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Clinical Practice Enrichment Spring 2019 Workshops: Friday, May 3, 2019

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Trinity Memorial Church

22nd and Spruce Streets

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Morning Workshop

Can Positivity in Psychotherapy be Psychodynamic?
Friday, May 3, 2019
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Workshop Presenter: Richard F. Summers, M.D.

Location:
Trinity Memorial Church
22nd and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Program Description

This workshop focuses on the integration of positive psychology principles and techniques with psychodynamic psychotherapy. Attention to positive emotion, along with the traditional therapy focus on negative emotion and painful experience, enhances the effectiveness of psychotherapy, yet is rarely the subject of attention and discussion. Using didactic presentation, clinical material and actual patient video clips, the workshop will explore enhancement of positive emotion, character strengths, change strategies and resilience in dynamic psychotherapy and the complex interweaving of positive and negative affect that characterizes much clinical work.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Interpret the interweaving of positive and negative affect in their patients’ experiences;

  2. Identify their patients’ positive experiences and employ techniques to enhance positivity when indicated;

  3. Describe the potential value and pitfalls in working with positive affect in psychodynamic therapy.


Afternoon Workshop

Treating Chronically Suicidal Patients: Theory, Practice and Therapist Self-Care*
Friday, May 3, 2019
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m
Workshop Presenter: Victor Welzant, PsyD.

*This program meets the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology requirements for 1 hour continuing education credit in the assessment, treatment, and management of suicide risks as well as 2 additional hours of general CE credits.

Location:
Trinity Memorial Church
22nd and Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Program Description

Suicidal thoughts and behavior are often an intense expression of transient pain and suffering. Suicide may also be an ever-present part of our patient’s daily lives. Working with “chronically suicidal” patients demands responding to acute moments of risk, as well as understanding the dynamic meaning of suicide. In this presentation, Dr. Welzant will facilitate a discussion about working with chronically suicidal patients. By blending contemporary theory along with in-depth clinical case examples, he will help explicate the clinical skills required for both creating a sufficient holding environment, and also facilitating the clinical engagement required to understand and process chronic suicidality. Dr. Welzant will share the challenges of working with this population, and ways of tolerating the anxiety that chronic suicidality may evoke in clinicians. Transference and countertransference themes will be utilized to highlight the highly relational aspects of suicidal preoccupation. The role of consultation and supervision in the therapy process will be addressed.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify symptoms and patterns of chronically suicidal patients;

  2. Explain three methods of addressing chronic suicidality in therapy;

  3. Discuss three strategies for the therapist for tolerating anxiety and maintaining self-care.


Parking

There are several fee-based garages nearby. The Philadelphia Parking Authority offers a parking app called Park Me, which you can find here, to help find a parking space within one of these lots. You can also check our website for specific suggested lots. Free or metered on-street parking in the vicinity is very limited and requires relocating the vehicle throughout the day.

Registration Information

  • One Workshop - $95 ($85 Early Registration *)

  • Both Workshops - $190 ($170 Early Registration*)

*Submitted by 4/3/2019 at 11:59p.m.


Online Registration Deadline: May 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Late registrations will be accepted space permitting. Please contact the workshop sponsor at 215-732-3720 for last minute or walk-in registration.

Requests for registration fee refunds must be received in writing no later than 4/26/19; no requests will be entertained thereafter. A processing fee of $10 per workshop will be deducted from your refund.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

Clinical Practice Enrichment Series Spring 2019 Workshops are sponsored by Dr. Ellen Wright. Dr. Wright is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS. Dr. Wright maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Certificates of completion for continuing education credits will be awarded to participants who attend the entire workshop and complete the evaluation form. Each program meets requirements for 3 CE credits for psychologists, social workers and clinical social workers. The Suicide workshop meets requirements for the PA Act 74 requirement for continuing education.


NOTES ON CREDIT CARD PAYMENT:

  1. This registration system uses PayPal to process credit card transactions. You do not need a PayPal account to use this service. Once you have made your workshop choices you will be taken to a survey page to input your registration information, then you will go to the PayPal payment page.
  2. The fees listed on the order form are automatically added by the event hosting service to cover their processing costs.
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