Video & Material-Only Homestudy Training Courses

Video Courses

Learn anytime in the privacy of your home. We don’t even care if your hair is done!

Material-Only Courses

Review the presentation materials and related handouts to earn credits!

Video Training Costs*:

$25 for the first CE hour
$15 for each additional CE hour

$100 for typical 6 CE Course
$55 for typical 3 CE Course

Material-Only Training Costs*:

$20 for the first CE hour
$10 for each additional CE hour

$30 for typical 2 CE Course
$20 for typical 1 CE Course

Select the course of interest below, fill out the registration form, and submit it along with payment. Once the form and payment have been received, we will send you everything you need to complete the course. The price includes the video link (if applicable), materials, tests, and the evaluation required to obtain the CE’s. The CE certificate will be emailed to participants upon successful completion of the training (80% on exam).

 

Discounts Available for Video or Material-Only Courses

  • Consortium affiliates receive 25% off
  • No charge for NPTC Supervisors
  • Alumni who don’t qualify for any other discount listed will receive 10% off the full price
  • Group rates may be available; contact Katherine Dixon to request consideration
  • We accept cash, check, or credit card (Credit card charges are subject to an additional fee)

*Prices may vary per presentation, please refer to the registration form for official pricing.

Available Training Topics

Grief and Loss Packet - 7 CEs

These training courses are very complementary and taken together represent a comprehensive primer on Grief and Loss. The first part, “Loss, Grief, and Mourning: Beyond Kübler-Ross”, is taken from a longer presentation with an increased focus on the many nuances, theories, and approaches to grief and is offered as Material-Only. “Grief and Loss: Theory and Intervention” is somewhat briefer with an increased focus on Clinical and DSM-5 considerations. Both are offered as a video link with handout.

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Loss, Grief, and Mourning: Beyond Kübler-Ross (5 CEs)

Materials composed and provided by Heather Servaty-Seib, Ph.D.

Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

Loss, grief, and mourning are concepts that can be applied to both death loss and non-death loss situations. This presentation will address the broader application of these concepts while also reviewing advancements in the field of grief and mourning, including innovative theory and current research critical for evidenced-based clinical work with grieving individuals. Other topics addressed will include type of losses (e.g., physical, psychosocial, secondary and disenfranchised), myths about grief, common patterns of grief, multidimensional nature of grief, distinction between grief and mourning, factors associated with grief reactions, grief within families, and strategies for distinguishing between normative and persistent complex bereavement (i.e., DSM-5). Suggestions for practice and relevant case examples will be integrated throughout.

The information offered is evidenced-based and is there for as accurate as possible based on current empirical research. The limits are those of the existing theories and research. The risk might be the possible overgeneralization of any recommendations offered–as grief is so unique to each individual person.

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

Learning Objectives

  • List common myths about grief
  • Identify innovative theories of grief and mourning and their application to practice
  • Describe the challenges related to Persistent Complex Bereavement diagnosis
  • Describe your own personal experience and death-related attitudes
  • Articulate key elements of death-related rituals
  • Explain strategies for interacting with seriously ill individuals

Homestudy Format

CE’s for this homestudy training will be earned through completing the following tasks:

  • Review all provided documents in their entirety.
  • Pass the post-test questionnaire with at least 80% correct (24 of 30 questions correct).
  • Fill out a program evaluation form.

Grief and Loss: Theory and Intervention (2 CEs)

Materials composed and provided by Karen Shipley, Psy.D.


Instructional Level

Advanced


Course Description and Target Audience

This course will provide a general overview of current research with regard to grief theory and interventions, with an emphasis on cultural awareness and provider self-care.

Materials used for this presentation are derived from textbooks and literature reviews from leading experts in the field. The limits are those of the existing theories and research. There are no known risks associated with this presentation.

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


Learning Objectives

  • Discuss historical context & current research for models of grief & types of grief.
  • List DSM differential diagnoses & assessment of grief.
  • Utilize clinical interventions used with general or special populations to address grief.
  • Recognize psychosocial stress for providers.

Homestudy Format

CE’s for this homestudy training will be earned through completing the following tasks:

  • Watch the presentation video and review all provided documents in their entirety.
  • Pass the post-test questionnaire with at least 80% correct (10 of 12 questions correct).
  • Fill out a program evaluation form.

