Events

Events and Workshops

The Ecumenical Center collaborates with many organizations to provide quality, educational workshops designed to strengthen the community’s care providers. Our Speakers Series is generously underwritten by Methodist Healthcare Ministries.

Special Events Series

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Ethics In Business San Antonio Luncheon

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Mental Health Provider Workshops

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Child and Play Therapy Speaker Series

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Ethics

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Clergy Leadership Series

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Pastoral Services

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Art Therapy Training Series

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Health

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Camp Wellness

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Poetry Writing Circle

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Poetry Writing Circle. Poetry circles are open to anyone 18 years of age and older. No experience with writing poetry is necessary! Bring your notebook or journal.   Every Third Saturday: 10am-12:30am To reserve a place, please email Lejla Cenanovic at LCenanovic@ecrh.org or call (210) 616-0885.   List … Continued

Expressive Therapeutic Rhythm Making

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly rhythm making session. Every First Saturday: 10am-11:30am Therapeutic Rhythm making sessions are open to anyone, so bring along the whole family. No experience is necessary. Expressive therapeutic rhythm making can have many benefits, such as: Accelerating physical healing and boosting your immune system. Feeling more connected with others. … Continued

Open Art Studio

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Open Art Studio Session. A wonderful opportunity for people of all ages (6-106) to use art materials in a playful manner in a relaxed setting. To reserve a seat, please email Vlwpatrbc@gmail.com or call Lejla Cenanovic at The Center (210) 616-0885. Every Fourth Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm

Poetry Writing Circle

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Poetry Writing Circle. Poetry circles are open to anyone 18 years of age and older. No experience with writing poetry is necessary! Bring your notebook or journal.   Every Third Saturday: 10am-12:30am To reserve a place, please email Lejla Cenanovic at LCenanovic@ecrh.org or call (210) 616-0885.   List … Continued

Play Therapy Supervision

Registered Play Therapy Supervision The Ecumenical Center offers group supervision for those who have a master’s-level degree in Mental Health and are trying to attain Registered Play Therapy status or Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor status or would like a place to consult with other play therapists. Fee: Registration is $45 for 2 hours of … Continued

Conversations About Ethics: The Ethics of Physician – Assisted Suicide

Multiple Events Dr. Daniel J. Thompson The Quantum Paradigm: A New Epoch and a New Ethic in Health Care Lunch Seminar: 11:30 a.m. Lunch | Noon – 1:30 p.m. Seminar The Ecumenical Center | 8310 Ewing Halsell | 210-616-0885 Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel Legal and Ethical Considerations in Physician-Assisted Suicide Evening Lecture: 6:00 p.m. Reception | … Continued

Expressive Therapeutic Rhythm Making

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly rhythm making session. Every First Saturday: 10am-11:30am Therapeutic Rhythm making sessions are open to anyone, so bring along the whole family. No experience is necessary. Expressive therapeutic rhythm making can have many benefits, such as: Accelerating physical healing and boosting your immune system. Feeling more connected with others. Feeling … Continued

The American Religious Future, Is there one?

Join us for our 2018 Clergy Education Series, The American Religious Future, Is there one? The Rev. Dr. Bill J. Leonard is the founding dean of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity in Winston-Salem, NC, and professor of church history and religion. He is an ordained Baptist minister, author/editor of 15 books and frequent lecturer. Thursday, November 1, 2018 … Continued

Open Art Studio

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Open Art Studio Session. A wonderful opportunity for people of all ages (6-106) to use art materials in a playful manner in a relaxed setting. To reserve a seat, please email Vlwpatrbc@gmail.com or call Lejla Cenanovic at The Center (210) 616-0885. Every Fourth Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm

2018 Art Heals Hearts Public Exhibition

Join us Friday, October 26 at The Center for the Art Heals Hearts Public Exhibition and see how the power of expression can bring special healing. 

Visual exhibit continues through January 2019. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Open Arts Studio and its programs in San Antonio and Sutherland Springs.

For more information please call Lejla at 210.616.0885 or email Lcenanovic@ecrh.org.

2018 Art Heals Hearts VIP Art Exhibition & Sale

The Art Heals Hearts Private Art Sale & Preview Exhibition is an invitation-only event.  Exquisite art pieces by professional artists will be on display and available for sale. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Open Art Studio and its programs in San Antonio and Sutherland Springs.

RSVP by calling 210.616.0885. Click the button below for sponsorship opportunities or email Lejla at Lcenanovic@ecrh.org.

