Counseling, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy,

Chemical Dependency and Psychology Continuing Education Programs

Cost: $25/hour. $22.50/hour for alumni. $25/course for students.

Please note that if you register at the student rate of $25 for the course, no certificate will be issued for continuing education hours.

Refunds are given in form of a workshop credit for up to one year..

John Carroll University offers free, convenient, and close parking!

Courses are posted as the become available.  We’re pleased to announce our spring lineup – Check back often!
Friday 4/13/2018 – Building Client’s Self-Efficacy (3 CE hours, 3 NBCC hours, or 3 R1 or C2 OCDP Hours), Dolan Science Center Room 202-203 
Friday 5/18/2018 – Couples, Families and Substance Use Disorders, Part I (7.5 CE hours, 7.5 NBCC hours, or 7.5 R1 or C2 OCDP Hours) Dolan Science Center East 120
Saturday 5/19/2018 – Couples, Families and Substance Use Disorders, Part 2 (7.5 CE hours, 7.5 NBCC hours, or 7.5 R1 or C2 OCDP Hours) Dolan Science Center East 120
See below for course descriptions and instructor information.

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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.  John Carroll University is an approved course provider for the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (50-21692.)

Participating Ohio psychologists’ signatures are required on the day of the class. All workshops are offered in conjunction with the Department of Counseling at John Carroll University.


Building Client’s Self-Efficacy

OCDP: 3 hours; R1 Field Related Other or C2 Counseling Procedures & Strategies with Addicted Populations

Friday 4/13/2018 9 a.m.–noon

This workshop will discuss the importance of building client’s self-efficacy. The training will address interventions and strategies that have shown to be effective for helping clients increase their belief about their ability to make changes. When counselors convey to the client a belief that the client is able to accomplish change, the action increases the clients own self-efficacy about making behavioral change. Self–efficacy is a theory created by Bandura (1977) that described a person’s belief in an ability to accomplish assigned tasks or goals. Miller and Rollnick (2013) utilized the theory as part of the MI model and described the process as a tool that supports a client’s action to change a behavior. Mayfield and Mayfield (2012) argued that self-efficacy connects to a person’s motivational level that is foundational for change. The technique is beneficial when clients verbalized low self-efficacy about making behavioral change. Further, Mayfield and Mayfield found that professionals who used motivational language increased behavioral change in clients up to 34% more compared to professionals who do not use the technique. This workshop will discuss the importance of building client’s self-efficacy. The training will address interventions and strategies that have shown to be effective for helping clients increase their belief about their ability to make changes.

Workshop objectives:

  1. Participants will gain knowledge in how to measure a client’s self-efficacy level.
  2. Participants will learn at least two interventions to assist with building the clients self-efficacy levels.
  3. Participants will be able to verbalize techniques to assist clients with resistance toward making movement towards positive change.

Martina Moore, Ph.D., LPCC, LICDC-CS, CEAP, SAP holds a Ph.D. in counseling, education, and supervision. She is the President and CEO of Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc., (MCMS). This organization has seven outpatient alcohol and drug treatment centers in Northeast, Ohio. MCMS is also an employee assistance provider (EAP) for many local and national organizations. Her agency is also the provider for four City of Cleveland specialized dockets, including drug court, mental health court, veteran’s court, and human trafficking.

Dr. Moore is faculty at John Carroll University and an instructor at The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Dr. Moore is on the board of directors for Serving and Learning Together (SALT), a non-profit organization where she works on philanthropic activities to provide services such as building dispensaries, schools, and libraries in under developed countries. In 2015, Dr. Moore received an award from Smart Business Magazine as a 2015 Progressive Female Entrepreneur. In 2016 she received the Community Service Pillar award from Medical Mutual. In 2017, she traveled to Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam teaching addiction courses and workshops to professionals and students.

Martina completed her Ph.D. at Walden University, in Counseling Education and Supervision with a specialization in Consultation. She holds a Master’s degree from John Carroll University in Community Counseling and Human Services, and a Bachelor’s of Art’s degree from Notre Dame College in Psychology. She is a trained Gestalt Family Therapist, from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Martina is also a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), a Certified Mediator, and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP).


