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Continuing Education for Therapists
Rising Strong™ Workshop

Continuing Education Credits for Therapists are available for purchase at R. Cassidy Seminars. Details at R. Cassidy Seminars

  • This course is approved for 13 CE hours
  • The Target Audience is Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs and Counselors Therapists of all levels
  • Course Description: Rising Strong ™ Workshop is based on the latest ground breaking research of Dr. Brené Brown and led by Michelle Gannon, PhD and Beth Jaeger-Skigen, LCSW. When we take personal and professional risks in our lives, we will inevitably fall and experience disappointments, failures and heartbreaks. Our workshop will teach a research-based methodology of how to “rise strong” when dealing with a life transition, losses, personal or professional set back or disappointments or failures.

Course Objectives:

  • Objective #1: Participants will be able to define the physics of vulnerability and the ten rules of engagement for Rising Strong.
  • Objective #2: Participants will be able to identify the values that are most important in our lives and learn why values clarification is essential to the development of resiliency. They will be able to identify emotions and experiences using the glossary of research based primary and secondary emotions.
  • Objective #3: Participants will integrate the human beings who are hooked by emotion. Participants will Review the feelings associated with emotions and will differentiate emotion, thought, and behavior.
  • Objective #4: Participants will be able to define the various ways that people offload hurt and put up barriers to reckoning with emotion: chandeliering, bouncing hurt, numbing, stockpiling, high-centering and The Umbridge.
  • Objective #5: Participants will be able to discuss the neurobiological research that as humans, we have meaning making in our biology and are compelled to make up stories – even if they are based on incomplete information. Participants will define conspiracies and confabulations.
  • Objective #6: Participants will be able to formulate an emotional vocabulary and their self-awareness by using the Story Rumble Glossary.
  • Objective #7: Participants will be able to define vulnerability as uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.
  • Objective #8: Participants will be able to differentiate shame, guilt, humiliation, and embarrassment.
  • Objective #9: Participants will identify the concept of shame shields by differentiating shame, guilt, humiliation, and embarrassment based on 
the concept of “strategies of disconnection” as positioned by the researchers at The Stone Center at Wellesley.
  • Objective #10: Participants will identify how/where/when anxiety shows up in a person’s life
  • Objective #11: Integrate orphaned parts of one self and write and report this integration through one or more creative expressions.

DAY 1

9:00- 9:30 Introduction and Session 1

Intro into Rising Strong Process: Session 1: Overview of the Brené Brown’s research of the Rising Strong™ Process and the concept of the Reckoning, Rumble and Revolution.

List the physics of vulnerability and the ten rules of engagement for Rising Strong.

9:30-10:30 SESSION 2: Clarity of Values

Identify the values that are most important in our lives and learn why values clarification is essential to the development of resiliency.

Identify emotions and experiences using the glossary of research based primary and secondary emotions.

10:30-11:00 SESSION 3: THE RECKONING

Identify the Rising Strong process and goals: The rise from our falls, overcome our mistakes, and face hurt in a way that brings more wisdom and wholeheartedness to our lives. Review the Rising Strong reckoning which includes two parts:

  • Identify how the research demonstrates when human beings are hooked by emotion
  • Review the feelings associated with emotions
    Differentiate emotion, thought, and behavior.

Increase curiosity about emotion.

Identify the messages and values about emotion.

Summarize how curiosity is an act of courage and vulnerability.

11:00- 11:15: Break

11:15-11:45: SESSION 4: Offloading Hurt

Summarize Offloading Hurt Strategies

Define the various ways that people offload hurt and put up barriers to reckoning with emotion: chandeliering, bouncing hurt, numbing, stockpiling, high-centering and The Umbridge.

Differentiate offloading emotion and integration of emotion.

11:45-12:15: SESSION 5: RECKONING WITH EMOTION

NAME THE STRATEGIES FOR RECKONING WITH EMOTION

Practice and build skills to engage with and experience emotion including mindfulness and breathing

12:15-1:15: LUNCH

1:15-1:45: SESSION 6: ACT II – THE RUMBLE

Discuss the neurobiological research that as humans, we have meaning making in our biology and are compelled to make up stories – even if they are based on incomplete information.

Define conspiracies and confabulations.

Demonstrate the experience of storytelling by writing a “first draft” of a difficult experience.

1:15-1:45: SESSION 7: COMMON RUMBLING THEMES

Formulate participants’ emotional vocabulary and their self-awareness by using the Story Rumble Glossary.

2:00-3:00: SESSION 8: RUMBLING WITH VULNERABILITY

Define vulnerability as uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.

Summarize the four myths of vulnerability as discussed in Brown’s theory on 
vulnerability and courage. These myths are: 1. Vulnerability is weakness. 2. We can opt out of vulnerability. 3. Vulnerability is over sharing. 4. We can practice vulnerability in isolation.

3:00-3:15: Break

3:15-4:00 SESSION 9: RUMBLING WITH SHAME

Define shame

Differentiate shame, guilt, humiliation, and embarrassment.

Identify the concept of shame shields and recognize that it is based on 
the concept of “strategies of disconnection” as positioned by the researchers at The Stone Center at Wellesley.

4:00-5:00- SESSION 10: RUMBLING WITH LIVING BIG

Boundaries/ Integrity/Generosity

Apply the research of generous assumptions. Report the research of compassion for self and others.

Specify how to put boundaries in place in order to work from a place of integrity and extend the most generous interpretations of the intentions, words, and actions of others

DAY 2

9:00-10:00 SESSION 12: RUMBLING WITH GRIEF

Summarize the three foundational elements of grief: loss, longing, and feeling lost.

10:00-10:45 SESSION 13: RUMBLING WITH ANXIETY

Identify how/where/when anxiety shows up in a person’s life.

Identify patterns of over/under functioning with others.

10:45-11:00: Break

11-12:30: SESSION 14: THE DELTA

Identify key learnings that emerge by comparing their SFDs with insights from their rumble Empower participants to write a new ending to their stories through identification of key learnings that emerge by comparing their SFDs with insights from their rumble.

12:30-1:30- LUNCH

1:30- 3:00: SESSION 16: ACT III – THE REVOLUTION

Identify key learnings identified in Session 15: The Delta, and throughout the Rising Strong Workshop, to resolve how they will bravely. Apply their insights in their own lives
 Take some daring steps in their families, communities, and workplaces.

3:00-3:15: BREAK

3:15-5:00 SESSION 17: INTEGRATING AND CREATIVITY

Integrate orphaned parts of one self and write and report this integration through one or more creative expressions.


Attendance Policy
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Those who attend this workshop in full and complete the appropriate evaluation will receive CE credits. Please note that credit will only be granted to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit.

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificate will be available following the workshop.

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 13 CE hours.

Social Workers
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2015-April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 13 continuing education clock hours.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (13) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (13) hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (13) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. 13 CE hours. Provider #151

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA Provider approved by CCAPP; CCAPP Provider #4N-00-434-0218 for (13) CEHs. CCAPP is an IC&RC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states.
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (13) hours general, Expires 3/31/2017. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (13) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (13)contact hours. Some state nursing boards are reciprocal. Check with your licensing board to be sure.

Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

For questions or concerns phone Beth Jaeger-Skigen at 415-317-4893 or Michelle Gannon at 415-717-4008