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American Psychological Association (APA)

PSCP is approved by the APA to offer continuing education for psychologists.

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

Click on red "REGISTER" below each date for easy on-line registration. This schedule may change with programs added or deleted. Please check back periodically for updates.

PLEASE NOTE:
1. Late Registration Fee of $15 for registration less than 48 hours before  a PSCP Workshop.
2. Walk-In Registration Fee of $20 for any registration on site for a PSCP Workshop 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.

Friday, April 11, 2014 - Thank you! Great Event!

Andrew Faust, Esq. Dennis McAndrews, Esq and Joseph McGettigan, Esq. presents:

School Law for Clinical Psychologists and Criminal and Family Law for School Psychologists -

Great appreciation for our informative and animated discussions during this unique event.

Friday, April 25, 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Linda Albert, Psy.D. presents:

Corrections Psychology: Best Practices "Inside and Outside" of the Walls

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Evan's Hall, Room 334, 4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia

Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 am

Credits: 3 CE credits included with registration fee
$70 Member
$95 Non Member
$50 Student Member
$60 Non Member Student

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The presentation will describe the history and current challenges in correctional psychology.  The characteristics of the incarcerated population will be reviewed together with current challenges and changes to this diverse group (men, women, adolescents).  Such characteristics will include:  the likelihood of problems related to substance abuse, mental illness, physical illness, disabilitiy, and related community-based issues such as homelessness, unemployment, and few social resources.  What works both inside the institution and at the point of re-entry/reintegration will be reviewed in detail.  The concept of Criminogenic thinking and needs will be introduced and discussed in terms of impact on successful reintegration.  The importance of completing both “Needs” and “Risk” assessment will be addressed as will best practices in the community.  

Attendees can expect to:

1. Participants will be able to describe best practices in Correctional Psychology
2. Participants will explain the role of Psychology in the Correctional Institution
3. Participants will be able to identify challenges to Re-entry/Reintegration
4. Participants will have the ability to develop effective treatment modalities
    for the population re-entering the community
5.Participants will be able to access at least three resources for returning offenders

Friday, April 25, 2014 PM

POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2014

Marilou Doughty, Randy Floyd, Gregory Gifford, Esq, Michele Cristofco presents:

Update of the Child Protective Services Act in Pennsylvania- Act 48 Available

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Evan's Hall, Room 334, 4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia

Friday, May 9, 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Judy I. Eidelson, Ph.DM, Carol Gantman, Ph.D., Ayodele Gansallo, Esq., Maureen Osborne, Ph.D., Takako Suzuki, Ph.D. present:

Challenges and Opportunities in Therapy with Refugees and Asylum-Seekers

Villanova University

Lancaster Avenue
Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 am

Credits: 3 CE credits included with registration fee
$70 Member
$95 Non Member
$50 Student Member
$60 Non Member Student

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New immigrants face many problems when entering this country.  In addition to acquiring legal status, there are issues of acculturation, language acquisition and, recovery from persecution, loss, and adversity in their countries of origin.  This workshop will provide an overview of:  1) The legal pathways for immigrants entering the United States; 2) The challenges of acculturation; and 3) The positive impact of culturally sensitive psychotherapy in the treatment of this diverse population

Attendees can expect to:

  1. Discuss the legal pathways for immigrants entering the United States; 
  2. Describe necessary conditions allowing individual to apply for political asylum
  3. Describe the challenges of acculturation and the related issues immigrants face in general and more specifically regarding Refugees and Asylum seekers
  4. Discuss the positive impact of culturally sensitive psychotherapy in the treatment of this diverse population.
  5. Discuss the valuable contributions a psychologist can make in working with this population as well as the personal benefits that can be gained from participating in this work.

Friday, May 16, 2014
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Marcy Shoemaker, Psy.D. presents:

Looking at Geriatrics in a Different Way

Location Confirmation Pending Shortly
Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:30 am

Credits: 3 CE credits included with registration fee
$70 Member
$95 Non Member
$50 Student Member
$60 Non Member Student

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The field of Geriatrics is changing for psychologist and other professionals who provide services to the senior population. We are faced with new legislations which has resulted in reductions in payment and increased reporting. Senior health consumers have a stronger voice in affecting payments to providers, choosing their health care providers and facilities through increased information on the internet and are actively pursued in marketing efforts.  At the same time, clinical psychologists need to refocus their efforts on concentrating on quality of life issues since the demands of this group are evolving. This is both a challenging and exciting time for psychologist and mental health providers in the geriatric field.

