Announcing PSCP

Continuing Education Events

3 credits each

Fall 2015

 

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Date
Title
Speaker
3.0 CE units plus...
Location

Sept 30 9-12 noon

Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training for Mandated Reporters

*** Fulfills State Mandated Child Abuse

Ronald Fischman, Ed.D.

Julie Meranze- Levitt Ph.D.

State Mandated Child Abuse

Act 48 available

Temple Univ Fort Wash.

Sept 30 1-4 pm

 

Virtual Ethics for Psychologists in Clinical Practice: Making the Same Old Standaards work in the Electronic World

Doug Rushlau, Psy.D.

Ethics

Act 48 available

Temple Univ Fort Wash.

Oct 9 9-12 noon

Ethical Dilemmas: Shedding Light into Darkness

 

Carol Gantman, Ph.D.

Dea Silbertrust, Ph.D, JD

Ethics

Villanova Univ

Oct 16 9-12 noon

Cults (Yes, They're Still Here!), Cultic Relationships and the Clinical Psychologist

Steve K. D. Eichel, Ph.D ABPP

Act 48 available

PCOM (location pending) 

Oct 23 9-12 noon

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in the Child and Adolescent Population: A Clinical Perspective

Pamela Simms, PsyD

Act 48 available

PCOM (location pending) 

Oct 30 9-12 noon

The Neurobehavioral, Legal and Post Shooting Correlates of the use of Deadly Force

Anthony Semone, Ph.D.

 

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Temple Univ
Fort Wash.

Oct 30 1-4 pm

Dangerous Play: When Video Gaming Becomes Compulsive

Erica Sarr, PsyD, M.Ed

Act 48 available

Temple Univ Fort Wash.

Nov 13 9-12 noon

Development, Genetics, Systems and Treatment for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Patti McAndrews, MHS, LPC, CAC, IAADC

Act 48 available

PCOM (location pending) 

Nov 20 9-12 noon

"Cutting Out" Self Injurious Behaviors: A Rising Trend Among Adolescents

Dawn H. Haaz, PsyD

Act 48 available PCOM (location pending) 

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.

CE policy Weather policy Fee policy

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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Wednesday, September 30 9:00-12:00 noon

Ron Fischman, Ed.D. and Julie Meranze-Levitt, Ph.D.

Pennsylvania's New Child Protective Services Law: A Primer for Psychologists

*Fulfills State Mandated Child Abuse (unfortunately, the state does not allow us to use this course to fulfill ethics credits)

Act 48 available

Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am

Temple University Fort Washington Campus Room #21 425 Commerce Drive, Fort Washington, PA 19034

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.
  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

Special Note: $70 PSCP Member/$80 PSCP Non-Member

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Wednesday, September 30 1:00-4:00 pm

Doug Rushlau, Psy.D.

Virtual Ethics for Psychologists in Clinical Practice: Making the Same Old Standards work in the Electronic World

Fulfills Ethics requirement

Act 48 available

Registration/Light Lunch 12:30 pm

Temple University Fort Washington Campus Room #21 425 Commerce Drive, Fort Washington, PA 19034

I will review models for identifying and resolving ethical concerns in outpatient psychological practice, with a focus on risks and conflicts that may arise from the use of electronic communication, record keeping and social media. I will then use case examples to illustrate addressing ethical conflicts

  1. Identify common ethical issues confronted by psychologists in clinical practice, and issues that arise from the use of electronic communication, social media, and electronic records.
  2. Apply relevant standards from the APA and PPA Code of Ethics to from the use of electronic communication, social media, and electronic records .
  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 from the use of electronic communication, social media, and electronic records.

