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Psychology of Aging

Psychology of Aging

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 This event is not sponsored by the alumni association and does not fall under the benefits of founding membership status.

When: January 4, 2016, 9:00am- 5:30pm (lunch on your own)

Where: Richmont Graduate University

                 1900 The Exchange SE, Building 100

                 Atlanta, GA 30339

Continuing Education: 6.5 NBCC-approved CE Clock hours Awarded. 6.5 approved CE Clock Hours Awarded to Psychologists.

Fee: $100.00

Presenter: DeAnne Terrell, Ph.D.

 Registration: Click HERE

Please direct your questions regarding registration to Autumn Stephenson at astephenson@richmont.edu.

Refunds must be requested prior to January 3, 2016.

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Richmont Graduate University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychologist Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Grief and Bereavement

Grief and Bereavement

Registration: click HERE

 This event is not sponsored by the alumni association and does not fall under the benefits of founding membership status.

When: January 6, 2016, 9:00am- 5:30pm (lunch on your own)

Where: Richmont Graduate University

                 1900 The Exchange SE, Building 100

                 Atlanta, GA 30339

Continuing Education: 6.5 NBCC-approved CE Clock hours Awarded. 6.5 approved CE Clock Hours Awarded to Psychologists. No Partial Credit will be awarded.

Fee: $100.00

Presenters: Amanda Blackburn, Psy.D. and Vanessa Snyder, Ph.D.

Dr. Amanda Blackburn is Dean of Students and Assistant Professor of Counseling at Richmont Graduate University. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Licensed Psychologist. Psy.D., M.A.  Wheaton College; B.A., Asbury College. Specializations: Adolescent and Adult Women’s Development, Interpersonal Relationships, Grief, Spiritual Issues, Depression and Anxiety. Member: APA, CAPS.

Dr.Vanessa Snyder is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor in Training. She is a 2008 graduate as well as the Dean of Clinical Affairs at Richmont Graduate University. She received her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University in VA. Her areas of research interests include: sexual abuse and trauma; trauma effects on the God perception; trauma treatment with play/art therapy, assessment in treatment of adults who experience trauma/complex trauma; secondary traumatic stress, complex trauma model protocol used for human trafficking and dissociative disorders. She is currently working with Hope for Justice (Nashville, TN) on research and program evaluations of trauma treatment models in sex trafficking shelters. Vanessa is also the Academic Dean for the Institute of Sexual Wholeness

 

Topic: 

This introductory course explores the grief and bereavement process from psychological, interpersonal, cultural, historical, developmental, systemic, and integrative perspectives. Those in the course will learn introductory level assessment and treatment of normal, pathological, and traumatic grief by health care professionals. Participants will explore components of a theology of suffering. The signifcance of therapist self-awareness, discernment, and self-care will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives: As a result of attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and understand the changes, losses and transitions of bereavement.
  • Describe the biopsychosocial and spiritual components to grief.
  • Assess the effects of grief on the family system.
  • Demonstrate understanding of developmental and cultural differences that shape the bereavement process.
  • Explain the effects of the grief process on the physical and psychological system.
  • Apply strategies for competent grief work.

Registration: Click HERE

Please direct your questions regarding registration to Autumn Stephenson at astephenson@richmont.edu.

Refunds must be requested prior to January 5, 2016

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Richmont Graduate University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychologist Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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Richmont is opening a portion of this course to Richmont alumni and the surrounding community for Continuing Education Credit. This event is not sponsored by the alumni association and does not fall under the benefits of founding membership status.

When: January 5, 2016, 9:00am – 5:00pm (lunch on your own 12:00-1:30)

Where: Richmont Graduate University

                 1815 McCallie Avenue

                 Chattanooga, TN 37404

Continuing Education: 6.5 NBCC-approved CE Clock hours Awarded. 6.5 approved CE Clock Hours Awarded to Psychologists.

