Developing Healthy Communication and Boundaries
Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Developing Healthy Communication and Boundaries

Building Blocks are educational classes for adults (18+) looking for practical ways to create positive change in every area of life. A licensed therapist will present the latest research on a given topic and will provide participants with different skills and techniques that can be easily integrated into everyday life. Each group has room for 8-10 adults. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided. 

Join Renee Malina, LPC, LISAC, NCC, as she teaches about boundaries in healthy relationships!

  • Identify healthy ways of communicating feelings, needs, and requests.

  • Define boundaries and their benefits.

  • Discuss the signs of unhealthy boundaries.

  • Explore how to establish healthy boundaries.

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HUDDLE - Brainspotting
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

HUDDLE - Brainspotting

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HUDDLE is a monthly professional development opportunity for students and early-career therapists to learn from the experienced therapists at Journeys Counseling Center in Tempe, AZ. We will connect over the beauty and challenges of therapy as an experienced licensed professional therapist from Journeys Counseling Center will share openly about their personal and professional journey in the field of psychotherapy. Participants will be introduced to professionals in the field, learn about a variety of treatment modalities and interventions, and will have the opportunity to ask the presenter questions.

Join Renee Malina, LPC, LISAC, NCC, as she teaches about Brainspotting

  • Learn more about brain spotting as a form of trauma treatment.

  • Learn about the process and mechanics of this modality.

  • Discuss how brainspotting compares to other forms of trauma treatments.

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HUDDLE - Internal Family Systems (IFS)
May
3
10:00 AM10:00

HUDDLE - Internal Family Systems (IFS)

HUDDLE is a monthly professional development opportunity for students and early-career therapists to learn from the experienced therapists at Journeys Counseling Center in Tempe, AZ. We will connect over the beauty and challenges of therapy as an experienced licensed professional therapist from Journeys Counseling Center will share openly about their personal and professional journey in the field of psychotherapy. Participants will be introduced to professionals in the field, learn about a variety of treatment modalities and interventions, and will have the opportunity to ask the presenter questions.

Join Stephanie Otte, LPC, as she teaches about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills to improve you interpersonal effectiveness and improve conflict-resolution skills.

  • Learn about Internal Family Systems (IFS) as a treatment modality.

  • Talk about how IFS can be used to help in trauma treatment.

  • Explore how IFS can reduce internal conflict and increase self-compassion & self-acceptance.

  • Discuss interventions that can be used to help clients explore their on internal family systems.

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Increasing Confidence, Clarity, & Calm through Mindfulness
Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Increasing Confidence, Clarity, & Calm through Mindfulness

Building Blocks are educational classes for adults (18+) looking for practical ways to create positive change in every area of life. A licensed therapist will present the latest research on a given topic and will provide participants with different skills and techniques that can be easily integrated into everyday life. Each group has room for 8-10 adults. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided. 

Join Dr. Christina McShane & John Lynch, as they teach about the benefits of Mindfulness!

  • Learn what mindfulness is and how it can improve many areas of your life.

  • Learn skills for improving your awareness, attitude, and ability to understand and respond to your experiences.

  • Reduce anxious feelings, negative self talk, and physical suffering.

  • Gain confidence by practicing mindfulness meditations with skilled therapists.

Questions? E-mail contact.journeys@gmail.com 

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HUDDLE - Play Therapy
Mar
11
9:00 AM09:00

HUDDLE - Play Therapy

HUDDLE is a monthly professional development opportunity for students and early-career therapists to learn from the experienced therapists at Journeys Counseling Center in Tempe, AZ. We will connect over the beauty and challenges of therapy as an experienced licensed professional therapist from Journeys Counseling Center will share openly about their personal and professional journey in the field of psychotherapy. Participants will be introduced to professionals in the field, learn about a variety of treatment modalities and interventions, and will have the opportunity to ask the presenter questions.

Join Jessica Drachenberg, MA-MFT, LAMFT, as she shares more about Play Therapy.

  • Understanding what play therapy is and is not

  • Areas Play Therapy can be helpful

  • Self of the Therapist, foundational in this treatment

  • Equipment/Resources to facilitate play therapy

  • Treatment Plans/Cheat-Sheet for Notes

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Expressive Art: How Creativity Helps in Therapy
Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Expressive Art: How Creativity Helps in Therapy

Building Blocks are educational classes for adults (18+) looking for practical ways to create positive change in every area of life. A licensed therapist will present the latest research on a given topic and will provide participants with different skills and techniques that can be easily integrated into everyday life. Each group has room for 8-10 adults. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided. 

Join Noel D'Avy, LAC, as she talks about the benefits of Art Therapy.

  • How is Art Therapy different than Expressive Art Therapy? What if I am not "artistic"? Can expressive art therapy benefit me?

    • How does Art help me process emotions/thoughts?

    • How can I use Art for self-care? 

  • This will be an experiential workshop to give you a taste of what it is like to explore your creative side and how it can be helpful in therapy.  We will look at ways to identify creative resources that you already have and how they can be used in therapy.

