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July 18, 2014

A Brief Introduction to Gestalt Practice – Cleveland

CE: 3.5
Ethics: No
Description: This workshop is an introduction to hearing, seeing, and responding like a Gestalt practitioner. Through a series of exercises, participants will experience becoming fully present in the here and now and experience the difference in the impact they have using Gestalt principles.
Presenters: Lynne M. Kweder, MPA, LSW, BCC formerly GIC’s executive director, is an independent consultant, primarily to nonprofit and public organizations. Her interests include working with organizational change, leadership development, strategic planning and structuring, development of boards of trustees, and race and multicultural relations.
Registration Deadline: July 17, 2014

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Start: July 18, 2014 9:00 am
End: July 18, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland
Phone: 2164210468
Address:
1588 Hazel Drive, Cleveland, OH, 44106, United States
Cost: 45.00

Interviewing Models to Enhance Engagement – Cincinnati

6.0 CEs
Solution focus tenets are at the heart of best practice when engaging families. The worker needs to approach the interview in a thoughtful and prepared way. It makes the client the expert in their life; ethnographic interviewing is the driver of these methods. Using culturally appropriate and multicultural methods in the interview is central to this learning. The core model addressed will be solution-focused methods. Participants will learn by way of lecture, small group activities, role-plays and examples in the media.
David Zidar, L.I.S.W.-S., has been working in child welfare since 1982 as an administrator, trainer, and therapist. He worked in the Cleveland area for about 16 years. He was Vice President for residential services in Kentucky. He has also worked in public agencies at the executive level. Currently, he is an independent trainer and therapist throughout the country. Dave has a BSW from Capital University, a MSSA from Case Western Reserve and a certification in Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment from the University of Louisville. He is the recipient of the 2009 “Linda Pope Award” as the OCWTP Trainer of the Year.

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Start: July 18, 2014 9:00 am
End: July 18, 2014 4:30 pm
Venue: Child Focus, Inc. Training Center
Phone: 513-752-1555
Address:
551-B Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Cincinnati, 45244, United States
Cost: 45.00

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

6 CE’s MEETS ETHICS REQUIREMENT
Presenter: Paula J. Britton, Ph.D.

Dr. Britton 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. She has given over 100 local, state, and national professional presentations and workshops in the areas of supervision and ethics and has numerous publications in the area. Questions may be answered by emailing: info@paulabritton.com

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.

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Start: July 18, 2014 8:30 am
End: July 18, 2014 3:35 pm
Venue: Courtyard Columbus West Marriott
Phone: 614-771-8999
Address:
2350 Westbelt Dr. , Columbus, OH, 43228, United States
Cost: $120

July 17, 2014

Part 3: Management and Administration: Supervisory Issues – Columbus

6 CE’s
Presenter: Paula J. Britton, Ph.D.
Dr. Britton 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. She has given over 100 local, state, and national professional presentations and workshops in the areas of supervision and ethics and has numerous publications in the area. Questions may be answered by emailing: info@paulabritton.com

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.

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Start: July 17, 2014 8:30 am
End: July 17, 2014 3:35 pm
Venue: Courtyard Columbus West Marriott
Phone: 614-771-8999
Address:
2350 Westbelt Dr. , Columbus, OH, 43228, United States
Cost: $120

July 11, 2014 – July 13, 2014

Gestalt Experience Workshop: An Introduction to Gestalt – Cleveland

CE: 16.5
Ethics: No
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.
Presenters: Michael C. Clemmens, PhD is a licensed psychologist in Pittsburgh working with individuals, couples, and groups. He has 20 years’ experience working with chemical dependency and personality disorders. He is trained in various forms of body work. One of his special interests is consulting with therapists to develop and maintain self-support. He is the author of Getting beyond Sobriety. Allison Bruce, M.Ed, PCC is a private practitioner in the Cleveland area. She works routinely with individuals and couples, and is experienced with adolescents and adults in short term crisis management through long term therapy, pscyhoeducation, and personal growth. She has considerable experience in the areas of trauma, substance abuse, and general wellness. Allison emphasizes the use of embodied presence and relational approaches with her clients. She has enjoyed a professional development emphasis in Gestalt Theory and Application. Allison is also an accomplished manager and counselor in a variety of clinical settings.
Registration Deadline: July 10, 2014

