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Friday Continuing Education Series: Using Stories for Healing in Therapy, Jan Ogren, LMFT

  • Fri, May 11, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925



Friday, May 11, 2018


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:

  • Know how stories can be used to radically effect change for clients. Learn how to listen for the stories clients tell themselves, be able to reflect the implicit of hidden messages, and practice techniques to help clients change their stories.
  • Understand the multiple forms of self-disclosure and how to judge its impact and appropriateness. Have guidelines for how, when and how much to use self-disclosure with clients.
  • Know how to find, create and share non-judgmental, healing stories for children, adults and families.

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 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.

Cost: Free for Marin CAMFT members, $10 for non-members.

Location: Corte Madera Town Center, Room 201 - 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (map)

Information: For more information about the Friday Continuing Education Series and about joining the Committee, please contact CE Director, Laurie Buntain.

Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice. Course completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation. 

Refund Policy: Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by the CE Director on no later than ten days before the program. There will be a $25.00 administrative fee to cancel registration for any program. The refund will be sent within ten days of the request.

Accommodation for Special Needs: The special needs of persons with disabilities will be accommodated. The Program Committee will endeavor to assure that continuing education program materials, content and venue selections will meet the special needs of the disabled and that reasonable accommodation will be made. A request for accommodation can be made to the CE Director, who will work with the Committee and event venue to meet the need.All instructors will read and adhere to Marin CAMFT’s stated policies.

Marin CAMFT encourages those who attend its events to respect the fact that some individuals may have allergies to fragrances and pet dander. We ask that you refrain from introducing these elements into our meeting room. Registered service animals are welcome, of course. 

Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the CE Director.

Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender, race, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, age or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

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

Marin CAMFT is approved by  the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

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