Workshops 2019

A Labor of Love: Facing the Challenges of Caregiving for a Spouse or Intimate Partner - April 13

A Labor of Love: Facing the Challenges of Caregiving for a Spouse or Intimate Partner

Presented by Nancie Potter, JD, LMFT

It’s one thing to promise faithfulness in sickness and in health, but the reality of caring for a spouse with chronic or terminal illness can feel like too much to bear. It’s not just that the physical demands take such a toll. Fear, anxiety, confusion, disappointment, uncertainty, sadness, and anger can sap emotional strength and undermine spiritual foundations. Layer in grief, guilt, shame, underlying relational issues, or outside stressors, and even the most committed caregiver can be overwhelmed. This workshop offers hope and help. Presenter Nancie Potter will address these issues, your questions, and more with warmth, expertise, and understanding. Bring your questions!

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WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 2019; 10am-Noon  

WHERE: The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center
8383 NE Sandy Blvd, Ste 205, Portland, OR 97220

COST: $30 (Hardship scholarships available)

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About Nancie Potter, JD, LMFT: Nancie Potter retired from clinical work at NCC but continues to serve as a regular workshop presenter. Informed by her many years as a practicing lawyer, Nancie’s work as a marriage and family therapist often focused upon relational issues, shame, grief, and life transitions. She has developed and presented a variety of workshops in these areas, including marriage preparation classes. Her training style is warm, interactive, and encouraging, and she tailors each presentation to the particular audience.

Parenting Your Child with a Mental Health Diagnosis - May 18

Parenting Your Child with a Mental Health Diagnosis

Presented by Korina Jochim, LMFT

Has your child been diagnosed with a mental health disorder, such as generalized anxiety, major depression, OCD, or ADHD? Is your teenager acting out and you are at your wit’s end? Are you struggling to cope, and unsure how to best support your child at home without losing your own stability? Come for a support session from a knowledgeable child therapist, meet other parents in similar situations, and learn what works (and what relatively easy fixes will prevent things from getting worse). There is hope! 

WHEN: Saturday, April 13, 2019; 1pm-3pm  

WHERE: The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center
8383 NE Sandy Blvd, Ste 205, Portland, OR 97220

COST: $30 (Hardship scholarships available)

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About Korina Jochim, LMFT: Korina Jochim is the Clinical Manager at NCC and an experienced child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapist who has helped many families cope with unexpected mental health and addiction issues. She has an interactive and informative teaching style and loves fielding questions about mental health. So bring yours!

Tired of Trying to Measure Up? Letting Go of Perfectionism - July 13

Tired of Trying to Measure Up? Letting Go of Perfectionism

Presented by Nancie Potter, JD, LMFT

Are you tired of trying to measure up in your personal and/or work life? Do you feel like an imposter? Are “shoulds” getting you down? If you know the exhaustion of judging, criticizing, and comparing yourself to others, please join experienced presenter Nancie Potter for an interactive workshop to help you learn what drives you to judge yourself harshly and how you can choose to change. You’ll leave this gathering with new knowledge, a brighter outlook, and effective tools for warm self-acceptance. Bring your questions!

WHEN: Saturday, July 13, 2019; 10am-Noon  

WHERE: The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center
8383 NE Sandy Blvd, Ste 205, Portland, OR 97220

COST: $30 (Hardship scholarships available)

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(503-253-0964 to pre-register by phone)

About Nancie Potter, JD, LMFT: Nancie Potter retired from clinical work at NCC but continues to serve as a regular workshop presenter. Informed by her many years as a practicing lawyer, Nancie’s work as a marriage and family therapist often focused upon relational issues, shame, grief, and life transitions. She has developed and presented a variety of workshops in these areas, including marriage preparation classes. Her training style is warm, interactive, and encouraging, and she tailors each presentation to the particular audience.

From the Depths of Grief and Loss: A Workshop of Understanding - September 14

From the Depths of Grief and Loss: A Workshop of Understanding

Presented by Nancie Potter, JD, LMFT

As humans we all experience loss but we don’t always recognize grief when it comes to us. Sometimes we don’t understand how losses have been mounting up for us until we start asking questions like these:

• I am so sad every day. Is this normal? How will I know if it’s turned into depression?
• No one in my life has recently died, so why do I feel like I’m grieving?
• How will I ever find my way through this sadness and confusion?

If you have asked yourself such questions, join us for insights, answers, and hope.

WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 2019; 10am-Noon  

WHERE: The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center
8383 NE Sandy Blvd, Ste 205, Portland, OR 97220

COST: $30 (Hardship scholarships available)

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(503-253-0964 to pre-register by phone)

About Nancie Potter, JD, LMFT: Nancie Potter retired from clinical work at NCC but continues to serve as a regular workshop presenter. Informed by her many years as a practicing lawyer, Nancie’s work as a marriage and family therapist often focused upon relational issues, shame, grief, and life transitions. She has developed and presented a variety of workshops in these areas, including marriage preparation classes. Her training style is warm, interactive, and encouraging, and she tailors each presentation to the particular audience.