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October 2016

Understanding How Culture Impacts Supervision – Westlake

October 8 @ 8:30 am - 12:45 pm

4 CEU (Cultural Competency/Ethics)
A supervisor’s ability to connect with a supervisee (employee or intern) is critical to a healthy work environment and positive outcomes for clientele. This relationship is enhanced if the supervisor has an understanding of that person’s dominant culture. In this workshop, participants will learn cultural interventions to make the supervisory relationship more beneficial to the supervisor, supervisee and the clients served by their agency.
Julia Ellifritt, LISW-S, has extensive experience in the fields of hospice and bereavement care.…

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Part II: Advanced DBT Group Skills Training – Hudson

October 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

6 CE
This one day workshop is designed for those who have attended Part I: An Introduction to DBT Group Skills Training or for those who are interested in advancing their knowledge of DBT skills. The four modules of DBT group skills training taught in Part I will be expanded upon. In addition, several new DBT skills, such as the Addiction Skills, TIPS, Cope Ahead, Check the Facts, Problem Solving, and STOP will be introduced. 6 CEUs will be awarded upon…

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Spirituality as a Resource in Psychotherapy – Cleveland

October 14 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

6 CEU
Are you intrigued by the possibilities for integrating spirituality into your work in psychotherapy, but don’t know where to start? In this workshop, you’ll develop skills in assessing spiritual beliefs even when you have minimal personal knowledge about specific religious groups, in distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy expressions of spiritual beliefs, and in recognizing the impact of your own beliefs and values on the process of psychotherapy. You’ll learn how to be open and welcoming of your clients’ spiritual…

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Facing Suicide: Applying What We Know to Assessment, Prevention and Intervention with the Suicidal Client – Columbus

October 15 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

6 CE Ethics
Suicidal crises occur without discrimination across age, race, ethnic, gender, education, and economic groups. Many clinicians feel illprepared to confidently address suicide risk. Assessing and intervening becomes more harrowing when we are not aware of cultural differences in risk and protective factors. Workshop attendees will become familiar with suicide statistics, epidemiology, suicide risk and protective factors across diverse age, ethnic, and cultural groups. Attendees will increase in skill in assessing suicide risk and eliciting suicidal ideation from individuals who are reluctant to disclose, and will be able to identify…

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Pain Psychology 101: Essential Skills for Behavioral Health Providers – Cleveland

October 21 @ 8:30 am - 11:45 am

3 CE 
Pain is now considered a public health crisis. With more than 100 million adults in the U.S. living with pain, “calls to action” have proliferates, all emphasizing the need for enhanced pain training and education across disciplines. Behavioral health providers have an important role in treating and educating the person with pain. This presentation will identify the key issues when working with the person with pain including the major psychosocial factors impacting pain, treatment approaches and special topics such as addiction and chronic pain.
About the Speakers:
Sara Davin,…

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DSM-5 and ICD-9/10: Controversies, Ethical Use and Supervision Issues – Cleveland

October 21 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

6 CEU (3 Ethics)
This workshop summarizes the controversies over DSM-5, the changes from DSM-IV-TR, the role of ICD codes and the ethical use of the manual in light of all the changes. Supervision issues discussed will include training therapists to move between ICD and DSM, HIPAA transition plans for ICD codes, and how to stay focused on quality client care while living through the transition from DSM-IV-TR. Learning Objectives: Upon conclusion of the program, participants will be able to: •…

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Assessing for Eating Disorders in a General Practice and Knowing When to Refer – Akron

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

3 CEs, no ethics
Objectives-
1. What are the different types of Eating Disorders, they symptoms, the risk factors, and the statistics?
2. How to assess for Eating Disorders in your general practice; with a client or with parents of a client.
3. How to assess the risks to inform your referrals to different levels of care and what each level entails?
4. Learn Ideas of What to Say and Not Say to Eating Disorder clients or any client and why no matter what you…

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Obesity and Eating Disorders – Cleveland

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

3 CE 
Obesity is a national and international epidemic with far reaching health, financial, and population consequences. Psychological aspects of obesity, including the psychological and behavioral contributors to obesity, are important to understanding the disease. In addition, psychological interventions offer incremental value to the multidisciplinary team approach to obesity treatment. This workshop will focus on understanding the psychology of obesity and developing skills in psychological intervention for obesity. In addition, the workshop will highlight the role of the psychologist in treating eating disorders such as Binge Eating Disorder (BED) that are…

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Treatment Modalities for Eating Disorders and the Team Approach – Akron

October 21 @ 1:15 pm - 4:30 pm

3 CEs, no ethics
Objectives-
1. What are the common treatment techniques and resources for eating disorders?
2. Other techniques clients respond to: Shame Resilience/ “Daring Way”, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, and the Behavioral Decoding Method.
3. Learn the importance of Spiritual Integration
4. Explore Why a Team Approach to Care is Needed
Presented by Tiffany M. Ingersoll, MA, LPCC-S
For over six years Tiffany has been treating individuals and their families to find recovery from Eating Disorders and learn how to maintain recovery. She has sought out…

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When Clients Identify as Cisgender Demisexual Panromantic: Understanding Sexual and Romantic Orientations – Westlake

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

3 CEU
What does it mean when clients identify as demisexual or gray-romantic? What are the differences between sexual and romantic orientations? How can I better relate to my transgender clients? This interactive and informative presentation explores the differences between romantic and sexual orientations, provides LGBTQQIA sensitive interventions, and integrates relevant case studies to promote a deeper understanding of LGBTQQIA terminology. Resources will be provided that may be helpful in supporting romantic and sexual minority persons.
Stacey Diane A. Litam, ABD, M.A.,…

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