Boulder Psychotherapy Institute

Advanced Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP)

An Experiential Psychodynamic Gestalt Approach   •   Boulder, Colorado

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Fri, Jan 17 - Fri, Jan 17The Medication Conundrum: Does it serve or inhibit well being, 720-480-2429
INTERFACE is hosting a talk by Michael Altman LPC addressing the role of Medications/Drugs in the practice of psychotherapy/psychiatry while exploring : The business of mental health; the art of psychotherapy; and the realm of spirituality. Please see: InterfaceBoulder.org for complete program details. This talk will take place at the Jewish Community Center from 11.30 to 1.30. Learn More...

Sat, Jan 18 - Sat, Jan 18Healing Head and Heart: A mindfulness-based approach in psychotherapy with R Chauvin & D Bowman, 3034400808
Healing Head and Heart: A mindfulness-based approach in psychotherapy. A special workshop with Deborah Bowman Ph.D. and Robin Chauvin, LPC Date: Saturday, January 18 ​Time: 2:00 to 4:30 pm ​Cost $15; Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/healing-head-and-heart-mindfulness-and-psychotherapy-tickets-86054781167?aff=ebdssbdestsearch Mindfulness is a way of observing attentively, inside and out, with the least amount of projection, or preconceived notions, and the greatest amount of heart. This practice has been central to psychotherapy before mindfulness was added as a word to your average American dictionary. This workshop is for anyone, client, therapist or wanna-be, who would like to add mindfulness to their toolkit for a healthier life and more rewarding relationships. We will teach the basics of developing a mindful and compassionate attitude towards one's thoughts and feelings with guided exercises and opportunities to practice together. You may choose to work individually or in dyads or triads to gain skills in learning or sharing mindfulness-based approaches. We will discuss how many approaches to psychotherapy came to incorporate Mindfulness practices into their varied mental health interventions for a broad swath of populations and problems. We will also explore the roll of various mindful practices in developing compassion for we call "the self". We are happy to answer questions, cite research, and share our own understanding as practitioners who have been deep Learn More...

Thu, Jan 23MovingVoice Free Intro Class - Embody & Embrace Your Authentic Voice, 3036538517
MovingVoice groups are 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 Feel connected, heard and accepted for ALL of who you are "Eve creates a womb-like experience that allows honest self-exploration in an environment of profound safety. I felt my true self was able to come forward again and again...Highly recommended for those seeking to bring forth more of themselves!" ~ Nisargo T, Somatic Therapist All Levels Welcome - No Training Necessary It's through daring to play and creatively express ourselves, that our aliveness and joy can emerge. From there, it ripples out into our whole lives. If you're longing to connect with your own inner voice, then it's time to come and experience MovingVoice. Free Introductory Classes These are offered as an introduction to the Winter/Spring Voice Series. (please come to one free class only) Dates & Times Monday, January 20th from 10 - 12p Thursday, January 23rd from 6:15 - 8:15p Monday, January 27th from 10 - 12p Learn More...

Mon, Jan 27 - Mon, Mar 30Stronger After Cancer, 720-217-6450
Integrative wellness and support group for women survivors of cancer who have completed treatment (women still in treatment may be considered). This is a group for survivors looking to rebuild strength, optimize their immune system and reduce risk of cancer recurrence. It is a closed group to provide safety for members to discuss sensitive experiences from their cancer recovery journey. This group is ideal for health conscious women who want to strengthen their body, mind and spirit and rediscover their joy. Please share the attached flyer with clients, colleagues, friends or loved ones who may benefit. The 10-week group focuses on holistic and integrative skill development and includes psycho-education, CBT skills, resourcing, processing and support. There is a heavy focus on evidence-based skills and practices in addition to anti-cancer/cancer preventive nutrition. Common topics and practices addressed in the group: ~ Nutrition and supplements ~ Lifestyle habits ~ Mindfulness and relaxation practices ~ Grieving and reclaiming life. ~ Cognitive Behavioral therapy ~ Connection and support Class Details: Dates: January 27, 2020 - March 30, 2020 Mondays 6:00 pm -7:30 pm Location: 1650 38th St. Ste 100E (Boulder Healing Hub) Room 19 West of Foothills, off Arapahoe behind Fate Brewery Investment: $460 To apply for a spot in the group or for more information, contact Mary Kay at MaryKay@BoulderCenterforHealthandNutrition Learn More...

Sun, Feb 2 - Sun, Nov 1True North Monthly Expressive Arts Group, 7209241595
Walk the heroine's journey to explore and embody your inner wisdom, find, heal recover, reclaim and integrate your TRUE self. Through the intuitive process of SoulCollage (R), restore your inner flow, healthy self- expression, inner wisdom and creativity to become a free, whole, connected, complete and balanced self you are meant to be! Join us on this amazing adventure. Answer the call! This 9 month SoulCollage® group will meet monthly in Littleton CO starting 2. 2. 2020. Exact dates: 2/2, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3, 5/31, 6/28, 8/2, 9/13, 10/4 and 11/1 additional optional date of celebration. Please RSVP asap due to limited availability. Investment $500 covers the $50 supply free and $50 for each monthly group. With questions or to reserve your spot contact Nina Danhorn at heartstringscounselor@gmail.com or 720 924 1595. Learn More...

