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March 20, 2015

Substance Abuse and Mental Health – Cleveland

3 CE Hours.
This workshop enables the mental health professional to understand the complexity of comorbid disorders. Participants will understand the prevalence and incidence of dual diagnosis. Additionally, you’ll learn about types of interventions to treat this bidirectional disorder. During this workshop, these interventions will be explained in detail.

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: March 13, 2015

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Start: March 20, 2015 9:00 am
End: March 20, 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

March 21, 2015

Using Nemo and Pinnochio to Understand Attachment Styles – Cleveland

3 CE Hours. Healthy attachment is an important goal for adoptive and/or foster parents. This workshop will present materials to assist mental health professionals in understanding the importance of promoting attachment during the visitation process/reunification and through the adoption process. The workshop will outline the key factors and the theory of Bowlby’s Attachment Theory. We’ll use different Hollywood films to provide examples of appropriate and inappropriate attachment styles. You’ll learn the different types of attachment styles. Mental health professionals will learn how to create appropriate treatment/action plans during their work with children and families to facilitate healthy attachment styles.

Instructor: Linda M. Davis, Ph.D., LPC, LSW, has been working for Summit County Children Services for since 1985. She successfully completed a two year Ohio Child Welfare Trainer Certificate Program and also works as an independent trainer and consultant. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Akron in Counselor Education and Supervision. Her areas of expertise currently include research, family visitation, attachment theory, child development, mental health counseling, supervision, foster care, and mental health and child welfare assessment. Dr. Davis teaches seminars and has taught classes at the University of Akron in Psychology of Learning, Child Development, Teaching and Learning Strategies, and Research. In the past, she has worked as a child therapist.

Registration deadline: March 9, 2015

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Start: March 21, 2015 9:00 am
End: March 21, 2015 12:15 pm
Venue: 391 Julka Hall, Cleveland State University
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
2485 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $75

March 25, 2015

Alzheimer’s Disease: A New Vision – Cleveland

6 CE Hours. The hope of avoiding Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and aging well fuels interest in cognitive wellness across the world. Researchers now recognize that pathological substrates of AD develop across decades, and most view the clinical expression of this disease as a product of complex interactions of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. Clinical trials of lifestyle interventions that include exercise, cognitive training interventions, eating the Mediterranean diet and engaging in meditation on a regular basis are showing positive clinical outcomes. Epidemiological research provides evidence that mentally active lifestyles are associated with slower rates of cognitive decline and later onset of dementia. In addition, the outmoded idea that people with AD cannot learn is being replaced by behavioral strategies caregivers can use that improve function and enhance quality of life for the care recipient and lessen the emotional strain on caregivers. In this workshop you’ll learn about recent research as well as treatment strategies you can implement in your own setting.

Instructor: Krystal L. Culler, M.A., is a doctor of behavioral health candidate in the Nicolas A. Cummings Behavioral Health Program at Arizona State University. She received her Master’s in Psychology of Aging from the University of Akron, as well as her graduate Certificate in Gerontology. Her undergraduate degree was a double major in Gerontology and Sociology with a minor in developmental psychology from Youngstown State University.

She currently serves as the National Newsletter Editor for Sigma Phi Omega, the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology. Additionally, she is a co-convener for the Lifelong Disabilities special interest group of the Gerontological Society of America and a member of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia. She is an adjunct faculty member at Youngstown State University and Kent State University and teaches courses related to psychology of aging and gerontology, including the Sociology of Dementia.

She is a research associate at the Center for Healthy Aging in Kent, Ohio where she has worked extensively on an enhancing memory and mood program for older adults with concerns about their memory, ranging from worried to mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and/or having a mild/moderate dementia diagnosis. The program translates evidence-based research in cognitive health and aging into pursuits practiced in a socially supportive context that can result in healthy life style modifications of older adults.

Registration deadline: March 13, 2015

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Start: March 25, 2015 8:45 am
End: March 25, 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: $149

March 27, 2015

Part 3: Management and Administration: Supervisory Issues – Hudson

6.0 CE’s
Description of program: Curriculum includes organizational processes and procedures for supervisee recordkeeping, reporting and monitoring of supervisee’s cases; program goals , methods of needs assessment and program development; Ohio laws and professional standards, research and evaluation; 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. 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: March 27, 2015 8:30 am
End: March 27, 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

March 30, 2015

Elder Abuse – Cleveland

3 CE hours. We all hope that everyone will be cared for in their old age. Regrettably, elder abuse is a sad reality—but one that can be addressed and prevented. This workshop will provide participants with a foundation of knowledge in the prevalence and forms of elder abuse and the skills to assess and work with individuals whom they suspect may be or are being abused.

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.

Registration deadline: March 20, 2015

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Start: March 30, 2015 9:00 am
End: March 30, 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 17, 2015

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

April 29, 2015 – May 1, 2015

OPA Convention

The OPA Convention is an annual, three day event combining networking, continuing education, academic-related and OPA membership events. Now taking place each spring, the Convention typically attracts over 300 psychologist attendees, reputed speakers and presenters, student poster presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, award winners and guests. More

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Start: April 29, 2015
End: May 1, 2015
Venue: Quest Conference Center
Address:
8405 Pulsar Pl, Columbus, OH, 43240, United States