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January 20, 2018
Intro to Drama Therapy Workshop

This workshop is for counselors and allied professionals and will offer opportunities to connect meaningfully with peers, while learning about drama therapy and experiencing it firsthand as a participant. This workshop will be informative, comprehensive, and even fun. Participants will learn drama therapy’s origins, theoretical concepts, and a variety of techniques. This workshop will be led by Sarah Rodgers, one of the only Registered Drama Therapists in the state.
WHEN:  Saturday, 1/20/2018, from 10am-1pm
WHERE: At Creative Counseling Nashville
COST:  The workshop fee is $45 but NPI members can get a 20% discount if they register by 1/8 with the code DRAMA2018.
TO REGISTER: For details and registration information, please go to http://www.sarahrodgerslmft.com/ and click “Register”
Please share with any allied professionals you think might want to learn about this dynamic, creative, and engaging modality! For more info on Drama Therapy, checkout the North American Drama Therapy Association’s website at NADTA.org.

January 26, 2018
Working With Issues of Faith & Spirituality in Psychotherapy
This training is intended to help counselors become more sensitive to issues of faith and spirituality in the counseling process, to provide a framework for understanding how those issues relate to the presenting problem, and to know how to ethically and meaningfully elicit and respond to those issues therapeutically.   (EVENT BROCHURE)
Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will learn a framework for assessing the underlying and sometimes unconscious operational faith and spirituality of their clients and how to assess the congruence of practical and professed beliefs.
2. Participants will gain an awareness of how to listen for the spiritual story of their clients and learn how to ethically integrate that story with other aspects of therapy.
3. Participants will grow in an understanding of their own spiritual and religious traditions and learn how and when to appropriately draw on these for the benefit of their clients.

8:30AM – 1PM (Registration at 8AM)
Belle Meade United Methodist Church
121 Davidson Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37205

NBCC CEUs have been applied for through the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and AAMFT CEUs have been applied for through Lipscomb University. If approved, these CEUs will be available for an additional fee. This is an approved training event for the Tennessee Association of Pastoral Therapists.
$100, if registered before Jan. 2, 2018; $125, After January 2; $130, Registration at the door.
$25 for Students
Additional $25 for NBCC or AAMFT CEUs
Click here to register

You may also email Chris O’Rear at Chris@CounselingatBMUMC.com or by call (615) 763-3236. Payment can be made by check (made to the Counseling Center at Belle Meade UMC), cash, any major credit card, Apple pay, Android pay, or Venmo.

Jim Frost, M.A.
Jim is a licensed Senior Psychological Examiner in Tennessee and currently owns the Helpful Conversations Counseling center in Franklin. He is the former Clinical Director at AGAPE in Nashville. He earned his Master Degree in Clinical Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University.

Chris O’Rear, MDiv, MMFT
Chris is a licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist in Tennessee and is the Director of the Counseling Center at Belle Meade United Methodist Church. He earned his Master of Divinity in pastoral care & counseling from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Master of Marriage & Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University. Chris is a Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.

January 27, 2018
New Directions Counseling & Consulting is holding A 1-day Seminar for those preparing for the NCE. We will be going through each major section and highlighting key concepts. To register and learn more please go to https://www.ndcacgroup.com/events

February 10, 2018
New Directions Counseling & Consulting is holding a 1-day seminar on working with LGBT & alternative lifestyles. In 2 hour sessions, we will be covering lesbian, gay and bisexual issues, transgender, BDSM dynamics and polyamory relationships, respectively. To register and learn more please go to https://www.ndcacgroup.com/events

February 16-18, 2018
Commit to Connection Weekend Retreat
Join us in beautiful Chickamauga, GA for an intimate weekend retreat designed to enhance essential skills for a lifetime connection. Get tools for conflict resolution, intimacy building and reconnection.  Be prepared to have fun and laugh, dig a little deeper into what makes you work as a couple, and rekindle the spark in your relationship. We’ll be touching on activities designed to build better communication techniques; establish common goals; enhance skills for conflict resolution and work towards both personal growth and growth as a couple.

Registration & Information:  www.committoconnection.com

2018 Weekend Experiential Therapy Group Intensives:
“Hearing the Body – Healing the Mind:  For Survivors of Trauma and Loss

With Joan Furman, MSN, AHN-BC, CET II
Three-day weekend intensives planned for January 26-28; April 6-8; July 13-15; and October 19-21.

