Continuing Education for Psychologists
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Continuing Education for Counselors
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“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, MaineCognitive 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.
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.
“Knowledgeable presenter - current info, good
examples. I liked the video that showed a real life example of treatment.”-Shannon
T., Professional Counselor, Massachusetts
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.
“Very well explained and organized. Easy to
follow and understand. I will use his plans to help me with creating effective
behavior plans.”-Deborah S., Professional Counselor, New York
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.
“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
my expectations. The instructor (Scott Hannan) was very impressive. He clearly
had a very deep knowledge of the topic and also knew how to answer broad
questions very succinctly but thoroughly. I'm amazed he was able to talk for 6
hrs straight in an engaging way, while being very responsive to different
questions throughout the seminar, while also sticking exactly to the expected
time. Bravo!.”-Teresa A. Psychologist, Maryland
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.
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.
“The instructor was very likable, which increased my enjoyment. Obviously very experienced and used those experiences to bring the content alive.”-Susan B., Psychologist, DelawareIn 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.
“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
“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
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