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May 22, 2015

Cognitive Processing Therapy for Depression in Veterans – Westerville

6 CE
The presenter of the Cognitive Processing Therapy of PTSD in Veterans is Emily Voelkel, Ph.D. and 6 CE’s are offered. Dr. Voelkel received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago and her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Dayton. She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston in 2014. While Emily did her internship at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center where she received the bulk of her PTSD training at the Trauma Recovery Center with Director, Dr. Kathleen M. Chard. Currently, she is s postdoctoral fellow in the Boston VA Healthcare System specializing in PTSD assessment, evidence-based treatment and research. Emily has also held leadership roles throughout her training. She served as the student representative on the Society of Counseling Psychology (SCP) and Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP)Special Task Group on Counseling Psychology Competencies. She is currently an active member of APA Divisions 17 & 31 as well as the Division 17 Special Interest Group (SIG) in Counseling the Military. She serves as Chair of the APA of Graduate Students (APAGS) and is the student representative on APA’s Board of Directors.
The deadline for registration is May 18, 2015.

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Start: May 22, 2015 9:00 am
End: May 22, 2015 4:30 pm
Venue: The Lakes Golf and Country Club
Phone: N/A
Address:
6740 Worthington Road, Westerville, Ohio 43082, OH, 43082, United States
Cost: $100.00

May 19, 2015

Is it Time for a Tune-up? Self-care for Mental Health Professionals – Westlake

3 CE Hours. 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: May 11, 2015

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Start: May 19, 2015 9:00 am
End: May 19, 2015 12:15 pm
Venue: West Center, Cleveland State University
Phone: 216.875.9600
Address:
26202 Detroit Road, Suite 312, Westlake, OH, 44145, United States
Cost: $75

May 15, 2015

MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING: Conversations about Change – Athens

Presenter: Gary Stofle, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, BCD

Speaker Bio: Gary S. Stofle, MSSW, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, BCD is the Coordinator of the Recovery Services and the Supervisor of the Mental Health Intensive Case Management team at the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus Ohio. He has been a consultant/trainer for Columbus State Community College, SAMHSA, Ohio Health, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Center for Evidenced Based Practice/Case Western, Lifeline Youth and Family Services in Indiana and has trained staff in a variety of settings across the US regarding Motivational Interviewing and Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment. He has over 30 years experience in helping others. Gary received his master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University, where he was one of the first Advanced Standing students to receive the Dean’s Award. He has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2006.

Description: An overview of the fundamental spirit,principles and method of Motivational Interviewing

Cost: $90.00

Lunch is on your own

Registration will begin March 16, 2015 at www.ipacohio.org/training-registration

Cancellation policy: Full refund through April 1, 2015. Refund 50% April 1 – May 1, 2015. No refunds after May 1, 2015.

Driving directions, parking information, and hotel accommodations at www.ipacohio.org/training-registration

Contact person for reservation information: Sandy McBee-Strayer with any questions at mcbee-st@ohio.edu.

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Start: May 15, 2015 9:00 am
End: May 15, 2015 3:45 pm
Venue: Ohio University
Address:
Baker Center, Rm 242, Athens, OH, 45701, United States
Cost: 90.00

Trans-Competent? Working with Transgender Client Populations – Cleveland

4 CE Hours (Cultural Competency/Ethics) Imagine yourself working with a client who explains to you his decision to live as his preferred gender identity full time and needs your help with the transition process, including hormone treatment therapy and navigating the effects of transphobia. This workshop will provide content knowledge, with a focus on a variety of factors that promote competent professional practice with client/patient populations who identify in the transgender community. You’ll have opportunities to engage in critical reflections about gender identity and expression, common concerns and needs within the transgender community, and the sociocultural impact of transphobic attitudes and behaviors on client populations who are transgender. You’ll also gain practical skills for applying standards of competent practice and will have increased confidence in navigating many of the complex realities that the transgender population experiences, including access to quality medical and mental health services.

