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Kathleen Allen, Ph.D.

Kathleen Allen (Katy) is the Training and Evaluation Specialist at the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. A life-long educator, Katy has taught online courses at the Graduate School of Education at UB, reading and writing to transitional students at Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY, and safety education programs at Rochester’s National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  She has worked with school districts to assess their school climate and is currently working on an evaluation of a school-based child safety curriculum. Her research interests include bullying in schools and adolescent social drama. 


Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP

Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy.D., ABPP is Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and the Social Sciences and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Maryland and a licensed psychologist in independent practice in Baltimore, Maryland. He is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology and in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Additionally, he is a Distinguished Practitioner in Psychology of the National Academies of Practice. A nationally recognized expert in professional ethics issues for mental health professionals, he has served as chair of the ethics committees of the Maryland Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Board of Professional Psychology. He also has served as the Vice Chair of the Maryland Psychology Licensing Board. Dr. Barnett has numerous publications to include 11 books and over 250 articles and book chapters and over 300 professional presentations that focus on ethics, legal, and professional practice issues for mental health professionals. Through his many publications and presentations Dr. Barnett has made major contributions in ethics and ethics education, ethical decision-making, online education, mentoring, boundaries and multiple relationships, self-care and the promotion of psychological wellness, clinical supervision, tele-mental health, integrating religion and spirituality into clinical practice, business of practice, and integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine into clinical practice.  Among his many awards he is a recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Ethics Education and its award for Distinguished Contributions to the Independent Practice of Psychology. 


Marianne Brandon, Ph.D.

Dr. Marianne Brandon is a clinical psychologist and Diplomat in sex therapy. She is author of Monogamy: The Untold Story, Unlocking the Sexy in Surrender: Using the Neuroscience of Power to Recharge Your Sex Life, and co-author of Reclaiming Desire: 4 Keys to Finding Your Lost Libido. She co-hosted a talk radio show, is a past book review editor for the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, past board member of The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, and regularly writes and lectures for professional and lay audiences. She has served twice as a panel member for FDA hearings evaluating medications relevant to female sexual function. Her areas of expertise include the conceptualizing human sexuality and sexual dysfunction from an evolutionary perspective. You can learn more about her work at www.drbrandon.net, join her on twitter @DrBrandon, and on facebook /DrMarianneBrandon. Dr Brandon is in private practice in Boston, MA.


Casey Cooper, Ph.D.

Casey Cooper, Ph.D. is a sports psychologist in private practice within the ultra-competitive environment of Orange County, CA.  She has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern California.  Dr. Casey has developed a brand of cognitive behavioral therapy to work with, not against the perfectionistic ideals of her high achieving clients and their families.  She has supported clients and their families from dozens of Southern California elite clubs and professional NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, MMA, USTA, and USOC athletes.  In addition to sports culture, Dr. Casey has worked with professionals from the world of dance, theatre, art and business.  


Laura Davie, LICSW

Laura Davie is a licensed independent clinical social worker at Safe Shores: The DC Children’s Advocacy Center. For 10 years, Ms. Davie’s career has focused on treating youth (ages 3-18) who have experienced some form of trauma. She is certified in a number of evidence based treatments such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Risk Reduction through Family Therapy and The Sexual Behavior Problem Group Curriculum. Ms. Davie is a Clinical Supervisor and is in charge of training MSW students. She is also a certified forensic interviewer and conducts forensic interviews on-call for the Children Advocacy Center. Prior to working at Safe Shores, Ms. Davie received her MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work in New York City. She has worked within the foster care system, domestic violence shelters, substance abuse treatment and children advocacy centers throughout her 11 year career.


Marc Diener, Ph.D.

Marc Diener, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Long Island University—Post, and he maintains an independent clinical practice.  He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from Adelphi University, and he trained at both Bellevue Hospital and St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center.  He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The Addiction Institute of New York/St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center.  Prior to joining the faculty at Long Island University—Post, he was a faculty member at the American School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC.  He has published widely, including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and other publications.  He serves as a consulting editor for several journals, and his professional presentations include peer-reviewed and invited talks.  He is a Fellow in the Division of Independent Practice of the American Psychological Association.  In his clinical practice, he provides psychological testing, individual psychotherapy, and supervision/consultation.  


Jason Drwal, Ph.D.

Jason Drwal, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and a staff member of the Iowa City VA Hospital. He has helped hundreds of patients who suffer from panic disorder and PTSD using mindfulness. He is a member of the hospital’s APA accredited internship program and he offers numerous trainings on everything from evidence-based therapies for PTSD to smoking cessation. Outside of his role as a therapist, he is a freelancer who has written for local and national publications on mental health issues and he runs the therapist blog www. privatepracticecentral.com.


Erin Dugan, Ph.D.

ERIN DUGAN, PhD, NCC, CRC, LPC-S, RPT-S, is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor specializing in children (ages 2-12), attachment disorders, and child-parent relationship therapy including filial therapy and family play therapy. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Dugan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans and serves as the Interim Department Head of the Department of Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling as well as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the School of Allied Health Professions at LSUHSC. With nearly 15 years of experience as a Registered Play Therapist, she is recognized as a leader in the field of play therapy, presenting both nationally and internationally at professional conferences and publishing scholarly works on the subject. Dr. Dugan is a current member of the American Counseling Association, the International Association of Play Therapy, and many other professional organizations in the field. She has served on several committees and most recently serves as the Past President of the Louisiana Branch of the Association of Play Therapy. 


Ruth Ellingsen, Ph.D.

Ruth Ellingsen, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.  Dr. Ellingsen received her doctorate in clinical psychology from UCLA in 2016 and completed a clinical internship in child psychology at UCLA from 2015-2016.  As a postdoctoral fellow for the UCLA PEERS® Clinic, Dr. Ellingsen co-facilitates PEERS® for Adolescents and PEERS® for Young Adults social skills intervention groups under the mentorship of Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson.  She is also a postdoctoral fellow in the UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center where she specializes in the prevention and treatment of traumatic stress in children and families.  Her research focuses on factors that influence positive parenting of children at risk.


Daphne Fatter, Ph.D.

Daphne Fatter, Ph.D. earned a Masters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in 2006. She was awarded her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2011 and completed her clinical internship at the University of Tennessee Counseling Center. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Psychology at the Trauma Center, an affiliate of the Boston University School of Medicine, under the supervision of Dr. Bessel  van der Kolk, MD. During her postdoctoral fellowship, she completed a nine-month training program in Traumatic Stress Studies and also managed a pilot study on using neurofeedback to help treat posttraumatic stress disorder. For over a decade she has studied in both Buddhist and Taoist meditation traditions and has published on mindfulness. She has served as an ad-hoc expertise reviewer in the area of mindfulness from 2011-2013 for the Journal of Counseling Psychology, European Journal of Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness Journal. She has taught mindfulness meditation at the Southern Methodist University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She is the former Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator at the Fort Worth Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic. She is EMDR certified and has completed advanced training in Internal Family Systems and Cognitive Processing Therapy. She currently in private practice in Dallas, Texas.


Tim Foley, Ph.D.

Tim Foley, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice. He spent the early years of his career working in an outpatient dual diagnosis clinic. His interest with sexual disorders began with his dissertation topic studying the relationship between sexual and aggressive arousal. After brief teaching interlude, he began assessing and treating individuals with a wide variety of paraphilias and Paraphilic Disorders. He has evaluated hundreds of individuals and testified in State and Federal Courts on numerous occasions. He has developed a special interest with Internet child pornography offenders spanning twenty years. 


Geoffrey Goodman, Ph.D.

Geoff Goodman, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychology in the Long Island University Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program.  He is also a licensed clinical and school psychologist with 24 years of experience in private practice in Forest Hills and New City, New York, treating children and adolescents as well as adults.  He is certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and is certified as both an adult and a child and adolescent psychoanalyst and Fellow of the International Psychoanalytical Association (FIPA).  He is also a Certified Sex Therapist (CST), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CSAT-S), Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CMAT-S), and Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor (RPT-S).  Dr. Goodman received a Bachelor of Science degree from M.I.T. in 1983, a Master of Arts degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University in 1986, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University in 1991.  He completed a child clinical psychology internship at Babies Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, in 1991, and a postdoctoral fellowship in the treatment and research of borderline personality disorder at New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical Center, in 1995.  He is also a graduate of the Adult and Child Psychoanalysis Programs of the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society.

 

Dr. Goodman is the author of many articles on the development of psychopathology and psychotherapy process in high-risk infants, children, and adults, and has presented internationally at conferences and workshops in Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, France, Israel, and Uganda.  He published The Internal World and Attachment (The Analytic Press) in 2002, and three more books in 2010:  Transforming the Internal World and Attachment (Vols. 1 and 2; Jason Aronson) and Therapeutic Attachment Relationships (Jason Aronson).  In 2006, Long Island University awarded Dr. Goodman the Trustees Award for Scholarly Achievement for his first book, and in 2016, he received the Phi Delta Kappa Lifetime Research Award and the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching.  In 2013 and 2014, Dr. Goodman published two more books:  Rural Community Libraries in Africa:  Challenges and Impacts (with wife Valeda F. Dent & Michael Kevane; IGI Global) and his first children’s book, Daddy’s Secret Cedar Chest (Tate Publishing).  In 2013, Dr. Goodman was awarded the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship by the US Department of State and spent eight months in 2014 establishing and evaluating an intervention program to facilitate the development of school readiness skills in preschool children in two rural village libraries in Uganda.  He has taken seven students to Uganda, two of whom completed doctoral dissertations based on data they collected there.  Dr. Goodman is Director of the Long Island University Children’s Institute for Play Therapy and Research, Coordinator of the Long Island University Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program Applied Child Research Team, and Faculty Advisor of The Participant-Observer, the doctoral student newsletter.  He is also Director of the Norbert Freedman Center for Psychoanalytic Research at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), and serves on the IPTAR Board of Directors.  Dr. Goodman lives in Forest Hills with his wife Valeda and daughter Carlyn.


Jonathan Haber, Psy.D.

Jonathan C. Haber received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Regent University.  He completed an internship in inpatient medical psychology at Eastern Virginia Medical School and is a licensed clinical psychologist.  Dr. Haber holds a particular interest in medical psychology and he practices rehabilitation psychology at Riverside Rehabilitation Institute, a 50-bed inpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation hospital.  Through behavioral and cognitive interventions, psychoeducation and skill building, he specializes in working with patients with physical disabilities and those recovering from medical treatment, traumatic brain injury and chronic illness.  Dr. Haber incorporates a person centered and family oriented approach to psychological practice that aims to empower medically compromised patients. 


Keith Hannan, Ph.D

Keith Hannan, Ph.D. earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Auburn University in 1989. He spent the early years of his career working in a state hospital where he directed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship and co-led a psychotherapy seminar for psychology interns with Clarence Schulz, M.D..  In the second half of his career, he has worked with adolescents in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric units, community mental health centers, private practice, and juvenile services facilities for both boys and girls. He served as the Director of Behavioral Health Services for a juvenile services facility for girls. In this capacity, he provided clinical supervision for mental health staff, designed behavior management systems, and consulted with administrative staff. He is currently conducting post-adjudicatory evaluations with adolescent offenders for the courts in Maryland. He has conducted over 2000 such evaluations. He has participated in the training of many psychologists. In addition, he has assisted in training direct care staff in numerous facilities for juvenile offenders.

Scott E. Hannan, Ph.D.

Dr. Scott Hannan received his Ph.D. from Fordham University in 2002. He completed his internship at The Institute of Living with a focus on child and adolescent psychology. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Anxiety Disorders Center of The Institute of Living. Dr. Hannan treats children, adolescents, and adults. His clinical interests include obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder related to motor vehicle accidents, and the treatment of children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. Dr. Hannan has developed a specialty in the treatment of school refusal behavior. Currently, Dr. Hannan is a staff psychologist and manager of the outpatient clinic at the Anxiety Disorders Center/Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the Institute of Living. In addition to his work at the Institute of Living, Dr. Hannan works in private practice seeing individual clients and consulting with local school districts on issues related to anxiety and school refusal. Dr. Hannan has also been a featured expert on the television series Hoarders.

Heather M. Hartman-Hall, Ph. D.

Dr. Heather Hartman-Hall, a licensed psychologist, earned her Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology from American University in 2000. She has provided crisis counseling, individual/group psychotherapy, consultation and assessment for adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including a state psychiatric hospital, a juvenile facility, elder care facilities, primary care, and private practice. For more than a decade, she conducted individual and group psychotherapy with psychiatric inpatients presenting with difficulties including severe mental illness, substance abuse, cognitive impairment, significant trauma histories, dissociative symptoms, and self-harming behaviors. She has provided training, supervision, consultation, and program development on topics including assessment, self-injury, psychological trauma, and working with older adults.  She has extensive experience in psychological assessment, including assessment for cognitive impairment and the effects of psychological trauma. Dr. Hartman-Hall has served as the Director of Training, a clinical supervisor, and a regular seminar presenter for an APA-accredited clinical psychology pre-doctoral internship. She currently provides assessment, intervention, and consultation in a primary care setting and is a faculty member of an internal medicine residency program. 


Douglas Heinrichs, M.D.

Douglas Heinrichs MD received his medical degree from Georgetown University and his residency in psychiatry from the University of Cincinnati.  He completed an NIMH extramural research fellowship at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine. He joined the full time research faculty at the MPRC including serving as Director of Outpatient Research Programs. After nearly a decade conducting both pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatment research, he entered the full-time private practice of general psychiatry and clinical psychopharmacology. Although he practices both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy, his primary focus is collaborating with psychotherapists to provide psychiatric evaluation and pharmacologic treatment for their clients

 


Shreya Hessler, Psy.D.

Dr. Hessler is a licensed psychologist and the founder and director of the MINDset Center, in Bel Air, Maryland. She has held faculty appointments at Towson University and Loyola University in Maryland. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Loyola University in Maryland, and completed internship and post-doctoral fellowship training in pediatric psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Hessler's clinical specialties include cultural challenges in practice, evaluation and treatment of anxiety, learning differences, and psychological complications associated with chronic illness across the lifespan, and she frequently speaks on these topics in the community and school settings.   Dr. Hessler has also served on the boards of the International Dyslexia Association and Indian Psychiatric Association in Maryland. She is currently president-elect of the Maryland Psychological Association.


Mary N. Iskarous, Psy.D.

Dr. Mary Iskarous began mental health service in her home country of Egypt where she served as Program Director of the Drug Proofing Your Kids program in Cairo, Egypt.During her service, she witnessed the impact of stigma, prejudice, and isolation of those suffering from mental illness, substance abuse, and sexual identity concerns.  She felt compelled to seek additional education that would enable her to help preserve the dignity of these vulnerable populations as an advocate and mental health professional.  Dr. Iskarous sought graduate education in the United States and graduated with her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Regent University in 2013.  In line with her passion for Arab populations, her graduate research explored the experiences of Arab Americans with same sex attraction and highlighted the challenges this group faces as they develop an integrated sexual and ethnic identity.  Her interest in working with ethnic and sexual minorities has led to ongoing efforts to provide education to clinicians interested in working with Arabic speaking persons.  Additionally,Dr. Iskarous has pursued opportunities to provide care for individuals with severe mental illness and those with comorbid disorders.  She currently works at as a licensed clinical psychologist at an inpatient psychiatric hospital in Virginia,where she provides services as part of a recovery-oriented and trauma-informed treatment program. 


Jared W. Keeley, Ph.D.

Dr. Jared Keeley earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Auburn University in 2009. His primary interest involves the classification of psychopathology, especially concerning mental health professionals’ use of the diagnostic system. He has studied cognitive processes involved in clinicians’ work, including diagnosis, case conceptualization, and treatment planning. Currently, he is consulting for the World Health Organization on the field trials for the Mental and Behavioral Disorders chapter of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) as they work towards the eleventh revision. He is an Assistant Professor of psychology at Mississippi State University. He supervises graduate students and unlicensed doctoral faculty in their psychological services clinic providing comprehensive assessments and evidence-based therapy. He is also involved in advocating for quality mental health practice in the region, acting as the Continuing Education Director for the Southeastern Psychological Association.

Suzanne Levy, Ph.D.

