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July 2019 Graduate Retreat – Fostering Peace: Personal and Collective Safety and Care

Graduate Retreat – Open to All Grads July 11th – July 14th 2019 “If you think that peace and happiness are somewhere else and you run after them, you will never arrive.” Tich Nhat Hanh  To thrive requires human connection, both personal and collective. When we are in trusted connection, we desire to know the other …

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Journeying the Spaces Between – A Study and Process Group

JOURNEYING THE SPACES BETWEEN A Study and Process Group With Judith Schmidt, PhD. Journeying in wilderness spaces between a familiar identity dissolving and new being not yet glimpsed, or glimpsed and filling us with both hope and the dread of moving ahead. This is the way we grow into who we are called to be. …

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Study Group 2018-2019: Loneliness and Longing

  Friday Afternoon Study Group 2018-19 Loneliness and Longing 18 CE’s approved for MSWs in NY and applied for in CT   As every clinician knows, loneliness and longing are frequently encountered existential issues which often have no resolution. The right partner is not found. A community is not created. A cause or calling looses meaning. …

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Study Group – Broken Links: Dissociation in Multiple Guises

Study Group 2017-2018 Broken Links: Dissociation in Multiple Guises 18 CEU Credits are Approved by CT Alexis Johnson PhD   The broad concept of dissociation covers many psychic events denoting lack of inner wholeness. Aspects of self or psyche are separated, sometimes from each other, sometimes from self-awareness, and usually from memory.   Dissociation is …

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CIL Reflection: A Prayer for Heartbreaking Times by Judith Schmidt

CIL REFLECTION: A PRAYER FOR HEARTBREAKING TIMES By: Judith Sarah Schmidt, PhD Early this morning, I sat out back. Just sitting, breathing the silence, looking out over the moss covered hillside. My eyes landed on two thin weeds with a single thread of delicate spider web between them, shimmering with early morning dew, holding a …

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2016-2017 Study Group

  Study Group 2016-17 Shame: the dreaded desire to disappear or destroy  Alexis Johnson, PhD alexisajohnsonphd@gmail.com SW-CPE has been approved to provide continuing education to LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State We all know the feeling of shame in it’s various forms from mild embarrassment to deep mortification.  Silvan Tomkin’s research brought shame into …

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