This April 24 and 25, 2014 I would be thrilled if you would join me and the rest of the Board of Directors at the 2014 CTAMFT Annual Conference. This year’s topic is near and dear to my heart, it’s called “The New Science of Brain Connection” and we will be at the Trumbull Marriott. We have amazing speakers! (I kind of can’t believe we attracted such rock stars!)
Thursday at 1 we will have Kelly McGonigal, of recent TEDGlobal fame, speak about the latest scientific thinking on compassion, including the psychology, biology and neuroscience of empathy, compassion and altruism called “The Neuroscience of Compassion”. I saw Paul Ekman speak on compassion and altruism at the Evolution of Psychotherapy conference, and you definitely DON’T want to miss this!
Afterwards there will be a presentation on Mindfulness and Self-Care by Dr. Ingeborg Haug as well as a “Shake Your Soul” yoga dance session by Jayne Dean. The Student Committee has put together a special “Professional Showcase” for students to network with professionals looking to hire MFT grads, and for grads to speak with professionals to learn what their jobs are really all about. (there’s a reduced registration fee for all of Thursday if you sign up to participate – hint hint – free food and drinks – ahem). Then you can’t miss the Networking event where we have drinks, dessert, and unstructured time to mix and mingle with your colleagues from near and far, meet new colleagues, and let your hair down to have some fun!
Rooms are at a discount and will sell out, so register NOW! Registration closes in 10 days!!
Friday April 25 starts out bright and early with Dr. Lou Cozolino, Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University, giving a keynote presentation in the morning titled, “Psychotherapy and Science,” as well as an afternoon workshop featuring “The Social Brain.”
We then have the biggest Poster Session yet, 12 posters, for education and learning, and then we have Jeff Schutz giving a workshop on Neurofeedback and Karl Speirs highlighting the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) Model, on which EMDR therapy is based.
We are all so very proud of this Conference, we really think we have put together something special for CT therapists of all persuasions.
Please spread the word and come gather CEUs, connections, knowledge, friends and memories.