A Focusing Approach to Positivity:
Focusing on What You Love and What Matters Most

 Joan Klagsbrun, 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 April 1, 2022. 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

Joan Klagsbrun met Eugene Gendlin in 1976 and maintained a close connection with him through his life, as well as with his wife Mary Hendricks-Gendlin. After Joan shares stories that illuminate what was inspiring about Gene and his teachings, she will present how to integrate Focusing with Positive Psychology.

Focusing, developed by Eugene Gendlin, is an evidence-based approach and an intrinsically optimistic method. It can help us to discover and savor the positive aspects of our Iives. By Focusing on our good experiences, we not only get to the essence of what was so pleasurable or so meaningful, but we deepen our sense of wellbeing and invite it to grow.

Research affirms this wisdom of placing attention on positive experiences and feelings. Positive emotions build inner resources to help us become more resilient. People who have a higher ratio of ‘positivity’ to ‘negativity’ also have more energy, more creativity, and better health. Most of us reflexively dwell on our problems and concerns. When we are able to feel gratitude, contentment, or enjoyment, for example, we can actually elevate our mood and think more effectively.

Joan’s presentation will also include an experiential component that includes time to Focus on some pathways to happiness that can strengthen a sense of wellbeing and enrich our lives.

Presenter (Bio)

Joan Klagsbrun, Ph.D. is a psychologist, a Certifying Coordinator in Focusing, and a Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy Trainer who has been practicing for the past 40 years.  Joan also is an Adjunct Professor at Lesley University, where she has taught Focusing and integrates her long-standing interest in the intersection of spirituality and psychology.  She also taught for several years at the Focusing Summer School.


Joan has been teaching Focusing to the public and to health care and mental health professionals nationally and internationally for over three decades across six continents.  For fourteen years, she served on the Board of the Focusing Institute.  Her publications include articles in professional journals and chapters in several books.  Her most recent chapter, co-written with Julian Miller, is Acknowledging the Dark and Embracing the Light in the Time of Covid-19, published in Volume one in Senses of Focusing in 2021.

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 EST (from 4:00PM to 6:00PM):

  • 4:00 - 4:25: Focusing History and Gene Gendlin, Founder

  • 4:25 - 4:50: Presentation on the negativity bias, how to overcome it and the relationship of positive psychology to Focusing

  • 4:50 - 5:15: Exercises in Focusing on pathways to wellbeing including gratitude, and savoring

  • 5:15 - 5:45: Experiential time for Focusing on a Positive Experience

  • 5:45 - 6:00: Wrap up and questions

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the negativity bias and how to compensate for it.

  2. Identify 2 ways to increase savoring and gratefulness in daily life.

  3. Practice Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing approach on a positive experience.

Satisfactory Completion for CEs: This offering is approved for 2 CE hours. Participants must have paid tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Evaluations and Certificates are available by email and online following course completion at www.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:

Monday, April 4th, 2022   1:00PM - 3:00PM PST  /  4:00PM - 6:00PM EST

For Asia: Tuesday, April 5th, 2022  Click here for your time zone

Presentation Cost: $25

Registration Information: Deadline to register for this offering is April 1st, 2022. 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 event 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.

 

Psychologists
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, #159.000785. 2 CE 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 approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. 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-00-434-0555 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 (515) 476-7597.

 

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.