Address: 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt MD 20776
Phone: (301) 474-8500
Printable Brochure: Fall Conference Brochure
LCPCM Members: $125
Student: $65 (not for LCPCs or LGPCs)
Registration: 8:15 AM
Business Meeting: 9:00-10:00 AM
Morning Presentation: 10:00-12:00PM
Luncheon: 12:00-1:30 PM
Afternoon Presentation: 1:30-4:30 PM
CEU's approved for: LCPC’s, LCMFT’s, LCADC’s, LCPAT’s, LCSW-C’s
Keeping the Body in Mind
Therapists are increasingly recognizing the complexity in helping their clients resolve traumatic memories and experiences that are, essentially, beyond words. Psychological meaning and the expression of ideas that may not be fully conscious may best be explored using the wisdom and language of the body.
This presentation will analyze the role of the body and the way that it informs all therapeutic encounters. Using a blend of theoretical and experiential learning, we will examine how neurobiology affects the therapeutic relationship and practice various simple bodybased tools that can be useful in clinical practice. Experiential learning will include recognizing somatic indicators of stress or tension in the body, noticing the body’s natural tendencies in response to external stimuli, and working with shifting states of physical arousal that may occur within a window of tolerance. Application to clinical work will further be addressed through case vignettes of the presenter’s vast clinical experience.
Presenter: Tally Tripp, MA, MSW, LICSW, ATR-BC, is a registered, board certified Art Therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice specializing in experiential approaches for the treatment of psychological trauma. In addition to her private practice, Tally is the Director of the Art Therapy Clinic at the George Washington University where she is also an Assistant Professor for the Art Therapy Program. Tally is certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Intensive Trauma Therapy (ITT). Tally has conducted numerous trauma trainings and workshops both nationally and internationally with a focus on incorporating experiential approaches for managing trauma. Tally is a Fellow in the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISST-D) where she is the founder of the Special Interest Group on Creative Arts Therapies.
Evidence Based Mind-Body Skills
The purpose of the experiential workshop is twofold: 1) to offer therapists a variety of easy to adopt, evidence-based, mind-body skills for their own self-care routine; and 2) to assist therapists in skillfully integrating simple, evidencebased mind-body skills into their work with clients. Research shows that daily practice in nervous system down-regulation mitigates the impact of trauma, reduces compassion fatigue and secondary trauma and improves personal resilience. To this end, we will focus on key easy-tolearn skills therapists can adopt to support their own health, as well as use in treating clients who present with stress and trauma-related symptoms. The presenter will offer a brief scientific framework for these practices, and then offer the participants the experiential practices. Participants will receive handouts, instructions and recordings.
Presenter: Robin Carnes, MBA, 500 E-RYT, is a leader in bringing evidence-based yoga and meditation practice into mainstream settings such as the Dept of Defense, VA, and universities. From 2006-2012, Robin was yoga and meditation instructor for a DOD acute PTSD program at Walter Reed Medical Center. Out of this work, she co-founded Warriors at Ease, which has trained 600+ yoga teachers to teach safely and effectively in military communities. Robin’s work has been featured in the Washington Post, Woman’s Day Magazine, Huffington Post, and Army Magazine, as well as the award-winning documentary, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue America’s Healthcare. In 2013, Robin was honored by the Smithsonian Institution for her pioneering work in bringing yoga to military communities.