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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.

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July 19-20, 2019: Internal Family Systems Training

Time

9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (Day 1, 6 Training Hours)
9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (Day 2, 6 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.

Click here to register.

 

Training Description

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) is an evidence-based model of psychotherapy that provides a compassionate, respectful, non-pathologizing approach to understanding the organization and functioning of the human psyche. The transformative IFS approach embraces and celebrates the natural multiplicity of the mind. Its assumption that every part of the system has good intention and valuable resources allows clinicians to approach even the most troubling of “symptoms” with compassion and respect. IFS provides therapists with a powerful and effective methodology for empowering clients with a wide range of clinical profiles to heal the wounded, burdened, and traumatized parts of their internal systems, resulting in increased internal harmony, symptom reduction, and improved functioning.

 

This two-day training will provide an in-depth overview of Internal Family Systems (IFS) theory and therapy. Day 1 consists of an introduction to the IFS model, including the composition of the psyche (parts, burdens, the Self), and step-by-step techniques for working with both protective and wounded/vulnerable parts of the internal system. Day 2 involves deepening participants’ understanding of the IFS approach to key elements of treatment, including the therapeutic relationship and the presence of the therapist, understanding and working with polarizations between parts, and working with parts in extreme roles (e.g., self-injury, suicidality, dissociation, and addiction), all of which are essential for effectively treating trauma survivors. Additionally, special focus will be given to the cycle of addiction, as conceptualized and treated through an IFS lens. Training will involve didactic presentation, brief experiential exercises, and video demonstrations of actual IFS therapy sessions.

 

Training Objectives Day 1

1) Present the origins and development of the Internal Family Systems Model, including empirical support for the model and the current status of research using IFS to treat posttraumatic stress disorder.
2) Provide an in-depth overview of IFS theory, basic principles, and assumptions of the model.
3) Describe the three major components of the psyche as outlined by IFS (parts, burdens, and the Self) including the characteristics of and assumptions regarding each component as they relate to mental health and clinical practice.
4) Discuss the goals of IFS therapy and case conceptualization through an IFS lens.
5) Provide a grounding in IFS procedures and techniques that can be implemented immediately in clinical and personal work, including the steps for facilitating the development of Self-Part relationships.
6) Summarize the steps of healing and unburdening wounded parts of the system.

 

Training Objectives Day 2

1) Discuss the Self-led presence of the therapist, one of the most crucial elements in achieving maximal effectiveness as an IFS therapist.
2) Learn how to work with our own systems to open space for Self-Energy in treatment.
3) Deepen understanding of how to work with protective Parts, including how to honestly and effectively address their concerns.
4) Learn how to identify and work with polarizations in the internal system.
5) Learn IFS theory and techniques for working with protective Parts in extreme roles, such as suicidality, self-harm, and dissociation.
6) Understand the IFS perspective on the cycle of addiction, and how to work with the Parts involved.


About the Trainer

Alexia (Lexi) D. Rothman, Ph.D. is a certified IFS therapist and consultant in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Rothman has been in private practice since 2004. She has received extensive training in Internal Family Systems Therapy from IFS developer, Dr. Richard Schwartz, and has assisted in multiple Level 1 and 2 IFS trainings around the country, as well as serving as a professional consultant for IFS therapists. She is a United States Presidential Scholar who graduated summa cum laude from Emory University as a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar. Dr. Rothman received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA, where she was an Edwin W. Pauley Fellow and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. She has held adjunct faculty positions at Emory University and Agnes Scott College.
August 29-30, 2019: Trauma Impact and Assessment

Time

9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (Day 1)
9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. (Day 2)

 

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: $190. Click here to register.

 

Training Description

The purpose of this training is to provide professionals with a comprehensive understanding of trauma and the impact of child and adolescent trauma/complex trauma on multiple domains (Neurobiology, Physiology, Attachment, Affect Regulation, Behavioral Control, Cognition, Memory, Dissociation and Self Concept.) Participants will learn and/or review DSM 5 Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders. Participants will gain the knowledge, skills, and values needed to provide comprehensive trauma assessments and build competency in completing the trauma assessment component of the Comprehensive Child and Family Assessments (CCFA).  Participants will be trained to use UCLA PTSD RI, CATS (Child and Adolescent Trauma Screening), Life Events Checklist (LEC) and PTSD Checklist (PC-L) assessment tools, complete a written report of assessment, and make recommendations.

 

Additional Information

CEU: 10 Core CEU hours have been approved through LPCA of GA and applied for through NASW


About the Trainer

Jen Packard, LCSW
Project Director, Project 180
Clinical Supervisor, CHRIS Counseling Center

 

 

 

 

October 31-November 1, 2019: Trauma Impact and Assessment

Time

9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (Day 1)
9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. (Day 2)

 

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: $190. Click here to register.

 

Training Description

The purpose of this training is to provide professionals with a comprehensive understanding of trauma and the impact of child and adolescent trauma/complex trauma on multiple domains (Neurobiology, Physiology, Attachment, Affect Regulation, Behavioral Control, Cognition, Memory, Dissociation and Self Concept.) Participants will learn and/or review DSM 5 Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders. Participants will gain the knowledge, skills, and values needed to provide comprehensive trauma assessments and build competency in completing the trauma assessment component of the Comprehensive Child and Family Assessments (CCFA).  Participants will be trained to use UCLA PTSD RI, CATS (Child and Adolescent Trauma Screening), Life Events Checklist (LEC) and PTSD Checklist (PC-L) assessment tools, complete a written report of assessment, and make recommendations.

 

Additional Information

CEU: 10 Core CEU hours have been approved through LPCA of GA and applied for through NASW


About the Trainer

Jen Packard, LCSW
Project Director, Project 180
Clinical Supervisor, CHRIS Counseling Center
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.
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