Our winter session MBSR group runs January through March. MBSR is an eight week class, designed by John Kabat-Zinn, to give you practical experience with various tools of mindfulness. The teachings are supported by 30 years of scientific research and are proven to be beneficial for chronic pain, anxiety, depression and various other health conditions. MBSR is a helpful add on to individual therapy or ongoing medical treatments. Joining this group requires participation in one of the free orientation classes. Check out the details and register on our MBSR page.
Internalized racism is as a disease that infects communities of color (Asanti, 1996). This illness is negatively related to physical health, mental health, and identity development. The purpose of this presentation is two-fold: (a) to raise awareness of internalized racism and its impacts on communities of color and (b) describe the findings of a study of 350 Latina/o/x students that explored predictors of internalized racism. Participants will discuss the relationship between interpersonal racism, assimilation, and internalized racism. Further, strategies for identifying, preventing, and addressing internalized racism will be shared. Tickets for this event are $13.
Dr. Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado is Associate Professor in Counseling at the University of Colorado Denver. His research interests include the ethnic identity development of Latinas/os/xs and Chicanas/os/xs, the effects of internalized racism on communities of color, training to improve the cultural competence of counselors, and the sociopolitical development of students of color. Dr. Hipolito-Delgado has received grants from the American Educational Research Association, the Spencer Foundation, Jobs for the Future, and the Hewlett Foundation to study the sociopolitical development of youth. He is a Governing Counseling representative for the American Counseling Association.
Limited Financial Assistance is available:
We want to make this an event that is accessible to all people no matter your social economic situation. Because of this, we are offering some financial assistance to those that are in need. We believe this is an important topic and want to make sure that all people are able to engage in this conversation with us. Please send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org describing your need and your current situation that might make it difficult to afford this event.
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This event is Co-hosted by Strength in Motion:
Strength in Motion was established in 2014 to support clients in living towards their greatest potential. It began as a solo private practice at the base of the Flatirons with the intention to incorporate movement and psychotherapy given the significant connection and healing potential between the two. It quickly became clear that we could make a greater impact on our community and serve more people by including more holistic practitioners who could work collaboratively to address the whole person in each client that we see. https://www.simcounseling.com/
What does it mean to be Highly Sensitive? Is that even a real term? What is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)? Are the two related? What do I need to know if I'm parenting a sensitive child?
Using neuroscience as her guide, Sarah will explain Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), the Highly Sensitive "diagnosis", and most importantly offer some parenting strategies and tips to employ with sensitive kiddos.
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About Sarah K. Ahn, MBA, MSW, LSCW: Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist who is passionate about coaching parents to have authentic, attached, and reflective relationships with their kids. For over 15 years, Sarah has worked with children, parents, and adults at the Kempe Center, Boulder Institute of Psychotherapy and Research (BIPR), Harvard Graduate School of Business, and in private practice.
Sarah is also an avid speaker having presented and/or taught classes at Boulder Community Hospital, Boulder YWCA, Bixby School, Broomfield Rec Center, Friends School, and the University of Colorado -- Boulder. Sarah earned her MSW from Smith College School of Social Work, and MBS from Harvard Graduate School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Most Importantly, she is the proud mama to two teenaged sons and one 5th grade daughter.
We would like to invite you to a holiday card making party for LGBTQIA prisoners, this party is just one of many happening all across the country as part of a national effort organized by Black and Pink. This event is co-hosted with Kay Howarth, Charlie Fredrick, and Queer Asterisk.
The holidays can be a challenging and lonely time when you're locked up and away from loved ones, so we'll be decorating and sending holiday cards to LGBTQIA folks who are currently in prison. Our goal is to make at least 80 cards to send out to prisoners.
There will be lots of snacks, drinks, good times with good company, and plenty of card making supplies. Please come join us in a community action to send some love to prisoners. If you can not come to the event please consider donating to our wish list of supplies on Amazon. Donate at:
People come to therapy in order to live more fulfilling and purposeful lives. One paradox the clinician runs into is that the client’s belief that “there’s something seriously wrong with me and I have to fix it” is often a barrier to the self-acceptance, compassion, and perseverance that serve as mediating processes for the desired change itself. Drawing from the deep evidence base of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), this training will introduce the ACT Matrix of Psychological Flexibility. The Matrix is a powerful tool that serves to support collaborative treatment planning that is grounded in mindfulness, acceptance, and personal values. We direct clients away from seeking symptom reduction, in favor of promoting repertoire expansion through values-driven behavior, radical acceptance, and undermining the verbal processes that perpetuate psychological suffering.
Facilitator: Brooks Witter
Brooks is a counselor, clinical supervisor and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy trainer based in Boulder, Colorado. He currently runs a small private practice, supervises interns at Naropa’s Community Counseling Center and has an extensive professional background supporting individuals, couples, families, and teams transform challenges into strength building opportunities. When not working, you will find him on his bike, spending time with his family, getting outside, playing improv or fiddling with saws and wood.
In partnership with Boulder Psychological Services we will be hosting a community event where you can learn how to use MSBR strategies to improve your physical and emotional well being. Please join us at the Boulder Main Library, Flatirons Room on September 19th at 6 pm. No registration required.
This course provides healthcare professionals the necessary foundational information and clinical skills to offer more mindful treatment to their patients. What does it take to be a culturally aware and responsive healthcare provider working with LGBTQ+ individuals and their families? The focus of this training is the intersectionality of biological sex, gender, and sexuality as it pertains to identity development. The aim is to cultivate mindfulness in hopes of having a positive impact on the visibility of marginalized identities within the field of healthcare.