If you have a client who might be interested please either email me at joan@joanfurman.com or call me at 615-500-6998.  Information available at Hearing the Body, Healing the Mind Weekend Intensive

February 18, 2018
A talk on fairy tales – Event sponsored by Nashville Jung Circle
Dr. Cynthia Candelaria, Jungian analyst from Philadelphia, will present a talk on fairy tales.  Free and open to the public.

Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 2:30 PM 4:30 PM
Green Hills Library meeting room
REGISTRATION:  https://www.nashvillejungcircle.org/events/49xjsedcs2zjbf9hzynzmg7wjfscw3

Cynthia A. Candelaria, EdD, LPC, is a Jungian Analyst and a graduate of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.  Cynthia is a senior training analyst and served as the Director of the Seminar for the C. G. Jung Institute of Philadelphia as well on the training committee of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts.  She currently has a private practice in West Chester, Pennsylvania and teaches for the training seminar of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts and the IRSJA. She received her doctorate in counseling and human development from Vanderbilt University and completed a re-specialization in clinical psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has a deep appreciation of a good story, bountiful beauty, intriguing questions, explorations into the unknown, and the wonder of this world we live in.

Interpretation of Fairy Tales:  Integrating the Material World with the Psychological and the Spiritual
There are myths and fairy tales that help us to get in touch with our limitations and at the same time provoke us to stretch beyond our utmost limits.  Almost always these stories present the living duality of the nature of human existence:  that the qualities of our experiences point beyond what is known, or what can be known, and that no matter how much we know, we can never fully grasp the total nature of our lives.  Still we are called to evolve and to continue to make the effort to develop as human beings.  Fairy Tales are stories that hint at the on-going work of integrating the material world with the psychological and the spiritual.

We will explore the Grimm’s fairy tale, “The Water of Life.” The story begins like many others, with a requirement that must be met.  In this case, the water of life must be found to heal the old king; and three brothers must go out one at a time to perform this task.

Recommended Reading
von Franz, Marie-Louise (1996).  The Interpretation of Fairy Tales.  Boston:  Shambala.von Franz, Marie-Louise (1961).  The Process of Individuation.  In Man and his symbols.  New York:  Dell, pp. 157-255.

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Imago Clinical Training in Couples Therapy

Program Description: The Imago Relationship Therapy model is based on psychological theories from Freud to Neuroscience, woven into dialogue-based interventions which deepen connection. Learning and integrating the Imago model into your practice can make working with couples more fun, rewarding and successful.  The Imago structure can help couples create conscious, loving relationships and clinicians often find renewed confidence and excitement with couples work

Presented by Wendy Palmer Patterson, LCSW, LMFT
Wendy is an internationally known Senior Faculty member and Master Clinical Instructor for Imago Relationships International. In addition to trainings in South Korea, Turkey, and New Zealand, Wendy has been training therapists in Atlanta, GA for over 20 years. Wendy is known for her warm, empathetic, and engaging training style.

Schedule: The Imago Clinical Training takes place over three four-day sessions. The dates for our next Imago Clinical Training in Atlanta, GA are:
Session 1: February 22-25, 2018
Session 2: April 19-22, 2018
Session 3: August 23-26, 2018
9:00am – 5:00pm daily 


February 16-21, 2018
Healing the Wounds and Accessing the Gifts Ancestral Heritage Through Landscape and the Deep Imagination
During this five-day nature based program we will utilize landscape and the deep imagination, as well as other doorways, to enter the House of the Ancestors to track the known and unknown people and stories that have shaped our lives in mysterious ways. There will be ample opportunity to wander the spectacular landscape of the northern California coast, listening with our bones and the ears of our imaginative heats to ancestral energies –engaging with them and embodying them in story, movement, and image. Woven between wanders we will utilize poetry, council, deep imagery, ceremony and dream work to court the Old Ones and sort the threads of our personal and collective stories. Through this process, we will seek a deepened sense of ourselves, find lost heirlooms, and possibly bring a balm to ancient wounds. Please see the flyer below for complete program and registration information.

WHERE: California Coast
Contact: Peter Scanlan at peterscanlan@comcast.net
Program & Registration Information:  House of Ancestors Flyer

May 8 – 12, 2018
Experiential Retreat for Behavioral Health Professionals
SyNAPSE is a heart-centered, mindfulness-based, meaning-full approach to living fully human using simple, effective tools for Self-Caring

Dr. Joan Borysenko, Harvard-trained cell biologist, licensed psychologist, spiritual guide, NY Times best-selling author and world-renowned expert in the mind-body connection and Dr. Gilah Rosner, Molecular geneticist, holistic nutritionist, herbalist, spiritual teacher, caterer/home chef

For more information and to register:  Register Now

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