Manual Assessing Impairment: From Theory to Practice

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Imber received his Ph. He also holds a M. Imber also integrates and applies Virtual Realty technology to help with the treatment of stress, fears, and phobias. Some therapists offer intensive treatment as an alternative to the conventional therapy structure of regular brief therapy appointments over months or years.

This workshop describes considerations for doing intensive work safely and ethically. Advantages include having time to drop into the felt sense of the bodily held unprocessed experience, some wish to avoid treatment in their own town, and some prefer to work briefly and intensively rather than hassle with weekly appointments with all the travel and choppiness of brief sessions.

Hazards include that when working in implicit memory, the therapist's every nuance can trigger an enactment of early relationship trauma. If time in the intensive runs out before the work is complete, there is a risk of triggering early abandonment issues, even as adult states understand.

Other ethical considerations include the use of time e. The workshop will address the safety and comfort for both therapist and client in the intensive format. About the Presenter, Sandra Paulsen, Ph.

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Her clinical practice is limited to brief intensive work on a forested island near Seattle. That practice is canine and equine assisted. Understanding Internet Gaming Disorder. Because so few specialists exist, it is important that non-specialists learn how to treat the problem more effectively or refer when appropriate.

This program will provide an introduction to the signs and symptoms, the etiology, the co-occurring disorders, the vulnerabilities and the treatment of Internet Gaming Disorder.

About the Presenter, Hilarie Cash, Ph. She began her work in the emerging field of Internet addiction in the mid's.

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All of these ongoing endeavors have brought her recognition as one of the nation's leading experts in the growing field of Internet and video game addiction. Decision making capacity can be affected by various conditions such as traumatic brain injury, psychiatric illness, and neurodegenerative diseases. As a health care provider, one may be called upon to assess a patient's decision-making capacity.

Yet decision-making capacity assessments DMCA require a specialized set of skills that are inconsistently taught in the healthcare field. Isolation from inter-disciplinary teams, lack of confidence, uneasiness managing conflict between family and patients, and fear of liability can result in clinicians failing to correctly identify incapacity in patients.

Balancing autonomy and independence with patient safety and well-being is delicate and complex, and may include different levels of tolerance for various aspects of decision making. Theory and research can inform effective clinical approaches, interdisciplinary collaboration, and operational documentation for DMCAs. With multiple calls for compulsory training in DMCA for healthcare providers, this presentation aims to provide an introductory overview of the scope of decision-making capacity and practical tools for conducting such assessments as followed through exemplary cases.

Several guides and articles on structured approaches to decision making capacity assessment will also be discussed. About the Presenters, Christopher J. Graver, Ph. Walter, MS:. He has published and presented workshops on decision making capacity assessments, therapeutic assessment approaches, and functional somatic syndromes.

He also serves as a reviewer for several journals, including The Clinical Neuropsychologist. Her research focuses on health behaviors and positive psychology in healthy and unwell populations. She has presented her research at behavioral medicine conferences for the past six years. The construct of moral injury has become an area of interest to many clinicians and researchers working with individuals impacted by combat exposure.

While there may be an increased awareness of moral injury among professionals working within the U. Since many veterans receive their care outside of the VA system, it is crucial that community providers have access to this burgeoning area of study and clinical intervention. Presenters will provide a definition of moral injury, summarize current research trends in the study of Moral Injury, and describe how this overlaps with and is distinct from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder PTSD.

An overview of interventions addressing moral injury will be provided.

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The final section of the presentation will focus on working with spiritual distress, commonly identified as a core feature of moral injury. Presenters will define this concept and its relationship to moral injury by presenting several theoretical perspectives and discussing corresponding implications for clinical work. Time will also be spent discussing ways of working within a patients spiritual tradition to facilitate healing and growth. About the Presenters, James Dillon, Ph. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Jerry L.

Dillon has worked in correctional and military settings. Sharrette is a psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of PTSD. She has worked with active duty military and veteran populations for the last nine years with most recent employment at the American Lake Division of the VA.

Her professional interests include program development, psychological assessment, violence risk assessment and prevention, and treatment of complex trauma and moral injury. His post-doctoral research will be focused on the impact of moral injury on Veteran romantic relationships and social support.

The alternative DSM-5 model for personality disorders addresses problematic classification issues and comorbidities that have plagued the DSM-IV and the current DSM-5 classification model for personality disorders PD , such as co-occurrence of PDs, heterogeneity within categories, and arbitrary diagnostic thresholds.

Furthermore, clinical decision making and communication with clients are greatly assisted by the identification of the severity level of personality functioning and specific pathological traits. Focusing on relevant areas of personality based on a trait approach also allows more individualized and targeted interventions which will in turn likely lead to better treatment outcomes for personality disorders.

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Workshop attendees will be familiarized with the alternative DSM-5 model for personality disorders and its development, as well as advantages over previous diagnostic approaches in the DSM. The usefulness for treatment planning will also be highlighted. About the Presenter, Cornelia Kirchhoff, Ph. Since receiving her Ph. Ethical and practice pitfalls abound when treating or evaluating psychologists encounter litigation situations. Some of those may suddenly appear with an unexpected phone call or letter while more formal contacts such as subpoena or deposition and testimony demands are issued to the psychologist.

This can be a frightening and overwhelming event for those who are unprepared. However, with some simple survival skills and basic knowledge, the psychologist can respond in an ethical and methodical fashion to meet those challenges. This workshop will provide such guidance by examining four components: initial contact and requests; deposition and interrogatories; trial testimony parameters; and elements of the art of testifying. Attention to record keeping, documentation of contacts, scope of practice, and basis for opinions represent central domains which will be addressed.

Additional information regarding relevant statutory guidelines and limitations will be presented. About the Presenters, Daniel Rybicki, Psy.

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Andrew Benjamin, JD, Ph. Daniel Rybicki has over 30 years of experience as an expert witness and evaluator for family, criminal, civil, and dependency court cases. He has served in multiple jurisdictions including those in California, Illinois, Indiana, Oregon and Washington, and has testified over times.

Rybicki specializes in complex custody cases such as high conflict or relocation cases and cases where there are allegations of alienation, personality disturbance, sexual abuse, substance abuse, or domestic violence. In addition to extensive experience in psychological assessment over 8, evaluations , Dr. Rybicki continues to provide work product review, consultation and serves as a rebuttal witness or expert witness throughout Washington. Benjamin works with families engaged in high-conflict litigation and lawyers suffering from various mental health and drug abuse problems, in various governance positions, and as director of the Parenting Evaluation Training Program at the University of Washington.

Benjamin has published 72 peer-reviewed articles in Psychology, Law, and Psychiatry journals. He is the author of five books published by APA, and one book published by Sage.