Live Webinar Schedule

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May 2, 2018 12-1 PM EST
A Transdiagnostic Approach to Treating Sleep Problems in Clinical Practice: Basics & Beyond

Presenter:  Dr. Allison Harvey

Overview: Sleep and circadian problems are among the most prevalent problems, undermining our emotional functioning, health, cognition, and contributing to behavioral problems. Much research on sleep and circadian problems has been disorder-focused; however, real life sleep and circadian problems are not so neatly categorized. Insomnia often overlaps with hypersomnia, delayed sleep phase and irregular sleep-wake schedules, an observation that motivated us to develop the Transdiagnostic Sleep and Circadian Intervention (TranS-C). The goal of TranS-C is to provide a treatment approach for a variety of sleep problems comorbid with a variety of psychological and physical disorders, and that can be used confidently by a variety of mental health professionals. TranS-C combines CBT-I (e.g., Morin et al., 2006) with elements from existing evidence-based treatments: Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (Frank et al., 2005), chronotherapy (Wirz-Justice et al. 2009) and Motivational Enhancement (Miller & Rollnick, 2012). TranS-C is a modular approach to reversing and maintaining psychosocial, behavioral and cognitive processes via 4 cross-cutting modules, 4 core modules and 7 optional modules. The four Cross Cutting Modules are: case formulation; education; behavior change and motivation; goal setting. The four Core Modules are: establishing regular sleep-wake times including learning a wind-down and wake-up routine; improving daytime functioning; correcting unhelpful sleep-related beliefs; and maintenance of behavior change. The Optional Modules are: improving sleep efficiency; reducing time in bed; dealing with delayed or advanced phase; reducing sleep-related worry/vigilance; promoting compliance with CPAP/exposure therapy for claustrophobic reactions to CPAP; negotiating sleep in a complicated environment and reducing nightmares.

Objectives: 

  1. Summarize the rationale for and theoretical underpinnings of TranS-C
  2. Utilize/apply the cross-cutting modules of TranS-C
  3. Utilize/apply the core modules of TranS-C
  4. Obtain knowledge as to the availability of the optional modules of TranS-C

CE Credits Available: 1

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May 16, 2018 12-1 PM EST
Becoming Board Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)

Presenter: Dr. Christine Maguth Nezu is a Professor of Psychology and Professor of Medicine at Drexel University.  She is a past-president of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Society of Clinical Psychology), and co-principle for Nezu Psychological Associates Clinical and Consulting Practice. In addition, she is a current member of the editorial board for the American Psychologist, past editorial board member of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and has also been a consulting editorial board member of a number of additional scientific and professional journals.  Dr. Nezu has received numerous awards from various university and professional organizations.  She is best known for her work as the co-developer of Emotion-Centered Problem-Solving Therapy, a clinical intervention designated by numerous professional organizations as an evidence-based, transdiagnostic psychotherapy approach.

Overview: This webinar will provide a rationale regarding the importance of specialty certification in professional psychology with a particular focus on the areas of specialization that may be of interest to Division 12 members, student members, and fellows who are not currently board certified. Several important benefits of board certification will be described as well as the benefits and the importance of board certification to professional psychology in general. The sequence of board certification including the examination process as well as opportunities for both an early application process and the senior examination process will underscore the value of board certification across the spectrum of professional development. The Functional and foundational competencies that are the focus of the ABPP board certification will be illustrated and discussed.

Objectives:

  1. List the benefits of ABPP board certification
  2. Describe the history of ABPP and its importance to the profession
  3. Recognize the major areas of competency that are assessed through the board certification process
  4. Identify the steps in the ABPP board certification process

CE Credits Available: 1

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June 5, 2018 12-1 PM EST
Ethical Practices in Geropsychology

Presenter: Dr. Rebecca Allen received her PhD in 1994 from Washington University in St. Louis and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Gerontology at The Pennsylvania State University. She has published on translation of end-of-life/dignity interventions, diversity in advance care planning, clinical training, behavioral interventions in long-term care, and mental health among aging prisoners. Dr. Allen is a member of the American Board of Geropsychology, a member of the APA Working Group on End of Life Issues and Care, a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the APA, and is American Editor of Aging and Mental Health. She teaches Clinical Psychology of Aging-Intervention, Lifespan Development, Geropsychology Practicum, and undergraduate statistics. Dr. Allen is a First-Generation Scholar and welcomes individuals of similar backgrounds into her laboratory.

Overview: The content of this webinar is supported by the scientific and clinical practice activities completed by Dr. Rebecca Allen following completion of her Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis in 1994. Dr. Allen became board certified by the ABPP in Geropsychology in 2014 and, along with Dr. Shane Bush, she has helped develop the ethics vignettes used in the ABPP oral  examination.  Dr. Allen holds scientific expertise in: (a) the design of interventions to improve quality of life for individuals near the end of life and their families and (b) diversity as it influences medical decision making. Dr. Allen is a First-Generation Scholar committed to a career in teaching/training the next generation.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to interpret an ethical decision-making rubric and work with case material regarding clinical practice with older, community-dwelling adults.
  2. Participants will be able to describe interprofessional communication issues and ethics that arise in working with older adults with diminished capacity.
  3. Participants will understand the context of shared decision-making and ethical delimmas that arise in various settings in which older adults live.