About the Trainer:
Sorin Thomas LPC, LAC (Xe, Xyr, Xem) Clinical Director, Therapist
Sorin is a queer and non-binary transgender licensed professional counselor and licensed addictions counselor offering a variety of therapeutic services to queer and trans folx. A graduate of Naropa University with a master’s degree in Somatic Counseling Psychology, Sorin utilizes body sensation/movement and mindfulness practices. Therapy is strengths-based and client-directed for children, adolescents, adults, and couples/families of all configurations to inspire growth and healing. Sorin specializes in modalities such as wilderness therapy and canine/equine therapy.
We provide queer-informed counseling services,
community programming, and educational trainings
to promote the internal wellness and social
connectivity of queer and trans people
We envision a vibrant community that embraces
authentic expression and transformation, where
One of the challenges when working with patients with eating disorders is encountering the rigid and concrete thinking, experiencing, and behaving represented through food and the body. How do clinicians walk the tight rope of assessing and working with these overt symptoms while simultaneously accounting for their emotional and relational meanings? During this training we will discuss some of the developmental deficits that contribute to problems in mentalization and symbolic thinking, and how these experiences influence the onset and maintenance of eating disorders. We will discuss the use and implementation of behavioral interventions that promote containment, and consider different ways of engagement with patients, their possible impact on the therapeutic relationship and meaning broadly. We will also focus on the importance of cultivating the therapist’s internal thinking and feeling space, and the significance of knowing how and when not to act with skills or tools (often informed by one’s own internal, somatic reactions or clinician countertransference). Finally, through a case example we will discuss the arc of long-term eating disorders treatment and progression in therapy in terms of a growing recognition of a shared two-person, mind and bodied space.
Presenter & Bio:
Dana Satir, PhD, CEDS, is a licensed clinical psychologist and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist in private practice in Denver and Boulder, providing integrative and relational psychoanalytic psychotherapy, clinical supervision and consultation. In 2012 she was awarded her doctorate in psychology from Boston University and completed her clinical internship at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School in adult community psychiatry. She went on to receive advanced training in family-based treatment (Maudsley approach) during her postdoctoral fellowship at Children's Hospital Colorado. Dr. Satir is also an Adjunct Instructor in the Counseling Psychology Department at the University of Denver, where she teaches courses on eating disorders treatment and psychodynamic psychotherapy. She remains active in research and writing focused on the treatment process, including the psychoanalytic treatment of eating disorders and clinician countertransference with complex patient populations.
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We’ve learned a lot about The brain since we started studying it with MRI machines in 2010. In this workshop we will examine how to use this knowledge to inform our therapeutic work with our clients covering a wide range of topics, including:
- Bipolar disorder A
As well as other brain regulation issues we are discovering as we explore this new and exciting frontier
Dan Fox LPC has spent the past 15 years helping adolescents (and their families) with the work of growing into healthy, happy adults. His diverse background includes teaching high school, running a summer camp, school counseling, and directing September High School.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Dan has brought these experiences into his clinical work. He is committed to the idea that there is hope for your teen and relief for your family. Dan uses a variety of approaches to help teens and families get more functional and feel more successful. Some clients do better when the work is done out of the office. Some benefit from Dan’s short-term, cognitive-behavioral interventions. For other clients, Dan approaches ongoing therapy from a Humanistic and Gestalt view.
Dan provides talks and workshops for schools, summer camps, and other organizations seeking to understand adolescents and help them grow up. He also provides consultation and coaching by phone for parents around the country.
This 1.5-hour workshop will focus primarily on assessment of bipolar disorders. By the end of
the evening attendees will be able to:
differentiate between bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, and major depressive disorder
know how to screen for bipolar disorder when someone presents in a depressive episode,
and understand the complexity of differentiating depression in MDD vs. bipolar disorder;
properly diagnosis mood disorders vs. substance-induced mood episodes; and,
know how to assess for hypomania or prodromal manic symptoms when a previously
depressed client comes in reporting significant improvement.
Time permitting, Alisha also will share an overview of the treatment model used at the
Sutherland Bipolar Center, emphasizing a couple of powerful tools that you can put to immediate use in your practice.
The workshop format will include lecture, handouts, case examples, and Q&A.
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Alisha L. Brosse, Ph.D. is the Director of the Sutherland Bipolar Center, a bipolar specialty
clinic located in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of Colorado at Boulder. For over 15 years she has coordinated the day-to- day operations of the Center, provided psychotherapy to individuals, families and groups, supervised therapists in training, and provided community education on bipolar disorders. She has trained mental health professionals in the assessment and treatment of bipolar disorders in a number of settings, including community mental health, private practice, conferences, and via an on-line course. She is passionate about disseminating evidence-based psychosocial treatments for bipolar disorders.
Racism is deeply imbedded in our psyches, and in our personal, professional, and community group interactions. Through didactic and experiential engagement in small and large groups, we will create space to discuss and process the divide of racism and confront its damaging possibilities. Group facilitators will encourage participants' bravery and risk-taking as they interact from their personal narratives in U.S. racialized history.
Join Phillip Horner and Marcia Warren Edelman for a conversation and Q&A that offer an intersectional perspective on race and culture, and ways to build connection in these challenging times.