The Center for Professional Development

 

One-Day Trainings
Friday, November 9, 2012

ALSO ON THIS DATE:
Psychopharmacology Certificate Program (session II)

 

B1011
Introduction to Psychodrama: Engaging Right and Left Hemispheres of the Brain
9am-3:30pm
6 CEUs
$125
(see Registration Information for discount information)
Recent research and development in neuroscience shows that action oriented therapeutic modalities that engage both the right and left hemispheres of brain function provide the most effective healing and growth in clients. Psychodrama is the use of action techniques used to explore an individual’s affect, behavior, cognition and spirituality. Psychodramatic interventions are strength-based and designed to encounter people where they are, whatever their functioning level. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 1) use basic psychodramatic action method skills for individual and group assessment, intervention and evaluation; 2) comprehend psychodramatic theory and basic techniques used to increase spontaneity and creativity; and 3) use the psychodramatic format of warm-up, enactment and sharing. Diversity is integral to all aspects of psychodramatic process. The warm up, situations and enactments, and the processing of enactments all come from workshop participants. The purpose of the role-reversal technique is to expand tolerance for diversity. This workshop will be primarily interactive with a didactic component.  Psychodrama may be used to practice new behaviors, to gain insight or integration, and to facilitate catharsis.  This training is appropriate for all levels of practitioners in direct practice, group, and individual therapy settings, as well as administrators, supervisors and trainers.
Deborah Karner, MSS, LSW, is a D&A and mental health therapist and psychodramatist currently working with co-occurring clients at Crozer Recovery Center in Chester PA.  Deborah has been using psychodrama in various settings for the past ten years.
David Moran, CAC, LCSW, CP, TEP, is President of the American Association of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama. David is a certified Trainer, Educator and Practitioner of psychodrama. He is Director of the Crozer Chester Medical Center Substance Abuse Programs


B2180
Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
9am-3:30pm
6 CEUs
$125
(see Registration Information for discount information)
Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based and person-centered counseling technique for eliciting and supporting behavioral change.  As our systems of care become increasingly Recovery oriented, practitioners need tools for eliciting individuals’ involvement in planning and implementing their own Recovery strategies.  Motivational Interviewing is one such tool.  As a client-centered and -driven technique, Motivational Interviewing is in some ways inherently inclusive of diverse cultures and belief systems.  Teaching examples include discussion of counselor biases and the potential impact of these on the behavioral change process. Using a combination of lecture, discussion, role play and video examples, this seminar provides participants with some of the building blocks of Motivational Interviewing for use in their service practice. Upon completion of this course, participants have: 1) learned Stages of Change and interventions appropriate at each stage; (2) become familiar with the spirit and core principles of Motivational Interviewing; (3) use of at least three component techniques of Motivational Interviewing; (4) learned specific strategies for responding to resistance. This seminar is appropriate for all levels of post-master’s degreed practitioners in clinical settings such as case management, health care, homeless services, corrections, and other direct services.
Karen Escovitz, MSS, is a training specialist and project coordinator at BHTEN (Behavioral Health Training and Education Network).  She has provided training and technical assistance in evidence-based practices and recovery-oriented services to providers and other stakeholders in behavioral health and supported employment for the past 15 years

 

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