March 21, 2014
6 CE available
Explore the organization, content and use of the DSM-V;
Become familiar with some of the controversy surrounding DSM-V;
The DSM-V and non-psychiatric mental healthcare and some implications of these.
Mike F. Reuschling, Ph.D., L.P.C.C-S.
Mike Reuschling is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (with supervising credential), licensed Psychologist, and Professor of Counseling in Ashland Theological Seminary’s CACREP-approved clinical counseling program. Dr. Reuschling has been practicing and teaching for over thirty years and has served as a counselor, supervisor, program director, and executive director in a variety of mental healthcare settings. His special areas of interest include assessment, diagnosis, critical thinking (especially related to the intersection of faith and clinical counseling), and working with older adults. Mike lives in Ashland, is married to Wyndy (a Professor of Ethics and Theology at Ashland Theological Seminary), and enjoys traveling.
Early registration- by March 11th ($99)
Late registration- after March 11th ($119)
The OPA Colleague Assistance Program (OPA-CAP) is offering another training in March to prepare psychologists to serve as OPA-CAP network providers. The mission of OPA-CAP is to provide Ohio psychologists with assistance in accessing services to restore professional functioning and to protect client welfare. To learn more about the OPA Colleague Assistance Program visit this link:
OPA-CAP will offer a face-to-face training on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Willoughby Hills Behavioral Health office of the Cleveland Clinic. Attendees will learn from Kay Levine, Ph.D. and Marianne Bowden, Ph.D. Attendees will earn 3 CE’s in Ethics. There will be no charge for these, and attendees must be members of OPA. OPA-CAP Providers must also be OPA members. To register, email email@example.com.
2785 SOM Center Road
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
Signage reads: Eastside Imaging
Cleveland Clinic Behavioral Health
Located just south of Rt. 6 (Chardon Rd.) on SOM Center (Rt. 91), next to the Huntington Bank. The building is a one story, white building with a parking lot in front. Once you enter the building, the desk is to the left in the waiting room. For attendees assistance, the front desk number is: 440-602-8601 option 3.
March 22, 2014
Description: This gestalt workshop will cultivate the art of self-expression. Through guided meditation, yoga, mandalas, sacred theatre and sound we will explore making contact with genuine self expression. We will support deep authenticity by exploring resistance and fears of self expression. We will consider the paradox of form and formless and use the many languages of art and sound to express inner meaning through outer form.
Cameron M. Plagens, PhD has completed the Gestalt training program at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. She received her doctorate from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA in 2009.
Lynn Williams, PhD is a licensed psychologist who has been studying and practicing wholistic psychotherapy for over 10 years. Her work incorporates a variety of psycho-spiritual approaches to a variety of psychological issues. This wholistic approach is based on the view of the person as an interdependent mind, body, spirit system.
Deadline for Registration: March 21, 2014
March 27, 2014 – March 30, 2014
28.5 CEUs. This highly experiential program offers opportunities for professional psychotherapists and coaches to learn how to embody deeper Presence in themselves and to use a variety of methods for building the capacity for presence in their clients. Using concepts from the Enneagram system for understanding personality patterns as well as methodology based in somatic awareness and fundamental ego development, this program offers a four-day immersion in Deep Coaching’s renowned approach of integrating Presence in the professional practice of coaching and psychotherapy.
Teachers: Belinda Gore, Ph.D., senior faculty of the Deep Coaching Institute, is a psychologist who brings to this program over twenty years’ experience as a psychotherapist in private practice. Using the Enneagram system along with thirty years’ experience in facilitating change, she helps professionals learn to embody deep level transformation through the practice of Presence. Trained and certified by Enneagram experts Don Riso and Russ Hudson, Belinda is an accredited teacher by the International Enneagram Association.
Diana Redmond is a professionally trained coach and director and faculty of the Deep Coaching Institute. She received her teaching certificate through the Enneagram Institute and is an accredited teacher and professional member of the International Enneagram Institute. She is a faculty member for the Core Strengths Coaching Program at San Francisco State University.
Registration deadline is March 25, 2014. $600 if registered by February 15 and $675 for later registrations. For more information and to register: http://www.deepcoachinginstitute.com/programs/dc-training-intensives/
March 28, 2014
Many couples today expect a level of physical, intellectual, and emotional intimacy never before imagined by previous generations. Unfortunately, few have the relationship skills needed to achieve this. RLI addresses the asymmetry between the relational appetites and skills that people bring to their relationships and provides strategies to challenge the losing strategies partners use.
You will learn how to coach couples to proactively go for what they want, speak to repair, listen with empathy, respond with generosity, and take the time to cherish each other. You will also learn how to present the truth of what you see happening in a relationship, without the need to diffuse your impact by trying to be even-handed. Workshop will include a live demonstration of the RLI approach featuring an interview between Terry and a real-life couple. While this workshop is for all counseling professionals, couples and individuals from the community are welcome to attend.
Presenter – Terry Real – Terrence Real is the bestselling author of I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression and How Can I Get Through to You?: Reconnecting Men and Women. He has been a practicing family therapist for more than twenty years and has lectured and given workshops across the country.
Description: This workshop is an introduction to hearing, seeing, and responding like a Gestalt practitioner. Through a series of exercises, participants will experience becoming fully present in the here and now and experience the difference in the impact they have using Gestalt principles.
Lynne M. Kweder, MPA, LSW, BCC formerly GIC’s executive director, is an independent consultant, primarily to nonprofit and public organizations. Her interests include working with organizational change, leadership development, strategic planning and structuring, development of boards of trustees, and race and multicultural relations.
Deadline for Registration: March 27, 2014
3 CEs (Ethics credit).
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., Training Co-Director in Counseling Psychology and Professor at Cleveland State University, has been teaching 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: Friday, March 21, 2014
April 3, 2014
6 CEs (3 Ethics, 3 General).
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, Ph.D., 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 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: Thursday, March 27, 2014
April 4, 2014
3 Ethics CEs. This course will provide a brief overview series and rationale behind boundary maintenance and provide clinical guidance for therapists to maintain flexible and effective boundaries. A survey of common boundary violations and how to avoid them will also be explored. The presenter will be Douglas Beech, M.D., a Columbus psychiatrist with over 20 years of clinical experience.
2 CEs. So much of daily life is driven by invisible psychic forces, archaic agendas, and imperious admonitions and prohibitions, more powerful because they operate unconsciously.
Presenter: James Hollis, PhD. Jungian Analyst, Author & Lecturer. Early registration fee avail. See flier for more details or to register see www.jungcentralohio.org