About the Conference
In 2015, Psycharts, Inc. in partnership with PCITI presented the first annual Summit on Community Resiliency, Intervention, Prevention and Training (SCRIPT). SCRIPT is an annual conference that is offered free to the public. It provides an opportunity for professionals and community members to come together to address social issues on a local level. The first SCRIPT emphasized caring for male survivors of abuse and trauma. The response from attendees was so overwhelming that conference directors felt compelled to keep the male survivor focus going forward. To date over 400 people have received training through SCRIPT in areas that include gang intervention, crime prevention, the treatment and prevention of child abuse, and more.
Continuing Education Eligible Presentations
Sexual Harassment and Assault in a “Me Too” World: Guidelines for Women and Men to Keep Safe.
Michael Levittan, Ph.D.
July 17, 2018
Number of Credits Offered: 1
Alongside the current intense political upheaval in society, the “Me Too” movement has emerged and gathered momentum. As with various “rights” movements in history geared toward achieving less discrimination and greater equality, the current phenomenon regarding sexual harassment and assault - primarily by men toward women - has generated headlines, legal actions, and heated discussions. This workshop serves to further discussion focused on power differentials, male privilege, defining abuse, and finally guidelines for both women and men.
Participants will be able to describe guidelines in the workplace and institutions of higher learning regarding sexual harassment as applied to both men and women; with consideration given to how cultural issues and legal issues impact perceptions of sexual harassment among these environments.
Gilmore, S. (2018). Sexual harassment in the workplace: beyond the #MeToo campaign. Obstetrician & Gynecologist, 20(2), 85-86. doi:10.1111/tog.12489
Hennekam, S., & Bennett, D. (2017). Sexual Harassment in the Creative Industries: Tolerance, Culture and the Need for Change. Gender, Work & Organization, 24(4), 417-434. doi:10.1111/gwao.12176
LeFevre, W. (2018). Mentoring in the Age of #MeToo. Information Management Journal, 52(3), 32-35.
Dr. Michael (Levittan) is an accomplished and recognized expert on Domestic Violence, Anger Management, Child Abuse, and PTSD. He is a licensed psychotherapist, director of a state-certified batterers’ treatment program, and serves as an Expert Witness in court. Dr. Michael teaches seminars at UCLA Extension, National Alliance on Mental Illness, International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma, Women’s Shelters, U.S. Marines, L.A. Superior Court, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, etc. He has appeared on the Tyra Banks Show, Staring Over, Bad Girls Club, Montel Williams, Hollywood 411, and wrote "The History of Infanticide" – a chapter in Violence in Our Society. He recently completed the soon-to-be-published “Essentials of Anger Management.” Dr. Michael believes in his work to further the cause of establishing safety in the family and peace in the world. His passion comes across in his presentations.
A Case Study: Counseling a Couple Through Relationship Healing from Male Molestation
Carol Adkisson, M.A.
July 17, 2018
Number of Credits Offered: 1
Bringing two people together to form a couple is an interesting process. Two family systems merging into one to create a relationship without conflict can be challenging particularly with the added dynamic of sexual abuse at a young age for either partner. If one of the partners is a male survivor, these issues become even more difficult. This workshop will present a case study that illustrates how a therapist navigates this successfully.
Participants will identify the unique challenges for male survivors’ of child sexual abuse and how this affects their primary relationships as adults.
Kia-Keating, M., Sorsoli, L., & Grossman, F. K. (2010). Relational Challenges and Recovery Processes in Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25(4), 666-683.
Ralston, K. M. (2016). Male survivors' stories of sexual victimization: Stigma management and a survivor identity (Order No. AAI3730211). Available from PsycINFO. (1823912816; 2016-31153-144). Retrieved from https://tcsedsystem.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.tcsedsystem.idm.oclc.org/docview/1823912816?accountid=34120
Ruhlmann, L. M., Gallus, K. L., & Durtschi, J. A. (2018). Exploring relationship satisfaction and attachment Traumatology: An International Journal, 24(1), behaviors in single- and dual-trauma couples: A pilot study. 27-35. doi:http://dx.doi.org.tcsedsystem.idm.oclc.org/10.1037/trm0000129.
Carol Adkisson, LMFT is an author, speaker, teacher and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the owner of a private practice and founder/Chief Executive Officer of a non-profit, The Trauma and Healing Foundation in Fontana. She also is an author of a number of books including “Recovering My Life, a Personal Bariatric Story.” She co-developed and participates in a podcast entitled “Curious Intentions.” Carol specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, couples therapy, ADHD, substance issues, immigration, psychological evaluations, weight loss and bariatric surgery, 12-step recovery, and of course HOARDING. She is trained in various treatments including EMDR and Trauma Focused CBT and numerous other modalities. She also has 34 years experience working with recovery-based programs. She serves individuals, couples, families, children, and adolescents. She utilizes "discernment theory" as a means to perceive which treatment is most helpful for an individual client’s needs. Carol is the Clinical Director of her group practice, which employs therapists with many different specialties, whom she supervises. She has her Bachelor’s Degree and Masters Degree in Marriage Family Therapy from Hope International University. Her hobbies include volleyball, spending time with her family, and she is a foodie, always ready to try something new.
Does This Mean I Like It?: Experiencing Orgasm During Sexual Assault
Andrew Pari, LCSW
July 17, 2018
Number of Credits Offered: 2
Arousal and orgasm during sexualized violence can be devastating for survivors. It is infrequently discussed in the literature and often not addressed clinically. Trauma symptoms are increased and lead to greater dissociation, self-harm, and relationship problems. This presentation addresses commonly held myths, current research, and discusses treatment and legal implications.
