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November 7, 2014

Narrative Gerontology: A Conscious Aging Writing Workshop – Cleveland

3 CE Hours.
The philosopher, Kierkegaard, said, “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. Since the first published randomized control trial in 1986 that showed health benefits of writing about life’s sometimes traumatic events, over 200 additional studies have surfaced demonstrating “the positive power of the pen” on physical and emotional health. Reflective writing can also help improve working memory because it can reduce intrusive and avoidant thinking about stressful experiences, thus freeing up working memory resources. This experiential workshop will demonstrate how reflective autobiographical writing can trigger memories, produce insights and promote emotional health. At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to: • Identify the research evidence for the physical, psychological, and cognitive benefits of reflective writing. • Experience “narrative self-care” through autobiographic writing. • Design a writing program appropriate for their clients.
Instructor: Paula E. Hartman Stein, Ph.D. is a clinical geropsychologist, trainer, and journalist who provides clinical and consulting services and cognitive wellness programming at the Center for Healthy Aging in Kent, Ohio. She has conducted groups for older adults for over 30 years. Dr. Stein is Faculty Associate, Integrated Geriatric Healthcare, Nicholas A. Cummings Behavioral Health Program, Arizona State University; Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northeast Ohio Medical University, and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology at the University of Akron.
Registration deadline: October 31, 2014.

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Start: November 7, 2014 9:00 am
End: November 7, 2014 12:15 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
E. 24th St. and Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $89

November 13, 2014

DSM-5: Controversies, Ethical Use and Supervision Issues – Cleveland

6 CE Hours (3 hours of ethics, 3 hours of general CE).
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 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: November 10, 2014

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Start: November 13, 2014 8:45 am
End: November 13, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
E. 24th and Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $149

Discovering The Gift of The Shadow: Jungian Studies Seminar – Columbus

4.5 CEs 3 Thursday evenings in November 6:30 – 8 PM
Jung saw the shadow as a potential source of richness that is unavailable to us as long as it is buried or unconscious. It contains that which will make us whole.
Flier can be viewed and pre-registration can be done by phone or on-line at our website, JungCentralohio.org

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Start: November 13, 2014 6:30 pm
End: November 13, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: First Community church South
Phone: 614.488.0681
Address:
1320 Cambridge Blvd., Columbus, OH, 43212, United States

November 14, 2014

Part 4: Professional Responsibilities & Legal/Ethical Issues in Supervision – Hudson

Part 4 is approved for 6 CE’s and is approved for Ethics. The entire series is 24 CE’s

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, and part 4 is also approved by CSWMFT and the OPA-MCE for the ethics CEU’s

Part 4 Professional Responsibilities & Legal/Ethical Issues in Supervision 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, 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 info@paulabritton.com or for more information or to sign up visit www.paulabritton.com

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Start: November 14, 2014 8:30 am
End: November 14, 2014 3:35 pm
Venue: Clarion Inn & Conference Center
Phone: 330-653-9191
Address:
6625 Dean Memorial Pkwy, Hudson, OH, 44236, United States
Cost: $120.00

Becoming an Early Intervention Provider for the Ohio BWC – Columbus

Speakers: David Schwartz, PhD & Gary Sipps, PhD
Cost: OPA Member: $150 | Nonmember: $180 | Student: $100
Price includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks
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Start: November 14, 2014 8:30 am
End: November 14, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: LifeCare Alliance Catering and Event Center
Address:
670 Harmon Ave, Columbus, 43223

Ethics, the Internet and Social Media: Challenges & Opportunities for Mental Health Professionals – Cleveland

4 CE Hours (ETHICS).
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., 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: November 7, 2014

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Start: November 14, 2014 8:30 am
End: November 14, 2014 12:45 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
E. 24th St. & Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $89

