Access to Expertise
|What Is It?
What CE Workshops are Good At: Our
Instructors are extremely knowledgeable and their areas of expertise
and have demonstrated the ability to communicate their knowledge in
ways that are not only clear and understandable, but directly relevant
to professional clinical practice. So, not surprisingly,
knowledge transmission is what CE Workshops tend to do the best.
What CE Workshops are Not Good At:
CE Workshops can take some steps toward skill building if the
Instructor is able to not only explain by demonstrate techniques or
procedures. But skill building takes more than simply viewing
a demonstration. Developing new skills requires supervised
practice with expert feedback. By their very nature, CE
Workshops do not provide this kind of on-going support.
A Pilot Program: Many of our in-person Spring, 2011
CE Workshops are part of a new approach we are trying to provide a more
extended relationship. As a part of our Access to
Expertise program, at the end of the scheduled session,
Instructors will outline the scope of the questions and methods to use
for One No-Cost Follow-Up in a workshop-related area.
Future Plans: If CE Workshop
participants use this service and find it valuable, we will
extend it to online courses. We will also
begin to pilot procedures for an on-going
educational follow-up or case consultation service. Our
goal would be to create a virtual space which is optimized
for efficient questions or skill demonstrations from learners
and expert feedback and coaching from Instructors.
|How Does It Work?
Instructors will individually define the nature
of the inquiries they can address., which may be stated in terms of
amount of time required, topics within the scope, or even the extent of
research needed if any. In general, a no-charge Access to
Expertise follow-up should take less trhan one-half hour.
The process begins with a brief Form for
summarizing the follow-up inquiry. These will be distributed
at the end of class. In most cases, Instructors will ask that
these Forms be emailed to them. Then, according to Instructor
preference, the follow-up could be completed via email, or a phone,
Skype or other synchronous session would be scheduled.
Spring, 2011 Access to Expertise
Hidden Addictions: An Update on Alcohol, Sex, Gambling, Eating and
Attachment-Based Approach to Focusing on Money in Psychotherapy
The Basics of Brain Functioning
Applied Psychopharmacology:Medication by Patient Population &
Working with the Primary Care Provider
Marriage Meeting: A Technique for Sustaining Healthy Relationships
and Trauma Counseling: Beyond Mindfulness, EMDR, and EFT