These four workshops were originally recorded for of the MAMFT 2020 Annual Conference. Workshops are purchased together and not available separately.
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Recording will be available for CE credit until: August 25, 2021
Earn 6.0 CEUs (1.5 of which is approved for Ethics CEs). $125 for MAMFT members, $150 for non-members
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Refund Policy: No refunds are granted for recorded trainings.
Workshop 1: Self-Compassion and Empathy: The Superheroes of Fighting Shame in Family presented by: Jamie Mosley, LPCC, CDWF, ACS
Workshop Description: Viewers will increase their knowledge around shame triggers and how to educate families on self-conscious affects (shame, guilt, humiliation, and embarrassment). Viewers will also learn how people can have unwanted identities and how those identities may affect family dynamics. Lastly, viewers will learn effective tools for moving through shame utilizing self-compassion and empathy.
Presenter Bio: Jamie is a Certified Daring Way Facilitator, based on the work of Brene Brown. Jamie has a long background in Head Start and then pursued her calling to be a therapist and is now the owner of Conscious Healing Counseling. Jamie is certified in EMDR and has worked extensively with clients that have experienced trauma or shame. Jamie is also serving on the board of Minnesota Counseling Association.
Workshop 2: Stay At Home Order, Not Safer for Some: Facts, Effects and Resources for Domestic Violence presented by: Melanie Aleman, MA, LMFT, Rule 114 Qualified Neutral
Workshop Description: Viewers will learn the basic facets of domestic violence including forms of abusive behaviors and gain awareness about how telehealth services might be impacted by domestic violence and vice versa. Viewers will also gain knowledge of resources and interventions that can be used with families that have experienced domestic violence.
Presenter Bio: Melanie worked as a therapist and the Men’s Program Supervisor previously at a domestic violence organization for three years. The organization worked to serve the family in these complex situations while honoring client’s autonomous choices for relationships retention and worked toward holistic healing. Most recently, Melanie began intervention programming in private practice to provide groups with individuals who have used abusive behaviors (male identified groups). Melanie’s work includes strengths-based, trauma informed work that includes a restorative justice component. Melanie has been working in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy with individuals who have used and experienced abuse and trauma over the last six years.
Workshop 3: Getting to the Heart of It: Family Therapy Steps to Convene Difficult Conversations Between Teens and Parents in Pandemic Times presented by: Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT, Approved Consultant in EMDR
Workshop Description: Viewers will take stock of their own observations of pandemic dynamics on family systems and examine how current realities are shaping their family therapy practice; increase their methods to enhance protective, nurturing and wisdom resources in teens and parents co-existing with COVID restrictions; gain narrative and experiential strategies to engage conflicted youth and their caregivers through push pull to relational reengagement, enlisting tools of Internal Family Systems and Attachment Focused Family Therapy; AND reflect on our fields’ call to be agents of change in this moment through reimagining self as a choreographer of “new dance steps” in essential family relationships during times that are uprooting the familiar and provoking adaptation
Presenter Bio: Krista Nelson is a family therapist and co-founder of Family Circle Counseling PLLC in St. Paul. Krista is a specialist in trauma and attachment healing with individuals and families throughout the lifespan. From 2001-2017, she led the Wilder Foundation’s Attachment and Trauma Training Program, creating training for residential and day treatment, foster care, and community mental health programs. She is the creator of multiple MNADOPT parent workshops offered throughout the state since 2008. In addition to choreographing teen-parent sessions each week, today Krista serves as Trauma Consultant for therapist teams within the Wilder Foundation, Volunteers of America, and the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare through the University of Minnesota.
Workshop 4*: Relational Ethics in the time of Global Uprising: De-Centering White Privilege in our Discipline and Practice presented by: Amy DiGennaro, MFA, MA, ATR, LMFT+
Workshop Description: A conversation on Relational Ethics between five longtime colleagues and friends who have deep experience with the Narrative Therapy worldview and practices (not a curated “panel of experts”). Tzu-Ping Cheng, Amy DiGennaro, Josh Mark, and Matt Mooney have been talking together for years, often weekly, to share experiences, consult, and strengthen their commitment to and practice of therapeutic conversations that stand up to oppression and marginalization. The self-named “Tiny Narrative Group” come together here to talk about relational ethics, in contrast to traditional/legal ethics and how relational ethics is a justice-doing mindset that contributes to the work of de-centering whiteness/white supremacy, and standing up to oppressive/marginalizing practices implicit and invisibilized in traditional/dominant discourses of “professionalism” and ethics.
Tzu-Ping Cheng is a mental health counselor who recently returned home to Taiwan to continue her work after years studying and working in Chicago. IL.
Amy DiGennaro is an artist/therapist from the east coast of the US now based in the place called Minneapolis, on Dakota land, where she practices therapy as an act of solidarity and movement work towards liberation for all. A brief interview with Amy.
Suzanne Gazzolo practices, consults and teaches narrative therapy virtually and in the Chicago area.
Josh Mark is a social worker and narrative therapist in Skokie IL.
Matt Mooney is a family therapist, clinical supervisor, and high school social worker in Hartford, CT.
*Approved for 1.5 Ethics CEs