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April 17, 2014

Emotional Processing Interventions for Chronic Pain – Toledo

CE’s: 1 Non Ethics
Cost: $10.00
21st Annual Research Symposium in Psychiatry, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences.
Poster Session 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Keynote Lecture
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
“Emotional Processing Interventions for Chronic Pain”
Mark A. Lumley, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training
Department of Psychology
Wayne State University

Mark A. Lumley is Professor in the Department of Psychology at Wayne State University, and Director of the doctoral program in clinical psychology. His research examines the interface of stress, emotion regulation, and physical health, and he develops and tests emotional exposure or processing interventions for people with chronic pain and other physical symptom disorders. He has published over 100 articles, has had several grants from the National Institutes of Health, is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, and is on the editorial boards of five other journals. He has mentored 33 students to the Ph.D. over his 23-year tenure as a professor.

Objectives: At the completion of this CME activity participants should be able to:

1. Attendees will learn theory, research, and practice regarding expressive writing
2. Attendees will learn theory, research, and practice regarding emotional processing therapy for chronic pain
3. Attendees will recognize the potential value of emotional processing for chronic pain
No registration needed


Start: April 17, 2014 11:00 am
End: April 17, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: University of Toledo Health Science Campus
Phone: 4193835495
Mulford Library Building 3000 Arlington Ave, 43614, Toledo, OH, 43614, United States
Cost: 10.00

The Long-Term Health Effects of Violence, Abuse, and Trauma Workshop – Akron

Description: Implications of the ACE Study for Healthcare Practice and Public Policy.
Objectives: Participants will receive information & resources about the prevalence and lont-term health effects of childhood trauma, abuse, violence and neglect, learn how the ACE Study can inform public policy and trauma informed healthcare and behavioral healthcare, and learn how the effects of trauma are being addressed accross the lifespan in Summit County.
Speakers: Multiple
CE’s: 6.0 credits available for physicians, psychologists,counselors, social workers, and nurses.
Registration: $25 fee, registration will end April 10th or when all spaces are filled. Fee includes admission to the workshop, CE credits, light breakfast, break refreshments, lunch, and parking. Space is limited. Fee is waived for Summa, Akron Childrens, and ADM Board staff as well as for residents/trainees/students, but pre registration is still required; badge or other proof of affiliation must be presented.
How to register: Call Summa Connections at 800-237-8662

Start: April 17, 2014 7:30 am
End: April 17, 2014 4:30 pm
Venue: Akron City Hospital, Raymond Firestone Auditorium, Professional Center South
Phone: 330-379-8199
55 Arch Street, Akron , OH, 44304, United States
Cost: 25.00

April 16, 2014

Conversion Disorder and Other Psychosomatic Illnesses: How To Work with Patients Who Don’t Know How to Talk About Feelings – Cincinnati

1.5 CEs offered. This evening presentation is the second in the series Clinical “Problem” Patients from a Psychoanalytic Perspective held by the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. Marcia Kaplan, M.D. will describe psychoanalytic views on handling clinical dilemmas and problems. The presentations will be followed by discussions. Dr. Kaplan is in private practice as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. Dr. Kaplan’s clinical interests include “treatment resistant” mood and anxiety disorders as well as psychosomatic disorders. Register by April 9, visit

Start: April 16, 2014 6:30 pm
End: April 16, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute
Phone: 513-961-8886
3001 Highland Ave. Suite C, Cincinnati, OH, 45219, United States
Cost: 20.00

What do we know about the health of Ohioans with Disabilities? – Columbus

The Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
1 CE Hour
no ethics
no registration

Susan Havercamp, PHD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
Director, Health Promotion and Healthcare Parity
Nisonger Center
The Ohio State University

Start: April 16, 2014 1:00 pm
End: April 16, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute 170 Auditorium
Phone: 614-293-8283
473 W. 12th Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210, United States
Cost: Free

April 15, 2014

Is it Time for a Tune-Up? Self-Care for Mental Health Professionals – Westlake

3 CEs.

What does it take to keep your motor running smoothly? Like a car that requires proactive maintenance, mental health professionals need regular care. Self-care and rituals ensure that your “engine” does not overheat due to over exposure to life’s demands, especially in a profession that can be stressful. Assume the role of a “mental health mechanic” and check-in for service! At this workshop, take the time to check under the “hood” for parts of you in need change or replacement. Discover tips and tricks to refresh your inner self and travel on the road to optimal wellness.