Visual Exhibit continues through January 2019.

Poetry Writing Circle

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Poetry Writing Circle. Poetry circles are open to anyone 18 years of age and older. No experience with writing poetry is necessary! Bring your notebook or journal.   Every Third Saturday: 10am-12:30am To reserve a place, please email Lejla Cenanovic at LCenanovic@ecrh.org or call (210) 616-0885.   List … Continued

Play Therapy Supervision

Registered Play Therapy Supervision The Ecumenical Center offers group supervision for those who have a master’s-level degree in Mental Health and are trying to attain Registered Play Therapy status or Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor status or would like a place to consult with other play therapists. Fee: Registration is $45 for 2 hours of … Continued

Encountering Your Inner Trickster through Art – Welcoming the Unexpected as a Guide Toward Wholeness

  Summary: I confess that I am addicted to the illusion of control. Even though my spiritual guide clearly assures me that my plans are largely dependent on circumstances WAY beyond my control, I continue to pack my schedule with obligations. Then, when the inevitable glitch upsets my agenda, I can rage righteously about the … Continued

Expressive Therapeutic Rhythm Making

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly rhythm making session. Every First Saturday: 10am-11:30am Therapeutic Rhythm making sessions are open to anyone, so bring along the whole family. No experience is necessary. Expressive therapeutic rhythm making can have many benefits, such as: Accelerating physical healing and boosting your immune system. Feeling more connected with others. Feeling … Continued

Mass Casualty and Children: Providing Trauma-Informed Crisis Response

Objectives: – Provide overview of the FBI’s Victim Assistance Response Team in Mass Casualty incidents – Discuss the impact of traumatic events on children and developmentally appropriate reactions and responses. – Discuss evidence-based models for early intervention – Discuss lessons learned in responding to children and families   About the Speaker: Melissa Snow is the … Continued

Open Art Studio

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Open Art Studio Session. A wonderful opportunity for people of all ages (6-106) to use art materials in a playful manner in a relaxed setting. To reserve a seat, please email Vlwpatrbc@gmail.com or call Lejla Cenanovic at The Center (210) 616-0885. Every Fourth Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm

Play Therapy Supervision

Registered Play Therapy Supervision The Ecumenical Center offers group supervision for those who have a master’s-level degree in Mental Health and are trying to attain Registered Play Therapy status or Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor status or would like a place to consult with other play therapists. Fee: Registration is $45 for 2 hours of … Continued

Play Therapy Supervision

Registered Play Therapy Supervision The Ecumenical Center offers group supervision for those who have a master’s-level degree in Mental Health and are trying to attain Registered Play Therapy status or Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor status or would like a place to consult with other play therapists. Fee: Registration is $45 for 2 hours of … Continued

2018 Legacy of Hope Luncheon Featuring Judy Collins

Join us September 18 as we present Judy Collins, Grammy Award winner, artist, songwriter, and public speaker as our 2018 Legacy of Hope Luncheon speaker.

Mindfulness Approaches for Working with Anxiety

In this interactive workshop, we will learn how to be mindful in the midst of fear, and how to use mindfulness to prevent our thoughts from getting out of control, by returning to the present moment. We will also learn to cultivate states of mind that antidote these emotions such as fearlessness, ease, and kindness.

Poetry Writing Circle

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Poetry Writing Circle. Poetry circles are open to anyone 18 years of age and older. No experience with writing poetry is necessary! Bring your notebook or journal.   Every Third Saturday: 10am-12:30am To reserve a place, please email Lejla Cenanovic at LCenanovic@ecrh.org or call (210) 616-0885.   List … Continued

Expressive Therapeutic Rhythm Making

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly rhythm making session. Every First Saturday: 10am-11:30am Therapeutic Rhythm making sessions are open to anyone, so bring along the whole family. No experience is necessary. Expressive therapeutic rhythm making can have many benefits, such as: Accelerating physical healing and boosting your immune system. Feeling more connected with others. Feeling … Continued

Open Art Studio

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Open Art Studio Session. A wonderful opportunity for people of all ages (6-106) to use art materials in a playful manner in a relaxed setting. To reserve a seat, please email Vlwpatrbc@gmail.com or call Lejla Cenanovic at The Center (210) 616-0885. Every Fourth Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm

Poetry Writing Circle

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Poetry Writing Circle. Poetry circles are open to anyone 18 years of age and older. No experience with writing poetry is necessary! Bring your notebook or journal.   Every Third Saturday: 10am-12:30am To reserve a place, please email Lejla Cenanovic at LCenanovic@ecrh.org or call (210) 616-0885.   List … Continued

