August 4, 2014
This workshop provides information about the seldom seen reality of how sex abuse impacts the victim. Included is a “taking down myths” section and a simulation of what it looks like when the victim decides to get help. Participants also experiencethe Restoration Paradigm, a framework for reconnecting to authentic identity.
Rebecca Born, MSW, L.I.S.W.-S. Seeing the lack of resources for assisting victims of sex abuse, Rebecca envisioned and birthed a center to meet the long-term needs evidenced in the impact of the trauma. At Connections: A Safe Place, victims of sex abuse invited her into their journey and from them she learned of the needs for restoration. She has co-authored and designed the Restoration Paradigm in Beyond Recovery to Restoration – working with the trauma of sex abuse. Accompanying workbooks provide resources for the victim to do the work of restoration.
August 5, 2014
This training will focus on medications prescribed to children, the effectiveness, side effects and other vital information the caregiver, mental health provider, and the child should know.
Dr. Catherine Yost, M.D. is a Board Certified pediatrician currently contracted with Pediatric Association of Mt. Carmel providing pharmacotherapy services.
August 6, 2014
This training program teaches the core competencies required of professionals responsible for the care and safety of consumers detected to be at elevated risk for suicidal self-directed violence. Following foundational lectures on epidemiology, clinical risk patterns, and the current status of suicide risk assessment, clinicians learn how to conduct a standardized, evidence-based, seven-step interview designed to elicit perceived burdensomeness, suicidal desire, intent, capability and buffers against suicide.
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.
Deadline to register: Tuesday 8/5/14
sign-in and breakfast from 8-9 with CEU workshop beginning at 9.
Description: This workshop is an introduction to Geropsychology practice. We are presenting an analytical approach to the treatment of depressed mood and anxious mood with an emphasis upon applications to nursing home residents. We will also be discussing the unique clinical needs of the geriatric population.
Presenters: Patrick White, Ph.D. is a clinical and geriatric psychologist with more than 40 years of experience. He has also previously served as the Associate Clinical Professor for the Ohio University College of Medicine for 18 years. Rick Capasso, Ph.D is the sole practitioner of Forensic Psychological Services of NE Ohio with a more recent background in Geropsychology.
August 7, 2014
This training will address challenges experienced by mental health providers when working with chronically suicidal clients and specific strategies to address them.
Mary Vicario, LPCC-S has developed in home trauma treatment programs that help families build resiliency in children, address attachment issues and improve permanency. She has more than 25 years experience working with children and families as an educator, clinician, supervisor, consultant, clinical director, and as a delegate with the American Counseling Association to China and Mongolia.
One day workshop offering 6 CEUs (non-ethics) on personal and spiritual identity that will include short PowerPoint presentations, private journaling, small and large groups discussions, meditation, and an opportunity for creative expression exploring God concepts, quantum physics on consciousness, and what it all means to us as individuals and professionals. Presented by Sharon Sanders, Ph.D, psychology professor at the University of Cincinnati – Clermont College and Jan Faeri, Psy.D, clinical psychologist with Senior Life Consultants, Dublin, Ohio. Deadline for registration August 1, 2014.
August 11, 2014
3.0 CEs Ethics
This ethics training provides the treatment staff with an understanding of the limits that they must put upon themselves in their helping relationships. This training provides actual case examples and posses ethical relationship situations. Both the new and more mature staff can benefit from this core skill of all professional “helpers.”
David Zidar, L.I.S.W.-S., has been working in child welfare since 1982 as an administrator, trainer, and therapist. He worked in the Cleveland area for about 16 years. He was Vice President for residential services in Kentucky. He has also worked in public agencies at the executive level. Currently, he is an independent trainer and therapist throughout the country. Dave has a BSW from Capital University, a MSSA from Case Western Reserve and a certification in Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment from the University of Louisville. He is the recipient of the 2009 “Linda Pope Award” as the OCWTP Trainer of the Year.
August 12, 2014
The training/presentation will be geared to beginning play therapists. The training will provide therapists with a brief history of child-centered play therapy as well as a basic understanding of child-centered play therapy with a focus on the client-therapist relationship. The training will familiarize therapists with the stages of child-centered therapy and the skills therapists will utilize during these stages. The training will also demonstrate how child-centered play therapy can be utilized effectively in the school-based setting.
Cobin Trout MS, PCC-S, RPT-S is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who obtained her Bachelor’s degrees from Ohio Northern University in Psychology and Elementary Education and her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from the University of Dayton. She is also certified as a Registered Play Therapist and Elementary Education Teacher (grades 1st through 8th). Cobin is a member of the National Association for Play Therapy and just started her fifth consecutive year serving on the Ohio Association for Play Therapy Board. She currently serves as the OAPT Communication’s Director.
August 15, 2014
3 ETHICS hours. Virtually all mental health professionals experience times when clients appear dangerous to themselves or to others. In fact, these situations have been identified as some of the most stressful that therapists encounter. This workshop will assist mental health professionals in identifying their ethical duties when such circumstances arise. It will also offer guidelines for responsible care, consultation and recommendations for documentation of the assessment of risk and treatments. A therapist’s rights and responsibilities when clients threaten them will also be addressed.
Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel, Ph.D., Training Co-Director in Counseling Psychology and Professor at Cleveland State University, 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: Monday, August 11, 2014
Explore methods to reduce conflict and the risk of violence in potentially volatile situations. Assessing risk and early intervention will be discussed. Affect management, limit setting, and environmental strategies to reduce risk and increase safety will be explored. Finally, strategies for dealing with armed individuals will be addressed.