Dr. Suzanne Levy is a licensed clinical psychologist and training director of the ABFT Training Program at Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions. Previously, she was the training director and a clinical child psychologist at the Center for Family Intervention Science at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Levy is a co-developer of Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT). ABFT is the only manualized, empirically informed and supported, family therapy model specifically designed to target family and individual processes associated with adolescent suicide and/or depression. Since 2007, Dr. Levy has been conducting ABFT training workshops and supervision for therapists nationally and internationally. She also over sees ABFT treatment in Drexel’s Center for Family Intervention Science’s clinical trials. She has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally on ABFT, emotion coaching, child and adolescent therapies, resilience, adolescent depression, adolescent development, and adolescent substance use.  Dr. Levy has presented at 100’s of workshops, conferences, and invited lectures, as well as in college classrooms.  Along with her colleagues, Drs. Guy and Gary Diamond, Dr. Levy has written the ABFT manual, “Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents” published by the American Psychological Association.


Michael Madson, Ph.D.

Michael Madson earned his PhD in counseling psychology from Marquette University in 2005. He is a Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Southern Mississippi and a Licensed Psychologist in Mississippi. Dr. Madson directed the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students at USM and teaches graduate classes in counseling and psychotherapy and substance abuse treatment. As a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and co-author of the book Fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing: Tips and Strategies to Address Common Clinical Challenges he is the Director of Faculty Development and Training Fidelity for the project Screening and Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Training for Medical Students and Residents in Mississippi funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. He was also the Motivational Interviewing Director for Hub City Steps, an MI enhanced lifestyle intervention aimed at reducing hypertension among African American individuals funded by the National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities. He has provided clinical services at the Milwaukee VA, the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the Transplant Department, and at Rogers Memorial Hospital in the OCD unit. 


Eric G. Mart, Ph.D

Eric G. Mart, PhD, ABPP is a board-certified forensic psychologist in private practice. He is licensed in New Hampshire, Vermont, Virginia and Massachusetts. Dr. Mart received his PhD in school psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Yeshiva University in 1983, and subsequently retrained in clinical and forensic psychology. His practice includes child custody and parenting assessments, evaluations of civil and criminal competencies and school consultation. Dr. Mart is the author of Issue Focused Forensic Child Custody Assessment, Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy Reconsidered, The Practical Assessment of Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence in the Elderly and Getting Started in Forensic Psychology Practice. He has appeared on 20/20, NBC News, BBC4 and National Public Radio, and has been featured in articles in the New York Times, Psychology Today and the New Yorker.

David R. McDuff, M.D.

Dr. David McDuff is a nationally known addiction, trauma, and sports psychiatrist and a retired Army Colonel. He holds faculty appointments at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in Baltimore (clinical professor) and the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda (adjunct associate professor). He is the founder of the University of Maryland’s Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse and its Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship and Sports Psychiatry Programs and has three times been selected by Baltimore Magazine as it Top Doc in Addiction Psychiatry. He is an active clinician, teacher, speaker, and writer who has given more than 100 lectures at national and international conferences and published 60 journal articles, book chapters & reviews, manuals and monographs including his highly regarded book entitled “Sports Psychiatry: Strategies for Life Balance & Peak Performance (2102, American Psychiatric Press).  He is one of America’s leading Sports Psychiatrist serving as the team psychiatrist and mental skills trainer for the Baltimore Orioles (1996-present) and Ravens (1996-2013) and as the current performance medicine physician for the Indianapolis Colts (2015-present). Dr. McDuff has been married since 1978 to Marie Sanders McDuff and has four children and four grandchildren. For additional information on his work with athletes see his MD Sports Performance website (www.mdsports.net).


Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D.

Dr. Daniel J. Moran is the founder and executive director of the MidAmerican Psychological Institute, and founder of Pickslyde Consulting. He co-authored ACT in Practice, the canonical case conceptualization manual for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. D.J. has appeared on The Learning Channel, Animal Planet, and FOX News discussing anxiety disorders and hoarding. Dr. D.J. is also a Recognized ACTrainer, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and the current president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the worldwide Acceptance and Commitment Therapy organization.


Scott Poland, Ed.D

Dr. Scott Poland is an internationally recognized expert on school crisis and youth suicide and has authored five books and numerous chapters on the subject. He previously directed psychological services for a large Texas school system for 24 years and is a past President of the National Association of School Psychologists and a past Prevention Division Director for the American Association of Suicidology. He recently co-authored the Suicide Safer School Plan for the Texas State Health Services Department and Mental Health America Texas. He was also a founding member of the National Emergency Assistance Team and has assisted schools/communities after many tragedies such as school shootings, suicides and acts of terrorism. He is very dedicated to prevention and has testified about the needs of children before the U.S. Congress on four occasions. He has also been involved as an expert witness in numerous legal cases where schools were sued following a crisis.


Lawrence Raifman, J.D., Ph.D.

Lawrence J. Raifman, Ph.D., J.D. earned his Ph.D and J.D. in clinical psychology and J.D. in law from the University of Arizona in 1981. He spent the early years of his career working as a legal associate at Piper and Marbury before becoming Director, Department of Psychology at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, the Maryland state hospital for the criminally insane. There, as Director and Co-Director of the Pre-trial forensic evaluation program, Dr. Raifman co-led aprogram that evaluated hundreds of defendants on issues of competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility, etc. He later became Director of Forensic Services at the Springfield State Hospital Center, a regional state hospital in Maryland. Dr.Raifman has maintained a private practice in clinical and forensic psychology throughout his career. For more than twenty years, Dr. Raifman has been an adjunct clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Johns Hopkins University. There, he has taught courses in forensics psychology. Over the years, Dr. Raifman has provided clinical supervision and training for many psychologists, and designed forensic evaluation programs. In his private practice,he has worked with families, children, teenagers, and adults, and forensic matters. He has testified in court many times as a forensic expert.

J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.

Dr. J. Russell (“Russ”) Ramsay is co-founder and co-director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and an associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ramsay earned his PhD from Palo Alto University (formerly known as Pacific Graduate School of Psychology) in 1995 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive-behavioral therapy at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Ramsay has authored numerous peer-reviewed professional and scientific articles, as well as many book chapters. He is author of four books, most recently the revised and updated second edition of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: An Integrative Psychosocial and Medical Approach and its companion patient guidebook, The Adult ADHD Tool Kit (both Routledge, 2015, with co-author Anthony Rostain, M.D.).

Dr. Ramsay serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Attention Disorders. He also serves on the Professional Advisory Boards of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD), and is on the Board of the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD). He is recipient of the Martin P. Szuba Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching & Research from PENN and was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame for his contribution to the treatment of adults with ADHD. Dr. Ramsay is frequently interviewed by various media outlets regarding issues related to adult ADHD and has lectured across the country and around the world.


Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D.

Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D., LMFT, ICEEFTCertified Trainer and Supervisor, is the Director of the Washington Baltimore Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), where she also has a private practice. She works extensively with couples where one or both partners have endured trauma and has written and presented on the application of EFT with trauma numerous times. 

In addition to teaching the special topics training of EFT + Trauma, Kathryn also is well known for teaching the Stage Two Change Events of EFT. After completing the first analysis of the Withdrawer Re-engagement Change Event for her dissertation, she teaches the process of coming alongside Withdrawers and their partners many times a year. She also recently released a Withdrawer Re-engagement Training Video and a Pursuer Softening Training Video.   

Kathryn presents and teaches EFT and the Hold Me Tight Educational Program at many conferences such as the Psychotherapy Networker, AAMFT Annual Conference, and EFT Summit and trains mental health professionals in EFT many times a year in various locations across the U.S. and Europe (Dutch Defense Ministry; Danish, Swedish, Dutch, Flemish, & German mental health professionals). Kathryn has trained U.S. Army Chaplains & European Regional Medical Command in EFT and worked with military couples at installations in the U.S. & Germany. She consulted monthly with the Canadian Veterans Affairs for three years and continues to consult monthly for the U.S. Veterans Administration since 2011. Kathryn, along with the originator of EFT Dr. Sue Johnson, was a co-founder and co-director of Strong Bonds, Strong Couples, LLC, which provided EFT-based weekend retreats for Soldiers & Marines coming home from the wars Iraq and Afghanistan and their partners. 

Kathryn was voted a Top Couples Therapist in Washington, D.C. by the Washingtonian magazine in December 2012. A clinical fellow and approved Supervisor of AAMFT, she has authored or co-authored ten articles/chapters on the application of EFT. 


Phil Rich, Ed.D, LICSW

Phil Rich holds a doctorate in applied behavioral and organizational studies and a master’s degree in social work, and is a licensed independent clinical social worker. Phil was the Clinical Director of the Stetson School for 13 years, a Massachusetts based residential treatment program for sexually reactive children and adolescent sexual offenders. Phil presents, trains, and consults nationally and internationally, and is currently in private practice as a consultant and trainer, specializing in work with juvenile sexual offenders. He is the author of “Understanding Juvenile Sexual Offenders: Assessment, Treatment, and Rehabilitation,” “Attachment and Sexual Offending: Understanding and Applying Attachment Theory to the Treatment of Juvenile Sexual Offenders,” “Juvenile Sexual Offenders: A Comprehensive Guide to Risk Evaluation,” and the “Stages of Accomplishment Workbooks for Sexually Abusive Youth. ”

Viveca Saffer, Psy.D.

Dr. Saffer, a licensed psychologist, earned her Psy.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1999.  She has worked in a variety of settings with a variety of populations, including a residential rehabilitation program, nursing homes, a state inpatient psychiatric hospital, and the federal government.  She was the Director of Intern Training for an APA-accredited clinical psychology pre-doctoral internship program at a state inpatient psychiatric hospital.  She has provided supervision for a variety of trainees for more than a decade, including practicum students, interns, and post-doctoral trainees.  She teaches a case conceptualization seminar for interns on an annual basis.

Dana Satir, Ph.D.

Dana Satir, PhD, was awarded her doctorate in psychology from Boston University in 2012. She completed her clinical internship at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School in adult community psychiatry, and went on to receive advanced training in family based treatment for eating disorders (Maudsley) during her postdoctoral fellowship at Children's Hospital Colorado. Over the past decade Dr. Satir has been practicing psychotherapy and offering clinical supervision in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, specializing in complex populations including patients with eating and personality disorders. She has received grant funding for her research in anorexia nervosa, and published and presented her work on the therapeutic alliance and clinician reactions to patients with eating disorders. She is currently in private practice in Denver and Boulder, CO, with an appointment as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Denver where she teaches graduate courses on eating disorder treatment and psychodynamic psychotherapy.


Jason Schiffman, Ph.D.

Jason Schiffman received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California in 2003. Currently, he is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at UMBC where he has been since 2009. Dr. Schiffman runs the Youth FIRST research lab, and is the Co-Director of the Maryland Early Intervention Program’s Strive for Wellness Clinic, both of which provide research, training, and services designed to improve the lives of young people with or at risk for psychosis, as well as their families.  Prior to UMBC, Dr. Schiffman was a professor at the University of Hawaii, Department of Psychology, where he was the Director of the Child and Adolescent Thought Disorders Program. Dr. Schiffman has published over 100 scientific articles related to mental health. He has held several grants with the National Institute of Mental Health for work on risk for schizophrenia, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression for research attempting to improve early identification methods, the Mental Health Foundation embarking on anti-stigma efforts, the State of Hawaii Departments of Education and Health for clinical services he and his team provided to youth receiving public mental health services, and Maryland’s Behavioral Health Administration for assessment and intervention services for youth and young adults at risk for psychosis. Dr. Schiffman’s research seeks to refine the identification of young people at risk for psychotic disorders, better understand the effects of psychosocial interventions for adolescents with psychosis, and uncover mechanisms that can reduce stigma against people with serious mental health concerns.

 


Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D.

Shauna L. Shapiro, Ph.D. is a Professor at Santa Clara University, a clinical psychologist, and an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness.  Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to education in the area of mindfulness, and was awarded a Contemplative practice fellowship by the Mind and Life Institute, co-founded by the Dalai Lama.  Dr. Shapiro lectures and leads mindfulness training programs internationally and has been invited to present for the King of Thailand, the Danish Government, and the World Council for Psychotherapy, Beijing, China and the Prime Minister of Iceland, in addition to leading corporations such as Google and Cisco Systems. She has published over 100 articles and book chapters and is co-author of the critically acclaimed text, The Art and Science of Mindfulness as well as popular parenting book, Mindful Discipline: A loving approach to raising an emotionally intelligent child. Dr. Shapiro’s work has been featured in the Wired Magazine, USA Today, The Yoga Journal, and the American Psychologist.


David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.

Dr. David Shapiro has been called the Father of clinical forensic psychology. His first book on forensic assessment appeared in 1983 and was the only book at that time to approach forensic assessment from the point of view of actual issues encountered in practice rather than from a theoretical basis. Since that time, he has authored five more textbooks and four dozen peer reviewed articles dealing with the interface of psychology and law. His comprehensive approach to forensic assessment has been widely distributed and used as models for various books and training programs.Dr. Shapiro is a Diplomate in Forensic Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology and has been actively engaged in forensic practice for over forty years. He is currently a Professor of psychology at Nova Southeastern University and teaches courses in forensic assessment, criminal law, ethics and professional practice,supervision and consultation, projective personality assessment, and risk assessment for future violence. He regularly provides forensic and ethics training at a variety of national forums, including APA and ABPP.

Sarah B. Shevchuk, Psy.D.

Dr. Sarah Shevchuk has always had a passion for understanding the brain and behavior. Prior to the practice of psychology, she conducted biological research in the areas of neuroscience/electrophysiology where she studied pain pathways and immunological responses following traumatic brain injury. While obtaining her PsyD in clinical psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology in 2011, she gained experience working with both children and adults in a variety of settings.  Dr. Shevchuk’s training experiences include working in private practice, community mental health centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, VA hospitals, and correctional settings.  After completing her Psy.D., Dr. Shevchuk enhanced her training by completing an APA accredited post-doctoral fellowship at the Louis Stokes Cleveland DVA Medical Center with specialty emphasis in psychosocial rehabilitation of serious mental illness. During her fellowship she collaborated with Case Western Reserve University's Department of Psychological Science for a research project looking at social factors related to depression and suicide. Her continued interest in the brain and behavior has led to ongoing exploration and understanding of the role of physiological mechanisms underlying mental illness and recovery.  She currently works for a VA Health Care System where she serves as a clinical psychologist, inpatient clinical coordinator, and major rotation and assessment supervisor for an APA-accredited pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship.  


Judith Siegel, Ph.D.

 Judith Siegel is a Professor at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University where she is Director of the Post Masters Certificate Program in Child and Family Therapy and the Coordinator of the online Post Masters Certificate Program in Advanced Clinical Diagnosis and Assessment. Dr. Siegel also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Family Social Work.  She is a recognized leader in the field of couple treatment, and represents an approach that draws from Object Relations, systems and neurobiology.  Her books include Repairing Intimacy (Jason Aronson), Countertransference in Couples Therapy (co-authored with Marion Solomon and published by Norton Press), What Children Learn From Their Parents Marriage (Harper Collins) and Stop Overreacting (New Harbinger).  She has presented her work on Object Relations Couple Treatment throughout the United States, Canada, England, Israel and Australia, and is a regular presenter at the Ackerman Institute for The Family in New York.


Ann Steffen, Ph.D., ABPP

Ann Steffen, Ph.D., ABPP earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Indiana University-Bloomington and was trained in interdisciplinary geriatric care teams as an intern at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.  She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical geropsychology at Stanford University School of Medicine within the Older Adult and Family Center.  Dr. Steffen is currently a professor of psychology and gerontology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she has spent her career in teaching, research, supervision and direct clinical services focused on the needs of older adults and family caregivers.  At UM-St. Louis, she has served as the director of Gerontology programs and as director of clinical training for the APA-approved doctoral program in clinical psychology.  Dr. Steffen is a faculty clinician at the UM-St. Louis Community Psychological Service, and is dual board certified in Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology and in Geropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).


Joshua Swift, Ph.D.

Joshua K. Swift, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Idaho State University and a licensed psychologist in Idaho. At Idaho State University he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on the practice of psychotherapy, ethics, and supervision. Dr. Swift is an internationally recognized psychotherapy process and outcome researcher, particularly for his work on premature termination in psychotherapy and the integration of client preferences into treatment. He has an American Psychological Association published book on Premature Termination, over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has presented his research across the globe. He has also been recognized with several local, national, and international research and teaching awards.  


Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW

Sheri is a registered Social Worker who has been working in the mental health field since 2000, most of which she has spent both in private practice and at a community hospital, working with clients with severe mental health problems. Sheri has had extensive training in mindfulness and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and has been running DBT-informed groups since 2004.

Sheri is the author of seven DBT books for both adults and teens, the focus of which is to teach clients how to use mindfulness practice and DBT skills to help them live emotionally healthier lives. She has also written DBT Made Simple, the aim of which was to make DBT more accessible to therapists working with diagnoses other than borderline personality disorder; and she has been presenting extensively in Canada and abroad with this goal as well.

