PSCP Continuing Education Events
Spring 2016 3 hours/ 3.0 credits
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Date
Title
Speaker(s)
3.0 CE plus
Location

Jan 29 am 9-12

UPDATED Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training for Mandated Reporters

*** Fulfills State Mandated Child Abuse for new licensing period

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Ronald Fischman, Ed.D.

Julie Meranze- Levitt Ph.D.

State Mandated Child Abuse

Act 48 available

Temple Univ Fort Wash.

Feb 12 am 9-12 noon

Why Therapy Doesn't Work, and What To Do About It

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Jay. S. Efran, Ph.D.
n/a
Villanova Univ

Feb 19 am 9-12 noon

 

Using Magic to Enhance Clinical Work with Children and Adolescents

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Brad Norford, Ph.D.

David Palmiter, Ph.D.

Act 48 available

Temple Univ Fort Wash.

Feb 19 pm 1-4 pm

On Diagnosing Personality Organization and Disorders: DSM-5, ICD-10, PDM-2, MMPi-2/RF

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Robert Gordon, Ph.D.

n/a

Temple Univ Fort Wash.

Feb 26 am 9-12 noon

Moral Injury Comparison of moral injury and PTSD, challenges for assessment and treatment of moral injury. Focused on veterans who experience moral injury in war context

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Paula Domenici, Ph.D.
n/a
PCOM
Mch 11 am 9-12 noon

Diagnosis and Treatment for People with Intellectual Disability Mental Illness and Challenging Behaviors

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Tim Barksdale, Psy.D., NADD_CC

Act 48 available

PCOM  

Mch 11 pm 1-4 pm

Re-examining the Impact of Counselor Self-awareness in Multicultural Competence

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Sonya Lott, Ph.D.
Act 48 available

PCOM 

Mch 18 am 9-12 noon

Ethical and Legal Considerations in Supervision

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Linda Knauss, Ph.D., ABPP

Ethics

Supervision

PCOM

Mch 18 pm 1-4 pm

Making the Case for Behavioral Health in the New Health Care System

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W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP

n/a

PCOM

Aprl 8 am 9-12 noon

Managing Anger and Developing Healthier Ways of Relating

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Lynda Albert, Psy.D.

n/a

Temple Univ Fort Wash.

Aprl 15 am 9-12 noon

Understanding Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma in Military Families with a Brief Introduction on Military Culture

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Nancy Isserman, Ph.D.
Act 48 available
PCOM

May 20 am 9-12 noon

Working with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adults: Trans-Affirmative Ethical Practices

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Audrey Ervin, MS, Ph.D.

Ethics
Delaware Valley University

Free Continental breakfast or lunch

3.0 CE credits each 3 hour workshop

Professional Registration Fee:
$70 Member
$95 Non Member


Student Registration Fee:
$50 Member
$60 Non Member
$60

Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists is approved by the
American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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* PSCP Members $70 Special pricing for Non PSCP members $80

Important note: Even if you have taken this course during your last licensing period, this course is updated, allows for new CE credits, and satisfies your new requirement with the state of Pennsylvania in this new licensing period
Friday, January 29, 2016 am
Ron Fischman, Ed.D. and Julie Meranze-Levitt, Ph.D. present:
Updated Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training for Mandated Reporters


Time: Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am Workshop 9:00-12:00 noon
Location: Temple University-Fort Washington Campus Room 21
Act 48 available

This workshop is mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (formerly Public Welfare) for all licensed and certified professionals in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The purpose of this workshop is to acquaint all professionals with signs of child abuse and how to make the appropriate report to either the Department of Human Services or to the local, county office of children and youth.
The procedure for reporting suspicions of child abuse in good faith will be described along with a description of how each report will be handled.  The professions included in this mandate will be listed along with potential penalties for not reporting suspecting child abuse to the appropriate authorities.  Appropriate reporting material will be disseminated.


Who is eligible to take this course with PSCP? Who can you invite to join you? 

