Legal Responsibilities That Even Good Clinicians Screw Up

Jun 22, 2018

Legal Responsibilities that Even Good Clinicians Screw Up: This training will include an overview of the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, discuss the investigative unit of the board, the types of complaints received by the board and review case studies to illustrate.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the role of a state regulatory board
  • To be mindful of the new ethical rules that are in place
  • To understand the investigative/disciplinary role of the board
  • To discuss issues that are intended to prevent licensees from violating the Code of Professional Conduct

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Triple P Positive Parenting Seminars- The Power of Positive Parenting

Jun 28, 2018

Triple P Positive Parenting Seminars-The Power of Positive Parenting


CEUs: None offered for this workshop


Children of all ages need safe, secure, and loving environments to do well in life.  Positive Parenting is an effective approach that gives parents the skills and confidence they need to reduce the stress of parenting and make it more enjoyable.

Positive parenting is an approach to being a parent that aims to promote children's development and manage children's behavior and emotions in a constructive and nonhurtful way.

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Foster Parent Orientation

Jul 3, 2018

Foster Parent Orientation: Interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent? Foster parent orientation is the 1st Tuesday and Thursday of every month 5-7pm at our Clermont (555 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike) and Norwood (4411 Montgomery Road, Suite 201) locations, call 513.752.1555 to register. 

Foster Parent Orientation

Jul 5, 2018

Foster Parent Orientation: Interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent? Foster parent orientation is the 1st Tuesday and Thursday of every month 5-7pm at our Clermont (555 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike) and Norwood (4411 Montgomery Road, Suite 201) locations, call 513.752.1555 to register. 

Toxic Stress to Safe Zone: Understanding trauma-informed care & responding to trauma’s impact on development

Jul 12, 2018
Toxic Stress to Safe Zone: Understanding trauma-informed care & responding to trauma’s impact on development
Objectives:  1.Understand trauma & toxic stress.  2.Learn effects on social and emotional development.  3.Learn strategies to respond to trauma’s effect on behavior.   Audience: Professionals working with children including mental health providers, parents and caregivers.

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$10.00 Fee for 3.0 CEUs 


Eating Disorders, 101

Jul 20, 2018

Eating Disorders, 101 at Interact for Health, Rookwood Tower 3805 Edwards Road, 5th Floor Cincinnati, OH  45209

Fee: $35.00

CEUs: 3.0

Eating Disorders, 101. In this presentation, clinicians will learn about the etiology, development and symptoms of eating disorders, as well as the risks of an active eating disorder. Clinicians will learn how to appropriately assess a client for an eating disorder, and will learn when to refer to a higher level of care. After the presentation, clinicians will walk away feeling more comfortable and competent in the following areas:  

  • What are eating disorders?
  • What causes an eating disorder?
  • What are some consequences of eating disorders?
  • Who is at risk for an eating disorder?
  • What maintains eating disorders?
  • What can I do with my client when I suspect an eating disorder? 

Presenter: Katlyn Heath, M.S., MFT – Katlyn Heath is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has been serving the eating disorder recovery community for approximately three years. Working primarily with adolescents, adults and their families, Katlyn currently works at the partial hospitalization level of care at the Eating Recovery Center of Ohio. Applied theoretical interventions including a combination of post-modern techniques, including Narrative and Solution-Focused work, with evidence based treatments including CBT, ACT, and DBT. With a strong background in adolescent and family research, including serving on multiple collegiate and professional panels and presentations. 

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Ethics for Ohio Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists

Jul 27, 2018

Ethics for Ohio Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists

Fee: $35.00

This workshop will satisfy the 3 clock hours in ethics required by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board.

The course is designed to help you avoid problems in the nine main areas that Glenn Karr has found that increase the risk to mental health therapists for licensing board and lawsuit complaints.  It is essentially a risk management workshop with a strong emphasis on ethical considerations. 

 You will learn how to recognize the top nine problem areas, which include dealing with high conflict divorce issues, determining when a person is or is not actually a client, properly handling records issues, responding to subpoenas, avoiding multiple and problem relationships, dealing with duty to report and protect issues, and complying with HIPAA laws and rules. 

Attendees will receive a 50 page plus handout which lists all of the topics and related legal and other documents covered in the course. The handout is indexed for easy reference in the future.

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Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

Jul 31, 2018

Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training. 

FREE program

$10.00 for 2.0 CEUS

Thank you to the Ohio Children's Trust fund for enabling us to offer this training at no cost.

Child sexual abuse is likely the most prevalent health problem children face, with the most serious array of consequences. In fact, 1 in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. 

This means that whether you work with youth, are a parent, or are simply a member of a community, it is highly likely that someone you know and care for has experienced, or is currently experiencing, child sexual abuse. It's going to happen whether you are prepared to deal with it or not - unless you stop it from happening. And the good news is, it can be stopped.

Stewards of Children® is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaviors.  It offers practical prevention training with a conversational, real-world approach.

Why is this program different?

Stewards of Children uses real people and real stories to show you how to protect children.

You'll meet survivors who lived through child sexual abuse, experienced its immediate and long-term effects, and ultimately were able to find healing. You'll meet experts who work with children and families, and confront abuse on a daily basis. Many of these survivors and experts are also parents, themselves.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Click link below to view the Stewards of Children Training trailer:

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QPR Suicide Prevention

Aug 7, 2018

Loss of a loved one, friend, neighbor, colleague, or other acquaintance to suicide is devastating.  Importantly, there is hope and help for persons contemplating suicide, and you can help others in need.  QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer -- 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. 

According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a Gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

The QPR Gatekeeper Training Program is NREPP approved evidenced based training. 

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper, trainees receive background on the prevalence of suicide and learn to

  • recognize the warning signs of suicide
  • know how to offer hope
  • know how to get help and save a life

This training is free and provides 3 CEUs.  Click here for more information and to register: 

Encourage the Heart Dinner

Aug 10, 2018

The Encourage the Heart Dinner is at Holiday Inn Eastgate on Friday, August 10, 2016. Child Focus encourages the heart of the most vulnerable children in our community– children who live in poverty, children with mental illness and children who hurt. Child Focus offers hope and support for children to learn, heal and grow. To help us help children, we encourage the heart of each of you to join us for dinner. You will help just by being there! The evening will include dinner, music and auctions. Money raised will go to the Child Focus, Inc. Encourage the Heart Fund, supporting the agency's greatest need such as client scholarships, funding gaps, emerging program needs and staff and facility development. 

Please consider helping; we really need the support of our community to make these events successful!  We welcome your support of Child Focus in any of the following ways: 

Click here for the event invitation.

Click here to register online for the Encourage the Heart Dinner.

Click here for sponsorship opportunities for the Encourage the Heart Dinner.

Click here for information on how to donate an item for raffle or auction.