March 13th, 2021
The Legal and Ethical Game Show: Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader - Earn 3 Ethics Credit
Say good-bye to dull legal and ethical trainings and get your annual legal and ethical CE training in a dynamic, entertaining game show format! This presentation grew out of a recognition that most mental health professionals do not need another lecture on typical legal and ethical topics. What has been needed is a fun, stimulating way to review and learn from what they already know.
March 19th, 2021
Innovative Techniques for Managing Anxiety and Resistance in Clients during these Times of Uncertainty - Earn 3 Credits
Two master skills classes addressing innovative techniques for both anxiety and resistance in clients. With figures now reporting in January 2021, that 41% of adults reported symptoms of anxiety and/or depressive disorder, join leading author and expert Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD for a presentation that will explore how the pandemic has brought new stressors and how you as a clinician can reduce their impact on your client’s mental health.
Fred Hanna, PhD author and international speaker will provide tools for managing client resistance during these uncertain times. Learn innovative, easily applied, evidence-based, published techniques that have remarkable change potential in resistant clients. This approach is easily learned and easily applied, and uses the resistance of the difficult client and redirects it toward positive change.
March 27th, 2021
Clinical Development Series | Feedback-Informed Treatment: Improving Effectiveness One Client at a Time - Earn 3 Credits
It’s not a pretty picture. Available evidence indicates that the effectiveness of psychotherapy has not improved despite 100 years of theorizing and research. What would help? Not learning a new model of therapy or the “latest” so-called “evidence-based” treatment approach. And no, not attending another CEU event or sorting through that stack of research journals by your desk. A simple, valid, and reliable alternative exists for maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of treatment based on using ongoing feedback to empirically tailor services to the individual client's needs and characteristics. Research from multiple randomized clinical trials documents that this simple, transtheoretical approach as much as doubles the effectiveness of treatment while simultaneously reducing costs, drop-out rates, and deterioration.
April 10 – 11, 2021
Clinical Development Series: Superhero Therapy: Combining Evidence Based Therapy with Pop-culture Narratives to Heal Clients - Earn 12 Credits
Superhero Therapy refers to incorporating elements from popular culture into evidence-based therapy to help a client of any age to become the hero of their own journey. Superhero stories and characters from fantasy and science fiction worlds have become a prominent of American culture, as well as cultures all around the world. Many of our clients turn to these stories at times of their greatest struggle, such as after a painful loss or during the global pandemic.
This workshop will focus on how to incorporate elements of popular culture and interactive games into evidence-based therapies, such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and narrative exposure therapy (NET) to help clients better manage anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other psychological disorders.
April 17th, 2021
Cultivating Mindfulness & Self-Compassion in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy - Earn 3 Credits
Mindfulness and self-compassion are making their way into evidence-based mental health care for many good reasons. In this talk, we learn why that is so, and also how such practices are used and applied within Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to alleviate suffering while nurturing psychological health and wellness. As will be described, ACT offers a unique approach and set of strategies that foster greater present moment awareness, self-compassion, and actions in the service of client values. We will also explore experiential exercises and strategies that will help mental health professionals apply and integrate mindfulness and self-compassion seamlessly into mental health practice.
April 24th, 2021
Clinical Essentials: Telehealth, Ethics and Cultural Diversity - Earn 4.5 Credits (Including Ethics, Telehealth and Cultural Diversity)
Two trainings offering clinical applications for building Cultural Competence in clinical practice and, ethics and boundaries for online therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join International speaker and ethics expert Pamela Harmell, PhD, presenting on timely content for clinicians conducting or considering, online therapy during the COVID-19 epidemic. Online therapy has brought innovations that require therapists to consider confidentiality, record keeping and boundary controversies. This session offers 3 Ethic CE or 3 Teleheath CE.
Josefina Alvarez, PhD a recipient of the Distinguished Contributions for Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Professional Psychology Education. Dr. Alvarez will be presenting on multicultural practice from the perspective of intersectionality and introduce you to a model that will guide and explore the impact of intersecting identities on clinical practice.