CE and Conversation

These events offer an opportunity for mental health professionals to learn theories and strategies which inform the practices of professional colleagues as well as the networking opportunity to make their own practices more visible.  Professionals who attend reconnect with friends, develop new alliances with colleagues, and expand their mental health community.

 Where: Lucky Lab Brew Pub   915 SE Hawthorne Blvd.  Portland, OR 97214

Free parking on site & street parking nearby

30 minutes of networking plus CE presentation; Food and drink available for purchase.

Charge is $10 (for room & CE costs); coming a little early can be useful; you can place a food order, the staff will bring your lunch into the meeting room.

February 2, 2018, 12:15 - 2:30 1 1/2 hr CE

Moving Beyond Words: An Evidence Based Practice For Skillful Relationships

Presenter: Katherine Calvert, LCSW 

Katherine Calvert, LCSW is pleased to introduce Radically Open-DBT, an evidence based treatment developed by Thomas Lynch, Ph.D.. RO-DBT is a new treatment supported by 20 years of clinical research, targeting excessive self-control (Over Control).  Katherine Calvert has adapted the materials to teach a skills based approach to couples struggling in relationship. The skills target relationship ruptures such as going silent, withdrawing, stonewalling, or excessive criticism and blame. Couples report less reactivity and a deeper sense of connection. 

This workshop is designed to help you: 

  1. Assess a client’s coping style of over control (OC) or under control (UC)
  2. List the 5 Neural Substrates involved in the Brain-Behavioral Model of Emotion
  3. Practice Loving Kindness Meditation to trigger safety cues with couples
  4. Demonstrate how changing physiology can change the couple interaction when distressed
  5. List 3 ways to activate Social Safety 

Katherine Calvert, LCSW, is in private practice and specializes in couple’s work, targeting each individual’s habitual pattern of coping with distress that leads to eventual rupture in relationship. Katherine helps couples define the impact of their defensive patterns on their relationship and offers skills to open the couple to growth and increased intimacy. Katherine received a Master of Social Work from Portland State University and is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Radically Open DBT, EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Gottman Couples Therapy, and is a certified Imago Couples Therapist. Katherine has presented her unique approach to a regional meeting of Imago therapists in New York City as well as to an Imago International Conference in Vancouver, BC.

These programs are co-sponsored by AMHA-OR Metro and Mentor Research Institute. Mentor Research Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Mentor Research Institute maintains responsibility for the program and its content.