January 26, 2015
Instructor: Joni Kryscki, Ph.D. (http://www.mopsohio.com/trainer-bios.html)
This 6 hour training is designed to help practitioners understand fundamental concepts underlying the treatment of sexually aggressive youth. It outlines basic concepts used in treatment with sexualIy aggressive youth as well as identifying factors to consider in individualizing treatment with this population. Indications and contraindications for various approaches are discussed within the context of factors presented by the client and influencing the sexually aggressive behavior. Treatment goals for working with this population are outlined. Techniques and approaches for addressing these goals are presented and discussed, including the use of homework assignments. It further provides some basic techniques for addressing resistance and denial. Content areas for treatment goals include safety planning, supervision, healthy sexual identity and behaviors, factors contributing to sexually aggressive behavior, victim empathy and victim impact, and relapse prevention planning. Because successful treatment involves the internalization of skills by the sexual aggressor, emphasis will be placed on approaches that help youth to internalize skills effectively and decrease risks for further sexual acting out. Lecture, discussion, and case examples will be utilized in presentation of this material.
Understand the basic concepts and constructs for the treatment of sexually aggressive youth.
Discuss treatment modalites used to individualize treatment.
Learn techniques for helping sexually aggressive youth increase healthy sexual behavior including skills to increase emotional and cognitive awareness, altering learned patterns of behavior,victim empathy and safety planning.
State and explain the components of an effective treatment program.
Given relevant case information, be able to create relevant individualized treatment plans.
Describe relapse prevention and be able to demonstrate the ability to create an appropriate safety plan.
Identify and implement tecniques to facilitate skills related to increasing developmentally appropriate sexual behavior.
Factors to Consider for Treatment and Individualization of Treatment
Establishing Safety Planning
Developing a Healthy Sexual Identity
Gaining Insight into Sexual Acting Out Behavior
Developing Victim Empathy/Impact
Developing Socio-Sexualization Skills
Establishing a Relapse Prevention Plan
Participants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists
To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sexually-abusive-behavior-series-part-v-treatment-of-sexually-aggressive-youth-registration-13725392017
Last day of registration: January 23, 2015
January 23, 2015
6 CEs offered.
Suicide is an issue most clinicians will be faced with during their years of practice. Determining the differences between self-harming or suicidal behavior is often difficult. Dr. Barrett will share various approaches to conducting a thorough suicide risk assessment based on clinical research and clinical practice with a variety of high risk clients. This workshop will identify suicide potential from the latest clinical research on risk factors, the impact of mental disorders, social stressors, and neurobiological and psychological vulnerability. The use of various assessment forms and interventions will be discussed and viewed on video demonstrations.
Identify the prevalence of suicide in the United States
Identify the differences between suicidal and self harming behaviors
Identify the top 5 challenges when working with suicidal clients
Define the different levels of suicidal thoughts
Understand the basics of the neurobiology of suicidal thinking an behaviors
Identify evidenced based and practical interventions
Patricia E. Barrett, PhD, LPCC-S, LSW serves on the clinical team at EMERGE Counseling Services. She has worked with individuals who have severe mood, trauma, and personality disorders for over 20 years. She has completed over 180 hours of education, done research and taught in the area of suicide and self-harming behaviors with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Pat has been invited to speak to veteran associations regarding suicide and traumatic brain injury.
EMERGE will accept registrations the day of if space permits.
January 22, 2015
Instructor: William L. Hegarty, JD, Deputy Director, Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
CE/Us: 3 Ethics CE for Ohio Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists
This three hour training will provide an overview of the structure and role of the Counselor, Social Worker Marriage and, Family Therapy Board. Particular focus will be placed on the investigative unit of the Board as well as the types of complaints commonly received. Audience questions and case studies will be used to facilitate discussion about relevant ethical concerns and issues commonly encountered by clinicians.
• Increase knowledge of the role of the CSWMFT Board.
• Increase awareness of ethical issues commonly encountered by clinicians.
• Discuss issues that will hopefully prevent licensees from violating the Code of Professional Conduct.
• Be able to state the role of a state regulatory Board.
• Identify changes in the laws and rules governing ethical behavior for Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists in the State of Ohio.
• Demonstrate knowledge of the investigative / disciplinary role of the CSWMFT Board.
1. Introduction to the Ohio CSWMFT Board
2. Investigative Role of the Board
3. Update on changes in the ethical code of conduct
4. Common investigative issues
5. Case studies and group discussion
Participants: Counselors, Social Workers and other trained others in the Mental Health Field
To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ohio-cswmft-board-ethical-behavior-and-conduct-registration-13637721793
Last day of registration: January 21, 2015
January 16, 2015
Instructor: Brad Hedges, Ph.D., PCC-S, Psychologist and Erin Davis, Ph.D., Psychologist (http://www.mopsohio.com/trainer-bios.html)
This training serves as an introduction to objective mental health assessment tools, primarily focusing on the use and understanding of the MMPI/MMPI-A, Behavioral Assessment System for Children, and Conners Behavioral Rating Scales.
Understand the core qualities of Objective Testing.
Understanding the appropriate use of the MMPI and basic impetration of the instrument.
Understanding the appropriate use of objective behavioral assessment tools and their interpretation.
Explain the role of psychological assessment and how it applies to solving clinical problems.
Demonstrate hands-on mastery of administration, scoring, and basic interpretation of the MMPI-2, MMPI-A.
Demonstrate hands-on mastery of administration, scoring, and basic interpretation, and certain self-report measures.
What is “Objective Testing”
Contrast Objective to Non-Objective Testing
Defining Reliability, Validity, and Item “difficulty”
Understanding Standard Error Of Measurement, Type I and Type II Errors, “Efficient” Test and Scaling Issues
When should you not use an objective test?
MMPI-2 and MMPI-A
Behavioral Assessment System for Children—2
Conners Rating Scale 3rd Edition
Participants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists
To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-and-interpreting-objective-measures-and-rating-scales-registration-13699211711
Last day of registration: January 16,2015
January 14, 2015
Instructor: Bradley Hedges, Ph.D.,PCC-S, Psychologist (http://www.mopsohio.com/trainer-bios.html)
The DSM V was released in May 2013, 13 years since the last revision with much controversy and debate. This training is designed to assist clinicians in understanding the changes that have been made with an emphasis on the implications of the changes in clinical practice.
Gain working knowledge of the DSM-V diagnostic criteria and differential diagnosis.
Understand implications for application to clinical practice.
Participants will be able to describe the DSM-5’s development process.
Participants will be able to identify 5 key differences in the structure of diagnosis promoted in the DSM-5.
Participants will understand the DSM-5′s approach to understanding the term “Clinically Significant.”
Participants will be able to identify the key differences in diagnosis between the DSM IV and the DSM-5.
Participants will be able to apply the DSM-5 to clinical case review.
Participants will be able to identify implications for their practice.
Development of DSM V
Changes in each section
Implications of changes
Note: Please bring your DSM IV and DSM 5 if you have them.
To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-overview-of-the-dsm-5-changes-registration-13038158483
Last day of registration: January 13, 2015
January 5, 2015
Instructor: Brad Hedges, Ph.D., PCC-S, Psychologist (http://www.mopsohio.com/trainer-bios.html)
CE/Us: 4 for Ohio Counselors and Social Workers that should count towards supervisory endorsement, 4 CEUs for Psychologists
The mechanics of being a good supervisor often serves as a barrier to clinicians moving into a supervisory role. This workshop is designed to help clinicians become good supervisors and to learn to comply with legal requirements by learning to manage the supervisory relationship and document the relationship.
Understand the importance of creating a structure / plan for supervision.
Understand the supervisory process and it’s relationship to ethical codes and state mandates for mental health professionals.
Become familiar with required documents and their contribution to structuring the supervisory session.
Participants demonstrate ability to establish the supervisory relationship through the development of a supervisory contract.
Participants will verbally identify specific strategies for structuring supervision sessions.
Participants will demonstrate the ability to identify and use supervisory documentation to comply with Ohio laws regarding supervision.
Acquiring Supervisees/Supervisee Recruitment
Structuring Supervision Sessions
Initial Documentation including Scope of Practice, Supervision Contract, Disclosure Statement, and Supervisory Relationship Statement
Using Supervisory Logs
Endorsement of Supervisees
Participants: Counselors and Social Workers who are seeking supervisory endorsement, Psychologists
Note: It is strongly recommended that participants attend the Introduction to Supervision training first; however, it is not required.
