Training & Supervision 2018-02-17T11:29:56+00:00

Training & Supervision
(Professional CEUs provided by Rathbone & Associates)

Committed to providing mental health professionals high quality, state of the art trainings on cutting edge topics to improve clinical outcomes.

Trainings for mental health and other health professionals.

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Looking Through a CPT Lens: Strategies and Techniques for Treating Trauma using Cognitive Processing Therapy
Laura J. Copland, MA, LCMHC
Friday, March 16, 2018, 8:45-12 noon
3 Category I CEUs, $68 Register

Location: Rathbone & Associates, 4701 Sangamore Road, Suite N-210, Bethesda, MD 20816

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Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy specifically designed to reduce symptoms of PTSD that have developed after experiencing traumatic events including child abuse, combat, rape and natural disasters.

This three hour presentation will focus on an overview of CPT and highlight the techniques and strategies utilized within the treatment that enable clients to create new understanding and conceptualizations of the traumatic event to reduce its negative effects on their current life.

The presentation is not the 2-day formal training in CPT. It is an overview of the treatment and its approach, techniques and outcomes. The trainer will provide attendees with resources for additional training to those who request it.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Communicate role of avoidance in CPT
  2. Present two primary types of emotions
  3. Articulate use of CPT worksheets
  4. Understand the theory behind CPT

Laura Copland, MA, LCMHC, is a Cognitive Behavior Treatment Trainer at the Center for Deployment Psychology at Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. She is also a National Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Trainer, Ms. Copland received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University New England in 1989.

In addition to training providers on evidence-based practices, she also presents nationally on a number of topics relevant to military service and trauma. Prior to joining the CDP staff, Ms. Copland directed, designed, and implemented state programs to assist active duty service members, veterans and their families during and post-deployments, including Maryland National Guard Outreach and Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans and has trained both military and civilian professionals on working effectively with military behavioral health issues. She has more than 20 years of direct service experience working with military veterans and other survivors of trauma and acute and post-traumatic stress issues.  Additionally, Ms. Copland was a Senior Adjunct Professor for 5 years in the Antioch University graduate psychology department.

Ms. Copland was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal by the Army National Guard for her work in designing and implementing the State of Maryland Reintegration/Yellow Ribbon Program for all returning Selected Reserve members and their families.

Beyond Trans 101: Mental Health Practice and Advocacy with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Clients
Michael L. Hendricks, Ph.D., ABPP
Friday April 20, 2018, 8:45-12 noon
3 Category I CEUs, $68 Register

National 4H Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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In this continuing education presentation, Dr. Hendricks discusses mental health practice with transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) clients beyond a Trans 101 introductory perspective. He discusses the typical issues TGNC clients present with, in addition to the accompanying challenges and opportunities in mental health practice with TGNC people. Special emphasis on case examples and strategies clinicians may use to advocate on behalf of their patients/clients are also included. Assessment of internalized transprejudice and lifespan concerns, as well as participants’ own construct of gender are also addressed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to identify the professional standards, competencies, and guidelines for psychological practice with TGNC clients.
  2. Attendees will be able to describe 3 frameworks that support TGNC-affirmative care.
  3. Attendees will be able to articulate 3 challenges in the assessment of Gender Dysphoria and Transprejudice and 2 opportunities for advocacy for TGNC clients.
  4. Attendees will be able to explain reasons and processes for engaging in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Care with TGNC patients/clients.

Dr. Michael L. Hendricks is a clinical psychologist in private practice at the Washington Psychological Center, P.C., in Washington, D.C. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a past president of APA’s Division 44 (the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues), and of Section VII (Clinical Emergencies and Crises) of APA’s Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology). He served on the APA Task Force that developed the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People. He has conducted research with TGNC people and is the lead author on the seminal paper on the minority stress model for transgender individuals. In 2015, he was awarded an American Psychological Association Presidential Citation for his work on minority stress and suicide risk among TGNC individuals. He currently represents Division 44 on the APA Council of Representatives. A primary focus of his clinical practice involves work with TGNC adolescents and adults.

