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March 5, 2015

First Aid and CPR – Columbus

Presenter: Barb Hedges, RN (http://mopsohio.com/trainer-bios.html)
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.
Goals:
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:
Introduction
Personal safety and crisis
Medical emergencies and trauma
Skill development
Conclusion
Level: Introductory
Pre-requisite: N/A
To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-aid-and-cpr-registration-12435782761
Last day of registration: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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

March 6, 2015

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 www.cappnet.org for more information or call us 513.779.2181 to get registered today!

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

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.

Instructor:

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 (www.integralinstitute.org) 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.

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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
Address:
2485 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $89

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.

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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
Address:
2485 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $135

Basics of CBT – Westerville

3 CE offered: Core Exposure Therapy Methods of Direct Exposure, Narrative Story Telling, and Exposure/Response Prevention Therapy

Presenter: Kevin D. Arnold, Ph.D., ABPP – Dr. Arnold is the founder and Director of The Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CCBT)in Columbus, Ohio; past-president of the Ohio Psychological Assoc., a current commissioner and Vice-Chair of APA’s Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (CRSPPP),President of the Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology Specialty Council, and President of the Council of Specialties in Professional Psychology. Dr. Arnold is Board Certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology by ABPP, is the Vice-President of the American Board of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology. He holds licenses in Ohio and Wisconsin.

Deadline for registration is one week prior to event, March 6, 2015.

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Start: March 13, 2015 9:00 am
End: March 13, 2015 12:00 pm
Venue: The Lakes Golf and Country Club
Address:
Westerville, OH, 43082, United States
Cost: $ 60.00

CBT: In-depth Training On the Use of Exposure Therapy Methods – Westerville

(3 CE) Expanding on the Basics of CBT training from the am session, this training focuses, in-depth, on the use of Exposure Therapy Methods: Graded Exposure; Counter-Conditioning, Foa’s EXRP; Attachment-based Narrative Story Telling. (3 CEU’s.) Presenter: Kevin D. Arnold Ph.D., ABPP is the founder and Director of The Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CCBT) in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Arnold is a past-president of the Ohio Psychological Association, a current commissioner and vice-Chair of APA’s Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (CRSPP), President of the Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology Specialty Council, and President of the Council of Specialties in Professional Psychology. Dr. Arnold is Board Certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology by ABPP, and is the Vice-President of the American Board of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology. He holds licenses in Ohio and Wisconsin.
The deadline for registration is March 6, 2015.

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Start: March 13, 2015 1:30 pm
End: March 13, 2015 4:30 pm
Venue: The Lakes Golf and Country Club
Address:
6740 Worthington Road, Westerville, OH, 43082, United States
Cost: $ 60.00

March 18, 2015

Clinical Supervision: Guiding Supervisors Facing Tough Client Issues – Cleveland

3 CE Hours (Professional Competence). Every clinician faces tough challenges. What are the critical functions of supervision? How do you guide your supervisees, without disempowering them by telling them what to do? How do you provide constructive feedback? How do you prevent crossing the line and becoming your supervisee’s therapist? What are the practical issues – transference and countertransference– needing to be addressed? And, thus, how do you help the supervisee handle the tough client issues?

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.

Registration deadline: March 11, 2015

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Start: March 18, 2015 9:00 am
End: March 18, 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

March 20, 2015

Substance Abuse and Mental Health – Cleveland

3 CE Hours.
This workshop enables the mental health professional to understand the complexity of comorbid disorders. Participants will understand the prevalence and incidence of dual diagnosis. Additionally, you’ll learn about types of interventions to treat this bidirectional disorder. During this workshop, these interventions will be explained in detail.

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 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: March 13, 2015

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Start: March 20, 2015 9:00 am
End: March 20, 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

March 21, 2015

Using Nemo and Pinnochio to Understand Attachment Styles – Cleveland

3 CE Hours. Healthy attachment is an important goal for adoptive and/or foster parents. This workshop will present materials to assist mental health professionals in understanding the importance of promoting attachment during the visitation process/reunification and through the adoption process. The workshop will outline the key factors and the theory of Bowlby’s Attachment Theory. We’ll use different Hollywood films to provide examples of appropriate and inappropriate attachment styles. You’ll learn the different types of attachment styles. Mental health professionals will learn how to create appropriate treatment/action plans during their work with children and families to facilitate healthy attachment styles.

Instructor: Linda M. Davis, Ph.D., LPC, LSW, has been working for Summit County Children Services for since 1985. She successfully completed a two year Ohio Child Welfare Trainer Certificate Program and also works as an independent trainer and consultant. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Akron in Counselor Education and Supervision. Her areas of expertise currently include research, family visitation, attachment theory, child development, mental health counseling, supervision, foster care, and mental health and child welfare assessment. Dr. Davis teaches seminars and has taught classes at the University of Akron in Psychology of Learning, Child Development, Teaching and Learning Strategies, and Research. In the past, she has worked as a child therapist.

Registration deadline: March 9, 2015

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Start: March 21, 2015 9:00 am
End: March 21, 2015 12:15 pm
Venue: 391 Julka Hall, Cleveland State University
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
2485 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $75

March 25, 2015

Alzheimer’s Disease: A New Vision – Cleveland

6 CE Hours. The hope of avoiding Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and aging well fuels interest in cognitive wellness across the world. Researchers now recognize that pathological substrates of AD develop across decades, and most view the clinical expression of this disease as a product of complex interactions of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. Clinical trials of lifestyle interventions that include exercise, cognitive training interventions, eating the Mediterranean diet and engaging in meditation on a regular basis are showing positive clinical outcomes. Epidemiological research provides evidence that mentally active lifestyles are associated with slower rates of cognitive decline and later onset of dementia. In addition, the outmoded idea that people with AD cannot learn is being replaced by behavioral strategies caregivers can use that improve function and enhance quality of life for the care recipient and lessen the emotional strain on caregivers. In this workshop you’ll learn about recent research as well as treatment strategies you can implement in your own setting.

Instructor: Krystal L. Culler, M.A., is a doctor of behavioral health candidate in the Nicolas A. Cummings Behavioral Health Program at Arizona State University. She received her Master’s in Psychology of Aging from the University of Akron, as well as her graduate Certificate in Gerontology. Her undergraduate degree was a double major in Gerontology and Sociology with a minor in developmental psychology from Youngstown State University.

She currently serves as the National Newsletter Editor for Sigma Phi Omega, the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology. Additionally, she is a co-convener for the Lifelong Disabilities special interest group of the Gerontological Society of America and a member of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia. She is an adjunct faculty member at Youngstown State University and Kent State University and teaches courses related to psychology of aging and gerontology, including the Sociology of Dementia.

She is a research associate at the Center for Healthy Aging in Kent, Ohio where she has worked extensively on an enhancing memory and mood program for older adults with concerns about their memory, ranging from worried to mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and/or having a mild/moderate dementia diagnosis. The program translates evidence-based research in cognitive health and aging into pursuits practiced in a socially supportive context that can result in healthy life style modifications of older adults.

Registration deadline: March 13, 2015

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Start: March 25, 2015 8:45 am
End: March 25, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: 191 Julka Hall, Cleveland State University
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
2485 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $149