Professional Development Series

People House Professional Development Series

This series enables licensed mental health professionals to meet DORA (Department of Regulatory Agencies) requirements through workshops conducted by outstanding professional presenters. People House’s Professional Development Series can help you meet DORA licensing requirements. These workshops do not count as CEU’s. 4 hours of Professional Development (certificate upon completion of workshop)

If you are interested in applying to present a Professional Development Series workshop for 2019, please contact Ellie Patterson at 303-480-5130 or

Note: Tickets are non-refundable. If an emergency situation arises in which you cannot attend the presentation that you purchased a ticket for, the ticket could potentially be transferred to one of our other Professional Development Series presentations. However, all ticket dispute decisions will be decided by the Executive Director of People House.

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Pulse Assessment and The Polyvagal Theory

September 10th, 2019 1:30-6:00pm

Language, Facial expressions, Vocal Tone, and Posture are central tools to capture a picture of what a person is experiencing. Pulse Assessment can add a new dimension to the picture of stress dynamics and their effect on the body.  No matter what pulse protocol you are using, Chinese 5 Element or Ayruvedic, the Pulse Dynamics are a window into how a person’s body and mind are processing information from the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS).

About the Facilitator: Chardin Bersto

I have 44 years’ experience in the Health Profession w/ a background Clinical Medicine and a Master’s Degree in Psychology. I have also studied and practiced Yoga of various forms and have taught for 36 years.



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Natural Dream Technology – How Dreamwork Adds Efficiency to Therapy

October 8th, 11am-1pm MST


This workshop provides grounded practical techniques for working with client dreams in therapy.  We will cover how the subconscious plays a role in both wounding and growth for clients, and how identifying themes from the subconscious through dream work can provide a deeper level of healing.  Working with dreams can also invite a more clear and confident alignment with therapy goals as well as a guideline for how to best navigate the clients unique healing journey.

About the Facilitator: Erin Amundson has a MA Sociology, MA Community Counseling, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Past Life Regression Therapist, and a Certified Intuitive Archetypal Astrologer.



Gender: Explained and Explored

November 12th, 1:30-6pm

As clinicians we help clients make the implicit explicit: uncovering, decriminalizing, and transforming hidden processes. Gender is a widely unexplored area for many clients, and a uniquely complex experience for transgender clients. In Gender: Explained & Explored, Raine Revere delivers an intimate, contemporary account of gender for mental health practitioners that sheds light on the many complex aspects of gender.
The workshop consists of gender and transgender terms and concepts, clinical issues, and a variety of experientials that deepen and expand participants’ understanding of gender through personal, clinical, and cultural perspectives. An explicit section on pronouns clarifies pronoun use, pronoun culture, and recommendations for interactions with people of all genders. Experiential and psycho-educational material is delivered within a well-facilitated group container that allows peer connections and perspectives to enhance learning.
Participants can expect to gain confidence in speaking about gender with clients and other professionals and new skills and awarenesses for working with transgender clients rooted in a deeper understanding of their own gender. All levels of experience and confidence with gender topics are welcome in this unique workshop.
Raine Revere, M.A. graduated from Naropa University and is a Core Practitioner at People House. Her master’s paper is titled Gender Perspectivism.



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