Workshops for Continuing Education

At CONCEPT Continuing and Professional Studies at Palo Alto University, we offer a range of training options for a diverse group of mental health professionals, including psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage & family therapists, law enforcement, correctional professionals, and those wishing to further develop their clinical practice.

In-Person Workshops

Regardless of how long you’ve been working as a mental health professional, our workshops cover a range of topics that can help you further develop your expertise or build new skills. Each session is led by an internationally recognized expert with years of relevant experience. These workshops include evidence-based best practices, the outcomes of related clinical studies, and practical applications for the information covered.

If you’re unable to come to Palo Alto to attend a workshop in person, you can participate virtually, online through Zoom. We will email you all the details you will need to connect to Zoom, as well as digital copies of the training course materials.

The Benefits of Completing Continuing Education Online

By earning continuing education credits online, mental health professionals can maintain their current certifications or further their career prospects by completing new ones. Our virtual workshops provide a convenient option for satisfying your training requirements.

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To expand your skills and earn continuing education credits, sign up for one of the upcoming workshops listed below.

Using Motivational Interviewing to Explore and Resolve Fears, Blocks and Resistances, and Enhance Compassion Motivation

Dr. Stan Steindl

February 1-2, 2020

8:30am – 4:30pm

Palo Alto University, Los Altos Campus

Motivational Interviewing (MI) has long been used as an adjunct to a range of interventions, including psychological treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy. Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) has become increasingly popular over recent years, and has been found to be effective in increasing compassion and self-compassion, reducing depression, anxiety and psychological distress, and increasing life satisfaction and happiness. One important contribution of CFT is the identification of certain inhibitors (fears, blocks and resistances) and facilitators of compassion motivation and compassionate action. This workshop will explore these inhibitors and facilitators, and propose MI as an important, strategic approach to assisting people to explore and resolve inhibitors and enhance compassion motivation. The workshop will be highly experiential, help participants develop the spirit and core skills of MI, and provide practical therapeutic strategies that can be used to further assist clients of CFT.