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: May 4, 2015

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Start: May 15, 2015 8:30 am
End: May 15, 2015 12:45 pm
Venue: 191 Julka Hall, Cleveland State University
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
2485 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $119

May 13, 2015

“The Complicated Relationship Between the Tasks of Adolescent Development and the Process of Psychotherapy” – Cincinnati

1.5 CE Ed Kohn, M.D. will present: Adolescence is the second period of separation and individuation in the human life cycle. The adolescent is moving toward development of a unique identity and moving away from reliance on and immersion in the universe of parents and family. Therapy offers a potential space uniquely suited to help adolescents discover themselves. At the same time, such a profound engagement with an adult can feel like a threat to these efforts. An adolescent might think, “How can this adult, who is more like my parents than me, or, worse, who works for my parents, help me disentangle myself from my parents?” These challenges and potentials will be the subject of the seminar. Clinical examples from participants will be welcome. 1.5 CE’s are available for this seminar. To register for this event, visit our website at http://cps-i.org/second-annual-spring-series-of-four-seminars/.

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Start: May 13, 2015 6:30 pm
End: May 13, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute
Phone: 513-961-8886
Address:
3001 Highland Ave, Suite C, Cincinnati, OH, 45219, United States
Cost: 20.00

“The Complicated Relationship Between the Tasks of Adolescent Development and the Process of Psychotherapy” – Cincinnati

1.5 CE Ed Kohn, M.D. will present: Adolescence is the second period of separation and individuation in the human life cycle. The adolescent is moving toward development of a unique identity and moving away from reliance on and immersion in the universe of parents and family. Therapy offers a potential space uniquely suited to help adolescents discover themselves. At the same time, such a profound engagement with an adult can feel like a threat to these efforts. An adolescent might think, “How can this adult, who is more like my parents than me, or, worse, who works for my parents, help me disentangle myself from my parents?” These challenges and potentials will be the subject of the seminar. Clinical examples from participants will be welcome. 1.5 CE’s are available for this seminar. To register for this event, visit our website at http://cps-i.org/second-annual-spring-series-of-four-seminars/.

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Start: May 13, 2015 6:30 pm
End: May 13, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute
Phone: 513-961-8886
Address:
3001 Highland Ave, Suite C, Cincinnati, OH, 45219, United States
Cost: 20.00

“The Complicated Relationship Between the Tasks of Adolescent Development and the Process of Psychotherapy” – Cincinnati

1.5 CE Ed Kohn, M.D. will present: Adolescence is the second period of separation and individuation in the human life cycle. The adolescent is moving toward development of a unique identity and moving away from reliance on and immersion in the universe of parents and family. Therapy offers a potential space uniquely suited to help adolescents discover themselves. At the same time, such a profound engagement with an adult can feel like a threat to these efforts. An adolescent might think, “How can this adult, who is more like my parents than me, or, worse, who works for my parents, help me disentangle myself from my parents?” These challenges and potentials will be the subject of the seminar. Clinical examples from participants will be welcome. 1.5 CE’s are available for this seminar. To register for this event, visit our website at http://cps-i.org/second-annual-spring-series-of-four-seminars/.

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Start: May 13, 2015 6:30 pm
End: May 13, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute
Phone: 513-961-8886
Address:
3001 Highland Ave, Suite C, Cincinnati, OH, 45219, United States
Cost: 20.00

Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: The Forgotten Victims – Cleveland

3 CE Hours. Children living with domestic violence are often the forgotten victims. They are affected in so many ways, especially as their blanket of safety and security placed on them by those who are to protect them has gotten yanked off. Placed in harm’s way, these children face numerous risks…the risk of neglect, the risk of being directly abused and the risk of losing one or both of their parents. Exposure to violence transforms the children’s view of the world, their emotional landscape and changes their basic ability to trust. This workshop is for mental health professionals who will engage in working with the children who must cope with trauma and violence and their parent(s). Focus will be on gaining an understanding of the impact of domestic violence and learning the clinical techniques of assessment, goal setting and implementation of mental health interventions.

