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1 Alexian Brothers Center for Professional Education Earn one (1) CEU credit for reading the article: First Things First: Positive Psychology in Action, pages 4-10.

2 ALEXIAN BROTHERS CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD Clayton Ciha President and CEO Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital Steven Hunter, LCSW, LMFT Clinical Director, CPE Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital Jason Washburn, Ph.D., ABPP Director, Center for Evidence-Based Practice, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital; Director of Education and Clinical Training, Northwestern University Medical Center Carol Hartmann, MA, LCPC Director, Business Development Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital Arthur Freeman, Ed.D., Sc.D., ABPP Director, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Degree Program Midwestern University Dave J. Norton, Ph.D., LMFT Founder and Executive Director, Centennial Counseling Welcome to our Winter/Spring Professional Education Guide for 2015 Your feedback from this fall has been remarkable, and we will continue to provide the best value for your training/ceu budget. Thank you for your ongoing support. As many of you have experienced, our new venue at the Northern Illinois University, Hoffman Estates Campus has provided a comfortable and professional setting with enhanced audio-visual capabilities. Additionally, we will be offering on demand webinars each month for one CEU credit. Please see our webinar page for instructions on how to access the presentations. As we strive to serve your education needs we appreciate feedback on new topics and speakers. We will soon be sending out a survey to better understand your thoughts regarding professional development. Additionally, we are working on potential partnerships for intensive training tracks. More information will be provided in the coming months. In this sixth edition of our training guide Helene Moore, Psy.D. MAPP has written an article on positive psychology. Dr. Moore is a clinical health psychologist at Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern. You will receive one CEU for reading the article and answering the questions at the end of the article. Some of our 2015 highlights include School Anxiety with Patrick McGrath, Ph.D. and Jackie Rhew, LPC; Transforming Your Practice with David Norton, Ph.D.; Adolescent Depression and Technology with Jason Washburn, Ph.D, ABPP; Executive Coaching with Art Freeman, Ed.D., Sc.D., ABPP; and Positive Psychology with Helene Moore, Psy.D., MAPP. Additionally, we are pleased to welcome two of the top ranked presenters in the country with Bill O Hanlon, MS, LMFT on Depression (3/13/15) and Kelly G. Wilson, Ph.D., one of the most prolific speakers on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (5/15/15). We are offering a two day intensive Intensive (4/9-4/10) on L2B (Learn to Breathe) curriculum for school professionals and spring offerings that include Symbolic Exposure, Perinatal Mood Disorders, and Women and Substance Abuse. As we move forward with our Center for Professional Education our hope is to make PowerPoint slidess available online and develop tools to assist you in managing your continuing education. We recognize that your time is valuable and want to partner with you to provide easy access and information. We appreciate your ongoing support and look forward to seeing you in January. Please see the latest updates on workshops as well as our new speakers bureau offerings at ABBHH.org/Professionals. Steve Hunter, LCSW, LMFT Clinical Director, Center for Professional Education

3 Alexian Brothers Center for Professional Education Program Registration Information January - June 2015 Registration Register online at ABBHH.org/Register or call AlexianConnects at If fees apply, you may pay by credit card online or over the phone. If your organization is mailing a check (payable to ABBHH) for your participation, please make sure the check is mailed to: Alexian Brothers Center for Professional Education c/o Steve Hunter, LCSW, LMFT 1650 Moon Lake Blvd Hoffman Estates, IL Registration and networking begins 30 minutes prior to each program. Stay Informed! New this Season! Webinars On Demand Alexian Brothers Center for Professional Education now offers webinar programs which are available on demand so that you can participate in an educational experience when its convenient for you. Our thoughtful and compelling topics will help to enhance your clinical knowledge of mental health and addiction issues. Information about these webinars are available on page 25. You can participate by going directly to our website at ABBHH.org/Professionals and search for the On Demand Webinar tab. Webinars are available for a limited time, so make sure that you check our site often for new educational opportunities. You can register for webinar programs by following the links on our website at ABBHH.org/Register. Sign up for our enewsletter to receive up-to-date information on our training and education programs. Sign-up is fast and easy at ABBHH.org/Newsletter. 1

