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Event List Calendar

April 28, 2015

You’re Not Being Chased By a Bear: Educating Clients on Effective Stress Management – Cleveland

3 CE Hours. Teaching our clients effective stress management techniques is limited if we are unable to explain the material in a meaningful way. This workshop explores how to translate theory and evidence into understandable language and practice, with the aim to improve client follow-through and outcomes. You’ll develop tools to explain and teach stress management in understandable ways to clients of all ages and intellectual functioning.

Instructor:

Stacy Simera, MSSA, LISW-S, SAP, was named the “Social Worker of the Year” for Ohio in 2014 by the Ohio chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. She is chair of the sleep committee for the Ohio Adolescent Health Partnership and has presented on the topic of sleep at various professional conferences including 2013 Ohio NASW Conference, 2013 Ohio Public Health Combined Conference, 2013 All-Ohio Institute on Community Psychiatry Conference, and the 2012 NASW National Convention in DC and was cited in an editorial: “Sleepless in America: School Start Times” in the British journal Education and Health. Stacy serves as Health Policy Director for the Ohio chapter of the national non-profit Start School Later, serves on the leadership committee of the Ohio NASW Social Work Advocacy Group, provides psychotherapy at Gary Robinson and Associates in Kent, is an adjunct instructor at Stark State College, conducts workshops for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program, and facilitates a psycho-educational group on managing depression at the Oak Clinic for Multiple Sclerosis.

Registration Deadline: April 17, 2015

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Start: April 28, 2015 9:00 am
End: April 28, 2015 12:15 pm
Venue: 191 Julka Hall, Cleveland State University
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
2485 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $75

April 29, 2015 – May 1, 2015

OPA Convention

The OPA Convention is an annual, three day event combining networking, continuing education, academic-related and OPA membership events. Now taking place each spring, the Convention typically attracts over 300 psychologist attendees, reputed speakers and presenters, student poster presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, award winners and guests. More

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Start: April 29, 2015
End: May 1, 2015
Venue: Quest Conference Center
Address:
8405 Pulsar Pl, Columbus, OH, 43240, United States

“Suicidality in Adolescence: Identifying and Understanding Common Elements Leading Toward Action” – Cincinnati

1.5 CE Brett Clarke, M.S.W., will present: There is often a common sequence of internal factors, related to unconscious fantasy and internal object relations, that leads adolescent patients in the direction of self-harm or suicide. Familiarity with these components, and understanding how they make sense as pieces in the puzzle of the patient’s internal world, can be critical in working successfully with adolescents at risk. For registration information, visit our website at http://cps-i.org/second-annual-spring-series-of-four-seminars/.

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Start: April 29, 2015 6:30 pm
End: April 29, 2015 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 4, 2015

Military Sexual Trauma: A Conversation for Clinicians – Westlake

2 CE offered at completion of the course.
Define Military Sexual Trauma (MST.) Explore typical MST sequelae. Explore the impact of gender and context. Review evidence based pactices for MST related sequelae. Discuss VHA mandates and directives,and discuss the potential impact.
Presented by Jenny Knetig, Ph.D. at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC. Deadline for registration April, 29, 2015. 2 CE offered at completion of the course.

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Start: May 4, 2015 7:00 pm
End: May 4, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Dave & Busters
Phone: 216-397-9229
Address:
25735 1st Street, Westlake, OH, 44145, United States
Cost: $25-$35

Student Research Poster Session CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Westlake

Undergraduate and graduate psychology investigators are invited to submit abstracts for the Fourth Annual Cleveland Psychological Association Student Research Poster Session.

Abstracts will be accepted until April 24, 2015 Posters will be invited Students to present their work at a CPA program on Monday, May 4th. Abstracts will be judged on scientific merit, originality, contribution to the field, and clarity of communication. Meritorious abstracts will be selected for honors, and presenters will be eligible for free student memberships. Please call or e-mail Daniel Fishman (Daniel.M.Fishman+CPA@gmail.com or 216.245.1058) with any questions. Cost $15 registration

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Start: May 4, 2015 7:00 pm
End: May 4, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Dave & Busters
Phone: 216-397-9229
Address:
25735 1st Street, Westlake, OH, 44145, United States
Cost: $15

May 8, 2015

Narrative Gerontology: A Conscious Aging Writing Workshop – Cleveland

3 CE Hours. The philosopher, Kierkegaard, said, “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. Since the first published randomized control trial in 1986 that showed health benefits of writing about life’s sometimes traumatic events, over 200 additional studies have surfaced demonstrating “the positive power of the pen” on physical and emotional health. Reflective writing can also help improve working memory because it can reduce intrusive and avoidant thinking about stressful experiences, thus freeing up working memory resources. This experiential workshop will demonstrate how reflective autobiographical writing can trigger memories, produce insights and promote emotional health. At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: • Identify the research evidence for the physical, psychological, and cognitive benefits of reflective writing. • Experience “narrative self-care” through autobiographic writing. • Design a writing program appropriate for their clients.

Instructor:

Paula E. Hartman Stein, Ph.D. is a clinical geropsychologist, trainer, and journalist who provides clinical and consulting services and cognitive wellness programming at the Center for Healthy Aging in Kent, Ohio. She has conducted groups for older adults for over 30 years. Dr. Stein is Faculty Associate, Integrated Geriatric Healthcare, Nicholas A. Cummings Behavioral Health Program, Arizona State University; Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northeast Ohio Medical University, and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology at the University of Akron.

