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Live Webinars for Psychopathology and Diagnosis

 
Understanding and Treating The Cybersexually Addicted (4 CE's)
Presenter: Charles Zeitler, Psy.D.
$69.00
11/22/2019 11:00 AM - 3:15 PM EST
Cybersexual addiction, a subtype of Hypersexual Disorder, has become a profound problem in today’s culture. Conservative estimates suggest that 6-8% of all online users are experiencing marked difficulties and negative consequences related to their use of internet sex­ual content. Cybersexual addiction is an emerging field and mental health providers report being unprepared to address the many individuals they are encountering in their practic­es with these issues. This seminar will provide an overview of what cybersexual addiction is, how to diagnose it, and how to treat it. Additionally, this seminar will provide an overview of the neuroscience behind cybersexual addiction and the impact of the addiction on the individual. Finally, a task oriented ap­proach to treatment will be presented.
Seminar ID: 5381

Bullying in School: Definition, Prevalence, Effects, Prevention, and Intervention (3 CEs)
Presenter: Kathleen Allen, Ph.D.
$59.00
11/25/2019 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST

“Very helpful and incredibly insightful. Brought ideas and suggestions to the topic I had not thought about.” -Gina F., Social Worker, New York

Bullying has become a high priority problem for many schools. Across the country, most states have passed laws that prohibit bullying and harassment because of the hostile and discriminatory environment that they create. Students who are targeted by bullying suffer educational discrimination as well as a host of internalizing and externalizing problems. Likewise, the effects on bullies and bystanders are not to be dismissed. This webinar will take participants through basic and mid-level information on bullying that will provoke critical thinking about how we have traditionally sought to prevent and respond to this problem. It will consider how context shapes behaviors and how we as adults in the school environment can influence context. Finally, this webinar will look at ways to respond to bullying that avoid the traditional “investigate, interrogate, blame, and punish” approach to solving the problem of bullying.

Seminar ID: 5380

Uncomplicated and Complicated Grief (6 CEs)
Presenter: Christina Zampitella, Psy.D.
$89.00
11/29/2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

“Dr. Z was personable, knowledgeable and very funny. She kept my attention, which can be a challenge over an entire day. I loved her use of humor and real-life examples, and her sharing of personal stories and anecdotes. As a fellow trainer, I give Dr. Z the highest rating possible for a wonderful training day!”-Jeffrey T. Social Worker, New York

Mental health and healthcare professionals are faced with the often misunderstood and misdiagnosed symptoms of uncomplicated and complicated grief. Formal education rarely, if ever, provides extensive enough training to accurately identify and treat those who are grieving. Often grieving clients present with other diagnoses because symptoms can mimic uncomplicated or complicated grief. The grieving process is often pathologized, or misdiagnosed, resulting in potential exacerbation of the presenting issues because inappropriate interventions are utilized. As a result, those who are grieving are often are inadvertently disenfranchised by providers, which can make the professional support they sought to reconstruct their previously shattered identities and worldviews ineffective. It is essential to be versed in identifying grief related constructs that may underlie, or even cause, mental health difficulties. 

This presentation aims to provide current information on the grieving process, clarify misconceptions of outdated theories, and differentiate between uncomplicated and complicated grief, and also examines the changes in conceptualization, differential diagnosing, treatment planning, and interventions used with grieving individuals. Attendees will leave with an improved clinical skill set they can immediately use to identify and treat their clients.

Seminar ID: 5403

DBT Informed Treatment for Bipolar Disorder (3 CEs)
Presenter: Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW
$59.00
12/1/2019 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a serious mental health problem that typically creates chaos in an individual’s life, often leading to risky and impulsive behaviors, damaged relationship and careers, substance use problems, hospitalization, and even suicide. More than 10 million Americans have bipolar disorder; it affects men and women equally, as well as all races, ethnic groups, and socioeconomic classes. It can be difficult to diagnose and therefore to obtain proper treatment, and going without treatment or receiving improper treatment, often makes symptoms worse.

Based on Sheri Van Dijk’s ground-breaking work on using DBT with Bipolar Disorder, this webinar will review the different types of bipolar disorder and what to look for to help someone get a proper diagnosis and treatment. You’ll also learn about the existing psychotherapies being used to treat bipolar disorder, before looking at the efficacy of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in treating this illness, and a brief overview of how to teach some of the DBT skills to clients with BD.
Seminar ID: 5334

What We Know About Acting Out Teens (6 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$89.00
12/4/2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
"No technical difficulties and the content was interesting.  Dr. Hannan's personal anecdotes about working with juvenile offenders helped add clarity to the content as well"- Mike S., LCPC, Pennsylvania
 
In this webinar, Keith Hannan, Ph.D will talk about the diagnosis and treatment of disruptive behavior disorder.  He will help you distinguish between benign mischievousness and malignant antisocial behavior.  He will explore the literature on delinquency in girls.  There will be a review of risk assessment.  Information will also be presented on the cognitive style and deficits of delinquent youth.  He will present a model for effective psychotherapeutic intervention.
Seminar ID: 5365

Fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing (3 CEs)
Presenter: Michael Madson, Ph.D.
$59.00
12/4/2019 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST

“Excellent, the Professor is an expert in the field and answered my many questions. Could not be improved..”-Eric B., Licensed Professional Counselor, New York

It is estimated that roughly 80% of clients who enter treatment are ambivalent about changing their behavior. Motivational interviewing (MI) is an intentional, client centered approach for facilitating increases in motivation for behavior change by assisting clients in exploring and resolving ambivalence. MI, as a counseling style, has been shown to be effective with a wide variety of problem behaviors such as substance abuse, adopting healthy behaviors (eating, exercise), treatment adherence and compliance, and other psychological problems. Thus, mental health workers from various backgrounds practicing in a variety of settings are beginning to integrate MI into their clinical repertoire. 

This introduction to MI will acquaint the audience with basic concepts and methods of MI. As such participants will be exposed to the foundational concepts including the “spirit,” principles and processes of MI that can be integrated with one’s approach to counseling and psychotherapy. Building on this foundation the foundational philosophy and active principles will be discussed with emphasis on MI’s unique focus on increasing change talk and reducing talk maintaining the status quo. The webinar will conclude with a brief overview of the evidence base for MI. 

Seminar ID: 5319

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Panic Disorder & Agoraphobia (3 CEs)
Presenter: Scott E. Hannan, Ph.D.
$59.00
12/5/2019 4:00 PM - 7:15 PM EST
The fight or flight response is a normal biological process in which the body prepares itself to take on dangerous circumstances.  At times, however, the response is activated under situations that are not life threatening.  Individuals may experience these panic attacks in a variety of situations.  In the context of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia, one’s fear of panic sensations and their consequences is a driving force for ongoing distress and life disruption.  Attendees will learn to distinguish panic attacks that occur in context of Panic Disorder with those that occur outside of Panic Disorder.  In addition, the webinar will address vulnerabilities and maintaining factors of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia.  Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia will be conceptualized from the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) perspective.  Attendees will be educated about the appropriate treatment interventions, such as cognitive restructuring and exposure therapy.  Exposure therapy will be explained, incorporating visual examples and demonstrations by the presenter.
Seminar ID: 5372

STEP: Manualized Treatment for Survivors of Domestic Violence (3 CEs)
Presenter: Lenore Walker, Ed.D.
$59.00
12/6/2019 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
“The explanation of the 12 STEP units was clear and interesting. Dr. Walker is a confident, relaxed speaker who was easy to listen to and ask questions if needed. Her PPT was helpful in following her ideas.”-Lynda B., Licensed Professional Counselor, Arizona

Survivors of domestic violence have many psychological effects similar to other trauma victim/survivors, particularly those who have experienced gender-based violence such as sexual assault, rape, sexual exploitation, trafficking, and child sexual abuse. Although many different types of psychotherapy and other interventions have been described in the literature, the consensus is that trauma-specific treatment has the best efficacy in helping victims become survivors with new resilience. Using an evidence-based, trauma-specific treatment program, the Survivor Therapy Empowerment Program (STEP-2) helps move victims to a survivor status with a tripartite program. The three areas are psychoeducation to assist in the understanding of the various trauma responses, a period of discussion where the impact of these trauma responses are understood from an individual perspective, and a skill-building period where new skills are learned and old skills reinforced. The transparent intervention program has 12 units that can be broken down into smaller sessions if necessary. Goals are negotiated with the clients as part of modeling the empowerment process necessary to heal from trauma. Rebuilding lost resilience is included as a part of healing from PTSD.

Topics include safety planning, relaxation training, cognitive restructuring faulty cognitions, boundaries and assertiveness, cycle of violence, trauma and PTSD, numbing behaviors and substance abuse, attachment and emotional re-regulation, impact of domestic violence on children, dealing with legal issues, grieving and letting go of old relationships, and building wellness and resilience. Each STEP can be used in a group or individually, in sequence or using each unit as its own stand alone section.
Seminar ID: 5314

Mental Health Treatment of Stroke Victims (3 CE's)
Presenter: Jonathan Haber, Psy.D.
$59.00
12/7/2019 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST

Stroke is a major cause of death and disability in the U.S.  As mental health providers, we will likely treat patients who have either experienced a stroke or are impacted by the effects of stroke on a member of their family, which are often sudden and debilitating.  Though stroke is prevalent, little education is provided to mental health providers concerning the events, treatment, and psychological needs of patients during physical rehabilitation and after treatment.  This webinar is intended to provide a thorough overview of the stroke patient’s experience and review important clinical considerations for treating patient who have been affected by stroke. 

This webinar is divided into three sections.  The first section is an overview of the patient’s experience throughout their course of hospitalization as well as biological and historical information about stroke and stroke treatment.  The second section focuses on important topics related to the mental health of stroke patients (i.e., Post-Stroke Depression).  The third section addresses adjustment difficulties and treatment considerations for patient who have had strokes.

Seminar ID: 5384

Applying The Stages of Change with Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth (6 CEs)
Presenter: Nicole Klasey, Psy.D.
$89.00
12/7/2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Although the commercial sexual exploitation of youth has occurred in the United States, it has only recently begun to get attention. Given the newness of the topic, many providers struggle to engage youth involved in the commercial sex industry. The Stages of Change model has been identified as a best practice for working with the population. This training will equip you with a better understanding of the Stages of Change model and engagement skills you can utilize when working with youth who are commercially sexually exploited. Without a model to engage youth, providers may place undue pressure on them, unintentionally cause harm, and develop unrealistic expectations for themselves. The training will discuss the stages in a practical manner. Participants will see vignettes of what a youth and caregiver look like in each stage as well as strategies to engage them and help them move to the next stage.
Seminar ID: 5328

Working with Patients with Eating Disorders: Effective Assessment and Treatment Engagement (3 CEs)
Presenter: Dana Satir, Ph.D.
$59.00
12/8/2019 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM EST
This training will offer the opportunity to learn about the diagnosis, assessment, theory, and treatment of eating, weight and shape disorders. While working with clients with eating disorders (EDs) can present unique challenges, we will explore the perception/stigma that these clients are notoriously difficult to treat. We will focus on the importance of integrative treatments, and the role of behavioral, symptom focused techniques in addition to psychodynamic approaches that explore underlying characterological and developmental issues. This training will also consider potential challenges clinicians may face when working with clients with eating disorders and how to cope with feelings that may arise when working with this population.
Seminar ID: 5396

Assessment and Treatment of Nonsuicidal Self-injury (3 CEs)
Presenter: Kelly Wester, Ph.D.
$59.00
12/9/2019 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
Nonsuicidal self-injury is more common than we think. Almost every mental health clinician has come across some form of nonsuicidal self-injury in their careers, and the behavior is on the rise among adolescents and young adults. Yet, rarely do education programs cover anything about nonsuicidal self-injury within their programs, even though it is important for mental health clinicians to be aware of what this behavior is, how to assess it, how it is related yet different from suicidal behavior, and how to intervene and work with clients who engage in nonsuicidal self-injury. This seminar will help you understand what nonsuicidal self-injury is, factors to consider when assessing and working with clients, ethical considerations in treatment and breaching confidentiality, and methods of treatment that have been shown to be effective.
Seminar ID: 5357

Countertransference With The Personality Disordered Patient (2 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$49.00
12/11/2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

“This was my favorite webinar. I learned the most about myself as a therapist and a great deal about the borderline elicitation of counter transference. This webinar was a revival of things I learned in graduate school and that I needed a refresher course in.”-Jane K., Social Worker, New York

Recent research suggests that the therapeutic alliance and the ability to heal ruptures in the therapeutic relationship are key elements of successful treatment for individuals with personality disorders.  Yet, these patients tend to stimulate strong countertransference reactions that can derail the treatment.  This seminar elucidates common countertransference reactions to each of the personality disorders.  There is also discussion about how to manage these reactions and to use them to better understand the patient and thus, provide better care.
Seminar ID: 5366

The Biology of Reward and Deficiency (3 CEs)
Presenter: Sarah B. Shevchuk, Psy.D.
$59.00
12/11/2019 5:00 PM - 8:15 PM EST
The biology of reward has been well-studied and is linked to numerous mental health diagnoses. Researchers identified an anomaly in this reward cascade called Reward Deficiency Syndrome or RDS. This anomaly and its impact on psychotherapy are less evident in psychological literature, yet it provides useful knowledge in one of the most prevalent and challenging of all mental health disorders…addiction. This seminar will help you understand the cascade theory of reward and provide you with working knowledge of RDS. You will be able to talk about how RDS affects the brain, what research has found regarding the impact of RDS, as well as discuss a model of therapy that considers highly this biological aspect of mental illness. The focus of this seminar is biopsychological and psychopharmaocological in nature.
Seminar ID: 5391

The All-or-None Phenomenon in Borderline Personality Disorder (1.5 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$39.00
12/18/2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
"Very informative.  Great speaker."-Jodi S,, Social Worker, Kansas
 
This seminar will talk about the All-or-None Phenomenon in Borderline Personality (BPD), looking at it from both a psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral perspective.  The talk will define the All-or-None Phenomenon, as well as providing clinical examples.  It will also look at the reactions this elicits in treating professionals.  You will leave this webinar will techniques that are useful in helping patients who suffer from BPD.
Seminar ID: 5367

Understanding and Treating The Cybersexually Addicted (4 CE's)
Presenter: Charles Zeitler, Psy.D.
$69.00
12/20/2019 11:00 AM - 3:15 PM EST
Cybersexual addiction, a subtype of Hypersexual Disorder, has become a profound problem in today’s culture. Conservative estimates suggest that 6-8% of all online users are experiencing marked difficulties and negative consequences related to their use of internet sex­ual content. Cybersexual addiction is an emerging field and mental health providers report being unprepared to address the many individuals they are encountering in their practic­es with these issues. This seminar will provide an overview of what cybersexual addiction is, how to diagnose it, and how to treat it. Additionally, this seminar will provide an overview of the neuroscience behind cybersexual addiction and the impact of the addiction on the individual. Finally, a task oriented ap­proach to treatment will be presented.
Seminar ID: 5382

Identification and Treatment of Youth at Risk for Psychosis (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jason Schiffman, Ph.D.
$59.00
1/3/2020 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
“I was very impressed. The presentation was clear, informative and definitely added to my knowledge base.”-Mary H., Psychologist, New Jersey Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are considered to be among the most debilitating and distressing mental health conditions. Despite impacting approximately 3% of the population, many clinicians lack the training and resources to recognize and best work with this vulnerable group of people, leaving many with psychosis isolated, stigmatized, and without help. Nonetheless, growing evidence suggests that, with tailored early intervention, many people with psychosis can recover from illness and lead a life of their choosing in the community. This seminar will familiarize you with psychosis, emphasizing the early phases of illness. It will then demonstrate strategies for reducing stigma, increasing empathy, and facilitating early identification. I will share screening tools and briefly touch on treatment strategies, as well as provide clinical resources for comprehensive specialty care. Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are considered to be among the most debilitating and distressing mental health conditions. Despite impacting approximately 3% of the population, many clinicians lack the training and resources to recognize and best work with this vulnerable group of people, leaving many with psychosis isolated, stigmatized, and without help. Nonetheless, growing evidence suggests that, with tailored early intervention, many people with psychosis can recover from illness and lead a life of their choosing in the community. This seminar will familiarize you with psychosis, emphasizing the early phases of illness. It will then demonstrate strategies for reducing stigma, increasing empathy, and facilitating early identification. I will share screening tools and briefly touch on treatment strategies, as well as provide clinical resources for comprehensive specialty care.
Seminar ID: 5393

