Therapist Certification June 2020

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In this issue: 2 New FREE CE workshops, synchronous webinars of course; a new STTI elective, Pelvic Health Physiotherapy;  and "Ground Hog Day" by Dr. Carol Clark. 
                                                                                                                                                               Congratulations to our new IICS graduates!!  Dr. Stephanie Bathurst, Dr. Galina Biberman, Dr. Rebecca Rosenblat- Billings, Dr. Yahaira Castro, Dr. Candi Kaatz, and Dr. Laurie Watson.

 Dr. Yahaira Castro with her husband Dr. Castro




CSOT - The Certified Sex Offender Therapist Program

The Certified Sex Offender Therapist (CSOT) Program will certify licensed therapists to work with adult and juvenile sexual offenders in a variety of settings. This extensive training and supervision will prepare these professionals to work with individuals with deviant sexual behaviors and to mitigate the risk to society.

Therapists will be proficient in the required areas pertaining to adult and juvenile sexual offenders.

Next class June 26, 2020 9am-3pm EST - Start anytime classes cycle around
 via live  Webinar


Kink Conscious Therapy

Next training August 19-23, 2020 Live webinar or in person in San Francisco (one space left for San Fran.)

Release judgment, expand knowledge, and support clients who identify as Kinky or “into BDSM.” In this course you will engage in an overview of the similarities and differences between the most common range of alternative sexualities as they relate to Kink/BDSM, and the most effective modalities to utilize with Kink/BDSM identified clients who seek assistance from your clinical, medical, or therapeutic practice.

First five days in August then the remaining 5 are via live webinar one day a month.

 Still time to sign up for live webinar!!

Upcoming CE events

Domestic Violence - Victims and Victimology - June 20, 2020

HIV/AIDS- Sexually Transmitted Infections - June 21, 2020

Sexuality and Disability - June 27, 2020

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy - July 12, 2020

Legal, Ethical and Forensic Issues - July 25, 2020

Each worth 5 CEs $159


Monday's Free CE Workshops

My Pocket Therapist – 12 Tools for Living in Connection Part 1

This first of two workshops will introduce therapists to the simple tools their clients can use daily to maximize counseling and live a more joyful and balanced life in Connection with family, friends, and the Universe. Part 1 will help attendees to describe the exercises for Connection with self and others.

June 15, 2020 12-1pm EDT

My Pocket Therapist – 12 Tools for Living in Connection Part 2

This second of two workshops will further develop the cognitive and behavioral exercises which, when practiced daily, will help clients remove the barriers to intimacy and Connection. Part 2 will help attendees to describe the exercises for strengthening their spiritual Connection.

June 29, 2020 12-1pm EDT


New Elective: Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

With Calista Naismith

 The pelvic health physiotherapy elective will give practitioners a wider understanding of the pelvis, specifically the pelvic floor

and its role within sexual health and dysfunction. The hope is that by the end of the 5 hour elective you will have an understanding
of what a pelvic health physiotherapist does in practice and when to refer patients. The elective will emphasize the importance of
working on a team in sexual health treatment to provide the best care for patients.
July 12, 2020   9am - 3pm EDT
5 CEs for $159


Transgender Training Care
Next Training Sept. 17-20 (Part 1) and Nov. 5-8 (Part 2) 2020

ITCA recognizes that every individual’s journey requires experienced professionals and para-professionals to facilitate decisions about life choices. Currently, there are very few therapists, physicians, and other healthcare providers who are knowledgeable about the transgender community and even less who are willing to treat them. It is for this reason that ITCA will be offering training that will educate professionals and paraprofessionals and continuing to provide the support for them to serve this diverse population.​
Find out More


Living in Groundhog Day

By Dr. Carol Clark, author, Addict America: the Lost Connection
In these weeks and months of isolation and quarantine, I’m hearing a lot of people refer to their lives as “Groundhog Day,” referring to waking up to the same day over and over again. The sense of sameness and feeling trapped are simply dragging many us down. Not knowing when it will end, or if there will ever be an end, is affecting both our collective and individual mental health.
In the movie “Groundhog Day” starring Bill Murray, the main character wakes up to the same song on his alarm clock each morning and moves through the same situations each day. He appears to move through the stages of grief – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance. When he gets to that last one – acceptance – he begins to change not only his behavior, but his attitude towards life. He moves from being a self-centered jerk to being a caring and compassionate man who experiences the true joy and satisfaction of helping others.
This is a time for us to do the same. Re-evaluate our approach to life, our values, and how we create meaning in our lives. It is a time to consider how we can make the world a better place.
These are the tasks of Recovery and you don’t need to identify as an addict to live in Recovery. We all live in addictive states at times, as evidenced by anxiety about an unknown future, anger about things we can’t control, and reaching for something external to make us feel better internally. We can move into Recovery by being present; taking responsibility for what we can control and not blaming others; and choosing to live in Connection with our inner selves, each other, and with the Universe.
Each Groundhog Day is an opportunity to make a change, to look at recurring situations and find a way to respond differently. We can choose who we are and how we want to be and step into that consciousness.

Be In Light,

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