Raising Safe Kids Workshop

Adults and Children Together - Raising Safe Kids (ACT RSK) is an evidence-based caregiver workshop developed by the American Psychological Association to support families with children from infancy through age 8. Sessions address anger, conflict, exposure to aggressive media, and challenging child behaviors to keep kids safe. The first step to facilitator training is this two-day workshop at Brandeis for less than $200. Discounts available for facilitators who plan to co-facilitate a parenting group and share materials. Step two is running workshop successfully.
 
To register visit the NE Regional Training Center: http://www.brandeis.edu/lemberg/act/index.html   


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


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Director of Operations, ACT at NE Regional Center
e-mail: kmchampion@brandeis.edu
Lemberg Children’s Center
at Brandeis University
Waltham MA

Phone: 781-552-6500
E-mail:  kmcpsych@gmail.com
Fax: 781-863-5391
www.peacefulfamilies-act.org

Psychologist
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
40 Holland Dr., Somerville, MA
Licensed Independent Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
4 Militia Dr. Suite 15, Lexington MA

Register for our 2015 Conference!






One Day Conference * 2015*



“RIGHT USE OF POWER: ETHICS WITH HEART”




CEDAR BARSTOW, M.ED, C.H.T.

FOUNDER/DIRECTOR OF THE RIGHT USE OF POWER INSTITUTE, BOULDER, CO



“A dynamic, inspiring and relational approach to professional and personal ethics & empowerment



MARCH 20, 2015

RADISSON HOTEL, WARWICK RI

8:15 – 9:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00am to 3:00pm

Presentation and Lunch


$79 for RIMHCA members

$109 for non-members
Register through PayPal below!


If you have questions regarding your membership status, please contact Ashley at RIMHCA@gmail.com



A copy of one of Cedar’s books,  Right Use of Power: Ethics with Heart, included in tuition

5 CEUs!






SURPRISING CHALLENGES CAN EMERGE IN THE QUEST TO

exercise power ethically. The Right Use of Power is an engaging approach to ethics that recognizes the complex dynamics that come with the positions of influence and authority in the therapeutic relationship.



• Find out how to stay connected and repair conflict.

• Learn about power styles and power dynamics.

• Become clearer and more pro-active with feedback, boundaries, dual role relationships.

• Use the power spiral for ethical decision-making.

• Explore the complexities of the power differential.

• Increase your skillfulness when your impact doesn’t match your intention.

 • Understand the ethical importance of self-care.






Cedar Barstow, M.Ed., C.H.T. brings 30 years of experience as a Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapist, International Trainer and Ethics Consultant to the development of this approach to ethical compassion and wisdom.  She is the author of “Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics” and co-authored “Living in the Power Zone: How Right Use of Power Can Transform Your Relationships”.  She is the Ethics Topic Expert for Goodtherapy.org  and is the Director and Founder of The Right Use of Power Institute in Boulder, CO



Conference Fees:
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Small Group Supervision Seminar Opportunity

SMALL GROUP
SUPERVISION SEMINAR


      These on-going supervision groups are for practicing therapists interested in enhancing therapeutic impact and deepening clinical skills. The focus is on developing the relational capacity to engage clients in deeply experiential, high impact work in the here-and-now.
      Group work includes case consultation, tracking affective states, heightening therapeutic presence, mindful self-disclosure, meta-processing, working with attachment patterns, boundary and role dilemmas, private practice development, and more.
      These groups meet for 2 hours and are limited to 8 members. Participants are immersed in a highly experiential, emotion-focused, attachment-based model grounded in field theory and contemporary relational Gestalt.
Particular attention is given to:
  •     Therapeutic presence & embodiment
  •     Tracking the phenomenology of affect in self and other
  •     Core schema activation in the here-and-now
  •     Supporting transformative processes within a holding environment
  •     Attending to cycles of attunement, disruption, and repair
  •     Therapist’s role in dyadic affect regulation
  •     Deepening sensitivity to our own and others’ attachment tendencies
  •     Developing an embodied sensitivity to the dynamics of affective fields
The overall purpose of the group is to provide a supportive community in which to:
  • Continually renew one’s commitment to – and excitement about – the work
  • Develop one’s private practice within a context of strong mutual support, and deep connection with like-minded colleagues
For more information, feel free to contact me:
Archie Roberts, LMHC
(401) 709 – 4295
aroberts@archieroberts.net
www.archieroberts.net

Newport Workshop:
What?
A new, small group seminar (described above) for counselors in private practice. Maximum of 8 participants.
Group will be led by Archie Roberts, LMHC (aroberts@archieroberts.net; www.archieroberts.net) who has been leading successful and dynamic workshops all over the world.

