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    • 14 Oct 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Plymouth State University Merrill Place (14 Merrill St. Plymouth, NH)

    This Program is Co-Sponsored with OCD New Hampshire


    Plymouth State University Merrill Place
    14 Merrill St. Plymouth, NH
    Friday October 14th, 2022  8:30am-4:30pm
    6 CEs

    Description of Event: 
    NH OCD is presenting a 1-day workshop, entitled: OCDeconstructed: Breaking Down Treatment and Subtypes. The 3-hour morning portion of the workshop will focus on assessment and diagnosis of OCD as well as other related disorders. The morning portion will be a lecture format and emphasize how OCD presents in different settings. Participants will also be introduced to treatment modalities and how OCD treatment is different from other modalities they may be familiar with. 

    After lunch, the afternoon will focus upon case presentations, so that the audience can further learn how OCD presents and how to differentiate OCD from other diagnoses. Participants will then work in small groups to develop an initial plan of treatment for the client, with the support of the various presenters. The session will end with a panel discussion of OCD clients and their family members. 

    Learning Objectives:
    1.  List 
    the DSM-5 criteria for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and identify at least 3 ways OCD presents clinically in diverse settings such as private practices, emergency rooms, and local mental health agencies. 

    2.  List and differentiate the DSM-5 criteria from that of OCD for at least 4 of the 6 related similarly presenting disorders: 

            a. Health Anxiety Disorder

            b. Emetophobia

            c. Trichotillomania

            d. Excoriation Disorder

            e. Generalized Anxiety Disorder

            f. Delusional Disorders

    3.  Describe at least three “gold standard” treatment interventions available for OCD including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).

    4.  Identify at least 3-5 pros/cons of adjunctive treatment methods including, but not limited to, psychiatric medication, evidence-based supplements, and dTMS.

    5.  Describe at least 2 situations in which it is not clinically indicated to begin ERP treatment; describe at least two different approaches for a “treatment-resistant” or “treatment-refractory” case and describe at least two different approaches to mitigate Treatment-Interfering Behaviors (TIBs).
    6.  Demonstrate 
    an ability to formulate at least one treatment termination or transition of care plan (including how to work with collateral providers) and develop at least one relapse prevention plan for clients.

    7.  Describe how a client’s OCD can impact family members and identify at least two ways to incorporate family members as an integral part of a client’s treatment. 


    About the Presenter: 
    Jayme Valdez, MA, LMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor specializing in Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders with a particular focus on treating taboo and bizarre mental intrusions, “treatment-resistant” cases, the high comorbidity of OCD and self-medicating behaviors, as well as issues specific to the LGBTQIA+, Persons of Color, and other underserved communities. Ms. Valdez places a high value on educating the community at large, including medical facilities, doctors, nurses, other clinicians, persons living with OCD, and their family members about the myriad ways OCD can present and affect not only the person experiencing symptoms but their loved ones and the extended community as well. Ms. Valdez works directly with various organizations to create strategic plans focused on systemic reform of OCD conceptualization with an emphasis on strengthening diagnostic abilities and improving the efficacy and availability of evidence-based treatments for those living with OCD.

    As a highly skilled clinician, educator, and trainer, Ms. Valdez’s career spans two decades of work as a licensed mental health counselor, state certified domestic batterer interventionist, case manager for homeless communities, and a state certified rape/sexual assault/molestation/incest abuse counselor. Ms. Valdez is currently the owner and founder of the first outpatient OCD and Related Disorders clinic in Central Massachusetts. As the Clinical Director of Clearview OCD Counseling, LLC, she manages a small team of clinicians trained in ERP, ACT, and other evidence-based techniques. Ms. Valdez also serves on the Board of Directors for OCD Massachusetts and previously served on the Board of Directors for OCD Rhode Island. She is an active member of the International OCD Foundation and volunteers much of her time to community lectures and trainings on OCD awareness. 

    Additional presenters and group facilitators include:
    Christina Ennabe, MA, LCMHC, Kelsey Irving, MA, LPC, Elian Beattie, MA, LCMHC, Rebecca Rouse, Psy.D.
    Panel participants to be announced.

    Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ocdeconstructed-breaking-down-treatment-and-subtypes-tickets-405856326197

    This program is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA) and OCD New Hampshire. NHPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NHPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

    • 28 Oct 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    LIVE ONLY! DON'T MISS OUT!
    THIS WORKSHOP IS NOT BEING RECORDED


    Friday October 28, 2022 | 1:00pm - 5:30pm EST

    4 CE Credits

    Live Webinar via Zoom

    REGISTER HERE

    Level of Instruction:
    Intermediate

    Program Description:
    This training presents a framework for understanding difficult discussions in clinical supervision and a conceptual approach to managing them: formulation-driven supervision.  The goal of supervision is described as guiding trainees to meet individual professional development goals and needs.  By individualizing evaluation standards based on trainees’ growth in response to formulation-guided training interventions, this changes supervisors’ approach to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness considerations.  Responsibilities involved in creating more diverse and inclusive professions will be reviewed in some detail against the historic structural and systemic biases that disadvantage and exclude trainees of color and of non-majority cultural backgrounds.  Concrete examples, ideally from participants’ priorities and experiences, will be used to review how this approach works in practice.  Participants will have the opportunity to practice using formulation-driven supervision in scenarios of personal relevance and to bring their experiences back for consideration.

    Learning Objectives:
    1.  List at least 3 features of what makes discussions in supervision difficult

    2.  List at least 3 features of what makes DEI considerations in supervision difficult 

    3.  Describe the essential features of formulation-driven supervision as an approach to having difficult discussions in clinical supervision
    4.  Describe how they would hold a difficult discussion regarding a topic that has arisen in their experiences as supervisors at their site
    5.  Describe how they would manage a challenging DEI situation that has arisen in their experiences as supervisors

    6.  Describe how formulation-driven supervision addresses structural systems and by-products of advantage 


    About the Presenter:
    Paul Block, PhD, has been supervising clinical research assistants, practicum and internship students and post-docs, practicing professionals, supervisors, program directors, and senior managers for over 35 years.  His early research at the University of Denver on a measure of supervision experiences accounted for EPPP scores and post-graduate salaries, and his more recent research developing a measure of clinical supervision effectiveness uses student experiences to identify multiple dimensions of supervisor effectiveness.  He has presented a formulation-driven professional supervisor training program to a multi-city community service agency and led development of an in-house program in another multi-city community mental health center.  He uses a formulation-focused, autonomous scholarly practitioner approach in his own supervision and in his supervision of supervisees’ supervision of their supervisees training fourth year students in supervision of first year doctoral trainees at William James College (WJC).  The current training is modified from an invited training presented to WJC field placement supervisors.

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    Paying with a check: 
    Checks must be received within one week of the event. If payment has not been received, registrant will still have option to pay online with a credit card up until the day before the program. If an invoice remains open on the day of the event, the registrant will not be allowed to attend.

    Cancellation policy: 
    Refunds, minus a 10% cancellation fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course. No refunds or vouchers will be made thereafter. No-shows are not refunded.

    Attendance policy:
    Full attendance is required to obtain CEs per NHPA policy. No partial credit will be given. Those who attend the workshop and complete the evaluation form will receive 4 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits. 

    Registrations are Transferable: 
    Registrants can transfer an event confirmation to another individual. The NHPA office must be notified of the transfer at least 24 hours prior to the event. 

    New Hampshire Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Hampshire Psychological Association maintains responsibility for the programs and content of all continuing education event. 


    NHPA would like to thank the following for support of our educational programming

      

    • 18 Nov 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Zoom
    Register


    REGISTER HERE

    Level of Instruction:
    Introductory

    Program Description:
    Oftentimes we make snap judgments of people we interact with, categorizing them according to gender, social, and other characteristics. This may unintentionally lead to microaggressions, which are subtle, covert forms of discrimination. These microaggressions may happen every single day – and you may not even realize it. Microaggressions may impact your interactions with clients, co-workers, and contribute to detrimental impacts.

