HGI’s Continuing Education program allows psychotherapists to learn collaborative therapy practices directly from the originators of this postmodern approach to counseling, which has become increasingly popular throughout the world.
Continuing Education is available through a number of programs that currently include:
• Clinical Externship
• Theoretical Seminars
• Ethics Seminars
• Supervision Course and Supervision Refresher Course
• International Summer Institute
• Conferences and Workshops
• Visitor Study Program
• Online Training
Clinical Externship is a workshop designed to enhance thinking and clinical skills with individuals, couples and families. The philosophy and ethics of collaborative therapy are the focus and are discussed in contrast with other behavioral science approaches.
Each Externship series is tailored around a particular topic and includes 3-hour workshops that can be taken together or individually. Presenters address professionals from different work settings including school, hospital, private practice and community.
Teaching formats include:
• Didactic interaction
• Case consultation
• Group supervision
• Experiential exercises
• Readings exercises
Ethics Seminars allow participants to consider ethics, law and professional practice issues as they relate to clinical work in Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work, Counseling and Psychology.
The seminars explore the many dilemmas that clinicians face, including:
• Who makes these laws/rules?
• What difference does it make if I follow them or not?
• Why do the laws/rules contradict good clinical practice?
During HGI’s Ethics Seminars, participants:
• Review and clarify current ethical, legal, professional guidelines for clinical practice
• Discuss clinicians' judgment regarding following these guidelines
• Explore and understand the basis for these guidelines
Case consultation is provided for those who would like to apply ethical, legal and practical issues to clinical dilemmas. Three-hour sessions allow participants to meet continuing education requirements.
Ethics Seminar brochure
Supervision Course – A Collaborative Approach to Supervising Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers in Private Practice, University and Clinic Settings – provides a collaborative forum for both experienced and new supervisors to develop and enhance their supervision competencies.
It is designed to meet the requirements of those seeking qualification as supervisors for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists,and Licensed Social Workers seeking Approved Supervisor status.
The course focuses on practical, theoretical, legal, ethical, relationship and personal and professional development issues in supervision. There is an emphasis on supervision from a postmodern collaborative perspective, drawing on the metaphors of social construction and narrative within the broader context and history of systemic theories.
Supervision Course brochure
Supervision Refresher Course – Supervising Marriage and Family Therapists and other Clinicians in Private Practice, University and Clinic Settings – provides a forum for experienced supervisors to enhance their supervision knowledge and skills and to become familiar with current supervision practices, research and literature. It is designed to meet the requirements of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) refresher course requirements.
The course focuses on practical/clinical, theoretical, legal, ethical, professional, research and relationship issues related to supervision and supervision mentoring. There is an emphasis on supervision from a postmodern collaborative perspective, drawing on the metaphors of social construction and narrative theories within the broader context and history of systemic/family therapy theories.
Supervision Refresher Course brochure
The Social Construction and Therapeutic Practice Program is online training offered in partnership with the Taos Institute. The program offers a series of interrelated readings and electronically mediated dialogue designed to introduce social construction and demonstrate its use in therapeutic practice. All writings included in the program are the work of the staff or associates of either the Houston Galveston Institute or the Taos Institute. These units are available to anyone regardless of professional background.
HGI's faculty also provides material and facilitates online courses via the Massey University’s Post-Graduate Diploma in Discursive Therapies M.Phil in Psychology. HGI contributes to the Contemporary Therapeutic Perspectives course, which outlines a number of contemporary schools of therapeutic practice, such as narrative therapy, collaborative language systems therapy and solution-oriented therapy.
HGI offers conferences on a regular basis, often in partnership with the Taos Institute.
International Summer Institute is offered as an annual intensive program in Collaborative Therapy presented by HGI, Harlene Anderson and Grupo Campos Eliseos.
This unique, in-depth learning experience allows participants to explore postmodern/social construction collaborative philosophy and practices with others from around the world at the Hotel Las Palapas in the Mayan Riviera.
The conference is an opportunity to join with the growing international community of collaborative practitioners in a relaxing beach resort atmosphere and participate in cultural activities, networking, information sharing and informal consultations with Harlene Anderson and her colleagues.
International Summer Institute brochure
Visitor Study Program
HGI offers a Visitor Study Program for clinicians and teachers who want to study collaborative therapy practices for defined time periods. Visitors may attend HGI on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, and are invited to observe and participate in on-going clinical and training programs, including: therapy sessions, teamwork, seminars and case consultation. Visits must be arranged in advance for scheduling purposes. Those seeking clinical case or program consultation should request an appointment when scheduling their visit. All visitors have access to HGI's library of texts and videotapes for independent study.
International visitors have the opportunity to learn about the history of systems theory and family therapy in the United States, and about the current psychotherapy theory and practice in both private and public sectors.
Visitor Study Program brochure
To find upcoming dates for Continuing Education Trainings visit our Events
For more information on any of our training programs contact us at (713) 526-8390 or firstname.lastname@example.org