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Upcoming Courses

Please note that all events are held at ECH Every Child's Hope.
The address is 8240 Saint Charles Rock Road, Saint Louis, MO 63114.

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, September 10, 2016
    • 9:00 AM (CDT)
    • Sunday, September 11, 2016
    • 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • ECH Every Child's Hope
    • 11
    ACT is a new technology based on acceptance of internal experience and behavior change rather than symptom elimination. The focus of treatment shifts from changing internal events (emotions, thoughts, sensations) to changing behaviors in ways that support valued and purposeful living and are personally chosen by the client. The current zeitgeist in the field of psychology leans toward symptom reduction and elimination before healthy, purposeful living can begin. ACT focuses on being mindfully aware of internal experience while actively choosing behaviors that support healthy values-based activity.     

    Objectives: At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:

    1.      Recognize all six core ACT processes: Present Moment, Willingness, Cognitive Defusion, Self as Context, Valuing, and Committed Action.


    2.      Use ACT metaphors and exercises for each of the six core processes.


    3.      Conduct 'Creative Hopelessness' and 'Control as the Problem' work. 

    Dr. Roca is listed as an ACT Trainer by the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS).  He has practiced ACT since 2000 and began training interns, fellows, and licensed peers in 2002. He has been doing ACT trainings both nationally and internationally since 2003. He is currently an ACT Trainer and Consultant for a national ACT for Depression dissemination program. In 2006 he created 'LifeGuard,' a two-hour ACT-based community workshop. Workshop has been presented to over 600 returning Veterans, their families, and first-line responders: police officers, counselors, and clergy.  Results have been published in Professional Psychology: Research and Practice:


    September 10-11, 2016 9:00am - 4:30pm
    MSCSW Members - $150
    Non-Members - $225


    Location ECH Every Child's Hope 


    14 Continuing Education Hours

    Event is held at Every Child's Hope    
    8240 Saint Charles Rock Road 63114     
    Just off east of I-170 on Saint Charles Rock Road     

    • Saturday, October 08, 2016
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • ECH Every Child's Hope

    Shirley Crenshaw will be presenting on Attachment Therapy. 


    This workshop will describe the diagnosis, signs, symptoms and assessment of attachment disturbances.  It will also highlight the importance of using the family, in treating the child with attachment disturbances.  The significance of providing high structure, strong limits, as well as high nurture within the family to help the child develop a sense of basic safety and trust will be emphasized.  The use of EMDR, Narrative Therapy, Theraplay, Brain Gym, and Role Play will be discussed.


    October 8, 2016 3:00-5:00
    Free for MSCSW Members, $35 for non-members
    Location:  ECH Every Child's Hope

    2 Continuing Education Hours

    Event is held at Every Child's Hope    
    8240 Saint Charles Rock Road 63114     
    Just off east of I-170 on Saint Charles Rock Road     

Past events

Saturday, May 14, 2016 Ethics in 3D!
Saturday, April 09, 2016 Cultural Considerations in Sexuality
Saturday, March 12, 2016 Creating Space for Youth to Thrive in the Wake of Community Trauma
Saturday, February 13, 2016 What have we learned about the causes of eating disorders
Saturday, January 09, 2016 Children, Parents and Music Lessons
Saturday, December 12, 2015 Couples Therapy: Developing Evidence Based Core Competencies
Saturday, November 14, 2015 Play Therapy
Saturday, October 10, 2015 Open Forum lead by MSCSW Executive Director and Board
Saturday, September 12, 2015 Borderline Personality: Therapy Challenges, Therapy Strategies
Saturday, May 09, 2015 Social Work Ethics: Decision Process and Case Examples
Saturday, April 11, 2015 Working with the Energy of Your Clients and Their/Your Self Talk
Saturday, March 14, 2015 Motivational Interviewing: Helping Our Clients Change
Saturday, February 14, 2015 LCSW Licensing Issues
Saturday, January 10, 2015 Nature and Dynamics of Intimate Partner Abuse
Saturday, December 13, 2014 Beyond the Studio: Yoga as Part of Trauma Treatment
Saturday, November 08, 2014 Assessing for Lethality & Creating Safety Plans with Adolescents & Young Adults
Saturday, October 11, 2014 Using Mediation and Collaborative Practice in Divorce and Family Disputes
Saturday, September 27, 2014 Changes Coming to Clinical Social Work Practice
Sunday, June 22, 2014 Ice Cream Social!
Saturday, May 10, 2014 Ethics
Saturday, April 12, 2014 Private Practice, Billing & ICD 10 Codes
Saturday, March 08, 2014 Sex Therapy
Saturday, February 08, 2014 Sleep Disorders
Sunday, January 19, 2014 Movie Night
Saturday, January 11, 2014 Services for seniors, caregiving, benefits
Saturday, December 14, 2013 Supporting Individuals and Families Dealing with Change, Loss, and Grief
Saturday, November 09, 2013 Imago Therapy: Impact Your Couples the Moment They Enter Your Office
Saturday, October 12, 2013 Power, Privilege, Oppression and Social Work Practice
Saturday, September 07, 2013 Open House
Saturday, September 07, 2013 A Comparison of DSM-5 with DSM-IV
Saturday, July 13, 2013 Applied Ethics Workshop: Overflow Session
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Applied Ethics Workshop: An Interactive Dialogue and Discussion
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Childhood Trauma and Treatment
Saturday, March 09, 2013 Differential Diagnosis Practice: Lars and The Real Girls
Saturday, February 09, 2013 From Family Systems to Internal Systems: A Look at Internal Family Systems Therapy
Saturday, January 12, 2013 ADHD, Functional Neurology & A New Paradigm
Saturday, December 08, 2012 Treating Children with Early Trauma and Attachment Disturbances
Saturday, November 10, 2012 Psychology of Oppression: Issues in Minority Health and Mental Health
Saturday, October 13, 2012 MSCSW Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday, October 13, 2012 Addiction
Saturday, September 08, 2012 Recognizing and Understanding Psychopaths
Saturday, May 19, 2012 Ethics: From Aristotle to Generation Z
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Working with Domestic Violence Offenders- Craig McIntosh, LCSW
Saturday, March 10, 2012 Psychodynamic Psychopathology- Beth Vaccaro, LPC
Saturday, February 11, 2012 Case Materials with a Hearing Service Dog in the Treatment Setting-Tina M. Dale, LCSW
Saturday, January 14, 2012 The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy-Kavitha Lakshmanan, LCSW
Saturday, December 10, 2011 Families, Adoption, and Foster Care- Sarah Boeker, LCSW
Saturday, November 12, 2011 Sexuality- Linda Weiner
Saturday, October 08, 2011 A Personal Education Re: Mental Health Provisions in the Metro Area- Teri Powers, LCSW
Saturday, September 17, 2011 Annual Meeting
Saturday, September 17, 2011 Coherent Therapy- Dr. Robert Cloninger
Saturday, May 14, 2011 May 2011 CE Program- Ethics in Clinical Social Work
Saturday, April 09, 2011 April 2011 CE Program- Psychotropic Medication
Saturday, November 13, 2010 November 2010 CE Program
Saturday, October 09, 2010 October 2010 CE Program
Saturday, September 11, 2010 September 2010 CE Program

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