Presenter: Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D.
EMDR is a set of evidence-based, powerful treatment tools for trauma and PTSD, as well as other mental health conditions. While EMDR skills have been popular for many years, training in these skills can be difficult to find, and is often cost-prohibitive. This affordable 2-day course introduces attendees to the original 8-phase model of EMDR and teaches participants how to conduct each of the eight phases.
Presenter: Daniel Fox, PhD
Working with individuals with Personality Disorders has long been identified as one of the most challenging areas of practice. This seminar will present cutting-edge information on Personality Disorders, along with the most current, effective, and powerful methods for treating and managing three challenging Personality Disorders: Borderline, Narcissistic and Antisocial. Despite having familiarity with some specific aspects or models of understanding or treating personality disorders, most professionals find personality disorders to be the most confusing, frustrating, and difficult of all mental health conditions. Fortunately, there have been recent advances in our understanding of personality disorders that offer professionals new, powerful, and highly effective methods for treating and managing these conditions in nearly any mental health, health care, or social service setting.
Presenter: John Arden, PhD
This seminar offers down-to-earth and practical suggestions on how to apply new developments in neuroscience in order to achieve positive client outcomes effectively and fast. Recent advances in neuroscience have increased our knowledge of how and why people change and what they need to change in their lifestyles in order to maintain good health and prevent relapse.
Presenter: Sheri Van Dijk, PhD
In this thorough and engaging workshop, Sheri Van Dijk breaks new ground by adapting DBT for people living with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders and other problems in managing emotions. You will be able to help your clients find order and peace in their lives again, and to make changes that are long-lasting!
Presenter: Margalis Fjelstad, PhD
Family members are frequently ignored and their concerns dismissed as therapists put their primary attention onto the mental illness of the borderline or narcissist client. This workshop will focus on helping these many overlooked, neglected and misunderstood family members to find understanding, improved mental health, and to learn more effective coping skills to deal with their unique situation.
Presenter: Pavel Somov, PhD
Mindfulness—once an ancient practice honed in Buddhist monasteries—is now a mainstream, evidence-based, secular intervention employed by trained health and mental health professionals worldwide. Research continues to show that mindfulness is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, stress, pain relief, and many other ailments other such as burnout. But, Mindfulness can also be effectively used to help clients with other serious issues like: emotional eating and weight gain, smoking, insomnia, impulsive behaviours, and problematic habit patterns.
Presenters: C. Alexander Simpkins, PhD and Annellen M. Simpkins, PhD
Neuroscience research has revealed a new area to add to your treatments: The brain and nervous system. The brain can change the mind, but the mind and experience can also bring literal structural and functional changes to the brain. Neuroplasticity takes place throughout the entire lifetime. This is extremely hopeful for therapy!
Presenter: Jennifer Abel, PhD
This workshop focuses on effective strategies to help clients overcome excessive worry, panic attacks and insomnia. You will learn specific programs for: perfectionism, subjugation, catastrophising, intolerance of uncertainty, procrastination, and attentional difficulties.
Presenter: Jerold J. Kreisman, M.D.
Learn Dr. Kreisman’s effective techniques to respond to behaviours related to splitting, fear of abandonment, impulsiveness, insecure sense of identity, and other prominent features of BPD. Explore the latest developments in research. Emphasis is placed on discussing examples of frequent borderline conflicting behaviours and responses to life challenges.
Presenter: Ronald Potter-Efron, Ph.D., LICSW, CADC III
International anger expert Dr. Ron Potter-Efron will have your clinical toolbox overflowing with proven anger strategies for long-term change of aggressive, raging and violent behaviours.
Presenter: Sharon Freeman Clevenger, PhD, APRN-CS
Depression is severe when appearing alone, however, there may be a synergistic or cumulative effect when depression is co-morbid with medical problems, anxiety, personality disorders, family or relationship conflict, or with generalised life stress. This workshop will focus on the assessment and treatment of depression as it frequently appears, co-occurring with various other disorders.
Presenter: Terry Fralich, LCPC
This seminar will provide you with an enhanced experiential sense of mindfulness, as well as specific tools you can use right away in working with a broad range of client issues. You will leave this seminar refreshed and re-energised about your clinical work.
Presenter: Daniel J. Fox, PhD
Every mental health clinician experiences signs and symptoms of burnout at least once in their career. However, most do nothing about it until their career hangs in the balance. In this engaging seminar, Daniel J. Fox, Ph.D., teaches you how to identify burnout, learn where you stand along this risky path and how to re-engage with your clients and professional environment.
Presenter: Jennifer Sweeton, PhD
This seminar, led by clinical expert Dr Jennifer Sweeton (Stanford University School of Medicine), shares the most up-to-date research discoveries and teaches highly effective techniques aimed at facilitating resilience and recovery from depression, addiction, anxiety that might be linked to trauma.
Presenter: David Nowell, PhD
The workshop emphasises the undeniable positive and upbeat appeal of “happiness” but within an evidence-based approach and with the emphasis on research in neuroscience. As is the case in other fields of social science, some findings in the happiness literature confirm common sense while others are surprising and counter-intuitive!
