Workshops are posted as they become available.
Health and Human Services
John Carroll University Office of Continuing Education is an approved provider for the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapists Board (provider #RCS030604; NBCC provider #4064). CEUs are also available for nursing professionals–the Ohio Board of Nursing recognizes educational activities that have been approved for other disciplines. John Carroll University is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association – MCE Program to offer continuing education for psychologists. John Carroll University [tax id: 00PO-340714681], maintains responsibility for the program.
Participating Ohio psychologists’ signatures are required on the day of the class. All workshops are offered in conjunction with the Community Counseling Program at John Carroll University. The Office of Continuing Education is a division of the John Carroll University, Boler School of Business.
WHY DO PEOPLE BECOME SUICIDAL, SELF INJURIOUS OR VIOLENT, AND WHAT CAN WE AS CLINICIANS DO ABOUT IT?
Friday, April 26, 2013
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Dolan Science Center, room 202-203
Suicidal, self injurious and violent individuals present tremendous dangers and challenges to clinical care providers, teachers, law enforcement, and the general public. The reasons for self destructive and violent behavior are numerous and complex. Intervention strategies must involve quick and accurate assessment, empathic understanding, appropriate treatment strategies, concern for the client’s safety, and liability protection for the clinician. In this workshop, the reasons and risk indicators for suicide are reviewed, with a particular focus on the growing problem of teenage suicide. The puzzling motivations for self injurious behaviors are then discussed, including borderline personality disorder. Finally the dynamics of violent behavior are reviewed, including the escalating occurrence of mass injury violence. A variety of case examples are presented, to help comprehend why people are violent to themselves and others. Some of these are from the presenter’s case history, others of historical figures who have committed suicide, and still others from violent events sensationalized by the media. The lively format includes lecture with Powerpoint, small group discussion, relevant musical selections, even art work. Dr. Maaser’s workshops routinely receive high ratings for quality and information value. The attendee will find the workshop informative, intriguing and entertaining.
Bruce Maaser, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in Ohio and New York, and is a member of the American and Ohio Psychological Associations and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Since obtaining a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison 24 years ago, he has also taught at Luther College in Iowa and Valparaiso University in Indiana. Dr. Maaser has extensive experience in hospital settings (rehabilitation, burn unit and psychiatry), geriatric and private practice settings. He has done extensive neuropsychological testing with brain injury, progressive dementia and substance abuse clients. Dr. Maaser has presented numerous workshops on neuropsychology and serious mental illness disorders. His work with neurobiology and geriatric cognitive rehabilitation has been published in professional journals and the popular media.
DBT SKILLS TRAINING: USING CREATIVITY TO TEACH SKILLS
Friday, May 17, 2013 — NOTE NEW DATE!
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lombardo Student Center Conference Room
Price $120 for professionals seeking CEUs
$25 for students and members of the community
In this workshop participants will learn how to structure a DBT group, including orienting clients to group, providing guidelines to the group, and managing group interfering behaviors. The “change-based” skiills, interpersonal effectiveness and emotion regulation will be presented in the morning session. Interpersonal effectiveness skills teach clients how to assert themselves appropriately in interpersonal interactions and emotion regulation skills teach
clients how to regulate intense emotions. The acceptance- based skills, mindfulness and distress tolerance will be presented in the afternoon. Distress tolerance skills teach clients how to tolerate a situation without making it worse. Mindfulness skills teach clients how to cognitively defuse from negative thoughts, emotions, and beliefs. Creative techniques, such as role play, video, experiential exercises will be used to teach the skills to clinicians.
Denise D. Ben-Porath, Ph.D. is a nationally known and recognized expert in dialectical behavior therapy. She is an associate professor at John Carroll University in the psychology department and is a DBT trainer for Behavioral Tech of Seattle. She has conducted DBT trainings throughout the United States and abroad and has had extensive experience consulting in community mental health centers, forensic settings, VA hospitals, and university settings. She also maintains a small private practice. Her recent publications include the application of DBT treatment to eating disorders.