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March 2020

March 20  (postponed, make up date TBD)

Entitlement:  A Hurdle to Recovery

Diana Clark, JD, MA

Sponsor:  Skyland Trail

Location:  Skyland Trail, 1961 N. Druid Hills Rd., Atlanta, GA  30329

Fee:  $80

Contact:  Dawn Collinge,  404-709-3171

3 core hours for LMFT’s

 

 

April 2020

 

April 8

2020 Child Abuse Prevention Symposium

Sponsor:  Navicent Health

Location:  The Medical Center, Navicent Health, 877 Hemlock St., Macon, GA

Time:  9:30 am – 4:15 pm

Fee:  $30, $15 for students

5.25 core hours for LMFT’s

 

April 14, 15, 16

Personality Disorders:  The Challenges of the Hidden Agenda

Gregory Lester, Ph.D.

Locations:  4/14:  DoubleTree Columbus Hotel, 5351 Sidney Simons Blvd, Columbus, GA  31904

4/15:  Holiday Inn and Conference Center, 1805 West Hill Ave, Valdosta, GA  31601

4/16:  DoubleTree Jacksonville Airport, 2101 Dixie Clipper Dr., Jacksonville, FL  32218

Time:  8 am – 4 pm

Fee:  $249.99

Contact:  Abby Klingenberg, 800-844-8260

6.25 core hours for LMFT’s

April 15, 16, 17

Psychopharmacology Update:  Medications, the Brain and Behavior

Brad Keele, Ph.D.

Sponsor:  Pesi, Inc.

Locations:  Live Webcast only

Time:  8 am – 4 pm

Fee:  $249.99

Contact:  Abby Klingenberg, 800-844-8260

6.25 core hours for LMFT’s

 

April 17

High Impact Couples Therapy:  How to Produce Deep Change Quickly in Troubled Clients

Sponsor:  Society for the Integration of Spirituality and Psychotherapy (SISP)

Location:  Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3003 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA  30307

Fee:  $145 early registration, $165 late

Contact:  Murray Dabby, LCSW, 404-545-2285

6 core hours for LMFT’s

April 17

Not Your Everyday Ethics Talk:  What to do When Your Client’s Attorney Calls (and You Didn’t Even Know They Had an Attorney)

Allison B. Hill, JD, Ph.D.

Sponsor:  Avant Training

Location:  Roam Buckhead, 3365 Piedmont Rd NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA  30305

Time:  9 am – 12:15 pm

Fee:  $125

Contact:  Morgan Chislett, 404-965-3035

3 ethics hours approved

 

April 17

Ethical Clinical Documentation:  What You Didn’t Learn in School About Treatment Planning

Jessica Anderson, MS, LPC, CPCS, RPT-S and Christie Poole, MS, LMFT

Sponsor:  Family Renewal Counseling, LLC and Counseling and Coaching, Consulting Plus, LLC

Location:  Comfort Inn and Suites Parkway S, 2221 Corporate Plaza SE, Smyrna, GA  30008

Time:  9 am – 3:30 pm

Fee:  $85 early bird, $95 after 2/21/20, with limited scholarships for students at half price

Contact:  Christie Poole, 678-631-7639

5 ethics hours approved

 

April 17

A Blueprint on How to Work with a Couple

Laura Louis, Ph. D.

Sponsor:  Ridgeview Institute Smyrna

Location:  Ridgeview Institute Smyrna/Pro North Auditorium, 3995 South Cobb Dr., Smyrna, Ga  30080

Time:  9:30 am – 4 pm

Fee:  $100

Contact:  Latosha Lawler, 770-434-4568, ext. 3001

5 core hours approved for LMFT’s

 

April 21

Trauma, PTSD & Complicated Grief:  Effective Assessments and Immediate Interventions for Children, Adolescents and Adults

Michael S. Prokop, M.Ed., CCTP, CSP, LPC, BCPC

Sponsor:  Pesi, Inc.

Location:  DoubleTree Hotel Chattanooga, 407 Chestnut St., Chattanooga, TN  37402

Time:  8 am – 4 pm

Fee:  $249.99

Contact:  Abby Klingenberg, 800-844-8260

6 core hours for LMFT’s

April 22-24

3 Day:  Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certification Training

Charles Jacob, Ph.D.

Sponsor:  Pesi, Inc.

