Clinicians’ Corner: Timely News and Information from the School of Behavioral Sciences

Jun 5, 2013 by Kathleen Hawks, MS

Welcome back to the Clinicians’ Corner. I am Kathleen Hawks, academic advisor for the School of Behavioral Sciences here at CalSouthern.

Each issue of the Clinician’s Corner will highlight clinically relevant news of interest to School of Behavioral Sciences learners, faculty and alumni. So come here to stay “in the loop” for any clinically oriented information.

  • Due to the overwhelming success of the School of Behavioral Sciences’ online case conferences, we are pleased to announce an additional case-conference opportunity Tuesdays from 6:00 until 7:00 a.m. PDT. This new conference supplements the existing schedule, which includes teleconferences on Tuesdays from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 until 10:00 a.m. (all times PDT). These conferences are available to all learners enrolled in internship and practicum courses. Come and experience this safe, interactive forum that enhances valuable theoretical learning, and presents an excellent opportunity for peer discussion and collaboration.
  • Our Practicum Spotlight for this issue is the Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program (Summit). Summit is a joint commission-accredited center for eating disorders treatment and prevention based in Sacramento, California. Founded in 2000, it is a medically supervised treatment program serving both adolescents and adults with anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorder. In addition, Summit organizes professional development and prevention services for the community at large.

A multi-disciplinary team of professionals oversees outpatient care, including a seven-day-per-week partial hospitalization program, an intensive outpatient program and flexible outpatient programming in Sacramento, as well as intensive outpatient and flexible outpatient programs in Fresno and Roseville. Summit also has partnered with Eating Recovery Center, an international center providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge-eating disorder. For more information about Summit, call (916) 574-1000 or visit www.sedop.org.

  • Attention graduates and alumni: Seaside Solutions in Laguna Beach, California is looking for one or two internship candidates to work with homeless men and women. They have a beautiful, oceanfront facility with weekly group and individual supervision (MSW, psychiatrist and psychologist). Highly skilled individuals interested in working with this challenging population are encouraged to contact Dr. Kay Ostensen at (949) 706-2777 or via fax at (949) 706-6442. For more information, visit www.seasideSolutions.org.
  • Exciting news! The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference is coming to Anaheim, California on December 11 – 15, 2013. The application deadline for the conference is November 15. A limited number of spaces have been reserved for graduate students in accredited programs, interns, and professionals with financial limitations to assist as volunteers. Continuing education credit will be provided for all sessions worked or attended. Professionals with financial limitations who are interested in volunteering should contact Karen Haviley at [email protected] or [email protected] If applicable, please include basic information regarding your reasons for needing financial assistance to attend as a volunteer. If you cannot meet all the requirements to volunteer, please contact [email protected] For more information or to register to attend, go to www.EvolutionofPsychotherapy.com.
    • Interested in LPCC licensure? The California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC) is a great informational resource for everything you need to know about LPCC. Please go to http://calpcc.org/ for more information.
    • Recently, I attended the first ever California LPCC Educators’ Consortium. This was an opportunity for representatives from all the LPCC degree programs in Southern California to get together, along with representatives from CALPCC and the BBS. We discussed educational requirements, relevant legislation and BBS guidelines impacting degree programs. It was a wonderful and very informative experience.
  • Be sure to take advantage of the invaluable counseling and therapy video database located in your CalSouthern University Library. It contains more than 400 hours of video, covering virtually every topic in the realm of counseling and therapy. In addition, you will find a transcript accompanying each video—these serve as extremely useful resources as you complete your assignments.

This month, I will be attending the annual conference of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists in Sacramento, California. I hope to see many of you there and look forward to passing along to you much of the useful information I gather there in the next installment of the Clinicians’ Corner.

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