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Pre/Post Conference

These intensive workshops are opportunities to explore a topic in-depth, and are not a part of attendee’s general conference fee…so require separate registration and an additional fee.  Pre-registration is strongly recommended, although most workshops will be able to accommodate on-site registrants/attendees.

THURSDAY, March 30

WSA 1 Workshop One
Skilled Helpers as Effective Consultants: Why and How

Presenters: Gerard Egan, PhD, and Jeff Reese, PhD
9:00 am – 12:00 noon // 3 CE // Audience Level: Introductory-Intermediate

Note: This is an invited workshop.

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Gerard Egan, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Organization Development and Psychology in the Center for Organization Development of Loyola University of Chicago, has written over fifteen books in the field of counseling and communication, including The Skilled Helper which is one of the most widely-used counseling texts in the world.

Jeff Reese, PhD is a Professor of Counseling Psychology and Chair of the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology at the University of Kentucky. He has published in areas such as telepsychology and psychotherapy effectiveness/outcomes, and is co-author of the upcoming 11th edition of The Skilled Helper.

SUMMARY

Mental health professionals are often placed in management or consultation roles but may have limited formal training in these areas. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce and apply an organizational model, developed by Egan, that will improve the management and consultation skills of attendees. Specifically, workshop participants will be introduced to four basic organizational frameworks and be asked to apply them to an organization. Participants will gain a better understanding of their organizational and coaching skills and learn how to better deploy them in an organizational context.

 


WSA 2 Workshop Two
Sexuality, Diversity, Religiosity & Ethics: Professional Practice for Challenging Times

Presenters: James Childerston, PhD, Doug Rosenau, EdD & Gary Barnes, PhD
9:00 am – 12:00 noon // 3 CE // Audience Level: Introductory

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James Childerston, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Maryland;  he holds Board certifications in Medical Psychology and Sex Therapy, and is a Diplomate-Fellow in Advanced Psychopharmacology.

Doug Rosenau, EdD is a Psychologist, Marriage & Family Therapist and Sex Therapist in private practice in Georgia; he is a widely published author in the field of human sexuality.

Gary Barnes, PhD is a Psychologist in private practice in Texas; he is a Board certified Sex Therapist and Professor of Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary.

SUMMARY

This workshop explores ethical issues and challenges to mental health professional practice when dealing with sexual issues in therapy, such as sexual identity, gender identity, singleness, marriage, and sexual disorders. Presenters will review historical and contemporary views of human sexuality and ethics from both theological and secular perspectives. Current understandings and standards of practice from the American Psychological Association and American Counseling Association codes of ethics will be examined.

 


WSA 3 Workshop Three
Christian Psychology Mini-Conference Invited Workshop: “I’m Not Broken, Just Stuck”: A Christian Translation and Application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Presenter: Timothy Sisemore, PhD
9:00 am – 12:00 noon // 3 CE // Audience Level: Introductory

Note:This workshop is part of Thursday’s Christian Psychology mini-conference.

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Timothy Sisemore, PhD is a Professor of Psychology and Counseling and the Director of Research at Richmont Graduate University in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

SUMMARY

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy’s focus on values and approach to suffering makes it particularly compatible with Christianity. This seminar offers summarizes the theory and techniques of ACT and presents specific ways to translate ACT for use with Christian populations. The presentation will consist of lecture, discussion, and demonstration of techniques.

 


WSA 4 Workshop Four
Relational Psychoanalytic Perspectives in Couples Therapy

Presenters: Lowell Hoffman, PhD & Earl Bland, PsyD
8:00 am –1:00 pm // 5 CE // Audience Level: Advanced

Note: This workshop provides advanced theory and training for BiPACT students, a faith-based psychoanalytic training program; however, the presenters have graciously opened registration for this workshop to any CAPS attendees who would like to participate.

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Lowell Hoffman, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, and is the co-director of the Brookhaven Center for Counseling and Development in Pennsylvania.

Earl Bland, PsyD is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, and Professor of Psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University in California.

SUMMARY

Therapists micro-manage a couple’s emotions when they cannot conceptualize how to work with the couple’s anxieties. Therapists lose empathy and curiosity when overwhelmed by the couple’s dynamics. This seminar focuses on treating the couple as an unconscious/conscious system which responds best to a treatment informed by an understanding of intrapsychic/interpersonal relating.

