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Jan. 24, 2015 Peggy Sax Training in SF!

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BANTR and BAFTTA are very excited to bring Peggy Sax, PhD. to San Francisco for a training entitled:

Reclaiming community out of  personal catastrophe:  Communal practices that build on naturally sustaining webs.

When:  Saturday Jan. 24th from 10am-6pm.

Location:  Bayside SF at 450 Sutter Street (btw. Stockton St. and Powell St.), Suite 300 in San Francisco 94108.

Six CEUs available for MFTs, MSWs, and PhDs.

Workshop Description:

Built on ethical foundations of collaborative, relationally responsible practices and choice, this workshop will engage participants in ‘communal’ ways of working with others that challenge traditional assumptions of therapy as an individualized experience. Through video, audio, storytelling and group experiential work, registrants will explore and engage therapeutic practices that assist clients suffering from psychological catastrophe – worst nightmare scenarios – through supportive operations of community engagement, peer-to-peer sustainability, and transformative actions of giving back to others.

Peggy Sax, PhD practices as a licensed psychologist, family therapist and clinical supervisor in Middlebury, Vermont. Her teaching is imbued with learning from firsthand experiences as a therapist in her small town New England community. Dr. Sax is also an international consultant and workshop presenter and Executive Director of Re-authoring Teaching, Inc – a global learning community. She is author of the book, Re-authoring Teaching: Creating a Collaboratory, and the article, Re-claiming Community Out Of Catastrophe: Communal Practices That Build on Naturally Sustaining Webs. Her passion is in facilitating transformative dialogues that build communities, strengthen naturally sustaining webs of support, and transcend the barriers of geography, professional status, and other culturally-imposed experiences of difference.

Workshop Learning Objectives

1. Registrants will critically assess assumptions and practices that challenge notions of therapy as an isolated experience, through deconstructing real-life examples of catastrophe and subsequent responses of restoration and healing.

2. Registrants will explore ways to attend to their clients’ naturally sustaining webs of connection, and to apply these practices in their own work, lives and communities;

3. Registrants will learn specific lines of inquiry to foster social connectedness, not only within the family, but toward restoring a person’s sense of community-mindedness, solidarity and purpose.

Evaluation Criteria:

Attendance at workshop

Participation in discussions and practice exercises

Reading of assigned article

Fill out Evaluation Form at end of workshop

“Peggy Sax’s presentation in Vancouver at TC X a couple years ago was inspiring then and I’ve thought about since.  Her work with people whose children have died from overdose and suicide was so different than a standard therapeutic approach.  She was honoring and connecting in ways that cultivated hope and respect.  She also brought videos and they weren’t in offices — often they were shot with people in their homes and gardens.  I wanted to bring her here because of the lasting influence her work has had on me.”  — Julia Wallace

This workshop is geared to those with at least a basic foundation in narrative therapy.

When:  Saturday Jan. 24th from 10am-6pm.

Location:  Bayside SF, 450 Sutter Suite 300 in San Francisco.

Six CEUs available for MFTs, MSWs, and PhDs.

$150 if registered before December 15th, $175 if after December 15th.

$100 for interns and students before December 15th, $125 after December 15th.

if check:

Julia Wallace

(on memo line please write: BANTR Training)

110 Gough St. Suite 402.

San Francisco, CA 94102.

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BAFTTA is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. BAFTTA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.