I Love Helping Therapists Become Teachers In Therapy
I believe the role of being a psycho-educator is under developed in most therapists. Graduate school focuses on the importance of providing a safe and nurturing container for clients but often falls short of showing therapists how to be effective educators for those who seek their help. In the role of a ‘psychological teacher’, you can bring deep engagement to your sessions, attend to your client’s needs, and begin assessing the skills they need to develop. Through skillful training in therapy clients can gain a sense of personal agency and empowerment, allowing them to be effective in managing the challenges they face. If you’ve got the foundational skill of containing down, and want to expand your practice to also offer psychological training to your clients, I can be of great assistance to you.
I Wish I Had These When I Was Starting Out
I’ve spent years gathering, synthesizing, and designing teaching modules for state-of-the-art psychological concepts, pulling ideas from a range of theoretical perspectives, from depth psychology to current third wave strategies. I’ve collected a variety of tried-and-true strategies for psycho-education, and I want you to know about them.
My guiding interest is in identifying tools that facilitate human empowerment and self-authorship. I want to share them with you so you can regularly and effectively foster change and nurture the full potential of your clients. Having practical tools, strategies, and psycho-education modules familiar and accessible, can make you an expert trainer. Being a skillful psycho-educator allows you to joyously show up at work and experience the reward of witnessing consistent growth and change in your clients.
You Can Take From My Collection
I want to offer you tools, which work with your style and orientation, and help you integrate these into your practice. You can expand your impact by offering skillful educational tools to your clients and, at the same time, strengthen your confidence in your work. You will move from simply containing your clients to training them, giving yourself the experience of mastery, potency, and success in your work.
No more boring sessions. No more periods of wondering what you have to offer. Build your own toolkit of engaging and life-changing strategies. What could be better?!
Several times a year I offer an in-person training on the Complete Psychotherapy Toolkit. This is a chance to play with new tools and sharpen old ones, making your work more potent and effective. Additionally, you can download training modules and participate in my online webinars. I am excited to help you be skillful and alive to your work. Together we can change the world, one client at a time!
- Restorative Self-Care Workshop, Portland: January 2018
- Restorative Self-Care Workshop, Bend, Oregon: May 2017
- Restorative Self-Care Retreat for Professional Therapists: May 2016
- Finding Your Super Power Retreat: April 2016
- Creative Tools for Supervision: March 2016
- The Complete Psychotherapy Toolkit: April 2015
- Ten Ways for Teens to Improve Their Chances for Great Romance: February 2015
- Using Creativity to Restore the Healer: October 2014
- Healing Old Wounds Clinic: April – June, 2014
- Women of Vision and Change Retreat: April 2014
- Healing Old Wounds: March 2014
- Teaching the Stages of Relationship: September 2013
- How to Spot a Bully: April 2013
- Women of Vision and Change Retreat: March 2013
- Teen Dating: February 2013
- Psycho-educational Teaching Tools: February 2013
- Things to Know Cards Before You Say “Go”: October 2012
- Psych-educational Teaching Tools: October 2012
- How to Spot a Bully: June 2012
- Kinesthetic and Visual Tools for Therapy: April 2012
- Psychotherapy Toolkit Workshop: November 2011
- A Psychologist’s Toolkit for Building Strong Relationships: April 2011
- Psychotherapy Teaching Tools: November 2011
- The Psychotherapy Toolkit: October 2011
- The Process of Healing: October 2011
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WHAT OTHERS THINK
“I found Elsbeth to be a warm and compassionate speaker! She speaks from the heart. It was helpful to be reminded about the importance of self-care of the provider and be given tools to aid this process.”
“I didn’t want to let this day end without telling you again how much I enjoyed your workshop, and how much appreciate all the work you put into it! I found it very inspiring on so many levels. I very much appreciated your very content-driven style, and the sheer volume of what you gave us, so that we could pick and choose, rather than to dwell too long on each one topic.”
~Ursina Teuscher, PhD Decision Analysis and Coaching
“I really enjoyed your presentation today. You are incredibly creative and I appreciated your willingness to share your ideas with all of us. I plan to try some of them with my work as an elementary school counselor! Many presenters are good at identifying the problem, but few give good suggestions/skills about how to solve them…you did! Thanks again.”
~Terri Mazzilli-Roth MSW, LCSW, Professional School Counselor
“Dr. Martindale has an insightful, creative and effective “Psychotherapy Toolkit” she has developed from years of empowering individuals toward meaningful change. I was delighted to experience her workshop and the rich resources she has collected and developed. In addition to acquiring some useful and practical therapeutic tools, I came away reinvigorated to create and develop more of my ideas for use in therapy.”
~Scott Willis, Ph. D.
“Elsbeth Martindale brings enthusiasm and creativity to this workshop as she generously shares over 60 tools to help clients find clarity. I find these tools to be quite useful in my spiritual direction practice.”
~Gretchen Meyer, Spiritual Director
“You have taken some diverse ideas and seamed it together into something new. (By the way, it has been a long time since I have taken so many notes at a training.)”
~Ruth Parvin, Psychologist
“Healing Old Wounds was a great workshop, full of material, inspiration, and concrete application. Presented with creativity and expertise. Thank you.”
~Kathryn Williams, MA, NCC, LPC-Intern