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November 1, 2014

Issues of Transgender: Panel of Professionals – Beachwood

3 Ethics/Cultural Competency CE

8-8:30am Registration,8:30-9am Breakfast,9:00am-12:00pm Presentation. A discussion of emotional, social, legal and medical considerations important to transgender individuals. Presenters: Antone Feo, Ph.D., Susan Doerfer, M.S.W., Joan Burda, J.D., Henry Ng, M.D. Deadline for registration by 12 noon on Thursday, October 30, 2014.

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Start: November 1, 2014 9:00 am
End: November 1, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Embassy Suites Hotel
Phone: 216-397-9229
Address:
3775 Park East Drive Beachwood, OH 44122, Beachwood, OH, 44122, United States
Cost: $55.00

Is it Time for a Tune-up? Self-care for Mental Health Professionals – Cleveland

3 CE Hours.
What does it take to keep your motor running smoothly? Like a car that requires proactive maintenance, mental health professionals need regular care. Self-care and rituals ensure that your “engine” does not overheat due to over exposure to life’s demands, especially in a profession that can be stressful. Assume the role of a “mental health mechanic” and check-in for service! At this workshop, take the time to check under the “hood” for parts of you in need change or replacement. Discover tips and tricks to refresh your inner self and travel on the road to optimal wellness.
Instructor: Rita Abdallah, LISW-S, ACSW, brings over 20 years of academic preparation, professional knowledge and life experience to her passion for serving others. She received a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and an undergraduate degree from John Carroll University. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW‐S) and member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW).

Registration deadline: October 24, 2014

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Start: November 1, 2014 9:00 am
End: November 1, 2014 12:15 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. West Center
Phone: (216) 875-9600
Address:
26202 Detroit Road , Westlake, OH, 44145, United States
Cost: $75

November 5, 2014

Clinical Supervision: How to Get the Practice Right – Cleveland

3 CE Hours.
This workshop is designed for new and seasoned supervisors to increase their skills, knowledge and awareness of the practice of clinical supervision. Participants will learn about the models and central principles of serving as a supervisor. The roles and responsibilities, and methods and techniques of clinical supervision will be identified. Learning one’s own supervisory style and the importance of establishing a supervisory alliance will be explored. There will be opportunity to discuss scenarios of supervision.

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: November 5, 2014 9:00 am
End: November 5, 2014 12:15 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
E. 24th and Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $75

November 6, 2014

Jungian Studies Seminar: Discovering the Gift of The Shadow – Columbus

CEs offered- 4.5
Jung saw The Shadow as a potential source of richness that is unavailable to us as long as it is buried or unconscious. It contains that which will make us whole.
Presenter: Janice Bachman, Jungian Analyst. In private practice in Columbus
Pre-Registration required. 3 Thursday Sessions, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 2014 View flier, registration and payment possible at our website, JungCentralOhio.org

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Start: November 6, 2014 6:30 pm
End: November 6, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: First Community Church South
Phone: 614.488.0681
Address:
1320 Cambridge Blvd, Columbus, OH, 43212, United States

November 7, 2014

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.
Registration deadline: October 31, 2014.

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Start: November 7, 2014 9:00 am
End: November 7, 2014 12:15 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
E. 24th St. and Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $89

November 13, 2014

DSM-5: Controversies, Ethical Use and Supervision Issues – Cleveland

6 CE Hours (3 hours of ethics, 3 hours of general CE).
This workshop summarizes the controversies over DSM-5, the changes from DSM-IV-TR, the role of ICD codes and the ethical use of the manual in light of all the changes. Supervision issues discussed will include training therapists to move between ICD and DSM, HIPAA transition plans for ICD codes which are required by 10/1/14, and how to stay focused on quality client care while living through the transition from DSM-IV-TR. Learning Objectives: Upon conclusion of the program, participants will be able to: • Articulate the strengths and weaknesses of the DSM approach • Teach supervisees how to deal with the ambiguity that goes along with a new diagnostic system • Explain the relationship between the ICD and the DSM • Articulate to supervisees the complexity of the diagnoses in DSM-5 • Describe the changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5
Instructor:

Elliott Ingersoll 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: November 10, 2014

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Start: November 13, 2014 8:45 am
End: November 13, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
E. 24th and Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $149

Discovering The Gift of The Shadow: Jungian Studies Seminar – Columbus

4.5 CEs 3 Thursday evenings in November 6:30 – 8 PM
Jung saw the shadow as a potential source of richness that is unavailable to us as long as it is buried or unconscious. It contains that which will make us whole.
Flier can be viewed and pre-registration can be done by phone or on-line at our website, JungCentralohio.org

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Start: November 13, 2014 6:30 pm
End: November 13, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: First Community church South
Phone: 614.488.0681
Address:
1320 Cambridge Blvd., Columbus, OH, 43212, United States

November 14, 2014

Part 4: Professional Responsibilities & Legal/Ethical Issues in Supervision – Hudson

Part 4 is approved for 6 CE’s and is approved for Ethics. The entire series is 24 CE’s

This four-part training is designed for mental health professionals working towards becoming a supervisor or who are already 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, and part 4 is also approved by CSWMFT and the OPA-MCE for the ethics CEU’s

Part 4 Professional Responsibilities & Legal/Ethical Issues in Supervision includes ethical and legal issues in supervision; regulatory issues including Ohio laws, including supervision laws/rules, professional standards, credentialing processes; route of reporting ethical violations, confidentiality and maintaining professionalism, professional boundaries and how supervision can help clinicians maintain ethical/legal standards.

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 info@paulabritton.com or for more information or to sign up visit www.paulabritton.com

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Start: November 14, 2014 8:30 am
End: November 14, 2014 3:35 pm
Venue: Clarion Inn & Conference Center
Phone: 330-653-9191
Address:
6625 Dean Memorial Pkwy, Hudson, OH, 44236, United States
Cost: $120.00

Becoming an Early Intervention Provider for the Ohio BWC – Columbus

Speakers: David Schwartz, PhD & Gary Sipps, PhD
Cost: OPA Member: $150 | Nonmember: $180 | Student: $100
Price includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks
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Start: November 14, 2014 8:30 am
End: November 14, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: LifeCare Alliance Catering and Event Center
Address:
670 Harmon Ave, Columbus, 43223

Ethics, the Internet and Social Media: Challenges & Opportunities for Mental Health Professionals – Cleveland

4 CE Hours (ETHICS).
Younger clients and community-based clients are seeking online contact with mental health care providers at an increasing rate. Online media offer the promise of increased efficiency and effectiveness of therapeutic services, supervision of trainees, and peer consultations. However, they also present risks to both client and professional. In addition to the practical concerns about the security of the technology and the problems with misunderstanding of any text-based communications, there are uncertainties about the effectiveness of these innovative interventions (especially when used in the absence of fact-to-face contact). The diligence with which mental health professionals protect client confidentiality and conduct appropriate informed consent is also an area of concern. This workshop explores the ethical and legal responsibilities of mental health professionals in use of technology for treatment, follow-up, peer consultation, and supervision experiences. Current standards, guidelines, and regulations will be analyzed and applied to vignettes drawn from practice, along with discussion and response to questions by Dr. Welfel.
Instructor:

Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel, Ph.D., recently retired from Cleveland State University, where she was Training Co-Director in Counseling Psychology and Professor at Cleveland State University. She has taught 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: November 7, 2014

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Start: November 14, 2014 8:30 am
End: November 14, 2014 12:45 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
E. 24th St. & Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $89