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Cost: $25/hour. $22.50/hour for alumni. $25/course for students.
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We offer our community partners (site supervisors) who are currently supervising one of our students at their site the opportunity to take one free workshop per calendar year for up to six clock hours.

Please note that if you register at the student rate of $25 for a course, no certificate will be issued for continuing education hours.

Refunds are given in form of a workshop credit for up to one year.

 

Upcoming Workshops

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

OPA: Ethics 3 hours
OCSWMFT #20-749806: Ethics 3 hours
OCDP #20-749806: C9 – Legal & Ethical Issues in Counseling 3 hours OR P6 Professional Growth & Responsibility 1.5 hours and  P7 – Ethics for Prevention 1.5 hours

Cecile Brennan, Ph.D., LPCC-S

This workshop begins with a brief review of the ethical code, ethical principles and the laws governing ethical practice. Next, the psychological mechanisms that enable ethical violations will be described. The heart of the workshop is an experiential process where participants will be guided through a process of introspection about their personal and professional development. What participants “discover” through this process will be shared in small groups. After reflecting on their development, participants will use what they have uncovered about themselves to identify potential areas of ethical vulnerability. Finally, various strategies for avoiding falling prey to areas of vulnerability will be reviewed with the goal of having each participant develop a personalized proactive plan for avoiding ethical violations.


Schedule

9:00 a.m.
20 minutes: Review of ethical codes, principles, laws
20 minutes: Analysis of weakness of traditional ethics instruction
20 minutes: Review of mechanisms of ethical violation

10:00 a.m.
15 minutes: Individual introspection and identification of childhood/adolescent developmental themes
15 minutes: Small group processing of childhood/adolescent developmental themes

10:30 a.m.
15 minute break

10:45 a.m.
15 minutes: Large group sharing
15 minutes: Individual introspection and identification of personal/intimate adult themes

11:15 a.m.
20 minutes: Small group processing of personal/intimate adult themes
20 minutes: Large group sharing
20 minutes: Implementing a proactive personal plan for managing areas of ethical vulnerability and avoiding ethical infractions.

12:15 p.m.
Adjourn


Workshop Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Review the ethical code, ethical principles and the law as it pertains to counselors.
  2. Understand the process by which serious ethical violations are committed by well-intentioned practitioners.
  3. Identify potential areas of ethical vulnerability.
  4. Establish a method for dealing with and responding to ethical issues when they emerge.

Instructor

Cecile Brennan, Ph.D., LPCC-S is a licensed professional clinical counselor with a supervisory designation, a counselor educator and a clinician in private practice. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling at John Carroll University. During her time at John Carroll, she was the first chair of the newly established Department of Counseling, developed a certificate program in Spiritual Wellness & Counseling and helped establish the substance-use disorder concentration and certificate program. Dr. Brennan’s primary areas of scholarly inquiry are counseling ethics, the interface of spirituality and counseling, and the socio-cultural context of mental dysfunction.

Dr. Brennan is active in a number of professional organizations and regularly presents at local, state and national counseling conferences. In addition, she has written a number of scholarly articles and book chapters. Prior to her present position at John Carroll University, she taught in the Art Therapy & Counseling Program at Ursuline College and had earlier worked as a high school teacher and counselor.

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Friday, February 21, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

OPA: 3 hours
OCSWMFT #20-749898: Supervision 3 hours
OCDP #20-749898: S6 – Supervision Specific Other 3 hours OR R1 – Field Related Other 3 hours 

Mustafa Aydogan, M.A.
Tanya Middleton, M.A., LPCC-S, LICDC, SAP

It is now, more than ever, important for clinical supervisors to be culturally competent given the increasing diversity in our contemporary society. As counseling has progressively focused on culturally inclusive services, supervisors are now also obligated to view the supervision process through multicultural lenses. It is imperative for supervisors working in mental health and chemical dependency fields to recognize and be confident when navigating through multi-layered client/supervisee needs that may hinder or assist with outcomes for counselors and the clientele serviced. Competent supervisors with the awareness of their own cultural background have skills and techniques to address how cultural dynamics play a role in the supervision and counseling relationship. Therefore the supervisees of multiculturally competent supervisors are more likely to report increased satisfaction, positive working alliance, and multicultural competence through their supervision experience (Crockett & Hays, 2015). In this workshop, emphasizing the inductive knowledge and skills, participants will gain insight into the significance of exploring the issues of race, ethnicity, addiction, and culture in supervisory relationship, which may also ultimately be reflected into the supervisees’ counseling work (Day-Vines, Wood, Grothaus, Craigen, Holman, Dotson-Blake, Douglass, 2007). In this exploration of culture, broaching in supervision is defined as the consistent effort to acknowledge cultural elements that are relevant to supervisee professional and personal growth, which in turn, will positively affect the counseling relationship with their clients (Jones, Welfare, Melchior, & Cash, 2019). This interactive workshop will provide opportunities for participants to practice effective techniques and strategies in broaching sensitive cultural issues in supervision.


