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October 22, 2014

Borderline Personality Disorder–Internal Instability, Relational Unmanageability – Cleveland

6 CE Hours. Angry and frustrated with your client? Many professionals who have worked with individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are. This disorder is often misunderstood and can wreak havoc on personal and professional relationships. The origins of this disorder are multifaceted. Some researchers have connected issues with maladaptive early attachment relationships. Others have pointed to a higher prevalence of trauma, in particular early, severe and chronic trauma among adult borderline patients. This interactive workshop is designed to help you have a better understanding of the disorder as well as treatment methods. You’ll have a multifaceted experience of understanding BPD. We’ll cover historical and current understandings and treatment of BPD. You’ll gain an understanding of the delicate interaction of environmental and genetic influences in the development of BPD. Expect to be fully incorporated in the workshop with exercises as well as utilization of popular media.
Instructor: Billie Gilliam earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health from John Carroll University. She is dually licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency counselor. Her philosophy of treatment is an integrated systems approach that is strength focused. She treats individuals, couples and families with a variety of issues that include: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, women’s issues, substance abuse and dependence. She has received additional trainings and certifications in addictions, psychopharmacology, physiology and others. She provides professional development programs and teaches psychology and chemical dependency courses at a local community college.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Start: October 22, 2014 8:45 am
End: October 22, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
E. 24th Street & Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $135

October 17, 2014

Spirituality as a Resource in Psychotherapy – Cleveland

6 CE hours. Are you intrigued by the possibilities for integrating spirituality into your work in psychotherapy, but don’t know where to start? In this workshop, you’ll develop skills in assessing spiritual beliefs even when you have minimal personal knowledge about specific religious groups, in distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy expressions of spiritual beliefs, and in recognizing the impact of your own beliefs and values on the process of psychotherapy. You’ll learn how to be open and welcoming of your clients’ spiritual beliefs and experiences, which has an expanding and invigorating effect on the possibilities for growth in therapy. You will learn about and have the opportunity to practice specific interventions which utilize spiritual beliefs. You’ll also discover the uniquely effective power of spiritual approaches in addressing several life challenges which are difficult to confront using only traditional psychological methods.
Instructor: Christine Elliott, Ph.D., brings decades of clinical experience in integrating spirituality into therapy with a variety of client populations to her presentations. She is an experienced presenter and trainer, with a strong ability to connect with an audience, and an empathic understanding of the therapist’s real-life challenges and concerns. Using engaging humor, and illustrating concepts with numerous clinical examples, she helps participants gain confidence in their ability to work with compassion and confidence with spiritual aspects of therapy. Through creative experiential exercises throughout the day, she helps her audience broaden their repertoire of methods to break through into new avenues of growth for their clients.
Registration deadline: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Start: October 17, 2014 8:45 am
End: October 17, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
E. 24th Street & Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $135

October 13, 2014

Developmental Approach to Parenting Interventions: Early Childhood – Columbus

Instructor: Kimberly Blair, MA, LPCC-S (http://www.mopsohio.com/trainer-bios.html)
CE/Us: 4 for Ohio Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists
Course Description: This four hour training is designed to aid in how to successfully work with adults in order to improve their parenting skills. Additionally, it will aid professionals in considering the process of normal early child development (birth-12 years old) and gaining knowledge to assist clients in adapting parenting skills to children as they progress through various developmental milestones. Through the use of instruction, practical activities, and collaborative discussion, participants will gain an understanding of normal child development, understanding parenting interventions and appropriate parenting skills for early childhood developmental levels.
Increase knowledge of parenting challenges and gain insight
Increase knowledge on parenting interventions and gain tools to help assist clients with improving their parenting skills
Objectives: Gain basic understanding of early child development in the social, emotional, intellectual and physical context. Understand basic early childhood parenting skills and apply interventions to clincial practice
Workshop Outline:
Early Childhood Developmental Levels
Parenting Skills, Considerations, Interventions
Provider Challenges working with Parents
Reasons for Parenting Struggles
Parenting Styles
What is Parent Training?: Why is parent training important? Why might someone need parent training? Who are the referral sources for parent training?
Assessment
Treatment Planning
Interventions: Observation, Positive Parenting, Positive Reinforcement, Praise, Instruction, Time-Outs, Planned Ignoring, Natural and Logical Consequences, Use of behavioral data for the parent and for the child, Being a Consistent Parent, Success Factors of Parent Training
Participants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, and other trained others in the Mental Health Field
Level: Introductory
To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/developmental-approach-to-parenting-interventions-early-childhood-registration-12096070673
Last day of registration: Friday, October 10, 2014

