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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

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Chicago School, 1015 15th Street, 4th Floor

Washington, DC 20005

3.0 Hours of Continuing Education is Offered for Psychologists 

Social Work Continuing Education Pending

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

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

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

3.0 Hours of Diversity Continuing Education is Offered 

3.0 Hours of Social Work Continuing Education is pending

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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The DC Psychological Association presents a diversity workshop:

"Psychology in Policing"

Presenter(s):  Oliver Stone, PhD

Psychologist, Police Stress Management Team

&

Scott Davis

Coordinator, Crisis Intervention Team, Montgomery County Department of Police

November 17, 2017

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

3.0 Hours of Diversity Continuing Education is Offered 

3.0 Hours of Social Work Continuing Education Pending

Within the discipline of clinical psychology, Police and Public Safety Psychology has been a recognized area of specialization since October 2011.  The knowledge base generated from scientific inquiry into topics that are relevant to this specialty has led to the development of recommendations, best practices, and guidelines that are evidence-based. 

This presentation will focus on the application of police psychology in general and within a local jurisdiction.  To ensure the identified learning objectives are met, the presentation will highlight the operation and efforts of the Police Stress Management and Crisis Intervention Teams.

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

  1. Understand how psychology is applied when working with the police, and the challenges that are often encountered
  2. Understand the clinical conditions and biopsychosocial problems typically encountered, and the mental health resources to which police employees have access
  3. Understand the Crisis Intervention Team model and how it is applied


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The DC Psychological Association presents:

"Beyond Compliance:  The New Ethical Environment"

Presenters:  Mark Haas & Dr. Mallory Starr

November 17, 2017

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

3.0 Hours of Ethics Continuing Education is Offered 

3.0 Hours of Social Work Continuing Education Pending

Ethics is more than something you have to do, and more than being a moral thing to do. It is actually something to be actively used and leveraged to make you a better psychologist and to maximize the trust your client places in you in an age where trust in institutions is declining.

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

  1. Identify six factors that have changed the nature of professional services and client relationships and understand how these affect their ethical environment as practitioners.
  2. Develop customized and flexible responses to changing perceptions of trust and ethics between advisors and their clients.
  3. Alter their ethical standards and practices to address impacts of technology and, especially, big data on the psychologist's practice and relationships with clients to improve effectiveness and trust.

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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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