Fall Ceu Workshop Series 2020

*Until further notice: All PDN workshops will be offered live online through Zoom on their scheduled dates & times listed below.

Discounted prices are available if you register for the entire series.  All workshops are approved by the LABSWE & LCA for continuing education hours for social workers and LPC’s.

October 15th, 2020

Workshop 1

8:30am - 11:45am

Erin M. Dugan, Ph.D., NCC, CRC, LPC-S

"Returning to School with COVID-19: Practical Considerations and Applications for Mental Health Professionals, Schools, & Parents"

November 19th, 2020

Workshop 2

8:30am - 11:45am

Angie Wood, PhD, LCSW, BACS

"Building Hope and Confidence in Motivational Interviewing"

December 10th, 2020

Workshop 3

8:30am - 11:45am

Chrissie Roux MSW, LCSW-BACS

"New Perspectives on the Assessment, Diagnosis, & Treatment of Personality Disorders: The Alternative DSM-5 Model"

Workshop 1

Returning to School with COVID-19: Practical Considerations and Applications for Mental Health Professionals, Schools, & Parents 

Presented by: Erin M. Dugan, Ph.D., NCC, CRC, LPC- S
3 CEUs
Thursday, October 15th, 2020
8:30am – 11:45am – Workshop
Live Online Webinar via Zoom

About The Workshop

Returning to school for children and adolescents as well schools, teachers, parents, mental health clinicians during a pandemic is novel to us all. This seminar will present an overview of the many changes clinicians, schools, students, and parents have faced during these past months and focus more specifically on new challenges as students return to school for all parties involved.  This seminar will focus not only on assisting clinicians, teachers and staff, as well as parents during children’s and adolescent’s return to school, but additionally focus on the needs of the students and students’ parents to address our students emotional, social, behavioral, and academic learning needs.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will discuss and review presenting issues and challenges related to children’s behavioral, emotional, social, and cognitive responses and reactions to COVID-19 including Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Specific Learning Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders.
  • Participants will review typical and atypical responses and reactions to children’s behavioral, emotional, social, and cognitive responses and reactions to COVID-19 while returning to school based on Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Specific Learning Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders.
  • Participants will assess children’s behavioral, emotional, social, and cognitive responses and reactions to COVID-19, including Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Specific Learning Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, Disruptive , Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
  • Participants will review decision tree models based on DSM 5 criteria based on children’s behavioral, emotional, social and cognitive responses and reactions to COVID-19 including Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Specific Learning Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders.
  • Participants will identify therapeutic approaches and interventions used to support children’s behavioral, emotional, social, and cognitive responses and reactions to COVID-19 as they return to school including Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Specific Learning Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders.
  • Participants will review assessments measures used to measure progress in the use of therapeutic approaches and interventions used to support children’s behavioral, emotional, social, and cognitive responses and reactions to COVID-19 as children and adolescents return to school including Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Specific Learning Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders, Disruptive, Impulse-Control and Conduct Disorders.

About The Presenter

Erin M. Dugan, Ph.D., NCC, CRC, LPC- S Erin Dugan is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Associate Professor at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Allied Health, Interim Department Head, Department of Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling and Clinic Director, LSUHSC Child & Family Counseling Clinic. Erin earned her BA in Psychology from University of Mississippi in 200 and her MEd from UNO in 2002. She earned her PhD in2005 in Counselor Education and Supervision with an Emphasis: Play Therapy from University of Mississippi. Since 2014 she has served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at LSU Health Sciences Center School of Allied Health Professions where she also serves on numerous committees and advises 9 academic programs both Undergraduate and Graduate level. Previously, Erin served as Associate Professor and Interim Department Head in the Dept of Rehabilitation Counseling, Interim Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, School of Allied Health LSU Health Sciences Center and Director of the LSUHSC Child and Family Counseling Clinic. Erin is a certified Child Centered Play Therapist with CBT PTSD youth training, Child-Parent Psychotherapy training and many other certifications including being a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a Registered Play therapist Supervisor and a National Certified Counselor. She is a member of numerous professional organizations including ACA, AAMFT, ARCA, NRCA, APT and more. Erin has presented both locally and nationally in the field of child and family counseling and play therapy and is a highly respected clinician and teacher.

Workshop 2

Building Hope and Confidence in Motivational Interviewing

Presented by: Angie Wood, PhD, LCSW
3 CEUs
Thursday, November 19th, 2020
8:30am – 11:45am – Workshop
Live Online Webinar via Zoom

About The Workshop

This workshop will address the way humans change and participants will learn how to assess and develop strategies for creating positive change in clients with a wide range of diagnoses and presenting complaints. This workshop will teach motivational interviewing techniques that can be used to create the most effective assessments and treatment plans. Participants will learn the concepts of hope and confidence and their applications to various clinical populations. They will learn the Four Corners and 9 Strategies for building confidence using motivational interviewing techniques.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the connection between hope and confidence within the change process.
  • Recognize the four possible situations related to confidence and importance of the change and how this understanding impacts strategies used.
  • Learn nine strategies for evoking and building confidence in your client.
  • Understand how specific strategies can be used to help clients facing depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, addiction disorders and other lifestyle changes.
  • Find inspiration to strengthen hope.

