COURSE DESCRIPTION & GOALS

We created When the World is Anxious to support you in your work with clients as we negotiate the influence of collective distress. Our aim for this course is to:

1. help you relate more effectively with your own anxiety as you support your clients through the uncharted mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual territories of this pandemic, within the context of the current socio-political environment.

2. explore how to compassionately and skillfully navigate the therapeutic relationship against the backdrop of collective anxiety that is undeniably correlated with increasingly more intense world events.

Upon completion of this course, participants will have demonstrated how to more easily navigate the therapeutic relationship under unusually difficult global circumstances. This attention will serve as a sustainable foundation for advancing clinical work and increasing positive outcomes.

Integrative in its approach, this course includes insights from psychodynamic psychotherapy, trauma-sensitive mindfulness, internal family systems, sensorimotor psychotherapy, interpersonal neurobiology, liberation psychology, and trauma therapy, including but not limited to Tara Brach, Janina Fisher, Paulo Freire, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Rick Hanson, Ruth King, Resmaa Menakem, Daniel Siegel, and David Treleaven.


General Information

This course is designed specifically for mental health professionals and pre-professionals, yet all helping professionals are welcome to take the course if it feels advantageous to do so. This course in particular is suitable for spiritual counselors and chaplains.

  • 18 CEUs

    For LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    Best suited for beginners to advanced level practitioners, but especially exciting to those looking to enhance their theoretical approaches with self-refection, self-awareness, mindfulness, and personal/professional growth.

  • Self-paced Course

    Written and Audio files for Each Lesson

  • Practical assignments and exercises at the end of every session. Practical learning experiences with case examples, exercises, and meditations. Numerous references for deepening presence during and after the course.

INNER SCIENCE INSTITUTE

TEACHING COLLECTIVE

Deborah Yarock

Lead Instructor

Deborah Yarock, MFT is the co-founder of Inner Science Institute (InSci), providing courses and events for lifelong learners as well as mental health professionals interested in fulfilling continuing education units. An integrative institute informed by the inner sciences of psychology and spirituality, InSci offers transdisciplinary education and training to those interested in personal transformation, social change, and spiritual awakening. Deborah has degrees and training in integral counseling psychology, psychological process work, re-evaluation counseling, and extensive experience in all phases of addiction treatment. Since 1995, while teaching and mentoring pre-professionals in the field community mental health, Deborah expanded services by developing and running practicum sites. She has also created avenues to advance cultural competency, address stress and vicarious trauma, and encourage comprehensive grief support. Throughout her career, Deborah has respected and addressed the practical realities of life alongside deeper identity and soul-searching aspects of therapeutic work. To find out more about her psychotherapy practice, go to www.deborahyarockmft.com.

Tamara Thebert

Lead Instructor

Tamara Thebert, MFT is a licensed psychotherapist (#53456) and psychospiritual educator in Berkeley, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area. She the CEO and co-founder of Inner Science Institute (InSci), providing courses and events for lifelong learners as well as mental health professionals interested in fulfilling continuing education units. An integrative institute informed by the inner sciences of psychology and spirituality, InSci offers transdisciplinary education and training to those interested in personal transformation, social change, and spiritual awakening. Tamara has degrees and certificates in integral counseling psychology, neurobiologically-informed trauma treatment, mindful self-compassion, meditation, spiritual counseling, and ecopsychology. Since 2004, she has studied and trained in spiritual and psychological traditions from all over the globe and is dedicated to teaching spiritual principles and practices specifically tailored to improve mental and emotional health. In her private practice Tamara specializes in helping women recognize & amplify inner resources to recover from trauma, addiction, anxiety, and depression while attending to the important relationships in their lives. To find out more about her psychotherapy practice, go to www.psychospiritualcounseling.net.

TESTIMONIALS

From Your Colleagues

“I enjoyed the thoroughness of When the World is Anxious: Navigating the Therapeutic Relationship under Unusually Difficult Circumstances as it provided insight into how to best understand and navigate through the mind when in distress for both parties. The mix of exercises, audio, and written sections made it easy to stay engaged. I would definitely recommend it to all!”

Mahryssa Segura-Izquierdo, Graduate Student

MEASURABLE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Inner Science Institute is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to sponsor Continuing Education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Our provider number is #147142. Inner Science Institute maintains responsibility for all courses and content.

  • Name two key principles to help navigate the therapeutic relationship during collective distress

  • Understand what it means when someone has become emotionally dysregulated (aka “flipped their lid”)

  • Track and recognize at least 3 common nonverbal cues that indicate someone is outside their window of tolerance

  • Describe at least 2 of each of the modern individual strategies of the threat defense system

  • Recognize oppression and internalized oppression as modern collective strategies of the threat defense system

  • Understand how power and privilege get played out in the therapeutic relationship

  • Recognize clinical conflicts, misunderstandings, and ruptures as an opportunity for relational healing and preventing relational re-traumatization

  • Understand how to use compassionate awareness to mitigate difficult power dynamics

CERTIFICATES

Course completion certificates will be awarded at the end of the course in exchange for a completing the test and evaluation form.

Accommodations

To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at admin@innerscience.net.

Grievances

To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email admin@innerscience.net.

We do not offer refunds, but hope you will give us an opportunity to fulfill your training needs.