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(NEW) In Person Training – Identifying and Voicing Parts Through Mapping and Journaling

April 15 Registration & Breakfast 8:15 am; Training 8:45 am - 12:00 pm (ET) $129, 3 CEUs Presenter: Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA Hilton Garden Inn, 4770 Owings Mills Blvd. Owings Mills, 21117 + Google Map

In this workshop, participants will didactically and experientially learn how to creatively help clients identify and give voice to their many parts- or the facets of who they are-through a combination of mapping and journaling prompts. Using contextual, situational, and inter-personal cues, clients can access the dominant and non-dominant parts that “show up” to provide them with needed strengths, abilities, or in some cases, the necessary protection.

We will first explore the concept of “parts” and how to introduce it into the therapy work.  We will consider both the assets and the “protective” function of parts. We will then experience a four-step process, guided by the clinician, that is designed to identify parts, give them a voice, and increase collaboration between parts, even when they have competing or polarized agendas.

The incorporation of journal prompts and two-handed writing will deepen the communication between parts. This approach can be used with any adolescent or adult client, regardless of their diagnosis. Participants will discover that when parts are mapped and “voiced” it can open the door to greater internal safety, insight, inner peace, and self-compassion.

Registration for each workshop closes one day before the workshop date.

If you want to sign up for this course and missed the registration deadline, please don’t worry. You can still contact Gerri Baum at gerrib@theferentzinstitute.com or call 410-409-7061 to inquire about joining the class. We will do our best to accommodate you. We appreciate your interest in our workshops and look forward to seeing you soon!

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, Michigan 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

  • Explain the value of introducing “parts” work into the treatment process.
  • Identify at least three “protective” functions of parts.
  • Explain and implement a four-step process to help clients connect situations, context, and inter-personal experiences to the emergence of functional or protective parts.
  • Implement two art modalities that allow clients to “map” their parts.
  • Identify at least four questions that can be used as journal prompts to help give a voice to parts, and increase insight and self-compassion.
  • Explain and implement the two-handed writing prompt designed to strengthen communication and understanding between parts.


8:45 – 9:15 am

  • The concept of parts, why it’s important, and how to bring it to therapy
  • The protective nature of parts

9:15 – 9:30 am

  • Introducing the four-step process to identify, map, and communicate with parts

9:30 – 10:15 am

  • Experientials- choosing a context/inter-personal experience and creatively mapping parts

10:15 – 10:30            BREAK

10:30 – 12:00 pm

  • Using journal prompts and two-handed writing to give voice to a part and enhance communication between parts.
  • (If time allows) Repeating the process with a second context or inter-personal experience.