Workshops are posted as they become available.

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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.


PRACTICAL THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES YOU CAN USE WITH POST TRAUMATICE STRESS DISORDER CLIENTS

Friday, April 11, 2014
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
NEW LOCATION — JARDINE ROOM, STUDENT RECREATION COMPLEX
3 CEUs
Price $65

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is widely present in society, and often goes unrecognized except for troubling symptoms.  Violence, combat, abuse, accidents, weather and natural disasters can all produce troubling memories that the victim may rather not acknowledge.  Working with these cases is draining for therapists because you have to share the victim’s troubling and sometimes shocking memories, and provide a solid, supportive personal anchor for them.  Research will be presented on comparative usefulness and contraindications for various PTSD therapies, including EMDR, CBT, exposure therapy, etc.  The workshop will be highly interactive.  In an extended exercise pairs of audience members will take on the roles of simulated therapist and client in a scenario involving traumatic memories and current symptoms.  The therapist will assess the problem, and apply several structured therapy interventions in a simulated session.    The factors leading to violent behavior, so rampant in today’s world, will also be reviewed.     This workshop is complementary to the borderline personality workshop occurring the same day, and can be attended with or without enrollment in the borderline workshop.

Instructor:

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 25 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 prive 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.

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EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUES TO ENHANCE YOUR TREATMENT SKILLS WITH BORDERLINE PERSONALITY CLIENTS

Friday, April 11, 2014
1:00 - 4:00 pm
NEW LOCATION — JARDINE ROOM, STUDENT RECREATION COMPLEX
3 CEUs
Price $65

Borderline personality clients frustrate, seduce, anger, reject, adore and worry you, producing a carousel of confusing feelings for the therapist.  The therapist must develop humanistic but realistic expectations for client change to stave off feelings of  powerlessness, anger, burn-out or personal failure, especially when self destructive behaviors recur.     Up to date research information, combined with usable clinical techniques, will be presented that will be valued tools in the participants’ daily clinical work.  Learning-by-doing will be paramount in this workshop.  In an extended exercise pairs of audience members will take on the roles of therapist and client in a scenario involving a simulated borderline client.  The therapist will assess the problems, and apply several structured therapy interventions in a simulated session.  The related topics of self injurious and suicidal behavior will also be reviewed in this workshop, and related to various causative factors.  This workshop is complementary to the PTSD workshop occurring the same day, and can be with or without enrollment in the PTSD workshop.

Instructor:

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 25 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 prive 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.

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THE 24th ANNUAL ALZHEIMER’S EDUCATIONAL EVENT:
CREATIVE EXPRESSION AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Dolan Science Center Donahue Auditorium
2 CEUs
Price $20

  • Presentation by Holly Queen, MA, ART-BC, art therapist at the Hospice of the Western Reserve.
  • Film excerpts from “I remember better when I paint.”
  • Second concert of the Intergenerational Choir.

Holly Queen is a registered and board certified art therapist celebrating over 10 years of working at Hospice of the Western Reserve. She has been practicing as an art therapist since graduating in 1998 from Ursuline College. Inspired by training she received from Tom Kitwood, she has concentrated on person-centered care of individuals and their families living with dementia and other terminal illnesses.
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