Continuing Education

Faith-Based Continuing Education for Professionals

All weekend courses are 1 credit for the weekend and are held Friday from 6pm - 10pm and Saturday from 9am - 4pm. For Continuing Education Credits (CEU's) the cost for each course is $120.

Spring 2014

Business Basics for Clinicians

Date January 24th – 25th, March 14th - 15th
Location Multnomah University
Course No. COU 587 A
Instructor Dr. Michelle Cox
Credits 2

This 2-credit course helps counselors-in-training understand various challenges and benefits of private practice. Topics covered include business structure, financial planning, development of referral sources, marketing, customer satisfaction, insurance billing, cash flow, various income sources, document management, consulting, and ethical practices.

Special Populations in Play Therapy

Date January 31st – February 1st
Location Multnomah University
Course No. COU 587 B
Instructor Noah Shields
Credits 1

Provides theoretical and applied skills for the assessment and treatment of clients who have experienced childhood trauma. This course will build on foundational knowledge surrounding the importance of collaborating with community agencies, serving children in the foster care system, and integrating all community resource information into assessment and the development of treatment goals to best serve the needs of the child and family.

Introduction to Sandtray Therapy

Date February 7th - 8th
Location Multnomah University
Course No. COU 585 H
Instructor Dr. Julie Lerwick
Credits 1

This course will cover an introduction to the theory and practice of sandtray therapy as a therapeutic approach when working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and groups. Development of a therapist-child relationship and utilization of sandtray media in the counseling process is emphasized as a means to facilitate expression, self-understanding, and person growth & development for both the client and the counselor. Didactic and experiential methods are used.

Gottman Couples Therapy

Date March 7th – 8th
Location Multnomah University
Course No. COU 587 C
Instructor Tina Lips
Credits 1

Gottmans' research spans over 4 decades of data collected from their marriage lab at the University of Washington. The data dispels many of the myths about what causes divorce and what determines a thriving marriage. This course will introduce you to the Gottman method of couple’s therapy. We will explore the research and methodologies behind the approach, learn about the interventions and assessments, and will practice the skills in small groups. At the end of this course you will have a solid overview of the approach and be prepared to begin assisting couples in healing their relationship.

Suicide Prevention & Intervention Throughout Lifespan

Date April 11th – 12th
Location Multnomah University
Course No. COU 587 D
Instructor Dr. Rodriguez
Credits 1

This course serves to equip counselors to understand the basic components of suicide prevention and intervention. Special focus will be on suicide risk assessment and intervention throughout the lifespan.

Advanced Sandtray Therapy

Date April 25th – 26th
Location Multnomah University
Course No. COU 587 E
Instructor Dr. Julie Lerwick
Credits 1

This advanced course provides students with knowledge of appropriate uses of sandtray therapy with diverse populations and clinical issues. Students will learn how to use therapeutic interventions in the processing phase of sandtray that are designed to enhance client growth and awareness. Interventions and techniques will be demonstrated and practiced in class so that students may learn experientially how to utilize these interventions in sandtray therapy. Students also will engage in experiential activities designed to enhance their own growth and development in becoming a counselor. Prerequisite Introduction to Sandtray Therapy

*prerequisite: Sandtray Therapy (S. 2013) or Intro to Sandtray Therapy (S. 2014)

Father Wound

Date May 23rd - 24th
Location Multnomah University
Course No. COU 585 B
Instructor Dr. Rodriguez
Credits 1

We are a fatherless generation. Father wounds are around us and in us as a culture. Understanding the link between father wounds and relational dissatisfaction and in some cases, relational disruption is an important key to restoring families. This weekend elective will lay out the legacy father wounds leave, the healing process and experiential exercises for restoration, father wound impact on God concept, clarification process with earthly dads, foundation for biblical fathering, understanding inner child work, and diffusing father wound impact on relationships with intimates.

Registration and Contact Info

Phone: (503) 251-6446