 


WSA 5 Workshop Five
Introduction to Relational Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Presenters: Marie Hoffman, PhD
8:00 am –1:00 pm // 5 CE // Audience Level: Advanced

Note: This workshop provides advanced theory and training for BiPACT students, a faith-based psychoanalytic training program; however, the presenters have graciously opened registration for this workshop to any CAPS attendees who would like to participate.

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Marie Hoffman, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst; she is the co-director of the Brookhaven Center for Counseling and Development in Pennsylvania.

SUMMARY

Research has established the efficacy and enduring benefits of contemporary psychoanalytic treatment. Brookhaven Institute (BIPACT), the academic arm of The Society for Exploration of Psychoanalytic Therapies and Theology (SEPTT), is offering its introductory course in Relational Psychoanalysis. It will examine psychoanalytic history, theory and practice from a theologically informed perspective.

 




 

SATURDAY, April 1

WSB 6 Workshop Six
An Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Presenter: Marcus Rodriguez, MA, MSc, PhD-candidate
1:00 – 4:00 pm // 3 CE // Audience Level: Intermediate

Note: This workshop begins and ends earlier in the afternoon than the other post-conference workshops

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Marcus Rodriguez, MA, MSc, PhD-candidate is a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at Duke University.  He recently completed a clinical externship at DBT California, Beverly Hills and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

SUMMARY

The first aim of this presentation is to introduce the basic elements of DBT and its evidence base, including the dialectical philosophy, biosocial theory, four modes of treatment, four skills modules, and DBT strategies, such as agreements, levels of treatment, diary cards, and validation. The second aim is to describe and discuss the relationship between DBT and Christian theology. 


WSB 7 Workshop Seven
Conflict and Culture in the Analytic Dyad: Do We Avoid Addressing 

Presenter: Karen Maroda, PhD, ABPP 
2:00 – 5:00 pm // 3 CE // Audience Level: Intermediate

Note: This invited workshop is sponsored by the Psychoanalysis track, but is open to all registrants.

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Karen Maroda, PhD is a Psychotherapist and Psychoanalyst in private practice in Wisconsin;  she is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

SUMMARY

Although the inevitability of enactment is undeniable, this presentation focuses on the view that enactment has been overemphasized as the primary mechanism of therapeutic action. It has become popular, in my opinion, due to the fact that it is an uncontrolled, unplanned, unconscious to unconscious experience. Accepting this lack of control over conflict in the therapeutic relationship relieves the analyst of responsibility for facilitating conflict directly and purposefully, including areas of conflict arising within the context of cultural diversity 


WSB 8 Workshop Eight
Ethical Foundations of Clinical Supervision

Presenter: Cara Cochran, PhD
2:00 – 5:00 pm // 3 CE // Audience Level: Advanced

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Cara Cochran, PhD is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist,  Mental Health Service Provider, and Clinical Supervisor in Tennessee and North Carolina.  She is the Director of the Psychology Department, Special Programs at Piedmont International University in Winston-Salem.

SUMMARY

Clinical supervision is a requirement for mental health professionals. Most ethics codes require supervisors to be trained in supervision. Excellence in supervision is based on a foundation of strong clinical skills and sound ethical principles, including a well-written supervision contract. This presentation will lay a strong foundation for ethical supervision. 


WSB 9 Workshop Nine
Spiritual First Aid: Addressing Religious and Spiritual Needs after Disaster

Presenters: Laura Shannonhouse, PhD, Jamie Aten, PhD, Don Davis, PhD,
Ward Davis, PsyD & Joshua Hook, PhD
2:00 – 5:00 pm // 3 CE // Audience Level: Introductory

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Laura Shannonhouse, PhD, is an is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling & Psychological Services at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Jamie Aten, PhD, is the Rech Endowed Chair & Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and is the  Founder & Co-Director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College in Illinois.

Don Davis, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling & Psychological Services at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Ward Davis, PsyD is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department and Director of the Psychology and Spirituality Research Lab at Wheaton College in Illinois.

Joshua Hook, PhD is an Assistant  Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Texas.

SUMMARY

This pre-conference looks at humility from three different perspectives: (1) cross-culturally; (2) among fundamentalist Christians; and (3) among moral exemplars. All three perspectives have implications for clinical techniques with culturally diverse clients and offer a broader understanding of the importance and relevance of this Christian virtue.

 

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