Play Therapy Supervision

Registered Play Therapy Supervision The Ecumenical Center offers group supervision for those who have a master’s-level degree in Mental Health and are trying to attain Registered Play Therapy status or Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor status or would like a place to consult with other play therapists. Fee: Registration is $45 for 2 hours of … Continued

Too Cool To Play? Creative Play Therapy Interventions for Adolescents

Despite the negative view that most of society has toward the teenage population, these children often have tremendous obstacles to overcome in their life and are in desperate need of support and encouragement. This workshop will help participants learn how to connect with teenagers and understand common developmental misconceptions that often encourage negative stereotypes. Developmental … Continued

Expressive Therapeutic Rhythm Making

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly rhythm making session. Every First Saturday: 10am-11:30am Therapeutic Rhythm making sessions are open to anyone, so bring along the whole family. No experience is necessary. Expressive therapeutic rhythm making can have many benefits, such as: Accelerating physical healing and boosting your immune system. Feeling more connected with others. … Continued

CPRT – Child Parent Relationship Training

Child Parent Relationship Training (CPRT) Give your children what they need most: YOU In this 10 week course, you will learn how your child may benefit from Play Therapy. Receive hands-on training and see how to incorporate Play Therapy into your own family. When children have problems, sometimes they don’t have the words to talk … Continued

Open Art Studio

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Open Art Studio Session. A wonderful opportunity for people of all ages (6-106) to use art materials in a playful manner in a relaxed setting. To reserve a seat, please email Vlwpatrbc@gmail.com or call Lejla Cenanovic at The Center (210) 616-0885. Every Fourth Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm

Poetry Writing Circle

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Poetry Writing Circle. Poetry circles are open to anyone 18 years of age and older. No experience with writing poetry is necessary! Bring your notebook or journal.   Every Third Saturday: 10am-12:30am To reserve a place, please email Lejla Cenanovic at LCenanovic@ecrh.org or call (210) 616-0885.   List … Continued

Play Therapy Supervision

Play Therapy Supervision The Ecumenical Center offers group supervision for those who have a master’s-level degree in Mental Health and are trying to attain Registered Play Therapy status or Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor status or would like a place to consult with other play therapists. Fee: Registration is $45 for 2 hours of group … Continued

Expressive Therapeutic Rhythm Making

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly rhythm making session. Every First Saturday: 10am-11:30am Therapeutic Rhythm making sessions are open to anyone, so bring along the whole family. No experience is necessary. Expressive therapeutic rhythm making can have many benefits, such as: Accelerating physical healing and boosting your immune system. Feeling more connected with others. … Continued

Open Art Studio

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Open Art Studio Session. A wonderful opportunity for people of all ages (6-106) to use art materials in a playful manner in a relaxed setting. To reserve a seat, please email Vlwpatrbc@gmail.com or call Lejla Cenanovic at The Center (210) 616-0885. Every Fourth Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm

Play Therapy Supervision

Play Therapy Supervision The Ecumenical Center offers group supervision for those who have a master’s-level degree in Mental Health and are trying to attain Registered Play Therapy status or Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor status or would like a place to consult with other play therapists. Fee: Registration is $45 for 2 hours of group … Continued

Poetry Writing Circle

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Poetry Writing Circle. Poetry circles are open to anyone 18 years of age and older. No experience with writing poetry is necessary! Bring your notebook or journal.   Every Third Saturday: 10am-12:30am To reserve a place, please email Lejla Cenanovic at LCenanovic@ecrh.org or call (210) 616-0885.   List … Continued

Annual Art Therapy Workshop for School Counselors and Other Child Caregivers

Summary: Today’s school counselors, and other service providers for children, are being asked to do more and more with less and less. Even when the counseling load doesn’t increase, the intensity of just one child’s needs can be overwhelming. In this extended workshop, we will explore how to clear the space around ourselves and how … Continued

Expressive Therapeutic Rhythm Making

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly rhythm making session. Every First Saturday: 10am-11:30am Therapeutic Rhythm making sessions are open to anyone, so bring along the whole family. No experience is necessary. Expressive therapeutic rhythm making can have many benefits, such as: Accelerating physical healing and boosting your immune system. Feeling more connected with others. … Continued

Open Art Studio

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Open Art Studio Session. A wonderful opportunity for people of all ages (6-106) to use art materials in a playful manner in a relaxed setting. To reserve a seat, please email Vlwpatrbc@gmail.com or call Lejla Cenanovic at The Center (210) 616-0885. Every Fourth Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm

Ethics in Business Luncheon – 2018

The annual EIBSA Luncheon will be on Wednesday, May 23.