Stages of Change with Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth (3 CEs)
Presenter: Nicole Klasey, Psy.D.
$59.00
1/3/2020 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST

Although the commercial sexual exploitation of youth has occurred in the United States, it has only recently begun to get attention. Given the newness of the topic, many providers struggle to engage youth involved in the commercial sex industry. The Stages of Change model has been identified as a best practice for working with the population. This training will equip you with a better understanding of the Stages of Change model and engagement skills you can utilize when working with youth who are commercially sexually exploited. Without a model to engage youth, providers may place undue pressure on youth, unintentionally cause harm, and develop unrealistic expectations for themselves. The training will discuss the stages in a practical manner. Participants will see vignettes of what a youth looks like in each stage as well as strategies to engage them and help them move to the next stage.

Seminar ID: 5452

Social Skills Training for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Social Challenges (3 CEs)
Presenter: Ruth Ellingsen, Ph.D.
$59.00
1/6/2020 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST

“Brava, Dr. Ruth Ellington. The best Webinar I've experienced yet. Well done. I learned strategies to teach ASD clients and parents about handling bullying.”-William C., Psychologist, California

Deficits in social skills are considered one of the defining challenges among young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), yet few evidence-based social skills programs exist for higher functioning youth with ASD.  This seminar will provide an overview of the social skills needed for making and keeping friends and handling peer conflict and rejection.  You will be given tips on how to provide social coaching using concrete rules and steps of social behavior derived from the widely popular PEERS® program, the only known evidence-based social skills program for teens and young adults with ASD. Within the framework of solid research evidence about what works and what doesn’t work socially, attendees will be given easy-to-use strategies to assist young people with making and keeping friends. The seminar will include topics such as appropriate use of conversation skills; strategies for entering conversations; and advice for managing arguments and handling teasing, physical bullying, cyber bullying, rumors, and gossip.

Seminar ID: 5460

What We Know About Acting Out Teens (6 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$89.00
1/8/2020 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

"No technical difficulties and the content was interesting.  Dr. Hannan's personal anecdotes about working with juvenile offenders helped add clarity to the content as well"- Mike S., LCPC, Pennsylvania 

In this webinar, Keith Hannan, Ph.D will talk about the diagnosis and treatment of disruptive behavior disorder.  He will help you distinguish between benign mischievousness and malignant antisocial behavior.  He will explore the literature on delinquency in girls.  There will be a review of risk assessment.  Information will also be presented on the cognitive style and deficits of delinquent youth.  He will present a model for effective psychotherapeutic intervention.

Seminar ID: 5468

Clinical Work With Older Adults (3 CEs)
Presenter: Heather M. Hartman-Hall, Ph. D.
$59.00
1/10/2020 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST

As people are living longer worldwide, clinicians will increasingly need the skills and knowledge to work with older adults. Professional guidelines indicate that specific competencies are needed to work effectively with older clients, yet many clinicians surveyed say they have not had sufficient training and experience to work with this client population.  This webinar is designed to familiarize participants with information and useful strategies from the scientific literature and clinical experience to allow you to work competently and successfully with older adults. The webinar will cover normal aging as well as health and cognitive concerns in older adults. Adjustments to assessment and intervention strategies to meet the needs of older adults will be discussed. Awareness of ageism and cultural factors will also be covered.

Seminar ID: 5475

Working with Traumatized Teens and Young Adults: How to Get Unhooked (3 CEs)
Presenter: Martha B. Straus, Ph.D.
$59.00
1/10/2020 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST

Traumatized adolescents and young adults struggle with self-regulation. They are dysregulated across systems--neurologically, cognitively, physically, emotionally, behaviorally, socially, and spiritually. Anxious and vigilant, and unable to trust themselves or caregivers, they may experience even loving relationships as confusing and frightening. But to learn self-soothing, they must first be able to rely upon others and discover the comfort of co-regulation. They benefit from relationships with adults that provide them with the psychological (and physical) sense of stability and containment they cannot supply themselves.

To work effectively with these youth it’s crucial for adults to first foster their own capacity for self-awareness and self-regulation. It’s not easy, especially when our young clients’ extreme reactions—ranging from angry arousal to frozen shutting down—can trigger our own sense of helplessness, failure, dissociation, and rejection. In this webinar, you will learn about Developmental-Relational Therapy (DRT), an attachment-based model of trauma treatment. You will learn and practice mindful, empathic strategies that help teens feel more secure, connected, present, and regulated. You’ll discover how to get unhooked from old enactments by exploring:

Specific adolescent attachment styles that interact with or trigger our own

The React, Reflect, and Respond approach to corrective relational experience

Four M’s—mirroring, mentalizing, mindfulness, and modulation—to increase connection and mood regulatio

How to use moment-to-moment attunement—including strategies of validation, unflinching empathy, strategic self-disclosure, and the compassionate sharing of adult feelings and opinions-—to bring traumatized youth back into relationships with themselves and with you.

Seminar ID: 5456

Countertransference With The Personality Disordered Patient (2 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$49.00
1/15/2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

“This was my favorite webinar. I learned the most about myself as a therapist and a great deal about the borderline elicitation of counter transference. This webinar was a revival of things I learned in graduate school and that I needed a refresher course in.”-Jane K., Social Worker, New York

Recent research suggests that the therapeutic alliance and the ability to heal ruptures in the therapeutic relationship are key elements of successful treatment for individuals with personality disorders.  Yet, these patients tend to stimulate strong countertransference reactions that can derail the treatment.  This seminar elucidates common countertransference reactions to each of the personality disorders.  There is also discussion about how to manage these reactions and to use them to better understand the patient and thus, provide better care.