Early Identification And Treatment Of Youth At Risk For Psychosis
Jason Schiffman, Ph.D.
May 18, 2018, 9:15-12:30
3 Category I CEUs, $68 Register

National 4H Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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This workshop will familiarize participants with psychosis, emphasizing the early phases of illness. It will then demonstrate strategies for reducing stigma, increasing empathy, and facilitating early identification. Screening tools and treatment strategies will be introduced, and resources for comprehensive care will be shared.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize early phases and symptoms of psychotic illnesses.
  2. Describe attenuated/subthreshold symptoms typically assessed to determine psychosis-risk status.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of psychosis-risk assessment and consultation services as well as the potential benefits of specialized treatment for this population.
  4. Increase familiarity with psychosocial interventions for youth at risk for psychosis and be equipped with further resources to learn more about intervention strategies.

Jason Schiffman, PhD is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at UMBC. Dr. Schiffman is the Co-Director of the Maryland Early Intervention Program’s Strive for Wellness Clinic, a research, training, and services program designed to improve the lives of young people with or at risk for psychosis, as well as their families. Dr. Schiffman has held numerous grants and has published over 100 scientific articles related to mental health.  Dr. Schiffman’s research seeks to refine the identification and treatment of young people at risk for psychotic disorders, and uncover mechanisms that can reduce mental health stigma.

Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP): How The Therapist – Client Relationship Can Be The Agent For Change And Healing
Holly Yates , MS, LPC and Miranda Morris, PhD
Friday, June 8, 2017, 8:45-12 noon
3 Category I CEUs, $68 Register

National 4H Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) is a therapeutic model that emphasizes the therapist-client relationship as the main agent for change and healing. FAP has its roots in Radical Behaviorism and utilizes behavioral principles to help clients broaden repertoires and shape more effective and workable behaviors through 5 FAP rules. FAP at its core focuses on Clinically Relevant Behavior (CRB). CRBs are behaviors that show up in session that are present in the client’s daily life. When therapists can identify and discriminate CRB, through Awareness Courage and Love, they can help shape client behavior that can significantly impact client’s quality of life. This training will familiarize therapists with this model and enable them to use FAP concepts with clients right away.

Learning objectives

  1. Participants will be able to list and describe the 5 rules of FAP.
  2. Participants will be able to identify and discriminate Clinically Relevant Behavior (CRB) through examining examples of therapist-client interactions and experiential exercises.
  3. Participants will be able to describe Awareness, Courage and Love in behavioral terms and demonstrate how they correspond to FAP rules.
  4. Participants will be able to formulate a case conceptualization that will enable them to anticipate and watch for Clinically Relevant Behaviors (CRBs) as they occur in session.


Holly Yates MS LPC is a Psychotherapist in independent practice and the Owner and Co-founder of North Wake Counseling Partners in Raleigh, NC. Holly is a Certified Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) Trainer and has been working with Third Wave Therapies as her theoretical orientation since 2006. Holly works with adult populations struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, loss and grief. She leads groups and works with couples encouraging openhearted communication with compassion and integrity.

Miranda Morris, PhD is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Bethesda, MD. She uses Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat a broad range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems, and pervasive difficulties often referred to as “personality disorders”.  Prior to establishing her private practice, she worked for seven years in the not-for-profit sector with survivors of trauma and individuals with chronic mental illness. Dr. Morris co-founded the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences (MAC-ACBS) and currently serves on the MAC Board as Past President. As such, she provides local workshops and individual supervision in FAP and ACT for professionals and graduate students.

Providing mental health professionals with high quality, state of the art trainings on cutting edge topics to improve clinical outcomes.

Continuing Education Information

Rathbone & Associates is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for the programs and their content.  These trainings qualify for Category I continuing education units. Please contact your state board for verification of reciprocity with other states and professions. In order to receive a certificate, registrants must attend the entire session.

Rathbone & Associates is a sponsor of continuing education credits for psychologists in Maryland under the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rathbone & Associates maintains responsibility for the program content.

Cancellation policy: Refunds for cancellations are provided if notified 5 days prior to the training date.

Individual and group clinical supervision services are available with the highly experienced therapists at Rathbone & Associates. Many of our therapists are authorized to provide the supervision necessary for licensure to social workers and professional counselors in Maryland.

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