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August 2014
$40 per workshop

33rd Annual Transformation and Healing Conference

August 20 @ 9:00 am - August 23 @ 5:00 pm

18 Experiential Workshops on the theme of  “Consciousness and Compulsivity” Wed., Thurs. and Friday, Aug. 20, 21, 22 at the Southwestern College Campus. Saturday and Sunday keynotes at the Center for Spiritual Living.  Online registration here: Registration Form

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$40/3 CECs

Helping Gay Men Find Sustainable Relationships in the  Age of Cybersex & Smartphone Hook-Ups

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This class is designed to help clinicians and others interested in understanding the particular challenges that gay men face in trying to form meaningful relationships in the age of Internet sex and “dating” sites. In this workshop, we will explore how gay men today are meeting, hooking-up and developing relationships using the Internet—and how these behaviors are creating their own set of addictive patterns. Using the book they co-authored, Gay Warrior: Transforming Betrayal into Wisdom, we will explore issues of gay development from an…

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$40/3 CECs

How to Disrupt the Adolescent Substance and Process Abuse Consciousness (SPAC)

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this workshop, participants will learn, through reflective writing and dialogue: • Ways adolescents become desensitized to compulsive behaviors; • The mechanics of process and substance abuse; • Ways that creative reflective and expressive activities disrupt the compulsive cycles of adolescent life; • How the SPAC develops in partnership with genetics; • How the when and why of the SPAC is the key to disrupting its damage.  Juan Blea, M.Ed., LADAC, believes that people want healthy lives, they just sometimes don’t…

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$40/3 CECs

Emotional Sobriety through Conscious Healing from Loss

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This presentation will be a mixture of  the experiential and the educational process of being able to look at the natural and normal healing process from loss, as well as the gift of learning emotional sobriety through “the shattering of the illusion” to become one’s true self. Participants will have the opportunity to see the gift presented through loss and the process of healing from that loss, as well as how to find sobriety in all aspects of life.  Tools…

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$40/3 CECs

Life Beyond Addiction

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

An individual has achieved sobriety.  Now what?  Abstinence and the ability to have a happy life are not the same thing.  Attaining sobriety is only the first stage of recovery.  Abstinence is often mistaken for recovery.  This workshop will focus on and explore approaches to long-term recovery.  We will be looking at the developmental stages and tasks of recovery.  There will be an experiential component as well as discussion.  Deborah Heikes M.A., LPCC, is a certified gestalt therapist. A natural…

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$40/3 CECs

Attending the Ghosts of Hunger and Longing: The Sense in Using Action Methods 

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this experiential workshop participants will learn and practice two core action methods:  doubling and role-reversal. We will explore how they can be used to engage parts of ourselves and others that govern the hunger and longing underlying addictive and compulsive behaviors. Attention will be focused on cultivating states that enable us to tap our inner sources of creativity and spontaneity. The didactic component will highlight the effectiveness and the theoretical roots of the methods demonstrated, drawing from the traditions and masters of…

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$40/3 CECs

Restoring Balance: Healing Trauma and Addictions in Indigenous Communities

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Many indigenous communities suffer with high levels of substance abuse, alcoholism, poverty and internalized violence. Concepts of balance and relatedness are important factors for healing within traditional structures. Healers need to be able to access these concepts in their practice through the language of relatedness. Access to these concepts to empower and create change involves story, both current and ancestral, along with symbols of animals, plants and natural forces as meaningful aspects of individual and group positive identity. Scott Thomas, Ph.D., LCSW, LADAC, CDVC3,…

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$40/3 CECs

Alternatives to Co-Dependency and Tough Love: Helping Families Who Struggle with Addiction

August 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Witnessing the addictive process in someone we love leaves us grasping for anything that might make an impact on our substance abusing loved one. Families come up with different coping behaviors. One way is by placating the addiction (“enabling” or “co-dependency”). Other families try a “tough love” strategy, which often lacks love and leads to isolation and hopelessness. This workshop will introduce CRAFT, Community Reinforcement and Family Training. CRAFT is an evidence-based practice that fosters attachment, clear boundaries and positive reinforcement to empower…

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$40/3 CECs

Sexual Fantasies and the Erotic Imagination

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 The erotic imagination is capable of creating an endless variety of images, stories, and scenarios to fuel our fantasy lives. Using elements from our past and present, from culture and childhood, from biology and psychology, it produces fantasies that comprise much of our internal erotic lives. Because sexual excitement is exquisitely sensitive to and expressive of the inner workings of psyche, exploring fantasies can be a means of getting to know some of the most important parts of our selves. In this workshop, we will…

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$40/3 CECs

The Treatment of Emotional Dysfunction Underlying Addictive Behaviors through MBEP

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

MBEP (Mindfulness-Based Emotional Processing) is a body-centered approach to activating intrinsic emotional processing in the brain. The processing is activated and maintained by the client’s and the therapist’s mindful, Felt Sense Attention upon the client’s somatic experience. The focus of tender, compassionate awareness creates a specific quality of attention which activates a healing process within the client.  MBEP accesses the brain and nervous system’s intrinsic capacity to process emotional experience and memory by focusing and stimulating the brain’s right-hemisphere functions. MBEP is a practical, useful…

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$40/3 CECs

The Zephyrus Model for the Integrative Treatment of Eating Disorders

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The treatment of eating disorders is as complex and multi-faceted as the individuals presenting for treatment.  An inherent dichotomy exists; the body is the subject of obsessive focus but is unwanted and neglected.  How does a clinician engage a client in nourishing the body when to do so threatens their sense of self?  How do therapists begin to shift the client’s attention away from numbers on a scale and an overvaluation of size, shape and weight? This workshop will address these questions and…

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$429/20 CECs

Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Death and Dying

August 29 @ 5:00 pm - August 31 @ 5:30 pm

GCH 509 This class presents legal and ethical issues in death and dying. Topics include ethical principles, confidentiality, informed consent, legal tools for planning, professional and ethical codes, funerals, burials and special issues with HIV/AIDS. Participants are encouraged to identify ethical issues affecting their professional practice. (20 contact hours toward the GLT Certificate. NOTE:  6 of the 20 CECs may be applied toward the Ethics CECs required by the Counseling Board.) Janet Schreiber, Ph.D., is the founder and director of…

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September 2014
$350/20 CECs

Attachment Repair Using Art Therapy & Somatic Therapy Techniques

September 19 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm

CMH 5200 This class will focus on the different attachment styles that occur in children and how these attachment styles manifest in behaviors that are seen in childhood but become more apparent in pre-teen and adolescent years. Class runs Friday, 9/19, 6-9pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9.21 and 9/21, 9am – 6pm. email registrar@swc.edu to register Jennifer Albright, M.A., ATR, LPC/MHSP, is a registered art therapist, licensed professional counselor and mental health service provider, as well as an artist. Her practice is…

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$350/20 CECs

Sexual Attitudes and Development

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

HS 5000 First class being offered in the new Human Sexuality Certificate program. Runs Tuesday nights 6-8pm, Sept. 23 – Dec. 2. Contact registrar@swc.edu to register.  Participants will be introduced to developmental sexuality from a bio/psycho/social perspective. Sexual issues across the life span will be explored using expressive arts therapies. This course will use the Sexual Attitudes Reassessment (SAR) to provide participants with opportunities to challenge, examine, and reshape current sexual beliefs and attitudes.  Ginna Clark, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC, is the…

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$350/20 CECs

Issues of Death and Dying for the Professional

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

TGR 5200 in the Trauma, Grief and Renewal Certificate program.  Class runs Friday, 9/26, 5:30-9pm; Sat. & Sunday, 9/27 & 9/28, 9:30am-6pm. Topics covered include the natural process of dying, hospice and palliative care, the exploration of the nature and impact of different types of death, issues for survivors, funeral practices and transition rituals in a cross-cultural context. email registrar@swc.edu to register Janet Schreiber, Ph.D., is the founder and director of  SWC’s Trauma, Grief and Renewal Certificate Program. She has taught…

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October 2014

Community Lecture: Objects of Desire: On Sexuality in Psychotherapy

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by the New Earth Institute of Southwestern College. Free and open to the public or $20 for 2 CECs. Must RSVP to officemgr@swc.edu to guarantee seating. Every psychotherapy process begins with desire. Our conscious and unconscious longings inform therapy from start to finish. By exploring diverse case examples, contemporary psychoanalytic theory, and experimental research, this lecture offers a reinterpretation of psychotherapy as a process of awakening or cultivating desire. We will consider how the objects of our desire inform…

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$350/20 CECs

The Art of Healing Grief and Trauma

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

TGR 5300 in the Trauma, Grief and Renewal Certificate program. Poetry, music, writing and drama are utilized as vehicles for transformation through the expression of the profound mysteries of life, death and transition. Participants experience their own personal guidance through and exercise in embodied art and meditation. Art therapy interventions are explored. Class runs Friday, 10/24, 5:30-9pm; Sat. & Sunday, 10/25 & 10/26, 9:30am-6pm.  email registrar@swc.edu to register Janet Schreiber, Ph.D., is the founder and director of  SWC’s Trauma, Grief and…

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November 2014
$350/20 CECs

Pornography and the Question of Sex Addiction

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

HS 5100 in the Human Sexuality Certificate program. Class runs Friday night 6-9pm,  Sat. 11/8, 9am – 6pm and Sunday, 11/9, 9am – 6pm. Contact registrar@swc.edu to register This course explores mental health labels and diagnostic categories related to sexual behavior and sexual health. Topics to be covered include sex addiction and compulsivity, paraphilias, pornography addiction and consumption. David Ley, Ph.D., is an Albuquerque-based clinical psychologist and author. He is Executive Director of New Mexico Solutions, a large outpatient mental health…

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$350/20 CECs

Integrating Brain, Body and Heart Intelligence

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

AIN 5000 in the Applied Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate Program. Runs Friday night, 11/14, 6-9pm; Sat. 11/15 and Sunday, 11/16, 9am-6pm. This course will introduce participants to developmental neurobiology across the life span: how human development, behavior and growth stem from a well-regulated, optimally functioning brain and nervous system. Tim Burns, M.A.,  is an educator and author whose background includes over 30 years of experience as high school teacher and counselor, First Offender Program facilitator, adolescent and family drug treatment program director,…

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$350/20 CECs

The Medicine Ways of Eagle and Condor

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TE 5000  Class runs Friday, 11/21, 6 – 9pm; Sat. & Sunday, 11/22 & 23, 9am-6pm. Traditional, time-tested, earth-based healing ways from  North and South American indigenous cultures and their applicability in modern mental health practice will be presented. Ancient healing practices including Medicine Wheel teachings, cleansing heavy energies, earth based meditations, and working ceremonially with Spirit  on behalf of individuals as well as the collective will be experienced and discussed. email registrar@swc.edu to register Carol Parker, Ph.D., LPCC, is the…

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