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Thursday, September 7, 2017
Courses and Workshops
Elizabeth Lin, MD, MPH
6:00pm - 8:30pm  »  CCFW

Please review this note from Dr. Lin BEFORE registering to ensure that this class will be a proper fit for your needs.

Registration opens June 1st, 2017. Register here.

Thursdays, September 7 – October 26, 2017  |  6:00pm - 8:30pm
* Note: Class 5 will be on Sunday Oct. 8, 6:00 - 8:30pm, NOT on Thurs Oct. 5
Retreat Sunday October 15, 8:30am – 3:00pm

Course Description

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a scientifically supported program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. to reduce stress and increase well-being. It is flourishing worldwide. This 8 –week course combines contemplative practices based in Eastern philosophy, western psychology, and cutting-edge neuroscience.  Attitudes of kindness, acceptance and patience provide a foundation for the practices of sustained focus, self-regulation and self-exploration. A greater sense of balance, choice and freedom is cultivated.

Benefits of MBSRParticipants have remarked, “Mindfulness has changed how I live and see the world, how I interact with others”. This course contributes to:

1. Reduced stress and chronic pain
2. Improved mood
3. Overcoming sleep problems
4. Decreased anxiety
5. Increased immunity
6. Enhanced resilience, joy, and compassion
7. Healthy aging

In this 8-week experiential course consisting of weekly classes, and home practices, participants will learn exercises to:

1. Increase awareness of body sensations (body scan)
2. Mindful movement and stretching (yoga)
3. Awareness of pleasant and unpleasant experiences
4. Awareness of thoughts and emotions
5. Increase compassion for ourselves and others
6. Latest research on mind-body response to stress and change
7. Practices to cultivate mindfulness throughout the day, living each moment to its fullest

Course Dates

8-week course on Thursday evenings for 2.5 hours
September 7 – October 26, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:30pm
** Note that the first class on Sept. 7 will go until 9:00pm **
** Note: Class 5 will be on Sunday Oct. 8, 6:00 - 8:30pm, NOT on Thurs Oct. 5 **
Retreat Sunday October 15, 8:30am – 3:00pm

Course Fees

$350.00: Regular registration
$355.00: Registration with clock hours or a certificate of completion to use for CEUs
$262.50 (25% off): UW Affiliate Registration, which requires department approval and budget number

Scholarships and income-based reduced fee options available. Please see the registration page for details, or email mindful@uw.edu

About the Instructor

Elizabeth H. B. Lin, MD, MPH. Elizabeth is a family medicine physician, clinical professor at the School of Medicine, University of Washington, and an adjunct scientific investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.  As a physician researcher, Elizabeth and her team have conducted innovative research to improve mind-body health in general medical settings which have been adopted worldwide. Elizabeth has had a daily meditation practice for more than 25 years. She has trained extensively with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and leaders in mindfulness programs, as well as Drs. Germer and Neff, founders of the Mindful Self-Compassion program.  She has been teaching mindfulness and compassion over the past 7 years. 

 Comments from past participants in Dr. Lin's classes

"Dr. Lin is a wonderful, caring, respectful and well-prepared instructor and did a fantastic job teaching this class. I particularly appreciated her taking time to answer questions in a thoughtful way. This, along with the content of what she said, was most enlightening for me, because I have begun to pause and take more time in my own communications with other people." 

"Elizabeth is a welcoming and receptive instructor and communicated her own enthusiasm for a mindfulness approach to life in general. I liked how she used her own experience as a student of mindfulness over many years." 

"Elizabeth is very thoughtful, non-judgmental, humble, and caring."

“You (Elizabeth) truly are gifted at drawing people together and toward our best selves!”

“I did not expect the life-changing experience that it (the class) turned out to be. Thank you for giving me back to my family and myself.”

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Courses and Workshops
Elizabeth Lin and Joel Grow
10:00am - 12:30pm  »  CCFW

Registration opens June 1st. Register here.

Thursdays, September 7 – October 26, 2017  |  10:00am – 12:30pm
Retreat Saturday October 14, 2017, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Course Description

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a well-researched and effective 8-week program developed by Drs. Chris Germer and Kristin Neff. This class helps participants develop the habits of being kinder to ourselves and others, and living with more ease and well-being in our daily life. Mindful self-compassion is a first step in emotional healing. We learn to be-friend oneself, and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings with a spirit of openness, curiosity and love, rather than self-judgment, or self-criticism.