To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/supervision-series-management-and-administration-registration-13751730797
Last day of registration: Friday, January 2, 2015
December 22, 2014
Instructor: Bradley Hedges, Ph.D.,PCC-S, Psychologist and Catherine Pastel, MS, PC (http://www.mopsohio.com/trainer-bios.html)
CE/Us: 4 for Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists
Alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse and AOD abuse−related problems are among society’s most pervasive medical and social concerns. This training is designed to help mental health professionals to develop the skills needed to assess AOD issues in our clients by understanding the frequency of AOD misuse, learning how to gather appropriate data, and identifying appropriate intervention recommendations.
Participants will understand the current AOD misuse taxonomy system
Participants understand base rates for AOD misuse
Participants will learn to gather appropriate data for assessing AOD misuse
Participatns will leanr to provide good intervention recommendations.
Base Rate data
Structure of assessment interview
To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aod-series-assessment-of-aod-registration-12289515271
Last day of registration:Friday, December 19, 2014
December 15, 2014
Instructor: Bradley Hedges, Ph.D. (http://www.mopsohio.com/trainer-bios.html)
CE/U’s: 6 for Ohio Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists
Assessing sexual offenders is perhaps one of the most challenging populations to evaluate because of the complexity of their clinical presentation and the significant implications of the assessment. This training attempts to provide participants with a framework for understanding the sexual offender assessment and an overview of commonly used assessment techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to apply the concepts presented in the training to a complex case.
Become familiar with the issues related to sexual offender assessment.
Increase exposure to types of assessment.
Increase familiarity with the tools associated with sexual offender assessment.
Define the key elements to sexual offender assessment.
Compare and contrast current types of assessment and their strenghts and weaknesses.
Demonstrate ablity to gather data necessary for sex offender assessments.
Apply the concepts presented to a presented case.
Overview of the “meaning” of sex
Purpose of assessments
Types of assessments
Etiology of Sexual Deviancy
Understanding issues of actuarial assessment and classification issues
“Poor Man’s Risk Assessment”
Developmental Risk Assessment
Contextual Risk Assessment
Particpants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, and other trained others in the Mental Health Field
Level: Introductory – Intermediate
Prerequisites: Sexually Abusive Behavior Series: Part 1, 2 and 3.
To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sexually-abusive-behavior-series-part-iv-intro-to-sex-offender-assessment-registration-12289449073
Last day of registration: Friday, December 12, 2014
December 11, 2014
Instructor: Mary Lewis, Ph.D. (http://mopsohio.com/trainer-bios.html)
Program Description: This 4 hour training will speak to the emotional and mental challenges that are commonly experienced by individuals in the later stages of human development. Participants will increase their understanding of the mental and emotional challenges often associated with the aging process, their knowledge of interventions appropriate to this population, and their awareness of relevant social, family, cultural, and ethical issues.
Increase awareness of mental health issues relevant to older individuals.
Understand the unique facets of mental health assessment and diagnosis with older adults.
Increase knowledge of techniques, tools, and resources.
Understand the role of safety, family dynamics, and culture in treatment planning.
Objectives: At the end of this training participants will be able to:
Differentiate between factual and mythical beliefs and views, and concerns about aging and the aging experience.
Identify empirically based treatment approaches appropriate to older adults.
Recognize mental health disorders and the symptoms unique to the elderly population.
Introduction, Goals and Objectives
Myths vs. Facts
Issues in Mental Health Diagnosis
Mental Health Assessment
Other considerations to consider in the treatment of older adults
Case Studies and group discussion
Participants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, General Audiences
Level: Intermediate, Advanced
To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/life-span-development-mental-health-and-the-aging-population-registration-12560804705
Last day of registration: Wednesday, December 10, 2014
December 8, 2014
2 MCE credits awarded to participants (non-ethics) 7-9 p.m.
Dr. Boehm will discuss treatments for Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Addiction. Dr. Jaskiw will discuss recent developments and the efficacy of the newer Anti-Psychotic medications.
Gregory X. Boehm, M.D. is triple-board certified in Psychiatry, Child-Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.
George Jaskiw, M.D. is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Neurology.
Deadline for registration: by 12 noon on Friday, December 5, 2014