About The Presenter

Dr. Angela “Angie” Wood, PhD, LCSW earned her PhD in social work from Tulane University in 2006 after earning her MSW from Southern Illinois University in 1992. She is licensed in LA and Illinois and is a BACS since 2000. She is a certified clinical supervisor in Louisiana Addictive Disorders Regulatory Authority as well as an LMFT. Angie is a member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers since October, 2016, the Louisiana Association of Substance Abuse Counselors and Trainers since 2006, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) since 2001. She serves on the NAADAC (The Association for Addiction Professionals), 2015-2016 and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, 2015-2016. Angie is currently Assistant Professor at Southeastern Louisiana University where she serves as Department of Health and Human Sciences, Social Work Program. Courses she teaches include: SW 101: Introduction to Social Work: Fields of Practice, Fall, 2020 SW 205: Understanding Human Diversity and Populations at Risk, Fall, 2020 (two sections) SW 360: Social Work Research Methods and Designs, Fall, 2020. She previously served as an Instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University from August, 2016 – July, 2020 where she worked in the Department of Health and Human Sciences, Social Work Program as Field coordinator responsible for student placement and oversight in field internships and associated seminar and coursework. Instructors advise students and participate in campus committees. She was contributing Faculty at Walden University from September, 2013 – 2020 in  theSchool of Social Work and Human Services. She served as Lead Faculty at Walden University December, 2013 – 2020. Angie was an Adjunct Instructor, Tulane University from May 2006 – August 2006 in the School of Social Work as well as Adjunct Instructor, Southeastern Louisiana University Jan. 2003 – Dec. 2004 in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies Department. Angie has held a part time Private Practitioner since 2011 in Hammond, LA where she Primarily conducts training, consultation and clinical supervision services. She previously provided treatment of various life issues and psychological illnesses; individual, couples and family therapy. She specializes in chemical dependency/substance abuse, life adjustment issues. She was Project Director, Behavioral Health Court Program, 22nd Judicial District Court, Covington, LA from 1/2015-8/2016. She was the Mental Health Program Director – Adult Services/Access Unit Coordinator, Florida Parishes Human Services Authority, Hammond, LA 4/2011-2014 and the Director of Training and Professional Development/Assistant Clinical professor, LSU Health Sciences Center, School of Public Health – Juvenile Justice Program 6/2007-12/2010, Interim Director of Program Evaluation 11/2008-7/2009. Prior to that Angie served as Assistant Director of Mental Health, LSU Health Sciences Center – Juvenile Justice Program (Bridge City Center for Youth) 9/2004- 5/2007. Angie has written numerous scholarly articles and presented widely in the field of Motivational Interviewing.

Workshop 3

New Perspectives on the Assessment, Diagnosis, & Treatment of Personality Disorders: The Alternative DSM-5 Model

Presented by: Chrissie Roux MSW, LCSW-BACS 
3 CEUs
Thursday December 10th, 2020
8:30am – 11:45am – Workshop
Live Online Webinar via Zoom

About The Workshop

A diagnosis of a personality disorder can carry a stigma for both client and clinician. These diagnoses are often considered more challenging to treat. Participants in this workshop will be able to demonstrate understanding of the alternative DSM-5 model, particularly with regard to how it will improve their ability to assess and approach treatment to clients with impairments in personality functioning and personality traits. They will learn through discussion how to identify how the alternative model deviates from and expands upon the current model, and the implications for clinical practice. Participants will engage in case study to apply the alternative model to clinical practice and by the end of the workshop, participants will be able to describe major facets of the alternative model, and identify potential applications to clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will review the alternative DSM-5 model, particularly with regard to impairments in personality functioning and personality traits.
  • Participants will learn to identify how the alternative model deviates from and expands upon the current model, and the implications for clinical practice.
  • Participants will engage in case study to apply the alternative model to clinical practice.
  • Participants utilize workshop materials to identify potential applications to clinical practice.

About The Presenter

Chrissie Roux MSW, LCSW-BACS  is a psychotherapist in private practice and an adjunct professor at Tulane University School of Social Work. Before entering private practice, she was a clinical social worker at Trinity Counseling Center and at Jewish Family Service; she is also the former Program Director of the New Orleans chapter of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. She has over 20 years of clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, in case management and supported employment for people with developmental disabilities, and in program management and administration. She lectures in the community on a variety of topics including Developing Reflective Practice, Managing Compassion Fatigue, Treatment of Anxiety and Trauma, and Practitioner Self-Disclosure in Clinical Practice. In her psychotherapy practice, Ms. Roux has a special interest in mood disorders and trauma and uses EMDR, among other tools. She previously served on the boards of the Louisiana Association of Clinical Social Workers, the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, and Abeona House Child Discovery Center. At Tulane she teaches several courses in the graduate school of Social Work, including Clinical Methods, Theory, and Field Seminar. She loves dissecting a good ethical dilemma.