October 3, 2014
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
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
October 2, 2014
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.
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
October 1, 2014
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.
September 30, 2014
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
September 29, 2014
Instructor: Brad Hedges, Ph.D., PCC-S. Psychologist (http://www.mopsohio.com/trainer-bios.html)
CE/Us: 3 for Ohio Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists
Projective testing is frequently used to clarify the clinical picture in an efficient fashion that is generally non-threatening to clients. Projective techniques assess mental health functioning through the use of ambiguous stimuli presented to the client and interpreting the client’s response to the stimuli. This three hour training session will give a brief history of projective testing, introduce the most effective and commonly used instruments, and introduce mental health providers to how to use these instruments.
Present an overview of the primary concepts associated with projective testing.
Understand role of projective instruments when doing mental health assessment.
Gain understanding of the strengths and limitations of projective testing
Name the commonly used projective instruments.
Identify the uses and limitations of using projective instruments in assessment.
Demonstrate ability to administer common projective instruments.
Demonstrate use of basic strategies for interpretation.
• What is projective testing?
• Bender Gestalt
• Case studies
Participants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists
To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/projective-testing-registration-11901827687
Last day of registration:9/26/2014
September 26, 2014
3 Ethics CE
Presenter: Dr. Kenneth Drude
Technology in the mental health field has grown rapidly and provides many avenues for the provision of mental health services that were not available in the recent past. Many mental health professionals are not completely familiar or comfortable with issues involved, legal and ethical requirements, policy revisions, and other demands or constraints that telepsychology place upon the professional. This workshop aims to introduce participants to these and other aspects of telepsychology.
Stewards of Children is the only nationally available program scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors. This revolutionary program is for any responsible adult who cares about the welfare of children.
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, QPR, a Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Program, QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management program and a QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor’s Master Trainer.
This four-part training is designed for mental health professionals working towards becoming a supervisor or who are currently supervising. Workshops are didactic and experiential. Participants may pick and choose or take all four workshops in the series. All workshops are approved for supervision CE hours by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board, The State of Ohio CSWMFT board, OPA-MCE
Part 2 Supervision and Counselor Development covers models of supervision, stages of supervisee development, supervision interventions, cultural differences and multicultural competencies, relational dynamics in the supervisory process, and awareness of the developmental process of the supervisory relationship itself.
Presenter: Paula J. Britton, Ph.D.
Paula is a professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at John Carroll University. She is a licensed psychologist and a PCC-S, with over thirty years of diverse clinical experience including an administrator and supervisor in a family service agency, a project director of a large research grant, and a clinician in a private practice. She has given over 100 local, state, and national professional presentations and workshops in the areas of supervision and ethics as well as authoring numerous publications. Additionally, she is a supervisor of master level therapists in private practice, doctoral interns, and practicum/Internship students.
Questions? Email email@example.com or for more information or to sign up visit www.paulabritton.com
4 CE hours–ETHICS. In the era of evidence-based practice, working within one’s scope of practice and dealing with decisions about competence are essential ethical issues for mental health professionals. This workshop will also focus on recommendations for informed consent practices and documentation, including discussion of the limits of confidentiality. Changes in the rules for practice of the Ohio Board of Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapists and in the Ohio Board of Psychology rules will be reviewed.
Instructor: Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel, Ph.D., has recently retired as Professor of Counseling Psychology at Cleveland State University. Dr. Welfel has been teaching graduate students in counseling and counseling psychology for more than 30 years. Dr. Welfel has authored numerous articles on the ethics of professional practice and her book, Ethics in Counseling and Psychotherapy: Standards, Research and Emerging Issues, is in its fifth edition. Along with Dr. Elliott Ingersoll, she has co-edited the Mental Health Desk Reference. Her other books include The Counseling Process (with Patterson) and Using Test Data in Clinical Practice (with MacCluskie and Toman). She has co-edited an APA Press book entitled, The Duty to Protect: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Considerations for Mental Health Professionals. She has conducted numerous continuing education programs on professional ethics. Dr. Welfel received her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1979 and has been a licensed psychologist in Ohio since 1986.
Registration deadline: Friday, September 19, 2014