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17th Annual Mental Health Summer Symposium

July 17 - July 19

$80.00 – $360.00

PRESENTERS: 

John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D., Larry Dilks, Ph.D., Allison Burnett, LICSW, Byron Simoneaux, Ph.D. and Shay Swartout, LPC

 

Wednesday a.m., July 17th – Revealing and Treating Hidden Psychopaths (presenter: John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D.)

7:30 am – 8:00 am – Registration and Breakfast

8:00 am – 10:00 am                   

  • Describe Psychopathy and differentiate the concept from Antisocial Personality Disorder and behaviors that are merely criminal.
  • Discuss and apply appropriate and empirically supported assessment tools for the diagnosis of Psychopathy

10:00 am – 10:15 am – Break

10:15 am – 12:15 pm

  • Demonstrate various theories extant regarding very early developmental markers and the causes of Psychopathy and explain its presence in specific populations
  • Design and describe a treatment protocol for adults and juveniles with Psychopathy

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm – Lunch on your own

Wednesday p.m., July 17th – Mental Status Examinations (Larry Dilks, Ph.D.)

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

  • List and explain the fundamental components of the Mental Status Evaluation
  • Demonstrate the interrelationship between the client’s history and the Mental Status Examination

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break

3:15 pm – 5:30 pm                 

  • Demonstrate the ability to describe someone’s mental status from a video interviewer.

5:30 pm Adjournment

Thursday a.m., July 18th – Gender Identity: Understanding the Differences (presenter: Allison Burnett, LICSW)

 7:30 am – 8:00 am – Registration and Breakfast

8:00 am – 10:00 am

  • Explain how sex is assigned at birth and how it relates to gender identity, gender expression and gender development.
  • Describe each individual’s gender identity and its effect on the therapeutic relationship

10:00 am – 10:15 am – Break

10:15 am – 12:15 pm

  • Apply the recommended therapeutic practices and optional/possible medical procedures
  • List state specific demographics, resources, and legal concerns for the transgender population in Louisiana.

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm – Lunch on your own

Thursday p.m., July 18th – Adjustment Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment (presenter: Byron Simoneaux, Ph.D.)

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Discuss what a “stessor” is as related to the diagnosis of Adjustment Disorder
  • Describe how people “adjust” across the lifespan, with an emphasis on adaptive versus maladaptive adjustment patterns.

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Break

3:15 pm – 5:30 pm

  • List and explain the diagnostic criteria as per DSM-5 for Adjustment Disorder
  • Demonstrate relevant differential diagnostic considerations for Adjustment Disorder, other trauma/stressor related disorders, as well as    other relevant diagnoses.

5:30 pm – Adjournment

Friday a.m., July 19th – Opioid Crisis:  Pain, Addiction and Evidence-Based Practices (presenter: Shay Swartout, LPC)

7:30 am – 8:00 am – Registration and Breakfast

8:00 am – 10:00 am

  • Describe the current opioid crisis – statistics on epidemiology, course through the life-span and short/long-term consequences of an Opioid Use Disorder.
  • List DSM 5 criteria for Opioid Use Disorder and discuss severity as it relates to level of care required

10:00 am – 10:15 am – Break

10:15 am – 12:15 pm

  • Explain the use of medication assisted treatment for Opioid Use Disorder with specific attention on the overdose reversal medication, Narcan.
  • Use harm reduction methods and counseling techniques for Opioid Use Disorder and explain Louisiana’s State Targeted Response to the Opioid Epidemic grant and Louisiana’s State Opioid Response grant.

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm – Lunch on your ow

Friday p.m., July 19th – Ethics:  Mental Health Emergencies (presenter: John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D.)

 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm               

  • Describe the ethical principles that guide a professional when faced with a mental health emergency
  • Predict the long-term implications of errors made when professionals confront a mental health emergency

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Break

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Explain ways to balance intervention effectiveness and risk when confronting immediate decisions that must be made when a patient/client is in crisis
  • List steps that could be taken to respect privacy and maintain confidentiality during a mental health emergency – and ensure that the least restrictive care if applied

4:30 pm

 

CE APPROVALS (23 CE’s):

Psychologist–Professional Training Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists.  “Professional Training Resources maintains responsibility for this program and it’s content.”

Social Workers (NASW 23 hours) – This program has been approved for 20 (clinical) and 3 (ethical) continuing education contact hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter, as authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners, and may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Breakdown of hours: Psychopaths (4 clinical), Mental Status (4 clinical), Gender Identity (4 clinical), Adjustment Disorder (4 clinical), Opioid Crisis (4 clinical) and Ethics: Mental Health Emergencies (3 ethical).

LPC’s (NBCC)–  “Professional Training Resources is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider #5829 and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.”

Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCC) — approved by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) for 23 clock hours.

Substance Abuse Counselor (ADRA) — approved by the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority for 23 clock hours topic.

School Psychologist (NASP) –Professional Training Resources is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists.  Professional Training Resources maintains responsibility for the program.

Other Professions –may seek approval for education credits through their respective boards.  Everyone in attendance will receive a certificate of attendance.

Details

Start:
July 17
End:
July 19
Cost:
$80.00 – $360.00

Organizer

Professional Training Resources
Phone:
(318) 443-0845
Email:
ptr@bellsouth.net

Venue

The Paragon Casino Resorts
711 Paragon Place
Marksville, LA 71351 United States
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Register

Unlimited available
Entire Summer Symposium$360.00
Unlimited available
Psychopaths - 7/17/19$80.00
Unlimited available
Mental Status - 7/17/19$80.00
Unlimited available
Gender Identity - 7/18/19$80.00
Unlimited available
Adjustment Disorder - 7/18/19$80.00
Unlimited available
Opiod Crisis - 7/19/19$80.00
Unlimited available
Ethics - 7/19/19$80.00