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Therapy by Design:
Ways to Use the Physical Environment to Support Your Work

Researchers have speculated that the physical environment in which therapy takes place plays a vital role in determining whether or not a client stays in therapy.  Have you ever wondered how you can best utilize your office environment to compliment your work? In this workshop we will explore relevant research on therapeutic office spaces, reflect on our own spaces, and discuss a variety of ways we can utilize our office spaces to complement and enhance our work as clinicians in daily clinical work. Attendees will walk away with ideas for creating intentional spaces for treatment that both themselves and their clients will find useful.  This presentation is relevant for clinicians who work in office spaces with a variety of client populations. 

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Therapy by Design:
Ways to Use the Physical Environment to Support Your Work

Friday, February 23, 2024, 10:00 AM EST - 12:00 PM EST
$39.99 Jamie Keaton Jones, LICSW, LCSW, PhD

Researchers have speculated that the physical environment in which therapy takes place plays a vital role in determining whether or not a client stays in therapy.  Have you ever wondered how you can best utilize your office environment to compliment your work? In this workshop we will explore relevant research on therapeutic office spaces, reflect on our own spaces, and discuss a variety of ways we can utilize our office spaces to complement and enhance our work as clinicians in daily clinical work. Attendees will walk away with ideas for creating intentional spaces for treatment that both themselves and their clients will find useful.  This presentation is relevant for clinicians who work in office spaces with a variety of client populations. 

About the Presenter

Jamie Keaton Jones, LICSW, LCSW, PhD, is an adjunct instructor in the graduate social work programs at Fordham University and West Virginia University. Jamie trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy and has a private practice in Washington D.C. She has previously published articles and presented on the meaning of the therapist office.

This workshop Offers 2 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

Therapy by Design:
Ways to Use the Physical Environment to Support Your Work

Friday, February 23, 2024, 10:00 AM EST - 12:00 PM EST

Presenter: Jamie Keaton Jones, LICSW, LCSW, PhD

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Course Length: 2 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to list 3 ways (at least) in which the physical environment of the therapy office space can play a role in clinical work.
  2. Participants will be able to explain at least 2 theories related to the interaction between the physical environment and behavior/emotions.
  3. Participants will be able to state 3 (at least) ideas related to how office space can be altered to meet the needs and preference of themselves and clients.

This workshop Offers 2 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

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Researchers have speculated that the physical environment in which therapy takes place plays a vital role in determining whether or not a client stays in therapy.  Have you ever wondered how you can best utilize your office environment to compliment your work? In this workshop we will explore relevant research on therapeutic office spaces, reflect on our own spaces, and discuss a variety of ways we can utilize our office spaces to complement and enhance our work as clinicians in daily clinical work. Attendees will walk away with ideas for creating intentional spaces for treatment that both themselves and their clients will find useful.  This presentation is relevant for clinicians who work in office spaces with a variety of client populations. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to list 3 ways (at least) in which the physical environment of the therapy office space can play a role in clinical work.
  2. Participants will be able to explain at least 2 theories related to the interaction between the physical environment and behavior/emotions.
  3. Participants will be able to state 3 (at least) ideas related to how office space can be altered to meet the needs and preference of themselves and clients.

Agenda:

Agenda:

 

Part 1: Overview of the information (total:  45 minutes)

 

Opening:

Our physical surroundings matter: A general overview                                 15 minutes

Opening examples of space and behavior connection

Discussion of main theories

 

The office:                                                                                                      30 minutes

What makes up an office?

Generalizable Physical Components

Implicit Material Primes

Brief history of the therapy office

Review of literature and research on therapy office design

Discussion of therapeutic alliance theme and how this connects with the office space

 

 

Part 2: Putting the research into practice (1 hour and 15 minutes)

 

Designing for you and your values:                                                               15 minutes

Values exercise

What do you have or would like to have in your office inspires gratitude

What do you need in your room to be your best self? 

Going a little deeper with authenticity and values

Examples from research

 

 

Tailoring rooms for our clients:                                                                     15 minutes

Who is your ideal client?

What spatial experience does/would you like your room provide?

Examples from research

 

Ideal space visualization exercise                                                                  10 minutes

 

Thinking green                                                                                               10 minutes

Inclusive spaces

Virtual office spaces

 

Putting it all together:                                                                                                 10 minutes

Identifying our spatial priorities        

Evaluating existing spaces

 

Resources for further exploration                                                                   5 minutes

 

Summary and wrap up                                                                                    10 minutes



This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: introductory
Level of Clinician: beginner
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification. Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling. The grievance policy for trainings provided by the NEFESH INTERNATIONAL is available here Satisfactory Completion Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire workshop, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here.
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