Beyond Identification CEUs

Beyond Identification

“Heart-Based Treatment of Trauma”

Saturday, March 12, 2022


9am- 4:00pm


With  Dr. Bobrow, Dr. Kianfar, Dr. Hartelius, Dr. Elbers

Course meets the qualifications for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Program Description

This year’s Beyond Identifications program focuses on the treatment of trauma grounded in a heart-centered approach. The heart has been recognized as a center of awareness in many spiritual traditions since ancient times. Recently, the fields of psychotherapy and neuroscience have begun to recognize it relevance, both from biological and experiential perspectives.

There is much to still to be learned about the role of the heart in promoting human development and healing. The presenters at this event are all experts in their fields and represent a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches and spiritual disciplines. This program offers the opportunity to increase our understanding and awareness of how focus on the heart can remove impediments and increase the possibility of realizing our full human potential.

Educational Goals

The overarching goal of this program is to support clinician’s effectiveness in working by bringing awareness to the role of the heart in treatment of trauma. It is hoped that participants will leave with both a better understanding of the research that suggests the heart’s function in self-regulation, as well as the clinical benefit of obtaining optimal therapist states through an active engagement of awareness with the clinician’s own heart.

What you will learn

  • An overview of approaches to psychotherapy that are grounded in the spiritual underpinnings of heart-centered approaches.
  • A psychological understanding of psychotherapy practice grounded in a heart-centered approach.
  • The concept of the role of the heart in promoting human development and healing.
  • Awareness on heart for self-regulation, realization, meditative inquiry and the doorway to divine as integral to psychotherapy practice.
  • The role of forgiveness in healing trauma.
  • The role of heart-based awareness in healing trauma.

Program Schedule with CEUs s


Time Presenter Title Moderator
9:00am – 9:30am Introduction


Jamal Granick, Ph.D.
9:30am – 10:20am Joseph Bobrow, Ph.D. Turning Ghosts Into Ancestors:

The Transformative Power of the Beloved Community.

Mary Granick, LMFT
10:20am – 10:30am break
10:30am – 11:20am Hamaseh Kianfar, Ed.D. The role of forgiveness  in healing trauma Arife Hammerle, Ph.D.
11:20am – 11:30am break
11:30am – 12:00pm Q& A with Dr. Bobrow and Dr. Kianfar Katherine Preston, LMFT
12:00pm – 1:00pm lunch break  
1:00pm – 1:50pm Glenn Hartelius, Ph.D. Heart-Located Presence as a Measurable Cognitive Process: Evidence and Implications for Therapeutic Relationship Amineh Pryor, Ph.D.
1:50pm – 2:00pm break
2:00pm – 2:50pm Jorina Elbers, Ph.D The Resilient Heart: Trauma-sensitive approaches to using HeartMath with your client. Elizabeth Miller, Ph.D.
2:50pm – 3:00pm break
3:00pm – 3:30pm Q& A with Dr. Elbers & Dr. Hartelius Arife Hammerle, Ph.D.
3:30pm – 3:40pm Closing


Jamal Granick, Ph.D.


CEU Learning Objectives

As a result of attending this retreat participants will be able to:

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to perform 2 practices to locate awareness in the heart
  • Participants will be able to describe 2 benefits of forgiveness in healing trauma
  • Participants will be able to list 8 steps of how community helps healing trauma
  • Participants will be able to identify 3 benefits of coherent Heart Rate Variability

For more information please call (415) 499-1115 or email

*International Association of Sufism is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LEPs,  Provider number: 95354. IAS maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Continuing Education grievances and request for refunds, disability accommodations, copies of CEU certificates or other records should be directed to For our policies pertaining to these matters, please go to the policies page.




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