2018 Ethics In Business San Antonio Luncheon

A decade ago, The Ecumenical Center embarked on a program to increase and encourage the growth of an extraordinary ethical business community in San Antonio. Since then, local business leaders have partnered with students from The University of Texas at San Antonio, St. Mary’s University, Trinity University, and the University of the Incarnate Word to … Continued

Poetry Writing Circle

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Poetry Writing Circle. Poetry circles are open to anyone 18 years of age and older. No experience with writing poetry is necessary! Bring your notebook or journal.   Every Third Saturday: 10am-12:30am To reserve a place, please email Lejla Cenanovic at LCenanovic@ecrh.org or call (210) 616-0885.   List … Continued

Play Therapy Supervision

Play Therapy Supervision The Ecumenical Center offers group supervision for those who have a master’s-level degree in Mental Health and are trying to attain Registered Play Therapy status or Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor status or would like a place to consult with other play therapists. Fee: Registration is $45 for 2 hours of group … Continued

Sensory Integration and The Management of Anxiety in Children

All behavior has a function. When we look through the sensory processing lens, we find many children struggle with effective processing of information around them. Optimal function of our bodies occurs when our sensory and motor systems are strong and able to adapt to the demands of the environment. Today’s children often struggle with fidgeting, … Continued

Expressive Therapeutic Rhythm Making

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly rhythm making the session. Every First Saturday: 10am-11:30am Therapeutic Rhythm making sessions are open to anyone, so bring along the whole family. No experience is necessary. Expressive therapeutic rhythm making can have many benefits, such as: Accelerating physical healing and boosting your immune system. Feeling more connected with … Continued

Expressive Therapeutic Rhythm Making

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly rhythm making session. Every First Saturday: 10am-11:30am Therapeutic Rhythm making sessions are open to anyone, so bring along the whole family. No experience is necessary. Expressive therapeutic rhythm making can have many benefits, such as: Accelerating physical healing and boosting your immune system. Feeling more connected with others. … Continued

Open Art Studio

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Open Art Studio Session. A wonderful opportunity for people of all ages (6-106) to use art materials in a playful manner in a relaxed setting. To reserve a seat, please email Vlwpatrbc@gmail.com or call Lejla Cenanovic at The Center (210) 616-0885. Every Fourth Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm

Open Art Studio

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Open Art Studio Session. A wonderful opportunity for people of all ages (6-106) to use art materials in a playful manner in a relaxed setting. To reserve a seat, please email Vlwpatrbc@gmail.com or call Lejla Cenanovic at The Center (210) 616-0885. Every Fourth Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm

Poetry Writing Circle

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Poetry Writing Circle. Poetry circles are open to anyone 18 years of age and older. No experience with writing poetry is necessary! Bring your notebook or journal.   Every Third Saturday: 10am-12:30am To reserve a place, please email Lejla Cenanovic at LCenanovic@ecrh.org or call (210) 616-0885.   List … Continued

Play Therapy Supervision

Play Therapy Supervision The Ecumenical Center offers group supervision for those who have a master’s-level degree in Mental Health and are trying to attain Registered Play Therapy status or Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor status or would like a place to consult with other play therapists. Fee: Registration is $45 for 2 hours of group … Continued

It’s Not Easy Being Green – Exploring the Personal & Archetypal Symbol

Lunch and Learn – bring your own lunch Title: It’s Not Easy Being Green – Exploring the Personal & Archetypal Symbol Summary: Green is a color rich in meaning. As springtime begins to re-green our world, lets take a moment to explore the color itself, its origins, its social metaphors, and finally, its personal impact … Continued

Expressive Therapeutic Rhythm Making

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly rhythm making session. Every First Saturday: 10am-11:30am Therapeutic Rhythm making sessions are open to anyone, so bring along the whole family. No experience is necessary. Expressive therapeutic rhythm making can have many benefits, such as: Accelerating physical healing and boosting your immune system. Feeling more connected with others. … Continued

Understanding the Deeper Meaning of Children’s Play: Jungian Analytical Play Therapy

This workshop is intended to provide advanced play therapists a cursory understanding of Jungian Analytical Play Therapy with the intention to provide them with a relevant model and structure by which they can deepen their understanding of children’s therapeutic play. Learning Objectives Participants will: Gain a clear understanding of the development of a child’s psyche … Continued

