Professional Development Programs at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon

Trainings and Workshops to Meet Your Professional Development Needs

Welcome to Marylhurst’s Professional Development Center. We offer practical, professional (noncredit) courses and programs for working people to help you grow in your career. We specialize in business process and leadership issues with programs in lean, agile, innovation and we also offer core immersion courses in management and leadership.

No Need to Apply into Marylhurst

It’s easy to sign up for any of our programs, courses or seminars through the Professional Development Center. You don’t need to apply to the university. Our programs are designed for working people looking to learn things they can immediately apply on the job. Find the program you’re interested in, click and register online with a credit card or company purchase order. It’s really that simple.

Upcoming Trainings and Workshops

April 7 – 8  | Interpersonal Neurobiology & Treatment of Depression

Explore the neurobiological roots of anxiety and depression, and examines how the brain works in therapy and responds to treatment. Join other licensed professionals to explore the unexpected consequences of clinical neuroscience, notably how understanding the brain can increase self-understanding and acceptance of ourselves and others in clinical work.

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May 12 – 13 | Reclaiming Soma

Join other licensed professionals to explore body awareness as a unifying force in the body-mind-spirit paradigm. Engage in body awareness exercises, kinetic imagery and meditative movement. This course will be of interest to participants seeking to replenish personal resources and to learn movement methods, which can be shared with students and clients for stress reduction and centering purposes.

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July 14 – 15  | Understanding Children’s Art – Art Therapy Workshop 

In this continuing education workshop, participants develop an understanding of what can be learned about children through looking at their artwork. The primary focus is what the visual language indicates about children’s subjective experience and knowledge of the world around them.

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July 21 – 22  | Group Therapy: Effective Strategies – Counseling Workshop 

This continuing education workshop describes how to create a viable group by following 10 group readiness steps. Participants will learn new ways to link group therapy approaches to clients’ learning styles.

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July 28 – 29  | Bereavement & Art Therapy – Art Therapy Workshop 

This continuing education workshop introduces art therapy as an intervention to help bereaved children, adolescents and their families. Participants review various developmental issues, a variety of theoretical models, and the role of ritual in bereavement.

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August 4 – 5  | Intro to Dance Movement Therapy – Dance Therapy Workshop 

The workshop provides an overview of the dance movement therapy profession, treatment approaches with different ages and populations, assessment strategies and research. Participants learn how dance movement therapy fosters growth and awareness by participating in a movement experience, reading, lecture and discussion.

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August 11 – 12  | Therapeutic Storytelling Workshop – Counseling Workshop 

This workshop integrates the interpersonal neurobiology perspective with Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey to better understand how stories can shape, inform and affect our lives. Participants will also investigate how the brain responds to words, and how storytelling affects attachment and emotional/cognitive learning.

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August 18 – 19  | Art Therapy in the Schools – Art Therapy Workshop 

Using art examples, discussion and a hands-on approach, workshop participants explore how art therapy techniques enhance learning, provide assessment data and address behavioral and emotional concerns in a school setting.

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August 25 – 26  | Intro to Art Therapy Workshop 

History and development of the art therapy profession is discussed. Recommended for persons exploring art therapy as a career option and for human services practitioners who wish to acquire basic understanding of art therapy theory and practice.

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Flexible courses - Marylhurst UniversityWe also bring workplace training and consulting to organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We can train your employee groups, and work one-on-one or with work teams on specific projects. We can offer Marylhurst expertise for your internal training programs, and we can even help your employees who need their undergraduate or graduate degrees get on track to fulfill their academic goals.

Professional Development Center Questions?

Need to know more about our Professional Development Center or just have a few questions? Contact Lynn Brown at 503.534.4012 or lbrown@marylhurst.edu.

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