Upcoming Seminars

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  February 21, 2020 Berkeley, CA Rick Hanson, Ph.D. and Daniel Ellenberg, Ph.D. 

Course Information

Friendly and Fearless: Combining Kindness and Assertiveness in Important Relationships

- With Daniel Ellenberg, Ph.D. and Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

In important relationships at home and at work, we need to respect the needs of others while also sticking up for our own. But easier said than done. In this experiential, practical workshop for helping professionals, we’ll use positive neuroplasticity to teach participants how to grow these lasting inner resources: staying calm when others get heated, honoring our own feelings and wants, and skills for communicating about charged topics and repairing relationships. Building on the work of Kristin Neff and others, we’ll explore interpersonal courage, compassionate strength, and the intersection of love and power.

This workshop will include internal experiential practices, didactic lectures, role play, paired activities, movement, and writing. Throughout, the focus will be on how to teach these tools to others and use them oneself.

This workshop offers 6 CE hours.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
 

Presenter


Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist, acclaimed teacher, and author of the new book Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence (Random House, October 2013; in 4 languages). His prior books include Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time (New Harbinger; in 12 languages), Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships (Penguin), and the best-selling Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (New Harbinger; in 24 languages).

Daniel Ellenberg, PhD is a leadership coach, organizational trainer, group facilitator, public speaker, and licensed therapist. He is the founder/director of Strength With Heart® men’s groups and workshops, co-founder and president of Relationships That Work®, and a principal of Rewire Leadership Institute®. He is co-author of Lovers for Life: Creating Lasting Passion, Trust, and True Partnership, and a contributor to The Communication Path and Mastering the Art of Success, Volume 8. He leads workshops on developing resilience, having effective difficult conversations, and helping men develop greater self-esteem, self-compassion, and effectiveness in relationships—both professional and personal. His facilitation always involves a focus on creating and sustaining a healthy group or organizational culture. He helps people realize that their greatest assets lay in their own curiosity, authenticity, and willingness to embrace change.

 

Target Audience:

Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Nurses - All Levels

 

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the two stages of experience-dependent neuroplasticity

  2. Describe two research-based ways to heighten the internalization of beneficial experiences as durable changes of neural structure or function

  3. Name two elements of the brain’s threat-defense system

  4. Summarize the two branches of the vagus nerve complex

  5. Name two psychological techniques for increasing the sense of calm strength while in an interpersonal conflict

  6. Distinguish between threat- and thrive-oriented interpersonal responses

  7. Describe three key elements of nonviolent communication

  8. Describe the two levels of forgiveness presented by the teachers: disentangled, and a full pardon

  9. Name one way that autonomy promotes intimacy, and one way that intimacy promotes autonomy

 

Agenda

9:00 - 10:30am  

Course Overview
Challenges in integrating autonomy and intimacy
Need for psychological resources
Two stages of experience-dependent neuroplasticity
How to maximize learning from beneficial experiences
Growing calm strength
10:30 – 10:45am  

Break

10:45 - 12:15pm  

The brain’s threat-defense system
Vagus nerve complex; connections between calming and engagement
Distinguishing between threat- and thrive-oriented responses
Our normal needs; ways to accept and validate one’s own
Principles of nonviolent communication

12:15 – 1:45pm  

Lunch

1:45 - 3:15pm  

Unilateral virtue; wise speech
The power of vulnerable requests
Staying focused on core values and aims
Ways to stay centered while others are angry or demanding

3:15 – 3:30pm  

Break

3:30 – 5:00pm  

Expanding the circle of “us” to include more of “them”
Two levels of forgiveness
Forgiving oneself
Concrete plans for the days ahead

   
 
 

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.Certificates available after satisfactory course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Co- sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

Psychologists

R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 6 CE hours



Psychoanalysts

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (6) clock hours.

 

Social Workers

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other state Social Work Boards for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Social Work boards accept either APA or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio and New York Boards include Social Workers

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0006. This program is approved for 6 contact hours. Live in-person

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6) clock hours, #RCST110701

 

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other state MFT and Counselor Licensing Boards for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Counselors/MFTs.

Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.

IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (6) hours.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6) clock hours, #RCST110701

TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 6 CE hours.

 

Chemical Dependency Counselors

CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0221 for (6) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states

TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (6) hours general. Expires 3/31/2020. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

 

Educators

TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (6) CE Hours.

 

Nurses

CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (6) contact hours

 

Occupational Therapists

R. Cassidy Seminars is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider No. 6782. This course is offered for (6) CE Clock Hours (61 Clock Hour = .1 AOTA CEUs). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

 

 

 

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Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.