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May 2016

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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Dealing with Resistant Adolescent Clients and Their Families – Cleveland

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

This workshop focuses on strategies of understanding and working with resistance in adolescents and dynamic engagement techniques for building therapeutic alliances. Effective clinical approaches and scenarios for treatment with adolescents and their families will be explored.
Presenter Paula Atwood
Paula V. Atwood is the Vice President, Staffing and Special Projects at Beech Brook of Northeast Ohio. In this position, Ms. Atwood is responsible for the Employer of Choice Initiative, Staff Recruitment and Human Resources. She is also serving as the Clinical Director…

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Power Struggles: How to avoid them and what to do when you are in them – Cincinnati

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

3.0 CE
This training will provide information and interventions to address behavior issues and power struggles with children. Participants will be able to distinguish between four goals of misbehavior and be able to identify when power struggles occur.
Nicolle Moore MS, IMFT
Nicolle Moore is an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant and Trainer for the state of Ohio currently working under the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant awarded to Ohio.
Event Time (beginning & end) Date: 9:00am to 12:15pm 5/18/16
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Understanding Families with Substance Abuse – Cincinnati

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

3.00 CE
This training provides participants with an overview of the lifestyle of families who struggle with substance abuse. Participants will gain knowledge of the environment and lifestyle of families where substance abuse is present and begin to understand possible trauma experienced by young children in these environments.
Nicolle Moore MS, IMFT
Nicolle Moore is an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant and Trainer for the state of Ohio currently working under the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant awarded to Ohio

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Trans-Competent? Working with Transgender Client Populations – Cleveland

May 27 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

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 about gender identity…

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June 2016

Part IV: Advanced Individual DBT Treatment Strategies and Techniques – Hudson

June 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Clarion Inn & Conference Center,
6625 Dean Memorial Pkwy
Hudson, OH 44236 United States

6 CE
This one day workshop is designed for individuals who have attended Part I: An Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy or who have had some exposure to DBT treatment. The goal of this workshop will be to extend beyond basic DBT individual strategies and techniques and move toward more advanced use of DBT individual treatment strategies. Through various role plays, clinical case examples, video-taped client-therapist interactions, and experiential exercises, participants will learn how to incorporate several DBT strategies into their…

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Creating Balance: A toolkit for sustaining health and wellness – Cleveland

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

Our stressed work environments can be a breeding ground for ethical boundary violations in clinical practice as well as impact our ability to engage in effective self care and stress management. This workshop will help participants identify triggers and symptoms of compassion fatigue and offer exercises and valuable tools for creating a path to ongoing wellness and energy building. Yoga, mindfulness, breathing exercises, journaling and expressive arts will be offered as toolkit material.
Presenter Claire Campbell
L. Claire Campbell PCC-S, ATR is…

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De-Escalation and Crisis Intervention Techniques with Children – Cleveland

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

This workshop is for those who are engaged in working with children, some of whom might have experienced abuse and neglect. Come learn about the manifestations of such trauma, triggers for outbursts the children may have and effective de-escalation techniques that can be utilized. Recognizing that these children may experience crisis upon crisis, focus will turn to the elements and phases of crises and feelings and psychological effects of crises. A description of the requisites for effective crisis intervention and…

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Coaching the “Performance Disabled”: Coaching kids with weak executive functions – Cleveland

June 10 - June 12

15 CEs
“Executive functions” is a term used to describe a broad set of cognitive skills that, when working properly, allow students to manage impulses, work in a deliberate and thoughtful manner, and organize their time and materials. When development of these skills is delayed, as is often the case in those with learning disorders, ADHD, behavioral disturbances, or emotional disorders, academic performance suffers, but for reasons not fully understood. For example, a student with dyslexia, although receiving intensive reading intervention,…

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