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Featuring: Harriet Lerner, Ph.D. and Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

Other Noted Speakers:
Noel Larson, Ph.D., R. Reid Wilson, Ph.D., Gina Arons, Psy.D., Shawn Shea, M.D., Michael Leeds, Ph.D.
Connection & Authenticity, Trauma & Attachment, ANGER, Uncovering Sensitive Material, SUICIDE, Motherless-Daughters- Bereavement, Panic Disorders, OCD, TRAUMA
March 5-7, 2003

Register Early - Space is Limited

Up to 18 Credit Hours for Continuing Education

Mastering Counseling Skills with the Masters

Hilton Airport Hotel, Seattle, Washington

Wednesday, March 5, 2003

7:30 - 8:30 A.M. - Registration

8:30 - 10:00 A.M. - The Dance of Connection: The Challenge of Authenticity and Voice
Dr. Lerner will address the challenge of staying connected, staying oneself, and "finding a voice" so that we can speak wisely and well about the most difficult subjects with the most difficult people. Drawing on her latest book, she will outline specific steps that we-and our clients- can take to create a more complex and accurate view of the self, the other and the possibilities in any relationship.

"One of our nation's most respected voices on the psychology of women and the process of change in families."

Clinical Psychologist, was a staff psychologist at the Menninger Clinic for more than two decades

Author, N.Y. Times Bestseller, The Dance of Anger, Women in Therapy

10:30 - 12 NOON - The Impact of Trauma on Attachment: A Perpetrator/Victim Perspective
Traditional approaches to treating both perpetrators and victims can unwittingly reinforce the attachment disorders. Learn critical elements of treatment that maximize effective resolution of trauma-based attachment disorders.

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage, Family Therapist Private Practice, St. Paul, MN  

12 NOON - 1:15 P.M. - Lunch (on your own)

1:15 - 2:45 P.M. - High-Conflict/Violent Couples: Difficult Dynamics, Challenging Interventions
This presentation has an "ecological" approach that addresses intrapersonal, interpersonal, and societal factors to the treatment process. The primary focus is the perpetrator/victim interaction pattern, which interferes with intimacy and sexual satisfaction.

3:15 -4:45 P.M. - AHA! Anger, Hostility, Aggression: It's Not just Anger
Through didactic presentation and structured learning experiences increases awareness and skill level in understanding and managing Anger, Hostility, and Aggression (AHA) with children and adults.

International and community mental health trainer and consultant, Eugene, OR

Thursday, March 6, 2003

7:30 - 8:30 A.M. - Registration

8:30 - 10:00 A.M. - The Delicate Art of Uncovering Sensitive Material
The speaker describes, and demonstrates by videotape, the following five interviewing techniques for uncovering sensitive material: the behavioral incident, shame attenuation, gentle assumption, symptom amplification, and denial of the specific.
Director, Training Institute for Suicide Assessment and Clinical Interviewing (www.suicideassessment.com): Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School; Author, Psychiatric Interviewing: The Art of Understanding, 2nd Edition

10:30 - 12 NOON - Innovative Techniques for Eliciting Suicidal Ideation
The speaker demonstrates by video, the method by which the above five validity techniques can be woven into a specific strategy for eliciting suicidal ideation - the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (the CASE approach).

12 NOON - 1:15 P.M. - Lunch on Your Own

1:15 - 2:45 P.M. - Motherless-Daughters: Perspectives on Loss and Growth
The death of a mother is not an event that a woman recovers from over time. It is a defining piece of a woman's existence. This presentation addresses the psychological and developmental challenges facing women who have lost their mothers in childhood and later in life.
  Clinical Psychologist, private practice, Lincoln, MA Presents nationally and internationally on issues related to Motherless-Daughters

3:15 - 4:45 P.M. - Treatment of Motherless-Daughters: Moving from Ongoing Bereavement to Connection
This presentation explores clinical work with motherless-daughters using case examples of individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy. Transference and counter-transference concerns are examined.

Friday, March 7, 2003

7:00 - 8:00 A.M. - Registration

8:15 -9:45 A.M. - The Effects of Trauma on the Self
This presentation explores the effects of childhood trauma on develoment of the self, and in relationships to others.
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.,
Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine; Medical Director, Trauma Center, Boston, MA, Author, Psychological Trauma

10:00 - 11:30 A.M. - The Aftermath of Terror
This presentation teaches and demonstrates how to assess and slect optimal treatment for various trauma-based symptoms.
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

11:30 - 12:30 P.M. - Lunch (on your own)

12:30 - 2:00 P.M. - Strategic Treatment of Panic Disorders
Participants learn how to divide and conquer: to interrupt anticipatory anxiety and then to manage physical symptoms using cognitive strategies, paradox, pattern disruption, exposure and interoceptive exposure, and peeling away their ever-present "safety crutches".
R. Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Author, Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks Co-author, Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions

2:15 - 3:34 P.M. - Handling OCD: The Primary Homework Assignments
Those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder are convinced that great harm ill come if they do not compy with rigidly set rules of safety. Participants learn to reframe the nature of the problem and incorporate all interventions within four simple but provocative guidelines.
R. Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Continuing Education Credit - Seattle, 2003

CEU credit 6.0 hours per day, 18.0 hours for all three days.
FACES Conferences provides credit through:

NBCC National Board of Certified Counselors, Provider #5717
NAADAC Approved Education Provider Program #000281 for up to 18 contact hours.
CAADAC California Provider #OS-99-432-1201 for up to 18.0 hours of credit.
CA Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider #PCE 1685. Course approved for up to 18.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFCC's and/or LCSW's as required by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences.
NASW, Oregon Chapter for social work credit.
WMHCA for Washington licensed mental health counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists.
ACCBO approved for up to 18 Category 1 CEH's

CA Board of Registered Nursing Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13184, for up to 21.6 contact hours.

Full time conference attendees who complete all required evaluation and attendance documentation are eligible to receive the maximum number of contact hours. Daily registrants can receive credit for each day of attendance. No credit will be awarded for partial days. This program is open to professionals and advanced students in health-related fields and is not suitable for the general public.

Conference Site/Hotel Accommodations: Hilton Seattle-Airport Hotel, Seattle, WA - a limited number of speical room rates of $109 + tax (single or double) have been arranged at the Hilton Airport Hotel, Seattle, WA. For reservations call 1-206-244-4800 by February 5, 2003 and ask for the FACES Conferences special room rate. Please register early - space is limited.

Refund Policy:All requests for refunds must be made in writing. Requests postmarked by February 1, 2003 will receive a full refund, minus a $55.00 administrative fee, or full credit to a future FACES conference. No refunds will be made after February 1, 2003.

Conference Goal: To provide the most current and relevant content for counseling skills.

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