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Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are applicable to social workers, counselors, and marriage & family therapists. Registrants must sign in, arrive by the starting time indicated, and complete the entire course to receive a CEU certificate. No exceptions.
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This years courses are:
Your Ethical Response to Subpoenas, Court Testimony, and Proper Documentation in Custody Matters
Friday, May 11, 2018
8:45am - 12:00 p.m.
The ripples of high conflict divorce (HCD) have spread through generations affected by this relational phenomenon. Mental health professionals often find themselves embroiled in the clinical complexities of HCD with potential for legal and ethics pitfalls. Counseling is well suited to assess, understand and treat individuals and families entangled in HCD. This session will assist in better understanding the dynamics of HCD, minimizing ethical vulnerabilities, and more effectively treating clients.
Presenter: Joshua D. Francis, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, has over 20 years of clinical counseling experience working in community mental health, hospitals, schools, and private practice. Dr. Francis has owned and operated a private counseling and consultation practice, and is an assistant professor of clinical mental health counseling at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Understanding Human Trafficking
Participants will learn to identify and recognize the signs of human trafficking and become familiar with the terms, subculture and “business models” used by human traffickers. Counselors and medical professionals are in a unique position to identify and report human trafficking when victims seek medical or emotional support. Participants will identify local and state resources, and learn how to report human trafficking to the proper authorities.
Presenter: Tonya Folks, MPA, BA, is an expert on human trafficking, serving on the Ohio Attorney General’s first Sex Trafficking Research Subcommittee in 2014. She is Co-Founder and COO of Be Free Dayton, and has trained over 12,000 people on how to identify victims, create interventions and prosecute those engaged in human trafficking.
Hope & Resilience: Individual, Agency & Community
Friday, June 8, 2018
8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Learn about alternative models for coping with trauma and loss such as vicarious resilience, hope as a human right, and trauma stewardship. Discover social work methods that can be applied to facilitate clients’ resilience in the face of loss and trauma. Learn about self-care, concern for colleagues and providing support to clients in the community as articulated in professional social work values and required by the Social Work Code of Ethics.
Presenter: Rachael Richter, MSW, ACSW, LISW-S, has 25 years of social work practice experience, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Western New Mexico University where she teaches in the online MSW program. She is also a second-year DSW student at St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
The Impact of Trauma on Health & Well-being
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) were introduced and identified as significant to our development across the lifespan in the 1990s. Since that time, research has found ACEs play a key role in substance abuse, mental health issues, and physical health concerns. This workshop will help professionals identify and understand ACEs and their impact on health and wellbeing from a human development perspective. Participants will apply this information to case studies and their own work as healthcare professionals; identifying how we can prevent the lifelong impact of traumatic experiences on individuals, families and the community.
Presenter: Dr. Denita Hudson, Ph.D., PC, NCC, CCTP, currently serves as an Associate Professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She has taught courses in trauma, and child and adolescent counseling for over 10 years. Dr. Hudson is certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional and has been trained in addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences.
Mood Disorders in Our Elderly
Friday, July 13, 2018
Depression continues to strike the elderly at unprecedented rates. Suicide among people 80 to 84 years of age is more than double the general population rate. This workshop will cover the nature of depression in the elderly, discuss signs and symptoms, and examine treatment options found to be effective when working with this special population.
Presenter: Janice R. Morabeto, M.Ed., LSW., CHT, has 25+ years clinical experience working with children, families and adults helping them bring wellness and success in their lives. She has worked as an outpatient, inpatient and residential therapist, clinical director and treatment manager for both psychiatric and drug and alcohol programs. As President of Morabeto Mind Legacy Associates Inc., she develops and delivers workshops relating to mental health and therapeutic modalities both onsite and online.
Bipolar Disorder in Children
Bipolar disorder is characterized by extreme highs and lows that can be confusing for family, teachers and others involved in the child’s life. Until recently, diagnosticians were reluctant to diagnose it in children, as the symptoms do not strictly adhere to the ones cited in the DSM-IV for adults. New research has helped better address and treat this troubling disorder in children. This course will review similarities and differences between childhood and adulthood bipolar I disorder, provide an overview of signs and symptoms, and discuss treatment options.
Managing & Maintaining Professional Boundaries
Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
*Meets Ethics Requirement*
Boundaries exist in all relationships. Failing to develop or manage personal boundaries can lead to misunderstandings, loss of self-esteem and conflict in our personal relationships. Mismanagement of professional boundaries can lead to unprofessional and unethical conduct; negative consequences for both the supervisor/ supervisee or for the worker-client relationship. This creates the potential for disciplinary action, including the loss of professional licensure. Participants will explore the many and diverse facets of boundaries; defining what they are, why they exist, who negotiates boundaries, and how to develop and maintain them from both a personal and professional perspective. Ethical dilemmas specific to boundaries will be covered through the discussion of actual case scenarios.
Presenter: Ruth McMonagle, MS, PCC-SM, has 37 years of professional experience in behavioral science and human relations, including management, supervision, sales and consulting. She holds dual licenses in Ohio (LISW-S) and Pennsylvania (LSW), and has designed/conducted thousands of programs for medical, government, university, non-profit, public and private environments. Ruth serves as adjunct faculty at Ohio State, Ohio University, Kent State University, and Notre Dame.
Distinctive Issues in Supervision
*Meets Supervision Requirement*
Supervision is much more than being able to assign work, conduct one-on-one individual conferences, or run an effective group supervision and case conferencing meeting. It also requires a thorough understanding of the differences between administrative supervision and both clinical and training supervision. Effective supervisors must have knowledge of individual motivation (and de-motivation); know how to build effective relationships; set boundaries and maintain professional distance; avoid multiple role relationships; give effective feedback that is both clearly understood AND utilized; and have an understanding of how multi-cultural issues can impact the relationship and supervisory process.
Music and Humanity: Exploring the Connection between Art and Human Health
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
There is growing acknowledgment that health is more than merely the absence of disease, and music can foster opportunities for connection, validation, self-expression, creativity, and communication. Workshop participants will explore the interconnectedness of music within human experience and culture; learn about music’s potential to positively impact health; gain awareness of the field of music therapy; and process how a board-certified music therapist may support health outcomes for individuals with varied needs across different settings and populations.
Presenter: Jessica Josefczyk, MT-BC, is a board-certified music therapist with clinical experience with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, adults in mental health and drug rehabilitation, clinical supervision of undergraduate students, hospice, and elders across all care levels. Jessica has served on the executive board of the Association of Ohio Music Therapists for three years, and works as the music therapist and internship director at Bethany Village. She is currently completing her Masters in Music Therapy.
Play Therapy Techniques
This workshop is an introduction on the use of Play Therapy techniques with children who have experienced trauma, neglect and multiple placement changes. Play and art are natural forms of self-expression for children and can be used in many ways to provide developmentally sensitive trauma-focused treatment for children. Participants will learn about forms of play therapy and ways to integrate play and art into the mental health treatment of children.
Presenter: Ann Anthony Gilfoyle, MAT, MASW, LSW, works at Northcut Residential Treatment Center for Eastway Behavioral Health. She has extensive experience working with children and teens exposed to trauma, including victims of sexual abuse and youth with varying degrees of attachment disturbances. With dual degrees in Art Therapy and Social Work, Ann specializes in utilizing art, play, verbal techniques and art therapy assessments to support the emotional and mental health needs of children and adolescents.