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June 3, 2015

Using Group Work to Effectively Engage and Strengthen Youth – Cleveland

3 CE Hours. How is working with a group of adolescents different from 1:1? What are the advantages and the challenges? This workshop will address how therapists and group leaders can work with youth to address cognitive change, strength mobilization and coping with life difficulties. You’ll learn skills you can use as a group facilitator and gain practice in addressing difficult behaviors that present in a group setting.

Instructor: Amy Burzinski is a licensed clinical social worker who is currently a therapist at Ohio Solutions. Previously, she was a school counselor at Bellefaire. She has an MSW and a certificate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She has also received training in body focused repetitive disorders from The Professional Training Institute of the Trichotillomania Learning Center. Over the past two decades Amy has worked with individuals and families affected by bullying, domestic violence, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. Amy regularly provides trainings to mental health professionals, educators and administrators on bullying prevention, child abuse, domestic violence, stress management and critical incident stress debriefings. She provides workshops on topics which include bullying prevention, character education, trauma and stress. See http://bullyingpreventioninjds.com/about.html for other information.

Registration Deadline: May 27, 2015

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Start: June 3, 2015 9:00 am
End: June 3, 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 30, 2015

Psychology Internship Workshop – Columbus

No CE offered. Graduate student opportunity. Meet internship training directors from Veterans Affairs, college counseling, pediatric, and Air Force internship sites in Ohio. Find out what Training Directors are looking for, and hear tips and advice from recent applicants.

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Start: May 30, 2015 9:00 am
End: May 30, 2015 3:30 pm
Venue: Ohio State University - Psychology RM 35
Address:
1850 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210, United States
Cost: $20 - OPAGS Members; $35 - Non Members (Lunch will be provided)

May 29, 2015

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.

Dr. Elliott is a Licensed Psychologist with more than 25 years of experience as a clinician in private practice and public mental health settings. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University. As an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, she teaches graduate Clinical Psychology students how to integrate spirituality into clinical practice. Dr. Elliott regularly leads training seminars for counselors at The City Mission of Cleveland, MetroHealth Medical Center, and the Stephen Ministries program. She is a frequent leader for educational support groups which address spiritual and emotional needs, including bereavement, divorce recovery, marital enrichment, and domestic violence. Dr. Elliott is active on the Board of Trustees of The City Mission, United Protestant Campus Ministries, and other agencies which seek to transform spiritual values into service to the community.

Dr. Elliott’s clinical expertise focuses on bringing the spiritual and religious aspects of clients’ lives into active utilization as a resource in psychotherapy. Her extensive years of experience in individual, couples and family therapy helps her to blend cutting-edge knowledge of clinical psychology with an embracing of the power that spirituality can add to therapeutic progress.

Registration Deadline: May 22, 2015

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Start: May 29, 2015 8:45 am
End: May 29, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: 191 Julka Hall, Cleveland State University
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
2485 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $135

May 27, 2015

“Rock Music and Psychoanalytic Listening” – Cincinnati

1.5 CE In this multi-media presentation, Andrew Klafter, M.D. will review key clinical psychoanalytic concepts through the analysis of popular music lyrics. The presentation will involve song clips from The Beatles, Carly Simon, Alanis Morissette, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Four Tops, Coldplay, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Everclear, Norah Jones, 10cc, Eminem, and more. Dr. Klafter will describe how popular music can serve as an accessible window into the workings of the unconscious mind, and how this can be useful in our clinical work with patients and also when teaching psychodynamic concepts to students of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. 1.5 CE’s are available for attending this session. To register, visit our website at http://cps-i.org/second-annual-spring-series-of-four-seminars/.

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Start: May 27, 2015 6:30 pm
End: May 27, 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

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