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Basic Supervision, 3 CE

Presented by: Joseph Edwards, Psy.D. 

This workshop is appropriate for any clinician beginning to supervise other clinicians involved in psychotherapy, but especially for licensed psychologists who supervise psychological associates and certified psychologists. Meets the initial requirement for supervisors of record with the Kentucky Board of Examiners (KRS 319).

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the legal/regulatory responsibilities of a Broad-approved supervisor.
  • Identify the ethical responsibilities as a Board-approved supervisior.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the required paperwork and submission deadlines for each type of supervisee-supervisor relationship.
  • Articulate the importance of having a theoretical approach to supervision

Considerations for Ethical Practice with Trans-Expansive Adolescents and Emerging Adults, 1.5 CE

Presented by Joel Goodrich, Psy.D. and Tristan Barney, M.A.

This presentation will focus on the care of trans-expansive individuals with a particular emphasis on ethics. As mental health professionals, it is imperative to know and be aware of the use of language within the trans community, as well as how to navigate the therapeutic relationship and provide adequate, yet affirming care. Our presentation will highlight the guidelines of the American Psychological Association and the WPATH Standards of Care. This workshop fulfills 1.5 of the 3 hours necessary according to the KRS 319 ethics/risk management requirement for psychology professionals.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify strengths, challenges, and systemic forces that impact the trans-expansive experience.
  • Participants will gain knowledge about the impact of intersectional identities (race, sexual orientation, SES, etc.) on the lived experience of trans-expansive folks.
  • Participants will gain familiarity with the ethical guidelines and recommendations of the American Psychological Association and WPATH Standards of Care related to work with trans-expansive people.
  • Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own internal experience, identities, privileges, and how these may interact with trans-expansive individuals in the therapy room.

Covid Encephalopathy: Long-Term Neurocognitive Concerns, 1.5 CE

Presented by Timothy Ainger, Ph.D. 

This workshop will discuss the short- and long-term neurocognitive impact of Covid-19 infection and recovery. Through both a review of contemporary literature and case-study analysis, the possible ongoing neurologic, psychological, physical, and social implications of Covid-19 will be scrutinized. Emerging trends in cognitive and psychological disease recovery will be reviewed. Skill Level: Intermediate. 

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Review and discuss recent literature trends on Covid-19 encephalopathy and cognition. 
  • Describe various components of cognition that may be impacted by Covid-19, and how performance trends may change over the course of the disease and recovery. 
  • Discuss the facets of long-term neurocognitive outcomes in Covid-19 patients and the impact it may have on them beyond physical health.

Getting Comfortable with Social Class in Psychotherapy, 1.5 CE

Presented by Amanda Mitchell, Ph.D., Stephanie Chin, M.S.Ed., Hannah Heitz, B.A., Jody Zhang, B.S. 

This workshop will help bring about awareness of social class, classism, and how it may materialize in the context of psychotherapy. One of the first steps in building cultural humility with social class requires comfort with discussing class and classism. In this workshop, we will focus on cultivating participants’ awareness of their own social class beliefs, biases, and comfort in discussing social class in the context of psychotherapy. Participants will learn how to identify cultural opportunities to initiate productive conversations about social class and classism during the therapy session. Participants will be led through a brief experiential exercise to practice what they have learned and to help increase comfort with addressing social class in psychotherapy. Skill level: Beginning This workshop fulfills the necessary requirement according to the KRS 319 ethics/risk management requirement for psychology professionals.

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate terminology when discussing social class.
  • Define social class and classism and describe the links between class and health outcomes. 
  • Identify comfort regarding social class discussions within the context of psychotherapy.
  • Identify cultural opportunities for exploring social class in the context of psychotherapy.

Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse and Intimate Partner and Domestic Abuse Among Older Adults, 2-Part workshop, 3 CE

Presented by David Hanna, Ph.D.

Please note: Lesson one and two of this workshop were originally recorded 09/14/2020 and 09/21/2020. 

This is a two-part workshop divided into two lessons. These lessons fulfill three out of the three hours necessary under the KRS 194A.540 requirement for continued education in domestic violence and elder abuse. 

