October 22, 2014
6 CE Hours. Angry and frustrated with your client? Many professionals who have worked with individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are. This disorder is often misunderstood and can wreak havoc on personal and professional relationships. The origins of this disorder are multifaceted. Some researchers have connected issues with maladaptive early attachment relationships. Others have pointed to a higher prevalence of trauma, in particular early, severe and chronic trauma among adult borderline patients. This interactive workshop is designed to help you have a better understanding of the disorder as well as treatment methods. You’ll have a multifaceted experience of understanding BPD. We’ll cover historical and current understandings and treatment of BPD. You’ll gain an understanding of the delicate interaction of environmental and genetic influences in the development of BPD. Expect to be fully incorporated in the workshop with exercises as well as utilization of popular media.
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: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
October 23, 2014
1 CE credit – not ethics
Psychiatry Grand Rounds
The Frontal Lobes: A User’s Guide
Sheldon Benjamin, MD
Professor, Psychiatry & Neurology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Vice Chair for Education & Psychiatry Residency Director
Neuropsychiatry Residency and Fellowship Director
Director of UMass Neuropsychiatry 1986-present
President, American Neuropsychiatric Association
Past President, American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training
October 24, 2014
6 CE’s for Part 3 (24 CE’s for entire series)
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. Participants may pick and choose or take all four workshops in the series
Part 3: Management and Administration: Supervisory Issues covers organizational processes and procedures for supervisee recordkeeping, reporting and monitoring of supervisees cases, Ohio laws and professional standards, agency or institutional policies and procedures, roles and responsibilities of supervisors and supervisees, multiple roles of supervisors, strategies to help supervisees advance to optimum performance, productivity and job satisfaction, and preventing burnout.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or for more information or to sign up visit www.paulabritton.com
Speaker: Alexander Quiros, PhD | 6 CE
Cost: OPA Member: $150 | Nonmember: $180 | Student: $100
3 CE hours. In providing mental health services, we often recognize the need to provide that which is culturally-competent. Yet, we often forget to include the unique needs of girls and how symptom presentation, values, and way of relating to others impact mental health. The importance of providing gender-responsive services to girls cannot be overstated. In this workshop, research on primary areas for treatment interventions, theories of working with girls, and current resources for doing so will be presented.
Instructor: yffani Monford Dent, Psy.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and lectures often at universities, non-profits, churches, and other community organizations. Currently, she serves as the psychologist and consultant for two residential treatment facilities. In addition, she is the Contributing Psychologist to The Brown Girl Collective Radio Show as well as a writer for www.YouParent.Com.
October 24, 2014 – October 26, 2014
Description: Many of us live with a sense of overwhelm that is interpersonal, social, economic and environmental — a sense that we can never do enough to address urgent needs in our world. Many of our most challenging aspirations result in disappointment and collapsed dreams. Some of our most difficult limiting behaviors developed in a felt sense of isolation from our world. These include a sense that we should be able to solve our problems, ought to stop needing the help and approval of others, must initiate the changes we long for in our lives and in the world on our own. These shameful feelings are generated in a context that undervalues cooperation and shared vulnerability.
Presenters: Deborah Ullman, MA is editor and co-director of GestaltPress, published and distributed by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. She practices as a clinician, coach, trainer, and bodyworker in Orleans, MA on Cape Cod where her work is grounded in evolutionary psychology, relational Gestalt theory and shame and belonging work. Deborah has authored and edited many articles, and the collections The Gendered Field and Co-Creating the Field with Gordon Wheeler. Her history in broadcasting includes hosting a TV talk show exploring transformational world views. Deb co-chairs the CTR Psychology Council conference series “Evolution of Gestalt” as Esalen Institute. She is a Professional Associate of GISC and co-chairs the Summer Series in Personal Growth and Exploration. Carol Swanson, LSW is the co-director of the Portland Gestalt Training Institute. She has trained in Gestalt therapy for over 30 years. Originally, she studied with Isadore From, known as the “dean of Gestalt therapy”. Carol also studied at the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles, and was a trainer assistant in their local program and their European Residential Program for four years. She has studied extensively with Lynne Jacobs, integrating the influences of self psychology and contemporary analytic thinking with Gestalt therapy.
Registration Deadline: October 23, 2014
October 30, 2014
3 CE hours. Compulsive body behaviors affect millions, yet little is known of this hidden and often misunderstood problem. This workshop will provide a framework to understand the complex nature and function of behaviors such as hair pulling, chronic skin picking, and compulsive nail biting. Participants will learn how compulsive body behaviors are in fact different from obsessive compulsive disorder and self-harming behaviors, such as cutting. Participants will gain critical knowledge in how to design an effective treatment plan specifically developed for body compulsive behaviors. The course will also briefly cover how the DSM-5 has modified its description of these behaviors.
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.
Registration deadline: Thursday, October 23, 2014
November 1, 2014
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.
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
November 5, 2014
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.
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.