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PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & SUPERVISION

Courses with CE credits for LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LCAT and CASAC.

Koumidou Center, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0031 and the State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0005, licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0006 and licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0048.

The Koumidou Center, LLC is also recognized by the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, OASAS, as an approved provider of continuing education, #0514.

Courses at offsite facilities: All course work listed is also available on a flexible basis offered at your organization or facility by special arrangement. If you would like us to travel to your area for a presentation, please call The Koumidou Center at 516.568.0306

We offer courses with 3, 6, 12, 18 and 36 Contact Hours.
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36 Hour Courses

36hour Training in the Method of Voice Dialogue, 36 CE credits for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs and CASACs

Often decisions define the level of satisfaction in life. The Voice Dialogue method broadens the practitioner’s skills to enhance decision making abilities in their clients by helping them identify which part of their personality is making the decisions. The Psychology of the Selves is the study of the many selves residing in our psyche and their impact on our lives. Voice Dialogue is the method by which we contact these selves. This system was created by the internationally renowned husband-and-wife team of psychologists Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone, and is practiced around the world. Voice Dialogue is a highly effective tool that allows psychotherapists to rapidly gain awareness of their clients’ inner selves and guide their journey toward conscious living. This process can provide amazingly powerful experiences of growth, transformation, and healing. Therapists currently using the Voice Dialogue method in their practice report greater success with their clients because insights and behavioral realizations achieved while using this technique are permanent; it is very difficult to regress to a lesser state of awareness.

“I consider the Voice Dialogue process to be one of the most powerful tools for personal growth I’ve ever discovered.”

-Shakti Gawain
author of Creative Visualization and others

“Voice Dialogue work is original and brilliant.”

-John Bradshaw
author/Host of PBS Television Series

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18 Hour Courses

The Role of Energy in Psychotherapy: How to Use Energetics with Clients, 18 CE credits for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs and CASACs

Targeted to the needs of psychotherapists and other practitioners with high job stress and burnout, this course offers a method for becoming aware, experiencing, and consciously controlling the flow and direction of energy between ourselves and our clients. You will learn new simple and powerful skills you can apply with your clients.

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The Inner Eater Selves: Integrating the Parts of the Personality Involved in Eating, 18 CE credits for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs and CASACs

The course which is taught in a 3-day retreat format, is based on the theory of the Psychology of the Selves. It focuses on identifying the various parts of an individual who do the eating; it teaches professionals how to work with clients with eating disorders to help them develop control over these various personality parts and how to master the necessary skills needed to deal with the “new person” as natural weight is reached and maintained. Natural weight is where one is comfortable without inner conflict about their body image.

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12 Hour Courses

The Latest Perspectives in Couples Work, 12 CE credits for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs and CASACs

Bonding Patterns is a cutting-edge theory on how relationship patterns in couples form and develop. This course will introduce the Bonding Patterns approach and explain its application in marital therapy.

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Transference and Counter Transference from the Theory of the Psychology of the Selves Perspective, 12 CE credits for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs and CASACs

Transference and counter transference are best handled by the psychotherapist when there is an understanding of the client's primary self system. This course will demonstrate how to map out and work with the client's primary selves in order for them to utilize most effectively the therapeutic experience. Conversely, the course will enhance the therapist's awareness in terms of having more clarity of what part of their own personality is conducting the session.

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Psychological-Spiritual Therapy, 12 CE credits for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs and CASACs

Spiritual esoteric traditions emphasize the importance of "detachment" while making decisions for a more balanced and satisfying existence. The psychological core principles of the theory of the Psychology of the Selves focus on enabling clients to identify and separate from their Operating Ego, thus enhancing the skill of detachment. The course will demonstate ways to assist clients identify the parts of their personality composing their Operating Ego and develop the ability of detaching from these parts, thus promoting conscious decision-making skills.

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6 Hour Courses

Introduction to the Theory of the Psychology of the Selves, 6 CE credits for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs and CASACs

The theory of the Psychology of the Selves is the study of the many selves residing in our psyche and their effect on our lives. The course will offer an overview of the theory and demonstrate its application in clinical interventions.

