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7:30 - 8:30 A.M. — Registration


6 HOURS ETHICS - Meets Ethics Requirement.
How To Stay Out Of Trouble With Everyone: A Workshop On Law And Ethics For The Mental Health Provider

Stephen R. Feldman, J.D., Ph.D.Stephen R. Feldman, J.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Author, Law & Mental Health Professionals (Washington), published by APA, 1995 (Supp 1998).

8:30 - 10:30 A.M. — Malpractice

What it is, How it Works, Courts and Torts, Boards and Complaints, Codes of Ethics, Areas of Danger, Avoiding it All.

10:45 A.M. - 12:45 P.M. — Confidentiality
  Definitions, Distinguishing Privilege, Limits and Exceptions, Record Keeping and Releasing, Impact of HIPAA (new Federal Law).

12:45 NOON - 2:00 P.M. — Lunch
(on your own)

2:00 – 4:00 P.M. — Special Problems

Gifts, Touch, Couples and Dual Relationships, Case Consults.


Allan Zuckoff, Ph.D.Allan Zuckoff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Psychiatry & Co-director of Training, Center for Psychiatric & Chemical Dependency Services, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Co-author, Improving Treatment Compliance (Hazelden).

8:30 — 10:30 A.M. Preparing People for Change
  The spirit & principals of MI, evidence of its effectiveness, and understanding motivation, resistance, and commitment to change.

10:45 – 12:45 P.M. — Establishing Safety & Enhancing
  Descriptions & demonstration of opening strategies and ways of enhancing readiness to change.

12:45 NOON - 2:00 P.M. — Lunch
(on your own)

2:00 – 4:00 P.M. — Handling Resistance & Evoking
  Description & demonstration of strategies for lowering resistance and eliciting commitment to change.

7:30 - 8:30 A.M. — Registration

8:30 - 10:00 A.M. — How We Recover from Trauma
  Lenore Terr, M.D.

Two to three weeks after Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris attacked Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, students in the Columbine junior class wrote essays about how they were experiencing it. These 111 essays illustrate 3 mechanisms young people employ in order to overcome trauma. These 3 mechanisms abreaction (emotional expression of the experience), context (understanding and finding perspective) and correction (fixing or preventing the experience) are illustrated.

Lenore Terr, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA, Author, Too Scared to Cry; Author, Unchained Memories: The Stories of Traumatic Memories, Lost and Found; Author, Beyond Love and Work: Why Adults Need to Play.

10:30 - 12:00 Noon — How 3 Principles of Psychotherapy
  Helped a “Wild Child” Traumatized in Infancy
  Lenore Terr, M.D.
  Abreaction, context, and correction are principles, which must be kept in mind in treating traumatized youngsters. Dr. Terr will show how in each phase – from toddlerhood, through preschool, latency, and adolescence – the trauma reared its ugly head. Dr. Terr also will show how the three therapeutic principles were applied in each phase. Illustrations of the child’s drawings over a dozen years will be shown.

12:00 Noon - 1:15 P.M. — Lunch (on your own)

  Using Abreaction, Context, and Correction for Brief
  Interventions Lenore Terr, M.D.
  Group therapies, fixed-time-frame treatments, art and play therapies, and school interventions can make use of the 3 principles of trauma psychotherapy. In this seminar we consider time management issues, techniques of administrating the therapy, and how to get the client, not the therapist, to come up with the crucial insights.
  Impacting Eating Disorders Harold A. Frost, Ph.D.

Anorexia Nervosa & Bulimia Nervosa are often viewed as the most recalcitrant forms of psychopathology. Dr. Frost insists that to successfully impact eating disorders, the multi-faceted and multi-determined nature of Eating Disorders must be understood.

Harold A. Frost, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, Vice-President, Psychologist, Center for Change, Inc., A National Expert in the Treatment of Eating Disorders in Women.

  Resolution Of Trauma: Interactive Dynamic List Work
  (IDLW) Russ Warner, M.A.

