Lisa Ferentz, Founder of the Ferentz Institute, can travel to your locale, providing one or two-day workshop training, or keynote addresses for your conference, in-service training, staff meeting, or continuing education program. She is also available to provide clinical consultation in your practice setting or to be interviewed for podcasts and webinars. Below is a sampling of clinical topics that can be customized to best meet the needs of your participants:

  • Trauma, Attachment, Affect Dysregulation and Shame: Treating the Seeds of Self-Destructive Behaviors
  • Two Steps Forward and One Step Back: The Attachment Dance in Therapy
  • Post-Traumatic Growth: From Heartache to Healing
  • Understanding the Challenges of Adolescent Development
  • The Ethical Challenges of Telemental Health
  • Top Twenty Tips for Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Transference and Counter-transference in the Therapeutic Relationship
  • Therapeutic Relationships in Film: Trauma, Boundaries, Ethics, and Counter-transference
  • Visualization, Focusing, and Guided Imagery
  • Using Expressive Therapies for Safety, Soothing, and Containment
  • The Impact of Trauma on Children
  • Trauma, Attachment and the Need for Affect Regulation In Couples Work
  • Food for Thought: Treating Eating Disorders in Trauma Survivors
  • Working Collaboratively with Parts to Treat Self-Destructive Behaviors
  • Using Expressive Modalities to Connect with and Soothe Traumatized Parts
  • Issues of Self-Care for the Helping Professional
  • Issues Related to Workplace Dynamics

Lisa can also customize training by “blending” the content of more than one workshop to best meet the needs of your participants.

Contact Lisa Ferentz directly to get detailed information about workshop content, learning objectives, availability and fees.


Watch Guilt vs. Shame: The Fundamental Differences

Understand the difference between guilt and shame. Learn the tactics you can use to help your clients navigate and work through those emotions, erase any cognitive distortions they may have, learn self-compassion and move away from the core feelings that provoked the guilt and shame.


Watch Assessing for Family of Origin Dysfunction

In order to better understand clients’ destructive behaviors, distorted cognitions, or shame-based, negative affect, clinicians understand the importance of putting clients’ “symptoms” and struggles in a historical context. Learn three important trauma informed questions that will help to safely shed light on clients’ family-of-origin experiences.


Watch Unconditional Positive Regard and Pets

Interacting with a pet can be an amazing, reparative experience for clients who’ve endured trauma. A pet can help restore a client’s sense of self-worth, self-esteem, enhance trust and build secure attachment. Explore the value of inviting clients to forge a relationship with a pet as a means to improve their mental health and wellbeing.