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Chicago Core Skills Session 1 – October 14 & 15, 2016 Sign up...

Session 1: Steps 1 & 2: Assessment, Alliance building and Tracking Cycles are the focus of the first Core Skills weekend. In addition to practicing the essential skills of reflection, validation and reframing that help enable couples to engage in therapy, we’ll study and practice the process of getting under surface content to help couples understand their interactional cycles. We’ll also practice assessment from an attachment perspective. The learning goals of this session are for you to have strong alliance building skills and proficiency in tracking your couples’ cycle – including complex and reactive patterns – in order to help them begin to de-escalate conflict.

Schedule: All sessions meet Friday 9:00 – 5:00 and Saturday 9:00 – 2:30 at Adler’s downtown campus. Reduced rate parking is available nearby. 

Please Read Carefully:

Core Skills is a series of 4 sequential sessions offered in a relatively group setting. When you register for Session 1, you’re committing to attend all 4 sessions There is a $200 non-refundable deposit due at the time of initial registration which is then applied to the final session. There is also a special rate of $1500 when paying for all sessions before July 30th. Payment for the initial session when registering, $595 total. If you pay later,  just keep be aware of the early bird payment deadline. If you have a conflict with one weekend, we’ll discuss options for making up the missed session.  CEU’s are provided at no charge. Please see the Core Skills Training info page for more info and requirements.

Please Note: 3% discount when paying my check.

Location Adler School of Professional Psychology
17 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago IL 60602

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Hosted By Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
1227 Maple Avenue
Evanston IL 60202
(847) 491-6815
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Instructor
Jeff Hickey, LCSW, CST
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October 14, 2016 - October 15, 2016
9:00 AM - - Friday ends at 5:00; Saturday at 2:30
Special rate: Full Series Payment by July 30$1,500.00
Early Bird Initial Payment (by August 15)$595.00
Regular Initial Payment (after August 15)$625.00

Chicago Core Skills Session 2 – December 9 & 10, 2016 Sign up...

Session 2: Steps 3 & 4 De-escalation. This session is key in learning to access and expand the emotional vulnerability that have typically fueled cycles of conflict and distance. Key in this weekend are learning to recognize and develop the leading edge of painful emotions to help couples appreciate how vulnerability feeds negative cycles and to see their pattern as an attempt to deal with disconnection. Learning goals are 1) to recognize entry points for primary emotions, evoke and heighten them and place those vivid emotions in the context of the cycle, 2) to develop strong skills in placing interactions, emotions and conflict in lucid attachment language and 3) proficiency in setting up and processing stage 1 enactments.

Schedule: All sessions meet Friday 9:00 – 5:00 and Saturday 9:00 – 2:30 at Adler’s downtown campus. Reduced rate paring is available nearby.

Schedule: All sessions meet Friday 9:00 – 5:00 and Saturday 9:00 – 2:30 at Adler’s downtown campus. Reduced rate parking is available nearby. 

$10 discount when paying by check.

Location Adler School of Professional Psychology
17 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago IL 60602

Map
Hosted By Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
1227 Maple Avenue
Evanston IL 60202
(847) 491-6815
Visit Website
Instructor
Jeff Hickey, LCSW, CST
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December 9, 2016 - December 10, 2016
Early Bird (by November 11)$395.00
Regular (after November 11)$425.00

Chicago Core Skills Session 3 – February 10 & 11, 2017 Sign up...

Session 3: Steps 5, 6 & 7. Withdrawer Re-engagement.  The emphasis here is on heightening and expanding attachment emotions core to Withdrawers’ experience and creating the powerful enactments  key to becoming fully accessible , responsive and engaged – both with partner and self. This is the first of the two transformational stage 2 change events and paves the way for later pursuer softening. Learning goals include 1) heightening emotion in-the-moment with the use of strong therapist presence and vivid language, 2) creating and processing of powerful enactments with both partners, and 3) facilitating the Withdrawer’s clear expression of attachment needs.

Schedule: All sessions meet Friday 9:00 – 5:00 and Saturday 9:00 – 2:30 at Adler’s downtown campus. Reduced rate parking is available nearby. 

$10 discount when paying by check.

Location Adler School of Professional Psychology
17 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago IL 60602

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Hosted By Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
1227 Maple Avenue
Evanston IL 60202
(847) 491-6815
Visit Website
Instructor
Jeff Hickey, LCSW, CST
More
February 10, 2017 - February 11, 2017
9:00 AM - - Friday ends at 5:00; Saturday at 2:30
Early Bird Payment (by November 11)$395.00
Regular Payment (after November 11)$425.00

Chicago Core Skills 4 – April 7 & 8, 2017 Sign up...

Session 4: Pursuer Softening and Steps 8 & 9. The final weekend of Core Skills focuses on the Pursuer Softening process, the culmination of Stage 2 and the lead-in to Stage 3. Once again, we’ll be working on steps 5, 6 & 7  as we address the heightening and expanding of emotion to facilitate the vivid enactments that culminate in the Pursuer’s ‘softening reach’ and the re-engaged Withdrawer’s accepting and supportive response. We then wrap up with an overview of Stage 3, the consolidation and integration phase, when couples are supported to find new solutions to more pragmatic concerns and begin to create new narratives, characterized by experiences of increased trust, security and engagement.

Schedule: All sessions meet Friday 9:00 – 5:00 and Saturday 9:00 – 2:30 at Adler’s downtown campus. Reduced rate parking is available nearby.

$10 discount when paying by check.

Location Adler School of Professional Psychology
17 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago IL 60602

Map
Hosted By Chicago Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
1227 Maple Avenue
Evanston IL 60202
(847) 491-6815
Visit Website
Instructor
Jeff Hickey, LCSW, CST
More
April 7, 2017 - April 8, 2017
Early Bird Rate (by March 10)$395.00
Regular Rate (after March 10)$425.00