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The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, D.C. Campus

February 2019

Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to Survive Grad School – DC campus

February 23 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm EST

Grad school requires us to juggle life and work and school, with often overwhelming results. The Mindful Action Plan blends principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with performance management strategies to help you stay on a path of values-based committed action—to maintain a perspective of being here now, accepting the way you feel and noticing your thoughts, while doing what you care about. RSVP now to attend!

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Self-Forgiveness Interventions Among Substances Abusers – DC campus

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Feelings of shame and guilt associated with alcohol use are often a potent catalyst for further future alcohol use. Not only this an aspect of alcohol use commonly overlooked in traditional treatment, but sometimes even exacerbated. This presentation looks at utilizing self-forgiveness as an emotion-focused coping intervention to reduce feelings of shame associated with alcohol use and promoting drinking refusal self-efficacy. RSVP now to attend!

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March 2019

Self-Injurious Behavior in Correctional Setting – DC campus

March 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST

When inmate maladaptive behaviors are understood as part of spectrum of behavioral dyscontrol, interventions can be planned accordingly. As March 1 is Self-Injury Awareness Day, this session will explore some of the reasons self-injurious behavior occurs in correctional settings and what interventions can be incorporated into our work to decrease these maladaptive behaviors. RSVP today!

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Balancing Your Wellness Wheel – DC campus

March 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

Join the Washington, D.C. campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology for "Balancing your wellness wheel." The words health and wellness are often used as synonyms, but in fact, our definitions are slightly skewed. While health is considered a physical component that focuses on an absence of illness, wellness is more about growth and balance in our physical and mental lives. This interactive session will help you focus on your physical, mental, and social well-being and help define where…

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Survivorship in “Me Too” Times: Triggers, Flashbacks, and Coping – DC campus

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Recognizing the widespread problem of sexual assault, and giving voice to the victims, is important. However, it can have this unintended consequence of reminding triggering unwanted memories for survivors. What began with celebrity accusations has spread nationally and internationally. The "Me Too" movement, began trending one weekend has given voice to women who have suffered from sexual violence. This presentation reviews the effects of sexual violence and developing effective coping skills to manage unwanted symptoms. RSVP today!

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The Brain & Leadership: What Every Organization Needs to Know – DC campus

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

In multiple aspects of our lives, we monitor, track and even attempt to enhance our brain's performance. Yet when we think of leadership, we seldom give thought to the special role this critical organism plays. This session will provide insight into how the brain can either facilitate or hijack leaderships' interaction with employees. We will focus on the five salient conditions essential for employee satisfaction and engagement, and offer practical tips to optimize those conditions.  RSVP today!

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Positive Disciplines: Evidence-based interventions for social & emotional competence among children – DC campus

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Positive Disciplines: Evidence-Based interventions for social and emotional competence among young children The "Incredible Years" program, "Second Step", "Positive Behavior" interventions and support are some evidence-based interventions aimed at fostering social skills and emotion knowledge and regulation among young children. These programs are used to facilitate inclusiveness of young children with different ability levels. This presentation will review the specific techniques of these programs and interventions. RSVP today!

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