The Embodied Education Institute of Chicago (EEIC) offers regular continuing education workshops. These workshops count as continuing education credits for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors in the state of Illinois. Broadly, these workshops are designed for anyone interested in enhancing their clinical knowledge and practice. You can find our upcoming workshops below or on our calendar. If you have an idea for a continuing education workshop and/or are interested in facilitating a continuing education workshop through EEIC email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cultural Humility and Responsibility through the Power of Story
30 hours, March 29th – March 31st, April 5th-7th. Register here.
As dance/movement therapists we are bound by our code of ethics, which serves as our guide to upholding professional values and standards of conduct. Multicultural competence and promotion of social justice are included in the code. Additionally, dance/movement therapists are expected to examine how their own cultural background influences their place within the therapeutic relationship. In this course, students will be invited to examine and expand their own belief systems and world views in service of providing ethical and competent care for clients. The vehicle for this process will be conducted through story; the stories we have been told and the stories we tell ourselves, which all live in our bodies, our movement, and in our relationships. The code of ethics also charges dance/movement therapists with cultivating awareness of oppression, power, and privilege. In this course students will explore how power, privilege, oppression, and collective liberation intersect with our work as dance/movement therapists. Students will explore how key features of oppression show up on societal/cultural, institutional, interpersonal, and individual levels. By observing and making contact with the ways in which we have been affected by dynamics of privilege and oppression we can begin to repattern habitual ways of being that may interfere with cultivating connection with others. In this course, systematic oppression will be looked at through the lens of trauma providing students the opportunity to apply trauma-informed and healing centered approaches to their therapeutic work.
Past Offering: Embodied Ethics
EEIC offers this wonderful continuing educational opportunity for those counselors wanting to enhance their ethical decision- making in an embodied way. Discover and refine best practices as clinicians, supervisors, program directors and educators in the field of psychotherapy.
Coming Soon: Authentic Movement
A profoundly simple form in which a mover moves with eyes closed, attending to the cues of sensation, impulse, image and emotion, in the presence of a witness, Authentic Movement blends embodied mindfulness practice with interpersonal relationship through witness consciousness. This course is designed to support therapists in their process of working with clients in order to bolster their own embodiment, capacity to regulate and awareness of somatic counter-transference. By coming into contact with ones embodied experience with curiosity, openness and acceptance, therapists are better equipped to work with somatic phenomena in the therapeutic relationship.