Dr. Steiner's Psychotherapy Tools

Therapist's Professional Will

  1. What is the Therapist's Professional Will?
  2. About the Therapist's Professional Will: The Complete Guide Systems
  3. Getting Started, Tips, and Updates
  4. Consultation for Therapists
  5. Workshops & Keynotes for Therapists

Workshops & Keynotes for Therapists

Ann Steiner, Ph.D., MFT, is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and author, who has professional and personal experience with chronic physical illness. This makes her a dynamic and powerful speaker invited to give keynote addresses and other talks throughout the US and internationally for medical and mental health organizations, consumer groups and other illness-related organizations.  You can jump to a partial list of organizations to which Dr. Steiner has made presentations.

Her professional career spans twenty-eight years of supervising and consulting with therapists, illness-related organizations and self-help groups as well as a private practice with individuals and groups in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For more detailed information on Dr. Steiner's qualifications and experience, please see the biography page.

Sample Therapist Professional Will CEU Presentations:

  • Law & Ethics The Therapist's Professional Will: A Practice Necessity?
  • Planning for Therapist Absence: Illness, Retirement, or Relocation
  • How to Write Your Own Therapist's Professional Will™: Preparing and Planning for the Expected, Unexpected & Inevitable Absences (see description that follows)

Sample Feedback:

“Whenever I sign up for an Ann Steiner course I know she's going to deliver an amazing comprehensive packet that she has extensively developed and delivers with such a passion.” 
Wendy Brown, MFT San Francisco, CA

 

“I am grateful to you for your workshop and for making me aware of the importance of the Professional Will.

I update the entire document every year, incorporating changes in my schedule, new passwords,  deleting patients whom I no longer see, and so on.  Every year, when I give the updated documents to my office mates who had agreed to be "first responders" say something like, "I really know I should do something like this.  I am going to. "  But they haven’t (yet)”

George Saiger, M.D., Rockville, MD.

Description: How to Begin Your Own Therapist's Professional Will:™

A Therapist's Professional Will™ spells out your wishes for the continuing care of your patients in your absence.  The concept resonates with helping professionals, but the prospect of putting one in place is daunting.  By completing such a will you will have done everything possible to assure the continuity of care for your patients, will have given yourself peace of mind and reduced the trauma for family and friends.  This keynote presentation gives you the tools to start your own Therapist's Professional Will.

Upcoming Workshops and Presentations for Mental Health Professionals about The Therapist's Professional Will

For a detailed list of upcoming speaking engagements for mental health professionals, please see Dr. Steiner's Calendar.

Invited Workshop Presenter: Law & Ethics Workshop: The Therapist's Professional Will: If Not Now, When? Law and ethics CEUs through The Psychotherapy Insititute, Berkely, CA. April 28, 2018.

Invited Workshop Presenter: The Therapist’s Professional Will: If Not Now, When? International Human Learning Resource Network, Victoria, Canada, October, 2018.

 

Recent Workshops and Presentations for Mental Health Professionals

2017

Invited Presenter: The Therapist's Professional Will: If Not Now, When? Law and ethics CEUs. Sponsored by Marin Chapter of CAMFT. March, 2017

Invited Presenter:The Nuts and Bolts of Saying Goody Bye in Groups Didactic for The Group Therapy Training Program, The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkely, CA., September, 2017

Invited Presenter: International Human Learning Network, The Nuts and Bolts of Groups that Thrive: CEU Workshop, Sun River, Oregon, CA, October, 2017

Invited Presenter: Beginning Psychotherapy Process Group for the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society's Institute, Emeryville, CA. June, 2017

Invited Presenter: The Therapist's Professional Will: If Not Now, When? Law and ethics CEUs. Sponsored by Marin Chapter of CAMFT. March, 2017

Invited Panelist: Leading Groups: Psychotherapy and Beyond, Group Psychotherapy Training Program of The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley, CA March, 2017

Invited Presenter:The Nuts and Bolts of Starting and Maintaining Healthy Groups, sponsored by the American Group Psychotherapy Association, New York. March, 2017

 

2016

Invited Support Group Trainer/Facilitator/Coordinator: National Cystic Fibrosis Research Fund, Redwood City, CA., July, 2016.

Invited Workshop Presenter: The Nuts and Bolts of Starting and Maintaining Healthy Groups. Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society, Asilomar, CA. June, 2016

Invited Workshop Presenter: The Essential Ingredients for Successful Groups. International Human Learning Resource Network, Palm Springs, CA., October, 2016.

Invited Workshop Presenter: The Therapist's Professional Will: If Not Now, When? International Human Learning Resource Network, Palm Springs, CA., October, 2016.

 

2015

Invited Presenter, with Claire Allphin, MSW, Ph.D.: When Vulnerability Threatens Identity: A Discussion with Two Senior Clinicians on Illness and Aging. Sponsored by the Group Therapy Training Program of The Psychotherapy Institute. Berkeley, CA.

Invited Workshop Presenter: The Therapist's Professional Will: If Not Now, When? Law and ethics CEUs - International Human Learning Resource Network, Asheville, North Carolina.

Invited Support Group Trainer/Facilitator/Coordinator: National Cystic Fibrosis Research Fund, Redwood City, CA.

Invited Law and Ethics Workshop Presenter: The Therapist's Professional Will: If Not Now, When? Law and ethics CEUs, sponsored by the Delta-Stockton Chapter CAMFT

Invited Institute Committee Member: Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA.

