Understanding Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental disorder. It is estimated that over 30 million Americans suffer from eating disorders. These disorders are generally kept secretive and hidden, and we want to get individuals the help that will give them an opportunity to gain access to a full life. Speaker : Janet […]

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SUGAR: THE NEW ADDICTION

The history of sugar is not different from that of many psychoactive drugs, including cocaine. It initially began as a medicine for the rich and the powerful and ended up as a product of mass consumption. There is evidence linking increased sugar consumption to overweight and obesity. Among the health concerns of eating or drinking […]

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Every day, mental health professionals help and serve those, who face the dragons of their history. When our clients have experienced major, life-changing traumas, such as abuse, loss, or injury, we often called, to help them make sense of what happened and reimagine what their lives can be, moving forward. In this presentation, mental health […]

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Anger management describes the skills, strategies and techniques that can utilized to reduce the emotional turmoil and psychological arousal caused by anger, rage and conflict. This course reveals the positive and negative sides of interpersonal anger and provides tools and techniques for transforming hostility and rage into assertion and passion. The “Four Angry I’s” and […]

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The scientific study of the brain is relatively new compared to other biological systems. As such, many psychological professionals are unfamiliar with certain fundamental principles of neuroscience. A thorough understanding of the brain requires foundational knowledge of the brain’s anatomy, physiology and pharmacology. This seminar presents a broad introduction of basic concepts such as gross […]

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Working with families entering the recovery process presents unique challenges that are often unidentified or misattributed to the identified client. Through the examining perspectives of attachment theory, principles trauma-informed care & psychosocial rehabilitation, this presentation will provide participants with a framework to successfully engage the entire family system in the recovery process. By integrating these […]

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Film/video-based therapy is a cutting-edge new approach to counseling, psychotherapy, art therapy and clinical psychology using video technology. Clinical work includes using this approach in such diverse settings as prisons, mental hospitals and community counseling centers as well as with populations including at-risk youth, trauma victims, developmentally disabled youth and everyday adults struggling with relationship […]

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Performing Under Pressure

This presentation focuses on the emerging clinical intervention, pressure management. A growing body of recent research, including studies from Yale Law School (2015) and studies reported in The APA Monitor (2014) indicate individuals who experience frequent feelings of pressure are prone to experience specific mental health disorders such as depression, substance use disorder and anxiety […]

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What Works in Therapy

This presentation examines the common factors underlying effective psychotherapy and brings the psychotherapist and the client-therapist relationship back into focus as key determinants of psychotherapy outcome. Study after study concludes that psychotherapy works to improve the lives of the clients who seek help from professional therapists. But what are the most effective modalities that create […]

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