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Psychotherapeutic Communication: Advanced Skills for the Mental Health Professional 8/17/24 Live Streamed

$ 70.00

Psychotherapeutic Communication: Advanced Skills for the Mental Health Professional


Implications of communication theory, learning theory, affective neuroscience, and other advances in clinical knowledge for best practices in psychotherapeutic communications. 

Six core hours

Presenting a one-day, six-hour training to bring the 21st Century clinician up to date on current research related to advances in our understanding of communication and learning theory, affective neuroscience and implications for the capacity to generate more powerful communications with clients. This course will provide practical tools and approaches to transfer the key knowledge base for communicating with clients in a readily applicable way and to address motivational complexities and resistances to change. 



Date: August 17, 2024     10:00 - 5:00  ET


Live Streamed to your home or office via Zoom


Pre-registration price:  $70.00  



6 CORE Hours  live webinar (synchronous) contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #2024-07-09-5066LW )


Application has been made for 6 core hours of continuing education credit to the Georgia Society of Clinical Social Workers as authorized by the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists. 

 This course is not NBCC approved. 

Psychotherapeutic Communication: Advanced Skills for the Mental Health Professional

- Learn the essential components of communication and its importance for mental health practice
- Integrate emerging knowledge from neuroscience concerning how information is received and how it facilitates constructive change
- Connect the key mechanisms of communication with knowledge base for learning theory and motivational theory
- Absorb and apply key mechanisms of communication for emphasis and directing attention within models of motivation an learning
- Strengthen learning through scenario analysis and experiential learning


About Your Trainer:


Charlie Safford, LCSW

Charlie is the founder and President of, Inc., a knowledge company that works with professional organizations such as LPCA and NASW GA to provide continuing education curriculum to social workers, professional counselors and other mental health clinicians nationwide. He has over 30 years of experience as a clinician, consultant, and coach, with over 20 years of experience developing and delivering best practices training programs for business and mental health audiences.


Advanced Communication Program Schedule:


10:00 am to 11:00 am:

Introduction and establishment of a learning environment

1.     Introduction to communication theory

2.     The 4 pillars of professional authority and therapeutic communication

3.     Key components of communication and relevance for psychotherapy

4.     Emotion scripts, the narrative self and deep communication within the therapeutic interaction

11:00 am to 12:00 pm:

The neuroscience of communication and information reception

1.     Intersubjectivity and whole person communication in psychotherapy

2.     The biased competition theory and information reception

3.     The Default Mode Network and relevance for communication in psychotherapy

4.     Memory reconsolidation and communication in psychotherapy

Noon to 12:30 pm- lunch

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm:

Communication complications and motivation in learning

1.     The generation of receptiveness in communication

2.     Cross-cultural complications of communication

3.     The ARCS model of adult learning theory and communication in psychotherapy

4.     Communication via teleconferencing and Telemental Health challenges with communication

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm:

Verbal and vocal approaches to more powerful communication

1.     Best practices verbal content in psychotherapy

2.     Vocal technique in psychotherapy

3.     Experiential learning/scenario analysis

2:30 pm to 2:45: BREAK

2:45 P M to 3:45 PM:

1.     Complex communication formulation

2.     The power of metaphor in psychotherapeutic communication

3.     Use of self-disclosure and humor in communication

3:45 PM to 4:00 PM: BREAK

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Review of the implications of these theories on our practice; Q&A; Wrap-up

1.     Experiential learning/scenario analysis

2.     Review and consolidation of learning

3.     Questions

4.     Final thoughts

5.     Evaluation of training

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