Presenters: Patrick McGrath, PhD and Brett Deacon, PhD
This workshop goes beyond the theoretical background for ERP and focuses on the actual practice. All of the anxiety disorders will be reviewed and case studies will be explored showing the ins and outs of using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and ERP in an intensive format. Designed to be used in weekly sessions, the techniques discussed will showcase how and why to use ERP to get best results with your patients.
Presenter: Courtney Armstrong, LPC
Healing from grief doesn’t have to be slow or painful. This workshop will show you how to help clients navigate the journey of grief more easily and view loss as a pathway to greater compassion, deeper relationships, and more meaningful living.
Presenter: Sharon Freeman-Clevenger (MSN, PMHMSN-BC, CARN-AP)
An intensive workshop designed to provide you with the most practical information, knowledge, skills, and abilities to accurately identify and work with the clients who exhibit traits of borderline, narcissistic and antisocial personality disorders.
Presenter: Robert Nay, PhD
This highly focused program has been designed to add the latest cognitive-behavioral and short-term anger intervention strategies to your repertoires. You will learn to apply a powerful range of innovative anger management techniques in your work with adults, youth, couples and families.
Presenter: Terry Fralich, LCPC
Two of the most significant developments in psychotherapy in the last 10 years have been the emergence of mindfulness and the impact of the latest advances in neuroscience. Mindfulness is now an essential aspect of many accepted therapeutic modalities. Moreover, the latest developments in neuroscience and brain plasticity have lead to revolutionary work in the application of mindfulness in the treatment of anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, anger, stress and other mental health issues.
Presenter: David Nowell, PhD
This training reviews dozens of motivational strategies and techniques that can be used with clients who struggle with motivation due to various problems such side effects of medications, short attention span, symptoms of mental illness, or who suffer from learning difficulties or ADHD. It provides a basic formula that can be adapted to any individual and situation.
Presenter: Dave Carbonell, PhD
This workshop will show you how to empower clients who suffers from anxiety disorders to see themselves as resilient, capable people who have been fooled by anxiety, rather than defective people who need to be protected. Join Dr. Carbonell for this powerful program, and discover how to motivate your clients to seek out, rather than avoid, the corrective experiences they need for recovery from an anxiety disorder.
Presenter: Brett Deacon, PhD
The most anticipated edition of the DSM-5 ® in history has arrived. Time to get acquainted with the changes that the new DSM-5 is going to bring! The new learning curve for all of us has begun. One of the most anticipated events in mental health, the new DSM-5, is going to change the way we view diagnosis and treat mental illness.
Presenter: Eric Gentry, PhD
This seminar recording has been identified by hundreds of professionals as life changing, essential and exhilarating. Join Dr. Eric Gentry, a recognised leader in the area of compassion fatigue, and learn resiliency and prevention skills drawn from the Accelerated Recovery Program for Compassion Fatigue and Burnout. Learn practical self-regulation skills that are critical to your being maximally effective with your clients and improving treatment outcomes.
Presenter: Mitch Abblett, PhD
This high energy seminar focuses on discussing a simple and comprehensive system for assessing clinically complex client populations, such as clients with history of trauma, abuse/trauma perpetrators, personality disordered clients, substance abusers and behaviour disordered clients.
Presenter: Greg Lester, PhD
This unique training teaches cutting-edge methods for diagnosing, treating, and managing clients with personality disorders. This workshop focuses on teaching the practical methods that have been found to work successfully with these clients, including methods to repair disordered personality, diminish unproductive behaviours, enhance productive behaviours, and generate appropriate and adaptable behaviours.
Presenter: David Nowell, PhD
This seminar focuses on a wide range of concrete skills including assessment of processing and organisational deficits from multiple perspectives and managing symptom overlap among related disorders. You will be able to think clearly about the common “Bipolar or ADHD?” assessment question. By the end of the seminar you will know how to avoid the most common diagnostic error in executive dysfunction assessment.
Presenter: Leslie Lundt, PhD
No longer are medications the sole ingredient of treatment for Bipolar Disorder. Learn about three bipolar-specific psychotherapies which have been shown to improve clients’ outcomes more than medications alone—and how to integrate them with your current psychotherapy approaches.
Presenter: Pavel Somov, PhD
Dr Somov’s “Anger Management Jumpstart and Beyond“ offers step by step solutions for transforming and not just taming, the harmful energy of anger, fear, resentment and righteousness into self-awareness, compassion and most importantly, long lasting behavioural change.
Presenter: Christopher Willard, PhD
This unique workshop will take your current understanding of Mindfulness to the next level. You will be able to broaden your understanding of mindfulness know-how techniques to assist clients, not only in achieving mood regulation or inner peace, but also in motivating them when they find the regular practice of Mindfulness too difficult to stick to in the long term.
Presenter: Lane Pederson, PhD
This workshop will teach you DBT from theory to application with up-to-date, accessible teaching and experiential exercises that emphasise evidence-based practice and therapeutic factors rather than rote adherence to a manual. Practitioners of all levels will learn DBT essentials to integrate into their own practice, to confidently practice from a DBT orientation, and to continue their own personal development as a DBT therapist.