Sheri is the winner of the R.O. Jones award for her research on using DBT skills with bipolar disorder, presented at the Canadian Psychiatric Association Conference in September, 2010.  


Lenore Walker, Ed.D.

Lenore Walker received her doctorate at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 1972 and immediately went on the psychiatry faculty at the then CMDNJ Rutgers Medical School where she began her research about the psychological effects of domestic violence on women and children. In 1978 Walker received an RO1 research grant from NIMH to study what she named “Battered Woman Syndrome”.  She continued that research on the faculty of Nova Southeastern University Center for Psychological Studies where she is the Coordinator of the Clinical Forensic Psychology Concentration in the doctoral program and Director of the Masters in Forensic Psychology program. During the almost forty years, Walker has engaged in clinical and forensic practice and policy issues around the world in the area of gender violence, published twenty books and authored numerous chapters and articles, and is working on the fourth edition of The Battered Woman Syndrome. She is known internationally for her keynote speeches and workshops to professionals as well as expert witness testimony in high publicity legal cases.


Monnica Williams, Ph.D.

Monnica Williams, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of the Center for Mental Health Disparities at the University of Louisville, where she conducts psychological research, mentors students, and teaches advanced courses in multicultural psychology and psychopathology. She completed her undergraduate work at MIT and UCLA, and received her doctoral degree from the University of Virginia.  Dr. Williams was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry for over four years, where she worked with Dr.Edna Foa at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety before her move to Kentucky in 2011.

Dr. Williams has presented at many scientific conferences and published multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters focused on anxiety disorders and cultural differences.  She has been the principal investigator on several grant-funded research projects, and has served as a peer reviewer for over 15 different journals.

Dr. Williams is a licensed psychologist in two states.  She is the Executive Director of the Behavioral Wellness Counseling Center,which has offices in Virginia and Kentucky.  She treats adults with anxiety disorders and provides clinical instruction to trainees.  In the community, she conducts trainings and lecture for medical residents,local organizations, and treatment providers.  She was president-elect of the Delaware Valley Association of Black Psychologists and served on the board of directors of the Main Line PA chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).

Christina Zampitella, Psy.D.

Dr. Christina Zampitella, Psy.D., FT is a licensed clinical psychologist in both Delaware and California, Fellow of Thanatology (expert in death, loss, and bereavement), co-owner and director of clinical services at Integrative Psychology Group, professor/faculty member, and professional speaker. She works as an adjunct faculty member at Marian University’s Master’s in Thanatology program and National University, focusing her research, course development, and teaching on Bereavement Studies and Integrative Psychology. She served as the chair for the Continuing Education Committee for the San Diego Psychological Association from 2007-2009 and is the incoming chair of the Continuing Education Committee for the Delaware Psychological Association. Dr. Zampitella specializes in death, loss, and bereavement, integrative psychology, spirituality, and nature-based therapy. She is the former resident psychologist on Fox 5 News in San Diego, and often appeared on NBC News. She has been featured in Elle Magazine, BuzzFeed, and The Huffington Post.


Charles Zeitler, Psy.D.

Dr. Charles N. Zeitler is a clinical psychologist with a broad range of experience in the treatment and evaluation of children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems, adults with serious and persistent mental illness, couples in crisis and sexual addiction.  He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a focus in child and family therapy and assessment  from The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Washington, DC in 2010.  Dr. Zeitler is a licensed Psychologist in Virginia, New York and his home state of Maryland and is a Nationally Registered Health Service Psychologist.  Dr. Zeitler completed a Forensic Fellowship at Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville, Maryland.  He performs evaluations and serves as an expert witness and consultant in his role as a forensic psychologist as well as performing consultative examinations on applicants for Social Security Disability Income and Supplemental Security Income benefits.  Dr. Zeitler established his private practice in 2011, Assessments & Solutions, where he specializes in treating couples in crisis, particularly with regard to infidelity, and in treating cybersexual addiction. His interest in helping individuals and couples effected by sexual addiction was a primary impetus for Dr. Zeitler to become a psychologist. His doctoral research project focused on creating guidelines to treat cybersexual addiction in the context of a committed relationship.  Dr. Zeitler has lectured on Cybersexual Addiction for psychologists at a state psychiatric hospital and has served as a guest speaker and consultant for churches establishing sexual integrity ministries. 


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ADHD and Delinquency Home Study(1.5 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$39.00
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Studies show that 30 to 40 percent of juvenile delinquents are also diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Yet, many juvenile justice professionals may not be up-to-date with what we know about ADHD.  This webinar will provide you with useful ideas for assisting kids with ADHD.
Seminar ID: 576

The Families of Delinquent Youth Home Study (1.5 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$39.00
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A great deal of research has looked at family functioning and it's relations to the development of delinquency.  This webinar will summarize that research and give you new ways to look at the delinquent youth and their families.
Seminar ID: 583

How are juvenile delinquents different from their peers?  How might these differences result in the behaviors they exhibit?  This webinar will help you understand the deficits that underlie the behaviors we see.
Seminar ID: 589

Delinquency in Girls Home Study(1.5 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$39.00
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“Overall, Keith did a great job of presenting on the topic. Interesting to learn more about the ways that CD girls act out.”-Leanne W., Psychologist, California



Conduct Disordered boys outnumber Conduct Disordered girls five to one.  So, much of the research on juvenile delinquency has been done with boys.  Recently, research has emerged on the nature of conduct problems in girls.  This webinar will focus on the ways girls with disruptive behaviors differ from boys.
Seminar ID: 590

Juvenile delinquents can be a challenging population for therapists.  They present a number of obstacles to the development of a working alliance.  This webinar will help you get past those obstacles and find ways to work effectively with these youth.
Seminar ID: 593

This webinar is on what causes juvenile delinquency.  The answer to this age old question is remarkably complex.
Seminar ID: 596

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for School Refusal Home Study(6 CE's)
Presenter: Scott E. Hannan, Ph.D.
$89.00
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Assessment and Treatment with Scott Hannan, Ph.D., as seen on the television show, "Hoarders."
Seminar ID: 584

“This is a solid and well presented program Good detail on how high achieving people acquire and maintain those skills and level of performance.” -Phillip B., Professional Counselor, Maryland


David McDuff, M.D., sports psychiatrist to the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens, will present a model for working effectively with athletes on everything from performance enhancement, life balance, recovery form injury, stress control, sleep-energy management, and substance abuse.  He will also talk about the treatment of psychiatric problems in athletes.  Working with Dr. McDuff, you can develop a new area of practice in the exciting field of sports psychology.
Seminar ID: 627

The ability to predict  future violent behavior has long been an issue for mental health professionals.  Initially it was merely assumed that we could make such predictions accurately based on our clinical skills alone.  Many decisions in the judicial system hinge on an accurate assessment of violence, such as  bond, probation, and parole decisions, committment to and release from psychiatric facilities, and even whether or not a defendant should be sentenced to death.

Recent research has demonstrated however that such predictions are not as accurate as once assumed and that the methodology used was sadly lacking in  validity.   A tremendous amount of research has gone into risk assessment for future  violence ; still,,  the accuracy remains in question even to this day; nevertheless, judicial decisions are continually made which ignore our limited ability to assess violent behavior.

This webinar will explore  the factors necessary to do competent work in this area and demonstrate the ways that risk assessment can become more precise.

Seminar ID: 3932

What We Know About Acting Out Teens Home Study(6 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$89.00
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"No technical difficulties and the content was interesting.  Dr. Hannan's personal anecdotes about working with juvenile offenders helped add clarity to the content as well"- Mike S., LCPC, Pennsylvania
 
In this webinar, Keith Hannan, Ph.D will talk about the diagnosis and treatment of disruptive behavior disorder.  He will help you distinguish between benign mischievousness and malignant antisocial behavior.  He will explore the literature on delinquency in girls.  There will be a review of risk assessment.  Information will also be presented on the cognitive style and deficits of delinquent youth.  He will present a model for effective psychotherapeutic intervention.
Seminar ID: 752

"I really enjoyed Dr. McDuff's presentation style and was impressed with the clarity of his explanations."-Larry D., Psychologist, New Mexico
 
David McDuff, M.D. has spent the bulk of his career treating people with complex addictions.  he has published numerous books and articles on the topic.  In this webinar, he will give you new ways to think about your addicted patients, as well as new assessment and treatment tools.  You will leave this seminar with a whole new outlook on addictions.  You will learn about the risk and protective factors associated with addiction.  You will learn about the key elements to a successful recovery.  You will learn how to incorporate motivational enhancement and positive psychology into the recovery process.
Seminar ID: 759

How Do Juvenile Delinquents Think? Home Study (1.5 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$39.00
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Why do juvenile delinquents engage in behaviors that violate societal norms?  Why do they seem immune to punishment?  This webinar will review the research regarding the cognitive style of juvenile delinquents.
Seminar ID: 592

Treating Arab/Middle Eastern populations in the United States has recently become of interest within the field of clinical psychology because of increased immigration of these groups over the last decade.  Many Arabs have immigrated to benefit from financial and occupational opportunities; however, others have left their countries of origin in the pursuit of greater freedom and to flee from persecution.  Arab sexual minorities are among these groups.  This seminar will provide a brief description of Arab populations with regard to ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds. It will also explore the experiences of Arabs with same-sex attractions and the impact of familial, cultural, and religious values on the expression of sexuality and identity. Finally,recommendations will be presented to assist clinicians who seek to increase cultural competence working with this unique population.
Seminar ID: 2106

Child and adolescent behavioral issues can cause significant disruption to family life.  In addition to the effects on family, it may impact academic and social life.  Although many parents understand the concepts of reward and punishment, they may not understand the most effective ways to implement behavior management techniques.In addition, many parents may be overly reliant on punitive consequences for negative behavior rather than focusing on ways increase positive,pro-social behaviors.  Dr. Hannan’s seminar Understanding and Implementing Parent Training in Clinical Practice will teach clinicians how to instruct parents in behavior management.  Parent training is essential to positive outcomes in treatment for both externalizing and internalizing disorders.  This webinar will include instruction on performing a functional behavioral assessment, case conceptualization, and devising an appropriate behavior plan.  Beyond positive reinforcement and punishment,this webinar will present a variety of behavioral techniques including shaping,extinction, and differential reinforcement of alternative behavior.  Clinicians will learn how to tailor treatment according to developmental level and co-occurring psychiatric conditions, as well as how to address problems within typical development.  Research into the factors associated with successful implementation of behavioral principles will be discussed as well.

Seminar ID: 1738

"Very well done.  Great content and practicality in my practice.  New to treatment in this field.  Everything was rather new.  Great introduction to this line of work."-Matthew B., LMFT, Utah
 
It has become increasingly common for children and adolescents who engage in sexually abusive or sexually troubled behavior to come to the attention of authorities, with a resulting increase in referrals to mental health practitioners for the evaluation or treatment of juvenile sexually abusive behavior. This seminar is designed to help clinicians understand current ideas about this specialized practice, and recent and evolving changes in the field, providing an overview of current thinking and models by which to understand, approach, and engage in treatment. The seminar does not focus upon treatment itself or treatment models. It instead highlights and discusses important and current ideas about sexually abusive youth and the nature of the treatment process, the importance of the collaborative treatment relationship,an approach to treatment that recognizes the individuality of each youth in treatment, and an understanding of the developmental pathways to sexually abusive behavior. The seminar will be useful for those experienced in the treatment of sexually abusive youth and those new to the field or just wishing to learn more about the work.  
Seminar ID: 1140

Paraphilic Disorders are often referenced but rarely defined. In some jurisdictions, they serve as the basis for involuntary commitment and in some situations become the source of wry humor. This seminar will attempt to canvas Paraphilias and Paraphilic Disorders and detail what is known and unknown about aspects of human sexual behavior. We will try to abandon moral judgments and take an objective stance with the topic. Approaches to making these diagnoses and clues to follow-up and specialized referral will be referenced.
Seminar ID: 4297

The Arab/ Middle Eastern community constitutes a culturally rich and diverse ethnic group; however, in contrast to other ethnic groups in the United States,this group has received little attention in the literature.   This seminar will provide a brief description of Arab populations with regard to ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds.  It will also explore the impact of actual and perceived experiences of discrimination and prejudice on Arab client mental health.  Finally, this seminar will present recommendations for culturally sensitive treatment interventions for clinicians who wish to work with this population.
Seminar ID: 2105

The incidence of youth suicide requires that schools and communities collaborate and increase suicide prevention efforts and that they be prepared to respond if a suicide occurs in order to reduce suicide contagion.  This presentation will help school and community mental health personnel increase their understanding of the most common factors in youth suicide.  Participants will learn effective strategies to prevent youth suicide and lessons from the aftermath of numerous suicides.
Seminar ID: 4543

The Treatment of Hoarding Home Study ( 6 CE's)
Presenter: Scott E. Hannan, Ph.D.
$89.00
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"Enjoyed the presentation.  Learned a lot.  Very organized, easy to apply to practice.  Understanding the difference between OCD and hoarding was very helpful"-Scott M. Psychologist, Washington
 
Scott Hannan, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, who has appeared on the television show "Hoarders," summarizes what we know about the treatment of Hoarding.
Seminar ID: 617

DSM-5 Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: Jared W. Keeley, Ph.D.
$59.00
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"Well organized and packed with information.  I am better prepared for the DSM-5."-Jo B. Psychologist, Texas
 
Accurate diagnosis is the foundation of mental health treatment. It is critical that our diagnostic and classification system reflect the current state of knowledge regarding psychiatric disorders. DSM-5 incorporates the latest scientific understanding of mental health disorders. Yet, with the advent of a new diagnostic system, clinicians have to learn about the key changes in the new system. This webinar will focus on the changes in the DSM-5 from the DSM-IV.  Dr. Keeley, whose research career has focused on the classification of mental health disorders, will guide you through  the important changes in our new diagnostic system.
Seminar ID: 1220

One of the biggest challenges in trauma recovery is managing both when clients get emotionally overwhelmed and when clients numb out and shut down. Learning how to pace therapy and navigate clients’ emotional window of tolerance are key foundations of successful trauma treatment. In this webinar, Dr. Fatter will address the DSM 5 diagnostic categories for traumatic stress.  This training will review the impact of traumatic stress on the brain in tangible ways to help clinicians better conceptualize how trauma alters the body’s arousal system. We will address one of the most important aspects of the therapeutic relationship based on what we know about the traumatized brain. A phase-oriented treatment approach will be presented so clinicians learn an evidence-based structure for pacing the intensity of trauma treatment. In addition, we will explore three research-informed adjunctive therapies to help clients maintain stabilization and regulate arousal.
Seminar ID: 4144

“Strong and knowledgeable instructor. Highly responsive to questions. Explained each component clearly and was great at putting it all together -- especially tying in the theories with clinical implications. This webinar inspired me to learn more about DBT, and use it with my clients.”-Liat Z., Professional Counselor, New York



Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this.
This seminar will provide an introduction to DBT, including the origins of the therapy, and the Biosocial Theory of how emotion dysregulation develops. You will learn about some of the research demonstrating that DBT is effective in treating disorders other than BPD. Finally, you will learn about Dialectics, and the importance of balancing validation with change with the dysregulated client; and how to effectively use validation to help clients re-regulate in session, as well as how to teach them to practice this skill on their own.
Seminar ID: 4153

The field of domestic violence has been evolving over the past thirty plus years as the knowledge base has increased and new assessment and intervention techniques offer assistance to the families in which it occurs. This Webinar will begin by reviewing identification and assessment tools for victims, perpetrators, and children that can assist mental health professionals. We will then review the field of trauma and the psychological impact on victims. Finally, we will look at one specific treatment program that can be used with victims of domestic violence and other gender-based trauma.
Seminar ID: 4154

In this dynamic seminar, attendees gain an overview of the history and development of the basic principles, objectives, goals, therapeutic factors, tenets, and dimensions of play therapy. The basic skills and techniques in play therapy will be presented and examples of the utilization of the skills will be practiced. Attendees will explore the therapeutic powers inherent in play. An overview of the essential ingredients needed to set up a play therapy playroom will be presented and the categories of toys selected for such environments.
Seminar ID: 4007

"Very informative.  Great speaker."-Jodi S,, Social Worker, Kansas
 
This Home Study seminar will talk about the All-or-None Phenomenon in Borderline Personality (BPD), looking at it from both a psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral perspective.  The talk will define the All-or-None Phenomenon, as well as providing clinical examples.  It will also look at the reactions this elicits in treating professionals.  You will leave this webinar will techniques that are useful in helping patients who suffer from BPD.
Seminar ID: 600