November 18, 2014

Zzz’s to Health: Promoting Sleep for Better Functioning – Cleveland

6 CE Hours.
Chronic sleep deprivation, even as little as one hour less sleep per night than is needed, has been associated with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, risk-taking, aggression, bullying, sports injuries, diabetes, and more. Given that the most common sleep disorder is a lack of awareness, there is much that mental health and other professionals can do to intervene in this vital determinant of health. This workshop is designed to educate professionals on sleep needs through the lifespan; the most common barriers to sleep, including environmental barriers and DSM 5 sleep disorders; the effects of chronic sleep deprivation, including their influence on other DSM 5 disorders; and how to better support healthy sleep.
Instructor:

Stacy Simera, MSSA, LISW-S, SAP, is chair of the sleep committee for the Ohio Adolescent Health Partnership and has presented on the topic of sleep at various professional conferences including 2013 Ohio NASW Conference, 2013 Ohio Public Health Combined Conference, 2013 All-Ohio Institute on Community Psychiatry Conference, and the 2012 NASW National Convention in DC and was cited in an editorial: “Sleepless in America: School Start Times” in the British journal Education and Health. Stacy serves as Health Policy Director for the Ohio chapter of the national non-profit Start School Later, serves on the leadership committee of the Ohio NASW Social Work Advocacy Group, provides psychotherapy at Gary Robinson and Associates in Kent, is an adjunct instructor at Stark State College, conducts workshops for the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program, and facilitates a psycho-educational group on managing depression at the Oak Clinic for Multiple Sclerosis.

Registration deadline: November 11, 2014

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Start: November 18, 2014 8:45 am
End: November 18, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
E. 24th and Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $135

November 20, 2014

Discovering the Gift of the Shadow-Jungian Studies Seminar: Jungian Studies Seminar – Columbus

4.5 CEs 3 Thursday evenings in November 6:30 – 8 PM
Jung saw the shadow as a potential source of richness that is unavailable to us as long as it is buried or unconscious. It contains that which will make us whole.
Flier can be viewed and pre-registration can be done by phone or on-line at our website, JungCentralohio.org

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Start: November 20, 2014 6:30 pm
End: November 20, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: First Community Church South
Phone: 614.488.0681
Address:
1320 Cambridge Blvd., Columbus, OH, 43212, United States

November 21, 2014

Anger Management Across the Diagnoses – Cleveland

6 CE Hours.
Someone who appears to have an anger problem may be depressed, frustrated, anxious, traumatized, antisocial, psychotic, or sleep deprived. The apparently angry person may be intoxicated or in withdrawal. This person may lack social/communication skills, lack empathy, or lack emotional awareness and modulation. The expression of anger or rage may be influenced by Autism Spectrum Disorders, personality disorders, substance use problems, bipolar disorder, ADHD or other impulse control problems, or self-esteem that is fragile. If we dive in to helping someone with an apparent anger problem without first understanding the nature and dynamics of the anger, we may be wasting everyone’s time, with useless or even counterproductive interventions. This workshop will help you respond more effectively to anger problems by learning to see the many mental health conditions which can be at the core of problematic expressions of anger.

Instructor:

Jim Foley, MSW, LISW, has been providing psychotherapy and mental health assessment for over 25 years, in Boston, Syracuse, and Ohio, working with children and families challenged by ADHD, school/learning problems, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorders, and relationship/social problems. He has served clients in agencies, homes, and in schools at every level from pre-K to college. He teaches psychology courses at the College of Wooster, and writes material for psychology textbooks for Macmillan Publishing. Over the past six years, he has been a psychotherapist with the SUMMIT Therapy Center of Wooster. He is now the Director of Community Education, Prevention, and Consultation at The Counseling Center of Wayne and Holmes Counties.

Registration deadline: November 14, 2014

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Start: November 21, 2014 8:45 am
End: November 21, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Cleveland State U. Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
E. 24th and Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $135

December 4, 2014

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. 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.

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Start: December 4, 2014 9:00 am
End: December 4, 2014 12:15 pm
Venue: Cleveland State University Julka Hall
Phone: (216) 687-3867
Address:
E. 24th and Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH, 44115, United States
Cost: $75