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Skillful Presence [Practicum]: Honing Empathy for Deeper Client Transformat...

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Videoconference (this is an online program)

February 12, 29, 26; March 5, 12, 19 (11:00 am - 12:30 pm CT)

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TITLE: "Skillful Presence: Honing Empathy for Deeper Client Transformation"

This 6-week online practicum (video conference using your computer or smart phone) will help mental health and related professionals* fine-tune and deepen their own self-empathy-connection, as well as learn how to apply Nonviolent Communication-based processes with their clients.


  1. You must be a licensed therapist (LCSWs, LMSWs, LPCs, LPCIs, LMFTs, LMFT-As), social worker, CNVC Certified Trainer or candidate, full-time professional coach, or full-time student in an accredited social work or counseling program; and
  2. You have attended at least two days of in-person training with Dian Killian, Ph.D. You can fulfill this pre-requisite by participating in a 2-day in-person training on February 7-8, 2018 in Austin, TX, "Empathic Presence: Creating Transformational Shifts with Clients by Accessing Core Needs."

In this online Practicum, participants will benefit from:

  • Small group and peer coaching and practice.
  • In-depth demos of deep-empathy processes.
  • Troubleshooting how to use and apply deep empathy with clients.
  • Identifying and moving through your own blocks.
  • Honing somatic and kinesthetic applications.

How past participants have described this course:

  • “Practice in a safe, nurturing environment.”
  • “Very engaging, experiential, and involving.”
  • “Dian is an exceptional trainer. Her ability to connect and truly care about participants enhances the content. She is compassionate communication in motion!”

Additional notes:

  • High-speed internet and a computer or smartphone recommended so you receive the maximum benefit of the video, audio, and visual aids (we will use Zoom video conference software).
  • We need at least 6 pre-registrants to launch this program; it is limited to 25.
  • After each session, you will receive an email with a link to the video recording and key takeaway points.
  • CEUs are not available for this Practicum.

Dates and Times:

6 consecutive Tuesdays starting Feb. 12, 2019 (Feb. 12, 29, 26; Mar. 5, 12, 19): 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CT

Early Bird discount available through December 15, 2018.

Fulfill one of the pre-requisites with a training in Austin, TX:

We are offering a 2-day in-person training for this same audience called, "Empathic Presence: Creating Transformational Shifts with Clients by Accessing Core Needs" -- February 7-8, 2018 in Austin, TX.

If you register for both the 2-day in-person training and the 6-week online practicum, you save $100! (register for the 2-day training first and you will receive a discount promo code that you can use when you register for the online practicum).

Program for the General Public:

Do you know anyone who wants greater authenticity in their lives and to improve their communication and connection with others, at work, or at home? If so, invite them to our 2-day workshop open to the public in Austin, TX on Feb. 9-10, "Authenticity, Intimacy, and Trust: Creating the Relationships You Want with NVC" The main program is a weekend immersion (Feb. 9-10) and also includes a 2-hour introduction on Tuesday evening, Feb. 5.


What's the refund policy?

  • Work Collaboratively reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If we cancel a program, you will receive a full refund.
  • 14 or more days before an event begins, you can get a full refund (minus a $50 processing fee).
  • 3-13 days before an event begins (minus a $50 processing fee), you can transfer your registration to another person for the same event, or use the balance as credit for a future event administered by Work Collaboratively.
  • Less than 3 days before an event begins, no refunds or transfers are available.


  • Credits for future events are valid for 12 months.
  • Processing fees provide us with predictability in planning events and also cover our admin expenses in processing your cancellation and refund.
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Videoconference (this is an online program)

February 12, 29, 26; March 5, 12, 19 (11:00 am - 12:30 pm CT)

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