Main Conference

May 13-17, 2021

  • Get up to 18 CE credits (up to 14.5 CE for psychologists; up to 14.5 CME/CNE for physicians and nurses) attending the main conference.
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"A sincere heartfelt thank you on so many levels and deep gratitude for the 22nd conference, which was all online. It was wonderful, phenomenal, beyond healing
and indescribable all at once!"
Marilyn Lottman, NP

Session times are set to U.S. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).   

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Thursday Evening, May 13

6:00pm - 6:15pm EDT   

Welcome, Music with David Roth & Keynote Introduction​

6:15pm - 7:45pm EDT   

Keynote Presentation

Transcending Your Story: Connecting with the Essential Self through Quantum Science, Neuroscience & Energy Medicine

Sue Morter, DC

No CE hours


Everything is energy! Quantum science reveals that even our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs are energy, held in different patterns. From these patterns, reality is formed, impacting our perceptions, vitality, even our health.

Current times are calling us to awaken to a greater version of ourselves - to identify as the Soulful Self rather than the personality and its familiar stories about who we are and what we are capable of. By training the mind to serve the magnificent intuitive presence that we truly are, we can learn to shift from living in our heads to living as the true, Essential Self. The mind alone is not enough.


  1. Distinguish between fear-based perceptions and wisdom-based perceptions.

  2. Dissolve attachment to the mind as our primary orientation for stress relief.

  3. Master the energy flow of your life through the energy flow in the body.

Sue Morter, MD, is an international speaker, author, teacher, and doctor with over 30 years of experience. She blends ancient wisdom traditions with cutting-edge quantum science. Her best-selling book,The Energy Codes, guides readers in practices to help build robust neurocircuitry to raise cellular vibrational frequency, leading to unprecedented levels of self-expression, health, vitality. Sue's visionary models and techniques ignite an entirely new approach to accessing creative genius and living from true creatorship and personal freedom.

*     Session is approved for different CE boards, but no APA CE is available.

**   Session is approved for APA CE and many other CE boards

Please visit the CE Hours page for details.

Friday, May 14

10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Movement Energizer

Qigong, Hawaiian Style   Nadia Linda Hole, MD

11:00am - 11:15am EDT

Opening Ceremonies, Music with David Roth & Keynote Introduction

11:15am - 12:45pm EDT

Keynote Presentation

A New Science of Life - 40 Years Later:
A Conversation with Rupert Sheldrake

Rupert Sheldrake, PhD

1.5 CE Credits*

Level: All

In this far-reaching keynote conversation with Robert Schwarz, Rupert Sheldrake
will describe the concept of morphic resonance and its implications for energy psychology and other healing modalities. You will also learn about the changes in science since he first introduced this seminal concept in 1981, including the waning credibility of mechanistic materialism, which is important news for our field. You will discover fascinating paradigm changes that are on the horizon. Rupert will also explore the importance of consciousness studies, wider views of consciousness,
and the role of consciousness in healing.


  1. Delineate at least 3 of the main concepts of morphic resonance.

  2. Describe at least 2 studies that support the hypothesis of morphic resonance.

  3. Identify at least 3 specific scientific findings that challenge the veracity of mechanistic materialism.

Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, is a biologist and author of more than 90 technical papers and nine books, including Science and Spiritual Practices. He was a fellow of Clare College, Cambridge University, a research fellow of the Royal Society, and a Frank Know Fellow at Harvard. From 2005-2010, he was director of the Perrott-Warrick Project for the study of unexplained human and animal abilities, funded by Trinity College, Cambridge. He is a fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and of Schumacher College in Devon, England. He lives in London. 

Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP - see bio below.

There are 3 learning labs to choose from for each time slot.
You can make your choice just before the session begins.
No need to choose ahead of time.

1:15pm - 3:15pm EDT

Learning Labs 

Around the Energy Psychology World

in 120 Minutes 

Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP

2 CE Credits**

Level: Fundamentals

Learn the science behind why energy psychology works, and the research that supports its efficacy. Discover the bridges between energy psychology, mind-body approaches and standard psychotherapy.  Explore the map of some energy psychology schools and discover their relationships to other modalities and traditions such as energy healing, meditation and consciousness work.


  1. Describe the research supporting the effectiveness of energy psychology techniques.

  2. Discuss the science of how energy psychology techniques lead to deep emotional changes.

  3. Describe the relationship between energy psychology approaches and other approaches.

Robert Schwarz, PsyD, DCEP, serves as ACEP's executive director and has been a licensed psychologist for over 33 years. He has trained therapists internationally on trauma treatment, panic and anxiety, and energy psychology. Bob has organized over 25 conferences that have trained over 18,000 therapists. He has authored 3 books, including Tools for Transforming Trauma, PTSD: A Clinician's Guide.​​ 

5 Ways to Release Pain Using Cognitive
Somatic Approaches 

Robin Bilazarian, LCSW, DCEP

2 CE Credits*

Level: ALL

Energy psychology /cognitive somatic methods are a safer alternative to medication for pain relief; there are no issues of cognitive deficits or addiction. You will learn five brief energy psychology pain releasing techniques in this highly interactive workshop. We will re-examine the Brief Energy Correction and explore how to add metaphors to somatic approaches, combining the art and science of neurobiological pain release. 


  1. Name 3 reasons why non-medication pain management benefits the individual and society.

  2. Describe 2 ways to release pain using cognitive somatic approaches. 

  3. Name 2 safety concerns when treating medically undiagnosed acute pain.

Robin Bilazarian, LCSW, DCEP, is a master EFT trainer, and has clinically practiced energy psychology for 25 years. She tours the USA teaching EFT, and is author of Tapping the Mighty Mind. Robin brings energy psychology into mainstream mental health facilities, colleges, NASW, medical schools, and hospitals.

From Resistance to Resilience: An Energy Medicine Approach to Intrapersonal Transformation

Prune Harris, MA, EEM-AP 
João Pestana, EEM-AP

2 CE Credits*

Level: ALL

This experiential workshop will empower participants of all disciplines with profound understandings of the importance of the Triple Warmer protective system. The key meridian for fight, flight and freeze, this powerful part of the energy anatomy is of paramount importance for transformational change. You will learn simple tools and techniques to aid the journey from resistance to resilience for you and your clients. 



  1. Describe the difference between resistance and resilience.

  2. Describe 3 characteristics of the Triple Warmer protective system.

  3. Demonstrate 3 exercises to balance the Triple Warmer protective system.


Prune Harris, MA, EEM-AP, is a holistic health expert and British shaman with 20 years' experience in private practice.  She is one of Donna Eden's core faculty and a passionate educator who teaches throughout the world, sharing her unique insights about energy, consciousness and soul care.


João Pestana, EEM-AP, is a licensed clinical psychologist in Portugal, with the title of specialist in clinical and health psychology. He is an Eden Energy Medicine advanced practitioner (EEM-AP), and a faculty member in the Eden Energy Medicine Certification Programs.

3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT   Meal Break
3:30pm - 4:10pm   Community Conversations (optional)

4:15pm - 6:15pm EDT

Learning Labs

Introduction to Thought Field Therapy

Suzanne Connolly, LCSW 

2 CE Credits**

Level: Fundamentals

Thought Field Therapy (TFT) was the first of the "tapping" approaches. In this introductory workshop you will learn about the history of tapping approaches, the meridians used in all tapping approaches, and their association with different emotions. Discover a simplified use of algorithms you can use to help your clients deal with trauma, anger, shame and rage. Finally, you will learn how to use TFTas a non-verbal approach that can be used with many different populations.


  1. Implement the basic TFT tapping algorithm for trauma, anxiety, grief, loss, sadness and phobias.

  2. Identify and apply additional tapping spots that can be added to the basic formula for different emotions.

  3. Assess when to use the 3 basic TFT reversals techniques and be able to apply them.

Suzanne Connolly, LCSW is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Independent Substance Abuse Counselor and has been in private practice in Sedona AZ for over 35 years. She is the author of Thought Field Therapy: Clinical Applications, Integrating TFT in Psychotherapy as well as several research studies on TFT. She has presented over 250 Thought Field Therapy workshops to mental health professionals all over the world, including Israel, Mexico, France, Canada, Kuwait, Rwanda and the U.S.  

How Privileged Are You?
Impacts of Practitioner Privilege on Clients

Amber Jenson, MA

2 CE Credits**

​Level: ALL

Race and gender are clear examples of privilege, but do you know the other categories? Identify your own places of privilege, learn how to apply this information to your client interactions, gain ideas for improving client outcomes, and explore how privilege intersects with the APA Ethical Guidelines.



  1. Name 2 categories of privilege outlined in the Hays ADDRESSING model.

  2. Describe the difference between a practitioner-dominated approach and a client-centered approach when interacting with clients.

  3. Name 3 APA Ethical Guidelines associated with privilege.


Amber Jenson, MA is a certified life and health coach, with a master's degree in psychology. She is an experienced human resources professional with a background in performance management and employee/leadership coaching and training. Amber is also a certified EFT/TFT master practitioner.

Energy Psychology & Developmental Trauma: Opening New Avenues of Healing

Holly Timberlake, PhD, DCEP

2 CE Credits*

​Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Receive an overview of developmental trauma and neglect, from family to institutionalized violence. Discover energy psychology methods you can use in regression therapy for adult survivors. You will learn how to access, release charge and re-integrate fragmented, preverbal states for more affect regulation, better quality of life and higher functioning in the present. 



  1. List at least 5 different effects from developmental trauma that can be found in adolescents and adults.

  2. List 3 energy psychology techniques that can be used in developmental trauma therapy work with adolescents and adults. 

  3. Name 3 energy/somatic therapies that support regression work.

Holly Timberlake, PhD, DCEP is a licensed psychologist, philosopher, and visionary, at home in the exploration of our experience of reality. A psychotherapist in private practice, she also facilitates groups and retreats. Holly is author of Catapulting into Radiant Aliveness: The Journal for Healing and Growth and is completing The Further Reaches of Human Relationships.

6:15pm - 6:45pm EDT Break

6:25pm - 6:45pm   Movement Break

Vibrational Movement Meditation  
Lori Chortkoff Hops, PhD  & Sarette Zecharia, PhD

6:45pm - 7:45pm EDT    

Invited Presentations

The Intersection of Neuroscience,
Meditation & Consciousness

Richard Miller, PhD

1 CE Credits**

Level: All

This experiential presentation examines the role of interoceptive awareness, four neural networks involved in processing information, and how to activate resilience, self-regulation and insight. Learn how to help clients proactively respond to challenging emotions and cognitions. Explore simple exercises that you can use with your clients and yourself.​


  1. Describe the role of interoceptive awareness in patterns of disconnection and connection. 

  2. Identify the neuroscience of transforming emotions and thoughts that foster growth, connection, gratitude, and forward movement.  

Richard Miller, PhD, clinical psychologist, is founder of iRest Institute and co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapy. Author of The iRest Program for Healing PTSD, he conducts research on the iRest Meditation protocol
he has developed and leads trainings internationally, emphasizing enlightened living in daily life. 

Radical Regeneration: A Spiritual Map for Navigating Worldwide Challenges

Andrew Harvey

No CE Hours

Level: All


Andrew Harvey will present the central vision of the new book (written with Carolyn Baker), Radical Regeneration. Drawing on his own mystical experiences and on the work of great evolutionary mystics such as Bede Griffiths and Sri Aurobindo, he will show that we are now in a destined global dark night whose deepest meaning and purpose is to birth a new, embodied, divine humanity. He will go into great detail about the dark night process to help you understand how to align with its devastating clarities and laws so as to allow divine grace to support you in the next level of your evolution.