Lesson One: Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse; Legal Responsibilities, Ethical and Social Issues, and Intervention Opportunity

This lesson provides an overview of elder and vulnerable adult abuse including a discussion of legal requirements for psychologists encountering vulnerable adult and elder abuse. The workshop will also describe the concept of "ageism" and consider how stereotyped perceptions of the elderly affects professional services to this population. [Section 2.03 and 2.06 (a) (b)].

Based on the content of this lesson, attendees will be able to: 

  • Explain the concept of "ageism" and give examples of how it can affect psychologists work with elder populations.
  •  List the different types of abuse among elderly and vulnerable adult populations
  •  Describe Kentucky reporting laws related to vulnerable adult populations and how to apply these to work with older adults.

Lesson Two: Intimate Partner and Domestic Abuse Among Older Adults Legal Responsibilities, Clinical and Ethical Issues, and Intervention Opportunities

This lesson provides an overview of elder abuse among spouses or other intimate partners including a discussion of psychologists’ legal responsibilities under Kentucky law. 

Based on the content of this lesson, attendees will be able to: 

  •  Describe Kentucky psychologists' legal obligations related to spousal/intimate partner violence and how to apply these to work with older couples.
  •  Describe the dynamics of intimate partner violence including features unique to older couples.
  •  Identify legal remedies for addressing intimate partner violence among older couples and community resources that can provide assistance.

Little Treatments, Big Effects? Building Brief Interventions to Reduce Youth Psychopathology at Scale, 1.5 CE

 Presented by Jessica Schleider, Ph.D.

Hundreds of psychosocial interventions have been identified as effective in reducing youth psychological problems, yet up to 80% of youths with mental health needs go without services each year. Existing youth therapies are often costly, time-intensive, and designed for delivery by highly trained professionals, limiting access for large swaths of the population. This talk will overview recent innovations on evidence-based single-session youth mental health interventions—which can help augment and extend existing mental health care infrastructure—including the research supporting their utility and strategies for implementing them in diverse clinical and community settings. Skill level: Beginning 

Based on the content of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and implement components of SSIs that may help reduce youth internalizing symptoms and improve parents’ likelihood of pursuing mental health treatment for offspring.
  • Utilize strategies for evaluating the effectiveness of SSIs implemented in clinical and/or research settings
  • Describe advances in research on single-session interventions (SSIs) for youth mental health problems, including characteristics of effective SSIs that have shown positive effects.

Mental Health Considerations for Children and Adolescents during COVID-19, 1.5 CE

Presented by Katy Hopkins, Ph.D. 

This presentation will provide an overview of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and adolescents' mental health. Participants will learn strategies to reinforce natural supports, bolster positive coping in children and families, and provide evidence-based interventions to promote child and adolescent wellbeing during such an unprecedented time. Skill level: Intermediate

Based on the content of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common symptoms of distress, related to COVID-19, across ages and stages in children and adolescents.
  • Utilize evidence-based interventions to treat children and adolescents with COVID-related mental illness.

More Top Three Legal Issues: Subpoenas; Confidentiality, and Board Complaints, 1.5 CE

Presented by Mark R Brengelman, J.D. 

 This updated presentation includes more to three legal issues covering the basics of your response to a subpoena for patient records, analyzes current confidentiality standards for psychologists, and examines how complaints and investigations are handled under the current structure of the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology. This continuing education presentation updates psychologists on some of the most common legal matters one may face in the practice of psychology. In addition, the presenter will reserve 15 minutes for Questions and Answers on any relevant topic for "Ask the Lawyer". This workshop fulfills the 1.5 out of the 3 hours necessary according to the KRS 319 ethics/risk management requirement for psychology professionals. Skill Level: Intermediate 

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Respond to subpoenas for patient records and create a checklist for responding and update your fee agreement to protect their practice.
  • Review the multi-part confidentiality standards under the law and analyze the current standards for psychologists under the Code of Conduct under the law.
  • Understand how complaints and investigations are handled under the current structure of the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology and understand recent changes and updates to how the state licensure board investigates alleged misconduct. 
  • Have any relevant questions answered related to the regulation of mental health in a brief Q&A "Ask the Lawyer" segment with the presenter. 

Suicide Assessment, Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention, 6 CE

Presented by Nadine Kaslow, Ph.D. 

