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April 7, 2015

Healthy Boundaries – Cleveland

3 Ethics CE Hours. Everywhere you look there are boundaries marking where one thing ends and another begins. However, all too often professionals experience boundary violations that upset the delicate helping arena so patients and clients can find healing and resolve. This workshop examines the differences between the professional and non-professional relationship and how to professionally stay “in bounds.” We will also examine ways in which we can fall victim to boundary violations.

Instructor: Matt Williams is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with the State of Ohio and a certified clinical supervisor. He received his undergraduate degree from Anderson University in Christian Education, a graduate degree from Ashland Theological Seminary in Clinical Counseling and he is also an ordained minister. Matt has nearly 25 years of experience in pastoral ministry, counseling and teaching. He has worked in churches, hospices, funeral homes, nursing homes, an inter-city mental health agency and for a local high school where he served as a guidance counselor and school administrator. Most recently he served as the Clinical and Spiritual Director for Cornerstone of Hope, Ohio’s largest grief counseling agency. He is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Bible for Indiana Wesleyan University. He has been the keynote speaker or presenter for numerous organizations. Topics include grief, stress management, supervision, leadership, counseling ethics, counselor education/training, and marriage building. He has appeared on television and was the host of “Grief Talk,” a weekly radio call in talk show in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a frequent guest lecturer at local colleges and universities.

Registration deadline: March 27, 2015

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Start: April 7, 2015 9:00 am
End: April 7, 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 10, 2015

Confidentiality and Consent with Minors and Families: (Ethics) – Cleveland

4 CE hours (ETHICS). 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., 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.

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Start: April 10, 2015 8:30 am
End: April 10, 2015 12:45 pm
Venue: 191 Julka Hall, Cleveland State University
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
2485 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $119

April 10, 2015 – April 11, 2015

The Conscious Journey – Columbus

Lecture: 2 CEs (not Ethics) Reaching our fullest potential always requires some form of relationship: family, friends, colleagues, a trusted advisor or friend. We will consider the changing nature of relationships, the necessity of conflicts and how differences of the “other’ can lead to growth.
See JungCentralOhio.org for flier and more information
Early Registration discount by April 3, 2015
Jerry M. Ruhl, PhD, clinical psychologist. Executive Director of The Jung Center in Houston, TX. Also in private practice and presenting seminars.

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Start: April 10, 2015 7:00 pm
End: April 11, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: First Community Church, South
Phone: 614.488.0681
Address:
1320 Cambridge Blvd., Columbus, OH, 43212, United States

April 10, 2015 – April 11, 2015

The Conscious Journey – Columbus

Lecture: 2 CEs (not Ethics) Reaching our fullest potential always requires some form of relationship: family, friends, colleagues, a trusted advisor or friend. We will consider the changing nature of relationships, the necessity of conflicts and how differences of the “other’ can lead to growth.
See JungCentralOhio.org for flier and more information
Early Registration discount by April 3, 2015
Jerry M. Ruhl, PhD, clinical psychologist. Executive Director of The Jung Center in Houston, TX. Also in private practice and presenting seminars.

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Start: April 10, 2015 7:00 pm
End: April 11, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: First Community Church, South
Phone: 614.488.0681
Address:
1320 Cambridge Blvd., Columbus, OH, 43212, United States

April 11, 2015

Supervisors: Moving from Stressed to Strong – Westlake

3 CE Hours (Professional Competence). Is your life as a clinical supervisor more hectic than stable? Clinical supervisors need focused time to bust out of stress and boost the inner self. Strengths-based practices will help you address your personal and professional stressors and fill up your short and long-term “storage.” At this workshop, you’ll learn how to how to avoid and climb out of the stress ditch and tap into the well of strength by discovering mindful practices such as breathwork, stretching, and guided imagery.

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).

Rita’s career accomplishments include: published author, researcher, speaker, consultant and volunteer. She has won local and state awards for her commitment to service. Rita has led and facilitated multiple workshops on health and healing.