4 TRAINING CALENDAR 2015 AT-A-GLANCE 2015 Date Topic Presenter Page January 20 Some Like It Hot: Sexuality and the Older Adult Illinois Coalition on Mental Health and Aging Christopher D Agostino, D.O. 12 January 30 Why I Can t Go To School Patrick McGrath, Ph.D. Jackie Rhew, MA, CADC, LPC February 1 March 30 February 1 March 30 February 6 February 20 March 1 April 30 March 1 April 30 March 5 March 13 March 19 April 1 May 31 April 1 May 31 April 9 April 10 April 17 April 24 May 1 June 30 How to Assess and Engage the Professional in Substance Abuse Treatment - Webinar Update on Adolescent Depression and Suicide - Webinar Strengths, Resilience, Passion and Dreams: Positive Psychology in Practice Transforming Your Practice in the Changing Marketplace: The Tools and Ingredients for Success Tools and Tips for Working with ASD - Webinar Engaging the Older Adult in Mental Health Treatment - Webinar Adolescent Depression and Technology: Recent Trends and Developments Out of the Blue: Six Non-Medication Strategies for Relieving Depression Prescriptive Executive Coaching (PEC): Fitting the Interventions to Best Meet the Needs of the Client Structured Strategies for Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)- Webinar Linda Lewaniak, LCSW, CAADC Sarah Briley, Ed.D, LCPC, CADC Jason Washburn, Ph.D., ABPP 25 Helene Moore, Psy.D., MAPP 14 David Norton, Ph.D. 15 Maria Bellatuono, MA, LPC, NCC 26 Rachael Benbrook, LCSW, CADC 26 Jason Washburn, Ph.D., ABPP 16 Bill O Hanlon, MS, LMFT 17 Art Freeman, Ed.D., Sc.D., ABPP 18 Kelly Demers, Psy.D. 26 Millenials: Strategies for Change- Webinar Irene Cauwels, LCPC, CADC, NCC 27 Mindfulness for You and Mindfulness for Youth Two Day Event The Power of Symbolic Exposures: Movement and Drama Therapies for Working with Anxiety Perinatal Mood Disorders: An Interdisciplinary Conference Your Calling Has Been Disconnected: Chronic Stress, Burnout, and Compassion Fatigue Webinar Patricia Broderick, Ph.D. 19 Linda Cao-Baker, LCPC, BC-DMT Elizabeth Muckley, LCPC, RDT Kia Carter, M.D. Kara Marriott, LCSW Patrick McGrath, Ph.D. Lita Simanis, LCSW Serena Wadhwa, Psy.D., LCPC, CADC May 8 Women and Substance Abuse Linda Lewaniak, LCSW, CAADC Sarah Briley, Ed.D., LCPC, CADC Irene Cauwels, LCPC, CADC, NCC May 15 May 19 Living the Good Life in a Stressed-Out World: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy OCD/Hoarding in the Older Adult Illinois Coalition on Mental Health and Aging Kelly G. Wilson, Ph.D. 23 Patrick McGrath, Ph.D. 24 2

5 Program Tracks Addictions Adult Anxiety & OCD Autism Child and Adolescent Older Adult Practice Development We ve organized our training programs to help you choose which may be most beneficial to you and your practice. How to Assess and Engage the Professional in Substance Abuse Treatment Webinar Feb. 1 Mar. 30 Millennials: Strategies for Change - Webinar Apr. 1 May 31 Women and Substance Abuse May 8 Living the Good Life in a Stressed-Out World: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy May 15 How to Assess and Engage the Professional in Substance Abuse Treatment Webinar Feb. 2 Mar. 30 Strengths, Resilience, Passion, and Dreams: Positive Psychology Feb. 6 Transforming Your Practice in the Changing Marketplace: The Tools and Ingredients for Success Feb. 20 Out of the Blue: Six Non-Medication Strategies for Relieving Depression Mar. 13 Prescriptive Executive Coaching (PEC): Fitting the Interventions to Best Meet the Needs of the Client Mar. 19 Millennials: Strategies for Change Webinar Apr. 1 May 31 The Power of Symbolic Exposures: Movement and Drama Therapy for Anxiety Apr. 17 Perinatal Mood Disorders: An Interdisciplinary Conference Apr. 24 Your Calling Has Been Disconnected : Chronic Stress, Burnout, and Compassion Fatigue Webinar May 1 June 30 Women and Substance Abuse May 8 Living the Good Life in a Stressed-Out World: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy May 15 Why Can t I Go To School? Jan. 30 The Power of Symbolic Exposures: Movement and Drama Therapy for Anxiety Apr. 17 Perinatal Mood Disorders: An Interdisciplinary Conference April 24 Tools and Tips for Working with ASD Webinar Mar. 1 Apr. 30 Structured Strategies for ASD Webinar Apr. 1 May 31 Why Can t I Go To School? Jan. 30 Update on Adolescent Depression and Suicide Webinar - Feb. 1 - Mar. 30 Adolescent Depression and Technology: Recent Trends and Developments Mar. 5 Out of the Blue: Six Non-Medication Strategies for Relieving Depression Mar. 13 Mindfulness for You and Mindfulness for Youth Two Day Event Apr. 9 and Apr. 10 Living the Good Life in a Stressed-Out World: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy May 15 Some Like It Hot: Sexuality and the Older Adult Jan. 20 Engaging the Older Adult in Mental Health Treatment Webinar Mar. 1 Apr. 30 OCD/Hoarding in the Older Adult May 19 Transforming Your Practice in the Changing Marketplace: The Tools and Ingredients for Success Feb. 20 3

6 First Things First: Positive Psychology in Action Helene Moore, Psy.D., MAPP Helene Moore Psy.D., MAPP Responsibility Choice Action. These are fundamental building blocks of creating the environment for a positive unfolding of our lives. Even as far back as the ancient Greek philosophers, it was believed that Happiness is not something that happens to you. It is not something the world owes you or can give you. It is not passive. It is not rest. Happiness is an activity of soul in accord with excellence (Melchert, 2002, p. 191). According to Aristotle (384 BC 322 BC), striving for the good life and to be happy is what humans should do. One of the ways to get there is by being a good person, a virtuous person. We are not born like this. We must work hard to get there. Aristotle clearly stated that being virtuous is a choice and that we must develop the habits that lead us to the choices and actions that align with our virtues (Melchert, 2002). It is then with practice that these virtues become ingrained practice that Aristotle recommended starting from early on. William James ( ), a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher, had a similar vision. When focusing on happiness, he discussed the importance of forming good habits, which are the result of habitual actions that are guided by ideas, perception, and will (James, 1892/1984). He also believed that we should start, as early as possible, to form as many useful habitual actions as we can because by the time we are 30, James believed that much of what we do is solidly ingrained. Further, James emphasized that as we begin working on the acquisition of a new habit - no matter what age - we must do this wholeheartedly, with a strong and decided initiative. This suggests both intentionality and action in essence, the shying away from a path of passivity, one that can become slippery and dangerous. James even noted that It is surprising how soon a desire will die of inanition if it be never fed (p. 135). The thinking of these men seems to have considerable overlap with the thinking of today s leaders in the field of positive psychology, such as Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Martin Seligman. Csikszentmihalyi (1990), for example, believes that when we put effort into gaining mastery over what happens in our minds, we live happier lives, while Seligman (2011) states that responsibility and free will are an integral part of psychology. Additionally, Pawelski (2003) noted that positive psychologists have hypothesized that biology accounts for about 50% of 4 First Things First: Positive Psychology in Action - Helene Moore, Psy.D., MAPP

