Therapy on the Move: Adding Walk and Talk Therapy to your Tool-kit

Webinar:
Live Broadcast Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Live Broadcast Time: 1:00 pm to 4:15 pm ET
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Follow-up Q & A Session
Live Broadcast Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Live Broadcast Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Can’t Attend Live? This webinar and Follow-up Q&A will be recorded and archived. All registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year after the Live Broadcast date.

Have you ever thought about taking a client outside? Walking, sitting in a forest, or wading through a stream? Therapy has been challenging this past year as we have begun to experience sessions outside of the traditional office space. We are looking for tools that support us as therapists and settings that are conducive to positive change.

Physical movement and talk therapy in the great outdoors are powerful components; in this modality we call ‘walk and talk’. But how can you do this safely? What are some ways to engage clients in a more natural setting? How will the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship shift? What kind of person might engage in walking therapy? And how do you address issues of confidentiality while on the trail?

This webinar will cover concerns therapists may have about being in an open-air office and provide insights on how to move forward in this novel approach to therapy. Your journey into a new modality will certainly elicit questions and spark your curiosity.

By the end of this training, attendees will be better able to—

  • Identify the research and evidence that show the benefits of walking therapy.
  • Assess how to handle issues around confidentiality in a public outdoor setting.
  • Identify how to handle a client becoming openly emotional during a walking session.
  • Write their own informed consent for walk and talk therapy.
  • Describe how to incorporate movement and nature into an effective therapy session.

Jennifer Udler, LCSW-C is the founder of a therapy practice that incorporates walking with talk therapy. Jennifer has been practicing therapy for 21 years.  After sitting in an office for 13 of those years, she decided to move her practice outdoors.  She has since found her interactions with clients to be deeper, more uplifting and therapeutic in both mind and body. She has presented at the Innovations in Psychotherapy Conference, National Walking Summit, Psychotherapy Networker Symposium and has been  been featured in The Washington Post, on Sirius XM radio, Outside Magazine and was a guest writer for the National Recreation and Park Association. Positive Strides, LLC is based in Montgomery County, Maryland.  Visit www.PositiveStridesTherapy.com for more details.

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Follow-Up Q & A Session with Jennifer Udler

Join Jennifer for a Follow-Up Q & A session to:

  • Ask questions that have arisen in the week after the webinar
  • Share unexpected insights, experiences and challenges that you have encountered as you put some of what you learnt into practice

Live Follow-Up Q & A Date: Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
Broadcast Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET

The Follow-Up Q & A Sessions are designed to help webinar participants further integrate and deepen their understanding and implementation of webinar material. After having had a chance to absorb and reflect on what you learnt in the webinar, you are invited to join the speaker in an hour-long Q & A session to ask questions, share your experiences in implementing some of the ideas explored in the webinar and discuss challenges and unexpected insights that may have arisen.

Non-subscribers may add the Follow-Up Q & A session to your registration upon checking out.

Follow-Up Q & A Fee for Guests and Community Learners at time of registration: CAD$16

Follow-Up Q & A Fee for Guests and Community Learners AFTER: CAD$30

Subscribers of the Leading Edge Seminars Advantage Network are automatically registered at no charge.

Please note: CEs are available for the 3-hour webinar only.

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).

For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For US Participants

Instructions on how to obtain your Certificate of Attendance showing the hours completed will be distributed either following the Live Broadcast or with On-Demand registration (On-Demand participants must pass a post-webinar attendance quiz).  A CE package will be available which includes the full webinar description and details, the speaker’s CV and references.

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • social workers
  • counsellors
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • medical professionals supporting mental health patients
  • psychotherapists
  • mental health counsellors
  • marriage and family therapists and counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • vocational rehabilitation therapists
  • addiction counsellors
  • religious counsellors
  • therapists
  • case managers
  • art therapists
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices
Webinar Rate CAD$132.00 (USD$105)
Webinar + Q&A Rate CAD$148.00 (USD$118)
Dedicated Learner Rate CAD$112.20 (USD$89)
Whole Enchilada Rate Included

*Dedicated Learners pay $10/month and automatically save 15% PLUS have access to all Q&A sessions free. To become a Dedicated Learner, click here.

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Event Detail

June 18, 2021 1:00 pm
June 18, 2021 4:15 pm