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Transforming the Inner Critic, 6 CE credits for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs and CASACs
(this course has a prerequisite The Introduction to the Theory of the Psychology of the Selves)

This workshop will enhance your professional skills to help your clients free themselves from self-criticism, lift obstacles from their life path and almost immediately enhance their relationships. By transforming this inner critical voice into a supporter, your clients will learn how to stop being their own worst enemy.

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The Latest Perspectives in Couples Work, 6 CE credits for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATS and CASACs
(this course has a prerequisite The Introduction to the Theory of the Psychology of the Selves)

Bonding Patterns is a cutting-edge theory on how relationship patterns in couples form and develop. This course will introduce the Bonding Patterns approach and explain its application in marital therapy.

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The Role of Intuition in Psychotherapy, 6 CE credits for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs and CASACs

The mind overrides intuition and leads to intellectual decisions devoid of right timing and direction. That is one contributing factor for clients experiencing feelings of guilt and disappointment. Since messages received through intuition are accurate and since everyone carries the ability to be intuitive, the goal of this course is to demonstrate ways to help clients identify, trust and follow their intuition in their decisions and problem solving. The course will focus on how to identify and remove psychological obstacles preventing clients’ ability to trust and follow their intuition.

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The Voice Dialogue Method, an Introduction, 6 CE credits for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs and CASACs
(this course has a prerequisite The Introduction to the Theory of the Psychology of the Selves)

Voice Dialogue is a method that can help clients become aware of the many different parts of their personality residing in the psyche, how they affect their decision making and how to consciously choose from the strengths and limitations of these various parts. The main goal of this method is the development of a process by which a client can separate from and embrace the many parts of their personality thus expanding their inner landscape of who they are and their choices when making decisions.

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Igniting Inspiration and Creativity in Our Clients, 6 CE credits for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs and CASACs

Lack of inspiration and creativity is frequently found in clients suffering from anxiety. This course will focus on exploring the role and significance of inspiration and creativity in mental health. It will demonstrate how to balance clients' primary habit patterns creating anxiety with creative expressive outlets. It will further present ways to encourage and guide clients towards inspirational sources incorporating them in their daily routine.

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The Use of Meditation in Psychotherapy, 6 CE credits for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs and CASACs

Research has proven and demonstrated the positive affects meditation has in the treatment of anxiety, depression and PTSD. In this course we will explore various methods of meditation and demonstrate ways to incorporate them in the psycho therapeutic work with clients.

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Recovery from Love-Obsession in Women, 6 CE credits for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs and CASACs

Expressions and gestures of love can inspire solutions in relationships. However, when these expressions and gestures transcend into obsession, they create immense suffering. We will examine some of the reasons why this occurs more often in women and offer psycho therapeutic interventions enhancing the recovery from love-obsession.

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3 Hour Courses

Introduction: Utilizing Dream Work to Enhance the Therapeutic Process, 3 CE credits for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs and CASACs

Dreams are mirrors of our inner process. Utilizing the Psychology of the Selves theory we will demonstrate how dreams are truly the perfect guides revealing which parts of our clients are in harmony and which are out of balance affecting their lives. We will further demonstrate various ways you can teach your clients to recall their dreams’ content.

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Part II: Utilizing Dream Work to Enhance the Therapeutic Process, 3 CE credits for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATS and CASACs
(this course has a prerequisite either Introduction to the Psychology of the Selves or Introduction: Utilizing Dream Work to Enhance the Therapeutic Process)

We will teach at least five ways to process dreams offering a deeper understanding of inner life according to the dream’s messages communicated from the unconscious. We will also demonstrate and explain different ways you can teach your clients to work with their dreams’ content.

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Retreats

The Role of Energy in Psychotherapy: A Retreat on How to Use Energetics with Clients 18 CE credits for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs and CASACs

Targeted to the needs of psychotherapists and other practitioners with high job stress and burnout, this groundbreaking 4-day retreat offers valuable methods and tools to prevent and reduce these common conditions in the helping professions.

