Boulder Psychotherapy Institute

Advanced Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP)

An Experiential Psychodynamic Gestalt Approach   •   Boulder, Colorado

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Fri, Apr 23 - Sun, Apr 25Virtual Remote EMDR Training Program - April 2021 and August 2021 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included, 8006743637
Learn EMDR Therapy to Help Heal PTSD and Trauma ----- Complete Remote EMDR Training Package - Part 1: April 23, 2021 to April 25, 2021 - Part 2: August 6, 2021 to August 8, 2021 - 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 live Remote EMDR Training program will prepare therapists to use EMDR Therapy effectively with their clients. This complete training package will include lectures, live demonstrations, videos, practica, and other EMDR Training tools and resources. This EMDRIA approved Remote EMDR Training will be facilitated by Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC -- 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." 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 TO LEARN MORE... Learn More...

Sun, May 16 - Sun, Jun 13Sitting with the Stones, 720-244-2299
Enjoy Sunday afternoons MAY 16, 23, 30 JUNE 6, 13 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm engaged in mindfulness practices with Carol O'Dowd, MPA, M.Div., Certified Mindfulness Instructor. Sit with stones as teachers in an outdoor setting. Bring your worried or busy mind and leave with a smile. Explore your senses as consciousnesses using awareness techniques. Practice deep listening to expand heart and mind. Carol O'Dowd is a Certified Mindfulness Instructor who has taught mindfulness for the past 15 years to groups, schools and organizations in the United States, Indonesia and Thailand. She is completing her horticultural therapy training at the Horticultural Therapy Institute in Denver. Her unique mix of Eastern and Western education and training in psychology allows her to share a hands-on appreciation of nature as is. $15 per class includes refreshments. One time payment of $50 covers five classes. Spend a few Sunday afternoons at Foothills Stone 4415 Eldridge St in Golden, CO 80403 sitting with the stones. To register or get more info, contact Carol at carol@prajnahealingarts.com Learn More...

Fri, May 21 - Sun, May 23Remote EMDR Training Program - May 2021 and August 2021 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included, 8006743637
Learn EMDR Therapy to Help Heal PTSD and Trauma ----- Complete Remote EMDR Training Package - PPart 1: May 21, 2021 to May 23, 2021 - Part 2: August 20, 2021 to August 22, 2021 - 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 live virtual EMDR Training program will prepare therapists to use EMDR Therapy effectively with their clients. This complete training package will include lectures, live demonstrations, videos, practica, and other EMDR Training tools and resources. This EMDRIA approved live Remote EMDR Training will be facilitated by Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC -- 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." 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 TO LEARN MORE... Learn More...

Tue, Jun 1 - Thu, Jul 29Summer Programming for Adolescent Girls, 720-925-5824
The Colorado Wellness Center for Girls is excited to offer our Summer Program to adolescent girls ages 13-17. Our summer program will provide a mini-version of our full day program. Our mission is to provide comprehensive wellness-based support in a structured environment. This program is offered for girls struggling with depression, anxiety and the everyday challenges of adolescences. Program components include: Yoga and Mindfulness Mental Health Group Support Nutritional Education Group Coaching Art-based Activity Wednesday Experiential learning and movement Parent Coaching June and July sessions available Learn More...

Tue, Jun 22 - Thu, Jun 24Complete Remote EMDR Training Program - June 2021 and October 2021 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included, 8006743637
Learn Remote EMDR Therapy to Help Heal PTSD and Trauma ----- Complete Remote EMDR Training Package - Part 1: June 22, 2021 to June 24, 2021 - Part 2: October 5, 2021 to October 7, 2021 - 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 live virtual EMDR Training program will prepare therapists to use EMDR Therapy effectively with their clients. This complete training package will include lectures, live demonstrations, videos, practica, and other EMDR Training tools and resources. This EMDRIA approved Remote EMDR Training will be facilitated by Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC -- 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." 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 TO LEARN MORE... Learn More...

Thu, Jul 12 rooms in Psychotherapy Office Suite, available July 1st, 13032581116
two rooms in newly renovated psychotherapy suite. One with a large window (sliding door onto patio), and a smaller one facing the general entry area of the building (window can not be opened). WIFI, cleaning, kitchenette included. Larger room is $900, smaller room $750. The suite is at 3450 Penrose Place, an office building with other healing professionals. Learn More...

