December 5, 2013 – December 6, 2013
The ACT Raising Safe Kids program is a parent training and child maltreatment prevention program developed and directed by the American Psychological Association. This workshop trains professionals in how to conduct this 9-session group program for parents. For more information about ACT, please visit actagainstviolence.apa.org. 12 CEs are offered for Ohio Psychologists for the entire 2-day training.
December 4, 2013
The Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
1 CE Hour
JANICE KIECOLT-GLASER, PHD
Distinguished University Professor
S. Robert Davis Chair of Medicine
Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
Ohio State University College of Medicine
December 3, 2013
6 contact hours.
The DSM 5 will bring some changes to people currently diagnosed with Autism and related conditions. By any criteria, there are differences in the brains, genes, behavior, perceptions, and abilities of people on the autism spectrum. Case examples and exercises will build our intuitive understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder. We’ll give special attention to the controversial higher-functioning (Asperger’s) end of the spectrum, which can resemble many other conditions. After learning to identify and understand people with ASD, we will review some of the strategies used to be helpful to clients on the spectrum and their families.
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 a psychotherapist in private practice with Summit Therapy in Wooster, OH.
Registration deadline: November 27, 2013
December 2, 2013
1.0 CEUs offered for dinner program. Jodie Edwards, Ph.D.
Clients may think the root of their relationship difficulties is a lack of communication, poor conflict resolution, or personality differences, but an insecure attachment bond is often the cause of relationship distress. Dr. Edwards will share how attachment theory provides a new way to think about love relationships. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an evidence-based treatment with an attachment theory framework that helps couples build a secure emotional bond where partners feel deeply connected. It is helpful for clinicians to understand how insecure attachment bonds cause couples to use negative interactional patterns in an effort to reestablish connection. Whether you work with individuals, couples, or families, this workshop will help you understand how to conceptualize relationship distress, review the stages of EFT for couples, and give you specific treatment suggestions to foster corrective emotional experiences between partners.
Jodie Edwards, Ph.D. is licensed psychologist specializing in the application of attachment theory in individual and couples counseling. In addition to some private practice work, Dr. Edwards serves as counseling professor and dean of the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Cincinnati Christian University. She teaches courses related to clinical skill development, diagnosis, and evidence-based practices. Dr. Edwards has received advanced training in couples work through the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Deadline to register: November 25th. (513) 779-2181 for more information.
The social time begins at 6:30 p.m., dinner @ 7 p.m. Program runs from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
November 22, 2013
3.5 CE. 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. Lynne Kweder, M.P.A.
The Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS):
Overview and Case Illustration
Friday, November 22, 2013
Wright State University
Nutter Center Berry Room
Six CEUs -Psychologists
This workshop introduces the new, empirically-grounded Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS). R-PAS uses the task as a verbal and perceptual behavior sample obtained under standardized conditions such that personality inferences are based on observed performance rather than self-description. We assume participants have some previous Rorschach-based assessment experience.
Presenter: Gregory J. Meyer, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Toledo, where he has been since 2003. On four occasions the Society for Personality Assessment has given him Distinguished Contribution Awards for articles in the published literature. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Personality Assessment.
Deadline for registration: November 19, 2013
3 contact hours.
Many of the individuals we are privileged to work with have experienced a life change and are in a transitional phase of their lives. Change may have intersected a person’s life because of death, divorce, mental illness, heath concerns, family dynamics, relocation, loss of income, change in status, to name a few. We cannot choose whether we experience loss and change, but we can choose how we will respond. In this workshop we will explore different aspects of loss, the needs and fears of those facing illness, and elements of healthy coping to help someone move toward positive adjustment for a purposeful and meaningful life.
Judi Fischer, MA, PCC-S, is the president of Lakeshore Educational & Counseling Services. She is a counselor, educator, consultant and adjunct college instructor. She has a BS in Education and a MA in Clinical Pastoral Counseling. She is licensed by the State of Ohio as a Professional Clinical Counselor with supervisory designation. Her experience in education includes classroom teaching and educational presentations on a wide range of topics for professionals, community organizations, businesses, schools and churches. In her private practice she works with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families experiencing loss, life transitions, depression, anxiety, relational conflicts, self-esteem difficulties, stress related problems and spiritual concerns. Judi teaches Professional Communication locally, for Business and Management Programs. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Ohio Counseling Association, the American Association for Christian Counselors, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Judi schedules counseling appointments in Vermilion, Ohio and delivers trainings to community, professional and corporate audiences.
Registration deadline: November 18, 2013
CE: 7 hours (not ethics)
Description: This group experience will engage participants in using the self-administered inventory entitled the GIRL (Gestalt Inventory of Resistance Loadings) to obtain an assessment of their individual styles or patterns of interrupting and making contact with self, others and their environment. The GIRL was created to provide valid and reliable assessment of the 7 primary styles of resistance embedded in Gestalt therapy theory, namely Confluence, Desensitization, Introjection, Projection, Retroflection, Deflection and Egotism.
Presenters: Mary Plank, M.Ed. is the Research Associate for the GIRL Research Project, assisting Dr. Woldt and Dr. Prosnick with creating the Qualtrics Survey for the GIRL amongst other important research tasks.
Ansel Woldt, Ed.D Emeritus Professor Kent State University; Private Practice psychologist in Kent; 1973 graduate GIC 3-yr. P-G Program.
Deadline for Registration: November 22, 2013
November 20, 2013
The Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
1 CE Hour
BARBARA O. ROTHBAUM, PHD, ABPP
Professor in Psychiatry
Director, Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program
Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Research
Emory University School of Medicine
November 18, 2013
3 contact hours
As one of the most misunderstood types of dementia affecting the elderly today, understanding Alzheimer’s and how it affects the brain is important not only for those diagnosed with the disease but also those who support their daily care. In this course, you will understand the basics of the disease and progression; behavior and communication issues; safety of the individual and how to create a safe environment; and resources for support including elder benefits.
Michele Papp, M.Ed., holds a Master of Science degree in Education with a focus in Family & Consumer Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family & Child Development, both from the University of Akron. She also has a Certificate on Aging from Boston University School of Social Work. Michele has worked in education and social services for over 15 years. She has worked at the University of Akron, Stark State College, Alzheimer’s Association and Trillium Family Solutions. Michele has provided elder care as a Family Educator with the Alzheimer’s Association and program director for Family Care Solutions at Trillium providing oversight to eldercare programs and home health services.
Registration deadline: November 13