May 31, 2013
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.
Presenter: 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 certified instructor, a Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Program, as well as a certified instructor for the QPRT: Suicide Risk Assessment and Management Training Program.
Register by 5/31/2013
June 5, 2013
The Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
1 CE Hour
BARBARA L. GRACIOUS, M.D.
Jeffrey Research Fellow
Center for Innovations in Pediatric Practice
The Research Institute, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Food Innovation Center Biologic Research and Imaging in Nutrition (BRAIN) Team Chair
The Ohio State University
June 7, 2013
3 Continuing Education hours. MEETS ETHICS REQUIREMENT.
Description: Questions about managing confidentiality and consent responsibly with minor clients, others unable to give informed consent, or with families is a common worry of therapists. Trust is the cornerstone of therapy, but what happens to trust when other individuals seek or have access to client disclosures? Recent Board rule changes will also be reviewed. This workshop provides practical models for ethical responses in these situations, based on the ethical standards of the professions and the work of ethics scholars. Numerous case examples will be provided.
Instructor: Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel, Ph.D. 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: June 4, 2013
June 10, 2013
With a growing number of young people coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT), and a host of other gender and sexual identities, it becomes even more critical for mental health professionals to receive quality training to increase their competency in order to address the varied needs of individuals who do not fit into gender and sexual binaries. The likelihood of a mental health professional being called upon to treat a GLBT individual has increased exponentially over the last few decades and will only grow more common in the coming years. Providing competent services demands an understanding of general human diversity and the issues and difficulties specific to GLBT individuals. This three hour course provides an excellent beginning by providing an introduction for the mental health professional to the many diverse sexual orientations of their clients. Discussion will include the difficulties involved in defining sexuality and gender diversity (SGD) and the necessity of training mental health professionals to recognize these sometimes subtle differences.
Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc. is offering this training for three (3.0) hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. This training is not an ethics course.
Misty L. Coleman MSW, LISW-S is a Site Supervisor at Mid-Ohio Psychological Service, Inc.-Newark Office. Ms. Coleman obtained her Masters of Social Work with a specialization in Clinical Social Work from the Ohio State University. Ms. Coleman has over 20 year of experience working with adults, families and youth in a variety of settings and has specialization working with individuals that abuse or that have been abused. Ms. Coleman is a member of the NASW. Ms. Coleman represents Mid-Ohio Psychological Services Inc. on the Child and Family First Counsel of Licking County. Additionally, Ms. Coleman provides several trainings for the agency.
Registration begins at 8:30 am. The training begins at 9:00 am and concludes at 4:00 pm. Coffee and hot tea is provided. Full attendance will be required to receive a certificate; no partial credits will be offered for individuals missing more than a total of 15 minutes course time.
If you would like to register for the training please call Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc. at (614) 751-0042. All Attendees must be registered by the Friday prior to the training date.
June 12, 2013
Relational aggression is the method of choice for girls when the decision to “fight” is made. Unlike physical aggression which is easy to detect, relational aggression is secretive, covert and many times overlooked by teachers and parents. Research is clear however that this type of violence can be every bit as harmful. This 3 CE workshop will explore relational aggression in depth and give educators principles and practices to help detect, understand and stop it. Presenter Janice Morabeto, M.Ed is president of Morabeto Mind Legacy Associates Inc., program consultant for Mental Health America of Franklin County, and is a professor at Ashland University. Pre-registration is required.
The Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
1 CE Hour
GLENN V. THOMAS PH.D.
Clinical Director of Community-Based Programs, Nationwide Children’s Hospital,
Auxiliary Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, The Ohio State University
Obsessive internet and video game playing is becoming a major concern among parents, educators and mental health professionals. Can the over-use of these mediums for recreation and communication really be considered addiction? This 3 CE course will seek to answer this question, discuss the serious consequences associated with these obsessions, and identify the various ways that children are at risk for suffering from emotional, psychological, social and academic problems due to the over use of these mediums. Treatment options will also be identified and explored. Presenter Janice Morabeto M.Ed is president of Morabeto Mind Legacy Associates Inc., program consultant for Mental Health America of Franklin County, and is a professor at Ashland University. Pre-registration is required.
June 13, 2013
This 6 CE workshop was developed for non-prescribing clinicians and explores the questions that should be asked when considering pharmacological options in treating mental health disorders among children and adolescents – including which disorders, which kids, when, what, and what else? Presenter Stacy Simera, MSSA, LISW-S, SAP provides outpatient psychotherapy at Gary Robinson & Associates, teaches at the college level, and conducts trainings for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program and private institutions. This particular workshop is Stacy’s most requested workshop across Ohio. Pre-registration is required.
June 14, 2013
CE Hours: 6 (ethics credits)
Utilizing experiential activities, we will explore the legal and ethical professional standards in relation to power differentials and imbalances in teacher-student, counselor-client, therapist-patient and supervisor-supervisee relationships. We will provide an integrated perspective that combines Gestalt therapy theory with social construction and post-modern theories to better understand ways in which power differentials can undermine learning environments, motivation to change and possibilities for growth and development. Gestalt experiments are used to engage participants in dialogical contact to increase awareness of how perceptions of authority and power (both real and imagined) are oftentimes culturally situated. We will experiment with imbalances in hierarchical relationships where there are perceived authorities who use their power in ways that are positive and negative based on the power typologies in psychotherapy literature.
Participation in this workshop meets the 6-hour Continuing Education standard for psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, nurses and teachers.
Ansel Woldt, EdD, Emeritus Professor Kent State University; Private Practice psychologist in Kent; 1973 graduate GIC 3-yr. P-G Program; Co-founder and ongoing officer in the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (www.AAGT.com); 50 years experiential Gestalt pedagogue and research director of 101 PhD advisees; Co-editor w/Sarah Toman of Gestalt Therapy: History, Theory and Practice.
Logan Lamprecht, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Cleveland State University, where he teaches in the counselor education program. He has been in private practice, working with adults, couples, and families for the past several years. His interests include humanistic models of relatedness that support clients in achieving well being.
Fee if registered before May 17: $95
June 17, 2013
6 Continuing Education hours (lunch included in cost)
Description: Trauma and stress are at times unavoidable. Critical incidents have the potential to create significant human distress and can overwhelm one’s usual coping mechanisms. The nature of one’s profession can put him or her in direct contact with very stressful events. Such events take a toll on the human psyche, the workplace, and the community. By learning how to effectively intervene when a crisis occurs, we can work to stabilize a situation, restore a sense of balance, and create future pathways to help people maintain and/or create resiliency. This class is essential for any professional who works with trauma and stress related illnesses.
Instructor: Amy Burzinski, LISW-S. Trauma and stress are at times unavoidable. Critical incidents have the potential to create significant human distress and can overwhelm one’s usual coping mechanisms. The nature of one’s profession can put him or her in direct contact with very stressful events. Such events take a toll on the human psyche, the workplace, and the community. By learning how to effectively intervene when a crisis occurs, we can work to stabilize a situation, restore a sense of balance, and create future pathways to help people maintain and/or create resiliency. This class is essential for any professional who works with trauma and stress related illnesses.
Registration deadline: June 12, 2013