7 well-being, with 10% being circumstances and 40% representing factors under our voluntary control. Seligman (2002) considers this 40% to be the most important issue in positive psychology it is where we can focus our efforts and play an active role in creating the lives that we long for. With direction from this new field of positive psychology, the hope is that more of us will feel empowered to choose the path that leads to what Aristotle called Eudaemonia happiness, well-being, human flourishing. What is Positive Psychology? In 1998 when Martin Seligman was president of the American Psychological Association (APA), he proposed a new approach to psychology - instead of only having a disease model in which the focus is on treating mental illness, we should also have a model that focuses on factors that contribute to optimal functioning. The exclusive focus on pathology that has dominated so much of our discipline results in a model of the human being lacking the positive features that make life worth living (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000, p. 5). This idea is not a new one. It has many predecessors, including Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow both psychologists and former presidents of the APA who similarly focused on the best in people (Gable & Haidt, 2005). Maslow, for instance, believed that psychological well-being is more than the absence of pathology. It is about striving for independence, competence, and selfactualization (i.e., living up to our fullest potential). Rogers, like Maslow, emphasized personal growth, stating that we all have an actualizing tendency, which is a tendency to evolve. He believed that psychological well-being comes from being true to ourselves, while stressing the importance of relationships, especially ones that demonstrate unconditional positive regard (Monte, 1991). Clearly, all of these men share common goals and interests. The main difference between the earlier thinkers and the thinkers of today, however, seems to lie in research methodologies, with positive psychology employing more scientific rigor (Froh, 2004). The exclusive focus on pathology that has dominated so much of our discipline results in a model of the human being lacking the positive features that make life worth living. While it may be evolutionarily adaptive to recognize potential threats more readily than potential rewards, the field of psychology and the world at large seem ready to delve further into the conditions and processes that lead to a life of flourishing. The journey began over a decade ago towards a more complete and balanced scientific understanding of the human experience the peaks, the valleys, and everything in between (Seligman, Steen, Park, & Peterson, 2005, p. 410). Initially, the focus of positive psychology was on happiness and life satisfaction, but most recently, Seligman (2011) has revised his theory, making it more First Things First: Positive Psychology in Action - Helene Moore, Psy.D., MAPP 5

8 It is important to remember that positive emotions are central to human nature and that they contribute richly to the quality and longevity of our lives by undoing the hold that negative emotions have on the mind and body. holistic, with flourishing as its goal. This concept of flourishing has five pillars that are symbolized by the acronym PERMA: positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment. Positive Emotions Joy, gratitude, contentment, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, elevation, awe, and love these are just some of the many positive emotions that we human beings experience. When we re feeling them, things are usually going pretty well at that point in time. And then there s the opposite side of the spectrum the negative emotions such as sadness, anger, frustration, hostility, shame, regret, fear, agitation, and hatred. When we re feeling these, things are typically not going quite as well. It is important to remember, however that both negative and positive emotions serve a purpose in our lives we need both for survival but in the end, it is important to strive for more positive than negative. emotions broaden our momentary thought-action repertoires and lead to actions that build enduring personal resources that is, they create an openness in our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, which ultimately expands our world. As we move upwards in the spiral, our minds change and our outlooks widen. We become more receptive, more motivated. We begin to see the bigger picture, thinking more creatively. Our attention gets broadened and then our physical, intellectual, and social resources become enhanced (Cohn & Fredrickson, 2009; Fredrickson, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2009; Fredrickson & Branigan, 2005; Isen, 2002; Isen, Daubman, & Nowicki, 1987). Additionally, positive emotions tend to be associated with desirable qualities such as being social, optimistic, energetic, resilient, original and altruistic, and they are believed to engender success in many facets of life including marriage, friendships, work performance, income, and physical/mental health (Huebner, Gilman, Reschly, & Hall, 2009; Lyubomirsky, King, & Diener, 2005). It is important to remember that positive emotions are central to human nature and that they contribute richly to the quality and longevity of our lives by undoing the hold that negative emotions have on the mind and body (Danner, Snowdon, & Friesen, 2001; Diener & Larson, 1993; Fredrickson, Mancuso, Branigan, & Tugade, 2000; Myers & Diener, 1995). Positive emotions have a heliotropic effect on us (Fredrickson, 2009, p. 55). Just as plants turn toward the sunlight in order to grow, so too do we humans with positive emotions. When our scales tip in the positive direction, we think of growing vigorously thriving, both in the shortterm as well as in the long-term. This is exactly what Fredrickson described in her Broaden and-build Theory of Positive Emotions, stating that positive Engagement Engagement is the experience of being absorbed in the task at hand, so fully, that we are operating at full capacity without distraction or interruption. When we perceive our performance as pleasurable and 6 First Things First: Positive Psychology in Action - Helene Moore, Psy.D., MAPP