Fri, Feb 7 - Sun, Feb 9Learn 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...

Sat, Feb 8 - Sat, Feb 8UNDUE INFLUENCE: Manipulation and Exploitation in Sex Trafficking, Cults and Gangs, (970) 829-1968
How are individuals enticed to: join a gang, be trafficked sexually or join a cult? How can you as a community member protect yourself or your loved ones from being recruited? How do law enforcement officers and professional counselors interact with exploited victims and inform their employees about sex trafficking effectively? Please join us for a one-day conference where Cultic Experts, Trauma Counselors, a Colorado Information Analysis Center Intelligence Analyst, a Detective from the Greeley PD Gang Unit, a Trooper with the Colorado State Patrol - Human Trafficking Division and a Sex Trafficking Research Expert share their knowledge in working with such populations. A panel of survivors will share their story and answer audience questions. $40.00 per person; A turkey sandwich box lunch is included in the price. Learn More...

Sat, Feb 8 - Sun, Feb 9New decade and new paradigms and few forms to meet it, 3109099885
How are we listening to each other, the world and ourselves? How might that affect our actions, relationships, and decisions? During this two day training for leaders, facilitators and professionals in the coaching, mentoring and therapeutic professions, Miriam and Adam teach a process for group dialogue that builds trust, facilitates deep understanding, overcomes barriers to compassionate communication and decision making, and helps reduce personal conflict and suffering. The Listening Circle can also be a foundation for building organizational health and resilience, and for generative social change. In this workshop you will: -Understand the basic principles and practices of collective wisdom and how they can create a bridge from divisive, hierarchical communication and decision making to more inclusive frameworks of collaboration, creativity, and mutual support. -Learn a flexible form that creates the conditions for authentic, brave, and safer spaces of communication. -Build your emotional intelligence and learn how to apply it to group leadership in diverse and dynamic environments. -Learn to avoid coercion and manipulation toward vulnerability, while supporting each individual to explore their own edges safely. -Practice facilitating and participating in deep listening & collective wisdom practices. -Apply circle-based systems in different contexts including educational environments, spiritual communities, prisons, businesses, government agencies, and other community Learn More...

Tue, Feb 11 - Sun, Feb 16American Psychoanalytic Association's 2020 National Meeting, 212-752-0450
Join us for the 2020 National Meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association happening February 11th - 16th in New York City! Featuring 180 sessions throughout the week which provide continuing education credits, the conference draws 1,500 attendees from throughout the mental health field. Beginning October 29th, visit www.apsameeting.org to download the complete program and reserve your hotel room. Pre-registration begins on November 5th and runs through January 7th. Register during this time to take advantage of lower fees! Questions? Contact Rosemary Johnson at rjohnson@apsa.org. Learn More...

Thu, Feb 20 - Thu, Mar 19Young Friends Workshop, 303-915-4122
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...

Sun, Feb 23 - Mon, Nov 2A Year Long Rite-of-Passage Women's Group - The Full Congruence Way, 3038818802
Katie Asmus, MA, LPC, BMP and Mindi Counts, MA, LAc, are pleased to offer the fourth iteration of a year-long women's rite of passage dedicated to The Full-Congruence Way, a life commitment to aligning our inner truth with the outward expression of our lives. Beginning in February 2020, a community of women* who have said "Yes" to living a life of purpose and exquisite aliveness will gather regularly in the Way of Council. Through the support of community, along with the practices of deep listening, truth-telling and mirroring, participants will find on-going support to live inspired lives On Purpose. After 5 months of preparation, participants will embark on a guided six-day wilderness quest that includes a three-day solo. Following the quest, the group will meet five additional times to help participants integrate the gifts of the journey into their daily lives. INITIAL DAY-LONG INTENSIVE • Sunday, February 23rd, 2020, 9am-5:30pm; just outside Boulder, CO MONDAY EVENINGS • 5-8:30pm; In-person in central Boulder, CO Mar 2 | Apr 6 | May 4 | June 1 | June 29 | July 20 | Aug 10 | Sept 14 | Oct 5 | Nov 2 (all Mondays 5-8:30pm except July 20, when we'll meet 5:30-8:30pm) THE WILDERNESS QUEST • July 7-12, 2020 (begins at 1 pm on the 7th & ends at 6 pm on the 12th) REGISTRATION INFORMATION Financial commitment: $3995 Payment plans available *We recognize that gender is a fluid continuum. Please contact us if you are interested and wondering if this group is right for you. Learn More...

