Upcoming 2023 Workshops:

Suicide Risk Assessment

Presenter: William J. Lorman, JD, PhD, PMHNP-BC, NCPsyA

On Zoom!

Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

7:00-9:00pm EST

CE’s: 2

Cost: $25

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Description:

Most mental health professionals view suicide attempts and completed suicide as an aberration.  Consequently, there is often a lack of preparedness for such an event when it does occur.  This presentation will cover demographics and theories of suicide, identification of risk factors, warning signs and protective factors, specific treatment issues and management pearls when working with patients who verbalize ideation, engage in suicide attempts or threaten or complete suicidal behavior.  Additionally, the presentation will cover areas specific to utilization of telehealth when assessing, identifying and providing successful interventions in the suicidal patient.

Objectives:

  1. Identify elements of the risk assessment for suicidality.
  2. Describe risk and protective factors.
  3. Recognize warning signs indicating suicidal behavior.
  4. Identify special issues related to the practice of telehealth in the presence of psychiatric emergencies.

About the Instructor:

William Lorman, JD, PhD, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, NCPsyA completed his doctoral studies in applied psychology. He is also certified as a psychoanalyst, modern Freudian. He is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and certified as an advanced practice addictions specialist. He is an assistant professor at Drexel University where he teaches in the graduate nursing program. He maintains a private practice where he works with adults and treats a full range of psychiatric disorders – mild depression to severe psychosis, and he specializes in addiction psychiatry. He utilizes a psychoanalytic-medical model and provides services that include individual and group psychotherapy, psychiatric evaluations and medication management. In addition to his academic and clinical experience, Dr. Lorman has presented seminars on various mental health topics nationally and internationally, has written multiple articles and textbook chapters and is a management and clinical consultant to several major corporations where he provides therapeutic and group facilitation services. He has completed a Juris Doctor degree and consults in the areas of medical malpractice, administrative and employment law.

The Basics of Dreamwork

Presenter: Thomas Bonner

On Zoom!

Meeting Dates/Time:

TBA

7:00-8:30 p.m. EST

CE’s: 9

Cost: $150

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Description:

Through sharing of their own dreams, group members, guided by the group leader will learn and develop basic techniques for working with their own dreams. Areas for discussion include how to capture and record dreams, the mental health benefits of considering dreams as a valuable resource for living in the present, some brief history of the importance of working with dreams, and possible techniques one might employ to better relate to the content and message of dreams.

Group meetings would be structured to include some element of non-experiential education, as well as the group experience of working with dreams. Members would be encouraged to record their dreams, and each group member would be offered the opportunity to bring a dream for the group. Group leader will establish a suitable framework to enhance learning while protecting group members’ well-being.

Learning Objectives:

  • To promote understanding of the history and context of dreams and dream interpretation.
    • To increase understanding of dreams and their relation to the unconscious.
    • To increase clinical awareness of the mental health benefits of dream work.
    • To create a safe learning environment to practice dream work.

About the facilitator: 

Tom Bonner, MBA, MA, NCC | Therapist

Tom is a therapist and has been at PSP since August of 2017. He is also a training candidate at the C.G. Jung Institute in Boston. Tom works with adults encountering problems with depression, anxiety, trauma-related stress, and various adjustment difficulties. Tom is a U. S. Navy veteran.