The UPA Education Committee has been working very hard in setting up the next series of CE events for UPA.
Here is what to expect in the coming months:
May 6, 2016
Ashley Greenwell, PhD
This presentation will review myths around the concept of compassion fatigue for helping professions. It will include an updated discussion of new developments in social neuroscience informing our understanding of the short-term and long-term processes that unfold when we sit with suffering. An overview of the unique role of compassion for both healing our patients and ourselves will be provided. Finally, a practical resiliency plan that addresses common barriers for providers will be elucidated.
Participants in this will be able to:
This presentation is sponsored by the Early Career Psychology Committee and will be offered free of charge. One continuing education unit will be offered to interested individuals at a cost of $25.
June 3, 2016
Tom Mullin, PhD
Tom Mullin, PhD is a psychologist in the PTSD Clinic at the George E. Whalen Department of VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City and is the current President of the Utah Psychological Association. He completed his MS in counseling in 1999 and a PhD in Counseling Psychology in 2005 at the University of Utah. During his tenure at the Salt Lake City VA, he has earned VA training certificates in the evidence-based treatments of Cognitive Processing Therapy as well as Prolonged Exposure for the treatment of PTSD. He has also provided PTSD treatment services to veterans both in person and through telemental health services to VA clinics in Montana and Colorado through the VA PTSD Telemental Health Hub based in Salt Lake City.
He co-directs the APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship at the George E. Whalen VA Medical Center and is also is on the psychology training committee, supervising psychology practicum students and predoctoral interns. He holds academic appointments as adjunct assistant professor at the Department of Educational Psychology and Clinical Psychology at the University of Utah. In addition, Dr. Mullin is a nationwide consultant for VA mental health providers who are training in the Prolonged Exposure as administered by the VA.
This workshop will provide an overview of Prolonged Exposure (PE) for the treatment of PTSD. This Evidence-Based approach developed by Edna Foa, PhD and colleagues has been adopted by the VA Healthcare System as one of the primary treatments offered for veterans with PTSD.
Since Dr. Mullin primarily, but not exclusively, works with military-related PTSD, there will be an emphasis on the application of PE to veterans. PE is applicable to non-veteran populations and was originally designed for the treatment of sexual trauma.
Learning Goals and Objectives
Prior to attending this workshop, attendees need to complete the PEWeb free online training for Prolonged Exposure at http://pe.musc.edu/. This online training was developed in collaboration Veteran Affairs and includes contributions from clinicians and researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina, University of Pennsylvania, and the VA Palo Alto HCS/National Center for PTSD.
PEWeb itself awards 10 units of Continuing Education for those completing all 13 modules. A Certificate of Completion is available for printing when you submit the final evaluation. Please bring the printed certificate with you when you come to the UPA workshop.
The UPA workshop will expand on these base materials and give participants in-vivo experiences of describing PE rationales and the ability to actually discuss the application of PE to cases. I will also provide a peer-to-peer discussion about the use of Prolonged Exposure in the treatment of PTSD. It is not designed to provide "official" certification in the delivery of Prolonged Exposure.
September 16, 2016
Michael Donner, PhD
Dr. Donner is a psychoanalyst and clinical and forensic psychologist in Oakland, California. He is the President- of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis where he was until recently Faculty Co-Chair and a member of the Ethics and Impairment Committee. He is the moderator of the SFCP East Bay Clinical Forum.
He is also the Past-Chair of the California Psychological Association (CPA) Division of Clinical and Professional Practice and Section on Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. He served for six years and is the immediate past Chair of the CPA Ethics Committee and Ethics and served for 10 years as the Chair of the Professional Affairs Committee of the Alameda County. Psychological Association.
After completing this program, participants will:
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