Instructor: Rita Abdallah, LISW-S, ACSW, brings over 20 years of academic preparation, professional knowledge and life experience to her passion for serving others. She received a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and an undergraduate degree from John Carroll University. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW‐S) and member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW).Rita’s career accomplishments include: published author, researcher, speaker, consultant and volunteer. She has won local and state awards for her commitment to service. Rita has led and facilitated multiple workshops on health and healing.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Start: April 15, 2014 9:00 am
End: April 15, 2014 12:15 pm
Venue: Cleveland State University West Center
Phone: (216) 687-3867
26202 Detroit Road , Westlake, OH, 44145, United States
Cost: $75

April 14, 2014

Psychopharmacology for Therapists and Counselors – Cincinnati

3 CEs . In this information packed three hour program, a psychiatrist presents all the latest information as well as a review of major categories of psychiatric medications. The course will focus on practical information most relevant to non-physicians who work in the mental health field. The presenter will be Douglas Beech M.D., a Columbus psychiatrist with over 20 years of clinical experience.

Start: April 14, 2014 8:30 am
End: April 14, 2014 11:30 am
Venue: Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre
Phone: 513-645-4612
6189 Muhlhauser Rd., West Chester (Cincinnati), OH, 45069, United States
Cost: 55.00

April 11, 2014

Cultural Diversity and CBT: Application of Vasquez – Westerville

This course is 3CEs and includes ethics credit. The course will discuss cultural diversity issues within a cognitive behavioral framework applying the theories of Vasquez. The course is presented by Kevin Arnold, Ph.D., ABPP. Deadline for registration is April Friday 4th, 2014

Start: April 11, 2014 2:00 pm
End: April 11, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: The Lakes Golf & Country Club
Phone: 614-882-2582
6740 Worthington Rd, Westerville, OH, 43082, United States
Cost: $50.00

April 11, 2014 – April 13, 2014

Gestalt Experience Workshop: An Introduction to Gestalt – Cleveland

CE: 16.5
Description: In this increasingly complex and sometime chaotic world, interpersonal relationships have never been more important—or more complicated! Relating effectively with others can advance your professional career and enrich your personal life. In this fast-paced, multitasking world, the ability to relate authentically is easily compromised.
Philip R. Belzunce, PhD, SMFT, DAPA, RPP, CPE, CPC, BCC is a diplomate in psychotherapy, and a psychotherapist, lecturer, worldwide consultant, and supervisor for AAMFT. He applies a systemic approach integrating Gestalt, Ericksonian hypnosis, and family therapy methodologies.
Karen Tomoff, LPCC-S, LICDC, MT-BC is co-chair of the Gestalt Couples and Systems Therapy Program. She has clinical experience specializing in couples, families, children and adolescents, trauma, trichotillomania, addictions, group therapy and parent coaching.
Deadline for Registration: April 10, 2014

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

April 11, 2014 – April 12, 2014

The Heroine’s Journey: A Quest for Balance and Wholeness – Cleveland

CE: 12.5
Description: The heroine’s journey is a mythic quest to redefine oneself as a woman in a manner that integrates body, mind and spirit. Major life changes—death, illness, divorce, miscarriage, and job change—often activate the quest with a descent into uncharted territory that may involve fear, grief, despair or a broken heart.
Lalei E. Gutierrez, PhD, SMFT, RPP, CPE, CPC, BCC is in private practice as a holistic and energy psychologist and a life, relationship and wellness coach. She is a registered polarity practitioner, educator, and a diversity consultant working with individuals, couples, and groups.
Rosanna O. Zavarella, PhD is a holistic psychologist in private practice with 25 years clinical experience working with individuals, couples and groups. She is a life, health, and wellness coach, energy healer and hypnotherapist. She combines her specialties of women’s spirituality groups and women’s self empowerment and self development with Gestalt methods.
Deadline for Registration: April 10, 2014

Start: April 11, 2014 1:00 pm
End: April 12, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland
Phone: 2164210468
1588 Hazel Drive, Cleveland, OH, 44106, United States
Cost: 275.00

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


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.
Dr. Britton is a professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH. She is a licensed psychologist and a PCC-S, with over twenty 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:, or phone 216-397-1710.

Start: April 11, 2014 8:30 am
End: April 11, 2014 3:35 pm
Venue: Clarion Inn and Conference Center
Phone: 330-653-9191
6625 Dean Memorial Parkway, Hudson, OH, 44236, United States
Cost: $120