Since 1990 the Center for Integrative Psychotherapy has been offering 1-, 2-, or 3-day continuing education seminars to licensed mental health professionals. The Center’s commitment to offering the highest quality clinical teaching is based on the following principles:

  • Each seminar gives a clear, updated overview of the best of what is currently known in a given clinical area, including the latest developments, innovations, and future directions.
  • The seminars offer an integrative approach to treatment that represents an integration of psycho-dynamic/exploratory, developmentally-informed, cognitive-behavioral/skill-based, systemic, and hypnotherapeutic approaches, along with recent developments in positive psychology.
  • Each seminar offered is regularly updated so as to offer participants the state-of-the-art in a given clinical area.
  • The primary emphasis is learning practical clinical methods and techniques in a way that participants can immediately apply to their on-going clinical practice. Learning is by live demonstration or video review illustrating the clinical methods, and/or actual practice, supported in each case by detailed handouts that describe the clinical procedures in a step-by-step manner and also illustrates the wording of the clinical methods. For 25 years the Center offered about a dozen live clinical training courses each year, but is currently transitioning to recorded Continuing Education seminars. Over the past two decades I have developed and offered 40 new clinical seminars in the following areas:
    1. Hypnosis

      Introductory Workshop in Hypnotherapy
      Advanced Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis
      Hypnosis with Children
      Rapid Conflict-Resolution Methods with Hypnosis
      Brief Integrative Hypnotherapy
      Hypnotherapy with Conversion Disorders
      Treating Complicated Grief Reactions

    2. Health Psychology

      Behavioral Medicine
      Treatment of Somatoform Disorders
      Treatment of Immune-Related Disorders
      Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
      Psychotherapy with the Cancer Patient
      The Well-Being of the Therapist
      Concentration and Awareness Meditation

    3. Addictions

      Integrative Treatment of Chemical Dependency
      Integrative Treatment of Eating Disorders
      Treating Complex Habits
      Integrative Treatment of Self-Mutilation Behaviors

    4. Peak Performance

      Peak Performance in Sports, the Arts, and the Work-site
      Attentional Skills for Therapists
      The Influence of Positive Psychology on Psychotherapy
      Visualizations and Meditation for Everyday Living
      The Pointing Out Way of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Meditation

    5. Trauma Treatment

      Phase-Oriented Trauma Treatment
      Treatment fo major Dissociative Disorders
      Trauma and Memory
      Treatment of Trauma-Bonded Relationships

    6. Evidence-Supported Psychotherapy
    7. Developmentally-Informed Psychotherapy

      Developmentally-Informed Treatment of Personality Disorders
      Treating Self-Pathology
      Time-Effective Treatment of Depression and narcissistic Disorders

    8. Behaviorally-Informed Treatment

      Treating Anxiety-Spectrum Disorders
      Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
      Psychotherapy with Bipolar-Spectrum Patients

    9. Relational Disturbance

      Core-Conflict Relational Themes in Psychotherapy
      Experiential Couples Therapy
      How to Treat Attachment Pathology
      Advanced Treatment of Attachment Pathology
      Treating Trauma-Bonding in Relationships

    10. Cross-Cultural Psychotherapy
    11. Assessment

      User-Friendly Clinical Assessment Tools
      The Use of Structured Psychiatric Interviews

    12. Risk Management

      Recovered Memories in Trauma Treatment
      Children report Abuse in Psychotherapy

    13. Neuroimaging, Assessment, and Psychotherapy