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

Carol Gantman, Ph.D.& Dea Silbertrust, Ph.D. JD

Ethical Dilemmas: Shedding Light into the Darkness

Fulfills Ethics requirement

Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am

Location: Villanova University

In this workshop, we will consider typical ethical dilemmas arising in daily psychological practice. The first half of the workshop will focus on personal and professional boundaries, including the challenges of social media and distinguishing between boundary crossings and boundary violations. The second half will cover confidentiality vs. privilege, informed consent and duty to warn/protect third parties. Ethical dilemmas cannot be handled simply by relying on a set of rules. Therefore, we will use varied scenarios, including those shared by audience members, to discuss how to resolve challenging ethical issues in the context of your clinical work

1. Determine the factors necessary to develop a professional Social Media policy
2. Differentiate boundary crossings and boundary violations in the context of online information gathering about and communications with clients.  
3. Design mechanisms that are effective to collaborate with treatment team members, maintaining client privacy.
4. Determine guidelines about when it is ethical/unethical to see multiple members of a family.
5. List 3 ways to protect client confidentiality when using electronic communications.

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Friday, October 16 9:00-12:00 noon

Steve K.D. Eichel, PhD. ABPP

Cults (Yes, They're Still Here!) Cultic Relationships and the Clinical Psychologist

Act 48 available

Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am

Location: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Location Pending)

Over the course of a career, psychologists are likely to encounter clients and/or families either involved with or affected by a cult, or a relationship that employs the same psychological processes and dynamics used by the larger cults (a “cultic relationship”). This presentation will cover current research on cults, including formation, recruitment, retention and exiting, as well as focus on the processes employed by cults that are also found in confidence games, iatrogenic psychotherapy, and exploitive/manipulative relationships, such as intimate partner violence and sex worker trafficking.

1. Describe Dr. Robert J. Lifton’s criteria for a thought reform group.

2. Demonstrate basic understanding of Dr. Janja Lalich’s concept of “bounded choice.”

3. Be able to list the criteria for a “cultic relationship” in iatrogenic psychotherapy.

4. Apply the concept of undue influence/”brainwashing” to exploitive interpersonal relationships

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Friday, October 23 9:00-12:00 noon

Pamela Simms, Psy.D.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in the Child and Adolescent Population: A Clinical Perspective

Act 48 available

Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am

Location: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Location Pending)

This presentation will provide a detailed overview of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), including symptomology, evaluation and treatment. The OCD Spectrum Disorders Trichotillomania and Excoriation, as well as tic disorders will also be discussed, briefly. Case examples will be incorporated to foster a clinical perspective

1. Determine the factors necessary to develop a professional Social Media policy
2. Differentiate boundary crossings and boundary violations in the context of online information gathering about and communications with clients.  
3. Design mechanisms that are effective to collaborate with treatment team members, maintaining client privacy.
4. Determine guidelines about when it is ethical/unethical to see multiple members of a family.
5. List 3 ways to protect client confidentiality when using electronic communications.

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Friday, October 30 9:00-12:00 noon

Anthony Semone, Ph.D.

The Neurobehavioral, Legal and Post Shooting Correlates of the Use of Deadly Force

Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am

Temple University Fort Washington Campus Room #21 425 Commerce Drive, Fort Washington, PA 19034

This seminar will detail the neurobiological correlates of a lethal force encounter with specific emphasis on the body-alarm reaction, its impact on cognition, perception and psycho-motor performance secondary to the resulting, extreme sympathetic nervous system response. The use of force employed by the person will then be evaluated according to the paradigm that determines the extent to which that use of force meets the legal criteria to form the basis for arguing for the applicability of the justification defense. The seminar will close with a discussion of the utility of critical incident stress debriefing in the management of post-shooting/peri-judicial trauma

1. Define what constitutes “deadly force.”

2. Name the psychophysiological phenomena that typically accompany a deadly force encounter

3. Explain how the degradation in neurobehavioral competency occurs in a deadly force event and what are its implications for explaining an Officer’s post-shooting behavior.

4. Name the Five Elements, all of which must be present at the time of the use of deadly force, in order to establish the foundation for introducing the defense of self-defense.

