2005 SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION FORMS INCLUDED BELOW AS WELL AS HOTEL/MOTEL LIST
Research shows that men and women who have authentic emotional support from others who know them "warts and all," live longer, fight disease better, are less likely to have heart attacks, are less likely to be depressed, and are more adaptive and flexible in the face of life's unpredictability. Since 1985, we have had over 6,000 people attend the ClearLife® Clinic . It is a gentle 3.5-day process composed of lectures and small-group therapy work. Participants take a respectful look at family-of-origin--much like doing "psychological archaeology." They identify some of the patterns they are still playing out that are causing them problems, and then learn some new patterns to replace those in the here-and-now. There is a maximum of 7 people per small group.
There is a strong emphasis on helping participants move through and out of Victim or Perpetrator Cycles of Behavior into cycles of Competent Adult Behavior. Participants often come to work on the following issues…
* Relationship difficulties * Depression (non-biological) * Anger problems * Addictions * Anxiety * Compulsive Behaviors
Admission to the ClearLife® Clinic is by application. Screening includes a comprehensive Intake Form, psychological testing (MMPI-2 or MCMI-III), and consultation with the applicant’s therapist if there is one. If not, we strongly urge applicants to have a therapist with whom to work, after the program has been completed.
Thursday 8:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 – 12 noon
The program is billed as 22 hours of Outpatient Group Psychotherapy (90853). If you can legitimately be given a DSM-IV Diagnosis, one will be given. We are out-of-network providers, so check with your insurance carrier to see if it will be covered.We would be happy to speak to you by phone if you have additional questions.
Some Important Considerations
People often wait ‘til the last minute to sign up for programs like these. Sometimes people think about doing this kind of work a few years before they actually sign up. The thought of doing group work creates anxiety for everyone, no matter how much experience they’ve had.
All we can say is that as far as group programs like this go, we have made it as safe and as low-threat as possible. Within 45 minutes of the start of the program, most people are feeling significantly more comfortable than when they began.
Couples and Individuals: The ClearLife® Clinic is for both individuals and couples. But, we handle most couples differently than we did in the 1980’s. In 1991 Linda Friel began experimenting with putting both partners of a couple into the same small therapy group, with the same therapist, rather than splitting the partners up by putting them into different groups. It immediately became clear that this was an ideal way for couples to learn to have differentiated intimacy because the structure of the program "asks" each person to do his or her own work within his or her small therapy group. Doing one’s therapy work with a partner present, but under rules which prevent the partner from rescuing, giving advice, or attempting to control their mate, allows both of the partners to begin to manage their own anxiety, thereby increasing differentiation.
So, while the program is structured for you to do individual work, one of the most intimate experiences a person can have is to witness his or her partner doing that work, without getting in the way. Paradoxically, it increases closeness and empathy and decreases enmeshment and exaggerated dependency—all of which mean deeper, truly grown- up intimacy.
Deposit and Testing Fee
A $250 non-refundable deposit is required prior to the screening process. If you are not admitted to the program, your deposit will be returned to you. If you have taken either the Millon or MMPI-2 within the past 6 months, you can contact the therapist or agency where you took it and have a copy forwarded to us. You will need to sign a Release of Information to do so. We do not accept a verbal report, unless it is also accompanied by the actual test profile (graph). A nominal charge of $50 covers the testing if you do it with us.
The ClearLife® Clinic is a special 3.5-day program designed to help discover and work through the roots of self-defeating patterns of living. As we practice old learned habits over the years, we may find that they no longer work for us, so that we ultimately try harder to be happy but feel less comfortable as time passes. These habits can eventually interfere with our quality of life so that we experience depression, feelings of loneliness and emptiness, troubles in our intimate relationships, and compulsive or addictive behaviors. In the end, we may discover that we have unconsciously held onto patterns that only lead to more of the same unhappiness.
The ClearLife® Clinic is a therapy process designed to help identify and explore early patterns and habits that may have been useful in childhood but that are now causing problems in adulthood, so that participants can begin to acquire emotional, behavioral, and cognitive tools to begin leading a more satisfying life in the present.
This program is especially helpful for those who are:
1. seeking a deeper, fuller, more conscious identity.
2. struggling with relationship issues, and
3. concerned about depression, anxiety, compulsive or addictive behavior, or the impact of childhood pain in their lives now.
PO Box 120148
New Brighton, Minnesota 55112-0013
Tel: 651/628-0220 Fax: 651/628-4909
Each clinic begins on Thursday morning, and ends on Sunday at approximately noon.
The 2005 ClearLife Clinic dates:
St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota $595
651/628-0220 651/628-4909 fax
Friel Associates/ClearLife/Lifeworks April 14-17, 2005 October 13-16, 2005
Reno, Nevada (Carson City) $495 Space Kindly Provided
By Carson-Tahoe Behavioral Health Services
Friel Associates/Clearlife Reno 775/337-0299 August 11-14, 2005
and one of the small groups at each location are conducted by John
**There is an intake process which includes an intake form and psychological
testing, so it is wise to sign up for a particular Clinic at least 2 weeks in advance.
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PRINT OUT A COPY OF OUR INTAKE
FORM WHICH IS REQUIRED PRIOR
TO ADMISSION TO THE CLEARLIFE CLINIC PROGRAM AS WELL AS A
COPY OF OUR THERAPIST
RELEASE FORM WHICH IS
ALSO REQUIRED PRIOR TO ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM. A COPY OF OUR
STANDARD THERAPIST RELEASE FORM
WORKING WITH US IN INDIVIDUAL OR COUPLE THERAPY IS ALSO HERE. THE
INTAKE FORM IS ALSO REQUIRED PRIOR TO WORKING WITH US IN INDIVIDUAL,
GROUP, OR COUPLES THERAPY
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