This experiential training program on the Safe and Effective Use of Self is based on the teachings of Virginia Satir, co-editor of “The Use of Self in Therapy” (first edition). Satir, one of the most influential therapists to date, was renowned for her skill in this area. Her integrated model encompasses the best of current practice. I was fortunate to have trained intensively with Satir.
Heightened self and interpersonal awareness is core to the safe and effective use of self.
Our process will be interactive, deeply mindful, and fun!
Through structured experiential exercises, discussion and self reflection, we will explore:
30 hours, (4 full days 10 am-6 pm)
Facilitated by Sandra Finkelman, M.A., Registered Psychotherapist
Sandra holds a first class honours BSc in psychology (McGill), where she held a McConnell Scholarship; and an MA in counselling psychology (Western), for which she received a National Research Council of Canada Scholarship. She completed additional postgraduate work in human development and family studies (Cornell), and marriage and family therapy (University of Toronto). Sandra then trained intensively with Virginia Satir (the internationally acclaimed master therapist and trainer in human systems change strategies). She also have certifications in Gestalt Therapy, Relational Life Training (Level 1 & 2), and NLP.
Rave Reviews for SEUS Training:
“If you work in human services as a counsellor, doctor, nurse, PSW, police officer… anything … you should really take this workshop. Sandra Finkelman is an amazing facilitator and you will learn so much about yourself and how to work with people more effectively, you won’t regret it. Some words to describe the program from our group: rewarding, empowering, transformative, energizing, safe, informative… worth every penny. I will be a better therapist for having taken this workshop.”
“Thank you Sandra. I’m making lots of use of the material from the workshop both personally and professionally. As a result I’ve had more clients experience aha moments in sessions in the last month than in the previous five years. Amazing. I was not expecting it to have such a profound impact on me. Generally I am more mindful overall, feeling awakened! Very grateful for our time together.”
“Wonderful rich experience. Nurturing intellectually and emotionally.”
“A lot of material to integrate into my personal life, my perspective as a therapist, and to use as exercises with clients.”
“This is the most enjoyable workshop I’ve attended to date! I was able to develop much greater self-awareness, growth and insight. Sandra you are a wonderful facilitator! You provided a rich environment for self-reflection as well as fostering a sense of community within our group so that we were able to learn from each other’s experiences as well. I found this training to be very enriching.”