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The Resiliency Center: A Healing Arts Collaborative in Ambler, PA
Welcome to Our Community!
Part of the mission of The Resiliency Center includes facilitating the creation of a vibrant community of healthcare and healing arts practitioners. Working collaboratively with professionals from varied disciplines, we believe we can strengthen the quality of care given to clients and the quality of support available for those of us providing care. Through our Professional Development Training Programs, monthly networking breakfasts, and supportive groups for professionals, we are dedicated to serving the professional community and creating meaningful opportunities for connection.


Our professional development programs are unique in several ways. We keep class sizes small, focus on creative and innovative approaches to the work, and provide plenty of opportunities for experiential learning and interactive dialogue. Workshops are $175 when you register early or bring a friend, and breakfast and lunch are always included with the cost of registration. Additional discounts are available for students and new professionals on a limited basis. All programs qualify for 6 CEUs for MFTs, LPCs, LCSWs.

Call 215-542-5004 or register online now. We look forward to having you join us!
> Download our March/April Continuing Education brochure
> Download our May/June Continuing Education brochure

Taking Off the Rose Colored Glasses: Understanding Whiteness through Activities & Dialogue
Friday 4/9, 9am-4pm
Addressing Whiteness and related issues of power, privilege, and racism can be complex, difficult and dynamic! This interactive workshop, for persons of any race or ethnicity, provides an opportunity for exchanging experiences and opinions regarding what it means to be White in this society. Issues of personal and societal racism will be explored through activities and dialogue. Resources shared throughout the program include work by Sue & Sue as well as McIntoshs (1988) article, White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack. Workshop participants will gain a better understanding of themselves as well as respectful and effective ways to work with clients of color.

Somatic Psychology for the Healing of Trauma
Friday 4/23, 9am-4pm
Long after a traumatic event or series or events have passed, individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder behave as if the threat is still present. The specific symptoms of hyper-vigilance, sleeplessness, anxiety, and overwhelm point to a hyperarousal of the nervous system and the inability to return to homeostasis (in which the parasympathetic nervous system can engage). It is from this physiological perspective that this workshop addresses how such imbalance occurs and how the therapist can use somatic interventions to regulate the nervous system of the client as the foundation for all future work.

Child Centered Play Therapy: Simple Strategies
Friday 4/30, 9am-4pm
In this experiential presentation, participants will learn how to use child centered play therapy with children, siblings, and families. They will gain understanding in the therapeutic and developmental rational for the use of play therapy, identify techniques for using child-centered play therapy, and develop take away methods for incorporating play therapy into their current practice settings. Specific skills taught during the program include responding effectively to children within play therapy, limit-setting, and the use of group play therapy. Within small groups, participants will practice skills through role play and receive guidance and support from peers and the instructor.

An Integrative Approach to Working with Trauma Survivors
An Experiential Introduction to Art Therapy
Somatic Practices for the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Using Music & Creative Arts Techniques to Transform Therapeutic Impasses
Somatic Tools for Anxiety Reduction
Wednesday, 4/7 at 9am

Join us every 1st Wednesday of the month for our free networking breakfasts. They provide a relaxed and enjoyable opportunity to connect with healthcare and healing arts practitioners from a variety of professional backgrounds, to share your expertise and passion for the work, and to make meaningful contacts in growing your practice.

> Learn more or RSVP for this month or future meetings or call Elizabeth Venart, Resiliency Center Director, at 215-542-5004.

Tuesdays 4/13-5/18, 10:30am-12pm

This 6-week series is for therapists, body-workers, and others who serve in a healing profession. Through experiential explorations and group support, you will learn the importance of fully rooting yourself in your body and intuition in order to be more present with your clients and keep yourself well.

This intimate group will enable you to share your unique experience while receiving support from a compassionate community. $40/group. Intention to attend all groups is asked to maintain group cohesion.

> Learn more about these programs and more on The Resiliency Center's events page and online calendar.

Seeking presenters for our Fall 2010 Professional Development Series! If you are a mental health professional and have an interesting topic you have presented before and that you'd love to share in an experiential workshop format, submit a proposal with title, description, and learning objectives to Elizabeth Venart by email or call 215-542-5004 for more information. Deadline is April 30, 2010. You should receive an email response within 48 hours; if you do not, please call to follow up.

Please direct calls, including general inquiries about the program, to Elizabeth Venart at 215-542-5004.
Our mailing address is: 602 S. Bethlehem Pike, Ambler, PA • 215-542-5004 •
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