9 successful, as something worth doing for its own sake, the experience becomes our reward. It feels as though time has stopped. We re not aware of our thoughts or feelings, as we re completely lost in our own world. The conditions for experiencing such a state include challenges or opportunities that stretch but do not overmatch our existing skills, along with clear, proximal goals and immediate feedback about the progress being made. Such a balance is fragile, however. If, on the one hand, the challenge begins to exceed our skills, we may become frustrated, anxious. If, on the other hand, the challenge begins to fade, we may start to relax and become bored. Having appropriate challenges as well as opportunities to enhance skills that build upon previously learned skills may be one of the best ways to become engaged and to stay engaged (Csikszentmihalyi, 1990; Nakamura & Csikszentmihalyi, 2009; Shernoff, Csikszentmihalyi, Schneider, Shernoff, 2003). Relationships Other people matter. This is something that Christopher Peterson, one of positive psychology s founders, is known for saying when asked to give a three word summary of positive psychology. The importance of others in our lives is something that many of us have known all along and we now have empirical evidence to support just how important relationships are. Time spent cultivating good relationships throughout the lifespan both in and out of the home is time well spent, for relationships may actually be the most important source of meaning, life satisfaction, happiness, and well-being (Berscheid & Reis, 1998; Diener & Biswas- Diener, 2008; Klinger, 1977; Seligman, 2011). In the Alameda County Study, for example, four sources of social relationships were examined, including marriage, contacts with close friends and relatives, church membership, and group associations. In each instance, a lack of connectedness was strongly linked to an increased risk of mortality. Those who lacked ties to others were two to three times more likely to die 9 years earlier than those who were socially connected. In addition, the more intimate the ties of marriage and contact with friends and relatives were stronger predictors than the ties with church and groups (Berkman and Syme, 1979). Clearly, relationships play a key role in optimal living. They are not only essential to human thriving, but also to life itself. Meaning The search for meaning is not always an easy one. Nonetheless, it is worth the effort, for life without meaning would be merely a string of events that fail to coalesce into a unified, coherent whole.life without meaning is a life without a story, nothing to strive for, no sense of what might have been, or what has been (Steger, 2009, p. 685). Overall, there is no universal definition of meaning and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to finding it. Some believe that meaning is simply the pursuit of important goals (Klinger, 1977) while others believe that it is about making a difference in the world (Damon, Menon, & Bronk, 2003) or about being connected to and serving something that we see as larger than ourselves (Seligman, 2011). The truth is that meaning is so personal, so individual, yet all ages seem to agree that relationships, personal growth, meeting basic needs, participation in leisure activities, and the preservation of values and ideals are common sources of meaning (Prager, 1996, 1998). Those that are specific to adults include health and life work; those that are specific to youths include activities and school (De Vogler & Ebersole, 1980, 1981, 1983). It is interesting to note, however, that relationships is the most frequently mentioned source of meaning across all ages (Damon et al., 2003). First Things First: Positive Psychology in Action - Helene Moore, Psy.D., MAPP 7

10 Accomplishment Being at our best entails accomplishment, but what exactly is accomplishment? It can be defined in numerous ways, from having interest, ability, and perseverance to successfully complete or achieve something, whether big or small (Peterson, 2006), to something that is simply pursued for its own sake and nothing else (Seligman, 2011). Accomplishment is very individual and it is very complex. It never has a single determinant, but rather a blending of psychological, social, and historical factors. Research has pointed to the most important determinants of accomplishment, some of which include skill acquisition, formal instruction, and role models (Simonton,1994) as well as mentors, hard work (Murray, 2003), self-efficacy (Bandura, 1997; Maddux, 2009), mindset (Dweck, 2006), and self-discipline and grit (Duckworth, Peterson, Matthews, Kelly, & Dennis, 2007). Self-efficacy, also thought of as personal control, will, or volition, is a great starting point, a great foundation upon which to build accomplishment. Believing that we can accomplish what we want to accomplish weighs heavily in the equation of success. Such beliefs help shape our choice and set our goals. They also influence our self-regulation, which is the ability to control our thoughts, feeling, and emotions in order to behave in socially desirable ways (Baumeister, Gailliot, DeWall, & Oaten, 2006). In the end, all of these play a significant role in how we persevere in reaching our goals, both in the course of our daily lives as well as in the face of obstacles or challenges (Maddux, 2009). And to Conclude... Arthur Schopenhauer ( ) believed that the best we can ever achieve is to minimize our misery (Copleston, 1975). Fortunately we can now prove him wrong. With the new direction in which positive psychology is taking us, we can move away from such negativity. The hope is that we will reach old age with the ability to reflect back on a life well lived and see our life tapestries as having been woven together with vibrant colors and interesting patterns that are symbolic of a life that has flourished. 8 First Things First: Positive Psychology in Action - Helene Moore, Psy.D., MAPP

11 Did You Read the Article? Earn CEU Credit To obtain CEU Credit (groups A, B, C, D and E), please submit your answers to these questions at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/moore_pos_psych Questions: 1. With the new field of positive psychology, the focus goes beyond pathology and looks at factors that contribute to optimal health and flourishing. True False 2. Martin Seligman, the primary founder of positive psychology, discusses human flourishing as having five pillars. They are symbolized by the acronym PERMA which stands for pleasure, encouragement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment. True False 3. Barbara Fredrickson s theory that states positive emotions lead to actions that build enduring personal resources meaning they create an openness in our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, which ultimately expand our worlds is called The Broaden and Build Theory of Positive Emotions. True False 4. Christopher Peterson, one of positive psychology s founders, summed up positive psychology as Other People Matter. True False 5. The most frequently mentioned source of meaning across all ages is money. True False First Things First: Positive Psychology in Action - Helene Moore, Psy.D., MAPP 9

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Resource University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology website: 10 First Things First: Positive Psychology in Action - Helene Moore, Psy.D., MAPP

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14 A Joint Event with the Illinois Coalition on Mental Health and Aging Some Like It Hot: Sexuality and the Older Adult Tuesday, January 20, :00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Faculty Christopher D Agostino, D.O. Medical Director Location Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club 1400 Poplar Creek Drive Hoffman Estates, IL CEUs Offered: 1.5 Groups A, C, E Cost: Free Includes program materials, continuing education and continental breakfast. Description Sexual intimacy in the older adult is a subject people prefer not to talk about. Sex is generally associated with reproduction, youthfulness and power. Our reference base regarding the older adult s sexuality stems from the media featuring sexual enhancement products. Portrayed are attractive, fit and healthy older adults anticipating a romantic moment. (Not like the nursing home!) When faced with this, staff and family typically have strong visceral reactions regarding sexual activity among the elders. In this presentation, normal sexuality, abnormal sexuality and sexual aggression will be discussed. The importance of a sexual assessment, interventions, medical issues, and medical and non-medical interventions will be included. Time is allotted for case studies. Program Objectives Participants will: Describe normal versus abnormal sexual behavior in the older adult. Identify non-medical interventions used in clients with dementia displaying disinhibited sexual behavior. Identify causes of disinhibition of sexual behavior in the older adult. Identify medical interventions used to treat sexually aggressive behaviors. 12 To reserve a seat, call AlexianConnects at or register online at ABBHH.org/Professionals.

15 Why I Can t Go To School Friday, January 30, :00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Faculty Patrick McGrath, Ph.D. Director, Center for Anxiety and OCD Jackie Rhew, MA, CADC, LPC Assistant Director, School Anxiety Program Location NIU Conference Center Hoffman Estates Campus 5555 Trillium Boulevard Hoffman Estates, IL CEUs Offered: 3.0 Groups A, B, C, D Cost: $30 Includes program materials, continuing education and continental breakfast. Description This engaging workshop will address strategies and interventions for students at risk due to anxiety. Discussion will include Kearny s domains of avoidant behaviors and maladaptive coping styles. Additionally, the presenters will spend considerable time on interventions and engagement strategies with both students and parents. Strategies will involve school policy, family contracts, understanding cognitive development, exposure and response prevention, and resources. Program Objectives Participants will: Identify at risk students and discuss contributing factors. Synthesize Dr. Christopher Kearney s model and use of domains. Develop policies, strategies and interventions for these studies. Learn new engagement opportunities with parents. To reserve a seat, call AlexianConnects at or register online at ABBHH.org/Professionals. 13

