Upcoming Workshops and Conventions

Friday and Saturday, April 5 & 6

Foundational Competencies with Older Adults

Presenter: Erin Emery-Tiburcio, PhD, ABPP and Greg Hinrichsen, PhD, ABPP
9:00am – 5:00pm
This two day series leads to an APA Certification

Every psychologist needs skills in working with older adults. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 22.3% of the population in Illinois will be 60 and older by the year 2030, an increase of more than 28% from 2012. Psychologists are in high demand to meet the needs of this population, but few have the necessary training. While most will not choose to attain board certification in clinical geropsychology, foundational competencies for all psychologists who work with older adults have recently been published. This workshop, offered by authors of the competencies, will provide training in the foundational knowledge, skills, and attitudes of clinical geropsychology – the critical elements of what all psychologists should know about working with older adults. Participants who complete the training will receive a certificate of completion from the Council of Professional Geropsychology Training Programs and be better prepared to meet the needs of their older adult clients.

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This workshop is currently full, please contact the IPA Office to be placed on a wait list

Registration and additional information will be available soon on the workshops below.

Friday, May 3rd

Spring Institute – Psychological Wellness and Self-Care
in Everyday Life: A Reality-Based Approach

Presenter: Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP

Working as a mental health professional can be challenging, demanding, and stressful. With some clients, it can be traumatizing to the clinician. Self-care, the promotion of wellness, and the prevention of burnout are essential for every mental health professional in order to maintain our competence and clinical effectiveness. The ethical obligation to do so is addressed, ways to assess our own individual self-care needs and effectiveness, and specific strategies for the effective practice of self-care are presented. Important issues such as personal and professional challenges, vulnerabilities, and blind spots are addressed. The limitations of self-monitoring and self-assessment are reviewed and recommendations for proactively and effectively addressing these challenges are presented, to include the effective use of colleagues and other resources. Practical strategies are presented in this interactive workshop and personal reflection and group activities are integrated into the workshop so that each participant can develop a personal wellness-promotion plan that they can implement moving forward. Challenges and common pitfalls are discussed, and alternatives presented. A realistic approach to ongoing self-care and the promotion of wellness is presented that each mental health clinician can integrate into their daily lives, for their own benefit, and for the benefit of their clients.

Location: Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Springfield, IL.

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Friday, June 14th

Risk Management Workshop, Sequence IX: Complex Clinical Conundrums: Ethics & Risk Management

Presenter: Amanda D. Zelechoski, PhD., JD
9am-4:30pm

For almost 25 years, The Trust has been providing continuing education workshops and individual consultations, with a focus on improving psychologists’ risk management skills and strategies. These workshops have evolved from basic concepts and strategies, to a more applied, integrated, and strategic approach to help you protect yourself fromadverse disciplinary and legal actions.

For this newest workshop, The Trust Risk Management Program reviewed data from 70,000 consultations provided to date in order to determine which issues and questions are most pressing for today’s psychologists. Topics will include boundaries and multiple relationships, challenging terminations, working with children in the midst of family
conflict, coping with disciplinary complaints, psychotherapy patient requests for legally-related documentation, and, time permitting, working with clients in other jurisdictions.

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