Workshops and Seminars

Cathedral Counseling Center's Professional Development program committee is dedicated to bringing stimulating and innovative learning opportunities to the community. The long-standing workshop series offers sessions that explore timely topics in mental health led by expert professionals.


Our 2017-18 Workshop Series: "Transitions in Clinical Work"

The Clinician Emerging Into Older Adulthood

with Marcia Spira, PhD & Wendy Wasson, PhD

May 5, 2017

9:00 am - 12:15 pm


Aging as a therapist affects our sense of self, career options, relationships with clients and connection with other peers.  Yet, the current literature on baby boomers tells us there might be more promise and creativity than we once thought during this phase.

How do our professional selves evolve as our bodies, minds and spirits age? What about us changes most as we move towards aging/ retirement? Might we be attached to some fixed notions of aging that could be self-limiting?


Our speakers will address a re-imagining of self during this chapter.

Marcia Spira, PhD will explore a new definition of the mature professional and Wendy Wasson, PhD will share her current experience of moving towards retirement.



Never the Same River Twice: The Melancholy of Change 

with Dennis McCaughan, PhD

September 22, 2017

9:00 am - 12:15 pm



The Use of Memoir in Treatment

with Maureen R. Kelly, LCSW

January 26, 2018

9:00 am - 12:15 pm



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Attendees will receive light refreshments and a certificate for three CEUs.


The cost is $75 per workshop. Save $25 when you purchase all three.


A discount for students, retires, or groups is available. Please contact Nina Riccardi, Director of Professional Development for more information.


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For more information, please contact Nina Riccardi, LCSW, Director of Professional Development,



Each Quarter, Prominent Speakers Prompt Lively Dialogue and New Perspectives

These quarterly presentations examine subjects of interest based on feedback from Cathedral's clinical staff, social trends and evaluations of past programming. Our goals include helping clinicians maintain boundaries, insure best practices and stay creative in connecting with clients. 

Prominent national and local speakers have presented on a range of issues, including:

  • Class, Culture and Race
  • The Impact of Technology on the Therapeutic Relationship
  • Engaging the Empathic Imagination Through Narrative

Fees: $75 per session

Extras: Many sessions offer continuing education credits (CEUs) and refreshments are always available.
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Photography Exhibits, Readings and Other Gatherings With a Tie to Mental Health

Cathedral Counseling Center hosts periodic seminars and events that shed light on issues tied to mental health. These programs are not clinical per se, but offer insights on a range of topics of interest to licensed therapists, individuals who facilitate mental health care, current, former and prospective clients and anyone concerned about access to care.

Interested? Sign up for Cathedral Updates including information about upcoming seminars and events.