Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Harnessing Mindful Action During Grief

The death of a loved one is one of the hardest experiences a person can go through. Its not uncommon for people to become stuck deep within their grief for a period of time, during which their life can shrink around them. Breaking free from this stuck state and getting back into life all the while still honoring the person who died is a challenging task. Through harnessing mindful actions, we can continue to grieve without losing sight of our own life and others that we love.

This workshop is designed for any grief worker, and will teach you how to harness mindful action with your clients in a way that will allow them to grieve in an open and expanded way, while remaining connected to their deceased loved one as well as those still physically present in their life. You will learn an intervention for working with grieving adults and adolescents which is flexible, easily expandable, and can fit into your own practice today.

Grief is a part of life, it doesn't have to separate us from life. 

I worked at The Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas for three years with children and families. For those three years I did nothing but grief work. It's how I got my start! 

After experiencing this workshop you will be able to:

  1. Promote growth through mindful actions during grief
  2. Define psychological flexibility & grief specific psychological flexibility
  3. Conduct dynamic functional analysis with client

Date(s): Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Time(s): 1pm - 4pm CST.

Location(s): 8105 Rasor Blvd, Plano, Texas 75024, Conference Room #2

Presenter(s): Jacob Martinez, MA, LPC

Early Bird Special: $65, Early Bird Discount ends 10/31

Cost: $85

Level & Intended Audience(s): Any skill level, for clinicians and grief workers.

CE Continuing Education Credits: 3 hours of Continuing Education credit for Texas LPCs, Texas LMFTs, and Texas Social Workers will be provided.

Full refunds available until Nov. 1st, 2017

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Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Using the ACT Matrix to Treat Trauma and Increasing Clinical Precision with RFT

Some really cool news! I'm happy to announce that I am teaming up with a colleague of mine to give a special workshop on the ACT Matrix and Trauma. Angela Cathey, is an expert and researcher in Relational Frame Theory, and her knowledge of the theory is second to none. We will be splitting duties on this workshop, and I know you're going to love it!

This workshop will be great if you don't know anything about ACT, because you'll get a deep understanding of the Matrix and how to use it, which is a good entry point into ACT. 

If you already know a bit about ACT and have been doing it with clients, this workshop will help you apply your ACT skills more flexibly and fluidly in session. 

If you know a lot about trauma this workshop will be great because the RFT conceptualization of trauma is unique and will likely not cover anything you have learned before.

The rest is below:

The ACT Matrix is a powerfully simple tool for training psychological flexibility and promoting vital living after trauma. Originally developed for work with veterans suffering from PTSD, the matrix has spread across the world and is now utilized in a variety of settings and clinical & non-clinical populations.
Learn the ins-and-outs of the ACT Matrix point of view as well as dive deeper into applying Acceptance & Commitment Therapy skills flexibly in session with clients.

This workshop will teach you how to integrate the psychological flexibility model into a truly dynamic experience within your work so that you can avoid becoming stuck in client content and help your clients move toward the life they know they can achieve. Learn to shift from process to process within the psychological flexibility model fluidly and with intention so that you and your client are working together and your client is taking charge of their lives.

After experiencing this workshop you will be able to:

1. Set up the ACT Matrix point of view.

2. Conduct dynamic functional analyses together with clients.

3. Use the ACT Matrix in case conceptualization.

4. Flexibly shift between mindfulness, acceptance, defusion, perspective taking, meaning making, and behavior activation skills on the fly in session.

5. Handle challenging client content flexibly, without becoming stuck.

6. Practice compassionate self-care for vicarious trauma.

7. Identify different clinical presentations and their treatment implications.

8. Discuss behavioral conceptualizations of various common trauma reactions.

9. Integrate functional assessment and traditional assessment to meet your clinical needs.

10. Identify signs of vicarious trauma and supported interventions at the individual, social, and organizational levels.

Date(s): Friday, October 6, 2017

Time(s): 10AM-5PM CST.

Location(s): 6401 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, Texas 75070, Aqua Room

Presenter(s): Jacob Martinez, MA, LPC & Angela Cathey, MA, LPC

Early Bird Special: $150, Early Bird Discount Ends 9/29 

Cost: $200

Level & Intended Audience(s):Intermediate/Advanced, Clinicians

CE Continuing Education Credits: 6 hours CE Continuing Education credit for Texas LPCs, Texas LMFTs, and Texas Social Workers provided by New Take Therapy

Registration for this workshop is being handled by Angela Cathey's organization Enso. Clicking the button below will redirect you to her site where you can register and pay :)

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Jul
24
11:30 AM11:30

Introduction to ACT Matrix Workshop - SPECIAL

The workshops I've given on the ACT Matrix are by far my most popular, and the feedback I've received from them has been so great that I've decided to offer a slightly shorter version of the workshop with a special pricing model.