Seminar ID: 5469

Uncomplicated and Complicated Grief (6 CEs)
Presenter: Christina Zampitella, Psy.D.
$59.00
1/17/2020 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

“Dr. Z was personable, knowledgeable and very funny. She kept my attention, which can be a challenge over an entire day. I loved her use of humor and real-life examples, and her sharing of personal stories and anecdotes. As a fellow trainer, I give Dr. Z the highest rating possible for a wonderful training day!”-Jeffrey T., Social Worker, New York 

 Mental health and healthcare professionals are faced with the often misunderstood and misdiagnosed symptoms of uncomplicated and complicated grief. Formal education rarely, if ever, provides extensive enough training to accurately identify and treat those who are grieving. Often grieving clients present with other diagnoses because symptoms can mimic uncomplicated or complicated grief. The grieving process is often pathologized, or misdiagnosed, resulting in potential exacerbation of the presenting issues because inappropriate interventions are utilized. As a result, those who are grieving are often are inadvertently disenfranchised by providers, which can make the professional support they sought to reconstruct their previously shattered identities and worldviews ineffective. It is essential to be versed in identifying grief related constructs that may underlie, or even cause, mental health difficulties. This presentation aims to provide current information on the grieving process, clarify misconceptions of outdated theories, and differentiate between uncomplicated and complicated grief, and also examines the changes in conceptualization, differential diagnosing, treatment planning, and interventions used with grieving individuals. Attendees will leave with an improved clinical skill set they can immediately use to identify and treat their clients.

Seminar ID: 5398

Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple (3 CEs)
Presenter: Bret Moore, Psy.D., ABPP
$59.00
1/17/2020 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM EST

Non-prescribing therapists are crucial to the effective and safe use of psychiatric medications by their clients.  In contrast to clinicians who focus primarily on medications, therapists generally spend more time with their clients and are more familiar with their history and current situation. They also tend to develop a greater rapport. And  considering that most clients diagnosed with depression, anxiety, psychosis, posttraumatic stress disorder, and virtually every other psychiatric disorder receive pharmacological interventions, the non-prescribing therapist needs to understand how psychiatric medications work, their limitations and side effects, and how to help their clients maximize gains through increasing medication compliance.   This course is designed to present the non-prescribing mental health practitioner with a review of basic concepts in clinical psychopharmacology and the effective use of common psychiatric medications in the treatment of mental health conditions.  Effective medication strategies for treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, psychosis, sleep disorders, and other common psychiatric conditions are covered in detail. Basic general pharmacological concepts such as pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics are reviewed as are more specific concepts such as drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.  You will also become aware of common medication treatment errors to avoid and learn tips for helping your clients become more educated about the medications they take as well as help them manage their side effects.

Seminar ID: 5419

Executive Function and Mental Health (3 CEs)
Presenter: Hannah Snyder, Ph.D.
$59.00
1/18/2020 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST

Executive function (EF) processes are essential for successfully navigating nearly all of our daily activities, allowing us to regulate and direct our behavior toward goals, break out of habits, make decisions and evaluate risks, plan for the future, prioritize and sequence our actions, and cope with novel situations. EF deficits are present in a wide range of mental health disorders, contributing to deficits in everyday activities, academic/occupational and social functioning. In this presentation, you will learn about EF processes and how they are important for daily life, how and why EF deficits are associated with mental health disorders, and best practices for assessing EF. We will then discuss the latest evidence on interventions for EF deficits, considering limitation of EF training approaches and promising approaches based on using compensatory strategies to improve functioning in individuals with impaired EF.

Seminar ID: 5431

Bullying in School: Definition, Prevalence, Effects, Prevention, and Intervention (3 CEs)
Presenter: Kathleen Allen, Ph.D.
$59.00
1/20/2020 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST

“Very helpful and incredibly insightful. Brought ideas and suggestions to the topic I had not thought about.” -Gina F., Social Worker, New York

Bullying has become a high priority problem for many schools. Across the country, most states have passed laws that prohibit bullying and harassment because of the hostile and discriminatory environment that they create. Students who are targeted by bullying suffer educational discrimination as well as a host of internalizing and externalizing problems. Likewise, the effects on bullies and bystanders are not to be dismissed. This webinar will take participants through basic and mid-level information on bullying that will provoke critical thinking about how we have traditionally sought to prevent and respond to this problem. It will consider how context shapes behaviors and how we as adults in the school environment can influence context. Finally, this webinar will look at ways to respond to bullying that avoid the traditional “investigate, interrogate, blame, and punish” approach to solving the problem of bullying.

Seminar ID: 5449

An Overview of Commercial Sexual Exploitation (6 CEs)
Presenter: Nicole Klasey, Psy.D.
$89.00
1/20/2020 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

The commercial sexual exploitation of youth and young adults is a national and international epidemic. It impacts youth regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and age. It’s crucial for providers working with youth and young adults to learn about commercial sexual exploitation. “An Overview of Commercial Sexual Exploitation” will introduce you to the topic by talking about federal legislation, whether or not youth choose to be involved in the commercial sex industry, risk factors for being exploited, and the impact of involvement in the industry. Providers will also learn about the resiliency of survivors and an overview of ways to support survivors on their healing journey.