In the weekly program, participants will learn through activities such as meditation, experiential exercises, short presentations, group discussion and home practices. Learning is mostly experiential and includes current theory and research on self-compassion. 

Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts resilience, happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as healthy eating and exercise.  MSC can be learned by anyone. It’s the practice of recognizing moments of difficulty, and repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves. It extends cultivation of that same desire beyond ourselves to all living beings to live happily and free from suffering.

Perhaps most importantly, cultivating self-compassion allows one to honor and accept our humanness. Things will not always go the way we want them to. We often encounter frustrations and losses. We make mistakes and bump up against our limitations, or fall short of our ideals. This is the human condition, a reality shared by us all. The more we open our heart to this reality instead of constantly fighting against it, the more we will be able to feel compassion for ourselves and all our fellow humans.

Class Dates

8-week course on Thursday mornings for 2.5 hours
Thursdays, September 7 – October 26, 2017 from 10:00am – 12:30pm
Retreat Saturday October 14, 2017, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Course Fees

$360.00: Regular registration
$365.00: Registration with a certificate of completion to use for CEUs
$270.00 (25% off): UW Affiliate Registration, which requires department approval and budget number

Scholarships and income-based reduced fee options available. Please see the registration page for details, or email mindful@uw.edu

About the Instructors

Elizabeth H. B. Lin, MD, MPH. Elizabeth is a family medicine physician, clinical professor at the School of Medicine, University of Washington, and an adjunct scientific investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.  As a physician researcher, Elizabeth and her team have conducted innovative research to improve mind-body health in general medical settings which have been adopted worldwide. Elizabeth has had a daily meditation practice for more than 25 years. She has trained extensively with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and leaders in mindfulness programs, as well as Drs. Germer and Neff, founders of the Mindful Self-Compassion program.  She has been teaching mindfulness and compassion over the past 7 years. 

Joel Grow, PhD. Joel is a clinical psychologist at the Seattle Mindfulness Center and a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Washington Department of Psychology. He offers evidence-supported treatment that incorporates self-compassion, mindfulness, and acceptance-based approaches. He was a member of the UW research team that created Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), an evidence-based aftercare program for addictive behavior problems. He remains active in the delivery and evaluation of MBRP. He has facilitated numerous groups in various settings, and has conducted therapist training workshops in both the US and abroad. He also provides clinical supervision to UW psychology graduate students. Before graduate school, Joel spent 6 years as a software engineer and in-house trainer/instructor at Amazon.com. A passionate teacher, he co-developed and served as lead instructor for a 9-month University of Washington certificate program for 9 years, and was awarded the UW "Award for Teaching Excellence."

Monday, September 11, 2017
Drop-in Meditation Sessions
Diane Hetrick
6:00pm - 7:00pm  »  CCFW

Drop-in meditation sessions are free. Registration is required. Register here.

CCFW is pleased to offer monthly drop-in meditation sessions. A different CCFW instructor will lead each month’s session so that participants can experience different mindfulness practices and instructor styles. These sessions are also intended to support participants from previous mindfulness courses in strengthening their home practice. All levels of experience are welcome.

About this Session

Bringing a skillful attitude to our meditation can help enhance our self-compassion. The qualities of beginners mind, letting go, kindness, and non-judgmental observation can be cultivated during meditation, and make a positive impact on the rest of our lives when we are off the meditation cushion. This session will give you an opportunity to learn more about your attitude when you are meditating, and practice with these basic yet powerful qualities.

About the Instructor

Diane Hetrick has been studying and practicing in the areas of mind-body healing, mindfulness, meditation, and compassion cultivation most of her adult life. Her more than 30 years of experience as a Physical Therapist working with patients with chronic pain and/or illnesses lead her to explore various body and movement practices, including yoga, dance and qigong, and to explore the area of Mindfulness meditation, in order to help people with stress, pain or dysfunction find more ease, and well-being in their lives.

She completed the Certificate in Mindfulness Facilitation training through the Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC) at UCLA. After completing the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Teacher Certification Program, offered through the Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford, she became one of the first certified CCT teachers in the Seattle area. More at: http://www.dianehetrick.com/

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Professional Events
Lucianne Hackbert, PhD
9:00am - 1:00pm  »  CCFW

Registration is required. Please click here.
Cost: $75.00

This interactive workshop will provide caregivers, professionals and other adults who work with children and youth with an introduction to Let’s Connect (LC), a program that promotes healthy adult-child relationships. Let’s Connect is a trauma-informed program that targets 3 interrelated skill areas:

  1. Adults’ awareness of their own and the child’s emotions and emotion regulation skills
  2. Adults’ use of concrete steps to guide their response to children’s emotional arousal and challenging behavior in supportive ways
  3. Adults’ use of behaviorally-specific caregiver-child emotion communication skills that model and build emotional awareness and regulation skills and healthy coping in children and youth

Details
This half-day workshop will provide adult participants with an overview of Let’s Connect (LC) by introducing the primary concepts and core components and engaging in active group dialogue and experiential exercises.

Participants will:

  • Consider their current use of social and emotional skills including self-care strategies
  • Explore what LC offers to support and augment their existing skills so they can be attuned and responsive caregivers
  • Enhance their confidence in managing the emergent situations that arise everyday in their interactions with children and youth

Specific learning objectives include:

  • Present an overview of the LC program in light of recent research on child development, positive parenting and interpersonal neurobiology
  • Discuss the function of emotion
  • Explore how our emotional needs change as we develop and reflect differences in temperament
  • Learn skills that adults can apply every day using real-life scenarios from home, school and community settings
  • Watch LC Trainers demonstrate LC concepts and skills
  • Practice skills and self-care strategies in a supportive group

This workshop is an excellent opportunity for both parents and professionals who work with children, youth and families to self-reflect on their critical role as a model. This role brings deep satisfaction and meaning but also presents challenges and stress. Professionals who may find this event particularly useful include mental health providers, social service caseworkers, juvenile justice professionals, school counselors, community mentors and advocates involved in youth organizations.

Workshop Date

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Workshop Cost

$75.00: Regular Registration
$56.25: (25% off): UW Affilitate Registration, which requires department approval and budget number

Scholarships may be available. Please see the registration page for details or email mindful@uw.edu

About Let’s Connect

Let’s Connect (LC) offers a developmentally grounded and trauma-sensitive lens to help adults to see children’s needs and perspectives more clearly. The LC skills are applicable across a variety of clinical and community settings. Let’s Connect has been delivered to families as a stand-alone program as well as a strategic enhancement to other child and family based treatments, such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. For more information, please visit the LC website at www.letsconnect.org.

Considered a promising practice by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, LC has also been recognized as a promising strategy in Child Trends' newly released report on early care and education programs that effectively address early childhood trauma. 

About the Presenter

Lucianne Hackbert, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and Research Associate at the Institute of Behavioral Sciences at University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Hackbert is one of the three developers of Let's Connect, and has 10+ years of experience developing and implementing Social and Emotional Learning programs to foster resilience in children, families and communities. Dr. Hackbert’s work has involved integrating creativity, mindfulness and movement into evidence-based approaches to address the needs of children, youth and adults and across various settings such as homes, schools, hospitals and community spaces such as gardens. Dr. Hackbert’s professional life is committed to helping adults to engage with children and youth with confidence and competence. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Courses and Workshops
Richard Berger, MD
6:30pm - 9:00pm  »  CCFW

Registration is required and opens June 1st. Register here

Wednesdays, September 27– November 15, 2017  |  6:30pm – 9:00pm
Retreat Saturday November 4, 2017, 9:30am – 5:00pm

Course Description

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program originally designed over thirty years ago by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. The course has a basis in eastern psychology and is very applicable to modern secular life. Mindfulness is the practice of sustained focus, self-regulation, self-exploration, and self-liberation with an accepting, open and kind attitude. This practice can produce calmness and expanded awareness. Neurophysiological studies have shown increased brain growth and function in areas of emotional control and executive function in as little as 8 weeks. Research shows decreased stress, improved self-image, and improved emotional regulation. Improved concentration and less anxiety are common outcomes.