This workshop demonstrates an experiential and psychodynamic modality for resolution of trauma, and other issues through a process of boundary setting and identification of personal recovery plan.

Russ Warner, M.A.
Director of Special Projects, Cottonwood de Tucson; Facilitator, Innerpath Beginnings Workshop.

  Burnout, Compassion Fatigue & Countertransference: How To Manage Professional & Personal Stress
  Eileen McCabe O’Mara, Ed.D., LADC.

This workshop addresses issues that contribute to burnout and compassion fatigue and corrective measures.

Eileen McCabe O’Mara, Ed.D., LADC.
Assistant Dean, Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies.

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7:30 - 8:30 A.M. — Registration

8:30 - 10:00 A.M.
  Anger & Aggressive Behavior: A Life Span Treatment

Approach Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

Examine the nature and development of anger and aggressive behavior from a life span perspective.

Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo Research Director, The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and the Treatment of Victims Of Violence.

10:30 - 12:00 Noon
  Treatment of Anger Control Problems
  Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.
  A case conceptualization model is presented for assessment and treatment decisions including the challenges of predicting and preventing violence.

12:00 NOON - 1:15 P.M. — Lunch
(on your own)

1:15 - 2:45 P.M.
  The Origin & Profile Of The Abusive Personality
  Don Dutton, Ph.D.

A description of the theory and research findings establishing an abusive personality, formed through exposure to violence, shaming and insecure attachment resulting in trauma based assaults on the sense of self, a tendency to externalize and aversive affective states in intimate relationships.

Don Dutton, Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Executive Director, America on Violence, San Diego, CA. Author, The Batterer: A Psychological Perspective, Harper Collins, 1995.

  Interventions With Assaultiveness
  Don Dutton, Ph.D.

What works, from police contact through treatment – current treatment methods can be augmented by drawing upon techniques used in treating borderlines and attachment disorders – both aspects of the abusive personality.

  Tests Assessing Anger, Violence, Dangerousness &
  Suicidal Potential Herman Lindemann, Ph.D.

Tests are discussed outlining unique features to include: Truthfulness Scales, HIPAA compliance and specific tests for specific assessment purposes. Tests are discussed and reference material are provided with impressive reliability, validity and accuracy.

Herman Lindemann, Ph.D.
Founder/President, Risk & Needs Assessment, Inc. Licensed Clinical Psychologist, specializing in Psychometrics.

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Phillip Resnick, M.D.Phillip Resnick, M.D.
An internationally known forensic psychiatrist, noted for his expertise in clinical prediction of violence risk, assessment of malingering and deception, and expert witness testimony. He has provided consultation and/or expert witness testimony in many high profile cases, including: Andrea Yates, Amy Grossberg, Jeffrey Dahmer, and others. Director, Division of Forensic Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.

“Dr. Resnick is the best presenter I have seen in over 30 years in the field, speaking on a must topic for every clinician.” Richard Fields, Ph.D. Author, Drugs in Perspective, 5th edition, 2004.

7:30 - 8:30 A.M. — Registration
8:30 - 10:00 A.M.
  Risk Assessment for Violence Phillip Resnick, M.D.
  This half-day session is designed to provide a practical map through the marshy minefield of uncertainty in risk assessment for violence. Recent research will be used to help clinicians do better dangerousness assessments in persons with delusions, command hallucinations, premenstrual tension and homosexual panic. A fast moving, well organized, humorous presentation packed with vital information.

10:30 - 12:00 Noon
  Risk Assessment For Violence - Continued
Phillip Resnick, M.D..

12:00 Noon - 1:15 P.M. — Lunch (on your own)

1:15 – 2:45 P.M.
  Stalking: Risk Assessment Issues
Phillip Resnick, M.D..

3:00 - 4:30 P.M.
  Suicide Risk Assessment & Malpractice Avoidance
Phillip Resnick, M.D..

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