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2018 Fall Continuing Education Opportunities

 

PPA Webinar Series

 

PPA is proud to present a webinar series on topics that are important to you, and that provide you with the CE credit you need. All live webinars (that are presented in real-time with the possibility for interaction with the presenter) are eligible for LIVE CE credit. All archived webinars are eligible for CE credits, but count as home studies.

Upcoming Webinars

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PPA Webinar: Promote Psychology & Social Justice via News Media: It’s our Ethical Duty

Wednesday, October 3 and Wednesday, October 10 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm each day


Pauline Wallin, PhD; Aviva Gaskill, PhD; Peter Langman, PhD

1 CE credit per webinar, Introductory

Help spread the word about psychological aspects of social issues, via interviews with news media – re

 aching thousands of people in your community. It’s not complicated, but there are a few things you need to know. This 2-part webinar, with instructions and demonstrations, will show you how to get started.

Webinar 1 - Wednesday, October 3 at 12:00 pm:
Why working with the media is important in educating the public about psych
ology
How to connect with news media and their audiences
Demonstration videos: suicide prevention, school violence
How to produce an effective video
Q&A

Webinar 2 - Wednesday, October 10 at 12:00 pm:
Practical considerations in media interviews
Ethical considerations in media interviews
How to avoid being caught off guard by reporters
How to prepare for a media interview
Demonstration: mock media interview
Q&A

Objectives:
1. Explain why it is important to disseminate psychological information through the news media.
2. Describe how to create a simple, informative public education video.
3. List different interview formats and identify key factors for each.

Click here to register!

The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Financial Disclosure: No conflicts of interest have been identified for any speakers.

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ARCHIVED Webinars:

Coming Soon:

PPA Webinar: Human Trafficking - Identification & Treatment for Survivors of Modern-Day Slavery
Shari Kim, PhD, CAADC, CCTP

PPA Webinar: Clinical Identification and Treatment Approaches for Survivors of Modern Day Slavery and Sexual Exploitation

Will you be ready to serve a survivor of modern-day slavery when he or she enters your therapy office? Human trafficking is the second-largest industry for organized crime in the world. It often happens locally, with people being trafficked by people they know from their own neighborhoods. Far from just sex trafficking, human trafficking also involves labor trafficking, child soldiers, and organ donation.


This issue is much more common than you think and you need to be prepared to work with this unique population in your clinical practice. You may even have a client on your case load now that needs this special specialized treatment. Understanding trauma helps, but it is not enough to provide sufficient and effective care for the struggles these survivors have endured. Trafficking survivors have a unique set of needs that differs from other cases of trauma entering your therapy office. Complex trauma is overlaid with brainwashing and Stockholm Syndrome, providing an extremely complicated set of needs in this population. Great harm can be done both to the safety and to the mental health of this population if we fail to identify and treat their special needs. This training will give you the tools you need to safely and skillfully guide these survivors through the process of transformation from being someone’s product to feeling like a person again.

You have the option of attending one or all sessions based on your availability and knowledge base! Earn 1.5 live CE credits for each session you attend, a total (for attending all three sessions) of 4.5 hours of CE credit!

Speaker: Shari Kim, PhD, CAADC, CCTP, is the founder and chief executive officer of Susquehanna Valley Community Mental Health Services. Specializing in trauma and addictions, Dr. Kim and her colleagues serve as the first point of contact for mental health services for trafficking survivors in York County, PA. She serves as the behavioral health workgroup chair for the York County Human Trafficking Task Force and has collaborated with other community leaders to develop a protocol to streamline access to mental health and addiction treatment services for those who have been trafficked.

Friday, September 7: Session 1 - Human Trafficking Identification (12:00 - 1:30 pm)

  • Labor Trafficking
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Organ Donation
  • Child Soldiers
  • Where people are trafficked
  • Risk Factors for victimization

Session 1 Objective:

1. Differentiate among the various types of trafficking, including: sex trafficking, labor trafficking, child soldiers and organ donation to better inform clinical assessment and treatment interventions. 

