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3 days of in depth exploration of Disorganized Attachment with Mary Main, Erik Hesse and Dan Siegel

Friday May 15 - Sunday May 17, 2015

Crest Theater, Los Angeles

Description

full information available soon

Presenters

Mary Main, Ph.D. & Erik Hesse, Ph.D. - Drs. Main and Hesse are professors in the Department of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. They are known for discovering the "disorganized" patterns of infant and child attachment (with Judith Solomon and Jude Cassidy)and for identifying the sometimes startling forms of frightening/dissociative behavior seen in parents dentified as unresolved/disorganized on the Adult Attachment Interview

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. - Dr. Siegel is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine. He is the Founding Editor of the Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology and the author of several books on related topics. He has been trained in the AAI, and is well known for his many works concerning the mind/brain and therapeutic process.

Objectives

available soon

CE Credit

This Workshop offers 21 CE Hours
APA: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for this conference and its content. This conference offers 21 hours of CE credit.

BBS: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs (provider #PCE 21). This conference meets the qualifications for up to 21 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California BBS.

BRN: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider #03424) to offer this activity for up to 21 contact hours.

IMQ/CMA: The Lifespan Learning Institute is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Lifespan Learning Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NBCC: Lifespan Learning Institute is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program(NBCC ACEP #5981). This course offers up to 21 NBCC clock hours.

Schedule

full schedule available soon -9:00 - 5:00 each day with morning and afternoon breaks and Lunch

General Information

$495.00 for early enrollment ($515.00 after May 1st)
Register Online lifespanlearn.org or Call (310) 922-3868

Location - The Crest Theater, 1262 Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024

Hotel & Travel - contact Susan Lamishaw (310) 284-5160
Parking - validated parking at reduced rate behind the theater.
Lunch - There will be morning and afternoon refreshments, however, lunch is NOT included.

Cancellations and Refunds: If Lifespan Learning Institute cancels or postpones a program, a full refund will be issued. If you need to cancel: Cancellation must be made in writing (by mail or by email) and received in our offices at least 10 days prior to the first date of the program. All cancellations are subject to a 20% cancellation fee or $30, which ever is greater. The cancellation fee is applicable even if you selected "pay later" and have not yet paid.

Grievance Policy: Lifespan Learning Institute is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the Ethical Principles of the APA, BBS, BRN, IMQ/CMA and NBCC. Lifespan Learning Institute will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Education Chair in consultation with the members of the continuing education committee and the program Chairperson.

Students with Disabilities: In accordance with the American with Disability Act (ADA), please contact our office (310.922.3868) at least 2 weeks before the program if you need special accommodations.

Disclosure: The Lifespan Learning Institute has implemented a process where everyone who is in a position to control the content of any educational activity must disclose any relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest. The speakers, presenters and planning committee members for this educational activity disclose that they have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Happiness 2.0: Mindfulness and Positive Neuroplasticity.

Elisha Goldstein, PhD and Rick Hanson PhD.

Description

Complete information available soon

Presenters

elisha-goldsteinElisha Goldstein, PhD is a psychologist, author and speaker who synthesizes the pearls of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing. has published extensively and is author of numerous articles, chapters, and blogs, including the bestselling books The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life (Atria Books 2012), Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler (Atria Books, 2013) and co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook (New Harbinger, 2010), foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Elisha Goldstein's upcoming book is Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion (Atria Books, 2015). He is also creator of the Mindfulness and Psychotherapy column at Psychcentral.com and a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post. His professional research on Sacred Moments: Implications on Stress and Well-Being is published in The Journal of Clinical Psychology.

 

rick Hanson thRick Hanson, PhD  is a neuropsychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha's Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he's been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, and taught in meditation centers worldwide. He has several audio programs and his free Just One Thing newsletter has 100,000 subscribers.

Objectives

Objectives will be posted soon

CE Credit

This Workshop offers 7 CE Hours
APA: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for this conference and its content. This conference offers 7 hours of CE credit.

BRN: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider #03424) to offer this activity for up to 7 contact hours.

CMA: The Lifespan Learning Institute is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Lifespan Learning Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NBCC: Lifespan Learning Institute is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program(NBCC ACEP #5981). This course offers up to 7 NBCC clock hours.

Schedule

the schedule will be completed shortly

9:00 Welcome

midmorning break

Lunch

midafternoon break

5:30 Conclusion

General Information

$145 for early enrollment ($160 after October 1st)

Register Online lifespanlearn.org or Call (310) 922-3868

Location - TBD

Hotel & Travel - contact Susan Lamishaw (310) 284-5160
Parking - TBD
Lunch - There will be morning and afternoon refreshments, however, lunch is NOT included.

Cancellations and Refunds: If Lifespan Learning Institute cancels or postpones a program, a full refund will be issued. If you need to cancel: Cancellation must be made in writing (by mail or by email) and received in our offices at least 10 days prior to the first date of the program. All cancellations are subject to a 20% cancellation fee or $30, which ever is greater. The cancellation fee is applicable even if you selected "pay later" and have not yet paid.

Grievance Policy: Lifespan Learning Institute is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the Ethical Principles of the APA, BRN, CMA,and NBCC. Lifespan Learning Institute will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Education Chair in consultation with the members of the continuing education committee and the program Chairperson.

Students with Disabilities: In accordance with the American with Disability Act (ADA), please contact our office (310.922.3868) at least 2 weeks before the program if you need special accommodations.

Disclosure: The Lifespan Learning Institute has implemented a process where everyone who is in a position to control the content of any educational activity must disclose any relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest. The speakers, presenters and planning committee members for this educational activity disclose that they have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

 

 

 

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This workshop is also a fundraiser for World Teacher Aid.  All proceeds will be used to help fund building a school in Lemolo, Kenya.

$145 for early enrollment ($160 after January 16th) 
Special rate for students, interns and groups of 3 or more: $116.00 per person ($128 per person after January 16)

$500 Divine Donor (*This donation comes with VIP Seating, signed copies of speakers books, and lunch with the speakers)

Crest Theater, Los Angeles

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Description

Cultivating Loving Connections: What the Brain Tells Us About Attachment

This integrative conference brings together relationship specialists from a range of treatment approaches, illuminating the processes that create change and the properties of healing relationships. We explore the complexities of attachment , mind and body, and taking into account the deeply social nature of the brain while examining effective communication strategies that facilitate the process of change.

This program is designed for mental health practitioners including psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, psychiatrists, counselors, and other mental health professionals of all skilll levels.

• Lessons from Kenya: The Transformative Power of Hope, Trust and Teamwork.
Ellyn Bader, PhD and Peter Pearson, PhD

• Imago Therapy as a Vehicle for Finding Hope and Connection in a Troubled World:
Helping People Create Rupture Resilience.

Maya Kollman, MA

• Taking a Stand for Secure Functioning Relationships: A Psychobiological Approach To Couple Therapy (PACT).
Stan Tatkin, PhD

• Beneath the Words: Understanding and Working with Relationships through the Lens of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
Pat Ogden, PhD and Bonnie Goldstein, PhD

• Attachment, Culture and the Brain: How Interpersonal Neurobiology affects Relationships.
Marion Solomon. PhD

All proceeds from this conference will go to World Teacher Aid to finance building another school classroom in Lemolo, Kenya. We thank our speakers for joining together, volunteering their time at this collaborative presentation and are especially thankful to Will Greig of The Crest Theater for donating the use of this beautiful historical theatre for our conference and fundraiser.

Presenters

Maya-smlr Maya Kollman, MA, is one of only five certified Master Trainers in Imago Relationship Therapy. She is a gifted therapist, a passionate and down-to-earth workshop presenter, and a powerful and dynamic clinical instructor of mental health professionals. She is warm and funny, knowledgeable and intuitive, which makes for learning that appeals to all styles.
 
 Ellyn Bader Ellyn Bader, PhD, since the early 1980s Dr. Bader has specialized in helping couples transform their relationships. She is considered by many to be the preeminent expert in couples therapy training. As a therapist, Ellyn combines her keen perception with her unparalleled command of theory and practical application. Learn more at couplesinstitute.com.
 peter pearson Peter Pearson, PhD, and his wife, Dr. Ellyn Bader, are pioneers in the field of couples therapy, creating The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy and founding The Couples Institute. He and his wife have been featured on over 50 radio and television programs including “The Today Show” and “CBS Early Morning News.” Learn more at couplesinstitute.com.
 stan tatkin Stan Tatkin, PsyD, author of Your Brain on Love, Wired for Love, and Love and War, is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of a Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT). He has a clinical practice in Calabasas, CA and developed the PACT Institute for the purpose of training other psychotherapists to use this method in their clinical practice. Learn more at stantatkin.com
 pat ogden Pat Ogden, PhD, is a pioneer in somatic psychology and the Founder and Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® Institute, an internationally recognized school specializing in somatic–cognitive approaches for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances. Learn more at sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org
 bonnie goldstein Bonnie Mark-Goldstein, Ph.D., specializes in helping our younger clients navigate through life's complexities and transition into the next stage of life. She is the Director of the Center for Psychological Services, offering integrative treatment through the lens of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy®, Interpersonal Neurobiology & Attachment, and the dynamic interaction of group psychotherapy.. She is co-editor of the Handbook of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Vol l & ll, and Treating Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents, and is program director at Lifespan Learning Institute, a non-profit agency bringing together mental health professionals. for continuing education and training. Learn more at drbonniegoldstein.com
 marion solomon Marion Solomon, PhD is Director of Training, Lifespan Learning Institute; Lecturer at the David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, and Senior Extension faculty at the Department of Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences at UCLA. She also has a private practice in West Los Angeles, specializing in treating relationship issues. 

