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Upcoming events

    • 04 Apr 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • The Egg & I, 560 S. Holly Street, Denver, CO 80246

    HYPNOTHERAPY - HOW AND WHY IT WORKS:  Join Ed Bostick, MPA, RP, HhT, and CAP Board Member in a review of the different neurological levels used in hypnotherapy. Explore how we operate in the world with our different identities, beliefs, capabilities, behaviors and environments. Discuss how to recognize the programming we use to guide us. Review how we can change the maps of reality we use to function more effectively in daily life. the practical application of hypnotherapy. Join this interactive presentation to learn how and why hypnotherapy is an effective form of psychotherapy. Stay for the networking If you have  cards or brochures, please bring them for sharing. Discussion will explore how best CAP can help inform the public of diverse psychotherapies - available for addressing issues of body, mind and spirit.  We look forward to you joining us at the Egg & I,  560  S. Holly Street, Denver, CO


    • 17 Apr 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • State Capitol

    Colorado Association of Psychotherapists joins Colorado Mental Health Professionals Association  at the Capitol. We are honored to have State Senator Rachel Zenzinger as our sponsor.

    Help host tables and share information on the diverse therapies offered by Registered Psychotherapists and other mental health professionals in Colorado. 

      or join us to 

    Meet with state legislators and help explain how variety of mental health services are being provided by Registered Psychotherapists throughout Colorado to meet the diverse mental health needs of Colorado residents.

    for more info, contact Carol O'Dowd at 720-244-2299 or CAP Legislative Committee members, Dr. Reo Leslie,Chair, Cat Hughes, Ed Bostick or Jim Carr 

    • 19 Apr 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • LePeep's Restaurant, 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder

    “Dreams & the Dreamer: How to Uncover the Existential Message in Our Dreams”, Robin Chauvin, MA, LPC,   faculty member of Transpersonal Counseling, Naropa University 

    Please bring a dream to the meeting. We sometimes get great work from dialoguing with missing dreams. Even dream fragments, however short, can provide potent images to explore. Enjoy this interactive presentation whether or not you have a dream that you remember. 

    Learn how dream work can bypass inhibitions of the rational mind and delve into the deeper issues of therapy. Explore ways dreams can provide metaphors for the whole course of therapy and can be referred to again and again. Robin will share the value dreams play as part of moving us on our path towards authenticity. She will review an existential phenomenological approach to dreams developed at the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute (BPI) which invites the client to enact the dream.

    By allowing ourselves to become the dream characters and speak as those characters, we discover its very personal meaning for us. Sometimes we even speak as characters that are obviously missing, such as the missing railings on a dream stair case. All of the objects and people in the dream, including the dreamer and the missing objects, are approached as characters. We look for the tension in the dream and invite characters to speak to each other. The dream as a whole is also regarded as a character and may be invited to speak. It holds the dream’s “existential message.”

    Robyn will explain dreams including the role of characters and missing objects in dreams. Attendees will be asked to share dreams in dyads, attending to the “existential message” of your dream. Robyn will demonstrate AEP Dream Work with one volunteer and followed by discussion of the impact of sharing the dream had on group members. 

    Robyn Chauvin, MA, LPC, is a faculty member in the Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Master's Program at Naropa University. She is a certified Gestalt therapist, AEP therapist, and music therapist. She is a senior trainer at the Boulder Psychotherapy Institute, where she also conducts practice, process, and supervision groups. In November 2018, she will be offering the second module of the AEP Level I Training at BPI: AEP Group Training. She is an excellent teacher and consistently receives rave reviews from students. There are still some spots open in the upcoming group training. Learn how to join a new Dream Process Group for therapists as part of the BPI training program.

    • 17 May 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • LePeep's Restaurant, 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

    NAIKAN -  A PRACTICE OF GRATITUDE AND FINDING PEACE - Carol O'Dowd, MPA, M.Div., MI, RP Join Carol in an exploration of Naikan, a Japanese reflection practice. Carol, who has been trained to host Naikan retreats, will review how to use the practice of Naikan in daily life. Learn a new tool to help arouse gratitude that you can use for yourself or share with your clients. Carol will share some of the lessons learned that she is writing in her book on finding freedom from prisons, including the ones we create for ourselves. Let Carol be your guide on how to use the reflection practice called Naikan to find peace. Bring your favorite writing tool. 

    Join this  informative presentation. Bring business cards & flyers. This is a Networking Breakfast Event sponsored by the Colorado Association of Psychotherapists (CAP). No cost other than your own breakfast check (The food is very good!).  

    Carol O'Dowd, CAP President and Executive Director, combines western and eastern approaches for making the journey through transitions. Her workshops and retreats in the United States, Thailand and Indonesia consistently result in participants taking techniques back to work and/or home. She blends her training and experience in public administration as a former city manager with her spiritual training as an ordained Buddhist priest. She has supplemented her education with certifications in Japanese Psychology, Mindfulness and Gardening. Carol served as a volunteer for half a year in the Kerobokan Prison, Indonesia, providing counseling and opening up a Buddhist Temple. She is also trained in Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP)

    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • LePeep's Restaurant, 2525 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder

    RISK PROTECTION FOR YOUR PRACTICE: MICRO-ISSUES AND MACRO ISSUES FOR REDUCING YOUR LIABILITY FOR LAWSUITS AND DORA COMPLAINTS. - Dr. Reo Leslie CAP Advisory Board Member will discuss recent changes in Colorado law that impact our practice, how to reduce our 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.  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 has experience dealing with  DORA complaints and the legislative process. 

    Join us for this excellent and informative presentation. Bring business cards & flyers. This is a Networking Breakfast Event sponsored by the Colorado Association of Psychotherapists (CAP). No cost other than your own breakfast check (The food is very good!).

    Presentation counts for an hour and a half of Colorado Continuing Competency Units (CCs)

    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 7:45 AM
    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Summit Event Center, 411 Sable Blvd. North, Aurora, CO 80011
    • 700


    September 15-16, 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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