Diagnostic Assessment of ADHD in Adulthood Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.
$59.00
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Increasing numbers of adults are seeking out assessment and treatment for ADHD.  However, ADHD is considered to be one of the most misdiagnosed conditions, being prone to both over- and under-diagnosis.  This presentation provides a model for a comprehensive diagnostic assessment of ADHD in adults that can be tailored and used by clinicians in practice to increase diagnostic accuracy.  Issues related to DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ADHD, presenting symptoms and problems characteristic of ADHD that are not included in the official criteria, the prevalence and persistence of ADHD into adulthood, testing for ADHD, the issue of malingering, as well as telling clients when their difficulties are not consistent with a diagnosis of ADHD will be discussed.
Seminar ID: 3942

Attachment theory can inform work with sexually abusive youth. This webinar will describe and discuss the use of attachment theory as a model and methodology by which to better understand the development of juvenile sexually abusive behavior and to better understand individual clients from an attachment-informed perspective. The webinar is not intended as a primer or introduction to attachment theory, but does ill provide a descriptive overview of relevant theoretical models, and includes case studies that highlight the use of attachment theory as a framework by which to understand and explore work with sexually troubled young people and their families. The webinar is designed for those wishing to learn more about attachment
theory and its application in treatment with sexually abusive youth.
Seminar ID: 3938

Introduction to Cognitive Behavior Therapy Home Study (6 CE's)
Presenter: Scott E. Hannan, Ph.D.
$89.00
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This webinar provides an indepth look at the theory and practice of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).  Scott Hannan, Ph.D, seen frequently on the TV show "Hoarders," who has devoted his career to the treatment of anxiety disorders with CBT, will help you refine you coneptualization skills and use of techniques.  He will also talk about the use of CBT for Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia, Eating Disorders, and Personality Disorders.
Seminar ID: 758

Risk Management in Psychological Practice Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$59.00
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This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Mental health professionals are affected by the fact that we live in an age of litigation; if  clients are dissatisfied with the outcome of an evaluation or treatment , they may file an ethics complaint or a law suit with increased frequency compared to  the past. Malpractice insurance premiums have increased by more than a factor of 10 over the past few decades.  As a result, many practitioners are “running scared”, fearful of complaints.  In point of fact, very few of these legal actions are successful; while going through them is unpleasant, if a mental health practitioner adheres to a few basic principles of risk management, the likelihood of a successful suit is vastly diminished.  This webinar will present these basic principles within a framework of the fundamental legal concepts involved,and how these concepts may be easily incorporated into practice guidelines.  Special attention will be paid to confidentiality and privilege, the nature of malpractice claims,informed consent, documentation, consultation,the most frequent areas of litigation, and concrete steps to take to minimize the risk of litigation.

Seminar ID: 1690

Therapists in Court Home Study (6 CE's)
Presenter: Eric G. Mart, Ph.D
$89.00
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This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.

"Very good seminar.  Informative.  Good pace.  Presenter has good knowledge and experience.  Has peaked my existing interest in forensic psychology."-Karen R. LCPC, Wyoming

In our increasingly litigious society, high divorce rates, custody disputes, child abuse reports, personal injury suits and disability claims all have the potential to draw the psychotherapist into involvement with the legal system. Many therapists are unfamiliar with the terrain of the legal system.Without proper strategies for responding to demands for court-related assistance such as requests for opinions, records and testimony, such involvement puts them at risk for inadvertent violations of practice standards as well as complaints regulatory boards by dissatisfied litigants.  This workshop is designed to help psychotherapist from very small health guilds respond effectively to situations in which there are therapeutic roles bring them into contact with the legal system. Participants will be provided with concrete, practical guidelines for coping with a variety of situations that will almost inevitably arise in the course of psychotherapeutic practice.

Seminar ID: 1792

Preventing Medical Errors Home Study (2 CE's)
Presenter: David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$49.00
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Within the past several years there has been an increased emphasis on how complex systems may contribute to diagnostic and treatment failures. When some tragedy occurs such as suicide or violent behavior, the tendency is to pick someone out as a scapegoat. Root Cause analysis seeks to avoid this scapegoating by analyzing the system failures that lead to these unfortunate outcomes. Participants will learn the elements of how to perform a root cause analysis.
Seminar ID: 3943

“This was my favorite webinar. I learned the most about myself as a therapist and a great deal about the borderline elicitation of counter transference. This webinar was a revival of things I learned in graduate school and that I needed a refresher course in.”-Jane K., Social Worker, New York



Recent research suggests that the therapeutic alliance and the ability to heal ruptures in the therapeutic relationship are key elements of successful treatment for individuals with personality disorders.  Yet, these patients tend to stimulate strong countertransference reactions that can derail the treatment.  This seminar elucidates common countertransference reactions to each of the personality disorders.  There is also discussion about how to manage these reactions and to use them to better understand the patient and thus, provide better care.
Seminar ID: 1992

Making Sense of the Complexity of Trauma Home Study (6 CE's)
Presenter: Heather M. Hartman-Hall, Ph. D.
$89.00
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In this seminar, Dr. Hartman-Hall provides an in-depth look at the etiology of PTSD and complex trauma symptoms as well as guidelines for thorough assessment and treatment planning. Practical strategies are presented for managing clinical challenges including self-injury, treating trauma in various settings, and managing dissociation. Avoiding clinician burn-out is also a focus. This seminar provides tools developed from clinical experience and the research literature that you can start using right away to help your clients who are struggling with trauma symptoms. Includes DSM-5 changes to diagnosis of trauma disorders. 

Seminar ID: 610

Psychopharmacology Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: Douglas Heinrichs, M.D.
$59.00
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Many clients struggling with mental health issues are best treated with a combination of psychological and pharmacological interventions. Effective collaboration between clinicians specializing in each of these modalities requires a basic understanding of each others discipline. Dr. Heinrichs, a psychiatrist experienced in both pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy, will provide the non-prescribing psychotherapist with a practical grasp of psychopharmacology sufficient to allow them to coordinate comfortably and effectively with the psychiatrist or other prescribing clinician in the ongoing shared treatment of their clients and to assist their clients in considering the potential benefits and limits of medication treatment.
Seminar ID: 3211

Psychotherapy with African Americans Home Study( 6 CE's)
Presenter: Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
$89.00
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In this webinar, Dr. Williams will distinguish between color blind and multicultural approaches.  She will talk about racial identity in blacks and whites and talk about the impact of cultural stereotypes.  She will identify the impact of discrimination and racism on mental health.  This webinar will also focus on practical skills in working with African American clients, looking at cultural mistrust, diagnostic issues, and Afrocentric values.  Finally, Dr. Williams will highlight the literature on race and IQ and psychopathology assessment.  She will help participants in defining culturally sensitive therapy.
Seminar ID: 751

The Biology of Reward and Deficiency Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: Sarah B. Shevchuk, Psy.D.
$59.00
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The biology of reward has been well-studied and is linked to numerous mental health diagnoses. Researchers identified an anomaly in this reward cascade called Reward Deficiency Syndrome or RDS. This anomaly and its impact on psychotherapy are less evident in psychological literature, yet it provides useful knowledge in one of the most prevalent and challenging of all mental health disorders…addiction. This seminar will help you understand the cascade theory of reward and provide you with working knowledge of RDS. You will be able to talk about how RDS affects the brain, what research has found regarding the impact of RDS, as well as discuss a model of therapy that considers highly this biological aspect of mental illness. The focus of this seminar is biopsychological and psychopharmaocological in nature.
Seminar ID: 3452

Profiling Mentally Ill Mass Murderers Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Lawrence Raifman, J.D., Ph.D.
$59.00
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“This was an excellent course. I was captivated for the entire 3 hours. Material was very up to date and use of media and PowerPoint was very effective.” -Mary Kate H., :icensed Professional Counselor, Florida

Profiling Mentally Ill Mass Murderers is an introductory seminar to the problem of spree killers. The spree killer, whether or not impacted by mentally illness, is a considerable scourge upon society. Factors like easy access to guns by dangerous mentally ill, inadequate commitment laws,the inability to predict dangerous behavior, and media frenzy, contribute to an increasing death toll. This seminar uses case studies to highlight the role played by diagnostic assessment (suicide by cop, psychopathic behavior, PTSD, major mental disorders), inadequate prevention civil and gun policy strategies, and stigmatization of the mentally ill as dangerous.
Seminar ID: 3367

As of October 1, 2015, the United States officially adopted ICD-10 as the standard for coding health conditions, including for insurance billing purposes. However, many mental health professionals in the US are unfamiliar with the ICD system, as it is only rarely addressed in their professional training. This 3-hour workshop will provide an overview of the ICD classification system, starting with its history, purpose, and structure. In order to fully and best understand the changes to the coding system, it is important to know how ICD relates to DSM, where differences occur, and why those differences exist. Therefore, this workshop will provide both conceptual and practical information about the use of ICD. It will describe key differences between ICD-10 and DSM-IV diagnostic descriptions of common mental disorders, as well as provide guidance on how to implement ICD-10-CM codes for billing purposes. Because the ICD-10 was developed in 1990, this workshop will also cover the development and release of ICD-11, which is slated for approval in 2018. Finally, because the system is new to US practitioners, the workshop will provide links to free resources related to the ICD that professionals can access on their own to continue increasing their familiarity with ICD.
Seminar ID: 3949

Mental Health Treatment of Stroke Victims Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: Jonathan Haber, Psy.D.
$59.00
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Stroke is a major cause of death and disability in the U.S.  As mental health providers, we will likely treat patients who have either experienced a stroke or are impacted by the effects of stroke on a member of their family, which are often sudden and debilitating.  Though stroke is prevalent, little education is provided to mental health providers concerning the events, treatment, and psychological needs of patients during physical rehabilitation and after treatment.  This webinar is intended to provide a thorough overview of the stroke patient’s experience and review important clinical considerations for treating patient who have been affected by stroke. 

This webinar is divided into three sections.  The first section is an overview of the patient’s experience throughout their course of hospitalization as well as biological and historical information about stroke and stroke treatment.  The second section focuses on important topics related to the mental health of stroke patients (i.e., Post-Stroke Depression).  The third section addresses adjustment difficulties and treatment considerations for patient who have had strokes.

Seminar ID: 3947

Obsessive compulsive disorder can be associated with extreme levels of distress and severe impairment in one’s life. Proper diagnosis and treatment formulation is essential in assisting those with this disabling condition. Although most people are familiar with typical symptoms including washing and checking, many may not have an understanding of other presentations of OCD, such as scrupulosity, harm obsessions, and sexual obsessions. Fortunately, the gold standard treatment exposure and response prevention can be utilized to treat the various presentations of OCD. In this seminar, Dr. Hannan will review the various presentations of OCD and train attendees in making an accurate diagnosis of OCD. In addition to learning about the various presentations of OCD, attendees will learn to assess the severity of OCD. Dr. Hannan will explain the rationale of using exposure and ritual prevention and discuss how to conceptualize cases of OCD, along with creating an exposure hierarchy. Exposure therapy will be introduced through both didactics and video demonstration. Special cases of OCD, including comorbid conditions and adaptations needed to treat children, will be addressed.
Seminar ID: 4087

Psychodynamic therapy (PDT) is a widely practiced form of psychotherapy for a variety of different problems and disorders.  Nevertheless, the concepts and techniques used in PDT are often taught in a way that obscures rather than clarifies their nature.  In addition, a gap remains between the theoretical, clinical, and empirical literature of PDT.  This seminar presents a series of evidence-based psychodynamic techniques and processes, grounded in coherent theoretical formulations, systematic research, and applied clinical examples.  You will also learn about meta-analytic research on the overall efficacy and effectiveness of PDT.
Seminar ID: 4137

Demystifying ACT Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D.
$59.00
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“Very much enjoyed the seminar and look forward to using ACT it in my practice. I am relatively new to ACT so the entire seminar was useful.”-Kristen W., Professional Counselor, Texas



Incorporating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into your treatment approach will have a significant impact on your clinical effectiveness and the well-being of your clients.  ACT is a rich, integrative approach, and has been shown to be effective for many clinically-relevant concerns. Because ACT takes a different perspective on psychotherapy, some clinicians wonder how to blend the applications into their own therapy approach. Other clinicians who have embraced the ACT concepts still have questions about certain aspects of the therapy. This webinar will explain ACT in a very clear, concise, user-friendly manner.
Seminar ID: 4474

 “The instructor was clearly knowledgeable and well-organized. I liked that she disclosed some of her weaker content/expertise (e.g. not good with metaphors). This was good modeling of the concepts she was teaching. I loved the developmental cube. I will look more into this model and will likely implement it.”-Phillip L., Licensed Professional Counselor, Texas

In this seminar, Dr. Saffer examines the purpose of clinical supervision, including the components and processes that are important for effective supervision. Participants are encouraged to consider different models and methods as they develop an approach to clinical supervision.  In addition,strategies are discussed regarding effectively dealing with some of the challenges that are inherent in the supervisory process.  This seminar is designed to provide participants with a thoughtful approach to the supervision process and to encourage the development of competence in this area of training.
Seminar ID: 4421

“This was the best seminar I've seen on TZK so far. The presenter was engaging, spoke at a nice cadence (not to fast or slow). Extremely knowledgeable with clear strategies to use with clients.”-Justine M., Psychologist, Idaho



Over 28% of adults will have a panic attack in their lifetime. Many will experience repeated attacks, which can lead to struggles to hold down a job, maintain friendships, or even carry out basic chores, like shopping for groceries. When we think of panic, we often think of panic disorder. However, individuals with PTSD, depression, social anxiety, substance use disorder, generalized anxiety, and specific phobias frequently grapple with both episodic and chronic panic attacks.

This training will delve into the problems of panic. What is it and why is it so important to treat? Then we’ll explore anxiety sensitivity theory, a compelling explanation for why some people develop panic attacks. Next, using the ironic process theory (Wegner, 1997), we’ll learn how attempts to suppress panic symptoms actually cause the very thing panic sufferers are desperately trying to avoid. We will then turn to understanding how mindfulness can break panic’s vicious cycle. After we study the fundamental elements of mindfulness and their connection to panic, we will delve into helping patients use mindfulness to ameliorate panic and start living life again.

Seminar ID: 4391

“Very helpful and incredibly insightful. Brought ideas and suggestions to the topic I had not thought about.” -Gina F., Social Worker, New York

Bullying has become a high priority problem for many schools. Across the country, most states have passed laws that prohibit bullying and harassment because of the hostile and discriminatory environment that they create. Students who are targeted by bullying suffer educational discrimination as well as a host of internalizing and externalizing problems. Likewise, the effects on bullies and bystanders are not to be dismissed. This webinar will take participants through basic and mid-level information on bullying that will provoke critical thinking about how we have traditionally sought to prevent and respond to this problem. It will consider how context shapes behaviors and how we as adults in the school environment can influence context. Finally, this webinar will look at ways to respond to bullying that avoid the traditional “investigate, interrogate, blame, and punish” approach to solving the problem of bullying.

Seminar ID: 4405

“The instructor was excellent! She was compassionate, listened well and was attentive to questions. I got so much more out of this webinar than I have from the in person seminars I've attended! I will watch for her other seminars! I learned how to more effectively work with trauma. I used one of the techniques taught in the session I had immediately after the seminar.”-Eve S., Professional Counselor, Alabama



After clients are stable enough to begin delving into traumatic memories, many clinicians struggle with determining which method to use for trauma processing. This webinar will specifically focus on the second phase of trauma recovery, processing and integrating traumatic memories in trauma treatment. Dr. Fatter will review the nature of traumatic memory and how it differs from non-traumatic memory. The two “gold standards” evidence-based models for trauma exposure therapy will be presented: prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy. In addition, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and internal family systems, two research-supported models, will also be discussed. This webinar will describe how each model differs in its conceptualization of trauma and specific treatment approach in integrating traumatic memories. Clinical considerations including strategies to know your client is or is not ready for trauma processing will be presented in addition to ways to determine your client is “done” with the trauma processing stage of treatment. Cultural considerations and culturally adapted models will be reviewed. Common transference and counter-transference issues that arise in trauma treatment will be described. Vicarious trauma, clinician burn out and what clinicians need to watch out for in absorbing traumatic stress from their clients will be addressed.
Seminar ID: 4193

Clinical Work With Older Adults Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: Heather M. Hartman-Hall, Ph. D.
$59.00
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As people are living longer worldwide, clinicians will increasingly need the skills and knowledge to work with older adults. Professional guidelines indicate that specific competencies are needed to work effectively with older clients, yet many clinicians surveyed say they have not had sufficient training and experience to work with this client population.  This webinar is designed to familiarize participants with information and useful strategies from the scientific literature and clinical experience to allow you to work competently and successfully with older adults. The webinar will cover normal aging as well as health and cognitive concerns in older adults. Adjustments to assessment and intervention strategies to meet the needs of older adults
will be discussed. Awareness of ageism and cultural factors will also be covered.
Seminar ID: 3871

Suicide and Delinquency Home Study (1.5 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$39.00
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Most people understand that people who are depressed are at risk for suicide.  But, many don't know that among adolescents, Conduct Disorder is the most common diagnosis of teens who successfully suicide.  This webinar will review the literature on delinquency and suicide, and provide useful ideas to make juvenile facilities safer.
Seminar ID: 595

Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this. 

