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March 13, 2015

Bullying: Prevention, Intervention, & 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: 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.

Registration deadline: Friday, February 6, 2015.


Start: March 13, 2015 8:45 am
End: March 13, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: 191 Julka Hall, Cleveland State University
Phone: (216) 687-3867
2485 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $135

March 6, 2015

Psychotropic Medication Use with School-Aged Children – Cleveland

3 CE hours. Psychotropic medications are increasingly being prescribed for school-aged children. Professionals working with students need to become familiar with the types and effects of medications, as well as incidence and trends in diagnosis and prescribing patterns. This overview will highlight recent findings related to disorders like Bipolar I Disorder in children, medications used for outbursts, and proposed changes in diagnostic criteria in the DSM-V. The role of the counselor, psychologist, and educator will be emphasized.


Elliott Ingersoll, Ph.D., is a psychologist and licensed clinical counselor in Ohio. He is professor of Counseling in the CASAL Department at Cleveland State University. He has authored or co-authored four books and over thirty articles and book chapters on topics as diverse as integrating Integral theory into training mental health professionals, psychopharmacology, and spiritual approaches to counseling.

Dr. Ingersoll consults with Integral Institute ( as a trainer in the Integral Psychotherapy program and as co-director of the Integral Psychology Center. He has studied and practiced Eastern and Western spiritual and physical practices. He is a founding member of Integral ReSource Group, a private consulting firm offering psychotherapy, coaching, and corporate consulting.

Registration Deadline: February 24, 2015.

Start: March 6, 2015 9:00 am
End: March 6, 2015 12:15 pm
Venue: 191 Julka Hall, Cleveland State University
Phone: (216) 687-3867
2485 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $89

Chemical Dependency:Fact or Fiction? – Cincinnati

3 CE The DSM5 no longer lists chemical dependency as a diagnosis. What does that mean for you as a practitioner? What does it mean for your clients? for the answers, come to CAPP’s half day workshop in Cincinnati on Friday March 6, 2015. 3 CEUs while networking with colleagues and attending a dynamic presentation by Gary A. Schneider, PhD, LICDC-CS. Visit for more information or call us 513.779.2181 to get registered today!

Start: March 6, 2015 8:30 am
End: March 6, 2015 12:15 pm
Venue: Receptions-Eastgate
Phone: 513.943.3600
4450 Eastgate South Drive, Cincinnati, OH, 45245, United States
Cost: $80/$95 for non members

March 5, 2015

First Aid and CPR – Columbus

Presenter: Barb Hedges, RN (
Continuing Education: This training is not eligible for continuing education credit
Program Description:
This 4 hour CPR/First Aid class will offer participants the fundamental skills needed to help someone in a time of crisis. Skills associated with Basic Life Support adhere to the most recent American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) guidelines and are intended to provide the participant with the skills needed to administer CPR and First Aid in an emergency. Class participants will learn to administer CPR, choking techniques and basic first aid to adults, children and infants. The proper use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) will also be covered. Material will be presented using a step-by-step instructional video in combination with lecture and discussion. Hands-on practice of learned skills will be a significant component of this training.
At the end of this training participants will be able to:
Identify and assess a crisis situation
Identify appropriate actions needed to address the crisis situation
Demonstrate an understanding of and skills associated with the Administration of CPR using four fast acting strategies including recognition, early CPR, AED and early medical care.
Demonstrate ability to perform chest compressions, choking and rescue breathing techniques, recovery positioning and basic first aid skills.

Workshop Outline:
Personal safety and crisis
Medical emergencies and trauma
Skill development
Level: Introductory
Pre-requisite: N/A
To register for the event:
Last day of registration: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Start: March 5, 2015 9:00 am
End: March 5, 2015 1:00 pm
Venue: Mid Ohio Psychological Services, Inc.
Phone: 614-751-0042
2238 S Hamilton Rd, Columbus, OH, 43232, United States
Cost: 40.00

March 2, 2015

Therapeutic Play: Intervention with Children and Families – Columbus

Instructor: Alaina Grover, Ph.D. (http//
CEUs: 4 CEU’s
Program Description:
This four hour course will address the use of play as a therapeutic intervention with children and families. Examples of how play activities can be used to enhance and facilitate successful achievement of treatment goals will be presented. Participants should be prepared to participate in active, hands-on learning and group discussion.
Increase knowledge of the role of play in child development
Identify various theories supporting the effectiveness of play as a therapeutic tool.
Identify a variety of play activities to enhance therapy goals for individuals and families.
Participants will be able to:
Explain the role of play in normal child development
Identify developmental tasks and create specific play interventions to enhance individual skill development.
Create plans for using play as a means of intervention with individuals and families.