Schedule

9:00 a.m.
Part 1:  Why does clinical supervision have to be multicultural?

10:00 a.m.
Part 2:  Intercultural dialogue and broaching as a strategy in supervision

11:00 a.m.
Break

11:15 a.m.
Part 3:  Practicing strategies and techniques for healthy cultural conversations

12:00 p.m.
Reflections and Now What?

12:15 p.m.
Adjourn


Workshop Objectives

  1. Participants will learn how cultural influences can hinder or richen the quality of supervision experience for both supervisor and supervisee development.

  2. Participants will learn practical strategies and techniques to initiate conversations about how cultural backgrounds of supervisee and supervisor impact the clinical supervision work. Attendees will process, discuss, and understand the methods through which persons become trafficked. 

  3. Participants will engage in skills and activities to implement effective multicultural supervision interventions to identify opportunities to start meaningful conversations, re-visit unsuccessful attempts, and continue a consistent genuine intercultural dialogue.


Instructors

Mustafa Aydogan, M.A. teaches at John Carroll University and is a current doctoral candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision program at Kent State University. Prior to his time in the US, he worked as a School Counselor in Istanbul, Turkey. At present, he teaches master’s level counseling courses at John Carroll University and Kent State University. His academic interests include multicultural counseling/supervision competencies, self-advocacy and self-efficacy of practicing counselors, international counseling students, Q methodology, and teaching in counselor education. Mustafa has presented on various topics at AOCC and other international conferences.

Tanya Middleton, M.A., LPCC-S, LICDC, SAP is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (Supervisor) and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor with over 15 years of experience within the mental health and chemical dependency fields. Currently, Tanya is one of the Doctoral Interns with John Carroll University and is a Doctoral Candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision Program at the University of Akron. Tanya is also the owner and Clinical Director of Solstice Counseling & Consultation Services in South Euclid, Ohio where she specializes in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of various mental health and chemical dependency concerns, working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. She also contracts with local court systems for mandated treatment as well as providing counseling and psychoeducational services for various Employee Assistance Programs.

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Friday, March 13, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

OPA: 3 hours
OCSWMFT #20-749900: 3 hours
OCDP #20-749900: C6 – Pharmacology 3 hours OR P6 – Professional Growth & Responsibility 3 hours

Paula J. Britton, Ph.D., LPCC-S

This workshop will provide a summarization of existing research on the treatment of mental health disorders using medical marijuana (Brooks, Gundersen, Flynn, Brooks-Russell, & Bull, 2017; Jetly, Heber, Fraser & Boisvert, 2015; Jurkus, et al., 2016) as well as results from a pilot study examining the attitudes and experience of professional counselors towards this option (research in process). Both pros and cons of this method of treatment will be discussed. Information about the process of referring a client to a recommending psychiatrist will also be outlined.


Schedule

9:00 a.m.
Review of the literature on the use of medical marijuana

10:00 a.m.
Review of the data on a small research study exploring knowledge and attitudes of mental health providers in Ohio regarding this mode of treatment

11:00 a.m.
Break

11:15 a.m.
A case discussion of not only the red flags to this form of treatment but includes the how and why to make a referral

12:15 p.m.
Adjourn


Workshop Objectives

  1. Attendees will become familiar with existing research regarding the efficacy of treatment of mental health disorders with medical marijuana as well as potential problems with the treatment.

  2. Attendees will be provided with preliminary data on the attitudes of counseling professionals towards the use of medicinal marijuana and mental health disorders in a state where medicinal marijuana is legalized.

  3. Attendees will obtain relevant information regarding the implications of marijuana use on their therapeutic work with clients as well as the process of making a referral.

  4. Participants will explore the possible dangers of this process, and the importance of screening for substance use disorders.


Instructors

Paula J. Britton, Ph.D., LPCC-S is a professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at John Carroll University. She is a licensed psychologist and a PCC-S, with over twenty years of diverse clinical experience. Along with being a full professor, she works in private practice treating adults and couples. She is an experienced workshop presenter and has given over 100 local, state, and national professional presentations and workshops.

Martina Moore, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS holds a Ph.D. in counseling, education, and supervision. She is the President and CEO of Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc., (MCMS). This organization has seven outpatient alcohol and drug treatment centers in Northeast, Ohio. MCMS is also an employee assistance provider (EAP) for many local and national organizations. Dr. Moore and her team started along with Judge Marilyn Cassidy, the first Human Trafficking court in Northeast, Ohio. This program has successfully touched the lives of over 100 human trafficking victims. Her agency is also the provider for four City of Cleveland specialized dockets. Including drug court, mental health court, veterans court, and human trafficking. 