This seminar will provide an overview of the DBT Emotion Regulation skills. Participants will learn about these skills, including briefly reviewing the biosocial theory and how this contributes to problems managing emotions. Many of the emotion regulation skills will be introduced and participants, and there will be discussion regarding how to use these skills with clients with a variety of diagnoses.

Seminar ID: 4347

“Brava, Dr. Ruth Ellington. The best Webinar I've experienced yet. Well done. I learned strategies to teach ASD clients and parents about handling bullying.”-William C., Psychologist, California

Deficits in social skills are considered one of the defining challenges among young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), yet few evidence-based social skills programs exist for higher functioning youth with ASD.  This seminar will provide an overview of the social skills needed for making and keeping friends and handling peer conflict and rejection.  You will be given tips on how to provide social coaching using concrete rules and steps of social behavior derived from the widely popular PEERS® program, the only known evidence-based social skills program for teens and young adults with ASD. Within the framework of solid research evidence about what works and what doesn’t work socially, attendees will be given easy-to-use strategies to assist young people with making and keeping friends. The seminar will include topics such as appropriate use of conversation skills; strategies for entering conversations; and advice for managing arguments and handling teasing, physical bullying, cyber bullying, rumors, and gossip. 

Seminar ID: 4349

Introduction to Mindfulness Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW
$59.00
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“The instructor was very likable, which increased my enjoyment. Obviously very experienced and used those experiences to bring the content alive.”-Susan B., Psychologist, Delaware

In recent decades, researchers have been learning that Mindfulness not only helps us live healthier lives, but reduces emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, and anger; helps with sleep difficulties; improves concentration, memory, and immune system function; and generates changes in our brain that helps to counteract the problems in thinking we start to experience as we age. 

This experiential seminar will provide an introduction to mindfulness. Participants will learn about the different ways mindfulness is helpful for both physical and mental health. They will be introduced to some different ways of practicing mindfulness, and will learn some tips to help them teach these skills to clients, as well as problems clients often encounter when first learning about mindfulness. 

Seminar ID: 4356

This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.

A wide range of technologies to include the Internet, e-mail, text messaging, social media, Apps, and the like have altered how most individuals communicate with each other, stay connected, and form and maintain relationships, to include in mental health practice. This workshop will provide information about the ethical, legal, and clinical issues relevant to integrating various technologies into our practices. Additionally, common pitfalls and areas where the use of various technologies, to include social media, is contraindicated will be discussed. Research on how various technologies may be effectively integrated into clinical practice to treat a wide range of presenting problems and disorders is reviewed and their implications for our practices is discussed. Guidance on decision-making for when and how to do this is provided to include the provision of clinical services across distances and the use of various technologies to enhance or augment in-person services. Clinical examples are provided to illustrate some of the benefits and challenges of utilizing these technological innovations in clinical practice.
Seminar ID: 4275

This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Religion and spirituality are important dimensions of most individuals’ lives. Yet, many mental health clinicians do not receive education and training focused on how to address these issues, when appropriate, with their clients. This webinar provides information on the roles of spirituality and religion in many clients’ lives, how to address our own biases about them and how our own beliefs may impact how we view and address them, how to appropriately assess each client’s treatment needs to include religious and spiritual issues and concerns, and how to tap into clients’ beliefs, practices, and faith communities as sources of strength that may enhance the professional services we provide. Ethics issues, challenges, and dilemmas are addressed, and an ethical decision-making model is shared and clinical examples are provided and discussed to illustrate its application. Recommendations for ethical and clinically effective practice are provided. 

Seminar ID: 4302

Working with families raising millennial and post-millennial children can be very challenging for clinicians who cannot endorse the all-or-nothing parenting style that tends to dominate this competitive group.  From 5.0 gpa goals to Division-I athletic scholarship dreams, many families are seeking help for their children who begin to show signs of expectation fatigue.  This class will review the historical rise of perfectionism, cultural influences, clinical risk factors and treatment considerations when working with families.  Participants will be provided with practical tools to incorporate into treatment goals and delivery.
Seminar ID: 4303

Mindfulness and the Helping Professions Home Study (2 CE's)
Presenter: Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D.
$49.00
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Based on Dr. Shapiro’s book, The Art and Science of Mindfulness this seminar will help you understand the fundamentals of mindfulness and integrate it into your professional and personal life. Drawing on current research in psychology, medicine and cognitive neuroscience, you will learn how mindfulness can be a powerful way to work with pathology as well as increase positive psychological health. You will learn about the convergence of neuroscience and mindfulness, and the optimistic message about the brain’s capacity to change. Finally this seminar will help you identify specific mindfulness practices for both therapist and client, and delve into methods of integrating mindfulness and mindfulness-based therapies into clinical work.
Seminar ID: 4290

It is essential that that schools and communities know the incidence of school violence and be up to date on the best safety and prevention practices. This presentation will review numerous state and national initiatives that have focused on school safety and the recommendations from a variety of foundations started by parents who lost their in tragic school shootings. Many school shooters died by suicide and this presentation will outline the major theory of murder suicide. The presenter has a wealth of practical experience responding to school crises and participants, whether they are parents, school personnel or community members will learn many lessons from school tragedies and practical strategies to prevent future school violence.
Seminar ID: 4293

Attachment Based Psychotherapy Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Geoffrey Goodman, Ph.D.
$59.00
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The mental health community has seen a massive proliferation oftreatment models designed to target specific mental disorders.  Sometimes lengthy certification processes accompany the competent practice of such models. In contrast to this trend, some theoreticians, clinicians, and researchers are seeking general principles of effective treatment that could apply to a wide range of mental disorders. Attachment theory has yielded a plethora of clinically informed principles that can be thoughtfully applied to the psychotherapy setting. This webinar will help you to understand attachment theory and its application to child and adult psychotherapy through the theoretical lens of mentalization—the capacity to interpret
behaviors as arising from one’s own and others’ mental states (e.g., intentions, beliefs, feelings). Two examples of the
enhancement of mentalization in child therapy and adult therapy in the context of a secure therapist-patient attachment relationship will be presented.
Seminar ID: 4280

This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.

"Jeff Barnett gave the best Supervision course I have ever taken. It was so comprehensive and concise that a supervision plan could be developed from start to finish from his course. He was calm and organized and linear in his approach. I listened to every word."-Martha H., Social Worker, Arkansas


Clinical supervision is central to the training of every mental health clinician. Ensuring it is conducted in an ethical and effective manner is of great importance for our professions and for the public we serve. This webinar is designed for all health professionals engaged in clinical supervision of trainees in clinical settings. The focus of this webinar is on ethics, legal, and practical aspects of clinical supervision. Important issues to be addressed include the supervision contract between supervisor and supervisee; and the supervisor’s responsibilities to the supervisee, to the supervisee’s clients, to the public at large, and to the profession. A developmental perspective on supervision will be presented that focuses on the supervisory process in the face of the supervisee’s evolving training needs. How to balance the at times competing obligations of the role of supervisor (supportive teacher vs evaluator and gatekeeper for the profession) will be addressed. Specific ethical dilemmas and challenges that frequently arise in clinical supervision and legal issues relevant to all supervisors and their supervisees will be discussed. Clinical examples will be presented to stimulate discussion and to help illustrate options for addressing these situations. Strategies for effective clinical supervision will be discussed that can be utilized by all supervisors.

Seminar ID: 4282

“This was a great webinar. The presenter shared content in an organized, yet interactive manner. The tools taught were very practical. Great presenter and would be awesome to teach future webinars.”-K.W., Social Worker, North Carolina



A high percentage of mental health clients have experienced some sort of trauma in their lives. That’s why it’s so important that we as clinicians use a treatment that is proven to work. This seminar will present an overview of child trauma and the evidence-based treatment, Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Attendees will gain an overview of child trauma, review the definition of abuse and discuss the common affective, behavioral and cognitive reactions to trauma. Then an overview of Trauma- Focused CBT will be given, including the specific components, real life examples of activities used and the evidence for why this approach works. At the end attendees will be provided with the next step to get certified in TF-CBT.
Seminar ID: 4232

This course qualifes as an ethics course.

Boundaries and multiple relationships are common occurrences for mental health clinicians. Yet, they may at
times be challenging, confusing, and even overwhelming for those who may not know how to effectively manage boundaries and how to determine which multiple relationships are acceptable or appropriate. Taking a rigid and avoidant approach typically can be just as harmful as an overly loose approach. Participants in this webinar will learn a rational, practical, and reality-based approach for addressing and managing boundaries and multiple relationships in clinical practice. The role of a decision-making process and consideration of multiple relevant issues will be addressed and their use in clinical practice will be demonstrated. Clinical examples will be presented and discussed to illustrate the points being made. Participants will learn specific skills and strategies to integrate into their clinical practices on a daily basis.
Seminar ID: 4219

Know Your Mandatory Reporting Requirements Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: Lawrence Raifman, J.D., Ph.D.
$59.00
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This course qualifies as an ethics course.

This course will help practitioners who are subject to reporting requirements associated with child abuse, elder abuse, spouse abuse, and duty to warn about violence. Increasingly these requirements ensnarl mental health professionals into difficult ethical dilemmas as they navigate the obligation to maintain confidentiality on the one hand, and meet the expectations of reporting laws on the other.  Several factors are considered, including the variable state laws governing the duty to report, the need to report in a timely fashion, the intricacies of the reporting process (e.g. to whom, containing what information, etc.), and the ongoing concern about adverse consequences to clients and others (including oneself). Given these complexities, this topic has become essential knowledge for practicing clinicians. This course uses legal case studies, and hypothetical situations to highlight the critical nuanced knowledge needed to manage mandatory reporting requirements.
Seminar ID: 4220

“This was an excellent presentation. The instructor was casual, engaging, presented in an efficient and concise way. I would take another class again from this instructor and from this program in general.”-Paula R., Psychologist, California


Although medications are considered a first-line treatment for adult ADHD, most individuals will require additional psychosocial treatment in order to improve their functioning in various life roles. In fact, most adults with ADHD who are seeking treatment will say, “I know what I need to do, but I just don’t do it.” Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has emerged as the second evidence-supported treatment for adult ADHD. This presentation reviews a CBT model for understanding and treating adult ADHD. In particular, it focuses on how CBT has been adapted to address the problems faced by ADHD adults with a particular emphasis on promoting the implementation of effective coping strategies for a clinical population whose main difficulties are with poor follow through on intentions. In particular, the intervention domains of cognitive modification, behavior modification, acceptance/mindfulness, and implementation strategies will be reviewed. Dealing with procrastination is the clinical example used to illustrate these intervention domains for adult ADHD. Some of the most common coping strategies for managing adult ADHD also will be presented, along with specific tactics to promote engagement and follow through. Issues related to managing co-existing clinical issues will also be discussed. Case examples will be presented and participant questions answered throughout the webinar.
Seminar ID: 4221

Most therapists recognize the power of the past as it is revealed in the way partners respond to each other. The therapist can be baffled by emotionally intense reactions that seem way out of proportion to the moment.  Repeated conflict themes also suggest that the ways partners interpret each other’s behavior can only be understood by exploring their individual lived experience. This seminar presents an overview of an object relations approach to working with couples, and describes dynamics that are unique to this clinical approach. You will understand how unfinished business from the past and each partner’s relational past can unfold in patterns and postures that work against intimacy. You will also be able to understand how extreme emotional reactions and black & white thinking create instability and specific relationship problems. The seminar will explain a range of techniques that can help couples acquire new ways of responding to each other and strengthening intimacy. You will also understand how the therapist’s intuition and reaction to partners is an important source of information that allows insight into the core themes and facilitates the partners ability to heal past wounds while forging deeper intimacy.
Seminar ID: 4222

This training will offer the opportunity to learn about the diagnosis, assessment, theory, and treatment of eating, weight and shape disorders. While working with clients with eating disorders (EDs) can present unique challenges, we will explore the perception/stigma that these clients are notoriously difficult to treat. We will focus on the importance of integrative treatments, and the role of behavioral, symptom focused techniques in addition to psychodynamic approaches that explore underlying characterological and developmental issues. This training will also consider potential challenges clinicians may face when working with clients with eating disorders and how to cope with feelings that may arise when working with this population.
Seminar ID: 4223

Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this.

This seminar will provide an overview of the DBT Core Mindfulness skills. Participants will learn about these skills, including an introduction to mindfulness, the States of Mind, and the “What” and “How” skills. Discussion will be around how to use these skills ourselves in both professional and personal lives, and how to teach these skills to clients struggling with mental illness.
Seminar ID: 4225

“Great presenter style, held my interest, provided a ton of interesting, useful information. Learned simple structures to organize treatment of complex trauma that will be so useful!”-Lisa G., Social Worker, Maryland

In this seminar, Dr. Hartman-Hall reviews empirically validated treatments for PTSD and trauma symptoms.  Practical strategies are presented for managing clinical challenges including self-injury, dissociation, and difficulties in interpersonal functioning. Ideas for addressing sleep disturbance and chronic pain will be discussed. Avoiding clinician burn-out and managing vicarious traumatization is also a focus. This seminar provides tools developed from clinical experience and the research literature that you can start using right away to help your clients who are struggling with trauma symptoms.
Seminar ID: 4496

Therapy with adults or couples with children frequently presents opportunities to help parents understand and improve parent-child dynamics. Parenting reveals implicit and unconscious expectations about raising children that are often culturally determined, and based on each parent’s own childhood experiences. This seminar draws on theories from systems, object relations and the parenting literature to show how unconscious factors get played out in the parent-child relationship. Therapists can help parents identify ways that their own childhood experiences, and aspects of the marital
relationship, are played out in the parenting process. Through presentation of theory, and case examples, participants will be able to understand how to raise and explore parenting dynamics in the therapy session, and help parents find new ways of relating to their children and each other. This is particularly import in work with highly conflicted couples, even those who have divorced but have difficulty co-parenting.
Seminar ID: 4566

“The explanation of the 12 STEP units was clear and interesting. Dr. Walker is a confident, relaxed speaker who was easy to listen to and ask questions if needed. Her PPT was helpful in following her ideas.”-Lynda B., Licensed Professional Counselor, Arizona

Survivors of domestic violence have many psychological effects similar to other trauma victim/survivors, particularly those who have experienced gender-based violence such as sexual assault, rape, sexual exploitation, trafficking, and child sexual abuse. Although many different types of psychotherapy and other interventions have been described in the literature, the consensus is that trauma-specific treatment has the best efficacy in helping victims become survivors with new resilience. Using an evidence-based, trauma-specific treatment program, the Survivor Therapy Empowerment Program (STEP-2) helps move victims to a survivor status with a tripartite program. The three areas are psychoeducation to assist in the understanding of the various trauma responses, a period of discussion where the impact of these trauma responses are understood from an individual perspective, and a skill-building period where new skills are learned and old skills reinforced. The transparent intervention program has 12 units that can be broken down into smaller sessions if necessary. Goals are negotiated with the clients as part of modeling the empowerment process necessary to heal from trauma. Rebuilding lost resilience is included as a part of healing from PTSD.

