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    Virtual CE Event - Comfort | Meaning | Balance: The Foundation of all Clinical Work

    • Friday, June 14, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Online


    • Students attending an event for the first time are able to attend for free!



    Date: Friday, June 14, 2024

    Time: 12 - 1:30 pm

    (Includes 30 minutes of virtual networking prior to presentation)

    Location: Online via Zoom

    (This event will be held virtually only)

    Zoom Event Link


      CEU INFO

      Earn 1 CEU | Approved for LMFTs, LPCs, LCSWs, & Psychologists

      CEU Requirements: If you would like to receive CEUs, you must complete the evaluation form after completion of the CE event. This form will be shared with you during the event, and your CEU certificate will then be emailed to you.

      This event will be recorded and accessible to Austin AMFT members in the members-only section of our website afterward. If you are a member, you may receive CEUs for watching this recording after completion of the presentation and submission of the evaluation form. This recording will not be available to non-members.


      Comfort | Meaning | Balance: The Foundation of all Clinical Work


      Dave Braham, MA, LMFT-S


      Comfort, Meaning & Balance, these are the themes that emerged with my clients in the post-pandemic emergent need for mental health support. This presentation proposes that every clinical intervention in the field of psychotherapy is designed to address the goals of Comfort (dis-ease), Meaning (dis-connection) & Balance (dis-regulation).

      This systemic framework helps simplify client goals, promote present moment awareness, a focus on somatic experiences, and mind-body connection. Comfort, Meaning, & Balance acts as a grounding tool for the therapeutic process. It provides an anchor for both the client and therapist to better focus on attainable goals, and serves to redirect the therapist when we get lost in the forest of our client’s needs. 

      In addition, this model provides a common narrative for therapists to better self-disclose our own efforts at Comfort, Meaning & Balance and dispel the myth that a therapist has the “perfect family, relationships, life, etc”. In turn, this validates the client's experience of being human and the amazing effort it takes to feel comfortable, safe, and vulnerable in the world.


      • Learn how to self-regulate the body and its ability to heal through the lens of Comfort, Meaning & Balance.
      • Identify multiple interventions in each category of Comfort, Meaning & Balance.
      • Create a narrative of Comfort, Meaning & Balance as core to the therapeutic process.


      Dave's experience in mental health runs decades deep. His primary clinical focus integrates issues related to peak performance, trauma, healing, gender violence, positive masculinity, and a drive to bridge the muse of music and mental health. He is a trauma-informed licensed clinical psychotherapist (MA, LMFT-S, TX #291392) and utilizes techniques to deepen somatic comfort and strengthen mindfulness. These practices, alongside advanced applications in EMDR and clinical hypnosis, hold the power to strengthen progress, grow comfort, and heal trauma.


      This presentation is designed to be useful for all levels of training and experience.

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