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Start: July 11, 2014 1:00 pm
End: July 13, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland
Phone: 2164210468
Address:
1588 Hazel Drive, Cleveland, OH, 44106, United States
Cost: 275.00

July 11, 2014 – July 13, 2014

Gestalt Experience Workshop: An Introduction to Gestalt – Cleveland

CE: 16.5
Ethics: No
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.
Presenters: Nancy S. Wadsworth, PhD, LISW has extensive experience in the field of aging as a clinician, program developer, and consultant. She has developed innovative model programs based on Gestalt theory and methodology for geriatric interdisciplinary team training and for working with older adults and their families. As a principal of Wadsworth and Associates, she provides training and consultation to organizations on program development, interdisciplinary team training, and management of programs serving older people. Heidi Abrams MSSA, LISW is a gestalt relational therapist, school consultant, and artist in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. She is interested in supporting the creative process with her clients and her students. She authored the article, “Towards an Understanding of Mindful Practices with Children and Adolescents in Residential Treatment.”
Registration Deadline: July 10, 2014

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Start: July 11, 2014 1:00 pm
End: July 13, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland
Phone: 2164210468
Address:
1588 Hazel Drive, Cleveland, OH, 44106, United States
Cost: 275.00

Behavioral Marital Therapy: Application of Recent Findings on Trust and Love to Couples Therapy – Westerville

This course is a full day event and offers 6 CE credits. The course will focus on the application of research findings regarding trust and love to couples therapy. Presenter Kevin Arnold, Ph.D., ABPP, is the director of the Center for Cognitive & Behavioral Therapy of Greater Columbus, Inc., and he is board certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology. Deadline for regitration is Wednesday July 2nd at 3pm.

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Start: July 11, 2014 9:00 am
End: July 11, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: The Lakes Golf & Country Club
Phone: 614-882-2582
Address:
6740 Worthington Rd. , Westerville, OH, 43082, United States
Cost: $100

July 10, 2014

DSM-5: Controversies, Ethical Use, & Supervision Issues – Cleveland

3 Standard CE Hours, 3 ETHICS CE Hours for a total of 6 CE
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 which are required by 10/1/14, 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 the strengths and weaknesses of the DSM approach • Teach supervisees how to deal with the ambiguity that goes along with a new diagnostic system • Explain the relationship between the ICD and the DSM • Articulate to supervisees the complexity of the diagnoses in DSM-5 • Describe the changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5

Instructor:

Elliott Ingersoll is a psychologist and licensed clinical counselor in Ohio. He is professor of Counseling in the CASAL Department at Cleveland State University. He has authored or co-authored four books and over thirty articles and book chapters on topics as diverse as integrating Integral theory into training mental health professionals, psychopharmacology, and spiritual approaches to counseling.

Dr. Ingersoll consults with Integral Institute (www.integralinstitute.org) as a trainer in the Integral Psychotherapy program and as co-director of the Integral Psychology Center. He has studied and practiced Eastern and Western spiritual and physical practices. He is a founding member of Integral ReSource Group, a private consulting firm offering psychotherapy, coaching, and corporate consulting.

