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.

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 workshop, Alane Freund will outline the core characteristics, research and case examples of the trait of High Sensitivity in order to distinguish it from possible differential diagnoses.  Participants will compile effective strategies for Highly Sensitive clients managing overarousal or overstimulation and assess for unique symptoms of anxiety and depression. 

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:
Early Registration = $2,295
Regular Registration = $2,795
Commuter Early Registration = $1,295
Commuter Regular Registration = $1,795

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

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. 

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its 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. 

Nurses: As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.   

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