CHRIS 180 | REGISTER for CEU Workshops
15881
page-template,page-template-full_width,page-template-full_width-php,page,page-id-15881,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-theme-ver-11.2,qode-theme-bridge,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.2.1,vc_responsive

The CHRIS Training Institute strives to provide licensed social workers, professional counselors and marriage and family therapists with high-quality, reasonably priced opportunities to acquire continuing education unit (CEU) credit hours needed for your license renewal. Below are our 2019 Professional Education course offerings.

Click on any of the trainings below to get more detailed information:

February 17 & 18, 2020: AutPlay Therapy Certification Training

Time

Day 1: 9:00-4:30 (6 training hours)

Morning Session 8:30-10:30

Break 10:30-10:45

Morning Session 10:45-12:15

Lunch 12:15-1:15

Afternoon Session 1:15-2:45

Break 2:45-3:00

Afternoon Session 3:00-4:30

Day 2: 9:00-4:30 (6 training hours)

Morning Session 8:30-10:30

Break 10:30-10:45

Morning Session 10:45-12:15

Lunch 12:15-1:15

Afternoon Session 1:15-2:45

Break 2:45-3:00

Afternoon Session 3:00-4:30

Total of: 12 Training Hours

 

Location

CHRIS 180’s Main Office – CHRIS Training Institute
1030 Fayetteville Road
Atlanta, GA 30316

Located across the street from our previous location at 1017 Fayetteville Road. Free parking.

 

Cost: $475. Click here to register.

 

Training Description

This is a two-day intensive certification training. This training focuses on teaching the AutPlay Therapy treatment approach, an integrative family play therapy and behavioral therapy approach to working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, neurodevelopmental disorders, and other developmental disabilities. An overview of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders will be presented. The tenets of AutPlay Therapy will be presented including the four component areas of AutPlay and the phases of treatment. Parent/family training and research will be highlighted. Intake and assessment protocols will be presented with case examples. AutPlay foundations of play therapy and behavioral therapy will be covered and several directive play therapy interventions will be demonstrated. Experiential case conceptualization and treatment planning will be presented.

Once you have registered for the training, you will be emailed a pre-training form with a few instructions before your two-day in-person training. This includes instructions for purchasing and reading the AutPlay book prior to your training. The book reading is worth 2 non-contact CE Hrs.

 

Training Objectives

Day 1:

1) Explain autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
2) Describe the components of AutPlay Therapy including: conducting an AutPlay Therapy session, theoretical underpinnings, phases of treatment, assessment and screening instruments, and treatment planning.
3) Describe the three primary and three secondary target areas of treatment in AutPlay Therapy.
4) Identify several structured play therapy interventions to use for addressing target areas. 5) Discuss how to involve parents and other family members in treatment.
6) Describe the AutPlay model of dysregulation

 

Day 2: 

7) Identify play therapy interventions to address dysregulation issues.
8) Implement the AutPlay Follow Me Approach, designed for children with a more severe impairment.
9) Describe how to train parents in implementing AutPlay follow me play times at home. 10) Explain research and evidence-based practices in AutPlay Therapy.
11) Outline the theoretical underpinnings of AutPlay, including play therapy models and behavioral therapy.
12) Identify AutPlay interventions to increase experiential knowledge.

 


 

About the Trainer

Tracy Turner-Bumberry is the owner of Seva Counseling LLC, and provides private practice therapy in Milledgeville, GA. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider, and Certified Autism Specialist. Tracy most recently became certified in Animal Assisted Play Therapy™ and has her therapy dog Carly attend some sessions. Tracy is a national speaker on Play Therapy and a published author on mandala techniques in Play Therapy and Play Therapy techniques to reduce emotion dysregulation. She can be reached at tracy@sevacounseling.com.

February 28 -29, 2020: Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR Therapy for Chronic Pain – the SAFE Approach

Time

 

Day 1: 8:00-5:00 (6 training hours)

Morning Session 8:00-9:30

Break 9:30-9:45

Morning Session 9:45-11:15

Break 11:15-11:30

Afternoon Session 11:30-12:30

Lunch 12:30-1:30

Afternoon Session 1:30-3:00

Break 3:00-3:15

Afternoon Session 3:15-5:00

 

Day 2: 8:00-5:00 (6 training hours)

Morning Session 8:00-9:30

Break 9:30-9:45

Morning Session 9:45-11:15

Break 11:15-11:30

Afternoon Session 11:30-12:30

Lunch 12:30-1:30

Afternoon Session 1:30-3:00

Break 3:00-3:15

Afternoon Session 3:15-5:00

Total of: 12 Training Hours

 

Location

CHRIS 180’s Main Office – CHRIS Training Institute
1030 Fayetteville Road
Atlanta, GA 30316

Located across the street from our previous location at 1017 Fayetteville Road. Free parking.

