Categories Archives: Professionals

Continuing Education for Professional Psychotherapists

The Resiliency Center offers continuing education for professional psychologists.

Practitioners

Dr. Michael Bridges

Dr. Michael Bridges

Michael R. Bridges, M.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Bridges has presented at national and international professional organizations since the early 1990s on topics as diverse the personality assessment of psychopaths and serial killers to the cardiovascular changes that distinguish clients who experience positive change in psychotherapy from those who don’t.

When his schedule permits, he is a guest lecturer to graduate psychology classes on resolving trauma and attachment injuries and provides experiential workshops to psychotherapists based on his research summarized in his article, “Activating the Corrective Emotional Experience,” in the Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Bridges was an assistant professor in clinical psychology at the University of NC at Chapel Hill, an associate professor of clinical psychology and director of the training clinic at Temple University, and an adjunct associate professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program at Jefferson University.

» For more information, contact Dr. Bridges at drmbridges1@gmail.com or 215-868-6393.

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Clinical Supervision for Psychologists

The Resiliency Center offers clinical supervision for psychologists.

Practitioners

Dr. Michael Bridges

Dr. Michael Bridges

Michael R. Bridges, M.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Bridges has hundreds of hours of experience in supervising graduate students and mental health professionals in the practice of psychotherapy. He is often sought out by licensed therapists whose training has been more cognitive or traditionally psychodynamic and who want to incorporate emotion focused and experiential approaches into their practice.

» For more information, contact Dr. Bridges at drmbridges1@gmail.com or 215-868-6393.

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Professional Trainings on Trauma and Resiliency

Professional trainings on trauma and resiliency educate individuals and organizations, provide forums for increased self-awareness and community-building, and creatively support the needs of helpers to nurture themselves as well as others.

Practitioners

Elizabeth Venart, M.Ed., NCC, LPC

Elizabeth Venart, M.Ed., NCC, LPC

Elizabeth Venart provides training and consultation at the local, regional, and national levels on trauma and resiliency, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue, counselor wellness, team-building in organizations, and creativity development. Her strength lies in making the material come to life for participants through reflective exercises, dialogue, and opportunities for creative expression and the development of personal insights.

Customized Training at your Workplace

Elizabeth bring trainings into diverse workplaces, partnering with agency and corporate leaders to develop customized programs that work effectively with their organizational culture and specific staff needs.

Counselor Wellness Intensives

These three-hour education and support sessions are designed to offer helping professionals time to focus on themselves, tools to promote wellness and resiliency, and valuable opportunities to dialogue with one another for increased support. Programs include integrative wellness approaches drawing from a variety of practices and professional disciplines. These include mindfulness and meditation, movement, expressive arts, music, laughter yoga, aromatherapy, creative visualization, and recreational therapy.

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EMDR Consultation Group

Dates: Ongoing

Time: 2nd Friday of each month, 8:30 am – 10:30 am


Group Facilitator: Elizabeth Venart, Licensed Professional Counselor, (215) 233-2002 or ElizabethLPC@comcast.net

This consultation group is designed for licensed therapists who have completed the EMDR Basic Training and wish to pursue EMDR Certification and/or deepen their knowledge and understanding of EMDR in practice.

The group includes case presentation, discussion of challenging issues and obstacles to effective EMDR processing, creative case conceptualization with complex trauma, and a review of the latest research findings and clinical applications. EMDR has the power to help people make sense to themselves and heal at the deepest levels. This consultation group supports clinicians in using EMDR effectively so that clients can experience the significant transformation possible.

  • Participation requires a minimum six-month commitment.
  • No more than six participants. Pre-registration required.

 

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EMDR Consultation

The Resiliency Center offers EMDR Consultation for licensed therapists who have completed the EMDR Basic Training and wish to pursue EMDR Certification and/or deepen their knowledge and understanding of EMDR in practice.

Practitioners

Elizabeth Venart

As a Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, Elizabeth Venart offers individual and group consultation to therapists seeking to strengthen their skills and gain certification. She is also the Regional Coordinator for the Montgomery-Bucks EMDRIA Regional Network, passionate about building a professional community of trauma-informed clinicians.

Initially trained in EMDR over fifteen years ago, Elizabeth has used EMDR Therapy successfully with hundreds of clients with diverse presenting issues. She continues to attend advanced trainings regularly.

Individual and group EMDR Consultation includes case presentation, discussion of challenging issues and obstacles to effective EMDR processing, creative case conceptualization with complex trauma, and a review of the latest research findings and clinical applications. EMDR has the power to help people make sense to themselves and heal at the deepest levels. EMDR Consultation supports clinicians in using EMDR effectively so that clients can experience the significant transformation possible.

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Performance Enhancement with EMDR

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a potent intervention for healing those experiences of the past that create obstacles in the present day. EMDR is a powerful tool for performance enhancement, because it removes blocks to achievement and builds mental strengths and resources. Self-defeating behaviors, attitudes and beliefs can be modified and replaced with high-functioning behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs for positive, permanent change.