Dr. Moore is faculty at John Carroll University and an instructor at The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Dr. Moore is on the board of directors for Serving and Learning Together (SALT), a non-profit organization where she works on philanthropic activities to provide services such as building dispensaries, schools, and libraries in under developed countries. In August of 2017 and 2018, Dr. Moore traveled to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam where she taught students and psychology professionals treatment methods for the substance use disorder population.

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Monday, April 27, 2020 - 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

OPA: Cultural Competency 1 hour
OCSWMFT #20-766738: Supervision 1 hour
OCDP #20-766738: S6 – Supervision Specific Other 1 hour OR C1 – Theories of Addition/Addiction Knowledge OR R1 – Field Related Other 1 hour 

Mustafa Aydogan, M.A.

Tanya Middleton, M.A., LPCC-S, LICDC, SAP

It is now, more than ever, important for clinical supervisors to be culturally competent given the increasing diversity in our contemporary society. As counseling has progressively focused on culturally inclusive services, supervisors are now also obligated to view the supervision process through multicultural lenses. It is imperative for supervisors working in mental health and chemical dependency fields to recognize and be confident when navigating through multi-layered client/supervisee needs that may hinder or assist with outcomes for counselors and the clientele serviced. Competent supervisors with the awareness of their own cultural background have skills and techniques to address how cultural dynamics play a role in the supervision and counseling relationship. Therefore the supervisees of multiculturally competent supervisors are more likely to report increased satisfaction, positive working alliance, and multicultural competence through their supervision experience (Crockett & Hays, 2015). In this workshop, emphasizing the inductive knowledge and skills, participants will gain insight into the significance of exploring the issues of race, ethnicity, addiction and culture in supervisory relationship, which may also ultimately be reflected into the supervisees’ counseling work (Day-Vines, Wood, Grothaus, Craigen, Holman, Dotson-Blake, Douglass, 2007). In this this exploration of culture, broaching in supervision is defined as the consistent effort to acknowledge cultural elements that are relevant to supervisee professional and personal growth, which in turn, will positively effects the counseling relationship with their clients (Jones, Welfare, Melchior, & Cash, 2019). This interactive workshop will provide opportunities for participants to practice effective techniques and strategies in broaching sensitive cultural issues in supervision.

Schedule

3:30 p.m.
Networking and Refreshments

4:00 p.m.
Introduction

4:20 p.m.
Experiential Activity

4:40 p.m.
Discussion and Application

5:00 p.m.
Adjourn

 

Workshop Objectives

  1. Participants will learn how cultural influences can hinder or richen the quality of supervision experience for both supervisor and supervisee development.

  2. Participants will learn practical strategies and techniques to initiate conversations about how cultural backgrounds of supervisee and supervisor impact the clinical supervision work. Attendees will process, discuss, and understand the methods through which persons become trafficked. 

  3. Participants will engage in skills and activities to implement effective multicultural supervision interventions to identify opportunities to start meaningful conversations, re-visit unsuccessful attempts, and continue a consistent genuine intercultural dialogue.

Instructors

Mustafa Aydogan, M.A. teaches at John Carroll University and is a current doctoral candidate in Counselor Education and Supervision program at Kent State University. Prior to his time in the US, he worked as a School Counselor in Istanbul, Turkey. At present, he teaches master’s level counseling courses at John Carroll University and Kent State University. His academic interests include multicultural counseling/supervision competencies, self-advocacy and self-efficacy of practicing counselors, international counseling students, Q methodology, and teaching in counselor education. Mustafa has presented on various topics at AOCC and other international conferences.

Tanya Middleton, M.A., LPCC-S, LICDC, SAP is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (Supervisor) and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor with over 15 years of experience within the mental health and chemical dependency fields. Currently, Tanya is one of the Doctoral Interns with John Carroll University and is a Doctoral Candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision Program at the University of Akron. Tanya is also the owner and Clinical Director of Solstice Counseling & Consultation Services in South Euclid, Ohio where she specializes in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of various mental health and chemical dependency concerns, working with adults, adolescents, couples, and families. She also contracts with local court systems for mandated treatment as well as providing counseling and psychoeducational services for various Employee Assistance Programs.

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John Carroll University Office of Continuing Education is an approved provider for the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapists Board (provider #RCS030604 and #RTX091802).  John Carroll University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP Number 4064. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  John Carroll University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  CE hours are also available for nursing professionals–the Ohio Board of Nursing recognizes educational activities that have been approved for other disciplines. John Carroll University is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association – MCE Program to offer continuing education for psychologists. John Carroll University [tax id: 00PO-340714681], maintains responsibility for the program.  John Carroll University is an approved course provider for the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (50-21692.)

Participating Ohio psychologists’ signatures are required on the day of the class. All workshops are offered in conjunction with the Department of Counseling at John Carroll University.

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