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Fall 2016 3 hours/ 3.0 credits
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Date
Title
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3.0 CE plus
Location

Wed, Sept 21
5:30 - 8:30 pm

Updated Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training for Mandated Reporters

Ronald Fischman, Ed.D.
Julie Meranze Levitt, Ph.D.

Mand. Child Abuse

Act 48

Temple Univ- Fort Wash. (location confirmation pending)
Friday, Sept 23
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Ethical and Legal Hazards When Your Client Becomes Involved in Family Law Litigation or Custody Evaluation

 

Act 48
Location confirmation pending
Friday ,Oct 14
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

“Money and Families: Frameworks for Intervention and Collaboration”

    Location confirmation pending
Friday,Oct 21
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

The Changing Face of Geriatrics for Healthcare Professionals

    Location confirmation pending
Friday, Oct 28
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Forensic psychology for the nonforensic psychologist: Interfacing with the legal system

    Location confirmation pending
Friday, Nov. 11
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Pediatric Sleep Dysfunction and Its Consequences

Gail R. Karafin, M.Ed., Ed.D.
Julie Meranze-Levitt, Ph.D.


Act 48
Location confirmation pending
Friday, Nov 18
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Caring for Family Caregivers: A Strength- and Meaning-Based Psychotherapy

Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D.
Julia L. Mayer, Psy.D
  Location confirmation pending

Free Continental breakfast or lunch


Professional Registration Fee:
$70 Member
$95 Non Member



3.0 CE credits each 3 hour workshop

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.

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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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
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Ronald Fischman, Ed.D. and Julie Meranze Levitt, Ph.D. present:

Updated Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training for Mandated Reporters

Time: Registration 5:00 pm Light Dinner included
Location: Temple University-Fort Washington Campus
(pending location confirmation)
 

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.


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.
Listing common signs of Child Abuse

3. Describing Mandatory and Permissive Child Abuse Reporters

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

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Friday, September 23, 2016 am
Steven R. Cohen, Ph.D. and Jane Iannuzzelli, M.ED., M.A. present:
Ethical and Legal Hazards When Your Client Becomes Involved in Family Law Litigation or Custody Evaluation

Time: Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am Workshop 9:00-12:00 noon
Location: Will post as confirmed

Many Therapists have a limited knowledge about Family Law, the rules of the Court, and the proper way to navigate the challenges to our ethical and legal boundaries that are often imposed by attorneys and the Courts.
This workshop will teach the participants how to properly respond to these challenges in an ethical manner and understand the tensions between the needs of the legal system and the needs of the clinician.

1. Analyze the Ethical Pitfalls when a client is involved in Family Law Litigation.

2. Be able to ethically respond to requests for records from attorneys.

3. Describe the ethical limits of testifying in Court as a therapist as opposed to a    Forensic Evaluator.

4. Analyze the conflicts that sometime occur between the clinical need of our clients and the needs of the legal system.

5. Be able to explain what the Legal system can compel us to do and what it cannot, and how to protect ourselves from legal and ethical violations.

 

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Friday, October 14, 2016 am
G. Scott Budge, MA, Ph.D presents:
“Money and Families: Frameworks for Intervention and Collaboration”

Time: Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am Workshop 9:00-12:00 noon
Location: Will post as confirmed

Money has complex significance for couples and families in both conditions of abundance and privation.  It has also been a difficult subject to face down in clinical situations. The psychotherapeutic community will find itself involved with financial issues just as much as financial professionals tangle with the psychology and dynamics of families.  This interactive, case-based session explores a number of themes and applications clinicians can use that are drawn from emerging findings in the sister discipline of behavioral finance, and also based on the emergence of post-disciplinary forms of collaboration between therapeutic and financial professionals.

1. Identify and describe basic phenomena found in behavioral economics and other sources of market research that can affect clinical progress.

