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December 4, 2014

Using Group Work to Effectively Engage and Strengthen Youth – Cleveland

3 CE Hours.
How is working with a group of adolescents different from 1:1? What are the advantages and the challenges? This workshop will address how therapists and group leaders can work with youth to address cognitive change, strength mobilization and coping with life difficulties. You’ll learn skills you can use as a group facilitator and gain practice in addressing difficult behaviors that present in a group setting.

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. 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.


Start: December 4, 2014 9:00 am
End: December 4, 2014 12:15 pm
Venue: Cleveland State University Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
E. 24th and Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $75

December 8, 2014

Supervision Series: Developmental Models of Supervision – Columbus

Instructor: Bradley Hedges, Ph.D.,PCC-S, Psychologist (
CE/Us: 4
Program Description: This training is designed to help clinicians who are seeing to develop/enhance their supervisory skills by better understanding supervision within the context of a developmental framework that focuses on the establishment of clinical competencies.
Become familiar with theories of developmental supervision.
Understand the development of clinical competencies as occurring in at least 3 distinct stages.
Increase confidence in supervisory skills.
Participants will be able to define “competency based supervision”.
Participants will describe the stages of clinical development.
Participants will develop a specific plan for developing/expanding the competencies of their supervisees.
Defining supervision and the qualities of “good” supervision
Competency based supervision
Conceptual learning model
Stages of clinical development
Transitioning supervisees through developmental stages
Defining core competencies
Developing a competency development plan
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Prerequisites: Introduction to supervision
To register for the event:
Last day of registration: Friday December 5,2014

Start: December 8, 2014 9:00 am
End: December 8, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc
Phone: 614-751-0042
2238 S Hamilton Rd, Columbus, OH, 43232, United States
Cost: 40.00

Recent Developments in Psychopharmacology – Beachwood

2 MCE credits awarded to participants (non-ethics) 7-9 p.m.
Dr. Boehm will discuss treatments for Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Addiction. Dr. Jaskiw will discuss recent developments and the efficacy of the newer Anti-Psychotic medications.

Gregory X. Boehm, M.D. is triple-board certified in Psychiatry, Child-Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.
George Jaskiw, M.D. is Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Neurology.
Deadline for registration: by 12 noon on Friday, December 5, 2014

Start: December 8, 2014 7:00 pm
End: December 8, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Embassy Suites Hotel
Phone: 216-397-9229
3775 Park East Drive, Beachwood, OH 44122, OH, 44122, United States
Cost: $25-$35

December 11, 2014

Life Span Development: Mental Health and the Aging Population – Columbus

Instructor: Mary Lewis, Ph.D. (
CE/CEU’s: 4
Program Description: This 4 hour training will speak to the emotional and mental challenges that are commonly experienced by individuals in the later stages of human development. Participants will increase their understanding of the mental and emotional challenges often associated with the aging process, their knowledge of interventions appropriate to this population, and their awareness of relevant social, family, cultural, and ethical issues.
Increase awareness of mental health issues relevant to older individuals.
Understand the unique facets of mental health assessment and diagnosis with older adults.
Increase knowledge of techniques, tools, and resources.
Understand the role of safety, family dynamics, and culture in treatment planning.
Objectives: At the end of this training participants will be able to:
Differentiate between factual and mythical beliefs and views, and concerns about aging and the aging experience.
Identify empirically based treatment approaches appropriate to older adults.
Recognize mental health disorders and the symptoms unique to the elderly population.
Course Outline:
Introduction, Goals and Objectives
Myths vs. Facts
Issues in Mental Health Diagnosis
Mental Health Assessment
Other considerations to consider in the treatment of older adults
Case Studies and group discussion
Participants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, General Audiences
Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Prerequisite: NA
To register for the event:
Last day of registration: Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Start: December 11, 2014 9:00 am
End: December 11, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc
Phone: 614-751-0042
2238 S Hamilton Rd, Columbus, OH, 43232, United States
Cost: 40.00

January 23, 2015

Suicide, Assessment, Intervention and Hope – Akron

6 CEs offered.
Suicide is an issue most clinicians will be faced with during their years of practice. Determining the differences between self-harming or suicidal behavior is often difficult. Dr. Barrett will share various approaches to conducting a thorough suicide risk assessment based on clinical research and clinical practice with a variety of high risk clients. This workshop will identify suicide potential from the latest clinical research on risk factors, the impact of mental disorders, social stressors, and neurobiological and psychological vulnerability. The use of various assessment forms and interventions will be discussed and viewed on video demonstrations.
Identify the prevalence of suicide in the United States
Identify the differences between suicidal and self harming behaviors
Identify the top 5 challenges when working with suicidal clients
Define the different levels of suicidal thoughts
Understand the basics of the neurobiology of suicidal thinking an behaviors
Identify evidenced based and practical interventions

Patricia E. Barrett, PhD, LPCC-S, LSW serves on the clinical team at EMERGE Counseling Services. She has worked with individuals who have severe mood, trauma, and personality disorders for over 20 years. She has completed over 180 hours of education, done research and taught in the area of suicide and self-harming behaviors with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Pat has been invited to speak to veteran associations regarding suicide and traumatic brain injury.

EMERGE will accept registrations the day of if space permits.

Start: January 23, 2015 8:00 am
End: January 23, 2015 3:30 pm
Venue: EMERGE Counseling Services- Learning Center
Phone: 800-621-5207 ext. 330
900 Mull Avenue, Akron, OH, 44313, United States
Cost: On or before January 9- $99, After January 9- $119