We thank all of the participants from our Fall 2017 programs!
“Engendering Inclusion: Providing Affirming Services to Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Adults”
Presented by Aren Drehobl, LCSW, CADC
Friday, November 3, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $150 for 6.0 CEU’s
This seminar provides 6.0 CEU's to count for the Social Work Cultural Competency licensure renewal requirement.
Transgender and gender nonconforming people have existed throughout history. In recent years, however, dramatically increased visibility and growing social acceptance have led more transgender people than ever to openly discuss their identities, experiences, and needs. Even clinicians with extensive experience working with gender diversity have difficulty keeping up with rapidly evolving terminology, thinking about best practices, and available resources. This workshop will cover these topics and others to help participants provide truly affirming services to transgender and gender nonconforming adults.
The workshop format will include a combination of lecture, discussion, experiential exercises, and clinical consultation to help participants increase both their knowledge and their concrete skills in providing gender-affirming care.
Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Comfortably use inclusive terminology and gender neutral language
- Identify common presenting issues and contemporary practice models
- Assess and improve the level of gender-inclusivity of their current practice
Aren Drehobl, LCSW, CADC (pronouns: Aren/Aren/Aren's) is a psychotherapist, substance abuse counselor, trainer, and consultant with eighteen years of experience serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities. Aren currently works as a therapist in private practice and as an instructor in the Professional Development Program at University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. Aren’s recent prior positions include Clinical Field Consultant at the University of Chicago and Program Manager of Recovering With Pride, the substance abuse treatment program of Howard Brown Health. Specialty interests include LGBTQ-affirming therapy, recovery from trauma, substance use and abuse, and issues facing transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. Aren has presented workshops on these and other topics to thousands of professionals in schools, nonprofits, and businesses.
“Traditional Dilemmas and Evolving Trends in Mental Health Practice: Clinical, Ethical and Legal Considerations”
Presented by Susan Zoline, PhD
Friday, October 13, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $150 for 6.0 CEU’s
This seminar provides 6.0 CEU's to count for the Social Work Ethics licensure renewal requirement.
The field of mental health ethics is constantly changing, requiring practitioners to continually update their knowledge and skills. This workshop will provide an overview of both traditional and contemporary ethical dilemmas faced by mental health professionals, applicable both to beginning and seasoned clinicians. Traditional topics such as boundaries, confidentiality, multiple relationships, termination and management of high risk situations will be addressed from the perspective of current practice trends, with consideration of clinical, ethical, legal and risk management arenas. Emerging areas of ethical challenge, such as the impact of technology on clinical practice, increased prevalence of suicide and threats of violence towards others, recent changes in FOID laws impacting IL mental health practitioners and dilemmas arising from requests for letters of support from mental health professionals will also be addressed. Strategies for approaching and responding to ethical dilemmas as well as guidelines for best practices and risk management will be provided, with particular importance placed on informed consent. Case vignettes will be examined and group discussion will be integrated into the presentation to illustrate the grey areas surrounding these complex issues.
After attending this intermediate-level program, participants should be able to:
Susan Zoline, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has been involved in practicing, teaching and consulting in the Chicago area for over thirty five years. Dr. Zoline is Professor of Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago, where she has been teaching clinical masters and doctoral students since 1988. Dr. Zoline’s areas of professional expertise include professional ethics, suicide, violence and abuse assessment and intervention, clinical supervision and risk management. Dr. Zoline is a longstanding member of the Illinois Psychological Association Ethics Committee which she currently Co-Chairs as well as current Chair of the IPA Academic Section. She has worked clinically in a broad variety of settings and regularly consults and provides workshops to mental health and other professionals, both locally and nationally, on topics related to professional ethics.
Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center is a licensed State of Illinois provider of Continuing Education for social workers (LSW/LCSW), clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors (LPC/LCPC). License #’s 159.000226, 168.000209, and 268.000028.
IAODAPCA CEU's are not available at this time.
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