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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

September 29, 2014

Projective Testing – Columbus

Instructor: Brad Hedges, Ph.D., PCC-S. Psychologist (http://www.mopsohio.com/trainer-bios.html)

CE/Us: 3 for Ohio Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists

Course Description:
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.

Goal:

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
Objectives:

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.
Workshop Outline:
• What is projective testing?
• HTP
• Bender Gestalt
• Case studies

Participants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists

Level: Introductory

Prerequisites: NA

To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/projective-testing-registration-11901827687

Last day of registration:9/26/2014

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Start: September 29, 2014 9:00 am
End: September 29, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc.
Phone: 614-751-0042
Address:
2238 South Hamilton Rd Suite 200, Columbus , OH, 43232, United States
Cost: 30.00

September 26, 2014

Practicing Telepsychology in Ohio – Columbus

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.

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Start: September 26, 2014 1:00 pm
End: September 26, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Maryhaven
Address:
1791 Alum Creek Dr, Columbus, 43207

Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program – Cincinnati

2.5 CEs
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.

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Start: September 26, 2014 1:00 pm
End: September 26, 2014 3:30 pm
Venue: Child Focus, Inc. Training Center
Phone: 513-752-1555
Address:
551-B Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Cincinnati, OH, 45244, United States
Cost: Free