In each class Dr. Berger will lead presentations, instruct mindfulness practices, and facilitate discussions and inquiry into the meaning of the practices. Participants will learn formal mindfulness practices, such as awareness of breath meditation, the body scan, seated meditation, yoga, as well as informal practices, such as mindful walking. Participants are encouraged to draw upon the informal practices in daily life as well as spend 30-45 minutes of formal practice each day throughout the course. Dr. Berger will be available by email and phone to provide participants with further guidance as needed in their personal practices. The weekly syllabus includes: 

Week 1: There is more right with you then there is wrong with you
Week2: Perception and Creative Responding
Week 3: There is Power and Pleasure in Being Present
Week 4: Awareness of Being Stuck and Getting Unstuck
Week 5: Reacting versus Responding
Week 6: Mindful Communication
Week 7: Choiceless awareness
Week 8: Where to go from Here

All Day Retreat: Staying with It, Continuous Awareness

Class Dates

8-week course on Wednesday evenings for 2.5 hours
September 27– November 15, 2017, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Retreat Saturday November 4, 2017, 9:30am – 5:00pm

Course Fees

$350.00: Regular registration
$355.00: Registration with clock hours or a certificate of completion to use for CEUs
$262.50 (25% off): UW Affiliate Registration, which requires department approval and budget number

Scholarships and income-based reduced fee options available. Please see the registration page for details, or email mindful@uw.edu

About the Instructor

Richard (Rick) E. Berger, MD, Professor Emeritus in the Medical School at the University of Washington, is the primary teacher of Mindfulness NW. He received his undergraduate education and medical degree from The University of Chicago. He received his certification in the teaching of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness  and received a Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation from the Mindful Awareness Research Center at the University of California in Los Angeles. Rick has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPS) classes at the University of Washington Hospital, the University of Washington Intramural Activities Center and the Center for Child and Family Well-being. He also holds certificates to teach mindfulness to children and adolescents from Inner Kids and Mindful Schools and teaches mindfulness in the Seattle Public Schools. His ongoing practice includes daily meditation, yoga, silent retreats and continuing education in mindfulness and related areas.

"The best part of the class was interacting with Dr. Berger, experiencing his good heart, the daily practice of meditating, and the frequent practice of mindfulness during each day. As a result of the class activities, I feel much more connected to myself, more calm and peaceful, happy."

"I like the way Rick led the class with gentleness and patience. He led us, but at the same time made it seem he was on the journey with us."

"Rick did a great job at teaching the material and was welcoming and accessible and made it seem so easy. I appreciated his humor too!" 

"Rick Berger was wise, present, patient, funny, and accepting."

"I enjoyed Richard's cheerful patient attitude."

 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Courses and Workshops
Diane Hetrick
6:00pm - 8:00pm  »  CCFW

Registration opens June 1st, 2017. Register here

Tuesdays, October 3 – November 21, 2017  |  6:00pm – 8:00pm

Course Description

Compassion Cultivation Training is an eight-week course designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy and kindness for oneself and others. The course, developed by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists and researchers at Stanford University, combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion and is offered in a secular presentation.

The training includes:

• Mindfulness: Daily meditation, visualization and breathing practices to develop loving-kindness, empathy and compassion.

• Coursework: Two-hour weekly classes that include lecture, discussion and in-class listening and communication exercises with partners and small groups.

• Assignments: Real-world homework to help you practice compassionate thought and action.

In this course, individuals will learn how to:

• Increase kindness and compassion for themselves and others

• Develop deeper levels of serenity, resilience and creativity

• Calm the mind and direct thoughts more positively

• Sharpen their ability to focus and pay attention

• Access a variety of self-care skills and techniques

Cultivating compassion goes beyond feeling more concern and empathy for others. It develops the strength to be with suffering, the courage to take compassionate action, and resilience in the face of life’s challenges. Each of us can nurture and grow our compassionate instinct, like a plant carefully cultivated from a seed. This process requires patience, steady care, proper tools and a supportive environment.

Course Dates

8-week course on Tuesday evenings for 2 hours
Tuesdays, October 3 – November 21, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Course Fees

$300.00: Regular registration
$305.00: Registration with a certificate of completion to use for CEUs
$225.00 (25% off): UW Affiliate Registration, which requires department approval and budget number

Scholarships and income-based reduced fee options available. Please see the registration page for details, or email mindful@uw.edu

About the Instructor

Diane Hetrick has been studying and practicing in the areas of mind-body healing, mindfulness, meditation, and compassion cultivation most of her adult life. Her more than 30 years of experience as a Physical Therapist working with patients with chronic pain and/or illnesses lead her to explore various body and movement practices, including yoga, dance and qigong, and to explore the area of Mindfulness meditation, in order to help people with stress, pain or dysfunction find more ease, and well-being in their lives.