  • LPC's, MFT, Health Professionals, Social Workers, Psychologists plus..
  • Licensed Physicians or Osteopaths, Medical examiners, Coroner, Funeral Directors
    Dentists, optometrists, chiropractors, Podiatrists, RNs, LPNs
    Hospital personnel, Christian Science Practitioners,
    School Administrators, Teachers, Nurses (School), Social Service workers
    Day Care Center workers, Child Care or Foster Care Workers
    Mental Health professionals, Peace officers or Law Enforcement officer
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1. Discussing the differences between Child Protective Services and General Protective Services in Pennsylvania

2. Describing Components of Child Abuse and Exclusions to Child Abuse.

3. Listing common signs of Child Abuse

4. Describing Mandatory and Permissive Child Abuse Reporters

5. Explaining Mandatory and Permissive Child Abuse Reporters and Penalties for not Reporting Child Abuse

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Friday, February 12, 2016 am
Jay Efran, Ph.D. presents
Why Therapy Doesn't Work, and What To Do About It

Time: Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am Workshop 9:00-12:00 noon
Location: Villanova University Health Services Room 200

Despite its 500 different schools and approaches, the practice of psychotherapy continues to be an elusive and ambiguous calling even for those of us who have devoted our careers to it. Yet, to be truly effective, therapists need to be crystal clear about their role and about the mechanisms of change. In this workshop, we will debunk a series of clinical myths and explanatory fictions that unnecessarily complicate the therapeutic task. Using case examples and drawing upon concepts from cybernetics and constructivism, we will also discuss principles that clarify, enhance, and simplify the therapeutic mission.

1. Describe five characteristics of the type of “upsets” that motivate clients to seek help.

2. Name and describe the core mechanism of therapeutic change.

3. Define the myth of rational supremacy and explain its clinical significance.

4. Discuss how a “category mistake” influenced the field’s development.

5. Discuss why conversational domains are considered “closed.”

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Friday, February 19, 2016 am
Brad Norford, Ph.D. and David Palmiter, Ph.D. present:
Using Magic to Enhance Clinical Work with Children and Adolescents

Time: Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am Workshop 9:00-12:00 noon
Location: Temple University-Fort Washingon Campus Room 21
Act 48 available

The use of magic can help to overcome resistance commonly shown by youth in counseling.  Magic can be used to establish a therapeutic alliance and energize interventions for social skills and self-esteem deficits.  Participants will learn at least five amazing tricks and how to implement them in clinical work.  Techniques are applicable across outpatient, school, and medical settings.  It is recommended that participants bring a deck of cards with them to the presentation

1. Establish rapport with angry, anxious, disengaged and depressed clients through the use of magic tricks.

2. Utilize magic tricks to specifically enhance interventions with children and adolescents with Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, ODD, and poor self-esteem.

3. Understand the research that supports the use of magic in assessment and treatment.

4. Perform at least 5 tricks that can be utilized in clinical work with youth.

5. Weave into therapy beneficial dialog and metaphors associated with magic tricks.

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Friday, February 19, 2016 pm
Robert Gordon, Ph.D. presents:
On Diagnosing Personality Organization and Disorders: DSM-r, ICD-10, PDM-2, MMPI-2/RF

Time: Registration 12:30 pm with Light lunch Workshop 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: Temple University-Fort Washingon Campus Room 21

Why diagnose? Why diagnose personality organization? How to diagnose personality organization. Why diagnose personality styles or disorders? How to diagnose personality styles and disorders. Comparing the taxonomies of the personality sections of DSM-5, ICD-10, PDM-2 and how to use the MMPI-2 and RF to help diagnose personality pathologies. Finally, the implications for treatment


1. List the personality organizations.

2. Compare the personality styles and disorders.

3. Compare the taxonomies of the personality sections of DSM-5, ICD-10, and PDM-2

4. Explain the use of the MMPI-2 and RF to help diagnose personality pathologies.

5. Apply these diagnostic considerations to treatment1. List the personality organizations.

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Friday, February 26, 2016 am
Paula Domenici, Ph.D.
Moral Injury
Time: Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am Workshop 9:00-12:00 noon
Location: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Evans Hall Rm 334

This workshop will provide an overview of moral injury, including definitions, a comparison of moral injury and PTSD, as well as challenges for assessment and treatment of moral injury. The focus will be on veterans who experience moral injury in the context of war.

1. Define moral injury.

2. Recognize distinctions between moral injury and PTSD.

3. Discuss challenges for assessment and treatment of moral injury

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Friday, March 11, 2016 am
Tim Barksdale, Psy.D., NADD-CC presents:
Diagnosis and Treatment for People with Intellectual Disability, Mental Illness and Challenging Behaviors

Time: Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am Workshop 9:00-12:00 noon
Location: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Evans Hall Rm 334
Act 48 available

The DSM-5 Neurodevelopmental diagnosis, Intellectual disability (ID), formerly called Mental Retardation, is a disorder characterized by deficits in both intelligence and adaptive functioning. The prevalence of psychiatric disorders is higher in patients with ID and is typically more severe and more difficult to diagnose than in the general population. Despite this situation, adequate behavioral health care and the training of medical and psychiatric professionals has been lacking as care has shifted from state hospitals to the community setting. Participants will be introduced to the diagnoses, treatment and culture of ID, and how to differentiate between mental illness and challenging behavior

