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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 or accommodation requests, we may be reached via email or by phone: 303-871-4161.

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  • Finn

    Working with Shame in Psychotherapy & Psychological Assessment (Dr.Stephen E. Finn)

    Friday, April 25 & Saturday, April 26, 2014

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    Two-Day Training Workshop
    12.0 hours of Continuing Education

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    Schedule & Location

    University of Denver

    Friday, 4/25:
    Joy Burns Center (Dining Hall)

    8:15 AM registration
    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM programming

    Saturday, 4/26:
    Craig Hall (Community Room)

    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM programming


    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. 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.

    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).

    Registration Rates:

    • $250 for CAS members
    • $300 for non-CAS members
    • $150 for CAS student members
    • $175 for non-CAS student members

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    (Please print form and mail with dues.)

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    This workshop is approved for 12.0 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.

  • shield 150

    Alumni Reunion & Continuing Education Event

    Friday, August 1 & Saturday, August 2, 2014

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    The University of Denver is celebrating its sesquicentennial with a variety of events and exhibits all year long, and GSPP will be joining in on the fun. Visit GSPP this summer as we celebrate 37 years of excellence in clinical training alongside DU's 150th celebration!

    Friday, August 1, 2014:

    Join us for a day-long Continuing Education experience, 'The Art & Science of Psychotherapy' featuring two of the country's most visible scholars, Drs. William Pinsof and Jonathan Shedler. This presentation will be followed by our first ever GSPP Book Fair (sales and signing) with cocktails and appetizers, details below.

    Saturday, August 2, 2014:

    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.

    GSPP Book Fair

    To be considered for a spot in our GSPP Book Fair event, please send a request to Lindsay Anderson indicating your interest by June 10, 2014. The request should include the your graduation date, book title, authors, editors, publisher, pages, publication year, and a very short summary of the publication.

  • GSSW

    Graduate School of Social Work: Opportunities

    Licensure & Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

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    GSSW at the University of Denver offers a growing range of Licensure & 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.