HLPCA is a state approved provider for CEU's for LPCs, LMFTs, Social
Workers, and LCDCs.
Monthly programs are free to members, and $5.00 for non-members. (Ethics
programs do have additional fees for all).
Monthly programs will start at 7:00pm and end at 8:30pm. Please arrive by 6:45pm to allow check-in time and seating before the program begins.
Reminder: You must arrive on time to receive
your CEU's for the meeting.
Houston Baptist University
Moody Library Building
(Near Beechnut and Hwy 59).
For directions, call 713-774-0606.
Or use this link: http://bit.ly/wiyvSu
January 6, 2012
“Mental Health First Aid”
presented by Suzette M. Sova MA, LPC Mental
Mental Health First Aid is a training component for service
providers to help educate them, and equip them with knowledge and
resources, to help those whom they may come in contact with during their
daily work, who are exhibiting sign of distress.
February 3, 2012
"Integreating Occupational Therapy into your Counseling
Presentation by Leora Salo, OTR/MOT ,
Occupational therapists use scientific principles to determine areas
of function/dysfunction when designing strategies for intervention. In
mental health, OT's typically treat in groups, from a diverse palette of
group types. Occupational Therapy is an asset in change implementation,
as OT groups offer clients opportunity to practice and integrate new
skills. With approaching guidelines that make occupational therapists a
reimbursable provider of mental health services, the potential to enrich
client services within a practice grows exponentially. This workshops
will present an overall view as to how occupational therapy may
contribute to services in a holistic practice.
NOTE: New Meeting Location
- beginning with March meeting
We meet on the
Houston Baptist University campus, (near Hwy 59 and Beechnut), in the
Moody Library Building. 281-649-3000. Use entrance #3 off Beechnut.
281-649-3000 Here is a link to a campus map.
March 2, 2012
Adaptive Strategies Rising from Existential Trauma
presented by James Hollis, Ph.D.
Director Emeritus, Jung Education Center of Houston, TX.
Each human is subject to twin threats to survival and well-being:
overwhelmment and abandonment. From these core experiences, common to us
all in varying degrees, a rich range of adaptive strategies evolve, many
of which become life-long patterns. This program will detail with the
anatomy of such adaptations, and include comments on the ethical risks
to which therapists are subject as they experience these adaptive
patterns in their own lives as well.
April 13, 2012 ** Adjustment to schedule due to Easter weekend
Behavior Analysis in Clinical Practice: An Overview
presented by Joel Farb, M.A., The Center for Behavior Therapy
Beginning in the late "80's and especially since the mid-90's,
applied behavior analysis (ABA) has received a great deal of attention
from its promise as an early intervention for children with
autistic-spectrum disorders. However, the clinical application of the
principles of behavior analysis go far beyond autism and developmental
This program presents an overview of behavior analysis as a science
which evolved from psychology and its many applications in the broader
range of clinical practice including tic disorders, ADHD, depression,
the anxiety disorders. and addictive disorders.
May 4, 2012
Music Therapy Makes a Different
presented by Pam Poole, MT-BC, CPRP, Board Certified Music Therapist,
Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music
interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic
relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an
approved music therapy program. (American Music Therapy Association
As a Music Therapist I use music to address physical, emotional,
cognitive, and social needs of individuals. As they, (clients) become
involved with music in a therapeutic context; their abilities are
strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. An overview
of music therapy will be presented in this workshop showing its
effectiveness with many different populations.
Pam Poole, MT-BC, CPRP
June 1, 2012
A New Perspective for Marriage Counseling
presented by Patti Hatton, MA., LPC.
A marriage counseling modality will be presented which focuses on
helping a person identify their negative emotions with the intent of
learning healthy options for resolution, vs. the feelings of
powerlessness that blaming and continuously defending oneself generates.
Powerful metaphors are used to demonstrate locus of control, boundary
setting and effective communication. The presentation ends with an
exploration of a healthy and emotionally intimate relationship.
July 6, 2012
Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Addictions for 2012
presented by Milton Magness, Ph.D.,
Dr. Magness is an LPC, and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, as
well as the founder and director of the Hope & Freedom Counseling
www.hopeandfreedom.com for more information on his practice.
August 3, 2012
Virtual Reality, Cravings, and Clinical Implications for
Presented by Tracy Ledoux, Ph. D., University of Houston Health and
Human Performance department.
September 7, 2012
Cultural Competency in the Asian American Population
presented by Peta-Gay Chen Ledbetter, Ph.
D., LPC, RN
October 5, 2012
Adolescent Risk Taking and Clinical Implications
presented by Micki Grimland, LCSW , Chief Psychotherapist, Southwest
www.mickigrimland.com, Lara Allen, M.S., LPC, and Samantha
Rushing, M.Ed., LPC, CWC.
November 10, 2012
Ethics workshop- 3 hours.
Ethics of E-Counseling (electronic) and Social Media
Presenter: Thomas Schanding, Ph.D.
* Licensed Specialist in School Psychology - Sheldon ISD
*Associate Outreach Director LEND- Lone Star Leadership Education in
Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities
This 3-hour workshop will cover:
1. Ethical standards and developing guidelines for counselors regarding
e-counseling (electronic) and social media.
2. An overview and review of state licensing standards and ethical
3. Interactive portion where participants will discuss ethical vignettes
4. Resources for utilizing technological advances within a counseling
Join us for a morning of networking & 3 hours of CEUs in ethics..
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