3 CE Hours. What is quality life for a human being worth? In mental health, for a century and a half we have seen conventional mental health treatments achieve, at best, modest results; at worst, they can have destructive results that ruin lives. Treatments with modest results include talk therapies, behaviorist interventions and, wisely titrated pharmacological interventions. Disastrous results include pre-frontal lobotomies, forced sterilization, chemical restraint with damaging pharmaceutical compounds, and using the prison system as a default “plan B”…Find out more »
6 CE Hours. Adolescence is an unsettling time for our young people; being able to discern what is normal and abnormal adolescent development is important. You’ll learn about the causes of mood disorders, including depression and their manifestations, and biological and familial factors. Identification of the signs and symptoms of distress and then the various episodes of depression, hypomania, bipolar, and dysthymia disorders will heighten your clinical knowledge. As risks increase, teen suicide has become a serious problem. Adolescent suicide…Find out more »
6 CE Hours. The hope of avoiding Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and aging well fuels interest in cognitive wellness across the world. Researchers now recognize that pathological substrates of AD develop across decades, and most view the clinical expression of this disease as a product of complex interactions of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. Clinical trials of lifestyle interventions that include exercise, cognitive training interventions, eating the Mediterranean diet and engaging in meditation on a regular basis are showing positive clinical…Find out more »
6 CEs (no Ethics credit)
Clinicians often encounter clients that have difficulty verbally expressing problems or are stuck. Sandtray therapy is a projective technique that allows the client to express themselves and potentially see where they are stuck. The basics of sandtray therapy will be discussed quickly in this seminar so most of the time will be centered on the utilization for various problems.
Participants in the workshop will:
1. Attendees will have a working definition of Sandtray Therapy with a rationale for…
6 CE (Ethics/Cultural Competency) Hours. Imagine yourself working with a client who explains to you his decision to live as his preferred gender identity full time and needs your help with the transition process, including hormone treatment therapy and navigating the effects of transphobia. This workshop will provide content knowledge, with a focus on a variety of factors that promote competent professional practice with client/patient populations who identify in the transgender community. You’ll have opportunities to engage in critical reflections…Find out more »
6 CE Hours. 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 anyone…Find out more »
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…
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.