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Module One of the Comprehensive Professional Development Program: 21 Century Best Practices Use of Self

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    Module 1 of the Comprehensive Professional Development Program: 21st Century Best Practices Use of Self

    Twelve core hours

    Presenting module one of a 10 year, 5 licensure cycle comprehensive professional development program to build the essential knowledge and skills to practice as a Master clinician. This program is designed to transfer the core knowledge base to establishing and maintaining the psychotherapeutic relationship. 


    Offered through a collaboration between, , the Metamind Institute, MMH Professional Counseling, LLC  and Flourish2Live. Approval will be provided from LPCA for professional counselors and NASW GA for Social Workers.  


    Date: March 19-20, 2020       9:00 - 4:30

    Roswell: Mountain Park Civic Center, 112 Lakeshore Drive, Roswell, GA 30075

    Marietta: 1640 Powers Ferry Road, Bldg 21, Ste 300, Marietta, GA, 30067 

    Newnan: 2 1/2 Court Square, Newnan, GA 30263

    Date: March 21-22, 2020       9:00 - 4:30

    Savannah: Holiday Inn South I-95 Gateway  11 Gateway Boulevard East, Savannah, GA 31419


     Enroll early as space will be limited! 


    21st Century Tools for the Effective Use of Self in Practice

    Course Description:

    Current research indicates the most important factor in positive clinical outcomes for clients is the characteristics of the clinician themselves, rather than treatment modality used. This course draws upon current research in neuroscience, combined with long-held and relied upon theories, to assist practitioners in developing the characteristics of an effective therapist, to include self-management and self-regulation in practice.

    Upon Completion of this course participants will:

    - Identify the core characteristics of an effective therapist, and engage in self-evaluation
    - Develop a practical understanding of system theory
    - Learn to apply Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in assessing for environmental stressors
    - Gain a practical understanding of attachment theory and how it impacts the social engagement system
    - Review current neuroscience research and its practical application to attunement in the therapeutic relationship to include:
          o The Autonomic Nervous System
         o The Polyvagal Theory
         o Neuroception
    - Develop the assessment skills necessary to identify nervous system states in both themselves and others
    - Develop the skill of active self-awareness as a framework for observing one’s self in practice
    - Understanding of adaptive self-regulation, and the tools to make it applicable to self-regulation in practice
    - Gain in depth insight into how the therapist’s ability to regulate one’s self improves clinical outcomes


    Your Trainers:

    Roswell, GA  Charlie Safford, LCSW   President,, Inc.

    Savannah, GA  Jessica Slash, LCSW   President, the Metamind Institute

    Newnan, GA  Louis Boynton, PhD, LPC   President, Flourish2Live

    Marietta, GA  Mary Margaret Hill, LPC  President, MMH Professional Counseling, LLC


    Refund Policy: 

    Full refunds will be issued up to 14 days prior to the conference. Cancellations received less than two weeks from the start of the conference will be refunded at 80% of the conference costs up until the day before the conference. Cancellations received after the last day before the start of the conference will not be refunded, but 50% of the paid amount may be applied towards other live or online courses from