Continuing Education Workshops

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C.E. Workshop Learning Objectives

Friday, March 7, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Politically Based Trauma: Implications for Counseling Psychologists (Ghahary) - Participants will: 
1.       Become familiar with politically based trauma and its consequences
2.       Understand the concept of resilience in the context of politically based trauma.
3.       Identify issues pertinent to the treatment of survivors of politically based trauma.
Future of Gender: Therapeutic Skills for Transgender Clients (Cruz) - Participants will: 
1.       Establish building blocks for understanding the transgender community, definitions, and the importance of language.
2.       Explore intersections of sexual and gender identities.
3.       Review research on prevalence and epidemiology.
4.       Understand the DSM vs. ICD criteria and applying guidelines and standards of care.
5.       Explore potential biases and therapist variables with transgender clients.
Evidence Based Practice in Psychology: Policy and Advocacy (Bufka) - Participants will: 
1.       Articulate and define the three components of evidence-based practice in psychology.
2.       Become familiar with legislative examples intended to implement evidence-based practice in mental health services.
3.       Understand the implications of pay-for-performance policies.
4.       Identify at least 2 strategies for advocating for appropriate definitions of evidence based practice in psychology with insurers, regulators, or legislators.
Friday, March 7, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Psychotherapy with Older Adults: Techniques and Interpersonal Skills (Duffy) - Participants will: 
1.       Understand the skill and knowledge differences and similarities in psychotherapy with older adults.
2.       Appreciate that geropsychology is an application of health psychology and involves often working with clients in health care settings.
3.       Understand the need to avoid infantilizing or parentifying the older client.
4.       Grasp the special role of interpersonal skills in working with older persons.
5.       Understand the skills addressing symptomatic disorders.
Working with International College Students (Razzhavaikina) - Participants will:
1.       Increase understanding of immigration issues and gain knowledge about the specific challenges that international students may face as they adjust to the United States.
2.       Explore personal biases that may affect counseling interventions with international students and enhance awareness of the personal and cultural impact as a result of these counseling interactions.
3.       Advance understanding of specificity of diagnoses, treatment approaches, and medication while working with international students.
4.       Gain knowledge about major principles of and various approaches to individual, group, and outreach work with international students.
5.       Learn about innovative methods of reaching international students who are typically reluctant to seek counseling services.
6.       Apply multicultural competency concepts to case studies.
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