Feeling Together: A Developmental Approach to Emotions
DATES & TIMES March 18 - 19, 2016; 9:00am - 5:00pm daily
FACULTY:  Emily Keller, Ph.D. 
TUITION:  $350
CE Contact Hours: This workshop is approved for 12 NBCC; 12 RPT CEs
Participant Level: Intermediate

This workshop is designed for therapists. The workshop integrates neurological research, attachment theory, and developmental theory in a unique exploration of the emotional landscapes of our inner and outer worlds. In addition to exploring the basic feelings we have for ourselves and the people around us, we will zoom out and take a look at how emotions are expressed collectively in families and in societies. Participants will gain an increased awareness of how their most basic beliefs about themselves and others shape the emotions they feel. They will also gain insight into how to help clients start talking out their feelings to meet their needs directly, rather than "bottling" them up or "throttling" them up to meet them indirectly.
The Instructor will incorporate a variety of play therapy techniques that can be used with children as well as adults.

Learning Objectives
By the end of the program, participants will be able to
  1. List and describe four basic feelings
  2. Explain the difference between authentic and racket feelings
  3. Describe how a right brain to right brain connection between therapist and client facilitates therapy
  4. Explain how the expression of anger changes across the lifespan
  5. List 3 ways that adults act out feelings
  6. Demonstrate a play therapy exercise for emotional regulation
  7. Discuss how feelings reinforce beliefs about oneself
  8. Explain the value of self-care to therapists
  9. Describe how feelings motivate us to take action
  10. List two reasons that women typically have an easier time talking about feelings
  11. Define "Boy Code"
  12. List three strategies for increasing emotional literacy