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Digital Seminar

Helping Clients Find Their Ruby Slippers: Bringing Transformative Life Lessons into Therapy

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA
3 Hours 33 Minutes
Mar 23, 2018
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Whatever they’ve been through, all our clients retain an inner wisdom that can help lift them, like a pair of ruby slippers, up and out of dissatisfaction and despair.

In this recording, Lisa Ferentz will focus on helping clients reconnect with that wisdom and channel it to overcome obstacles and fear, reduce codependency, live more in the present moment, and increase positive self-talk. Explore the benefits and power of journaling and positive affirmations to help jumpstart forward movement both in and out of therapy.


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 3.5 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA, is a recognized expert in the strengths-based, de-pathologized treatment of trauma and has been in private practice for over 35 years. She presents workshops and keynote addresses nationally and internationally, and is a clinical consultant to practitioners and mental health agencies in the United States, Canada, the UK and Ireland.

She has been an adjunct faculty member at several Universities, and is the Founder of “The Ferentz Institute,” now in its 11th year of providing continuing education to mental health professionals and graduating over 1,200 clinicians from her two certificate programs in Advanced Trauma Treatment.

In 2009, she was voted the “Social Worker of Year” by the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work. Lisa is the author of Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors: A Clinician’s Guide, 2nd Edition (Routledge, 2014), Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing (Routledge, 2014), and Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapist’s Couch (PESI, 2017). Lisa also hosted a weekly radio talk show, writes blogs and articles for websites on self-harm and self-care, and teaches on many webinars.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Lisa Ferentz maintains a private practice and is the Founder and President of the Ferentz Institute. She receives royalties as a published author and is a consultant for Northwest Hospital. Lisa Ferentz receives a speaking honorarium and product royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Lisa Ferentz is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the American Psychotherapy Association.

Target Audience

Psychologists, Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, and other Behavioral Health Professionals


  1. Implement positive affirmations in a clinical setting and help clients self-actualize and experience greater empowerment.
  2. Articulate journaling techniques in treatment for greater neural integration, more flexibility of thought, and greater range of emotion in clients.
  3. Identify technology’s clinical implications on the brain and articulate interventions to help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression and fear.
  4. Articulate methods by which “life lessons” can be interfaced with psychotherapy practices to improve clinical outcomes.


  • Integrating The “Ruby Slippers” Metaphor as A Resource
  • Mantras and Life Lessons in Therapy
  • Therapeutic Benefits of Journaling
    • Technology and Overstimulating the Brain
    • Cultural differences
  • Life Lessons for Client Self-Awareness
  • Journal Prompts to Help Improve Negative Feelings
  • Clinical Case Examples - Positive Mantras

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