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Continuing Education Events

American Psychological Association has approved PSCP to offer continuing education for psychologists.

The Pennsylvania Boards of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors have approved APA/PSCP programs for CE credits for these professionals.

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Date
Workshop Titles (abbreviated)
Speaker (s)
3.0 CE credits each w/shop
Location
9-19 am Designing Client's Best Lives - Integrating Psych in Clin Practice

Dr. Judith Coche

 

postponed until Spring 2015

10-10 am The Psychologist as a Testifying Psychologist Dr. Phillip Spergel

Act 48

Phila College of Osteo. Med
10-17 am Challenging Cases- Update Borderline. Personality Disorder Dr. Dea Silbertrust   Villanova University

10-24 Full Day 6.0 CE

Substance Abuse Bus Trip Full Day Program to Seabrook House includes

Dr. Ian Rushlau

Dr. Joseph Ranieri

Ethics

Act 48

Full Day

**limited time 1/2 price

Field Trip

11-14 am Mental Health-/Psychopharmacology in Pediatric Autism Specturm Disorder Dr. James Coplan Act 48 Temple- Fort Washington
11-14 pm Somatic Experiencing- A Trauma Healing Approach Dr. Stuart Cohen Act 48 Temple- Fort Washington
11-21 am

Treatment of Medical Problems Which May Lead to Drug Abuse

Dr. Joseph Ranieri   Phila College of Osteo. Med
11-21 pm Unexpected Insights into the Therapeutic Perspective, Process, and Evaluation Dr. Robert Kleiner and Dr. Bernard Weinman   Phila College of Osteo. Med
12-12 am Overwhelmed Parents-Autism Dr. Robert Naseef Act 48 Phila College of Osteo. Med

12-19 am

Ethical Dilemmas: Shedding LIght into the Darkness Drs.Gantman/Silbertrust Ethics Temple- Fort Washington
12-19 pm Team Sport: Primary Care Psychology as Integrated, Collaborative Healthcare Practice Dr. Barry Jacobs Act 48 Temple- Fort Washington

All workshops are 3.0 CE credits and include continental breakfast or lunch unless otherwise indicated

$70 Member
$95 Non Member
$50 Student Member
$60 Student Non Member
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Friday, November 14 9:00-12:00

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Dr. James Coplan, M.D. presents:

Mental Health and Psychopharmacology in Pediatric Autism Spectrum Disorders

Location: Temple University Fort Washington Room #9 401 Commerce Dr, Fort Washington, PA 19034

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is defined in DSM5 by its outwardly visible symptoms. Rather than adhering to this symptom-based approach, we have found it more fruitful to delineate the underlying neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric attributes of ASD, and to use these as the basis for a treatment framework. We will review these concepts as they inform behavioral, mental health, and psychopharmacologic interventions. We will also present clinical, epidemiologic, and laboratory evidence demonstrating the organic relationship between ASD and the major mental illnesses, and highlight the importance of taking a family-centered approach in the management of persons with ASD.

    1. List three significant changes in DSM5 compared to DSM-IV-TR
    2. Define Theory of Mind and Central Coherence, and explain how each of these contribute to the outward clinical phenotype of persons with ASD
    3. Discuss the impact of cognitive rigidity, dysregulation of attention, and dysregulation of arousal on the behavior of persons with ASD
    4. Define phenocopy and pleiotropy, and explain the relevance of these terms to the etiology and epidemiology of ASD, ID, seizure disorder, and psychiatric illness
    5. List at least three attributes of a service model for adult “survivors” of childhood autism

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    Friday, November 14 1:00- 4:00

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    Dr. Stuart Cohen, Ph.D. presents:

    Somatic Experiencing:

    A Trauma-Healing Approach

    Location: Temple University Fort Washington Room #9 401 Commerce Dr, Fort Washington, PA 19034

    Somatic Experiencing is a mind-body therapy approach to resolving trauma and other emotional issues.  The client’s body awareness is utilized to gently release blocked nervous system arousal and restore healthy self-regulation.  The techniques will be described both conceptually and experientially, with brief group exercises and brief individual demonstrations with volunteers.  The presentation will be informal, experiential and interactive.  Participants will leave with treatment techniques that can be easily applied in the course of ordinary psychotherapy.

    1. Appropriately apply at least three stress-relieving techniques in any therapy context.
    2. Name at least three ways of visually tracking neuropsychological changes.
    3. Decide whether to make an intervention based on these observations, and decide how to go about it. 
    4. Describe ways of helping a person come out of a state of dissociation or immobilization. 
    5. Identify three signs of discharge of previously blocked arousal energy. 

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    Friday, November 21 9:00-12:00

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    Dr. Ranieri,DO, ABAM, Medical Director presents:

    Treatment of Medical Problems Which May Lead to Drug Abuse

    Location: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Evans Hall 4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 • 215-871-6100 (Pending confirmation)

     

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    Friday, November 21 1:00-4:00

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    Robert J. Kleiner, Ph.D. and Bernard Weiman,Ph.D. present:

    Unexpected Insights into the Therapeutic Perspective, Process, and Evaluation

    Location: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Evans Hall 4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 • 215-871-6100 (Pending confirmation)

    From 1964 to 1984, the presenters were involved in an NIMH Demonstration project. In those  last years, research units in all Pennsylvania State Hospitals were terminated. Only part of the data was analyzed at that time. In recent years, new evaluations of the data have been made which will be  discussed, and the problems they create.  These insights relate to the nature of our training, appreciation of the complexity of the therapeutic  process, and the demands it makes on us in evaluating our work.

