Boulder Psychotherapy Institute

Advanced Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP)

An Experiential Psychodynamic Gestalt Approach   •   Boulder, Colorado

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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...

Mon, Sep 23Sutherland Seminar Series - Mood Charts, Regular Daily Routines, Exercise, & Nutrition, (303) 492-5680
Mood Charts, Regular Daily Routines, Exercise, & Nutrition - A review of lifestyle choices that may impact current symptoms and risk for relapses, and specific tools to help facilitate behavioral changes. About the Sutherland Seminar Series- 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 6pm - 7:30pm in Della Cava Family Medical Pavilion, 4801 Riverbend Rd, Boulder CO 80301 from September 9, 2019 - October 28, 2019. Learn More...

Thu, Sep 26 - Thu, Oct 24Young Friends Workshop, 303-915-4122
Friendship Skills for students in grades 1-2 Young Friends Students learn * the 6 most important friendship skills * what makes kids like others * how not to lose your friends * taking turns (without getting upset) * how to use your words to solve problems (without hitting, kicking, name calling, etc.) * and more... Where: Crossroads Gardens, 1800 30th Street, #306, Boulder, CO Cost: Early registration: $175. Regular registration: $195. (week workshop begins.) Classes includes: * five 75 minute sessions, * small class sizes, individual attention * student workbook, a parent handouts, snacks, and other items * the opportunity practice social skills in a safe setting * play time during class to use skills and to take advantage of 'teachable moments' as the kids interact with each other Learn More...

Fri, Sep 27 - Sat, Sep 28The Basic Six Part System: A New Perspective in Working with Complex Trauma for Improved EMDR Processing, (631) 592-2838
The focus of this workshop is to introduce a simpler way of naming and aligning parts within the Self that reduces confusion for the clinician and clients of all ages throughout the eight phases of EMDR. Participants will learn each part of The Basic Six Part System and its function towards the Self. Instructions of how to visualize, accept, and care for one or more internal parts will be reviewed with assistance from audio and case transcripts. This protocol will tackle how to increase stabilization for clients with Complex Trauma (namely: PTSD, Acute PTSD, Dissociative Disorders, Personality Disorders, ODD, Conduct Disorder, and more). Participants will learn to extend the Preparation Phase in order to minimize the roadblocks that can occur in phase 4, such as ego state dysregulation, resistance, and/or dissociative symptoms. The use of lecture, demonstration, and practicums will reveal clients having a more cohesive internal system in which they can negotiate and compromise upon entering Phases 3-8. Facilitated by Julie Dubovoy, LCSW-R, visiting from NY. Learn More...

AEP Group Training: Module III

Sat, Sep 28 - Sat, May 16 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. 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. Space is limited and the workshop is filling up - so please go ahead and register and pay if you'd like us to hold you a space!

This workshop is full, but you can sign up to be placed on the Wait List.

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Mon, Sep 30Sutherland Seminar Series - Sleep!, (303) 492-5680
Sleep! Good sleep can help to stabilize mood, while poor sleep can be both a trigger and a symptom of mood episodes. We will discuss research-supported strategies for improving sleep. About the Sutherland Seminar Series- 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 6pm - 7:30pm in Della Cava Family Medical Pavilion, 4801 Riverbend Rd, Boulder CO 80301 from September 9, 2019 - October 28, 2019. Learn More...

Tue, Oct 1 - Tue, Dec 10MovingVoice Fall Voice Series, 303.653.8517
Fall MovingVoice Series What is MovingVoice? MovingVoice is a way to reclaim parts of your voice that have been shut down in order to fit in. It is a safe and non-judgmental space where people come together in a small group to heal and empower their voices through improvisational sound and movement. Each week, we celebrate each other, as we learn to speak up and speak from the heart, at work and in relationships. Eve provides a safe container, a lot of space, and just the right amount of guidance for me to express myself through sound, which has always been scary for me. I'm seeing the results in my day-to-day interactions, as I speak with more confidence, advocate for my needs, and express myself creatively. ~ M.L.S. MovingVoice is for you if you want to... Be more expressive through voice and movement Bring out core parts of yourself that have been in hiding Be able to say No without apology Feel more comfortable singing with friends Speak up when someone does something hurtful Voice your own opinions, needs and preferences Feel safe expressing your emotions with others Plug into more joy in the face of chronic pain or illness Move beyond perfectionism and getting it right to HAVE FUN Feel more playful, spontaneous and alive ABOUT EVE -  MA, VMT, CHT: Eve creates a non-judgmental space where participants can heal and transform their voice. Eve delights in helping others reclaim their authentic expression, empower their voice and sing from the heart. Eve's credential Learn More...

