First Annual Fall Northeast Georgia Psychology Symposium

Symposium Schedule

Morning Workshop Session – An Introduction to Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
8:30 AM – Check-In
9:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Afternoon Workshop Session – Introduction to Somatic Psychotherapies through the Lens of Health Psychology
1:15 PM – Check-In
1:45 PM – 5:00 PM

A discounted rate is offered to those who register for both the morning and afternoon workshop sessions.

Morning Workshop

Presenter: Felicia Berry-Mitchell, Ph.D.

Description: This workshop is an introduction to the evidence-based treatment for PTSD, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). It will provide a brief overview of the therapy, and discuss ideal application of the treatment.

Objectives: At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Objective 1:   Identify empirical support for this evidence-based treatment
  • Objective 2:   Describe the treatment objectives and appropriate treatment applications
  • Objective 3:   Describe the five themes of CPT and the assigned interventions
Time Activity Description
8:30-9:00AM Check-in
9:00-10:30AM Training (1.5 hrs) Review empirical support for CPT and begin exploration of common treatment objectives and appropriate applications
10:30-10:45AM Break
10:45-12:15PM Training (1.5 hrs) Complete exploration of objectives and applications. Discuss five themes of CPT and connection between themes and interventions

Morning Workshop Session CE Approval

3 CORE in-person (synchronous) or live webinar (synchronous) contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval # 2022-07-27-095S).

3 Core hours of continuing education have been approved by the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW CEU Approval # 080422).

Center Point, GA Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center Point maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 3 hours of credit for psychologists is awarded for this CE program.

Important Messages for Brenau Clinical Counseling Graduate Students ONLY

You will receive three Professional Development activity credits for each workshop session you attend. You are encouraged to sign up early to reserve your spot for this professional development event. HOWEVER, if you decide at any time that you cannot attend this event, you MUST cancel your reservation. Otherwise, you will not be invited to the next two professional development events hosted by Brenau, and you will not receive Professional Development credits even if you do attend those events.

Afternoon Workshop

Presenters: Maria Zayas, Ed.D., and Rebekah Rocheleau, LPC

Description: In this workshop, we will explore evidence-based somatic psychotherapy approaches through the lens of health psychology. Research indicates that there is a strong somatic component associated with various psychiatric diagnoses. This workshop will examine major diagnostic categories within the DSM-5-TR, including trauma and stressor-related disorders, mood disorders, and somatic symptom and related disorders, with a focus on introducing health psychology and somatic psychotherapy conceptualizations and treatment applications. We will review the basis of major treatment approaches in the field, and there will be an opportunity for participants to delve into case conceptualization from this perspective, as well as an experiential component utilizing heart rhythm variability biofeedback equipment in real time as an example of somatic psychotherapy-oriented treatment options. This workshop is appropriate for psychologists, counselors, clinical social workers, and marriage and family therapists.

Objectives: At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Objective 1: Name foundational elements that form the basis of the field of health psychology.
  • Objective 2: Identify different types of evidence-based somatic psychotherapy modalities that are utilized within the field of health psychology, including diagnostic and population considerations regarding application in clinical settings.
  • Objective 3: Engage in case conceptualization of one of their cases from the health psychology perspective, and incorporate a somatic psychotherapy component in their treatment plan.
Time Activity Description
1:15-1:45PM Check-in
1:45-3:15PM Training (1.5 hrs) Review the foundational elements of health psychology. Begin identification of evidence-based modalities with attention placed on diagnosis and treatment with various populations.
3:15-3:30PM Break
3:30-5:00PM Training (1.5 hrs) Finish identification/review of psychotherapy modalities and conduct case conceptualization.

Afternoon Workshop Session CE Approval

3 CORE in-person (synchronous) or live webinar (synchronous) contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval # 2022-08-07-101S).

3 Core hours of continuing education have been approved by the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW CEU Approval # 080622).

Center Point, GA Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center Point maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 3 hours of credit for psychologists is awarded for this CE program.

Important Messages for Brenau Clinical Counseling Graduate Students ONLY

You will receive three Professional Development activity credits for each workshop session you attend. You are encouraged to sign up early to reserve your spot for this professional development event. HOWEVER, if you decide at any time that you cannot attend this event, you MUST cancel your reservation. Otherwise, you will not be invited to the next two professional development events hosted by Brenau, and you will not receive Professional Development credits even if you do attend those events.

About the Presenters

Felicia Berry-Mitchell, Ph.D.

Felicia Berry-Mitchell, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in working with trauma survivors in individual, group, & couples therapy. She received extensive training in trauma therapy at the Department of Veterans Affairs and works with trauma survivors of all types, including those exposed to mental, emotional, physical, sexual abuse, and other life-threatening injuries such as natural disasters, combat, motor vehicle accidents, and more. She uses empirically supported treatments such as CPT, DBT and others in her clinical work.

felicia berry-mitchell

Maria Zayas, Ed.D.

Maria Zayas, Ed.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling at Brenau University and a licensed psychologist in private practice in Cumming, GA. Dr. Zayas has published in empirically reviewed journals in the fields of health psychology and stress management.

maria zayas

Rebekah Rocheleau, LPC

Rebekah Rocheleau, LPC, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling at Brenau University and a licensed professional counselor in private practice in Flowery Branch, GA.

rebekah rocheleau

Conflict of Interest Statements

Dr. Berry-Mitchell certifies that she has NO affiliations with or involvement in any organization or entity with any financial interest (such as honoraria; educational grants; membership, employment, consultancies, stock ownership, or other equity interest; and expert testimony or patent-licensing arrangements) in the subject matter or materials covered in this workshop.

Dr. Zayas certifies that she has NO affiliations with or involvement in any organization or entity with any financial interest (such as honoraria; educational grants; membership, employment, consultancies, stock ownership, or other equity interest; and expert testimony or patent-licensing arrangements) in the subject matter or materials covered in this workshop.

Ms. Rocheleau certifies that she has NO affiliations with or involvement in any organization or entity with any financial interest (such as honoraria; educational grants; membership, employment, consultancies, stock ownership, or other equity interest; and expert testimony or patent-licensing arrangements) in the subject matter or materials covered in this workshop.

Registration

Symposium participants may register to attend either the morning or afternoon workshop sessions separately, or register to attend both workshop sessions at a reduced rate. A break is provided between each workshop session for lunch-own-your-own at a variety of restaurants within walking distance on the Gainesville Square.

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Registration Fee Structure (Single Workshop Session/Both Workshop Sessions):

  • All Current Brenau Graduate and Undergraduate Students — $20/$30
  • Brenau MS Clinical Counseling Program Alum — $60/$90
  • Graduate Students from other Universities — $60/$90
  • Brenau Faculty and Adjuncts — $60/$90
  • Center Point Clinicians and Staff — $60/$90
  • Community Professionals — $90/$120
  • Other — $90/$120

** You will receive a confirmation email with the in-person workshop session(s) location and payment total. Contact Dr. Tim Bryant at tbryant3@brenau.edu if you do not receive this confirmation.

Cancellation Policy

A 30% cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to October 7, 2022. No refunds will be given after October 7, 2022.

Paid reservations may not be transferred to other individuals.

Presented By:

Brenau University Center for Lifetime Study and the Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling in partnership with Center Point and Georgia Psychological Association

Please feel free to forward this workshop information to other professionals.

Partners:

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Georgia Psychological Association