    1. To describe how mental health professional training often obscures the complexity of the therapeutic situation and process.
    2. To discuss new demands in therapeutic training and clinical situations  and required new means of evaluating therapeutic perspective and clinical work.
    3. To reassess concepts and techniques once considered ineffectual.
    4. To discuss the role and impact of patient gender on all aspects of the therapeutic situation and the evaluation of that process.

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    Friday, December 12 9:00-12:00

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    Robert Naseef, Ph.D. presents:

    Overwhelmed parents raising children with autism: How psychologists can help

    Location: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Evans Hall 4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 • 215-871-6100 (Pending confirmation)

    Autism spectrum disorders are now a major public health issue impacting one in 68 children.  Getting a diagnosis of autism can be an overwhelming experience especially at the beginning. This presentation provides perspective on the meaning of the diagnosis, getting services, managing stress, and enjoying family life.  Integrating clinical, research, and personal perspectives, the focus will be on helping families navigate the emotional landscape and the controversial issues of raising a child with autism from diagnosis, school years, adolescence, and adulthood.

    1.   Discuss typical parental reactions to the diagnosis.
    2.   Understand why autism is considered a spectrum disorder and its natural history.
    3.   Explain the similarities and differences of treatment approaches.
    4.   Learn techniques helpful in enhancing parental coping skills.
    5.   Explain disparities in the average age of diagnosis for African-American and Hispanic children.

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    Friday, December 19 9:00-12:00-ETHICS

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    Dr. Carol Gantman and Dr. Dea Silbertrust present:

    Ethical Dilemmas: Shedding Light into the Darkness

    Location: Temple University Fort Washington Room# 9 401 Commerce Dr, Fort Washington, PA 19034

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    Friday, December 19 1:00-4:00

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    Dr. Barry Jacobs, Ph.D. present:

    Team Sport: Primary Care Psychology as Integrated, Collaborative Healthcare Practice

    Location: Temple University Fort Washington Room #9 401 Commerce Dr, Fort Washington, PA 19034

    Primary care is a broad-based, fast-paced setting in which psychological problems, including those associated with chronic medical illnesses, can be readily and effectively addressed. In this 3-hour workshop led by a clinical psychologist who has served as a faculty member for the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency for the past 20 years, we’ll outline the array of roles and skills for competent, psychological practice in primary care. Specific attention will be devoted to trust-building with physicians, Motivational Interviewing, brief assessments and psychotherapies, and ethical dilemmas

    1. Define primary care as the linchpin for cost-effective, preventative healthcare.
    2. Describe array of roles and skills of competent psychological practice in primary care.
    3. Outline Primary Care Behavioral Health model of primary care mental health practice.
    4. Identify 3 common ethical dilemmas for primary care psychologists.
    5. Describe medical, psychological and pharmacological knowledge base of primary care psychology.

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    Contact us at 215-885-2562 or click on Suggestions for CE Topics. We look forward to hearing from you.

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    Workshops Co-Sponsored by PSCP
    PSCP is delighted to be Co-Sponsoring the following Continuing Education workshops. Please contact the presenting organization for registration and questions.

    Sunday, September 14, 2014      
    Presented by The Greater Philadelphia Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the
     Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists
    “Inductions:  Demonstrations and Practice”

    Presenter:         Michele Lyons-Fadel, MSS, LCSW
    Place:               Roxborough Memorial Hospital
    Time:                10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Contact:            Suzanne Malik      GPSCH Administrative Director  
    610-527-3710  gpsch@verizon.net
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    Sunday, October 12, 2014      
    Presented by The Greater Philadelphia Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the
     Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists
    "Mirror, Mirror in the Brain: Storytelling and Hypnotic Suggestion in Psychotherapy: A Case Illustration"


    Presenter:         Stephen G. Glass, Ed.M.
    Location:              Roxborough Memorial Hospital
    Time:                10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Contact:            Suzanne Malik      GPSCH Administrative Director  
    610-527-3710  gpsch@verizon.net
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    Other CE workshops as well as information about statewide events can be found at the Pennsylvania Psychological Associationís website:
    http://www.papsy.org/resources/ce.html


Fees

1.$15 Late Registration Fee less than 48 hours before workshop.
2. $20 Walk-In Registration Fee in addition to workshop fee.
3. If participant needs to cancel registration less than 48 hours before, PSCP reserves the right to issue a certificate for a free future workshop of equal duration. If they need to cancel registration more than 48 hours before a scheduled workshop, they may choose an option of receiving a free certificate for a future workshop of equal duration or a refund. ________________________________________________________________

PSCP Continuing Education Policy

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Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, the PSCP office will make every attempt to notify registered participants of any change in a scheduled workshop by contacting you at the phone and email you registered with.

  • Postponement information will be posted on the website by 5:00 PM the day before the workshop.
  • Email notifications will be sent to registrants by 5:00 PM the day before the workshop.
  • An attempt will be made to notify each registrant by phone (at the number given when registering) the day before the workshop..
  • In the event of postponement, registration will be honored at the rescheduled program, or at a future workshop of the registrants choosing.
  • Should an emergency arise early in the morning of a workshop program, a notification will be posted on the PSCP website by 6:30 AM (if possible)

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