2 Day Workshop: Creative Counseling Toolbox: 65 Innovative, Multi-Sens
Live Webcast

2 Day Workshop: Creative Counseling Toolbox: 65 Innovative, Multi-Sensory Strategies to Make Therapy More Impactful, Memorable and Effective!


Faculty:
Ed Jacobs |  Christine Schimmel
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC054675
Brochure Code:
PLW69854
Media Type:
Live Webcast


Description

Tired of using the same interventions, session after session? Do you find yourself repeating the same phrases and concepts over and over, wondering how much of it is getting through to your clients? Are your sessions unfocused or lacking theoretical basis? Looking to revitalize your practice?

Watch Drs. Ed Jacobs and Christine Schimmel as they introduce you to a whole new framework for treating clients – an active, creative, multisensory, theory-driven approach that grabs clients’ attention and gets them moving in every sense of the word.

Take your interventions to the next level using affordable, everyday items such as chairs, rubber bands, white boards and other props, to have a lasting impact on clients’ insight, motivation and desire to change.

Built on concepts from evidence-based theoretical approaches such as REBT/CBT, Reality Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, these interventions are designed for all age groups and any clinical issue, including mood and anxiety disorders, anger, low self-esteem and relationships difficulties.

Watch this 2-day live webcast packed with non-stop action, demonstrations and ideas that will have you furiously taking notes as your clinical toolbox overflows with creative, effective interventions you can use immediately! What’s more, you’ll leave inspired to create even more!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity – sign up today!

Credits

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


Addiction Counselors

NAADAC

This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12.5 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


Connecticut Addiction Counselors

Provider #120924. This course has been approved as a CCB approved training and has been awarded 12.5 hours by the Connecticut Certification Board.


California Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the CCAPP-EI, Provider #: OS-03-036-1019. This activity meets the qualifications for 12.5 CEH's (continuing education hours).


Counselors

This educational offering consists of 12.5 clock hour(s) of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from this offering and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


New York Counselors

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors. #MHC-0033. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Texas Counselors

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Provider #: 2477. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


South Carolina Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists

This program has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists. Approval #4540.


Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 760 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 


Illinois Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #:168-000156. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 12.5 credits. 


New York Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0024. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance


Texas Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI, Inc. has been approved as a continuing education sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Provider # 503. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.


Canadian Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Florida Psychologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Psychology. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 12.6 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Psychologists

This live activity consists of 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline and the certificate of completion you receive from this live activity. Contact us for more information on your state board or organization specific filing requirements. American Psychological Association credits are not available.


Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 (Clinical Practice) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. 


Canadian Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for the course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2017 - January 27, 2020. Social Workers completing this course receive 12.5 (Clinical Practice) continuing education credits for completing this intermediate level course. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to social workers who complete the program evaluation. Full attendance is required. No partial credit will be offered for partial attendance. Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.


Colorado Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Provider #1413. This course has been approved for 12.6 continuing education hours. 

 

COLORADO PARTICIPANTS ONLY: To be reported to the Colorado Chapter of the NASW, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com and provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Illinois Social Workers

PESI, Inc is an approved provider with the State of Illinois, Department of Professional Regulation. License #: 159-000154. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours.


Kansas Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider #14-006. This course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours.


Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 12.5 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.


New York Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's (NYSED) State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0008. This activity will qualify for 15.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. 


Ohio Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

PESI is an approved provider with the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider approval #:RCST071001. Full attendance at this course meets the qualifications for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education credit.


Pennsylvania Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

This intermediate activity is approved for 12.5 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


California Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Educational Psychologists

This intermediate activity consists of 12.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please contact your licensing board to determine if they accept programs or providers approved by other national or state licensing boards. A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the program to participants who are in full attendance and who complete the program evaluation.


Florida Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Mental Health Counselors

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Provider Number BAP #77. This course qualifies for 12.5 continuing education credits.

** Florida Participants Only:  To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 12.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 


Faculty

Ed Jacobs Related seminars and products: 1

Ph.D., LPC


Ed Jacobs, Ph.D., LPC, is the coordinator of the masters’ program in the counseling, counseling psychology, and rehabilitation department at West Virginia University. Professional publications include 30 articles in books and journals as well as six books on counseling techniques: Impact Therapy, Creative Counseling Techniques: An Illustrated Guide, Impact Therapy: The Courage to Counsel, Group Counseling in Correctional Settings, How to Select and Apply Change Strategies in Groups (Group Work Practice Kit), and Group Counseling: Strategies and Skills.

