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MFT 16 CEUs Approved (Includes 3 hours of Ethics)
NASW 16 CEUs Approved (Includes 3 hours of Ethics)
UPA 16 CEUs Approved (Includes 3 hours of Ethics)
NBCC 16 CEUs (Includes 3 hours of Ethics)

Salt Lake Community College
(Miller Campus)
9750 South 300 West
Sandy, UT 84070

This is a two day workshop. However, Dr. Dan Siegel will only speak on Friday, June 2, 2017 ; ALL DAY

See Dr. Siegel’s Outline Below on the Friday Schedule

Thursday Daytime Schedule


Dr. Diane Spangler Presenter

Dr. Diane Spangler earned her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Oregon where she specialized in the study of cognitive behavioral models and treatments for depression and anxiety disorders. Dr. Spangler completed postdoctoral training at the Stanford School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry where she worked under the direct supervision of Dr. David Burns in TEAM treatment and Dr. Stewart Agras in cognitive behavioral treatment of eating disorders.

Workshop Description

Mindfulness is the psychological process of nonjudgmental focal attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment. Increased mindfulness has been shown to be associated with increased well-being, compassion, and acceptance, as well as decreased worry, rumination, negative affect, and perceived pain. Mindfulness has been formally incorporated into several specific forms of psychotherapy such as MBCT, DBT, and ACT.

This workshop will focus on incorporating mindfulness-based interventions into general clinical practice. Workshop participants will be instructed in:

1. Background/rationale for use of mindfulness in psychotherapy,
2. Common mindfulness interventions/techniques,
3. Integration of mindfulness into psychotherapy sessions and psychotherapy homework.

Workshop participants will benefit from exposure to the rationale and use of mindfulness techniques in psychotherapy, and from engaging in brief mindfulness exercises themselves.

Specific objectives of the workshop include:

1. Increased understanding of mindfulness and the rationale for its use in psychotherapy
2. Learning of specific mindfulness techniques for use in psychotherapy sessions/homework
3. Experiencing of mindfulness states

Dr. Mark Chamberlain Presenter

MarkChamberlainDr. Mark Chamberlain is a psychologist and the Clinical Director at Suncrest Counseling in South Jordan, which offers a variety of counseling services from child-play therapy, marriage therapy, medication management, and intensive day treatment program for individuals and couples struggling with addictions, anxiety, depression and more. He is the author of several books including, “Love You, Hate the Porn: Healing a Relationship Damaged by Virtual Infidelity” and a blog on the same topic. He has found that most clients’ recovery is greatly strengthened by deeper emotional connections in relationships.

Workshop Description
Couples in Recovery

It’s common for couples’ therapy to get postponed until an addicted partner is in recovery for a sufficient amount of time to be “ready” for relationship work. Since couples can’t pause life, what often happens on a practical level is that they interact just as much as they would if they were in therapy, but with less guidance on how to make those interactions healthy and productive. This presentation will share principles and practices for helping couples with a partner in various stages of addiction recovery. Practical skills that will be taught include fostering emotional self-awareness as a foundation for communication, improving clients’ self-compassion as a relationship-building skill, and encouraging empathy and validation between partners.

1. Summarize the elements of emotional self-awareness that enable more effective couples’ communication.
2. Describe how emotional self-awareness enables taking responsibility for feelings and thus decreases the likelihood of one’s partner responding with shame and defensiveness.
3. Describe the key role the practice of self-compassion can play in addiction recovery and relationship improvement.
4. Utilize a step-by-step method for teaching partners to empathize and validate each other emotionally.
5. Train partners to become each other’s most trusted and helpful source of emotional support.

Dr. Louise B. Jorgensen Presenter
louisejorgensen180x180Dr. Louise B. Jorgensen, PhD, LCMHC, completed a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. Additionally, she holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix, and has a Doctoral Degree in Counseling, Counselor Education, and Supervision from Oregon State University.

Workshop Description
Using Mindfulness and Guided Imagery Techniques as Interventions for affecting client change, healing, and growth.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will learn and evaluate the role, scope and effectiveness of mindfulness and guided imagery techniques within clinical practice settings.
2. Participants will actively participate in learning techniques associated with mindfulness interventions.
3. Participants will actively participate in learning techniques associated with guided imagery interventions.
4. Participants will be provided an opportunity to report and evaluate their practical experiences during the learning session.
5. Participants will understand the ethical necessity of developing comprehensive treatment models when utilizing mindfulness and guided imagery techniques.
6. Participants will understand the emphasis of exploring multicultural awareness and sensitivity when practicing mindfulness and guided imagery interventions.

Thursday Evening Schedule 5:30-8:30pm (3 Hours Ethics)

Presented by: Dr. Mark Chamberlain, PhD


Workshop Description

Ethics violations do not typically result from a lack of knowledge about ethical principles and practices. Instead, most occur because of a lapse in the critical thinking that helps protect clients, therapists, and others. Come practice applying your problem solving skills to the kinds of situations that commonly trip up therapists.