Location:  Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory, 130 Clairemont Ave., Decatur, GA 30030

Time:  8 am – 4:40 pm each day

Fee:  $599.99

Contact:  Abby Klingenberg, 800-844-8260

21 core hours approved for LMFT’s

 

April 28-29

2 Day:  Somatic Interventions for Treating Complex Trauma

Janina Fisher, Ph.D.

Sponsor:  Pesi, Inc.

Location:  DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Atlanta-Galleria, 2780 Windy Ridge Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA  30339, live webcast

Time:  8 am – 4 pm

Fee:  $499.99

Contact:  Abby Klingenberg, 800-844-8260

12.5 core hours for LMFT’s

 

April 29, 30 and May 1, 2020

Suicidal Clients and Self-Harm Behaviors:  Clinical Strategies to Confidently Address 2 of the Most Daunting (and potentially Lethal) Scenarios You’ll Work With

Meagan Nicole Houston, Ph.D., SAP

Sponsor:  Pesi, Inc.

Locations:  4/29:  Macon Marriott City Center, 540 Coliseum Dr, Macon, GA  31217

4/30:  Hilton Garden Inn Athens Downtown, 390 Washington St., Athens, GA  30601

5/1:     Holiday Inn Atlanta/Roswell, 909 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA  30076

5/1:     Live Webscast

Time:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fees:  $249.99

Contact:  Lori Manning:  800-844-8260 x) 5257

6.25 core hours for LMFT’s

April 30- May 1

Trauma:  Impact, Assessment and Diagnosis

Jennifer Packard, LCSW

Sponsor:  CHRIS 180

Location:  CHRIS Training Institute, 1030 Fayetteville Rd, Atlanta, GA  30316

Time:  4/30:  9 am – 2:45, 5/1: 9 am – 2:15

Fee:  $190

Contact:  Rob Collins

10.5 core hours for LMFT’s

May 2020

May 1

Bottom Up Approaches to Healing Trauma and Eating Disorders

Tara Arnold, Ph.D., LCSW

Sponsor:  The Knowledge Tree

Location:  TBD

Time:  9 am – 3:30 pm

Fee:  $115 before 4/17, $130 after

Contact:  Jordan Barbeau, 404-913-2005

5 Core Hours for LMFT’s

 

 

May 5-9

LPCA 32nd Annual Convention and SE Regional Conference:  Navigating the Mind

Sponsor:  LPCA GA

Location:  Atlanta Marriott Century Center

Contact LPCA GA:  770-449-4547

Up to 24 hours approved for LMFT’s.  This includes both core and ethics available

 

 

May 8

Essentials of Male Sexual Problems: What Every Psychologist/Counselor Needs to Know

Michael Sytsma, PhD and Marti Witherow, LPC, LMFT

Sponsor: Building Intimate Marriages, Inc.
Location: Synchronous Online Workshop
Time: 12 pm – 2 pm
Fee: $79
Contact: Michael Sytsma, PhD, 770-822-4505
2 core hours for LMFT’s

May 8

Essentials of Female Sexual Problems: What Every Psychologist/Counselor Needs to Know

Michael Sytsma, PhD and Marti Witherow, LPC, LMFT

Sponsor: Building Intimate Marriages, Inc.
Location: Synchronous Online Workshop
Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Fee: $79
Contact: Michael Sytsma, PhD, 770-822-4505
2 core hours for LMFT’s

 

May 8

Special Topics in IFS Therapy:  The Presence of the Therapist, Polarizations, Extreme Protectors and the Cycle of Addiction

Alexis Rothman, Ph. D.

Sponsor:  The Knowledge Tree

Location:  Hilton Garden Inn, 3045 Windy Hill Rd, Atlanta, GA  30339

Time:  9 am – 4:30 pm

Fee:  $135 before 4/24, $155 after

Contact:  Jordan Barbeau, 404-913-2005

6 core hours for LMFT’s

 

May 8

Clearing the Air about E-Cigarettes:  Latest Evidence and Emerging Challenges of the Youth Epidemic

Laura Searcy, MN, ARN, PPCNP-BS, FAANP

Sponsor: Ridgeview Institute Smyrna

Location: Ridgeview Institute Smyrna/Pro North Auditorium, 3995 South Cobb Dr., Smyrna, Ga 30080

Time: 9:30 am – 12:15 pm

Fee: $50

Contact: Latosha Lawler, 770-434-4568, ext. 3001

3 core hours approved for LMFT’s

 

May 18, 19, 20, 21

Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavioral Health in Georgia

Lois Fenner, RN, MS, Attorney at Law

Sponsor:  Pesi, Inc.

