Moving Forward: Helping Individuals in Therapy Get Unstuck
Presented by Lani Nelson-Zlupko, PhD, LCSW on 03-23-2018 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)
People can become stuck with the issues they face in their career, family, and life in general. Sometimes they are stuck because their situations are highly complex, or they may be paralyzed by fear. Unfortunately, certain elements of standard talk therapy can inadvertently promote stuck mindset and behavior rather than alleviate it. When clinicians over-focus on the individual in therapy and their problems, or on the dynamics that initially led to the problem, they may disempower the individual and reinforce their feelings of hopelessness.
In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Lani Nelson-Zlupko will explain why clinicians need tools to help individuals in therapy externalize their problems. She will identify empirically-backed strategies for forward momentum and share decades of experience in research and diverse clinical settings as well as recent findings in neuroscience and biochemistry.
This web conference is designed to educate clinicians about the common factors contributing to stuck behavior as well as outline effective strategies for forward momentum. Dr. Nelson-Zlupko will highlight identifiable pitfalls across a wide dimension of common life problems involving relationships, health, parenting, addiction, or finances that can make matters worse. She will describe ways to avoid these pitfalls and share strategies that help people face their problems and move forward.
This intermediate instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:
- Identify common mindsets and behavior patterns in stuck individuals with diverse life problems and diagnoses.
- Discuss the neuroscience and biochemical processes that contribute to feeling and staying stuck.
- Recognize how standard talk therapy can prevent stuck individuals from moving forward as well as contribute to keeping them stuck.
- Identify common life problem pitfalls that can exacerbate feelings of being stuck.
- Apply effective strategies for helping stuck individuals move forward.
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How the Web Conference Works
Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email from GoodTherapy.org with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable.
To attend the event, registered attendees will log in to the web conference center using a computer or device (smartphone or tablet with internet access) and calling in to the teleconference line on a phone. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via their computer or device. Attendees who are logged in to the event center will be able to see live streaming video and/or document sharing. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions.
At the conclusion of this event, participants will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate in the GoodTherapy.org Member's Area. To confirm attendance, participants must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the live presentation. Participants will also be prompted to complete an online survey evaluating the event. Participants will need to complete this online survey within six days after the event. Once completed, participants will be able to download a copy of their CE certificate instantly.
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All are available to GoodTherapy.org members at no additional cost.
Continuing Education (CE) Information
Two CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.
GoodTherapy.org is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services.
GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
This organization, GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, 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. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.
GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.
GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.
This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.
Meet the Presenter
Lani Nelson-Zlupko, PhD, LCSW
Lani Nelson-Zlupko, PhD, LCSW is a psychotherapist, researcher, and coach who specializes in resilience and effective outcomes. Dr. Nelson-Zlupko is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania where she has been on faculty for over 20 years. She received her bachelor's degree from Harvard University and her master's and doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Nelson-Zlupko has developed the treatment strategies for her MOVE Forward approach and her research has been published in several leading psychiatric and psychology journals. This web conference draws from her workbook MOVE Forward: A Guide to Managing Your Life Effectively. She explains her MOVE Forward approach in her TEDx talk.
In addition to her private practice in Delaware, Dr. Nelson-Zlupko provides coaching and training to professionals and corporations in the U.S. and around the world. She helps companies and corporate leaders manage crises effectively, prepare for and execute major transitions, and manage challenges to move forward effectively.
Dr. Nelson-Zlupko is passionate about her work and believes well-adjusted, confident people are the backbone of each generation. Dr. Nelson-Zlupko also provides specialized coaching services to therapists who are seeking forward momentum in their own lives and careers.
For more information about Dr. Nelson-Zlupko, please visit www.lnzconsulting.com.
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Continuing Education Provider Approvals
- GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
- GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
- This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
- GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, 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. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
- GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
- GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.