PracticeGround Community Now Enrolling for 2016

As the year closes, the PracticeGround team has been reflecting on how the community and its members have enriched our lives, both professionally and personally.  We are grateful for every member who has joined us on this road to learning and implementing evidence-based practices to bring about better outcomes for our clients.

In gratitude, we are offering a special Early Bird discount to anyone that registers and pays by February 1st.  You'll receive the year of community access for $275, instead of the regular price of $350.  

For those that aren't familiar with the group - The PracticeGround Learning Community is a diverse international group of clinicians who come together online to study the best fundamental and cutting edge evidence-based practices.  

For 2016, we will return to our earlier format of a single community focused on all types of evidence-based practices, rather than the in-depth sequential tracks solely focused on DBT and ACT/RFT that we offered last year.  There's so much that we can all learn from each other and from different therapies that we don't want to limit the group to separate silos of learning.

Instead, Kelly Koerner, PhD and Matthieu Villatte, PhD will create learning opportunities that build core competencies common across multiple evidence-based approaches, and co-host the Idea Rodeo (see below).

The group will run from March 2016 through February 2017 and you'll have the opportunity to:

Join live online meetings or view recorded talks to learn evidence-based practice concepts and strategies.

Build Core Competencies. Learn and strengthen therapy strategies and protocols relevant across client problems with bite-sized mini-lessons and suggestions for deliberate practice.  You decide whether to skim or study in-depth, choosing only what you need. This year's menu includes:

  • March-April: Behavioral Activation, Validation, and Measurement Based Care
  • May-June: Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide, Measurement Based Care
  • July: Evidence-Based Clinical Supervision, including a breakout for DBT supervisors
  • August-September: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia and Bipolar Disorder
  • October-November: Cognitive Processing Therapy and formal and informal exposure procedures
  • December-February: Mindfulness-based and Compassion Focused Interventions


Take Part in the Idea Rodeo. Matthieu Villatte and Kelly Koerner will curate and organize interviews, presentations and the most interesting content we can find to take on a test ride. We invite great speakers and study together in book/journal clubs. On tap for 2016: the science and clinical application of Porges' polyvagal theory; brain science and borderline personality disorder; how to help clients in abusive relationships; clinical implications of research on emotion and emotion regulation; uncommon views on common processes; how to understand EMDR's "resourcing" strategies; Is there a role for neuroscience in psychotherapy? The example of coherence therapy; and more!

Discuss Ideas and Get Feedback on Your Cases from Colleagues Worldwide. For many of our users, the community is what keeps people coming back. Members have a safe place to share their reflections on successes and stuck points with their clients.  They are also able to ask questions about the new content and get feedback on ways to implement the strategies with particular clients.

We look forward to having you join us!

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