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May 2016

Promoting Sleep for Better Functioning – Westlake

May 3 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

Chronic sleep deprivation, even as little as one hour less sleep per night than is needed, has been associated with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, risk-taking, aggression, bullying, sports injuries, diabetes, and more. Given that the most common sleep disorder is a lack of awareness, there is much that mental health and other professionals can do to intervene in this vital determinant of health. This workshop is designed to educate professionals on sleep needs through the lifespan; the most common barriers…

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Brain Health & Cognitive Aging – Cleveland

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Brain health is at the forefront of hot topics today across a variety of industries and has received recent attention worldwide and nationally from healthcare providers, practitioners, researchers, and scientists. Brain Health refers to an individual’s ability to: remember, learn, plan, problem-solve, concentrate, and maintain a clear mind. Brain health is conceptualized in terms of cognitive aging including: attention, memory, decision-making, and language perception and comprehension. Cognitive aging is a lifelong process and can have both positive and negative effects…

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Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program – Middletown

May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

2.0 CE
is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaviors. It offers practical prevention training with a conversational, real-world approach.
Melanie Palmer MA, IMFT-S
Melanie Palmer is an Independently Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with Supervisory Status in Ohio and also maintains licensure in California. She is the Director of Training for Child Focus, Inc, has worked in the outpatient and school-based programs at CFI, and taught a general psychology course at Southwestern College.
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Supervision: Balancing Acts – Cleveland

May 10 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

Did you know that employee turnover rates that are too low, or worker empathy that is too high, can signify risk? Good supervisors know the appropriate balances that are required for optimum client and agency outcomes. This workshop is an in-depth exploration of the balancing acts inherent in good supervision, with attention paid to the balance needed to prevent turnover, burnout, vicarious trauma, and cultural incompetence. This program is appropriate for social workers, psychologists, counselors, and…

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Hypnosis for Behavioral Health Professionals – Akron

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Medical Hypnosis Center for Wellness,
2708 Mogadore Road
Akron, OH 44312 United States

7 CE’s
Introduction to basic concepts of modern medical hypnosis and their application in behavioral health. Topics include nature, depth, indications, contraindications, and applications of hypnosis.
Lecture, demonstration, supervised practice and group discussion of hypnotic induction, deepening and closing techniques, the development and delivery of therapeutic suggestions, use of hypnosis in special situations: place of safety, image rehearsal, ego strengthening, self hypnosis.
Linda Popp, LPCC – Fellow, NBCCH, Diplomate, AAMH, 13 years state psychiatric service, acute receiving and chronic, resocialization populations and 17…

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Part III: An Introduction to DBT Individual Treatment – Hudson

May 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Clarion Inn & Conference Center,
240 E Hines Hill Rd
Hudson, OH 44236 United States
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6 CE
This one day workshop is designed to be an introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and its application to treating individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Participants will become familiar with the theoretical foundations that underlie DBT treatment. In addition, the stages of DBT treatment and the hierarchy of treatment targets designed to structure therapy with borderline clients will be discussed. Several DBT individual treatment strategies will be taught and practiced. Through the use of clinical case examples, video-taped…

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Ethics: Are You In Compliance w/ the State Board of Psychology Rules and Regulations? – Cincinnati

May 13 @ 8:30 am - 12:45 pm

4 Ethics CE
Licensed Psychologists; Bob Stinson, PsyD, JD, LICDC-CS, ABPP, President of OPA will discuss the State Board Rules and Regulations. Goals/Objectives: (1) state what has changed as it relates to biennial registration; (2) be able to articulate the State Board’s new rules pertaining to supervision; (3) explain at least three new rules related to professional conduct; (4) cite to at least two laws outside of the psychology code that directly impact the practice of psychology in Ohio. Emphasis placed…

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Medical Hypnoanalytic Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders: Theory and Diagnostic Tools – Akron

May 13 @ 9:00 am - May 14 @ 5:30 pm
Medical Hypnosis Center for Wellness,
2708 Mogadore Road
Akron, OH 44312 United States

14 CE
In this course participants are introduced to and explore the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures used in identifying, accessing, and resolving unconscious conflicts underlying clinical symptomatology. An explanation of how and why Medical Hypnoanalysis works is prefaced by historical antecedents, theory of pathology formation and system specific hierarchy of survival. In this context, diagnostics (initial consultation, word association exercise, dream analysis) are explored and integrated as an initial step, problem identification in this brief, psychodynamic, directed form of psychotherapy.
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10 Major Practice Problem Areas for Mental Health Professionals – Akron

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

3 Ethics CE
Mr. Glennon J. Karr, is an Attorney in Columbus who has been very involved for many years dealing with legal issues relating to the mental health field. He teaches courses on HIPAA, confidentiality and duty to warn as well as ethics. He serves as legal counsel to many mental health organizations around the State of Ohio. This workshop will provide an overview of potential problem areas involving high conflict divorce/custody situations, records issues, including releasing records and responding…

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Say Something Useful: The Art of Generative Conversation – Cleveland

May 17 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

Across all approaches to counseling and therapy, whether working with individuals, couples, or families, the art is in knowing what might be useful and knowing when and how to say it. We will explore the power of narrative, collaboration, dialogue, deeper listening, and the careful use of our own personalities.
Presenter Francis Chiappa
Francis Chiappa, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in individual, family, couple and group therapy. Since 1982, he has served as President of Horizons Counseling Services, Inc., an independent…

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