American Psychotherapy Association.
Article Type: Calendar
Subject: Forensic sciences (Conferences, meetings and seminars)
Psychotherapy (Conferences, meetings and seminars)
Pub Date: 09/22/2012
Publication: Name: The Forensic Examiner Publisher: American College of Forensic Examiners Audience: Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Law; Science and technology Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2012 American College of Forensic Examiners ISSN: 1084-5569
Issue: Date: Fall, 2012 Source Volume: 21 Source Issue: 3
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 300980406
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Thursday, Oct. 18th

09:30 AM-11:30 AM

[1] Restoring Psychotherapy as a First Line Intervention

PRESENTER: Nicholas A. Cummings, PhD, ScD

CEs: 2.0 American Psychological Association

TIME: 09:30am-11:30am

ABSTRACT: Psychotherapy is in precipitous decline, with referrals down 40% in the past decade. This has resulted in a glut of psychotherapists with stagnant incomes, and there is no end in sight as psychotropic medicines increasingly replace psychosocial interventions. Dr. Cummings will discuss how this came about, and what needs to be done to restore psychotherapy to its rightful and effective place in behavioral care.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

After the presentation, the participant should be better able to:

1. Discuss how it came about that psychotropic medications replace psychotherapy as the first line intervention;

2. Describe how years of mental health insisting on its own "silo" apart from physical health has isolated psychotherapy and alternative care from mainstream healthcare, and the importance of integrated care that includes not only mental health, but also alternative care;

3. Explain the meaning and implications of the "medicalization" of mental health; and

4. Describe how psychotherapy was the primary mental health intervention before 1980, the changes since, and how the delivery of psychotherapy today is so different from this previous ideal.

The American College of Forensic Examiners International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American College of Forensic Examiners International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

01:00 PM-03:00 PM

[2] Is Mental Health Going the Way of Kodak?

MODERATOR: Jon Caccavale, PhD, MS

CEs: 2.0 American Psychological Association, NBCC, CBBS, ASWB

TIME: 01:00pm-03:00pm

ABSTRACT: The failure of mental health practitioners to adopt new strategies and adapt to current trends has resulted in a steep decline in the utilization of psychotherapy by consumers. A major factor has been the shift of mental health services into primary care settings along with medications increasingly seen as first line treatments for mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Since many in the medical field do not or cannot distinguish between the different types of mental health providers, this confusion has resulted in misconceptions as to which provider can provide specific services. Subsequently, although erroneous, there is a perception among many referral sources that there is a shortage of providers, thereby limiting access of patients to quality care. On the other hand, providers of mental health services have not been able to develop strategies that can effectively address the economic forces that limit both access and referrals. Consequently, there is a significant probability that mental health providers will be seen as obsolete and irrelevant to healthcare. We will discuss these trends and strategies that practitioners can utilize to thrive in the current mental health environment.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

After the presentation, the participant should be better able to:

1. Describe the economic forces that are confronting mental health practitioners,

2. Discuss how creative destruction works in mental health, and

3. List specific strategies to thrive in a hostile economic environment.

The American College of Forensic Examiners International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American College of Forensic Examiners International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The American College of Forensic Examiners International is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP[TM]) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Sessions (or programs) for which NBCC-approved clock hours will be awarded are identified in the program bulletin (or in the catalogue or Web site). The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

The American College of Forensic Examiners International is an approved provider of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, approval PCE 1896. Course meets the qualification for 2.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California board of Behavioral Sciences.

This organization, The American College of Forensic Examiners International approval number 1052, is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards 400 South Ridge Parkway, Suite B, Culpepper, VA 22701. www.aswb.org. ASWB Approval Period: 09/15/2010 to 09/15/2013. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval

Social workers will receive 2.0 continuing education clock hours in participating in this course.

03:15 PM-05:15 PM

[3] The Solution: Upgrading the Masters Level Clinician

MODERATOR: Ronald O'Donnell, PhD

CEs: 2.0 American Psychological Association

TIME: 03:15pm-05:15pm

ABSTRACT: Healthcare reform is leading to changes that will disrupt and transform the delivery of behavioral health treatment in the United States. The Primary Care Medical Home model will result in a shift from traditional specialty behavioral care delivery outside of the medical healthcare system to integrated behavioral care within primary care and other medical settings. Healthcare reimbursement will increasingly be based on financial performance incentives, or pay for performance models, that are based on both quality of care and cost-effectiveness. The typical specialty behavioral care provider is ill-prepared for this tremendous transformation. The focus of this presentation is on the clinical and management skills that will be essential for the 21st century behavioral clinician to not just survive but thrive. The Arizona State University Doctor of Behavioral Health program will serve as a model for upgrading the skill set of masters level behavioral providers to meet this impending market demand.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

After the presentation, the participant should be better able to:

1. Describe the relationship between chronic medical and behavioral conditions and rising healthcare costs;

2. Identify the behavioral conditions that have a body of evidence showing that targeted, focused behavioral treatment can lead to a medical cost offset;

3. List the essential components of effective integrated care and define psychopathology, efficiency, and population health management; and

4. Identify the key quality metrics that will be the focus of the Accountable Care Organization model describe the opportunity for integrated behavioral care to improve these quality metrics.

