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July 31, 2015

Early Intervention for Injured Workers: OPA’s Program for BWC – Cincinnati

6 CE
This workshop will prepare psychologists to understand and use a strategic early intervention model with injured workers. Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of early biopsychosocial assessment and treatment to increase successful return to work. The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation will be allowing injured workers who are at risk of not returning to work to be referred for assistance. OPA’s BWC Taskforce has developed a Strategic Early Intervention Program that is one of three and the only Ohio program that has been favorable reviewed by the BWC. OPA’s program will be one of the options available for physician referrals.

This workshop will educate psychologists about this treatment program and provide documentation that you have participated in this training.
Speakers: David P. Schwarts, PhD; Gary Sipps, PhD; Tom Heitkemper, PhD

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Start: July 31, 2015 8:00 am
End: July 31, 2015 8:00 am
Venue: Lindner Center of Hope
Phone: 513.536.4673
Address:
4075 Old Western Row Rd., Mason, OH 45040, Mason, Ohio, OH, 45040, United States
Cost: $150 OPA Members; $180 Non-OPA Members; $100 Students

July 25, 2015

Discover More of Yourself: An Introduction to the Enneagram, Sensory Styles, & 5 Elements – Independence

6 CEUs offered for workshop by Doug J. Moore, Ph.D.

Learn about yourself using three different yet complementary systems that illuminate aspects of your personality. The Enneagram offers a map of 9 essential life strategies. The Sensory Styles show how you perceive life differently when your primary sense is auditory, visual, kinesthetic, or mental. The 5 Elements walk you through the rhythms of your life that correspond with the seasons. Each invites an exploration of yourself and a path for change & growth.

Doug is a psychologist, life-coach, and spiritual director who blends traditional psychological methods with the practice of mindfulness, the wisdom of the Enneagram, and the application of principles from Energy Medicine & Energy Psychology.

For more information or to register: www.dougjmoore.com/summerthriving

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Start: July 25, 2015 9:00 am
End: July 25, 2015 4:30 pm
Venue: Cleveland Center for Conscious Living
Phone: 216-462-0538
Address:
6611 Rockside Rd., Suite 215, Independence, OH, 44131, United States
Cost: 135

July 24, 2015

The Mindful Therapist: Science, Skills, Self, Spirit – Akron

6 CEs offered

Participants in the workshop will:
1. Learn the fundamentals of “interpersonal neurobiology”, and the growing body of science supporting mindfulness as a way of “being” in the world as an orientation to the practice of psychotherapy
2. Learn how mindfulness enhances the ability of a practitioner to be more effective in session
3. Learn specific mindfulness-based skills to utilize in practice
4. Participate in exercises to enhance self-awareness and develop mindfulness skills
5. Explore and discuss the intersection of mindfulness and spirituality

Register at emerge.org
Presenter- John Ropar, PhD, LPCC
Dr. Ropar is originally from Pittsburgh. After graduating from John Carroll University in 1972 he returned there, taught and coached basketball for twelve years in Catholic high schools, and spend several years as an Athletic Director and Vice Principal. In 1985 he entered the Masters’ program in Community Counseling at Duquesne University, completing his degree in 1987. From 1985-1990 he worked fro a Circle C Group Homes where he was a program director for two years, then clinical director for his final three years. In 1990 he began his doctoral work at the University of Akron in Counselor Education. His program led him back to John Carroll for his doctoral internship where he was hired in the Counseling Center after completing his internship. He became the center’s director in 1997 and remained there until the spring of 2012 when he left and began programs and workshops on mindfulness and meditation to teacher’s groups, parents, and was a keynote speaker at the Ignatian Spirituality Project completed a two year training program in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and has been a spiritual director for eleven years. He has traveled to Ecuador, El Savador, Honduras, Rwanda, and to many areas in the United States with student groups and individually in support of issues of social justice and faith. He is married to Eileen Goodall Ropar and has helped raise three wonderful stepdaughters.

*EMERGE is a Christian outpatient Mental Health Center located in Akron, OH.

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Start: July 24, 2015 9:00 am
End: July 24, 2015 4:30 pm
Venue: EMERGE Counseling Services
Phone: 800-621-5207
Address:
900 Mull Avenue , Akron, OH, 44313, United States
Cost: $99 before July 10, $119 after July 10.

July 10, 2015 – July 12, 2015

Gestalt Experience Workshop: An Introduction to Gestalt – Cleveland

#CE: 16.5
Description: We invite you to participate in a Gestalt Experience Workshop (GEW) and learn how a Gestalt approach can help you to build more productive and satisfying personal and professional relationships. This workshop focuses on increasing your self-awareness and supporting your learning through direct, present experience and respectful exchange with others. Our skilled faculty facilitators create a space in which to explore, observe, practice and discuss interpersonal interactions. In addition, core elements of Gestalt methods are explained to help you to integrate your learning.
Deadline for Registration: prior to start date, or maximum enrollment of 16 (whichever comes first)

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Start: July 10, 2015 1:00 pm
End: July 12, 2015 1:00 pm
Venue: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland
Phone: 2164210468
Address:
1588 Hazel Drive, Cleveland, OH, 44106, United States
Cost: 275.00

Part 4: Professional Responsibilities and Legal/ Ethical Issues in Supervision – Columbus

6 CE’s includes ethics
Description of program:
Curriculum includes ethical and legal issues in supervision; regulatory issues including Ohio laws, including supervision laws/rules, professional standards, credentialing processes; route of reporting ethical violations, confidentiality and maintaining professionalism, professional boundaries and how supervision can help clinicians maintain ethical/legal standards.

Presenter: Paula J. Britton, Ph.D.
Paula is a professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at John Carroll University. She is a licensed psychologist and a PCC-S, with over thirty years of diverse clinical experience including an administrator and supervisor in a family service agency, a project director of a large research grant, and a clinician in a private practice. She has given over 100 local, state, and national professional presentations and workshops in the areas of supervision and ethics as well as authoring numerous publications. Additionally, she is a supervisor of master level therapists in private practice, doctoral interns, and practicum/Internship students. She recently won the 2014 North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) Outstanding Supervisor Award, which honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding work as a supervisor in a university, community/mental health counseling, or school setting.

To Register: www.paulabritton.com

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Start: July 10, 2015 8:30 am
End: July 10, 2015 3:35 pm
Venue: Courtyard by Marriott, Columbus West
Address:
2350 Westbelt Drive, Columbus, OH, 43228, United States
Cost: $120.00

July 9, 2015

Part 3: Management and Administration: Supervisory Issues – Columbus

6 CE’s
Description of program: Curriculum includes organizational processes and procedures for supervisee recordkeeping, reporting and monitoring of supervisee’s cases; program goals , methods of needs assessment and program development; Ohio laws and professional standards, research and evaluation; agency or institutional policies and procedures, roles and responsibilities of supervisors and supervisees, multiple roles of supervisors; strategies to help supervisees advance to optimum performance, productivity and job satisfaction and preventing burnout.

Presenter: Paula J. Britton, Ph.D.
Paula is a professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at John Carroll University. She is a licensed psychologist and a PCC-S, with over thirty years of diverse clinical experience including an administrator and supervisor in a family service agency, a project director of a large research grant, and a clinician in a private practice. She has given over 100 local, state, and national professional presentations and workshops in the areas of supervision and ethics as well as authoring numerous publications. Additionally, she is a supervisor of master level therapists in private practice, doctoral interns, and practicum/Internship students. She recently won the 2014 North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) Outstanding Supervisor Award, which honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding work as a supervisor in a university, community/mental health counseling, or school setting.

To Register: www.paulabritton.com

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Start: July 9, 2015 8:30 am
End: July 9, 2015 3:35 pm
Venue: Courtyard by Marriott, Columbus West
Address:
2350 Westbelt Drive, Columbus, OH, 43228, United States
Cost: $120.00

July 8, 2015

Part 4: Professional Responsibilities and Legal/ Ethical Issues in Supervision – Columbus

6 CE’s includes ETHICS

Description of program:
Curriculum includes ethical and legal issues in supervision; regulatory issues including Ohio laws, including supervision laws/rules, professional standards, credentialing processes; route of reporting ethical violations, confidentiality and maintaining professionalism, professional boundaries and how supervision can help clinicians maintain ethical/legal standards.

Presenter: Paula J. Britton, Ph.D.
Paula is a professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at John Carroll University. She is a licensed psychologist and a PCC-S, with over thirty years of diverse clinical experience including an administrator and supervisor in a family service agency, a project director of a large research grant, and a clinician in a private practice. She has given over 100 local, state, and national professional presentations and workshops in the areas of supervision and ethics as well as authoring numerous publications. Additionally, she is a supervisor of master level therapists in private practice, doctoral interns, and practicum/Internship students. She recently won the 2014 North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) Outstanding Supervisor Award, which honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding work as a supervisor in a university, community/mental health counseling, or school setting.

