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9-12 Establishing & Maintaining Ethical Professional Boundaries Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 8:30 am – 11:45 am (8:00 – 8:30 am: Check-in & Continental Breakfast) Beaver Creek Country Club, 9535 Mapleville Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740.  The clinician-client relationship is a unique characteristic of the profession of mental health counseling and an integral component in treatment. Despite the importance of this relationship it presents complexities and challenges for the practicing mental health professional. This session will explore the complex, ever-changing dynamics clinicians experience in their relationships with clients. Discussion will include responding to ethical and boundary dilemmas, confidentiality, informed consent and mandated reporting laws.    

10-5 Sexual Addiction in the Digital Age Friday, October 5, 2018, 8:30 am – 3:45 pm (8:00 – 8:30 am: Check-in & Continental Breakfast – Lunch also provided) Mount St. Mary’s University’s Frederick Conference Center, 5350 Spectrum Dr., Frederick, MD 21703.  The relationship between sexual addiction and early trauma survival will be reviewed along with managing and pacing recovery in multiple related areas such as behavioral (addictions) and emotional/relationship (intimacy problems). Attendees will learn the diagnostic criteria for sexual addiction, common behaviors and problems encountered by sex addicts, strategies for eliminating problem sexual behavior and how to identify and understand Addiction Interaction Disorder. Discussion will include a gender based model of healing that is most commonly utilized in treatment settings, both outpatient and residential.  

10-26 Psychiatric Pharmacology Update Friday, October 26, 2018, 8:30 am – 11:45 am (8:00 – 8:30 am: Check-in & Continental Breakfast) Beaver Creek Country Club, 9535 Mapleville Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740. This 4-hour psychopharmacology update will provide comprehensive information on the psychopharmacological treatment of psychiatric disorders most commonly encountered in clinical practice. Discussion will include complex and challenging conditions as well as medication-assisted treatment of alcohol and substance use disorder. The latest advances in the treatment will be presented with emphasis on the importance of working within a framework that integrates biological and psychotherapy treatment.  

11-9 ADHD Across the Life Span Friday, November 9, 2018, 8:30 am – 11:45 am (8:00 – 8:30 am: Check-in & Continental Breakfast) Beaver Creek Country Club, 9535 Mapleville Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. Seventy five percent of children diagnosed with ADHD will continue with symptoms into adulthood. As individuals move through developmental stages, different environmental stressors further complicate the presentation of symptoms. This seminar will examine the complexities of ADHD and common comorbid conditions at various life-states and offer evidence-based, age-appropriate pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment strategies.    

12-7 Working with Children/Adolescents after Suicide or Overdose Loss Friday, December 7, 2018, 8:30 am – 11:45 am (8:00 – 8:30 am: Check-in & Continental Breakfast) Beaver Creek Country Club, 9535 Mapleville Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740. The number of overdose and suicide deaths in the U.S. is at an all-time high. The grief associated with these traumatic losses can have a devastating impact on family members left behind. The developmental age of children impacted by such a loss presents unique challenges for mental health therapists. This training will discuss current grief theory and provide strategies and techniques for helping bereaved youth navigate the grieving process. Therapists will learn specific age-appropriate approaches to use for helping young clients give voice to their feelings and learn healthy ways to cope and flourish.   





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