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May 15, 2015

Trans-Competent? Working with Transgender Client Populations – Cleveland

4 CE Hours (Cultural Competency/Ethics) Imagine yourself working with a client who explains to you his decision to live as his preferred gender identity full time and needs your help with the transition process, including hormone treatment therapy and navigating the effects of transphobia. This workshop will provide content knowledge, with a focus on a variety of factors that promote competent professional practice with client/patient populations who identify in the transgender community. You’ll have opportunities to engage in critical reflections about gender identity and expression, common concerns and needs within the transgender community, and the sociocultural impact of transphobic attitudes and behaviors on client populations who are transgender. You’ll also gain practical skills for applying standards of competent practice and will have increased confidence in navigating many of the complex realities that the transgender population experiences, including access to quality medical and mental health services.

Instructor: Logan Lamprecht, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Department at Cleveland State University and is also a Licensed Professional Counselor currently practicing in Hudson, Ohio, where he provides group, couple, and individual therapeutic services. He is actively involved in the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy, where he provides trainings and facilitates personal growth groups for an international audience of educators, supervisors, and psychotherapists. He additionally teaches adjunct at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, where he co-facilitates two annual growth group experiences as well as provides workshops on ethical practice from a Gestalt viewpoint. Dr. Lamprecht has extensive background and experience in group dynamics, completing advanced coursework and training and has facilitated group experiences at both the therapeutic and educational level for the past seven years. His research interests include investigating ways to enhance the quality of relatedness in facilitative relationships, including teacher-student and therapist-client.

Registration Deadline: May 4, 2015

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Start: May 15, 2015 8:30 am
End: May 15, 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

MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING: Conversations about Change – Athens

Presenter: Gary Stofle, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, BCD

Speaker Bio: Gary S. Stofle, MSSW, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, BCD is the Coordinator of the Recovery Services and the Supervisor of the Mental Health Intensive Case Management team at the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus Ohio. He has been a consultant/trainer for Columbus State Community College, SAMHSA, Ohio Health, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Center for Evidenced Based Practice/Case Western, Lifeline Youth and Family Services in Indiana and has trained staff in a variety of settings across the US regarding Motivational Interviewing and Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment. He has over 30 years experience in helping others. Gary received his master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University, where he was one of the first Advanced Standing students to receive the Dean’s Award. He has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2006.

Description: An overview of the fundamental spirit,principles and method of Motivational Interviewing

Cost: $90.00

Lunch is on your own

Registration will begin March 16, 2015 at www.ipacohio.org/training-registration

Cancellation policy: Full refund through April 1, 2015. Refund 50% April 1 – May 1, 2015. No refunds after May 1, 2015.

Driving directions, parking information, and hotel accommodations at www.ipacohio.org/training-registration

Contact person for reservation information: Sandy McBee-Strayer with any questions at mcbee-st@ohio.edu.

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Start: May 15, 2015 9:00 am
End: May 15, 2015 3:45 pm
Venue: Ohio University
Address:
Baker Center, Rm 242, Athens, OH, 45701, United States
Cost: 90.00

May 19, 2015

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

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).

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: May 11, 2015

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Start: May 19, 2015 9:00 am
End: May 19, 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

May 22, 2015

Cognitive Processing Therapy for Depression in Veterans – Westerville

6 CE
The presenter of the Cognitive Processing Therapy of PTSD in Veterans is Emily Voelkel, Ph.D. and 6 CE’s are offered. Dr. Voelkel received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago and her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Dayton. She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston in 2014. While Emily did her internship at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center where she received the bulk of her PTSD training at the Trauma Recovery Center with Director, Dr. Kathleen M. Chard. Currently, she is s postdoctoral fellow in the Boston VA Healthcare System specializing in PTSD assessment, evidence-based treatment and research. Emily has also held leadership roles throughout her training. She served as the student representative on the Society of Counseling Psychology (SCP) and Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP)Special Task Group on Counseling Psychology Competencies. She is currently an active member of APA Divisions 17 & 31 as well as the Division 17 Special Interest Group (SIG) in Counseling the Military. She serves as Chair of the APA of Graduate Students (APAGS) and is the student representative on APA’s Board of Directors.
The deadline for registration is May 18, 2015.

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Start: May 22, 2015 9:00 am
End: May 22, 2015 4:30 pm
Venue: The Lakes Golf and Country Club
Phone: N/A
Address:
6740 Worthington Road, Westerville, Ohio 43082, OH, 43082, United States
Cost: $100.00

May 27, 2015

“Rock Music and Psychoanalytic Listening” – Cincinnati

1.5 CE In this multi-media presentation, Andrew Klafter, M.D. will review key clinical psychoanalytic concepts through the analysis of popular music lyrics. The presentation will involve song clips from The Beatles, Carly Simon, Alanis Morissette, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Four Tops, Coldplay, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Everclear, Norah Jones, 10cc, Eminem, and more. Dr. Klafter will describe how popular music can serve as an accessible window into the workings of the unconscious mind, and how this can be useful in our clinical work with patients and also when teaching psychodynamic concepts to students of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. 1.5 CE’s are available for attending this session. To register, visit our website at http://cps-i.org/second-annual-spring-series-of-four-seminars/.

