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Caring for Caretakers

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Navigate Family Therapy


Caring for Care-Takers: Keeping You Sustained for the Call To Bring Healing

Navigate Community Training Sessions 2019-2020

  • First Wednesday of the Month (except January)

  • Oct 2nd -November 6th – December 4th – January 8th – February 5th – March 4th – April 1st – May 6th

  • 9:30 am to 12:00 am

  • Edmonds, WA

Heather Sund, MS LMFT

Relational, Strength-Oriented, Faith-Integrated, Evidence-Based Systemic Therapy For Impactful Change

  • Participants will gain a clear understanding of the importance and process of relational therapy approaches

  • Participants will be able to utilize and bring out strengths in a client that can guide healing

  • Participants will be able to ethically and meaningfully integrate faith into counseling where appropriate.

  • Participants will gain expertise in the research that supports creating change from a systems perspective.

Cynthia Benge, MSW, LMHC

Addressing Shame in the Therapy Hour

Shame is a common emotion that contributes to many problems clients bring into therapy.

Participants will be able to

  • Recognize the 3 key symptoms of Shame in their clients presenting problems

  • Explore how shame developed in their client’s lives and the messages shame delivers

  • Identify the 3 key defensive moves clients use to protect themselves from feeling shame

  • Learn the 3 antidotes to shame

  • Identify their own shame triggers and how to manage those in our work with clients

The Awareness Wheel

The Awareness wheel is a tool used to help clients explore their reactions to triggering events and experiences. Using the Awareness Wheel-Participants will learn to help clients:

  • Identify the interpretations and mistaken assumptions clients are making in their triggered experiences.

  • Identify their feelings and emotional responses to triggering events in their lives

  • Identify the attachment needs and longings that underly those feelings and responses.

  • Move towards behaviors that are purpose driven and value fueled rather than reactionary & defensive responses.

James Furrow, Ph.D

Healing Broken Bonds: Utilizing Attachment Injury Repair for Reconciliation of Families

  • Participants will identify the EFFT process for working through attachment injuries in family therapy.  

  • Participants will describe the impact of attachment injuries in family relationships.  

  • Participants will examine EFT practices used in injury repair in EFFT.

Supporting Stepfamilies: Honoring and Strengthening Family Systems As They Change

  • Participants will identify the developmental tasks and needs of a stepfamily system.  

  • Participants will describe principles and practices that support effective parenting in stepfamilies.

  • Participant will  the impact of competing attachments on the development of a step family.

Hee-Sun Cheon, Ph.D.

Ethical Consideration for Working with Ethnically Diverse Clients: An integrative framework

  • Participants will describe major challenges and ethical consideration for working with ethnically diverse clients.

  • Participants will identify an integrative model for working with ethnically diverse clients.

  • Participants will compare different levels of socio-culturally attuned cases in clinical practice.

Ethical consideration for Working with Ethnically Diverse Clients: Practice in Action

  • Participants will apply interventions to increase intrapersonal self-awareness.

  • Participants will apply interventions to increase interpersonal awareness.

  • Participants will describe practical strategies to promote cultural humility as lifelong learners.

Kerry McCarter, BSN, RN, MSW, LSWAIC

Staying the Course by Faithfully Implementing Self-care Practices that Nourish our Souls

  • Participants will demonstrate knowledge of what burnout is and identify ways to decrease it.

  • Participants will demonstrate their ability to recognize indicators of secondary trauma and compassion fatigue and acknowledge ways to find support.

  • Participants will demonstrate knowledge of how stress and increased levels of cortisol can impact a clinician’s well-being.

  • Participants will describe how our faith and spiritual care can impact our brain.

  • Participants will demonstrate knowledge of how, self-compassion and prayer can reduce stress.

The Navigate Training Cohort is a group of independently practicing mental health practitioners who self-identify as Christians, value professional relationship building and practice evidence based therapy and counseling. Trainings will be proven therapeutic methods and education, with intentional faith-based integration in a supportive learning community. We represent a range of views and perspectives and invite cohort participants to honor diversity and build connections through openness, respect and curiosity.

 Completion of all 8 sessions = 18 Continuing Education Units

Includes 3 Legal and Ethical Issues

There will a non-refundable registration fee of $150 for any cancellations. Registering indicates my understanding and agreement to authorizes Navigate Family Therapy to charge my credit card that I will provide at the first training session $100 for each of eight (8) sessions, whether attended or missed. Events will be recorded and can be listened to for credit by the final month of the cohort year, otherwise all CEU’s with be forfeited. CEU’s are cumulative after all sessions and certificates will be awarded at final training day or mailed within month of completion.