Thursday, August 1, 2013
afternoon half-day workshops (CONTINUED)
1:00–4: 50 p.m.
Workshop 134 is part of Dr. Donald Bersoff’s Presidential Programming.
134 culturally responsive cognitive
This intermediate workshop describes 10 practical steps for integrating
cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) with multicultural considerations.
Participants will learn how to inspire clients with the Personal Strengths
Inventory; avoid the most dangerous CBT mistake of premature
cognitive restructuring; use culturally responsive strategies for thought
change, including Compassion Voice, Attitude of Gratitude, Wise Elder,
Most Generous Interpretation, and the Magic 3-Step Technique with
kids; and learn to create culturally responsive homework that works.
Leader: Pamela A. Hays, PhD, Independent Practice, Soldotna, AK
135 evaluations for high-stakes
test accommodation requests:
Legal, ethical, and practical
This intermediate workshop presents the information needed to
produce evaluation reports that appropriately and effectively document
the need for accommodations for individuals with disabilities on high-stakes tests. Accommodation decisions are based on the Americans With
Disabilities Act as Amended, and the act and current case law, including
recent updates, will be reviewed. The ways in which documentation of
accommodations requirements for testing entities differ from typical
clinical reports will be discussed, along with ethical concerns and
Leaders: Donna A. Morere, PhD, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC;
John A. Hosterman, PhD, GED Testing Service®, Bloomington, MN;
Patricia H. Latham, JD, Latham & Latham, Washington, DC
136 women counseling men:
This introductory workshop focuses on the unique needs and issues
men bring into therapy and norms for men and women that impact
female therapist–male client dyads. Through didactic presentations, role-playing, video clips, and case vignettes, participants will learn different
ways in which men may view and utilize therapy, including therapeutic
styles and interventions that may be more appealing to men. Common
challenges female therapists face in counseling male clients will be
addressed, including negative counter-transference, erotic transference.
Leaders: Holly B. Sweet, PhD, Independent Practice, Brookline, MA;
Terri Morse, MA, Essex County Mental Health Services, Elizabethtown, NY
For full workshop descriptions and to enroll: