Continuing Education and Expert Speaker Series

We provide a context for mental health service providers to earn the continuing education hours necessary for license renewal. Workshops are scheduled in response to the needs voiced by local professionals seeking further training. We attempt to offer an ethics training each year as well as hosting various speakers with expertise in an area that educates on current trends and research, enriches clinical practice and fosters creative application of knowledge to mental health service provision. Our expert speakers series offers clinicians and interested professionals the opportunity to work with master practitioners.

The Institute for Experiential Therapies hosts experts in their field to train and educate in an experiential way. Workshops are also hosted by the Institute that offer trainings for community leaders and service providers outside of the mental health field. Most programs provide continuing education hours for professionals. (NBCC #4488).

Reactive Attachment Disorders and Disturbances of Attachment: History, Treatment and Ethics

On April 22, 2016 Professor Bob Marvin, internationally recognized attachment researcher, clinical psychologist, and developer of The Circle of Security® Intervention, will conduct a two-part workshop on Reactive Attachment Disorders and Disturbances of Attachment. In the first part of the workshop, Dr. Marvin will discuss the two best known approaches to diagnosing problems in children’s attachments to their caregivers: the DSM 4/5 approach, and the approach that has developed through the academic research tradition begun by John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth in the early 1950’s. This discussion will focus on the increasing convergence of these two traditions over the past 15 years, and on a number of the ethical issues involved in current clinical assessment practices.

The second part of the workshop will focus on two current approaches to intervening in attachment problems: behavioral approaches and attachment research-based approaches. The Circle of Security® protocol will be introduced, and the workshop will conclude with a screening and group discussion of the award-winning documentary, “The Dark Matter of Love,” a documentary about a family who adopt three children from a Russian orphanage and participate in the Circle of Security intervention.

Date and Time: April 22, 2016 8:30am-12

Location: Strite Conference room (Campus Center building on EMU’s campus)

Registration: Please call Amanda at 540-432-4243 to register

Price: $60 includes 3 hours of CEs

The MA in Counseling program is an NBCC -Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC – approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

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Past Trainings Presenters or Topics

Dan Goleman – 2016
Mindfulness, Supervision, and Jacques Lacan – 2015
Michelle Wade (ACA ethics specialist) – 2014
David Whyte – 2014
Dan Hughes – 2013
Erin Martz (ACA ethics specialist) – 2013
Sue Johnson, Ed.D – 2011

Read detailed descriptions of past trainings.

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