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Start: May 27, 2015 6:30 pm
End: May 27, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute
Phone: 513-961-8886
Address:
3001 Highland Ave, Suite C, Cincinnati, OH, 45219, United States
Cost: 20.00

May 29, 2015

Spirituality as a Resource in Psychotherapy – Cleveland

6 CE Hours. Are you intrigued by the possibilities for integrating spirituality into your work in psychotherapy, but don’t know where to start? In this workshop, you’ll develop skills in assessing spiritual beliefs even when you have minimal personal knowledge about specific religious groups, in distinguishing between healthy and unhealthy expressions of spiritual beliefs, and in recognizing the impact of your own beliefs and values on the process of psychotherapy. You’ll learn how to be open and welcoming of your clients’ spiritual beliefs and experiences, which has an expanding and invigorating effect on the possibilities for growth in therapy. You will learn about and have the opportunity to practice specific interventions which utilize spiritual beliefs. You’ll also discover the uniquely effective power of spiritual approaches in addressing several life challenges which are difficult to confront using only traditional psychological methods.

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: May 22, 2015

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Start: May 29, 2015 8:45 am
End: May 29, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: 191 Julka Hall, Cleveland State University
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
2485 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $135

June 3, 2015

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. 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. 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. See http://bullyingpreventioninjds.com/about.html for other information.

Registration Deadline: May 27, 2015

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Start: June 3, 2015 9:00 am
End: June 3, 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

June 5, 2015

e-Personality: Mental Health in the Digital Age – Cleveland

3 CE Hours. The Internet, social media, and smart phones have changed our lives, but not always for the better. With new technologies come new problems. Mental health professionals must learn the recent research on how social media have accelerated marital infidelity, higher risk sexual behaviors, problems related to online gambling, gaming and pornography; as well as increasing debt. Drawing on the new field of “E” Personality, this workshop will summarize the latest research on how people present themselves differently online and how it can lead to mental health issues. You’ll also learn how clients can increase control over their online behavior to keep it healthy.

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: May 29, 2015

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Start: June 5, 2015 9:00 am
End: June 5, 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: $89

June 10, 2015

Through Tears of Grief – Westlake

6 CE Hours. Every day we touch the lives of those who have experienced grief and loss. We may be working with the children, teens, families, or the adults impacted by losses within their families. In this practical and interactive workshop we will consider types of losses, the influence of developmental and age specific characteristics, hierarchy of needs as it relates to loss, influential factors within the grief process, disenfranchised grief, complicated grief and mental disorders commonly associated with grief. This workshop will promote personal awareness, practical ideas and skill development to equip you to effectively help those impacted by grief and loss. If you work with children, teens, adults or families in schools, hospitals, community agencies, or other care facilities – this workshop will help sharpen your skills and increase your capacity for compassionate relationships.

Judi Fischer, MA, PCC-S, is the president of Lakeshore Educational & Counseling Services. She is a counselor, educator, consultant and adjunct college instructor. She has a BS in Education and a MA in Clinical Pastoral Counseling. She is licensed by the State of Ohio as a Professional Clinical Counselor with supervisory designation. Her experience in education includes classroom teaching and educational presentations on a wide range of topics for professionals, community organizations, businesses, schools and churches. In her private practice she works with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families experiencing loss, life transitions, depression, anxiety, relational conflicts, self-esteem difficulties, stress related problems and spiritual concerns. Judi teaches Professional Communication locally, for Business and Management Programs. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Ohio Counseling Association, the American Association for Christian Counselors, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Judi schedules counseling appointments in Vermilion, Ohio and delivers trainings to community, professional and corporate audiences.

Registration Deadline: June 1, 2015

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Start: June 10, 2015 8:45 am
End: June 10, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: West Center, Cleveland State University
Phone: 216.875.9600
Address:
26202 Detroit Road, Suite 312, Westlake, OH, 44145, United States
Cost: $135

June 12, 2015

Ethics Responsibilities When Clients Threaten Suicide or Harm to Others (“Duty to Protect”) – Cleveland

4 CE Hours (ETHICS). Virtually all mental health professionals experience times when clients appear dangerous to themselves or to others. In fact, these situations have been identified as some of the most stressful that therapists encounter. This workshop will assist mental health professionals in identifying their ethical duties when such circumstances arise. It will also offer guidelines for responsible care, consultation and recommendations for documentation of the assessment of risk and treatments. A therapist’s rights and responsibilities when clients threaten them will also be addressed.

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: June 5, 2015

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Start: June 12, 2015 8:30 am
End: June 12, 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