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.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Dolan Science Center, room 202-203
3 CEUs
Price $65

Research on mental illnesses has made substantial advances in recent years, supported by conceptual and technological developments in neuroscience. A foundation in neurobiology can help mental health practitioners understand how advances in neuroscience lead directly to advances in psychotherapy. We will discuss how interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) in the etiology and treatment of anxiety disorders, and learn about some of the major concepts of INPB. This workshop will facilitate learning through a pedagogical model for understanding the etiology of stress and anxiety.


Louis Busacca, Ph.D., holds a doctorate in Counselor Education from Kent State University. He is a professional counselor, national certified counselor, and a certified rational hypnotherapist. His primary areas of research include counselor trainee development, psychometrics, stress and trauma in military veterans, biology of anxiety and depression, and vocational behavior. Louis was a member of the Board of Directors for the Council for Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs. He works as a college counselor and as an adjunct professor of psychology at Lakeland Community College, and adjunct assistant professor of counseling at Old Dominion University.



Friday, October 10, 2014
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Dolan Science Center, room 202-203
4 CEUs
Price $100

This workshop explores ethical conflicts that psychologists encounter when working as either clinical or forensic practitioners. Topics to be discussed include: one’s competence to practice, confidentiality and duty to warn, roles of the expert, responding to subpoenas, release of test data, and ultimate opinion testimony. Emphasis is on reducing the likelihood of ethics complaints and malpractice actions.


Dr. James Eisenberg is board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.  In 2012 he retired from Lake Erie College where he taught for 35 years, served as Associate Dean for Social Science, Professor of Psychology, and Director of the Criminal Justice Program.   Dr. Eisenberg was an invited participant to the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Mental Illness and the Death Penalty sponsored by the Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities.  He has presented workshops across the country on issues related to the practice of forensic psychology.  Dr. Eisenberg has been working as a forensic psychologist since 1979.  He has evaluated well over 5000 criminal defendants including over 200 facing the death penalty.  He worked on the TJ Lane Chardon Shooting case, the Craig’s List killing case, and a number of other well-known cases in the area. Dr. Eisenberg served on the board of the American Board of Forensic Psychology from 2006 to 2011.   He currently serves on the faculty for the Board and sits on the Oral Examination Committee for prospective diplomats.  He is the author of Law, Psychology and Death Penalty Litigaton (Professional Resource Press, 2004).