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MAY
SPS May Fireside Presentation
Thursday, May 17, 2018
7:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m.
"Beyond Words: Integrating Body and Movement into Clinical Work”
Presented by Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, M.F.A., L.M.F.T., BC-DMT, CMA, SEP, PW Associate WoS

We are always moving – and our movement patterns express and communicate important information about our inner experiences. Understanding these non-verbal ‘dances’ can augment clinical work and facilitate therapeutic attunement. The challenge is how to effectively understand and work with this non-verbal material.  This theoretical and experiential presentation will introduce theoretical frameworks that integrate movement with more traditional clinical approaches. It will briefly explore the topic of movement and meaning and it  will  also  introduce  selected interventions that can enhance  embodied experiences during clinical sessions.
No movement expertise or ability is required.

Objectives:  In this presentation participants will:

1. Be introduced to neurophysiological and dance/movement therapy frameworks for clinical uses of movement.

2. Be briefly introduced to non-verbal assessment instruments that address movement and meaning.

3. Learn selected techniques for working with movement and body patterns during a session.

4. Briefly discuss relevant cultural/diversity factors that impact the uses of body and within psychotherapy sessions.

Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, MFA, MA,LMFT, BC-DMT, CMA, SEP, PW Associate WoS, integrates embodied processes and experiences with verbal expressions to address psychological change, growth and transformation. She teaches at the University of Minnesota and directs a Dance/Movement Therapy training program in Minneapolis. She has a private practice with individuals, families and couples specializing in attachment, trauma, Dissociative Disorders, Depression, anxiety, identity and life transition issues. Barbara’s diversity expertise includes working with GLBTQ clients, women’s issues, and with a range of different nationalities, cultures and religious/spiritual practices. She has taught Dance/ Movement Therapy internationally in Vilnius, Lithuania (1997), Tallinn Estonia on a Fulbright Scholar’s Grant (2011), China with the Inspirees Institute (2014-present) and the China Institute of Psychology (2017-present) and will be teaching in South Korea (2018).   She has also co-led students on study abroad programs in the Middle East (2000 & 2009) and Asia/South East Asia (2004-5). She has published on the use of trauma and DMT-based approaches with people diagnosed with Eating Disorders, the development of DMT programming in long term care facilities, and the historic development of DMT in Estonia. She is the outgoing chair of the American Dance/Movement Therapy Association’s Alternate Route Educators’ Subcommittee and received the ADTA Outstanding Educator award in 2017.

Fireside Location:
Carondelet Center
1890 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN

Map and directions can be found at: http://carondeletcenter.org/mapanddirections.aspx

Cost:
$20.00 per session - Member
$30.00 per session - Non-Member
***No Charge to Students, Interns, Residents and Fellows with ID***

Payments may be made in advance or at the door.
Advance Payment via credit card is available online at www.SPSMN.org or mail payment to the:
            The SPS Office
            2041 Virginia Avenue South
            Minneapolis, MN 55416.

Credit card payment is only available in advance online. At the door payments may be cash or check. Program fees are non-refundable.

Continuing Education Credits:
Each Fireside, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1.5 continuing education credits.

Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. Division 39 is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Joel Grostephan at thespsoffice@aol.com. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest. All presenters will discuss the utility/validity of the content/approach discussed including the validity and utility as well as the limitations of the approach and the most common (and severe) risks as relevant.

A post- test will be provided for those who need this content for licensure.

Participants applying for a new LICSW license must meet new educational requirements.

