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Continuing Education Credit

6.0 hours per day, or 18 hours for all 3 days.


FACES Conferences provides the following credit:


APA: FACES is approved by the APA to offer continuing professional education for psychologists. FACES maintains responsibility for the program. APA meets requirements for MCEP/CA psychologists.

NAADAC: This course has been approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors for educational credits. Provider #000281.

NASW: This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers provider # 886404452 for continuing education contact hours.

NBCC: National Board for Certified Counselors
CA Board of Behavioral Sciences: for MFTs & LCSWs, PCE #1685.
CAADAC: Provider #OS-99-432-1203.
CA Board of Registered Nursing: Provider CEP #13184 for 21 credit hours.

WMHCA: This training has been approved for Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers.

NJ Social Workers: Through the NJ Board of Social Workers Examiners.
NV MFTs: Through the NV Board of Examiners for MFTs.
NV Social Workers: Through the NV Board of SW Examiners.

NV Board of Examiners for Alcohol/Drug Abuse Counselors: Meets requirements, due to approval by NV Board of SW Examiners application pending.

OK Social Workers: qualifies for 6 Category 1, and Clinical hours per day.

TX MFTs: Through the TX State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.

PLEASE CALL ANJI AT 1-520-878-9944 OR 1-877-63FACES.

Full time conference attendees who complete all required evaluations and attendance documentation are eligible to receive the maximum number of contact hours. Daily registrants can receive credit for each day of attendance. NO credit will be awarded for partial days. This program is open to professionals and advanced students in health-related fields, and is not suitable for the general public.
  1. To outline and describe the application of the Stanford Forgiveness Project for forgiveness.
  2. To identify the strategies of motivational interviewing for counseling.
  3. To identify the effective treatment strategies for trauma.
  4. To identify the application of various counseling treatment strategies including list work, boundaries clarification, movies at adjuncts to therapy, and DBT.
  5. To identify the perspectives and treatment strategies for motherless-daughters include bereavement work.
  6. To define and outline treatment strategies for therapist burnout and compassion fatigue.
  7. To promote discussion among counseling professionals and opportunities for networking.
Fred Luskin, Ph.D.
The Art & Science of Forgiveness.

This presentation of the results of the Stanford Forgiveness Project establishes implications for forgiveness therapy for emotions, physical and relationship well-being.
  1. To identify three key aspects of the relationship between forgiveness and positive psychology.
  2. To identify two reasons why forgiveness is health enhancing.
  3. To identify the link between stress, the stress response, and forgiveness.
Forgiven for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness.

This address details the research proven 9 steps to forgive hurts, both large and small. Guided practice & experiential practices are included.
  1. To define forgiveness, reconciliation and justice condoning, and explain the differences.
  2. To define and identify "unenforceable rules" and the value of challenging them.
  3. To define and identify 'Narrative : change and its relationship to forgiveness.
Allan Zuckoff, Ph.D.
  Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People for Change.

A lively, thought provoking application of motivational interviewing (MI) to enhance readiness to change and commitment to treatment. This talk focuses on the spirit of MI, and how to understand crucial components including motivation, confidence, resistance, and commitment to change.
  1. To identify key components necessary for commitment to change, and to treatment.
  2. To identify collaborative counseling skills that address motivations, confidence, resistance and commitment to change.
  3. To identify the stages of change and appropriate motivational strategy skills
Clinical Applications of Motivational Enhancement Strategies.

This presentation describes and demonstrates specific strategies for creating psychological safety, lowering resistance, and moving clients towards commitment to treatment and change.
  1. To define motivational enhancement.
  2. To identify the criteria for safety and lowering resistance as it relates to motivation and change.
  3. To identify strategies for improving success, and overcoming past rejection and failure.
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Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
  The Effects of Trauma on the Self.

This presentation explores the effects of childhood trauma on development of the self, and in relationships to others.
  1. To define PTSD in clinical and behavioral terms.
  2. To identify which modalities are more effective in treating PTSD.
  3. To identify the key elements of childhood trauma and their impact on relationships and appropriate and effective treatment.
The Aftermath of Terror.

This presentation teaches and demonstrates how to assess and select optimal treatment for various trauma-based symptoms.
  1. To identify the various reactions to trauma, healthy and unhealthy.
  2. To identify the developmental stages of healing for PTSD and terror.
  3. To identify the most effective treatment strategies for terror.
Shelley Uram, M.D.
  The Therapeutic Values of Boundaries Clarification.

A workshop focusing on cutting edge approaches in facilitating moving past trauma to recovery.
  1. To define therapeutic boundary, transference and counter-transference.
  2. To define ethical and professional issues as they relate to treatment for boundary clarification.
  3. To identify skills for patients in boundary setting and boundary inadequacy.
Russ Warner, M.A.
  Resolution of Trauma: Interactive Dynamic List Work (IDLW).

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 goals.
  1. To identify the application of list work to help clients clarify goals for personal recovery.
  2. To identify the most common obstacles in goal attainment and revising goals.
  3. To classify the various treatment goals for trauma substance disclosures and personality disorders.
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Gina Arons, Psy.D.
  Motherless Daughters: Perspectives on Loss and Growth.

The death of a mother is not an event that a woman recovers from over time. It is a defining piece of a woman's existence. This presentation addresses the psychological and developmental challenges facing women who have lost their mothers in childhood and later in life.
  1. To define motherless-daughters and loss of mother at various developmental stages.
  2. To classify reactions and coping strategies for loss of mother, at various developmental stages.
  3. To identify treatment approaches, both individual and group therapy, for mother loss.
Treatment of Motherless Daughters: Moving from Ongoing Bereavement to Connection.

This presentation explores clinical work with motherless-daughters using case examples. Transference and counter-transference concerns are examined.
  1. To identify individual, couples, and family therapy approaches that is most effective with motherless-daughters.
  2. To identify obstacles to treatment and ways to overcome them for mother loss.
  3. To identify counter transference concerns in working with motherless-daughters.
Scarlett Green, LPCCC, RD, LD, Linda Hortfer, LPAT, ATR, LADAC, and Darby Long, LMFT
  Integration of Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) Trauma Resolution Treatment in a Residential Setting.

Demonstration of DBT skills to help people learn and generalize coping skills for - recovery from addiction, extreme judgmentalness, difficulty staying present and other issue.
  1. To identify the key components of DBT.
  2. To classify the application of DBT for trauma treatment.
  3. To identify ways to be more effective in using DBT for recovering from addiction.
Harold A. Frost, Ph.D.
  Impacting Eating Disorders.

Anorexia Nervosa & Bulimia Nervosa are often viewed as the most recalcitrant forms of psychopathology. Few disorders evoke as much frustration among professionals as eating disorders. Dr. Frost insists that to successfully impact eating disorders, the multi-faceted and multi-determined nature of Eating Disorders must be understood.
  1. To define anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa while outlining specific issues of treatment.
  2. To identify the various multi-modality approaches for eating disorders.
  3. To classify and demonstrate the integration of treatment modalities and methods for eating disorders.
Eileen McCabe O'Mara, Ed.D., LADC
  Burnout, Compassion, Fatigue and Counter transference: How to Manage Professional and Personal Stress.

Burnout and compassion fatigue occur when caring counselors become overwhelmed by constant exposure to a client's pain, are in demanding work situations, and forget the basics of self-care. This workshop addresses issues that contribute to burnout and compassion fatigue and corrective measures.
  1. To define burnout and compassion fatigue and the stressors that contribute to them.
  2. To identify treatment approaches and plans to address burnout and compassion fatigue.
  3. To identify the role of time managements, supervision and life balance and compassion fatigue.

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