Seminar ID: 5454

The All-or-None Phenomenon in Borderline Personality Disorder (1.5 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$39.00
1/22/2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST

"Very informative.  Great speaker."-Jodi S,, Social Worker, Kansas 

This seminar will talk about the All-or-None Phenomenon in Borderline Personality (BPD), looking at it from both a psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral perspective.  The talk will define the All-or-None Phenomenon, as well as providing clinical examples.  It will also look at the reactions this elicits in treating professionals.  You will leave this webinar will techniques that are useful in helping patients who suffer from BPD.

Seminar ID: 5470

Understanding OCD and Treatment with Exposure and Response Prevention (6 CEs)
Presenter: Scott E. Hannan, Ph.D.
$89.00
1/24/2020 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM EST

Obsessive compulsive disorder can be associated with extreme levels of distress and severe impairment in one’s life. Proper diagnosis and treatment formulation is essential in assisting those with this disabling condition. Although most people are familiar with typical symptoms including washing and checking, many may not have an understanding of other presentations of OCD, such as scrupulosity, harm obsessions, and sexual obsessions. Fortunately, the gold standard treatment exposure and response prevention can be utilized to treat the various presentations of OCD. In this seminar, Dr. Hannan will review the various presentations of OCD and train attendees in making an accurate diagnosis of OCD. In addition to learning about the various presentations of OCD, attendees will learn to assess the severity of OCD. Dr. Hannan will explain the rationale of using exposure and ritual prevention and discuss how to conceptualize cases of OCD, along with creating an exposure hierarchy. Exposure therapy will be introduced through both didactics and video demonstration. Special cases of OCD, including comorbid conditions and adaptations needed to treat children, will be addressed.

Seminar ID: 5436

Understanding and Treating The Cybersexually Addicted (4 CE's)
Presenter: Charles Zeitler, Psy.D.
$69.00
1/24/2020 11:00 AM - 3:15 PM EST

Cybersexual addiction, a subtype of Hypersexual Disorder, has become a profound problem in today’s culture. Conservative estimates suggest that 6-8% of all online users are experiencing marked difficulties and negative consequences related to their use of internet sex­ual content. Cybersexual addiction is an emerging field and mental health providers report being unprepared to address the many individuals they are encountering in their practic­es with these issues. This seminar will provide an overview of what cybersexual addiction is, how to diagnose it, and how to treat it. Additionally, this seminar will provide an overview of the neuroscience behind cybersexual addiction and the impact of the addiction on the individual. Finally, a task oriented ap­proach to treatment will be presented.

Seminar ID: 5479

Diagnostic Assessment of ADHD in Adulthood (3 CEs)
Presenter: J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.
$59.00
1/31/2020 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST

Increasing numbers of adults are seeking out assessment and treatment for ADHD.  However, ADHD is considered to be one of the most misdiagnosed conditions, being prone to both over- and under-diagnosis.  This presentation provides a model for a comprehensive diagnostic assessment of ADHD in adults that can be tailored and used by clinicians in practice to increase diagnostic accuracy.  Issues related to DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ADHD, presenting symptoms and problems characteristic of ADHD that are not included in the official criteria, the prevalence and persistence of ADHD into adulthood, testing for ADHD, the issue of malingering, as well as telling clients when their difficulties are not consistent with a diagnosis of ADHD will be discussed.

Seminar ID: 5413

"Turning Intentions into Actions": CBT for Adult ADHD (3 CEs)
Presenter: J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.
$59.00
2/3/2020 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST

“This was an excellent presentation. The instructor was casual, engaging, presented in an efficient and concise way. I would take another class again from this instructor and from this program in general.”-Paula R., Psychologist, California


Although medications are considered a first-line treatment for adult ADHD, most individuals will require additional psychosocial treatment in order to improve their functioning in various life roles. In fact, most adults with ADHD who are seeking treatment will say, “I know what I need to do, but I just don’t do it.” Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has emerged as the second evidence-supported treatment for adult ADHD. This presentation reviews a CBT model for understanding and treating adult ADHD. In particular, it focuses on how CBT has been adapted to address the problems faced by ADHD adults with a particular emphasis on promoting the implementation of effective coping strategies for a clinical population whose main difficulties are with poor follow through on intentions. In particular, the intervention domains of cognitive modification, behavior modification, acceptance/mindfulness, and implementation strategies will be reviewed. Dealing with procrastination is the clinical example used to illustrate these intervention domains for adult ADHD. Some of the most common coping strategies for managing adult ADHD also will be presented, along with specific tactics to promote engagement and follow through. Issues related to managing co-existing clinical issues will also be discussed. Case examples will be presented and participant questions answered throughout the webinar.

Seminar ID: 5414

Fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing (3 CEs)
Presenter: Michael Madson, Ph.D.
$59.00
2/5/2020 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST

“Excellent, the Professor is an expert in the field and answered my many questions. Could not be improved..”-Eric B., Licensed Professional Counselor, New York

It is estimated that roughly 80% of clients who enter treatment are ambivalent about changing their behavior. Motivational interviewing (MI) is an intentional, client centered approach for facilitating increases in motivation for behavior change by assisting clients in exploring and resolving ambivalence. MI, as a counseling style, has been shown to be effective with a wide variety of problem behaviors such as substance abuse, adopting healthy behaviors (eating, exercise), treatment adherence and compliance, and other psychological problems. Thus, mental health workers from various backgrounds practicing in a variety of settings are beginning to integrate MI into their clinical repertoire. 

