Neurodivergent Somatics Part 2 On-Demand CE Webinar for therapists, counselors, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists

On-Demand: Neurodivergent Somatics Part 2: A Model for ND-Affirming Care that Supports Both Clients and the Therapists Who Work with Them - 4 CEUs

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  • CE Hours Included: 4 Core (see below for more information)
  • 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: $109 (provides lifetime access!)
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  • Presented by: Nyck Walsh, LPC (see bio below)
  • Instruction Level: Intermediate
  • Target Audience: Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, Other Mental Health Professionals
  • Required Prerequisite: “Neurodivergent Somatics Part 1: A Model for ND-Affirming Care that Supports Both Clients and the Therapists Who Work with Them” (previously taken live or on-demand)

Educational Objectives:

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Describe how internalized rules about what makes a client or therapist “good” contribute to ableism.
  • Identify three types of accommodations clients may need support with in navigating everyday life.
  • Identify three types of accommodations that may reduce counselor burnout.
  • Discuss how internalized ableism contributes to masking in Autistic and ADH clients.

Workshop Description:

The field of psychology has historically pathologized Neurodivergent (ND) people and failed to see their innate health and wisdom. Nyck Walsh’s model, Neurodivergent Somatics, provides clinicians with a concrete framework for providing ND-affirming care that is anti-ableist, somatic, collaborative, and trauma-informed. In Part 2 of this training, we will continue to deepen our knowledge and skills in applying Nyck Walsh’s 3-part ND Somatics model. Having covered Pleasure/Neutrality and began Client as Self-Expert in Part 1, we will continue our exploration of Client as Self-Expert and cover Global Permission. In our study of each of these tenets, we will learn how to apply them to both clients and the therapists who work with them. We will examine how ableism/internalized ableism lives within us and inadvertently creates rules that dictate what we believe makes a "good" therapist and client. We will wander through the forest of accommodations and executive function support that clients and therapists need to exist in this world and be well. Through learning and applying these principles to your counseling practice, you will benefit not only your ND clients but all of your clients.

Presented by: Nyck Walsh, LPC

Nyck Walsh has been a leader for 14 years in bringing somatic, anti-ableist, trauma-informed care to Autistic children, adults, and families. They founded The Infinite U in 2009 after a most profound experience of teaching a yoga class to families with Autistic kids. In that hour, Nyck’s most shamed parts, specifically their gentleness, sensitivity, and seriousness, became true assets, and they witnessed kids and parents go from deep distress and isolation to a state of heightened calm, safety, and belonging. Originally formed in NJ, Nyck brought The Infinite U to Colorado while they pursued their graduate studies at Naropa University in Somatic Counseling Psychology, with a concentration in Body Psychotherapy. Over time, The Infinite U grew to include somatic counseling for kids, teens, and parents, community-oriented social groups for teens, summer camp programs, and family support that included groups for Autistic teens, their non-autistic siblings, and their parents. All of this work centered on Neurodivergent and Autistic people.

Through the pandemic and the shift to virtual work, The Infinite U transformed into Nyck Walsh Counseling and Training Center, focusing on individual work with adults and training clinicians, and is now located in Massachusetts. Their work, bringing a compassionate and accurate lens to Neurodivergent people, has created a large national following among clinicians wishing to expand their ability to serve Neurodivergent clients.

Nyck’s identities include white, Autistic, queer, trans, and Jewish. As a somatic, anti-oppression counselor, Nyck brings these values into their counseling and trainings. They acknowledge how their sociocultural locations inform their lived experience as an individual and as a clinician. They are deeply passionate about supporting late identified Autistic folx, especially helping people socialized as girls and women to unpack their lives through the lens of their unidentified and misunderstood Autistic experience. Nyck attributes so much of their personal and professional growth to their clients, who are by far their greatest teachers and the experts on Autism and ADH. When not advocating for marginalized people's individual and collective rights, Nyck can be found frolicking in the forest or beach, delighting in sensory pleasure, feeling big love for their family, or basking in solitude with their noise-canceling headphones.

What people are saying about this workshop series:

  • "Beautiful, kind, accepting presenter that is an excellent role model for inclusive, affirming, healing space. I couldn't imagine how this could have been better." - DJH, LPC
  • "The presenter modeled what a safe neurodivergent therapeutic space could be. The presenter was present, intentional, and self-aware. It was really wonderful. This training was a real treat." - SJ, LCSW
  • "I am so impressed! The thing that stood out to me the most is how the instructor embodied the material in a congruent way, which allowed me to fully trust, explore, and learn in a way I can implement this with my own clients. It felt so inclusive, compassionate, and skillful." – Anonymous
  • “We desperately need more content like this in our continuing education repertoire.” – MSK, LMFT
  • “I really appreciate Nyck's relatability, empathy, and humor. They did a great job of keeping my interest and validating my feelings as a therapist which was really refreshing.” - SA
  • “The presenter was incredibly embodied. Their pacing and how they structured the session aligned completely with the content, and that congruence is really important. I learned a lot and immediately referenced the information in a client session I had right after the session. I felt seen, and able to learn, even when the content was difficult (emotionally). Very skillful and authentic!” – ZM, LPC
  • "Nyck was thorough and brought in such a helpful experiential component. I really appreciated their approach and permission throughout, paired with gentle prompts to work with resourcing. Thanks!" - SW, LPC
  • "This is my second seminar with Nyck and the moment he started talking, my whole body just relaxed. Never had that happen in a seminar before." - KGS
  • "Wish I had this info 20 years ago!" - Anonymous

4 Core "Asynchronous" CE Clock Hours Included - Details by License Type Below:

  • PSYCHOLOGISTS: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For more detailed information on the current CE ruling in Georgia, or if you are licensed in another state or country, please click here.
  • COUNSELORS: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP), ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Please click here for more detailed information.
    • Counselors Licensed in Canada: This workshop is approved for 4 credit hours through the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), event code: 64967611.
  • SOCIAL WORKERS: This workshop is approved for 4 Core CE hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW), approval #022024. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.
  • MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS: This workshop is approved for 4 Core CE hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (GAMFT), approval #051-2024. If you are licensed in another state or country, please click here for more detailed information.

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