Continuing Professional Training

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At The Counseling Center, we value growth and community.  These values have led us to create an environment of innovation, a place where clinicians can come together to exchange ideas.  Our therapists have developed expertise in a wide range of skills and have created workshops, seminars, and trainings to share their expertise.  The Counseling Center is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to provide Continuing Education Credits.  We offer learning opportunities through a number of formats from our monthly one-hour lecture series to larger, multiple-day workshops.

Our monthly lecture series takes place every third Wednesday.  The lectures focus on new and innovative approaches to treatment.  Attendees have the opportunity to learn about new approaches, earn one CEU, enjoy lunch, and network with other clinicians.  Recent lectures have focused on the understanding the connections between nutrition and mood, diagnosing and treating sleep disorders, and panel discussions on PTSD and dissociation.

Our full-day and multiple-day day workshops have included Basic Training in EMDR Therapy, Creative Trauma Resolution: Using Art, Storytelling, and Play to Help Children Heal, Seminar in Reflective Presence, Self Seeking:  Healing Narcissistic Wounds, and The Therapeutic Benefits of irest Yoga Nidra.

We continue to offer lectures, speakers for training workshops, EMDR training, and Professional Networking.

Art Therapy for the Non-Art Therapist: Approaches to Incorporating a Creative Process with Clients

with Nina Davey, LCPC, ATR-BC and Debra Gury, LGPC, LGPAT

Through this training, clinicians will learn how to incorporate art into their everyday practices while understanding the ethical boundaries of Art Therapy licensure. Clinicians will learn how to identify developmental stages of art-work, gain a more in-depth knowledge of art materials and how to cautiously elicit emotional responses through a creative process, and begin to understand the brain functions involved with creating artwork. Clinicians will also participate in a variety of experiential directives that will allow them to gain a better understanding of a client's perspective while creating art in an intimate setting.

**For those clinicians trained in EMDR or those interested in EMDR, there will be an extra hour offered to discuss Art Therapy, Bi-Lateral Stimulation, and EMDR. 

Friday, April 6, 2018 and Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:00-3:00pm.

Fee: $300.00 basic training ($335.00 for additional hour option), includes 5 CEUs.