Continuing Education Credit Information

10 Continuing Education credits will be provided at the Highly Sensitive Therapist Retreat being hosted by Sensitive Therapist on September 29 - October 2, 2019 at Menla in Phoenicia, NY.

CE Credits will be provided by NBCC, Commonwealth Seminars or R. Cassidy Seminars depending on your license type and state of licensure. See below for more information.

The Science and Self-Care of High Sensitivity will be taught by Alane Freund, MA, MS, LMFT during the following times:

September 30th and October 1, 2019
9:00am-12:00pm
4:00pm-6:00pm

In this four-part workshop, HSP Expert Alane Freund, LMFT will outline the core characteristics, research and case examples of the trait of High Sensitivity in order to distinguish it from possible differential diagnoses such as ADHD or Anxiety Disorders. Through experiential exercises and small group discussion, participants will compile effective strategies for Highly Sensitive clients managing overarousal or overstimulation and be able to assess for unique symptoms of anxiety and depression. Lastly, participants will discover the five essential goals for long-term self-care that will benefit every Highly Sensitive client and why self-care is so essential due to differential susceptibility (being more negatively impacted by stress and more positively impacted by supportive interventions).

Science and Self-Care of High Sensitivity has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit.

Sensitive Therapist is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3361. Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Mental Health Counselors will be awarded 10 NBCC credit hours at the completion of the retreat.

Continuing Education Credit is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions.

It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state. 

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content. 

Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Social Workers – New York State: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Grievance Policy
Sensitive Therapist seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to: Sensitive Therapist at april@sensitivetherapist.com. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. 

Accommodations for the Differently Abled
Sensitive Therapist training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact: Sensitive Therapist at april@sensitivetherapist.com

Continuing Education Credit will also be cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars.

R. Cassidy Seminars: P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.Certificates available after satisfactory course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (10) clock hours.

Social Workers
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (10) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (10) hours.

NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (10) contact hours.

NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (10) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (10) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 10 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. (10) contact hours.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (10) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (10) hours general. Expires 3/31/2020.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • List and describe the four identifying characteristics of High Sensitivity (otherwise known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity). 

  • Distinguish the trait of sensory processing sensitivity from other characteristics and personality variables (e.g. high sensation seeking, introversion, extraversion). 

  • Summarize research on the trait of high sensitivity.

  • Define over-arousal, specify strategies for patients/clients feeling over-aroused or overstimulated.

  • Compile effective interventions for clients demonstrating the trait of Sensory Processing Sensitivity.

  • Assess and compare High Sensitivity to other mental health diagnoses such as ADHD and Anxiety Disorders.  

  • Assess the impact of differential susceptibility and vantage sensitivity on mental health in clients with Sensory Processing Sensitivity.  

  • State symptoms and possible causes of depression and anxiety (including genetic vulnerability) that may be unique to HSPs.

  • Discuss and compare case examples of clients demonstrating the trait of Sensory Processing Sensitivity.  

Through two and a half decades as a therapist, Alane Freund, MS, MA, LMFT, (Lic.#36077) has helped youth and families focus on solutions through psychotherapy and consultation. Working closely with Dr. Elaine Aron, Ms. Freund has developed and implemented programs for highly sensitive people, children, families, and clinicians who serve them in her California therapy and team building practice, Heart and Mind Equine. An Advanced Certified Consultant on high sensitivity, she also holds Masters’ degrees in clinical psychology and school counseling. Ms. Freund specializes in family therapy and education with and about highly sensitive people, including LGBTQ+ families. A skilled facilitator and therapist, an HSP herself, and the parent of a teen highly sensitive boy, she teaches workshops, offers consultation, and leads groups and retreats, including the HSPs & Horses retreats in northern California with Elaine Aron, PhD. Ms. Freund is on faculty at Kripalu in Massachusetts and 1440 Multiversity in California as well as teaching at California Institute for Psychotherapy and the California Institute of Integral Studies in California.

Program Fees:
4-Day Overnight Ticket = $2,495
4-Day Commuter Ticket = $1,495

Target Audience: Mental Health Professionals, Counselors and Psychotherapists; Beginning and Intermediate Level.