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 embodiededucationinstitute@gmail.com.

 


Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response Training Workshop

Instructors: Kim Rothwell and Shannon Suffoletto

Location: TBA

Dates/Times: TBA

Cost: $60/person general, $50/person IL chapter members, $40/person for groups of 5 or more

In this sexual harassment prevention and response workshop, participants will learn what constitutes sexual harassment, what to do if one experiences or witnesses sexual harassment, how to report sexual harassment, and related laws and policies. Participants will have the opportunity to apply strategies for bystander intervention in situations involving sexual harassment, counseling someone who has experienced unconsented sexual conduct, and the overall prevention of sexual harassment.

For more information, email: embodiededucationinstitute@gmail.com.

Registration can be paid through Venmo at eiichicago or Zelle at embodiededucationinstitute@gmail.com or contact Shannon Suffoletto at ssuffoletto.eeic@gmail.com for a payment plan. Please let us know which class(es) you intend to register for when you pay.

2 CEs available -- approved by IMHCA

 


Experiential Anatomy/Kinesiology

Instructor: Madeleine Reber

Online Course

Dates/Times: August 14 - 16, Friday: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Saturday/Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $425, paid via Venmo @eeichicago

For movers, dancers, movement practitioners/artists, dance/movement therapists, teachers, and anyone who wants to deepen their embodiment and understanding of the amazing ways our bodies move. Engaging experiential and somatic modes of learning this course will cover basic human anatomy and kinesiology with an overview of bones, major muscle groups, and general workings of the musculoskeletal system. Students will begin to understand the complexities of the body through movement, reading, drawing, discussion, writing, video, and touch exercises. We will integrate what we learn from tuning into our individual sensed experience, observations of the world (and bodies) around us, and material information from the fields of anatomy and kinesiology. It is important to note that study of “the body,” our bodies, does not exist outside of the particular societies and cultures in which we live. Our work in this course acknowledges the impact and influence of culture on traditions of teaching anatomy, and the importance and relevance of our individual experiences of gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, ability, on lived embodied experience and body knowledge.

To enroll, email at embodiededucationinstitute@gmail.com or call 773-359-3097

1 credit hour / 15 classroom hours

Alternate Route in Dance/Movement Therapy requirement
Once enrolled, you will be sent the syllabus and login information.

 


Cultural Humility and Responsibility through the Power of Story

Instructor: Rosey Puloka

Location: TBA

Dates/Times: TBA

Cost: $850

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.

For more information, email: embodiededucationinstitute@gmail.com

Registration can be paid through Venmo at eiichicago or Zelle at embodiededucationinstitute@gmail.com or contact Shannon Suffoletto at ssuffoletto.eeic@gmail.com for a payment plan. Please let us know which class(es) you intend to register for when you pay.

 


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.