You will learn how a new order can be born out of chaos, and a fine and rugged

hope can be engendered out of confusion and despair. Andrew will also offer transformative practices and radical inspiration from the great masters of transfiguration, Rumi and Kabir. 


  1. Describe a map of the meaning of our global dark night crisis.

  2. Empower people to take the path of divine embodiment.

Andrew Harvey is an internationally renowned religious scholar, writer, teacher, and the author of more than 40 books, including the critically acclaimed The Hope; Son of Man, and Savage Grace with Carolyn Baker. Born in south India in 1952, Harvey has devoted much of his life to studying the world's mystical traditions, including intensive study of Hinduism, Buddhism and Sufi mysticism.

8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT

Welcoming Event 

See event page for details

*     Session is approved for different CE boards, but no APA CE is available.

**   Session is approved for APA CE and many other CE boards

Please visit the CE Hours page for details.

Saturday, May 15 

10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Movement Energizer

You can do this!    Jennifer Closshey

11:00am - 11:15am EDT  

Music with David Roth & Keynote Introduction 

11:15am - 12:45pm EDT    


Trauma Body & the Brain: Synchronicity, Rhythmicity & Play in the Healing of Trauma

Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD

1.5 CE Credits**

Level: All

Openness, attunement and embodied self-awareness are essential keys to healing from trauma. Trauma is not a story of what has happened in the past. When overwhelming experiences continue to be lived out in heartbreak and gut-wrenching sensations, trauma survivors feel unsafe, on edge, ashamed and shut down. Healing and transformation occur when survivors learn to restore an embodied sense of safety and reclaim a loving relationship with themselves.


Effective therapies start from a basic sense of calm and safety. Through neuroscience and body-centered approaches, you will learn how to help your clients restore a sense of visceral safety, befriend themselves, and fully engage with the present.


Discover how the brain is shaped by experience in this program that explores

  • What neuroscience teaches about self-awareness and trauma.

  • The nature of human attachment and how it affects us throughout life.

  • New psychotherapeutic treatments that help integrate traumatic memories.

  • Body-centered approaches for building attunement, restoring agency and dealing with trauma.


Explore the capacity of EMDR, yoga, energy psychology, sensorimotor practices, theater work and neurofeedback to help your clients overcome a traumatic past and regain the capacity to be fully alive in the present. 



  1. Discuss how traumatized people process information.

  2. Delineate how attachment and attunement are disrupted by trauma.

  3. Describe how body-centered approaches can alleviate traumatic re-experiencing.


Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, is a pioneer clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of posttraumatic stress. His work uniquely integrates developmental, neurobiological, psychodynamic, somatic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment. He has published over 150 peer reviewed scientific articles. His #1 New York Times Science best seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain's wiring.

He is founder of the Trauma Center (now the Trauma Research Foundation) in Boston, MA; past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and professor of psychiatry at Boston University Medical School. He regularly teaches at universities and hospitals around the world.

Note: There are 3 learning labs and 2 invited presentations to choose from for each time slot. You can make your choice just before the session begins. No need to choose ahead of time.

1:15pm - 3:15pm EDT   

Learning Labs

Introduction to the Chakras

Stephanie Eldringhoff, MA, DCEP, LMFT

2 CE Credits*

Level: Fundamentals

For many beginning energy psychology practitioners, the chakra system seems mysterious and complicated to treat. This presentation offers a lively, engaging introduction to the chakras. Several simple methods of chakra balancing will be demonstrated. In addition, you will receive an introduction on how to integrate chakra work as an embodied method to support specific psychotherapeutic goals, such as increasing assertiveness, accessing intuition or becoming more comfortable with sexuality.



  1. List the psychological and physiological correlates of the seven major chakras.

  2. Describe at least 3 simple methods of balancing and clearing the chakras.

  3. Discuss how to use chakra work as an embodied method for supporting therapeutic goals.

Stephanie Eldringhoff, MA, DCEP, LMFT, TFTDX, has specialized in energy psychology since 1993 in WA. She is a consultant and trainer for ACEP's Comprehensive Energy Psychology certification program, past ACEP board member, former faculty for Eden Energy Medicine, student of energy work for 46 years and co-developer of The Rapid Relief ProcessTM.

