Friday, May 11, 2018
USING STORIES FOR HEALING IN THERAPY
Jan Ogren, LMFT
We tell ourselves stories all the time. But how often do we listen to the messages? This workshop will help you listen deeply to your clients’ stories and to your own. Within these stories are the hidden keys to how people stay stuck repeating difficult and painful patterns in their lives. Through transforming the stories clients can create new roles for themselves in their lives. This is especially helpful for couples and families and we will use the techniques of Interventive Interviewing to demonstrate how to guide and encourage change in family stories.
Cultural stories have a tremendous effect on any groups that aren’t considered the “norm.” We will examine stories from other cultures and how they show us a different window into sexuality and gender.
As therapists we have our own stories that can be helpful when used appropriately. Guidelines will be presented and exercises to explore what feels comfortable for the therapist regarding sharing personal stories and how to judge the affects of the stories on clients. As a special treat Jan Ögren is a Story Teller and she will present the story, The Hungry Ghost, which is helpful for clients dealing with feelings of not good enough. Bring your curiosity and openness, because this is an experiential workshop and we never know what will happen after we hear the magic words: “Once upon a time…”
Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will:
Jan Ögren, MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist, international author, storyteller and public speaker. She worked as SME (subject Matter Expert) for the BBS for twelve years, founded and chaired the Redwood Empire CAMFT ethics committee for ten years.
She has presented numerous times at RECAMFT and at the CAMFT statewide conference in 2015. For complete listing of presentations you can go to www.JanOgren.net. Jan specializes in GLBTQ, trauma recovery and Psychological Shamanism.
Time: Networking is from 11:30 to 12:00 p.m. Presentation begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 2:00 p.m.
CE: This workshop meets the qualifications for 2 CE credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and LPCCs. These will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CEP # 56895), which is approved by CAMFT to sponsor CE for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents contact Laurie Buntain, Continuing Education Director for more information.
Marin County Chapter of CAMFT
PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065
415 459 3484 www.marincamft.org
Marin CAMFT is approved by California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as a Continuing Education Provider (CEP#56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs