Utah Psychological Association

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    • July 17, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (MDT)
    • Zoom
    Register


    The Utah Psychological Association 
    Presents:

    PTSD Treatment, and Related Ethical Dilemmas, in the time of COVID-19

    Presented by Tom Mullin, Ph.D.

    This will occur via live-stream with Zoom and you will be sent a link to join the webinar. The webinar begins at 9:00 A.M.

    Presentation:  9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. 

    2.0 CE Hours

    Overview: 

    COVID-19 has impacted most of our personal and professional lives. For many of us, our very core of professional practice has changed as we create our “new normal.” In addition, we need to maintain our competence, responsibility, and ethical practice. COVID-19 is a global stressor from which psychologists cannot exclude themselves. How are these times impacting our abilities to practice, when we may also be feeling the strain. Are we still effective? Are we still there for our clients? Psychologists also need to monitor our own functioning and consider how we can continue to be effective when we are feeling fatigued ourselves. This presentation will discuss many of the ethical questions about the impact of our own ability to provide effective treatment and how to consider responding if there are problems. These ethical considerations will also be put to use in the application to the treatment of PTSD.

    One of the core components of PTSD is avoidance. At its surface, this also seems to be the rule for social distancing. Given the realities, psychologists are adapting treatment. This presentation will address some of the ways that psychologists can adapt Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure for the treatment of PTSD.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identity relevant ethical codes associated with adapting practice of PTSD treatment under COVID-19.
    2. Use ethical principles and questions to determine how their practice is being impacted under changes brought by COVID-19
    3. Describe how to apply treatment of the evidence-based treatments of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) under COVID-19 considerations.

    Presenter Biography: 

    Tom Mullin, PhD is a psychologist and the Assistant Coordinator of the PTSD Clinical Team at the George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City. He completed an 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 earned VA training certificates in the evidence-based treatments of Cognitive Processing Therapy as well as Prolonged Exposure for the treatment of PTSD. He also works as a PE Consultant as a part of the nationwide Prolonged Exposure roll-out. He has provided PTSD treatment to veterans both in person and through telemental health services to VA Clinics in Montana and Colorado through the VA PTSD Telemental Health Hub. He has also served as President of the Utah Psychological Association from 2015-2016 and continues service on the UPA Communication Committee.

    He is deeply involved in training practicum students, psychology interns, clinical psychology postdoctoral fellows, and nursing residents. He holds academic appointments as adjunct assistant professor at the Department of Educational Psychology and Clinical Psychology at the University of Utah.

    Registration Rates:

    Members: $42
    Non-members: $75
    Students: $5

    How to register:

    Online: visit www.utpsych.org

    Telephone: Call Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337

    Not a member of UPA? Please consider joining. UPA has historically helped define the role of psychology in Utah and continues to play a strong role in making sure that psychologist have a voice in State legislation, licensing changes, and scope of practice. There are some very real challenges over the next several years that will require the support of as many psychologists as possible. Please visit www.utpsych.org or call (801) 410-0337 to join.   

    • August 07, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (MDT)
    • Zoom
    Register


    The Utah Psychological Association 
    Presents:

    A Practical Guide to the Ethics and Practice of Telepsychology and Teleneuropsychology During COVID-19

    Presented by Dustin Hammers, Ph.D.

    This will occur via live-stream with Zoom and you will be sent a link to join the webinar. The webinar begins at 9:00 A.M.

    Presentation:  9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. 

    2.0 CE Hours

    Overview: 

    In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, there is a pressing need for psychology and neuropsychology to apply tele-communication technologies to deliver services to patients unable to attend in-person appointments. Encouragingly, new evidence is emerging to support development of novel models of psychological and neuropsychology service delivery remotely. This webinar will illustrate the many opportunities and challenges of Telepsychology (TelePsy) and Teleneuropsychology(TeleNP) assessment, including focusing on ethical/legal issues during service provision as well as addressing practical needs for providers attempting service delivery remotely.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Describe the evidence base and strengths/weaknesses supporting TelePsy and TeleNP procedures and models
    2. Analyze the potential feasibility of tele-communication procedures within their own professional settings,
    3. Assess key legal and ethical considerations when providing TelePsy or TeleNP services.

    Presenter Biography: 

    Dustin Hammers is an associate professor and board certified clinical neuropsychologist in the Department of Neurology at the University of Utah. In addition to a past Clinical Director role, he has extensive experience working with patients who have concerns of dementia. Additionally, he has been leading the University of Utah’s teleneuropsychology program for the past five years, which provides outpatient neuropsychology services to those underserved in the Intermountain West through a contract with St. Johns Hospital in Jackson, Wyoming. Related to his teleneuropsychology work, he is the past-Chair of APA’s Committee on Rural Health, which is a leading advocate for identifying and overcoming barriers that rural and frontier populations face when seeking out mental and behavioral health services. He has also become a leading expert in teleneuropsychology service provision during the COVID-19 outbreak, including providing lectures at the national and international levels to psychologists and neuropsychologists on the topic. His research has included examining rates of teleneuropsychology service provision, evaluating diagnostic consistency between neuropsychological and imaging data in an effort to improve diagnostic accuracy, assessing cognitive change over time using reliable change methodology, and identifying cognitive predictors of enrollment in Alzheimer’s Disease clinical drug trials.

    Registration Rates:

    Members: $42
    Non-members: $75
    Students: $5

    How to register:

    Online: visit www.utpsych.org

    Telephone: Call Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337

    Not a member of UPA? Please consider joining. UPA has historically helped define the role of psychology in Utah and continues to play a strong role in making sure that psychologist have a voice in State legislation, licensing changes, and scope of practice. There are some very real challenges over the next several years that will require the support of as many psychologists as possible. Please visit www.utpsych.org or call (801) 410-0337 to join.   

    • October 02, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (MDT)
    • Live-Stream Webinar
    Register


    The Utah Psychological Association 
    Presents:

    CBT for Insomnia

    Presented by Lori Neeleman, PhD, DBSM

    Live-stream Seminar

    Registration: 8:30 A.M.
    Presentation:  9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. 

    6.0 CE Hours

    Overview: 

    Sleep disturbance and insomnia specifically is a common condition and known to co-occur with several mental and physical health conditions including depression and suicide, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse, chronic pain, cancer and its treatment, cardiovascular disease, and dementia. Historically, insomnia was most often considered a symptom of a co-occurring condition and assumed to resolve with the co-occurring condition, treated with medication, or ignored. Research over the last 20 years has provided strong support for treating insomnia as a comorbid condition to improve not only sleep disturbance and quality of life but mental health conditions as well. Despite strong evidence for the effectiveness of CBT-I, most people with insomnia aren’t offered this treatment due to a lack of awareness and a lack of trained providers. This presentation will provide training in the basics of sleep and the delivery of CBT-I with the goal of preparing the attendee to implement this effective treatment in their practice.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Outline the core components of sleep science relevant to treating insomnia with cognitive behavioral strategies including the 2 process model of sleep regulation, sleep architecture, wake and sleep promoting neurotransmitters, and primary sleep disorders.
    2. Discuss the relationship between sleep and age, mental and physical health conditions, and commonly used medications.
    3. Summarize the literature for the effectiveness of CBT-I in treating insomnia singly and as a comorbid condition.
    4. Understand the 3-P model of insomnia and how the CBT-I treatment components effectively address perpetuating factors that sustain chronic insomnia.
    5. Develop skills relevant to delivery of CBT-I including familiarity with assessment tools and effective use of a sleep diary, stimulus control, sleep restriction, relaxation, sleep hygiene, and cognitive restructuring.
    6. Summarize contraindications and potential risks associated with implementation of CBT-I and potential modifications for special populations.

    Presenter Biography: 

    Lori Neeleman, PhD, DBSM is a licensed clinical psychologist with board certification in behavioral sleep medicine through the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. She completed her undergraduate education at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in psychology with an emphasis in health psychology and psychobiology. Dr. Neeleman completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Brigham Young University and her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at St. Mary’s Children and Family Services in Syosset, NY.

    Dr. Neeleman is one of the few clinical psychologists in Utah with board certification in behavioral sleep medicine. She has expertise in providing cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, the recommended first line treatment for insomnia by the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Neeleman provides consultation, education, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for a full range of sleep problems including:

    • Insomnia
    • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Wake Disorders
    • Intolerance of pap therapy for sleep disordered breathing
    • Discontinuing or reducing the use of sleep medication
    • Nightmares
    • Behaviors during sleep (e.g., sleep walking, talking, eating)
    • Sleep disturbance in the context of depression, anxiety, PTSD, mood instability, substance use, chronic pain.
    • Sleep across the life span
    • Sleep optimization to improve performance
    • Sleep disturbance due to shift work or frequent travel.

    Dr. Neeleman practices behavioral sleep medicine at the Intermountain Sleep Centers. For more information, call 801-314-2400 (TOSH) or 801-408-3617 (LDSH).

    Registration Rates:

    UPA Members

    • UPA Members on or before early Bird Deadline of one week prior to the event: $125

    • After Early Bird Deadline: $150

    Non-members:

    • Non UPA Members on or before Early Bird Deadline of one week prior to the event: $225

    • After Early Bird Deadline: $250

    Students:

    • Student members: $15

    • Non-member students: $45

    Location:

    Live-stream seminar

    How to register:

    Online: visit www.utpsych.org

    Telephone: Call Teresa Bruce at 801-410-0337

    Mail:

    Mail check to
    Utah Psychological Association
    5442 South 900 East, Ste. 512
    Salt Lake City, UT  84117

    On-site: Day of event, registration begins at 8:30 AM

    Cancellations with full refund accepted one week prior to the event.

    Disability requests must be made 7 days in advance

    Not a member of UPA? Please consider joining. UPA has historically helped define the role of psychology in Utah and continues to play a strong role in making sure that psychologist have a voice in State legislation, licensing changes, and scope of practice. There are some very real challenges over the next several years that will require the support of as many psychologists as possible. Please visit www.utpsych.org or call (801) 410-0337 to join. 

     

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