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(NEW) In-Person Training – Helping Traumatized Clients Navigate Life Transitions: Increasing Safety, Grounding and Stabilization

November 7 Registration & Breakfast 8:30 am; Training 8:45 am - 4:15 pm (EST) $199, 6 CEUs Presenter: Vivien B. Deitz, LCSW-C, MSW, BCD, RN Marriott Owings Mills Metro Centre, 10101 Grand Central Ave. Owings Mills, MD 21117 United States + Google Map

Every transition begins with an ending and ends with a beginning. Between endings and beginnings is an uncomfortable and often fearful place that most clients would rather avoid. During any change and transition, the probability of activating old traumas is exceptionally high. The re-emergence of our ‘Protector Parts’ can become activated and/or triggered and the ‘Self’ is no longer available or in the driver’s seat.

The focus of this training will be to explore and process three specific clinical strategies helpful in stabilizing and regulating clients during the Cognitive, Emotional and Somatic chaos of life transitions. The integration and utilization of Internal Family Systems’ technique known as Un-blending, Carl Jung’s Active Imagination and the Mind/Body/Soul Connections will offer a cohesive treatment guideline to help your clients achieve long-term regulation, stabilization, safety and grounding. This innovative, non-medication approach combines some of the most promising researched based clinical strategies.

The Ferentz Institute, Inc. is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CEU approval for all trainings is also granted to Psychologists, LCPC’s and MFT’s and approved by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists and the Board of Examiners for Psychologists in Maryland. Reciprocity has also been granted for clinicians in Washington, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, Massachusetts and Texas.  If your state is not among this list, we encourage you to check with your state licensing board to see if they will grant reciprocity.
The Institute maintains full responsibility for all programming. In order to provide Category 1 CEUs for all of our trainings, the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners requires online workshops to be live, interactive, and experienced in real time. Therefore, none of our trainings are recorded for later viewing.


Learning Objectives

  1. Define and Identify emerging Protector Parts activated during transitional stages.
  2. Understand and differentiate the concept of ‘Self vs Parts’.
  3. Un-blending Parts from ‘Self’ by separating past experiences from present situation.
  4. Participants will be able to practice the application of 3 convergent techniques: Un-blending – IFS technique; Active Imagination – Carl Jung; Mind/Body/Soul Connection exercises.
  5. Participants will experience how the utilization of these 3 clinical strategies will achieve long-term regulation, stabilization, safety and grounding.


8:45 — 10:00 am

  •        Origins of trauma

10:00 — 10:08 am         BREAK

10:08 — 11:00 am

  •        Emerging activated Protective Parts.
  •        Understanding Concept of ‘Self’ vs Protective Parts

11:00 — 11:08 am          BREAK

11:08 — 12:00 pm

  •        IFS Un-blending exercise
  •        Separate past from present

12:00 — 1:00 pm             LUNCH

1:00 — 2:00 pm

  •        Carl Jung ‘Active Imagination’ technique

2:00 — 2:08 pm                BREAK

2:08 — 3:00 pm

  •        Mind/Body/Soul Connection Exercises

3:00 — 3:08 pm                BREAK

3:08 — 4:15 pm

  •        Integration of 3 clinical strategies achieves long term mental health benefits
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