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18th Annual Mental Health Summer Symposium

July 15 @ 8:00 am - July 17 @ 4:30 am

We are no longer taking registrations for the Symposium as of 6/30/2020

Due to the COVID Pandemic, the Summer Symposium is being held virtually this year.  The schedule will remain the same.  You will receive a package in the mail from PTR containing everything you need for the week.  We will still have door prizes and gifts.  You will still be able to interact with the presenters but it will be in the comfort of your own home/office without the hotel expenses.  I plan on making this the best virtual Symposium you’ve every attended!!  Seating is limited, so register ASAP.

PRESENTERS: 

John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D., Rhiannon Traigle, LPC, Sasha Lambert, Ph.D., Byron Simoneaux, Ph.D. and Courtney Tibbetts, Ph.D.

 

This Symposium is designed to help you: 

Wed. a.m., July 15th   

SOCIAL INTERACTIONS: WHAT’S ACCEPTABLE IN THE “ME TOO” ERA (presenter: John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D.)

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

8:00 am – 10:00 am                      

  • Analyze the implications of our current cultural focus as related to social and gender boundaries and roles
  • Demonstrate various subtle messages that are communicated in our culture that undermine equitable treatment of women and men

10:00 am – 10:15 am Break

  • Discuss ways that mental health professionals can help parents and teachers raise children in light of present cultural priorities

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm  Lunch on your own

 

Wed. p.m., July 15th

GRIEF: PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES ON ASSESSMENT, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

(presenter: Rhiannon Traigle, LPC)

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

  • List and describe the types of grief experienced by children and adults and explain how the type of grief expressed, as well as the developmental stage of a client, alters a clinician’s therapeutic approach.
  • List and explain various grief models and select the best model to facilitate patient growth through the grief process

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Design and utilize a brief assessment of grief symptoms, styles, and coping strategies for both children and adults.

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm  Break

  • Identify various therapeutic approaches and theories addressing grief and bereavement for counseling practitioners.

5:30 pm Adjournment

 

Thur. a.m., July 16th

INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE (IPV) (presenter: Sasha Lambert, Ph.D.)

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

8:00 am – 10:00 am

  • Explain and describe forms of IPV (i.e., physical, sexual, emotional, coercive control, stalking), examining demographic characteristics and prevalence rates among different partner groups and across the lifespan.
  • Apply relevant risk and protective factors associated with potential for harm and learn common patterns indicative of a progression of violence.

10:00 am – 10:15 am  Break

10:15 am – 12:15 pm

  • Discuss current laws related to IPV and analyze and describe barriers to help-seeking behavior as related to age, gender, and help responses in different partner groups.
  • Utilize best practices for the assessment of IPV, empirically supported treatments for both/all parties involved in the relationship, and relevant outcome information.

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm  Lunch on your own

 

Thur. p.m., July 16th

SOCIAL MEDIA IN MENTAL HEALTH: Awareness, Uses, and Potential Pitfalls (presenter: Byron Simoneaux, Ph.D.)

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

  • List and describe many of the commonly used social media outlets.
  • Explain the risks for clinicians and clients across the lifespan to social media use and misuse

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm  Break

3:15 pm – 5:30 pm

  • Assess the positive use and utility of social media for both clients and clinicians
  • Describe resources available for clients and clinicians as related to various social media platforms.

5:30 pm  Adjournment

 

Fri. a.m., July 17th

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND DE-ESCALATION OF AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR (presenter: Courtnee Tibbetts, Psy.D.)

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

8:00 am – 10:00 am

  • Describe theories of human aggression and discuss relevance to treatment and management of aggressive behaviors.
  • Explain the prevalence of violence and aggression at all age levels and list factors which may contribute to an escalation in aggressive behaviors.

10:00 am – 10:15 am  Break

10:15 am – 12:15 pm

  • Demonstrate means of assessing aggression among clients and identifying warning signs of imminent aggressive behaviors, including information regarding age, gender, and diagnosis.
  • Explain elements of non-physical conflict management and de-escalation techniques, along with strategies to create an organizational culture to promote safety and provides staff.

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm  Lunch on your own

 

Fri. p.m., July 17th

ETHICS AND MONEY: GREED IN DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT (presenter: John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D.)

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm               

  • Analyze the major mental health ethical codes in terms of what is stated regarding financial transactions in mental health practice
  • Assess how financial mismanagement can result in ethical challenges to professionals who work in private practice and in agency settings with children and adults

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm  Break

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

  • List potential ethical violations that emerge out of the routine mishandling of financial policies and procedures
  • Design office, agency, and personal policies aimed at insulating the professional from ethical complaints relating to financial concerns

4:30 pm  Adjournment

 

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 12 (clinical), 8 (general) 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: Social Interactions (4 general), Grief (4 clinical), Intimate Partner Violence (4 clinical), Social Media (4 general), Conflict Management (4 clinical) and Ethics and Money (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 15 @ 8:00 am
End:
July 17 @ 4:30 am

Organizer

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

Venue

Webinar
On Line
Pineville, LA 71360 United States
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Phone:
3184430845