16 Strengths, Resilience, Passion and Dreams: Positive Psychology in Practice Friday, February 6, :00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Guest Faculty Helene Moore, Psy.D., MAPP Northwestern University Location NIU Conference Center Hoffman Estates Campus 5555 Trillium Boulevard Hoffman Estates, IL CEUs Offered: 3.5 Groups A, B, C, E Cost: $35 Includes program materials, continuing education and continental breakfast. Program Objectives Participants will: Review the history of Dr. Seligman s model of positive psychology. Gain an understanding of the 5 pillars of a flourishing life. Utilize strengths oriented approaches in therapy and life. Description This workshop will allow participants to gain an understanding of the research that has supported the development of positive psychology. Participants will learn the five pillars of a flourishing life including positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment. The intent is that, in the end, healthcare providers will incorporate some of the positive psychology tools into their lives and will inspire their patients to do the same. Finally, the documentary, Happy, will be shown and time will be allotted for questions and answers. Guest Faculty Bio Helene Moore received a Master s Degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University and Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology Los Angeles. Most recently, she completed a Master s Degree in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Moore worked at the University of Frankfurt s Outpatient Behavioral Clinical in Frankfurt, Germany where she participated in several research projects at the University of Heidelberg s Center for Aging. Upon returning to the United States, she became an adjunct professor at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, teaching Objective Personality Assessment. She is currently an assistant professor at Northwestern University s Feinberg School of Medicine where she conducts seminars on Positive Psychology. Additionally, Dr. Moore is a clinician at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine/Northwestern Medical Group. 14 To reserve a seat, call AlexianConnects at or register online at ABBHH.org/Professionals.

17 Transforming Your Practice in the Changing Marketplace: The Tools and Ingredients for Success Friday, February 20, :00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Guest Faculty David Norton, Ph.D. Centennial Counseling Location NIU Conference Center Hoffman Estates Campus 5555 Trillium Boulevard Hoffman Estates, IL CEUs Offered: 3.0 Groups A, B, C Cost: $30 Includes program materials, continuing education and continental breakfast. Program Objectives Participants will: Understand the changing marketplace. Develop leadership skills that support a successful practice. Identify the key elements for creating systems in marketing, case management and staff recruitment. Description Two interlinking skill sets are necessary to create a successful practice that withstands the fluctuations and uncertainties of a changing marketplace developing yourself and developing your institution. This workshop will highlight strategies that focus on creating and maintaining a great practice, including: leadership and management, focusing on the numbers that matter, teaching systems for case management, marketing, teamwork, as well as guidelines for evaluating marketplace rumors, character and values. Guest Faculty Bio Dr. Norton is currently the Chair of the Illinois Marriage and Family Therapy Licensing and Disciplinary Board and is also Treasurer for the Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards. He served as President of the Illinois Association for Marriage and Family Therapy from Dr. Norton has a wide range of clinical experience with special focus on work with couples, family and adolescent difficulties, work-related problems, and depression. In addition, he supervises and consults with a number of therapists in the practice of marriage and family therapy. He has spoken to over a hundred different school, community, church and professional groups on a wide range of relational, mental health, and family life issues. To reserve a seat, call AlexianConnects at or register online at ABBHH.org/Professionals. 15

18 Adolescent Depression and Technology: Recent Trends and Developments Thursday, March 5, :00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Faculty Jason Washburn, Ph.D., ABPP Director, Center for Evidence-Based Practice Location NIU Conference Center Hoffman Estates Campus 5555 Trillium Boulevard Hoffman Estates, IL CEUs Offered: 3.0 Groups A, B, C, D, E Cost: $30 Includes program materials, continuing education and continental breakfast. Description Teenagers are constantly connected through their smart phones, tablets, laptops, and networked gaming consoles. Newer devices are coming on the market every year. How does technology and the social media that pervades it affect adolescent development, social functioning, and emotional and behavioral health? This presentation will examine this question with a particular focus on the implication for mental health professionals and educators working with teenagers. We will also examine how technology can be used to promote health and healthy behavior and future possibilities for integrating technology into therapeutic work with teenagers. Program Objectives Participants will: Develop knowledge of technology usage trends among adolescents Increase awareness of the influence of technology on major adolescent milestones and development. Understand opportunities for integrating technology into clinical and health promotion work with teens. 16 To reserve a seat, call AlexianConnects at or register online at ABBHH.org/Professionals.