Open Art Studio

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Open Art Studio Session. A wonderful opportunity for people of all ages (6-106) to use art materials in a playful manner in a relaxed setting. To reserve a seat, please email Vlwpatrbc@gmail.com or call Lejla Cenanovic at The Center (210) 616-0885. Every Fourth Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm

Play Therapy Supervision

Play Therapy Supervision The Ecumenical Center offers group supervision for those who have a master’s-level degree in Mental Health and are trying to attain Registered Play Therapy status or Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor status or would like a place to consult with other play therapists. Fee: Registration is $45 for 2 hours of group … Continued

Poetry Writing Circle

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Poetry Writing Circle. Poetry circles are open to anyone 18 years of age and older. No experience with writing poetry is necessary! Bring your notebook or journal.   Every Third Saturday: 10am-12:30am To reserve a place, please email Lejla Cenanovic at LCenanovic@ecrh.org or call (210) 616-0885.   List … Continued

San Antonio Tricentennial Through Art Heals Hearts

The Center is working in coordination with the SA300 committee for Art Heals Hearts, an exhibition of art, music, and poetry made by clients and professionals alike.

Expressive Therapeutic Rhythm Making

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly rhythm making session. Every First Saturday: 10am-11:30am Therapeutic Rhythm making sessions are open to anyone, so bring along the whole family. No experience is necessary. Expressive therapeutic rhythm making can have many benefits, such as: Accelerating physical healing and boosting your immune system. Feeling more connected with others. … Continued

The Whole Story: What They Did Not Teach You in Graduate School

This program will provide an overview and discussion of state and federal laws, rules and regulations that govern the practice of a mental health professional. The presentation will discuss Texas confidentiality statutes, the privacy regulations under the federal Health Insurance Privacy and Portability Act (HIPAA) and recent amendments to Texas Family Code, Chapter 107 regarding … Continued

Open Art Studio

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Open Art Studio Session. A wonderful opportunity for people of all ages (6-106) to use art materials in a playful manner in a relaxed setting. To reserve a seat, please email Vlwpatrbc@gmail.com or call Lejla Cenanovic at The Center (210) 616-0885. Every Fourth Saturday: 10:00am-1:00pm

Play Therapy Supervision

Play Therapy Supervision The Ecumenical Center offers group supervision for those who have a master’s-level degree in Mental Health and are trying to attain Registered Play Therapy status or Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor status or would like a place to consult with other play therapists. Fee: Registration is $45 for 2 hours of group … Continued

Poetry Writing Circle

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly Poetry Writing Circle. Poetry circles are open to anyone 18 years of age and older. No experience with writing poetry is necessary! Bring your notebook or journal.   Every Third Saturday: 10am-12:30am To reserve a place, please email Lejla Cenanovic at LCenanovic@ecrh.org or call (210) 616-0885. List of … Continued

Art, Counseling, and Social Action – Bridging from Islands of Confidentiality to Communities of Care

Summary: Our efforts at the beginning of a counseling relationship are intense as well as time consuming. Counselors are asked to consider their clients’ culture as well as their history, physical condition, and relationships. In the process of assessment, we often discover social conditions that can derail our efforts as counselors. Hunger, abuse, discrimination, homelessness, … Continued

Expressive Therapeutic Rhythm Making

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly rhythm making session. Every First Saturday: 10am-11:30am Therapeutic Rhythm making sessions are open to anyone, so bring along the whole family. No experience is necessary. Expressive therapeutic rhythm making can have many benefits, such as: Accelerating physical healing and boosting your immune system. Feeling more connected with others. … Continued

Expressive Therapeutic Rhythm Making

Join us at The Center for a no-cost, monthly rhythm making the session. Every First Saturday: 10am-11:30am Therapeutic Rhythm making sessions are open to anyone, so bring along the whole family. No experience is necessary. Expressive therapeutic rhythm making can have many benefits, such as: Accelerating physical healing and boosting your immune system. Feeling more connected with … Continued

2018 Ethics in Business Luncheon

A decade ago, The Ecumenical Center embarked on a program to increase and encourage the growth of an extraordinary ethical business community in San Antonio.

Therapy & Spirituality? Getting Comfortable Discussing Questions of Faith

This workshop will explore the spiritual competencies endorsed by the American Counseling Association (ACA) and their real-world application.

