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While this decision has not been an easy one, it is in the best interest of all RTD participants and our local community to move all 2020 workshops to online format. 
As the situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we will provide further communications regarding future workshops.
We appreciate you hanging in here with us, and look forward to learning and growing together this year. Most of all, we wish everyone and their loved ones safety and the best during this unprecedented time.

October 2nd | 1-3 PM | Zoom Workshop

Fostering Authentic Connections Using the Work of Dr. Brené Brown

Jodie Elder, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT
Adjunct Faculty, Southern Methodist University
  1. Identify two fundamental distinctions between shame and guilt
  2. Name three ways shame causes people to avoid authentic connections
  3. Discover three coping techniques for managing shame

Jodie Elder is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University-San Marcos, and a Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Over the past 15 years, Jodie has provided counseling services for children, adolescents, families, couples, and individuals in various agency and private practice settings. Jodie also helps to shape the next generation of counselors through her work as an Adjunct Faculty at Southern Methodist University. She is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator and facilitates counseling work based on Dr. Brené Brown’s research. Jodie truly believes that we are built to be in connection with other people. Accordingly, we function best when our relationships are strong, and we struggle most when our connections are lost or are filled with tension and conflict. Through her work as a counselor, Jodie strives to help people strengthen their relationships and build solid foundations for full, joyful lives.

November 6th | 1-3 PM | Zoom Workshop

High Conflict Families Involved in Custody Cases

Bradley Craig, LMSW-IPR, CFLE
Author of: Between Two Homes

Bradley Craig has his Master’s Degree in Social Work from UTA and is a Licensed Social Worker and Certified Family Life Educator. He is a noted co-parent educator in the North Texas area, and has developed a number of parent education programs for families raising children in two homes. He also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas in Arlington. He began specializing in working with families raising children between two homes in 1993 when he was hired by Tarrant County to conduct social study investigations and provide mediation sessions. He helped them design an orientation for litigating families offered by the county.

In 1998, he developed the Children in the Middle Coparenting Education class. Brad left the County in 1999 to open up a program called Children in the Middle Coparenting Services, Inc., a comprehensive agency designed to help adults raise children between two homes. In addition, he began offering consultation sessions where he would meet with couples and their significant others to develop a shared parenting plan. Children in the Middle Co-parenting Services, Inc. was closed in December of 2003 when Brad was hired to develop and maintain a coparenting program with a social service organization. He is currently in private practice through Between Two Homes® LLC and contracts with

Brad is the author of Between Two Homes series of books and has written curriculum for coparent education programs and has developed educational videos. He has been a guest speaker on many television and radio programs and is often asked to speak at local, state and national conferences on co-parenting issues. He hosted an ongoing cable television series “The Children in the Middle Show,” aimed at educating viewers about both the effects of parental conflict after a separation on children and the services available to help families through co-parenting issues.organizations to provide services to families.


About RTD

Relational Therapists of Dallas is a professional organization for mental health professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area.

We provide networking and continuing education for clinicians who work with relationships, couples, and family systems.

We are a supportive and inclusive community of LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPC’s, LCDC’s, PhD’s, PsyD’s, Psychiatrists (MD’s), in/outpatient treatment facilities, and attorneys (JD’s).


We host almost monthly meetings, with guest speakers, on a wide variety of topics related to relationships, family systems, and mental health.

Meetings occur in February, March, April, May, September, October, and November. They generally occur the first Friday of the month, from 1-3pm.

Prior to each meeting, we host a networking lunch at noon (12pm), hosted by a treatment facility who presents for 10 minutes at the end of the lunch.

By attending all meetings, CEU requirements for most master’s level mental health licensures are completed.

February’s topic is always ethics and lasts 3 hours (1-4pm) to meet CEU requirements for most mental health disciplines. In January, we host a supervisor refresher course which lasts 3 hours and is not included in “participation”. Additionally, we host a holiday party at the end of the year.

These fees are ALL INCLUSIVE, this includes all workshops.

Licensed Professionals: LMFT’s, LPCs, LCSW’s, LCDC’s, PhD’s, MD’s, JD’s, and treatment representatives from in/outpatient facilities. This includes interns and associate licenses.

These fees include all workshops EXCEPT the January Supervision workshop.

Licensed Professionals: LMFT’s, LPCs, LCSW’s, LCDC’s, PhD’s, MD’s, JD’s, and treatment representatives from in/outpatient facilities. This includes interns and associate licenses.

These fees include all workshops, but does NOT include the Supervision or Ethics workshops.

If you pay these fees and want to attend the Supervision and/or Ethics workshop – you will have to pay those workshop fees separately.

Licensed Professionals: LMFT’s, LPCs, LCSW’s, LCDC’s, PhD’s, MD’s, JD’s, and treatment representatives from in/outpatient facilities. This includes interns and associate licenses.

$125 – Pay Here

These fees include all workshops, but does NOT include the Supervision or Ethics workshops.

Students currently enrolled in Graduate School for a mental health discipline with valid Student ID.

$100 – Pay Here


Relational Therapists of Dallas, 2018