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August 11, 2014

Ethics and Professional Boundaries – Cincinnati

3.0 CEs Ethics
This ethics training provides the treatment staff with an understanding of the limits that they must put upon themselves in their helping relationships. This training provides actual case examples and posses ethical relationship situations. Both the new and more mature staff can benefit from this core skill of all professional “helpers.”
David Zidar, L.I.S.W.-S., has been working in child welfare since 1982 as an administrator, trainer, and therapist. He worked in the Cleveland area for about 16 years. He was Vice President for residential services in Kentucky. He has also worked in public agencies at the executive level. Currently, he is an independent trainer and therapist throughout the country. Dave has a BSW from Capital University, a MSSA from Case Western Reserve and a certification in Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment from the University of Louisville. He is the recipient of the 2009 “Linda Pope Award” as the OCWTP Trainer of the Year.


Start: August 11, 2014 1:00 pm
End: August 11, 2014 4:15 pm
Venue: Child Focus, Inc. Training Center
Phone: 513-752-1555
551-B Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Cincinnati, OH, 45244, United States
Cost: 30.00

August 12, 2014

An Introduction to Child-Centered Play Therapy: Joining Children in the Playroom – Cincinnati

6.0 CEs
The training/presentation will be geared to beginning play therapists. The training will provide therapists with a brief history of child-centered play therapy as well as a basic understanding of child-centered play therapy with a focus on the client-therapist relationship. The training will familiarize therapists with the stages of child-centered therapy and the skills therapists will utilize during these stages. The training will also demonstrate how child-centered play therapy can be utilized effectively in the school-based setting.
Cobin Trout MS, PCC-S, RPT-S is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who obtained her Bachelor’s degrees from Ohio Northern University in Psychology and Elementary Education and her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from the University of Dayton. She is also certified as a Registered Play Therapist and Elementary Education Teacher (grades 1st through 8th). Cobin is a member of the National Association for Play Therapy and just started her fifth consecutive year serving on the Ohio Association for Play Therapy Board. She currently serves as the OAPT Communication’s Director.

Start: August 12, 2014 8:30 am
End: August 12, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Child Focus, Inc. Training Center
Phone: 513-752-1555
551-B Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Cincinnati, OH, 45244, United States
Cost: 45.00

August 15, 2014

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

3 ETHICS hours. 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.


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: Monday, August 11, 2014

Start: August 15, 2014 9:00 am
End: August 15, 2014 12:15 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
E. 24th & Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $89

De-Escalation – Cleveland

CEs: 3
Ethics: No

Explore methods to reduce conflict and the risk of violence in potentially volatile situations. Assessing risk and early intervention will be discussed. Affect management, limit setting, and environmental strategies to reduce risk and increase safety will be explored. Finally, strategies for dealing with armed individuals will be addressed.

Start: August 15, 2014 9:00 am
End: August 15, 2014 12:15 pm
Venue: Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Phone: 216-368-2274
11235 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, 44106, United States
Cost: 65.00

Compassion Fatigue – Cleveland

CEs: 3
Ethics: No

What is compassion fatigue? How does it manifest itself? How does it impact you, your clients, your colleagues? How do you know when you have given enough? Too much? How do you build resilience? This seminar will address those questions through lecture, participant questionnaires and discussion.
Instructor: Sandra Turner, LISW-S, Ph.D in Social Policy and Administration

Start: August 15, 2014 1:15 pm
End: August 15, 2014 4:30 pm
Venue: Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Phone: 216-368-2274
11235 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH, 44106, United States
Cost: 65.00

August 22, 2014

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Mental Health Practice – Columbus

3 Ethics CE Presenter: Dr. Bob Stinson

This workshop will address essential topics in mental health law and ethics. Recent regulations, state-specific standards, and an integrative, decision-making model will be covered.

Register Online

Start: August 22, 2014 1:00 pm
End: August 22, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Maryhaven
1791 Alum Creek Dr, Columbus, 43207

September 11, 2014

DSM-5 Training: What You Need to Know – A Master Workshop from the Experts – Columbus

5.5 hours of educational content that covers all the changes from DSM-IV and DSM-5
The focus of this master workshop is to educate clinicians and researchers on the major changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5, including diagnosis-specific changes (e.g., criteria revisions) as well as broader, manual-wide changes (e.g., revised chapter ordering, use of dimensional assessments, integration of neuroscience and developmental material across the manual).

The primary emphasis is on ensuring clinicians understand how these changes might impact patient care and knowing what modification might be necessary to implement these revisions in their practice. Presentations will also address potential scientific implications and assist researchers in understanding how DSM-5 might impact the study of mental disorders.

The workshop will also touch upon the cross-walk that is available in DSM-5 designed to interface with either ICD-9-CM or ICD-10-CM (not to be implemented prior to Oct. 1, 2015) for billing purposes.

Speaker: Molly McVoy, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve/University Hospitals of Cleveland and is the Training Director for the child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship training program.

Start: September 11, 2014 10:00 am
End: September 11, 2014 10:00 am
Venue: Ohio State Medical Association
Phone: 614-763-0040
3401 Mill Run Drive, Hilliard, OH, 43026, United States
Cost: $179/Early; $199 Regular

September 12, 2014

Research Updates in CBT – Westerville

This 3 hour CE course will address new research in cognitive behavioral treatment. Provider Kevin Arnold, Ph.D., ABPP, is the director of the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy of Greater Columbus, Inc. and he is board certified in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology. Deadline for registration is Friday, September 5th at 3pm.

Start: September 12, 2014 2:00 pm
End: September 12, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: The Lakes Golf & Country Club
Phone: 614-882-2582
6740 Worthington Rd., Westerville, OH, 43082, United States
Cost: $50.00

September 19, 2014

QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor Certification Course – Cincinnati

This certification course trains Instructors to teach QPR for Suicide Prevention to their community. Participants first learn about the nature of suicidal communications, what forms these communications take and how they may be used as the stimulus for a QPR intervention. To gain perspective, participants are introduced to the history of suicide, suicide prevention and the spectrum of modern day public health suicide prevention education efforts. The history, background and research support for QPR are reviewed. Participants then learn to market QPR, target potential Gatekeepers, and how to teach the QPR curriculum. Participants also learn to deal with pent up audience demand to talk about suicide, survivor issues and how to make immediate interventions and referrals. Each participant has the opportunity for individual rehearsal and practice through role-plays.
Melanie Recchia is an Independently Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Ohio and also holds an independent Marriage and Family Therapist license in California. She is the Director of Training for Child Focus, Inc., has worked in the school-based and outpatient programs at CFI, taught a general psychology course at Southwestern College, and currently is part of a group practice in Mason, Ohio. She has over 15 years of experience working with clients on a variety of issues and challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, marital conflict, and has extensive experience working with children and adolescents suffering from emotional and behavioral problems. Melanie is a certified instructor for Stewards of Children and Youth Mental Health First Aid as well as, QPR, a Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Program, QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management program and a QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor’s Master Trainer.

Start: September 19, 2014 8:30 am
End: September 19, 2014 4:30 pm
Venue: Child Focus, Inc. Training Center
Phone: 513-752-1555
551-B Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Cincinnati, OH, 45244, United States
Cost: 445.00

September 22, 2014

An Overview of DSM-5 – Columbus

CE:6 Instructor:Bradley Hedges, Ph.D.,PCC-S, Psychologist (

Course Description:

The DSM V was released in May 2013, 13 years since the last revision with much controversy and debate. This training is designed to assist clinicians in understanding the changes that have been made with an emphasis on the implications of the changes in clinical practice.


Gain working knowledge of the DSM-V diagnostic criteria and differential diagnosis.
Understand implications for application to clinical practice.

Participants will be able to describe the DSM-5’s development process.
Participants will be able to identify 5 key differences in the structure of diagnosis promoted in the DSM-5.
Participants will understand the DSM-5′s approach to understanding the term “Clinically Significant.”
Participants will be able to identify the key differences in diagnosis between the DSM IV and the DSM-5.
Participants will be able to apply the DSM-5 to clinical case review.
Participants will be able to identify implications for their practice.
Course Outline:

Development of DSM V
New Diagnosis
Relabeled Diagnosis
Conceptual Shifts
Changes in each section
Case Studies
Implications of changes
Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: NA

To register for the event:
Last day of registration: 9/20/14

Start: September 22, 2014 9:00 am
End: September 22, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Mid-Ohio Psychological Services
Phone: 614-751-0042
2238 South Hamilton Road Suite 200, Columbus, OH, 43232, United States
Cost: 60.00