Locations:  5/18:  Macon Marriott City Center, 240 Coliseum Dr., Macon, GA  31217

5/19:  Hilton Garden Inn Athens Downtown, 390 East Washington St., Athens, GA  30601

5/20:  Holiday Inn Atlanta/Roswell, 909 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA  30076, plus live webcast

5/21:  Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory, 130 Clairemont Rd., Decatur, GA  30030

Time:  8 am – 4 pm

Fee:  $249.99

Contact:  Michele Bogen, 800-844-8260

6.25 ethics hours

May 27, 28, 29

Motivational Interviewing:  Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Client Engagement and Accelerate Behavioral Change

Christopher Wagner, Ph.D.

Sponsor:  Pesi, Inc.

Locations:  5/27:  Macon Marriott City Center, 240 Coliseum Dr., Macon, GA  31217

5/28:  Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory, 130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur GA  30030

5/29:  Hilton Atlanta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Rd, Marietta, GA  30064

Time:  8 am – 4 pm

Fee:  $249.99

Contact:  Michele Bogen, 800-844-8260

6.25 core hours for LMFT’s

June 2020

June 5

The Closer We Are the More We Have It?  Relational Intimacy and Sexual Frequency

Michael Sytsma, PhD and Marti Witherow, LPC, LMFT

Sponsor: Building Intimate Marriages, Inc.
Location: Synchronous Online Workshop
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Fee: $249
Contact: Michael Sytsma, PhD, 770-822-4505
6 core hours for LMFT

June 5

Practical Ethics for Mental Health Professionals

Jeffrey S. Ashby, Ph. D., ABPP

Sponsor:  Skyland Trail

Location:  Skyland Trail, 1961 North Druid Hills Rd, Atlanta, GA  30329

Time:  9 am – 4 pm

Fee:  $80

Contact:  Dawn Collinge, 404-709-3171

6 ethics hours approved

 

June 5

LBGTQ Community and Religious Trauma:  Ethical Considerations

Katie Leikam, LCSW, KISW-CP, BC-TMH

Sponsor: Ridgeview Institute Smyrna

Location: Ridgeview Institute Smyrna/Pro North Auditorium, 3995 South Cobb Dr., Smyrna, Ga 30080

Time: 9:30 am – 4 pm

Fee: $100

Contact: Latosha Lawler, 770-434-4568, ext. 3001

5 ethics hours approved

 

June 6

PTSD, Sexual Trauma and Childhood Abuse

Maritza Garza, MA, LMFT

Sponsor:  The Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy, Inc.

Location:  Courtyard Atlanta Perimeter Center, 6250 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA  30328

Time:  10 am – 4 pm

Fee:  $99

Contact:  Teri Bowers, 800-587-2623

5 core hours for LMFT’s

 

July 2020

July 24

Ethical and Competent Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse (T/GD) Adults:  What Every Clinician Should Know

Ren Massey, Ph.D.

Sponsor:  The Knowledge Tree

Location:  Georgia Coastal Botanical Gardens, Andrews Visitor & Education Center, Room 2, 2 Canebrake Rd, Savannah, GA  31419

Time:  9 am – 4:30 pm

Fee:  GPA Members:  $140 before 7/10, $160 after;  non-GPA Members:  $145 before 7/10, $165 after

Contact:  Jordan Barbeau, 404-913-2005

3 core hours for LMFT’s, 3 ethics hours approved

July 29, 30, and 31

Rewire the Anxious Brain:  Neuroscience Informed Treatment of Anxiety, Panic and Worry

Daniel van Ingen, Psy. D.

Sponsor:  Pesi, Inc

Locations:  7/29:  Marriott Riverfront Savannah, 100 General McIntosh Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401

7/30:  Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites, Two Tenth St., Augusta, Ga  30901

7/31:  Hilton Atlanta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Rd, Marietta, GA  30064

Time:  8 am -4 pm

Fee:  $249.99

Contact:  Jon Lueck, 800-844-8260

6.25 core hours

 

August 2020

August 7

Combat PTSD & Military Sexual Trauma

Kendra Simpkins, MSW, LCSW

Sponsor: The Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy, Inc.