Learn the ACT Matrix, a wonderfully simple and powerful therapeutic tool that can be used for just about anything! Developed by Kevin Polk, Ph.D., the ACT Matrix has spread worldwide and simplifies the ACT model into a flexible framework that promotes real change. Designed for students and professionals in the mental health field. No prior training in ACT necessary. The style of this workshop is approximately 60% experiential learning, 40% didactic learning.

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Create and utilize ACT Matrix with clients to: activate behavior change, teach mindfulness, and promote psychological flexibility.
  • Use ACT Matrix for case conceptualization
  • Apply ACT Matrix to current client population

Registration

Date: Workshop will be held on Monday July 24th, from 11:30AM - 2:00PM.

Location: 2770 Main St. Frisco, TX 75033 - Conference Room #1

Cost:

  • Registration for this event is VALUE based

  • That means you may pay whatever you think the content of the workshop is worth to you. Payment will not be accepted immediately after the event, rather, I will contact you approximately 3 weeks after the workshop to see if you have implemented the matrix into your work and if so, how it is working for you and your clients. Along with that email will be a link to pay anything you wish! If you feel like this workshop hasn't enhanced your practice at all, simply pay nothing.

 

Continuing Education: 2.5 hours of continuing education will be provided for this training.

Certificates of completion and CEs are included with registration, and available for Texas LPCs, Texas Social Workers, and Texas LMFTs. No partial CE credit is available. Attendees must be present the entire duration of the training.

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Jul
21
11:30 AM11:30

Introduction to ACT Matrix Workshop - SPECIAL

The workshops I've given on the ACT Matrix are by far my most popular, and the feedback I've received from them has been so great that I've decided to offer a slightly shorter version of the workshop with a special pricing model.

Learn the ACT Matrix, a wonderfully simple and powerful therapeutic tool that can be used for just about anything! Developed by Kevin Polk, Ph.D., the ACT Matrix has spread worldwide and simplifies the ACT model into a flexible framework that promotes real change. Designed for students and professionals in the mental health field. No prior training in ACT necessary. The style of this workshop is approximately 60% experiential learning, 40% didactic learning.

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Create and utilize ACT Matrix with clients to: activate behavior change, teach mindfulness, and promote psychological flexibility.
  • Use ACT Matrix for case conceptualization
  • Apply ACT Matrix to current client population

Registration

Date: Workshop will be held on Friday July 21st, from 11:30AM - 2:00PM.

Location: 2770 Main St. Frisco, TX 75033 - Conference Room #1

Cost:

  • Registration for this event is VALUE based

  • That means you may pay whatever you think the content of the workshop is worth to you. Payment will not be accepted immediately after the event, rather, I will contact you approximately 3 weeks after the workshop to see if you have implemented the matrix into your work and if so, how it is working for you and your clients. Along with that email will be a link to pay anything you wish! If you feel like this workshop hasn't enhanced your practice at all, simply pay nothing.

 

Continuing Education: 2.5 hours of continuing education will be provided for this training.

Certificates of completion and CEs are included with registration, and available for Texas LPCs, Texas Social Workers, and Texas LMFTs. No partial CE credit is available. Attendees must be present the entire duration of the training.

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Jun
17
10:00 AM10:00

(Very) Brief Therapy

Many environments don't lend themselves to long-term therapy. Whether you work in a community agency, school, or other fast-paced setting where the frequency or length of sessions is limited, it is still possible to help clients maximize their lives. Learn how to harness a workability and acceptance based model to promote real change in as little as ONE session. This training will teach you how to work with individuals in a brief context, from a single session to four (and beyond). Designed for students and professionals in the mental health field. No prior background or experience is required. The style of this workshop is approximately 60% experiential learning, 40% didactic learning.

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Conduct a functional analysis during first contact with clients
  • Facilitate acceptance and mindfulness based brief interventions 
  • Describe history & benefits of brief therapy
  • Develop session protocol and plans for one through four sessions (and beyond)

Registration

Date: Workshop will be held on Saturday June 17th, from 10:00AM - 5:30PM.

Location: 8105 Rasor Blvd. Plano, Texas 75024 - Conference Room #2

Cost:

  • Attendance is $100 if registered before June 5th and $145 if registered June 5th or later.