Please note: This workshop was originally recorded 03/05/2021

Using research evidence and clinical experience, this presentation will frame the suicidal crisis in the country, detail strategies for conducting risk assessments and formulating risk, overview evidence-based and culturally-informed prevention and intervention strategies with people who are suicidal, discuss postvention strategies, and explore therapist’s reactions to working with individuals who are suicidal. Skill level: Beginning This workshop fulfills the KRS 210.366 requirement for suicide prevention training.

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamentals of suicide risk assessment, risk formulation, documentation, and disposition
  • Demonstrate competence in utilizing evidence-based and culturally-relevant strategies for preventing suicidal behavior
  • Display familiarity with evidence-based and culturally-informed strategies for treating individuals who are suicidal
  • Identify an approach and associated techniques for postvention efforts following the death by suicide of a member of the community
  • Attune to own reactions to working with suicidal individuals; Be aware of reactions to interacting with family members and the broader community following a death by suicide
  • Develop an approach to coping effectively with these challenging clinical and personal situations when interacting with suicidal persons or family members and the community after a death by suicide

The Role of Nutrition in Eating Disorder and Disordered Eating Treatment, 1.5 CE

Presented by Mary Curnutte, MS, RD, LD.

This presentation will teach the basics of the role of nutrition in treating both eating disorders and disordered eating. The purpose of the presentation is to elaborate on nutrition in order for the psychological professional to have an understanding as well as to provide basic information in order for the psychological professional to reinforce the nutrition recommendations a patient or client receives from their medical and nutrition monitoring. This can be useful for those who may interact with disordered eating as well as those actively working with an eating disorder population. Skill Level: Beginning. 

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of an eating disorder or disordered eating.
  • Describe the role of nutrition in the treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating.
  • Summarize the basic aspects of nutrition therapy within the treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating. 

Racial Based Stress and Trauma Assessment: Making a differential diagnosis between PTSD and Racial Trauma, 1.5 CE

Presented by Steven D. Kniffley Jr., PsyD MPA ABPP

The current literature has noted significant distinctions between racial trauma and traditional PTSD. However, our trauma assessment tools and therapy approaches do not account for these differences (potentially leading to ineffective treatment for BIPOC clients). This presentation will explore the symptomology differences between racial trauma and PTSD as well as meaningful assessment tools to provide an accurate diagnosis and relevant treatment for BIPOC individuals. This workshop fulfills 1.5 of the 3 hours necessary according to the KRS 319 ethics/risk management requirement for psychology professionals.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Participants will develop a better understanding of the difference between race-based trauma and traditional PTSD
  • Participants will increase skill in regards to the assessment of race-based stress and trauma
  • Participants will increase their knowledge of racial trauma assessment measures

What Can Sports Psychology Teach Us About Emerging From The COVID-19 Crisis?, 1.5 CE

Presented by Benjamin Birkby, Psy.D., Felicia Smith, Ph.D., and Tanya Stockhammer, Ph.D.

Like everyone, the sport community felt deep psychological impacts from COVID-19. The uncertainty, isolation, and emotional toll of the pandemic on youth and adult athletes were unprecedented. And yet, many athletes fared better than their non-athlete counterparts in managing the stress of the pandemic. This workshop will explore what athletes and sport psychology professionals know about dealing with adversity and how it builds resiliency and mental toughness Skill Level: Intermediate

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the psychosocial benefits of organized sport participation on mental and physical health.
  • Discuss how sport participation builds resiliency and mental toughness.
  • Describe how mental skills used by athletes can be applied "off the field" to buffer the impacts of major life stressors, such as COVID-19.
  • Identify the role of economic disparities on access to the benefits of sport participation.

What Clinical Psychology Can Add to End-of-Life Care, 1.5 CE

Presented by Lisa Michelle King, Psy.D.

Research indicates that clinical psychology has much to offer palliative care yet few agencies outside the VA employ psychologists to take part in their integrative teams. Approximately 3% of the US population experiences serious mental illness (SMI) resulting in multiple complications. As these individuals enter end-of-life care, teams may find these patients challenging. Clinical psychologists are uniquely qualified to work with individuals with SMI and can help the interdisciplinary team treat these patients more effectively. Skill Level: Beginning.

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between Hospice and Palliative Care. 
  • Identify three unique skills that psychologists can bring to end-of-life care.
  • Describe at least two evidence-based practices for end-of-life care.