The Resonant Therapist: Principles of Attuned Psychotherapy; Clinical Training Seminar; New Series Starting September 2017

$ 640.00



“In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?” –Carl Rogers

Course Description:
Most psychotherapists agree that a good therapeutic relationship is foundational to working effectively with our clients. Yet despite this consensus, our field provides few opportunities for learning and practicing the elements of healing relationships. Findings from contemporary neuroscience increasingly emphasize the importance of personal relationships in influencing the development of the brain and nervous system. This seminar integrates these findings along with wisdom from multiple healing traditions to teach a clinical attitude and approach that create the optimal conditions for psychological healing to occur.  Each module of the seminar focuses on a principle of psychotherapy practice that enhances therapeutic alliance, emotional resonance, and related interventions. The course also offers frameworks for understanding complicated clinical presentations that may challenge clinicians’ ability to maintain these optimal healing conditions. Instructors for the course are the affiliates of Partners in Healing.

Instructional Methods:
The seminar offers both didactic and experiential learning through lectures, discussions, readings, demonstrations, exercises and case consultation.

The Principles and 2017-2018 Seminar Dates and Times:
September 15  3-5pm Collaborate and Resonate: Cultivating Skills for Affective Attunement
October 20 3-5pm There’sNo Such Thing as Resistance: Celebrating Client’s Strengths, Resources, & Adaptations
November 17 3-5pm Always Stay in the Window of Tolerance: Refining Skills for Emotion Regulation
December 15 3-5pm Keep One Foot in the Present Moment: Remembering Without Re-traumatizing
January 19 3-5pm Know Your Client’s Parts of Self: Navigating Internal and Interpersonal Conflicts
February 16 3-5pm Know Your Client’s Attachment Style: Regulating the Neurobiology of Relationships
March 16 3-5pm Aim for Transformation: Activating the Open Plane of Possibility
April 20 3-5pm Integrate: Bring it All Together


Cost: $640

Location: All meetings will take place in Sharon Gold-Steinberg’s office, 300 N. Fifth Ave., Suite 200 in downtown Ann Arbor.


  • 5% off for early registration through July 14, 2017.

Paying in Installments:  You may choose to divide the cost of registration into six equal installments, each to be paid by check. In order to do so, please register online here, indicating “Pay by Check” on the bottom of the Checkout page and send us an e.mail to indicate your plan to pay in installments. The first installment would be due immediately upon registration and should be mailed to Partners in Healing, 300 N. Fifth Ave., Suite 200, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. The second installment is due at the first module, and each subsequent installment is due at each module until the seminar is fully paid for on the fifth of six modules.

Cancellation & Refund Policy: You are entitled to a full refund if you cancel 28 days or more before the start of the training. If you cancel 27 days or fewer before the start of the training you would receive a full refund minus a $25 registration fee. Withdrawal before the third module (through November 16, 2017) would entitle you to receive a three-quarter refund of the total cost, less the $25.00 application fee and a $150.00 cancellation fee. Withdrawal during the first one-half of the training program (through January 18, 2018) would entitle you to receive a one-half refund of the total cost, less the $25.00 application fee and a $150.00 cancellation fee. Withdrawal after one-half of the training program (after January 19, 2018) would not entitle you to any refund, and you would be obligated to pay the full price of the program, which constitutes the maximum obligation.

CEUs: Please note that there is a one-time, non-refundable, $75 fee to apply for continuing education units provided by the Institute for Continuing Education. If you plan to apply for CEUs, please bring your $75 payment, payable to Partners in Healing, to the first module. Partners in Healing will provide CEU application forms at the first module and will collect the fees and forms and submit them for you to the Institute for Continuing Education. Thereafter, you will receive forms directly from the Institute for Continuing Education to submit after each subsequent module.

Photo above by Kayla Steinberg