"Visual thinking is our ability and tendency to organize our feelings and thoughts, and perceptions about the world around us through images."

"Art therapy asks you to explore your inner experience--your feelings, perceptions, and imagination."

-Cathy Malchiodi

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HUDDLE - Discovering Your Therapeutic Style
Feb
13
9:00 AM09:00

HUDDLE - Discovering Your Therapeutic Style

HUDDLE is a monthly professional development opportunity for students and early-career therapists to learn from the experienced therapists at Journeys Counseling Center in Tempe, AZ. We will connect over the beauty and challenges of therapy as an experienced licensed professional therapist from Journeys Counseling Center will share openly about their personal and professional journey in the field of psychotherapy. Participants will be introduced to professionals in the field, learn about a variety of treatment modalities and interventions, and will have the opportunity to ask the presenter questions.

In Discovering Your Therapeutic Style:

  • Through interactive discussion & reflection questions, learn from past experiences to develop personal insight into your career

  • Obtain clarity of the various factors to consider when deciding on type of work, setting, and therapeutic style.

  • How to discover natural talents and abilities & identify values and interests


About Dr. Christina McShane:
Dr. Christina McShane received her Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for Psychological Sciences in Arlington, VA, in 2011 and 2015 respectively. Her training included special emphasis on the integration of Psychology and Theology. Christina has experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. She works with a variety of issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, life-transitions, relationship struggles, burnout, identity issues, grief, parenting and family issues, and faith/spiritual issues. In addition to therapy, Christina performs cognitive and personality assessments for children and adults, including candidates for seminary.

Christina also has a background in both ministry and organizational consulting and coaching. She is passionate about working with leaders, groups and individuals to improve communication, collaboration, and both individual and organizational internal health. She is available for consultation, workshops and trainings for leaders and organizations to help in achieving healthier leaders and cultures and stronger teams.

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Conflict-Resolution Skills
Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

Conflict-Resolution Skills

Building Blocks are educational classes for adults (18+) looking for practical ways to create positive change in every area of life. A licensed therapist will present the latest research on a given topic and will provide participants with different skills and techniques that can be easily integrated into everyday life. Each group has room for 8-10 adults. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided. 

Join Stephanie Otte, LPC, as she teaches about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills to improve you interpersonal effectiveness and improve conflict-resolution skills.

  • Discover tactics to help accomplish your goals in conflict.

  • Learn how to refuse an unwanted or unreasonable request.

  • Get your point of view taken seriously.

  • Learn skills to help gain and maintain healthy relationships.

  • Balance immediate goals with long-term goals in relationships.

  • Maintain self-respect and honor your values when under pressure.

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HUDDLE - Expressive Art Therapy
Jan
15
2:00 PM14:00

HUDDLE - Expressive Art Therapy

HUDDLE is a monthly professional development opportunity for students and early-career therapists to learn from the experienced therapists at Journeys Counseling Center in Tempe, AZ. We will connect over the beauty and challenges of therapy as an experienced licensed professional therapist from Journeys Counseling Center will share openly about their personal and professional journey in the field of psychotherapy. Participants will be introduced to professionals in the field, learn about a variety of treatment modalities and interventions, and will have the opportunity to ask the presenter questions.

Join Noel D’Avy, LAC, as she shares her experience with Art Therapy and the benefits of creativity in therapy.

This will be an experiential workshop and you do not have to be "artsy" or "creative" to participate.

  • Good boundaries/structure to set up a creative space.  

  • How/when using art can be useful as a modality with various demographics.

  • Creative ways to create more room for process using art for various demographics

  • Good resources for trying out Expressive arts in therapy sessions

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Learning the Language of Body Acceptance
Jan
12
9:00 AM09:00

Learning the Language of Body Acceptance

Building Blocks are educational classes for adults (18+) looking for practical ways to create positive change in every area of life. A licensed therapist will present the latest research on a given topic and will provide participants with different skills and techniques that can be easily integrated into everyday life. Each group has room for 8-10 adults. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided. 

Join Vanessa Van Dyke, LPC, as she creates a space for women to start the year off differently!  This special building block will be 3 hours long versus the normal 2.

  •  Name the body shame that so easily entangles women's sense of themselves

  •  Confront the myths surrounding weight, size, and health

  •  Engage a new conversation that separates weight and size from worthiness and beauty

  •  Explore what body acceptance can look like regardless of weight and size

  •  Create space for each participant to give expression to her own journey with weight, body image, and the impacts of culture on her sense of self

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HUDDLE - Discovering Your Therapeutic Style
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

HUDDLE - Discovering Your Therapeutic Style

HUDDLE is a monthly professional development opportunity for students and early-career therapists to learn from the experienced therapists at Journeys Counseling Center in Tempe, AZ. We will connect over the beauty and challenges of therapy as an experienced licensed professional therapist from Journeys Counseling Center will share openly about their personal and professional journey in the field of psychotherapy. Participants will be introduced to professionals in the field, learn about a variety of treatment modalities and interventions, and will have the opportunity to ask the presenter questions.

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