Thu, Oct 3 - Sat, Oct 53 Day Experiential Training in Boulder, CO (PART 1 of 2), 7209493177
Become a Certified Experiential Specialist: Part 1 of 2 - learn by doing & heal through action. Facilitated Growth - Experiential Activities for Recovery and Wellness Experiential activities are designed to create experiences that facilitate group cohesion, team building, leadership skills, problem solving, and emotional regulation. "Show me Don't tell me" has been a mantra for experiential therapy for decades. Experiential activities are designed to create a transformational experience. The latest research on trauma, addiction, and the pursuit of wellness is pointing towards brain-based activities. Over the last 5 years clients seeking treatment have changed and it is time we change with them. In this one of a kind training you will learn by doing and heal through action. Use this opportunity to gain new insights and ways of showing up with your clients. Learn practical methods for creating connection and cultivating safety. Participants gain hands-on experience in applying experiential methods when treating clients with trauma, addiction, sexual and intimacy issues, eating disorders, codependency and low self-worth. Learn the bell curve model of sequencing to include warm-ups, deep dives, and cool downs. This training will: Allow you to experience the power of experiential work. Help you understand why and how experiential modalities work. Learn to facilitate experiential activities with tips, tools and techniques. Learn More...

Thu, Oct 3 - Thu, Dec 12MovingVoice Fall Voice Series, 303.653.8517
What is MovingVoice? MovingVoice is a way to reclaim parts of your voice that have been shut down in order to fit in. It is a safe and non-judgmental space where people come together in a small group to heal and empower their voices through improvisational sound and movement. Each week, we celebrate each other, as we learn to speak up and speak from the heart, at work and in relationships. . I'm seeing the results in my day-to-day interactions, as I speak with more confidence, advocate for my needs, and express myself creatively. ~ M.L.S. MovingVoice is for you if you want to... Bring out core parts of yourself that have been in hiding Be able to say No without apology Feel more comfortable singing with friends Speak up when someone does something hurtful Feel safe expressing your emotions with others Plug into more joy in the face of chronic pain or illness Move beyond perfectionism and getting it right to HAVE FUN Feel more playful, spontaneous and alive About Eve -  MA, VMT, CHT: Eve creates a safe, non-judgmental space where participants can heal and transform their voice. Eve delights in helping others to reclaim their authentic expression, empower their their voice and sing from the heart. Eve's credentials which include an MA in Vocal Performance and Professional Certification in Voice Movement Therapy and Hakomi Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy, as well as her own personal journey beyond trauma, bring depth, humor and compassion to her work. Learn More...

Thu, Oct 3Sleep and Your Mood: The Benefits of Good Sleep for Your Brain, 3034925680
7:30am - 10:30am Westin Westminster Hotel, Standley Ballroom 10600 Westminster Blvd Westminster, CO, 80020 "I don't have insomnia," you claim. "I just don't feel rejuvenated in the morning." "Watching TV in bed helps me fall asleep. What's wrong with that?" "I'll just take a nap this afternoon if I'm tired. That won't ruin my sleep at all tonight." If you have these thoughts about sleep, you'll want to join us for our FREE annual breakfast event, and really learn about the importance of sleep, especially as it relates to brain function and mood. Dr. Vyga Kaufmann is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral approaches to the treatment of sleep disorders and related experiences such as anxiety, depression, impulse-control disorders, interpersonal conflict, and work stress. She is a founding partner of Summit Behavioral Sleep Medicine, a clinic specializing in behavioral treatments for sleep disorders such as insomnia, nightmare disorder, and circadian disorders. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Kaufmann teaches undergraduate courses and supervises the clinical work of doctoral students in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder. Join us for a free healthy breakfast, an exhibit hall of mental health organizations and companies that promote their helpful sleep products, a chance to win free prizes, and of course, the helpful and enlightening presentation by Dr. Kaufmann. Don't miss out! Learn More...

Fri, Oct 4 - Sun, Oct 6Learn EMDR Therapy To Help Heal PTSD and Trauma - Complete EMDR Training Package - EMDR Training in Boulder, Colorado - Part 1: October 4, 2019 to October 6, 2019 Part 2: January 10, 2020 to January 12, 2020 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included, 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. ----- Boulder, Colorado - Part 1: Octob Learn More...

Sat, Oct 5 - Sat, Oct 5Empowering Women's Friendships (Intensive Workshop), 720-507-7474
Do you work with women who are seeking closer friendships and are working on barriers to vulnerability in relationships in individual therapy? Jenna Lee Mathews and I are hosting an intensive workshop to empower and elevate women's friendships. We are marketing to women and femme-identified adults who are seeking more supportive friendships or feel that their current relationships are not mutually supportive, mature, or deep. The intensive will help participants identify what barriers exist for them around deep and meaningful friendship and gain tools to practice boundaried vulnerability, assertive communication, and awareness of their needs in relationships. While it is not the primary intention for participants to befriend each other, we will be creating space and safety to allow the women participating to feel heard and less alone in wanting a stronger community or being uncertain about how to form closer bonds. The Eventbrite Link is below and the intensive will be held on Saturday, October 5th from 9:30am-4:00pm. Please let Jenna or me know if you or any of your clients have any questions or would like to participate. Thanks and please do not hesitate to reach out! Learn More...

