Boulder Psychotherapy Institute

Advanced Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP)

An Experiential Psychodynamic Gestalt Approach   •   Boulder, Colorado

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Mon, May 10 - Mon, May 10. Practising Existential Therapy: An Introductory 3-Phase Overview workshop with Professor Ernesto Spinelli, +44 114 478 2601
Existential therapy places pivotal significance upon the inter-relational aspects of human experience. From this perspective, the presenting symptoms and disorders brought to therapy are disclosed as direct expressions and outcomes of the client\'s overall \'way of being\' rather than as isolated and disruptive impediments. How these responses impact upon, maintain, and disturb the client\'s overall worldview is explored from a predominantly descriptively-attuned focus. At the same time, existential therapy places critical significance upon the actual \'being with\' that emerges between therapist and client and argues that it is via the contrast and comparison of this lived experience that clients can find the means to reconsider and reconstruct their worldviews or life narratives. In general, existential therapy challenges the emphasis typically placed on directed and directive change, preconceived outcomes, and professional detachment as set by the majority of contemporary psychotherapists. The workshop is derived from Ernesto\'s textbook Practising Existential Psychotherapy: The Relational World 2nd edition (Sage, 2015). Its aim is to provide participants with the unique opportunity to develop their initial understanding of the practice of existential therapy as viewed from the perspective of 3 inter-related phases: Phase 1: The Existential Therapist as Idiot - Working with the client\'s presenting worldview; Phase 2: The Existential Therapist as Fool - Working in \'the between\'; Phase 3: The Existential Therapist as Executioner - Endings: possibilities and disappointments. This workshop will be hosted on the Zoom meeting platform where we will use our camera and microphones to interact with each other as a group. To support practitioners in this time of extraordinary circumstances we are offering access to this group for a self-select fee. The self-select fee is a radical inclusion policy to open learning for all colleagues. The guide price for this event is £20.00, however, we appreciate that income varies greatly in different locations and circumstances. Please contribute what you can to help us maintain inclusive professional training. Learn More...

Mon, May 10. Practising Existential Therapy: An Introductory 3-Phase Overview workshop with Professor Ernesto Spinelli, +44 114 478 2601
Existential therapy places pivotal significance upon the inter-relational aspects of human experience. From this perspective, the presenting symptoms and disorders brought to therapy are disclosed as direct expressions and outcomes of the client's overall 'way of being' rather than as isolated and disruptive impediments. How these responses impact upon, maintain, and disturb the client's overall worldview is explored from a predominantly descriptively-attuned focus. At the same time, existential therapy places critical significance upon the actual 'being with' that emerges between therapist and client and argues that it is via the contrast and comparison of this lived experience that clients can find the means to reconsider and reconstruct their worldviews or life narratives. In general, existential therapy challenges the emphasis typically placed on directed and directive change, preconceived outcomes, and professional detachment as set by the majority of contemporary psychotherapists. The workshop is derived from Ernesto's textbook Practising Existential Psychotherapy: The Relational World 2nd edition (Sage, 2015). Its aim is to provide participants with the unique opportunity to develop their initial understanding of the practice of existential therapy as viewed from the perspective of 3 inter-related phases: Phase 1: The Existential Therapist as Idiot - Working with the client's presenting worldview; Phase 2: The Existential Therapist as Fool - Working in 'the between'; Phase 3: The Existential Therapist as Executioner - Endings: possibilities and disappointments. This workshop will be hosted on the Zoom meeting platform where we will use our camera and microphones to interact with each other as a group. To support practitioners in this time of extraordinary circumstances we are offering access to this group for a self-select fee. The self-select fee is a radical inclusion policy to open learning for all colleagues. The guide price for this event is £20.00, however, we appreciate that income varies greatly in different locations and circumstances. Please contribute what you can to help us maintain inclusive professional training. Learn More...

Wed, May 12. Rebuilding Seminars Introduction Workshop, 720-600-2763
Join us for an evening that introduces you to Boulder's original Rebuilding Seminars with facilitator Bob Manthy. He will give an overview of the Rebuilding blocks to relationship recovery, offering you a place for support, guidance, camaraderie, reflection, and even a bit of humor. Our Workshops are meant to be a peek into what the 8-week Rebuilding Seminar offers, providing you with tools to take away and begin using immediately. We will first have a large group presentation and then move to Zoom breakout rooms for interactive small-group work with 5-7 people each. It will be an intimate and vulnerable experience, and you will walk away from this session with more than a glimpse of your path forward. According to research, Rebuilders take two years off their time to recover and move forward. Join us for a supportive and insightful evening! Learn More...

Sun, May 16 - Sun, Jun 13. Sitting 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 23. Remote 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 29. Summer 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 24. Complete 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 1. 2 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...

Sun, Jul 11 - Sun, Aug 29. Rebuilding Seminars Summer Seminar, 720-600-2763
Rebuilding Seminars is the most effective and popular program of its kind for divorce recovery and healing from loss. 70% of Rebuilders are referred to the Seminar by Rebuilding Graduates. Our Seminar takes, on average, two years off the time to recover from loss, so that you may move forward with new confidence and the freedom to be the very best you. Experience a confidential, safe, non-dating environment so your inner work has the space to unfold. Our larger class size fosters a long-lasting, active social network of trusted friends. You can join us online from wherever you are. Along with facilitator Bob Manthy, the Seminar is supported by a select volunteer team of graduates who handle all the vital details for you, organizing online connections and supporting discussion groups. Learn from our exclusive experiential exercises and our Therapist Tool Kit so you can take concrete action steps towards the personal transformation you have always wanted. What really matters to you? To have a more peaceful state of mind as you go through all the changes? The protection of a friendly circle of support? To know in your heart that your children are okay? To have healthier future relationships? To make genuine, new friends? When you register, you make an investment in your future. Learn More...

Sat, Aug 14

LPC Supervisor Certification Class

Sat, Aug 14

Dr. 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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Sat, Aug 14

LPC Supervisor Certification Class

Sat, Aug 14

Dr. 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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Sat, Jun 11 2022 - Sun, Dec 11 2022

Module I: AEP Theory: The Philosophy Behind the Therapy

Sat, Jun 11 2022 - Sun, Dec 11 2022

Betty Cannon and Robyn Chauvin, BPI - 303 494 0393

This training is the first in an accelerated series of training modules that we will be offering over the next 4 years at BPI. This series of 6 modules will be co-taught by Betty Cannon, Ph.D., founder of AEP and President of BPI, and Robyn Chauvin, M.A., L.P.C., BPI Senior Trainer. AEP Theory and AEP Individual Training are required for later modules since they lay the foundation for the later classes. The series is tentatively scheduled to run from June 2022 to April 2026 and includes 48 hours of training for each module (288 total for all classes). The theory class is scheduled for twice a month on Saturday afternoons, 1:15 to 5:15, June to December of 2022 (with a break in September). We will either meet by zoom or at the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute, depending on the state of the world in June of 2022. If there is enough interest, we will offer a second section on zoom for international students on a different day and at a different time. Let us know if you are interested. Click on the Learn More link below for more information on the content of the theory class. Find descriptions of the other five modules under Future Trainings and Workshops on the Workshops page.

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