Friday, September 14: Session 2 - The Legal Process and Treatment Overview (12:00 - 1:30 pm)

  • Federal and local trafficking protections
  • Why it’s so difficult to investigate and prosecute trafficking cases
  • The unique protection needs of trafficking survivors
  • Case examples 
  • Clinical Treatment for Human Trafficking Survivors
  • How to identify risk in the clinical interview
  • Trafficking screening and assessment tools 
  • How to respond if you suspect trafficking 

Session 2 Objectives:

1. Review federal laws specific to human trafficking and identify how this information could impact clinical treatment.

2. Identify the signs that a client has been trafficked.

 

Friday, September 21: Session 3 - Treatment of Trafficking Survivors (12:00 - 1:30 pm)

  • Overcome Brainwashing and Stockholm Syndrome
  • Why they stay (and why they return) 
  • Psychological processes of luring in victims
  • Evidence-based treatment for traumatic stress (e.g. Prolonged Exposure, EMDR) 
  • Strengths-based treatment approaches
  • The essential components of trauma-informed care
  • Post-Traumatic Growth
  • Potential Treatment Obstacles

Session 3 Objectives:

  • 1. Utilize a strength-based treatment approach for clinical issues such as PTSD, Stockholm Syndrome, and brainwashing. 
  • 2. Determine how to facilitate post traumatic growth among survivors of human trafficking.
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    3. Create the appropriate therapeutic environment to enable the best clinical outcomes for a trafficking survivor.

    The Pennsylvania Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    Financial Disclosure: Shari Kim is CEO of Susquehanna Valley Community Mental Health Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PPA.

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    Ending the “Silent Shortage” in Pennsylvania through RxP
    Anthony Ragusea, PsyD, MSCP

    This webinar will briefly review the extent of the lack of psychiatric resources in Pennsylvania, review how prescribing psychologists are trained and how they would help to bridge the gap between supply and demand, and briefly discuss the pros and cons pursuing RxP in Pennsylvania.

    PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    At the end of the program, participants will be able to:

    1. Interpret statistics to see where there are gaps in access to psychiatric care
    2. Describe the basic training model for prescribing psychologists
    3. List the major advantages and risks of pursuing RxP in Pennsylvania. 

     

    The webinar “Ending the “Silent Shortage” in Pennsylvania through RxPis sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

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    ABPP: An ECP Account During The Board Certification Journey (non-CE)

    Julie Radico, PsyD

    Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
    Time:
    1:00 - 2:00 pm

    The American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) is the primary organization for specialty board certification in psychology. Julie Radico Psy.D. will share her experience in pursing board certification in Clinical Health Psychology and general information on the process of applying for ABPP. This will include information on: specialty areas, completing the general and specialty credentials review, submission and often resubmission of a written practice sample, and expectations for the oral exam, which she is scheduled to take in March, 2018. The information to be presented about the ABPP process has been reviewed by three ABPP Board of Trustees Members, including the president and Early Career Representative.

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    Remaining Resilient when Faced with Personal and Professional Stress

    Regardless of the breadth or depth of your experience, or your length of time in the field, psychologists (and students of the craft) inevitably experience stress associated with the care of others. This can frequently be compounded by facing personal stressors, and can impact your functioning in all facets of your personal and professional lives. Join us over your lunch break for a webinar to learn to identify your own personal responses to personal and professional stress, review the components of an effective self-care plan, and develop your own plan for establishing and/or maintaining your personal and professional resiliency.

    PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES
    1. Identify and list personal responses to professional stress
    2. Identify and list personal responses to personal stress
    3. Describe the necessary components of an effective self-care plan
    4. Design and prepare a personalized self-care plan
    5. Describe means of plan implementation

    The webinar “Remaining Resilient when Faced with Personal and Professional Stress" is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
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    Coming Soon: The Darker Side of Ethics and Morality in Psychological Practice
    Presented by John Gavazzi, PsyD, ABPP

    Program Description
    A psychologist relies on both personal values and professional standards to make ethical and clinical decisions. This webinar series will review research on morality and cognitive biases to help psychologists make better ethical decisions. The Acculturation Model and decision-making skills will be addressed.

    At the  end  of  the program, participants  will  be  able  to:

    1. List four of the five foundational ethical principles.

    2. Describe how moral decisions are typically made.

    3. Explain the clinical implications of a separated or assimilated strategy.

    4. Write two important components to integrating professional ethics with personal values.

    5. Explain the underlying principle of a false risk management strategy.

    PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

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    Presented by Anna Zacharcenko, PsyD, and the PPA Geropsychology Committee

    Depressed patients with cardiovascular disease have displayed lower self-care ability in comparison with non depressed ones. This workshop will address how depression impacts lifestyle choices and health promotion behaviors in the older adult female patient.  A conceptual framework for developing collaborative interventions will be examined. This webinar is eligible for 1.5 hours of CE credit.

