Treating Multiple Diagnoses: An Integrative, Evidence-Based Approach
Leader: F. Michler Bishop, Ph.D.
Friday, April 25, 2014 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Many clients struggle with interacting multiple problems. Many have problems with emotional and behavioral dysregulation as well as interpersonal relationships. Fortunately, it is possible for them to learn and use techniques to manage their moods, thinking and behavior, including addictive behaviors. This workshop will focus on an integrative, transdiagnostic treatment approach for difficult-to-treat clients… more
Training in the DSM-5: Understanding and Adapting to Changes in the Diagnostic System
Frank L. Gardner, Ph.D., ABPP and Zella Moore, Psy.D
Friday, May 2, 2014 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
Changes made to the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria will be presented and discussed in this workshop. This workshop will also provide a description of changes pertaining to the chapter organization in DSM-5, the multiaxial system, the introduction of dimensional assessments, controversies and challenges, and likely future directions. The purpose of this workshop is to provide the mental health professional with a working knowledge and understanding of the new diagnostic system, including changes from DSM-IV to DSM-V, and will provide a useful guide to the ways in which these changes require an adaptation of day-to-day clinical practice. more
REBT/CBT: Similarities and Differences
Walter Matweychuk, Ph.D.
Friday, May 9, 2014 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
The goal of this workshop is to present the distinctive features of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and to show how it both overlaps with but has important distinctive features not found in generic Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Topics to be discussed will be REBT’s philosophic emphasis, lack of self-rating, the role of absolutistic premises and beliefs in emotional disturbance, disfavor of palliative methods, concept of discomfort anxiety, view of meta psychological disturbance, the importance of semantic precision, the delineation of healthy and unhealthy negative emotions, stance on the therapeutic relationship… more
An Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for School-Based Mental Health Professionals
Leader: Anthony Pantaleno, Ph.D.
Friday, May 30, 2014 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
This Experiential workshop introduces mindfulness as a tool to enable young people to learn the power of the mind, and the means to find the calm beneath a storm of swirling thoughts. The workshop will trace the beginnings of mindfulness practices from ancient Buddhism, through their introduction in the Unites States, to the many current applications of MBSR in the classroom and in school-based counseling groups with our student population from kindergarten through college… more
REBT/CBT Strategies for Working with School-Age Children
Leader: Caren Baruch-Feldman, Ph.D..
Friday, June 13, 2014 | 1:30pm – 4:30pm | 3 CE Credits
This workshop will introduce mental health professionals to cognitive behavioral techniques that can be used in a classroom or office setting. Strategies that address children who are exhibiting anxiety related issues and aggression will be discussed. Ways to adapt traditional cognitive behavioral strategies to working with younger children will be shared. In addition, actual forms and materials that can be used in a school or office setting will be distributed… more