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See Manila CE Registration Form for details of times, dates, and costs. Register soon! ICP will give 4 CEU credits for each workshop attended in full in accordance with standards of the American Psychological Association. While the American Psychological Association has given approval to ICP to offer continuing education for psychologists, ICP maintains responsibility for the programs.


A. Beyond the Ties that Bind Adult Children and Their Parents: A Satir Experience that Prepares Your Grown Child to be Your Equal (July 1 --  9am to 1 pm.)  

Leader: Sandra Neil, Ph.D., Australia

This technique was devised by Dr Sandra Neil and Dr Robert Silverberg to adapt Dr Virginia Satir's notion of "sculpting" to clinical settings where physical movement of the family members is limited, impractical, or undesirable. Sculpting is a vehicle for creating differentiation, integration, and awareness for and of change in the family.

Clinical use of sculpting in family therapy is sometimes restricted: involvement of family members requires a larger room and sufficient numbers of people to represent important family members.

This adapted technique was adapted by Drs Neil & Silverberg to allow one or all members of the family to be symbolically represented in a complex three dimensional "chessboard and pieces" interaction, using language and chessboard to make explicit the perceptions and rules of the family, and to understand family pain, triumphs, sibling bonds, and triangulations. Boundaries, roles, rivalries, friendships, loves, gender issues, and occupational issues can be projected, identified and transformed using this brief, intensive, and process-oriented method. Participants often experience strong feelings in response to exercises and experiential aspects of this workshop.


 B. Divorce: Helping Clients Cope (July 1 --   2 am to 6 pm)  

Leader: Matti Gershenfeld, Ed. D., USA

  Divorce is probably the most traumatic experience individuals have to live through – today, tomorrow, and on into the future. There are reverberations everywhere – with families of origin, with the ex-spouse, with children, with work, with building a new single life. Divorce has been prevalent for more than 30 years. How do we as psychologists help clients to cope, do well with their children, and build a new life. Through lectures, role-plays, small group analyses, and handouts, participants will focus on areas of special difficulty. These will include: stages of divorce, effect of divorce on children by age groups and gender, relationships with ex-spouse, custody arrangements, and getting on with life.

 Dr. Gershenfeld is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She has been an Adjunct Professor at Temple University for 25 years, has taught at many universities in Europe, Israel, and Australia, and is the Immediate Past-President of ICP.  


C. Forensic Psychological Evaluations Update (July 2 -- 8 am. to 12 pm.)

Dr. Ludwig Lowenstein, Ph.D., Allington Manor, Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK


D. Approaches to Developing Therapist Advanced Alliance Skills (July 2 -- 1 pm. to 5 pm.)

Manuela H. Habicht, Ph.D., Toowoomba, Australia

  E. Energy Therapies and Healing (Post-Convention, July 5 -- 9 am. to I pm.)

 Chok C. Hiew, Ph.D., University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada

 Self-care to promote health and wellness relies fundamentally on the individual’s ability to learn self-regulation techniques to relax and manage unhealthy cognitions, emotions, and behaviors. There are many self-regulation techniques based on the biopsychosocial model of stress and health. However, for people living in harsh environments and social conditions that produce profound personal trauma and agony more effective and ecologically matched solutions are needed. In Eastern healing traditions, such as in TCM (traditional oriental medicine), Qigong and meditation they are referred to as methods of enhancing resilence and self-healing. In these traditions, the fundamental dynamic leading to normal and healthy physiological functioning is a smooth bioenergy flow. Emotional problems and stressful thoughts that effect well-being are altered with the bio-energy-consciousness dynamic. The stress response is replaced by the self-repair response and homeostasis and healthy physiological functioning are also restored,


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