Continuing Education and Conferences
GSPP is proud to provide training opportunities by sponsoring CE credit for professional organizations and producing quarterly CE events. Please join our mailing list to be notified of these opportunities. For additional information, we may be reached via email or by phone: 303-871-4161.
- April 25 & 26, 2014:
Working with Shame in Psychotherapy and Psychological Assessment
- August 1 & 2, 2014:
All Alumni Reunion & CE Event
- Additional CE Opportunities:
Regional CE Event Calendar
Professional Development through DU's Graduate School of Social Work
Please Join Us:
Two-Day Training for Mental Health Professionals and Students
by Dr. Stephen E. Finn
Friday, April 25 & Saturday, April 26, 2014
8:15 AM registration, Friday 4/25
9 AM - 4:30 PM each day
University of Denver Campus
12.0 hours of Continuing Education
It is now recognized that shame is one of the most important and frequent client experiences in psychotherapy and psychological assessment, yet few psychologists and psychotherapists receive direct training in how to help their clients with shame. In this two-day intensive workshop, Dr. Finn will lecture about contemporary research and theory about shame and discuss implications for applied clinical work. He will show videotapes--of himself and other clinicians from the Therapeutic Assessment Institute--working with clients around shame, and will teach a number of specific, effective interventions that can help clients heal shame. At various points during the day, participants will work in small groups doing role plays of these shame interventions. (At no point will participants be asked to disclose personal information to each other.) Finally, Dr. Finn will discuss shame in clinicians, and how it both limits our effectiveness and gives us empathy for our clients.
At the end of the workshop, participants will:
- Understand contemporary psychological theories of shame and be familiar with research about the neurobiology of shame
- Learn to recognize signs of shame in themselves and in their clients
- Know and have a chance to practice a number of specific interventions that can help clients heal from shame
- Have a better awareness of their personal shame
About Dr. Stephen E. Finn:
Stephen E. Finn, PhD, founder of the Center for Therapeutic Assessment, is a licensed clinical psychologist in practice in Austin, TX, a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, and Senior Researcher and Director of Training at the European Center for Therapeutic Assessment at Catholic University of Milan, Italy. He has published 50+ articles and chapters on psychological assessment, psychodiagnosis, and other topics in clinical psychology, and is the author of In Our Clients' Shoes: Theory and Techniques of Therapeutic Assessment (Erlbaum, 2007) and A Manual for Using the MMPI-2 as a Therapeutic Intervention (1996, University of Minnesota Press). Dr. Finn also co-edited, with Constance Fischer and Leonard Handler, Collaborative/ Therapeutic Assessment: A Casebook and Guide (Wiley, 2012). In 2011 Dr. Finn was awarded the Bruno Klopfer Award from the Society of Personality Assessment for distinguished lifetime contributions to the field of personality assessment.
Early bird pricing through March 15, 2014:
$200 for CAS members
$250 for non-CAS members
$100 for CAS student members
$125 for non-CAS student members
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This workshop is approved for 12 hours of continuing education. The University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP), is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GSPP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Mark Your Calendars!
Over the coming year, DU will celebrate its sesquicentennial with a variety of events and exhibits, and GSPP will be joining in on the fun.
ALL ALUMNI REUNION weekend, August 1st - 2nd, 2014! Come join GSPP this summer as we celebrate 37 years of excellence in clinical training alongside the University of Denver's 150th, or sesquicentennial, celebration.
Join us for a day-long CE experience, 'Can clinicians make peace with evidence-based therapies? A point-counterpoint discussion of the utility of evidence in clinical practice' featuring two of the country's most visible scholars. This presentation will be followed by our first ever GSPP Book Fair (sales and signing) with cocktails and appetizers. (Authors--Please see the participation announcement below)
Bring your whole family to the GSPP Reunion, a day of celebration for all members of the GSPP community featuring founding faculty members, picnic lunches, kid's activities, and much more.
More information is to follow in the coming weeks and months, but be sure to book your travel and save these dates on your calendar now. We want to see each and every one of you!
**To be considered for a spot in our "GSPP: Meet the Author" event, please send a request to Lindsay Anderson indicating your interest in signing up for a "Meet the Author" time slot at the GSPP Alumni Weekend. The request should include the your graduation date, the books' title, authors, editors, publisher, pages, publication year, and a very short summary of the publication.
The University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology (GSPP) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GSPP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver does not have any special (commercial) interest in providing this CE program. This program respects cultural, individual and role differences, including those based on age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language, and socioeconomic status.
GSSW at the University of Denver offers a growing range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for human service professionals seeking to strengthen and enhance their professional knowledge and repertoire of skills. We are pleased to promote GSSW events and hope members of the GSPP community will take advantage of these offerings.
Visit GSSW's Licensure & Continuing Professional Development page for event listings.