2016-2017 Thur. Lunch w/ Dr.Ehrmann

Calling all LSWs, LCSWs, MFTs & LPCs to Join her at CHOICES

For What?

Dr. Lois Ehrmann has been a national presenter on the issues of attachment, trauma, EMDR and Internal Family Systems, FASDs and Adoption/Foster issues for over 12 years and for the last two years she has facilitated a monthly mini-training for area professionals on the most cutting edge research, treatment options and ideas related to trauma. For the 2015-2016 program we focused on Bessel Van Der Kolk's book titled, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, (copyright 2014; available from Amazon) in part because Dr. Ehrmann fashioned the Individual and Family CHOICES Program's holistic elements after Dr. Van Der Kolk's outcome based research. Initially for this year's series Daryle Gracey MS, LPC, NCC will present on the impact of pornography on children and then Dr. Ehrmann will focus on a workbook authored by Pat Ogden and Janina Fisher which was written to help clinicians and traumatized clients work with the physiological impacts of trauma. Please consider joining her and her CHOICES team for some relaxed education, dialogue and networking. Hopefully also having fun and fellowship will be a part of this series!

Once a Month Lunch! Everyone Brings their Own, CHOICES Provides Light Beverages, Dessert, AND 2.0 Continuing Education clock hours for FREE!

  • You are invited to join Lois for monthly lunchtime get togethers where you can personally interact with her, share some fellowship and have a collegial supportive space for professional development.


  • Why is Lois doing this? Well…she wants to give back some to the community of professionals who supported her over the 29 years she has been practicing in Centre County….She loves to meet new professionals and gets excited by their enthusiastic energy and she loves showing off CHOICES….


  • CHOICES will provide coffee, tea and other light beverages while you BYOL (bring your own lunch)!! We'll also supply dessert.


  • There is no fee for these monthly get togethers and continuing education clock hours are available for FREE!!! Pre-registration is required by calling Lois at 237-0567 Ext. 106 or by emailing her at loisehrmann@gmail.com
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About this Book!

Pat Ogden PhD, is the founder of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and after lamenting about the need to include body issues in the treatment of trauma writes on page 14:


"Gradually a solution came to me. A workbook could be written for therapists and their clients, designed to be explored within the context of the therapeutic relationship. It could be both psychoeducational and experiential and therapists and clients could determine the best way to use the material, adapting and adjusting it to the unique needs of each client and the dynamics of the dyad. Suddenly, doors opened, possibilities expanded and this book was born, In writing it, I am counting on the therapeutic relationship to provide the context through which the role of the body in treating trauma and attachment deficits is explored. It is also essential to understand that this material is in no way intended as a stand-alone treatment or manualized approach. The selected concepts and interventions from Sensorimotor Psychotherapy introduced in this book, which by no means represent the full spectrum of what Sensorimotor Psychotherapy has to offer are designed as an adjunct to, and in support of, other methods of treatment."


It is important to understand that reviewing and practicing the concepts included in this workbook does not mean that we are in anyway becoming qualified to do Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. The exercises and worksheets included in the workbook are meant to bring about a foundational basic understanding about how trauma can impact the body and also how the body can be a resource to the individual struggling with trauma.

Is there a Cost? How do I sign up?

There is NO FEE for these monthly get togethers and the continuing education clock are also FREE.

Pre-registration is required by calling Lois at 237-0567 Ext. 106 or by emailing her at loisehrmann@gmail.com just so we can make sure we have enough beverages, dessert, handouts and space in the parking lot…..


*2.0 continuing education clock hours are available through ASWB and NBCC for each of the topics. This means that if you come to all 12 lunches you could earn 24 Continuing Education clock hours for free toward your license renewal.

Don't have a license? Come anyway to join in the conversation and the networking!

Schedule:

All presentations are at the Individual and Family CHOICES Program at 2214 North Atherton Street, Suite 4, State College, PA 16803

CHOICES is handicap assessable and if you need any further accommodations please call or email Lois Ehrmann.


Time: 11:30 am- 1:30 pm


(814)237-0567 X 106; loisehrmann@gmail.com

www.individualandfamilychoices.com

Thursday 09/29/2016

Part 1: The Effect of Pornography on Children

Learning Objectives: By the end of the presentation participants will have:


  1. Identified at least three harmful impacts that pornography has on children, youth and culture.
  2. Discussed at least three results regarding current research literature which speaks to pornography’s impact on individuals.
  3. Learned at least three strategies to use to work with children who have been exposed to pornography.

Thursday 10/20/2016

Part 2: The Effects of Pornography on Children

Learning Objectives: By the end of the presentation participants will have:

  1. Identified at least one way that exposure to pornography impacts each of the following: brain development, sexual interest, sexual behavior.
  2. Discussed at least two additional risks/complications of pornography exposure to children and adults.
  3. Identified and discuss at least two strategies that can elicit change both personally and professionally related to this issue.

Thursday 11/17/2016

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SMP): Chapters 1,2,3/ Getting Started

Learning Objectives:By the end of this presentation participants will have:

  1. Discussed at least three essential principles of SMP including: a. how physical patterns reflect trauma, b. therapeutic enactments and c. embedded relational mindfulness.