She has published two edited books, Enhancing cognitive fitness in adults: A guide to the use and development of community-based program (2011) and Innovative Behavioral Healthcare for older adults (1998) in addition to numerous book chapters and peer reviewed journal articles on aging issues. For over 15 years she has been the Medicare correspondent for the newspaper, The National Psychologist.

Registration Deadline: April 28, 2015

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Start: May 8, 2015 9:00 am
End: May 8, 2015 12:15 pm
Venue: 191 Julka Hall, Cleveland State University
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
2485 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $89

May 13, 2015

Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: The Forgotten Victims – Cleveland

3 CE Hours. Children living with domestic violence are often the forgotten victims. They are affected in so many ways, especially as their blanket of safety and security placed on them by those who are to protect them has gotten yanked off. Placed in harm’s way, these children face numerous risks…the risk of neglect, the risk of being directly abused and the risk of losing one or both of their parents. Exposure to violence transforms the children’s view of the world, their emotional landscape and changes their basic ability to trust. This workshop is for mental health professionals who will engage in working with the children who must cope with trauma and violence and their parent(s). Focus will be on gaining an understanding of the impact of domestic violence and learning the clinical techniques of assessment, goal setting and implementation of mental health interventions.

Instructor:

Paula V. Atwood is the Vice President, Staffing and Special Projects at Beech Brook of Northeast Ohio. In this position, Ms. Atwood is responsible for the Employer of Choice Initiative, Staff Recruitment and Human Resources. She is also serving as the Clinical Director for AOD services. She oversees and supervises AOD program staff and screening, assessment, and treatment services. She also ensures compliance with ODADAS rules and regulations, ADAMHS Board contract requirements, applicable Joint Commission Standards and the financial outcomes.

Paula formerly served as the Vice President, Community-Based Services Cluster, with administrative responsibility for the delivery of quality care mental health, social services, and educational services to children, adolescents and their families. The programs included were the Outpatient, School-Based, Family Preservation, Family Health and Early Childhood programs. Ms. Atwood has been at Beech Brook in various administrative positions since 1999.

Ms. Atwood has over 33 years experience in administration, management, and direct care in the social service, mental health, child welfare, and substance abuse/chemical dependency field. She is a graduate of the School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and the Executive Masters in Business Administration program at Baldwin-Wallace College. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor.

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Start: May 13, 2015 9:00 am
End: May 13, 2015 12:15 pm
Venue: 191 Julka Hall, Cleveland State University
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
2485 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $75

“The Complicated Relationship Between the Tasks of Adolescent Development and the Process of Psychotherapy” – Cincinnati

1.5 CE Ed Kohn, M.D. will present: Adolescence is the second period of separation and individuation in the human life cycle. The adolescent is moving toward development of a unique identity and moving away from reliance on and immersion in the universe of parents and family. Therapy offers a potential space uniquely suited to help adolescents discover themselves. At the same time, such a profound engagement with an adult can feel like a threat to these efforts. An adolescent might think, “How can this adult, who is more like my parents than me, or, worse, who works for my parents, help me disentangle myself from my parents?” These challenges and potentials will be the subject of the seminar. Clinical examples from participants will be welcome. 1.5 CE’s are available for this seminar. To register for this event, visit our website at http://cps-i.org/second-annual-spring-series-of-four-seminars/.

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Start: May 13, 2015 6:30 pm
End: May 13, 2015 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

“The Complicated Relationship Between the Tasks of Adolescent Development and the Process of Psychotherapy” – Cincinnati

1.5 CE Ed Kohn, M.D. will present: Adolescence is the second period of separation and individuation in the human life cycle. The adolescent is moving toward development of a unique identity and moving away from reliance on and immersion in the universe of parents and family. Therapy offers a potential space uniquely suited to help adolescents discover themselves. At the same time, such a profound engagement with an adult can feel like a threat to these efforts. An adolescent might think, “How can this adult, who is more like my parents than me, or, worse, who works for my parents, help me disentangle myself from my parents?” These challenges and potentials will be the subject of the seminar. Clinical examples from participants will be welcome. 1.5 CE’s are available for this seminar. To register for this event, visit our website at http://cps-i.org/second-annual-spring-series-of-four-seminars/.

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Start: May 13, 2015 6:30 pm
End: May 13, 2015 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

“The Complicated Relationship Between the Tasks of Adolescent Development and the Process of Psychotherapy” – Cincinnati

1.5 CE Ed Kohn, M.D. will present: Adolescence is the second period of separation and individuation in the human life cycle. The adolescent is moving toward development of a unique identity and moving away from reliance on and immersion in the universe of parents and family. Therapy offers a potential space uniquely suited to help adolescents discover themselves. At the same time, such a profound engagement with an adult can feel like a threat to these efforts. An adolescent might think, “How can this adult, who is more like my parents than me, or, worse, who works for my parents, help me disentangle myself from my parents?” These challenges and potentials will be the subject of the seminar. Clinical examples from participants will be welcome. 1.5 CE’s are available for this seminar. To register for this event, visit our website at http://cps-i.org/second-annual-spring-series-of-four-seminars/.

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Start: May 13, 2015 6:30 pm
End: May 13, 2015 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