Mental Health Continuing Education

Mental Health Continuing Education

Mental Health Continuing Education Classes

By and For PA Licensed Therapists

 

Our field and our patients’ needs are changing faster than ever.

We’ll have to change how we network and train in order to provide the right services at the right time.

When you attend a live webinar, you’ll network with local colleagues as you learn about cutting edge topics.

As a presenter, you get to highlight your expertise and practice to clinicians who want to add you to their referral network.

Contact us to learn about upcoming classes and/or presentation opportunities.

 

Upcoming Mental Health Continuing Education Classes

CE Class Title:  Understanding and Working with Gender Expansive Clients: A Guide for Cis Allies

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Date and Time:  Friday, October 9, 2020, 1-2 pm EST.

 

Fee:  $40 for PA licensed psychologists and master’s level clinicians who are NASW-PA members.

$50 for master’s level clinicians who are not NASW-PA members.

 

CE Credit:   1 Live CE credit for PA licensed psychologists, social workers, licensed counselors, and marriage and family therapists.

BCAC Mental Health Continuing Education is approved by the PA Psychology State Licensing Board to provide continuing education credits to PA licensed psychologists.

“NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 1 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW
has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section
47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State
Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.”

 

Location:   Live Zoom Webinar.   You can only receive CE credit if you attend the live Zoom webinar.

 

Description:

Clinicians have seen increasing numbers of gender diverse and transgender clients. Such clients present with body image difficulties, substance abuse, depression, and other concerns.

Many psychologists are cisgender – and while we would like to be allies, we have difficulty knowing where to begin.

This workshop will help to increase therapists’ understanding of working with transgender clients, focusing on the interconnections between gender identity, gender minority stress, and the experience of a gender identity that does not match the body.

We will describe a trans affirmative model that validates client experiences while promoting body and identity acceptance. The presenters will provide case examples, and concrete activities clinicians can take away and apply to their work.

 

Objectives: 

  1. Define common terms associated with gender identity
  2. Describe the interaction between gender dysphoria, gender minority stressors, and body image
  3. Identify and explain the assessment and treatment planning for trans clients
  4. Apply a gender-affirmative approach to traditional therapeutic practices for working with transgender and expansive clients

 

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Registration closes on Wednesday 10/7 at noon.

 

Presenters: 

 

Kayti Protos

Kayti Protos, LCSW

Kayti is the clinical coordinator at Bucks LGBTQ Center/Bucks Eating Support Collaborative/Bucks Support Services.  She provides clinical support and supervision to staff in the three specialized groups within Bucks Support Services

She conducts individual, family, and group therapy for clients as well as facilitates workshops on-site and in the community on body image;
creating a safe space for LGBTQ+ clients; addiction recovery; eating disorders in non-binary clients; body dysphoria; and creative approaches to clinical sessions.

Kayti is an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology at Holy Family University.  She is also a part-time lecturer at the School of Social Work at Rutgers University.

 

 

Heidi Dalzell

Heidi J. Dalzell, PsyD, PC
Dr. Dalzell is a psychologist in private practice specializing in treating eating
disorders, trauma, LGBTQ populations, and mood disorders.

She is also the co-director of Bucks Eating Support Collaborative and Bucks
LGBTQ Center, programs providing individual, family and
group support to teens and adults with concerns related to
eating disorders and/or body image, gender identity, and sexual
orientation

Dr. Dalzell utilizes a number of approaches including insight-oriented therapy, experiential body image work, and eye movement
desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).   She is also a frequent presenter at conferences and author of books and book chapters.

 

We hope to see you on Friday, October 9, from 12-1 pm, for this live continuing education class.

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Registration closes on Wednesday 10/7 at noon.