Topics include safety planning, relaxation training, cognitive restructuring faulty cognitions, boundaries and assertiveness, cycle of violence, trauma and PTSD, numbing behaviors and substance abuse, attachment and emotional re-regulation, impact of domestic violence on children, dealing with legal issues, grieving and letting go of old relationships, and building wellness and resilience. Each STEP can be used in a group or individually, in sequence or using each unit as its own stand alone section.
Seminar ID: 4544

CBT with Older Adults and Family Care Partners Home Study(3 CEs)
Presenter: Ann Steffen, Ph.D., ABPP
$59.00
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Across behavioral health professions, there is a workforce shortage of clinicians trained to provide evidence-based mental health services to older adults.  Cognitive-behavioral conceptualizations have been effectively used to develop assessments and interventions for older adults and their involved family care partners.  This webinar will help you apply your existing knowledge and experience with CBT to the common physical and mental health concerns of middle aged and older adults.  You will develop an understanding of typical adjustments to assessment and intervention strategies while working with older adults.  CBT assessment and interventions for late life depression will be used as an example, along with empirically supported CBT interventions for family caregivers of older adults.  The presentation will also include resources for clinical practice with these populations.
Seminar ID: 4545

New Developments in Ethics and the Law 2018 Home Study (3 CE's)
Presenter: David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$59.00
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"I would like to say that your presentation went way beyond my expectations and, for that matter, beyond my experience in many other courses I’ve taken in the past. The course often gets taught by psychologists and/or lawyers who represent Risk Mgmt with messages of fear that have more to do with helping clinicians avoid problems rather than being a more effective clinician. Instead of giving good guidance for dealing with sticky issues with cloudy guidelines while trying to do good psychotherapy, it’s a ‘watch your back’ approach. I found your presentation from a clinicians point of view far superior, helping me even now to better understand issues that I’ve faced. Indeed, you made me feel more optimistic and safer about practicing psychotherapy in a litigious age. I liked your clarity and your level headed, straight talk advice. I can’t remember a law and ethics course I’ve taken in which I received clinical examples and useful insight for handling situations like ones I’ve had to deal with."-Jane S., Psychologist, California
 
This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.
 
David Shapiro, Ph.D. has been called the father of clinical forensic psychology.  He is an expert on the interface between psychology and the law.  This webinar will help all clinicians with managing risk in their practice.
Seminar ID: 4570

Premature termination is a significant problem in psychotherapy, with deleterious impacts on both clients and therapists. For example, research shows that clients who prematurely terminate show poorer treatment outcomes, are less likely to make lasting changes in their symptoms, and are more likely to over-utilize the health care system. Research also shows that when clients end treatment prematurely, their therapists often experience a sense of failure with the loss. Additionally, repeated dropout by clients can lead to experiences of demoralization and burnout in their providers. Current estimates indicate that approximately 1 in 5 clients will drop out of psychotherapy and/or counseling prematurely. Although these numbers may differ depending on the setting and client type, almost all therapists will experience premature termination at some point in their practice. 

The purpose of this workshop is provide strategies and approaches that therapists can use to reduce premature termination in their practice. This workshop will begin with a discussion of what premature termination is and why some clients choose to end treatment prematurely. It will then cover the latest research on the frequency of premature termination and client, therapist, treatment, and setting risk factors associated with its occurrence. In the second half of this workshop, eight evidence-based strategies for reducing premature termination will be presented. These strategies include: providing role induction, incorporating preferences into the treatment decision-making process, planning for appropriate termination, providing education about patterns of change in psychotherapy, strengthening hope, enhancing motivation for treatment, fostering the therapeutic alliance, and assessing and discussing treatment progress.

Seminar ID: 4586

Sexual intimacy is considered by many to be a critical aspect of a healthy romantic relationship. Amid a social focus on sexuality that sometimes seems to border on the obsessive, sexual concerns and dysfunctions are common in both general and clinical populations. Indeed, love-making embodies the most intimate and vulnerable experiences of our client’s lives. However, discussing and treating these issues in the therapy room can be challenging for therapists. Most therapists have not had the benefit of training in the fascinating and complex nature of human sexuality to feel confident addressing these topics.

In this talk we will review the common sexual concerns and dysfunctions of heterosexual couples, and arm general
therapists with treatment options for men, women, and couples. This talk stands alone but is Part Two of a two-part series
on sex therapy for the general therapist. It is recommended that this lecture on treatment be completed as the second in that series, thus enabling the therapist to place treatment issues in a more general sexual context.
Seminar ID: 4585

Psychological Wellness and Self-Care as an Ethical Imperative Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP
$59.00
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This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Working as a mental health professional can be challenging, demanding and stressful. With some clients, it can be traumatizing to the clinician. Self-care, the promotion of wellness, and the prevention of burnout are essential for every mental health professional in order to maintain our competence and clinical effectiveness. The ethical obligation to do so is addressed, ways to assess our own individual self-care needs and effectiveness, and specific strategies for the effective practice of self-care are presented. Important issues such as personal and professional challenges, vulnerabilities, and blind spots are addressed. The limitations of self-monitoring and self-assessment are reviewed and recommendations for proactively and effectively addressing these challenges are presented. A realistic approach to ongoing self-care and the promotion of wellness is presented that each mental health clinician can integrate into their daily lives, for their own benefit, and for the benefit of their clients.
Seminar ID: 4642

Depressive Disorders in African Americans Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
$59.00
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This presentation will provide a detailed overview of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), and related conditions from a DSM-5 framework.  This will include a discussion of symptoms, etiologies, theoretical conceptualizations, and treatment approaches. It will also discuss the impact of race, ethnicity, and culture on attitudes towards depression, diagnosis and treatment, and barriers to care specific to African American populations. We emphasize the differential impact of racism on Black men and Black women as contributing factors. Finally, we discuss treatment considerations and outreach to the African American community.
Seminar ID: 4644

High rates of adolescent depression and suicide present as a major international public health problem.  Suicidal adolescents are often a daunting population for clinicians to work with given their high-risk. Of the few effective treatments for this population, many are often multi-modal involving individual and group therapy, medication, etc.  An empirically supported family therapy for adolescents struggling with depression and suicide that requires only weekly sessions and which can be conducted on an outpatient, home-based, or inpatient basis is Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT).  ABFT emerges from interpersonal theories suggesting adolescent depression and suicide can be precipitated, exacerbated, or buffered against by the quality of interpersonal family relationships. It is a trust-based, emotion-focused psychotherapy model aiming to repair interpersonal ruptures and rebuild an emotionally protective, secure-based, parent-child relationship. The therapy is trauma-focused while also being brief and structured. Treatment is characterized by five treatment tasks: a) reframing the therapy to focus on interpersonal development, b) building alliance with the adolescent, c) building alliance with the parents, d) facilitation conversations to resolve attachment ruptures and e) promoting autonomy in the adolescent. 

In this workshop, Dr Levy will use lecture and case studies to provide an overview of the theoretical principles, research support, and clinical strategies forABFT. Dr. Levy will review how attachment theory,emotional regulation, and trauma resolution informthe delivery of this treatment approach.  She will review the goals and structureof the five treatment tasks that provide a roadmapfor delivering this interpersonally focused psychotherapy effectively and rapidly in community mental health.

Seminar ID: 4643

“Really good, well organized, great pace, easy to follow with good examples - I learned a lot and feel energized and ready/equipped to put what I learned into practice.”-Vicki T., Social Worker, Maine

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness are two methods on the cutting-edge of evidence-based psychotherapy today. Together these techniques are highly-effective in the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. Even disorders found to be often resistant to treatment, such as substance abuse and personality disorders, are responding to this unique integration of therapeutic skills.

By attending this webinar you will learn not only to the basic techniques in CBT and Mindfulness, but also the application of more advanced methods. This approach is designed both to inform those who are new to this field as well as provide more advanced clinical options to those already familiar with the basics. The seminar will include PowerPoint slides, case examples and experiential learning.

Seminar ID: 4623

Practical Ethics for Challenging Time: A Positive Approach Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP
$59.00
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This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Mental health clinicians live and practice in challenging times, providing services in a wide range of settings with a wide range of clients. Numerous legal issues, ethics requirements, ethical dilemmas, stressors, and a litigious environment may make ethical practice seem to be a daunting proposition. This workshop focuses on positive ethics and risk management strategies for practicing mental health professionals, taking a positive approach to ethical practice that helps minimize risks to the clinician. Fundamental issues for ethical practice by mental health professionals will be addressed along a review of basic risk management strategies, and a process for ethical decision-making when faced with ethical dilemmas and challenges. Common dilemmas and challenges will be reviewed and specific recommendations for ethical and effective practice will be provided.

 

Seminar ID: 4650

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Kathryn Rheem, Ed.D.
$59.00
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Relationship distress is one of the most powerful forces in our clients’ lives. This distress is emotionally disruptive, hard to contain, and unpredictable for clients and clinicians alike. Emotionally escalated couples are frequently our most challenging clients. Participants will learn how Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), based on Adult Attachment, offers a clear map to work with and shift escalated couples. Reactive emotion, a hallmark of attachment distress, is fast-moving, hard to contain, and keeps couples stuck in a negative pattern. Accessing and sharing vulnerabilities, a key to creating healthy attachment, can look easy but is challenging. Sharing vulnerabilities with each other creates the bonding moments need to re-structure their bond. 

In this webinar, we’ll explore the essentials of EFT: how to create a working hypothesis of each partner’s attachment style, recognizing and describing each partners’ steps in their negative pattern of interaction, differentiating each partner’s emotions in order to contain reactive emotion and evoke vulnerabilities, preparing each partner for sharing  vulnerabilities, the glue of their attachment bond, and discuss how to structure the sharing of vulnerabilities between partners. This webinar will provide concrete and immediately actionable skills from EFT, a powerful and proven approach. 

Seminar ID: 4651

Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this. 

This seminar will provide an overview of the DBT Distress Tolerance skills. Participants will learn about these skills, including the Reality Acceptance Skills and the Crisis Survival Skills, and how to help clients with a variety of diagnoses and problems use these skills appropriately and in healthy ways.

Seminar ID: 4652

Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this.

This seminar will provide an overview of the DBT Interpersonal Effectiveness skills. Participants will learn about these skills, looking at the three possible goals in interpersonal situations and how to pair these with assertiveness skills to increase the likelihood of reaching one’s goals; how to think dialectically to improve communication and balance in relationships; the role of mindfulness and behavior theory in improving healthy relationships; and ways to increase relationship satisfaction in clients’ lives.
Seminar ID: 4653

Uncomplicated and Complicated Grief Home Study (6 CEs)
Presenter: Christina Zampitella, Psy.D.
$89.00
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“Dr. Z was personable, knowledgeable and very funny. She kept my attention, which can be a challenge over an entire day. I loved her use of humor and real-life examples, and her sharing of personal stories and anecdotes. As a fellow trainer, I give Dr. Z the highest rating possible for a wonderful training day!”-Jeffrey T. Social Worker, New York

Mental health and healthcare professionals are faced with the often misunderstood and misdiagnosed symptoms of uncomplicated and complicated grief. Formal education rarely, if ever, provides extensive enough training to accurately identify and treat those who are grieving. Often grieving clients present with other diagnoses because symptoms can mimic uncomplicated or complicated grief. The grieving process is often pathologized, or misdiagnosed, resulting in potential exacerbation of the presenting issues because inappropriate interventions are utilized. As a result, those who are grieving are often are inadvertently disenfranchised by providers, which can make the professional support they sought to reconstruct their previously shattered identities and worldviews ineffective. It is essential to be versed in identifying grief related constructs that may underlie, or even cause, mental health difficulties. 

This presentation aims to provide current information on the grieving process, clarify misconceptions of outdated theories, and differentiate between uncomplicated and complicated grief, and also examines the changes in conceptualization, differential diagnosing, treatment planning, and interventions used with grieving individuals. Attendees will leave with an improved clinical skill set they can immediately use to identify and treat their clients.

Seminar ID: 4722

Informed Consent in Real Life: A Practical Approach Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP
$59.00
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This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.

“I found it extremely insightful and helpful in my day to day professional life. I wasn't aware of the origins of informed consent and I learned a great deal about case law that formed it.”-Gina F., Social Worker, New York



Informed consent is an essential aspect of all professional services provided by mental health professionals and helps to set the tone for the relationship to follow. While it is a requirement, it also plays a very important role in the treatment relationship and process. Yet, many questions exist about how to appropriately provide informed consent, the details of what should or shouldn’t be included, who should provide informed consent, and how diversity factors may necessitate modifying how we provide informed consent. This webinar will address each of these issues and provide practical guidance on how to meet ethics and legal requirements, and client needs, and how to utilize informed consent to promote a good working relationship with clients, as well as how to utilize it to promote the goals of treatment for our clients. Common pitfalls and dilemmas, practical suggestions and recommendations, and relevant options to consider will each be addressed. Clinical examples will be provided to illustrate key issues to include informed consent with minors, with couples and families, third-party requests for services, and the use of informed consent for the wide range of professional relationships mental health professionals may have.

Seminar ID: 4723

“This was an excellent presentation that I think had information important to generalists that we don't often receive."-Krista B., Psychologist, Maryland

Who we are as sexual beings carries profound personal and interpersonal meaning for each of us.  Like it or not, our sexual self-image significantly impacts our broader sense of identity, as well as how we give and receive love in our most cherished relationships.  Research consistently demonstrates that for most people, sexual satisfaction is a critical component of relationship and life satisfaction.  For many people, love-making is the most intimate aspect of their lives.  Yet without specific focus on sexuality, general therapy tends not to alleviate sexual concerns.  As therapists, we have little training in these issues, making it difficult to assist our clients with their intimacy struggles.  In this talk, we will address the changing face of heterosexual sex that we and our clients are all experiencing – and gain an understanding of the “new normal.” 

This talk stands alone but is Part One of a two-part series on sex therapy for the general therapist.  It is recommended that this lecture be completed first in that series, thus offering a context for the treatment approaches addressed in Part Two.  

Seminar ID: 4724

 “Instructor was knowledgeable, easy to relate to and made the content interesting and easy to follow along with. Great reflective exercises!”-LisaA., Social Worker, New York

We all know that professional burnout is a problem, but what do we do about it? In this interactive seminar, Dr. Hartman-Hall provides information from the research literature and her clinical experience about the causes and consequences of clinician burnout. Recognizing that wellness is not a “one size fits all” concept, we will explore a variety of approaches for considering clinicians’ risk factors for occupational stress, improving our own self-care, and adjusting our approach to our work. Brief exercises to practice relaxation, mindfulness, and self-awareness will be utilized throughout the talk to provide participants the opportunity to practice concepts being discussed.

Seminar ID: 4746

The fight or flight response is a normal biological process in which the body prepares itself to take on dangerous circumstances.  At times, however, the response is activated under situations that are not life threatening.  Individuals may experience these panic attacks in a variety of situations.  In the context of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia, one’s fear of panic sensations and their consequences is a driving force for ongoing distress and life disruption.  Attendees will learn to distinguish panic attacks that occur in context of Panic Disorder with those that occur outside of Panic Disorder.  In addition, the webinar will address vulnerabilities and maintaining factors of Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia.  Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia will be conceptualized from the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) perspective.  Attendees will be educated about the appropriate treatment interventions, such as cognitive restructuring and exposure therapy.  Exposure therapy will be explained, incorporating visual examples and demonstrations by the presenter.
Seminar ID: 4794

“I was very impressed. The presentation was clear, informative and definitely added to my knowledge base.”-Mary H., Psychologist, New Jersey



Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are considered to be among the most debilitating and distressing mental health conditions. Despite impacting approximately 3% of the population, many clinicians lack the training and resources to recognize and best work with this vulnerable group of people, leaving many with psychosis isolated, stigmatized, and without help. Nonetheless, growing evidence suggests that, with tailored early intervention, many people with psychosis can recover from illness and lead a life of their choosing in the community. This seminar will familiarize you with psychosis, emphasizing the early phases of illness. It will then demonstrate strategies for reducing stigma, increasing empathy, and facilitating early identification. I will share screening tools and briefly touch on treatment strategies, as well as provide clinical resources for comprehensive specialty care.

Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are considered to be among the most debilitating and distressing mental health conditions. Despite impacting approximately 3% of the population, many clinicians lack the training and resources to recognize and best work with this vulnerable group of people, leaving many with psychosis isolated, stigmatized, and without help. Nonetheless, growing evidence suggests that, with tailored early intervention, many people with psychosis can recover from illness and lead a life of their choosing in the community. This seminar will familiarize you with psychosis, emphasizing the early phases of illness. It will then demonstrate strategies for reducing stigma, increasing empathy, and facilitating early identification. I will share screening tools and briefly touch on treatment strategies, as well as provide clinical resources for comprehensive specialty care.

Seminar ID: 4791

“I thought this was among the best of the webinars in which I have participated. Presented did thorough research and was very knowledgeable in the area. I learned/relearned aspects of dealing with my clients originating from other parts of the world.”-Gary C., Psychologist, Texas



Cultural competence in providing mental health treatment is one of the most overlooked issues amongst today’s psychologists. This workshop will provide a brief review of relevant research and models of cultural competency in the practice of psychology, highlighting common challenges for both practitioners and clients. Worldview differences pertaining to race, ethnicity, and religion and its implications for the therapeutic relationship will also be discussed. Specific implications related to child, adolescent, and family therapy will be explored. Practical skills will be offered to clinicians seeking ways of understanding their clients’ cultural values and creating a safe environment for therapy as it applies to children and adolescents. Experiential exercises will be included to bring to light how cultural group membership may not be visible or considered in working with clients. Participants will then be given opportunities to learn how to apply reviewed theories in practice using case examples.
Seminar ID: 4792

Fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing Home Study (3 CEs)
Presenter: Michael Madson, Ph.D.
$59.00
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It is estimated that roughly 80% of clients who enter treatment are ambivalent about changing their behavior. Motivational interviewing (MI) is an intentional, client centered approach for facilitating increases in motivation for behavior change by assisting clients in exploring and resolving ambivalence. MI, as a counseling style, has been shown to be effective with a wide variety of problem behaviors such as substance abuse, adopting healthy behaviors (eating, exercise), treatment adherence and compliance, and other psychological problems. Thus, mental health workers from various backgrounds practicing in a variety of settings are beginning to integrate MI into their clinical repertoire. 

