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Pre- & Post Conference Intensives


Thursday, June 1, 2023    
8:30 am - 4:15 pm

P1. Embodied Intuition: Wisdom & Application

Lori Chortkoff Hops

6 CE Hours** / ***

Level: All

Also livestreamed, online

Embodied intuition is easy to learn and can be a useful tool in your practice. Discover how and why embodied intuition promotes healthy boundaries, grounding and self-awareness. Explore current theory and research. Learn grounding practices that establish here and now awareness, how to work with blocks and obstacles, and contraindications for embodied intuition.


  • Define intuition from the dictionary and from embodied research.

  • List 3 sensory systems commonly used in the process of embodied intuitive experiences using interoception.

  • Describe 2 theories which offer explanations for intuition in humans.

  • Define what grounding is and why it is important to establish when using intuition.

  • Name 2 contraindications for using embodied intuition practices.

  • Identify 2 research findings from neuroscience on embodied intuition.


Lori Chortkoff Hops, PhD, DCEP, is a licensed psychologist, DCEP, certified Logosynthesis practitioner and Reiki Master in Westlake Village, California. She is past president of ACEP and teaches Developing Intuition online classes. Lori writes, dances, and paints.

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P2. Mindful Energy Psychology Treatments for Chronic Pain

Fred Gallo 

6 CE Hours** / ***

Level: All

Also livestreamed, online

While chronic pain is subjective, it involves physical, cognitive, emotional, and social aspects. Energy psychology and mindfulness are important additions to the biopsychosocial treatment regime. You will learn how to integrate these modalities to manage and treat chronic pain. Includes demonstration and practice.



  • List 4 psychological models and treatments of chronic pain.

  • List 7 medical treatments for chronic pain.

  • List 7 energy psychology/mindfulness techniques for treating chronic pain.

  • List the 6 treatment points used in the midline technique (MLT).

  • List 5 benefits of mindfulness.

  • List the 4 phases of a composite treatment for chronic pain.

Fred Gallo, PhD, DCEP, is an energy psychology pioneer and author of numerous articles, manuals, and nine books. He is the author of Energy Psychology, Energy Diagnostic and Treatment Methods, Energy Tapping for Trauma, and The Tapping Techniques Toolbox. He has presented worldwide on energy psychology and has certified several thousand professionals in his Advanced Energy Psychology. 

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P3. Using Heart Assisted Therapy (HAT) in Clinical Practice

John Diepold Jr.   
Kathy Milano

6 CE Hours* / ***

Level: All

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Get a solid introduction to Heart Assisted Therapy, a dynamic, integrative and mindfulness-enhancing psychotherapy approach with strong self-regulatory features. You will learn basic clinical skills and how to integrate this method into your practice. HAT is the original work of the presenter. Newly published research demonstrates the clinical effectiveness of this approach.


  • Name 3 heart facts that support the role of the heart in mind-body-energy oriented psychotherapy and the use of heart-breaths.

  • Explain how Acceptance Statements are derived and list the Four Guiding Principles used when facilitating HAT.

  • Explain how to identify an appropriate treatment focus (TF) and how to recognize when a TF is thoroughly completed.

  • Demonstrate the proper hand positions when doing heart-breaths and identify the origins and development of heart-breaths.

  • Explain how hand positions over the heart influence mind-body polarity.

  • Describe the role of heart-breaths when facilitating HAT, and how respiration is used a guide.

John Diepold Jr. PhD, DCEP, is a licensed psychologist in NJ, and Life-Status Member of APA. He has been a member of ACEP since its inception and has also served on the Board. John is a published author and has presented nationally and internationally, including workshops on HAT in the USA, Canada, and Europe.


Kathy Milano, PhD, DCEP, founder of Soul Sanctuary, is a NJ licensed psychologist in private practice. She integrates an intentional mind/body/spirit/energy approach with Heart Assisted Therapy, other energy-based modalities and practices from wisdom traditions. In therapy, classes, and retreats, Kathy empowers women on their journey of personal transformation and spiritual evolution.