 

Child Training Packet - 16 CEs

This presentation packet was compiled for those that work with Children’s Division as Contractors and are required to complete 15 hours per year of training on child abuse and related topics.

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The training topics listed below can be completed individually at the normal Homestudy rates (shown above); please complete the Training Request Form if you do not need to take the entire packet.

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(2 CEs) ADHD/Bipolar/PTSD Differentiation (video)
(2 CEs) Trauma Informed Care for the Intellectually Disabled (video)
(1 CE) Working with Chronically Ill Children (material-only)
(2 CEs) Understanding, Assessing and Treating Problematic Sexual Behavior in Children (video)
(6 CEs) Psychotherapy Interventions for Children and Adolescents Determined by DSM-5 Diagnosis (video)
(3 CEs) Sexual Behavior Patterns in Custody Related Concerns (video)
Sexually Violent Predators - 3 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

This course explores the actuarial risk assessment of sex offenders. The course will also explore the identification of high risk offenders. The development of the Static-99, the most widely used risk assessment tool used in sex offender assessment, developed from meta-analyses that identified factors statistically associated with sexual re-offense will be discussed. The meta-analyses will be reviewed and students will be introduced to the most recent research in sexual risk assessment. This will include a discussion of percentile ranking, offender comparison groups and the use of risk ratios for categorizing offenders. Actuarial assessment predicts risk of sexual re-offense with moderate accuracy. It is significantly more accurate than clinical judgment. There are no known potential risks with this presentation.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the empirically validated risk factors for prediction of sex offender re-offense.
  • Explain actuarial risk assessment using the Static-99R.
  • Apply the research pertaining to the effectiveness of treatment with sex offenders to reduce risk.
  • Explain risk assessment with child pornography offenders.
  • Be able to identify high risk sexual offenders.

Presenter Information

Kent Franks, Ph.D., has been a clinical psychologist for 29 years. He has been involved with the evaluation of sexually violent predators from 1996 – 2004 with the California Department of Mental Health. He was then involved with the evaluation of sexually violent predators from 2004 – 2014 with the Missouri Attorney General. Dr. Franks does ongoing risk assessment evaluations for courts, defense attorneys and probation and parole agencies. He served as an Adjunct Professor with The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute from 2004-2015, and has presented this material for the National Psychology Training Consortium multiple times.

 

Current Issues in Professional Psychology - 3 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

This course will discuss current issues in the psychology field including advocacy and legislation. This course helps attendees to make connections to influence public policy. It also helps them understand how to seek out and negotiate first jobs effectively. There are no known risks associated with this presentation.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the importance of advocacy and legislation in professional practice
  • Develop effective relationships in advocacy
  • List values that will be useful within a professional career
  • Apply ethical principles in advocacy situations

Presenter Information

David Lutz, Ph.D., has worked as a psychologist in private practice for 27 years. In 1987, he accepted a position on the Psychology faculty at Missouri State University. He has taught courses at the undergraduate level in General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Clinical Psychology. On the graduate level, he teaches courses in Individual Psychotherapy and Ethical and Professional Issues. Dr. Lutz has also maintained a private practice throughout that time, providing psychotherapy, counseling, and assessment. He has published an article on these topics in recent years, has been involved in many professional organizations, and has participated in their legislative efforts.

 

Sexual Behavior Patterns in Custody Related Concerns - 6 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

Courts often are faced with matters where psychological problems are apparent and problematic. Diagnostic considerations of a varied nature can often bring challenges for courts and parents in understanding how to manage these diagnoses and the impact they may have on parenting behavior. Specifically, a rather unexplored area involving diagnostic considerations and its impact on parenting behavior is the domain of sexuality related concerns. This course will identify diagnostic considerations related to problematic sexual functioning, as well as non- diagnostic but potentially problematic sexual behavior. This course will also examine the risks associated with sexualized behavior patterns and the impact they have on a parent’s functioning and the potential impact on the child while providing discussion of reasonable and cogent interventions. Additionally, the panel will provide a discussion related to which risk factors should prompt attention from the family law professional and which behaviors may suggest a more benign presentation.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about sexually variant diagnostic categories and criteria
  • Learn about sexually variant non diagnostic criteria
  • Learn about the risk factors related to these problems
  • Learn about the research regarding benign factors in sexually related behaviors
  • Learn about sound and reasonable interventions with problematic sexually behaviors

