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SCA meets on the third Friday of each month, except for July, August and December. Coffee, Tea service and a light breakfast provided! SCA offers 1.5 continuing education credits for the presentations.

9:00 AM   Registration
9:15 AM   Introductions by attendants
9:50 AM   Networking
10:00 AM   SCA Business
10:15 AM   Speaker Presentation
11:45 AM   Networking
12:15 PM   Board Meeting (all members welcome to attend!)

"Payment is accepted via check or cash at the meetings. Members may pay in advance on this page. Non-members, retired professionals, and students, may pay at the event".

$20.00   MEMBER
$30.00   NON-MEMBER

Our June meeting is a longer training on ethics for a total of 3 credits
The Speaker Presentation is from 10:15 AM - 1:15 PM
And the meeting fees are
$40.00   MEMBER
$60.00   NON-MEMBER

Swedish Cultural Center
1920 Dexter Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109-2718

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SCA January 2018 Meeting

Intentional Activating of Primary Emotional Neuronetworks in the Treatment of Depression Through CIMBS (Complex Integration of Multiple Brain Systems)

Beatriz Sheldon, M.Ed. & Albert Sheldon, M.D.

Friday, January 19th, 2018 9am-12pm

Treating clients with depression can be both frustrating and intimidating.  In this month’s presentation, several new avenues with which you can approach these clients will be explored using CIMBS (Complex Integration of Multiple Brain Systems).  The presentation will demonstrate how to activate neural networks for endogenous Dopamine release to infuse more energy into depressive systems. You will learn how to collaboratively interrupt their dysfunctional depressive patterns and access underlying emotional resources that have been hitherto unknown and unavailable.  We will show a video of the first session of a depressed suicidal man during which we will demonstrate these perspectives and approaches.  You will see how your own clients can change in front of your eyes.

Beatriz Sheldon M.Ed.Psych. LMHC, has practiced psychotherapy in Vancouver, BC for 30 years and was one of the directors at the International Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute in Vancouver, BC.   She has trained and supervised clinical counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists for the past 15 years.  She graduated with a M.Ed Psych. from McGill University, Montreal , finishing a 3 year postgraduate specialization in Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.

Now in collaboration with Dr. Albert Sheldon, they have developed a new paradigm that applies the concepts and knowledge of Integration and Neuroscience in psychotherapy: The Complex Integration of Multiple Brain Systems Psychotherapy.

Albert [Terry] Sheldon M.D. is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Washington, Seattle and has conducted research and taught psychotherapy for 25 years. He has trained in many psychotherapeutic modalities including CBT, EMDR, hypnosis, group therapy, systems oriented therapy, psychodynamic, and in short-term dynamic psychotherapy. Dr Sheldon received a three year Bush Medical Fellowship to pursue research in psychotherapy.