Holiday Open House
Grief and The Holidays

Support Strategies for coping with grief and the holidays. For those who have lost a loved one, family or a friend. Friday, November 17, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. The Ecumenical Center | 8310 Ewing Halsell Drive | San Antonio, TX 78229 Facilitator: Sally Gomez-Jung RSVP/ Lcenanovic@ecrh.org or call (210) 616.0885 Light refreshments will be provided.

Operation Military Counseling

This workshop is for professional counselors and psychotherapists working with the medical, physical, vocational, behavioral, psychosocial, and mental health aspects of active duty, veterans, veterans with disabilities, and family members.

Faith that Matters in the Twenty-First Century

One way faith can matter in the twenty-first century is through the integration of faith and work. Since most of us spend more than half of our waking lives at work, a faith that really matters must matter at work, no matter what we do.

Trauma Regulated Reintegration and Resilience Practices

This workshop is part two of a two part workshop that will provide participants first-hand experiences with trauma informed practice strategies in order to appreciate their value for clients and whether these are practices they wish to integrate into their intervention processes and/or pursue with additional training.

Trauma: What Our Brain, Nervous System, and Survivors Tell Us Matters Most

This workshop is part one of a two part workshop that will provide participants with a framework for systematically and safely approaching the helping of trauma survivors by moving from the least intrusive to the more internally focused, trauma – sensitive, evidence based interventions.

Zombie Apocalypse – Understanding the “UnDead” Archetype and Its Importance to Our Culture

In this workshop, we will delve into a persistent and somewhat bizarre message from the collective unconscious.

Reclaiming Balance in a Dopamine Saturated World

Dr. Anna Lembke presents a provocative look at our dopamine-saturated world, the addiction it fuels and her thoughts on how we might regain balance in our lives.

Drug Dealer MD: How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop

Dr. Anna Lembke will uncover the unseen forces driving opioid addiction nationwide. … But perhaps the most frightening aspect of the prescription drug epidemic is that it’s built on well-meaning doctors treating patients with real problems.

Help Them Quit: Motivational Interviewing & Addiction

Help Them Quit: Motivational Interviewing & Addiction provides an introduction to the Motivational Interviewing, an evidence-based approach to conversations about change inherent in addiction work.

Conversations About Ethics: Maternal Mortality

Texas has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the developed world. Hear an ethical perspective from Laurie Zoloth, PhD, a leading bioethicist and dean of the University of Chicago Divinity School on Monday, June 19, 2017. This Conversation About Ethics consists of two events: Luncheon Seminar Monday, June 19, 2017 The Ethics of Tragedy: Families, Childbirth … Continued

Aggression in Our Schools – Art-making Tasks for Transforming a Destructive Force into Energy for Positive Change

In this extended workshop, we will explore art-making experiences that can help transform a hostile environment into an energetic atmosphere for creative change.

Guiding Gifted Children Toward Achievement, Fulfillment and Contribution

Gifted children often have intense emotions to match their strong abilities. This presentation will give counselors tools for guiding parents and teachers so that they in turn can help gifted children achieve to their potential and contribute to their community.

Interventions in Play and Family Therapy to Enhance Resilience

In this two-day presentation, participants will learn how Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) honors and highlights the innate resources of the child to heal and thus fosters resilience in children. An Integrative Approach will be shared consisting of contributions from CCPT, Directive Play Therapy, CBT, Family Therapy, and Animal-Assisted Therapy can be blended to offer what … Continued

ENCORE PRESENTATION ~ The Rest of the Story: What they didn’t teach you in graduate school

This program will provide an overview and discussion of state and federal laws, rules and regulations that govern the practice of a mental health professional.  The presentation will discuss Texas confidentiality statutes, the privacy regulations under the federal Health Insurance Privacy and Portability Act (HIPAA) and recent amendments to Texas Family Code, Chapter 107 regarding … Continued

Renewal, Growth & Transformation

This experiential workshop will explore psychological growth as a cycle.

Being Wise as Serpents and Gentle as Doves: A Conversation about Congregational Safety

Rev. Jon Black recalls the experiences of South Carolina’s Campbell Chapel A.M.E. Church, which he leads, in the aftermath of the Charleston Emanuel A.M.E. Massacre. The Rev. Clementa Pinckney, slain by Dylann Roof at Emanuel, was a former pastor of Campbell Chapel and mentor to Rev. Black.

13 Hours – Benghazi with Kris “Tanto” Paronto

Join us Tuesday, February 28th from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at The Center as US veteran, Kris “Tanto” Paronto sets the record straight about what happened when terrorists attacked the US State Department Mission compound.