The Allergy Detective: Pinpoint the Underlying Causes of Your Symptoms

Sandra Radomski, ND, LCSW

No CE Credit

Level: ALL

The difficult part of allergy work is identifying what substances are causing the presenting symptoms. There are literally countless substances that may trigger reactions. Experience the brand-new Allergy Detective to easily and quickly identify the cause of the symptoms and learn how to eliminate these problems.



  1. Describe 5 emotional or physical symptoms that can be caused by allergies.

  2. Describe 3 basic treatments for allergies.

  3. Identify 5 substances that can cause allergic reactions.

Sandra Radomski, ND, LCSW is a social worker and a naturopathic doctor. She is the creator of Allergy Antidotes as well as co-creator of Ask and Receive. She received the ACEP Award for Major Contributions to the Field for 2015.

Feel, Eat, Repeat: Why Diets Fail & a Compassionate Alternative

Shoshana Garfield, PhD

2 CE Credits**

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Why do diets fail to help people attain and maintain healthy weights? Discover how the "eat less move more", calorie-restrictive dieting approach to losing weight is completely outdated and harmful. Explore a multi-pronged approach that includes the latest biological/nutritional science  EFT to treat cravings and underlying psychological components contributing to obesity  and mindfulness/compassion. 



  1.  Explain 4 ways calorie-restrictive dieting biologically generates long-term weight gain by compromising the body.

  2. Describe 3 ways the "eat less move more" dieting paradigm undermines emotional intelligence and resilience. 

  3.  List 5 common psychological patterns people have for maintaining unwanted weight.


Shoshana Garfield, PhD in psychology, has been in the field of trauma relief for over 30 years. She is entente liaison for EFT International, one of the world's oldest and largest EFT associative bodies, and perhaps most importantly, feels deep joy every day.

3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT   Meal Break
3:30pm - 4:10pm   Community Conversations (optional)

4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT    

Invited Presentations

We Are One, But Not the Same

​Gail Parker, PhD, E-RYT 500

1 CE Credit*

​Level: All

Ethnic and race-based stress and trauma have been neglected areas of inquiry in most trauma informed therapeutic modalities. However, ignoring ethnic and race-based stress and trauma as actualities runs the risk of re-traumatizing people and interferes with their ability to derive maximum benefit from therapeutic interventions.


When therapists lack critical awareness of race and racism, and have not adequately dealt with their own racial hang-ups (which Gail Parker regards as a symptom of their own unhealed racial wounds) and when they are uncomfortable and unprepared to deal with issues of race as they come up, they become part of the problem. To be effective therapists, we must examine how living in a racialized world affects each of us.


Now is a time to reduce the harmful effects of ethnic and race-based traumatic stress so that we can be prepared to create a future that, regardless of one's skin color, facial features, hair texture, and unique cultural racial and ethnic identity, embraces the fact that while we are not the same, we are all members of the same race, the human race. What affects one of us affects us all. 



  1. Describe what Race-based Traumatic Stress Injury (RBTSI) is.

  2. Discuss how RBTSI differs from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

  3. Delineate a self-study model for therapists treating RBTSI.

Gail Parker, PhD, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, is a psychologist and a certified yoga therapist. She is a nationally and internationally renowned media personality, educator, author, and thought leader.


Dr. Parker is the current president of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance (BYTA) and the author of Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma (2020). 


She appears as a psychologist expert on local and nationally syndicated talk shows, including numerous appearances on the "Oprah Show". She was featured as a health and wellness expert on the benefits of yoga and meditation, in a nationally syndicated PBS health talk show series called "Feel Grand".

Coming into Connection:

A Polyvagal-Guided Approach

Deb Dana, LCSW

1 CE Credit**

​Level: All

Below the level of awareness, the nervous systems of therapists and clients are always communicating; shaping stories of protection and connection. Polyvagal theory guides us in learning the language of the nervous system and offers a roadmap to tune in to those conversations. Come explore the power of autonomic listening.    


  1. Explain the process of neuroception.

  2. Describe the co-regulating pathways of the social engagement system.

Deb Dana, LCSW, developed the Rhythm of Regulation Clinical Training Series and lectures internationally on the use of polyvagal theory in clinical practice. She wrote The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy and Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection, and co-edited, with Stephen Porges, Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory.

5:15pm - 5:45pm EDT   Break
5:25-5:45pm   Movement Break

T'ai Chi Fundamentals for Resilience, Energetic Balance & Harmony   
David Rosenberg PhD, LCP

5:45pm - 6:00pm
Music with David Roth & Keynote Introduction 

6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT

Keynote Presentation

Reimagining Humanity:
The Future of Wellbeing & Technology 

Deepak Chopra, MD

1.5 CE Credits**

Level: All

We need a new story for the future of humanity and life on Planet Earth. Join Deepak Chopra, MD as he explores practical ways to achieve a more peaceful, just, sustainable healthier, and joyful world. 


Dr Chopra will discuss a roadmap for "higher health" based on the latest findings in both mainstream and integrative medicine. He will explore some of the most baffling questions:

  • Are we in the midst of a major paradigm shift in science?

  • How does our understanding of consciousness as pure potentiality enhance our capacity for intuition, creativity, conscious choice making, healing, and the awakening of dormant potentials such as non-local communication and non-local sensory experience?

  • How does our understanding of consciousness enhance our capacity for total wellbeing (physical, emotional, spiritual, social, community, financial and ecological)?

Chopra will provide practical ways to experience higher consciousness, transformation and healing. You will gain a better understanding of wellbeing and learn practical tools to enhance your client's capacity for total wellbeing.



  1. List at least 2 practical tools to enhance a client's capacity for total wellbeing (physical, emotional, spiritual, social, community, financial and ecological). 

  2. Create a roadmap for "higher health," based on the latest findings in both mainstream and integrative medicine.

Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. He is founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a health company. Chopra is a clinical professor of family medicine and public health at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of over 90 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as "one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century."  This year Dr. Chopra is the inaugural recipient of ACEP's Champion of Transformational Change Award.​

*     Session is approved for different CE boards, but no APA CE is available.

**   Session is approved for APA CE and many other CE boards

Please visit the CE Hours page for details.

8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Networking Event

See event page for details

Sunday, May 16

10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Movement Energizer

Total Motion Release: Reduce Pain, Increase Range, Balance Your Body
Terry Lynch, MHS, DPT

11:00am - 1:00pm EDT   

Learning Labs

Note: There are 3 learning labs to choose from for each time slot.

You can make your choice just before the session begins.

No need to choose ahead of time.

Psychological Reversals:
Removing Unconscious Blocks to Healing

Lynn Karjala, PhD, DCEP 

2 CE Credits*

Level: Fundamentals

The concept of psychological reversal (PR) in energy psychology is perhaps one of its greatest contributions to the field of transformational change. While it directly parallels the concept of resistance in conventional psychotherapy, working with PR provides clients and practitioners with the means to rapidly assess and melt conscious and unconscious blocks to treatment. If you are new to energy psychology, this one concept alone will blow your mind. You will learn about many of the major blocks to healing and how to remove them with energy psychology.


  1. Lists the 6 major psychological reversals.

  2. Delineate the approach to ameliorate psychological reversals.

  3. Discuss the connection between psychological reversal and resistance in general.

Lynn Karjala, PhD, DCEP, is the immediate past president of ACEP and a clinical psychologist specializing in trauma treatment. She is trained in hypnosis, AIT, EFT, TAT and BSFF. Author of three books, including Healing Everyday Traumas: Free Yourself from the Scars of Bullying, Criticism and Rejection, Lynn has extensive experience training clinicians in conventional and alternative approaches.​

Experiential Forgiveness: From Transactional to Transformational Using Energy Psychology

Robert L. Bray, PhD, DCEP, LCSW 

2 CE Credits*

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Learn bilaterally, unilaterally, and self-directed forgiveness step by step. Move from transactional to transformational with precision. Clear definitions, conditions for forgiveness, and scripts for focus are provided. Discover how to use energy psychology in the forgiveness process. We will explore the unique place of forgiveness in transforming responses to injustices within individuals, families, and communities.​​



  1. Differentiate forgiving, excusing, condoning, and pardoning in resolving injustice or acts of violence.

  2. List the Experiential Forgiveness steps.

  3. Describe when to use energy psychology in the forgiveness process.

Robert L. Bray, PhD, DCEP, LCSW, has a private practice specializing in traumatic stress and consults and teaches Thought Field Therapy at all levels. 

Havening Techniques for Relief & Resilience

Erika Neil, LCSW

2 CE Credits*

Level: All

The Havening Techniques are an efficient and effective method of reducing distress and enhancing well-being using the soothing quality of touch to change the neurological encoding of events. Havening stimulates the production of delta waves, which depotentiates amygdala activation and augments a sense of safety. You will learn five Havening protocols, including how and when to use them.



  1. Describe 2 ways that delta waves affect the brain.

  2. Identify 3 locations of Havening touch.

  3. Name 5 different Havening techniques.


Erika Neil, LCSWhas training in multiple psychosensory modalities including Emotional Freedom Techniques, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, and Reiki. She emphasizes mind-body practices to increase resilience. Erika was trained by Havening's founder, Dr. Ronald Ruden, and is the first certified Havening practitioner in the Washington, DC area.

1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT   Break
1:10pm - 1:30pm   Movement Break

Qigong, Hawaiian Style   Nadia Linda Hole, MD

1:30pm - 3:30pm EDT   

Learning Labs

A Trans-Theoretical Framework for
Facilitating Change with Anyone

David Gruder, PhD, DCEP

2 CE Credits*

Level: Fundamentals

Did you know there appear to be six common sense questions that virtually all energy psychology (EP) and non-EP practitioners have about how to best guide client sessions? Discover how ACEP's first president turned these questions into a foundational, trans-theoretical framework for easily learning energy psychology and for efficiently integrating its key components with other methods.



  1. Name and describe 6 questions that therapists and clients implicitly or explicitly have.

  2. Describe the treatment session structure that grows out of those questions.

  3. Identify the EP and non-EP tools in your toolbelt that are best suited to facilitate each step in that treatment structure.

  4. State how this integrated trans-theoretical treatment structure might assist you in facilitating client transformational change in each treatment session.


David Gruder, PhD, DCEP, ACEP's co-founder and first president, is a 12-award-winning clinical and organizational development psychologist. President of Integrity Culture Systems, he provides keynotes, training programs and consulting on making integrity profitable, leaders elevated, collaborators productive, happiness sustainable, and cultures healthy.

Strategies for Building Community Resilience: 

Outreach & Interventions Using Energy Practices

Jennifer Groebe, LCSW
Ryah Ki
Lorre Eaton, DC, CEHP
Sara Whitall
Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, DCEP

2 CE Credits*

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Wish you knew how to empower communities with energy practices for building resilience to life's big and small traumas? Come learn from experienced practitioners how to create connections with key players, become known, and be able to help groups of any size increase their resilience.



  1. Describe at least 2 ways that Resources for Resilience exercises will increase wellness and resiliency for individuals and communities.

  2. Describe at least 2 Resource for Resilience exercises.

  3. Explain at least 3 steps to develop and implement a humanitarian outreach project.

Jennifer Groebe, LCSW is an experienced trainer. She has taught at various university extension programs and has worked on or managed projects that impact Kaiser today. Publications include Flight Attendants, Coping With Trauma," a post 911 guide.  

Ryah Ki is on the ACEP Board and Humanitarian Committee. She has a background in humanistic, transpersonal, and energy psychology; energy medicine; bodywork; breath work; Aikido; qigong; sound healing; and shamanism. Ryah is a first responder with her local search and rescue hiking group.


