Friday, January 20, 2023

Online Live Webinar: Real-Time, Interactive Training

Register for the morning, afternoon, or full day!

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Core Concepts & Clinical Application

Morning Session
3.0 CE Credits

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Afternoon Session
3.0 CE Credits

Hardwiring Happiness with Positive Neuroplasticity

MORNING SESSION DETAILS

Date: Friday, January 20, 2023

Time: Sign-In/Doors Open: 8:30am Eastern Time – Workshop: 8:45am-12:00pm ET

CE Credits: 3.0 Live Interactive Online CE Credits
Valid for: 

  • ASWB ACE Approved Provider Credits

  • Maryland Social Work Category I CE Credits (same as in-person)

  • DC Social Work CE Credits 

AFTERNOON SESSION DETAILS

Date: Friday, January 20, 2023

Time: Sign-In/Doors Open: 12:30pm Eastern Time – Workshop: 12:45pm-4:00pm ET

CE Credits: 3.0 Live Interactive Online CE Credits
Valid for: 

  • ASWB ACE Approved Provider Credits

  • Maryland Social Work Category I CE Credits (same as in-person)

  • DC Social Work CE Credits 

See below for credit details
PRICING AND REGISTRATION

Half Day - Morning or Afternoon Cost (includes 3.0 CE Credits):

$69 early registration through Jan 13

$79 after Jan 13, 2023

$59 per person Group Registration for groups of 3 or more (Click HERE to register a group)

 

Full Day - Cost (includes 6.0 CE  Credits):

$129 early registration through Jan 13

$149 after Jan 13, 2023

$115 per person Group Registration for groups of 3 or more (Click HERE to register a group)

Registration: Registration closes 1 hour prior to the training. Participants may register online (click Register Now below to visit the Group Registration Page for group of 3+) or by Mail.

Location: Online, Live, Real-Time & Interactive Webinar via Zoom – Category I CE Credits for Maryland Social Workers (same as in-person!)

REGISTER FOR THE MORNING, AFTERNOON OR FULL DAY!

Adrienne Lapidos, PhD

Morning Session Presenter

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Core Concepts & Clinical Application

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Adrienne Lapidos is a licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Psychiatry. Her research focuses on innovations designed to improve access to care, especially novel interventions led by Community Health Workers and Peer Providers. As a practicing clinical psychologist at Michigan Medicine, she provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to individuals living with depression, anxiety, and first episode psychosis.

Anthony (Tony) Zipple, ScD, MBA  

Afternoon Session Presenters

Hardwiring Happiness with Positive Neuroplasticity

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Anthony (Tony) M. Zipple, Sc.D. MBA, is a licensed psychologist who consults, teaches, and coaches in areas related to personal happiness, resilience, and organizational health. Believing that we all deserve authentic happiness, he applies research in positive psychology to help clients achieve higher levels of purpose, joy, and productivity. He is Executive In Residence at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences, a practice leader with the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center at Rutgers University, and a psychology professor at Eastern Kentucky University.

Tony received his doctorate from Boston University, MBA from the University of New Hampshire, and graduate and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame. He holds multiple certifications in positive psychology, coaching, cognitive behavioral therapy, and positive neuroplasticity. He is widely published and has delivered hundreds of professional workshops, and trained and consulted with organizations across the U.S., as well as in Pakistan and Singapore. He is a recipient of the Hall Render Leadership in Healthcare Award.

Elizabeth Whitney, MSW, LICSW

Afternoon Session Presenters

Hardwiring Happiness with Positive Neuroplasticity

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Elizabeth Whitney, MSW, LICSW has over 30 years of experience in direct practice, supervision, program leadership, consulting, and higher education.  In 2015 she completed a year-long course in positive psychology, which she has subsequently woven into almost all aspects of her life. As a social worker, she approaches her work with relational, systems, and social justice lenses.  For much of her career she has engaged in advancing practices to support mental health recovery, including reducing stigma and experiences of oppression for people living with significant mental health conditions.  Elizabeth is experienced in workforce development, project management, and curriculum design for delivery in person and virtually.  She is a skilled clinician and teacher with special interest in trauma-sensitive approaches, mental health recovery, and workforce resilience.  More recently she has gained expertise in use of competency-based simulations as a powerful tool for practice-based learning. Currently, when she is not on a trail, volunteering in her community, or enjoying her family, she spends time as an independent consultant.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Core Concepts & Clinical Application

Morning Session:

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Are you interested in learning more about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)? Would you like to begin understanding some of the fundamentals of ACT to help clients struggling with painful thoughts and emotions? Join clinical assistant professor and practicing clinical psychologist Adrienne Lapidos, PhD of University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Psychiatry to explore the basics and benefits of ACT.
 

The training will begin with an overview of ACT fundamentals, three key principles, and evidence base. Next the 6 core processes will be explained—defusion, acceptance, living in the present, self-observation, values, and committed action will all be covered. This training will also provide demonstrations of experiential exercises. Finally, Dr. Lapidos will discuss the similarities and differences between ACT and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to better understand the role that ACT can play in your therapy toolkit.

