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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Helping Clients Heal the Heart from Loss, Grief, Trauma and Abuse

May 14th, 2019 – 1:30-6:00pm

One unavoidable aspect of our human experience is dealing with loss. Grief, the mass of human emotions that follows loss, is the most misunderstood aspect of our life on earth. Though we all experience loss, it is the rarest person that knows how to deal with and heal from loss. Most people shove loss and grief into the shadow of their consciousness and falsely believe that they must simply endure these painful feelings. This workshop will correct the 6 myths about loss and present tools that will enable the participant to know how to deal with loss.

About the Facilitator: Suzanne Carter, LPC has an MA in Psychology, is an ordained Minister and has been in the business of helping people connect with their Authentic self and heal what stands in the way of being that self for over 30 years.She meets her clients where they are with a holistic approach looking at issues on all levels: emotional, physical, relational, spiritual, financial and intellectual. She goes beyond traditional long-term talk therapies and empowers her clients with a wide variety of effective modalities such as EMDR, guided visualization, psychodrama, equine assisted therapy, spiritual intelligence coaching and more.



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Rapid Healing with Logosynthesis

June 11th, 2019 11am-1pm MST



Learn a spiritually-based technique for using a few specific words to help clients resolve issues such as anxiety, guilt, shame and disturbing memories, as well as limiting thoughts, beliefs and fantasies.This presentation will provide:

  • Change lifelong thinking patterns that limit growth;
  • Resolve emotional trauma without being re-traumatized by abreactive work;
  • Become less reactive to difficult situations.

About the Facilitators:Drs. Jonathan and Laurie Weiss are partners in life and work and are internationally recognized psychotherapists, authors and relationship specialists. The Weisses have been married (to each other) more than 58 years and have more than 45 years’ experience. As psychotherapists, coaches, marriage counselors, authors and stress-relief experts they have helped more than 60,000 individuals reclaim life energy and find joy in life for more than four decades. They have taught professionals in 13 countries.They are the only Certified Logosynthesis® Practitioners and Trainers in the United States. Laurie is the author of Letting it Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words.


Brain-Based Body-Centered Skills and Trauma Education   

July 9th, 2019 1:30-6:00pm

     In Dr. Van der Kolk’s profound book, The Body Keeps the Score, he says traumatized individuals thrive by pursuing top down and bottom up healing. Bottom up healing is some form of body-centered, brain-based therapy, and top down is mindfulness meditation, yoga and other mindfulness based skills. In this session, I teach the brain science behind Developmental Trauma Disorder, as well as the skills (including vagal maneuvers, Dr. Peter Levine’s exercises and helpful visualizations) that therapists can teach to clients. By beginning or ending sessions with these exercises intended as homework, the therapeutic benefits can be sustained beyond the session.


About the Facilitator: An international speaker with psychotherapy practices in Denver and Boulder, Colorado, Jennifer Delaney, MA, LPC is a published author. Check out her weekly blog ( that addresses a range of mental wellness issues. Certified in Brainspotting, a profound and effective technique, Jen tailors the treatment for adults struggling with transition after divorce, unexplained anxiety, and childhood trauma. Passionate about teaching the scientific and emotional benefits of mindful awareness, she offers an educational, experiential talk to schools, small businesses and nonprofits, teaching skills to self-regulate the nervous system.



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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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