Presenter Information

Lori Schwartz, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist in private practice in Kansas City, Missouri. She has spent the last twenty years evaluating over 100 cases per year, many with sexually related concerns. She also has extensive experience in the assessment of adults, adolescents, and children with emotional and behavioral concerns. Evaluation referral questions include a focus on child custody cases as well as diagnosis and treatment recommendations for adults and children. She has provided court testimony for cases with a wide range of concerns, including adaptive functioning and treatment recommendations for various diagnostic categories.

Larry V. Swall is a family law attorney in Liberty, Missouri, with Swall Hutchings & Associates LLC. His private practice is concentrated in areas of family law and domestic relations, including domestic mediation. In 2009, Mr. Swall was twice honored by the Missouri Bar Association, first as the Roger Krumm Family Law Practitioner of the Year Award; and , second with the distinguished President’s Award for extraordinary service to the Bar.

 

PsychoTherapy with Children and Play Therapy: Understanding the Play Themes of Children - 6 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

The first part of this presentation will discuss the most common psychological disorders for children and effective treatment interventions. Then the presentation discusses the assumptions and indications for Thematic Play Therapy described from the exploratory to termination.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Educate individuals regarding the stages of play therapy.
  • Provide information regarding common themes in play therapy and the possible means that themes may mean for the child.
  • Provide interventions utilized in thematic play therapy from feeling, relational, empowering and interpretational responses.
  • Educate individuals regarding the most common psychological disorders for children and explore the most important treatment interventions given the age and diagnosis of the child.

Presenter Information

Lisa Wooley, Psy.D., received her bachelors in psychology from the University of Michigan, and her Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Baylor University in 1998. Dr. Wooley has 20 years of experience in practicing play therapy with abused and traumatized children. She was initially trained in play therapy by a certified play therapy supervisor who lectures on the topic nationally, and her dissertation topic was exploring the themes of children with parents with a personality disorder.

MMPI-2RF: Psychometrics, Psychopathological Convergence, and Setting-Specific Utility - 3 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

This presentation will cover the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – 2nd Edition Restructured Form. Specifically, the topics to be covered include an overview of the improved psychometric characteristics of the MMPI-2-RF and the implications of these improvements, the mapping of the MMPI-2-RF’s hierarchical structure onto current models of psychopathology, interpretive approach and consideration of validity scale interpretation, and setting-specific application of the MMPI-2-RF. The materials for this presentation are primarily based on current, peer-reviewed research. Remaining information is based on direct clinical experience. There are no potential risks anticipated with this presentation or the information therein.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to explain the improved psychometric properties of the MMPI-2-RF and the implications of these improvements.
  • Participants will be able to explain how the hierarchical structure of the MMPI-2-RF maps onto current empirical conceptualizations of psychopathology.
  • Participants will be able to explain the purpose and interpretive approach associated with the MMPI-2-RF Validity Scales – including the recently added RBS.
  • Participants will be able to connect MMPI-2-RF findings to setting-specific considerations when providing interpretations and client feedback.

Presenter Information

Curtis Mattson, Psy.D.. is a licensed psychologist in the state of Missouri. He completed an 18-month Post-Doctoral Residency with Dr. Ben-Porath, the first author of the MMPI-2-RF. During that time, Dr. Mattson ran Dr. Ben-Porath’s MMPI Research Lab and used the MMPI-2-RF in many of the settings which will be covered today. In addition, Dr. Mattson has a long history of using the MMPI-2 and MMPI-2-RF in his own assessment practice and independent research endeavors.

Integrated Primary Care - 3 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

This course will review key dimensions of integrated primary care including: the rationale for providing psychology services in a primary care clinic, models of integration, skills required, common patient referrals, assessment tools, treatment structure, documentation, billing and ethical issues. Participants will also have an opportunity to design and practice implementing a brief intervention.

