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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 5 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 15 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 14 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 their…

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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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Free – $85.00 5 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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February 2020

Partners in Healing: A Workshop Supporting the Partners of Abuse Survivors

Sunday, February 2, 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

All of us face the challenge of becoming a supportive and responsive partner in our intimate relationships.  Healthy and mutual intimate relationships require work and a myriad of skills, negotiation, empathy, and a well-defined sense of self.  For those whose partners are survivors of abuse, the challenges multiply and place strain on both partners and…

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Tools for Moving from Surviving to Thriving: For Male Survivors

Sunday, February 9, 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 7 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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Partners in Healing Support Group: 6 Sessions Feb 15-Mar 21

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$240.00 8 tickets left

This 6-session support group is for those who want to continue the learning and conversations from their prior participation in a Partners in Healing Workshop. Group time will be spent sharing, teaching and strategizing with one another around contributing to relationships in which both partners can thrive.   Participants will explore issues related to balancing needs…

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Institute on the Relational Treatment of Trauma

Friday, February 21, 2020, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$235.00 17 tickets left

The Institute on the Relational Treatment of Trauma is a six-session institute intended for therapists developing their skills in the treatment of trauma.  For six Friday mornings, therapists  who value the therapeutic relationship as foundational to change will explore the challenges of working with clients who have experienced trauma.  We recognize that participants may encounter…

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Parenting with Awareness: Creating a New Legacy for our Children

Tuesday, February 25, 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

Our own childhood experiences have a profound impact on how we parent our children.  Motherhood can come with fears of repeating the unhealthy parenting we experienced in childhood, as well as a fierce determination to parent differently.   This workshop will provide an opportunity for mothers to reflect on their own experience as a parent, to…

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March 2020

The Pregnant Therapist: Navigating the Therapeutic Relationship

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$85.00 19 tickets left

When a therapist becomes pregnant, the client-therapist relationship is impacted in ways that can be both challenging and enriching.  A therapist's pregnancy is an unavoidable self-disclosure, which impacts the therapeutic relationship before, during and after the therapist’s maternity leave.  The complex feelings and interpersonal dynamics which arise are stirring for the client, and also for…

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