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P4. The Energetic Repatterning Technique

Martha Delafield

6 CE Hours* / ***

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Expand your repertoire of energy psychotherapy tools by joining us for this highly experiential session. The Energetic Repatterning Technique targets multiple levels of the body, mind and spirit to release unhelpful patterns and anchor healthy ones. We will explore the various theoretical underpinnings of the technique, as well as practical applications. You will have ample time to practice. 


  • Name 3 foundational theories the ERT is based on.

  • Name the 10 steps of the Specific Target Protocol.

  • Identify when to use the Streaming vs Specific Target in the technique.

  • Describe how to use this technique virtually.

  • Describe how you can use this technique on yourself.

  • Specify when muscle testing might be useful.

Martha Delafield, LCSW, has been weaving energy psychotherapy in her work for over 30 years, and in the last 15 years has added Human Design and neurofeedback as additional powerful tools of transformation.


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P5. Blue Diamond Healing: A Portal to Source

Phil Mollon

6 CE Hours* / ***

Level: All

Many clients' problems are beyond the psychological. They may be recurrent problematic patterns unconsciously orchestrated by information encoded in deeper dimensional energy fields and structures. Rarely taught except to small private groups, you will experience a full outline of Blue Diamond Healing. Discover how to work with deeper and higher parts of the multidimensional energy system.  



  • Identify a (hypothesized) fractal that is repeated at different levels of the multidimensional energy system.

  • Identify the Blue Diamond point and how to work with it.

  • Describe the spinning merkaba fields and how to test for dysfunctions.

  • Identify 'errant coding' in the 12-point grid, the psychological expressions of this, and how to correct. 

  • Identify 'parasitic energies' and remove them.

  • Describe 2 ways of working with the Blue Diamond that are specific and personal for the individual practitioner.

Phil Mollon, PhD, DCEP is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst from England. He teaches energy psychology widely in the UK and is the developer of Psychoanalytic Energy Psychotherapy [PEP] and Blue Diamond Healing. He is a past president of ACEP.

P6. Enrich & Expand Your Results through Sound Therapy:
Simple & In-Depth T

Greg Carpenter

6 CE Hours* / ***

Level: All

Learn simple ways to incorporate sound therapy to enhance your work - you don't have to be a musician. Discover how to use sound interventions to work on core issues. Observe live demonstrations of different sound modalities for removing blocks, releasing emotional attachments, and restoring energy balance. We will conclude with a group Sound Meditation/Bath. 


  • Name 2 sound tools that can be integrated to enhance therapy work.

  • List 2 sound work tools for self-care.

  • Name 2 electronic therapeutic sound devices that can be used with clients or for self-care.

  • Describe 2 sound therapy approaches for working with core issues. 

  • Identify 2 intention statements for use with clients.

  • Describe the "felt experience" of a Group Sound Meditation.


Greg Carpenter, LMFT, is a marriage and family therapist, performance coach, certified IEP practitioner/trainer, and sound therapist. He uses mind-body therapies to relieve stress/anxiety, relationship concerns, and increase vitality. Greg has found meridian tapping, Intention Energy Process and sound therapy to be the most effective techniques to help people move towards personal transformation.


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

**  Session is approved for CE for psychologists and and many other CE boards.

*** Session is approved for NBCC CE.

Please visit the CE Hours page for detailed information.


Monday, June 5, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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T1. Thought Field Therapy Basic (Algorithms) Workshop

Robert L. Bray

6 CE Hours** / ***

Level: All

Also livestreamed, online

Learn the original meridian tapping technique. This is essential in creating or expanding your professional practice. TFT-Algorithms (standard tapping patterns) are the most used of Dr. Callahan’s techniques, not requiring touch or muscle testing. Practice standard protocols and learn how to respond to common questions. Become CT-TFT certified with completion of case studies and consultation.



  • Describe the difference between applications of TFT in crisis intervention (individual and group settings), supportive services, and psycho-therapeutic/clinical treatment.

  • Determine and apply 2 standard TFT tapping patterns used to alleviate negative emotional upset for specific conditions.

  • Describe how to correct energetic blocks to treatment using TFT techniques.

  • List 2 research and case studies that place TFT in a context of energy psychology theory and development.

  • Describe 1 way to integrate TFT with another approach.

  • Describe when to stop using TFT with another.

Robert L. Bray, PhD, DCEP, is an ACEP board member. He is a clinician, author, teacher, and healer for over 50 years, specializing in traumatic stress recovery. Bob has practiced and taught Thought Field Therapy for over 27 years.

T2. HeartSpeak Level 1: Allowing Interoception to Guide Healing  

Anne Jensen 

6 CE Hours*

Level: All

HeartSpeak is a simple, next generation mindbody therapy, based on research from affective science, neuroscience, and memory science. You will enhance your interoception and emotional flexibility as you learn to apply the HeartSpeak process to any stress-related condition. And you will discover how to help your clients do the same. Transform your practice – and your mind!



  • List 3 traits of the feeling mind that distinguish it from the thinking mind.

  • List the steps of the HeartSpeak process.

  • Describe how to apply the HeartSpeak process to a physical symptom.

  • Describe how to apply the HeartSpeak process to a feeling symptom.

  • List the 10 HeartSpeak principles.

  • Describe the theoretical framework of how HeartSpeak works.


Anne Jensen, MSc, DPhil (PhD), is a forward-thinking mindbody specialist who earned her DPhil (PhD) from Oxford University, researching the validity of muscle testing. Through her background in psychology and chiropractic, her empathic ability and sense of curiosity, she developed HeartSpeak, a unique and empowering stress-reduction tool.

T3. Transforming Symptoms of the Lower 4 Chakras in Physical Illnesses  

Larry Burk 

6 CE Hours* / ***

Level: All

Also livestreamed, online

Focusing on the lower four chakras is useful in addressing many of the adverse childhood experiences that contribute to chronic diseases. Working with symbolic symptoms and dream images can provide important insights. You will learn a combination of meditation, expressive writing, EFT tapping, hypnosis and dreamwork that can be tailored to the shadow issues for these chakras. 



  • List 3 symbolic diseases that may manifest as somatic metaphors.

  • Name 3 illnesses that may be associated with imbalances in the lower chakras.

  • List 3 symbolic conditions for which EFT tapping can provide relief.

  • Name 3 characteristics of dreams that warn of health conditions.

  • List 4 shadow emotions corresponding with the lower 4 chakras.

  • Name 3 mind-body-spirit self-healing approaches that can be synergistic with EFT and dreamwork.


Larry Burk, MD, CEHP, does coaching with EFT, hypnosis and dreamwork. He was co-founder of Duke Integrative Medicine. Larry is an ACEP certified energy health practitioner and certified in Ignite Your Power Mastery. He has written two books, Let Magic Happen: Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist and Dreams that Can Save Your Life. 

T4. Weaving Together What You Know: A Comprehensive Approach to Energy 

Lynn Karjala

6 CE Hours*

Level: All

You have learned so many great tools — but how do you know what to use when? Comprehensive Energy Psychology helps you organize and smoothly interweave treatment modalities. A powerful, flexible integrative framework, it enhances client treatment outcomes, with the bonus of supporting your self-care.



  • Describe 1 attunement issue that is unique to energy psychology.

  • Name 2 techniques for correcting SEI.

  • Describe 1 method of correcting PRs.

  • Describe 1 technique of meridian treatment.

  • Describe 1 technique of chakra treatment.

  • Describe 1 way in which these techniques can be used for self-care.


Lynn Karjala, PhD, DCEP, is a past president of ACEP and a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma. She is trained in CEP, EFT, AIT, TAT, BSFF and hypnosis. Author of three books, Lynn is a CEP trainer and consultant and has extensive experience training clinicians internationally in conventional and alternative approaches. 

*     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 NBCC CE

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