Course Level: Beginner

Target Audience: Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals
MORNING COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of the training attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the evidence base of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Identify the six core processes

  • Explain the role of metaphors and experiential exercises

  • Explain similarities and differences with CBT

  • Identify resources for learning more and gaining clinical competence

COURSE AGENDA
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Afternoon Session:

Hardwiring Happiness with Positive Neuroplasticity

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Positive Neuroplasticity teaches ways to make the most of beneficial experiences, to promote happiness, self-worth, resilience, and motivation. All of us have fleeting positive experiences throughout our days, but they come and go seemingly without lasting impact. Using evidence-based strategies, this course is designed to teach participants how to convert these passing positive states into lasting neural traits that can be used intentionally and repeatedly. 
 

Participants learn the basics of positive neuroplasticity and skills to improve their ability to meet their needs to feel safer, more satisfied, and more connected. Often, we experience conditions that create stress, hurt, and challenges in our lives. While we cannot always change those conditions, we can build inner resources to rise to these challenges more effectively and even to experience a greater level of wholeness and joy. The program is based around Dr. Rick Hanson’s HEAL process, an acronym for: have a positive experience; enrich the experience; absorb the experience; and link the experience to negative material. It teaches practical skills that can be used to increase calm, strength, confidence, and joy, as it links mindfulness and gratitude practices with current learnings from psychology and neurology.
 

Course Level: Beginner

Target Audience: Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals
AFTERNOON COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of the training attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the brain’s negativity bias and its implications for worry, rumination, and happiness.

  • Describe the way in which neuroplasticity can be used to increase a person’s baseline of happiness, peace, and connection with others.

  • Demonstrate HEAL, a four-part positive neuroplasticity intervention

  • Identify strategies and limitations for using HEAL in clinical practice

COURSE AGENDA
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CE CREDIT INFO

Maryland CEU Institute, #1816, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Maryland CEU Institute maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/04/2022 – 05/04/2023. Social workers completing each of the above courses receive 3.0 continuing education credits.

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  • New Jersey accepts only individual approved courses/conferences (see more information under Maryland Social Work Accreditation)

  • New York does not accept ASWB ACE provider or course/conference approval.

  • *West Virginia accepts ACE providers and courses for programs offered outside the state or through distance learning.

ADDITIONAL CE ACCREDITATION

3.0 Category I Maryland Social Work CE Credits

(for each of the above courses)

Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits.

MD Social Work Credits are also accepted for: 
Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
Maryland Licensed Psychologists
Maryland Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Maryland Addictions Counselors

Maryland CEU Institute are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.

*New Jersey regulations state that credits are accepted for attendance at programs or courses approved by boards that license social work practice in other states: one credit for each hour of attendance. Additional information can be found here. Chapter 13:44G-6.4 C11

DISCLAIMER

PLEASE NOTE: Even when a social work board accepts courses offering ASWB ACE credit, licensees are responsible for determining whether courses meet the CE requirements in their jurisdictions. States and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether any individual course may be accepted for credit. We strongly suggest that licensees contact their individual licensing boards to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

We do our best keep our information current, but state laws sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state’s laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

If you are aware of a change in your requirements that is not shown here, please send us an email at info@maryalndceu.com or complete our Contact Us form. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Course Interaction & System Requirements: 

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.


Minimum System requirements:

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)

  • A computer or device to watch AND listen to the training as well as type questions or responses into the Zoom chat function (view full list of compatible devices and supported operating systems

Strongly Recommended: 

  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth

  • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in, USB plug-in, or:

​View the FULL LIST of compatible operating systems and system requirements.

Course Completion Requirements:

To earn CE Credit attendees must fulfill the following:

  1. Login to the training (Zoom) on time and ensure that you first and last name are showing in Zoom (message staff if unsure or need help).

  2. Complete a separate Virtual Sign-In Sheet by training start time (link provided in Zoom).

  3. Attend training in full and participate.

  4. Complete separate Virtual Sign-Out Sheet/Evaluation at conclusion (link provided in Zoom with 15 minute timeframe to begin or complete eval).

 

If all of the above criteria are met your CE certificate will be emailed to you within 7 days of training completion. If above criteria are not yet you may have credits deducted or may be unable to receive any credits. See Terms of Service for full details.

Refund and Cancellations:
To request a refund or cancellation please submit the required information through our Contact page. Please visit our Terms of Service for full refund and cancellation policies.

Accommodations:
Please email info@marylandceu.com or submit a Contact form to request an accommodation at least 30 days prior to the training you wish to attend.

Complaints or Grievances: 
All complaints or concerns must be submitted in writing by:

Submitting a Contact Form
OR

Emailing concerns to info@marylandceu.com
 

An email will be sent to acknowledge receipt and complaints will be responded to within 30 days. For full MD CEU Institute Grievance policy information visit our Terms of Service page.