Cost: $225. Click here to register.

 

Training Description

The AIP model states that most pathologies are derived from earlier life experiences that are maladaptively stored in the nervous system. As EMDR therapists, we see things like panic attacks, depression, and intrusive thoughts as symptoms—not the problem. The same is true for most chronic pain and illness. Pain is often a symptom and indicator of something deeper that is going on in the client’s system. In order to effectively treat chronic pain, we must do more than simply treat the symptom. As the AIP model advises, it is necessary to reprocess the early adverse experiences that are at the root. This training will cover ways to work with pain in all eight phases of EMDR. This will include improving the client history and preparation phases by teaching current pain neuroscience, as well as somatic and attachment theories that are tailored to working with pain. Participants will learn how to apply the same principles in the reprocessing phases to target past events, present triggers, and future potential challenges to alleviate not only the sensation of pain, but the emotional disturbance and diminished sense of self associated with it.

 

Training Objectives

Day 1:

  • Participants will be able to summarize how current pain neuroscience can be applied to the EMDR model, particularly how pain is produced by the brain, not the body.
  • Participants will be able to identify ways of working with pain in phase one by using pain-informed history taking. Emphasis will be given to identify symptoms and medical conditions commonly associated with sensitization of the nervous system.
  • Participants will be able to describe how early life experiences and attachment patterns influence pain in adulthood.
  • Participants will be able to recognize how clients develop certain patterns of behavior, personality, and attachment to avoid pain, and how these patterns often perpetuate the pain experience.

 

Day 2:

  • Participants will be able to identify ways of working with pain in phase two including pain education and somatic resourcing.
  • Participants will be able to summarize current research about how EMDR has been used to treat pain.
  • Participants will be able to target for reprocessing the adverse childhood experiences that may be at the root of persistent pain.
  • Participants will be able to use the basic EMDR protocol to reprocess pain in phases three through eight.

 


 

About the Trainer

Tyler Orr is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, EMDRIA approved consultant, EMDR trainer with the Personal Transformation Institute, and founder of the Chattanooga Center for Mind/Body Therapy. Tyler’s approach to counseling and teaching integrates EMDR, mindfulness, nonduality, transpersonal psychology, somatic psychotherapy, and attachment-focused techniques. Tyler specializes in working with chronic pain and is the co-founder of the Insight Pain Institute—an organization dedicated to training practitioners of various disciplines to work with persistent pain and illness.

OUR CONTINUING EDUCATION POLICY

Please plan to arrive early or on time for these events.

 

The CHRIS Training Institute’s policy for issuing continuing education credits is based upon State Law and guidelines set forth by the Georgia Composite Board which state that “participants must attend the entire presentation in order to receive continuing education credit.” If you are more than 15 minutes late in arriving for a seminar, you are welcome to remain for the balance of the presentation, but we will not be able to issue continuing education credits to you as a participant. This is according to agency regulations requiring attendance at the entire presentation in order for CEUs to be issued. This policy applies to early departures as well – if you leave more than 15 minutes early, we will not be able to issue CEUs for your participation.We instituted this policy to ensure that our accreditation to offer CEs is not put into jeopardy. We will also not be able to issue you a refund for the registration fee if you arrive late to the training as we already counted on your presence in planning for the seminar. It is our goal to continue to provide you with quality, reasonably priced opportunities to acquire credits needed for your license renewal.

 


CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

  • Cancellations received up to 10 calendar days prior to class will be refunded 100% of the full training fee.
  • Cancellations 4-9 calendar days prior to class will be refunded 50% of the full training fee. As a courtesy, we will allow you to apply 50% of your payment toward a future CTI training course within one year of the cancellation date.
  • Cancellations 1-3 calendar days prior to class, and no-shows, are subject to payment for the full amount without future training credit.
  • Registrant substitutions may be made at any time.
  • Please note that if you do not cancel or do not attend, you are responsible for payment.

CANCELLATION OF COURSE BY CHRIS Training Institute (CTI)

  • CTI reserves the right to cancel or change a class at any time, including but not limited to, lack of participation, classroom, equipment or trainer availability.
  • Notification will be provided within 14 calendar days of the class, whenever possible.
  • Registrants will not be charged for the course.
  • CTI is not liable for any direct, or indirect, consequential or special damages that may be incurred due to a cancellation of a scheduled class, including, but not limited to, cancellation penalties for transportation or accommodations.
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST