CE and Conversation

These events offer an opportunity for mental health professionals to learn theories and strategies which inform the practices of professional colleagues as well as the networking opportunity to make their own practices more visible.  Professionals who attend reconnect with friends, develop new alliances with colleagues, and expand their mental health community.

 Where: Lucky Lab Brew Pub   915 SE Hawthorne Blvd.  Portland, OR 97214

Free parking on site & street parking nearby

30 minutes of networking plus CE presentation; Food and drink available for purchase.

Charge is $10 (for room & CE costs); coming a little early can be useful; you can place a food order, the staff will bring your lunch into the meeting room.

January 5, 2018, 12:15 - 2:30 1 1/2 hr CE

Five Element Acupuncture and Psychotherapy,

A Collaborative Treatment Approach

Presenters: Joseph Soprani, M. Ac., L. Ac., and Elliot Geller, LCSW, CGP

 Joseph Soprani, M. Ac., L. Ac., and Elliot Geller, LCSW, CGP have collaborated for several years in their treatments of a broad range of patients who have chronic and/or acute problems. They have sensitively used mind-body approaches to enhance treatment outcomes. Joe will discuss the uniqueness of Five Element Acupuncture, how to work with and evaluate the effectiveness of a Five Element approach. Elliot will identify enhanced treatment outcomes from this collaborative approach, and highlight mind-body principles that support positive treatment outcome.

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Assess a client’s need for acupuncture as an auxiliary therapy.
  2. Recognize the difference between a TCM and a five element acupuncture.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of five element acupuncture for your client.
  4. Work effectively and synergistically with a five element acupuncturist.
  5. Identify enhanced treatment outcomes possible for patients who work with a psychotherapist and a five element acupuncturist.
  6. Increase your understanding of mind-body approaches for healing and coping with life’s challenges.

 Joseph Soprani has been involved in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine since 1985 as a practitioner, educator, administrator and consultant. Joseph has degrees of Licentiate and Bachelor of Acupuncture from The College of Traditional Acupuncture (UK) and as Master of Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, Maryland. He is certified in Acupuncture and Herbology (by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), Classical Five Element AcupunctureTM (Worsley Institute and Zero Balancing Association). Joseph incorporates nutrition, herbs, body work and acupuncture in his work with patients. He has a special interestin  helping those with chronic illnesses return to a state of health.

Elliot Geller has been in private practice of clinical social work for 35 years. He specializes in couple’s work, assisting patients and families coping with chronic and terminal disease, and facilitating life transitions for men in their middle and later years. He has advanced training in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, and group therapy – is a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP), has studied Multi-Generational Family Therapy, and has been a teacher at several universities.

These programs are co-sponsored by AMHA-OR Metro and Mentor Research Institute. Mentor Research Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Mentor Research Institute maintains responsibility for the program and its content.