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6th Annual Minnesota Adlerian Conference – Sept 16, 2022

Registration is open for the 6th Annual Conference hosted by the Adler Academy of Minnesota on September 16, 2022 at the MN Landscape Arboretum.

The 6th Annual Minnesota Adlerian Conference

Helping Clients Change: Honoring Their Grieving Process

September 16, 2022

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Presented by

Brittany Trauthwein, PsyD, LCP (IL), Elaine Carey, PsyD, LCP (IN), Heather Leigh, DAT, ATR-BC, LCPC (IL), Marina Bluvshtein, MA LMFT, PhD LP (MN)


This highly experiential training will be taught by a team of four – with an exciting combination of expertise in grief and Adlerian therapy. Participants will learn how the grief process is different from other human experiences and life transitions. Participants will learn about grief and grief work from an ethical, cultural, and systemic perspective with an Adlerian focus. Participants will learn interventions and engage in experiential learning that is appropriate for helping professionals, who also experience their own grief processes. The major approach used in this training – both its theoretical and its experiential components – is the systems approach, from family to lifespan to greater social systems impacting and being impacted by grief processes. Art therapy approaches to grief will be used throughout.

Dr. Brittany Trauthwein – Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Fellow in Thanatology (death, dying, and bereavement), and the Founder of Bridgepoint Psychology Center in Chicago, IL. She is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).
Dr. Elaine L. Carey is a licensed clinical psychologist (IN) with a doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in substance abuse from Adler University, Chicago (APA Accredited). She also earned a Master’s of Education in Counseling and Counselor Education with a Mental Health focus from Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis.
Dr. Heather Leigh, DAT, is Associate Professor and Department Chair for Art Therapy at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI. She is a Board-Certified art therapist and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (IL). Dr. Leigh earned her Professional Doctorate in Art Therapy from Mount Mary, her MA in Counseling Psychology: Art Therapy from Adler University in Chicago. Much of Dr. Leigh’s clinical experience has been with elders and their caregivers for whom grief and loss are central.
Dr. Marina Bluvshtein – PhD LP (MN) and MA LMFT (MN), with a specialty in applying therapeutic metaphors in clinical practice, among other areas of expertise. She teaches and writes on the use of metaphors, including publications in peer-reviewed journals.

The training has been approved for 6.5 CEU by the MN Board of Psychology, the MN Board of MFT, and the MN Board of BHT.

We are planning for a live conference, so seating will be limited to 50 people.  Participants will receive breakfast, lunch, and a snack.  Registration is open until Sept 14th. Early bird pricing ends on Sept 1st.

The last day to cancel your registration is September 9th. There will be no refunds after this date.

Please save the date and keep an eye on more news from us as we draw closer to the date.

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