Registration deadline: April 1, 2015

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Start: April 11, 2015 9:00 am
End: April 11, 2015 12:15 pm
Venue: West Center, Cleveland State University
Phone: 216.875.9600
Address:
26202 Detroit Road, Suite 312, Westlake, OH, 44145, United States
Cost: $75

The Conscious Journey – Columbus

Workshop: 4 CEs. How do you know when you are on the right path? When can you trust the inner guide and when must you apply discipline and ethics to curb instinctual urgings? Can we learn to withdraw our projections and establish an authentic self capable of relating to other imperfect beings?
Early Registration discount by 4.3.15
JungCentralOhio.org to view flier for more information and registration.

http://www.jungcentralohio.org/Flyers/Ruhl_Flyer_021715.pdf

REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED
Jerry M. Ruhl, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and executive director of The Jung Center in Houston. He also has a private practice and presents seminars.

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Start: April 11, 2015 9:00 am
End: April 11, 2015 1:15 pm
Venue: First Community Church South
Phone: 614.488.0681
Address:
1320 Cambridge Blvd, Columbus, OH, 43212, United States

April 15, 2015

Drugs, Alcohol and Adolescents: Outpatient Intervention or Treatment Approaches – Cleveland

3 CE Hours. The onset of substance use is occurring at a younger age! This workshop focuses on outpatient approaches for working with adolescents with a substance abuse disorder, whether use, abuse, or dependency. Strategies for creating trust and open dialogue will be covered. Therapeutic approaches for outpatient treatment will be highlighted. Bring your own examples of challenging behaviors and situations for discussion.

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: April 6, 2015

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Start: April 15, 2015 9:00 am
End: April 15, 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 17, 2015

Core Tasks of Psychotherapy & Counseling: What “Expert” Therapists Do! – Dayton

Wright State University
CEHS Department of Human Services (DHS)
School of Professional Psychology (SOPP)
Continuing Education Workshop

6 CE

Core Tasks of Psychotherapy & Counseling:
What “Expert” Therapists Do!

Friday, April 17, 2015 8:30 AM–4:15 PM
WSU Nutter Center Berry Room, Dayton, OH

PRESENTER
Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. is one of the co-founders of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He uses cognitive–behavioral therapy with a constructive-narrative perspective in which he looks at the stories clients tell about themselves and considers ways that the client could develop a different, more positive story. He was named as “one of the 10 most influential psychotherapists of the 20th century” in a survey by the American Psychologist. A distinguished Professor Emeritus of University of Waterloo, he is a founder and presently Research Director of the Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment in Miami. He has received many accolades including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Clinical Division of the American Psychological Association and he was Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association. He has presented throughout North America and internationally. He has published extensively including Cognitive-Behavior Modification: An Integrative Approach and his latest book is Roadmap to Resilience. His workshops are noted for combining scholarship, critical-mindedness, practicality and humor.

OVERVIEW
What makes for effective psychotherapy/counseling? Drawing from his extensive work as a renowned therapist, Dr. Meichenbaum delves into this question and provides a framework that all therapists/counselors can use with youth, adults and families. He will examine the debate between those who advocate for evidence-based manualized treatments versus those who advocate for relationship-focused interventions and propose a third alternative: a model of “expertise” in implementing the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy & Counseling. These core tasks include ways to establish and monitor the quality of the counseling/therapy relationship, conduct psycho-education, nurture hope, teach coping skills employing generalization guidelines, addressing the impact of traumatic victimizing experiences and ways to bolster resilience. He will also provide a detailed, practical discussion of “what works” in counseling/therapy and a demonstration of how therapists/counselors, who obtain the most effective results, conduct integrative treatments with challenging clients who present comorbid disorders. A specific focus will be on ways to treat individuals with multiple psychiatric disorders such as PTSD, substance abuse and depression integratively as opposed to a sequential or parallel fashion. Dr. Meichenbaum will additionally cover: predicting violence towards others and toward oneself; improving cultural competence as a therapist/counselor; integrating spirituality and psychotherapy/counseling; and how to use client feedback to improve treatment effectiveness. A Self-Assessment Psychotherapist’s Checklist and a detailed handout will be provided.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
This workshop will provide participants the opportunity to learn:
1) What the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy & Counseling are and how to implement them to obtain better treatment outcomes.
2) How to use client feedback to improve treatment effectiveness.
3) How to conduct risk assessments of a client’s potential threat toward others or oneself.
4) How to conduct integrative interventions with challenging clients with co-morbid psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.
5) How to tailor treatment in a culturally competent fashion and how to integrate spirituality and psychotherapy/counseling.
CONTINUING EDUCATION
Six (6) CE credits (clock hours) are approved for Ohio Licensed Professional Counselors, Ohio Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, National Certified Counselors, Certified Rehabilitation Counselors, Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals, and Psychologists. Full attendance is required for CE credits. A certificate of attendance will be extended to all others.

