Benchmark CE Forum 2017 FALL SEMINARS

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Parkview Church

11100 183rd Street

Orland Park, IL 60467

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Continuing Education Seminars for IL Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Substance Abuse Professionals and now NURSES!



  • Each seminar = 6 CEs
  • Seminars are held on Fridays (dates below) from 9a-3:30p
  • Convenient location for those in the Orland Park and surrounding areas.
  • Included in your registration fee: catered box lunch (assorted selection salad or sandwich w/chips & cookie), water bottle, and unlimited coffee!

Take advantage of one or both seminars to invest in learning and expand your knowledge while also obtaining continuing education requirements.

Discount bundle registration pricing available. See Ticket options.

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 9a-3:30p (6 CEs)

Ego State Therapy in the Treatment of Trauma

This program will outline the treatment of trauma, complex PTSD, and dissociative disorders with ego state therapy. Participants will discover methods to appropriately assess for complex PTSD and dissociation, the impact of trauma on various human systems, and underlying information processes that need therapeutic repair. Clinicians will learn the essence of ego state therapy techniques and how to successfully employ them within a strategic treatment plan. Practitioners will also be given several examples of how to enhance ego state therapy in between sessions by being provided with impactful and practical homework assignments for clients.


  • Discover methods to appropriately assess for trauma, Complex PTSD, and Dissociative Disorders.

  • Define “trauma” and its impact on neurobiological, biological, psychological and relational systems.

  • Discuss healthy integration and how “parts of the self” are developed and defined.

  • Outline “ego state therapy” and its development as a therapeutic framework.

  • Ascertain ego state therapy techniques and learn how to utilize them effectively in treatment.

Carrie Ann Carr, MA, LCPC is the founder and Executive Director of the Hope Enrichment Center in Palos Heights, IL. She specializes in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, and anxiety disorders. She possesses over 24 years of clinical experience in community mental health centers, hospitals, and private practice. She has spoken around the country on the topics of mindfulness, EMDR, and the treatment of anxiety disorders and trauma. Carrie is a certified EMDR therapist, consultant, and EMDRIA approved trainer. Mrs. Carr has also acted as adjunct faculty at Lewis University and Triton College in the state of Illinois in the area of psychology. Carrie is also an active member of the ACA, APA, ICA, EMDRIA, IMHCA, and MPC. She speaks frequently for the Illinois Mental Health Counseling Association (IMHCA) annual conferences, the Western Tennessee Counseling Association (WTCA), as well as nationally for PESI, Inc. Carrie has also recently written a book on "EMDR & Mindfulness in the Treatment of Trauma" due out in the fall of 2017.

**THE DATE OF THIS SEMINAR HAS CHANGED to accomodate a conflict of the presentor**

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 9a-3:30p (6 CEs) (previously November 10th)

Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness: An Integrative Evidence – Based Approach

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness are two methods on the cutting-edge of evidence-based psychotherapy today. Together these techniques are highly-effective in the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. Even disorders found to be often resistant to treatment, such as substance abuse and personality disorders, are responding to this unique integration of therapeutic skills.

By attending this one-day seminar you will learn not only the basic techniques in CBT and Mindfulness, but also the application of more advance methods. This approach is designed both to inform those who are new to this field as well as provide more advanced clinical options to those already familiar with the basics. The seminar will include PowerPoint slides, case examples and experiential learning.


  • Learn the philosophical legacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy, and how to integrate such a perspective on concerns with the human condition.

  • Learn the marquee cognitive distortions from Beck’s Cognitive Therapy.

  • Discuss irrational beliefs from the perspective of Ellis’s Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy.

  • Learn the clinical concerns with thought suppression approaches.

  • Understand mindfulness from an applied behavioral science point of view.

  • Discuss the highlights of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

  • Discuss the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach, and compare and contrast it with cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Dr. Daniel J. Moran, Ph.D., BCBA-D is the founder of the MidAmerican Psychological Institute, and founder of Pickslyde Consulting. He co-authored ACT in Practice, the canonical case conceptualization manual for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Dr. D.J. has appeared on The Learning Channel, Animal Planet, and FOX News discussing anxiety disorders and hoarding. Dr. D.J. is also a Recognized ACTrainer, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and the past president of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, the worldwide Acceptance and Commitment Therapy organization.


Can I register at the door?

Walk-ins are accepted but admission can not be guaranteed. Please contact 800-461-9533 within 1 week of event to confirm space. At the door registration pricing: $139 (Ethics) and $109 (others).

Venue & Parking information:

Seminars are held at Parkview Christian Church in the Student Ministries Center located on the lower level. It is recommended that attendees utilize the parking lot to the west of the building (closest to Wolf Road) and enter through the west entrance. Elevator and stairwell to access the lower level are directly across from the west entrance doors.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call 800-461-9533

Email admin@benchmarkpsychservices.com or llorenz@benchmarkpsychservices.com

Please do not contact venue except for driving directions.

What's the refund policy?

Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please print and bring your ticket with you to the event for easy registration check-in.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, we will accept a replacement attendee presenting a paid ticket under another name, however the attendee will need to provide his or her own professional information and CEs will be issued in the name of the attendee and are non-transferable.

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Parkview Church

11100 183rd Street

Orland Park, IL 60467

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