Workshop Outline:
Theoretical integration: The role of play and human development
Establishing goals for play therapy
Role of therapist: Directed learning, Coaching, Modeling, Supportive exploration, Mirroring, Insight.
Using play to achieve therapy goals with children and families.
Participants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Chemical Dependency Specialist
Level: Introductory / Intermediate
Prerequisites: None
To register for the event:
Last day of registration: Friday, February 27, 2015

Start: March 2, 2015 9:00 am
End: March 2, 2015 1:00 pm
Venue: Mid Ohio Psychological Services, Inc.
Phone: 614-751-0042
2238 S Hamilton Rd, Columbus, OH, 43232, United States
Cost: 40.00

February 27, 2015

Part 2: Supervision and Counselor Development – Hudson

6 CE’s
Description of program:
Curriculum includes models of supervision, learning models, stages of supervisee development and transitions in supervisees/supervisor development, supervision interventions, awareness of individual differences and learning styles of supervisor and supervisee, cultural differences and multicultural competencies, relational dynamics in the supervisory process, and awareness of the developmental process of the supervisory relationship itself.

Course presenter: Paula J. Britton, Ph.D.
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. She recently won the 2014 North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) Outstanding Supervisor Award, which honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding work as a supervisor in a university, community/mental health counseling, or school setting.

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Start: February 27, 2015 8:30 am
End: February 27, 2015 3:35 pm
Venue: Clarion Inn and Conference Center
Phone: (330) 653-9191‎
6625 Dean Memorial Parkway, Hudson, OH, 44236, United States
Cost: $120.00

February 23, 2015

Assessment and Intervention with Personality Disorders – Columbus

Course Instructor: Bradley Hedges, Ph.D., PCC-S, Psychologist (
CE/Us: 6 Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists
Course Description:
Traditional training for mental health practitioners often fails to recognize the prevalence and impact of pathological personality structures on our clients’ ability to function—tending to focus more on organic conditions. This training attempts to help practitioners understand how personality disorders serve to interfere with functioning, delineate the personality disorders from one another and from other conditions, and identify broad intervention strategies for addressing personality disorders.
Participants will be able to identify the current personality disorders identified in the DSM 5
Participants will be able to differentiate the personality disorders from one another and other mental health conditions
Participants will be able to identify broad intervention strategies addressing personality disorders.
Overview of personality disorders
Evolving conceptualization of personality
Effective Diagnosing of personality disorders
Intervention strategies
Case examples
Level: Intermediate
To register for the event:
Last day of registration: Friday, February 20, 2015

Start: February 23, 2015 9:00 am
End: February 23, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Mid Ohio Psychological Services, Inc.
Phone: 614-751-0042
2238 S Hamilton Rd, Columbus, OH, 43232, United States
Cost: 60.00

February 16, 2015

Cultural Diversity: LGBTQ issues and intervention – Columbus

INSTRUCTOR: Misty L. Coleman, MSW,LISW-S (
CEU/CE’s: 6 Ethics/Cultural Competency CE
Program Description:
According to the American Psychological Association people who are identify as LGBTQ utilize mental health services more than heterosexual counterparts. They also experience depression, anxiety substance abuse and suicidality at disproportionate rates, and are likely to be homeless and suffer abuse and experience feelings of loneliness. In addition today’s families are growing more diverse, and clinicians are constantly challenged to provide outstanding services in unfamiliar situations. This training attempts to prepare helping professionals to work with the LGBTQ community by providing tools to include with their LGBTQ clients in practice, create LGBTQ supportive practices by identifying and addressing LGBTQ bias issues and become familiar with complicated legal issues LGBTQ clients face outside of the safety of the professional’s office .
Discuss the historical prospective on LGBTQ.
Gain knowledge of common terms.
Increase understanding of stereotypes and myths and how to reduce their impact on the treatment process.
Gain awareness of treatment issues and identify treatment strategies with the LGBTQ community.
Gain insight into legal issues, family dynamics and environmental issues when working with LGBTQ clients.
Discuss the different models and stages of the “Coming Out” process.
Discuss issues related to ethical and cultural competency.
Define common terms related to the LGBTQ population.
Describe common treatment issues among LGBTQ and identify appropriate intervention options.
Using case examples, be able to apply different models and identify the stages of the coming out process.
Using case examples be able to create effective treatment goals and nterventions relevant to the LGBTQ population.
Identify own biases when working with LGBTQ clients.

Training Outline:
Current terms and laws
a. Rights
b. Marriage
c. Parenting
Treatment Issues
a. Depression
b. Suicide
c. Domestic Violence
Coming Out
a. Kinetic Scale
b. Stages for LGBTQ
c. Stages for Parents
a. Working with LGBT
b. How to reduce heterosexism and homophobia
c. Specfic ethical issues with the LGBTQ population
Participants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists and other mental health professionals
Level: Introductory/Intermediate
Prerequisites: N/A
To register for the event:
Last day of registration: Friday, February 13, 2015

Start: February 16, 2015 9:00 am
End: February 16, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Mid Ohio Psychological Services, Inc.
Phone: 614-751-0042
2238 S Hamilton Rd, Columbus, OH, 43232, United States
Cost: 40.00

February 9, 2015

An Ounce of Prevention? Early Intervention after Industrial Injury to Prevent Chronic Pain and Disability – Sharonville

1 CEU to licensed psychologists.
6:30 p.m. social/networking; 7:00 p.m. dinner; 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Program. Although the majority of injured workers recover quickly and return to work, a small percentage continued to experience pain and significant disability well after what would be predicted from their physical diagnosis. It is now accepted that the majority of this prolonged disability is due to behavioral and psychological factors as opposed to medical errors or misdiagnosis. Factors such as undiagnosed depression or anxiety, catastrophizing, excessive
fear of movement or reinjury, and pre–injury psychopathology all can complicate physical injuries and lead to increased time off work and cost. Unfortunately, the Ohio BWC system has until recently lacked any mechanism
to identify and treat these issues. Psychological services instead have tended to be delivered to injured workers
who have already been out of work for years, leading to poor outcomes and a perception that services add
expense without improving return to work. Beginning in 2007, OPA began working with the Bureau to address
these issues, leading to the development of our task force on BWC reform. Recent changes in the Bureau
focusing on the recognition of the need for structural change have led to opportunities to become involved in
much more timely and effective early intervention. This presentation will focus on some of the historical back-
ground structural issues which led to the current difficulties for injured workers in Ohio, a theoretical framework to help understand why acute injuries become chronic, and overview of OPA\’s strategic early intervention program which the BWC plans to incorporate as part of its new approaches to treatment of injured workers in Ohio.

Dr. David Schwartz earned his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Vanderbilt University, specializing in behavioral medicine and Health Psychology. He has had medical school appointments at the University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Cincinnati.
He has published and presented extensively in pain management and behavioral medicine. He has been in
private practice since 1995 specializing in complex medically involved patients, and is currently a partner in
Hamilton Health Associates, a multi-specialty practice focused on industrial injury. He is an Associate Medical Director of AultComp, a BWC Managed Care Organization, and a member of the Disability Evaluation Panel for
the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation (BWC). He presently serves as the Ohio Psychological Association
and Ohio Board of Psychology’s representative on the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Health Care
Quality Assurance Advisory Committee, and chairs the Ohio Psychological Association Task Force on Workers Compensation Reform.

Start: February 9, 2015 12:00 am
End: February 9, 2015 12:00 am
Venue: Doubletree Guest Suites
Phone: (513) 489-3636
6300 E. Kemper Road, Sharonville, OH, 45241, United States
Cost: $45 non members

February 4, 2015


4 hours of MCE credit in ethics and diversity training
Hosted by the OSU Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health:

This workshop will focus on models of supervision with an emphasis on issues related to ethics and diversity. Dr. Douce is the former director of the Ohio State University (OSU) Counseling Center. Her areas of expertise include supervision and diversity training. Dr. Douce was the OSU Assistant Vice President of Student Life, where she supervised units dedicated to enhancing success of, and removing barriers to student success, including health, mental health, career and student wellness services. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association. This workshop will fulfill the Ohio Board of Psychology requirement for 4 hours of MCE credit in ethics and diversity training. Registration deadline 1/30/2014.

Start: February 4, 2015 7:30 am
End: February 4, 2015 12:00 pm
Venue: Room 115 of the Biomedical Research Tower
Phone: 614-685-5623
460 West 12th Avenue , Columbus , OH, 43210, United States
Cost: $40