Where?
Bellevue Counseling
174 Bellevue Ave, Suite 304-C
Newport, RI 02840

When?
Spring semester 2015:
Monday February 9, 3-5pm
Monday February 23, 3-5pm
Monday March 9, 3-5pm
Monday March 23, 3-5pm
Monday April 6, 3-5pm
Monday April 20, 3-5pm

Continuing Education Credits:
12 hours, approved by RIMHCA

Cost?
$390 for all 6 sessions (50% due Jan 15 and full payment by March 1)
For questions and registration, please contact:
Emily Fowler, LMHC
401-835-0392

December Board Meeting cancelled, see you in January!

Dear RIMHCA members, current and future LMHCs, and all those interested in mental health,

In consideration of the holidays and the many demands—both personal and professional—the RIMHCA Board Meeting scheduled for December 8th at 6:30 has been cancelled.  This gift of time is a small token of appreciation for the commitment and effort demonstrated by Board Members.

We will resume our regular meeting schedule on Monday, January 5th, at 6:30 PM at 1985 Broad St. in Cranston, RI. 

Our goals for 2015 include:
  • Launching the re-designed RIMHCA web site with a focus on function and benefit for members and users
  • Finalizing the plans for our Spring Conference---"The Right Use of Power: Ethics with Heart" by Cedar Barstow, on March 20, 2015 bringing new energy to the practice of counseling!
  • Increasing the membership of RIMHCA by reaching out to LMHCs
  • Soliciting and responding to the needs and ideas of members to help further their satisfaction with RIMHCA and their profession

In the meantime, we wish you an exciting, calm, productive, relaxing, joy-filled, anything-you-want-it-to-be Holiday Season and New Year.

Sincerely,
Vera

Newsletter Article –December 2014



When you are in business for yourself, you get to decide what you want to be known for in this world.  You get to choose and establish your “personal brand identity”.  Having a strong and consistent personal brand identity allows your target market to really get to know you.  It helps you establish credibility and trust with them.

Here are a few examples of qualities that you might want to include in your personal brand; these qualities should come through in everything you say and do as you develop a relationship with your target market.
  1. Be known as an authority (expert) in your field. Take the time to study your area of expertise and your market.  Keep learning and keep teaching what you know.  Become that “go-to” person when it comes to your market
  2. Be known as a leader.  Write and speak on topics that will help your target market solve their biggest problems.  Be innovative and visible in your market.  Take the lead and get involved in things related to those you serve
  3. Be known as authentic.  Show your:  competence; warmth; honesty; integrity; kindness; and consistency whenever possible
  4. Be known as a valuable resource.  Go the extra mile to help your target market.  Develop a network of colleagues and related services that you might recommend when serving your people
  5. Be known as generous.  Refer to others when appropriate.  Give without expectation
Your overall personal brand will evolve over time, but these qualities are timeless and will allow you to make real connections with your clients and your referrers.  They will help you establish credibility, likability, and trust.



Deb Legge, PhD CRC LMHC

Dr. Legge is known nationally as “The Private Practice Mentor”.  Her work has been featured by ACA, Counseling Today, AMHCA, ACA-NY, and in her website, InfluentialTherapist.com.   For more information about how to get more clients and referrals, download her free Rapid Referrals Report:  www.InfluentialTherapist.com/rapid

Newsletter Article –November 2014



I’ve mentored literally thousands of mental health professionals over the past 20 years.  By far, those who build the fastest and who continue to grow and flourish started out by choosing a target market (or two).  Those who’ve chosen a target market get their names on the map more quickly; they get more referrals in their areas of specialization and more general referrals as well.

There are many reasons to determine, choose, and focus on the population you feel you are really meant to serve.  Here are three great ones:
  1. You'll know where to find them:  People in a target market tend to hang out together, and/or in places that can be identified.  For example, let's say your target market is “children with ADHD”.  Think about where you might find these folks, or the people who have access to and influence over them.  Pediatricians; family doctors, pediatric psychiatrists; schools; churches; youth groups; online forums and groups for parents; etc.  Once you know where to find them, you'll know just where to most efficiently focus your marketing efforts
  2. They have an established network:  People in a target market often already communicate with each other.  They look to each other for support and camaraderie.  They have some important similar interests, needs, and desires.  Start doing some great work within your target market and they will help to snowball your marketing efforts with word of mouth referrals!
  3. They'll know you really care:  When people know that their issue/situation is your specialty, they will appreciate the fact that you have dedicated your life work to understanding and helping them.  They will look to you as an expert and your expertise will beef up your credibility very quickly.  Because you are an expert in what they need, they will see you as the best (perhaps the only) option for them
So...
  • With whom do you want to work?
  • Where can you find them?
  • How do they communicate with each other?
  • What can you do to show them your dedication and expertise?



Deb Legge, PhD CRC LMHC

Dr. Legge is known nationally as “The Private Practice Mentor”.  Her work has been featured by ACA, Counseling Today, AMHCA, ACA-NY, and in her website, InfluentialTherapist.com.   For more information about how to get more clients and referrals, download her free Rapid Referrals Report:  www.InfluentialTherapist.com/rapid