Workshops are posted as they become available.


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).  John Carroll University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP Number 4064. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  John Carroll University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  CE hours 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.






Friday, April 21, 2017
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Dolan Center for Science and Technology, room E346
4 CE hours or 4 NBCC hours
Cost = $100.00

Workshop Description:

This workshop explores ethical issues 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 as a forensic psychologist, testimony, and bias. Emphasis is on reducing the likelihood of ethics complaints and malpractice actions.  This workshop will meet the new four-hour requirement for Ethics.

Learning Goals:

  • Identify major ethical obligations and professional guidelines that shape your practice.
  • Describe the differences between therapeutic and forensic assessment.
  • Identify the most common ethical issues encountered.
  • Identify the most common issues associated with expert testimony in the forensic setting.


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).


Friday, April 28, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 pm
Dolan Center for Science and Technology, room E241
6 CE hours or 6 NBCC hours
Cost = $150.00

Workshop Description:

The study of consciousness is fascinating, and involves philosophical, religious, clinical and scientific considerations.  how can our own personal daily awareness be reconciled with brain functioning (the mind-brain dualism)?  The history and philosophy of this field stretches from Plato to Descarets to modern cognitive psychology.  Parapsychology, artificial intelligence, altered mental states, near death studies, Zen Buddhism, Quamtum physics and holography have given intriguing insights into the nature of consciousness.  These areas, along with the contributions of David Bohm, the “God particle” of atomic physics, and a speculated universal field of consciousness will be examined.  Finally, meditative techniques to focus and expand consciousness will be explored.  Dr. Maaser will conduct a relaxation/visualization session in which audience members can try out several meditative techniques.  Be prepared to discover fascinating new concepts and experiences in the study of conscious awareness in this mentally exhilarating workshop!


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 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.