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September 22, 2014

An Overview of DSM-5 – Columbus

CE:6 Instructor:Bradley Hedges, Ph.D.,PCC-S, Psychologist (

Course Description:

The DSM V was released in May 2013, 13 years since the last revision with much controversy and debate. This training is designed to assist clinicians in understanding the changes that have been made with an emphasis on the implications of the changes in clinical practice.


Gain working knowledge of the DSM-V diagnostic criteria and differential diagnosis.
Understand implications for application to clinical practice.

Participants will be able to describe the DSM-5’s development process.
Participants will be able to identify 5 key differences in the structure of diagnosis promoted in the DSM-5.
Participants will understand the DSM-5′s approach to understanding the term “Clinically Significant.”
Participants will be able to identify the key differences in diagnosis between the DSM IV and the DSM-5.
Participants will be able to apply the DSM-5 to clinical case review.
Participants will be able to identify implications for their practice.
Course Outline:

Development of DSM V
New Diagnosis
Relabeled Diagnosis
Conceptual Shifts
Changes in each section
Case Studies
Implications of changes
Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: NA

To register for the event:
Last day of registration: 9/20/14


Start: September 22, 2014 9:00 am
End: September 22, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Mid-Ohio Psychological Services
Phone: 614-751-0042
2238 South Hamilton Road Suite 200, Columbus, OH, 43232, United States
Cost: 60.00

September 24, 2014

Transgender Issues and Ethics – Cincinnati

Dynamic continuing education workshop in Eastgate area of Cincinnati on Friday, October 24. Transgender Issues and Ethics (6.0 CEUS) for psychologists, counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists who attend in entirety. Meets ethics requirements. Dr. Cori Yaeger, PhD, LPCC-S is the presenter. Dr. Yaeger is a Cincinnati psychologist who has over 5 years of experience working in the Trans* field and 20 years experience in presenting ethics workshops.
Objectives: explore the continuum of gender/transgender expression; look at trans* from the standpoint of human growth and development; look at transgender history and identify trans* as special population; learn an ethical decision-making model; explore clinical issues specific to this population; identify ethical issues specific to trans* individuals and families; apply the ethical decision making model to issues facing trans* individuals and families; discuss alternative approaches to ethical decisions in trans* cases. Please see our website for more information or call us at 513.779.2181.

Start: September 24, 2014 8:00 am
End: September 24, 2014 4:15 pm
Venue: Receptions-Eastgate
Phone: (513) 943-3600
4450 Eastgate South Drive, Cincinnati, 45245, United States
Cost: 105.00

September 25, 2014

Introduction to the Foundations of Intelligence – Columbus

Presenter: Claire Robitaille, Ph.D. (

CE/U\’s: 6

Program Description:

Intelligence is the most studied and likely the best understood construct in psychology with many “unknowns” that have yet to be discovered. This introductory training is the first in the IQ Series consisting of four (4) trainings developed for MOPS clinicians who are interested in expanding their clinical assessment skills to include psychological testing. This introductory six (6) hour course will expose the participant to a range of topics associated with the study of intelligence including a historical overview, a review of the current theories of intelligence; statistical concepts associated with the measurement of intelligence and the benefits as well as risks associated with the objective measurement of intelligence. This is the only training in the series that is open to general admission. The remaining trainings in this series are open to MOPS staff only.


Appreciate the study of human intelligence from a historical perspective
Understand current conceptualizations of intelligence and controversies surrounding intelligence testing
Understand the measurement of intelligence and the respective abilities that are being measured
Understand key psychometric concepts in testing: standardization, validity, reliability
Understand the role of objective measures in the assessment of cognitive performance
Discuss the role of intelligence testing in the identification of mental retardation and learning disabilities
Present an overview of the Wechsler Intelligence Scales

Compare and contrast past and present theories of intelligence.
Identify key contributors in intelligence research and testing (e .g. Alfred Binet,
Francis Galton, Howard Gardner, Charles Spearman, Robert Sternberg, Louis
Terman, and David Wechsler).
Define intelligence from a psychometric perspective and list the specific mental abilities that are used as a measure of intelligence.
Discuss how culture influences the definition of intelligence.
Explain \”standardization\” and its relationship to validity and reliability.
Explain techniques used to establish validity and reliability.
Interpret the meaning of test scores in terms of the normal curve.
Describe relevant labels related to intelligence testing; gifted, cognitively disabled.
Describe appropriate testing practices especially in relation to culture-fair test uses.
Explain the history of the development of the Wechsler Scales.
Identify the current Wechsler Scales and their primary characteristics.
Workshop Outline:

What is intelligence?
History of the study of intelligence
Current theories of intelligence
Intelligence across the life-span
The psychometric approach to measuring intelligence
How are tests designed?
Key psychometric concepts used to establish reliability and validity.
IQ score Interpretation: what does the score actually mean?
Testing practices; culture and other considerations and controversies
Introduction to the WAIS and WISC
Ethical considerations
Participants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists

Level: Beginner

Prerequisite: NA

To register for the event:

Last day of registration: Thursday, September 24, 2014

Start: September 25, 2014 9:00 am
End: September 25, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Mid-Ohio Psychological Services
Phone: 614-751-0042
2238 South Hamilton Rd Suite 200, Columbus, OH, 43232, United States
Cost: 60

September 26, 2014

32 Annual Psychopharmacology Upodate -Toledo

CE: 6 (not ethics)
The 32nd Psychopharmacology Update: Hot Topics is a continuing education program for psychiatrists, psycholo-gists, family medicine practitioners, internal medicine phy-sicians, social workers, nurse practitioners, counselors and therapists. The goal of the Program is to provide attendees with up-to-date information on the use of pharmaceuticals for psychiatric diagnoses.
Joan Duggan, MD
Daniel Maixner, MD
Ronan Factora, MD
Siva Yechoor, MD
John Wryobeck, Ph.D.
Adrienne Fricker-Elhai, Ph.D.
Registation: $75.00
Send registration and check to:
Department of Psychaitry

Start: September 26, 2014 7:30 am
End: September 26, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: University of Toledo
2801 W Bancroft St, Student Union Hall Room 2592, Toledo, OH, 43606, United States
Cost: $75.00

Part 2: Supervision and Counselor Development – Hudson

6 CE’s

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 or for more information or to sign up visit

Start: September 26, 2014 8:30 am
End: September 26, 2014 3:35 pm
Venue: Clarion Inn & Conference Center
Phone: 330-653-9191
6625 Dean Memorial Pkwy, Hudson, OH, 44236, United States
Cost: $120.00

Competence to Practice, Confidentiality and Consent: Ethics Essentials (4 hours) – Cleveland

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

Start: September 26, 2014 8:30 am
End: September 26, 2014 12:45 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
24th Street & Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $119

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.

Register Online

Start: September 26, 2014 1:00 pm
End: September 26, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Maryhaven
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.

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

September 29, 2014

Projective Testing – Columbus

Instructor: Brad Hedges, Ph.D., PCC-S. Psychologist (

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.


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

Participants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists

Level: Introductory

Prerequisites: NA

To register for the event:

Last day of registration:9/26/2014

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

Start: September 30, 2014 8:45 am
End: September 30, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
24th Street & Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $135