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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 18 educational credits. Provider #000281.

NASW: This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers provider # 886404452 for 18 continuing education contact hours.

NBCC: National Board for Certified Counselors: Provider #5717.

CA Board of Behavioral Sciences: for MFTs & LCSWs, PCE #1685.

CAADAC: Provider #OS-99-432-1203 for 18 CEHs.
CA Board of Registered Nursing: Provider CEP #13184.

WMHCA: This training has been approved for 18 CEUs for Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers. WMHCA provider #0305.

NJ State Board for Social Workers: Approved for 7 clinical hours per day.

PA State Board for PA social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. PA SW Board approval #SWCE051095.

RI and MA MFTs: This activity has been certified by the Ma and RI Associations for Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc. for professional continuing education. Certification # PC-04226.

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 treatment strategies for unmotivated and mandated clients, borderline, and histrionic patients.
  2. To outline the application of guided imagery, and other effective treatment strategies for trauma.
  3. To identify the application of hypnosis and cognitive behavioral approaches for the treatment of depression.
  4. To identify effective treatment approaches for trauma and borderline personality disorders.
  5. To promote discussion among counseling professionals attending the conference, and opportunities for networking
Scott D. Miller, Ph.D.
More Effective Counseling Skills: Working with Resistant, Unmotivated and Mandated Clients.

Participants learn a simple, straightforward method for bypassing resistance and denial and forming cooperative working relationships with their clients.
  1. To identify three common roadblocks of resistance with difficult clients.
  2. To identify three collaborative techniques in counseling with difficult clients.
  3. To identify three pathways to possibility, and points of engagement for difficult clients.
How to Improve Your Effectiveness by 65% without Hardly Trying.

Participants learn specific techniques about how to gather and use ongoing client feedback to dramatically improve treatment outcomes.
  1. To list three specific techniques that will improve effectiveness with clients.
  2. To identify and demonstrate the role of collaboration in counseling.
  3. To define and demonstrate the goals of effective change with clients.
Otto Kernberg, M.D.
  Borderline and Histrionic Personality Disorder.

This presentation summarizes the etiology, psychopathology, and differential diagnosis of borderline and histrionic personality disorders, together with a summary of the underlying theory integrating biological and psychodynamic determinants of personality structure.
  1. To define and describe in diagnostic criteria the borderline personality and the histrionic personality.
  2. To summarize the theory of these disorders while identifying biological and psycho dynamic factors.
  3. To identify 3 determinants of environmental and biological factors that contributes to borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder.
Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) for Severe Personality Disorder.

This presentation summarizes a manualized, psychodynamic psychotherapy for borderline patients developed at the Personality Disorder Institute of the Weill Cornell Medical College over the past twenty years.
  1. To identify the key components of the approach described in this lecture for treating borderline personality disorder (BPD).
  2. To identify and prioritize the issues to be addressed early in treatment of BPD.
  3. To identify issues that need to be addressed late in treatment for BPD.
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Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, BCD
  Emerging from the Heart of Darkness: The Power of Imagery to Heal Traumatic Stress
  1. To identify three applications of guided imagery for PTSD.
  2. To identify the utility of guided imagery for other mental health issues.
  3. To identify the application of guided imagery in stress, relaxation and tension reduction.
What One Resilient, Courageous Client Taught Her Well-Meaning, Well-Trained but Nonetheless Clueless Psychotherapist On How to Heal PTSD.
  1. To identify why traditional "talk therapy" alone is not an effective approach to PTSD.
  2. To identify what epidemiological and physiological research outlines for the treatment of PTSD.
  3. To identify key elements of an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of PTSD.
Lesson Learned the Hard Way: What to Do and What Not to Do When Treating PTSD.
  1. To identify three things "not to do" when treating PTSD.
  2. To identify three things "to do" when treating PTSD.
  3. To classify responses and methods that are often overlooked in treating PTSD.
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.
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Michael Yapko, Ph.D.
  Treating Depression with Hypnosis: Key Principles and Methods.

Hypnosis has been shown to enhance cognitive-behavioral interventions. In this presentation Dr. Yapko presents some of the ways hypnosis can be used in the treatment of depression.
  1. To identify 3 cognitive behavioral approaches that can universally be used for depression.
  2. To classify components of "poor future orientation" and its impact on depression and affect.
  3. To describe and classify the many ways hypnosis can be used in treating depression.
Watching it Work: Hypnosis in Treating Depression.

A clinical demonstration allowing the viewer to "be there" as an intervention is delivered hypnotically to a complex co-morbidly depressed man.
  1. To identify and classify the diagnostic criteria of depression presented in this case.
  2. To identify treatment approaches and methods using this demonstration to treat depressions.
  3. To identify behavioral, environmental and interpersonal issues that need to be addressed in this case to treat depression.
John Briere, Ph.D.
  Early Trauma: Borderline Personality: The Challenge of Relationship.

This keynote suggests that early trauma can profoundly affect ones' relationship to self and others, and that these effects are not as much symptoms as attempts to survive and recover.
  1. To demonstrate key factors that validate the principle that early trauma will profoundly affect personality.
  2. To describe the dysfunctional coping skills of trauma clients.
  3. To describe and classify treatment approaches for trauma, outlining those that are most effective.
Treating Trauma Activation.

Triggered activation can result in dramatically inaccurate thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and associated behaviors, that appear to emerge "out of the blue" as rage, impulsivity, self-hatred, abandonment issues or dissociated behavior. The central role of the therapeutic relationship in activating and resolving these activations is explored.
  1. To identify 3 treatment approaches to de-activate and resolve issues as a result of trauma.
  2. To identify treatment boundaries and approaches for rage and self-hatred.
  3. To identify the transference and counter transference issues in the therapeutic alliance with trauma patients.
Treating Complex Interpersonal Trauma in the Therapeutic Relationship.

Presentation describes the development of abuse-specific relational schema - "packages" of early cognitive-emotional learning and memories that can e activated by later adult interpersonal relationships. The central role of the therapeutic relationship in activating and (more importantly) resolving such "relational flashbacks" is presented.
  1. To list 3 examples of early cognitive emotional learning that might lead to interpersonal dysfunction.
  2. To list 3 examples of hoe the therapeutic alliance would be hindered by the activation of " relational flashbacks".
  3. To demonstrate and describe ways to resolve these "relational flashbacks" in the context of the therapeutic relations and milieu.

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