Continuing Education Workshops–Coming Fall 2018

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Friday, 10/12/18
Jill Ehrenreich-May, Ph.D.

The Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents (UP-C/UP-A), developed by Dr. Jill Ehrenreich-May and colleagues present the compelling idea that there may be a more efficient method of presenting effective strategies, such as those commonly used in cognitive behavior therapy and third-wave behavior therapies, in order to simultaneously address an array of emotional disorder concerns in children and adolescents. The child and adolescent Unified Protocols frame effective strategies in the general language of strong or intense emotions and promote change through a common lens that applies across emotional disorders, including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders and others. Specifically, the child and adolescent Unified Protocols help youth by allowing them to focus on a straightforward goal across emotional disorders: reducing intense negative emotion states by extinguishing the distress and anxiety these emotions produce through emotion-focused education, awareness techniques, cognitive strategies, problem-solving and an array of behavioral strategies, including a full-range of exposure and activation techniques.

Dr. Ehrenreich-May will present a 3-hour workshop on the UP-C (children) and an additional 3-hour workshop on the UP-A (adolescents).

Dr. Ehrenreich-May is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment program at the University of Miami, where she is also an Associate Professor in the Child Division of the Department of Psychology.

Friday, 10/19/18
Vonetta Dotson, Ph.D.
(ethics workshop)

The aging population is growing substantially in the U.S. Psychologists are increasingly playing an important role in the psychological care of older adults. However, psychologists often have limited training in geropsychology and are likely confronting new demands and challenges in working with this population. This 3-hour ethics workshop will discuss some of the unique aspects of working with older clients, and will consider the ethical challenges and dilemmas that psychologists face in assessing and intervening with this population.

Dr. Dotson is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Gerontology at Georgia State University, and is a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in aging and the cognitive neuroscience of depression.

Friday, 10/19/18
Lindsay Orchowski, Ph.D.
(ethics workshop)

Greater awareness of sexual harassment and assault against women has been achieved recently by the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. Harassment and assault are serious public health problems that occur to females across the lifespan, and often result in significant psychological difficulties such as post-traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety. This 3-hour ethics workshop will consider ethical situations encountered by psychologists when treating such clients, and will highlight how research findings in this field as well as a close consideration of the APA Ethics Code can help guide effective clinical and ethical decision-making.

Dr. Orchowski is a widely published psychologist in the intervention of sexual assault, harassment, and intimate partner violence. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School, Brown University.

More details and registration information for all four workshops coming soon!