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Workshops in Human Services Professional Development at PSU

Clinical Supervision with Lisa Aascheim Fri/Sat 8:30am-4pm, Oct 10/11 and Nov 14/15 +TBA     Explore conceptual and empirical literature on counseling supervision, including models, approaches and techniques, relationship and process issues, and ethical and legal considerations. Gain conceptual knowledge, skills, and self-awareness concerning these areas through readings, seminar discussion, and application via praxis. Additionally, gain practical application skills to best apply clinical supervision principles and techniques to unique work settings.     This course provides the clock hours of training necessary to qualify as a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family clinical supervisor in Oregon. The course may also be used by LCSWs to satisfy the six-hour training requirement for clinical social worker supervision. http://sesweb.ses.pdx.edu/ceed_cat/detail_large.cfm?id=44T3

How to Adapt and Not Just Adopt a Best Practice: the Art of Applying Best Practices with Gregory Crosby Fr 8:30am-4 Oct 31, 2008     Explore clinical best practice in communication skills, therapeutic methods, and outcome measures and supervision. Better understand why a best practice works and how to more effectively tailor it to fit each individual. Examine the issue of fidelity and the problem of rigidly adopting or too flexibly adapting best practices. Explore the issues and possibilities of empirically based practices in every-day clinical treatment. Special attention is on the promising best practice of pre-treatment approaches for mental health and addiction.         This workshop will include a presentation by Shawn Clark, Oregon DHS Addiction and Mental Health Division Workforce Development Manager, about evidence-base practice in the state of Oregon. http://sesweb.ses.pdx.edu/ceed_cat/detail_large.cfm?id=45UN

Pathological Computer Use and Internet Addiction: Description and Treatment With Jerald Block Fri 8:30am-4 pm Nov 7, 2008     Pathological Computer Use (PCU) is a newly-proposed psychiatric diagnosis designed to address the compulsive and excessive use of technology by patients. In some parts of the world, as many as 20% of adolescents are believed to have the disorder. PCU has caused avoidable deaths and, more commonly, "dropouts" from school, work, and marriages. Recently, it has been linked to several school shootings. Recognizing and treating PCU and the related entity, Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD), is difficult. In this course, expect to become familiar with PCU and IAD, understand their clinical significance, and review established treatment strategies.     This workshop will include lectures and presentations from distinguished guests including Hilarie Cash, PhD, co-founder of Internet/Computer Addiction Services in Seattle, and Neils Clark, a researcher and avid game player, who will present about PCU from a consumer perspective. http://sesweb.ses.pdx.edu/ceed_cat/detail_large.cfm?id=464V

Advanced Supervision for Social Workers: Identifying and Preventing Vicarious Trauma with Wayne Scott Fr 8:30am-4 pm, Nov 21     Working with high-conflict, multi-problem, and economically disadvantaged clients can be inspiring for clinicians but also makes them vulnerable to exhaustion. To prevent vicarious trauma, clinical supervisors need strength-based tools to mitigate the impact of the daily interface with these clients. Learn specific strategies to strengthen clinicians committed to doing this work. Using experiential activities, supervisors learn to identify beliefs indicative of vicarious trauma as well as relational strategies to help clinicians modify those cognitive schemas.     This advanced workshop is designed for supervisors who have already fulfilled their initial six-hour training requirement and are seeking their five-year renewal in order to maintain status as a supervisor of LCSWs. The course may also be used by LCSWs to satisfy the six-hour training requirement for clinical social worker supervision and takes seasoned clinical supervisors into a deeper awareness of their potency to mitigate stress and burnout within the supervisory relationship.  http://sesweb.ses.pdx.edu/ceed_cat?detail_large.cfm?id+45UJ

Gender Transition I: Introduction to Transgender Issues with Reid Vanderburgh Thurs 8:30am-4 pm Dec 4, 2008     The first workshop of a three part series providing an introduction to transgender issues and an overview of the physical transition process. Learn to differentiate between gender and sexuality, and gain familiarity with helpful models for viewing and assessing gender identity. Understand the stages of physical transition, as well as the various issues faced during transition, such as relationships with partners, children transitioning, and workplace issues. Hear a panel discussion with several individuals who have transitioned, offering participants an opportunity to increase their learning by asking questions and hearing personal experiences.     While not required, it is recommended participants attend the second and third days of this series to explore this topic further. http://sesweb.ses.pdx.edu/ceed_cat/detail_large.cfm?id=45UK

Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis I:  An Evidence-Based Psychological Approach for Delusions, Hallucinations, and Paranoia with Ron Unger Thurs 8:30am-4 pm Dec 4, 2008     The first day of a two-part series focuses on cognitive therapy for psychosis is an evidence-based approach that can help people reduce problems associated with experiences such as delusions, voices, and paranoia. Learn how to work collaboratively with clients with psychosis, "explore the evidence," rather than impose beliefs, and use strategies that are often surprisingly similar to cognitive methods for reducing depression and anxiety. Develop options for clients so they are no longer forced to rely entirely on the often limited effectiveness of medications for symptom reduction. By learning this new, multi-factorial model of psychosis, practitioners can give clients an alternative to seeing themselves as disabled by a "brain disease." This cognitive approach can also benefit clients with a variety of diagnoses, including, for example, people with PTSD who additionally show some level of psychotic thinking.     While not required, it is recommended participants attend the second day of this series to explore this topic further. http://sesweb.ses.pdx.edu/ceed_cat/detail_large.cfm?id=45VE

Cognitive Therapy for Psychosis II:  When Trauma and Psychosis Mix: an Evidence-Based Cognitive Therapy Approach to  Understanding and Recovery with Ron Unger Fri 8:30am-4 pm Dec 5, 2008      The second day of the series focuses on current research indicating that trauma often plays a pivotal role in the development of “schizophrenia” and other psychotic disorders. Learn how to provide effective therapy to trauma survivors who also have psychotic symptoms, by integrating cognitive therapy for psychosis with other trauma therapies. By understanding the multiple pathways between trauma and psychosis, you will become able to assist your clients in developing alternative, non-psychotic explanations for difficult-to-integrate experiences. Then, by collaborating in developing life stories and perspectives which are coherent and compassionate, the stage is set for real recovery.     Prior knowledge of cognitive therapy for psychosis is helpful but not required for this seminar. http://sesweb.ses.pdx.edu/ceed_cat/detail_large.cfm?id=463B

Multidisciplinary Treatment of Chronic Pain: Using the Best Evidence to Guide the Practice of Effective Pain Management with Catriona Buist and Shelley Lowenstein Fri 8:30am-4 pm Dec 12, 2008  Given that chronic pain effects one in six Americans, treatment professionals will encounter many clients with pain-related disorders and co-morbid psychological diagnoses. In this workshop, Shelley Lowenstein, MD, Catriona Buist, PsyD, Jodi Johnson, OT, Jenelle Andrews, PT, and Gail Kohler-Perkins, COTA, present evidence-based research on effective pain management using a multidisciplinary approach. They will present new research on the development of chronic pain states and the interaction of mind-body in the development, maintenance and treatment of chronic pain. Clinical case examples are presented and discussed. http://sesweb.ses.pdx.edu/ceed_cat/detail_large.cfm?id=463C

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Kathy Lovrien, LCSW Mental Health and Addiction Programs Manager

Continuing Education Graduate School of Education Portland State University

ph: 503-725-8165 fax: 503-725-5599 [email protected] http://www.ceed.pdx.edu/programs_hs.shtml