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10-4 Mindfulness-based Techniques for Youth Friday, October 4, 2019, 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 experiential-training will provide practical mindfulness strategies that can be used by both youth and practitioners in a variety of settings. Attendees will learn interventions that can help with executive functioning and build self-regulation skills. The neuroscience supporting the connection between mind and body and how it influences emotions and behavior will be explored.  

10-18 Borderline Personality Disorder Friday, October 18, 2019, 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 seminar will provide an in-depth review of the diagnostic criteria for BPD, assessment tools and treatment protocols. Prevalence, treatment challenges and the probability of recovery will be examined. Assessment tools to be covered include the clinical interview, self-report instruments, self-harm inventories and other methods. The latest research on the treatment of BPD will be discussed as well as the use of pharmaceuticals and cognitive & dialectical behavior therapy.  

11-8 Affirmative Treatment of Gender-Diverse Clients Friday, November 8, 2019, 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. Affirmative therapy with transgender, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, and otherwise gender-diverse clients will be the focus of this seminar. A foundational understanding of the difference between sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation will be presented. Discussion will include developing an affirming therapeutic perspective; mental health risks and protective factors for transgender people; special issues in working with transgender and gender nonconforming youth; supporting families through gender transition; and supporting clients in accessing gender-affirming medical treatment.  

12-6 Interventions for Sensory Processing Sensitivities and Autism Friday, December 6, 2019, 8:00 am – 12:15 pm (7:30 – 8:00 am: Check-in & Continental Breakfast) Beaver Creek Country Club, 9535 Mapleville Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Seminar attendees will learn practical, strength-based, positive strategies that they can use in their clinical practice when working with individuals with sensory processing sensitivities and autism. Particular emphasis will be placed on identifying and using an individual’s strengths to develop effective interventions, support and behavior plans.  

1-31 Creative Ways to Incorporate Play Therapy Techniques in the Therapeutic Process Friday, January 31, 2020, 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 hands-on workshop will explore numerous ways in which play therapy strategies can be incorporated in the therapeutic process, providing children with the opportunity to present and resolve psychosocial difficulties. Play therapy techniques appropriate for the office and school settings will be provided as well as strategies to teach families to use play to improve family relationships.  

2-28 Incorporating Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Mental Health Treatment Friday, February 28, 2020, 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 seminar will discuss the benefits of incorporating complementary and alternative approaches with traditional psychotherapy and medication treatment for a variety of mental conditions. Discussion will include life-style modifications, physical activity, relaxation and stress reduction techniques, diet, supplemental vitamins and minerals, and how these approaches can play a significant role in healing and recovery. Specific supplemental vitamins and minerals and their beneficial nature will be covered in detail.  





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