The American College of Forensic Examiners International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American College of Forensic Examiners International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Friday, Oct. 19th

08:00 AM-10:00 AM

[4] Ethics Panel Discussion

MODERATOR: Daniel Reidenberg, PsyD, FAPA, MTAPA, CRF

CEs: 2.0 American Psychological Association, CBRN

TIME: 08:00am-10:00am

PANELISTS: Clifton Croan, MA, LPC, FAPA; Stan Sharma, PhD, FAPA; Wayne Tasker, PsyD, LPC, LCSW, DAPA, BCPC; Gerald Dahl, MSW, PhD, FAPA, CRS; Donald Goff, PhD, MTAPA, DAPA

There are numerous ethical demands placed on psychotherapists and helping professionals. In the past, most ethical violations revolved around billing issues and boundary violations. Other common areas where therapists find themselves struggling are conflict of interest, confidentiality, release of information, and promotion/ marketing. However, with technology advances, therapists are now finding themselves struggling with clients wanting to communicate online through email, connecting through social media platforms, and by text messages. In this session come listen to the experts discuss how to recognize these common dilemmas and how to best deal with them to protect your clients' rights and best interests.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

After the presentation, the participant should be better able to:

1. Identify common ethical dilemmas;

2. Discuss what consultation and advice opportunities are to help resolve ethical dilemmas;

3. Describe key concepts in recognizing your limits and boundaries; and

4. Describe how to tell a colleague that they are in too deep.

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The American College of Forensic Examiners International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American College of Forensic Examiners International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13133 for 2.0 contact hours.

10:15 AM-12:15 PM

[5] Impact of a Parent Training Program on Parental Stress Levels and Family Environment Variables in Families with a Child Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

PRESENTERS: Kenneth Miller, PhD, Susan Miller, PhD and Richard VanVoorhis, PhD

CEs: 2.0 American Psychological Association

TIME: 10:15am-12:15pm

ABSTRACT: Presenters will describe a study conducted with parents of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders at the Rich Center for Autism on the campus of Youngstown State University. They will describe the impact of the Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) on parental stress levels and dimensions of family environment that include Family Relationship, Personal Growth, System Maintenance, and Change. Presenters will provide a rationale for the study, including a brief literature review, description of the research methodology, provide results of the study, and discuss implications of the study for therapists and health practitioners in a wide range of settings.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

After the presentation, the participant should be better able to:

1. Discuss the primary components of the Triple P (positive parenting program),

2. Describe the effectiveness of the Triple P program with various populations,

3. Critique the research and design methodology used to determine the impact of the Triple P program on parental stress levels and family environmental variables, and

4. Apply findings from this study in professional practice.

The American College of Forensic Examiners International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American College of Forensic Examiners International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

01:45 PM-03:45 PM

[6] Best Practices in Geriatric Treatment

PRESENTERS: Wayne Tasker, PsyD, LPC, LCSW, DAPA, BCPC and Jan Ellis, PhD

CEs: 2.0 American Psychological Association

TIME: 01:45pm-03:45pm

ABSTRACT: One of most promising, yet challenging populations that has emerged in the mental health field is the treatment of geriatric clients. This population has increased significantly and is only going to become a larger segment of our society over time. The mental health needs of geriatric clients will entail both unique therapeutic approaches as well as require a better understanding of what issues affect this group's therapy needs. The complexity of accurately identifying and diagnosising geriatric problems is at best difficult, due to the integration of medical, social, and psychological factors involved. While some geriatric problems are less complex and straight forward in terms of treatment approaches, others require shifting through many years of medical and family history as well as other social factors that often cannot be retrieved accurately from the client. Medication issues can play a major role in the psychological condition of the geriatric client and can produce mood changes. These can be temporary in scope, but confused for a serious mental health condition. These are just a few of the obstacles that face the clinician in the treatment of geriatric clients. The purpose of this workshop is to help the clinician develop skills that will aid in the process of clearly identifying a mental health issue in geriatric clients. By looking at clients through a multi-dimensional approach, the clinician will be prepared to more accurately diagnose and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. A special emphasis will be given to those geriatric clients that are residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilities.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Identify common psychological conditions in geriatric clients,

2. Develop treatment approaches for behavioral and emotional problems in the elderly,

3. Identify "layers" of mental health issues and ways to narrow treatment focus,

4. List factors that impede therapeutic work with geriatric clients, and

5. Explain loss/grief issues as underlying dynamics in many geriatric problems.

The American College of Forensic Examiners International is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American College of Forensic Examiners International maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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