Workshops & Events

 

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Below is a list of 2017 events and workshops hosted by Puget Sound Psychotherapy and our colleagues.

 

For more information or to register, please contact us at evonne@PSPseattle.com or call Evonne at 206-324-3912.  Unless otherwise noted, all events are held at our offices at 2719 E Madison Street, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98112.  Registration confirmation emails will include more specifics about directions. Please note, unless specifically listed otherwise, we do not currently offer CE for events.


UPCOMING 2017 Events

    Friday, December 1st, 6:30-8pm - THERAPY THEORY SALON for allied mental health professionals on using EMDR TO TREAT TRAUMA
    • Registration is required as space is limited; contact us at evonne@PSPseattle.com or call Evonne at 206-324-3912 to register
    • Presented by Eli Hastings, LMFT.  Eli will take us alongside his early adventures in learning to treat trauma using EMDR.

ANNUAL EVENTS

  • Staying Connected with your Kids in a Digital Age:  Do you know where your kids are? Do you know WHO your kids are?

    • Presented by Gabe Gomez,  **TBD****

    • Topics will include:

      • Getting Prepared for Summer  - opportunities and risks when kids are out of school and online

      • Goodbye to "Just Say No" - This message doesn't work in today's age with media and the internet. You can't beat the internet  - so let's find a way to helps kids join it safely

      • How to have a dialogue with your children about technology and learn skills to navigate their digital worlds

      • How to help your children transition from childhood to teen's needs in a changing world.

      • What parenting tools do you use with a 16 year old in the year 2016

  • Who, When, How: Referring Your Clients to a Psychiatric ARNP
    • TBD
    • A panel discussion led by Geoff Fong, Psychiatric ARNP on what symptoms and conditions, when treated with psychpharmology, can be an effective complement to psychotherapy.
    • Learn about Geoff's training and education here
  • Marijuana and Mental Health
    • A panel discussion led by psychiatrist Jake Choiniere to discuss the risks, drug interaction complications, and perceived benefits when our clients self-treat with marijuana.
  • Bringing Baby Home (BBH), a Gottman workshop for new/expecting parents. In a relaxed and supportive environment, parents learn to strengthen their relationship and foster baby's development during this challenging time.
  • 7 Principles Workshop - a Gottman Relationship Strengthening workshop for all couples, gay or straight, married or considering a long-term committment. The Seven Principles workshop will give you new insights and research-based relationship skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you resolve conflict in a healthy, productive way. Learn more here.

PAST EVENTS

  • Friday, February 24th, 6:30-8pm - THERAPY THEORY SALON for allied mental health professionals on CONTEMPORAY GESTALT THERAPY
    • Registration is required as space is limited; contact us at evonne@PSPseattle.com or call Evonne at 206-324-3912 to register
    • We will be showing a brief film of actual therapy, give a brief introduction of the theory relating to the film, and then invite everyone to participate in a discussion about the therapy session and the theory.  February's focus will be the fundamentals of Contemporary Gestalt - seeing from the client's worldview, looking at how the client mobilizes and acts around her needs, and the contextual meaning-making that supports the client's process.
  • Friday, March 31st, 6:30-8pm -THERAPY THEORY SALON for allied mental health professionals on DEPRESSION AS A PROCESS of INHIBITION
    • Registration is required as space is limited; contact us at evonne@PSPseattle.com or call Evonne at 206-324-3912 to register
    • Dr. Kristen Myers will be facilitating a discussion on understanding depression as a process of inhibition. If understood as an adaptive response that has become fixed, what are the implications for treatment? Dr. Myers will explore possible therapeutic interventions using this model. 
    • About the presenter:
      • Kristen R. Myers, PsyD, DrPH, Licensed Psychologist with specialized training working with individuals experiencing symptoms of trauma (including veteran populations), grief and loss, prevention and management of chronic illness.  Dr. Myers has over five years experience specializing in treatment for individuals with eating disorders and other food and body issues and comorbidity with a range of depression and anxiety patterns, developmental and episodic trauma, issues with substance use, interpersonal difficulties, severe internalized shame.  She started training in contemporary gestalt therapy in 2003, and is currently holding a supervisory position in a local training program

  • Friday, May 26th, 6:30-8pm - THERAPY THEORY SALON for allied mental health professionals on THOUGHT DISORDERS
    • Registration is required as space is limited; contact us at evonne@PSPseattle.com or call Evonne at 206-324-3912 to register
    • Presented by Dr. Jake Choiniere of UW/Harborview Medical Center.  Dr. Choiniere will present a conceptual framework for how to understand the functioning of thought disorders and then lead a discussion on the treatment of clients with thought disorders.
  • Friday, June 30th, 6:30-8pm - THERAPY THEORY SALON for allied mental health professionals on COUPLES STRUGGLING TO CONNECT
    • Registration is required as space is limited; contact us at evonne@PSPseattle.com or call Evonne at 206-324-3912 to register
    • Brien Wood and Evonne Noble will give a brief introduction of a relationship therapy connection model.  June's discussion will explore typical ways couples cut off connection and approaches clinicians can use to facilitate connection.
  • Friday, July 21st, 6:30-8pm - THERAPY THEORY SALON for allied mental health professionals on FOCUSING
    • Registration is required as space is limited; contact us at evonne@PSPseattle.com or call Evonne at 206-324-3912 to register
    • Presented by Kara Hill, LMHCA.  Kara Hill will lead experiential exercises and and overview of Focusing - she will address using Focusing both personally and professionally.
  • Friday, November 3rd, 6:30-8:45pm - THERAPY THEORY SALON for allied mental health professionals on GESTALT THERAPY
    • Special guest presenter Robert Resnick - PLEASE GO TO THIS EVENT PAGE TO LEARN MORE and to BROWN PAPER TICKETS TO REGISTER -  2 CE AVAILABLE -  CO-HOSTED BY SEATTLE UNIVERSITY and held on the SU campus in Bannon 501