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Lunch + Learn

Since 2012, we’ve been pleased to offer our colleagues in the Portland counseling community a bi-monthly presentation on topics important to mental health providers and students.

For the time being, all our activities will be held via webinar (Zoom)

Normal Lunch & Learn Agenda: (Please note December’s Lunch & Learn is 2 hours long: 1pm – 3pm)
1 PM – 2:30 PM
COST: $10 for Non-Affiliates / $0 for EHNW Affiliates

01:00 – 01:30 Introductions
01:30 Presentation begins
02:15 Question and Answer period
02:30 Presentation ends

and refer questions to Dave Fischer at .

Below are some of our past luncheon presentations:

12/09/16 – Mari Alexander, LMFT – Neurobiology and Psychotherapy
02/10/17 – Robert King, MSW – Sexuality and Therapy Through the Lens of Process Work
04/14/17 – Michael Nagel, MA – Elements of an Authentic Life
06/09/17 – Barney McDowell, LCSW – Toward a “Model of Differentiating Dialogues” for Couples in Conflict
08/11/17 – Dave Fischer, PsyD – Psychotherapy in Integrated Primary Care
10/13/17 – John McManus, PhD – Einstein, Relativity, and Anxiety
12/08/17 – Donna Roy, MS, LPC – Mindfulness, the Body and Meaning
02/09/18 – Elliot Geller, LCSW – Ericksonian and Existential / Humanistic Approaches to Working with Men
04/13/18 – Michal Drabanski, LPC – The Injury in Narcissism: Harvesting Gems from Self Psychology
06/08/18 – Shannon Pernetti – What is Nondual Psychotherapy?
08/10/18 – Carol Swanson, LCSW – Dancing Cheek to Cheek with Maurice-Merleau Ponty: the intertwining of contacting, environment in the world
10/12/18 – Jessica Shaffer, LMT – Nervous System RESET: Understanding the Neurophysiology of Authenticity, Engagement and Relational Presence
12/14/18 – Eva Gold, PsyD; Steve Zahm, PhD – Exploring the Intersection of Buddhist Psychology/Mindfulness and Gestalt Therapy
02/08/19 – EHNW Board – Fundamentals of Existential-Humanistic Approaches in Psychotherapy: Principles and Practices
04/12/19 – Sasha Strong, MA – Contemplative Psychotherapy: Clinician Mindfulness, the Common Factors, and Carl Rogers’s Necessary and Sufficient Conditions
06/14/19 – Joshua Pearl, MT-BC – Existential and Humanistic Themes in the Field of Music Therapy
08/09/19 – Daniel Parker, PhD – Existential Analytical Approaches to Anxiety
10/11/19 – Ronald Johnson – Mindfulness, Addictions, and Yalom’s “Here and Now”
12/13/19 – Ray Nelson – Down the Rabbit Hole: An Interactive Examination of Less Common Sexual Practices
02/14/20 – Elliot Geller, LCSW – The Richness of Humanistic-Existential Methodology and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy in Helping Men with Degenerative Neurological Disease
06/12/20 – Carol Swanson, LCSW, – The Power of the Event: A Responsivity in the Time of COVID-19
08/14/20 – Kerry Cohen, Psyd LPC — Sex and Love Addiction in an Existential-Humanistic Context
10/09/20 – Frank Canepa , LPC-I – A Saint, Serial Killer, and an Existential-Humanistic Therapist Walk into a Bar: Exploring the concept of Evil from an EH and Christian Perspective

12/11/20 – Bob Edelstein, LMFT, MFT – A Path to Living Life Fully: 8 Core Tenets of Existential-Humanistic Therapy

2/12/21 – Beth Swain, LPC  – Being Silenced, Finding Voice: How Archetypal Patterns Influence Our Lives

4/9/21 – Sofia Elias Jamison, MA – Friends with Benefits: A harmonious blending of Existential-Humanistic and Relational Life Therapy approaches in working with Couples

6/25/21 –  Stephan Tobin, Ph.D. – The Inevitable Problem White Therapists Have In Working With Clients of Color

8/13/21 – Marianne Ingheim, PhD – Making Growth-Oriented Meaning Through the Practice of Self-Compassion

10/8/21 – Kayla Birkeland, LMHCA – From It to Thou: Changing Lives by Changing our Relationship with the Unconventional

2/11/22 – Chuck Craytor, LPC – Buddhism and Existential-Humanistic Therapy: The Importance of Interconnection

4/2/22 – Ronnie Dunetz, MA, MBA – The Journey of Sacred Legacy

10/21/22 – Joaquin Lopez, MS – Metaphor | Beyond the Limits of Understanding

12/9/22 – Diane Steinbrecher, LCSW and Shannon Pernetti – The Later Stages of Adult Development and their Foundation

2/10/23 – Daniel Schiff, PhD – Fostering Authenticity: Character Analytic and Somatic Interventions in Contemporary Orgone (Reichian) Therapy

4/14/23 – Pam Barela, PhD – The Existential Sex Therapists Dilemma

6/9/23 – Lavinia Magliocco, MS CRC NCC – Change Through Movement

8/11/23 – Scott Kiser, PhD – The Way of Redemptive Suffering: Transforming Adversity into Growth

10/13/23 – Michael Running, LPC, MS, NCC – Letting go of that which never was: Living the paradoxical nature of change

12/8/23 – Nader Shabahangi, PHD – Using the Existential-Humanistic Framework to De-Pathologize Forgetfulness and Dementia

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