Thursday, March 24, 2011

UI&U's Psy.D. Program Offers Spring Continuing Education Workshops

CINCINNATI, OH – Union Institute & University’s (UI&U) Doctorate in Psychology program (Psy.D.) will offer three workshops for mental health professionals seeking continuing education credits beginning April 21. The workshops will be conducted by UI&U Psy.D. faculty and held at UI&U’s Cincinnati Academic Center in Walnut Hills. Union is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The workshops have also been approved for continuing education credits by the Ohio Counseling, Social Work & Marriage and Family Board. The cost for the workshops is $15 per CE credit.

Workshop Details:
Jennifer Ossege, Psy.D.

Evidence-Based Practices in Child Therapy

Presented by Joy McGhee, Psy.D. and Jennifer Ossege, Psy.D., Thursday April 21, 9a.m.-4:30p.m., 6 CE credits, cost: $90

Consumers, insurance companies and practitioners increasingly desire the use of proven, effective treatment interventions for their patients. This informative one-day workshop will define and examine a variety of Evidenced-Based Practices (EBP) as they apply to the treatment of children. The presenters will focus on the most commonly diagnosed Internalizing and Externalizing disorders, primarily Anxiety, Depression, ODD and ADHD, as well as treatment of trauma. Participants will gain increased knowledge of the current EBP literature as well as practical clinical skills and resources to utilize with clients.

Richard Sears, Psy.D.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Presented by Richard Sears, Psy.D., Thursday May 12, 9 a.m.-4:30p.m., 6 CE credits, cost: $90

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an 8-week, evidence-based program which combines mindfulness and cognitive therapy techniques for the prevention of stress, depression, and anxiety. Through lecture, discussion, and experiential exercises, this full-day workshop will cover the characteristics and components of mindfulness, the structure and the delivery of the MBCT program, discuss the constituents of a mindfulness-based approach to working with clients individually, and explore the role of mindfulness for the clinician.

The Role of Assessment in the Evidence-Based Practice of Psychology

Jennifer Scott, Psy.D.
Presented by Jennifer L. Scott, Psy.D., Friday June 10, 1:30-4:45p.m., 3 CE Credits, cost: $45

Evidence-Based practice (EBP) requires that psychologists integrate knowledge of the best available scientific evidence, clinical expertise, and patient preferences in the provision of psychological services. Though efforts in the past decade have emphasized evidence-based approaches to treatment, assessment strategies are an implicit part of any intervention plan. Psychologists need to employ empirically based measures to not only conduct a functional assessment of presenting problems prior to treatment, but to track treatment progress and evaluate treatment outcomes. This workshop will explore models for defining and implementing evidence-based assessment in the treatment of adult psychopathology and address emergent issues.

Those who attend this workshop and complete the Union Institute & University evaluation form will receive the specific CE credits as designated for each workshop. For further information or to register for the workshops please contact the Union Institute & University Continuing Education Program at (802) 254-0152 or email

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