Conversation Hours

COVID-19 Information:  Due to the uncertainty of the public health crisis and for the safety of all of our members and their families, we have decided to start our 2021 Conversation Hours virtually via Zoom. We hope to be able to resume in-person programming later in 2021.

 

Next Up:

Friday, April 23, 2021

Meditation as a Therapeutic Tool

Time: 10:30AM- 12:00PM

Format: Virtual

Facilitator: Beverly Hayes, LCSW 
 
Most of us at some time in our lives have used meditation to relax. It is a practice that has been used for thousands of years. Therapists, such as Jon Kabat Zinn, have found the benefits of meditation to be far greater than just relaxation. Meditation, when used in conjunction with therapy, can to be a tool used to reduce anxiety, gain insight, and change behaviors.
 
In this conversation hour, we will discuss the use of various forms of meditation that therapists can use in their sessions with clients. Some examples discussed will include guided meditation, use of metaphor and setting intentions. Join us for some useful information that will not only benefit you as a clinician, but that we can use for our own self-care.
 
Please RSVP by 4/22/21 to Sharon McCobin at nsmccobin@gmail.com 
Link will be emailed prior to the event.
 
 
2021 Calendar of Conversation Hours
 

Friday, February 26, 2021

Teaching Clients How to Apologize More Skillfully: Based on Harriet Lerner's book "Why Won't You Apologize?"

Time: 10:30AM- 12:00PM

Format: Virtual

Facilitator: Debra Haverson, LCSW 
 
NJAWT Member Debra Haverson recently was so taken by a two-part UnLocking Us podcast of Brené Brown and Harriet Lerner reviewing a workshop they had co-led years ago.  It has many similarities to the Nonviolent Communications language she often teaches her clients and looks at all the nuances of how the apology best serves the needs of the recipient.  We as therapists also need to make sure we apologize to our clients – whether it’s for scheduling errors, mis-attunement, or an interpretation or observation that really lands wrong during a session.  This conversation hour will give you a quick overview of this topic and discussion of ways to bring this wise guidance into our sessions with clients – and maybe even with our own family and friends. 
 
 
 

Friday, April 23, 2021

Meditation as a Therapeutic Tool

Time: 10:30AM- 12:00PM

Format: Virtual

Facilitator: Beverly Hayes, LCSW 
 
Most of us at some time in our lives have used meditation to relax. It is a practice that has been used for thousands of years. Therapists, such as Jon Kabat Zinn, have found the benefits of meditation to be far greater than just relaxation. Meditation, when used in conjunction with therapy, can to be a tool used to reduce anxiety, gain insight, and change behaviors.
 
In this conversation hour, we will discuss the use of various forms of meditation that therapists can use in their sessions with clients. Some examples discussed will include guided meditation, use of metaphor and setting intentions. Join us for some useful information that will not only benefit you as a clinician, but that we can use for our own self-care.
 
 

Friday, October 15, 2021

Topic: TBD

Time: TBD

Format: TBD

Facilitator: TBD
 
 

Friday, December 10, 2021

Topic: TBD

Time: TBD

Format: TBD

Facilitator: TBD

 

** No CE Hours are awarded for conversation hours

 

For more information, please contact NJAWT's Acting Program Chair, Kimberly Goodrich, 732-455-1623, kimberly@kgoodrichtherapy.com