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March 2016

How Can A Superhero Help Me? Ways Superhero Play Can Help Abused and Neglected Children – Cleveland

March 29 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

CE:6
In this workshop, we will examine the theory of dramatic play and how superheroes have influenced the psychosocial development of children. We will discuss the pros and cons of superhero play, create methods that promote a safe environment for superhero play, and identify ways to use superhero play to build the self-esteem of children and abused and neglected children. Participants will also be provided with tools that can be used to interview children and help children talk about traumatic events.
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April 2016

Sex Trafficking 101: What Mental Health Professionals Need To Know – Cleveland

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

CE:3
Modern day slavery, also known as human sex trafficking, currently occurs at a rate that is 10 times greater than the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the 19th century. The International Labour Organization estimates 4.5 million people are sex trafficked globally, with over 3,000 reported U.S. cases in 2014. A 2010 study conducted by the Ohio Attorney General estimated that more than 1,000 Ohio minors become victims of sex trafficking annually. It is therefore essential that counseling students, professional counselors, and…

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Support in Your Sweatpants: The Pros and Cons of Online Groups – Cleveland

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

CE:3
Traditional therapies take place in clinician’s offices, during regular business hours. Some programs even have in-home support available, but only during traditional office hours. Peer based support is available 24 hours/day via the internet. While most of these groups are not monitored or even facilitated by a licensed clinician, they can often be a source of comfort during times that traditional counseling services are not available. However, there are pitfalls in utilizing this type of support. For example, research has…

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Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program – Cincinnati

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

2.0 CE
Stewards of Children® 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
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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Clinical Supervision – Finding Your Way – Westlake

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

CE:3 ETHICS, PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
Learn about the road to supervision and how to navigate the functions, models, and guidelines of supervision practice. Complete your own “Clinical Roadmap” that identifies your strengths, values and competencies in your work setting. Use the map and workshop resources to keep you and others on a clear road to building strengths-based relationships. As a group, exchange ideas on addressing common employee challenges such as morale, productivity and turnover.
Presenter Rita Abdallah
Rita Abdallah, LISW-S, ACSW, brings over 20…

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Substance Use in the Senior Population: The Baby-Boomers have come of age – Cleveland

April 13 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

CE:6
The senior population is greatly neglected in terms of substance use assessment, intervention, treatment and relapse prevention. In the year 2000, 35 million Americans were 65 years of age and older, and by the year 2030 this number is expected to double. The need for substance use treatment will increase as this age cohort grows. Participants in this program will gain knowledge regarding assessment, intervention, treatment and relapse prevention in the senior population There is also a great need for…

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Critical Events in Psychotherapy Supervision – Oxford

April 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

7 CE
Attendees will be reviewing in-depth, a model of supervision presented by Dr. Nick Ladany. This model identifies the common elements of effective and ineffective supervision and it helps supervisors to gain an understanding of supervisor and therapist multicultural competence. It teaches about supervisees and supervisors secrets in supervision, the elements of supervisor self-disclosure and the complexities of trainee evaluation. Dr. Nick Ladany is a national recognized expert and author Clinical Psychotherapy Supervision and Dean of the School of Leadership…

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Navigating Ethical Grey Areas in Human Services: A Person-Centered Approach – Akron

April 15 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
EMERGE Counseling Services,
900 Mull Avenue
Akron, OH United States
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3 ETHICS CEs available
Ethical decision-making is a vital skill in all human services professions, although professionals often struggle with how to navigate the proverbial grey areas that enter daily clinical life. Examples can fall into all categories, be it dual relationship issues, accepting gifts, and providing quality care regardless of ability to pay. In this workshop, the presenter will entertain dialogue with participants on what their grey areas are in clinical practice that they need the most help addressing. Participants…

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

April 15 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

6 ETHICS, SUPERVISION
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: • Articulate…

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A Person-Centered Approach to Clinical Supervision – Akron

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
EMERGE Counseling Services,
900 Mull Avenue
Akron, OH United States
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3 CE available
Supervision Credit available
This workshop is a departure from traditional workshops in clinical supervision where the emphases tend to be on models of counselor development and approaches specific to clinical supervision. Taking the person-centered values of empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence, this workshop will teach you how to work with supervisees in a manner that will honor their perspectives and experience and thus maximize their development as counselors. Supervisors are encouraged to “step into the shoes” of their…

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