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

Learning Objectives

  • To describe the evidence-based benefits of integrated primary care.
  • Participants will be able to explain the components of a brief evaluation.
  • Participants will practice designing brief interventions for depression or anxiety and smoking cessation or obesity.
  • Participants will practice applying brief interventions for depression or anxiety and smoking cessation or obesity.

Presenter Information

Tom Barbera, Ph.D., is an Air Force Veteran and a faculty member of the St. Vincent Family Medicine Residency Program. His clinical practice at the St. Vincent Primary Care Center concentrates on mood disorders, pain management, insomnia and health behavior change. His research interests include resident wellness, primary care treatment of psychiatric disorders, patient-physician communication and health behavior change. Dr. Barbera has provided integrated primary care lectures to the IUPUI Graduate Psychology Program, St. Vincent Psychology Internship Program, and the National Psychology Training Consortium.

Progress Monitoring of Treatment Outcomes - 3 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

This presentation is designed to familiarize participants with routine progress monitoring. The content includes methods to meaningfully assess therapy progress for clients and clinicians. Identifying and practicing how routine outcomes measures may be used in practice is emphasized. There are no known potential risks to attending this course.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Define and identify methods of Progress Monitoring.
  • Identify assumptions of empirically assessing therapeutic progress.
  • Identify benefits of outcome measurements for clients/patients.
  • Articulate how treatment orientation and design could incorporate progress monitoring.
  • Demonstrate selection and use of progress monitoring tools for various client problems.

Presenter Information

Thomas Gross, Ph.D., received his Doctor of Philosophy in 2013 at Oklahoma State University. He has provided support to schools and community health agencies to use progress monitoring systems for social/emotional and academic outcomes. He has published journal articles examining psychometrics of progress monitoring tools and has expertise in invariance testing of outcome assessments.

Motivational Interviewing: Eliciting Change Talk and Beyond - 3 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

The purpose of this presentation is to move beyond the basic principles of Motivational Interviewing by introducing specific techniques to elicit change talk while advancing into Phase 2 methods. Participants will receive the most recent information regarding Motivational Interviewing as a therapeutic style as well as engage in demonstrations of specific approaches. Information presented is a formulation of up-to-date research. The techniques covered exhibit utility in a therapeutic setting, areas of brief intervention, as well as the foundation of training other providers in the basic principles of Motivational Interviewing. There are no known risks to this presentation.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to describe the basic principles of Motivational Interviewing (MI); including the “spirit” of MI and its place in a therapeutic setting.
  • Participants will be able to explain specific tactics for encountering resistance.
  • Participants will be able to communicate regarding change talk and will be able to demonstrate techniques for eliciting change.
  • Participants will be able to explain when and how to move into Phase 2 of MI as well as the strategies for navigating and aiding in change.

Presenter Information

Dr. Brown is a licensed psychologist in the state of Missouri. He has received advanced education and training in Motivational Interviewing as well as provided treatment with these strategies in a variety of settings and with a range of populations. He has been involved with the instruction of multiple seminars related to Motivational Interviewing education and training geared toward mental health professionals, medical providers, and the general public.

Psychological Consultation - 3 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

The course is meant to familiarize participants with broad aspects of psychological consultation and characteristics of consultants. Participants will become familiar with popular models of consultation and receive opportunities to conceptualize how implement various consultation models. The material is based on current practices in consultation, using current scientific literature. This presentation is meant to provide basic knowledge regarding systematically providing consultation to other professionals. There are no known risks associated with this presentation.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the major components of psychological consultation.
  • Identify and articulate the stages and processes of consultation, and consultant characteristics.
  • Identify three major models of psychological consultation and describe how they are implemented.
  • Apply principles of consultation to client and consultee problems.

Presenter Information

Thomas Gross, Ph.D., received his Doctor of Philosophy in 2013 at Oklahoma State University. He has provided consultation in school and mental health settings, and currently provides research and program evaluation for formative and summative purposes to Boys Town in Nebraska.

