6 CE Hours. Creative play is critical to children’s development. This workshop will present materials to assist participants in understanding the importance of play in child development and the work of play for children. We’ll identify the problems that occur when children cannot play appropriately due to issues of abuse and/or neglect. Participants will learn the theoretical importance of play therapy. Psychologists, social workers, and counselors will learn how to use different toys to help the interview process and how…Find out more »
6 CE Hours. Feeling overwhelmed by the “emotional flooding” or “defensive wall” going on with your personality-disordered clients? Finding yourself bewildered when seeking to understand these difficult client’s reactions? Schema Therapy illuminates a clear framework for understanding the structure and dynamics of Personality Disorders, as well as other common clinical presentations. You will develop an understanding of how maladaptive Schemas influence and shape a client’s emotional world, and how effective therapy can begin to reshape these emotions. Schema Therapy has…Find out more »
3 CE Hours. Trauma has a huge impact on adolescent development. Therapeutic intervention is crucial. Utilizing group work with adolescents in strongly recommended, so our workshop focus will be on the principles of group therapy in these situations. We’ll discuss clinical approaches of psychotherapy/psychodynamic, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and integrated treatment of complex trauma for adolescent groups. The unique role of the group therapist will be highlighted.
Paula V. Atwood is the Vice President, Staffing and Special Projects at Beech Brook…
3 CE Hours. Motivation can play a critical role in facilitating change. The maintenance of motivation is critical to a client’s ability to benefit from treatment as opposed to relapsing. This workshop will identify the clinical application of motivational interviewing. Participants will learn and have the opportunity to practice using motivational interviewing techniques as an intervention to elicit behavior change by helping clients to address and resolve their ambivalence.
Amy Burzinski is a licensed clinical social worker who is currently a…
6 CE – Ethics
Be introduced to the terminology related to variables of gender nonconformance and fluidity.
Be introduced to professionals and persons with direct experience with gender nonconforming individuals in order to gain insight into the many variables and complications that they face.
Learn about some of the medical procedures and considerations related to gender transition.
Learn about the psychological aspects involved in coming to terms with gender dysphoria and processing experiences related to being gender nonconforming.
Learn how families are impacted by…
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 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 »