September Café: Finding Right Relationship with Clients: An Introduction to InnerEthicsTM

  • 09/13/2019
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Simpkins Family Swim Center – Live Oak Community Room 979 17th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062


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Finding Right Relationship with Clients:An Introduction to InnerEthicsTM

September 13, 2019
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Presented by:
Kylea Taylor, LMFT and Selene Vega, LMFT, Ph.D.

1.5 CE Credits

In the therapeutic relationship, it is relationship itself that is at the heart of healing and ethics and integrity are at the heart of any healing relationship. Ethics codes and laws give us external help in navigating relationship challenges. Augmenting this external approach to ethics with an internal, self-compassionate, self-reflective path lets us get to know our own semi-conscious motivations, so we can provide greater client benefit and reduce client harm, particularly during profound moments with clients.

This presentation will provide an introduction to the elements of the InnerEthicsTM method and its self-reflection tools including The Chart of Ethical Vulnerabilities as a tool to identify semi-conscious motivations. The presenters will discuss why self-compassion is important to ethical outcome and why it is a prerequisite for self-reflection along with a demonstration through an experiential guided meditation.

Learning Objectives:

Participants of this presentation will:

  • Be able to explain the benefits of self-reflection and self-compassion in finding right relationship” with a client
  • Learn how to utilize the InnerEthicsTM Chart of Ethical Vulnerabilities to help them identify their own motivations in an interaction with a client
  • Be able to recite at least one quick question they can ask themselves to determine whether a potential intervention is in a client’s best interest.

About the Presenters:

Kylea Taylor, M.S., LMFT, rewrote and republished her successful 1995 title The Ethics of Caring in 2017. The new book won the 2017 Nautilus Book Award in the category, Relationships & Communication.” She is President of SoulCollage Inc., a SoulCollage® Trainer, and has been a senior trainer at the Grof Transpersonal Training since the 1990s. She worked at a Santa Cruz residential substance abuse treatment center for 9 years. She served on the Santa Cruz CAMFT Board for two years as Chair of the Ethics Committee. Kylea began studying With Stanislav Grof in 1984 and has assisted Dr. Grof at Holotropic Breathwork® workshops in the USA and abroad and authored four books about Holotropic Breathwork®. The special focus of her part-time therapy practice in Santa Cruz is helping a client revitalize everyday life by integrating the meaning and gifts of their experiences in non-ordinary states of consciousness and the phenomena of her or his personal paradigm shift. Kylea also does consulting and teaching related to InnerEthicsTM.

Selene Kumin Vega, LMFT, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist (California MFC #32604), workshop leader, and dancer, as well as faculty in Saybrook University's College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences. Selene’s work with movement and other experiential modalities has evolved over many years of teaching and developing approaches to facilitating self-exploration, connection, and transformation in workshops and courses. She has taught at The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University), Bastyr University, JFK University, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, SoulCollage® Institute, and Sacred Centers and has served as President of Santa Cruz CAMFT (California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists). Selene has published chapters on the use of mind-body and psychospiritual approaches to the treatment of anxiety, and the use of movement practices in psychotherapy. She was editor of the Spiritual Emergence Network Newsletter, and co-authored The Sevenfold Journey: Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit through the Chakras (Crossing Press, 1993), which has been translated into six languages.

Both Kylea and Selene are Santa Cruz CAMFT members and have both, at different times, served on the Santa Cruz CAMFT Board, Kylea as Ethics Chair and Selene as President.

Morning schedule:

Doors Open at 9:00 am for sign-in. Coffee and Refreshments served
Presentation 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Optional Networking 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Continuing Education: Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Course completion certificates will be available to attendees at the end of the presentation.

The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. (Provider #62284)

Cancellation policy: There will be no cancellation refund for this program.

Special Accommodations: The Santa Cruz Chapter of CAMFT is committed to providing a presentation that is accessible to all who wish to attend. If you have a special need and plan to attend, please notify us at Requests must be made one week in advance.

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