Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being

At the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being, we are committed to providing programs that promote the healing of body, mind, and spirit. As part of this initiative, we are pleased to offer a variety of learning opportunities
to help you cultivate a deeper, calmer, and more fulfilling life.

All of these seminars, workshops, and drop-in sessions take place in the Boyle Conference Room on the third floor of the Fourth Presbyterian Church Parish House (126 E. Chestnut St.) unless otherwise noted.

Register for an event: 312.787.8425

Annual Conference: Change Your Life, Manage Your Mind
Author Carl Greer on Change the Story of Your Health
Meditation: Sacred Pause and Tuesdays at Replogle
Grief Group | Premarital Seminar

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Don’t Believe Everything You Think:
Get out of Your Mind and into Your Life

Saturday, June 10
9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

Buchanan Chapel

Register online here.

Spend a day learning to expand your repertoire of responses to life’s challenges by utilizing the highly effective and easily accessible strategies of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), a psychological intervention based on modern behavioral psychology that helps one identify and live out of values rather than fears.

ACT is a fresh approach that offers concrete strategies to help manage and reduce struggle, avoidance, and being “stuck.” You’ll leave with specific applications to enrich your day-to-day living in ways that will surprise you.

     Introduction to ACT
: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
          Overview and Relevance of ACT with Roger Thomson
Application of ACT Concepts with Lindsey Harrington
     Interactive Lunch: 12:00–1:00 p.m.
     Breakout Session 1: 1:00–2:00 p.m.
     Break 2:00–2:15 p.m.
     Breakout Session 2: 2:15–3:15 p.m.
     Q&A and Wrap up: 3:15–4:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
(you will choose two of the four)

ACTing Like a Parent:
Using ACT to Master the Art of Parenting
with Sue Schemper

  • How can owning my values lead to committed action as a parent?

  • How can knowing and trusting my authentic self allow me to get out of my head and attach and attune to family members?

  • How can accepting and being present to “what is” enhance my family or therapeutic relationships?

ACTing from Your Heart:
Using ACT to Reclaim Your Relationships
with Becca Meyer

  • How can ACT clarify my values in relationship?

  • How can value-driven choices nourish rather than deplete me and my relationships?

  • How can I learn to be less consumed with negative thinking in my relationships?

ACTing with Flexibility:
Using ACT to Navigate Life’s Challenges with Resilience
with Susan Millner

  • What is resilience and why is it important?

  • How do resilience and psychological flexibility impact each other?

  • How can resilience be improved using ACT?

ACTing on Your Own Behalf:
Using ACT to Improve Self-Care and Psychological Flexibility
with Sylvia Davidson

  • What is self-care and why is it important?

  • What gets in the way of prioritizing self-care?

  • How can ACT and mindfulness help overcome obstacles to self-care?

About Our Presenters
Roger Thomson,
Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and co-director of Integrative Health Partners, a group practice in downtown Chicago that specializes in mindfulness-based psychotherapy. He is also a Zen priest and a teacher in the Soto Zen Buddhist tradition.

Lindsey Harrington,
Psy.D., is a graduate of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She specializes in the contextual and behavioral science therapies: ACT, ERP and DBT. She currently works at Linden Oaks as a post doctoral fellow where she leads the Adult Anxiety Program and is a therapist at Heritage Professional Associates.

Sylvia Davidson,
Psy.D., graduated from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She currently practices at The Center for Mindfulness and Behavior Therapy in Deerfield, Illinois. She has advanced training in ACT, DBT and FAP. She works with adolescents and adults.

Becca Meyer,
Psy.D., graduated from Argosy University and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She practices at Integrative Health Partners in downtown Chicago where she specializes in evidence-based treatment such as mindfulness and ACT. Becca works with individuals and couples, helping them to navigate a wide range of issues.

Susan Schemper,
M.Ed., MA, LCP, has 35 years of experience as an educator with children of many ages. She directed the Special Education Program and founded the Gifted Program at Timothy Christian School in Wheaton, Illinois. She has a Masters degrees in Education, Spirituality and Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University. She's on the staff at RCCW and Heritage Professional Associates specializing in trauma and parent coaching.

Susan Millner,
M.Ed., LCSW, is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Loyola School of Social Work in Chicago. She has a psychotherapy practice in Chicago's northern suburbs where she has had over 10 years experience utilizing the ACT model that she learned studying with ACT founder, Kelly Wilson. As the mother of 4, one with special needs and triplets born prematurely, Susan is uniquely acquainted with the bumps along the road of life that necessitate resilience to thrive.

Register online here.


Carl Greer on Change the Story of Your Health

Thursday, June 15
6:30–9:00 p.m.
Anderson Hall

Join us as Carl Greer speaks about his new book, Change the Story of Your Health: Using Shamanic and Jungian Techniques for Healing, and talks about how to tap into inner resources for healing.

A Q&A session will follow the presentation, and light refreshments with wine will be served. Books will be available for purchase and for Carl to sign.

This is a free event; all proceeds from book sales will benefit the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being and Chicago Lights.

RSVP by Friday, June 9 by calling the Replogle Center at 312.787.8425.

Grief Support Group

When there are six or more individuals to form a group—
   Mondays, 7:00–8:15 p.m.

   No charge, but preregistration is required

The Grief Support Group is professionally led by two experienced counselors--Maureen Garvey, L.C.P.C., and Mary Jo Hubick, L.C.P.C.—and offers support and education. It meets on Monday evenings for six consecutive weekly sessions and is offered—free of charge—approximately five times a year (based on interest, as a minimum of six people is needed to start a group).

For more information or to express interest in adding your name to the list for the next group, please call 312.787.8425.

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Premarital Seminar

The Premarital Seminar, which is offered five times a year, provides couples the opportunity to learn and practice some of the most important skills necessary to building a healthy marital relationship that will endure and grow.

The 2017 Premarital Saturday Seminars (a one-morning workshop) will be offered on the following Saturdays:

May 20
July 22
October 21

Space is limited; please sign up early. Plan to attend a Premarital Saturday Seminar at least four months before your wedding.

For more information, download a copy of our Premarital Seminar brochure or call the Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being at 312.787.8425.

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Composing Our Lives: A Journal Writing Workshop
with Carol LaChapelle

   Thursdays, May 4 to 25, 2017
   6:00-7:30 p.m.
   Boyle Conference Room
   Preregistration is required

Journal writing is generally understood as the personal, private writing we do to better express and understand ourselves. When we focus the writing, we can use it to make important decisions, record our stories, create goals, explore our spirituality, and manage the major transitions in our lives.

In this workshop, there is no direct reading from what people write. Instead, we talk about the process, the efficacy of personal writing, and the usefulness of different journal-writing techniques. People will leave the workshop with specific tools and guidelines for maintaining a regular journal-writing practice

Our instructor, Carol LaChapelle, is a writer, teacher, and the author of Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories. She has taught writing and journal writing workshops for twenty-five years in a variety of adult education venues and for professional audiences--including teachers, clergy, and therapists. 

Workshop limited to 15 participants
Cost: $250
Register online here or call the Replogle Center at 312.787.8425 

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