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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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Workshop Titles (abbreviated)
Speaker (s)
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
10-17 am Challenging Cases- Update Borderline. Personality Disorder Dr. Dea Silbertrust

10-24 6.0 CEU

All Day Ethics

Substance Abuse Bus Trip Full Day Program to Seabrook House includes ETHICS

Dr. Ian Rushlau

Dr. Joseph Ranieri

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

Treatment of Medical Problems Which May Lead to Drug Abuse

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

12-19 am Ethics

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

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


Friday, October 10 9:00-12:00


Phillip Spergel, Ph.D. presents:

The Psychologist as a Testifying Psychologist

Location: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Evans Hall Room 334 4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 • 215-871-6100


The workshop will provide psychologists with interviewing techniques with regard to individuals who are involved in litigation, the types of psychological/vocational tests used, writing the report to referring attorneys and insurance companies or the court.  It will also deal with how to testify in direct and cross examination.  In addition, how to deal with attorneys and issues regarding fees will be discussed.  

Workshop Objectives:
1. To understand the process involved in preparing for testimony as an expert. 
2. The manner in which the forensic interview is conducted and the types of tests administered.
3. Review of documents received from attorney and interpretation of same (medical reports, depositions, work and tax data, etc.)
4. Report Writing and the importance of the “Four Corners.”


Friday, October 17, 9:00-12:00


Dea Silbertrust, Ph.D., J.D. presents:

Our Most Challenging Cases: Update on Diagnosis and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

Location: Villanova University Mental Health Services Building Room 200 800 E Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA 19085

Some clients present special challenges: lives that careen from one crisis to the next, a bewildering array of symptoms, and intense demands on therapists’ abilities to form a working alliance while maintaining boundaries. This workshop will review current diagnostic criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder under DSM, ICD, and PDM, followed by discussion of current theory and empirical findings on treatment options. Workshop will include available information on relevance of specific demographics including sex, age, ethnicity, and SES. Case examples will illustrate common pitfalls and potential solutions.

1. List diagnostic criteria of BPD under current editions of DSM, ICD, and PDM.
2. Describe major theoretical shifts regarding BPD.
3. Discuss major empirical findings on treatment outcome for BPD.
4. Identify three common pitfalls when treating clients with BPD, along with possible solutions.
5. Access three online resources for clients with BPD and their family members.


Friday, October 24 9:00- 4:00 Field Trip to Seabrook House Seabrook, New Jersey

Special 50% Discount when you register by Sept 1

6.0 credits (includes 3 Ethics CE's)


Ian Douglas Rushlau, Psy. D. presents:

Confronting Ethical Conflicts in the Treatment of Substance Abuse

Joseph Ranieri, DO, ABAM presents:

The Neuropharmacology of Substance Use Disorders & Alcoholism Inpatient VS Outpatient Treatment Options

Dr. Rushlau has a Masters in Counseling Psychology, with a Specialization in Substance Abuse Treatment, from Chestnut Hill College, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata College.  He has worked on the inpatient, dual-diagnosis unit of a drug rehabilitation center, run drug and alcohol groups in a county correctional facility, performed court-ordered drug and alcohol evaluations for county probation and juvenile detention centers. He has worked extensively with the dual-diagnosis population, in both inpatient and community mental health settings, and most recently, in private practice.

1. Identify common ethical issues pertaining to substance abuse treatment by psychologists.
2. Apply relevant standards from the APA and PPA Code of Ethics to the treatment of substance abuse.
3. Formulate a model of ethical decision making, and explain how this model is applied to specific cases.
4. Identify the risks and potential conflicts inherent in substance abuse treatment.

Joseph N. Ranieri, DO, ABAM
Medical Director
Dr. Ranieri oversees all aspects of the medical treatment of patients for detoxification and residential treatment. He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has practiced in South Jersey for 19 years. His is a Diplomat and Board Certified in Addiction Medicine. In 2007, he started to assist and educate his primary care patients in addiction treatment options.   Dr. Ranieri came to Seabrook House with extensive experience which includes working in his private practice, The Center for Healing Light and Integrative Medicine in Sewell, New Jersey.  He has continued to volunteer for a Drug & Alcohol Christian Discipleship Recovery House, since 2003 and as a Drug and Alcohol Monitor for the Professional Assistance Program (formerly PHP ) since 1998. As a licensed, Medical Acupuncturist, he has incorporated Medical Acupuncture to ease the cravings and withdraw symptoms from substance abuse.


Additional Information regarding 2 more workshops for the day forthcoming.


Friday, November 14 9:00-12:00


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


    Friday, November 14 1:00- 4:00


    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. 


    Friday, November 21 9:00-12:00


    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)



    Friday, November 21 1:00-4:00


    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.


    Friday, December 12 9:00-12:00


    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.


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


    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


    Friday, December 19 1:00-4:00


    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.



    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.

    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
    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

    Other CE workshops as well as information about statewide events can be found at the Pennsylvania Psychological Associationís website:


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


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)