19 Out of the Blue: Six Non-Medication Strategies for Relieving Depression Friday, March 13, :00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Guest Faculty Bill O Hanlon, MS, LMFT Location NIU Conference Center Hoffman Estates Campus 5555 Trillium Boulevard Hoffman Estates, IL CEUs Offered: 5.5 Groups A, B, C, D, E Cost: $50 Includes program materials, continuing education, continental breakfast, and afternoon refreshments. Lunch on your own. Program Objectives Participants will: List new understandings of depression and its treatment. Implement six innovative strategies for relieving depression. Challenge prevailing models of treatment for depression. Description People with depression, one of the most common problems we see, are sometimes stuck and challenging to help change. Medications don t help all depressed people and, even when it helps, it often comes with uncomfortable side effects and only works partially. Sometimes working with depressed people gets therapists depressed and discouraged. In this presentation, you will learn six hopeful and innovative approaches for helping people with depression to get some traction out of it. Because depression has multiple causes and factors, there are many ways to shift it. These approaches draw on respectful, strength-based models as well as the latest brain plasticity research. You will leave with more tools you can use immediately to help chronic and acute clients suffering from depression. The day will be filled with compassion, learning, fun and possibilities. Bill, who has suffered and recovered from depression, is a lively presenter who uses music, poetry, video clips and other multi-media elements to make the day engaging. Guest Faculty Bio Bill O Hanlon, MS, LMFT, has authored or coauthored 36 books, including Out of the Blue: Six Non-Medication Ways to Relieve Depression (W.W. Norton). He has published 60+ articles or book chapters. He has appeared on Oprah Show (with his book, Do One Thing Different), The Today Show, and a variety of other television and radio programs. Bill has been a top-rated presenter at many national conferences and is known for his story-telling, irreverent humor, clean and accessible style. To reserve a seat, call AlexianConnects at or register online at ABBHH.org/Professionals. 17

20 Prescriptive Executive Coaching (PEC): Fitting the Interventions to Best Meet the Needs of the Client Thursday, March 19, :00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Guest Faculty Art Freeman, Ed.D., Sc.D., ABPP Midwestern University Location NIU Conference Center Hoffman Estates Campus 5555 Trillium Boulevard Hoffman Estates, IL CEUs Offered: 3.0 Groups A, B, C, E Cost: $30 Includes program materials, continuing education and continental breakfast. Program Objectives Participants will: Assist participants in understanding a cognitive behavioral orientation to coaching. Understand the PEC assessment survey. Synthesize strategies for executive coaching for individuals, work teams, institutions and business. Description Executive coaching for individuals, work teams, institutions, and businesses has grown markedly over the past several years. The general theoretical models used have been psychodynamic, systems, Neurolinguistic Programming, and Rogerian. In a parallel manner, Cognitive Behavioral models for interventions have mushroomed and have been applied to virtually every client group, in virtually every setting, and just about every application and modality. It would seem that a perfect fit would be the expansion of the Cognitive Behavioral model to the task of coaching. This workshop will be focused on developing skills for using Prescriptive Executive Coaching (PEC) as a model of coaching that uses a cognitive behavioral orientation to build an understanding of coaching needs and conceptualizing interests, readiness and impediments to change, and goals of coaching for executive development. The Prescriptive Executive Coaching is a practical, competency-based, and action oriented approach. Guest Faculty Bio Professor Arthur Freeman is currently Executive Program Director, Clinical Psychology Training Program and Chair of the Department of Behavioral Medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago, Illinois and Glendale, Arizona. He serves as member in the board of the International Coaching Institute and honorary member of the International Association of Cognitive Behavioral Coaching. In addition to more than 60 book chapters, reviews and journal articles, Dr. Freeman has published more than 63 professional books. 18 To reserve a seat, call AlexianConnects at or register online at ABBHH.org/Professionals. 18

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