Continuing Education

For many years, AGAPE has provided training modules for mental health professionals and students through our Therapy Training Institute. These courses provide opportunities for mental health professionals to enhance their skills in specific areas while earning continuing education (CE) credits. CE credits are provided through Lipscomb University’s master’s degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. CE credits may also be made available through the American Psychological Association (APA) for specific training sessions. AGAPE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AGAPE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Our upcoming course offerings are listed below.

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Spring 2021 Courses

 

This is Us: Transracial Adoption in Real Life
Friday, March 26th from 9am-12pm

Taught by Susan Branco, PhD, LPC (VA), LCPC (MD), NCC, ACS, BC-TMH

Transracial adoption is the practice of placing a child in a family with a different racial and/or ethnic identity. This presentation will focus on the history, developmental tasks, and counseling interventions to use in working with those who have experienced transracial adoption or with children in this situation.

Participants will:

  1. Identify at least two United States federal laws that shaped transracial adoption policy.
  2. Identify two adoption-related developmental models.
  3. Explore three research studies related to healthy outcomes for transracially adopted children/adolescents.
  4. Discuss how one counseling theory informs counseling practice and interventions.

Cost:

$40: No CE Credits
$50: 3 APA-Approved CE Credits provided through the American Psychological Association

Intended Audience: Social workers, case workers, counselors in private practice, pastoral counselors, university teachers, students

Instruction Level: Intermediate

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Identifying Personality Disorders to Maximize Client Growth; Issues in Differential Diagnosis
Friday, April 9th from 9am – 11am

Taught by Lillie Vandekar, Psy.D., Owner and Founder of Nashville Psychotherapy

Discriminating between personality disorders and applying correct diagnoses can be some of the most complex work counselors face. Dr. Vandekar will help explore these issues in a warm, down-to-earth speaking style.

  1. Describe the three personality disorder (PD) clusters outlined in the DSM-5, as well as each individual PD from a categorical perspective.
  2. Apply a dimensional approach to personality structure.
  3. Explore common misdiagnoses and practice differential diagnosis of PD's.
  4. Discuss treatment implications and common client-therapist dynamics in the treatment of personality disordered individuals.

Cost:

$30: No CE Credits
$40: 2 APA-Approved CE Credits provided through the American Psychological Association

Intended Audience: Psychologists, master’s level counselors, university-based teachers, counseling students, social workers, psychiatric nurse practitioners

Instruction Level: Intermediate

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Ethical Considerations in Play Therapy
Friday, April 23rd, 9am – 12pm

Taught by Jeff Ashby, PhD, ABPP, RPT-S, Professor, Counseling Psychology, Director, Play Therapy Training Institute, Co-Director, Center for the Study of Stress, Trauma, and Resilience, Georgia State University

Participants will review ethical theories and models of ethical decision-making relevant to play therapy. Special emphasis will be placed on arriving at ethical courses of action in four primary areas of emphasis in professional ethics codes and the APT Practice Guidelines. These areas include: a) informed consent, b) confidentiality, c) competence, and d) multiple relationships.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain a practical model for ethical decision-making in play therapy.
  2. Explain how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of informed consent in play therapy.
  3. Describe how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of competence in play therapy.
  4. Explain how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of confidentiality in play therapy.
  5. Explain how ethical decision-making models can apply to issues of dual relationships in play therapy.

Cost:

$40: No CE Credits
$50: 3 APA-Approved CE Credits provided through the American Psychological Association

Intended Audience: Psychologists, master’s level counselors, university-based teachers, counseling students, social workers, psychiatric nurse practitioners

Instruction Level: Intermediate

PTThis workshop is co-sponsored by the Tennessee Association for Play Therapy, who is an approved provider of continuing education by APT, no 03-138.

Due to COVID-19 health concerns, this one-time online event has been approved by APT for 3.0 CONTACT CE Hours. Videos must remain on for the entire training.

Registration is limited to 40 attendees, and a 75% pass rate on the post-test is required before CE certificates are provided.

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AGAPE is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AGAPE maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Partial CE credits will not be awarded. Full attendance is required to receive CE credit.

If you are unable to attend a session for which you have registered, you may request a refund up to one (1) day in advance. Refunds are provided at AGAPE’s discretion.

AGAPE reserves the right to cancel training sessions for which there are insufficient registrations or due to bad weather, instructor illness or other unforeseen circumstances. Refunds will be provided in these circumstances for those who are registered for single sessions. 
 

 


 

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Integrating Creativity in Clinical Practice and Supervision
Taught by Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S

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Using Play Therapy to Build Resilience in Children of Divorce
Taught by Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S, President of TN Association for Play Therapy

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk
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Using Genograms in Counseling: Getting to Know Clients & Helping Clients Understand Themselves
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Navigating Challenging Ethical Issues in Counseling
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