• Class 1 – Not Your Grandma’s Freud! A Fresh Look at Psychodynamic Theory and Practice
    February 20, 2020
    10:15 am - 1:15 pm
  • Class 2 - Demystifying Addiction in the Age of Opioids and Internet Pornography
    February 20, 2020
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

 

Internet, Opioids, Freud and Grandma!

February 20, 2020

Please Note NEW DC Location

Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)

 1050 First St NE wheelchair accessible

Washington, D.C. 20002

(Accessible by Metro Red line, Union Station, 1st Street Exit)

This One Day Seminar includes two excellent classes, a total of 6 CEUs. Refreshments are served throughout the day. The cost of the full day is $99. You may attend an individual class for $59.

 


10:15 AM – 1:15 PM
(3 CEUs)

Class 1 – Not Your Grandma’s Freud! A Fresh Look at Psychodynamic Theory and Practice 

A psychodynamic approach to treatment has fallen out of favor with much of the field as ‘evidence based practices’ are touted as more effective, and quicker, and are pushed by insurance companies. But many clients do not seem to be helped by CBT and other such practices alone. An understanding of how modern psychodynamic therapy works will expand treatment options, dispel misconceptions, and increase our ability to help a wider spectrum of people.

This interactive training will help participants understand the evidence behind the effectiveness of psychodynamic treatment. Mental health professions will learn how psychodynamic theory has changed in recent years. Participants will examine some of the common current treatment strategies and will learn the benefits of a time-limited dynamic treatment approach.  (Trainer, Erik Hadden, MA, LCPC, Vital Sources Psychological Services)

 


2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Class 2 – Demystifying Addiction in the Age of Opioids and Internet Pornography (3 CEUs)

How do we identify addiction or help someone who is in denial of their addiction? What are the common psychological experiences of someone struggling with addiction? What clinical approaches and skills seem to work well? Exploring what addiction is through understanding the experiences of those who call themselves ‘addicts’ will help demystify treating this sometimes confusing and anxiety-provoking mental health issue.

This session will look at the definition of addiction, the experience of the ‘addict,’ and general principles that are helpful in treatment. The purpose is to help the clinician who does not specialize in addictions to feel more confident in their ability to assess, understand and treat individuals who come to them for help. (Trainer, Erik Hadden, MA, LCPC, Vital Sources Psychological Services)

 

Venue:  

Address:
1050 First St NE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20002, United States

Description:

Important: In order to enter the building, you must have a government issued ID.

 

As of early 2018,  OSSE has moved down the block from its previous location. The current location is: 1050 First St NE, 1st floor, Eleanor Holmes Norton Conference Rooms, Washington, DC 20002.

This location is accessible by Metro. It is approximately a nine minute walk from Union Station.