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Psychologists routinely face complex ethical dilemmas in private practice. While professional ethics codes provide critical information on psychologists’ responsibilities and the boundaries of practice, they do not give direct guidance for navigating the shifting currents of real-world situations. This workshop will present a positive approach to ethical decision-making that establishes personal values and striving for ethical ideals as goals for every practitioner. The ethics literature on decision-making and professional standards of conduct will be reviewed, along with findings from several disciplines regarding the “science of morality.” In addition, the workshop will review quality enhancement strategies for decision-making in high-risk situations involving suicidal clients. These strategies include effective informed consent, consultation, reviewing procedures, and accurate documentation.n groups.
Throughout the workshop, participants will be invited to consider how their personal values inform their ethical behavior. The workshop is designed to be interactive and engaging. The presenter will use numerous clinical examples, as well as participatory exercises, to demonstrate ethical concepts. In addition, participants will be encouraged to discuss ethical concerns from their clinical work and receive guidance and feedback from their colleagues.n groups.
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Randy Fingerhut is an Associate Professor of Psychology at La Salle University and the Director of La Salle University’s Psy.D. program. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s Center for Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Fingerhut is a Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and has been practicing CBT as a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania for 15 years. His specialty interests include perinatal mood anxiety disorders and self-care for graduate students. Dr. Fingerhut has presented workshops on The Fundamentals of CBT, CBT for Anxiety Disorders, CBT for Suicidality, and Teaching and Supervising CBT for the Beck Institute. He has taught Ethics within La Salle’s doctoral program and has previously presented Ethics workshops for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. He is co-author with Samuel J. Knapp and Leon D. VandeCreek of Practical Ethics for Psychologists: A Positive Approach.
This presentation is intended for mental health professionals, researchers, and graduate students. The instructional level of this presentation is intermediate.
Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This program provides four (4) hours of CE credits. This workshop qualifies for three (3) contact hours for the ethics requirement and one (1) contact hour for the suicide prevention requirement as mandated by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology. PBTA is also an authorized provider for CE credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.
Full attendance is required to obtain CE credits for this program. APA guidelines do not permit PBTA to issue partial CE credits. No refunds are provided for CE programs. No exceptions allowed.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) are evidence-based practices that can complement one another in maximizing the effectiveness of treatment and facilitating the change process. Designed for clinicians with some previous exposure to MI, this 3-hour training reviews the core components of MI (spirit, method, and 4 processes) and explores how MI can enhance common components of CBT, including alliance building, treatment engagement, agenda setting, Socratic questioning, cognitive restructuring, in-session skill development, and homework participation. Participants will understand how MI’s emphasis on change talk, its relational competencies of partnership, autonomy support, and empathy, and its technical use of open questions, reflections, affirmations, and summaries map directly onto CBT processes. CBT tasks both in early and later sessions will be viewed through the MI lens of the 4 processes of the change conversation: engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning.
Scott Glassman, PsyD is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the MS Program in Mental Health Counseling in the Department of Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. As a consultant for the Family Medicine Department at PCOM, Dr. Glassman directs the Group Wellness Program in PCOM’s primary care centers and trains students, faculty, and staff in patient-centered communication. He has developed patient-centered medical home initiatives at PCOM that foster collaboration between psychology students and healthcare professionals, including the integration of behavioral health in primary care. Dr. Glassman has been a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2012. He has presented on brief adaptations of motivational interviewing (MI) at the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association’s Annual Clinical Assembly, Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital Grand Rounds, and the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians. He also trains staff across the region in MI to apply this approach in a wide variety of contexts. His areas of interest include positive psychology, cognitive behavioral approaches in primary care, and recovery-oriented models of care.
This program provides three (3) hours of CE credits. PBTA is also an authorized provider for CE credits for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.
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Although a number of treatment approaches have been investigated in the treatment of pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), cognitive-behavioral therapy with exposure with response prevention has been one of the most effective psychological treatments (Lewin et al., 2005; POTS, 2004), with an average response rate of 60-74% or higher (Connolly & Nanayakkara, 2009; van der Leeden et al., 2011). In order to further improve this treatment-response rate, empirical studies have identified several external and internal factors that are associated with pediatric treatment-resistant OCD (Bystritsky, 2006; Flessner et al., 2011; Franz et al., 2012; Storch et al., 2008). Accordingly, treatment gains can be maximized when mental health practitioners identify and intervene with factors external to the youth while also working directly with youth resistance. In order to improve outcomes and minimize the need for a higher level of care in inpatient and residential settings, there is a need to disseminate and deliver efficacious psychological treatment for pediatric treatment-resistant OCD within an outpatient setting. The complexity of pediatric treatment-resistant OCD typically requires an intensive treatment schedule, flexibility of treatment goals, and the use of a tailored multisystemic evidence-based approach that targets patient-specific external and internal factors (Bystritsky, 2006; Mennin, 2006; Storch et al., 2008). This talk will review basic information regarding the nature and evidence-based treatment of pediatric OCD. This talk will describe the delivery of intensive, multisystemic evidence-based treatment within an outpatient setting for youth with treatment-resistant OCD. Furthermore, the talk will present ways in which exposure with response prevention may be tailored to incorporate internal and external factors that maintain treatment resistance. Lastly, a model will be presented for a comprehensive individualized intensive outpatient treatment program which has the goals of maximizing compliance and treatment response among youth with treatment-resistant OCD.
Dr. Brigette Erwin founded and directs one of the few Philadelphia-area providers of evidence-based treatment for the anxiety and related disorders. The organization’s programs include The Anxiety and OCD Center, Dr. Erwin Consulting, and Coaching for Calm and Confidence™. Distinguished by its use of evidence-based practices and onsite training of all providers, The Anxiety and OCD Center is one of the Philadelphia region’s largest practices specializing in the treatment of the anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Erwin Consulting provides evidence-based strategies to meet and exceed client’s personal, professional, and corporate objectives. Coaching for Calm and Confidence™ delivers in digital format evidence-based strategies for creating calm, confidence, and successful relationships.
Dr. Erwin has close to twenty years of experience as a psychologist, business developer, and business owner. Dr. Erwin received her PhD from Temple University, completed a National Institute of Health postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Erwin is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Public Relations Chair of the Executive Board of the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association, and Admissions Board Member and Consultant to Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. She is honored as a 2017 Woman on the Move by Main Line Today.
Erin Roemer is a licensed psychologist and the Assistant Director at the The Anxiety and OCD Center. Dr. Roemer has a wealth of experience providing evidence-based interventions to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Roemer received her PsyD in Combined Clinical and School Psychology from Kean University. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at The Anxiety and OCD Center and completed an APA accredited predoctoral internship at Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake School. Dr. Roemer serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Public Relations Chair of the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association Executive Board.