This introduction to MI will acquaint the audience with basic concepts and methods of MI. As such participants will be exposed to the foundational concepts including the “spirit,” principles and processes of MI that can be integrated with one’s approach to counseling and psychotherapy. Building on this foundation the foundational philosophy and active principles will be discussed with emphasis on MI’s unique focus on increasing change talk and reducing talk maintaining the status quo. The webinar will conclude with a brief overview of the evidence base for MI. 

Seminar ID: 5465

What We Know About Acting Out Teens (6 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$89.00
2/5/2020 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

"No technical difficulties and the content was interesting.  Dr. Hannan's personal anecdotes about working with juvenile offenders helped add clarity to the content as well"- Mike S., LCPC, Pennsylvania 

In this webinar, Keith Hannan, Ph.D will talk about the diagnosis and treatment of disruptive behavior disorder.  He will help you distinguish between benign mischievousness and malignant antisocial behavior.  He will explore the literature on delinquency in girls.  There will be a review of risk assessment.  Information will also be presented on the cognitive style and deficits of delinquent youth.  He will present a model for effective psychotherapeutic intervention.

Seminar ID: 5471

Working with Traumatized Teens and Young Adults: How to Get Unhooked (3 CEs)
Presenter: Martha B. Straus, Ph.D.
$59.00
2/7/2020 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST

Traumatized adolescents and young adults struggle with self-regulation. They are dysregulated across systems--neurologically, cognitively, physically, emotionally, behaviorally, socially, and spiritually. Anxious and vigilant, and unable to trust themselves or caregivers, they may experience even loving relationships as confusing and frightening. But to learn self-soothing, they must first be able to rely upon others and discover the comfort of co-regulation. They benefit from relationships with adults that provide them with the psychological (and physical) sense of stability and containment they cannot supply themselves.

To work effectively with these youth it’s crucial for adults to first foster their own capacity for self-awareness and self-regulation. It’s not easy, especially when our young clients’ extreme reactions—ranging from angry arousal to frozen shutting down—can trigger our own sense of helplessness, failure, dissociation, and rejection. In this webinar, you will learn about Developmental-Relational Therapy (DRT), an attachment-based model of trauma treatment. You will learn and practice mindful, empathic strategies that help teens feel more secure, connected, present, and regulated. You’ll discover how to get unhooked from old enactments by exploring:

Specific adolescent attachment styles that interact with or trigger our own

The React, Reflect, and Respond approach to corrective relational experience

Four M’s—mirroring, mentalizing, mindfulness, and modulation—to increase connection and mood regulatio

How to use moment-to-moment attunement—including strategies of validation, unflinching empathy, strategic self-disclosure, and the compassionate sharing of adult feelings and opinions-—to bring traumatized youth back into relationships with themselves and with you.

Seminar ID: 5466

DBT Informed Treatment for Bipolar Disorder (3 CEs)
Presenter: Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW
$59.00
2/9/2020 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST

Bipolar Disorder (BD) is a serious mental health problem that typically creates chaos in an individual’s life, often leading to risky and impulsive behaviors, damaged relationship and careers, substance use problems, hospitalization, and even suicide. More than 10 million Americans have bipolar disorder; it affects men and women equally, as well as all races, ethnic groups, and socioeconomic classes. It can be difficult to diagnose and therefore to obtain proper treatment, and going without treatment or receiving improper treatment, often makes symptoms worse.


Based on Sheri Van Dijk’s ground-breaking work on using DBT with Bipolar Disorder, this webinar will review the different types of bipolar disorder and what to look for to help someone get a proper diagnosis and treatment. You’ll also learn about the existing psychotherapies being used to treat bipolar disorder, before looking at the efficacy of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in treating this illness, and a brief overview of how to teach some of the DBT skills to clients with BD.

Seminar ID: 5410

Assessment and Treatment of Nonsuicidal Self-injury (3 CEs)
Presenter: Kelly Wester, Ph.D.
$59.00
2/10/2020 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST

Nonsuicidal self-injury is more common than we think. Almost every mental health clinician has come across some form of nonsuicidal self-injury in their careers, and the behavior is on the rise among adolescents and young adults. Yet, rarely do education programs cover anything about nonsuicidal self-injury within their programs, even though it is important for mental health clinicians to be aware of what this behavior is, how to assess it, how it is related yet different from suicidal behavior, and how to intervene and work with clients who engage in nonsuicidal self-injury. This seminar will help you understand what nonsuicidal self-injury is, factors to consider when assessing and working with clients, ethical considerations in treatment and breaching confidentiality, and methods of treatment that have been shown to be effective.

Seminar ID: 5451

Countertransference With The Personality Disordered Patient (2 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$49.00
2/12/2020 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

“This was my favorite webinar. I learned the most about myself as a therapist and a great deal about the borderline elicitation of counter transference. This webinar was a revival of things I learned in graduate school and that I needed a refresher course in.”-Jane K., Social Worker, New York

Recent research suggests that the therapeutic alliance and the ability to heal ruptures in the therapeutic relationship are key elements of successful treatment for individuals with personality disorders.  Yet, these patients tend to stimulate strong countertransference reactions that can derail the treatment.  This seminar elucidates common countertransference reactions to each of the personality disorders.  There is also discussion about how to manage these reactions and to use them to better understand the patient and thus, provide better care.

