September 26, 2014
3 Ethics CE
Presenter: Dr. Kenneth Drude
Technology in the mental health field has grown rapidly and provides many avenues for the provision of mental health services that were not available in the recent past. Many mental health professionals are not completely familiar or comfortable with issues involved, legal and ethical requirements, policy revisions, and other demands or constraints that telepsychology place upon the professional. This workshop aims to introduce participants to these and other aspects of telepsychology.
Stewards of Children is the only nationally available program scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors. This revolutionary program is for any responsible adult who cares about the welfare of children.
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, QPR, a Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Program, QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management program and a QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor’s Master Trainer.
September 29, 2014
Instructor: Brad Hedges, Ph.D., PCC-S. Psychologist (http://www.mopsohio.com/trainer-bios.html)
CE/Us: 3 for Ohio Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists
Projective testing is frequently used to clarify the clinical picture in an efficient fashion that is generally non-threatening to clients. Projective techniques assess mental health functioning through the use of ambiguous stimuli presented to the client and interpreting the client’s response to the stimuli. This three hour training session will give a brief history of projective testing, introduce the most effective and commonly used instruments, and introduce mental health providers to how to use these instruments.
Present an overview of the primary concepts associated with projective testing.
Understand role of projective instruments when doing mental health assessment.
Gain understanding of the strengths and limitations of projective testing
Name the commonly used projective instruments.
Identify the uses and limitations of using projective instruments in assessment.
Demonstrate ability to administer common projective instruments.
Demonstrate use of basic strategies for interpretation.
• What is projective testing?
• Bender Gestalt
• Case studies
Participants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists
To register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/projective-testing-registration-11901827687
Last day of registration:9/26/2014
October 1, 2014
Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and most importantly – teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
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 and QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management program.
October 24, 2014 – October 26, 2014
Description: Many of us live with a sense of overwhelm that is interpersonal, social, economic and environmental — a sense that we can never do enough to address urgent needs in our world. Many of our most challenging aspirations result in disappointment and collapsed dreams. Some of our most difficult limiting behaviors developed in a felt sense of isolation from our world. These include a sense that we should be able to solve our problems, ought to stop needing the help and approval of others, must initiate the changes we long for in our lives and in the world on our own. These shameful feelings are generated in a context that undervalues cooperation and shared vulnerability.
Presenters: Deborah Ullman, MA is editor and co-director of GestaltPress, published and distributed by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. She practices as a clinician, coach, trainer, and bodyworker in Orleans, MA on Cape Cod where her work is grounded in evolutionary psychology, relational Gestalt theory and shame and belonging work. Deborah has authored and edited many articles, and the collections The Gendered Field and Co-Creating the Field with Gordon Wheeler. Her history in broadcasting includes hosting a TV talk show exploring transformational world views. Deb co-chairs the CTR Psychology Council conference series “Evolution of Gestalt” as Esalen Institute. She is a Professional Associate of GISC and co-chairs the Summer Series in Personal Growth and Exploration. Carol Swanson, LSW is the co-director of the Portland Gestalt Training Institute. She has trained in Gestalt therapy for over 30 years. Originally, she studied with Isadore From, known as the “dean of Gestalt therapy”. Carol also studied at the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles, and was a trainer assistant in their local program and their European Residential Program for four years. She has studied extensively with Lynne Jacobs, integrating the influences of self psychology and contemporary analytic thinking with Gestalt therapy.
Registration Deadline: October 23, 2014