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October 10, 2014

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

October 6, 2014

SAB Series: An Introduction to Sexual Pathology Part 1 – 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:

Recognize the difference between normal and abnormal sexual behavior
Increase understanding of sexually abusive behavior and the various factors that contribute to it.

Objectives:

Participants will be able to verbally define “abnormal” sexual behavior from a legal, social, mental health, personal and statistical perspective.
Participants will differentiate normal sexual behavior from abnormal sexual behavior.
Participants will successfully explain the various dynamics that drive sexually abusive behavior.
When presented with case studies, participants will be able to
1) Apply the concept of culpability

2) Categorize sexual behavior as normative, of concern, or abusive

3) Determine the range of sexual behavior

Participants will accurately explain the etiology of sexual abuse and apply it to case examples
Participants will be able to explain the origins of SORN and its’, discuss the risks and benefits associated with the process of classification and correctly identify criteria associated with registration determination.

Workshop Outline:

Day 1 – Theoretical

Normal vs. abnormal sexuality
Developmental sexuality
Why do they do it?
Understanding the legal implications

Participants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists

Prerequisites: In order to register for this training, participants MUST also register for Introduction to Sexual Pathology, Part II.

To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-community-mental-health-registration-11902997185

Last day of registration: Friday, October 3, 2014

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Start: October 6, 2014 9:00 am
End: October 6, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc
Phone: 614-751-0042
Address:
2238 South Hamilton Rd Suite 200, Columbus, OH, 43232, United States
Cost: 60

October 3, 2014

Psychiatry Grand Rounds – Toledo

CE’s – 1 Not ethics
No registration needed
Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Aaron Cromly, M.A., PCC-S
Professional Clinical Counselor
The Cullen Center
Aaron Cromly has been a licensed Counselor since 2005. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Bowling Green State University in 2002 and his Master’s in Community Counseling from the University of Toledo in 2004. While working on his Master’s degree, Aaron was an assistant to a psychologist administering and interpreting psychological assessments. Aaron’s work at The Cullen Center includes individual and family counseling using evidence-based trauma-focused therapies for children. He is passionate about children’s healthy development of emotional and behavioral well-being and collaborates with the families he works with regarding treatment options. In 2009, Aaron was awarded the Counselor of the Year by the Ohio Counselor Association

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Start: October 3, 2014 12:00 pm
End: October 3, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: University of Toledo
Phone: 419-383-5495
Address:
3000 Arlington, Toledo, OH, 43614, United States
Cost: 10.00

Alzheimer’s Disease: A New Vision – Cleveland

6 CE hours. The hope of avoiding Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and aging well fuels interest in cognitive wellness across the world. Researchers now recognize that pathological substrates of AD develop across decades, and most view the clinical expression of this disease as a product of complex interactions of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. Clinical trials of lifestyle interventions that include exercise, cognitive training interventions, eating the Mediterranean diet and engaging in meditation on a regular basis are showing positive clinical outcomes. Epidemiological research provides evidence that mentally active lifestyles are associated with slower rates of cognitive decline and later onset of dementia. In addition, the outmoded idea that people with AD cannot learn is being replaced by behavioral strategies caregivers can use that improve function and enhance quality of life for the care recipient and lessen the emotional strain on caregivers. In this workshop you’ll learn about recent research as well as treatment strategies you can implement in your own setting.
Instructor: Krystal L. Culler, M.A., is a doctor of behavioral health candidate in the Nicolas A. Cummings Behavioral Health Program at Arizona State University. She received her Master’s in Psychology of Aging from the University of Akron, as well as her graduate Certificate in Gerontology. Her undergraduate degree was a double major in Gerontology and Sociology with a minor in developmental psychology from Youngstown State University.

She currently serves as the National Newsletter Editor for Sigma Phi Omega, the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology. Additionally, she is a co-convener for the Lifelong Disabilities special interest group of the Gerontological Society of America and a member of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia. She is an adjunct faculty member at Youngstown State University and Kent State University and teaches courses related to psychology of aging and gerontology, including the Sociology of Dementia.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 29

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Start: October 3, 2014 8:45 am
End: October 3, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
24th Street and Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $149

October 2, 2014

Working with Juvenile Sexual Offenders – Cleveland

3 CE hours. Many have begun to recognize that working with juveniles who have engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior is a subpopulation for which specialized knowledge is warranted. The field of Juvenile Sex Offender (JSO) treatment continues to evolve as we become more knowledgeable about the needs of this population. Through this introductory workshop, you’ll become familiar with the history of JSO treatment, characteristics of JSOs, and current theories/models of treating juveniles who have sexually offended.
Instructor:
Tyffani Dent

Tyffani Monford Dent, Psy.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and lectures often at universities, non-profits, churches, and other community organizations. Currently, she serves as the psychologist and consultant for two residential treatment facilities. In addition, she is the Contributing Psychologist to The Brown Girl Collective Radio Show as well as a writer for www.YouParent.Com.
Registration deadline: September 25, 2014

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Start: October 2, 2014 12:00 am
End: October 2, 2014 12:00 am
Venue: Cleveland State U.
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
Julka Hall, E. 24th and Euclid, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $75

October 1, 2014

Youth Mental Health First Aid – Cincinnati

6.5 CEs
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and most importantly – teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
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 and QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management program.

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Start: October 1, 2014 8:30 am
End: October 1, 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: 30.00

September 30, 2014

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Roots, Results, and Treatment – Cleveland

6 CE hours. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) doesn’t only affect only those who have fought in war zones. We tend to forget the war that continually develops in America’s urban neighborhoods. A study of Chicago’s Cook County Hospital, treating about 2,000 patients a year for gunshots, stabbings and other violent injuries, showed that over 43% had PTSD. Most hospitals do not screen for PTSD because of funding issues. This results in familial discord, employment dysfunction, emotional discontent and social withdrawal. The client who seemingly cannot manage his/her anger, relationships, depression or drug issues could have PTSD and have never seen military combat. Therefore, it is imperative that we continually pull back the layers of our client’s issues to address for any unresolved trauma. This interactive workshop will take you on a multifaceted experience of understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. You will journey from a historical understanding of trauma and treatment to current research and application of treatment methods. You’ll gain an understanding not only of how psychological trauma impacts the brain either directly or vicariously, but also the multitude of social ills that manifest as a result of untreated PTSD. Expect to be fully incorporated in the workshop with exercises as well as utilization of popular media. This workshop will be of special interest if you work with clients who have military trauma, have suffered various types of abuse, or are addicted.
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 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: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Start: September 30, 2014 8:45 am
End: September 30, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
24th Street & Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $135