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February

Tue 27

Aging Well: Latest Research on Alzheimer's Disease

February 27, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM This accessible and motivating presentation will discuss the latest research in Alzheimer's disease, including updates from the most recent Alzheimer's Association International Conference. Dr. Kutac will address the current understanding of Alzheimer's risk, early disease detection and diagnosis. She will also share information about local clinical trials recruiting Houstonians. Click here for event flyer. In collaboration with Alzheimer's Association, Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter 2 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED…

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March

Thu 1

Aging Well: Medicare, Medicaid, and Aging – What Do I Need to Know?

March 1, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM There has been a lot of information in the news about Medicare and Medicaid. What is the difference between these two programs, and how do they affect those of us who are aging? Dr. Peggy Determeyer, McGee Fellow in Bioethics and Aging, will compare and contrast the two programs and provide an update on some of the changes being considered by lawmakers. These programs will affect all of us and those we love, so staying abreast of…

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Tue 20

Aging Well: The Unwanted Gift of Grief

March 20, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM When we face loss, when we experience the wilderness of grief, how do we make it through? This seminar will explore the human dilemma when we experience dramatic changes, losses and subtle teaspoon by teaspoon losses. Whether that is divorce, death, job loss, health changes and more, we each have our stories of the wilderness. If we are willing to grieve our losses, we can move toward healing and new life. By using the unwanted gift of…

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April

Tue 10

Aging Well: End of Life Decision-Making – The Good, The Bad and The Future

April 10, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM There are a number of initiatives aimed at educating and encouraging Americans to engage in advanced care planning, yet most of these programs fail to meet their stated goals. In this presentation we will explore the history behind these programs, their successes, barriers and future. Click here for event flyer. 2 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the…

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Tue 17

Changing Directions: Criminal Justice Reform

April 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM During the 85th Legislative Session, several bills were passed that expanded mental health treatment and jail diversion capacity for individuals with mental health needs. This presentation will provide an overview of the impact of this legislation on the criminal justice and behavioral health systems in Harris County, specifically the continued efforts of the Mental Health Jail Diversion Program. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL…

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Wed 18

The Heartsync Model: Healing the Brokenhearted and Freeing the Heart from Addiction

April 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM The goal of the Heartsync model is to release trauma, false beliefs and unresolved conflict and to receive truth and a new role assignment from God. Once these parts of the heart — Function, Guardian and Emotion — resolve their conflict between God and with one another, an individual is free to be the person God intended as well as to live with a whole heart. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT,…

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May

Tue 15

The Science of High-Risk Behavior: New Marijuana and Vaping Trends

May 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation teaches participants how substances and other high-risk behaviors affect adolescent brain development. Dr. Collier will focus on new marijuana concentrates and vaping trends that are on the rise globally. Special attention will be paid to teaching participants how to prevent children and adolescents from engaging in such risky behavior. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LCSW, LMFT, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in…

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September

Wed 26

Addressing the Family System

September 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Our early family experiences shape our view of self, our relationship to others, how we view the world around us, and our behaviors. Come learn and explore ways to help clients begin to understand how their family roots shape their current lives and relationships. This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals. Click here for event flyer. **The Houston Counseling Association (HCA) will host a reception from 5:30 – 6:30 in the HHC, Teaching Classroom.   If…

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October

Wed 24

Addiction, Attachment & The 12 Steps

October 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Gain information about attachment theory as it relates to substance using clients, utilize attachment theory to better understand and enhance the therapeutic alliance, and learn techniques to engage clients in substance use treatment and 12-step support. This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to…

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November

Wed 28

Healthcare Ethics 101: Defining and Applying Core Principles

November 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Advances in health care have enabled people to live longer lives. What are some of the issues that arise with these advances? What are some of the core ethical principles and how are they applied? Dr. Peggy Determeyer will review some of the cases that have led to the adoption of these principles, and provide examples for discussion on how they might be applied. This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals. Click here for event…

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January

Wed 23

Introduction to Play Therapy

January 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join us for an introduction to using play therapy with your younger clients (and maybe their older relatives, too!). This 90-minute presentation will include a description of what play therapy is, what it isn’t, and some ideas for adding it to your practice. This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check…

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February

Wed 27

Diagnosing BPD – The Differences Between Undercontrolled and Overcontrolled Temperment

February 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM The majority of treatment failures have been shown to be due to an undiagnosed underlying personality disorder. Treatment of personality disorders has been more thoroughly researched than ever before. One proposed way of looking at trans-diagnostic treatments is through the lens of over-control and under control. Treatment for individuals with pathological under-control of emotions is significantly different from treatment of pathological over-control, yet distinguishing the difference can be a challenge. In this presentation learn some of the…

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March

Wed 27

How to Avoid Ethical Pitfalls – Mental Health Professionals

March 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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There is no doubt that navigating the waters of ethical responsibilities in your place of work or practice can seem tricky and sometimes daunting. By being proactive, addressing potential conflicts, and discussing them with colleagues, we can avoid the sticky situations that lead to ethics board hearings, lawsuits, and more. In this training you will review the ethical pitfalls that many mental health professionals encounter and how to avoid them. This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals. Click…

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April

Wed 24

Trauma and Me

April 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM This training uses brain-based research and images to help counselors and community leaders understand the impact of trauma on actions, emotions, physical well-being and cognitive abilities. Trauma is a whole-body experience and must be addressed to achieve wellness. This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes…

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May

Wed 22

Managing Suicidality

May 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Auditorium, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
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During this presentation, Dr. Fowler will discuss assessment for suicide risk, reviewing documentation, and levels of treatment. This training will also explore safety planning and ethical obligations. This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked…

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