Access to Expertise

The Prevalence and Importance of Splitting, Projective Identification and Introjection in Clinical and Forensic Settings
Robert Grant,PhD ~ 6 Hrs Grant ~ San Francisco ~ October 22, 2016 ~ 6 Hrs
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 Classes

Fong et. al., Uncovering Hidden Addictions: An Update on Alcohol, Sex, Gambling, Eating and Shopping

Wetherford, An Attachment-Based Approach to Focusing on Money in Psychotherapy

Ruelaz, Understanding Psychopharmacology: The Basics of Brain Functioning and Applied Psychopharmacology:Medication by Patient Population & Working with the Primary Care Provider

Berger, The Marriage Meeting: A Technique for Sustaining Healthy Relationships

Omaha, Grief and Trauma Counseling:  Beyond Mindfulness, EMDR, and EFT