Training For Clinicians
August 8-10, 2024


Bethesda Workshops
“Happens in Experience, Healed in Experience”

ACEP No. SP-4619

Experiential Therapy Training for Clinicians

Helping our clients heal often requires a dynamic and flexible approach that compliments traditional therapies. Jim Cress, MA, LCMHC, CSAT will help professionals understand the use of experiential therapy and psychodrama techniques during this interactive training event at Bethesda Workshops. Jim brings a Christian faith-based perspective to this powerful method of treatment.

Learn techniques to help your client become free of painful, unhappy, or otherwise bad feelings from past experiences, change the nature of their current and future relationships, and live up to their full potential. Participants will understand the use of experiential therapy in the treatment of many types of issues including deeper woundedness.

  • Learn the foundational elements of experiential therapy and psychodrama techniques
  • Gain practical, hands-on experience applying experiential methods
  • Understand/practice the use of experiential therapy in the treatment of issues such as trauma, attachment repair, anger, addictions, and family-of-origin wounds
  • Learn how to create group safety through mindfulness techniques and experiential warm-up exercises
  • See how to facilitate group feedback and sharing

Experiential exercises can be used in conjunction with different styles of traditional talk therapy and will include exercises for use with individuals, couples, and groups.

Join us for this powerful, faith based training event with like-minded professionals.

August 8-10, 2024

Thursday, August 8, 2024 – 9:00am – 5:30pm
Friday, August 9, 2024 – 8:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday, August 10, 2024 8:30am – 3:30pm

This event will be held in person at our facility in Nashville, TN. 

Happens in Experience-Healed in Experience: Experiential Therapy Training for Clinicians has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Bethesda Workshops is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-4619.

Register by July 18, 2024 for Early Bird Pricing

$950 before July 18th, $1050 after July 18th


Jim Cress is a Licensed Professional Counselor certified in several modalities including Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist and Certified Daring Way Facilitator. He is an expert in experiential therapy. He regularly trains others in its use, and employs it as his primary method of working with clients. He specializes in intensive counseling for those struggling with sex addiction, partners of sex addicts, marital counseling, trauma, and abuse. Jim has been walking his own healing journey for 30-plus years and brings compassion, wisdom, humor and truth-telling to all he does. He led sexual addiction workshops for Bethesda Workshops for six years. He now works closely with healers in many arenas, teaching, training, speaking and conducting workshops.

Jim Cress