On-Demand: Helping Clients Rewrite Their Stories from a Narrative Perspective - 5 CEUs
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- CEs: 5 Core Education Clock Hours for Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, & Marriage and Family Therapists (please see below for details)
- Format: On-Demand Webinar (“Asynchronous”) ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. It also comes with a PowerPoint and references. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.
- Investment: $115
- Describe a useful model for differentiating schema, scrip and narrative
- Educate their clients on the various factors which affect the nature of narrative
- Utilize a template designed to enable their clients to increase mindfulness of the false narratives that they have developed which may be preventing them from having a satisfying life and decreasing their ability to utilize therapy effectively.
- Utilize a template designed to enable their clients to re-evaluate their false narratives and write a new narrative which is more effective and true to their authentic selves.
- Utilize specific mindfulness strategies from a variety of sources such as ACT, DBT, and CBT for rewiring the old story and replacing it with the new narrative.
The narratives of our clients, are often full of fallacy that can negatively impact efforts toward recovery. These narratives are affected by the environment as well as the inherent sensitivity of the child and the age of the child when stressors were experienced. Stories that our clients tell themselves can contain false scripts which interfere with their ability to understand their needs and may create severe ambivalence about getting their needs met (specifically around the needs of comfort and efficacy). Additionally, every time a thought, feeling or behavior is repeated, the neural pathways are strengthened making it very difficult to believe affirmations or truths that others voice to them.
This presentation will provide a step-by-step procedure for dealing with this problem. Useful definitions of schemas, narratives and scripts will be given so that techniques can be chosen to aid in dealing with each of these phenomena. The presentation will also provide very specific strategies for helping people increase awareness of the narratives which they have developed and understand the factors that have combined to influence their narratives. Attendees will be given handouts that clients can fill out to serve as a template for writing their old story in narrative form. Additionally, they will be given handouts which enable their clients to write a new story which utilizes aspects of their authentic self. These strategies will focus on identity and values. Finally, since insight is not enough to change the brain, participants will be given specific strategies that are well-designed for rewiring the brain to be receptive to the new narrative. Strategies will be chosen from ACT, DBT, and CBT.
Presented by: Linda Buchanan, Ph.D.
Dr. Linda Buchanan founded Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders in 1993 which was acquired by Walden Behavioral Care in 2017. She is now Senior Director of Clinical Services with Walden which provides Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization and Residential care for individuals with eating disorders in Dunwoody, Alpharetta and Decatur. Dr. Buchanan received her Master’s degree Georgia State University and a Diploma from the Psychological Studies Institute (now known as Richmont University) in Christian Counseling from which she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award for her work in founding ACE. Dr. Buchanan then went on to receive her Ph.D. from Georgia State University doing a residency at the Medical Collge of Georgia. She currently has a book in publication titled A Clinician’s Guide to Dealing with Pathological Ambivalence: How to be on Your Client’s Side Without Taking a Side the content of which she has presented at multiple national conferences. She has published two chapters on her model of treatment of eating disorders which have been used as texts in a local doctoral program for Clinical Psychology students. Additionally, she has published four research articles on the treatment of eating disorders including two outcome studies of the treatment provided at Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders. She has been married for over 30 years and is the mother of two teenaged boys.
5 Core or Related CE Clock Hours:
- Psychologists: This workshop is approved for 5 Core CE hours. The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- Georgia Psychologists: All online webinars (both live/synchronous and on-demand/asynchronous) count the same as live for 2021 (including ethics). Therefore, this workshop is approved for 5 Core CE hours. The Board states it will go back to the pre-COVID rules in 2022. You may want to consider completing all 40 CEs this year while you have multiple viewing options.
- Licensed in another state as a Psychologist: The Knowledge Tree is a Continuing Education Sponsor Approved (CESA) by APA, so all our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your specific state rules.
- Counselors: This workshop is approved for 5 Core CE hours through the Licensed Professional Counselors Association (LPCA) of Georgia, approval # 2020-10-14-182AW.
- Georgia Counselors: This workshop satisfies 5 "Core Hours" as an "on-demand/asynchronous" course. For more details about "On-Demand" hours, please see the blue highlighted section below.
- Licensed in another state? Please see the yellow highlighted section below.*
- Social Workers: This workshop is approved for 5 Core CE hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work, approval # 040720.
- Georgia Social Workers: This workshop satisfies 5 "Core Hours" as an "on-demand/asynchronous" course. For more details about "On-Demand" hours, please see the blue highlighted section below.
- Licensed in another state? Please see the yellow highlighted section below.*
- Marriage and Family Therapists: This workshop is approved for 5 CE hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, approval #065-2020.
- Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists: This workshop satisfies 5 "Core Hours" as an "on-demand/asynchronous" course. For more details about "On-Demand" hours, please see the blue highlighted section below.
- Licensed in another state? Please see the yellow highlighted section below.
- *Licensed in another state as a Counselor, Social Worker, or Marriage & Family Therapist? Most states will accept CEs for Counselors, Social Workers, & MFTs if that workshop has approved status from another state, and this workshop is approved for all three licenses in Georgia. Additionally, we have National Approval for all of our courses through the American Psychological Association (APA).Many states will also accept APA-approved courses, but please check your specific state rules and regulations.
- The Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists & Ethics: For all Masters Licensed Therapists in Georgia, On-Demand ("Asynchronous") Webinars are allowed to comprise up to 15 hours of the total 35 hours required per renewal period (10 hours of On-Demand are expressly permitted, and the extra 5 would be your optional Independent Study hours). Please see our Live Webinars for more synchronous options if needed. And for details regarding this new rule (Oct 2020) from the Secretary of State, click here.
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