Upcoming Clinician Workshops

Space Between Counseling Services is committed to providing continuing education opportunities for mental health practitioners. At SBCS, we veiw the opportunity to engage in continued learning as a necessary component of practitioner growth. Below you’ll find a list of our upcoming training opportunities available to mental health clinicians in the Baltimore region and beyond.

We periodically add new workshops to this page, so be sure to check in frequently.

As an individual clinician, have you ever wondered how couples therapy could not only enhance your client's relationships but also improve your work together in individual counseling? Many clinicians may not fully understand the role that couples work plays in individual therapy, which is why we created our clinician workshop:

Couples Work and Why it Matters in Modern Times

Facilitated by Susan Stork, LCPC & Heather Garner, LCSW-C

Date: wednesday october 23

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Hosting Location: Ida B’s table

235 Holliday Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

 
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The curriculum is catered to clinicians who primarily works with individual clients and would like to gain knowledge and insight on how to collaborate with the couples therapist.

Clinicians will gain a multimedia approach to couples work including: couples therapy tapes, clips from popular movies and various educational sources to gain understanding of the couples therapeutic process and the unique features of modern ‘coupleship.’  Additionally, clinicians will participate in group experiential sessions that will allow them to learn new therapeutic interventions, put themselves in the couples “hot seat” and learn why it is so valuable for individual therapists to be a collaborator in the couple’s therapeutic process rather than perhaps being an unintentional opposing force.

Participants will also explore RLT and PACT based interventions that encourage clients to move towards relational empowerment, deep safety and relational joy.




Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to collaborate with a couple’s therapist versus being an unintentional opposing force in the couple’s work process and how to refer before crisis.

  • Describe when to recommend couples therapy & provide examples that show up in individual therapeutic work.

  • Identify the benefits of Relational Life Therapy (RLT) and Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) and gain a basic understanding of RLT and PACT based therapeutic interventions.

  • Provide understanding of the Window of Tolerance, Allostatic Load & basic elements of Neuroscience.

  • Discuss why “Top Down” / “Bottom Up” therapy models in Couples Therapy matters to the couple.

  • Provide examples of modern relationship issues utilizing the contributions of Esther Perel.


About the Venue : Ida B’s Table

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“Ida B’s Table is a modern soul food restaurant with four distinct areas for guests to enjoy: the bar, the parlor, the drawing room, and the main dining room. Our event will be held in the drawing room, as pictured beside this caption.

Located in a landmark building, the historic CJ Youse Candy Box Factory was originally designed by prominent Baltimore firm Archer & Allen. Confectionary (candy-making) businesses were hugely important in 19th century Baltimore, and CJ Youse made beautiful paper boxes for gifting. Many of the original fixtures — including the doors — have been reclaimed and reused for Ida B’s Table. This mixture of classic 19th century design and modern comfort reflect the historical era and contemporary impact of the restaurant’s namesake, Ida Bell Wells-Barnett.

Ida B. Wells was a courageous journalist, anti-lynching crusader, women's rights activist, and civil rights pioneer. She was born a slave in Mississippi in 1862, six months before the Emancipation Proclamation. Wells traveled throughout the South investigating lynching incidents and published her findings in pamphlets entitled "Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases” and the “Red Record”. Ida B Wells dedicated her writing to the struggles of her people. She wrote: “The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.” Ida B. Wells-Barnett died in 1931, leaving behind a legacy of courage and tenacity in the fight against injustice in America.”

- Ida B’s Table

We feel that that Ida B’s will be ideal for a collaborative yet intimate work. The Couples Work & Why it Matters in Modern Times curriculum requires clinicians to work together during a number of experiential workshops.


Pricing Options

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early bird pricing

june 13th - july 20th: $175.00

Optional add on : 5.5 category 1 Ceus : $30.00

regular pricing

july 20th - october 10th : $200

Optional add on: 5.5 category 1 ceus : $30.00

Group special savings

sign up with 1 friend/COLLEAGUE, RECEIVE buy one get one complimentary ceus*

groups of 3 or more RECEIVE complimentary ceus for the entire group*

** Must sign up and pay for the group at the same time, no separate signups and payments eligible for this deal**


Cancelation Policies:

What happens if I’ve paid for a workshop and then cannot attend?

Although we do not offer refunds if you miss a workshop you’ve paid for, you can use your payment towards any future training offered by Susan Stork, LCPC, NCC. Contact our office manager, Noelle Benach, LGPC, either before or after the missed class so she is aware that you will be registering for a future workshop. Alternatively, if you would like to gift your registration to another participant, please contact Noelle Benach, LGPC, no later than 36-hours prior to the scheduled event.

What happens a workshop is canceled?

Although it is not a common occurrence, a workshop may be cancelled due to low registration, presenter emergency, or inclement weather. In those cases, participants will be notified as soon as possible-typically one week before the scheduled workshop- and if they have paid for the training they will be given the option of either a full refund or applying payment to another workshop. All participants will also receive a $25.00 discount off a future training to compensate for the inconvenience.


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