Mon, Oct 7Sutherland Seminar Series - Treatment: Psychotherapy, (303) 492-5680
Treatment: Psychotherapy What role does psychotherapy play in treating bipolar disorder? What kinds of psychotherapy are there? How do you shop for a therapist? About the Sutherland Seminar Series- 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 6pm - 7:30pm in Della Cava Family Medical Pavilion, 4801 Riverbend Rd, Boulder CO 80301 from September 9, 2019 - October 28, 2019. Learn More...

Mon, Oct 14Sutherland Seminar Series - Treatment: Pharmacotherapy (Medications), (303) 492-5680
Treatment: Pharmacotherapy (Medications) - A review of general principles to help you: (1) better understand medications and how to take them, (2) shop for a psychiatrist, and (3) make the most of (often) brief appointments. About the Sutherland Seminar Series- 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 6pm - 7:30pm in Della Cava Family Medical Pavilion, 4801 Riverbend Rd, Boulder CO 80301 from September 9, 2019 - October 28, 2019. Learn More...

Sat, Oct 19 - Sun, Oct 20Somatic EMDR Tools for Grief and Loss - Somatic EMDR Workshop in Boulder, Colorado - October 19, 2019 (Saturday) to October 20, 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 learn how to work with grief and loss using EMDR therapy. We often hear EMDR therapists say that they can't work with grief because clients are afraid that EMDR therapy will "take away" the grief and the connection to their loved one or meaningful situations. That is impossible! EMDR therapy cannot take a person's grief away. What it does is help people process what is stuck and holding them back and causing tremendous pain. If losses are not processed they can lead to distressing symptoms and dysfunctional thoughts, feelings, and body sensations. Through consciously exploring the impact of loss, therapists will deepen their understanding of the complex factors contributing to the grief process. Our integrative approach helps clients move with and through their pain emotionally, physically and spiritually using somatic tools that will help clients feel more alive and present while still honoring the complexity of the loss. - APA, EMDRIA, and NBCC CE credit hours available. - Visit our website or contact us to learn more. Learn More...

Mon, Oct 21Sutherland Seminar Series - Bipolar Disorder and Relationships, (303) 492-5680
Bipolar Disorder and Relationships - What you can do to help a family member with bipolar disorder and/or what you can do to nurture relationships impacted by your bipolar disorder. About the Sutherland Seminar Series- 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 6pm - 7:30pm in Della Cava Family Medical Pavilion, 4801 Riverbend Rd, Boulder CO 80301 from September 9, 2019 - October 28, 2019. Learn More...

Mon, Oct 28Sutherland Seminar Series - Wellness/Relapse Prevention Plans and Crisis Management, (303) 492-5680
Wellness/Relapse Prevention Plans and Crisis Management Powerful tools for detecting early warning signs of an impending mood episode short-circuiting the episode, and/or limiting the amount of damage caused by the episode. Strategies and resources for acute crisis management. About the Sutherland Seminar Series- 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 6pm - 7:30pm in Della Cava Family Medical Pavilion, 4801 Riverbend Rd, Boulder CO 80301 from September 9, 2019 - October 28, 2019. 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: infobceft@gmail.com 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...

Tue, Jan 14 2020 - Tue, Mar 10 2020Integrative Nutrition Support for Mental Health, Digestion, and Detoxification - PART II: Managing Histamine, Ammonia and Glutamate Issues, 720-328-2683
Being able to understand and address root biochemical issues gives many mental health practitioners the edge they need to help clients overcome physiological distress that may drive relapse! *10 CEUs* This PART II, subsequent 3-month ACCELERATED EDUCATION course builds on the integrative nutrition knowledge acquired in PART I. It further applies the tenets of functional medicine to mental health and addiction recovery by evolving student understanding of metabolic regulation and support for particularly sensitive clients, with a focus on alcohol, ammonia, glutamate, and histamine. A thorough review and deeper understanding of where to find and how to use proteins (amino acids), lipids (fatty acids and cholesterol), and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) for mental health, digestive wellness, and detoxification will be explored. The synthesis, reuptake, regulation, and degradation of major neurotransmitters will be examined through a nutritional lens. The student will explore connections between liver and brain health by learning about histamine, alcohol, and ammonia metabolism and how they impact mental health and addiction recovery. Lectures meet on alternating Tuesday evenings from 6:15 - 8:15 pm MTN time, 1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, and 3/10. To register, please visit our website addictionnutritionacademy.com For more information, contact the instructor, Charlotte Hammond, RD at eatingwithease@charlottehammond.com *Discount on Parts I & II purchased together* Learn More...

Fri, Feb 7 2020 - Sun, Feb 9 2020Learn EMDR Therapy To Help Heal PTSD and Trauma - Complete EMDR Training Package - EMDR Training in Denver Tech Center / Englewood, Colorado - February and May 2020 - 10 Hours of Group Consultation Included, 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. Visit our website to learn more... Learn More...

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