Glenn Soberman, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and an ordained interfaith minister with over 30 years of clinical experience.  He currently has a private practice in Burlington and Montpelier, VT and Kingston, NY. He has also been a certified teacher, therapist and supervisor of Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT).   He has published a book called Letting Go: A Self Help Manual for Emotional Well-Being.  He has also been an adjunct faculty professor in the undergraduate psychology department at SUNY New Paltz and the Graduate Psychology Department at Marist College.


Dr. Anthony R. Quintiliani has over 35 years of successful clinical health psychology practice in schools, community clinics and higher educations.  He is past clinical director of The Howard Center, and a past president of the Vermont Psychological Association.  He has presented to and consulted with clinicians from the entire New England region.  He has taught at The Ohio State University, The University of Vermont, Saint Michael’s College, and Southern New Hampshire University.  Dr. Quintiliani has published a brief and practical book called Mindful Happiness  and writes many posts for his blog site under the same name:

Course Objectives

By the end of the program participants will be able to:

  1. Identify 3 reasons why it would be important for the therapist to get a spiritual history from their clients
  2. Identify 4 levels of therapeutic presence for the therapist and the client
  3. Identify 3 reasons why therapeutic presence is an important component of therapy outcome
  4. Identifying the 3 stages of human development according to Wilbur’s pre-trans fallacy
  5. Identify the 3 components of self-compassion
  6. Identify the 4 common elements of forgiveness
  7. Cognitively understand the spiritual aspects of meditation for self and clinical work
  8. Experience various meditation techniques
  9. Process emotional experience from meditations, as per self and clinical practice
  10. Build confidenc for using meditation in clinical practice (DBT, MBSR, MBCT, ACT)

Conference Schedule

8:30       Registration

9:00       Program Begins

10:30    Break (15 minutes)

12:00     Lunch (ON YOUR OWN)

1:00       Program Resumes

2:30       Break (15 minutes)

4:30       Program ends

Course Description

This seminar will begin with a brief history of spirituality in psychotherapy from ancient/Greek times through the present.  The primary focus of this seminar is how spiritual resources can be of benefit to therapeutic outcome including the importance of getting a spiritual history from clients, therapeutic presence, self-compassion, forgiveness, being in the Now and meditation/mindfulness practice.  This seminar will also give an overview of how trauma negatively impacts a client’s spiritual resources and how therapies that integrate spiritual/psychological interventions can help clients resolve trauma and reconnect to their spiritual resources.  Case examples will be shared throughout the seminar and experiential practices will also be included.

Using the basics of Buddhist psychology, participants will experience various forms of meditation suitable for self-care and clinical practice.  Participants will practice meditation as used in evidence-based therapies (DBT, MBSR, MBCT, ACT).  The experiential aspects of learned meditation processes will be applied to self-development of therapists and to their clients' conditions (anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma).

Spirituality & Psychotherapy
Glenn  Soberman, Ph.D.

Anthony Quintiliani, Ph.D.
Main Street Landing (Gallery Room)


Who Should Attend:  Psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, & other mental health professionals.

Continuing Education Credits:  The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Vermont Board of Psychological Examiners to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  VPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  CE certificates for six (6) continuing education credits will be awarded to participants who attend the entire workshop and complete the evaluation form.  Partial credits will not be awarded.  Late arrival or early departure will preclude receipt of a certificate.

Registration/Refund Policy:  Registration at the door is welcome, but is on a space-available basis only; all registrations at the door are $195.  No refunds will be offered for this program.

At Main Street Landing:  Parking is available in the area surrounding Main Street Landing.  Click HERE to find the available parking lots for this event.

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CE Workshop-August 10, 2018