4 CE Hours. Have you ever wondered if you’ve said or done something culturally inappropriate or insensitive to a client? This workshop will provide an introductory examination into the topic of microaggressions, with focus on microaggressions within the counseling process. Microaggressions are brief, everyday indignities and expressions of negative beliefs about an oppressed group. These microaggressions are often unintentional and may be words we speak, actions we take, or woven into the environment we build. Individuals of oppressed cultural identities…Find out more »
Speaker: Bruce Maaser, PhD
Borderline personality disorder clients frustrate, seduce, anger, reject, adore and worry you. Up to date research information, combined with useful clinical techniques, will be presented that will enhance the participants’ daily clinical work. The related topics of self injurious and suicidal behavior will also be reviewed, and related to various causative factors. Learning-by-doing will be paramount in this workshop. In an extended exercise pairs of audience members will take on roles of therapist and client in…
Description: This is an opportunity to experience and learn the Gestalt approach to working therapeutically in group. Unlike many workshops, this one does not have a fixed agenda as the real content is the lives of those present — personal, social and professional. Awareness and meaningful contact is attended to in a manner that allows participants to experience authenticity and integrity in their personal and professional living.
Registration Deadline: prior to start date, or maximum enrollment of 14, whichever comes…
6 CE Hours. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) doesn’t only affect only those who have fought in war zones. We tend to forget the war that continually develops in America’s urban neighborhoods. A study of Chicago’s Cook County Hospital, treating about 2,000 patients a year for gunshots, stabbings and other violent injuries, showed that over 43% had PTSD. Most hospitals do not screen for PTSD because of funding issues. This results in familial discord, employment dysfunction, emotional discontent and social withdrawal.…Find out more »
3 CE Hours. With the average client spending almost 5 hours per day on the web, every clinician needs to understand what clients are up to on-line. Do you feel lost when your clients talk about their Internet use? Do you know the difference between Twitter and Instagram? If you have a difficult time keeping up with your clients’ Internet use, then this is the workshop for you. You will develop a better understanding of the current apps, trends, &…Find out more »
3 CE Hours. Supporting optimal aging for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) involves a biopsychosocial approach to care and services. Contrary to common myths of aging with IDD, the life expectancy of individuals with IDD no longer lags behind the general population. With an average life expectancy, individuals with IDD are facing late life issues comparative to their age group. Throughout the life course, individuals with IDD experience normative age related changes and health conditions similar to their…Find out more »
3 CE Hours. The Internet, social media, and smart phones have changed our lives, but not always for the better. With new technologies come new problems. Mental health professionals must learn the recent research on how social media have accelerated marital infidelity, higher risk sexual behaviors, problems related to online gambling, gaming and pornography; as well as increasing debt. Drawing on the new field of “E” Personality, this workshop will summarize the latest research on how people present themselves differently…Find out more »
6 CE Hours. Families present formidable complexity—generations of history, a labyrinth of relationships, and ongoing individual and family developmental processes. We will make sense of complexity through a family systems perspective, rich case histories, and the opportunity to discuss participants’ case examples. We will then apply these ideas within a collaborative framework for intervention, exploring dialogue, narrative, and the judicious use of our own personalities in helping families transform themselves.
Francis Chiappa, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in individual, family,…
6 CE Hours. Neuropsychology is the study of brain-behavior relationships. Knowledge of brain disorders and how these affect emotional and cognitive functioning is essential to mental health staff working with these clients. Topics reviewed in this workshop will include neuro-anatomy, cognitive functions, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimers’ disease, basic neuropsycho-logical tests, and criteria for making neuropsychological referrals. Neuropsychological interpretation will be demonstrated in the context of multiple case examples. Participants will try their own hands individually or in small groups at…Find out more »
6 CE Hours.This workshop is for professionals working with children, and their families, who are engaged in problematic sexual behaviors. Participants will learn what is meant by sexualized behaviors, their characteristics, the associated myths and assumptions, and the traumagenic dynamics if there has been children abuse. Attention will be given to assessing and understanding the goals of treatment, and the prerequisites for healing and recovery for these children. Useful tools and treatment exercises will be presented.
Paula V. Atwood is the…