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Park Center, Incis a CARF-accredited, non-profit counseling and psychiatric center celebrating over 30 years of excellence in behavioral health education.  Park Center's Professional Training Series (PTS) offers intermediate to advanced level workshops led by national and international experts in mental health and addictions. The goal of the PTS is to enhance professional competency and effectiveness by focusing on evidence-based or best practices in the field.  Continuing education credit is available for social workers, addiction counselors, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and Indiana law enforcement personnel.  If you would like to join our mail list to receive our workshop e-flyers and our Continuing Education Highlights (CEH) newsletter, you can sign up below.  



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Russell L. Kolts, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and professor at Eastern Washington University outside of Spokane, WA, and is founder of the Inland Northwest Compassionate Mind Center. Dr. Kolts regularly conducts trainings and workshops on Compassion-Focused Therapy, as well as on mindfulness and compassion practices. His professional interests lie primarily in the application of CFT and mindfulness approaches to individuals suffering from problematic anger, trauma, mood, and attachment-related difficulties. Kolts has published and presented research in diverse areas such as positive psychology, PTSD, psychopharmacology, mindfulness, and compassion. In his personal life, Dr. Kolts enjoys family time, reading, meditation, outdoor activities, and listening to and playing music.




Friday, June 26, 2015

Julian Ford, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His research, clinical practice, and teaching focus on assessment and treatment of complex traumatic stress disorders in children, adolescents, and adults, including serving as Principal Investigator on studies of Developmental Trauma Disorder, poly-victimization and complex trauma, trauma-informed juvenile justice programs and systems, the development, validation, and dissemination of the Trauma Affect Regulation: Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET©) individual, group, family, and milieu treatment model, and development and validation of psychometric screening and assessment measures.


Dr. Ford has published more than 125 peer reviewed scientific and clinical reports, and has edited or authored several recent books including: Treating Traumatized Children (2008,with D. Brom and R. Pat-Horenczyk), Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma (2008, with G. Reyes and J. Elhai), Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders (2009, with C. Courtois, Guilford), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Scientific and Professional Dimensions (2009), Clinical Assessment and Treatment Planning for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and other Posttraumatic Reactions (2012, with B. C. Frueh, A. Grubaugh, and J. Elhai), Treating Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-Based Approach (2013, with C. Courtois), Hijacked by Your Brain: How to Free Yourself When Stress Takes Over (2013, with J. Wortmann), Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Scientific foundations and therapeutic models.   (2013, with C. Courtois)


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Stephanie Brown, PhD, is a clinician, teacher, author, researcher and consultant in the field of addiction. She founded the Alcohol Clinic at Stanford University Medical Center in 1977 and served as its director for eight years, developing the dynamic model of alcoholism recovery and its application to the long-term treatment of all members of an alcoholic family. Dr. Brown served on the California State Alcoholism Advisory Board and was a founding member of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA.) Dr. Brown is a licensed psychologist with over 35 years of clinical experience. She is an internationally recognized expert on the trauma and the treatment of alcoholics and their families and is especially well known for her pioneering work in the theory and treatment of adult children of alcoholics and the process of recovery for addicted families. 

Dr. Brown is the author of: Treating the Alcoholic: A Developmental Model of Recovery (Wiley, 1985), Treating Adult Children of Alcoholics: A Developmental Perspective (Wiley, 1988), Adult Children of Alcoholics in Treatment (co-author, Health Communications, 1989) and Safe Passage: Recovery for Adult Children of Alcoholics (Wiley, 1992). She is the Editor of Treating Alcoholism (Jossey-Bass, 1995), and co-author of The Alcoholic Family in Recovery: A Developmental Model (Guilford, 1999), and The Family Recovery Guide (New Harbinger, 2000). She is co-editor of The Handbook of Addiction Treatment for Women (Jossey-Bass, 2002). Her highly regarded popular book, A Place Called Self: Women, Sobriety and Radical Transformation (Hazelden, 2004), was followed by a companion workbook in 2006. She also completed two training videos (Jaylen Productions, 1997), and a video, Stages of Family Recovery, with Hazelden in 2005. In January, 2014, her popular book about the fast pace of life in the culture - Speed: Facing Our Addiction to Fast and Faster and Overcoming Our Fear of Slowing Down, was launched by Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin. Dr. Brown lectures widely, maintains a private practice, and directs The Addictions Institute, an outpatient clinic, in Menlo Park, California.




Foxman, Ph.D. has led hundreds of top rated workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada, and he has appeared on television and radio as an expert on the topic of anxiety. His books include Dancing with Fear (2007) and The Worried Child (2004). Dr. Foxman is known for his knowledge and clarity, sense of humor, compassion, and engaging speaking style.


Dr. Foxman is a clinical psychologist as well as Founder and Director of the Center for Anxiety Disorders in Vermont. His Center is a private practice as well as a therapist training program. In 1985 Dr. Foxman co-founded the Lake Champlain Waldorf School, now flourishing from kindergarten through high school.


Dr. Foxman has over 30 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings including hospitals, community mental health centers, schools, and private practice. His education includes Yale University (B.A. in Psychology), Vanderbilt University (Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology), and training at the Department of Psychiatry of Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco, the Kennedy Child Study Center in Nashville, and the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute.



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