Play Therapy with Military Families: Understanding Culture, Lifestyle and Resiliency

This presentation will provide an overview of the multi-cultural aspects of counseling with the military population and discuss common issues in this group.

Building Community & Making Connections through Art Therapy

In this workshop, you will learn several art techniques that will enrich relationships through a stronger sense of connection & set the stage for energetic healthy change!

Chaplains for Justice and Clinical Pastoral Education Course

If you’re a chaplain or approved candidate with a police department, sheriff’s office or other law enforcement agency, no one is better positioned than you to be a positive link between law enforcement and the community at large.

Memorial Art for Grief and Loss

This workshop will introduce counselors to Art Therapy interventions designed to help clients working through grief and loss.

Open Art Studio

Don’t miss this wonderful time to be in a peaceful and supportive space as you make art with free supplies!

The Ten Commandments: At the center of spiritual understanding

Join The Ecumenical Center for a special luncheon focusing on the Ten Commandments from a Judeo-Christian perspective.

Body Oriented Play Therapy

Body-centered techniques are effective for traumatized children and those with impulsivity and attention issues.

Open Art Studio

Don’t miss this wonderful time to be in a peaceful and supportive space as you make art with free supplies!

Conversations About Ethics: Ethical Issues in Palliative Care – Skilled Conversations About Palliative Care Lunchtime Workshop

As people live longer with chronic illness, the issues surrounding palliative care grows. Skilled and successful conversations are critical in order to fully understand the context of a patient’s illness in a way that permits ethical decision-making.

Conversations About Ethics: Ethical Issues In Palliative Care – Transforming Health Care for an Aging Society Evening Keynote

Keynote Speaker: Diane Meier, MD, FACP   Palliative care focuses on enhancing quality of life — through relief of symptoms, pain and stress — for those experiencing one or more serious chronic illness, and it also ensure that families and other caregivers get the support they need. This is increasingly important as more people are … Continued

“BOO!” The Healing Power of Monsters, Mad Scientists, and Evil Queens

In this workshop you will be introduced to the value of shadow work within the play of children.

Transforming Difficult Thinking

This workshop will be held in conjunction with a special appearance and conversation with Mariel Hemingway.

Legacy Of Hope – 2016

Mariel Hemingway. Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter. Academy Award nominee. Prolific author. Mariel talks about how she survived and thrived despite her family’s struggle with mental illness, alcohol, suicide and abuse.

Day of Mindfulness: Transforming Difficult Thinking

This daylong will explore how we can use mindfulness to transform difficult thinking.

Open Art Studio

Don’t miss this wonderful time to be in a peaceful and supportive space as you make art with free supplies!

Art Heals Hearts Annual Art, Music and Poetry Exhibition

You are invited to attend our annual art, music and poetry exhibition benefitting The Ecumenical Center’s Children’s Open Art Studio and programs.

Pathways to Hope

Breaking the stigma of mental illness

Mindfulness Interventions for Treating Anxiety and Depression

Explore evidence for using mindfulness techniques to treat anxiety and depression.

The Art of Perception: Rethinking How We See

The Art of Perception, an innovative professional development program, teaches participants to view and analyze works of art as a vehicle to enhance their observation, perception, and communication skills.

Including communities in promoting mental health in ways that honor principles of self-determination, benefit, justice and equity

Participants in the workshop will become familiar with the specific role promotores have not only in helping other individuals but also in improving community conditions, fighting for social justice and equity to create environments for children and adults can grow up with safety, emotional wellness and opportunities to thrive.

The Promotor Model: the ethical imperative to include patients in improving individual and community health

Dr. Bracho will share how promotoras are trained to deliver quality services to assure benefits to the community and to be aware of their boundaries not only with other health care providers but also in the interactions with the individuals they are helping.

If It Were Easy, Everyone Would Do It: A Review of Ethics, Rules and Best Practices for the Mental Health and Play Therapy Professionals

This program will provide an overview and discussion of state and federal laws, rules and regulations that govern the practice of a mental health professional.

Open Art Studio

with Vicki Williams Patterson

Alamo Counselors Workshop

Presented by The Center’s counselors and staff.

