.

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Mon, Sep 23Autumn Equinox 2019 Virtual Seasonal Women's Circle, 970.878.7368
Monday, September 23, 2019 6:00 PM 7:30 PM MDT As we come together in Circle for the Autumn Equinox, we celebrate the 2nd of 3 harvest festivals... Fall Equinox is a time of inward turning and celebration. In the mythic cycle of the Goddess, the Mother Goddess is completing her activity of creation. This is the time to receive and acknowledge our personal harvests. We give thanks and blessing to the Mother and the earth for the abundance with which we have been nurtured and blessed, and prepare ourselves for the season of winter ahead. All women are warmly invited and welcome to join us. PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO LEARN HOW TO PARTICIPATE. Learn More...

Wed, Nov 6 - Sat, Nov 9Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship-Transform The Way You Work With Couples, 7202896308
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy 4 Day Externship In Boulder, November 6-9, 9am-5pm --Learn to assess couple distress and relationship repair based on theories of attachment and emotion. --Practice EFT Interventions to overcome therapeutic impasses with couples and to treat attachment related injuries. For more information contact Rachel Weddle: Learn More...

Thu, Dec 19Winter Solstice 2019 Virtual Seasonal Women's Circle, 970.878.7368
Thursday, December 19, 2019 6:00 PM 7:30 PM MST Midwinter. Yule. The ancient origin of many well-loved traditions we still celebrate as part of Christmas. Winter Solstice marks the longest night, a time of faith, and the time of the turning of the Wheel of the Year, as we once again anticipate welcoming back the light... Join us as we take time to reflect, acknowledge our gifts and what we have created this year, and release to make room to seed our heart's Desires for the new year to come. All women are warmly invited to join with us. CLICK THE TITLE BELOW TO LEARN HOW TO PARTICIPATE. Learn More...

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