Instructor:

Paula V. Atwood is the Vice President, Staffing and Special Projects at Beech Brook of Northeast Ohio. In this position, Ms. Atwood is responsible for the Employer of Choice Initiative, Staff Recruitment and Human Resources. She is also serving as the Clinical Director for AOD services. She oversees and supervises AOD program staff and screening, assessment, and treatment services. She also ensures compliance with ODADAS rules and regulations, ADAMHS Board contract requirements, applicable Joint Commission Standards and the financial outcomes.

Paula formerly served as the Vice President, Community-Based Services Cluster, with administrative responsibility for the delivery of quality care mental health, social services, and educational services to children, adolescents and their families. The programs included were the Outpatient, School-Based, Family Preservation, Family Health and Early Childhood programs. Ms. Atwood has been at Beech Brook in various administrative positions since 1999.

Ms. Atwood has over 33 years experience in administration, management, and direct care in the social service, mental health, child welfare, and substance abuse/chemical dependency field. She is a graduate of the School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and the Executive Masters in Business Administration program at Baldwin-Wallace College. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor.

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Start: May 13, 2015 9:00 am
End: May 13, 2015 12:15 pm
Venue: 191 Julka Hall, Cleveland State University
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
2485 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $75

May 8, 2015

Narrative Gerontology: A Conscious Aging Writing Workshop – Cleveland

3 CE Hours. The philosopher, Kierkegaard, said, “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. Since the first published randomized control trial in 1986 that showed health benefits of writing about life’s sometimes traumatic events, over 200 additional studies have surfaced demonstrating “the positive power of the pen” on physical and emotional health. Reflective writing can also help improve working memory because it can reduce intrusive and avoidant thinking about stressful experiences, thus freeing up working memory resources. This experiential workshop will demonstrate how reflective autobiographical writing can trigger memories, produce insights and promote emotional health. At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: • Identify the research evidence for the physical, psychological, and cognitive benefits of reflective writing. • Experience “narrative self-care” through autobiographic writing. • Design a writing program appropriate for their clients.

Instructor:

Paula E. Hartman Stein, Ph.D. is a clinical geropsychologist, trainer, and journalist who provides clinical and consulting services and cognitive wellness programming at the Center for Healthy Aging in Kent, Ohio. She has conducted groups for older adults for over 30 years. Dr. Stein is Faculty Associate, Integrated Geriatric Healthcare, Nicholas A. Cummings Behavioral Health Program, Arizona State University; Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northeast Ohio Medical University, and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology at the University of Akron.

She has published two edited books, Enhancing cognitive fitness in adults: A guide to the use and development of community-based program (2011) and Innovative Behavioral Healthcare for older adults (1998) in addition to numerous book chapters and peer reviewed journal articles on aging issues. For over 15 years she has been the Medicare correspondent for the newspaper, The National Psychologist.

Registration Deadline: April 28, 2015

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Start: May 8, 2015 9:00 am
End: May 8, 2015 12:15 pm
Venue: 191 Julka Hall, Cleveland State University
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
2485 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $89

May 4, 2015

Student Research Poster Session CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Westlake

Undergraduate and graduate psychology investigators are invited to submit abstracts for the Fourth Annual Cleveland Psychological Association Student Research Poster Session.

Abstracts will be accepted until April 24, 2015 Posters will be invited Students to present their work at a CPA program on Monday, May 4th. Abstracts will be judged on scientific merit, originality, contribution to the field, and clarity of communication. Meritorious abstracts will be selected for honors, and presenters will be eligible for free student memberships. Please call or e-mail Daniel Fishman (Daniel.M.Fishman+CPA@gmail.com or 216.245.1058) with any questions. Cost $15 registration

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Start: May 4, 2015 7:00 pm
End: May 4, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Dave & Busters
Phone: 216-397-9229
Address:
25735 1st Street, Westlake, OH, 44145, United States
Cost: $15