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Start: October 13, 2014 9:00 am
End: October 13, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: Mid-Ohio Psychological Services
Phone: 614-751-0042
Address:
2238 South Hamilton Rd Suite 200, Columbus, OH, 43232, United States
Cost: 40

October 11, 2014

The Soul As Transformative Process – Columbus

3 CE
Richard J. Sweeney, PhD Jungian psychoanalyst and LPCC in private practice. Jung’s theory of soul finds additional support today from new science, modern psychoanalytic theory and studies of mysticism. We will explore transformative dynamics of the soul as they manifest in our individual and relational experiences, as well as in nature itself. Please see website for more details or to register. 3 MCEs

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Start: October 11, 2014 9:30 am
End: October 11, 2014 12:30 pm
Venue: First Community Church, South
Phone: 614.488.0681
Address:
1320 Cambridge Blvd, Columbus, OH, 43212, United States

The Soul As Transformative Process – Columbus

3 CE
Richard J. Sweeney, PhD Jungian psychoanalyst and LPCC in private practice. Jung’s theory of soul finds additional support today from new science, modern psychoanalytic theory and studies of mysticism. We will explore transformative dynamics of the soul as they manifest in our individual and relational experiences, as well as in nature itself. Please see website for more details or to register. 3 MCEs

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Start: October 11, 2014 9:30 am
End: October 11, 2014 12:30 pm
Venue: First Community Church, South
Phone: 614.488.0681
Address:
1320 Cambridge Blvd, Columbus, OH, 43212, United States

October 10, 2014

The Soul As Transformative Process – Columbus

Richard J. Sweeney, PhD Jungian psychoanalyst and LPCC in private practice. Friday Lecture provides an intro to the view of soul as transformative process and to the role of attachment and detachment in transformation. 2 MCEs–

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Start: October 10, 2014 7:00 pm
End: October 10, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: First Community Church, South
Phone: 614.488.0681
Address:
1320 Cambridge Blvd., Columbus, OH, 43212, United States

Ethics in Forensic Psychology and Clinical Settings – Cleveland

Contact: Deanna DePenti, ddepenti@jcu.edu

October 10, 2014
12:00 – 4:00 PM

Registration deadline, October 8, 2014.

John Carroll University
University Hts., OH 44118

Cost: $100

CEUs: 4 (count for ethics)

John Carroll University
Approved Provider #340714681
This workshop explores ethical conflicts that psychologists encounter when working as either clinical or forensic practitioners. Topics to be discussed include: one’s competence to practice, confidentiality and duty to warn, roles of the expert, responding to subpoenas, release of test data, and ultimate opinion testimony. Emphasis is on reducing the likelihood of ethics complaints and malpractice actions.

Biography
James R. Eisenberg, PhD, ABPP, is board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. In 2012 he retired from Lake Erie College where he taught for 35 years, served as Associate Dean for Social Science, Professor of Psychology, and Director of the Criminal Justice Program. Dr. Eisenberg has been working as a forensic psychologist since 1979. He has evaluated well over 5000 criminal defendants including over 200 facing the death penalty. He worked on the TJ Lane Chardon Shooting case, the Craig’s List killing case, and a number of other well-known cases in the area. He is the author of Law, Psychology and Death Penalty Litigaton (Professional Resource Press, 2004).