To Register: www.Paulabritton.com

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Start: July 8, 2015 8:30 am
End: July 8, 2015 3:35 pm
Venue: Holiday Inn I-275 North
Address:
3855 Hauck Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45241, United States
Cost: $120.00

July 7, 2015

Part 3: Management and Administration: Supervisory Issues – Columbus

6 CE’s
Description of program: Curriculum includes organizational processes and procedures for supervisee recordkeeping, reporting and monitoring of supervisee’s cases; program goals , methods of needs assessment and program development; Ohio laws and professional standards, research and evaluation; agency or institutional policies and procedures, roles and responsibilities of supervisors and supervisees, multiple roles of supervisors; strategies to help supervisees advance to optimum performance, productivity and job satisfaction and preventing burnout.

Presenter: Paula J. Britton, Ph.D.
Paula is a professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at John Carroll University. She is a licensed psychologist and a PCC-S, with over thirty years of diverse clinical experience including an administrator and supervisor in a family service agency, a project director of a large research grant, and a clinician in a private practice. She has given over 100 local, state, and national professional presentations and workshops in the areas of supervision and ethics as well as authoring numerous publications. Additionally, she is a supervisor of master level therapists in private practice, doctoral interns, and practicum/Internship students. She recently won the 2014 North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) Outstanding Supervisor Award, which honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding work as a supervisor in a university, community/mental health counseling, or school setting.

To Register – go to www.paulabritton.com

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Start: July 7, 2015 8:30 am
End: July 7, 2015 3:35 pm
Venue: Holiday Inn I-275 North
Address:
3855 Hauck Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45241, United States
Cost: $120.00

June 27, 2015

Cultivating Flow: Using Mindfulness & Energy Tools to Adapt and Flow with Life – Independence

6 CEUs offered for the workshop facilitated by Doug J. Moore, Ph.D.

Develop the primary tools that enhance your ability to manage distressing emotions and to cultivate uplifting ones in order to more easily adapt and thrive with life.

Mindfulness reveals how and why we automatically react to life situations. It also enables us to find the moment to choose how we want to respond versus continuing in reactive patterns.

Energy tools will be learned and practiced to decrease automatic reactions. The science behind this transformation is outlined in the following article by David Feinstein, titled: “How Energy Psychology Changes Deep Emotional Learnings”.

Doug is a psychologist, life-coach, and spiritual director who blends traditional psychological methods with the practice of mindfulness, the wisdom of the Enneagram, and the application of principles from Energy Medicine & Energy Psychology.

For more information and to register, go to: www.dougjmoore.com/summerthriving

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Start: June 27, 2015 9:00 am
End: June 27, 2015 4:30 pm
Venue: Cleveland Center for Conscious Living
Phone: 216-462-0538
Address:
6611 Rockside Rd., Suite 215, Independence, OH, 44131, United States
Cost: 135

June 23, 2015

Zzz’s to Health: Promoting Sleep for Better Functioning – Cleveland

6 CE hours. Chronic sleep deprivation, even as little as one hour less sleep per night than is needed, has been associated with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, risk-taking, aggression, bullying, sports injuries, diabetes, and more. Given that the most common sleep disorder is a lack of awareness, there is much that mental health and other professionals can do to intervene in this vital determinant of health. This workshop is designed to educate professionals on sleep needs through the lifespan; the most common barriers to sleep, including environmental barriers and DSM 5 sleep disorders; the effects of chronic sleep deprivation, including their influence on other DSM 5 disorders; and how to better support healthy sleep.

Instructor: Stacy Simera, MSSA, LISW-S, SAP, was named the “Social Worker of the Year” for Ohio in 2014 by the Ohio chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She is chair of the sleep committee for the Ohio Adolescent Health Partnership and has presented on the topic of sleep at various professional conferences including 2013 Ohio NASW Conference, 2013 Ohio Public Health Combined Conference, 2013 All-Ohio Institute on Community Psychiatry Conference, and the 2012 NASW National Convention in DC and was cited in an editorial: “Sleepless in America: School Start Times” in the British journal Education and Health. Stacy serves as Health Policy Director for the Ohio chapter of the national non-profit Start School Later, serves on the leadership committee of the Ohio NASW Social Work Advocacy Group, provides psychotherapy at Gary Robinson and Associates in Kent, is an adjunct instructor at Stark State College, conducts workshops for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program, and facilitates a psycho-educational group on managing depression at the Oak Clinic for Multiple Sclerosis.

Registration deadline: June 16, 2015.

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Start: June 23, 2015 8:45 am
End: June 23, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: 191 Julka Hall, Cleveland State University
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
2485 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $135