Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ethics CEUs FREE 3-19-2010


A 5 Hours Ethics Workshop


8:30AM to 3PM

River Edge Behavioral Health Center

175 Emery Highway

Macon, Georgia

Sponsored by:

Central Unit of NASW Georgia

River Edge Behavioral Health Center

Coliseum Psychiatric Center

Lunch and Snacks will be provided.

There is no charge for the Workshop.

PreRegistration Required:

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

3/13 and 3/14 Armour Family Therapy Lecture: Paul Gallant

The Eleventh Annual
Armour Family Therapy
Lecture Series
Mercer University School of Medicine

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
9 AM – 4 PM

Postmodern Practice:
Applying the Skills of Narrative Therapy in
Work with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults
Paul Gallant, Ph.D., LMFT, LCSW

Paul Gallant has been learning, practicing and teaching the skills of Narrative Therapy since 1987. He has integrated ideas and practices from postmodern therapies with the family systems training he received while receiving his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University in 1988.

Paul is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Therapy in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He is Coordinator of the Consortium for Narrative Research and Practice at NSU. He taught at Lakehead University, The University of Georgia, Florida International University, Valdosta State University and in the Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy Program, Adrian Dominican School of Education of Barry University.

His present research involves narrative supervision and the evidence-based practice of narrative therapy. With over 30 years direct practice experience with young people, adults, couples and families, he continues to offer workshops and training in narrative ideas in the United States, Canada, Cuba, Mexico and Colombia.

In this workshop you will be offered ideas for how to “go on” in your work with your most challenging clinical situations.

This workshop will present the artful, playful and respectful use of metaphor (‘growing up vs. growing down”, “applying one’s strength”, “hospitality’) and other problem-undermining strategies and skills. A practical map for engaging in therapeutic conversation with children, adolescents and young adults will be offered.

Dr. Gallant will show videotaped examples of applying Narrative Therapy principles in working with children and with young women struggling with damaged identities, hopelessness and other effects from traumatic experiences in their lives. The skills of externalizing the problem, scaffolding, and rich story development will be demonstrated and explored.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Mercer University School of Medicine and Department o Psychiatry. The Mercer University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCMEA to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Marriage and Family Therapy Program of Mercer University School of Medicine is a recognized provider of Core CE credits for Marriage and Family Therapists and related hours for professional counselors and social workers.

The program is approved for a total of 7.5 hours of Core CE credits for MFTs and 7.5 hours of related CE credits for LCSWs and LPCs.

For more info:
Mercer University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
655 First Street
Macon, GA 31201

Phone: 478-301-4048
Fax: 478-301-5337