Talking About Sex: Essential Tools for Clinicians and Clergy

September 17th, 2014Jenni Skyler, PhD, MSEd Sex Therapist, Board Certified Sexologist, Director, The Intimacy Institute for Sex and Relationship TherapyThis program will offer clinicians and clergy the courage and tools to ask about sex in order to more comprehensively cover all the components of a client’s... Continue reading

Talking with Loved Ones about End of Life Decisions: Have you?

October 15th, 2014 Rev. Catharine HarrisMinister Emerita, Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, LafayetteThe Rev. Catharine Harris will introduce The Conversation Project of Boulder County ( The Conversation Project encourages people to have a conversation with loved ones about... Continue reading

The Female Buddha and the Divine Feminine: Contemplations and Conversation

November 19th, 2014 Deborah Bowman, Ph.D.Licensed clinical psychologist, professor Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Naropa UniversityThe Female Buddha: Discovering the Heart of Liberation and Love, is a book of contemplations inspired by the goddess of compassion, Guanyin, and the words of women teachers from the time of the Buddha to the present day. Deborah will share photographs and verses for us to contemplate and reflect on together... Continue reading

Criminal Justice Oxymoron: Ministry for Inmates and Parolees

December 17th, 2014Adrian MillerExecutive Director, Colorado Council of ChurchesNicky MaroneExecutive Director of FOCUS ReentryThis presentation will give faith leaders some practical advice on how their congregations can help stop the revolving door of incarceration, release and recidivism. The presentation will begin with an overview of... Continue reading

Breaking Free from the Shackles of Shame

January 21st, 2015Lorna Benton, LCSWLet’s get one thing straight: everyone experiences shame. The degree to which it rules our lives varies from person to person but it’s clear, that the less we talk about it, the more it negatively impacts our lives. Shame keeps us Continue reading

Exploring the Damnation Mentality: From Oblivious to Obvious!

February 18th, 2015Paul O. Radde, Ph.DFounder, The Thrival InstituteEach of us deals daily with mentalities, trajectories, and environmental factors that are pervasive, yet unrecognized stressors and energy drains. These are "under the radar" issues that ... Continue reading

Free Medicine: Nonduality and Psychotherapy – A Sufi View

March 18th, 2015Pir Elias AmidonThe human mind is dualistic in its structure and habits, and for good reasons. Our ability to distinguish self from other, near from far, and safe from dangerous has allowed us to Continue reading

Going to Pot: Legalized Addiction?

April 15th, 2015Avani G. Dilger, MEd, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, CAC IIIFounder, Director, "Natural Highs" Alternative Substance Abuse Prevention/Intervention ProgramDavid Rosenthal, M.D.Psychiatrist Matthew Tomatz, MA, MM, LPC, CACIII, CGPCounseling and Psychological Services, University of Colorado; Private Practice: Boulder, COKirk Quitter, MEd Principal, New Vista High SchoolWith the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, there are many concerns and unknowns for our youth and our communities. As a professional panel, we will be providing Continue reading

Neurobiology and Clinical Research: an Alchemy of Useful Surprises

May 20th, 2015Timothy B. Stokes, Ph.D.Private Practice, Boulder, Founder of Corporate Psychological Services, AuthorIf, as Jung suggested, alchemy was an early attempt to define a path of human psychological and spiritual development, then one recipe for today’s version might be described as... Continue reading

The Dark Light: Depression and the Spiritual Journey

June 17th, 2015Elizabeth Rabia Roberts Ed.D. University professor, Pres. Boulder institute for Nature and Human SpiritAs a therapist, coach or spiritual teacher it is likely you have worked with people with at least a mild experience of "the Dark Night of the Soul". Perhaps they, or you, have been troubled by... Continue reading

When Therapy Goes to Hell and Theology is On the Couch

July 15th, 2015Richard Williams, LCSWWhen your client or client family seems to be in their own personal hell, there may be an opportunity to save them — from their own embedded theology. Psychology and theology are distinct ways of assessing Continue reading

Benjamin Breaking Barriers

August 19th, 2015Malva Tarasewicz, D.M.A.Benjamin TarasewiczBenjamin Tarasewicz, a high-schooler with autism, is living proof of what’s possible when imagination and creativity lie at the core of teaching and therapy. A wide range of educational activities and therapeutic interventions are discussed during the multi-media presentation, and Continue reading