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An IPA Private Event at Second City During the APA Annual Convention August 8 -11, 2019

IPA is planning an exciting evening of comedy and improvisation on Thursday evening, August 8, 2019 During the APA Annual Convention. We are having the world famous Second City perform their “Best of Second City” show for IPA’s friends and colleagues.

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November 14-16, 2019

2019 IPA Annual Convention Intersectionality in Psychology

November 14-16 | Doubletree by Hilton-Lisle/Naperville, IL


Friday, May 3, 2019

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

Presenter: Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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, 2019

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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