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NCPD: Existential Psychotherapy - 08/2018

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Existential Psychotherapy Person Leaping

Existential Psychotherapy:

Working with the Void in Clinical Practice

"The Meaning of Life is to Give Life Meaning.” - Ken Hudgins (Biologist)

Training Information:

  • Instructor: Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, RN, CIGT, BC-DMT, CLMA, RSME/T, RYT, CMT
  • Date: Thursday, August 9 through Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm All Days (Check-In at 8:30 am)
  • Where: Noeticus Office; 190 East 9th Avenue, Suite #310; Denver CO 80203
  • Cost: $250 General Fee; $200 Graduate Student Fee; $150 Noeticus Staff/Alumni
  • Discount: $225 Group of 3 or More Registering Together; $215 Military Personnel/Veterans
  • Contact Hours: 15.0 Contact Hours of Continuing Education (CE); Applicable to Noeticus Integrative Gestalt Therapy Certification Training (NIGTCP)
  • Registration: Pre-Registration is Required for Attendance
  • Size: Limited to 16 Participants; Please Register Early to Ensure Placement

Pre/Co-Requisite Classes for Noeticus Integrative Gestalt Therapy Certification Training in 2018:

Noeticus Integrative Gestalt Therapy Certification Training Dates in 2018:

  • June 2-3, 2018: Integrative Gestalt Therapy II (15 Hrs; Sa/Su); with Ryan Kennedy, PsyD
  • August 4-5, 2018: Integrative Gestalt Therapy III (15 Hrs; Sa/Su); with Ryan Kennedy, PsyD
  • October 13-14, 2018: Integrative Gestalt Therapy IV (15 Hrs; Sa/Su); with Ryan Kennedy, PsyD
  • December 15-16, 2018: Integrative Gestalt Therapy V (15 Hrs; Sa/Su); with Ryan Kennedy, PsyD
  • June-December, 2018: Integrative Gestalt Therapy Consultation (12 Hrs; TBA; with Ryan Kennedy, PsyD

Other Training Opportunities at Noeticus:



Training Description:

Many counselors focus on assisting clients develop stronger egos, greater self-esteem, and increased interpersonal connection. Though these are admirable goals; when clients experience trauma, loss, or other threats to identity; they are often left feeling hopeless, without purpose, and struggling to create meaning in their life. Existential thought in psychotherapy provides a foundation to meet clients at this life stage by exploring the four elements of “ultimate concern” that lie under the surface of many of these presenting problems. The four ultimate concerns are: 1) Death, 2) Freedom, 3) Isolation, and 4) Meaninglessness.

The ultimate concern of death has to do with "being" versus "nonbeing" and the ever-changing nature of what seems like fixed identity. It underlies just about every experience and issue. The ultimate concern of freedom is always juxtaposed with that of responsibility and acknowledges the vast array of choices one makes (or doesn't make) every day. The ultimate concern of isolation is rooted in the tension between the longing for connection with another on one hand and the knowledge that one can never truly "know" or "be known" by another. Finally, the ultimate concern of meaninglessness involves the recognition that fundamentally the human experience does not come with intrinsic meaning that is absolutely true for everyone all the time. In other words, it acknowledges that although human beings are by nature either meaning seekers or meaning makers and therefore will find meaning to their experiences, this meaning is not inherent or universal.

Learning to identify and work with these themes directly can be a powerful resource for mental health professionals on two levels. First, it can serve as a profound lens that frames and gives nuance to many of the surface issues and concerns that clients bring with them into the consulting room. Second, it can help mental health professionals better understand how to tolerate and relate to the existential anxiety experienced by their clients and by themselves with more choice, responsibility, congruent meaning-making, and effective action.

NOTE: This training can be taken independently or as one of the pre/co-requisites for the Noeticus Integrative Gestalt Therapy Certification Program.

Training Objectives:

Many mental health professionals find an affinity with "humanistic psychotherapy," but mistakenly equate that only with the Person-Centered approach. This training introduces mental health professionals to the other half of the humanistic approach or that of "existential psychotherapy." In this training, participants will learn the following:

  1. How existential thought offers an important contribution to humanistic psychology that is often missing from growth-oriented approaches.
  2. The four “ultimate concerns” associated with existential psychotherapy and recognize how they contribute to existential anxiety.
  3. How to apply the existential principle of responsibility (and “good faith”) to case conceptualizations and clinical examples.

This 15-hour training is for counseling psychology graduate students and post-graduate mental health professionals who are interested in deepening into their own understanding of existential themes and exploring how those themes impact and influence the work they do with their clients. Registration for this training is limited and will be highly participatory and experiential in nature.

Training Instructor:

Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, LAC, LMFT, LPC, RN, ACS, is the Founder and Executive Director of Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute in Denver, Colorado and also serves as the Training Director for its Center for Professional Development. Formerly he served for 18 years as core faculty in the MA Somatic Counseling Psychology degree program at Naropa University. He has practiced as a psychotherapist in a broad range of psychiatric and addiction recovery treatment settings since 1993 and as a clinical supervisor and counselor educator since 1996. His clinical training is in the areas of chronic and persistent mental illness, psychiatric nursing and psychopharmacology, trauma and dissociative disorders, addictions and recovery, domestic and family violence, and living with life-threatening illnesses. In addition, he also has extensive training in somatic and experientially-based therapies and is a professional member of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT), Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), Certified Massage Therapist (CMT), Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (BC-DMT), Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (CLMA), and Registered Somatic Movement Educator/Therapist (RSME/T). He brings with him a strong understanding of existential themes, systemic issues, multicultural perspectives, clinical neuroscience, developmental patterning, and intersubjectivity.

Training Text:

This training draws from the text, Existential Psychotherapy, by Irvin Yalom. Training participants may benefit from purchasing this book prior to the training and bringing the book with them to the training as a resource. The text is available HERE as well as many other booksellers.

More Information:

  • Program: Noeticus Center for Professional Development (NCPD)
  • Contact: Ryan Kennedy, PsyD; Training and Education Program Director
  • Website: www.noeticus.org/ncpd.html
  • Email: ncpd@noeticus.org
  • Call: 303-399-9988 x 510

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

We hope you will be able to attend your training after you register, but we also understand that life can present many complications and challenges that are sometimes unavoidable. If you register for a training and discover later that you will be unable to attend, please take a look at our Cancellation and Refund Policy to see what your options are, then let us know what you'd like to do. Here is a link to the policy: http://www.noeticus.org/Cancel_and_Refund_Policy.html

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

We hope you will be able to attend your training after you register, but we also understand that life can present many complications and challenges that are sometimes unavoidable. If you register for a training and discover later that you will be unable to attend, please take a look at our Cancellation and Refund Policy to see what your options are, then let us know what you'd like to do. Here is a link to the policy: http://www.noeticus.org/Cancel_and_Refund_Policy.html

Approved Continuing or Professional Education Provider Information:

Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute has been approved by The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) as an Approved Education Provider (AEP, #151584). Programs that do not qualify for NAADAC credit are clearly identified. Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP #6704). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute is an institutional member of the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT) and abides by all of its guidelines and recommendations. Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of its programs.

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