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CEU credit 6.0 hours per day, 24.0 hours for all four days.
FACES Conferences
provides the following credit:
APA: FACES Conferences is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. FACES Conferences maintains responsibility for the program.
NAADAC: Provider approved by NAADAC: Approved Education Provider Program (#281) for up to 24 contact hours.
NASW: This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers provider # 886404452 for up to 24 continuing education contact hours.
NBCC: FACES Conferences is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.
CA Board of Behavioral Sciences: Course meets the qualification for up to 24 hours of continuing education for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
CAADAC: Provider approved by CAADAC, Provider #OS-99-432-1203 for up to 24 CEHs.
CA Board of Registered Nursing: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #CEP 13184 for up to 24 contact hours.
WMHCA: This training has been approved for up to 24 CEUs for Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers. WMHCA provider #0305.
IL S.W.: This course has been approved for up to 24 CEUs for Illinois State Social Workers by the Department of Professional Regulation. Provider #159-000819.
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 identify counselor guidelines for ethics including confidentiality, malpractice and special problems.
  2. To identify the various applications in using motivational interviewing for substance abuse and other issues of change.
  3. To identify and apply the three(mechanisms) for recovery from trauma with children and adolescents.
  4. To identify the dimensions and treatment of anger, and the abusive personality.
  5. To identify the dimensions in assessing violence, stalking behavior, and suicide.
  6. To promote discussion among counseling professionals attending the conference, and opportunities for networking.
Stephen R. Feldman, J.D., Ph.D.

How to Stay out of Trouble with Everyone: a workshop on Law & Ethics for the Mental Health Provider. Including sessions on Malpractice, Confidentiality, and Special Problems.

Malpractice - What it is, How it Works, Courts and Torts, Boards and Complaints, Codes of Ethics, Areas of Danger, Avoiding it All.
Confidentiality - Definitions, Distinguishing Privilege, Limits and Exceptions, Record Keeping and Releasing, Impact of HIPAA (new Federal Law).
Special Problems - Gifts, Touch, Couples and Dual Relationships, Case Consults.

  1. To identify the definitions and practice guidelines for confidentiality, boundaries, and ethics of working with clients.
  2. To identify treatment strategies for couples, depression, drug problems and trauma.
  3. To identify treatment skills using hypnosis, interactive therapies, and cognitive-behavioral approaches.
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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Lenore Terr, M.D.

How we Recover from Trauma.

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.

  1. To define and describe abreaction, context and correction for brief therapy.
  2. To identify the application of these three principles with trauma clients/patients.
  3. To classify the three key components on recovery from trauma as exemplified in the Columbine essays.

How the principles of Psychotherapy Helped a "Wild Child" Traumatized in Infancy.

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 toddler hood, 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.

  1. To identify and classify behaviors for the three principles of trauma for toddlers.
  2. To identify and classify behaviors for the three principles for children (2-11 years old)
  3. To identify and classify the behaviors of the 3 principles of trauma for adolescents.

Using Abreaction, Context, and Correction for Brief Interventions.

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.

  1. To define and describe abreaction, context and correction for brief therapy.
  2. To identify the application of these three principles with trauma clients/patients.
  3. To identify the 3 principles as it compares in individual, family and group therapy.
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.
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. 1. To identify the application of list work to help clients clarify goals for personal recovery.
  2. 2. To identify the most common obstacles in goal attainment and revising goals.
  3. 3. To classify the various treatment goals for trauma substance disclosures and personality 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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Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

Anger & Aggression Behavior: A Life Span Treatment Approach.

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

  1. To identify the factors or precursors to anger/aggression.
  2. To identify the key factors of different stages of life for anger/aggression.
  3. To identify the various environmental stressors and relational stressors that make one vulnerable to anger/aggression.

Treatment of Anger Control Problems.

A case conceptualization model is presented for assessment and treatment decisions, including the challenge of predicting and preventing violence.

  1. To identify 3 key components that may contribute to violence.
  2. To identify 3 cognitive behavioral approaches to the treatment of violence.
  3. To identify 3 community prevention approaches for violence.
Don Dutton, Ph.D.

The Origin & Profile of the Abusive Personality.

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.

  1. To describe the "abusive personality" in behaviorally terms as outlined by the research.
  2. To describe and give examples of insecure attachments, exposure to violence and shaming.
  3. To describe the process of reactivity to abuse in relationships by giving specific examples.

Interventions with Assaultiveness.

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 abuse personality.

  1. To identify and describe techniques which are effective with the "abusive personality".
  2. To identify techniques used in treating the abusive personality.
  3. To explain and describe the abusive cycle in couples and the role each partner plays in escalation.
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Phillip Resnick, M.D.

Risk Assessment for Violence. (session 1 & 2)

Session will 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.

  1. To outline and list the key components in assessing dangerousness.
  2. To explain the correlation of psychotic patients to dangerousness.
  3. To explain clinical responses and reporting requirements for "dangerousness" or harm to self or others.

Stalking: Risk Assessment Issues.

  1. To define and describe "stalking behaviors".
  2. To identify the level of risk and criteria that would indicate more likelihood of attacks and violence from stalkers.
  3. To describe the relational determinants that contributes to the "stalking" behavior.

Suicide Risk Assessment & Malpractice Avoidance.

  1. To identify at-risk factors for suicide.
  2. To identify key strategies in voiding malpractice in suicide cases.
  3. To identify the roles of consultation and supervision in potential suicide cases.

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