For more information, please see: www.socialwork.state.mn.us

SPS is a Continuing Education Provider by the MN Board of Social Work, CEP-130

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JUNE
Ben Lipton Master Class
Saturday, June 16, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

"We’re in this Together:
Therapist Use of Self to Catalyze Therapeutic Transformation with AEDP”

Presented by Benjamin Lipton, L.C.S.W. Senior Faculty, AEDP Institute New York City

This Event is Sponsored by AEDP Minnesota and SPS, the Society for Psychoanalytic Studies

While many models of individual psychotherapy recognize the importance of the therapeutic relationship and acknowledge the significance of attachment theory for clinical work, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) seeks to explicitly operationalize the intersection of attachment and affective neuroscience through innovations in clinical practice. AEDP's stance and techniques aim to (i) explicitly foster attachment security through the clinical process and (ii) harness the transformative resilience of secure attachment to potentiate deep and lasting psychological change. Using clinical video from the presenter’s practice, this master class will focus on the moment-to-moment, experiential processing of emergent attachment security as a powerful new experience that is both the vehicle and the marker of positive therapeutic change. At the heart of this endeavor is an emphasis on the therapist’s own mindful Self-reflection and use of Self in both implicit and explicit intervention strategies designed to nurture clients’ receptive affective capacities, foster resilience and transform internal working models rooted in attachment trauma.

***NOTE***
This course is appropriate for individuals who have previously attended AEDP presentations by AEDP Institute Faculty, including the June 15, 2018, Ben Lipton conference sponsored by Hamm Clinic, “Attachment, Embodiment and Transformation: Using AEDP to Foster Resilience, Cultivate Empathy, and Enhance Relational Capacities”

Course Objectives
1. Apply new strategies for using Self Disclosure to regulate anxiety, lessen shame and soften defenses.
2. Facilitate safety and security in the therapy process through the specific use of your own embodied awareness and therapeutic presence.
3. Understand the core AEDP concept of making the implicit explicit and the explicit experiential in the service of co-creating secure attachment.
4. Utilize the interplay between attachment theory and affect regulation to bring online new, more adaptive working models with regard to the dyadic experiencing of core experiences.
5. Apply the technique of Metaprocessing to anchor new, positive relational experiences—especially receptive capacities for feeling seen, known and valued—in explicit memory.

Benjamin Lipton, L.C.S.W. is a senior and founding faculty member of the AEDP Institute. He has been trained and supervised in AEDP by Diana Fosha. Ben teaches in all of the AEDP course offerings, as well as being a supervisor for individuals and small groups of clinicians learning AEDP around the world. In addition to teaching AEDP across the US and in many other countries, Ben has been a consultant to social service and healthcare organizations throughout New York City on issues related to clinical practice and staff development. He has edited a book, written many book chapters and clinical articles in psychology and social service journals, and he has presented on numerous occasions at conferences and workshops in the US
and abroad. Ben was the Director of Clinical Services at Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC), the world’s first and largest HIV/AIDS service organization and has held adjunct appointments at Columbia Presbyterian Department of Psychiatry and New York University School of Social Work.

Schedule of Events
8:30 - 9:00      Registration
9:00 - 9:10      Welcome and Introductions
9:10 - 10:10    Therapist Use of Self in AEDP: The Interplay between Attachment and Affect Regulation

10:10 - 10:20   Break
10:20 - 11:20   Part I: AEDP skills for making the implicit explicit and the explicit experiential in the service of fostering secure attachment.

10:20 - 11:30     Break
11:30 - 12:30     Part II: AEDP Skills for making the implicit explicit and the explicit experiential in the service of fostering secure attachment.

FOR INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER FOR THE JUNE 15 HAMM CLINIC CONFERENCE: http://www.hammclinic.org/annual-conference.html

Location:
Minnesota Humanities Center
987 Ivy Avenue East
St. Paul, MN 55106
Parking is Free - For Map and Directions, please see:
http//www.minnesotahumanities.org/contactus

**Registration Fees**
Early Registration Fees (register by May 31st)
Non-Member Professional - $ 85
Non-Member Student/Trainee - $ 45
SPS Member Professional - $ 75
SPS Member Student/Trainee - $ 40

All above fees increase by $10 on June 1st

Register Online and Pay Via PayPal.

Continuing Education Credits
This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3.5 continuing education credits. Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

A post-test will be provided for those who need this content for licensure. Participants applying for a new LICSW license must meet new educational requirements. For more information, please see:
www.socialwork.state.mn.us

SPS is a Continuing Education Provider by the MN Board of Social Work, CEP-130.
SPS is an Affiliate of the American Psychological Association MN Chapter of Division 39

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