REGISTRATION
The workshop fee is $125.00, with discounts extended only to full-time faculty, alumni, current supervisors/clinical faculty & students/interns of WSU DHS & SOPP with documentation. Registration priority and reduced fee will be extended only if registered by April 1st. Registration is required for all workshop participants. Lunch and morning/afternoon refreshments are included; please designate your lunch preference upon registration. Persons with ADA requests or other special accommodation requirements should call 937\775-2075 immediately upon registration, but at least two weeks prior to the workshop. Priority space is limited, so register early. The full day workshop will be held at the http://www.nuttercenter.com/WSU Nutter Center, Berry Room 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435. Free parking is available in Lot #1.

For additional information, call: 937\775-4308 (SOPP) or 937\775-2075 (DHS). All registrations and payments must be completed online. Registration will not be accepted without payment. A $25.00 late registration fee will be incurred for all registrants after April 10th. No refunds after Friday, April 10th. For technical assistance, grievances, or other assistance, please call: 937\775-4308.

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Start: April 17, 2015 8:00 am
End: April 17, 2015 4:15 pm
Venue: WSU Nutter Center Berry Room
Phone: 9377753498
Address:
3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH, 45435, United States
Cost: 125.00

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

6.00 CE’s approved for ethics
Description of program:
Curriculum 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
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. She recently won the 2014 North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) Outstanding Supervisor Award, which honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding work as a supervisor in a university, community/mental health counseling, or school setting.
Register online at www.paulabritton.com

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Start: April 17, 2015 8:30 am
End: April 17, 2015 3:35 pm
Venue: Clarion Inn and Conference Center
Phone: (330) 653-9191‎
Address:
6625 Dean Memorial Parkway, Hudson, OH, 44236, United States
Cost: $120.00

Reframing Resistance – Cleveland

3 CE Hours. Do you at times find yourself in a “holding pattern” in therapy with clients who seem passive, uninterested in change, or who continue making self-destructive choices? In this workshop, you’ll develop a fuller understanding of how building a strong alliance, and avoiding common therapist pitfalls, can powerfully change the course of therapy with these “resistant” clients. You’ll gain thorough knowledge of how to react to clients’ emotionally triggered reactions in ways that promote progress and positive change.

Instructor: Christine Elliott, Ph.D., brings decades of clinical experience in integrating spirituality into therapy with a variety of client populations to her presentations. She is an experienced presenter and trainer, with a strong ability to connect with an audience, and an empathic understanding of the therapist’s real-life challenges and concerns. Using engaging humor, and illustrating concepts with numerous clinical examples, she helps participants gain confidence in their ability to work with compassion and confidence with spiritual aspects of therapy. Through creative experiential exercises throughout the day, she helps her audience broaden their repertoire of methods to break through into new avenues of growth for their clients.

Dr. Elliott is a Licensed Psychologist with more than 25 years of experience as a clinician in private practice and public mental health settings. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University. As an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, she teaches graduate Clinical Psychology students how to integrate spirituality into clinical practice. Dr. Elliott regularly leads training seminars for counselors at The City Mission of Cleveland, MetroHealth Medical Center, and the Stephen Ministries program. She is a frequent leader for educational support groups which address spiritual and emotional needs, including bereavement, divorce recovery, marital enrichment, and domestic violence. Dr. Elliott is active on the Board of Trustees of The City Mission, United Protestant Campus Ministries, and other agencies which seek to transform spiritual values into service to the community.

Dr. Elliott’s clinical expertise focuses on bringing the spiritual and religious aspects of clients’ lives into active utilization as a resource in psychotherapy. Her extensive years of experience in individual, couples and family therapy helps her to blend cutting-edge knowledge of clinical psychology with an embracing of the power that spirituality can add to therapeutic progress.

Registration deadline: April 8, 2015

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Start: April 17, 2015 9:00 am
End: April 17, 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