She completed the Certificate in Mindfulness Facilitation training through the Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC) at UCLA. After completing the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Teacher Certification Program, offered through the Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford, she became one of the first certified CCT teachers in the Seattle area. More at: http://www.dianehetrick.com/

Sunday, October 8, 2017
Courses and Workshops
Ann Hollar, M.Ed.
4:00pm – 5:15pm  »  CCFW

Registration is required, space is limited. Register here

Sundays, October 8 – November 12, 2017  |  4:00pm – 5:15pm

Course Description

Is your teen driven to distraction? Overwhelmed with keeping up socially on-line and off? Stressed about homework? Caught up in negative thinking? In this six week course we will touch on many aspects of mindfulness that will help your teen navigate these exciting and complex high school years. This course is intended for high school aged teenagers (14-19 years old). Class size will range between 10 and 20 students. 

Last year, 100% of teens who took this class at CCFW said they would recommend it to a friend. Mindfulness helped...

·       100% of the class calm down when upset or stressed

·       93% be better listeners

·       79% make better decisions

·       71% avoid fights or arguments

After taking Mindfulness 101, teens said: 

"I use at least one thing I learned in the mindfulness class every day, and it's been very helpful to keep my mind organized and keep myself centered. The breathing exercises help me relax in stressful situations."

"Mindfulness helps me focus and relax at the same time. The class was great since it was all high school students with the same pressures of homework, tests and friends. The lessons and meditation help me find calm and step back to see the bigger picture."

"I learned how to listen to others way better (friends, family, teachers). The breathing exercise also helps me fall asleep."

"Life can be overwhelming and this helps a lot."

"Mindfulness has helped me put more effort into trying to discern what is real vs. imagined."

"If I just focus on one thing at a time I am better off."

"I was pretty upset going to a class at school, and I used mindful walking to calm down."

"Bad grade on a quiz - I acknowledged sadness but didn't let it hold me back. Missed a shot in soccer - moved past it and scored."

"Ann's class made learning about mediation not only relatable but also enjoyable. I looked forward to going to her class as well as employing her methods in circumstances that I normally would have been unsure of what to do in. Working with Ann was a pleasure, and I look forward to continuing the use of mediation in stressful and foreign circumstances. Thank you Ann!"

Schedule

Sundays, 4:00 - 5:15pm
October 8 – November 12, 2017 

Week 1: Brain, Body, Breath - Understanding the basics

Week 2: Home Sweet Home - Creating a sense of ease within ourselves

Week 3: Driven to Distraction - Learning how to focus attention

Week 4: Making Sense of your Senses - Slowing down and noticing

Week 5: Riding the Storm - Being with, not thrown, by strong emotions

Week 6: Giving Thanks - The power of gratitude and kindness

Course Fees

$175.00: Regular registration
$131.25 (25% off): UW Affiliate Registration, which requires department approval and budget number

Scholarships and income-based reduced fee options available. Please see the registration page for details, or email mindful@uw.edu

About the Instructor

Ann Hollar is a mindfulness instructor in Seattle. She has a M. Ed from the University of Washington, focusing her thesis on “Mindfulness in Education:  The Secular Intersection of Buddhism and Neuroscience.” She currently teaches mindfulness to students in both public and private elementary, middle and high schools. She has been trained in both the MindUp and Mindful Schools curricula and has recently completed Mindful Schools Year-Long Instructor Certification Program. Her personal integration of mindfulness is constantly being kept alive via interactions with her three tween and teenaged boys.

"Thank you for creating a safe, nurturing space for our children to establish their own practice of mindfulness and appreciation. Through your course, we saw a gentle shift as our kids practiced noticing their thoughts, focusing their attention, and expanding their capacity for gratitude. Having "homework" helped them naturally establish a practice that carried over long after your classes were complete. Thank you for laying the groundwork for a practice that can help them through the inevitable stress of adolescence and beyond."

"Our daughter loved learning ways to relax and de -stress from Ann. She creates a safe, compassionate community where our daughter found inner peace."  

"Students are experiencing higher levels of stress and Ann's class offers strategies and alternatives which allow them to feel less anxious, more balanced and more capable of managing the stress." 

