Parkhurst Associates
Mental Health Services
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Intimacy and Relationship Weekend Workshops

A day and a half program of information about the workings of relationships, presentations of psychological findings about intimacy, experiential groups seeking to uncover barriers to intimacy, self-esteem and body-image discussions, mindfulness- meditation for self-efficacy, and group support for creating changes in the way one approaches dating and mating.

This specialty program is designed for people who are experiencing dissatisfaction in their personal life. Participants often express a sense of never having been able to succeed in a relationship, or others sometimes are coming out of relationship and are questioning themselves about what went wrong.

Leaders of the workshops are mental health professionals in the private practice of Parkhurst Associates Mental Health Services, who deal on a daily basis with individual clients suffering depression and anxiety about finding a mate. Participants also benefit from the experience
of a sports psychologist. Some portion of the registration fee may be reimbursable by individual’s health insurance plans.

The current workshops are held in the meeting rooms of the Carlyle Suites, an intimate, boutique hotel in the residential neighborhood of Dupont Circle. The comfortable surroundings also allow a sense of privacy and confidentiality to participants. Street parking is easy and free
on the weekends, and Metro is only two blocks away.

Cost of Workshops

Includes reference materials and refreshments at breaks.

Standard registration   $295
Early registration (10% savings)   $265


Cancellation Policy

Refunds for cancelled registrations may be requested until two weeks prior to the workshop.
A $50 cancellation fee will be subtracted from the refund. No refunds are available less than
two weeks before the workshop begins, and no partial refunds are available for single-day
attendance. In the unlikely event that the workshop is cancelled for any reason, registrants
may elect to register for a subsequently scheduled workshop, or a full refund will be offered.

Program Agenda

Saturday (9 am - 5 pm)
9:00 - 9:30 am   Registration and coffee
9:30 - 10:00 am   Welcome and overview
10:00 - 11:30 am   Relationship principles and self-assessment
11:30 am - 12:00 pm   Applied relationship exercise
12:00 - 12:30 pm   Icebreaker activity for men’s and women’s groups
12:30 - 1:30 pm   Lunch break
1:30 - 2:30 pm   Break-out group sessions
2:30 - 3:45 pm   Building mindfulness in relationships
3:45 - 4:00 pm   Break
4:00 - 5:00 pm   Enhancing self-esteem and assertiveness
Sunday (9 am - 12 pm)
9:00 - 9:15 am   Arrival and coffee
9:15 - 10:00 am   Group discussion
10:00 - 11:15 am   Social skills exercise
11:15 am - 12:00 pm   Wrap-up activities