Seminar ID: 5472

Mental Health Treatment of Stroke Victims (3 CE's)
Presenter: Jonathan Haber, Psy.D.
$59.00
2/15/2020 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST

Stroke is a major cause of death and disability in the U.S.  As mental health providers, we will likely treat patients who have either experienced a stroke or are impacted by the effects of stroke on a member of their family, which are often sudden and debilitating.  Though stroke is prevalent, little education is provided to mental health providers concerning the events, treatment, and psychological needs of patients during physical rehabilitation and after treatment.  This webinar is intended to provide a thorough overview of the stroke patient’s experience and review important clinical considerations for treating patient who have been affected by stroke. 

This webinar is divided into three sections.  The first section is an overview of the patient’s experience throughout their course of hospitalization as well as biological and historical information about stroke and stroke treatment.  The second section focuses on important topics related to the mental health of stroke patients (i.e., Post-Stroke Depression).  The third section addresses adjustment difficulties and treatment considerations for patient who have had strokes.

Seminar ID: 5439

An Overview of Child Labor Trafficking (3 CEs)
Presenter: Nicole Klasey, Psy.D.
$59.00
2/17/2020 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST

While the larger human trafficking narrative has focused on child sex trafficking, child labor trafficking has been left out of the discussion. This training will provide an overview of child labor trafficking in the United States, specifically focusing risk factors, and the intersection of homelessness and forced criminality. Participants will learn about signs a youth may be labor trafficked as well as needs a youth needs after being identified as a child labor trafficking survivor.


Seminar ID: 5455

The All-or-None Phenomenon in Borderline Personality Disorder (1.5 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$39.00
2/19/2020 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST

"Very informative.  Great speaker."-Jodi S,, Social Worker, Kansas 

This seminar will talk about the All-or-None Phenomenon in Borderline Personality (BPD), looking at it from both a psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral perspective.  The talk will define the All-or-None Phenomenon, as well as providing clinical examples.  It will also look at the reactions this elicits in treating professionals.  You will leave this webinar will techniques that are useful in helping patients who suffer from BPD.

Seminar ID: 5473

Uncomplicated and Complicated Grief (6 CEs)
Presenter: Christina Zampitella, Psy.D.
$89.00
2/21/2020 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

“Dr. Z was personable, knowledgeable and very funny. She kept my attention, which can be a challenge over an entire day. I loved her use of humor and real-life examples, and her sharing of personal stories and anecdotes. As a fellow trainer, I give Dr. Z the highest rating possible for a wonderful training day!”-Jeffrey T. Social Worker, New York

Mental health and healthcare professionals are faced with the often misunderstood and misdiagnosed symptoms of uncomplicated and complicated grief. Formal education rarely, if ever, provides extensive enough training to accurately identify and treat those who are grieving. Often grieving clients present with other diagnoses because symptoms can mimic uncomplicated or complicated grief. The grieving process is often pathologized, or misdiagnosed, resulting in potential exacerbation of the presenting issues because inappropriate interventions are utilized. As a result, those who are grieving are often are inadvertently disenfranchised by providers, which can make the professional support they sought to reconstruct their previously shattered identities and worldviews ineffective. It is essential to be versed in identifying grief related constructs that may underlie, or even cause, mental health difficulties. 

This presentation aims to provide current information on the grieving process, clarify misconceptions of outdated theories, and differentiate between uncomplicated and complicated grief, and also examines the changes in conceptualization, differential diagnosing, treatment planning, and interventions used with grieving individuals. Attendees will leave with an improved clinical skill set they can immediately use to identify and treat their clients.

Seminar ID: 5404

Applying The Stages of Change with Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth (6 CEs)
Presenter: Nicole Klasey, Psy.D.
$89.00
2/22/2020 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Although the commercial sexual exploitation of youth has occurred in the United States, it has only recently begun to get attention. Given the newness of the topic, many providers struggle to engage youth involved in the commercial sex industry. The Stages of Change model has been identified as a best practice for working with the population. This training will equip you with a better understanding of the Stages of Change model and engagement skills you can utilize when working with youth who are commercially sexually exploited. Without a model to engage youth, providers may place undue pressure on them, unintentionally cause harm, and develop unrealistic expectations for themselves. The training will discuss the stages in a practical manner. Participants will see vignettes of what a youth and caregiver look like in each stage as well as strategies to engage them and help them move to the next stage.

Seminar ID: 5453

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for School Refusal (6 CEs)
Presenter: Scott E. Hannan, Ph.D.
$89.00
2/28/2020 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM EST

Assessment and Treatment with Scott Hannan, Ph.D., as seen on the television show, "Hoarders."

Seminar ID: 5447

Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple (3 CEs)
Presenter: Bret Moore, Psy.D., ABPP
$59.00
2/28/2020 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM EST

Non-prescribing therapists are crucial to the effective and safe use of psychiatric medications by their clients.  In contrast to clinicians who focus primarily on medications, therapists generally spend more time with their clients and are more familiar with their history and current situation. They also tend to develop a greater rapport. And  considering that most clients diagnosed with depression, anxiety, psychosis, posttraumatic stress disorder, and virtually every other psychiatric disorder receive pharmacological interventions, the non-prescribing therapist needs to understand how psychiatric medications work, their limitations and side effects, and how to help their clients maximize gains through increasing medication compliance.   This course is designed to present the non-prescribing mental health practitioner with a review of basic concepts in clinical psychopharmacology and the effective use of common psychiatric medications in the treatment of mental health conditions.  Effective medication strategies for treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, psychosis, sleep disorders, and other common psychiatric conditions are covered in detail. Basic general pharmacological concepts such as pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics are reviewed as are more specific concepts such as drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.  You will also become aware of common medication treatment errors to avoid and learn tips for helping your clients become more educated about the medications they take as well as help them manage their side effects.

Seminar ID: 5420

 

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