CE Credits Available: 1

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June 13, 2018 12-1 PM EST
Clinician Wellness: Mindfully Building Resiliency Day by Day

Presenter: Patricia J. Robinson, PhD, of Mountainview Consulting Group, is recognized as a pioneer researcher in the field of primary care behavioral health and a master clinician in Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She trains internationally and consults with health care systems about initiation and expansion of integrated services. She is the author of over 150 publications, including Behavioral Consultation and Primary Care, 2nd (2015), Brief Interventions for Radical Change (2012), and Real Behavior Change in Primary Care (2010).

Overview: This webinar is intended for all audience levels, from students to advanced professionals. The webinar describes use of mindfulness and value-based behavior change planning to enhance resilience at work and in “the rest-of-life”. It will provide a brief introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and an adapted version of ACT, known as fACT. Participants will learn about tools to assist them with identifying sources of and magnitude of stressors in their lives and for measuring their current level of psychological flexibility. Psychological flexibility is the result of skills that promote resilience in encountering the stresses of work and life mindfully and persisting in the pursuit of chosen meaningful life directions. Participants will be guided through worksheets to assist the with development of a plan to enhance resiliency.

The recommended approach has been used with a variety of workers in Great Britain and found to be associated with greater job satisfaction, a higher sense of job control, and better retention of workers. The approach is used increasingly in the United States in primary care settings, where behavioral health providers and medical providers work together in providing team-based care.

Objectives: 

  1. Describe sources and magnitude of stress and a way to assess level of psychological flexibility
  2. Name core processes that support psychological flexibility and clinician resilience
  3. Apply specific exercises for developing a written plan to grow and sustain resilience

CE Credits Available: 1

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June 20, 2018 12-1 PM EST
New Approaches to Digital Mental Health

Presenter: Dr. David Mohr is a Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University and the Director of the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies. Dr. Mohr has won numerous awards and is a Fellow of the Society of Clinical Psychology, Division 12 of APA. His primary interest is developing and evaluating technology-assisted behavioral and psychological interventions. He is also interested in the relationship between stress, depression and inflammation, particularly in multiple sclerosis. Other areas of interest include development and evaluation of internet and telelcommunications assisted behavioral interventions; barriers to access to behavioral interventions; investigation of the effects of stress and depression on multiple sclerosis exacerbation and inflammation.

Overview: Dr. Mohr will describe approaches in the design and evaluation of digital mental health interventions taken by the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies.  He will describe traditional approaches to digital mental health research, and why they have failed to produce real-world implementation.  He will then describe a more recent approach, IntelliCare, which moves away from the “app for that” model to platforms that can more flexibly deploy tools to meet the needs and preferences of users.  Finally, he will discuss personal sensing approaches that harness mobile phone sensor data to understand in real time behaviors and states related to depression.

Objectives:

  1. Be able to describe traditional methods of digital mental health intervention
  2. Be able to describe failure points in traditional digital mental health intervention research
  3. Be able to describe at least 1 potential solution to the problems of traditional digital mental health intervention

CE Credits Available: 1

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October 3, 2018 6-7 PM EST
Adapting Psychotherapy to the Individual Patient: Evidence-Based Responsiveness.

Presenter:  John C. Norcross, Ph.D., ABPP, is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and a board-certified clinical psychologist. He is an internationally recognized authority on behavior change and psychotherapy, author of more than 400 scholarly publications, and has co-written or edited 22 books, including the 5-volume APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy Relationships that Work, Handbook of Psychotherapy Integration, Clinician’s Guide to Evidence-Based Practice in Behavioral Health, Leaving It at the Office: Psychotherapist Self-Care, the Insider’s Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical & Counseling Psychology, and Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis, now in its 9th edition.  Dr. Norcross is past president of the Society of Clinical Psychology along with the APA Division of Psychotherapy, the International Society of Clinical Psychology, and the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration. A Fellow of 10 professional associations, he has been honored with APA’s Distinguished Career Contributions to Education & Training Award, the Pennsylvania Professor of the Year from the Carnegie Foundation, and election to the National Academies of Practice.

Overview: Psychotherapy is a treatment method and a healing relationship fit to the individual patient; however, only in the past two decades has sufficient research been conducted to operationalize these noble intentions into robust matching guidelines. This webinar will review the meta-analytic research and clinical practices compiled by an interdivisional APA task force on 7 effective means of adapting psychotherapy to patient transdiagnostic features. In this way, practice and research converge in responsiveness that demonstrably improves treatment outcomes.

Learning Objectives: 1) Identify at least 3 methods of adapting psychotherapy that enhance treatment outcomes 2) Describe evidence-based methods to tailor treatment to the patient’s transdiagnostic Characteristics

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To Be Rescheduled
Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration, A Case Example: Alcohol as a Vital Sign

Panelists:  Drs. Andrew Bertagnolli, Thekla Ross and Stacey Sterling

Overview: The content of this webinar was derived from a published review of studies focusing on behavioral health integration in primary care and a large-scale alcohol screening and brief intervention study at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. This webinar will describe the pillars and pearls of primary care behavioral health integration as well as implementation strategies to effectively embed an evidence-based practice like alcohol screening and intervention in primary care.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the primary care behavioral health model
  2. Summarize the pillars and pearls of behavioral health integration
  3. Provide evidenced based background for alcohol screening and intervention in primary care
  4. Describe real world implementation tips and tools from published Alcohol as a Vital Sign study

CE Credits Available: 1

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