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Start: October 10, 2014 12:00 pm
End: October 10, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: John Carroll Unviersity
Phone: 216-397-4245
Address:
1 John Carroll Boulevard, University Heights, OH, 44118, United States
Cost: 100.00

Summa Psychiatry Grand Rounds – Building a Truly Comprensive Healthcare System: The Role of Behavioral Health – Akron

Presenters: Robin Henderson, Psy.D. and Benjamin Miller, Psy.D. After this presentation, attendees will be able to describe three ways fragmentation has spread in healthcare, discuss three models of integrating behavioral health, and list three ways they could better address behavioral health in their setting. The Summa Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. No fee, but advanced registration is required. Please email Stephanie Zess at zess@summahealth.org and specify what type of CE credit, if any, you will need.(Physician, Psychologist, Social Work, Counselor or Nursing.

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Start: October 10, 2014 8:30 am
End: October 10, 2014 10:45 am
Venue: Raymond Firestone Auditorium, Professional Center South, Akron City Hospital
Phone: 330-379-8199
Address:
55 Arch Street, Akron, OH, 44304, United States
Cost: Free

October 8, 2014

Bullying: Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery – Cleveland

6 CE hours. Bullying is more than just one person harming another; it is a process of targeting a victim, it is a pattern of social power across peers and adults. We will discuss these dynamics in school, workplace, and cyberspace bullying. We will follow up this understanding with tips on how to help our clients prevent, reduce, and recover from bullying. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: –Define bullying, including the 4 elements that guide us in knowing which situations are the most socially and emotionally harmful; –Explain at least 4 of the possible roles in a bullying situation and attributes and problem behaviors in each role; –Identify 4 strategies for preventing and responding to bullies.
Instructor: Jim Foley, MSW, LISW, has been providing psychotherapy and mental health assessment for over 25 years, in Boston, Syracuse, and Ohio, working with children and families challenged by ADHD, school/learning problems, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorders, and relationship/social problems. He has served clients in agencies, homes, and in schools at every level from pre-K to college. He teaches psychology courses at the College of Wooster, and writes material for psychology textbooks for Macmillan Publishing. He is now the Director of Community Education, Prevention, and Consultation at The Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes Counties. He is also a psychotherapist with Summit Therapy Center.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 2, 2014.

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Start: October 8, 2014 8:45 am
End: October 8, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
E. 24th Street & Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $135

October 7, 2014

SAB Series: An Introduction to Sexual Pathology, Part II – Columbus

Instructor: Bradley Hedges, Ph.D. (http://www.mopsohio.com/trainer-bios.html)

CE/CEU’s: 6

Program Description: Sexual Abuse affects a large percentage of the clients seen in the Community Mental Health system, with sexual offenders comprising approximately two percent of all people in the general community and represents a much higher number of people who present to outpatient mental health clinics. Understanding where sexually aggressive behavior comes from and understanding what to do about it is important for all mental health practitioners. This two day training provides the groundwork for understanding sexual pathology and introduces intervention strategies.

Goals: Gain a general understanding of intervention strategies, including supervision and treatment options. Appreciate the ethical concepts involved in assessment, intervention and treatment. Understand cultural implications and considerations.

Objectives: Participants will name the 4 phases of treatment and will identify the corresponding clinical tasks associated with each phase of treatment. Explain the difference between clinical and actuarial assessment. Discuss and evaluate the role of environmental control as a component of treatment/intervention. Using a case study identify criminogenic needs and cultural factors and discuss their influence on the decision to reunify.

Workshop Outline: Day 2 – Practical – Working the phases of intervention
Disclosure/initiation
Assessment
Intervention
Case closure/reunification

Participants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists

Prerequisites: Anyone registering for this training MUST also register and attend SAB Series: Understanding Sexual Pathology, Part I.

To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sab-series-an-introduction-to-sexual-pathology-part-ii-registration-12023860691

Last day of registration: Friday, October 3,2014

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Start: October 7, 2014 9:00 am
End: October 7, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Mid-Ohio Psychological Services
Phone: 614-751-0042
Address:
2238 South Hamilton Rd Suite 200, Columbus, OH, 43232, United States
Cost: 60