Ed has been recognized for his outstanding teaching and contribution to the field. In 2006, he was given the Outstanding Teacher Award in his college. Also in 2006, he was given by the Association for Creativity in Counseling, the Innovator of the Year Award. In the past he was recognized for his contributions in group work by being given the Professional Advancement Award and selected as a Fellow in the Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Ed is a licensed professional counselor and has maintained a private practice for over 35 years. He has presented Impact Therapy in China, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, Indonesia, Germany, Andorra, and Canada.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Ed E. Jacobs is an Associate Professor at West Virginia University. He maintains a private practice. Dr. Jacobs receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Ed E. Jacobs has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


Christine Schimmel Related seminars and products: 1

Ed.D., LPC


Christine Schimmel, Ed.D., LPC, is the assistant department chair and the coordinator of the school counseling master’s program at West Virginia University. She serves on the counseling licensure board for the state of West Virginia and was on the task force that updated the state standards for school counselors in West Virginia.

Christine is the co-author of Group Counseling: Strategies and Skills, which came out in the 8th edition with two accompanying DVDs, which she co-produced with Ed. She is also co-author of the updated book, Impact Therapy: The Courage to Counsel and How to Select and Apply Change Strategies in Groups (Group Work Practice Kit).

Christine was a school counselor at all three levels and teaches courses in group counseling, counseling children, play therapy and parenting. Christine was voted school counselor educator of the year in the state of West Virginia in 2013.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Christine Schimmel is an Associate Professor at West Virginia University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Dr. Christine Schimmel serves on the counseling licensure board for the state of West Virginia.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Additional Resources

To order the book, 250 Brief, Creative & Practical Art Therapy Techniques, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Somatic Psychotherapy Toolbox, please visit our product store.

To order the card deck, Growing Mindful Card Deck, please visit our product store.


Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Incorporate creative techniques into established therapy approaches in order to improve clinical outcomes with clients.
  2. Utilize specific creative techniques to help angry clients recognize triggers, reduce anger outbursts and improve accountability.
  3. Demonstrate the use of props to enhance interventions aimed at improving self-esteem in clients.
  4. Integrate principles of Reality Therapy with creative strategies to increase the therapeutic impact of interventions.
  5. Implement a multi-sensory, concrete approach to therapy that increases therapeutic value and makes interventions more memorable for the client.
  6. Employ creative variations of the “empty chair” technique as derived from Gestalt Therapy to enhance the client’s understanding of one’s inner struggles as well as relational difficulties.
  7. Discover how the use of writing and drawing in session can be utilized to transform therapeutic concepts from abstract to concrete.
  8. Apply principles from Transactional Analysis therapy, including the identification of ego states, to help illustrate resolution of interpersonal conflicts with clients.
  9. Teach clients creative techniques from Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy that address irrational thoughts and negative self-talk.
  10. Utilize movement-based interventions in session to engage clients and heighten self-awareness.
  11. Provide clients with concrete, tangible strategies that help to decrease symptoms of anxiety, including rumination and management of anxious thoughts and feelings.
  12. Demonstrate the use of metaphor, analogies and fantasies in session to provide psychoeducation, improve insight and engagement in therapy.

Outline

What Makes Therapy Effective?
  • Four M’s: Multi-sensory, motivational, marketing, maps
  • 8 mistakes most therapists make
  • Engagement: the core of effective therapy
  • The brain likes novelty – what advertisers know
  • Use a depth chart to gage the efficacy of your therapy
  • RCFF: Rapport, Contract, Focus, Funnel
Creativity Meets Evidence-Based Practice
  • REBT/CBT
  • Reality Therapy
  • Adlerian Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Motivational Interviewing/Stages of Change
  • Limitations and Risks
Rapport Building
Interventions That Go Beyond Active Listening
  • Rubber band technique
  • Use of chairs
  • Language techniques
  • How to roll with resistance
Anxiety Disorders
Disrupt Rumination, Improve Insight and Manage Anxious Thoughts and Feelings
  • Creative REBT/CBT Interventions
  • Pinwheel
  • The power of the whiteboard
  • The “Where does the anxiety come from?” technique
Depression and Other Mood Disorders
Increase Motivation, Improve Mood and Get Clients “Unstuck”
  • Rearview mirror
  • Eeyore/Tigger technique
  • Air pump
  • Chairs as hope and movement
  • Stages of change
  • Board of directors
  • Kids in a tree
Anger and Resistance
Recognize Triggers, Diffuse Anger and Improve Accountability
  • Soda bottle
  • Fuses
  • Shield/Filter
  • Rubber band
  • Small chair
  • Three R’s: Retreat, Rethink, React
Low Self-Esteem
Improve Self-Talk, Boundary Setting and Decision Making
  • Toy hammer
  • Dollar bill
  • Styrofoam cup
  • Nesting dolls - codependency
  • Small chair
  • Chairs
  • Egogram
  • ANTS – Automatic Negative Thoughts
Relationships and Conflict Resolution
Build Communication Skills, Emotional Awareness and Empathy
  • Rubber band
  • Chairs
  • Nurturing parent vs. critical parent chair
  • Drama triangle
  • Infinity diagram of a fight
Grief and Loss
Expand Emotional Expression and Promote Healing
  • Dual Process Model
  • Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning
  • Empty Chair technique
  • The Shattering Dominoes

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • School Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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