This introduction to MI will acquaint the audience with basic concepts and methods of MI. As such participants will be exposed to the foundational concepts including the “spirit,” principles and processes of MI that can be integrated with one’s approach to counseling and psychotherapy. Building on this foundation the foundational philosophy and active principles will be discussed with emphasis on MI’s unique focus on increasing change talk and reducing talk maintaining the status quo. The webinar will conclude with a brief overview of the evidence base for MI. 

Seminar ID: 4793

“The instructor was excellent! She was compassionate, listened well and was attentive to questions. I got so much more out of this webinar than I have from the in person seminars I've attended! I will watch for her other seminars! I learned how to more effectively work with trauma. I used one of the techniques taught in the session I had immediately after the seminar.”-Eve S., Professional Counselor, Alabama



After clients are stable enough to begin delving into traumatic memories, many clinicians struggle with determining which method to use for trauma processing. This webinar will specifically focus on the second phase of trauma recovery, processing and integrating traumatic memories in trauma treatment. Dr. Fatter will review the nature of traumatic memory and how it differs from non-traumatic memory. The two “gold standards” evidence-based models for trauma exposure therapy will be presented: prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy. In addition, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and internal family systems, two research-supported models, will also be discussed. This webinar will describe how each model differs in its conceptualization of trauma and specific treatment approach in integrating traumatic memories. Clinical considerations including strategies to know your client is or is not ready for trauma processing will be presented in addition to ways to determine your client is “done” with the trauma processing stage of treatment. Cultural considerations and culturally adapted models will be reviewed. Common transference and counter-transference issues that arise in trauma treatment will be described. Vicarious trauma, clinician burn out and what clinicians need to watch out for in absorbing traumatic stress from their clients will be addressed.
Seminar ID: 4836

The All-or-None Phenomenon in Borderline Personality Disorder (1.5 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$39.00
10/17/2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
"Very informative.  Great speaker."-Jodi S,, Social Worker, Kansas
 
This Home Study seminar will talk about the All-or-None Phenomenon in Borderline Personality (BPD), looking at it from both a psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral perspective.  The talk will define the All-or-None Phenomenon, as well as providing clinical examples.  It will also look at the reactions this elicits in treating professionals.  You will leave this webinar will techniques that are useful in helping patients who suffer from BPD.
Seminar ID: 4841

Evidence-Based Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (3 CE's)
Presenter: Marc Diener, Ph.D.
$59.00
10/17/2018 10:30 AM - 1:45 PM EST
Psychodynamic therapy (PDT) is a widely practiced form of psychotherapy for a variety of different problems and disorders.  Nevertheless, the concepts and techniques used in PDT are often taught in a way that obscures rather than clarifies their nature.  In addition, a gap remains between the theoretical, clinical, and empirical literature of PDT.  This seminar presents a series of evidence-based psychodynamic techniques and processes, grounded in coherent theoretical formulations, systematic research, and applied clinical examples.  You will also learn about meta-analytic research on the overall efficacy and effectiveness of PDT.
Seminar ID: 4813

An Introduction to Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (3 CE's)
Presenter: Laura Davie, LICSW
$59.00
10/17/2018 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM EST

“This was a great webinar. The presenter shared content in an organized, yet interactive manner. The tools taught were very practical. Great presenter and would be awesome to teach future webinars.” --K.W., Social Worker, North Carolina



A high percentage of mental health clients have experienced some sort of trauma in their lives. That’s why it’s so important that we as clinicians use a treatment that is proven to work. This seminar will present an overview of child trauma and the evidence-based treatment, Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Attendees will gain an overview of child trauma, review the definition of abuse and discuss the common affective, behavioral and cognitive reactions to trauma. Then an overview of Trauma- Focused CBT will be given, including the specific components, real life examples of activities used and the evidence for why this approach works. At the end attendees will be provided with the next step to get certified in TF-CBT.
Seminar ID: 4843

Understanding OCD and Treatment with Exposure and Response Prevention (6 CE's)
Presenter: Scott E. Hannan, Ph.D.
$89.00
10/19/2018 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM EST
Obsessive compulsive disorder can be associated with extreme levels of distress and severe impairment in one’s life. Proper diagnosis and treatment formulation is essential in assisting those with this disabling condition. Although most people are familiar with typical symptoms including washing and checking, many may not have an understanding of other presentations of OCD, such as scrupulosity, harm obsessions, and sexual obsessions. Fortunately, the gold standard treatment exposure and response prevention can be utilized to treat the various presentations of OCD. In this seminar, Dr. Hannan will review the various presentations of OCD and train attendees in making an accurate diagnosis of OCD. In addition to learning about the various presentations of OCD, attendees will learn to assess the severity of OCD. Dr. Hannan will explain the rationale of using exposure and ritual prevention and discuss how to conceptualize cases of OCD, along with creating an exposure hierarchy. Exposure therapy will be introduced through both didactics and video demonstration. Special cases of OCD, including comorbid conditions and adaptations needed to treat children, will be addressed.
Seminar ID: 4834

Informed Consent in Real Life: A Practical Approach (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP
$59.00
10/19/2018 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
This course will satisfy your ethics requirement. 

“I found it extremely insightful and helpful in my day to day professional life. I wasn't aware of the origins of informed consent and I learned a great deal about case law that formed it.”-Gina F., Social Worker, New York



Informed consent is an essential aspect of all professional services provided by mental health professionals and helps to set the tone for the relationship to follow. While it is a requirement, it also plays a very important role in the treatment relationship and process. Yet, many questions exist about how to appropriately provide informed consent, the details of what should or shouldn’t be included, who should provide informed consent, and how diversity factors may necessitate modifying how we provide informed consent. This webinar will address each of these issues and provide practical guidance on how to meet ethics and legal requirements, and client needs, and how to utilize informed consent to promote a good working relationship with clients, as well as how to utilize it to promote the goals of treatment for our clients. Common pitfalls and dilemmas, practical suggestions and recommendations, and relevant options to consider will each be addressed. Clinical examples will be provided to illustrate key issues to include informed consent with minors, with couples and families, third-party requests for services, and the use of informed consent for the wide range of professional relationships mental health professionals may have.
Seminar ID: 4805

Introduction to Forensic Assessment (3 CE's)
Presenter: David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$59.00
10/19/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST

“I found this seminar fascinating. I have taken some of Dr Shapiro's other seminars and will seek him out for others, I enjoy his approach. His real world examples are invaluable.”-Dawn Z., Social Worker, New York



This webinar is designed for those clinicians moving into forensic assessment from more traditional clinical settings. It will consider the important similarities and differences between clinical and forensic work, including critical legal and ethical issues regarding the concept of informed consent in different kinds of evaluations. The focus will then shift to what are called functional legal capacities, and cover in depth the way different assessment instruments may be reconceptualized in order to use them in forensic settings. Special consideration will be given to the development of instruments for assessment of trauma and malingering.
Seminar ID: 4826

Mental Health Treatment of Stroke Victims (3 CE's)
Presenter: Jonathan Haber, Psy.D.
$59.00
10/20/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST

Stroke is a major cause of death and disability in the U.S.  As mental health providers, we will likely treat patients who have either experienced a stroke or are impacted by the effects of stroke on a member of their family, which are often sudden and debilitating.  Though stroke is prevalent, little education is provided to mental health providers concerning the events, treatment, and psychological needs of patients during physical rehabilitation and after treatment.  This webinar is intended to provide a thorough overview of the stroke patient’s experience and review important clinical considerations for treating patient who have been affected by stroke. 

This webinar is divided into three sections.  The first section is an overview of the patient’s experience throughout their course of hospitalization as well as biological and historical information about stroke and stroke treatment.  The second section focuses on important topics related to the mental health of stroke patients (i.e., Post-Stroke Depression).  The third section addresses adjustment difficulties and treatment considerations for patient who have had strokes.

Seminar ID: 4837

Profiling Mentally Ill Mass Murderers (3 CE's)
Presenter: Lawrence Raifman, J.D., Ph.D.
$59.00
10/20/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
“This was an excellent course. I was captivated for the entire 3 hours. Material was very up to date and use of media and PowerPoint was very effective.”-Mary Kate H. Professional Counselor, Florida

Profiling Mentally Ill Mass Murderers is an introductory seminar to the problem of spree killers. The spree killer, whether or not impacted by mentally illness, is a considerable scourge upon society. Factors like easy access to guns by dangerous mentally ill, inadequate commitment laws,the inability to predict dangerous behavior, and media frenzy, contribute to an increasing death toll. This seminar uses case studies to highlight the role played by diagnostic assessment (suicide by cop, psychopathic behavior, PTSD, major mental disorders), inadequate prevention civil and gun policy strategies, and stigmatization of the mentally ill as dangerous.
Seminar ID: 4850

Calming The Emotional Storm: Emotion Regulation Skills (1.5 CEs)
Presenter: Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW
$39.00
10/21/2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this. 

This seminar will provide an overview of the DBT Emotion Regulation skills. Participants will learn about these skills, including briefly reviewing the biosocial theory and how this contributes to problems managing emotions. Many of the emotion regulation skills will be introduced and participants, and there will be discussion regarding how to use these skills with clients with a variety of diagnoses.

Seminar ID: 4820

Countertransference With The Personality Disordered Patient (2 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$49.00
10/24/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

“This was my favorite webinar. I learned the most about my self as a therapist and a great deal about the borderline elicitation of counter transference. This webinar was a revival of things I learned in graduate school and that I needed a refresher course in.”-Jane K., Social Worker, New York



Recent research suggests that the therapeutic alliance and the ability to heal ruptures in the therapeutic relationship are key elements of successful treatment for individuals with personality disorders.  Yet, these patients tend to stimulate strong countertransference reactions that can derail the treatment.  This seminar elucidates common countertransference reactions to each of the personality disorders.  There is also discussion about how to manage these reactions and to use them to better understand the patient and thus, provide better care.
Seminar ID: 4842

The Essential Ingredients Needed in Becoming A Play Therapist (3 CE's)
Presenter: Erin Dugan, Ph.D.
$59.00
10/25/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
In this dynamic seminar, attendees gain an overview of the history and development of the basic principles, objectives, goals, therapeutic factors, tenets, and dimensions of play therapy. The basic skills and techniques in play therapy will be presented and examples of the utilization of the skills will be practiced. Attendees will explore the therapeutic powers inherent in play. An overview of the essential ingredients needed to set up a play therapy playroom will be presented and the categories of toys selected for such environments.
Seminar ID: 4830

Calming The Emotional Storm: Distress Tolerance Skills (1.5 CEs)
Presenter: Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW
$39.00
10/26/2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST

Over 75% of mental illnesses described in the DSM are related to emotion dysregulation – the inability to manage emotions effectively. Given that Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), of which emotion dysregulation is a primary problem, it only makes sense that DBT would be effective in treating other disorders, and research in recent years is supporting this. 

This seminar will provide an overview of the DBT Distress Tolerance skills. Participants will learn about these skills, including the Reality Acceptance Skills and the Crisis Survival Skills, and how to help clients with a variety of diagnoses and problems use these skills appropriately and in healthy ways.

Seminar ID: 4821

Addressing Psychotherapy Dropout: Strategies for Engaging Clients and Improving Outcomes (3 CEs)
Presenter: Joshua Swift, Ph.D.
$59.00
10/26/2018 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM EST

Premature termination is a significant problem in psychotherapy, with deleterious impacts on both clients and therapists. For example, research shows that clients who prematurely terminate show poorer treatment outcomes, are less likely to make lasting changes in their symptoms, and are more likely to over-utilize the health care system. Research also shows that when clients end treatment prematurely, their therapists often experience a sense of failure with the loss. Additionally, repeated dropout by clients can lead to experiences of demoralization and burnout in their providers. Current estimates indicate that approximately 1 in 5 clients will drop out of psychotherapy and/or counseling prematurely. Although these numbers may differ depending on the setting and client type, almost all therapists will experience premature termination at some point in their practice. 

The purpose of this workshop is provide strategies and approaches that therapists can use to reduce premature termination in their practice. This workshop will begin with a discussion of what premature termination is and why some clients choose to end treatment prematurely. It will then cover the latest research on the frequency of premature termination and client, therapist, treatment, and setting risk factors associated with its occurrence. In the second half of this workshop, eight evidence-based strategies for reducing premature termination will be presented. These strategies include: providing role induction, incorporating preferences into the treatment decision-making process, planning for appropriate termination, providing education about patterns of change in psychotherapy, strengthening hope, enhancing motivation for treatment, fostering the therapeutic alliance, and assessing and discussing treatment progress.

Seminar ID: 4862

Working with Perfectionist Families: Effective Assessment and Treatment (3 CE's)
Presenter: Casey Cooper, Ph.D.
$59.00
10/26/2018 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
Working with families raising millennial and post-millennial children can be very challenging for clinicians who cannot endorse the all-or-nothing parenting style that tends to dominate this competitive group.  From 5.0 gpa goals to Division-I athletic scholarship dreams, many families are seeking help for their children who begin to show signs of expectation fatigue.  This class will review the historical rise of perfectionism, cultural influences, clinical risk factors and treatment considerations when working with families.  Participants will be provided with practical tools to incorporate into treatment goals and delivery.
Seminar ID: 4829

Practical Strategies for the Treatment of Trauma: A Clinician’s Toolkit (3 CEs)
Presenter: Heather M. Hartman-Hall, Ph. D.
$59.00
10/29/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
“Great presenter style, held my interest, provided a ton of interesting, useful information. Learned simple structures to organize treatment of complex trauma that will be so useful!”-Lisa G., Social Worker, Maryland

In this seminar, Dr. Hartman-Hall reviews empirically validated treatments for PTSD and trauma symptoms.  Practical strategies are presented for managing clinical challenges including self-injury, dissociation, and difficulties in interpersonal functioning. Ideas for addressing sleep disturbance and chronic pain will be discussed. Avoiding clinician burn-out and managing vicarious traumatization is also a focus. This seminar provides tools developed from clinical experience and the research literature that you can start using right away to help your clients who are struggling with trauma symptoms.
Seminar ID: 4859

The Biology of Reward and Deficiency (3 CE's)
Presenter: Sarah B. Shevchuk, Psy.D.
$59.00
10/29/2018 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM EST
The biology of reward has been well-studied and is linked to numerous mental health diagnoses. Researchers identified an anomaly in this reward cascade called Reward Deficiency Syndrome or RDS. This anomaly and its impact on psychotherapy are less evident in psychological literature, yet it provides useful knowledge in one of the most prevalent and challenging of all mental health disorders…addiction. This seminar will help you understand the cascade theory of reward and provide you with working knowledge of RDS. You will be able to talk about how RDS affects the brain, what research has found regarding the impact of RDS, as well as discuss a model of therapy that considers highly this biological aspect of mental illness. The focus of this seminar is biopsychological and psychopharmaocological in nature.
Seminar ID: 4800

Sports Psychology and Psychiatry: Strategies for Life Balance and Peak Performance (6 CE's)
Presenter: David R. McDuff, M.D.
$89.00
10/31/2018 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM EST

“This is a solid and well presented program Good detail on how high achieving people acquire and maintain those skills and level of performance.” -Phillip B., Professional Counselor, Maryland


David McDuff, M.D., sports psychiatrist to the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens, will present a model for working effectively with athletes on everything from performance enhancement, life balance, recovery form injury, stress control, sleep-energy management, and substance abuse.  He will also talk about the treatment of psychiatric problems in athletes.  Working with Dr. McDuff, you can develop a new area of practice in the exciting field of sports psychology.
Seminar ID: 4917

Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness: An Integrative Evidence–Based Approach (3 CEs)
Presenter: Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D.
$59.00
11/1/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
“Really good, well organized, great pace, easy to follow with good examples - I learned a lot and feel energized and ready/equipped to put what I learned into practice.”-Vicki T., Social Worker, Maine

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness are two methods on the cutting-edge of evidence-based psychotherapy today. Together these techniques are highly-effective in the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. Even disorders found to be often resistant to treatment, such as substance abuse and personality disorders, are responding to this unique integration of therapeutic skills. 