Registration deadline: July 3, 2014

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Start: July 10, 2014 8:45 am
End: July 10, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
E. 24th & Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $149

June 27, 2014

QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor Certification Course – Cincinnati

6.0 CEs
This certification course trains Instructors to teach QPR for Suicide Prevention to their community. Participants first learn about the nature of suicidal communications, what forms these communications take and how they may be used as the stimulus for a QPR intervention. To gain perspective, participants are introduced to the history of suicide, suicide prevention and the spectrum of modern day public health suicide prevention education efforts. The history, background and research support for QPR are reviewed. Participants then learn to market QPR, target potential Gatekeepers, and how to teach the QPR curriculum. Participants also learn to deal with pent up audience demand to talk about suicide, survivor issues and how to make immediate interventions and referrals. Each participant has the opportunity for individual rehearsal and practice through role-plays.
Presenter: Melanie Recchia is an Independently Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Ohio and also holds an independent Marriage and Family Therapist license in California. She is the Director of Training for Child Focus, Inc., has worked in the school-based and outpatient programs at CFI, taught a general psychology course at Southwestern College, and currently is part of a group practice in Mason, Ohio. She has over 15 years of experience working with clients on a variety of issues and challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, marital conflict, and has extensive experience working with children and adolescents suffering from emotional and behavioral problems. Melanie is a certified instructor for Stewards of Children and Youth Mental Health First Aid as well as, QPR, a Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Program, QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management program and a QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor’s Master Trainer.

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Start: June 27, 2014 8:30 am
End: June 27, 2014 4:30 pm
Venue: Child Focus, Inc. Training Center
Phone: 513-752-1555
Address:
551-B Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Cincinnati, OH, 45244, United States
Cost: 445.00

Personal Growth Workshop from a Gestalt Perspective – Cleveland

7 CE Hours. This workshop is unique on a variety of levels and will provide participants with cognitive and experiential exposure to Gestalt theory as it relates to personal and professional growth. The facilitator will support participants in engaging with one another in an ongoing and spontaneous interpersonal process that gives close attention to physical, emotional, and cognitive processes, with the primary goal being to increase awareness of self and self-in-relationship to others. Participants can expect several Gestalt-centered activities that will stimulate and foster awareness, support participants in exploring trust-issues, interpersonal dynamics and the various patterns of relatedness members use outside of the group context. A primary hope is that people can learn more satisfying and meaningful ways of relating to themselves and to others through experiment and completing incomplete Gestalts.

You do not need to have an understanding of Gestalt theory, but the workshop is primarily geared toward mental health professionals and school counselors and educators. The basic tenets of Gestalt theory as it relates to self-awareness and relationship will be discussed and experienced through enhanced personal interactions over the course of this seven-hour group experience. Attention will be paid to group dynamics and the processes used by group members to relate to others, to the group-as-a-whole, and to themselves. The facilitators will aid participants by paying attention to both the content (“What is actually being said”) and the processes (“What is not being verbalized”) that unfold in the group as members spend time discussing their goals for attendance and relating to one another.

Participants will be able to make meaningful psychological contact with others and receive feedback about themselves, supporting development. Members can also expect to experience greater authenticity and integrity in their personal and professional lives as a result of participating in this unique group environment. Past group members have revealed that attendance in a growth group such as this elicited power life-changing transformation, insights into self and how people relate to others in their lives, and increased courage to manage challenges or the daily tasks of life differently. Due to the lengthy nature of the group experience, participants will have opportunities for alone time and time to socialize and get to know others in a relaxed and comfortable manner. Come prepared to have fun, to learn about yourself, to be creative, and to experiment with new ways of behaving and connecting to others.

Instructor:

Logan Lamprecht, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Department at Cleveland State University and is also a Licensed Professional Counselor currently practicing in Hudson, Ohio, where he provides group, couple, and individual therapeutic services. He is actively involved in the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, where he provides trainings and facilitates personal growth groups for an international audience of educators, supervisors, and psychotherapists. He additionally teaches adjunct at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, where he co-facilitates two annual growth group experiences as well as provides workshops on ethical practice from a Gestalt viewpoint. Dr. Lamprecht has extensive background and experience in group dynamics, completing advanced coursework and training and has facilitated group experiences at both the therapeutic and educational level for the past seven years. His research interests include investigating ways to enhance the quality of relatedness in facilitative relationships, including teacher-student and therapist-client.

Registration deadline: Friday, June 20, 2014

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Start: June 27, 2014 8:30 am
End: June 27, 2014 4:30 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
E. 24th & Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $159