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April 23, 2014

Helping Clients Cope with a Suicide – Cleveland

3 CEs.

Studies show that the suicide rate is growing, and so are the numbers of family members and friends who are impacted by the death of a loved one by suicide. This workshop not only seeks to help the professional by reviewing the warning signs of suicide, but also helps them understand the “special” kind of grief associated with suicide and how to help clients navigate through this tragedy. We will also explore the necessity of the professional’s own self-care when providing care to these families.

Instructor: Matt Williams is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with the State of Ohio and a certified clinical supervisor. He received his undergraduate degree from Anderson University in Christian Education, a graduate degree from Ashland Theological Seminary in Clinical Counseling and he is also an ordained minister. Matt has nearly 25 years of experience in pastoral ministry, counseling and teaching. He has worked in churches, hospices, funeral homes, nursing homes, an inter-city mental health agency and for a local high school where he served as a guidance counselor and school administrator. Most recently he served as the Clinical and Spiritual Director for Cornerstone of Hope, Ohio’s largest grief counseling agency. He is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Bible for Indiana Wesleyan University. He has been the keynote speaker or presenter for numerous organizations. Topics include grief, stress management, supervision, leadership, counseling ethics, counselor education/training, and marriage building.

Registration deadline: Friday, April 18, 2014

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Start: April 23, 2014 9:00 am
End: April 23, 2014 12:15 pm
Venue: Cleveland State University
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
Julka Hall, E. 24th and Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $75

April 24, 2014 – April 25, 2014

2014 OPA Convention – Columbus

Evolving Health Care Structures: Psychology’s Place at the Table

The OPA Convention is an annual event combining networking, continuing education, academic-related and OPA membership events. The 2014 Convention will be held April 24 & 25 at the Crowne Plaza North in Columbus. Visit this link for more information.

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Start: April 24, 2014 12:00 pm
End: April 25, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Crowne Plaza North
Address:
6500 Doubletree Ave, Columbus, 43229

May 1, 2014

Hypnosis for Behavioral Health Professionals – Akron

7 CE’s
Introduction to basic concepts of modern medical hypnosis and their application in behavioral health, includes nature, depth indications, contraindications, applications and neuropsychology of hypnosis.
Lecture, demonstration, supervised practice and group discussion of hypnotic induction, deepening and closing techniques, the development and delive4ry of therapeutic suggestions, use of hypnosis in special situations: place of safety, image rehearsal, ego strengthening, self hypnosis.
Presenters:
Linda Popp, LPCC – Fellow, NBCCH; Diplomate, AAMH; 13 years state psychiatric service, acute receiving and chronic, resocialization populations and 20 years private hypnoanalytic practice.
Neal K Willing, LPC, MI – Certified Guided Imagery, Rossman; Certified Medical Hypnosis, 19 years independent practice, Adjunct Professor, Siena Heights University, MI.
Early Registration: $129.00 on or before April 17, 2014; $149.00 after April 17, 2014. Registrations accepted on space available basis.
Fee includes continental breakfast and mid-afternoon snack.
Go to www.hypnosisohio.com, CEU Seminars for registration, brochure, schedule, and recommended accommodations.

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Start: May 1, 2014 8:30 am
End: May 1, 2014 5:30 pm
Venue: Medical Hypnosis Center for Wellness
Phone: 330 794 8525
Address:
2708 Mogadore Road, Akron, OH, 44312, United States
Cost: $129 on or before April 17, 2014; $149.00 after April 17, 2014

Psychotropic Medication Use with School-Aged Children – Cleveland

3 CEs.

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.

Instructor: Elliott Ingersoll 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: Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Start: May 1, 2014 9:00 am
End: May 1, 2014 12:15 pm
Venue: Cleveland State University
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
Julka Hall, E. 24th and Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $89

May 2, 2014 – May 3, 2014

Medical Hypnoanalytic Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders – Theory and Diagnostic Tools – Akron

14 CE
Introduction and exploration of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to identify, access, and resolve unconscious conflicts underlying clinical symptomatology. How and why Medical Hypnoanalysis works: historical antecedents, theory of pathology formation and system specific hierarchy of survival. Diagnostic section focuses on initial consultation, word association exercise, dream analysis of this brief, psychodynamic, directed form of psychotherapy.
Objectives: present basic concepts and diagnostic methods to diagnose, analyze, and successfully treat most Axis 1 disorders; instruct, examine and provide active learning experience in application of comprehensive case history, word association test, dream analysis through case studies and group discussion; to define and explain the spiritual, physical, emotional, and behavioral aspects of psychic conflict as expressed in psychological symptoms.
Presenters:
Linda Popp, LPCC, Fellow, NBCCH; Diplomate, AAMH; 13 years state psychiatric inpatient service; 20 years private hypnoanalytic practice
Neal K Willing, LPC, MI; Certified Guided Imagery, Rossman; Certified Medical Hypnosis, 19 years independent practice; Adjunct Professor, Siena Heights University, MI.
Early Registration: On or before April 17, 2014 – $129.00;after April 17, 2014 – $149.00

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Start: May 2, 2014 8:30 am
End: May 3, 2014 5:30 pm
Venue: Medical Hypnosis Center for Wellness
Phone: 330 794 8525 (office); 330 310 0501 (mobile
Address:
2708 Mogadore Road, Akron, OH, 44312, United States
Cost: $129.00 on or before April 17, 2014; $149.00 after April 17

May 2, 2014 – May 4, 2014

Beyond Addiction: Women and Our Bodies – Cleveland

CE: 13
Description: In this workshop we explore how we disconnect and abandon ourselves with habitual distractions that take us out of the present moment automatically and unthinkingly. We challenge our beliefs and feelings about what is female, beautiful and correct, and their connection to addiction and our bodies.
Presenters:
Gail Feinstein, LCSW, LMT is a gestalt therapist and transformational coach committed to the process of women stepping fully into their power and authenticity. In her Women’s Work, she explores the relationship to bodies and addiction, and how to evolve beyond through physical process and relational mindfulness.
Deadline for Registration: May 1, 2014

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Start: May 2, 2014 7:00 pm
End: May 4, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland
Phone: 2164210468
Address:
1588 Hazel Drive, Cleveland, OH, 44106, United States
Cost: 250.00

May 3, 2014

Ethics in Couples and Systems Therapy – Cleveland

CE: 6 Ethics
Description: What do I do when I get a subpoena on a couple’s case? How do I begin treatment with a couple to reduce ethical and legal dilemmas? What are the insurance challenges in working with couples? These and other questions will be discuss and ANSWERED in the company of other couples therapists. Movie clips as well as case discussions will help to lighten the mood as we come together to gain support on this often nerve wracking topic.
Presenters:
Karen Tomoff, LPCC-S, LICDC, MT-BC is co-chair of the Gestalt Couples and Systems Therapy Program. She has clinical experience specializing in couples, families, children and adolescents, trauma, trichotillomania, addictions, group therapy and parent coaching.
Deadline for Registration: May 2, 2014

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Start: May 3, 2014 9:00 am
End: May 3, 2014 9:00 am
Venue: Gestalt Institute of Cleveland
Phone: 2164210468
Address:
1588 Hazel Drive, Cleveland, OH, 44106, United States
Cost: 115.00

May 5, 2014

“Adolescence, ADHD, Driving & Cell Phones: A lethal combination.” Jeff Epstein, Ph.D. – Sharonville

1 CE
Adolescents with ADHD are at risk for a number of areas of functional impairment including academic under- achievement, social difficulties, substance use, and psychiatric comorbidities. Perhaps the most consequential of these impairments is driving. Indeed, adolescents with ADHD have dramatically increased risk for being involved in single motor vehicle accidents and an even greater risk of being involved in repeated motor vehicle accidents.

This presentation will present results from a driving simulator study examining the driving behavior of adolescents with ADHD compared to typically developing controls. Besides demonstrating poorer driving performance, especially when given the opportunity for distraction, the mechanism behind poorer driving performance was studied. Data will be presented demonstrating that it is frequent extended glances away from the roadway that lead to driving impairments among adolescents with ADHD. Some innovative strategies for addressing driving impairments in
patients with ADHD will be presented.

Jeff Epstein, Ph.D. is Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center with a joint appointment in the University of Cincinnati Department of Psychology. He is also the Director of the Cincinnati Children’s Center for ADHD. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed a clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Epstein is a licensed psychologist whose research and clinical work focus on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and other psychological disorders originating in childhood. He is a co-investigator
on the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (MTA). He has published numerous empirical papers on a variety of ADHD-related topics. Much of his empirical research has concentrated on ADHD-related cognitive deficits and the promotion of the evidence-based ADHD care in community settings.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: One hour of CE credit will be awarded to psychologists. [Provider # 311038166]

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Start: May 5, 2014 6:30 pm
End: May 5, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Doubletree Guest Suites
Phone: 5137792181
Address:
6300 E. Kemper Road, Sharonville, OH, 45241, United States
Cost: $45.00 non members

May 7, 2014

“I’m Not the One Who Needs Help”: A Case in which an Understanding of Depth Psychology Enabled the Clinician to Work for Many Years with a Woman Resistant to Psychotherapy. – Cincinnati

1.5 CEs offered. This evening presentation is the third in the series Clinical “Problem” Patients from a Psychoanalytic Perspective held by the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute. Andrew Klafter, M.D. will describe psychoanalytic views on handling clinical dilemmas and problems. The presentations will be followed by discussions. Dr. Klafter is the Director of Psychotherapy Training at the University of Cincinnati, and is in private practice as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. Register by April 30, visit www.cps-i.org/spring-series.

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Start: May 7, 2014 6:30 pm
End: May 7, 2014 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 8, 2014

Compulsive Body Focused Behaviors: The Hidden Problem – Cleveland

3 CEs.

Compulsive body behaviors affect millions, yet little is known of this hidden and often misunderstood problem. This workshop will provide a framework to understand the complex nature and function of behaviors such as hair pulling, chronic skin picking, and compulsive nail biting. Participants will learn how compulsive body behaviors are in fact different from obsessive compulsive disorder and self-harming behaviors, such as cutting. Participants will gain critical knowledge in how to design an effective treatment plan specifically developed for body compulsive behaviors. The course will also briefly cover how the DSM-5 has modified its description of these behaviors.

Instructor: Amy Burzinski is a licensed clinical social worker who has been a school counselor at Bellefaire since 2003. 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.

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014

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Start: May 8, 2014 9:00 am
End: May 8, 2014 12:15 pm
Venue: Cleveland State University
Address:
Julka Hall, E. 24th and Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $75