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April 2019

Tools for Moving from Surviving to Thriving: For Female Survivors

Sunday, April 7, 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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  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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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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Parenting with Awareness: A Workshop for Mothers who want to Create a New Legacy for their Children

Wednesday, April 17, 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

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 developing as a parent,…

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Tools for Moving from Surviving to Thriving: For Male Survivors

Sunday, April 28, 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

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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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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August 2019

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

Sunday, August 25, 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

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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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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Partners in Healing Support Group: 6 Sessions Sept 7 – Oct 12

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 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

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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