"What you resist, persists." - Carl JungMany current evidence based treatments rely heavily on the practice of acceptance. Yet this is an extraordinarily challenging practice for everyone, practitioners and clients alike. In this workshop, through a mixture of interactive lecture and experiential practices, you will grapple and engage with defining acceptance. With case presentation, metaphor, and somatic exercises we will make explicit the human tendency to hold onto things outside of our control, and how this impacts psychological health. Woven throughout the workshop will be interventions that promote acceptance and letting go that you can immediately incorporate into clinical practice.
1. Understand and incorporate acceptance into clinical practice
2. Apply experiential acceptance based interventions immediately
3. Resources that will assist with further acceptance based learning
Ellen Slater, LICSW received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and graduate degree from University of Chicago. She operates a private practice in Seattle, WA. In her work she integrates neuroscience and mindfulness/acceptance-based treatments. Her studies, training, and clinical practice have focused on the intersection of spirituality and psychology. After completing a 200-hour yoga teacher training, she also incorporates the body into traditional psychotherapy. Ellen focuses on designing interventions, particularly metaphor and mindfulness exercises, to assist with bringing complex spiritual principles into focus. Ellen is sensitive to biological, psychological, social, and spiritual elements of wellness, particularly the interconnection of mind-body.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Registration & Refreshments: 5:30pm
Program: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
2100 24th Ave. South, Room B
Located one block east of Rainier Avenue South between South Hill and South Walker streets, in the same neighborhood as Remo Borracchini’s Bakery. There is on-street parking available in the surrounding area. Do not use the garage – it is reserved for employees.
Refund Policy Fees may be refunded up to two weeks prior to the Clinical Evening Meeting, minus a $3.00 administration fee and any online transaction fees.