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    • 19 Jul 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • LePeep's Restaurant 2525 Arapahoe Ave (Next to McGkin Hardwared) Boulder

    Education/ Breakfast/Network Event JULY 19 2018 Using Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, and Other Expressive Therapies with Individuals, Couples, & Families --  Dr. Evelyn Leslie  - Presentation counts for two hours of Colorado Continuing Competency Units (CCs).

    Le Peep’s Restaurant, 2525 Arapahoe Avenue (next to McGuckin Hardware), 8:00-10 am,

    Engage with Dr. Leslie in discussion of  how Play, Art, Sandplay and other Expressive Therapies are used with individuals, couples, and families in clinician practice. Explore in exercises how expressive therapies work. Take home a technique for your practices. Review opportunities for Certification in one or more expressive therapies. Cost is ordering a breakfast or $10 to CAP.

    Dr. Evelyn Leslie has been on the faculty at the Colorado School for Family Therapy for 22 years and is an instructor at Argosy University. She is the Mental Health Representative on The State of Colorado Commission for Criminal and Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) appointed by Governor Hickenlooper in 2012. She is an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor with the Association for Play Therapy (RPT-S) , Master Addition Counselor (CAC III) , Certified Addiction Counselor Level Three, and Certified in Sex Therapy, Play Therapy, Sandplay Therapy, and Art Therapy. 

    Learn more at

    Register here so we can bring your continuing competency certificate:

    • 07 Aug 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Egg & I, 560 S. Holly, Denver, 804256

    DENVER CAP LUNCH TALK – August 7, 2018 “Risk Protecting Your Practice: Micro-Issues and Macro-issues in Reducing Your Liability for Lawsuits and DORA Complaints”   Join Dr. Leslie in a review of recent changes in Colorado law and discuss the impacts to the practice of psychotherapy, how to reduce risk to our small businesses from lawsuits and DORA complaints, and the ways mental health professionals can influence public policy and the legislative process in Colorado instead of being a victim of it. Don’t miss this highly rated presentation.  Session is free if you order lunch. 

    Dr. Reo Leslie, LMFT, LPC, CAC III is the CEO of the Colorado School for Family Therapy; the CAP Legislative Committee Chair, and the President and Founder of the Colorado Mental Health Professionals Association. Dr. Leslie, as the former Vice Chair of the LPC Board and a past Mental Health Representative of the State of Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. Learn more at

    Presentation counts for one and a half hours of Colorado Continuing Competency Units (CCs). The Egg & I, 560 S. Holly, Denver 80246 off of Leetsdale  noon to 1:30 pm  Register here so your continuing competency certificate is ready for you:

    Remember to bring your business cards and flyers for the networking portion of these events.

    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 7:45 AM
    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Summit Event Center, 411 Sable Blvd. North, Aurora, CO 80011
    • 689


    Conference Program

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    September 15-16, 2018

    through AUGUST 15, 2018

    The Summit Event Center
    411 Sable Boulevard
    Aurora, CO 80011 

    Keynote Addresses

    Saturday Morning 10:30-11:45

    Psychotherapy - Balancing Love, Boundaries, Risk and Fear 
    Deborah Bowman, PhD

    Dr. Bowman is an author and leader in the field of transpersonal psychology. She is a full professor at Naropa University, past Dean of the Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology at NU and founder of the Master’s program in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, where she also pioneered the Wilderness Therapy Program. She is the former president of the Boulder Graduate School and sits on the advisory board of the Naropa Community Counseling Center. She trains mental health professionals in Gestalt, Dreamwork, and Creative Arts Therapy and offers embodied and experiential supervision. Dr. Bowman is the author of The Luminous Buddha and co-author of When Your Spouse Comes Out.

    Sunday Morning 10:30-11:45

    Wisdom of the Body, Lost and Found - The Role of Posture and Action in Psychotherapy 
    Pat Ogden, PhD

    Dr. Ogden is a pioneer in somatic psychology and the Founder of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI), an internationally recognized school specializing in somatic– cognitive approaches for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances. SPI trainings for mental health professionals are offered throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Dr. Ogden is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, past faculty of Naropa University (1985-2005), a clinician, consultant, and sought after international lecturer. She is the first author of two groundbreaking books: Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy (2006) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment (2015) both published in the Interpersonal Neurobiology Series of W. W. Norton. Her current interests include writing and developing trainings in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for children, adolescents and families; Embedded Relational Mindfulness; culture and diversity; couple therapy; challenging clients; and the relational nature of shame.

    Conference Schedule

    SATURDAY 9/15 7:45 am - 4:00 pm

    7:45-8:00 Late Registration
    8:00-10:15 Continental Breakfast, and Morning Workshop
    Preparing for Sunset Review and Its Impact on Your Practice
    Dr. Reo Leslie, LMFT, LPC, CAC III and Jim Carr, JD

    10:30-11:45 Deborah Bowman KEYNOTE:
    Psychotherapy - Balancing Love, Boundaries, Risk and Fear

    Choose an Afternoon Workshop

    Applied Existential Psychotherapy: In the Spirit of Play
    Betty Cannon, PhD, assisted by Robyn Chauvin, MA

    HYPNOTHERAPY: Empowering Clients as their Own Healers
    Carol Ann Watson, EdD, assisted by Jason Roe, CChT, CLC

    PAIRS: Helping Couples Bond and Thrive
    Robin Temple, MSW, PAIRS Master Teacher

    Psychotherapy East and West
    Carol O’Dowd, MDiv, MPA, RP

    Journal Therapy: Finding a Voice through Expressive Writing
    Kate Thompson, MA, CJT, BACP, RP

    3:00-4:00 COMMUNITY DIALOGUE -- 
    The Future of Psychotherapy in Colorado – Visioning Exercise
    Carol O’Dowd, MDiv, MPA, RP, CAP President & Exec Director
    Bob Dressler, RP, Organizational Consultant

    SUNDAY 9/16 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    8:00-10:15 Continental Breakfast and Morning Workshop
    How to Use the CAP Website to Build Your Practice
    Vicki Ellis, MS, MLC, RP, CAP Webmaster

    10:30-11:45 Pat Ogden KEYNOTE:
    Wisdom of the Body, Lost and Found – The Role of Posture and Action in Psychotherapy

    11:45-12:45  Lunch

    12:45-2:15 PAT OGDEN'S WORKSHOP - 
    The Challenging Client:  A Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Approach

    2:30-4:00  DIVERSE THERAPIES FOR WORKING WITH TRAUMA – Choose an Afternoon Workshop

    Using EMDR: A Resilience Informed Therapy for Complex PTSD
    Arielle Schwartz, PhD

    Systemic Constellation Work: Resolving Transgenerational Trauma
    Karin Dremel, MTS, HP, RP

    Art Therapy: Applied Expressive Arts for Working with Trauma
    Dr. Evelyn Leslie

    Chronic Pain Control: Uncoupling Stress and Chronic Pain
    Vicki Ellis, MS, MLC, RP

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