New Earth Institute
Online Registration Form For CECs/Certificate Programs
* NOTE: DO NOT USE THIS FORM for elective graduate credit.
Contact the Registrar at 505-467-6809.
Presented by: Ted Wiard, EdD, LPCC, CGCDates/Times: Saturday & Sunday, 12/3 & 12/4/22, 9 am - 6 pm MSTDESCRIPTION: This course will explore theories of trauma, complicated grief and traumatic grief. Through readings, experiential exercises, guided imagery and group interactions, students will develop skills to support a healthy grieving process for clients who have experienced loss, trauma, complicated grief or traumatic grief. Extraordinary experiences, spiritual emergency and near-death experiences will be discussed. Full course description will be on the syllabus.16 contact hours toward the Trauma, Grief and Renewal Certificate.LOCATION: Zoom Synchronous16 CECsPresenter Bio: Rev. Ted Wiard EdD, LPCC, CGC, is the Director of the Trauma, Grief and Renewal Certificate. Dr. Wiard is the founder and Director of Golden Willow Counseling and Golden Willow Retreat Center. He is also the clinical director of the Rio Grande Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program. Dr. Wiard maintains a private practice.
Presented by: Kate Cook, MA, LPCC, TEP and John Olesen, MA, PATDates/Times: Saturday & Sunday, 1/13 & 1/14/23, 9am-6pm MSTDESCRIPTION: We are living in a time when the personal and collective re-imagining of our world is crucial. Research in neuroscience concludes that embodied, relational techniques most effectively alter and retrain the deep neurological pathways that govern perception, experience, and our capacity for creative expression and relationship. Psychodrama offers an embodied method for co-creating a sanctuary space where personal and collective storylines can be mindfully explored. Moreover, in psychodrama, differences and borders can be safely and openly examined. The group as a whole becomes the vehicle to expand creativity and to foster relational repair of personal and collective trauma and attachment. Participants will learn and practice action techniques that can be used either on their own or in conjunction with a fully developed drama. Supportive theory from relational neuroscience will highlight: the role of mindful play in cultivating safety and revealing underlying/implicit storylines, awareness of the trauma vortex, ways to maximize co-regulation, the transpersonal aspects of process, and a re-imagining of the role of leader.16 contact hours toward the Applied Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate. LOCATION: SWC Campus16 CECsPresenter Bio: Kate Cook, MA, LPCC, TEP, is the Director of the Applied Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate Program and a nationally-certified practitioner and trainer in psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy.John Olesen, MA, PAT, is an accomplished trainer and presenter on Psychodrama, health care, community and social issues.
Presented by: Rochelle Calvert, PhD, CMT, SEP, BCBADates/Times: Friday, 1/20, 6-8pm; Saturday, 1/21, 9am-6pm; and Sunday, 1/22/23, 9am-4pm MSTDESCRIPTION: This course will explore somatic healing with nature. Somatic experiencing practices are a skillful and safe way to heal trauma. We will learn how nature offers a healing container to support the transformation and healing of trauma. Building on the practices of mindfulness with nature we will learn how to become present to the stored traumas stuck within the body, connect to the inherent potential to heal, and learn to release the unhealthy patterns of trauma to experience the fullness of our aliveness. You as the student will be invited to work to integrate these practices into the healing of your own trauma and consider ways in which your continued healing can inform ways to integrate these teachings and practices into the therapeutic container. 16 contact hours toward the Ecotherapy Certificate.LOCATION: Zoom Synchronous16 CECsPresenter Bio: Rochelle Calvert, PhD, CMT, SEP, BCBA, is the Director of the Ecotherapy Certificate Program. She has studied and taught mindfulness for the past 20 years and personally knows its transformational potential. Dr. Calvert currently leads courses, workshops and retreats in mindfulness and somatic experiencing in nature. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of New Mindful Life. www.newmindfullife.com.
