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  Continuing Education Workshops
  • Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC maintains responsibility for each program and its content.

  • Alvord, Baker & Associates, LLC is authorized by  the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners as a sponsor of Continuing Education.   A certificate for Category 1 credits will be awarded at the completion of each workshop

An Introduction to LGBTQ Affirmative Clinical Practice: Understanding health disparities and barriers to care among sexual and gender minority patients
Presented byJulie A. Eastin, Ph.D., Director of Behavioral Health at Chase Brexton Health Care, Inc., Mount Vernon

Friday, April 3, 2015 8:45am - 12:00 noon
This seminar meets the APA requirement for continuing education credit in Cultural Competence (CE: 3).
This workshop will focus on increasing participants’ knowledge and understanding of issues important in providing affirmative psychotherapy with the diverse range of clients identified as sexual minority and transgender or gender nonconforming individuals, couples and families.  The workshop will discuss the following topics:  terminology, health disparities and barriers to care, clinical concerns and risk factors specific to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) patients and the role of the psychotherapist in meeting the needs of our LGBTQ patients.  Case examples will be used to illustrate these concepts.  The workshop will provide information about current standards of care and best practices in working with LGBTQ individuals.

Additional Information & Registration:
Eventbrite - An Introduction to LGBTQ Affirmative Clinical Practice: Understanding health disparities and barriers to care among sexual and gender minority patients


Effective and Ethical Telepsychology (CE:3)
Presented by Jana N. Martin, Ph.D.  &  Mary Alvord, Ph.D.

Friday, May 1, 2015 8:45am - 12:00 noon
This seminar meets the APA requirement for continuing education credits in ethics (CE: 3).
The primary focus of this 3 hour workshop will be on the provision of telepsychology (primarily interactive video conferencing) to individual patients and the exploration of additional applications (e.g. office-to-office parent training, collateral treatment, supervision). Research on efficacy will be presented. Case examples, as well as demonstration using a HIPAA compliant video conferencing system will highlight pragmatic, “how to”, and ethical issues. Specifically, we will address client suitability, provider training and competence (technology and clinical), informed consent, regulatory issues, security measures to be considered, and risk/risk management issues. Each participant will receive a copy of the APA Guidelines for the Practice of Telepsychology. For more information, contact Dr Veronica Raggi 301-593-6554 ext. 57, or email: vraggi@alvordbaker.com

Additional Information & Registration:
Eventbrite - Effective and Ethical Telepsychology

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents 2014-2016

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:45 AM - Friday, June 10, 2016 at 1:00 PM (ET)
Two component course: didactic presentations and small group consultation sessions.  Didactic presentations will occur every other month, excluding the summer, over the course of two years.  Each will be 3 hours and 15 minutes in length, allowing for 3 hours of instruction and a 15 minute break.  Small group consultation sessions will occur during the alternate months, in between the didactic presentations, and will be 90 minutes in length.  No meetings will be scheduled during the months of July and August.  Sessions will be offered at a variety of times, in order to accommodate a wide range of schedules.  Each group will be led by an experienced Alvord Baker & Associates therapist with expertise in CBT. Enrollment is now closed for this course. For additional information, click here.

For more information, contact: Dr. Veronica Raggi: (301)593-6554 ext. 57, or email: vraggi@alvordbaker.com

Additional information and registration:
 Eventbrite - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents 2014-16

 

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