CONTINUING EDUCATION

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Continuing Education Workshops–Fall 2016

Date Time Topic
Friday
September 30th
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

ritschelFriday, September 30, 2016
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
3 Hours of Continuing Education Credit - APA Approved

Lorie Ritschel, Ph.D.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an empirically supported treatment originally developed for chronically suicidal adults often diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Since the publication of the original treatment manual, DBT has been reconceptualized as a treatment that is effective beyond BPD – that is, the treatment can be used with individuals who have difficulties regulating emotion and who often engage in problematic behaviors as a way to regulate emotion (e.g., suicidal behavior, self-harm, substance use).

In this workshop, clinicians will learn how DBT can be flexibly applied as a transdiagnostic treatment. Adaptations of DBT for non-BPD clients will be reviewed, with a focus on adaptations that have garnered empirical support (e.g., DBT for eating disorders, substance use, posttraumatic stress disorder). Developmental adaptations for youth will be presented as well.

Description of Learning Objectives
  1. Participants will be able to describe how Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) can be used as a transdiagnostic treatment for a variety of conditions involving emotion dysregulation;
  2. Participants will be able to identify adaptions of DBT that have garnered empirical support;
  3. Participants will be able to apply DBT case conceptualization strategies and target hierarchies in their work with multidiagnostic individuals with pervasive emotion dysregulation;
  4. Participants will be able to discuss developmental considerations in the adaptation of DBT skills in working with youth.

For information about Dr. Ritschel, please scroll down to the next workshop description.

Friday
September 30th
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

ritschelFriday, September 30, 2016
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
3 Hours of Continuing Education Credit - APA Approved

Lorie Ritschel, Ph.D.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a transdiagnostic treatment for individuals with emotion regulation difficulties and who often engage in problematic behaviors such as self-injury, substance use, and lashing out at others. To help clients replace problematic behaviors with more skillful choices, DBT relies heavily on the “chain analysis” – a moment-by-moment assessment of the events leading up to and following a target behavior. There are numerous obstacles to conducting effective chain analyses. Clients may find them aversive or fail to remember important components of the chain. Therapists may have trouble staying on target, being specific, or noticing important elements of the chain that explain the repetitive nature of ineffective behaviors.

In this workshop, clinicians will learn how to conduct chain analyses, how to implement solutions with clients to achieve behavioral change, and how to organize and structure chain analyses in the broader context of their therapy to achieve improved clinical outcomes.

Description of Learning Objectives
  1. Participants will be able to describe how a chain analysis can be helpful in conceptualizing, and intervening with, problematic behaviors associated with emotion dysregulation;
  2. Participants will be able to develop and apply a chain analysis in identifying antecedent events and target behaviors associated with emotion dysregulation;
  3. Participants will be able to identify possible obstacles for conducting effective chain analyses, and implement solutions to address these challenges;
  4. Participants will be able to describe how to organize and structure chain analyses in the broader context of therapy and evaluate the effectiveness of this intervention.

Dr. Lorie Ritschel is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and is a licensed psychologist with a practice in Durham, NC. She is a certified DBT therapist and an expert trainer of DBT through Behavioral Tech, LLC. Dr. Ritschel specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and emotion dysregulation in adolescents and adults using Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Behavioral Activation. From a research perspective, she is particularly interested in treatment outcomes research and in non-suicidal self-injury (e.g., cutting) as an emotion regulation strategy. She has published numerous book chapters and papers in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, Journal of Clinical Psychology, and Psychological Assessment.

Friday
October 7th
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

beatonFriday, October 7, 2016
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
3 Hours of ETHICS Continuing Education Credit - APA Approved

Becky Beaton, Ph.D.

The use of "technology-assisted media" in the delivery of mental health services has generated confusion and controversy regarding the definition of "TeleMental Health" (TMH). Any power-operated device used to deliver psychological services or communicate clinical information results in the practice of TMH, and includes computers, tablets, fax machines, the Internet, and even the telephone. APA has developed guidelines for telepsychology practice, and most recently, the Georgia Board of Psychology has written a TMH rule for psychologists that is currently awaiting passage.

In this workshop, TMH will be clearly defined and expounded. Evidence regarding the efficacy and limitations of TMH will be discussed, and guidelines regarding the use of technology-assisted media will be reviewed. Dr. Beaton will outline ethics and laws regarding practicing across state lines, particularly when a client is out of town and has a crisis. She will discuss TMH informed consent and how to determine if a client is a good fit for technology-assisted media.