Presented by: Laura Rademacher, MA, LMFT, CST, CST-SDates/Times: Saturday & Sunday; 2/11 & 2/12/23, 9am-6:30pm MSTDESCRIPTION: Clients from marginalized and misunderstood sexual identities/communities need culturally informed mental health professionals who understand, and are sensitive to, the dynamics of oppression and liberation. Artists belonging to socially unaccepted sexual communities have used erotic themes in their art to challenge societal norms of sexuality and gender, and have been catalysts for social justice movements throughout history. This course will explore methods these artists have used to claim space for a wider diversity of sexual expression and how mental health professionals can use these methods to create space for clients’ explorations of the erotic. Participants will gain greater understanding of unconventional sexual expression (such as BDSM/kink, fetishes, and ecosexuality) as well as the discrimination marginalized groups have often faced. We will analyze examples of art addressing AIDS advocacy/Queer liberation, art as expression of feminism, art that expands our perceptions of gender/sexual identity, and art that challenges the dominant patriarchal colonial lens and explores methods of liberation that can transfer from art to therapeutic practice. Participants will have the chance to highlight the work of an erotic artist (visual art, film, theater, drag, music, etc.) they feel inspired by, and explore how they could incorporate the spirit of this art into their practice. Participants will identify and address any discomfort they experience in order to increase their understanding of the “sexual outsider” and cultural proficiency in working with a wide variety of sexual expressions.16 contact hours toward the Human Sexuality Certificate. LOCATION: Zoom Synchronous16 CECsPresenter Bio: Laura Rademacher, MA, LMFT, CST, CST-S, is the Director of the Human Sexuality Certificate program. She is an AASECT certified sex and relationship therapist with over 15 years of experience as a sex-positive sexual health educator. She is the author of “The Principles of Pleasure: Working with the Good Stuff as Sex Therapists and Educators.
Presented by: Rev. Ted Wiard, EdD, LPCC, CGCDates/Times: Saturday & Sunday, 2/25 & 2/26/23, 9am-6pm MSTDESCRIPTION: This course will offer an in-depth exploration of ethics, not only those required by various counseling organizations, but also the inner ethics of each of us, the ethics of our times, and the ethics of different cultures. Legal tools for planning as well as pre-death and post-death issues and family involvement will be addressed. Compassion fatigue, therapist renewal, self-care and the prevention of burnout at the mental, emotional and spiritual levels will also be addressed. The class will include experiential work as well as informational presentations.16 contact hours toward the Trauma, Grief and Renewal Certificate. 6 of the CECs may be applied toward the Board requirement for Ethics.LOCATION: Zoom Synchronous16 CECsPresenter Bio: Rev. Ted Wiard EdD, LPCC, CGC, is the Director of the Trauma, Grief and Renewal Certificate. Dr. Wiard is the founder and Director of Golden Willow Counseling and Golden Willow Retreat Center. He is also the clinical director of the Rio Grande Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program. Dr. Wiard maintains a private practice.
Presented by: Aimée Dale Lucius, MA, LPCCDates/Times: Saturday & Sunday, 3/11 & 3/12/23, 9am-6pm MSTDESCRIPTION: This course will provide students with an overview of current trends in the treatment and prevention of addiction among adolescents. Evidence-based practices will be introduced and students will have an opportunity to practice the skills and strategies inherent in those approaches. Treatment methods considered are multi-systemic therapy (MST), adolescent community reinforcement approach (A-CRA) and CRAFT (a program for working with family members so that they can engage resistant teens into treatment). Hands-on activities useful for conducting adolescent treatment groups and youth leadership groups will be discussed.16 contact hours toward both the Children’s Mental Health Certificate and the Addictions, Abuse & Recovery Certificate. LOCATION: Zoom Synchronous16 CECsPresenter Bio: Aimée Dale-Lucius, MA, LPCC, is the Director of the Addictions, Abuse and Recovery Certificate program. She is currently a clinician and CRAFT specialist at Serna Solutions LLC and is pursuing membership in MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers). Aimée has a diverse background in behavioral health and has worked with children through adults in private practice and community mental health in New Mexico and Colorado.