Practitioners

Elizabeth Venart, M.Ed., LPC

Elizabeth Venart, M.Ed., NCC, LPC

Elizabeth Venart, a Licensed Professional Counselor and skilled EMDR clinician, guides people through this process, facilitating individuals’ ability to obtain the positive change and professional success they seek.

For more information or to schedule an initial consultation, contact Elizabeth at (215) 233-2002 or ElizabethLPC@comcast.net. More information is also available at www.elizabethvenart.com.

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Practice-Building Coaching

Healthcare professionals often struggle with the idea that their private practice is a business that requires entrepreneurial skills to thrive. Business and practice-building skills are absent from academic programs, and practitioners are often uncomfortable with the idea of marketing their businesses. Practice-building coaching helps professionals discover new ideas for how they can spread the word about their work — and create opportunities for people seeking support to find and connect with them.

Practitioners

Elizabeth Venart, M.Ed., LPC

Elizabeth Venart, M.Ed., NCC, LPC

Elizabeth works one-on-one with practitioners to develop a personalized approach to practice-building that is sustainable over time.

Elizabeth helps professionals:

  • Evaluate how they would like to transform their practices;
  • Speak about their work with clarity and confidence;
  • Assess their marketing style;
  • Create a big picture marketing strategy to strengthen community awareness of their programs and services;
  • and Begin taking concrete, meaningful action steps to generate greater prosperity in their businesses.

Through my experience in private practice and my role as Founder of The Resiliency Center, I know what it takes to succeed in the business of private practice. I help professionals learn to view marketing as an extension of their work – based in principles of education, service, and relationship. I believe that one’s passion and skills offer the best guide for creating prosperity, and the only surefire way to grow a business is to have a clear vision and a solid plan.

» Learn more at www.elizabethvenart.com

» Contact Elizabeth at ElizabethLPC@comcast.net or (215) 233-2002

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Career Coaching

In career consulting, you work one-on-one with one of our practitioners to explore your career identity, develop strategic plans for career advancement, enhance work-life sustainability, and more.

Practitioners

Elizabeth Venart, M.Ed., LPC

Elizabeth Venart, M.Ed., NCC, LPC

Professional Development for Helping Professionals

Elizabeth Venart provides individual consultations to helping professionals wishing to explore career identity and development. Consultations can focus on practice-building, creating individualized career-development plans, enhancing professional sustainability, and more. By focusing on what is most meaningful and rewarding in the work and addressing energy drains, Elizabeth helps create lasting change.

» Learn more at www.elizabethvenart.com

» Contact Elizabeth at ElizabethLPC@comcast.net or (215) 233-2002

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Clinical Supervision for Play Therapists

The Resiliency Center offers clinical supervision for social workers and play therapists earning hours towards their Registered Play Therapist credential.

Practitioners

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol

Kathleen Krol, LCSW, RPT-S has over eleven years experience in diverse client settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health, home and school-based settings. Her strong background in Contextual Family Therapy and trauma enriches the case conceptualization process.

In supervising Social Workers and Play Therapists, she practices from a child centered play therapy approach combined with knowledge of developmental stages and their connection to subsequent trauma and attachment issues. Supervisees will have the opportunity to enhance their clinical skills using Sand Tray Therapy and learning concrete strategies when coaching and providing feedback to parents.

» Learn more at www.kathleenkrol.com

» Contact Kathleen at kasiakrol17@verizon.net or 215-289-3101

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LPC Clinical Supervision

The Resiliency Center offers clinical supervision for counselors earning hours towards their Licensed Professional Counselor credential, as well as ongoing support for professional counselors.

Practitioners

Elizabeth Venart, LPC

Elizabeth Venart’s approach to supervision is rooted in a humanistic, relational framework. She has been providing on-site and adjunct LPC supervision to clinicians working in diverse practice settings for over 15 years.

While providing clinicians with a variety of concrete strategies to strengthen their work, her primary focus is on the quality of the relationship between counselor and client—and any obstacles to empathy and mindfulness. Elizabeth invites counselors to listen deeply to clients and their stories and to trust themselves and their intuition more fully.

Understanding the influence of practice setting challenges, I provide LPC candidates with a supportive environment in which they can be authentic, share their struggles and triumphs, cultivate a trauma-informed perspective, and promote resiliency in themselves and the people with whom they work.

Elizabeth Venart is eligible to provide 100% of the required supervision hours to LPC Candidates and 50% of the required supervision hours to Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Social Work candidates.

» Contact Elizabeth at ElizabethLPC@comcast.net or (215) 233-2002, and learn more at  www.elizabethvenart.com. Learn about Elizabeth’s LPC Supervision Group.

Carolyn Abele, MS, LPC

Carolyn Abele, MS, LPC

Carolyn Abele is a Licensed Professional Counselor in practice over 12 years. She provides individual Clinical Supervision for post master’s degree counselors and therapists pursuing a license in PA as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Supervision focuses on developing theoretical foundation, case conceptualization, and working through ethical issues new counselors face when working with clients. Supervision is supervisee driven and can end with developing a self-care plan to combat burnout.

» Contact Carolyn at CarolynAbeleTherapy@gmail.com or (215) 354-7941.

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