Common Conditions and Treatment Options for Couples and Families in Primary Care (3 CE’s)

Presented by Ruth Olmer, Psy.D., and Steven Olmer, Psy.D.
November 2nd,  1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

During this didactic, attendees will be introduced to common couples and family concerns. Furthermore, attendees will be exposed to the impact that medical and mental health conditions have on couples and families. A systemic and contextual framework will be emphasized. Lastly, attendees will learn brief interventions to utilize when working with couples and families. Experiences will include didactic education, case presentations, and role plays. Where applicable, limitations of the research or techniques are presented. Limitations include these being generally supported techniques and information. Clinical judgment must be used in each individual case to determine applicability of specific techniques to particular cases.

The target audience is mental health providers (advanced doctoral level psychology trainees, psychologists in practice, master’s level clinicians etc).

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will be able to identify common behavioral and medical concerns that have lifestyle/behavioral factors commonly seen in couples/families.
  • Attendees will be able to apply a contextual framework to dealing with these common conditions.
  • Attendees will be able to identify and apply brief evidence informed interventions to these concerns.
  • Attendees will be able to better incorporate knowledge of diversity characteristics into couple & family interventions

Presenter Information

Ruth Olmer, Psy.D., is a Behavioral Health Consultant at CHCW, since 2017. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in 2015. She spent her internship at Otis R. Bowen Center, a Community Mental Health Center, and her residency at VA Black Hills Healthcare System, a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. A large portion of her academic and clinical training was in working with couples on relationship issues and parenting concerns. During her internship, approximately half of her clinical experience was devoted to working with children and adolescents. Through Dr. Olmer’s work with psychological and neuropsychological testing, she has experience in relational assessments to aid therapy, parenting assessments for DCS/court proceedings, and assessments of childhood functioning, including learning disorders, ADHD, and social/emotional disorders.

Steven Olmer, Psy.D., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is the Site Training Director for Yakima Neighborhood Health Services. Dr. Olmer is a 2014 graduate of The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute He spent his internship and residency in Community Mental Health Centers, with an emphasis on psychological testing and individual/group/family therapy. He has experience in relational assessments to aid therapy, parenting assessments for DCS/court proceedings, and assessments of childhood functioning, including learning disorders, ADHD, and social/emotional disorders. He also has specific training in Child-Parent Interactive Therapy as well being an instructor for Love & Logic parenting skills. His Theoretical Orientation is Family Systems; CBT; Solution Focused, and he has research interest in how medical conditions impact family relationships, and psychological assessments/testing relevant for primary care.

Location and Costs

$55.00 – Regular registration fee
$41.25 – Consortium Affiliate
No Charge – NPTC Director or Supervisor

*Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee.
** Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration.

The presentation will be offered at the Community Health of Central Washington, 1806 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima, WA 98902

*National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPTC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.