R.E.S.T.℠, developed by Yolanda Koumidou, offers a method for becoming aware, experiencing, and consciously controlling the flow and direction of energy between ourselves and our clients. You will learn new simple and powerful skills you can apply with your clients while recharging, replenishing, and revitalizing yourself in the foothills of Upstate New York.

Objectives:

  • Introduce the basic components of the Voice Dialogue method.
  • Introduce the theory of the Psychology of the Selves and how it utilizes energetics.
  • Define “energetics”.
  • Demonstrate how to use one’s energy to center and protect one’s self and how to teach this to clients.
  • Demonstrate how to detach from or connect with energetically with clients.
  • Teach how to become aware, experience and control energetics with clients.
  • Demonstrate stress reduction techniques that can be taught to clients.

The retreat is led by Yolanda Koumidou, LCSW.

“I was open to learning the process—but learned much more about myself as well…This training eliminates the need to fix—saves us from burn out by realizing that it’s in the clients’ hands to transform their lives. This training was more valuable to me than any past schooling and holds more promise than any training and school of thought I’ve ever explored.”

-Linda Morelli
LCSW, CASAC, CEAP, PHR

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The Inner Eater Selves: Integrating the Parts of the Personality Involved in Eating 18 CE credits for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LCATs and CASACs

The course which is taught in a 3-day retreat format, is based on the theory of the Psychology of the Selves. It focuses on identifying the various parts of an individual who do the eating; it teaches professionals how to work with clients with eating disorders to help them develop control over these various personality parts and how to master the necessary skills needed to deal with the “new person” as natural weight is reached and maintained. Natural weight is where one is comfortable without inner conflict about their body image.

Objectives:

  • Introduce the basic components of the Psychology of the Selves.
  • Introduce the sup-personalities or inner selves that use food for psychological protection.
  • Present an assessment tool on how to identify the Inner Eaters.
  • Demonstrate how to help clients understand and befriend the Inner Eaters.
  • Explain how to integrate the Inner Eaters with the natural needs of the body.

The retreat is led by Yolanda Koumidou, LCSW.

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Intensives

Voice Dialogue and its Application to Psychotherapy and Substance Abuse Work -Intensive, 36 CASAC Hours
Voice Dialogue is a breakthrough method for professionals who need to understand the mind and personality. The Psychology of the Selves is the study of the many selves residing in our psyche and their impact on our lives. Voice Dialogue is the method by which we contact these selves. This system was created by the internationally renowned husband-and-wife team of psychologists, Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone, and is practiced around the world. Voice Dialogue is a highly effective tool that allows us to rapidly gain awareness of our inner selves and spark our journey toward conscious living. This process can provide amazingly powerful experiences of growth, transformation, and healing. Therapists currently using the Voice Dialogue method in their practice report greater success with their clients because insights and behavioral realizations achieved while using this technique are permanent; it is very difficult to regress to a lesser state of awareness.

“(Voice Dialogue)...an amazing new tool for my toolbox, a tool more powerful and empowering than any I have yet to discover so far!!”

-Alissa B. Schwartz
LCSW, CHP

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Courses at offsite facilities

All course work listed is also available on a flexible basis offered at your organization or facility by special arrangement.

If you would like us to travel to your area for a presentation, please call The Koumidou Center at 516.568.0306

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The main focus of our training for providers in the helping professions is to introduce and teach the method of Voice Dialogue. This is a method of psychological exploration and expansion of awareness. It can easily be integrated into any theoretical approach supplementing and enriching your existing practice with your clients and patients. It empowers people to create a new balance in their personality, to handle negativity and conflict with more clarity and to make more conscious choices in their personal and professional life.

This advanced continuing education training is offered in a semiprivate format, maximum 8 participants, and is beneficial to the following professionals:

• Social Workers   •Psychologists
•Marriage and Family Therapists   • Executive, Career and Life Coaches
• Licensed Professional Counselors   • Employee Assistance Professionals
• Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors    

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