Boulder Psychotherapy Institute

Advanced Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP) — since 1989

An Experiential Psychodynamic Gestalt Approach   •   Boulder, Colorado

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Mon, Feb 7 - Mon, Apr 4. Adolescent Art Therapy Group, 9704608458
The group will focus on building positive coping strategies, practicing social skills, and creating a community of support for kids going through early adolescence. We approach these goals from an interpersonal and artistic perspective, completing art activities that address different issues each week. This group is designed for preteens who have a creative spirit and may be struggling with social skills, loneliness, depression, and anxiety. The point of this group is to learn about social emotional functioning, all while making friends and art along the way! The group is offered virtually so anyone in Colorado can participate without needing to worry about commuting or covid concerns. I will be hosting virtual group meetings on Mondays from 4pm-5:30pm beginning on February 7th. Sessions are $45 per group for 8 weeks. Kids age 11 and up can be considered for the group. Please contact Jacquie Harro to enroll or for more information at or 970-460-8458 Learn More...

Fri, Feb 18 - Fri, Feb 18. CAP Webinar 2/18/22, 9 - 11 am: Want a New Hat? Try Existential Coaching - Betty Cannon, PhD, & Robyn Chauvin, MA, LPC, 303 244 2299
CAP WEBINAR for Mental Health Professionals FEBRUARY 18, 2022: Want A New Hat? Try Existential Coaching, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (last thirty minutes are for question and answer) Join Betty Cannon, PhD, BPI President, and Robyn Chauvin, MA, LPC, BPI Senior Trainer, as they share existential coaching. Explore adding existential coaching to your professional repertoire. Unlike psychotherapy, coaching does not require a state license and may be offered on telecommunication platforms anywhere. Many therapist skills may be transferred to coaching with certain modifications. Discuss with Betty and Robyn the theoretical underpinnings of existential coaching. Engage in experiential exercises to gain a feel for existential coaching in action. Review how a coaching contract differs from a therapy contract. Explore some legal and ethical issues to address if you plan to wear both hats. The session ends with a visioning exercise that can be used by coaches and therapists. The last half hour of the session is for Q & A. (This webinar is a repeat of the webinar given in October 2021. Technical difficulties excluded some from the presentation. Due to the 50 or so people who were able to attend finding it very useful, Betty and Robyn are offering it again.) SPEAKERS: Betty and Robyn, who have co-taught training modules at BPI for years, are experienced coaching therapists who teach with wit and humor. Therapists they coach often achieve great success with building and developing their practices in their own unique ways. Betty Cannon, PhD, President of the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute, Founder of Applied Existential Psychotherapy and a long-standing Advisory Board member of CAP, has worked as a licensed psychologist and Certified Gestalt Therapist for over 40 years. She is professor emerita of the Colorado School of Mines and Senior Adjunct Faculty at Naropa University. Betty is a member of the editorial boards of three professional journals: Sartre Studies International, Existential Analysis, and Review of Existential Psychology and Psychiatry. Her book, Sartre and Psychoanalysis, is often considered a classic in existential psychology. Robyn Chauvin, MA, LPC, is a Senior Trainer at BPI, a music therapist, Gestalt Therapist as well as an AEP therapist and trainer. She has worked in private practice in CO since 2008. Her prior work includes in-patient psychiatric care and hospice. She brings insight from her private practice as well as the supervision/consultation, dream process groups and trainings she offers at BPI. As a prominent member of the LBGTQ community, she is writing about gender identity, developmental issues, and the practice of psychotherapy. REGISTER -- Please let me know if you want your name added to the registration list so we can send you a zoom link a few days before the webinar. The CAP Education Committee members, Diane Doe, Paula Fowke, Dr. Reo Leslie, Carol O’Dowd (Chair), and Advisory Member Betty Cannon look forward to seeing you at this fun February webinar on existential coaching. Attending this webinar developed by CAP and co-sponsored by CAP-EDU lets you earn 2.0 CEUs. Learn More...

Sat, Feb 19 - Sat, Apr 23. Somatic-Concentric Sex Therapy Training For Students & Professionals, 7203459144
Sexuality is a complex and highly socialized aspect of being a fully social, vibrant, and creative human being. Those who are at home in their body and their sexuality tend to be more confident and expressive about their desires and boundaries. They are also more likely to see body changes or sexual issues as opportunities for deeper learning and personal growth, instead of devastating self-confidence or their relationships. Where do we begin to build such personal awareness and confidence? Our clients are bombarded by so many sex- and body-negative messages from cultural, familiar, and religious sources that it is hard to know where to begin! This online course offers an integrated, socially-just, and trauma-informed method to support your client's sexual and intimate lives. With the foundation of Sex Therapy with Somatic Psychotherapy and Dance/Movement Therapy, this method traverses the many layers of the self. Participants will learn to evaluate the relationship between the somatic self and all the important social arenas that influence how we inhabit and express ourselves. This body-based journey will show you how to integrate the exciting and easeful aspects of sexuality with the unconscious and fractured aspects, allowing for an integrative exploration and discovery of a whole-bodied erotic self. Meet your instructors! Lead instructor: Melissa Walker & Assistant instructor: Anna Mayer Over 3 weekends and 3 zoom consultation groups in between, you will learn how to Learn More...

Sat, Mar 19 - Sat, Nov 5

Coaching in a New Key: An Applied Existential Approach

Sat, Mar 19 - Sat, Nov 5

Betty Cannon and Robyn Chauvin, BPI - 303 494 0393

Have you found during the pandemic that you actually like working online? Then you might want to consider adding existential coaching to your professional repertoire. Unlike therapy, which is limited by state laws, coaching can be done across state lines or actually anywhere in the world. This class will help you retool some of your existing knowledge for coaching. Since existential therapy is already attuned to life issues, this is a transition that is easier to make than the transition from more medical-model approaches. But there are some important differences between coaching and therapy. You will learn to use specific existential coaching interventions with individuals, couples, and groups or organizations. Since the coaching relationship tends to be more egalitarian than the therapy relationship, there will be plenty of room for creativity for both client and therapist. The training is both didactic and experiential. We will talk about principles and techniques, demonstrate them, introduce experiential exercises, and ask you to practice with each other and/or practice clients outside of class. Participants who complete the class will receive a 48-hour Certificate of Study in Applied Existential Coaching.

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