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.
May 8th, 2021
Evidence-Based Techniques for Treating Addictive Disorders - Earn 4.5 Credits
With almost 21 million people suffering from an addictive disorder in the US, only 10% receive treatment. This virtual event brings together some of the top trainers for evidence-based techniques for clinicians to utilize in day-to-day treatment strategies including CBT, Logo-Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
May 15th, 2021
Working with the LGBTQ+ Population: Best Practices - Earn 3 Credits
With 42% of people who are LGBTQ reporting that they live in an unwelcoming environment, these two sessions with Jordan Held, LCSW will provide clinicians enhanced competencies and skills in working with this population. Jordan has had extensive experience working with the LGBTQIA+ population and has presented internationally. These presentations are aimed at clinicians off all experiences who are interested in becoming more competent and affirming to the LGBTQ+ community.
May 22nd, 2021
Ethics & Cultural Diversity Training: Patient Abandonment and Cultural Humility, Best Practices - Earn 3 Credits (Ethics or Cultural Competency)
Join Dr. Pamela Harmell, a nationally recognized lecturer, specializing in legal and ethical issues in clinical practice. Dr. Hamell’s first session addresses Patient Abandonment and will include when it is ethically appropriate to terminate the relationship with a client, even if the client objects, along with the four elements required for proper termination.
Her second session Cultural Humility will address all ethical aspects of cultural sensitivity in the current climate and will include how the DSM 5 addresses culture in diagnostic practices, along with how you use intersectionality in your clinical work.
June 12th, 2021
Innovative Techniques for Dissolving Resistance: The Precursors Model of Change - Earn 3 Credits
Dr. Hanna conducts seminars and workshops across America covering what brings people to engage in positive change. His research focuses on discovering the activeingredients of psychotherapeutic change. As a result of his research, Dr. Hanna has developed and published a wide variety of innovative clinical techniques aimed at positive change applicable to such varied contexts as oppression, criminality, addictions, spirituality, and his specialty population, which is difficult adolescents. Join Dr. Hanna for an in-depth workshop on innovative techniques for clinicians to use in dissolving resistance in clients.
June 26th, 2021
Techniques for Treating Individuals with PTSD and Co-occurring Disorders: New Developments in Cognitive Behavior Therapy - Earn 3 Credits
Dr. Meichenbaum will present various evidence-based treatment approaches that address these clinical challenges. He will discuss how Constructive Narrative strengths-based interventions have been developed, including the integration of spirituality and psychotherapy. He will present ways to bolster resilience across the lifespan from " high risk " children and their families, youth, adults to the elderly. How therapists can implement the Core tasks of therapy in order to achieve long-lasting behavioral changes in their clients such as those who experience PTSD and Substance abuse disorders will be presented.