     

    The webinar “Depression and Cardiovascular Risk in Post-Menopausal Patients" is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

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    Psychology and Advocacy
    Presented by PPA's Director of Government Affairs, Justin Fleming, BS

    This webinar will cover the basics of how a bill becomes a law and identify the major decision makers in Harrisburg. We will also guide you through PPA’s legislative advocacy efforts, including the decision making about which bills to support or oppose. Finally, we will challenge you to become an advocate for the psychology profession and provide you with the tools to successfully advocate for you and the patients you serve.

     

    The webinar “Psychology and Advocacy" is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

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    Available Soon: Top Ten Tips for Starting a Private Practice
    Presented by Rosemarie Manfredi, PsyD, chair of PPA's ECP Committee

    This webinar is designed for graduate students, postdocs, early-career psychologists, and more seasoned professionals who are considering going into private practice now or in the future. The presenter will identify several key concepts to consider in this decision, as well as specific steps that can be taken before starting a practice or in the process of getting started. Additionally, those already in private practice may benefit from some of the tips to grow or expand their current practice. The presenter will encourage self-reflection and discussion of the concepts presented.

    Please note: This webinar is NOT eligible for CE credit.

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    Available Soon: A Heartfelt Webinar on Diversity
     Presented by members of PPA's Committee on Multiculturalism
    Jeffrey Sternlieb, PhD; Williametta Bakasa, PsyD; Jeanne DiVincenzo, PsyD

    The latest in PPA's webinar series will be presented by three members of PPA’s Committee on Multiculturalism: Dr. Williametta Bakasa, Dr. Jeanne DiVincenzo, and Dr. Jeffrey Sternlieb. The three will discuss contemporary issues related to diversity including an examination of sexism, racism and more on psychology practice.

     

    The webinar “A Heartfelt Webinar on Diversity" is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

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    How to Prepare a Professional Will Presented by: Rachael Baturin, MPH, JD

    This workshop will discuss the importance of creating a professional will.  Topics will include the reason for having a professional will, elements that should be included in a professional will, how having a professional will can help patients by minimizing disruption to their care, and by addressing their anxieties or distress regarding the change to a new therapist and ethical issues that may arise. 

     

    At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the reason a psychologist should have a professional will;

    2. Describe the elements that should be included in a professional will; and

    3. Describe the ethical issues that may arise when preparing for and implementing a professional will

    The webinar “How to Prepare a Professional Will" is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.


    Essentials of Making Professional Presentations presented by: Samuel J. Knapp, EdD, APBB

    The workshop will review basic elements in professional presentations including the importance of learning objectives, and how to gear the mode of presentation with the goals of learning. Examples will be given dealing with delivering lectures, creating power points, using small group discussions, and other learning activities.


    Learning Objectives:

    1. Describe the essential ingredients in an effective professional presentation.

    The webinar “Essentials of making a professional presentation" is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

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    Online Reputation Management: Ethical Considerations and Strategies presented by Pauline Wallin, PhD

    Online public records and rating sites like Healthgrades may contain inaccurate or negative information about your practice. Sometimes it can be removed. But when it cannot, ethics constrain your ability to respond. Learn how to address negative ratings and misinformation, and how to mitigate their impact on your professional reputation.

    • List two APA ethical principles that would disallow your responding to a negative online review.
    • Describe how to contact a review website that contains inaccurate information about your practice.

    • List two reasons why certain information cannot be removed from a website.

    • List three online strategies to mitigate negative or misleading information about your practice.

    • List two offline strategies to mitigate negative information about your practice.
    The webinar “Online Reputation Management: Ethical Considerations and Strategies" is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

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    PPA Webinar: An Introduction to Telepsychology Services presented by John Gavazzi, PsyD

    Session One: Overview of:

    • telehealth services
    • current Pennsylvania legislation
    • one model to start providing telepsychology services
    • and some basic technical issues. 

    The presentation will also cover some risk management issues.

    Sessions Two and Three: Review of:

    APA’s Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology, including:

    • Definitions   
    • Competence  
    • informed consent  
    • confidentiality  
    • security  
    • and interjurisdictional practice

    The presentation will also address ways to market telepsychology services and two ethical vignettes about supplying telepsychology services.

    The webinar “An Introduction to Telepsychology Services" is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. PPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

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    Webinar Cancellation, Refund & Substitution Policy
    Submit all cancellation or refund requests to PPA via email at ppa@papsy.org. All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing at least one week before the scheduled webinar, to receive a full refund. Refunds cannot be approved for requests received after this date, to include no-shows. Substitutions are gladly accepted at any time. Badge sharing, splitting, and reprints are strictly prohibited.

     

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