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Ohio Licensed Independent Social Worker
Ohio Licensed Social Worker
Ohio Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist
Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist
Ohio Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Ohio Licensed Professional Counselor
Ohio Psychologist


3813 Edwards Rd | 3815 Edwards Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45209

Speaker Rod W. Jeppsen, CMHC, CSAT, CGT, CEFT, BCN, Thursday, October 17, 2019

Rod W. Jeppsen, CMHC, CSAT, CGT, CEFT, BCN

Rod Jeppsen is the President of Suncrest Counseling. Suncrest Counseling is one of the largest private practice clinics in the state of Utah, 5 locations with over 25 therapists. Rod has a master’s degree in mental health counseling from the University of Phoenix. In addition, Rod is a:

Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist, CSAT
Certified Gottman Therapist, CGT
Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist, CEFT
Board Certified Neurofeedback, BCN

Rod loves people. He knows from his own life that changing unwanted behaviors can be very discouraging and difficult. Being kind and gentle to oneself is essential.

Evidence-Based Tools for Change: An Introduction to Deep Work, Positivity Ratio, and Neurofeedback. Helping Clients go from average to THRIVING.

Value of Learning Deep Work

1. Deep Work Definition
2. Distraction Addiction
3. Shallow Work Definition
4. BEGINNING RITUAL for Deep Work.
5. DEEP WORK and Implementing the steps.

10:30-10:45am Break

Positivity Ratio

1. Learn the positivity ratio and how to track it.
2. Learning how to embrace the hidden strength of positive emotions.
3. Learn the skills to overcome negativity and thrive.
4. What are the 6 research-based findings about positivity?
5. The power of the relationship circles.
6. What does the upward spiral mean and how can it be implemented?
7. Evidenced-based tools to develop the positivity ratio.

12:15-1:30pm Lunch


The value of Neurofeedback with some clients in regulating emotions, impulse control, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Sleep and more.
1. History of Neurofeedback
2. Scientific Evidence of Neurofeedback and its effectiveness with some clients
3. Psychotherapy, medication, and neurofeedback, where do they all fit in?
4. What is the difference between brain mapping and brain training?
5. What are the different types of brain waves?
6. How is neurofeedback actually designed to work?
7. How would one know if neurofeedback is actually working?
8. What are the potential risks with neurofeedback?

3:00-3:15pm Break

1. Different types of neurofeedback equipment
2. 19 channel system
3. Brain map print out
4. Evaluating a brain map


Speaker Dr. Kristin Neff, Friday, October 18, 2019

Kristin Neff, PhD

Dr. Neff studied communications as an undergraduate at the University of California at Los Angeles. She did her graduate work at University of California at Berkeley, studying moral development with Dr. Elliot Turiel. Her dissertation research was conducted in Mysore, India, where she examined children’s moral reasoning. She then spent two years of post-doctoral study with Dr. Susan Harter at Denver University, studying issues of authenticity and self-concept development. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. During Kristin’s last year of graduate school she became interested in Buddhism, and has been practicing meditation in the Insight Meditation tradition ever since. While doing her post-doctoral work she decided to conduct research on self-compassion — a central construct in Buddhist psychology and one that had not yet been examined empirically. In addition to her pioneering research into self-compassion, she has developed an 8-week program to teach self-compassion skills. The program, cocreated with her colleague Chris Germer, affiliated with Harvard Medical School, is called “Mindful Self-Compassion”. Her book,” Self-Compassion,” was published by William Morrow in April, 2011.

Schedule, Friday, October 18

Exercise: How do I treat a friend?
Self-Compassion Theory
Exercise: Gestures of Self-Compassion
Self-Compassion Research

10:30-10:45am Break
10:45-12:15pm Break

Exercise: Soothing Touch/Self-Compassion Break
Mindfulness and self-Compassion
Informal Practice: Working with Difficult Emotions

12:15-1:30pm Lunch

Practice: Soles of feet
Why do we criticize ourselves?
Exercise: Compassionate Motivation


Self-Compassion for Caregivers
Exercise: Giving & Receiving Compassion with Equanimity
Embracing Our Lives
Exercise: Appreciating What’s Good about Ourselves

Adults Only

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

Room Temperature

Room Temperature varies; Please dress in layers.

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.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration up to 10 days before the workshop (Monday, October 7, 2019) 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.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY 2-DAY EVENT ONLY — October 17-18, 2019 — 9:00am-5:00pm

Both Days:

Register on or before September 30, 2019, Sale Price $320 ($75 off $395)

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Friday (Dr. Neff) Only:

Register on or before September 30, 2019, Sale Price $220 ($75 off $295)

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