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.


THE DSM 5: THE PAST, THE PRESENT, THE FUTURE

Friday, March 27, 2015
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Dolan Center for Science and Technology, room 202-203
3 CEUs
Price $135

This three hour workshop will introduce participants to the new DSM 5.  Participants will gain an understanding of the origins, changes and revisions to DSM IV that resulted in the somewhat controversial DSM 5.

Instructor:

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).

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EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUES TO ENHANCE YOUR TREATMENT SKILLS WITH BORDERLINE PERSONALITY CLIENTS

Friday, April 17, 2015
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dolan Center for Science and Technology, room 202-203
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, 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. Masser 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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PRACTICAL THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES YOU CAN USE WITH POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER CLIENTS

Friday, April 17, 2015
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Dolan Center for Science and Technology, room 202-203
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, 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. Masser 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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CREATIVE CONNECTIONS IN DEMEMNTIA CARE
25th and final Alzheimer’s disease educational event

Thursday, April 23, 2015
7:00 pm
Dolan Center for Science and Technology, Donahue Auditorium
2 CEUs
Price: $20

Presented by Cameron J. Camp, Ph.D., Director of Research and Development Center for Applied Research in Dementia.  Also featuring the Third Annual Concert of the Intergenerational Choir.

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FACILITATING THERAPEUTIC MOVEMENT THROUGH THE USE OF PICTORAL NARRATIVES

Friday, April 24, 2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dolan Center for Science and Technology, room 202-203
6 CEUs
Price $125

Pictorial Narratives represent an optimistic, nonpathologizing, holistic narrative meaning-making approach to counseling that involves client-produced/client-interpreted drawings of the problem and the preferred outcome.   As the counselor listens to the client’s interpretations of the drawn images, she or he becomes attuned to the client’s subjective meanings associated with the problem and communicate this attunement through empathic responding in a genuinely curious, non-expert stance.  The Pictorial Narrative process creates space within the therapeutic conversation to access, experience and reflect on emotionally salient meanings that accompany the problem and allow new meanings about self to emerge.    The Pictorial Narrative approach appears to  facilitate client reflection, personal agency, and therapeutic movement toward the preferred outcome.  The technique is user friendly and most clients and counselors find it to be relaxing and enjoyable.

Instructor:

Jeanne Taylor, PCCS, is currently a doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Kent State University.  She earned her Master’s degree in Counseling with a specialization in Marriage & Family Therapy from the University of Akron in 1997.  She has been a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor for 13 years, during which time she has served as adjunct faculty in the graduate programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Akron, Kent State University, and John Carroll University.

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