1: Explain how the diagnosis of Intellectual Disability (ID) is made     
                                       
2. Advocate for and explain the culture and rights of disability    
                             
3. Differentiate between a psychiatric diagnoses and challenging behavior
                           
4. Identify treatments used for people with ID and co-occurring Mental Illness  
  
5. Distinguish services provided by a Behavior Specialist Consultant vs. a Therapist

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Friday, March 11, 2016 pm
Sonya Lott, Ph.D. presents:
Re-examining the Impact of Counselor Self-awareness in Multicultural Competence

Time: Registration/Light lunch 12:30 pm Workshop 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Evans Hall Rm 334

This workshop will focus on counselor self-awareness, the foundation of multicultural competence. Participants will learn strategies to increase awareness of how their own experiences of privilege and marginalization based on their own multiple cultural identities have shaped their worldviews. They will also increase their awareness of the impact of their worldviews on their work as educators and practitioners. While primarily didactic, the workshop will include a few reflective exercises.

1. Analyze the ways in which previously unexamined biases may have impacted their work with clients and/or students.

2. Assess the current phases/stages of their multiple cultural identities.

3. Describe the benefits and challenges of increased self-awareness related to the impact of privilege and marginalization based on multiple cultural identities.

4. Create a plan for increasing self-awareness of experiences of privilege and marginalization and the personal and professional impact of these experiences
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Friday, March 18, 2016 am
Linda Knauss, Ph.D., ABPP presents:
Ethical and Legal Considerations in Supervison

Time: Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am Workshop 9:00-12:00 noon
Location: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Evans Hall Rm 334
Act 48 available
Fulfills Ethics and Supervision requirements

Supervision is the primary professional training model for mental health clinicians, and providing supervision is a key task for many clinicians.  Most mental health professionals begin their career as supervisees, and the ways in which they are influenced during this period plays a critical role in their professional development.  Currently, there is no single standard of care in psychotherapy supervision.  This workshop will focus on the essential elements of a successful supervisory relationship, and the goals of supervision.  In addition, the impact of cultural competence on the supervisory relationship will be discussed.  There are many ways to provide supervision, from co-therapy to case presentations.  The advantages and disadvantages of the modalities of supervision will be evaluated, along with the attributes of good supervisors and good supervision.  Participants are invited to discuss ethical and supervisory issues from their own experiences and practices


1. Discuss the duties of supervisors that emerge from statutes, ethics codes, and the professional literature.

2. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of procedures typically used in monitoring supervision.

3. Identify the potential types of liability specific to supervision.

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Friday, March 18, 2016 pm
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP
Making the Case for Behavioral Health in the New Health Care System

Time: Registration/Light lunch 12:30 pm Workshop 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Evans Hall Rm 334

Delineate the difference between behavioral and social determinants of health. Present evidence that the major burden of disease in the U.S. is caused by behavioral and social factors. Outline evidence that behavioral health issues contribute to soaring health care costs. Explain changing payment landscape and define new payment models. Describe common interventions and a recommended model for behavioral clinician integration into practices. Review skills needed as a clinician in primary integrated care practice and 4 quadrant model for identifying patient needs. Go over common assessment tools and a review several short vignettes for group discussion.

1. Define social and behavioral determinants of health

2. Recognize the three major classes or behavioral determinants of health

3. Identify methods to classify patients in a practice into low risk, moderate risk, and high risk

4. Identify at least one quality and one outcome measure in health care that can be used to assess behavioral interventions

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Friday, April 8, 2016 am
Lynda Albert, Psy.D. presents:
Managing Anger and Developing Healthier ways of Relating
Time: Registration 8:30 am with Continental Breakfast
Location: Temple University-Fort Washingon Campus Room 21

The presentation will begin with a discussion of the biological and physical roots of anger, costs of anger and a brief quiz that can be utilized to identify specific problems.  Triggers, expectations and cognitions will be explored along with the use of specific techniques to assist clients in developing individualized coping skills.  Utilizing relaxation techniques and pairing them with cognitive behavioral techniques will be explored as will practice skills.  Potential blocks to practice, setbacks, and passive anger will be explored as will cultural differences


1.  Describe the roots of anger

2. Differentiate between the commonly used anger management techniques

3. Identify at least three techniques of body awareness to help clients read their physical and mental cues

4. Incorporate into practice skills to assist clients in identifying their common anger triggers

5. Utilize at least three techniques for managing anger that masquerades as something different (e.g. passive aggression)

