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Spirituality and Psychotherapy: Developing resilience for clients and self

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am MDT

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Spirituality and Psychotherapy: AVOID BURNOUT — PRACTICE WITH PURPOSE

Friday, July 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Join Dr. Paula Gable and Carol O’Dowd in an exploration of practicing with purpose using spirituality in our practice. As healers, therapists, and coaches, we are on our respective journeys of self-transformation. By recognizing our own experiences, we can avoid getting caught up in the storyline of those we serve. We can learn and grow while helping others with their growth in mind, body, and spirit. By doing so, we avoid burnout. When working with clients experiencing pain and/or loss, it is important to connect with them where they are. At the same time, we do not want to become trapped or lost. Engaging with our clients using body, mind, and spirit, we can support the re-discovery of resilience — theirs and ours. Workshop goals are to:

  • Explore tools for using spirituality as part of psychotherapy
  • Review techniques to avoid getting caught in transference issues
  • Share practices for self-reflection to reduce stress
  • Create a community of practitioners

Optional Happy Hour immediately follows: Raise your favorite beverage for a toast and share a blessing for a smile.


Carol O'Dowd
Carol O’Dowd, MPA, MDiv, MI, CAS

Carol O’Dowd, MPA, M.Div., CAS, and Certified Mindfulness Instructor combines western and eastern approaches to support others on their journey through transitions and to ‘re-story’ their trauma, anxiety, and destructive emotions. Rev. O’Dowd combines her 15 years of psychotherapy practices with 10 years of spiritual practice including service as a chaplain, counselor, and Temple minister. Currently she has a private practice at and serves as President of the Colorado Association of Psychotherapists.

She also offers services as a public speaker and workshop facilitator.



Dr. Paula Gable
Dr. Paula Gable

Paula Gable, D.Min., DBA, M.Div., MFTC, ADDC, Certified Jungian Sandplay Therapist, has worked decades at the intersection between psychotherapy and spirituality as an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, Zen practitioner, executive coach, spiritual director, retreat leader, and chaplain. Rev. Dr. Gable has a private, nonprofit practice in Colorado,, and frequently volunteers her services for public speaking engagements, workshops, and retreats.



Event Link: Contact Carol O’Dowd for a link to the event.

Donation: A $10 donation is suggested.

Affiliate: If you are a mental health professional, consider joining our affiliate organization, the Colorado Association of Psychotherapists!


July 16
9:00 am - 10:30 am MDT
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Carol O’Dowd
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Donation: A $10 donation is suggested. Donations support CAP-EDU’s charity mission to present educational events about mental health to the public and mental health professionals of Colorado.

Affiliate: If you are a mental health professional, consider joining our affiliate organization, the Colorado Association of Psychotherapists!