Invited Law and Ethics Workshop Presenter: The Therapist's Professional Will: If Not Now, When? Law and ethics CEUs, sponsored by Santa Clara County Psychological Association, CA.

Book Signing: Second Edition of How to Create and Sustain Groups that Thrive: Therapists Workbook and Planning Guide, American Group Psychotherapy Association, San Francisco, CA.

Invited Workshop Presenter and Institute Leader:  The Therapist's Professional Will: If Not Now, When? Law and ethics CEUs, sponsored by the American Group Psychotherapy Association, San Francisco.

Invited Presenter: Ethics and Termination Group Psychotherapy Training Program: The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley, CA.

 

2014

Invited Speaker: The Rollercoaster of Chronic Illness in OB/GYN Patients: How to Help Your Patients Add Joy to the Ride California Pacific Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology San Francisco, CA.

Invited Workshop Presenter: The Nuts and Bolts and Starting and Sustaining Groups that Thrive: Staff Therapists, The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley, CA.

Invited Workshop Presenter: Group Work: An Overview of the Basics. Staff Therapist In-Service Training, The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley, CA.

Invited Workshop Presenter: The Rollercoaster of Chronic Illness: How to Help our Clients Add Joy to the Ride. International Human Learning Resource Network, Prague.

Invited Law & Ethics Workshop Presenter: The Therapist's Professional Will: If Not Now, When? International Human Learning Resource Network, Prague.

Invited Law & Ethics Workshop Presenter: The Therapist's Professional Will: If Not Now, When? Lafayette, CA.

Invited Workshop Presenter:  The Therapist's Professional Will: If Not Now, When? Law and ethics CEUs, sponsored by the American Group Psychotherapy Association, Boston, MA.

Invited Law and Ethics Workshop Presenter: The Therapist's Professional Will: If Not Now, When? Law and ethics CEUs, sponsored by Redwood City DBT Group, CA.

Invited Grand Rounds Speaker: The Rollercoaster Chronic Illness: How to Help our Patients Add Joy to the Ride. Sponsored by California Medical Center, San Francisco, CA.

 

2013 Highlights Continued

Invited Faculty:  Experiential Group for Beginning Group Therapists. Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA.

Invited Workshop Presenter: Your Therapist’s Professional Will – If Not Now, When? law and ethics CEUs, sponsored by the American Group Psychotherapy Association, annual national meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Invited Workshop Presenter: The Therapist’s Professional Will: If Not Now, When? International Human Learning Resource Network, Tahoe, CA., September, 2013.

Invited Workshop Presenter: Your Therapist’s Professional Will – If Not Now, When? law and ethics CEUs, sponsored by the American Group Psychotherapy Association, annual national meeting, Boston, February 2013.

Invited Workshop Presenter: The Therapist's Professional Will: If Not Now, When? Law and ethics CEUs, Sequoia Counseling Center, Redwood City, CA., March 2013.

Invited Workshop Presenter: Your Therapist’s Professional Will – If Not Now, When? law and ethics CEUs, sponsored by the American Group Psychotherapy Association, annual national meeting, New Orleans, February 2013.

Invited Workshop Presenter: Your Therapist’s Professional Will – If Not Now, When? law and ethics CEUs, sponsored by the American Group Psychotherapy Association, annual national meeting, New Orleans, February 2013.

Invited Workshop Presenter: The Therapist’s Professional Will: If Not Now, When? International Human Learning Resource Network, San Diego, CA.,October 2012.

Invited Workshop Presenter: The Nuts and Bolts and Starting of Sustaining Groups that Thrive, Staff Therapists, The Psychotherapy Institute. Berkeley, CA.,October 2012.

Invited Workshop Presenter: Planning for the Unexpected: Why Every Therapist Needs a Professional Will, Modesto Marriage and Family Therapists, September 2012.

Invited Workshop Presenter: Your Therapist’s Professional Will – If Not Now, When? law and ethics CEUs, sponsored by the San Francisco Chapter of CAMFT, CA., July, 2012.

Invited Workshop Presenter: The Nuts and Bolts of Starting and Maintaining Healthy Groups: Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society, Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA., June, 2012.

Invited Workshop Presenter: The Therapist's Professional Will law and ethics CEUs, sponsored by the American Group Psychotherapy Association, annual national meeting, New York City, March, 2012.

Invited Workshop Presenter: Planning for the Unexpected: Why Every Therapist Needs a Professional Will, Sponsored by the Santa Clara Psychological Association, September 2011.

Invited Workshop Presenter: International Human Learning Resource Network, France, The Therapist's Professional Will, law and ethics CEs October 2011.

For a more complete listing of Dr. Steiner's please see previous talks.

Meeting Planners, Conference Planning Committees

Dr. Steiner is passionate about helping patients and therapists live life to the fullest. She gives keynote addresses, leads workshops, is a motivational speaker, and consults with patients, organizations, practicing therapists, attorneys, and health care workers. Her Law and Ethics presentations can be presented as inspirational keynote presentations, in-service training events, half or all-day workshops, group discussions, etc.

I prefer to design each presentation to address the particular needs of your membership or organization. Depending on the needs of your membership, the format can include interactive sections, short small group discussions etc.

To see a list of Dr. Steiner's Talk Topic Menu, please see Sample Talk Topic Menu in Keynotes, Worskhops, and Consultation section.

If you have any questions or want to discuss whether and how I can be of assistance, please feel free to contact me directly at (925) 962-0600 or by sending an email with your phone number and a variety of times when it would be convenient for me to return your call. 

 


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