One is the loneliest number… Two can be as bad as one...
Loneliness- From Theories to Therapy
Clients of any age often are existentially alone- sometimes suffering unbearably, although they may be surrounded by others in couples, families, and communities: school, church, work, and more… and with a caring compassionate therapist. This training is based on the premise that clinicians usually already hold an expansive repertoire of theoretical wisdom that they may not consciously draw upon in therapy. As such, the trainer will prompt participants to identify and utilize- translate the theoretical wisdom they hold conceptually for practical therapeutic interventions and strategies to meet client needs for self-esteem, identity, connection, relationships, and meaning.
The training starts with a simple question of "Why do you pick up a baby who's crying?" along with identification of key client populations and common presenting issues. These will be referenced throughout the training for therapists to gain insight and direction for their work. Attachment styles and theories, key life learnings, core communications from relationships, rules of developmental theories, life stage theory, personality disorders, and cross-cultural models (including male and female, individualistic and communal) will be the beginning references to prompt for three practical implications for therapy and therapists.
Presenter: Ronald Mah, MA, PhD
Ronald Mah is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Experiences include: author of “Difficult Behavior in Early Childhood,” 2006, “The One-Minute Temper Tantrum Solution” 2008, and “Getting Beyond Bullying and Exclusion, PreK-5, Empowering Children in Inclusive Classrooms,” 2009, Corwin Press and twenty e-books on therapy and couple therapy available at www.Smashwords.com; dvds on child development and behavior, community mental health, Severe Emotional Disturbance school programs, vocational and welfare-to-work programs, Head Start, supervising a high school mental health clinic, supervising therapists, private practice psychotherapy. Education experiences: 16 years in ECE, owner childcare center, elementary & secondary teaching credentials, college instructor, and the Board of Directors of the California Kindergarten Association. Also previously on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapist.
Course meets the qualifications for 6 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT's , LPCCs, and/or LCSW's as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and counts toward the required Law & Ethics requirement. CAMFT-CSJV Chapter is approved by CAMFT as a Continuing Education Provider (CEP #62276)
Refund Policy: Fees for chapter events are nonrefundable except in the case the event is cancelled or rescheduled.
Facilities and programs are accessible to persons with disabilities. If you have a special need and plan to attend the workshop, please contact the Continuing Education Chair, Laura Slagle, at (559) 530-2822 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow as much advance notice as is possible to ensure we have ample opportunity to meet your needs.