Friday, October 20, 2017
Professional Events
Lucianne Hackbert, PhD & Monica Fitzgerald, PhD
9:00am - 5:00pm (Fri/Sat) | 9:00am - 12:00pm (Sun)  »  CCFW

Registration is required. Please click here. Cost: $425.00.

This highly interactive training will provide professionals with the foundation to integrate Let’s Connect (LC), a program that promotes healthy adult-child relationships, into a variety of clinical and community settings where they work. LC offers a developmentally grounded and trauma-sensitive lens to help adults to see children’s needs and perspectives more clearly.

This training is open to professionals working with children, youth, and families, including mental health providers, social service caseworkers, juvenile justice professionals, school counselors, community mentors and advocates involved in youth organizations.

Details: Let’s Connect is a trauma-informed program that targets 3 interrelated skill areas:

  • Adults’ awareness of their own and the child’s emotions and emotion regulation skills
  • Adults’ use of concrete steps to guide their response to children’s emotional arousal and challenging behavior in supportive ways
  • Adults’ use of behaviorally-specific caregiver-child emotion communication skills that model and build emotional awareness and regulation skills and healthy coping in children and youth.

This training will provide participants with insight on how to better understand children’s social-emotional needs and to respond skillfully. Participants will learn how to coach parents and caregivers in attaining new skills. The workshop curriculum will include:

Day 1 and Day 2:

Introduce the theory and scientific context for LC including relevant research on child development, positive parenting and interpersonal neurobiology.

Learn the LC Core Components: 

  • Psychoeducation to build a base of knowledge including the following topics: Social and emotional development and the markers for health, Why emotions are important for all of us, the universal need for human connection and the power of nurturing, the impact of adversity, chronic stress and trauma, the role of successful connection for resilience and recovery and the mental and behavioral challenges commonly experienced by children and youth
  • Social and emotional skills to build emotional awareness, and self-care and effective ways to communicate and connect successfully
  • Contextual sensitivity to embody competence at all levels across the whole system of care

Review and discuss how LC can be used as a strategic enhancement to evidence-based mental health treatments for children and families.

Learn and practice the LC Skills using vignettes and role-play and receive feedback.

Learn and practice LC strategies for self-care:

  • Hand-to-Heart 3-step process
  • Guided visualization
  • Belly Breathing

Day 3:

Continue practice of the LC Skills as you receive direct feedback from trainers and other participants

Create an action plan to build LC strategies into your professional life

Review the steps to become an LC Coach including follow-up consultation:

  • Group consultation for six months after the training at an additional cost.
  • Individual consultation from the LC Trainers as you apply the skills in your child and family settings.

For more information on the LC Professional Training, please visit the Let's Connect website training page

LC is considered a promising practice by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, It has also been recognized as a promising strategy in Child Trends newly released report on early care and education programs that effectively address early childhood trauma.
 

Training Dates

October 20 – 22, 2017 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Training Cost

The cost of the full training is $425.00, which includes a certificate of completion and CEUs.

About the Presenters

Lucianne Hackbert, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and Research Associate at the Institute of Behavioral Sciences at University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Hackbert is one of the three developers of Let's Connect, and has 10+ years of experience developing and implementing Social and Emotional Learning programs to foster resilience in children, families and communities. Dr. Hackbert’s work has involved integrating creativity, mindfulness and movement into evidence-based approaches to address the needs of children, youth and adults and across various settings such as homes, schools, hospitals and community spaces such as gardens. Dr. Hackbert’s professional life is committed to helping adults to engage with children and youth with confidence and competence.

Monica Fitzgerald, PhD is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Behavioral Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and one of the three developers of Let’s Connect. Dr. Fitzgerald’s clinical and research interests focus on the impact of violence and trauma exposure on children’s emotional and behavioral adjustment, parent-child interaction patterns and parental emotion socialization practices, and approaches to implementing and disseminating trauma-informed, evidence-based prevention programs and treatment interventions in community settings and human service systems (e.g., community mental health centers, schools, child-welfare).  She is the Director of the Evidence-Based Practice Training Initiative and co-director of the Trauma Center of Excellence (a SAMSHA funded project). She is a co-investigator on a NIJ Comprehensive School Safety grant to evaluate the feasibility and impact of the Safe Communities Safe Schools Model in Colorado schools. Dr. Fitzgerald is an expert trainer in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Abuse-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT), and regularly conducts trainings and provides consultation for these models nationally and internationally.