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Thinking Across the Aisle: A Case Workshop

  • 3 Nov 2018

Thinking Across the Aisle: A Case Workshop

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Faculty: Mara Haight, CMHC; Robert Krause, DNP; Jim Poulton, PhD; Annette Ephroni, APRN

Annette Ephroni, APRN describing this unique learning experience:

Workshop Description:

 Please join us for a lively morning conversation. We have invited experts from three diverse theoretical perspectives to discuss a single clinical case. We will explore differing ways of conceptualizing the problems faced by this patient through each theoretical lens. Then, we will consider how differing clinical interventions would follow from these divergent ways of formulating the case. Mara Haight, CMHC, Director of the Salt Lake City Rape Recovery Center, will speak from a feminist multicultural perspective. Robert Krause, DNP, lecturer from Yale Schools of Medicine and Nursing, will discuss an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach. Jim Poulton, PhD, IPI National Faculty and former chair of IPI SLC, will present an object relations viewpoint. The case will be given by Annette Ephroni, APRN. 

Learning Objectives:

Participants will describe three theoretical perspectives on a clinical case of a depressed patient. 

Participants will analyze and compare the primary themes in the case from three evidence-based perspectives, including object relations, acceptance and commitment therapy, and feminist multicultural analysis.

Participants will list at least one psychotherapeutic intervention stemming from each of these three evidence-based models that would be applicable to this case.


Annette Ephroni, APRN, earned an undergraduate degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences/Women's Studies  from the University of Utah and holds the degree of Master of Science in Nursing from Yale School of Nursing. She has studied at the Personality Disorders Institute at New York Presbyterian University, the Western New England Psychoanalytic Society, and with the International Psychotherapy Institute in Washington, DC. She currently serves as the co-chair of the institute's Salt Lake City chapter. She maintains a psychotherapy and psychopharmacology practice in Salt Lake City. 

Mara Haight, CMHC (pr. she/her/hers) joined the violence prevention community as a victim advocate in 2006, and since this time she has worked in various capacities serving those affected by violence and abuse. Mara graduated from the University of Utah in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in both Economics and Communication, and then returned to school in 2010 to pursue a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Westminster College. Mara is currently the Executive Director of the Rape Recovery Center, a position she began in early 2016. Mara has been with the center since 2012, and during her time with the center she has also served as a volunteer, Intern Mental Health Therapist, Hospital Response Team Advocate, and Advocacy Coordinator. Mara is licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and specializes in healing the impact of traumatic experiences, including difficulties with early childhood. Mara became trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing through EMDR HAP and has been practicing EMDR since early 2013. Mara continues to practice therapy part-time at Healing Pathways Therapy Center. Additionally, she is currently the Co-Coordinator of the Utah Association for Women in Psychology and practices therapy from a trauma-informed, intersectional feminist perspective. Mara believes every individual has the ability to heal if given the right combination of empowerment, information, and support.

Robert Krause, DNP, APRN-BC (pr. he/him/his) is a lecturer jointly appointed to the Yale School of Nursing and the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Krause received the Masters of Science degree in Nursing from the Yale School of Nursing in 1998 and the Doctor of Nursing Practice from Quinnipiac School of Nursing in 2017. He has been certified in Trauma Therapy through Harvard's Global Mental Health Trauma and Recovery program and in Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy and Research through the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). Also from CIIS he completed a training program in sex therapy and is currently in training supervision to become an AASECT certified sex therapist. Currently Dr. Krause divides his time among private practice, lecturing, and research. He is the lead therapist and co-author of the treatment manual for the Psilocybin for Treatment Resistant Depression Study at the Yale School of Medicine, a study utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as a "container" for the subject who will undergo medication-assisted psychotherapy. 

James Poulton, PhD is a psychologist in private practice in Salt Lake City, Utah, an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychology at the University of Utah, and a member of the national faculty of the International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI), based in Washington, DC. He is currently chair of IPI's Curriculum Committee, serves on the Steering Committee for IPI’s Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Certificate Program, and is the past co-director of its Salt Lake City Chapter. He has written numerous articles and chapters on psychodynamic treatment and theory, and is the author of Object Relations and Relationality in Couple Therapy: Exploring the Middle Ground and co-author of Internalization: The Origin and Construction of Internal Reality. He has also co-authored two books on the history of art in the American West: LeConte Stewart: Masterworks, and Painters of Grand Teton National Park.

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time: 8:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Location: The Dolores Doré Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center, Westminster Campus, Special Events Room

CE Credit Hours: 4

Registration: $100 ($50 for full-time students).

You may register either through our Online Registration page, or by downloading the 2018-2019 Registration form from our Downloads Page and mailing it to: IPISLC, 699 E. South Temple, #202, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102. Pre-register to receive readings and parking passes in advance. For registration questions, contact Becky Bailey, PhD, IPISLC Director of Training, 801-521-6234 or baileybecky00@gmail.com.

For additional information, contact Becky Bailey, PhD at baileybecky00@gmail.com or 801-521-6234. Contact IPISLC at ipislc@comcast.net for more information on any of our programs, including objectives, target audience, instructional level of the activity, schedule, cost, refund/cancellation policy, instructor credentials and CE credit.

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