Location:  Columbus Marriott, 800 Front Ave, Columbus, GA 31901

Time:  9 am – 5 pm

Fee: $99

Contact: Teri Bowers, 800-587-2623

6.5 core hours for LMFT’s

August 21

Listening Well: Enhancing Client Engagement, Self-Efficacy and Promoting Positive Change

Denice Crowe Clark, Ph.D., LMFT

Sponsor:  The Training and Counseling Center at St. Luke’s

Location:  St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 435 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA  30308

Time:  9 am – 12:15 pm

Fee:  $50

Contact:  Nineshia Mont-Reynaud, 404-876-6266, ext. 2003

3 core hours for LMFT’s

 

August 21

Remembering Why We Do What We Do:  Exploring the Realms of Post Traumatic Growth and Human Resilience

Bethany Blanco Booth, LPC

Sponsor: Ridgeview Institute Smyrna

Location: Ridgeview Institute Smyrna/Pro North Auditorium, 3995 South Cobb Dr., Smyrna, Ga 30080

Time: 9:30 am – 12:15 pm

Fee: $50

Contact: Latosha Lawler, 770-434-4568, ext. 3001

3 core hours approved for LMFT’s

September 2020

September 11

When Marital Intimacy Protects: Chronic Female Sexual Problems

Michael Sytsma, Ph.D. and Marti Witherow, LPC, LMFT

Sponsor: Building Intimate Marriages, Inc.

Location: Synchronous Online Workshop

9am-1:15 pm

Fee: $159

Contact: Michael Sytsma, PhD, 770-822-4505

4 core hours for LMFT’s

September 18

Life and Death, In Between is only Death:  Existential Psychotherapy Approaches to Working with Youth

Weston Robins, LPC

Sponsor: Ridgeview Institute Smyrna

Location: Ridgeview Institute Smyrna/Pro North Auditorium, 3995 South Cobb Dr., Smyrna, Ga 30080

Time: 9:30 am – 12:15 pm

Fee: $50

Contact: Latosha Lawler, 770-434-4568, ext. 3001

3 core hours approved for LMFT’s

 

September 18

Family Law and Mental Health Forum

Sponsor:  Center for Navigating Family Change & Gwinnett County ADR Department

Location:  Gwinnett Justice and Admin Center

Time:  9 am – 4:30 pm

Fee:  $175 until 6/1, $195 after 6/1

Contact:  Diane Dierks, LMFT,  404-218-1739

6.5 core hours for LMFT’s

 

October 2020

October 1-5

Rapid Resolution Therapy Fundamentals, Intensive 40 hour Course

Jon Connelly, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW

Location:  Courtyard Atlanta Perimeter Center, 6250 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA  30328

Times:  9:00 am – 6:30 pm each day

Fee:  $1850

Contact:  Teri Bowers, 800-587-2623, ext 4002

40 core hours for LMFT’s

 

October 9

Domestic Violence Training/What Do I Need to Know?

Davine S. Ricks, Ph. D.

Sponsor: Ridgeview Institute Smyrna

Location: Ridgeview Institute Smyrna/Pro North Auditorium, 3995 South Cobb Dr., Smyrna, Ga 30080

Time: 9:30 am – 4 pm

Fee: $100

Contact: Latosha Lawler, 770-434-4568, ext. 3001

5 core hours approved for LMFT’s

 

November, 2020

November 6

Mental health Ethics and Provision of Telemental Services:  A Detailed Overview for Mental Health Clinicians

Charlie Safford, LCSW

Sponsor: Ridgeview Institute Smyrna

Location: Ridgeview Institute Smyrna/Pro North Auditorium, 3995 South Cobb Dr., Smyrna, Ga 30080

Time: 9 am – 4:30 pm

Fee: $100

Contact: Latosha Lawler, 770-434-4568, ext. 3001

6 ethics hours approved

 

December, 2020

 

December 4

Know Thyself:  How Self-Awareness and Diversity Experiences Inform Our Cultural Competence with Clients

Shatavia Alexander Thomas, DMFT, MFT, LMFT

Sponsor: Ridgeview Institute Smyrna

Location: Ridgeview Institute Smyrna/Pro North Auditorium, 3995 South Cobb Dr., Smyrna, Ga 30080

Time: 9:30 am – 4 pm

Fee: $100

Contact: Latosha Lawler, 770-434-4568, ext. 3001

5 core hours approved for LMFT’s