Please join us for our Professional Seminar Series the first Wednesday of each month.

Seating is limited, so please make your reservation at least one week before the event date.

11:15 AM – 1:00 PM


Brookhaven Hospital
201 South Garnett Road
Tulsa, OK 74128-1800


CEU Credits:
1.5 hours each, available to local professionals.  Approvals pending.

$20.00 fee per person. Lunch is provided.

* Ethics Credits are indicated by a star next to the presentation title (*)

Upcoming Seminars:

February 3, 2016: 11:15 am-1:00 pm

“Don’t Get Dicey: How to Screen and Refer for Gambling Disorder” Presented by Ashley Whitmire, LPC, NCGC & Jeremy Jenkins, LPC, NCGC

This presentation will provide clinicians with a basic understanding of gambling disorder. We will review signs and symptoms, state and national trends, and ways in which gambling disorder is similar to and different from substance use disorders. Since gambling disorder treatment is a specialized area of practice, requiring additional training and certification, clinicians will learn how to appropriately screen clients and refer them to treatment.

March 2, 2016: 11:15 am-1:00 pm

“Music Centered Psychotherapy” Presented by Hayoung A. Lim, PhD, MT-BC

This presentation is an in-depth discussion about music therapy for individuals with psychiatric disorders. Participants will learn the clinical use of music for behavioral & mental health and the mechanisms of music centered psychotherapy.  Examples of music therapy interventions will be demonstrated.

To register to attend, please call 918-625-5188.

April 15, 2016: 8:30 am-12:00 pm

“Brain Injury: From Neural Damage to Psychological Impact” Presented by Edward Gustavson, MD, Jeff Martindale, PhD, & Ron Broughton, LPC, CBIST

Please join us for, “Brain Injury: From Neural Damage to Psychological Impact,” a breakfast seminar co-sponsored by the Brain Injury Alliance of Oklahoma and Brookhaven Hospital. Edward Gustavson, MD, will present, “Developmental Neuro-Physiology Resulting from Trauma,” in which the principle effects of trauma on the thought process, as well as its effect on a person’s ability to cope with stressors will be explored. Jeff Martindale, PhD, will examine how brain injuries have a systematic effect on people’s lives in his presentation, “Vocational Success Following Brain Injury.” Ron Broughton, LPC, CBIST, will look at how to find personal meaning in life after brain injury in “Traumatic Brain Injury and Loss of Identity: Recovering Self.”

Call 918-625-5188 to reserve your spot today! *Please note this event provides 3 Continuing Education Units and the cost will be $35.

Past Seminars:

August 5, 2015:  11:15 am-1:00 pm

“Relevance of Diversity and Culture in Mental Health Practices: Contemporary Thought” Presented by Steven Byers, PhD

Multicultural and diversity proficiency in mental health and counseling services has evolved and changed. Stages and periods of focus in what it means to be culturally proficient have recently centered on certain skills and competencies based in a set of standards and codes. This presentation involves a discussion with training psychologists at Northeastern State University’s Psychology and Counseling Department engaging around what it means and takes to be multicultural and diversity proficient.  We will also discuss specific methods of training and areas of focus relevant to reaching out and engaging marginalized and oppressed clients.

June 3, 2015:  11:15 am-1:00 pm

“The End of Caring: Understanding the Dynamic of Failure in Rehab” Presented by Rolf B. Gainer, PhD

Rolf B. Gainer, PhD, will present, “The End of Caring: Understanding the Dynamic of Failure in Rehab.” An event that results in a condition such as brain injury sets off a cascade of events for the person, their loved ones and the persons they come into contact with during the course of rehabilitation. The abrupt change of direction in life causes the individual and their family to experience a loss of control which can lead to negative emotions such as anger, blame and hate. As professionals involved in working with people, their expression of emotion can trigger our own expression of negative emotions in the counter transference. The difficulty in producing positive change causes feelings of powerlessness for the individual, the family, the staff and the organization which can compromise the rehabilitation process. Professionals in the organization can learn to end the conflict which can restore caring and effectiveness to the rehabilitation process.

May 6, 2015:  11:15 am-1:00 pm

“Arts Interventions for the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Toolbox”  Presented by Ryanne Mitchell, LPC

The foundation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an active relationship with mindfulness. Expressive arts interventions complement and support DBT’s focus on mind-body, somatic, and sensory integration to
facilitate therapist-client connection, deepen the processes of psychotherapy, and promote healing and wellness. The integration of expressive art therapy techniques extend the use of DBT, affording new opportunities for teaching emotional regulation and expanding the deliberate and conscious use of mindfulness. The integration and
applicability of these two approaches across settings, populations, and treatment issues will be discussed. Participants will learn a rationale for using expressive arts interventions with clients and techniques that can be used to complement a DBT framework.

October 1, 2014:  11:15am-1:00pm

“Train Your Brain: Cognitive Rehabilitation and the Aging Brain” Presented by Mary Nole, EdD

What can be done to ward off or slow down the effects of aging on our minds? This presentation will explore how specific exercises for the brain are as useful and important as those we utilize for other parts of our bodies. The concept of cognitive rehabilitation will be
introduced and the research regarding the effects of mental exercises will be explored. Attendees will participate in the brain games.

August 7, 2013:  11:15am-1:00pm

Dr. Stuart Jacobson, LCSW

“In Search of Meaning:  Nature’s Truths and Critical Realities of Being Human”

This seminar will address the process of existential psychotherapy, the strategies and techniques which are available to the therapist and methods to assist the person in exploring and understanding their personal life experiences.  In a world of short term interventions, there are needs for greater, in-depth exploration available through psychotherapeutic techniques.

September 4, 2013:  11:15am-1:00pm

Janice Ponds, MA, LADC

“Stages of Addiction, Stages of Change, & Levels of Care”

This seminar will focus on how to identify people who are dealing with addiction.  Symptoms that occur in each stage of addiction will be discussed.  The stages of change will be identified.  Ways to recognize when people should be encouraged to seek professional treatment will be presented as well as what levels of care are available.

April 4, 2012: 11:30am- 1:00pm
Colleen Ayers, LPC, LADC
“Bridges Out of Poverty”

  • How can we assist people in moving out of the culture of poverty? Are there unwritten rules and behaviors which exist for people trapped in poverty and those in the outside groups? Individuals living outside of poverty tend to blame those living in poverty for their own life experiences. This seminar is designed for professionals to enhance their understanding of the culture of poverty and the unique life experiences which keep people trapped.

May 2, 2012: 11:30am- 1:00pm
To Be Determined

July 11, 2012: 11:30am- 1:00pm
Debra Bryan, MS, NCC, LPC
“Mindfulness Based Therapy: A Deeper Journey”

August 1, 2012: 11:30am- 1:00pm
Riverside Counseling
To Be Determined

September 5, 2012: 11:30am- 1:00pm
Amy Kesner, Ph.D
To Be Determined – ETHICS

October 3, 2012: 11:30am- 1:00pm
To Be Determined

November 7, 2012: 11:30am- 1:00pm
To Be Determined

December 5, 2012: 11:30am- 1:00pm
To Be Determined

To attend, please call:
(918) 438-4257 or (888) 298-HOPE

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