Workshops

SUMMARY:

Depression in older adults not only causes distress and suffering but also leads to impairments in physical, mental, and social functioning. Despite being associated with excess morbidity and mortality, depression often goes undiagnosed and untreated. The startling reality is that a substantial proportion of older patients receive no treatment or inadequate treatment for their depression in primary care settings, according to expert consensus (NIH Consensus Development Panel on Depression in Late Life, 1992; Lebowitz et al., 1997).

Cognitive behavioral therapy is both a skills-based intervention designed to increase efficacy of coping ability, and a depth therapeutic approach that can quickly clarify long held beliefs (schemata) and assumptions about self, world and future that are at the core of many depressed individuals’ thinking.  This workshop will focus on teaching the basics of CBT as applied to older adults, and will provide participants with an opportunity to practice those skills in case scenarios.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Discuss the basics of cognitive behavioral therapy as applied to older adults.
  • List the health risks of depression in the elderly.
  • Articulate some of the core beliefs that underlie depression in the elderly.
  • Describe a method for engaging older adults in treatment.
  • Describe and practice modified cognitive behavioral techniques that are practical and effective with the elderly.

bruce-zahn-2016PRESENTER:  Bruce S. Zahn is Professor in the Psychology Department and Director of Clinical Training for the Psy.D. program in Clinical Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Zahn is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is a fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology.  He has published on the topic of cognitive behavioral therapy with older adults, and presented workshops on the same topic for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Social Work PRN, and Dimensions Training Institute.

“NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 6 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.”

Date: Friday, February 24, 2017

Time: 8:30am registration, workshop: 9am to 4pm (1 hour lunch break)
Location: Belmont Behavioral Health, 4200 Monument Road, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Credits: 6 CEU’s for PA Social Workers; MFT’s and PC’s
Fee: $115.00

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Brief Course Description:

According to statistical reports, sampling individuals at risk for the development of trauma related symptomology may produce prevalence rates of up to 58 percent. In addition to significant prevalence rates, PTSD is very often difficult to diagnose as evidenced by the number and variation of other disorders from which PTSD must be distinguished. For these reasons, it is important to study PTSD and to try to understand why some individuals will develop the disorder and others, also exposed to specific traumatic events, do not. Studying the symptomology of PTSD as it relates to possible neural mechanisms may provide some insight toward answering these questions. In addition, neural changes, which may occur because of experiencing a traumatic event, may explain the variability of PTSD symptoms as well as the long-term nature of these symptoms.

Learning Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • List the three general categories of symptoms typically exhibited by consumers diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Describe the role of the limbic system and associated structures in the production of memory dysfunction in persons who have been traumatized
  • Summarize the mechanism by which the hypothalamus and pituitary gland are involved in the “fight or flight” response in persons diagnosed with PTSD
  • Summarize the benefits and side-effects of the most common pharmacological agents used to treat PTSD/Trauma

Goals: The overall goal of this course is for practitioners to understand that the development of PTSD is not merely a psychosocial phenomenon. In addition, trainees will be better able to provide treatment interventions based on their understanding of these changes in the nervous system.

Presenter: Craig Strickland, Ph.D.

Dr. Strickland graduated from Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 1993 with a Doctorate in Psychology and a focus on experimental research and neuroscience. Past academic positions include a faculty position at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and adjunct faculty positions at Widener University and Springfield College. He currently enjoys guest lecturer privileges at Arcadia and the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.Craig Strickland

In addition, Dr. Strickland has an Adjunct Faculty position at Philadelphia University in the Community and Trauma Counseling program. He has lectured on local, state, and national levels on such topics as psychopharmacology for people recovering from dual-diagnoses, medication adherence, attention deficit disorder, herbal treatments, the biology of the co-occurring diagnoses and the neurobiology and pharmacological treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Currently, he is the owner of Biobehavioral Education and Consultation.

“NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 6 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.”

Date: Friday, December 9, 2016

Time: 8:30am registration, workshop: 9am to 4pm (1 hour lunch break)
Location: Belmont Behavioral Health, 4200 Monument Road, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Credits: 6 CEU’s for PA Social Workers; MFT’s and PC’s
Fee: $115.00

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January 20, 2017 – Ethics in Social Work – Am I Doing the Right Thing?

Summary:

All social workers are required to obtain training in ethics. These trainings focus primarily on codes of ethics, risk management, ethical dilemmas and the narrower topics of boundary issues, dual relationships, conflict of interest, confidentiality, etc. Theories and concepts are important but over time we have come to realize that these case studies bring these topics to life and are compelling and essential ways of understand and develop our own ethical values.

This training uses a cross section of ethics cases related to each standard of social worker: responsibilities to clients, responsibilities to colleagues, responsibilities in practice settings, responsibilities as professionals, responsibilities to the social work profession and the broader society. We will discuss each case and the Code of Ethics it mirrors. Participants will have many opportunities to discuss these situations and attempt to resolve the ethical dilemmas in each example.

Objectives: At the end of the training, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the NASW ethical values and corresponding standards
  • List the six NASW ethical standards
  • Discuss ethical scenarios and relate NASW standards and values to each

Presenter: Allene Lyons, LCSW, M.EdLyons, Allene

Allene has over 40 years of experience providing both clinical and administrative services in the mental health field. This experience included working as Supervisor, Director and Regional Director of both outpatient and BHRS programs, providing clinical supervision to staff and social workers working towards their LCSW, and conducting training in clinical, documentation and compliance areas.

Currently, Allene is in private practice providing psychotherapy and management assistance to various agencies.

Allene holds an LCSW license and received her MSW from the University of Connecticut and M.A. in Education from Chestnut Hill College.

“NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 3 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.”

Date: January 20, 2017

Time: 8:30am registration, workshop: 9am to 12pm

Location: Belmont Behavioral Health, 4200 Monument Road, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Credits: 3 CEU’s for PA Social Workers; MFT’s and PC’s
Fee: $60.00

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Summary: All social workers are required to obtain training in ethics. These trainings focus primarily on codes of ethics, risk management, ethical dilemmas and the narrower topics of boundary issues, dual relationships, conflict of interest, confidentiality, etc. Theories and concepts are important but over time we have come to realize that these case studies bring these topics to life and are compelling and essential ways of understand and develop our own ethical values.

This training uses a cross section of ethics cases related to each standard of social worker: responsibilities to clients, responsibilities to colleagues, responsibilities in practice settings, responsibilities as professionals, responsibilities to the social work profession and the broader society. We will discuss each case and the Code of Ethics it mirrors. Participants will have many opportunities to discuss these situations and attempt to resolve the ethical dilemmas in each example.

Objectives: At the end of the training, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the NASW ethical values and corresponding standards
  • List the six NASW ethical standards
  • Discuss ethical scenarios and relate NASW standards and values to each

Presenter: Allene Lyons, LCSW, M.Ed.Allene

Allene has over 40 years of experience providing both clinical and administrative services in the mental health field. This experience included working as Supervisor, Director and Regional Director of both outpatient and BHRS programs, providing clinical supervision to staff and social workers working towards their LCSW, and conducting training in clinical, documentation and compliance areas.

Currently, Allene is in private practice providing psychotherapy and management assistance to various agencies.

Allene holds an LCSW license and received her MSW from the University of Connecticut and M.A. in Education from Chestnut Hill College.

“NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 3 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.”

Date: February 10, 2017

Time: 8:30am registration, workshop: 9am to 12pm
Location: Belmont Behavioral Health, 4200 Monument Road, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Credits: 3 CEU’s for PA Social Workers; MFT’s and PC’s
Fee: $60.00

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