Marietta • Roswell • Cumming • Acworth



For Psychologists, LPCs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs


Saturday, July 23, 2016

9am to 12:15pm
“Managing the Therapy Relationship:
Dealing with Perceived and Actual Therapist Errors”

Presenter:  Dr. Scott Friedman, Psy.D., A.B.P.P.
3 CE credits, $95

This program is designed to highlight the critical role of the relationship in psychotherapy and how patient perceived and/or actual therapist errors can be managed for the benefit of therapeutic work.  Learning objectives for this workshop are to be able to identify the critical aspects of the therapy relationship as a necessary ingredient for therapeutic change; to be able to apply knowledge of transference and countertransference to the therapy relationship; to be able to identify when patient perceived and/or actual therapist errors occur and how they create a relationship “rupture”; to be able to use an understanding of how to manage the relational conflict to help repair the working alliance and enhance the patient’s understanding of their maladaptive interpersonal patterns; and to be able to identify the sources of the therapist contribution to therapy relationship conflicts. 

1pm to 4:15pm
“Integrating Psychodynamic & Cognitive Behavioral
Therapies in the Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”
Presenter:  Dr. Scott Friedman, Psy.D., A.B.P.P.
3 CE credits, $95

This workshop will present a model of integrated therapy in the treatment of OCD informed by the most recent research and clinical practice and will highlight the common and complimentary aspects of cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapies.  Successful participants will be able to list the major symptoms/behaviors required to establish a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder; apply information acquired in the workshop to the process of formulating appropriate treatment plans for therapy interventions with patients meeting diagnostic criteria for OCD as evidenced by accurate and comprehensive treatment plans, demonstrate and apply knowledge gained in the workshop of the biological, cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches as evidenced by the preparation of accurate and comprehensive treatment plans; and list and apply appropriate relapse prevention therapies as presented in the workshop with patients meeting diagnostic criteria for OCD as evidenced by the incorporation of said techniques into accurate and comprehensive treatment plans. 


Saturday, August 13, 2016     OR     Saturday, November 12, 2016

“New (and Old) Ethics Challenges in Mental Health Practice”
9am to 12:15pm
Psychologists, 3 CE credits, $75
Presenter:  Dr. Gary E. Dudley, Ph.D. 

9am to 3:30pm
LPCs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs 5 CE Ethics credits, $95
Presenter: Dr. Scott Friedman,  Psy.D., A.B.P.P. 

An entertaining, spirited discussion of ethical issues facing today’s mental health practitioner. Successful attendees will be able to list at least six of the major areas of ethical responsibility as articulated in the Ethics Codes of the APA and GCB of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Counselors and describe the significance of each as they relate to clinical practice; describe and explain at least three strategies to assess and reduce risks that contribute to potential ethical violations; list and explain four areas of vulnerability or ethical risk associated with HIPAA requirements including at least two associated with internet communications and social media; and list eight strategies that can be implemented in practice to reduce and minimize risk for incurring ethical violations to include at least two strategies in the area of new technologies. 


Country Inn & Suites
4500 Circle 75 Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia  30339
(I-75 and Windy Hill Road)



Dr. Gary Dudley is founder and director of Atlanta Area Psychological Associates, P.C. a group practice consisting of psychologists and counselors working in four offices located throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. His graduate training was at the University of Miami, where he obtained both a Master's Degree and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. His clinical internship was at Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco, where the opportunity to work closely with the world-renowned Erik Erikson shaped his own clinical work with adults and children. In 1980, he founded Atlanta Area Psychological Associates, P.C.

Dr. Scott Friedman is also a practicing psychologist with Atlanta Area Psychological Associates, P.C.  He has significant experience as both a researcher and clinician.  He has co-authored book chapters with Dr. Luborsky and others on Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.  He earned his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia.  Dr. Friedman has taught graduate students at several universities and has published scholarly work in the area of interpersonal psychotherapy research.  His research was associated with the Center for Psychotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania.

Atlanta Area Psychological Associates, P.C., is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
Continuing education credits as listed by each workshop are applied for through the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, LPCA.
These programs are also approved by NASW-GA and by the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapists.
Atlanta Area Psychological Associates, P.C. maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

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Or by faxing your registration form to 770-953-6015
Refunds are only available for cancellations made
30 days in advance of the event date.

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