Saturday Dinner Event

My Most Transformative Session: An Evening of Storytelling
With Susan Johnson, Martha Manning, David Treadway, Kirsten Lind Seal & David Kessler 

This evening of candid storytelling about the intimate moments of therapeutic practice has become such a hit for attendees that we’re bring it back for the third year in a row! Join five Master Therapists as they invite you into an evening of deep listening and authentic experience. As in the acclaimed first-person storytelling program The Moth, each therapist will recount a deeply felt, real-life experience that will inspire, provoke, and enchant. The more you listen, the more you’ll feel like you’re huddled around a campfire exchanging stories and sharing insights in an experience of communal discovery. Each therapist will reveal a tale from the heart about a session, a client, or a therapeutic moment that stands out from all the others because it was … the most touching? Surprising? Humbling? Explosive? Hilarious? Come and find out—and leave with a deepened sense of what it means at the core to be a therapist.

Objective: In this event, you’ll explore aspects and implications of the therapy experience that may be applied to clients in your practice.


Approved for 1 CE hour if you register for this dinner event

Susan Johnson, EdD, developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy, is the director of The International Center for Excellence in EFT. Her latest book is Love Sense: The Revolutionary New science of Romantic Relationships.

Martha Manning, PhD, is a writer, clinical psychologist, and former professor of psychology at George Mason University. She’s the author of Undercurrents: A Life Beneath the Surface and All Seasons Pass: Grieving Miscarriage. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, and Ladies’ Home Journal.

David Treadway, PhD, is a therapist who’s been giving workshops and trainings for 40 years. He’s a long-time contributor to Psychotherapy Networker and the author of Treating Couples Well and four other books.

Kirsten Lind Seal, PhD, is a marriage and family therapist and an adjunct assistant professor of MFT at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She appears as a regular contributor on Relationship Reboot, a weekly segment on WCCO (CBS) TV’s Midmorning show.

David Kessler, MA, RN, is an expert on healing from grief and a contributing writer for, Dr. Oz’s, Anderson Cooper 360, and The Huffington Post. He’s the founder of and the author of five books, including two with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace after Breakup and Divorce or Death with Louise Hay.

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