The Invisible Psychological and Spiritual Impacts of Racism

September 16th, 2015

Note: Special Location for This Event Only! 

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
3700 Baseline Road
Boulder CO 80303

7:15am: Sign-in Registration: Coffee, tea
7:30 – 8:45am: Panel
9 – 10am: AfterThoughts: Discussion

$10 Suggested Donation, collected at the door
(No one turned away for lack of funds)

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Listen to KGNU radio interview the Panelists

Robert Atwell, Psy.D. Psychologist, former president of the Association of Black PsychologistsHolly Fulton, MAT, MAEducator, diversity trainer, former board member, Coming to the Table BoardDeb Piranian, Ph.D.Associate Professor and Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy Concentration Coordinator, Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology, Naropa UniversityKenny WileyDirector of Faith Formation, Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church, Parker, CO, Co-Chair Black Lives Matter 5280With special appearance by Norma JohnsonHealer, poet/writer, performing artist, speaker and facilitatorAbout The Presentation Recent tragic events have once again brought racism into the spotlight of mainstream America. Every few weeks, we learn of another horrific act of violence perpetrated against black Americans. But racism isn’t just about sporadic acts of … Continue reading

Old Drug, New Tricks: Utilizing MDMA for Treating PTSD

October 21st, 2015Jim Grigsby, Ph.D.Professor, Departments of Medicine and Psychology, University of Colorado DenverWill Van Derveer, M.D. Private Practice in Integrative Psychiatry, Boulder, COAbout The Presentation In the 1950s and 1960s, a number of psychedelics were investigated for their therapeutic potential. Hundreds of studies were published, involving thousands of participants, with generally encouraging results. In reaction to the emergence of the counterculture in … Continue reading

Healing in the Wild: Quieting the Mind ~Opening the Heart

November 18th, 2015Dominie Cappadonna PhD, CTEcopsychologistBud Wilson Global Citizen – Awareness GuideAbout The Presentation Often, too often in our culture, uninvited and enormously violent collective events such as the Aurora Theater shooting, Sandy Hook, 911 rips us open to a raw darkness that wrenches our souls. These disturbing events impact us, … Continue reading

Addressing Substance Abuse Issues in Clinical and Pastoral Realms

December 16th, 2015Ann C. Noonan, MA, CAC III, LPCMental Health PartnersRichard King, M.Div. Senior Minister, First Congregational United Church of Christ, LongmontAbout The Presentation In this two part presentation, Ann will address current trends and issues in the substance abuse landscape, from exciting information, like new medication assisted therapies for addiction and earlier prevention/intervention in the primary care world, to the less … Continue reading

Towards Authenticity, Meaning, and Joy: Lessons from Shamanism

January 20th, 2016Kris Abrams, MA, MSPrivate practice psychotherapist and shamanic practitionerAbout The Presentation Ultimately, people in the helping professions want to help people live happy, healthy, meaningful lives. Shamanic healing, which nature-based cultures have practiced in diverse forms in every corner of the world for tens of thousands of years, … Continue reading

Climate Calamity: Spiritual and Psychological Implications

February 17th, 2016Sensei Kritee (Kanko), Ph.D.Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund and Zen Teacher, Boundless in MotionRev. Pete Sawtell, M.Div.Executive Director, Eco-Justice MinistriesBenjamin White, M.S.W.PsychotherapistAbout The Presentation Scientists have been clear for over a decade that, unless we change our course, we are on the verge of watching catastrophic climate change unfold in our lifetimes.  Their state of knowledge of Earth as a system … Continue reading

Interreligious Spiritual Care: Emerging Models for Spiritual Care and Education

March 16th, 2016Jamie Beachy, PhDManager for Spiritual Care and Education, Ethics Chair, Boulder Community HealthAbout The Presentation Twenty-first century clinicians are called to engage across boundaries of cultural and religious difference with sensitivity and respect for diversity as both creative and generative. For interreligious spiritual care practitioners, difference is not an obstacle to be … Continue reading

Ambiguous Loss and the Way of the Wounded Healer

April 20th, 2016Sheila Foster, M.A., Counseling PsychologyPsychotherapist, Founder & Steward of the Temenos Center for Awakening And the Temple of the Sacred Feminine. About The Presentation One way that many of us are called to the helping professions is via the activation of the archetypal path of the Wounded Healer. The medicine found in our own wounds informs the work we do, the … Continue reading

Cultivating Love in Intimate Relationships

May 18th, 2016Ben Cohen, Ph.D.Private practice, Boulder, Certified Imago Relationship TherapistAbout The Presentation Blending Eastern and Western traditions, we will explore what it takes to cultivate “True Love” in a committed relationship. We will begin with a brief survey of what “Imago” and other Western approaches teach us, and the … Continue reading

Letting It Be: Mindful Lessons In Acceptance

June 15th, 2016

NOTE: This Session Only!
We will meet in Classroom 2
1st floor, east hallway


Lisa Templeton, Ph.D.About The Presentation This presentation is about learning to accept immense difficulties in one’s life.  With the use of mindfulness, there are many tools to guide us in letting go of what is not serving us in our lives.  To … Continue reading

Bridging Soma & Soul: Treating Trauma from the Perspective of Wholeness

July 20th, 2016Katie Asmus, MA, LPC, BMP Somatic and Nature-based therapist, Founder Namaste Healing Arts, Adjunct faculty Naropa University in Wilderness and Somatic Counseling, Faculty Prescott College, EMDR trainer Maiberger InstituteSweigh Emily Spilkin, PhD (cand.), MA, CHT Soul-centered Somatic Based psychotherapist and Soul-guide, Founder of Thresholds Healing, Writer, Thresholds to Awakening Radio Founder and Host About The Presentation Trauma forces us to confront our mortality and brings us face-to-face with some of the most fundamental questions at the heart of the human journey. It often brings emotional and physical pain along with a grappling for … Continue reading

Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System: From Community to Prison and Back

August 17th, 2016Judge Roxanne Bailin, J.D. (Ret.)Chair, Mental Health Partners Board of DirectorsTerry Schjang, M.Div.Chaplain, Denver Women’s Correctional Facility About The Presentation This team of presenters will describe the incidence of mental illness and substance abuse among individuals in the local judicial system and in prison. They will particularly address the use and abuse of drugs in treatment. Judge … Continue reading