M.E.T.A. Advanced Topics & Tutorials

The following workshops are appropriate for practicing clinicians and M.E.T.A. graduates who are welcome to register without submitting an application. Participation in any of our trainings (our multi-week professional and personal growth trainings) requires a one-time application and approval. See individual training pages for more information.

Clinical Mindfulness; Jumping out of Stuck Systems
2019

1 evening and 1 day
Friday, February 15, 5-8:30pm
Saturday, February 16, 10am-5pm

Registration Information

CEU: 9.5 NBCC CE Available
Prerequisite: This workshop is suitable for experienced therapists with mindfulness backgrounds, or those who have previously completed a M.E.T.A. training. No Application necessary.
Presented by:
 Donna Roy, CHT, LPC, Hakomi Trainer 
Location: 4531 SE Belmont St, Suite 300 Portland, OR 97215
Registration fee: $285
Early registration fee: $260 (Save $25!)

Early registration closes a month prior to training start. To obtain this discount student must complete all the following steps before early registration closes:

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About this Tutorial

Experienced therapists use practices and approaches that serve us and work well with our clients. However, our tried and true methods may also become automatic and limit our clinical visioning. To maintain our professional effectiveness and client satisfaction, we need to remain curious, open and responsive to clients. Through evolving our ways of seeing we can nurture our professional creativity and vitality.

In this tutorial, we will learn ways to enhance clinical effectiveness by bringing applied mindfulness into sessions. Mindfulness can help us identify and shift stuck processes, dead-ends, loops, and complex relational dynamics that show up in therapy.

Using the Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy Method as our base, participants will:

  • learn how to introduce and follow up on various applied mindfulness interventions
  • improve clinical conceptualization skills and
  • sort and address counter-transference dynamics and stuck therapeutic systems

This workshop is suitable for experienced therapists with or without clinical mindfulness backgrounds, as well as experienced therapists who want options for jumping out of habituated styles of engaging. It will include in-vivo coaching in responding to various clinical presentations.

Donna Roy, LPC, CHT, teaches in numerous M.E.T.A. professional trainings; co-directs M.E.T.A., LLC; has a private counseling practice; is a national Hakomi Trainer; directs the M.E.T.A. Counseling Clinic; and supervises state registered interns. She loves sharing the power of M.E.T.A. methods with seasoned and new clinicians alike and is known for her loving and engaging teaching style.

M.E.T.A., LLC, has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6818. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. M.E.T.A., LLC, is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Principles of Trauma Resolution within the M.E.T.A. Model

2019/2020 dates will be announced soon!

Registration Information

CEU: 14.5 NBCC CE Credits Available
Presented by:
 Deah Baird, ND, LPC, Certified Hakomi Teacher with Selin Strait, LPC
Prerequisites: TBA
Location:
 4531 SE Belmont St, Suite 300 Portland, OR 97215
Registration fee: $420
Early registration fee: $395 (Save $25!)

Early registration closes a month prior to training start. To obtain this discount student must complete all the following steps before early registration closes:

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About this Tutorial

M.E.T.A. trained therapists are skilled at working with clients using the somatically informed, mindfulness-based methodology of Hakomi and R-CS. These approaches allow for the reworking of core material, limiting beliefs and templates held subconsciously in the neural networks of implicit memory.

As therapists, we require additional awareness and skillfulness to work with trauma activation and to promote the reworking of traumatic memory. The M.E.T.A. Experiential Trauma model synthesizes the best emerging research and clinical approaches to the treatment of trauma with M.E.T.A.’s powerful principles and techniques: grounded in mindful awareness and an attuned therapeutic relationship, richly experiential and somatically oriented.

In this tutorial, we will offer theory, assessment, and treatment skills to support your clients in the process of trauma healing and recovery.

The tutorial will include:

  • an exploration of resourcing skills and techniques to promote basic internal and interpersonal safety as crucial to the contact phase of trauma healing work,
  • assessment methods for determining trauma activation and regulation
  • skills to develop capacity and readiness to move toward processing trauma,
  • insights and approaches grounded in findings of Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • skills to develop a repertoire of resources with clients
  • trauma-informed modifications to the Hakomi 4-step and The Re-Creation of the Self Model of Human Systems (R-CS) that promote resilience and choicefulness in the trauma recovery process,
  • an opportunity to learn and practice

 

 

NBCC LogoM.E.T.A., LLC, has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6818. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. M.E.T.A., LLC, is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

 

Ethics in Alignment: Decision-making from the Heart

2019
April 13th
10am – 5pm

Registration Information
CEU: 6 NBCC CE Available
Presented by:
Deah Baird ND, MS, CHT and Selin Strait LPC
Prerequisites: Open to all helping professionals interested in a dynamic exploration of the topic of ethics using both mindful self-exploration and small group exercises. No previous M.E.T.A. training or experience required. No application necessary. 
Location:  4531 SE Belmont St, Suite 300 Portland, OR 97215
Registration fee: $175
Early registration fee: $150 (Save $25!)

Early registration closes a month prior to training start. To obtain this discount student must complete all the following steps before early registration closes:

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About this Tutorial

This workshop provides 6 clock hours of training in professional ethics pertinent to the practice of professional counseling and marriage and family therapy.

While most helping professionals are schooled in the core principles of ethical decision-making and practice solidly within the established ethical code of conduct, we are also each frequently confronted with nuanced choice points regarding boundary-setting, disclosure, privacy, power dynamics, and much more. In these moments, the principles and codes may offer guidance, but can fall short in offering a clear sense of the most ethically attuned way to move forward in a therapeutic relationship.

Join META in an experiential exploration of relational ethics in which we will listen closely to our inner somatic experience to deepen self-understanding, employing this skill as an approach to deepen attunement and integrity in therapeutic relationships. Our explorations will be grounded in the foundations of interpersonal biology and the Hakomi Principles and will include brief presentations, group discussions, and experiential exercises.

In this workshop you will:

  • Explore your relationship to core ethical principles.
  • Deepen your sense of self-attunement as a method of guiding yourself through ethical choice points.
  • Understand more fully the interplay of power dynamics in our role as helping professionals.
  • Move beyond a cognitive understanding of best practices, through an exploration of the nuances of therapeutic decision making around boundary setting, truth-telling, supporting autonomy while promoting greater well-being, working with touch, and more.

 

NBCC Approved Continuing EducationM.E.T.A., LLC, has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6818. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. M.E.T.A., LLC, is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The Processing Phase & Child Work

Comming Soon!

Registration Information

CEU: 6 NBCC CE Available
Presented by: 
Jessica Montgomery, MSW, CHT 
Prerequisites: 2-year Comprehensive or Professional Skills Modules Graduates employing Mindful Experiental Therapy Approaches in their counsleing practice. 
Location:  4531 SE Belmont St, Suite 300 Portland, OR 97215
Registration fee: $125
Early registration fee: $100 (Save $25!)

Early registration closes a month prior to training start. To obtain this discount student must complete all the following steps before early registration closes:

About this Tutorial

Join us for a day of focused practice highlighting the Processing Phase of the Hakomi & Re-Creation of the Self methods. Using the classic “fishbowl” format, advanced students will work in front of the instructor and a small group of colleagues, applying Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches to transform core material. With emphasis on the specialized skills and capacities needed for working effectively with the child state of consciousness, this Advanced Clinical Tutorial is appropriate for students who have completed the Comprehensive or Professional Skills modules and are using META for counseling

NBCC Approved Continuing EducationM.E.T.A., LLC, has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6818. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. M.E.T.A., LLC, is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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