    During this presentation, participants will learn practical strategies to help identify microaggressions in a clinical setting and discuss the actions we can take to mitigate them. Additionally, coping strategies for those who experience microaggressions will be discussed. Together we will engage in dialogue and focus on how we can be more inclusive and culturally aware within our mental health clinical work.

    This all-day training workshop includes three interactive parts outlined below. Each section may include breakout groups, knowledge questions, and various activities to boost participant engagement throughout.

    Part 1: Listen and Learn
    When speaking on bias and inclusivity, utilizing appropriate self-disclosure and encouraging productive dialogue can be useful with promoting optimal learning and improved insight. Therefore, part 1 will focus on understanding terminology and history related to microaggressions, while also implementing activities that encourage cultural vulnerability and improve awareness of unconscious bias. Utilizing findings from evidence-based research, audience members will also learn about the impact microaggressions may have within the clinical setting.

    Part 2: Action and Response
    We all hold implicit bias, and that does not make us a bad person, it only makes us human. However literature indicates that effectively challenging biases and utilizing evidence-based response tactics when experiencing microaggressions can mitigate negative impacts. Therefore, part 2 will provide useful strategies to respond to microaggressions and offer techniques when unintentionally perpetuating convert forms of discrimination. Personal self-care strategies will also be discussed.

    Part 3: Enhance Workplace Culture
    A positive organizational culture should be committed to professional values, which supports clients/co-workers of all different backgrounds (e.g., different genders, races/ethnicities, economic statuses, religions, etc.). Hence, part 3 will focus on boosting organizational practices to create a more inclusive culture.

    Learning Objectives:
    1.  Appraise cultural bias through utilization and implementation of the "LET UP" framework

    2.  Define and highlight scientific literature on unconscious bias

    3.  Assess 2 potential impacts of microaggressions in clinical work

    4.  List the effects of unaddressed microaggressions in supervision and the broader workplace 

    5.  Employ 
    strategies for starting a dialogue on culture in therapy and within the workplace to mitigate discrimination 
    6.  Identify personal bias and organizational barriers that influence clinical work


    About the Presenter:
    Ryan C. Warner, Ph.D., CRC assists teams with creating a culture of inclusion to maximize their potential. Dr. Warner received a bachelor’s in Community Health- Rehabilitation from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a master’s in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Marquette University. Dr. Warner is a sought-after licensed clinical psychologist, researcher, speaker, and consultant. He is also a certified rehabilitation counselor and credentialed National Register health service psychologist. He has conducted talks and trainings at both national and international levels, has been published in various peer review journals, and has served as a graduate-level instructor. As the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of RC Warner Consulting, LLC, Dr. Warner specializes in integrating psychological, multicultural, and evidenced-based principles to enhance team performance and effectiveness. Dr. Warner is an expert in the study of microaggressions, anti-racism, psychological resilience, and unconscious bias, and his message has been heard by millions of people around the world. 

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    Paying with a check: 
    Checks must be received within one week of the event. If payment has not been received, registrant will still have option to pay online with a credit card up until the day before the program. If an invoice remains open on the day of the event, the registrant will not be allowed to attend.

    Cancellation policy: 
    Refunds, minus a 10% cancellation fee, will be issued for all cancellations received two weeks prior to the start of the course. No refunds or vouchers will be made thereafter. No-shows are not refunded.

    Attendance policy:
    Full attendance is required to obtain CEs per NHPA policy. No partial credit will be given. Those who attend the workshop and complete the evaluation form will receive 6 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits. 

    Registrations are Transferable: 
    Registrants can transfer an event confirmation to another individual. The NHPA office must be notified of the transfer at least 24 hours prior to the event. 

    New Hampshire Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Hampshire Psychological Association maintains responsibility for the programs and content of all continuing education event. 


    NHPA would like to thank the following for support of our educational programming

      

New Hampshire Psychological Association

PO Box 1492     |   Dover, NH 03821 

Phone- 603-415-0451
office@nhpsychology.org

Proud Partner



New Hampshire Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Hampshire Psychological Association maintains responsibility for the programs and content of all continuing education events.

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