Coherence Therapy Introductory Workshop - Melbourne, Australia (20 hrs CE)
Friday, 20 November 2015 at 9:00 am - Sunday, 22 November 2015 at 5:00 pm (AEDT)
Interested in building or deepening your clinical skills in Coherence Therapy?
This 3 day intensive will promote intermediate-level skill building. US-based trainer Niall Geoghegan (via video-link) and local instructor Simon d'Orsogna will provide presentations, live demonstrations and direct coaching to attendees. Click the 'Attend Event' button to read the full details of this peer-oriented workshop (clicking will not automatically book the ticket).
In line with the central philosophy of Coherence Therapy, emphasis will be on direct experiential learning. The days are will be interwoven with live sessions and presentations by Niall via video 2+hrs/day.This approach is very compatible with EMDR, Schema Therapy, Body-oriented and Somatic Psychotherapies, Seigel's IPNB, Somatic Experiencing, Focusing, EFT, Gestalt and other focused experiential approaches. Participants will learn practical techniques informed by recent neuroscience learnings about recognising the steps and fostering the processes of memory reconsolidation to erase persisting memories, beliefs and affect.
Coherence Therapy is the signature work of Bruce Ecker, Laurel Hulley and Robin Ticic. The online home of Coherence Therapy and the website that officially represents the Coherence Psychology Institute is CoherenceInstitute.org, with resources and training in Coherence Therapy, Coherence Psychology Theory, memory reconsolidation, the Therapeutic Reconsolidation Process, and the Emotional Coherence Framework.
See the foundational writings on Coherence Therapy and the therapeutic use of memory reconsolidation:
This three day workshop will include live demonstrations and a summary review of the memory reconsolidation process, as well as experiential exploration of how to create the powerful exercises that make Coherence Therapy so effective. Input from Niall and Simon will sharpen the crucial skills of creating vivid and powerful Symptom Deprivations, Overt Statements, Sentence Completions and more. This will be augmented throughout the workshop by didactic presentations, Q&A, and processing of participants’ experiences.
The third day provide a hands-on workshop providing deeper learning and opportunity to be coached in small groups with maximum experiential learning in a supportive atmosphere.
Attendees of previous CT peer-learning workshops in Australia said:
“my way of working with clients changed from this day forward”
“I was feeling un-inspired and disconnected – this has energised me, reminded me why I ever wanted to do therapeutic work”
"Coherence Therapy is like Schema Therapy on steroids, goes straight to the core beliefs"
“a terrific way to learn, safely, in-company, delightful”
“an excellent way to learn at your own level, a co-learning model suitable for all levels”
See here for more Testimonials from former participants of Simon and Niall's trainings.
Bonus! Discount to previous learners to deepen the learning...
The third day extension-learning event continues the participants learning and allows time to be more intensively coached working on a variety of self-selected issues.
Who is this for?
Participation is for therapists and counsellors, mental health clinicians, certified coaches, or students in accredited graduate training programs. Practitioners working experientially and wholistically will find this approach broadens and makes more acute their existing work through using the steps of the memory reconsolidation process.
Although beginners are welcome, participants will need to be familiar with the basic ideas and vocabulary of Coherence Therapy, an online primer on which will be made available before the workshop as well as through reading selected chapters from the Unlocking the Emotional Brain book.
Note - these workshops qualify for equivalent hours of specialised training that may be counted towards Continuing Professional Development. Registered health professionals have a responsibility to ensure that they continue to maintain, enhance and extend their knowledge and skills throughout their working lives. Consumers also have an expectation that a registered professional providing a service, does so in a competent and contemporary manner. These workshops may be counted towards Continuing Professional Development requirements set down by peak bodies.
Guidelines on continuing professional development (CPD) from the Australian Psychological Society
Guidelines on continuing professional development (CPD) set down by the Psychology Registration Board of Australia.
The Australian Psychological Society advise that APS Members may accrue Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours by participating in activities that they determine to be relevant to their specific professional approaches, and professional development goals. CPD activities do not need to be endorsed by the APS. A certificate of attendance will be available.
FOR THOSE WITH NO PREVIOUS TRAINING IN COHERENCE THERAPY
This is the training you need to commence working with focused interventions to acheive transformative change using the processes revealed through memory reconsoldiation, brain plasticity and learning studies of the last two decades.
The size of this intensive workshop is limited. Early registration is encouraged.
This weekend intensive will promote beginner and intermediate-level skill building
through active participatory learning. Come along prepared to learn by doing.
You must have taught me quite well over the weekend Simon, as I have been developing more facility with the 'shovel-lifting'so to speakkeeping the focus on the symptom with several more clients yesterday and today as well. I feel like the sharpness of the sessions is increasing without detracting too much from the flow or from the empathic relational stance.
a valuable introduction and overview of a therapeutic approach that I think has real value. The program was very skilfully guided by Niall and provided a great mix of content and experiential learning. The presentation modelled the process and potential learning.