  • Special Bring-A-Friend Pricing: Pay for two seats to the training at a lower cost. $180 if registered before June 5th, and $270 if registered June 5th or later.

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Cancellations received prior to June 10th will be given a full refund. No refunds will be given after June 10th, 2017.

Continuing Education: 6.5 hours of continuing education will be provided for this training.

Certificates of completion and CEs are included with registration, and available for Texas LPCs, Texas Social Workers, and Texas LMFTs. No partial CE credit is available. Attendees must be present the entire duration of the training.

Seating is limited for this workshop so schedule well in advance. 

Workshop Schedule:

10:00am-10:15am - Sign in & Introduction

10:15am-10:45am - History & Evidence Base for Brief Therapies

10:45am-11:15am - A New Approach to Brief Therapy

Short Break

11:30am-12:00pm - What Gets Us Stuck and How To Promote Change

12:00pm-1:00pm - Establishing The Framework for Brief Therapy

1:00pm-2:00pm - Break for Lunch, on your own.

2:00pm-3:00pm - Conducting The Brief Session & Experiential Practice

3:00pm-3:30pm - Setting Metaphors and Targets for Common Client Concerns

3:30pm-4:00pm - Furthering the Therapy Using Mindfulness & Acceptance Skills & Session Planning for Multiple Sessions & Experiential Practice

4:00pm-5:00pm - Experiential Practice

5:00pm-5:30pm - Q&A and Sign Out

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May
5
10:30 AM10:30

ACT Matrix Workshop

Learn the ACT Matrix, a wonderfully simple and powerful therapeutic tool that can be used for just about anything! Developed by Kevin Polk, Ph.D., the ACT Matrix has spread worldwide and simplifies the ACT model into a flexible framework that promotes real change. Designed for students and professionals in the mental health field. No prior training in ACT necessary. The style of this workshop is approximately 40% experiential learning, 60% didactic learning.

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Create and utilize ACT Matrix with clients to: activate behavior change, teach mindfulness, and promote psychological flexibility.
  • Use ACT Matrix for case conceptualization
  • Apply ACT Matrix to current client population
  • Explain functional contextualism in language that anyone can understand

Registration

Date: Workshop will be held on Friday May 5th, from 10:30AM - 1:30PM.

Location: 8105 Rasor Blvd. Plano, Texas 75024 - Conference Room #1

Cost:

  • Registration closed

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Cancellations received prior to April 28th will be given a full refund. No refunds will be given after April 28th, 2017.

Continuing Education: 3.0 hours of continuing education will be provided for this training.

Certificates of completion and CEs are included with registration, and available for Texas LPCs, Texas Social Workers, and Texas LMFTs. No partial CE credit is available. Attendees must be present the entire duration of the training.

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Mar
31
12:30 PM12:30

ACT Intro Workshop - Introduction to Theory and Practice - 4-hour

An introduction to ACT designed for students and professionals in the mental health field. Perfect for those with no prior experience with the ACT model. Learn the foundation of ACT and how to enhance your practice with skills designed to promote client growth and quality of life. The style of this workshop is approximately 40% experiential activity, 60% didactic. Attendees will learn how to conceptualize psychopathology and wellness in ACT terms, learn the basics of the underlying science and philosophy of ACT (Relational Frame Theory, and Functional Contextualism), practice basic ACT skills on self and others; and leave with an understanding of the ACT philosophy and point of view.

Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the six core processes of ACT
  • Describe the theoretical underpinnings of ACT (RFT and Functional Contextualism)
  • Utilize ACT framework in case conceptualization
  • Apply basic ACT skills to self and common client populations

Registration

Date: Workshop will be held on Friday March 31st, from 12:30PM - 4:30PM, with lunch provided (Most likely from Chick-Fil-A).

Location: 8105 Rasor Blvd. Plano, Texas 75024 - Conference Room #1

Cost:

  • Attendance is $85 if registered before March 10th, and $100 if registered March 10th or later.

  • Special Bring-A-Friend Pricing: Pay for two seats to the training at a lower cost. $158 if registered before March 10th, and $188 if registered March 10th or later.

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Cancellations received prior to March 20th will be given a full refund. No refunds will be given after March 20th, 2017.

Continuing Education: 4.0 hours of continuing education will be provided for this training.

Certificates of completion and CEs are included with registration, and available for Texas LPCs, Texas Social Workers, and Texas LMFTs. No partial CE credit is available. Attendees must be present the entire duration of the training.

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