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February 2019

The Pregnant Therapist: Navigating the Therapeutic Relationship

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$65.00 15 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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March 2019

The Wounded Healer: Embracing Capacities & Vulnerabilities

Sunday, March 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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$65.00 14 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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Gathering for Therapists of Color

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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The  current sociopolitical climate has magnified historical wounds of racism and oppression.  Join us for a gathering for clinicians who identify as people of color. Our presenter, Alissa Catiis, LCSW, is a Filipina American therapist and yoga teacher.  Join her in community with other clinicians of color to discuss the challenges of this time and…

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The Contemplative Therapist: The Value of Mind Body Practice

Friday, March 29, 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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$65.00 15 tickets left

As therapists, we are called upon to be present for our clients as compassionate witnesses.  Our offices and our bodies become a container for our clients' trauma stories as well as our own vicarious and personal trauma narratives.  Learning to listen and tune into our bodies can help us develop the quality of presence our…

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April 2019

The Emerging Therapist: Cautionary Tales & Pearls of Wisdom

Friday, April 12, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$65.00 15 tickets left

Embarking on a new career path necessitates tempering our long cherished professional dreams and fantasies with the harsh realities of the actual work.  As new therapists, we are required to master an ever growing list of techniques and theories, to know ourselves well and to understand the impact of the work on our hearts, souls…

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May 2019

Slippery Slopes & Therapeutic Opportunities: Traumatic Countertransference, Enactments & Love

Friday, May 24, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$165.00 70 tickets left

Childhood abuse is a traumatic experience of love which continues to haunt our clients as they seek caring relationships. Trauma survivors are more likely to show us the wordless trauma they cannot yet speak. Their disowned, dissociated and unspoken experiences appear between the therapist and client.  Laurie Kahn, MA, MFA, LCPC and Janet Migdow, PhD,…

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July 2019

Summer Institute on the Relational Treatment of Trauma

Friday, July 12, 2019, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Friday, repeating until Friday, August 16, 2019

Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$215.00 22 tickets left

The Summer 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…

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