Our Community Lectures are offered FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, or $20 for 2 CECs approved for counselors, art therapists and social workers. Lectures are listed in the quarterly class schedules and posted on this site.
Friday, October 14, 6-8pm, SWC Campus Service Dog, Therapy Dog or Emotional Support Animal: What Is the Difference? Presented by Jodi Backensto FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OR $20 FOR 2 CECs In this forum, Jodi will discuss in detail the difference between Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs or Emotional Support Animals. She will address the laws concerning all three, the rights the users and the animals have, defining appropriate clients and the very careful considerations therein. Jodi Backensto has been happily working with Assistance Dogs of the West for 11 years. She conducts client/dog interviews for partnership matching and maintains relationships with client/dog teams for the life of the team. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.
COMMUNITY LECTURE Friday, November 18, 6–8pm, SWC Campus The Importance of Infant Mental Health: Early Childhood Development and Relationship Formation Presented by Michelle Daly, M.S.P.H., M.A., LPCC, ATR, IMH-E FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OR $20 FOR 2 CECs Development and relationship formation in the earliest years of life creates the foundation for the future well-being of individuals, families, and society. The interdisciplinary field of Infant Mental Health offers a relational, culturally-sensitive and integrative approach to addressing early childhood challenges and attachment traumas while working with infants, toddlers and families in the first three years of life. This lecture will provide a basic introduction to Infant Mental Health, an essential field of study that incorporates a comprehensive systems approach to prevention and early intervention. Michelle Daly MSPH, MA, LPCC, ATR, IMH-E, is the Director of the Infant Mental Health Certificate Program. She is endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Specialist in New Mexico. Along with an extensive background in public health and human rights work, she also incorporates the expressive arts and specialized training in grief, loss and trauma, as well as interpersonal neurobiology in her practice. Please RSVP to email@example.com to reserve a seat.
PAST COMMUNITY LECTURES
–A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy: The Basics of Working with Difficult Couples presented by Lon Rankin, M.A., LPCC
–Authority vs. Power: Creative Leadership from the Inside Out presented by Heather Leigh, M.A., ATR-BC, LCPC
–Objects of Desire and Desiring Subjects: On Sexuality in Psychotherapy presented by Ginna Clark, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC
–Understanding and Working with Borderline Personality Disorder by Laura Lansrud-Lopez, M.A., ATR-BC, LPAT, LPCC
–Adolescent Substance and Process Abuse by Juan Blea, M.A., LADAC
–Organic Sexuality: From Shame into Mystery by Jason Holley, M.A., LPCC
–Adult ADD/HD: A Problem Unrecognized by Doug Puryear, M.D.
–Dr. Edith Wallace: Her Life, Work and Legacy presented by Karen Stefano, M.A., LPC
–Clinical Intuition, Vito Hemphill, DOC
–The Turning of the Ages: Our Time and Place in Cosmic Cycles of Evolution, Jason Holley, M.A., LPCC
–The Right Time and Place to Heal Trauma, Lee Cartwright, M.A.
–Mindfulness-Based Auricular Acupuncture (MBAA), Dana Moore
–Eyes Made of Soul, Robert Waterman, Ed.D., Lecture and Book Signing
–The “F-Word” Project, Maureen Burdock
–Under a Remarkable Sky:The Birthchart of Southwestern College, Jason Holley, M.A., LMHC:
–Intersubjectivity and the Practice of Therapy, Bill Smythe
–The Biological Drama of Trauma, Lee Cartwright, M.A.
–Cultivating Bridges: Attunement, Interpersonal Neurobiology & Group Process, Kate Cook, M.A., LPCC, TEP
–Vision as a Metaphor for Consciousness, Sam Berne, MD
–Envisioning a New, Healthy Sexuality, Jason Holley, M.A. and Kate Latimer, M.A.
–Transformation Through the Quantum Field, Robert Waterman, Ed.D.