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  At Existential-Humanistic NorthWest we love learning about ways to be more effective in our work as therapists. We  know that you do too, so we're delighted to present:

 

The Human Core of Effective Psychotherapy: A Nonmedical Model of Emotional Healing to Increase
Therapeutic Effectiveness
Presented by: David N. Elkins, PhD Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:00am to 4:30pm Ambridge Event Center, Portland, OR


Join David N. Elkins PhD,  professor emeritus of psychology in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University,  for a day of lecture, discussion and experiential exercises in emotional healing.




The Human Core of Effective Psychotherapy

Convergent evidence from numerous disciplines shows that humans evolved with the ability to give and receive emotional healing through social means and that psychotherapy is an expression of this evolutionarily derived ability. Aligning with this evidence, Dr Elkins will examine how the human elements of psychotherapy -- which include client factors, therapist factors, and relationship factors, provide the actual means of emotional healing. Dr. Elkins will address the implications of this evidence for clinical research, training, and practice. Building on this information, the workshop content will focus on how to apply this information in psychotherapy to increase effectiveness. The workshop will be divided into two major parts: A presentation on the evidence for a "nonmedical model of emotional healing" and informal discussion and interaction focused on how to apply the model in psychotherapy to increase effectiveness. 

Workshop participants will be able to:

  • Describe the traditional medical model of psychotherapy and its limitations. 
  • Summarize the scientific foundations of the nonmedical model of emotional healing. 
  • Explain the role of modalities and techniques in the nonmedical model of emotional healing. 
  • Name at least two implications of the nonmedical model for each of the following: research, training, and practice. 
  • Describe at least five ways the nonmedical model can be applied to increase effectiveness in psychotherapy.



Workshop Fees:
Professional Registration - $170
Students - $80

Includes creature comforts: healthy-start breakfast, beverages and lunch: taco/burrito bar with vegetarian and gluten-free options. 

6 CEs pending through NASW

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David N. Elkins, PhD, is a professor emeritus of psychology in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University where he helped train clinical psychologists and marriage and family therapists for 30 years.  In addition to other courses, Dr. Elkins taught the Existential-Humanistic track in Pepperdine's PsyD program.  He was given the Luckmann Distinguished Teaching award, a university-wide award for excellence in teaching.   As a clinician, Dr. Elkins has worked in hospital, community mental health, and private practice settings.  He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and has served twice as president of Division 32, Society for Humanistic Psychology, APA.  During his long career, Dr. Elkins has published numerous articles, given many professional presentations, and written three books.  His most recent book is titled The Human Elements of Psychotherapy: A Nonmedical Model of Emotional Healing (APA, 2015).  In addition to Existential-Humanistic psychology, his interests include the arts, spirituality, and the factors in psychotherapy that account for its effectiveness.  Now semi-retired, Dr. Elkins lives in Arizona with his wife, Sara, and their little Yorkie named "Peanuts."  

Dr. Elkins can be contacted by email at davidnelkins@hotmail.com.





    Online Registration is now Closed.
Space available -- please arrive early to register at the door
More Information: workshop@ehnorthwest.org