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MPAF Integrative Health Conference

May 18, 2018
Bon Secours Retreat Center, Marriottsville, MD

6 CEs, $165/MPA members, $250/Non-members, lunch included

Online registration is CLOSED. Onsite registration opens at 8:30am.


8:30 - 9:00 amRegistration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 am The Art and Science of Drumming: An Introduction to Rhythm-Based Interventions Jordan Goodman, LCPC
(1 CE Credit)
10:00 - 10:15 amMorning Break
10:15 am - 12:15 pmBringing the Body into Psychotherapy
Lauren Rubenstein, J.D., Psy.D. ( 2 CE Credits)
12:30 - 1:15 pmLunch
1:30 - 4:45 pmAfternoon Break-out Sessions (2 workshop options - 3 CE Credits)
1.Conscious Breathing
    Jessica Dibb and a team of internationally trained breathworkers

Program Descriptions

The Art and Science of Drumming: An Introduction to Rhythm-Based Interventions

Jordan Goodman, LCPC
9:00 am – 10:00 am
1 CE Credit

Workshop Level:  Beginner, no prior experience needed

For millennia, cultures from around the world have utilized rhythm-based experiences for therapeutic outcomes and community-building. More recently, scientific research has demonstrated the various effects of drumming at biological, emotional, behavioral, and social levels. In this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to the universal principals of rhythm. With specific examples, the presenter will share how rhythm-based interventions can be used with various populations and for various outcomes. Participants will learn simple, universal, and time-tested techniques that can be used for personal use and to share with their clients in one-on-one and group settings. Therapeutic metaphors will be discussed throughout as complimentary components to the expressive arts techniques. An evidence-based, 10-step protocol will be highlighted proven to reduce stress, improve immune function, reduce burnout and turnover rates, and more.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  • Summarize universal principals of rhythm;
  • Utilize rhythmic-techniques that can be used with all populations and for various outcomes;
  • Connect expressive arts experiences with universal metaphors.

Jordan Goodman, LCPC believes life improves when we feel connected. He has found drumming to be one of the most effective and efficient ways of meaningfully connecting others. As a clinician he facilitates weekly groups at an adult day program. Through his company Beatwell, Jordan regularly shares rhythm-based programs for stress reduction and culture-building outcomes. Previous clients include Sheppard Pratt, Kennedy Krieger, and Enoch Pratt Free Library. Jordan also connects with thousands around the world as co-host of the Chocolate Croissants podcast, speaking directly to and with creatives about self improvement and entrepreneurship.

Morning Session

10:15 am – 12:15 pm, 2 CE Credits

Bringing the Body into Psychotherapy
Lauren Rubenstein, J.D., Psy.D.
Workshop Level:  Beginner. Appropriate for therapists of all backgrounds wishing to integrate more mind-body skills into thier practice. No yoga or meditation experience needed.

Our bodies hold a wealth of wisdom that can be easily overlooked when psychotherapy focuses exclusively on the cognitive realm. Simple and accessible yogic practices can help bring our clients closer to their true selves. This experiential class will explore how yoga can help patients skillfully increase mindfulness and emotional regulation. It will also discuss how mental health practitioners can benefit from yoga, and research showing that patients report greater overall satisfaction with therapy when clinicians practice mind-body techniques.

This workshop is designed to help you: