Meditation Strategies: Application With a Range of Clinical Practice Interventions


NASWME Chapter 0 279

This three-hour workshop is an introduction to the application of meditation strategies in conjunction with a range of clinical interventions with a general mental health practice. Based on the author’s 2019 book, Faith-Based & Secular Meditation: Everyday & Posttraumatic Applications, and the Buddha’s premise that “One should do what one teaches others to do. If one would train others, one should be well-controlled oneself. Difficult, indeed, is self control.” “You, yourself, must strive.” Hence, participants first will be introduced didactically and experientially to six forms of meditation: mantra, breath-count, mindful breathing, hybrid mantra/breath-count, Buddhist gathas and metta. Then, there will be a discussion of several case applications in which various meditation strategies are integrated with such presenting issues as anxiety, anger, excessive busy-ness, work-related performance, marital relationship and trauma.

Calm, Courage & Clarity: Writing for Resilience


NASWME Chapter 0 333

Writing is a clarifying and healing medium that can be used for our emotional well-being. In this workshop you will learn the different approaches to expressive writing for physical and emotional health, review evidence-based research that supports writing as an avenue to resilience, and explore ways to develop a healthy writing practice.

The Dynamics and Skills of Supervision: The Middle Phase, the Parallel Process and the Interactional Model


NASWME Chapter 0 623

Lawrence Shulman, M.S.W., Ed.D

Six (6) Clinical Category A CEUs have been approved by NASW NH. Approval #3776

March 2nd - 8:45 am - 12:00 pm

March 9th - 8:45 am - 12:00 pm

You must attend both mornings for CEUs

The focus of this workshop will be on method - what the supervisor does in interactions with staff. Essential skills in communication, relationship, and group leadership will be described and illustrated. Participants will be able to share their own experiences.

Issues to be raised may include supervising defensive staff members, staff apathy and resistance to change, helping staff to develop skills for professional impact dealing with other staff, and addressing staff primary and secondary trauma. A parallel process will be identified in that the way supervisors deal with staff will be viewed as modeling for staff how to relate to clients. The idea that more is “caught” than “taught” will be central. The workshop will also address supervision of Evidenced-Based Practice (e.g., MI, SFP and CBT) in an integrative rather than prescriptive manner so as to increase E.B.P. sustainability in the setting.

Couples Therapy in Seven Words


NASWME Chapter 0 333

Bruce Chalmer, Ph.D.

Judy Alexander, MAED

3 Clinical CEUs approved by NASW VT. Approval #1024

Course description:

“Be kind, don’t panic, and have faith.” In this course, we’ll explore how that seven-word formula can serve as a guide to helping couples understand their situation, get hold of themselves, and strengthen their resolve to do the work of healing. And we’ll see how the formula can be applied in some common couples therapy situations, including infidelity, sex problems, and knowing when to call it quits.

This course is based on ideas in Bruce’s recently published book, Reigniting the Spark: Why Stable Relationships Lose Intimacy, and How to Get It Back.


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