Summer Symposium

The Summer Symposium is an annual event that combines our traditional high-quality informational seminars with fun. It gives attendees a chance to earn a 23 C.E. hours in a few days, including ethics hours, in a relaxing atmosphere. Attendees have the chance to interact with professionals from all disciplines, all across the state. The Summer Symposium has limited seating –  please consider registering early.

July 19, 2017 – July 21, 2017

The Paragon Casino Resorts, 711 Paragon Place, Marksville, LA.

Call (800) 642-7777 for hotel reservations (tell them you are attending the 15th Annual Summer Symposium or PTRJ19G to receive a reduced rate of $83.00 South Tower Rooms or $110.00 Atrium Rooms.

Symposium Registration Fees: $360.00 to attend the entire Symposium

or $80.00 per session  to register for the Symposium by phone, call (318) 443-0845

 

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This Symposium is designed to help you:

 

Wed. a.m., July 19th – MID-LIFE: The Ignored Developmental Stage presenter: John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D.)

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

8:00 am – 10:00 am              

  • Describe midlife as an important developmental period for women and men in western culture
  • Discuss major personal and emotional problems seen in clinical populations during the middle years – divorce, remarriage, affairs, vocations, etc.

10:00 am – 10:15 am – Break

10:15 am – 12:15 pm 

  • Use recent research studies on midlife difficulties and concerns to assist in developing appropriate treatment plans for patients   struggling through this developmental stage
  • Compare and utilize suggested treatment strategies for helping patients through specific areas of midlife difficulties.

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

Wed. p.m., July 19th – SUBSTANCE ABUSE: THE NEXT GENERATION (Tammi Bellazaire, LCSW)

1:15 pm – 3:00 

  • Describe the disease concept of addiction and addictive behaviors.
  • Discuss how drug usage affects growth and development in children.

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Break

3:15 pm – 5:30 pm

  • Explain the various types of drugs and the effects of these drugs.
  • Analyze and utilize treatment options…what works and what does not work.

5:30 pm – Adjournment

Thur. a.m., July 20th – NON-SUICIDAL SELF-INJURY (NSSI) (presenter: Sasha Lambert, Ph.D.)

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

8:00 am – 10:00 am

  • Explain the breadth of behaviors associated with self-injury and the history of NSSI in cultural context
  • Define NSSI, to contrast NSSI with suicidal self-injurious behavior, and to describe current epidemiological information related to NSSI, including information about gender, age, and diagnoses

10:00 am – 10:15 am – Break

10:15 am – 12:15 pm

  • List factors specific to special populations, including adolescents and those with developmental disabilities
  • Describe means of competently assessing and treating NSSI

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

Thur. p.m., July 20th – THE TRUTH ABOUT LYING (presenter: Byron Simoneaux, Ph.D.)

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Describe an overview of the literature on lying and deception
  • Discuss the relationship between lying and deception in social interactions and malingering

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Break

3:15 pm – 5:30 pm

  • Explain the impact of deception on the therapeutic relationship
  • Design objective ways to assess malingering in clinical practice

5:30 pm – Adjournment

Fri. a.m., July 21st – SEXUAL PREDATORS: WHY OUR CHILDREN DON’T STAND A CHANCE (presenter: John Luke Walker, Attorney)

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

8:00 am – 10:00 am

  • Explain the types of Federal child exploitation cases being prosecuted
  • Describe why and how children are likely to be victimized

10:00 am – 10:15 am – Break

10:15 am – 12:15 pm

  • List signs suggestive of childhood victimization
  • Critique effective tools to prevent victimization and explain why current tools are not working.

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

Fri. p.m., July 21st – ETHICS: FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS (presenter: John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D.)

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm                

  • Describe the most common ethical questions asked locally by mental health professionals in all disciplines.
  • Discuss conceptualize ethical questions in a systematic way, with specific attention paid to the differences between professions.

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm – Break

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Utilize a stepwise process, in developing answers to the most typical ethical questions posed across professions.

4:30 pm – Adjournment

CE APPROVALS (23 CE’s) for the entire Symposium:

  • 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 –This program has been approved for 23 continuing education contact hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter, and may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.  All courses are clinical hours except for Sexual Predators (3 general), and Ethic:  Frequently Asked Questions (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. 
  • Rehabiliation Counselors (CRCC) –approved by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) for 23 clock hours.  3 of these hours are approved for ethics.
  • Substance Abuse Counselor (ADRA) — approved by the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority for 23 clock hours.
  • 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.