Description of Learning Objectives
  1. Participants will be able to define “TeleMental Health” (TMH) and identify specific types of communication in the course of the delivery of mental health services that meet this definition;
  2. Participants will be able to access and describe TMH guidelines established by the American Psychological Association as well as state the current state of affairs regarding rules developed by the Georgia Board of Psychology that help establish ethical standards in the practice of TMH;
  3. Participants will be able to describe the evidence regarding the efficacy and limitations of TMH, and understand the ethical implications;
  4. Participants will be able to apply ethical standards and laws regarding common TMH practices, such as communicating with a client across state lines during a crisis, how to establish TMH informed consent, and hot to determine if a client is a good fit for technology-assisted media.

For information about Dr. Beaton, please scroll down to the next workshop description.

Friday
October 7th
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

beatonFriday, October 7, 2016
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
3 Hours of ETHICS Continuing Education Credit - APA Approved

Becky Beaton, Ph.D.

TeleMental Health (TMH) not only includes emailing, teleconferencing, and texting with clients, but also the use of the phone (voice & texts), computers and tablets (billing, storage of files, use of apps and websites), fax machines, and use of the Internet (cloud storage of records, billing transactions) for clinical purposes.

This workshop will consider the ethical issues involved in a variety of routine TMH activities conducted by psychologists in everyday practice. Specifically, Dr. Beaton will address HIPAA compliance regarding appropriate platforms for texting, emailing, data storage, and teleconferencing as well as the role that the HIPAA Business Associate Agreement plays in utilizing outside companies to protect electronic transactions and maintain clients' confidentiality. She will address how to be reimbursed through insurance for TMH, and how to verify a client's identity via technology. Finally, Dr. Beaton will discuss how the clinical use of websites and phone apps are considered TMH, and review the requirements that need to be observed before making recommendations to clients.

Description of Learning Objectives
  1. Participants will be able to identify the wide variety of routine clinical practices that meet criteria for the delivery of TeleMental Health (TMH) services and describe the ethical issues involved in the use of technology-assisted media;
  2. Participants will be able to describe ethical issues and HIPAA considerations regarding the appropriate platforms for texting, emailing, data storage, and teleconferencing;
  3. Participants will be able to effectively contract with companies offering technology-assisted media that protect electronic transactions and maintain clients’ confidentiality;
  4. Participants will be able to apply TMH guidelines in order to ethically use websites and phones apps in their work with clients.

Dr. Becky Beaton has been on the Georgia Psychological Association's Ethics Committee for seven years and Ethics Chair since 2014. You may have seen her on one of the 60 episodes that she filmed as the featured psychologist on TLC's "Hoarding: Buried Alive." She has also made recent appearances on The Anderson Cooper Show, Good Morning America, and CNN Headline News. Additionally, Dr. Beaton is the Founder and Clinical Director of The Anxiety & Stress Management Institute in Atlanta, and she has served as has served as Adjunct Faculty for both Emory and Georgia State Universities. Dr. Beaton is most well known for her down-to-earth, humorous presentation style that is both practical and entertaining.

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All workshops will occur in the Speakers Auditorium, GSU Student Center, 55 Gilmer Street, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Psychologists: All four workshops have been approved for American Psychological Association (APA) continuing education credit through the Georgia State University (GSU) Counseling and Testing Center. The GSU Counseling and Testing Center is approved by the APA to offer continuing education credit to psychologists in Georgia. Each of Dr. Beaton’s workshop will fulfill 3 hours of the 6 hours of required ethics for psychologists, while participation in both of these workshops will fully meet the ethics requirement. Dr. Ritschel’s workshops meet requirements for Area IV CE credit for psychologists.

Other Mental Health Clinicians: All participants in the workshops will receive an attendance certificate. Although the workshops are NOT formally approved by the Georgia Composite Board, the hours earned at these workshops may count toward the “related” CE hours needed for these disciplines. Please consult with composite board rules to evaluate if these workshops meet their CE criteria.

September 30th Workshops: early registration (postmarked or received by 9/16/16) for one workshop is $70; if attending both workshops, the fee is $130. After 9/16/16, registration for a workshop is $80 or for both workshops is $150.

October 7th Workshops: early registration (postmarked or received by 9/23/16) for one workshop is $70; if attending both workshops, the fee is $130. After 9/23/16, registration for a workshop is $80 or for both workshops is $150.

Students/Interns/Fellows: The cost for students, interns and postdoctoral fellows is $30 per workshop (documentation of status required).

Space is limited, so please pre-register early.

To cancel, call 404-413-6229.  Refunds will be granted minus a $35 fee per workshop if notification is received at least 7 days before each workshop.  No refunds will be given after that time. For returned checks, a $30 fee will be charged.