  2. Reviewed orientation process for both therapists & clients using this WB.

Thursday 12/01/2016

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Chapters 4,5,6/The Wisdom, Language and Orienting Response of the Body

Learning Objectives: By the end of this presentation participants will have:

  1. Discussed at least three reasons traumatized clients feel disconnected from their bodies and how to help clients understand this.

  2. Reviewed at least three ways to translate the signals from the body including the “Orienting Response” and the effects of adverse experiences on it.

Thursday 01/19/2017

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Chapters 7,8,9/Mindfulness Done the SMP Way and the Triune Brain

Learning Objectives: By the end of this presentation participants will have:

  1. Discussed and experienced at least three worksheets/exercises meant to assist clients in increasing their mindfulness of the present moment.

  2. Experienced at least one process in using present moment mindfulness to change negative beliefs.

  3. Discussed at least 1 characteristic of the three parts of the Triune Brain.

Thursday 02/16/2017

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Chapters 10, 11, 12/Body Sensation, Neuroception, and the Window of Tolerance; Moving Forward in Therapy

Learning Objectives: By the end of this presentation participants will have:

  1. Discussed and experienced at least three different ways to work with body sensations related to trauma.

  2. Experienced three ways in which neuroception provides information about the safety of the environment as well as the different phases of trauma therapy with SMP.

Thursday 03/23/2017

Phase 1 of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Chapters 13, 14, 15/Clients' Strengths, Internal, External and Somatic Resources

Learning Objectives: By the end of this presentation participants will have:

  1. Practiced at least three ways in which to help clients identify and amplify their resources.

  2. Reviewed at least two ways to assist clients in using their resources to interrupt trauma triggers or negative current events.

Thursday 04/13/2017

Phase 1 of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Chapters 16-20/Grounding and Working with Posture, The Breath, Somatic Boundaries and Missing Resources

Learning Objectives: By the end of this presentation participants will have:

  1. Practiced at least one exercise each in helping our clients learn how to ground, work with body posture, using breath to calm and in developing somatic boundaries.

  2. Reviewed at least two ways to assist clients in identifying and developing missing resources.

Thursday 05/18/2017

Phase 2 of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Chapters 21-24/ Implicit Memory, Reconstructing Memory, Dual Awareness, Sliver of Memory

Learning Objectives: By the end of this presentation participants will have:

  1. Practiced at least one exercise each in working with clients on implicit memory issues, partial memory issues and sliver of memory issues.

  2. Reviewed at least two important processes related to dual awareness in trauma processing.

Thursday 06/16/2017

Phase 2 of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Chapters, 25,26, 27/Empowering Actions, Recalibrating the Nervous System, Emotions and Animal Defenses

Learning Objectives: By the end of this presentation participants will have:

  1. Reviewed and practiced at least one exercise each in reestablishing within the traumatized client empowering actions, resetting the nervous system and regulation of emotions.

  2. Reviewed the reliance on animal defenses in traumatized individuals.

Thursday 07/13/2017

Phase 3 of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Learning Objectives: By the end of this presentation participants will have:

  1. Reviewed at least two exercises that help our clients understand how early maltreatment impacts their capacity to achieve in relationships and how they view the world.

  2. Practiced two exercises that can be interventions in resolving trauma through the emotions and walking gait.

Thursday 08/16/2017

Phase 3 of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Chapters 32-35/Boundary Styles, Interpersonal Connection, Positive Emotions, and Play and Healthy Self-Challenge

Learning Objectives: By the end of this presentation participants will have:

  1. Practiced at least two exercises each in helping clients identify their own boundary styles and in developing healthy connections through positive emotions and play.

  2. Reviewed at least two practices that can help our clients engage in healthy self challenge in the goal of further resolution of trauma.

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Continuing Education Hours!!

Lois Ehrmann PhD, LPC, NCC is the owner of Wise Heart Leadership Initiative, an initiative committed to bringing cutting edge trainings to the Central Pennsylvania Area and beyond!

Wise Heart Leadership Initiative (ACE provider #1261) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Wise Heart Leadership Initiative maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: (9/6/2015-9/6/2018). Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2.0 clinical continuing education clock hours for each lunch presentation.

Wise Heart Leadership Initiative is an approved Continuing Education Provider for the National Board for Certified Counselors. The NBCC Provider Number is 6587 and Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists will receive 2.0 clock hours after completing each lunch presentation. In some states (for example Pennsylvania) licensed social workers area also permitted to use NBCC continuing clock hours toward their license renewals.

Certificates of attendance will be given on site upon completion of the program and a feedback evaluation for all attending the full two hour trainings. You may contact Lois Ehrmann on site during the training or afterward via contact information provided in the series materials regarding any questions, concerns, issues or grievances regarding this program and its administration.

Persons with Disabilities

CHOICES is a fully handicapped assessable facility. Any requests for any accommodations or special needs can be made by contacting Lois Ehrmann at loisehrmann@gmail.com or by calling Lois at (814) 237-0567 Ext. 106.

Grievances

Lois Ehrmann PhD, LPC, NCC is the Director of Wise Heart Leadership Initiative and will be on site during the training. She will take care of any problems or grievances participants may have at that time. After the training she can be contacted at loisehrmann@gmail.com or by calling her at (814) 237-0567 Ext. 106.