Friday Schedule

Applying Interpersonal Neurobiology to Effective Psychotherapy / Mindfulness and a LIVE Demonstration

A seminar with Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine and the Mindsight Institute


Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.

Dr. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization, which offers online learning and in-person lectures that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes. His psychotherapy practice includes children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He serves as the Medical Director of the LifeSpan Learning Institute and on the Advisory Board of the Blue School in New York City, which has built its curriculum around Dr. Siegel’s Mindsight approach.

Dr. Siegel has published extensively for the professional audience. He is the author of numerous articles, chapters, and the internationally acclaimed text, The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are (Guilford, 2012). This book introduces the field of interpersonal neurobiology, and has been utilized by a number of clinical and research organizations worldwide.

Dr. Siegel’s book, Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (Bantam, 2010), offers the general reader an in-depth exploration of the power of the mind to integrate the brain and promote well-being. He has written four parenting books, including the three New York Times bestsellers Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain (Tarcher/Penguin, 2014); The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind (Random House, 2011) and No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind (Bantam, 2014), both with Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., and Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive (Tarcher/Penguin, 2003) with Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.

Dr. Siegel’s unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts exciting has led him to be invited to address diverse local, national and international groups of mental health professionals, neuroscientists, corporate leaders, educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, mediators, judges, and clergy. He has lectured for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and London’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He lives in Southern California with his family. Dr. Siegel’s publications for professionals and the public have been translated into over thirty languages.

Top 25 Reasons to Attend this Workshop.

In this workshop, you will learn:

1. A new approach to healing: Interpersonal neurobiology examines the process of integration—the linkage of differentiated
parts—and illuminates how a range of sciences can be used as the basis for psychotherapeutic intervention.

2. How to Harness the power of this interdisciplinary framework.

3. Using this interdisciplinary framework in clinical assessment, treatment planning, and therapeutic interventions.

4. How to use Systems Thinking: How do clinicians approach assessment using mindsight and integration?

5. Learning how to identify conditions that impair well-being empowers clinicians to take on a new approach to clinical assessment.

6. Modern research has revealed exciting new support for the proposition that health is based on integrative functioning whereas impairments to integration produce a spectrum of psychological disorders.

7. We will review how the classic descriptions of major psychopathology—from autism to bipolar disorder—reveal blockages to neural differentiation and linkage in regions of the brain involved in social cognition and self-regulation.

10. We will explore new approaches to clinical assessment that are based on revealing specific domains of integration, and which offer a new way of formulating a conceptual framework for the field of mental health.

11. Treatment planning: re-thinking intervention in the light of neuroplasticity

12. With a framework of integration as the core mechanism of health, treatment strategies can be formulated to promote the growth of integrative fibers in the brain that will be those most likely to support movement toward health.

13. We will explore how neuroplasticity, by cultivating differentiation and linkage of neural circuits, becomes the mainstay for therapeutic treatment planning.

14. The therapeutic relationship forms the essential beginning for implementing therapeutic interventions that promote integration and knowledge about the development of the brain from childhood becomes shared between therapist and client so that together they can create an approach that is most likely to succeed in cultivating integration.

15. Nine domains of integration will be introduced and steps that promote the growth of the brain and foster integrative relationships in the client’s life will be provided.

16. Using the power of awareness and attention to catalyze neural integration

17. Why is the process of awareness found to be important in every form of therapeutic intervention?

18. Learning how to use the powerful instrument of attention is the essential tool of psychotherapy.

19. Learning the Domains of Integration and the Cultivation of Well-Being

20. The development of the brain within the body only occurs within the context of supportive relationships across the lifespan.

21. Knowing how relationships support or inhibit the differentiation of the two sides of the brain, the lower and higher neural regions, and the various circuits involved in implicit, explicit, and narrative memory, is the building block of effective therapeutic intervention.

22. Case examples will continue to illustrate how these interpersonal neurobiology approaches enable the therapist to use ‘mindsight’ to cultivate integration in the client’s life.

23. Personal transformation is brought about through the compassionate and empowering setting of a therapeutic relationship.

24. Learn the “we-state” that enables many clients to experience a sense of vulnerability, safety, and openness to change.

25. LIVE DEMONSTRATION Dr. Siegel will do a reflective exercise called the Wheel of Awareness that allows participants to experience the integration of consciousness. He will then discuss what this practice reveals, and how it can be applied in clinical practice.”

TWO DAY EVENT — June 1-2, 2017, (Thursday-Friday) $395

Register for Both days June 1-2, $395

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Register Friday only, June 2, with Dr. Dan Siegel, $375

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You may cancel your registration up to 10 days before the workshop (May 20, 2017) and receive a full refund minus a $75 cancellation fee. If cancellation occurs in less than 10 days prior to the event, there is no refund. Also, if the event for some reason is canceled, the presenter is ill, only the cost of the tuition will be refunded, no hotel, travel, or any other costs.

For consideration of other attendees, adults only, no children.

ADA Accommodations
If you require ADA Accommodations, please contact our office at least 7 days in advance of the event so that we can ensure accommodations are made.