PRIVATE PRACTICE START-UP WORKSHOP SERIES ("FIRST FRIDAYS")

Date: The first Friday of each month
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: The University Tower, 1034 S Brentwood Blvd, 2nd Floor West Conference Room
Cost: FREE to current renters at Gateway Wellness Associates (Registration required - seating is not guaranteed unless reserved). $40 investment per workshop for attendees who do not currently rent at Gateway Wellness Associates. 1.5 CEUs may be purchased for an additional $10 per session (via Washington University)
To Learn more and Register: Click here

In these workshops each month, we will discuss a different topic to help you assess your readiness for private practice and/or the health of your practice. You will learn the ins and outs of owning and running a business. By participating in this series, you will find support while you pursue your career goals, and gain knowledge not offered in most clinical programs. Click here to learn more.

Upcoming Trainings and Events​

MONTHLY WINE & WHINE


Date: Second Monday of Every Month

Time: 5:30-7:00 PM
Location: The University Tower, 1034 S Brentwood Blvd, Suite 555, St. Louis, MO 63117
Cost: Free! Wine (or other beverage) donations are accepted, appreciated, but not required!
To Register: Click here (registration is required for each month's Wine & Whine that you wish to attend)

This free consultation team is designed for private practitioners in a wellness field who are feeling isolated in their private practices, wanting to network and connect with other professionals, and are seeking support and guidance around issues that private practitioners face. Attendees will enjoy a tasty beverage and helpful conversation and consultation with members of the Gateway Wellness Associates team and other wellness professionals from private practices in the St. Louis community. Discussions will include creating a sustainable private practice, navigating the business side of a practice, learning more about resources in the community, and consulting around work with clients. 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 2-Day Intensive Training

Date: August 24th and 25th
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day
Location: The University Tower, 1034 S Brentwood Blvd, 2nd Floor West Conference Room
Cost: $289.00 ($20 Early Bird discount available through 8/3/17, Student Pricing is $249.00)
To Learn more and Register: Click here

  • Do your clients seem to be losing at tug-of-war with their anxious or depressed thoughts and feelings?
  • Are they constantly being pulled down into avoidant behaviors?
  • Have you tried helping the client challenge those anxious and depressed thoughts only to find                                                        yourself more and more frustrated?
  • Have you attended workshops in the past where you left feeling not fully prepped to apply the modality?


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based “third wave” behavioral treatment for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, stress, and numerous other psychological problems. To date it is supported by almost 200 clinical trials (and growing rapidly). ACT teaches people to stop fighting with their difficult thoughts, feelings, sensations, and memories. Instead, they learn to accept them as natural phenomenon, build mindfulness skills, identify core personal values, and commit to behaviors that are consistent with those values. 

In addition to 14 CEUs, participants in this workshop will learn about the model of psychological flexibility, upon which ACT is based and engage in skill development in the implementation of ACT. 

At the end of this training, participants will be ready to begin using ACT in their own therapeutic practice, including being able to:


  • Identify the six domains of human suffering and psychological flexibility
  • Conceptualize behavior problems as dimensions of experiential avoidance, disconnection from valued behaviors, and lack of present-moment awareness
  • Explain how ACT is used to treat numerous mental health concerns
  • Conduct ACT consistent mindfulness interventions
  • Assist clients in increasing their acceptance of difficult thoughts and feelings
  • Conduct values-based behavior change strategies


This training will be led by Jack Jacobsen, MSW, LCSW and is sponsored by Gateway Wellness Associates. 

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