Presence Psychotherapy Training is an exciting way to expand your awareness of Presence, to help clients experience Presence, and to learn how Presence can be a powerful resource in trauma healing. Learn Internal Family Systems(IFS), Somatic Experiencing (SE) and attachment based Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Reprocessing (AEDP) with Presence Integration.

There are three sections to accommodate people who already have training in any of the trauma models taught in Presence Psychotherapy.
Please note: You can do one Section with out doing all of them.

Section A: Internal Family Systems (IFS) with presence practice integration.

Section B: Somatic Experiencing (SE) and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) with Presence Practice Integration

Section C: Presence Psychotherapy Model with Full Integration

Licensed Mental Health professionals who complete sections A, B, and C, or its equivalent, can apply to be level 1 certified in Presence Psychotherapy. Pastoral Care Clergy who complete all sections, or its equivalent, can be certified to teach Presence Psychotherapy and to use Presence Psychotherapy tools in the context of providing pastoral care.

Section A:
16 CEU Credits approved for Social Workers by NASW-NJ.
What's covered?
- Presence Psychotherapy theory and practices.
Discover the oneness and relational aspects of Presence.
-Experience techniques for expanding awareness to Presence.
-Discover a model that shows how Presence can help facilitate trauma healing.
- Introduction to Internal Family Systems theory, process, and small group practice.* Participants will practice the model in small groups limited to 3 participants led by therapists who are IFS certified and/or have advanced IFS training. Participants will have the opportunity to practice being the therapist, client, and observer while systematically learning the steps of the IFS model.
- Understanding the value and role for integrating Presence Practice in IFS work.

"Michelle has a deep understanding of the IFS model" - Richard Schwartz, developer of IFS

Section A Fall 2020 Schedule:
Fri. Sept 11 - 12:30-2:30
Sat. Sept 12 - 1:00-4:30
Fri. Sept 25 - 12:30-2:30
Sat Sept 26 - 1:00-4:30
Fri. Oct 2nd - 12:30-2:30
Sat Oct 3rd - 1:00-4:30

Presence Practice Training Section A tuition:
Early Registration: By 8/1: 495.
Regular Registration: After 8/1: 535.
7.5% of proceeds will be donated to organizations supporting families in need affected by COVID.

Section B:
What's Covered?
- Deepening of Presence Practices
- Learn Somatic Experiencing Theory and Practice
- Learn attachment based Advanced Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy.
- Understanding the value and role for integrating Presence Practice and communication with Presence in trauma processing.

Section B - Fall 2020 Schedule:
Fri 10/23: 12:30-2:30
Sat 10/24: 12:50-4:30
Fri 10/30: 12:30-2:30
Sat 10/31: 12:20-4:00

Section B Tuition:
Early Registration: Prior to 8/15: 385.
Regular Registration: After 8/15: 445.

Section C:
What's Covered:
-Presence Psychotherapy Protocol with full integration of relational and oneness presence practice with evidenced based trauma healing models.
-Deepening of Presence Practice

Section C Fall 2020 Schedule:
12/11 Fri - 12:30-2:30
12/13 Sat - 1:00-4:15

Section C Tuition:
Early Registration: By 9/1 - 175.
Regular Registration: After 9/1 - 235.

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Withdrawals/Refunds: Participants who wish to withdraw from the training program must do so in writing. If cancellation occurs prior to 7 days before the first day of training begins, 80% of tuition will be refunded. If cancellation occurs 3 to 7 days before the first day of training, 50% of tuition will be refunded. Participants are responsible for paying for sessions attended or missed prior to withdrawal.
Code of Conduct: By signing below you agree to contribute to a harassment-free event environment, regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or nationality. Harassment includes, but is not limited to: aggressive or hostile verbal comments and other behavior that reinforces social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, nationality; Displaying or allowing to be displayed sexual images in public spaces. Deliberate intimidation or stalking; Unwanted or uninvited photography or recording; Inappropriate physical contact; Unwelcome sexual attention; Advocating for or encouraging any of the above behavior. We expect all participants to abide by this Code of Conduct. We reserve the right to pursue appropriate legal remedies or removal from Psychotherapy Training for any failure to abide by this Code of Conduct.
Grievance Policy: If an attendee has a grievance, please put grievance in writing and submit to Michelle Lepak, LCSW as soon as possible. Grievances will be responded to with 24 hours. Grievences will be heard and attempts will be made to resolve the grievance. The response to the grievance will be verbal and in writing.
Recording: By signing below you agree to not record any part of Presence Psychotherapy Training.
Because Presence Psychotherapy Training is a professional training and not psychotherapy sessions, hippa-compliance is not required. However, because of the experiential nature of the training, we make effort to create confidentiality. All attendees will be granted admission to each virtual meeting individually. All meetings will have a zoom passcode. We require that member do not record any part of the training. We will limit cloud recording by initializing "end to end encryption" and limit the chance of cloud sharing, We request that members hold confidential the identifying information of other participants as long as doing so (1) does not compromise anyone’s safety, health or wellbeing, and/or (2) does not prevent the disclosure of information reported to appropriate law enforcement or regulatory authorities when legally necessary.
Participants are responsible for knowing their particular and applicable governing policies of their states and licenses when practicing or teaching Presence Psychotherapy, as well as adhere to their professional standards for confidentiality.

Purpose and Promotion: We hope that Presence Psychotherapy Training teaches Mental Health professionals tools and skills to help people with whom they work.

Signature Required: By signing or typing your name below you (1) take full responsibility for any personal issues that may arise in the course of this training, and 2) acknowledge that you have read and understand the policies about withdrawals/refunds,admissions, schedule, photography/recording, the Code of Conduct.