Current Workshops

OCTOBER 11, 2019   9 AM – 5 PM

Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model of Therapy

Early Registration $149 | Registration $169

Join us for Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model of Therapy with Derek Scott

Through a variety of teaching methods, participants will develop an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the model and what differentiates it from other models. Participants will develop further understanding of the challenge of the multiplicity paradigm, the personality as system, the specific roles parts play as well as how healing occurs within the Internal Family System Model, including the Role of Self and facilitating the Self-to-Part connection.

The day will start with a psycho-dramatic illustration of the model followed by a didactic presentation with lots of time for Q&A. After this, participants will be invited into an experiential exercise to identify some of their own parts. The afternoon will consist of a teaching video and live demonstration with a volunteer. We will wrap up the day with the opportunity for further questions to be answered and to discuss next steps.

This course offers 7 CEU credits for LMSWs, LMFTs, and LMHCs.

Read more about Derek Scott and the IFS model.

  • Date: October 11, 2019
  • Time: 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Instructors: Derek Scott
  • Location: Tompkins County Public Library 101 East Green Street Borg Warner Room Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Questions: Contact Libby at edemarest@fcsith.org or 607-273-7494

NOVEMBER 15, 2019   9 AM – 12 PM

Community Resilience Model: An Introduction

Early Registration $49 | Registration $69

Join us for Community Resilience Model: An Introduction with Sue Mann

The Community Resiliency Model® (CRM) is a groundbreaking wellness initiative created by the Trauma Resource Institute. It uniquely provides a non-judgmental perspective on normal human reactions to stress or trauma and encourages people to pass the skills along to their family, friends, and wider communities. The skills gained from the Community Resiliency Model (CRM) help people understand their nervous system and learn to track sensations connected to their own well-being. Using the wisdom of their own bodies, people experience rapid relief from symptoms accompanied by increased sense of control over future wellness. Participants will come away with tools for self-care, as well as with skills they can share with family, friends and their wider social network. People who play a role in responding to stress and trauma – in hospitals, classrooms, community centers, faith communities and neighborhoods – find CRM to be tremendously valuable. Resilient people not only get back on their feet after a fall, they create meaning from their falls that positively transforms their lives and their communities.

  • Date: November 15, 2019
  • Time: 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Instructors: Sue Mann
  • Location: Tompkins County Public Library 101 East Green Street Borg Warner Room Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Questions: Contact Libby at edemarest@fcsith.org or 607-273-7494

DECEMBER 10, 2019   1 PM – 4 PM

How to Change Anything: Using Motivational Interviewing With Clients

Early Registration $49 | Registration $69

Join us for How to Change Anything: Using Motivational Interviewing With Clients with Dr. Paul Mikowski

Change can be difficult for most folks, and so inspiring and motivating clients to commit to positive growth and change can be tricky. In this three hour workshop, Paul Mikowski, Psy.D will help mental health clinicians and human service workers learn and practice new approaches to discussing change with resistant or ambivalent clients. Dr. Mikowski will help participants to have a working knowledge of stages of change and be able to identify the stage of change for any client behavior, know how to match therapeutic orientation to stage of change, be able to use Motivational Interviewing to build client motivation for a given target behavior, and build comfort conducting MI interventions by identifying change talk, use of reflections and questions, and readiness rulers.

This course offers 3 CEU credits for LMFTs, LMHCs, and LMSWs.

  • Date: December 10, 2019
  • Time: 1 PM – 4 PM
  • Instructors: Dr. Paul Mikowski
  • Location: Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca 127 W State Street Sweiringa Education Room Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Questions: Contact Libby at edemarest@fcsith.org or 607-273-7494