Complex Trauma Model - 5 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

The complex model of trauma will be introduced as well as the importance of conceptualizing clients with complex or developmental trauma differently from individuals with other traumatic experiences. Treatment priorities and suggested models of intervention based on this conceptualization will be discussed and numerous case examples will be presented. Complex trauma clients are a diverse population and no model of treatment fits every client. This limitation will be highlighted in the presentation.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to explain the complex trauma model.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate the conceptualization of clients with complex trauma and differentiate these individuals from individuals with more straightforward trauma experiences.
  • Participants will be able to describe the differences in treatment priorities for individuals with complex trauma histories vs. individuals with PTSD.
  • Participants will be able to explain complex trauma treatment models.
  • Participants will demonstrate an understanding of determining appropriate treatment goals for clients with complex trauma experiences.

 

Presenter Information

Angela Neese, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in Indiana. She completed her internship at the University of Indiana School of Medicine. She also worked on the Psychiatry department consult lesion team and in the Pain Clinic at Riley hospital. Her post-doctoral year was spent working exclusively with adolescents who were dealing with severe complications due to complex trauma experiences. She has researched and taught on the topic each year since. Dr. Neese has also seen a number of patients with chronic illnesses and chronic pain while working in mood and anxiety disorder clinics. Dr. Neese also is a visiting Professor at the University of Indianapolis.

Sexual Disorders and Intervention - 2 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

This course will cover an overview of sexual disorders and interventions. We will examine the definitions of sexual disorders, the biopsychosocial causes of the disorders, diversity within the area of sexuality, and treatment options. The students will receive handouts, resources, and case examples. There are no risks associated with this presentation.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to describe and give examples of the DSM sexual disorders.
  • Participants will be able to explain the impact of cultural, biological, and psychological factors in the creation of sexual disorders.
  • Participants will be able to list ways to use sensate focus with clients to intervene in sexual disorders.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge regarding The Good Enough Sex Model.

 

Presenter Information

Libby Bennett, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist and certified sex therapist working with individuals and couples. Dr. Bennett taught Human Sexuality at The School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute on both the Masters and Doctoral levels. She also presents this material to the following groups: Physician Assistant Class at MSU, Counseling Center at MSU, Wellness at MSU, Forest and AASECT Continuing Education in the past, and community groups. She has also written articles about this area, as well as co-authored a book regarding communication in sexuality.

Program Development Competencies for Rural-Based Treatment Services - 2 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

Service provision in rural and underserved communities provides both exciting prospects and unique challenges. In an environment where a paucity of available services or specialists may seem apparent, alternatively an opportunity exists to develop treatment programming which suits the specific needs of the population one intends to treat. The training will assist the mental health professional in establishing necessary components of a treatment program in underserved and rural locales, with specific consideration of program development issues such as assessment, implementation, evaluation, and outcome measurement. Special consideration will be given to the topics of reducing premature patient termination, ethical issues associated with burnout, and ancillary competencies in rural and underserved settings such as non-parental caregivers and the aging patient population. There is no known risk associated with this presentation.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the basic components of program development, including assessment, implementation, evaluation, and outcome measurement.
  • Describe the clinical skills and strategies associated with reducing premature patient termination from treatment services.
  • Explain best practices for maintaining professional self-care and preventing burnout in rural settings, within an ethical framework.
  • Demonstrate competencies associated with unique rural treatment needs such as non-parental caregivers (e.g., grandparents, foster parents) and the aging patient population.

 

Presenter Information

Brandan Gremminger, Psy.D., underwent clinical training for his M.A. and Psy.D. degrees at sites located within rural regions including private practice, community mental health centers, an integrated healthcare community care setting, and outreach/support organizations (including provision of services to homeless and LGBT+ populations).  Dr. Gremminger was employed in an inpatient psychiatric treatment facility providing a variety of services including admissions assessments and direct patient care for 7 years. He currently works in private practice at Midwest Assessment and Psychotherapy Solutions in rural regions of the state of Missouri, where he has practiced for 3+ years. He has developed and maintained the group therapy programming at MAPS.

Evidence Based Practice Working with Bilingual Populations - 2 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

This course is an overview of evidence based practices when working with immigrant-origin clients. According to the Census Bureau, immigrants who have arrived in the US over the last 4 decades represent a wide range of cultures, ethnicities, and races.  This diversity of cultural values, beliefs, and practices provides a challenge to the mental health providers. There is no known risk associated with this presentation.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Review the demographic profile of the U.S. immigrant population
  • Discuss the major mental health challenges faced by immigrants
  • Describe gaps and barriers to mental health services immigrants face
  • Explain current recommendations for working with immigrant populations.

