Brochure - Vitae Seminars

Vitae Seminars
uman Resiliency, Horses, & Healing
An Integrated Behavioral
Approach to the
Treatment of Trauma
March 23-25, 2015
Earn up to 20 CEUs, APA, ASWB, NAADAC
Embrace the desert in winter,
Experience the magic of the Wild West.
Come to Arizona - leave the cold behind
Register by January 30, 2015 & get the
Early Bird Special! Save $300
MEALS & ALCOHOL: Meals* will be provided, coffee available all day. Beer & Wine
will be available. Beer $4, Wine $5. There is a soda pop machine available 24/7 near
the office. There are no refrigerators in the rooms. Ice is available by request.
HORSES: Horseback riding is not mandatory. The sessions on Equine Therapy will be
demonstration only. A one hour ride is included in your tuition for the seminar.*
The stable can accommodate all levels of riders from beginners to expert.
SUNSHINE/WEATHER: Even though it is
Wintertime in most of the USA we generally have warm days and cool nights. Sun Block is highly recommended. Weather in
Phoenix this time of year averages in the 70’s during the daytime and as low as 40’s at
night. Generally sunny skies every day.
WATER: Water is available at all times, we recommend you bring a personal water
bottle if you like. Dehydration can sneak up on you, so please drink plenty of water.
ATTIRE: At the Ranch, “casual” is the operative
word. Everyone dresses with comfort in mind.
Since our Ranch has a heated swimming pool,
you’ll want to toss in a bathing suit. Pack at least
one pair of jeans if you are planning on horseback riding. It will be warm during the day but
desert evenings can get cool, so pants, a light
sweater or a jacket are suggested. “Layering” is
the key. For safety purposes, please wear shoes
with closed toes around the horses.
HIKING: Boots are recommended but not mandatory, you can hike in tennis shoes on most of
the trails. The trails are well marked and the
staff at the Ranch is very helpful in giving you
details about each one.
Our grounds are a perfect place to explore, relax, and each Ranchette cabin has a covered porch with table and chairs, creating
ideal places to gather and converse. We have many amenities and activities onsite including a heated swimming pool, volleyball,
shuffleboard, Ping-Pong, a billiard table, horseshoes and kayaking (in season).
CACTUS: All cacti have thorns that are “Barbed” like
a little fish hook. Cholla cactus look all fuzzy and
friendly, but one touch and a segment will break off
easily and attach to you. We will show you one
when you arrive, and some of the other beautiful
cactus…just don’t touch!
EXTEND YOUR STAY: If you would like to stay longer and enjoy the ranch please
contact the Ranch directly at: or 480.984.2194
* see Package details on payment page. Lunch and breaks are always included.
ACE: Adverse Childhood Events: Research, Revelations and Resiliency, Marcia
Stanton, MSW Senior Injury Prevention Specialist, Phoenix Children's
Hospital 4 hours: Participants will gain understanding of the impact of
Adverse Childhood Experiences on health throughout the lifespan.
Equine Therapy: Clinical Applications of Utilizing Horses in the Treatment of
Trauma, Nina Ekholm Fry, MS.Sc.
8 hours: Participants will understand the concepts of toxic stress, trau
ma informed care and resilience.
Ethics & Diversity: Ethical Considerations in working with traumatized children
and adults.
Trauma Healing: Sarah Jenkins, MC, LPC, CPsychol, EMDRIA Approved
EMDR Consultant & Equine-Assisted Therapist
2 hours: Participants will gain basic knowledge of how horses are
included in psychotherapy, including ethical, legal, historical, and clinical
Trauma & First Responders: A Multicultural and Ethical Approach,
Kelly O’Horo, MC, LPC, EMDRIA Approved EMDR Certified Therapist
2 hours: To understand the importance of ethical considerations when
working with special populations, specifically first responders.
Addiction & Substance Abuse:
Underlying Addiction: ‘Hoofprints to Healing’; Utilizing Equine Assisted
Psychotherapy in Addressing Emotions Underlying Addiction. Jamie
Vinck, MC, LPC, NCC
2 hours: This workshop will discuss the prevalence in addiction in trauma
patients and the importance of treating addiction as well as trauma.
Marcia Stanton, MSW
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Nina Ekholm Fry, MS.Sc
Sarah Jenkins, MC, LPC
Dragonfly International
Kelly O’Horo, MC, LPC
Infinite Healing & Wellness
Treating Trauma in Children: Terra Schaad, MC, LAC
3 hours: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and its uses
and benefits in treating children who experience trauma.
Terra Schaad, MC, LAC
Jamie Vinck, MC, LPC, NCC
Sierra Tucson
Arrival & Welcome Dinner 7pm *
Breakfast 7:30 *
Adverse Childhood Experiences 8:30-12:30
Lunch 12:30pm
What else is included in our
“FULL PACKAGE All Inclusive” *
Seminar COST $1,799 Register before Jan. 30 and save
$400 = $1,399 for all this:
EMDR & Diversity 1:30-6pm
Substance Abuse
Dinner 7pm *
Breakfast 7:30 *
Lunch 12:30pm
EQUINE THERAPY (cont’d) 2-6pm
Dinner 7pm *
Breakfast 7:30 *
Free time 8:30-10am
Equine Assisted EMDR 10-12:30
Lunch 12:30pm
Childhood trauma & substance abuse 2pm –5
Dinner: 7pm *
Breakfast 7:30 *
Horseback ride 9am *
Lunch 12:30 *
Additional meals & activities included with FULL PACKAGE
your vacation with CE Credits and enjoying intellectual stimulation in the raw nature and beauty that envelops the Saguaro Lake Ranch.
From your “Welcome Dinner” Sunday night to
your last breakfast Thursday morning, every meal, break and activity is included in your
registration fee. Three squares a day of good ol’
cowboy grub, a horseback ride and plenty of
free time to hike or just relax in the shadow of
the Bulldog Cliffs while lounging poolside. Your
own “ranchette” style room. Everything is here
for your enjoyment while you explore new ideas
and earn up to 20 CEUs.**
DAY PACKAGES: Choose 1, 2 or all 3 days and
stay where you prefer. Lunch and breaks are included, and other meal arrangements can be
made by prior request. The Ranch is a 40 minute drive from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
1 DAY package: $169.00
3DAY package: $425.00
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*Transportation costs to the seminar location are the responsibility of the attendee. Seminar has limited # of on-site Full
** NAADAC, APA, NASW Credits. Exact daily schedule or other items may be adjusted as necessary to meet the requirements of the program.
Cooking/Eating classes, Master
BOOK SIGNING: Every participant who signs
up as an Early Bird gets a free book in the
Chicken Soup for the Soul series. The December 16, 2014 release is: “The Power of Forgiveness” Psychotherapist and Author, JoAnn Richi, MC, LPC will be available for book
signing from noon to 2pm.