Couples, Families and Substance Use Disorders, Part I

OCDP: 7.5 hours; R1 Field Related Other or C5 Relationship Counseling with Addicted Populations

Friday 5/18/2018 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Designed to teach counselors about the impact of substance use disorders on couples and family systems, this workshop focuses on the roles that family members tend to adopt, the trauma that is often part of the family system, and the complex distortions that can occur in a family dealing with substance abuse. Using evidence based theoretical approaches and interventions, participants will learn how to facilitate individual and systemic change.

Workshop objectives:

  1. Participants will develop an understanding of systems theory and apply it to substance use disorder in families and couples.
  2. Participants will be able to design systems-based interventions to use in their work with substance use disorder families and couples.
  3. Participants will develop an understanding of the impact of addiction on all members of the family unit and be able to identify co-created patterns that support substance use disorder behaviors in the family.
  4. Participants will gain an understanding of effective evidenced based theoretical orientations for working with substance use disorder couples and families.
  5. Participants will understand how the trauma of substance use in the family can lead to ongoing problematic behaviors in the family members and the entire family system.

Cecile Brennan, Ph.D., LPCC-S is a licensed professional clinical counselor with a supervisory designation, a school counselor, a counselor educator and a clinician in private practice.  She received her counseling education at Cleveland State University and has been actively engaged in the profession since becoming licensed. Dr. Brennan’s primary areas of scholarly inquiry are counseling ethics, the interface of spirituality and counseling, and the socio-cultural context of mental dysfunction.  Presently, Dr. Brennan is Chair of the Department of Counseling at John Carroll University.

Dr. Brennan has been active in a number of professional organizations and regularly presents at local, state and national counseling conferences. In addition, she has written a number of scholarly articles and book chapters. Prior to her present position at John Carroll University, she taught in the Art Therapy & Counseling Program at Ursuline College and has worked as a high school teacher and counselor.

Martina Moore, Ph.D., LPCC, LICDC-CS, CEAP, SAP holds a Ph.D. in counseling, education, and supervision. She is the President and CEO of Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc., (MCMS). This organization has seven outpatient alcohol and drug treatment centers in Northeast, Ohio. MCMS is also an employee assistance provider (EAP) for many local and national organizations. Her agency is also the provider for four City of Cleveland specialized dockets, including drug court, mental health court, veteran’s court, and human trafficking.

Dr. Moore is faculty at John Carroll University and an instructor at The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Dr. Moore is on the board of directors for Serving and Learning Together (SALT), a non-profit organization where she works on philanthropic activities to provide services such as building dispensaries, schools, and libraries in under developed countries. In 2015, Dr. Moore received an award from Smart Business Magazine as a 2015 Progressive Female Entrepreneur. In 2016 she received the Community Service Pillar award from Medical Mutual. In 2017, she traveled to Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam teaching addiction courses and workshops to professionals and students.

Martina completed her Ph.D. at Walden University, in Counseling Education and Supervision with a specialization in Consultation. She holds a Master’s degree from John Carroll University in Community Counseling and Human Services, and a Bachelor’s of Art’s degree from Notre Dame College in Psychology. She is a trained Gestalt Family Therapist, from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Martina is also a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), a Certified Mediator, and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP).


Couples, Families and Substance Use Disorders, Part 2

OCDP: 7.5 hours; R1 Field Related Other or C5 Relationship Counseling with Addicted Populations

Saturday 5/19/2018 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Designed to teach counselors about the impact of substance use disorders on couples and family systems, this workshop focuses on the roles that family members tend to adopt, the trauma that is often part of the family system, and the complex distortions that can occur in a family dealing with substance abuse. Using evidence based theoretical approaches and interventions, participants will learn how to facilitate individual and systemic change.

Workshop objectives:

  1. Participants will develop an understanding of systems theory and apply it to substance use disorder in families and couples.
  2. Participants will be able to design systems-based interventions to use in their work with substance use disorder families and couples.
  3. Participants will develop an understanding of the impact of addiction on all members of the family unit and be able to identify co-created patterns that support substance use disorder behaviors in the family.
  4. Participants will gain an understanding of effective evidenced based theoretical orientations for working with substance use disorder couples and families.
  5. Participants will understand how the trauma of substance use in the family can lead to ongoing problematic behaviors in the family members and the entire family system.

Cecile Brennan, Ph.D., LPCC-S

Martina Moore, Ph.D., LPCC, LICDC-CS, CEAP, SAP