1. Attendees can expect to:1.Describe ongoing changes in field of geriatric psychology,
2. Anaylze Challenges in Geriatric field,
3. Describe new requirements in Geriatric psychology,
4. Describe new behavioral theories affecting geriatric population,
5. Discuss changes in geriatric population and new demands placed on geriatric professionals

Friday, May 16, 2014
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Barry Jacobs, Psy.D. presents:

Caring for the Caregivers

Location Confirmation Pending Shortly
Registration and Continental Breakfast 12:30 pm

Credits: 3 CE credits included with registration fee
$70 Member
$95 Non Member
$50 Student Member
$60 Non Member Student

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Over 49 million Americans care for aging parents and disabled spouses each year. In this workshop by AARP.com columnist and the author of The Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers, we will review research findings on the psychological and medical effects of long-term caregiving and discuss how modifying caregiver beliefs (including attributions, existential/spiritual meanings and attitudes towards giving and receiving help) can increase caregiver resilience and strengthen family ties. Video clips and transcripts will be used to demonstrate working with overwhelmed individual caregivers, contentious couples and divided sibling groups.

1. Review research findings on negative and positive psychological and medical effects of long-term family caregiving
2. Describe two models of family stress and coping
3. List 7 empirically supported means for increasing caregiver resilience
4. Outline 4 areas of caregiver belief that significantly impact caregivers’ emotional responses to caregiving
5  Explain 3 clinical methods for modifying maladaptive caregiver beliefs to enhance caregiver resilience

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

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.


"Psychoanalysis, the Bible, and Harry Potter"
Presenter: Neal Beatus, M.S.S., L.C.S.W.

Co-Sponsored by the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists

3 CE credits for Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors


        Myths, fables, and stories often capture important psychological and developmental truths.  We will explore several stories from the Bible and the Harry Potter series to illuminate important concepts from Psychoanalytic Object Relations Theory.  We will examine specifically the stories of the Garden of Eden, Noah and the flood, the sacrifice of Isaac, and the Israelites' exodus from Egypt.  We will examine Harry Potter's growth through the J. K. Rowling series and his struggles with his nemesis Voldemort.

        We will explore the way these stories capture how we come to accept significant truths in life, how we come to terms with our destructiveness, and how important the role of mourning is in growth.  We will see how seminal Object Relations concepts such as the paranoid-schizoid position, depressive position, splitting, and projection are symbolized in the stories.  We will try to analyze these stories in the spirit of psychologist Bruno Bettelheim who analyzed fairy tales in his book The Uses of Enchantment.  We will discuss ideas from such psychoanalytic thinkers as Melanie Klein, Wilfred Bion, Roger Money-Kyrle, Harold Searles, Hans Loewald, Thomas Ogden, and James Grotstein.

        Participants will be introduced to several key psychoanalytic concepts through the myths, fables, and stories we will explore.  These concepts will help them in their work with clients.  Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:


Participants will be encouraged to bring up cases that come to mind as we talk.  There will also be some optional reading given out beforehand.


DATE & TIME: Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

LOCATION:   GKSW/Crystal Group Associates, 8200 Flourtown Avenue, Suite 8, Wyndmoor, PA 19038

COST: $75 (includes CEUs)

CREDITS:  3 CE credits for Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.


Presenter:
Neal Beatus MSS, LCSW is a clinical social worker in private practice with GKSW/Crystal Group Associates in Wyndmoor, PA.  He has been a social worker for over twenty years, has studied Psychoanalytic Object Relations Theory extensively, and has conducted many psychotherapy trainings.  He has a particular interest in analyzing Bible stories and has presented his ideas at his synagogue and at other psychoanalytic trainings.

To Register:
You can register by e-mailing Neal at nealbeatus@yahoo.com or calling Neal at (215) 233-3994 x14.  


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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

 


PSCP Continuing Education Policy

A participant may arrive no more than 10 minutes late nor leave before the end of the workshop to receive credit for a program.  

Full attendance at a workshop is required to receive CE credit.

Late arrivals or early departures will preclude awarding CE credits.

Partial credit will not be awarded.

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PSCP Workshop 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. You may check this page the night before AND morning of a workshop or call the PSCP office for more information at 215-885-2562.

  • 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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