Embracing Emotions in Clinical Practice
Embracing Emotions in Clinical Practice
Starts Monday, May 18th, 2020: 6 Weeks. This course is for: Mental Health Professionals and Graduate Students. In this 6-week online course, mental health professionals will explore the empathic paradigm of Dynamic Emotional Integration®, which approaches all emotions as uniquely healing and essential aspects of cognition, decision-making, behavior, and action.
Exploring the Empathic Paradigm
Dynamic Emotional Integration® (also known as DEI) is an innovative approach that treats emotions as an intelligent, living system that is vital to every aspect of human behavior. DEI helps people learn how emotions work, why they arise, and how to work skillfully with all of them – even the so-called “negative” emotions.
Most of us have been taught to distrust emotions, stop their natural flow, or treat them as problems. For instance, in many spiritual traditions, emotions are seen as stumbling blocks to be transcended, while in many scientific traditions, emotions are organized into simplistic binary categories of positive versus negative, or prosocial versus antisocial.
Even therapists are generally not taught about the healing function of emotions, yet they’re the professionals that we trust with our emotional issues!
In many areas of the mental health profession, emotions are viewed through the pathology paradigm, and are seen as problems in and of themselves. DEI treats emotions not as pathology, but as essential aspects of cognition, behavior, and action. In DEI, we utilize the empathic paradigm and learn to engage directly with the wisdom inside each and every emotion.
In this course, mental health professionals will explore DEI with creator Karla McLaren, M.Ed. and DEI professionals and practitioners Sarah Alexander, LCSW and Amanda Ball, MS.
This course includes live demonstrations that show how emotions work together, using real-life scenarios to help participants identify mixed emotions and emotions that tend to arise in pairs, groups, and clusters.
Your course tuition includes a textbook that will be mailed to you: The Dynamic Emotional Integration® Workbook
In this 6-week online course, you’ll explore:
- The messages and intelligence inside each of the seventeen basic emotions
- Focused mindfulness practices to help people work intentionally with each of their emotions
- Simple ways to access emotions when their specific intelligence is required
- Practical approaches to access the wisdom of intense emotions, mixed emotions, and emotions that have been repressed
- Numerous practices to help people regulate themselves, regain their composure and sense of humor, and live mindfully with their emotions
- Real-time demonstrations of how emotions help people understand the world, engage with others, and solve problems
Karla McLaren, M.Ed. is the creator of Dynamic Emotional Integration® and the author of The Language of Emotions, The Art of Empathy, Embracing Anxiety, The Dynamic Emotional Integration® Workbook, and Emotional Flow. Her lifelong research focuses on her grand unified theory of emotions, which revalues even the most “negative” emotions and opens startling new pathways into self-awareness, effective communication, and healthy empathy.
Sarah Alexander, LCSW is a social worker in private practice and an instructor in the graduate counseling program at Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. Sarah is dual-licensed as a DEI Trainer and Consultant, and she’s a co-developer of the DEI Practitioner track for mental health professionals around the world. Sarah is the owner of the Brave Acorn counseling center in Portland, Oregon.
Amanda Ball, MS is the co-developer of the Dynamic Emotional Integration® licensing program, and the developer of the Emotional Genius for Teens program. Amanda is dual-licensed as a DEI Trainer and Consultant, and she’s a co-developer of the DEI Practitioner track for mental health professionals. Amanda is also a high school mental health counselor in Sonoma County, California.
Length of Course: 6 Weeks
Dates: Monday, May 18th to Friday, June 26th, 2020
Tuition: $385.00 (includes The Dynamic Emotional Integration® Workbook)
Learning & Interaction Structure: Reading curriculum, forum discussions, audio files, course PDFs, and 90-minute weekly webinars using the Zoom video conferencing program.
Live Zoom Webinar Discussions: These weekly 90-minute sessions will be held from 10am to 11:30am Pacific Daylight Time on Saturdays: May 23rd, May 30th, June 6th, June 13th, June 20th, and June 27th.
Time Commitment: You’ll read the course curriculum and interact in the forum on your own schedule (plan for a minimum of 2-3 hours per week), and you’ll meet with Karla, Sarah, Amanda, and your colleagues for 90 minutes on Zoom each Saturday.
This Course is Suitable For: Mental Health professionals and graduate students.
This course is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, who provide CE Credits for this course to psychologists, psychoanalysts, counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, creative arts therapists, nurses, educators, and chemical dependency counselors. There is a post-test and separate fee ($40) for these credits and certificate.
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