5. Describe in detail the “Mark of Cain” as applied to a person’s use of deadly force.

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Friday, October 30 1:00-4:00 pm

Erica Sarr, Psy.D. M.Ed

Dangerous Play: When Video Gaming Becomes Compulsive

Act 48 available

Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am

Temple University Fort Washington Campus Room #21 425 Commerce Drive, Fort Washington, PA 19034

The goal of this presentation is to assist clinicians in identifying, assessing and treating when they believe that a client may be struggling with problematic video game use.  This will include a brief introduction of some demographic statistics as well as a psychoeducational component including basic video game genres and language.  Next, we will review the current research on mental health correlates associated with compulsive gaming, including common symptoms that therapists can watch for.  In the latter part of the presentation, we will discuss using the addiction model to assess and treat problematic gaming as well as treatment referral options.

1. Name two different types of video games that people play and the characteristics that may be addictive of these games.
2. Summarize common mental health correlates associated with addictive gaming
3. Apply an addictive cycle model to compulsive video game use in a hypothetical case
4. Name three questions important to ask when assessing for video game addiction in clients.

5. Identify at least three different strategies for helping clients to cope with video game addiction

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Friday, November 13 9:00-12:00 noon

Patti Anne McAndrews, MHS, LPC, CAADC

Development, Genetics, Systems and Treatment for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Act 48 available

Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am

Location: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Location Pending)

Adolescent development is often misunderstood. People don’t have the knowledge of the process, which affects how adolescents are dealt with in therapy. Parents, teachers, and sometimes clinicians forget and or misinterpret intelligence for higher-level thinking. Genetics and environment play into the development and mental health of our clientel/students understanding how stress impacts our brain and affects our mental health, is important in developing treatment plans for our patients. In dealng with adolescents understanding the processes of student assistant programs is essential to smooth delivery of treatment.

1. Being cognitive of developmental changes when constructing a treatment plan
2. Clarifying genetic influences on addiction
3. Observing fight or flight through demonstration
4. Recognizing the impact on the amygdala and the hypothalamus
5. Applying appropriate treatment targets for children’s cognitive abilities

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Friday, November 20 9:00-12:00 noon

Dawn H. Haaz, Psy.D.

“Cutting Out” Self-Injurious Behaviors:

A Rising Trend Among Adolescents

Act 48 available

Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30 am

Location: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Location Pending)

This workshop will provide an understanding of self-injurious behaviors, including different methods of self-injury, warning signs, and reasons for self-injury.  Additionally, characteristics and risk factors that make youth prone to engage in these behaviors, co-occurring problems, and evidence-based treatments will be discussed.  Through this workshop, professionals will gain a more comprehensive understanding of self-injurious behaviors and how to work with adolescents who engage in them. 

  • Participants will take a “pre-test” to test their current knowledge about self-injurious behavior.  PowerPoint will be used to provide information about self-injurious behavior including: what constitutes self-injurious behavior, common methods used, warning signs, common reasons youth engage in these behaviors, characteristics and risk factors, co-occurring problems, and evidence-based treatments.
  • Brief video clips will be utilized to help participants gain a better understanding of self-injurious behaviors.  These clips will be followed with discussion questions.
  • Participants will break up into small groups and receive a vignette about an adolescent engaging in self-injurious behavior.  The participants will discuss the case and how they would treat/help the individual based on their profession (e.g. psychologist, school psychologist, guidance counselor)
  1. Explain what constitutes self-injurious behavior and the common methods used among adolescents.
  2. Describe the common reasons adolescents engage in self-injurious behaviors.
  3. Identify characteristics and risk factors that make youth prone to engage in self-injurious behaviors.
  4. Identify problems that co-occur with self-injurious behaviors.
  5. Utilize various evidence-based treatments for self-injurious behaviors.

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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 officers

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UPDATE: IMPORTANT MANDATED TRAINING 

"Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training for Mandated Reporters"

PSCP has been working diligently to provide this training.

Please email info@philadelphiapsychology.org and provide your full name, degree, email and phone should you still be in need of the training.

We'll continue to move forward in the possibility of more of this same mandatory instruction.

 

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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 officers

 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?

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

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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.

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 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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