By attending this webinar you will learn not only to the basic techniques in CBT and Mindfulness, but also the application of more advanced methods. This approach is designed both to inform those who are new to this field as well as provide more advanced clinical options to those already familiar with the basics. The seminar will include PowerPoint slides, case examples and experiential learning.
Seminar ID: 4866

New Developments in Ethics and the Law (3 CE's)
Presenter: David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$59.00
11/1/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
"I would like to say that your presentation went way beyond my expectations and, for that matter, beyond my experience in many other courses I’ve taken in the past. The course often gets taught by psychologists and/or lawyers who represent Risk Mgmt with messages of fear that have more to do with helping clinicians avoid problems rather than being a more effective clinician. Instead of giving good guidance for dealing with sticky issues with cloudy guidelines while trying to do good psychotherapy, it’s a ‘watch your back’ approach. I found your presentation from a clinicians point of view far superior, helping me even now to better understand issues that I’ve faced. Indeed, you made me feel more optimistic and safer about practicing psychotherapy in a litigious age. I liked your clarity and your level headed, straight talk advice. I can’t remember a law and ethics course I’ve taken in which I received clinical examples and useful insight for handling situations like ones I’ve had to deal with."-Jane S., Psychologist, California
 
This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.
 
David Shapiro, Ph.D. has been called the father of clinical forensic psychology.  He is an expert on the interface between psychology and the law.  This webinar will help all clinicians with managing risk in their practice.
Seminar ID: 4868

Understanding and Treating The Cybersexually Addicted (3 CE's)
Presenter: Charles Zeitler, Psy.D.
$59.00
11/2/2018 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM EST
Cybersexual addiction has become a profound problem in today's culture. Conservative estimates suggest that 6-8% of all online users are experiencing marked difficulties and negative consequences related to their use of internet sexual content and, at a minimum, 1% have an addiction or severe compulsivity issues. These figures are greater than those suffering from gambling addiction and eating disorders combined. Cybersexual addiction is an emerging field and mental health providers report being unprepared to address the many individuals they are encountering in their practices with these issues. This seminar will help you understand what cybersexual addiction is, how it develops and how to diagnose it. This seminar will provide an overview of the neuroscience behind cybersexual addiction and the impact of the addiction on the individual.  Finally, a task oriented approach to treatment will be presented.
Seminar ID: 4855

Social Skills Training for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Social Challenges (3 CEs)
Presenter: Ruth Ellingsen, Ph.D.
$59.00
11/3/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
“Brava, Dr. Ruth Ellington. The best Webinar I've experienced yet. Well done. I learned strategies to teach ASD clients and parents about handling bullying.”-William C., Psychologist, California

Deficits in social skills are considered one of the defining challenges among young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), yet few evidence-based social skills programs exist for higher functioning youth with ASD.  This seminar will provide an overview of the social skills needed for making and keeping friends and handling peer conflict and rejection.  You will be given tips on how to provide social coaching using concrete rules and steps of social behavior derived from the widely popular PEERS® program, the only known evidence-based social skills program for teens and young adults with ASD. Within the framework of solid research evidence about what works and what doesn’t work socially, attendees will be given easy-to-use strategies to assist young people with making and keeping friends. The seminar will include topics such as appropriate use of conversation skills; strategies for entering conversations; and advice for managing arguments and handling teasing, physical bullying, cyber bullying, rumors, and gossip.
Seminar ID: 4891

Know Your Mandatory Reporting Requirements (3 CE's)
Presenter: Lawrence Raifman, J.D., Ph.D.
$59.00
11/3/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
This course qualifies as an ethics course.

This course will help practitioners who are subject to reporting requirements associated with child abuse, elder abuse, spouse abuse, and duty to warn about violence. Increasingly these requirements ensnarl mental health professionals into difficult ethical dilemmas as they navigate the obligation to maintain confidentiality on the one hand, and meet the expectations of reporting laws on the other.  Several factors are considered, including the variable state laws governing the duty to report, the need to report in a timely fashion, the intricacies of the reporting process (e.g. to whom, containing what information, etc.), and the ongoing concern about adverse consequences to clients and others (including oneself). Given these complexities, this topic has become essential knowledge for practicing clinicians. This course uses legal case studies, and hypothetical situations to highlight the critical nuanced knowledge needed to manage mandatory reporting requirements.
Seminar ID: 4904

Integrating Religion and Spirituality into Psychotherapy: Ethical and Practice Considerations (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP
$59.00
11/5/2018 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Religion and spirituality are important dimensions of most individuals’ lives. Yet, many mental health clinicians do not receive education and training focused on how to address these issues, when appropriate, with their clients. This webinar provides information on the roles of spirituality and religion in many clients’ lives, how to address our own biases about them and how our own beliefs may impact how we view and address them, how to appropriately assess each client’s treatment needs to include religious and spiritual issues and concerns, and how to tap into clients’ beliefs, practices, and faith communities as sources of strength that may enhance the professional services we provide. Ethics issues, challenges, and dilemmas are addressed, and an ethical decision-making model is shared and clinical examples are provided and discussed to illustrate its application. Recommendations for ethical and clinically effective practice are provided.
Seminar ID: 4883

Couples Treatment: An Object Relations Perspective (3 CE's)
Presenter: Judith Siegel, Ph.D.
$59.00
11/5/2018 2:30 PM - 5:45 PM EST
Most therapists recognize the power of the past as it is revealed in the way partners respond to each other. The therapist can be baffled by emotionally intense reactions that seem way out of proportion to the moment.  Repeated conflict themes also suggest that the ways partners interpret each other’s behavior can only be understood by exploring their individual lived experience. This seminar presents an overview of an object relations approach to working with couples, and describes dynamics that are unique to this clinical approach. You will understand how unfinished business from the past and each partner’s relational past can unfold in patterns and postures that work against intimacy. You will also be able to understand how extreme emotional reactions and black & white thinking create instability and specific relationship problems. The seminar will explain a range of techniques that can help couples acquire new ways of responding to each other and strengthening intimacy. You will also understand how the therapist’s intuition and reaction to partners is an important source of information that allows insight into the core themes and facilitates the partners ability to heal past wounds while forging deeper intimacy.
Seminar ID: 4902

What We Know About Acting Out Teens (6 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$89.00
11/7/2018 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
"No technical difficulties and the content was interesting.  Dr. Hannan's personal anecdotes about working with juvenile offenders helped add clarity to the content as well"- Mike S., LCPC, Pennsylvania
 
In this webinar, Keith Hannan, Ph.D will talk about the diagnosis and treatment of disruptive behavior disorder.  He will help you distinguish between benign mischievousness and malignant antisocial behavior.  He will explore the literature on delinquency in girls.  There will be a review of risk assessment.  Information will also be presented on the cognitive style and deficits of delinquent youth.  He will present a model for effective psychotherapeutic intervention.
Seminar ID: 4892

Psychological Wellness and Self-Care as an Ethical Imperative (3 CEs)
Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy. D, ABPP
$59.00
11/9/2018 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
This course will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Working as a mental health professional can be challenging, demanding and stressful. With some clients, it can be traumatizing to the clinician. Self-care, the promotion of wellness, and the prevention of burnout are essential for every mental health professional in order to maintain our competence and clinical effectiveness. The ethical obligation to do so is addressed, ways to assess our own individual self-care needs and effectiveness, and specific strategies for the effective practice of self-care are presented. Important issues such as personal and professional challenges, vulnerabilities, and blind spots are addressed. The limitations of self-monitoring and self-assessment are reviewed and recommendations for proactively and effectively addressing these challenges are presented. A realistic approach to ongoing self-care and the promotion of wellness is presented that each mental health clinician can integrate into their daily lives, for their own benefit, and for the benefit of their clients.
Seminar ID: 4884

Risk Management in Psychological Practice (3 CE's)
Presenter: David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$59.00
11/9/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST

This webinar will satisfy your ethics requirement.

Mental health professionals are affected by the fact that we live in an age of litigation; if  clients are dissatisfied with the outcome of an evaluation or treatment , they may file an ethics complaint or a law suit with increased frequency compared to  the past. Malpractice insurance premiums have increased by more than a factor of 10 over the past few decades.  As a result, many practitioners are “running scared”, fearful of complaints.  In point of fact, very few of these legal actions are successful; while going through them is unpleasant, if a mental health practitioner adheres to a few basic principles of risk management, the likelihood of a successful suit is vastly diminished.  This webinar will present these basic principles within a framework of the fundamental legal concepts involved,and how these concepts may be easily incorporated into practice guidelines.  Special attention will be paid to confidentiality and privilege, the nature of malpractice claims,informed consent, documentation, consultation,the most frequent areas of litigation, and concrete steps to take to minimize the risk of litigation.

Seminar ID: 4869

Working with Arab American Sexual Minorities: Considerations for Increasing Competence (3 CE's)
Presenter: Mary N. Iskarous, Psy.D.
$59.00
11/10/2018 10:00 AM - 1:15 PM EST
Treating Arab/Middle Eastern populations in the United States has recently become of interest within the field of clinical psychology because of increased immigration of these groups over the last decade.  Many Arabs have immigrated to benefit from financial and occupational opportunities; however, others have left their countries of origin in the pursuit of greater freedom and to flee from persecution.  Arab sexual minorities are among these groups.  This seminar will provide a brief description of Arab populations with regard to ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds. It will also explore the experiences of Arabs with same-sex attractions and the impact of familial, cultural, and religious values on the expression of sexuality and identity. Finally,recommendations will be presented to assist clinicians who seek to increase cultural competence working with this unique population.
Seminar ID: 4915

Profiling Mentally Ill Mass Murderers (3 CE's)
Presenter: Lawrence Raifman, J.D., Ph.D.
$59.00
11/10/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
“This was an excellent course. I was captivated for the entire 3 hours. Material was very up to date and use of media and PowerPoint was very effective.”-Mary Kate H. Professional Counselor, Florida

Profiling Mentally Ill Mass Murderers is an introductory seminar to the problem of spree killers. The spree killer, whether or not impacted by mentally illness, is a considerable scourge upon society. Factors like easy access to guns by dangerous mentally ill, inadequate commitment laws,the inability to predict dangerous behavior, and media frenzy, contribute to an increasing death toll. This seminar uses case studies to highlight the role played by diagnostic assessment (suicide by cop, psychopathic behavior, PTSD, major mental disorders), inadequate prevention civil and gun policy strategies, and stigmatization of the mentally ill as dangerous.
Seminar ID: 4905

Applying Attachment Theory in Work With Sexually Abusive Youth (6 CE's)
Presenter: Phil Rich, Ed.D, LICSW
$89.00
11/13/2018 10:00 AM - 5:15 PM EST
Attachment theory can inform work with sexually abusive youth. This webinar will describe and discuss the use of attachment theory as a model and methodology by which to better understand the development of juvenile sexually abusive behavior and to better understand individual clients from an attachment-informed perspective. The webinar is not intended as a primer or introduction to attachment theory, but does ill provide a descriptive overview of relevant theoretical models, and includes case studies that highlight the use of attachment theory as a framework by which to understand and explore work with sexually troubled young people and their families. The webinar is designed for those wishing to learn more about attachment
theory and its application in treatment with sexually abusive youth.
Seminar ID: 4880

Utilizing Phase-Oriented Treatment & Adjunctive Interventions to Regulate Arousal in Trauma Treatment (3 CE's)
Presenter: Daphne Fatter, Ph.D.
$59.00
11/13/2018 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM EST
One of the biggest challenges in trauma recovery is managing both when clients get emotionally overwhelmed and when clients numb out and shut down. Learning how to pace therapy and navigate clients’ emotional window of tolerance are key foundations of successful trauma treatment. In this webinar, Dr. Fatter will address the DSM 5 diagnostic categories for traumatic stress.  This training will review the impact of traumatic stress on the brain in tangible ways to help clinicians better conceptualize how trauma alters the body’s arousal system. We will address one of the most important aspects of the therapeutic relationship based on what we know about the traumatized brain. A phase-oriented treatment approach will be presented so clinicians learn an evidence-based structure for pacing the intensity of trauma treatment. In addition, we will explore three research-informed adjunctive therapies to help clients maintain stabilization and regulate arousal.
Seminar ID: 4898

Introduction to Attachment-Based Family Therapy (2 CEs)
Presenter: Suzanne Levy, Ph.D.
$49.00
11/13/2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

High rates of adolescent depression and suicide present as a major international public health problem.  Suicidal adolescents are often a daunting population for clinicians to work with given their high-risk. Of the few effective treatments for this population, many are often multi-modal involving individual and group therapy, medication, etc.  An empirically supported family therapy for adolescents struggling with depression and suicide that requires only weekly sessions and which can be conducted on an outpatient, home-based, or inpatient basis is Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT).  ABFT emerges from interpersonal theories suggesting adolescent depression and suicide can be precipitated, exacerbated, or buffered against by the quality of interpersonal family relationships. It is a trust-based, emotion-focused psychotherapy model aiming to repair interpersonal ruptures and rebuild an emotionally protective, secure-based, parent-child relationship. The therapy is trauma-focused while also being brief and structured. Treatment is characterized by five treatment tasks: a) reframing the therapy to focus on interpersonal development, b) building alliance with the adolescent, c) building alliance with the parents, d) facilitation conversations to resolve attachment ruptures and e) promoting autonomy in the adolescent. 

In this workshop, Dr Levy will use lecture and case studies to provide an overview of the theoretical principles, research support, and clinical strategies forABFT. Dr. Levy will review how attachment theory,emotional regulation, and trauma resolution informthe delivery of this treatment approach.  She will review the goals and structureof the five treatment tasks that provide a roadmapfor delivering this interpersonally focused psychotherapy effectively and rapidly in community mental health.

Seminar ID: 4877

Countertransference With The Personality Disordered Patient (2 CE's)
Presenter: Keith Hannan, Ph.D
$49.00
11/14/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

“This was my favorite webinar. I learned the most about my self as a therapist and a great deal about the borderline elicitation of counter transference. This webinar was a revival of things I learned in graduate school and that I needed a refresher course in.”-Jane K., Social Worker, New York



Recent research suggests that the therapeutic alliance and the ability to heal ruptures in the therapeutic relationship are key elements of successful treatment for individuals with personality disorders.  Yet, these patients tend to stimulate strong countertransference reactions that can derail the treatment.  This seminar elucidates common countertransference reactions to each of the personality disorders.  There is also discussion about how to manage these reactions and to use them to better understand the patient and thus, provide better care.
Seminar ID: 4893

Domestic Violence: Psychological Impact and Treatment for Victims (3 CE's)
Presenter: Lenore Walker, Ed.D.
$59.00
11/15/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
The field of domestic violence has been evolving over the past thirty plus years as the knowledge base has increased and new assessment and intervention techniques offer assistance to the families in which it occurs. This Webinar will begin by reviewing identification and assessment tools for victims, perpetrators, and children that can assist mental health professionals. We will then review the field of trauma and the psychological impact on victims. Finally, we will look at one specific treatment program that can be used with victims of domestic violence and other gender-based trauma.
Seminar ID: 4912

What We Know About Paraphilic Disorders (3 CE's)
Presenter: Tim Foley, Ph.D.
$59.00
11/16/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST
Paraphilic Disorders are often referenced but rarely defined. In some jurisdictions, they serve as the basis for involuntary commitment and in some situations become the source of wry humor. This seminar will attempt to canvas Paraphilias and Paraphilic Disorders and detail what is known and unknown about aspects of human sexual behavior. We will try to abandon moral judgments and take an objective stance with the topic. Approaches to making these diagnoses and clues to follow-up and specialized referral will be referenced.
Seminar ID: 4878

What Every Clinician Should Know About Violence Risk Assessment (3 CE's)
Presenter: David L. Shapiro, Ph.D.
$59.00
11/16/2018 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM EST

The ability to predict  future violent behavior has long been an issue for mental health professionals.  Initially it was merely assumed that we could make such predictions accurately based on our clinical skills alone.  Many decisions in the judicial system hinge on an accurate assessment of violence, such as  bond, probation, and parole decisions, committment to and release from psychiatric facilities, and even whether or not a defendant should be sentenced to death.

Recent research has demonstrated however that such predictions are not as accurate as once assumed and that the methodology used was sadly lacking in  validity.   A tremendous amount of research has gone into risk assessment for future  violence ; still,,  the accuracy remains in question even to this day; nevertheless, judicial decisions are continually made which ignore our limited ability to assess violent behavior.

This webinar will explore  the factors necessary to do competent work in this area and demonstrate the ways that risk assessment can become more precise.

Seminar ID: 4870