Second Saturday Poetry Circle

with Cyra Dumitru

Art Therapy Training Series – Box it Up!

by Vicki Williams Patterson at The Ecumenical Center

Making Scarves with Ms. Gini Garcia

at The Ecumenical Center

Family Holidays Open House

at The Ecumenical Center

Adopt A Family

at The Ecumenical Center

Open Art Studio

with Vicki Williams Patterson at The Ecumenical Center

Grief and the Holidays

at The Ecumenical Center

Second Saturday Poetry Circle

with Cyra Dumitru

Neurobiology of Play Therapy: How To Improve Our Practice Through Science

Over the past two decades, research has clearly documented the vulnerability of the developing brain and the negative impact of social and emotional trauma on brain functioning.

Child Therapy Training Program – Neurobiology of Play Therapy

with Rick Gaskill at The Ecumenical Center November 12th – 13th

Veteran’s Day Celebration

at The Ecumenical Center

Complicated Grief with M. Katherine Shear, MD

Please watch this space for more details as they become available.

National Speaker Series – Intro to Grief Treatment

by Katherine Shear at The Ecumenical Center

Open Art Studio

with Vicki Williams Patterson at The Ecumenical Center

Hardendale Counselors Workshop

Presented by The Ecumenical Center counselors and staff.

Life After Loss 6 Week Bereavement Group

at The Ecumenical Center October 1st – November 5th

Legacy Of Hope Luncheon

Elizabeth Smart was just 14 years old when she was kidnapped at knifepoint. What followed was a brutal, traumatic 9 month nightmare. Elizabeth Smart will talk about how she survived and her secret to forging a new life. Join us on September 30th at the San Antonio Country Club.

National Speaker Series – Express Yourself!

by Vicki Williams Patterson at The Ecumenical Center

Open Arts Studio

with Vicki Williams Patterson

Life After Loss Facilitator Training

at The Ecumenical Center

Art Heals Hearts Public Reception

at The Ecumenical Center

Art Heals Hearts VIP Reception & Sale

at The Ecumenical Center

Open Art Studio

with Vicki Williams Patterson

National Speaker Series – Treating Complex Trauma

by Christine A. Courtois at The Ecumenical Center

Writing Experience with Poetic Medicine Practitioner

at The Ecumenical Center.

Open Art Studio

with Vicki Williams Patterson at The Ecumenical Center.

Writing Experience with Poetic Medicine Practitioner

at The Ecumenical Center July 22nd and 29th

Art Therapy Training Series – Adventures in 3D

with Play doh, model magic, wet sand, wood assembling and Legos by Vicki Williams Patterson at The Ecumenical Center.

Open Art Studio

with Vicki Williams Patterson at The Ecumenical Center.

Writing Experience with a Poetic Medicine Practitioner

at The Ecumenical Center June 10th, 17th and 24th

API 3 Day Workshop – Attached Parenting

at The Ecumenical Center June 4th – 6th

Open Art Studio

with Vicki Williams Patterson

Ethics in Business Luncheon

at the San Antonio Country Club

Art Therapy Training Series – Dream!

by Vicki Williams Patterson at The Ecumenical Center

Open Art Studio

with Vicki Williams Patterson at The Ecumenical Center

Life After Loss Bereavement Support Group

April 16th – May 21st

Open Art Studio

with Vicki Williams Patterson at The Ecumenical Center.

Advanced Sandtray Therapy

Understanding a Variety of Therapeutic Uses in Play Therapy

Child Therapy Training Session – Sand Tray Workshop

with Linda Homeyer at The Ecumenical Center. March 26th and 27th.

Art Therapy Training Series – Make Magic!

by Vicki Williams Paterson

Open Art Studio

With Vicki Williams Patterson at The Ecumenical Center

Ethics in Practice

Kenda Dalrymple returns! More details to come!…

Ethics and Legal

with Kendra Drumryl at The Ecumenical Center

Baptist Hospital Chaplain’s Meeting

at The Ecumenical Center

Life After Loss Network Luncheon

at The Ecumenical Center

Open Art Studios

With Vicki Williams Patterson at The Ecumenical Center.

NISD Counselors Workshop

Workshop presented by The Ecumenical Center counselors and staff

Clergy Workshop

with Rev. George Mason

Love in the Time of Ebola: How faith and science can come together to dispel fear and bring about healing

Please join us for a working lunch at The Center with Rev. Dr. George Mason, senior pastor at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. Mason will be presenting on lessons learned from a brush with Ebola and serving as the face of faith at the heart of a crisis. He will be followed by a … Continued

Working in the dark, Finding the light

How making art can illuminate confusing and chaotic clinical situations for art, play and verbal therapists.

Art Therapy Training Series

Working in the dark, finding the light