Brighter Futures Counseling, PLLC offers training opportunities for professionals in the counseling field as well as other professionals who work with children and families. Training may be provided by Brighter Futures Counseling, PLLC employees or by guest speakers that have been hand-picked to specifically speak on requested topics. Please review our available trainings below and don’t hesitate to email our office with additional questions or requests!
· September 21st and 22nd
· Speaker: Dr. Eric Green, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, SP
Presenter Bio: Eric Green, Ph.D., is a part-time faculty associate at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education in Baltimore, MD. He also maintains a private-practice in child and family psychotherapy and is a consultant for Better Options Initiative in Lafayette, LA. Dr. Green is the author of four recent books, including “No Child Forgotten,” “The Handbook of Jungian Play Therapy,” “Integrating Play Therapy and Expressive Arts with Children and Adolescents,” and “Counseling Families.” He has published over 100 peer-reviewed and other scholarly works and is a regularly invited keynote speaker at child mental health conferences across the U.S., and internationally, including giving recent speeches in Mexico, Australia, Canada, Israel, New York City, Washington, DC, New Orleans, and Hawaii. His disaster mental health work was featured in the CNN television documentary, “Children of the Storm.” He is the recent recipient of the “School Counseling Professor of the Year Award 2015” (Indiana School Counselor Association).
Day1: This workshop will blend cognitive behavioral principles with play therapy for clinicians to help traumatized children self-heal. Dr. Green will present his evidence-informed model of child-trauma treatment, including play-based interventions for clinicians to utilize in the consulting room, some of which may include coloring mandalas, narrative therapy, play therapy, and relaxation/mindfulness. Participants will have multiple opportunities for voluntary
Day 2: This workshop will provide a basic overview of sandplay therapy with children, as originated by Dora Kalff. Sandplay is the therapeutic use of sand, water, and miniatures that accesses a child’s unconscious material through the creation of sand pictures at regular intervals over time. Through this analytic play process, a child’s psychological development is observable and guided by an unconscious totality toward the integration of opposites that leads to transformation. The workshop will address ‘individuation’ that naturally occurs when children engage in the multi-sensory sandplay process with a trained therapist. The presenter will provide illustrated clinical applications of sandplay with diverse populations. Finally, participants will have opportunities to voluntarily engage in symbol activities.
· March 21 – March 23
· April 25 – April 27, 2019
Location: Brighter Futures Counseling, 1002 N. Mulberry Street, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Cost: $1499.00 (Agency Discount Available, Early Bird Discount Available if registered 30 days prior to the event)
EMDR Basic Training with the Personal Transformation Institute, meets and exceeds the EMDRIA requirements. The complete training includes 10 hours of consultation. Other trainings offer only 1 part at a time and do not include the cost of consultation in the total training package.
The 2 three day training periods cover the Adaptive Information Processing Model, the 8 Phase EMDR Therapy treatment approach, including adaptations for working with Children, Recent Trauma, Dissociation, Pain and Addictions and other specialties depending on the needs of the participants.
This training is informed by attachment and somatic therapies.
Due to the intensity of trauma training, resources are taught and experienced throughout the training process as a way to keep participants engaged and emotionally regulated. These resources include somatic and attachment informed methods that are especially helpful in working with traumatized clients. By making the training safe, complex ideas simple and the atmosphere as fun as possible, the learning experience is optimized.
Our mission is to offer the most cutting edge, effective EMDR trainings with a foundation of attachment and somatic psychology theories. The trainings will not only teach the concepts, but also demonstrate the foundational principles of effective therapy:
- Healthy boundaries
- Self awareness
By applying the concepts to self before clients, the therapist has an opportunity to learn in a full- bodied, experiential way that invites deeper understanding and insight. This makes this training powerful and transformative as well as daunting for those who have unresolved past experiences. This experiential aspect of the training is essential to effectively learning the AIP model as well as required by EMDRIA, our professional organization.
Support before, during and after the training is provided by giving the clinician access to training videos on trauma, the actual training and demonstrations of EMDR sessions. In addition to this comprehensive support through the website, an email group is available for discussion and questions
Another important aspect of our training model is the seamless opportunity for continuing toward EMDRIA certification. Those who wish to continue a deeper understanding of EMDR with an attachment and somatic focus can move forward with our Advanced Certification Package.
We also offer a full progression of continued development to becoming an EMDRIA Approved Consultant/ PTI training assistant and potentially a PTI trainer.
· May 17th and 18th, 2019
· Speaker: Tracy Turner-Bumberry, LPC, RPT-S, CAS
This is a 2 day intensive certification training focused on teaching the AutPlay Therapy treatment approach. AutPlay is a play therapy and behavioral therapy approach to working with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and other Developmental Disorders. An overview of Autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders will be presented. The tenets of AutPlay Therapy will be discussed including the four component areas and the phases of treatment. Parent/family training and research will be presented with case examples. Several direct play therapy techniques will be demonstrated. Experiential case conceptualization and treatment planning will also be reviews.