2. Assess the impact financial and business ties among families and couples have on therapeutic process and outcomes.

3. Apply tools to investigate client systems with respect to issues involving money and wealth.

4. Explain and apply different collaboration strategies with respect to financial planners, estate attorneys and investment advisors when working with complex financial families

Friday, October 21, 2016 am
Marcy A. Shoemaker, Psy.D and Karen Rosenberger, M.A. present:
The Changing Face of Geriatrics for Healthcare Professionals
Time: Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am Workshop 9:00-12:00 noon
Location: Will post once confirmed

The field of geriatrics is an exciting and challenging field for healthcare professionals. The rapid growth in the senior demographic has resulted in an increased need for specialty healthcare, especially in the mental health field. To best provide care, health care professionals should understand the changing world that seniors are facing, including new technologies, shifting family dynamics and alternative senior living options.
            During the initial hour, the seminar will introduce many of the challenges facing seniors including how geriatric patients encounter many of the same issues in the healthcare system as non-geriatric patients, explore how seniors are viewed in various cultures, and discuss the financial challenges healthcare professionals will face because of changing legislation and restrictions. The second hour will explore in-depth the challenges facing seniors and healthcare professionals, including parenting of grandchildren, delayed retirement, dating and relationship challenges. The third hour will discuss new senior populations, explore challenging behaviors, medication, treatment and living options, and challenges facing caregivers.
            The seminar will be highly interactive. Participants will discuss and explore diversified topics while role playing, viewing film clips and participating in group activities.

1. Able to discuss and explain how diversity is manifested within the geriatric population.

2. Identify five risk factors for seniors.

3. Identify three new challenges facing seniors in the changing world.

 

Friday, October 28, 2016 am

Bruce E. Mapes, Ph.D. presents:

Forensic psychology for the nonforensic psychologist: Interfacing with the legal system

Time: Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am Workshop 9:00-12:00 noon
Location: Will post as confirmed

As courts have become more concerned with mental health issues, psychological testimony has become increasingly important.  Many, if not most psychologists are uncomfortable interfacing with the adversarial legal system.  Often times their anxiety results from a lack of knowledge about basic concepts and procedures within the system.  The current workshop will provide the participants with an understanding of how to interface with the legal system, including how to successfully cope with direct and cross examination.  Participants will also develop an understanding of when they are functioning within a clinical role and when they are functioning within a forensic role.


1. Describe the differences between to what a factual and expert witness can testify.

2. Describe how privilege differs from confidentiality.

3. Explain the “discovery” process as it relates to confidentiality and privilege.

4. List the steps to take if you should receive a subpoena for records.

5. List 5 strategies to successfully survive direct and cross examinations

 

Friday, November 11, 2016 am

Gail R. Karafin, M.Ed., Ed.D. and Julie Meranze-Levitt, Ph.D. present:

Pediatric Sleep Dysfunction and Its Consequences

Time: Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am Workshop 9:00-12:00 noon
Location: Will post as confirmed

Although sleep dysfunction affects all age groups, this workshop will focus on current research on pediatric sleep disorders and its impact on physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functioning.  Sleep dysfunction may incorrectly mimic mental disorders and the practitioner needs to include targeted questions in the clinical interview.  Special consideration will be given to the issue and biology of teen circadian rhythm changes, and the subsequent needs.  Research will be reviewed regarding the negative consequences of “short” sleep on students’ physical, cognitive and emotional systems. Recommendations will be made for positive sleep hygiene, including the need to review school start times.

1. Cite relevant research in the area of sleep.

2. Identify normal, healthy sleep in children and adolescents.

3. Identify the common pediatric and adolescent sleep disorders and somnambulisms.

4. Cite the consequences of impaired sleep in children and adolescents.

5. Provide recommendations for healthy sleep hygiene

6. Provide recommendations for educators and psychologists who work with children

 

Friday, November 18, 2016 am

Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D. and Julia L. Mayer, Psy.D. present:

Caring for Family Caregivers: A Strength- and Meaning-Based Psychotherapy

Time: Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am Workshop 9:00-12:00 noon
Location: Will post as confirmed

While caring for aging parents and disabled spouses is often portrayed as a physical, psychological and financial burden, there’s a growing body of research suggesting that caregivers can derive important benefits, including personal and spiritual growth, an enhanced sense of purpose, and greater family closeness. We will provide an overview of the extensive caregiving research and then outline specific psychotherapeutic techniques for helping caregivers glean positive meanings, reduce family conflict, and gain greater self-appreciation. To illustrate clinical points, we will use several transcripts of different caregiver psychotherapy cases

1. Describe research findings on the effects of caregiving on family caregivers and the effectiveness of caregiver support strategies

2. Describe the diversity of the 43 million Americans currently engaged in caring for ill or aged family members

3. Delineate the “Honoring the Mission” intervention for soliciting caregiver’s sense of purpose and meaning

4. Adopt and apply mindfulness techniques for fostering caregiver resiliency

5. Describe how increased insight and affect tolerance can promote positive caregiving and re-shape previously negative family relationships

 

 

 

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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* 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
    s

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.


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