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February 2019

The Parent Therapist: Holding Two Worlds

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Womencare Counseling & Training Center, 1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$65.00

Being a parent can be an inspiring, exhausting, and transformative endeavor.  The same might be said of being a therapist.  Our commitment to being the best parent and the best therapist we can be often leads to feeling conflicted, divided and under-resourced. This Helping the Helpers workshop will explore how holding both roles can bring…

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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

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

  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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Free

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

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

  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,…

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May 2019

The Pregnant Therapist: Navigating the Therapeutic Relationship

Thursday, May 16, 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

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

Friday, May 24, 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$185.00

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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September 2019

Advanced Trauma Consultation Program Tuition Payment

Sunday, September 1, 2019
$855.00

You may make your tuition payment for Advanced Trauma Consultation Program here if you are paying in full and taking advantage of the 5% discount.    Your tuition payment with the discount will be $855 ($900 less 5%).  If you are paying any amount other than this  you will need to contact our program coordinator,…

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Year 1 or Year 2 Trauma Consultation Program Tuition Payment

Sunday, September 1, 2019
$902.50

You may make your tuition payment for Year 1 or Year 2 Trauma Consultation Program here if you are paying in full and taking advantage of the 5% discount.    Your tuition payment with the discount will be $902.50 ($950 less 5%).  If you are paying any amount other than this  you will need to…

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