 

Presenter Information

Judith R. Gonzalez, Ph.D. is a bilingual licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) has been the focus of her research in the last twelve years. Dr. Gonzalez has a very strong history of involving students and colleagues in research projects, promotion of collaborative and equitable partnerships in all research phases, and experience securing the financial resources for her own research. She has developed and implemented multicultural projects and programs that have received recognition in the form of competitive grants, awards, publications and presentations in regional, national and international professional conferences. She has served as the Director of Community Engagement & Multicultural Programs at Hand In Hand Multicultural Center since 2015. Dr. Gonzales is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Evangel University.

Trauma Informed Treatment for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities - 2 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

The presentation will present background information about brain development and the effects of trauma. The rates of sexual abuse in individuals with developmental disabilities will be compared to those without a disability. Trauma-related responses of those with Intellectual Disabilities will be offered along with the goals for therapy and specific interventions to heal the trauma. There are no known risks associated with this presentation.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able explain the ACE Study and how this relates to trauma’s long term effects.
  • Participants will be able to list trauma-based responses by individuals with an intellectual disability.
  • Participants will be able to describe diagnostic overshadowing in relation to intellectual disabilities.
  • Participants will be able to utilize modified techniques to work with traumatized individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Presenter Information

Loretta Fuge, Psy.D., spent her postdoc year in a residential setting working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and a psychiatric condition. She conducted evaluations, performed individual and group therapy, and provided crisis interventions to the clients. Dr. Fuge has over 8 years experience working with the developmentally disabled as a therapist and psychologist and served as the clinical director of Arc of the Ozarks for approximately two years. She continues to work with individuals with ID and provides consultations to a variety of providers providing residential services. She also conducts staff training on working with individuals with dual diagnosis; intellectual disabilities and psychiatric condition.

Rorschach Performance Assessment System - 3 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

This course provides an introduction to the R-PAS system of Rorschach Scoring/Interpretation and will also review the evidence and research base for the system. There are no known risks to this presentation.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the research support for primary RPAS variables
  • Describe basic interpretive strategies with RPAS
  • Define the significance of performance versus self-report assessment
  • Assess updates with RPAS constellation and index scores

Presenter Information

Kent Franks, Ph.D. has been a clinical psychologist for 30 years. Dr. Franks uses the Rorschach weekly and has attended many workshops. Dr. Franks has taught Rorschach for 10 years, and has been a presenter for the Society for Personality Assessment six times.

Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS): An Introduction - 3 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

This course will provide an introduction to the R-PAS system of Rorschach Scoring/Interpretation. The evidence-base and rationale for the new system will also be reviewed. There are no known risks to this presentation.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Introduce the R-PAS method of Rorschach administration, coding, and interpretation.
  • Highlight differences between the Comprehensive System and the R-PAS.
  • Review statistical/evidence-base considerations in constructing the R-PAS.
  • Facilitate understanding of applications and interpretation

Presenter Information

Adam Andreassen, Psy.D. received his Master of Arts and his Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology at the School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Andreassen is the current President and CEO of the National Psychology Training Consortium. He has instructed this course at the doctoral more than 6 times and has attended multiple professional presentations on the topic. He regularly supervises students and interns on the R-PAS, and has also administered the Rorschach more than 500 times.

Incorporating Sexuality Into Psychological Practice - 6 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

Sexuality is an innate aspect of humans across the lifespan. As a result, therapists frequently encounter a variety of sexuality issues in the clients they treat, but may not feel well-equipped to address sexual concerns effectively. This 6-hour introductory workshop will address a wide range of sexuality issues that arise in children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, as well as effective strategies and interventions for treating sexual issues across the lifespan. Risks include some potential for discomfort while discussing sexual matters.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Identify five signs that distinguish normative from problematic sexual behavior in children.
  • Identify three ways clinicians can assist parents in communicating with their children and adolescents about sexuality.
  • Name three biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to sexual concerns during pregnancy and postpartum.
  • Identify three ways to work with couples in long-term relationships for the purpose of increasing desire.
  • Identify three myths about sexuality in older adults.