 

Objectives

– Relate two ways that culture affects modern intimate relationships, and the implications for treatment. 

– Recognize the similarities and differences between therapeutic modalities presented to treat partners, parents and couples (PACT, Imago, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Couple therapy etc.) 

– Discuss 4 ways of integrating physical sensations with emotional reactions and treatment implications for clinicians that foster healthy patterns of interaction. 

– Demonstrate three ways to use physical movement, in treatment of couples to increase understanding of sensorimotor implicit and explicit movement and integrate props such as chairs on wheels for partners and therapist in order to offer new treatment tools to clinicians who are treating couples.

– Summarize 3 ways to help partners improve their implicit and explicit responses to each other, in order to foster clear communication and enhance the quality of their relationship. 

– Distinguish five ways that interpersonal Neuroscience enhances partners understanding of one another and the impact of this on their relationship.

– Interpret issues of diversity within community and views of relationships therein, to offer a wider range of treatment in couple therapy. 


CE Credit

This Workshop offers 7 CE Hours

APA: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Lifespan Learning Institute maintains responsibility for this conference and its content. This conference offers 7 hours of CE credit.

BBS: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to provide continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs (provider #PCE 21). This conference meets the qualifications for up to 7 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California BBS.

BRN: Lifespan Learning Institute is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider #03424) to offer this activity for up to 7 contact hours.

IMQ/CMA: The Lifespan Learning Institute is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Lifespan Learning Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NBCC: Lifespan Learning Institute is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program(NBCC ACEP #5981).   This course offers up to 7 NBCC clock hours.

Schedule

The schedule will be completed shortly

9:00 Welcome

9:15 Attachment, Culture and the Brain: How Interpersonal Neurobiology affects Relationships. 
         Marion Solomon, PhD

10:00 Lessons from Kenya: The Transformative Power of Hope, Trust and Teamwork.
          Ellyn Bader, PhD & Peter Pearson, PhD

11:00 Break

11:10 Beneath the Words: Understanding and working with couples through the lens of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. 
           Bonnie Goldstein, PhD & Pat Ogden, PhD

12:30 Panel discussion

1:00 Lunch

2:00 Imago as a vehicle for finding Hope and Connection in a Troubled World: Helping People Create Rupture Resilience. 
         Maya Kollman, MA

3:15 Taking a Stand for Secure Functioning Relationships: A Psychobioogical Approact To couple therapy (PACT). 
         Stan Tatkin, PhD

4:15 Afternoon break

4:25 Panel Discussion

5:30 Conclusion

 

World Teacher Aid - Lemolo

World Teacher Aid ~ Building Schools in Africa

All enrollment fees from this learning experience go towards building a school in Lemolo, Kenya, and all speakers are donating their time. The school will offer educational opportunities for a community of refugees who were displaced by political and tribal violence. Some of the 600 children have been out of school for 4 years, while others walk 12 kilometers each way to get to school. Join LIfespan Learning in making a difference in many children's lives while learning and improving your own professional skills.

World-teacher-aid All proceeds for this event go toward the building of schools in Africa. 

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General Information

$145 for early enrollment ($160 after January 16th)
          special rate for students, interns and groups of 3 or more:  $116.00 per person ($128 per person after January 16)
$500 Divine Donor (*This donation comes with VIP Seating, signed copies of speakers books, and lunch with the speakers)
Register Online lifespanlearn.org or Call (310) 922-3868

Location - The Crest Theater, 1262 Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024

Hotel & Travel - contact Susan Lamishaw (310) 284-5160
Parking - validated parking at reduced rate behind the theater.
Lunch - There will be morning and afternoon refreshments, however, lunch is NOT included. 

Cancellations and Refunds: If Lifespan Learning Institute cancels or postpones a program, a full refund will be issued. If you need to cancel: Cancellation must be made in writing (by mail or by email) and received in our offices at least 10 days prior to the first date of the program. All cancellations are subject to a 20% cancellation fee or $30, which ever is greater. The cancellation fee is applicable even if you selected "pay later" and have not yet paid.

Grievance Policy: Lifespan Learning Institute is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with the Ethical Principles of the APA, BBS, BRN, CMA CSCSW, and NBCC. Lifespan Learning Institute will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Education Chair in consultation with the members of the continuing education committee and the program Chairperson. 

Students with Disabilities: In accordance with the American with Disability Act (ADA), please contact our office (310.922.3868) at least 2 weeks before the program if you need special accommodations.

Disclosure: The Lifespan Learning Institute has implemented a process where everyone who is in a position to control the content of any educational activity must disclose any relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest. The speakers, presenters and planning committee members for this educational activity disclose that they have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.


 

 

 

 

 

   

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