Upcoming Events


Sunday, January 22, 2017
“Creativity Tools for a Mindful Practice”     

  Join us in bringing in the new year with our Annual “New Beginnings” Experiential Event!

Mindfulness has become central to contemporary psychotherapy and is called the “Third Wave” of clinical practice. There are many ways to understand the essence of mindfulness that correspond to multiple forms of meditation and embodied practices like yoga.
This event will outline five separate qualities of mindful awareness and the importance of each to psychotherapists, both within our personal and professional lives. Terry will lead a guided imagery exercise to help us experience open awareness, followed by a mindful coloring exercise that is drawn from her new adult coloring book, Truly Mindful Coloring.
8:30am – 9:00am – Networking, Registration
9:00am – 10:00am – Full breakfast, Awards
10:00am – 12 noon – Experiential Event
Early Bird Online Registration (thru Jan 2)
Members – $24     Non-members – $29After Jan 2 (Jan 3 – Jan 15)
Members – $28     Non-members – $33
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February 17, 2017    Sacramento, California
   February 20, 2017   San Francisco, California
April 21, 2017      Roseville, Minnesota
       April 24, 2017      Bloomington, Minnesota


Mindfulness and Creativity Tools
the Body and
Transform the Mind

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Call 1-800-844-8260


February 25, 2017

Insight Center 

[1404 Greenfield Avenue #1, Los Angeles, CA 90025]




Psychotherapy is about perceiving and changing personal, interpersonal or intergenerational patterns. Patterns exist both in nature and in human nature, and our brains are designed to be pattern makers. But where do these patterns come from and what is the deepest most useful level of drawing connections? This seminar is all about fractals: perhaps the most universal pattern of patterns in nature. Fractal patterns extend across mind, body, brain, soul, world, and relationships.

Fractals are connecting threads that weave together similarities while separating differences across space and time as well as symbolic/imaginary realms. Once you “see” a fractal you forever see it.  The you will start to see fractals everywhere—within the whacky drawings of Dr. Seuss, the branching of neurons, and even within the unpredictable yet very recognizable patterns of fate.

This workshop will teach about fractals: where they appear in nature and why fractal patterns are so important in psychotherapy.

We will look at how fractals relate to: transference dynamics; borderline personality disorder; parallel processes within supervision and psychotherapy; clinical intuition; repetition compulsions; repetitive dream themes

Fractals contribute to a realistic understanding of what “recovery” means. Because fractals exist in the spaces between traditional dimensions they are especially useful to model psychological boundaries, including their paradoxical features.

Participants will leave the day equipped with a new pair of holistic and effective lenses for seeing interpersonal patterns and responding to patients.



Goddard College Expressive Arts Workshop by Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD
Accessing Creative Practices through Developing Clinical Intuition
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
General Registration: $150
Alumni Registration: $135
(CEs available for $20.00 payable
on the day of the event)
As psychotherapists, how do we know exactly what to do and say? Clinical intuition is indispensable to effective psychotherapy, yet the topic is rarely discussed within the current social politics of our field. Clinical intuition fills the gap between theory and practice through moment-to-moment, embodied perceptions, and emergent responses unique to each person, moment, and therapeutic dyad. By tapping into clinical intuition, we naturally access our interpersonal creativity, which allows us to tap into flow states and keeps our work inspiring and fresh.
This cutting edge workshop explores conscious as well as non-conscious aspects of intuition that arise in therapists and patients alike. An interactive format integrates nonlinear sciences, interpersonal neurobiology, and artful dimensions of psychotherapy. In this partly didactic, partly experiential seminar, we will explore clinical intuition from multiple perspectives:
  1. The paradigm shift afforded by nonlinear science (chaos theory, complexity theory and fractal geometry) for mind/body/brain integration;
  2. Intuition’s workings via bottom-up, implicit, non-conscious modes of communication;
  3. Its evolutionary and developmental roots within mammalian limbic emotional and motivational circuits;
  4. Its creative manifestation in the therapeutic dialogue through PLAY, including unconsciously orchestrated games that organize relational bids and rhythms of engagement, defense, and novel emergence.

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*New production presented by Arts Beyond the Machine with the Juilliard School’s Center for Innovation.


Jonathan Dawe‘s CRACKED ORLANDO is a delicate mini opera/ballet running approximately forty minutes and designed specifically for performance in a museum. Recasting energies and sounds of the Italian Baroque, this composition reforges references to early eighteenth century music through compositional workings based upon fractal geometry. A truly miniature work, aspects of the music and drama are distilled into crystallized moments, ranging from shimmering stasis to mercurial flashes. In keeping with these ideas, the text has been extracted from the libretto originally used by Vivaldi, and regrown using fractal methods as well.

Cracked Orlando from the epic fantastic tale by Ariosto, tells the story of Orlando, who in love with Angelica, pursues her to the island of the sorcerer Alcina, only to discover that she truly loves Medoro. Trapped within Alcina’s enchanted realm and distraught with profound jealousy and despair he is taken by great madness. His sickness resolves only when Alcina’s power is broken, all illusions are lifted, and her lush island is revealed as the barren desert it truly is.

LIBRETTO Terry Marks-Tarlow

ORLANDO Brennan Hall, countertenor
ANGELICA Sharon Harms, soprano   
ALCINA Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, mezzo-soprano

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10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Five Qualities of Mindfulness: A Multidisciplinary Experience
Terry Marks-Tarlow, PhD

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