Presenter Information

Dr. Maria P. Hanzlik is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified sex therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Hanzlik commonly conducts trainings and workshops on sexuality-related concerns including for the Indiana Psychological Association, Butler University Pre-Doctoral Internship Program, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Adolescents and Adults - 3 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

This didactic training will provide an overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), modules of skills group, individual psychotherapy, and consultation teams as it may be applied for the treatment of suicidal and/or self-injurious adolescents and adults. The presenter will discuss basic assumptions of DBT, the Biosocial Theory, dialectics, and mindfulness practice. Therapist use of self-reflectivity, non judgmental stance, validation, and risk assessment will be highlighted through case presentations and discussion. There are no known risks associated with this presentation.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Describe and define Dialectical Behavior Therapy, modules of skills group, individual psychotherapy, and consultation team.
  • Describe the relevance of Biosocial Theory, dialectics, mindfulness practice, and risk assessment.
  • Utilize self-reflectivity, nonjudgemental stance, and validation with high risk clients.
  • Demonstrate the clinical application of DBT treatment for suicidal and/or self-injurious adolescents and adults.

Presenter Information

Karen Shipley, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who has approximately 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She currently provides psychotherapy and psychological assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults in an outpatient setting. Dr. Shipley has practiced as a DBT individual and group therapist, primarily with adolescents and caregivers, for more than 10 years. She continues to consult and provide training and supervision for the Heart of America Psychology Training Consortium in Springfield, Missouri, as well as programs in California. Additionally, Dr. Shipley specializes in the following areas: pediatric psychology, grief and loss, self-harm and chronic suicidality, chronic and terminal illness, eating disorders, and trauma.

Serious Mental Illness in Rural Settings - 2 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

The training will assist the mental health professional in recognizing the unique treatment needs of individuals with serious mental illness (SMI), as well as review the empirical findings on providing effective services specific to the SMI population within a rural region. Case examples will be utilized to reinforce practical knowledge. The content of the training will focus on recently developed methodologies for identifying SMI and developing a comprehensive treatment approach, while also managing challenges and adhering to best practices regarding coordination of services in rural regions. There is no known risk associated with this presentation.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the factors which constitute a classification of chronic or serious mental illness.
  • Improve clinical skills necessary to formulate a comprehensive treatment approach for persons with serious and chronic mental health issues, based upon current empirical support for specific treatment methodologies.
  • Identify the best practices for provision of mental health services to persons with serious mental illness in a rural setting, toward increasing likelihood of treatment adherence and progress.

Presenter Information

Brandan Gremminger, Psy.D., underwent clinical training for his M.A. and Psy.D. degrees at sites located within rural regions including private practice, community mental health centers, an integrated healthcare community care setting, and outreach/support organizations (including provision of services to homeless and LGBT+ populations). He was employed in an inpatient psychiatric treatment facility providing a variety of services including admissions assessments and direct patient care for approximately 7 years. He currently works as a clinical psychologist in private practice at MAPS in rural regions of the state of Missouri, practicing approximately 4 years. He has presented on Serious Mental Illness in Rural Settings to the National Psychology Training Consortium the previous two years.

Play Therapy - 3 CEs

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Instructional Level

Advanced

Course Description and Target Audience

This course will present the basics of play therapy both non-directive and directive techniques. Participants will also gain an understanding of how to facilitate play therapy and apply techniques. This course will also cover the basics of sandplay technique. As with any new therapeutic skill, the techniques and information presented should be performed under supervision. Additional training in sandplay is recommended before implementing this technique.

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

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the fundamentals of Non-Directive Play Therapy
  • Be able to establish a play therapy room
  • Be able to facilitate play therapy including: stages of therapy, termination and therapeutic limits
  • Be able to discuss directive play therapy techniques
  • Be able to explain the basics of Sandplay technique

Presenter Information

Tara Downie, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in Missouri with over 20 years of expereince. She is in private practice, specializing in working with children and adolescents. She has also taught graduate level courses in lifespan development and play therapy.

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