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Helping Clients Find Their Ruby Slippers: Bringing Life Lessons of Empowerment and Healing into Therapy

Help your clients overcome everyday obstacles, boost confidence, and end self-critical thoughts with simple life lessons from internationally recognized psychotherapist Lisa Ferentz. With more than 30 years of clinical experience, Lisa blends time-tested approaches and the power of journaling to help clients look inside for tools to embrace change, take healthy risks, and increase self-compassion.


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Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, DAPA
1 Hour 03 Minutes
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Apr 14, 2017
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This online program is worth 1.0 hours CPD.


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The Ferentz Institute

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 12th year of providing continuing education to mental health professionals and graduating over 1,600 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 is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Lisa Ferentz is a member of the National Association of Social Workers; and the American Psychotherapy Association.

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  1. Implement at least four “life lessons” designed to help clients self-actualize and experience greater empowerment in their personal and professional lives.
  2. Explore at least three therapeutic benefits of journaling and implement at least six journal prompts designed to improve positive self-talk, healthy risk taking, and overcome obstacles and fear.


  1. The Concept of Ruby Slippers
  2. Positive Mantras
  3. The Benefits of Journaling
  4. Addressing Mantras with Clients
  5. Journal Prompts

Target Audience

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



Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 26



"Dynamic, confident presenter!"

Cheryl A

"Excellent presentation rich with information and full of heart ! "

Madeleine B

"thank you- very helpful! i especially liked the ending words of wisdom to therapists."

Hannah-Dria E

"Wonderful, wonderful beneficial for me personally and professionally! Thank you! "

Shameka G

"The presenter kept me engaged and provided direct useful information. "

Karen G

"This was an excellent presentation & Ms Ferentz (the instructor) did an amazing job conveying her information. The course content was extremely interesting & thought provoking; I plan to utilize some of her methods. It really was that good!! Best I've seen so far, in regard to online seminars. "

Bethany V

"Very informative, thank you for this presentation."

Demerey M

"Fantastic training--helpful and applicable to therapists as well as clients"

Amy P

"I look forward to reading her book. This opened up a continued learning of the benefits of journaling. Thank you."

Lisa L

"Very insightful and rich content filled with useful therapeutic tools, presented in a clear and organized way--loved it!"

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