Reo Leslie, BPI - 303 494 0393

On September 25, 2020 the LPC Examiners passed a Rule requiring that after September 1, 2021 in order to provide clinical supervision for LPC licensure all Licensed Professional Counselors must complete a minimum of six clock-hours of clinical supervision training that includes all of the following content areas: (a) Role and functions of clinical supervisors; (b) Models and methods of clinical supervision; (c) Supervisory relationship issues; (d) Cultural issues in clinical supervision; (e) Group supervision; (f) Legal and ethical issues in clinical supervision; and (g) Evaluation of supervisee competency and the supervision process. This BPI course with problem solving clinical vignettes meets this LPC Board Rule requirement. 

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Module I: AEP Theory: Roots, Philosophy, and Clinical Theory

Sat, Jun 11 2022 - Sun, Dec 11 2022

Betty Cannon and Robyn Chauvin, BPI - 303 494 0393

This training meets twice a month on Saturday afternoons, 1:15 to 5:15, June to December of 2022 (with a break in September)

Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP) interlaces the insights of contemporary existential and psychoanalytic approaches with techniques inspired by Gestalt and other experiential therapies. We will explore the theoretical background of AEP - including roots, philosophy and clinical theory. Students should come away with a thorough understanding of the importance of having a coherent philosophy of what it means to be human and how change occurs in psychotherapy and everyday life. This should help immensely in choosing effective interventions to help facilitate growth and change in the moment to moment practice of psychotherapy.

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Module II: AEP Individual Training

Sat, Feb 11 2023 - Sat, Aug 19 2023

Betty Cannon and Robyn Chauvin, BPI - 303 494 0393

AEP is an experiential therapy that interlaces the insights of contemporary existential and psychoanalytic/psychodynamic approaches with techniques inspired by Gestalt therapy and other experiential approaches

Many psychoanalytic approaches ignore the body, while many experiential approaches fail to take into account defenses, transference and countertransference issues. AEP takes into account the full spectrum of human experience - body, meaning, emotion, the impact of the past, and the choices that need to be made to create a different future. Module I offers intensive experiential training in AEP individual therapy.

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Module III: AEP Relational Training

Sat, Oct 7 2023 - Sat, Apr 20 2024

Betty Cannon and Robyn Chauvin, BPI - 303 494 0393

Research shows that couples and relationship counseling is the least effective form of therapy


We offer an approach, based in a profound philosophy, that avoids some of the pitfalls of other therapies. Applied Existential Psychotherapy supports and elaborates the conclusion that John Gottman came to through longitudinal research with couples: Facilitation and support for individual and mutual meaning-creation is (or ought to be) at the heart of relational therapy. Using Jean-Paul Sartre's existential phenomenology, we teach you to invite clients to explore the twin poles of human existence: freedom and facticity (the circumstances of our lives) as these impact our relationships and ourselves.

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Module IV: AEP Group Training

Sat, Jun 8 2024 - Sat, Dec 14 2024

Robyn Chauvin and Betty Cannon, 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. Group Therapy is a largely untapped resource for private practice building. It is more cost effective for clients and highly effective as a modality for therapy - if you have the training and experience needed to keep groups going. This class is both didactic and experiential. You will learn about the principles of group therapy, watch videos and live demonstrations, do exercises designed to increase your skill level, and get an opportunity to co-lead the group.

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Module V: AEP Approach to the Body, Character Strategy, and Trauma

Sat, Feb 8 2025 - Sat, Aug 23 2025

Betty Cannon and Robyn Chauvin, BPI - 303 494 0393

**The Workshop:** AEP works with the lived body to explore ways in which meaning shows up in body stance, movement, gesture, facial expression and voice

We will explore Reichean/bioenergetic approaches to character strategy--looking at the ways in which our ways of living our lives show up in and help fashion our bodies. We will explore various modalities for working with trauma, adding to these an existential perspective on trauma as loss of meaning. We will also focus on integrating work with the body and trauma within a broader therapeutic perspective. We will pay particular attention to choosing appropriate levels of intervention (body, emotion, meaning) in working with clients with different character structures. We will also consider the question of when cathartic work is appropriate and when it is not - a question that students studying trauma approaches frequently ask.

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Module VI: The Dream as an Existential Message: An AEP Approach

Sat, Oct 11 2025 - Sat, Apr 25 2026

Betty Cannon and Robyn Chauvin, BPI - 303 494 0393

This training provides practitioners with hands-on experience working with their personal dreams and facilitating others's dreams

We will demonstrate dream work and review the AEP dream process as well as coach participants in facilitating one another's dreams. Professional issues in dream work are discussed alongside the existential, personal, and transpersonal scope of the dream. We will explore various creative approaches in working with dreams.

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