Exploring the Fundamentals of Focusing: Experiencing and Crossing

Akira Ikemi, Ph.D.

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Overview and Requirements

This presentation is approved for 2 Continuing Education (CE) hours and is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. 

  

To obtain the CE hours and certificate, participants must:

Note: Unfortunately, watching the recording is NOT approved for the CE attendance requirement. Partial credit is also not available. No exceptions will be made.

  • Complete the evaluation after the Live Zoom meeting

 

How to Purchase CE Credits

  1. You must first register for the presentation. The registration deadline is November 7, 2021. Click here to register. 

  2. The 2 CE credits are offered through R. Cassidy Seminars for a $10 fee. You may purchase them at any time. Certificate will be available after meeting the above requirements.

 

Course Description

Dr. Akira Ikemi first met Gene Gendlin in 1979, then became a graduate student at the University of Chicago where Gene was a professor.  The first part of this workshop will begin with Akira Ikemi’s personal reflections about what was inspiring about Gene. Listening to stories like these helps to illuminate and carry forward deeper understandings of the living roots of Focusing and its philosophy— which continues to unfold in new ways today. 


Akira Ikemi will then share about the influences of Wilhelm Dilthey’s hermeneutics on Focusing, a method which Gendlin developed. After, Akira Ikemi will lead a Focusing exercise that he created— Crossing with Animals— which helps to teach two concepts of Gene’s philosophy, Experiencing and Crossing.  Participants will then learn to apply the principles of Experiencing and Crossing to art images or expressions. This will also enrich the understanding and practice of Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts.

Presenter (Bio)

Akira Ikemi, Ph.D. studied with Professor Eugene Gendlin at the University of Chicago around the time the book Focusing was published. He has taught full time at universities in Japan, and is currently professor at Kansai University Graduate School of Psychology. Akira is a Certifying Coordinator of The International Focusing Institute (TIFI) and has served as a board member of that institute, as well as of other academic organizations, including the World Association for Person Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling, and the Japanese Association for Humanistic Psychology. He is one of the founders and past-presidents of the Japan Focusing Association. Dr. Ikemi has written many articles and books in Japanese and in English, and teaches internationally online. He was named a “Living Luminary” by the Journal of Humanistic Counseling (USA) and he is the fifteenth person to receive the prestigious Japanese Association of Humanistic Psychology Award.

Target Audience: Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists, Educators, Chemical Dependency Counselors, and Nurses. See full list of professions below.

The course content level: Introductory/Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced level

Agenda

All times are given in PST.

  4:00 - 4:15: Introduction and Overview of Eugene Gendlin and his development of Focusing
  4:15 - 4:30: Didactic Overview of Gendlin’s philosophy and concepts: Experiencing, Crossing, and the Hermeneutic Circle
  4:30 - 5:10: Crossing with Animals Experiential with Applications of Experiencing and Crossing
  5:10 - 5:50: Crossing with Art with Further Applications of Experiencing and Crossing
  5:50 - 6:00: Integration of Material; Q + A

Course Objectives

  1. Name 3 fundamental concepts of Focusing-Experiencing, Crossing, and the Hermeneutic Circle.

  2. Apply the fundamental concepts of Focusing through the experiential exercise Crossing with Animals.

  3. Summarize the method of “crossing” with art images or expressions

Satisfactory Completion for CEs: This offering is approved for 2 CE hours. Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. Evaluations/Certificates will be available online following course completion at ceuregistration.com.  Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95405. 

Location: This live interactive webinar will be held via Zoom.

 

Date and Time:

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021   4:00PM - 6:00PM PST  /  7:00PM - 9:00PM EST
For Asia: Thursday, November 11th, 2021
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Presentation Cost: $25

Registration Information: Deadline to register for this offering is November 7, 2021. Click here to see full registration page.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund minus a $15 administrative fee will be given to participants who cancel 5 days before the first class start date. Cancellations 4 days or less before the class start date are non-refundable. You have the option to apply the tuition fee toward another current or future course (Note: You can only take a course that you meet the prerequisite requirements for or have the instructor's express permission). Dates and fees subject to change.

The Focusing and Expressive Arts (FOAT) Institute and FOAT Online School reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule a course for insufficient enrollment (to be determined by or upon the close of registration) or for other unanticipated reasons. In such cases, you will be given the choice of applying your tuition toward another current or future course, or receiving a reimbursement of the full enrollment fee.

Grievance Policy: For questions or concerns, please contact us at office@focusingarts.com.

Disclosure Statement: There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

 

Full CE Professions List

 

Psychologists

R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 2 CE hours
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. 2 clock hours. Live online.

 

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars 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 psychoanalysts. #P-0005. 2 clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by either CE Sponsors for APA, (which R. Cassidy Seminars is) or will accept the approval of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Some states, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.

IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782.  2 hours.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 2 contact hours. Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 2 clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by either CE Sponsors for APA, (which R. Cassidy Seminars is) or will accept the approval of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Some states, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  2 hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. 2 contact hours. Live online.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. 2 contact hours Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 2 clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 2 CE hours.


Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. 2 contact hours. Live online.

 

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0222 for 2 CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, 2 hours general. Expires 3/31/2022. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is 2 CE Hours.

 

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP15554, for 2 contact hours

 

Dentists

CA: R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of
continuing education. RP# 4874 2 CE Hours.

 

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.