Workshops on Demand
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  • CEs: 5 Core Education Clock Hours for Psychologists (through APA) or 5 "Related" Continuing Education Hours for Counselors (through LPCA of GA), Social Workers (through GSCSW) & Marriage and Family Therapists (through GAMFT). See below for updated CEU information

  • Format: On-Demand Webinar (“Asynchronous”) ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. It also comes with a PowerPoint and references. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.

  • Investment: $115

 

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe a useful model for differentiating schema, scrip and narrative

  • Educate their clients on the various factors which affect the nature of narrative

  • Utilize a template designed to enable their clients to increase mindfulness of the false narratives that they have developed which may be preventing them from having a satisfying life and decreasing their ability to utilize therapy effectively.

  • Utilize a template designed to enable their clients to re-evaluate their false narratives and write a new narrative which is more effective and true to their authentic selves.

  • Utilize specific mindfulness strategies from a variety of sources such as ACT, DBT, and CBT for rewiring the old story and replacing it with the new narrative.

 

Workshop Description:

The narratives of our clients, are often full of fallacy that can negatively impact efforts toward recovery. These narratives are affected by the environment as well as the inherent sensitivity of the child and the age of the child when stressors were experienced. Stories that our clients tell themselves can contain false scripts which interfere with their ability to understand their needs and may create severe ambivalence about getting their needs met (specifically around the needs of comfort and efficacy). Additionally, every time a thought, feeling or behavior is repeated, the neural pathways are strengthened making it very difficult to believe affirmations or truths that others voice to them.

This presentation will provide a step-by-step procedure for dealing with this problem. Useful definitions of schemas, narratives and scripts will be given so that techniques can be chosen to aid in dealing with each of these phenomena. The presentation will also provide very specific strategies for helping people increase awareness of the narratives which they have developed and understand the factors that have combined to influence their narratives. Attendees will be given handouts that clients can fill out to serve as a template for writing their old story in narrative form. Additionally, they will be given handouts which enable their clients to write a new story which utilizes aspects of their authentic self. These strategies will focus on identity and values. Finally, since insight is not enough to change the brain, participants will be given specific strategies that are well-designed for rewiring the brain to be receptive to the new narrative. Strategies will be chosen from ACT, DBT, and CBT.

Educational Objectives:

  • Conceptualize resistance as Pathological Ambivalence (PA).

  • Understand why some individuals are more prone to developing PA than others.

  • Quickly identify common expressions of PA.

  • Utilize strategies for sidestepping power struggles to empower clients to resolve ambivalence from within.

  • Help their clients understand and identify narratives and their projections while avoiding participating in the schemas or being the object of the projections.

 

Workshop Description:

Resistant, Oppositional, Borderline, Unmotivated. We often use such terms to describe patients who, despite expressing a desire to change, repeatedly reject our help. Therapists have all encountered clients that pay money for help and then resist the help offered often leading to labeling the client or causing the therapist to feel inadequate. Also it can be very difficult to know how to avoid getting into power struggles with our clients when they are not progressing as expected. This presentation, based on Dr. Buchanan’s Book, A Clinician’s Guide to Pathological Ambivalence: How to Be on Your Client’s Side Without Taking a Side, offers an alternative interpretation of patients’ apparent resistance, termed pathological ambivalence, which is rooted in early experience, biological functioning, and psychological narrative. These factors result in the development of strong but conflicting needs (such as wanting connection and fearing rejection) that can slow down, confuse or even halt the therapeutic process. The natural tendencies of therapists to take the side for growth can lead to many kinds of therapeutic obstacles. The therapist will be most effective when utilizing skills that promote a sense of being on the client’s side without taking any side. This workshop, will offer a framework to utilize specific strategies from a wide variety of evidence based treatments that enable the patient to resolve the ambivalence thus minimizing the likelihood that the therapy and/or therapist will become the target of the ambivalence. Case examples and experiential learning will also be utilized to educate the participants to sidestep power struggles, projections and splitting and to empower clients to resolve ambivalence from within.

 

Important CEU Information (Updated 10/20/20)

On-Demand Webinars: Defined as “asynchronous” workshops that are prerecorded, and you may watch them at your leisure on your own time.

The Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists:

For Masters Licensed Therapists, both On-Demand ("Asynchronous") Webinars and "Related" hours are allowed to comprise up to 15 hours of the total 35 hours required per renewal period (10 hours of On-Demand are expressly permitted, and the extra 5 would be your optional Independent Study hours). Therefore, this workshop would be counted as part of your allotted 15 "Related Hours." Please see our Live Webinars for Core and Ethics hours. For details regarding this new rule from the Secretary of State, click here.

The Georgia Board of Psychologists:

Has approved Live Webinars and On-Demand Webinars to be counted the same as live workshops for the remainder of this renewal period (including Ethics!!!). We are still awaiting The Board’s decision regarding the next renewal cycle.

  •  CEs: 5 Core Education Clock Hours for Psychologists (through APA) or 5 "Related" Continuing Education Hours for Counselors (through LPCA of GA), Social Workers (through GSCSW) & Marriage and Family Therapists (through GAMFT). See below for updated CEU information

  • Format: On-Demand Webinar (“Asynchronous”) ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. It also comes with a PowerPoint and references. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.

  • Investment: $115

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