Lorre Eaton, DC, CEHP, DxTFT, has used energy psychology in her practice for over 10 years, demonstrating the relationship between emotional trauma and physiological problems. She also worked in Sendai, Japan, after the tsunami as well as with a Sherpa family following the Katmandu earthquake.


Sara Whitall is a Body Code energy psychology practitioner. She helps her clients release emotional blocks by going into areas of imbalance and using muscle testing for energy balance and healing. 


Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, DCEP, is chair of ACEP's Humanitarian Committee and has used energy psychology for 15+ years. She teaches courses in addressing trauma through energy psychology to agencies serving foster and system-involved youth. Rachel works with individuals, adults and groups in Berkeley, California.

Showing the Value of Energy Psychology to Health Care Payers: Cost-Effectiveness

Margaret Hux, MSc, DipSP

2 CE Credits**

Level: ALL

Clinicians and payers expect evidence of a new therapy's cost-effectiveness/value that considers health and cost in real-world settings. Energy psychology methods have shown large clinical benefits with fewer sessions than traditional therapies. We will explore cost-effectiveness as a measure of value, and the potential cost-effectiveness of energy psychology. This is an important part of moving energy psychology into the mainstream.



  1. Explain the concept of cost-effectiveness as a measure of value in the real world.

  2. Describe the difference between efficacy and effectiveness.

  3. List 2 main factors that will influence the cost-effectiveness of Emotional Freedom Techniques for use in PTSD.    


Margaret Hux, MSc, DipSP, worked for over 20 years in research on health economics, real world data and patient outcomes, and trained in coaching using EFT before leaving the corporate environment. A registered psychotherapist (qualifying) in Canada, Marg is now starting a practice in spiritual psychotherapy using EFT as one key modality with stress, depression, anxiety, and trauma.


3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT   Meal Break
3:45pm - 4:25pm   Community Conversations (optional)

4:30pm - 4:45pm 
Music with David Roth & Keynote Introduction

4:45pm - 6:15pm EDT

Closing Keynote

The Energetic Heart:
Personal, Social & Global Transformation

Rollin McCraty, PhD

1.5 CE Credits**

Level: All

Physiological coherence plays a vital role in health, healing and transformation. And it can be measured at individual, social and global levels. Explore the research that shows from a scientific perspective, just how interconnected we truly are. 


  • Discover what science reveals about the benefits of being in coherence within yourself, with others and with the Earth's frequencies.

  • Explore what baselines are and how new optimal ones can be established.

  • Learn how being in coherence yourself can positively benefit others.

  • Explore how the activity of the heart modulates the function of your brain.

  • Discover the impact of the Earth's magnetic activity on our health and well-being.



  1. Describe the fundamental physiology of the heart-brain communication.

  2. Discuss the psychophysiological coherence state and how it improves a wide range of cognitive functions.

  3. Delineate how to use new technologies to measure and facilitate nervous system balance and synchronization.

  4. Discuss primary resonant frequencies in the Earth's magnetic fields and how slow wave heart rhythms can synchronize with these resonant frequencies.

Rollin McCraty, PhD, director of research at the HeartMath Institute, is a professor at Florida Atlantic University. A psychophysiologist, one of his primary areas of focus is the mechanisms by which emotions influence cognitive processes, behavior, health and the global interconnectivity between people and Earth's energetic systems. McCraty's critical research on heart rate variability and heart-rhythm coherence has gained international attention in the scientific community and is helping to change long-held perceptions about the heart's role in health, behavior, performance and quality of life.

He has appeared in television segments on most major U.S. networks, and has been featured in many documentary films. His studies, research and extensive professional articles have appeared in numerous journals, including the American Journal of Cardiology. 

6:15pm - 6:30pm EDT

Closing Ceremonies

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*     Session is approved for different CE boards, but no APA CE is available.

**   Session is approved for APA CE and many other CE boards

*** Session is approved for APA CE but no CME/CNE is available

Please visit the CE Hours page for details.