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October 2019

Transforming Darkness to Light: A 16 week Group for Women Survivors of Trauma

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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  Like the pull of a healed a scar, trauma can invisibly or dramatically affect how we move in the world - how we interpret others, what we believe is true or not, and what we think is possible in the wake of such devastating experiences.  In the evolution of healing, adaptations can create distortions;…

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Awakening Possibilities: Cultural Healing for Clinicians of Color

Friday, October 25, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center, 1823 Church Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$95.00 31 tickets left

Even the most well-intended cultural competence workshops can marginalize the experience of clinicians of color.  The consequences are further experiences of microaggression and racism.  This workshop aspires to be experienced differently.   Alissa Catiis, LCSW and Rosey Puloka, LCPC, R-DMT are both therapists and yoga teachers of color.  Join them as they create space to…

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November 2019

Trans-Parenting: Boldly Loving, Affirming and Protecting our Gender Diverse Kids

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$65.00 7 tickets left

Most of us were taught to identify and conform to a birth assigned gender.  In our day, gender binary norms were affirmed and enforced in homes, schools, communities and places of worship.  How do we unlearn these gender rules and biases as we parent our transgender and gender diverse children?  How do we protect our…

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stronger together: a teen support group

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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  for young women and transgender/gender diverse teens aged 14-19 join together in dialogue, creative expression and authentic connection explore relationships, dreams, hopes, fears and joys – as well as life’s challenges and adversities empower teens to find and honor their true selves Led by Beth Holzhauer, LCSW Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm    …

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The Wounded Healer: Embracing Capacities & Vulnerabilities

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$85.00 10 tickets left

  Therapists are often taught to hide their vulnerabilities. We may consider the wounds from our childhoods to be a dangerous liability.  This perspective fosters secrecy, shame and isolation.   Woundedness, I have come to believe, is a metaphor for our shared humanity. In this workshop, we will celebrate the depth of compassion and empathy of…

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December 2019

Tools for Moving from Surviving to Thriving: For Male Survivors

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$75.00 9 tickets left

Too often men who have been abused feel disconnected from themselves and from those around them.  Gender expectations can interfere with men seeking help and receiving the support they deserve.  This workshop will provide education about sexual and physical abuse and how current behaviors are often linked to past abuse.   Participants will learn how…

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January 2020

Tools for Moving from Surviving to Thriving: For Female Survivors

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$75.00 9 tickets left

  After experiencing trauma, be it a single incident or ongoing abuse, people can experience strong reactions that interfere with their daily lives including flashbacks, nightmares, overwhelming feelings, numbness, anxiety, isolation or avoidance of everyday situations.  These reactions can be short-lived. For some people, however, they can persist for years after the trauma.   This…

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Brave Hearts: Parenting our Adopted Children

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$65.00 21 tickets left

Parenting an adopted child means parenting a child with a traumatic history, a child whose brain and body adapted to a life of abandonment, loss, neglect and danger.  As parents of adopted children, we have faced behaviors which often frighten and confuse us, and challenge our capacity for compassion:  lying, aggression, defiance, hoarding, stealing, irrational…

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Natalie Haimowitz Postgraduate Fellowship Program Information Night

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Free 20 tickets left

  Join us for an opportunity to learn about the Natalie Haimowitz Postgraduate Training Program.  At our open house you will be able to learn more about the program, ask questions, review the application process, and meet our therapists, program mentors, and graduates.   Who Should Attend: Therapists with commitment to the further development of…

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The Wounded Healer: Embracing Capacities & Vulnerabilities

Sunday, January 26, 2020, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$85.00 19 tickets left

  Therapists are often taught to hide their vulnerabilities. We may consider the wounds from our childhoods to be a dangerous liability.  This perspective fosters secrecy, shame and isolation.   Woundedness, I have come to believe, is a metaphor for our shared humanity. In this workshop, we will celebrate the depth of compassion and empathy of…

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