The Center for Professional Development


One-Day Trainings
Friday, January 25, 2013

Psychopharmacology Certificate Program (session II)


Incorporating Guided Imagery Into Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

6 CEUs
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Guided imagery and mindfulness are potent techniques for clinicians to utilize with their clients. In tandem with the ethics of the profession that encourages social workers to help clients tap into their own intrapsychic resources, guided imageries and the use of mindfulness are skills that can empower clients to master and transcend challenges and blocks. This seminar will integrate the techniques of guided imagery as well as mindfulness with the CBT model. Participants are instructed in how to incorporate guided imageries within client sessions as well as how to integrate basic aspects of the mindfulness approach. Special attention will be paid to the clinician's role in attuning skill with the multicultural aspects that emerge when doing guided imageries. This course is open to all, including those who have completed, or who are pursuing, the CBT Certificate. Upon completion of this seminar participants are able to 1) integrate the technique of guided imageries with the standard  CBT model; 2) formulate a CBT case conceptualization utilizing a mindfulness approach; 3) adapt guided imageries from a multiculturally sensitive perspective; and 4) recognize how mindfulness and guided imagery as techniques reflect the spirit of the code of ethics by empowering clients with skills to utilize on their own.
David B. Landsman-Wohlsifer, PhD, LCSW, is Diplomate and certified member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is in private practice with Bala Psychological Resources in Bala Cynwyd, and is an adjunct faculty member at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research and at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice

Poverty Management Today: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race
6 CEUs
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This workshop examines the transformation of poverty governance over the past forty years—why it happened, how it works today, and how it affects everyone. In the process, it clarifies the central role of race in this transformation and develops a more precise account of how race shapes poverty governance in the post–civil rights era.  Referencing diverse forms of data that connect welfare reform to other policy developments, the workshop addresses racial origins, operations, and consequences of a new mode of poverty governance that is simultaneously neoliberal—grounded in market principles—and paternalist—focused on telling the poor what is best for them. The workshop traces the process of rolling out the new regime from the federal level, to the state and county level, down to the differences in ways frontline case workers take disciplinary actions in individual cases.  Welfare-to-work is the primary focus but examples from other areas of social welfare policy are provided including homelessness, drug treatment, child welfare, housing, asset-building, etc. This workshop is recommended for all levels of practitioners who have experience working with individuals, families and groups who live in poverty.
Sanford F. Schram, PhD,  is Visiting Professor at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research where he has taught social theory and policy since 1997. He is the author or co-author of a number of books, including his most recent book co-authored with Joe Soss and Richard C. Fording: Disciplining the Poor: Neoliberal Paternalism and the Persistent Power of Race (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011). He serves on the editorial board of the Social Service Review as well as the boards for a number of other scholarly journals. He is the 2012 recipient of the Charles McCoy Career Achievement Award from the American Political Science Association.