6. Collaborate with clients in order to identify and prepare for potential setbacks

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Friday, April 15, 2016 am
Nancy Isserman, Ph.D. presents:
Understanding Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma in Military Families with a Brief Introduction on Military Culture

Time: Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am Workshop 9:00-12:00 noon
Location: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Evans Hall Rm 334
Act 48 available

Military service is inherently stressful. Military experiences and their physical, psychological, and spiritual consequences often follow military members and their families into their post-service life.  Moreover, for the military member, the veteran, and for their families, the trauma, stigma and/or shame often associated with mental health issues may lead to profound suffering, sometimes persisting for a lifetime and frequently transmitted across generations. This course will focus on the unique cultural factors associated with military service with regard to establishing and sustaining effective clinical relationships. Intergenerational trauma will be examined through the lens of the impact of military culture and experiences.

  1. Describe at least two key components of military culture      
  2. Identify three stressors unique to military culture                        
  3. Describe two ways that military culture affects the clinician-client relationship                                          
  4. Explain 2-4 findings from research that describes family dynamics in military/Veteran individuals and families.
  5. Provide key relationship factors in families that impact intergenerational transmission of trauma and caregiving situations in military families.                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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Friday, May 20, 2016 am
Audrey Ervin, Psy.D. presents:

Working with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adults:Trans-Affirmative Ethical Practices

Time: Registration 8:30 am with Continental Breakfast
Location: Delaware Valley University (formerly Delaware Valley College) Pending confirmation of venue. Workshop is scheduled to be held even if venue changes
Fulfills Ethics Requirement

This workshop will address trans-affirmative terminology, explore the impact of stigma and oppression on transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) adults and highlight strategies to connect with clients in empowering ways. WPATH and APA ethical and aspirational guidelines will be discussed. Participants will develop an action plan for increased trans-affirmative competence.

1. At the end of the program, participants will be able to describe the differences between sex assigned at birth, sexual orientation and gender identity.

2. At the end of the program, participants will be able to describe how stigma, prejudice, discrimination and violence impact the well-being of transgender and gender nonconforming people.

3. At the end of the program, participants will be able to apply APA ethical & aspirational guidelines for working with transgender and gender nonconforming adults from a strengths-oriented perspective.

4. At the end of the program, participants will be able to discuss the World Professional Association for Transgender Health standards of care.

5. At the end of the program, participants will be able to develop an action plan to engage in empowering relationships with transgender and gender nonconforming adults. 

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Act 31 Fact Sheet

Important Facts: Act 31 A2014, passed April 15, 2014 mandates training and child abuse recognition and reporting for all health care professionals and funeral directors each licensing biennium. It augments previous legislation, specifying educators as mandated reporters.

Questions and Answers about Child Abuse Training:

Who is eligible to take this course with PSCP? Who can you invite to join you? 

  • LPC's, MFT, Health Professionals, Social Workers, Psychologists plus..
  • Licensed Physicians or Osteopaths, Medical examiners, Coroner, Funeral Directors
    Dentists, optometrists, chiropractors, Podiatrists, RNs, LPNs
    Hospital personnel, Christian Science Practitioners,
    School Administrators, Teachers, Nurses (School), Social Service workers
    Day Care Center workers, Child Care or Foster Care Workers
    Mental Health professionals, Peace officers or Law Enforcement officer
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"UPDATED Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training for Mandated Reporters"

 What licensing information do I need to know?   

  • New licensees must complete 3 hours of training
  • Licensee renewals must have 2 hours of training.
  • These hours can count towards your 30 credits
  • Social Workers biennium ends February 28, 2015.
  • Psychologists biennium end November 30, 2015.

What is the cost and what is provided? 

  • $70.00 PSCP Members $80.00 Not yet members
  • 3.0 continuing education credits
  • Continental breakfast, delicious Lunch or light evening meal
  • Opportunity for Act 48 credits ($15.00 for 3.0 credits)

Who is providing the training?

 Training provided by Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists approved by Department of Public Welfare.   †††††††††  

How can my friends and colleagues register? 
 Feel free to share this information with colleagues. They may also register at the link provided at the top of the page.     

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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.

 

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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 a registrant cancels less than 48 hours before a workshop, PSCP will issue a certificate to attend a future workshop of equal duration. If the participant cancels registration more than 48 hours before a scheduled workshop, the participant may choose to receive a refund or a certificate for a future workshop of equal duration.

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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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