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The DC Psychological Association presents:

"Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation"

Presenter(s):

Dr. Geoffrey Grammer, PhD & Dr. Mallory Starr, PhD

September 29, 2017

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Chicago School, 1015 15th Street, 4th Floor, 

Washington, DC 20005

3.0 Hours of Continuing Education is Offered 

Social Work Continuing Education is pending

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS Therapy) is a safe and effective treatment for individuals diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) who have not experienced satisfactory improvement from antidepressant medication. TMS Therapy can be used in conjunction with medication or as a stand-alone treatment.

TMS Therapy works by delivering magnetic pulses to specific areas of the brain involved in mood regulation – areas known to be underactive in those diagnosed with MDD. The magnetic pulses stimulate brain cells, thereby improving the brain’s ability to regulate mood.

Come and learn more about TMS on September 29, 2017 at 1pm when DCPA presents this interesting, informative workshop.  Learn clinical application, biological effects, predictors of response, and other issues of this approach.

Workshop Objectives: At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to :

  • Discuss the history of TMS clinical application of treatment
  • Identify the appropriate patient for TMS Therapy.

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The DC Psychological Association presents:

"The Truth About Public Speaking:  An Essential Skill for Clinicians"

Presenter(s):

Ed Barks and Chris Wemple, PhD

October 20, 2017

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Chicago School of Psychology, 1015 15th St, NW,4th floor, Washington, DC

3.0 Hours of Continuing Education is Offered 

3.0 Hours of Social Work Continuing Education is offered

Psychologists, Social Workers and other mental health professionals, are often encouraged build a practice niche by developing formal presentations in their specialty area for the general public and other health professionals, to work as “consultants” in a variety of settings, and at times to speak on social justice issues. What all these activities have in common is that they involve one essential skill – public speaking. The key to taking advantage of all these career and practice building opportunities is to build your skill in public speaking; Ed Barks is a communications strategy and training consultant who has devoted his career to doing just that.

Ed Barks has guided thousands of today’s business, association, scientific and entertainment leaders to more dynamic presentations. A veteran of the Washington, DC communications and government relations scene, he perfected his own talents during a decade long tenure as a radio broadcaster. He is the author of the book, The Truth About Public Speaking: The Three Keys to Great Presentations, as well as numerous guides and research reports.                                                                                                  

This workshop will be an introduction to a systematic approach to developing public speaking skills, and will feature a mix of talk, video clips, small group practice and Q & A opportunities.

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The DC Psychological Association presents:

"Mediation: A Valuable Skill for Mental Health Professionals"

Presenters:

David Gage, Ph.D., Melinda Ostermeyer, M.S. & Donna Gage, Ph.D.

October 20, 2017

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Chicago School, 1015 15th Street, 4th Floor

Washington, DC 20005

3.0 Hours of Continuing Education is Offered 

for Psychologists and Social Workers

This engaging 3-hour workshop will introduce mental health professionals to the practice of mediation, highlighting the many established areas of mediation that are particularly salient to professionals with mental health expertise.  These areas include the most familiar (i.e., divorce mediation), and many other areas as well, such as families, family businesses, business partners, workplace mediation (e.g., between co-workers) and elder mediation (related to aging parents, their care and their estates, homes and cottages).

What is common among these areas and what makes them perfect for mental health professionals is their relational and emotional aspects. The workshop will include case studies, a mediation demonstration by the co-presenters and participant role plays.

While not mediation training, which is typically 4-5 days long, this workshop will give participants a clear understanding of what mediation is and how it can beneficially be added to one’s practice.  It will also cover the finances of mediation, marketing, co-mediation, psychological tools commonly employed, where and how to get training, and the challenges and advantages of adding this skill to one’s repertoire.

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The DC Psychological Association presents:

"Affirmative Therapy with LGBTQ Clients"

Presenter(s):

Dr. Douglas Favero & Dr. Suzan Stafford

October 27, 2017

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Chicago School of Psychology, 1015 15th St, NW,4th floor, Washington, DC

3.0 Hours of Continuing Education is Offered 

3.0 Hours of Social Work Continuing Education is offered

LGBTQ people utilize therapy at higher rates than the general population.  However, we therapists are sometimes not aware enough of the unique challenges and issues LGBTQ clients bring into therapy.  This workshop is designed to offer a look at how historical and current misunderstandings and biases can (and have) negatively affected work with this population.  We will review guidelines for this work, along with reviewing the issues of most concern to many LGBTQ people and how to help our clients move through them.

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Thank you to everyone who attended the DCPA Summer Social! 


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RAINN 5K 

Thank you to all DCPA members who participated int he RAINN 5K event! 



Membership Renewal

Have you renewed your membership for 2017? 

The DC Psychological Association enjoyed continued growth in 2016 and was able to provide ten continuing education workshops and create new initiatives committed to training, advocacy and outreach efforts.

As we begin our dues renewal for 2017, we look forward to working with you in the upcoming year and thank you for your continued support and commitment to the profession of psychology!

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The DC Psychological Association is unable to provide refunds for events. However, we do allow up to one year to make up a CE session that may have been missed. 




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