• October 13, 2016
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Northern Valley Catholic Social Services, 2400 Washington Avenue, Redding
1 NBCC clock hour of Continuing Education Credit is available for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Non-members can purchase 1 Continuing Education Credit for $10.00

About the Presentation:  Rituals

Rituals are found in cultures across the world and throughout human history.  They are activities intended to mark an experience, giving it depth and power.  Rituals elicit deeper meaning and understanding to impact our lives more fully.

In this experiential presentation, Alexa and Scott will discuss various purposes and uses of ritual.  They will facilitate an experiential activity, bringing ritual up-close and personal.  This being the last presentation of the 2016 year, we will use the metaphors of Fall and Harvest to focus on endings, letting go, and transformation.  There will be discussion on the implementation of ritual in the practice of therapy.

About the Presenters:

Alexa Singer-Telles, LMFT, is a weaver of creative threads: movement, meditation, ritual, poetry, and the expressive arts. As a psychotherapist, she has studied and worked with somatics, body awareness, movement therapy and mindfulness to support clients to awaken to their actual experience.  She was given Lamp Transmission by Thich Nhat Hanh in 2014 as a dharma teacher.  She has led days of mindfulness and meditation retreats in Oregon as well as California.  She has taught workshops on myth and stories, creative arts, and ritual with foster parents, caretakers, therapists, church congregations, and clients. She recently led a week long workshop on Ritual, Movement, and Soulcollage® at the 2016 Soulcollage® conference in Italy and presented a workshop, The Embodied Therapist at a Soulcollage® therapists’ conference in Santa Cruz.  She will be offering a SoulCollage® introductory workshop on November 6th.

Scott La Fein, LMFT, has been working therapeutically with clients since 1986.  He has worked in a variety of settings such as Adolescent Residential Treatment, the VA Hospital, Juvenile Hall, Elementary, Middle and High Schools, a University Counseling Center and other Community-based Organizations.  During his many years working in private practice, Scott has embraced modalities and approaches to therapy that work best with his personal style, philosophy, and values.  While providing therapeutic services to clients of all ages and genders, Scott enjoys utilizing Experiential models and other forms of therapy in his work including Sand Tray and EMDR.  His flavorful approach to therapy is informed by the contemplative traditions.  He embraces Art and Creative Process, Movement and Somatic work, Visualization and Ritual – Approaches which are underpinned by such therapeutic models as Psychosynthesis, Transpersonal Psychology, Transformative Psychology, and Ecopsychology.  Believing we must walk our talk in order to keep our work vital, Scott participates in a variety of experiences that keep him engaged in this work on a personal level.  Scott participates in Solo Vision Fasts, Men’s Group, Immersion in Nature.  He regularly engages in personal art process and journal

Lunch is available ($5 donation is recommended)

For more information contact Redding CAMFT Program Chair, Wendy J. Taylor, at wendy@thecrossroadsofchange.com

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