Dr. Niall Geoghegan has a private consultancy in Berkeley, CA, and works with many clients remotely by telephone/skype. Niall received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. Previously he worked as a psychologist at Kaiser Permanente working with hundreds of clients from widely diverse backgrounds.
Niall is experienced in the practice of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), a procedure commonly used to treat symptoms of trauma, panic and anxiety. In addition, he incorporates techniques drawn from a wide variety of other therapy modalities, including Process Work, Gestalt, Hakomi, Inner Child Work, Psychodynamic Psychotherapies, and incorporates Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) strategies when appropriate.
Niall specializes in Coherence Therapy (previously known as Depth Oriented Brief Therapy), and is one of just a handful of therapists certified by Bruce Ecker, founder of Coherence Therapy. More information about Niall at his website.
As a trainer at the Coherence Psychology Institute, he leads other licensed practitioners in learning how to integrate Coherence Therapy into their practice. More information at the Coherence Therapy Website.
VIDEO RESOURCES !
Introduction to Coherence Therapy
4 part video series - ONLINE now!
Bruce Ecker's March 2014 presentation on Memory Reconsolidation
at the Psychotherapy Networker Conference (20min).
Bruce Ecker Interview (excerpt) with Richard Hill from MindScience TV
Using Memory Reconsolidation in Psychotherapy
Bouverie Centre is located at 8 Gardiner Street, Brunswick VIC 3056
See Google map here
Accomodation is not available at this workshop.
Dietary Requirements - please indicate after booking by email any simple dietary requirements. Complex dietary requirements may require discussion to arrange best arrangements.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Visitors can find metered parking on Lonsdale and Russell Street.
Alternatively, the QV shopping precinct offers 1500 parking spaces in their large car park situated underneath the city block. Parking costs a maximum of $25 per day during the week or $17 per day if you spend $1 at any QV retailer and have them validate your parking ticket. Entry after 5pm and or weekends is capped at $10. Click here for more information about parking at QV.
We are conveniently located close to Melbourne Central train station, which services all train lines.
For more information about train services visit the Metro website.
We are accessible via tram routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 22, 64, 67 and 72, which stops at the corner of Swanston and Lonsdale Streets. For more information about tram services visit the Metlink website.
We are serviced by bus routes 201, 202, 203, 302, 305, 318, 605, 906, 907 and 908 which stop on Lonsdale St, near Swanston St.
For more information about bus services visit the Metlink website.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
curiosity, willingness to try things out ("Yes, and..."), a sense of humour, collegial attitude to support first and challenge later, along with a Heisenberg-like orientation towards Keat's negative capacity.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please see the link at the bottom of the brief bio to the right .
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Tickets are transferable.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
So you can be given the correct name tag, we recommend this.
What is the refund policy?
Due to the limited size of each course, a refund can only be issued if cancellation notification is received 21 days prior to the workshop - less a $50.00 administration fee per person. Existing registrants will be sent the refund, and should return any materials sent. We cannot reimburse any expenses you may have incurred, but we will reimburse the cost of travel insurance directly related to attending this workshop, on receipt of your insurance receipt. If you cannot attend, a qualified substitute may attend in your place, assuming you forward all materials or information to them. Courses are pre-paid. We do not take money at the door.
We reserve the right to cancel due to insufficient registrations or other reasons beyond our control. Fees will be re-imbursed in full should cancellation be necessary.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Tickets are transferable, however so we can give you the correct name tag, we recommend this wherever possible.
When & Where
Simon d'Orsogna, Associate Instructor with the Coherence Psychology Institute
Simon has just completed his Clinical Masters in Systemic Family Therapy at Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University, and continues studying the late David Grove's unique therapeutic approach to 'Clean' language and space. He facilitates Coherence Therapy peer-learning workshops across Australia, and co-developed the four-part online training, "Theory and Practice of Coherence Therapy" with Niall Geoghegan.
Simon is a certified Immunity to Change coach (Harvard Professors Bob Kegan and Lisa Lahey's adult development approach to change and transformation) and member of the original teaching staff for the ITC model in the HarvardX Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) making ITC available to more than 85,000 people across the planet. The ideas underpinning the effectiveness of these approaches converge in the recent neuroscience discoveries and learnings about memory reconsolidation.
He is also member of the development team for the web-based Self-Therapy Journey, providing Internal Family Systems-based self help online. Additionally Simon is an Associate Instructor with the Coherence Psychology Institute, and a member of the Harvard Institute of Coaching Professional Association.
Simon provides therapy and executive coaching from Melbourne, Australia to the world via the interwebs and from his rooms in Carlton.
Enquiries via mobile 0418 321 254 / +61 418 321 254 or website sensemaking.com.au/melbournetherapist