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As many therapists are trying to sort out the best and safest way to resume in-person client sessions, a great and sensible solution is to move sessions outdoors.

In this online workshop, Holos Director. Jan Edl Stein, MFT, will offer a model for moving clinical sessions outdoors.
Holos has been a pioneer in ecotherapy and is deeply committed to an ecopsychological perspective which takes into consideration how we are all shaped by our environment of origin as well as how we relate to our immediate ecosystem.  One outcome of this perspective is an eco-therapy application and more simply, taking the clinical container outdoors.

Holos has been offering training in ecopsychology since 1990 and has developed specific ecotherapy applications since then. We offer an extensive certificate program in ecopsychology.

While moving a client session to outdoors is not necessarily switching to ecotherapy, there are many overlaps and considerations.
In this webinar, Jan will outline pragmatic, ethical and legal issues, and clinical considerations as you may choose to work with clients outdoors.
We will cover logistical considerations to some eco-therapy intervention that can enhance the session experience.

We will cover issues such as,…
*  How to assess appropriateness for outdoor sessions for particular clients
* How to prepare your client for the session
* Choosing the right place to work/meet
* What releases/paperwork is best to use
* How to handle interruptions/confidentiality breaches
* How to structure a session for optimum outcome
* Introducing some interventions from an eco-therapy  perspective
* Keeping the clinical container contained

You will be offered a clear outline for moving your practice outdoors with handouts that include a check-list of considerations and important release forms.
There will be time for Q&A so that you may get your individual and particular situations addressed as best as possible.

This class also offers  2.5 CEUs for LCSWs, MFTs, LPCCs and other CA BBSE licenses.
Licensed therapists will be able to answer (at least) the following questions upon completion:
– List the recommended paperwork and legal considerations for moving a clinical session outdoors
– Name at least 3 clinical considerations that should be taken into account BEFORE moving a session outdoors
– Describe 2 ecotherapy interventions that may be integrated into an outdoor session
– Describe a useful way to introduce outdoor work to a client


$45 Licensed psychotherapists

$35  pre-licensed psychotherapists/non-therapists

$10 CEU (for any BBSE approved licensee)



PLEASE NOTE: ALL registrations are non-refundable with no exceptions.

This course/program meets the qualifications for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit  for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Holos Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs . Holos maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.  Holos Institute is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider (#90905)
CEU participants will be required to complete an online survey after this course before receiving their certificate of attendance and CEU. This will require about 5 – 15 minutes more time above the in-class session.





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