Sat, Mar 7 - Sat, Mar 7ACT Professional Development Training, 720.432.1710
If you are a mental health professional and identify as a woman, Dr. Debbie Sorensen and I would love for you to join us for a ACT Professional Development workshop in Boulder, Colorado on March 7th. It will be a chance for us to recharge, explore our professional and personal values, and come together to support one another. We are offering discounts for early registration (before January 20th), and for students/early career professionals. Hope to see you there! Learn More...

Thu, Apr 2 - Thu, May 7Secrets of Friendship Workshop, 303-915-4122
It's not as hard as you think! Students will learn and practice: * 6 most important friendship skills * What makes kids avoid other kidsSecrets of Friendships What makes kids like other kids? Find out: 6 secrets of making & keeping friends! * How to NOT lose your friends About the Classes: These workshops teach kids what does and doesn't work in getting along with others. It includes stories, role play, inquiry, and a workbook to enable continued practice. Class sizes are limited. KIDS: What kind of kids take this class? Extroverted, overly friendly kids, Shy, withdrawn kids, Bossy kids, Lonely, left out kids, High functioning PDD kids, ADHD kids, Kids with Anxiety, Happy, friendly kids looking to upgrade their skill level. Learn More...

The Challenging Client: Engaging the Body to Disrupt Entrenched Patterns

Fri, Apr 3 - Sat, Apr 4

Pat Ogden, BPI - 303 494 0393

This workshop is co-sponsored by Boulder Psychotherapy Institute and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

Participants will learn practical, easy to implement interventions from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy designed to catalyze change in "resistant" and otherwise "difficult" clients with chronic entrenched patterns, including those with dissociative disorders, addictions, self-harm, repeated hospitalizations, alexithymia, prolonged grief, feelings of self-loathing and worthlessness, and emotional stuckness. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy will be illustrated through video excerpts of consultation sessions and brief experiential exercises. Participants will walk away with a new perspective on how simple techniques that target the body can throw open the door to change even for the most entrenched clients. The workshop leader, Dr. Pat Ogden, is the founder of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and an internationally acclaimed presenter, author, and pioneer in somatic psychology.

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Sun, Apr 5CONCENTRIC SEX THERAPY: A SOMATIC SEX THERAPY TRAINING FOR STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS, 7203459144
Level I & II training Dates Below Saturday: 9:00 am -5 pm & Sunday: 9:00 am - 1 pm with Melissa Walker, MA, LPC, R-DMT with Anna Mayer, MA, R-DMT 9 DORA CE Compliant Credits Available Our clients step into our offices clogged with years of negative messages about their sexuality. These negative messages write themselves directly onto the autonomic and somatic nervous system of the body and impact the way we inhabit ourselves and the relational space. When clients access the language of the body they learn to trust themselves and navigate the tangle obstructing their eroticism with pleasure and responsibility in real-time. Concentric Sex Therapy is a confluence of sexology, somatic psychotherapy, and Dance Movement Therapy. This model activates the innate tendency towards growth and complexity supporting an embodied experience and expression of the sexual self. During this training you will learn the practice of Erotic Bodyfulness, full-body arousal anatomy with a somatic approach to the human sexual response cycle, and embodied expression toward one's personal erotic potential and healthy relational sexuality. Level I training in Lafayette, CO, April 5th & 6th 2020 Level I training in Albuquerque, NM, May 16th & 17th 2020 Level II training in Lafayette, CO, September 2020 Learn More...

Mon, May 18 - Thu, May 21BEHIND CLOSED DOORS WITH MICHELE WEINER-DAVIS, 3034447004
If you work with couples, you won't want to miss this new, down-to-earth training where Michele will share her latest thinking about how to become A MASTER COUPLES THERAPIST. For over 3 decades, Michele, a.k.a. The Divorce Buster, has been specializing in helping couples avoid unnecessary divorce and is the go-to therapist for 911 couples. Through didactic discussions emphasizing specific how-to's, extensive video examples, small group discussions, case consultations and experiential exercises, attendees are offered the opportunity to gain years' worth of clinical skills in just 4 days. For a detailed description about this unique, size-limited training, check out the website below. Earn 26.5 CE Credits (Approval Pending), at no additional cost. Learn More...

Sat, Jul 18 - Sun, Oct 4EMDR Basic Training, 719-761-4444
The Basic Training is approved by the EMDR International Association and represents a departure from the traditional two-weekend EMDR training programs with an innovative format. It is designed to lead the participants in a sequential and orderly learning experience emphasizing conceptual clarity, procedural details, and skill development through a combination of lectures, discussions, and video vignettes drawn from actual EMDR therapy sessions and culminating in supervised practice. Effective learning is facilitated by pacing the training across 10 workshop days (six weekends) spanning 12 weeks to avoid information overload. Small group format provides for intensive discussions and didactic interactions with the instructor. Supervised practice in triads provides the opportunity for each to be an observer in addition to taking turns as a therapist and a client. The workshop provides 43 instructional hours (EMDRIA requires 20 Hrs), 25 hours of supervised practice (EMDRIA requires 20 Hrs) and 12 hours of consultation for a total of 80 training hours (EMDRIA requires 50 Hrs) Learn More...

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