Fees: $100.00

 Presenter: Erica Skidmore, Psy.D

Topic: The purpose of this introductory course is to develop individuals’ knowledge and skill in Dialectical Behavior Therapy with applications to individual and group mental health counseling. Participants examine theoretical foundations, research findings, basic principles, and the intervention strategies of Dialectical Behavior Therapy with emphasis on group skills’ training. Emphasis is also placed on studying Borderline Personality Disorder with particular attention paid to theories of etiology and development. Strategies for applying a Christian theological framework to the theories of this approach and application of skills in counseling will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives: As a result of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss a basic developmental framework for understanding the etiology of Borderline Personality Disorder, along with the DSM-IV-TR criteria and other characteristics of this disorder.
  • Explain the empirically-validated uses of Dialectical Behavior Therapy across a variety of settings and diagnoses.
  • Demonstrate skills in applying the theories and techniques of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in the therapeutic setting.
  • Apply the 4 Skills Training Modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy to their own clinical work.

Registration: Click HERE

 

Please direct your questions regarding this seminar to Autumn Stephenson at astephenson@richmont.edu.

Refunds must be requested prior to January 5, 2016.

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identifited. RGU is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

                                                                                   

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Registration: click HERE

 This event is not sponsored by the alumni association and does not fall under the benefits of founding membership status.

When: January 4-5, 2016, 9:00am- 5:30pm (lunch on your own)

Where: Richmont Graduate University

                 1900 The Exchange SE, Building 100

                 Atlanta, GA 30339

Continuing Education: 15 NBCC-approved CE Clock hours Awarded. 15 approved CE Clock Hours Awarded to Psychologists. Partial attendance is not awarded.

Fee: $225.00

Presenter: Timothy A. Sisemore, Ph.D.

Timothy A. Sisemore, Ph.D., is Director of Research and Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Richmont Graduate University in Chattanooga and Atlanta.  He is also adjunct professor of psychology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  Dr. Sisemore’s research and practice focuses on anxiety disorders and the relationship of Christian faith and psychology.  His latest book is The Psychology of Religion and Spirituality: From the Inside Out. Dr. Sisemore has a forthcoming article on a Christian translation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in the journal Christian Psychology.

Topic: This introductory seminar surveys the philosophical and empirical foundations of ACT, introduces the basic ACT hexaflex model, and presents basic techniques for each of the dimensions of the hexaflex: cognitive defusion, acceptance, being present, self-as-context, defining valued directions, and willingness. All which work toward the core skill of psychological flexibility. Some of the empirical support for ACT will be presented, and the model will be interpreted for use with Christian counselees.

Learning Objectives: As a result of attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate how an evidence based model of counseling can be “translated” for use with a specifically religious population.
  • Explain the context of the development of ACT as a “third generation” behavioral treatment.
  • Describe the role of relational frame theory in ACT.
  • Explain the role of suffering as understood from an ACT perspective.
  • Discuss with clients how acceptance can be helpful in therapy.
  • Help clients identify and pursue valued directions in life.
  • Explain what defusion is and how it improves psychological functioning.
  • Articulate how mindfulness is used in ACT and translated for use with Christians.
  • Identify how psychological inflexibility is a core problem in many disorders.
  • Utilize the hexaflex model to formulate counseling.
  • Cite sources for which empirical evidence supports utilizing ACT.
  • Utilize at least one therapeutic intervention for each of the 6 points of the hexaflex.

January 5

Tentative outline:

Overview of the core terms of ACT and a Christian Translation of them

Introduction to ACT

What is a Christian translation?

Central terms in its philosophy and methodology, and Christian translation of them

Functional contextualism

Relational Frame Theory

Mindfulness

Psychological Flexibility

Self as Context

Values

Committed Action

Introducing the Hexaflex

 

 

January 6

The therapeutic relationship in ACT

Case formulation in ACT

Introducing ACT to clients

Techniques for each point on the hexaflex

Acceptance

Defusion

Contact with the Present Moment

Self-as-Context

Values

Committed Action

A Case Example

 

 

Registration: Click HERE

Please direct your questions regarding registration to Autumn Stephenson at astephenson@richmont.edu.

Refunds must be requested prior to January 4, 2016

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Richmont Graduate University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychologist Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

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