Name 3 trauma symptoms experienced by survivors of sexualized violence who experience arousal and/orgasm.
Explain current research and treatment for survivors of sexualized violence who experienced arousal and/or orgasm.
Craig, A. N., Peterson, Z. D., Janssen, E., Goodrich, D., & Heiman, J. R. (2017). Affect and sexual responsivity in men with and without a history of sexual aggression. Journal of Sex Research, 54(8), 984-993. doi:http://dx.doi.org.tcsedsystem.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/00224499.2017.1301357
Lalumière, M. L., Fairweather, A., Harris, G. T., Suschinsky, K. D., & Seto, M. C. (2017). Genital responses to rape vignettes among young men: The influence of mood and directed attention. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46(3), 685-695. doi:http://dx.doi.org.tcsedsystem.idm.oclc.org/10.1007/s10508-016-0809-0
Suschinsky, K., & Lalumière, M. (2011). Prepared for Anything? An Investigation of Female Genital Arousal in Response to Rape Cues. Psychological Science, 22(2), 159-165. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/stable/40984623
Mr. Pari has been called the nation's leading authority on the arousal response mechanism in sexualized violence. He has provided psychotherapy to survivors of rape and abuse for over 20 years, including CSEC and sex workers. He is one of NASW’s “1000 Experts” on sexual assault, providing professional training/consultation/testimony. He hosted the largest public discussions on sexual abuse and rape, and is moderator for two online forums on rape and recovery. He is a sought-after national speaker at mental health and forensics conferences, the former director of the psychiatric emergency/crisis unit for West Los Angeles, and creator/host of the Los Angeles radio show, "Chasing the Why", the first mental health show hosted by a social worker since the 1990's. He received his MSW from CSU, Long Beach in 1992.
Impact of Physical and Psychological Trauma
Patrick Poor, M.S., LMFT
July 17, 2018
Number of Credits Offered: 2
This presentation reviews the impact of physical and psychological trauma on individuals, families and society; challenges to effective treatment; and some strategies that have proven helpful to mediate that impact. Some believe psychological trauma may be the number one public health problem on the planet. Interventions by individuals and organizations can significantly help in both prevention and recovery.
Participants will review the impact of psychological trauma on individuals and families.
Participants will propose interventions for the effects of physical and psychological trauma for prevention.
Danieli, Y., Norris, F. H., & Engdahl, B. (2016). Multigenerational legacies of trauma: Modeling the what and how of transmission. The American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 86(6), 639-651.
Rubin, A., Parrish, D. E., & Washburn, M. (2016). Outcome Benchmarks for Adaptations of Research-Supported Treatments for Adult Traumatic Stress. Research On Social Work Practice, 26(3), 243-259.
Wong, E. C., Schell, T. L., Marshall, G. N., Jaycox, L. H., Hambarsoomians, K., & Belzberg, H. (2009). Mental health service utilization after physical trauma: the importance of physician referral. Medical Care, 47(10), 1077-1083. doi:10.1097/MLR.0b013e3181a80fc9
Patrick Poor is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in treating trauma disorders. He received a Masters Degree in Counseling from California State University,
Fullerton, and is licensed to practice in California and Utah. He also has received specialized training in treating Dissociative Disorders, including PTSD, a technique called Trauma Conversion Therapy. He has been refining that technique for the past 23 years, and offers that training now to therapists as a CEU provider for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He currently has a private practice in Riverside, and works in a Psychiatric Medical Group in Hemet.
Sexual Assault in the Workplace and HR Issues
Jay Finkelman, M.B.A, Ph.D.
July 17, 2018
Number of Credits Offered: 1
Sexual harassment is considered one of the top concerns for employers and HR departments. As we become more sensitive to the topic, employers are at more risk of being held liable for something that happens under their watch. This presentation will discuss the evolving culture surrounding sexual harassment in the work place, how to set appropriate policy, investigating sexual discrimination and assault, making sure it is understood and acted upon, and steps to take from an employer and HR perspective when it does occur.
Participants will explain legal implications of sexual harassment in the workplace for HR departments.
Fitzgerald, L. (2017) Still the last great open secret: Sexual harassment as systemic trauma.
Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 18:4, 483-489, DOI: 10.1080/15299732.2017.1309143
Garrett, L. H. (2011). Sexual assault in the workplace. AAOHN Journal: Official Journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, 59(1), 15-22. doi:10.3928/08910162-20101216-02
Goldscheid, J. (2009). Gender violence and work: Reckoning with the boundaries of sex discrimination law. Columbia Journal of Gender and the Law, 18(1), 61-123. Retrieved from https://tcsedsystem.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.tcsedsystem.idm.oclc.org/docview/232854583?accountid=34120
Previously, Dr. Finkelman was Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Before that, he was Interim Business School Dean, Associate Dean, Professor and System-wide Director of Alliant International University’s California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), Organizational Psychology Division. He served as a senior manager, consultant and expert witness in employment, staffing and human resources management for over two decades. He has had hundreds of retentions and depositions and testified at trial, as an expert in employment practices, 59 times, equally for plaintiffs and defendants. He authored over 120 publications and co-author of three books, including: The Psychologist Manager: Success Models for Psychologists in Executive Positions (Hogrefe Publishing, 2013) and The 7 Attributes of Highly Competitive Staffing Firms (Crain Communications, Inc., 2010).
Dr. Finkelman is an Industrial and Forensic Psychologist as well as a Certified Professional Ergonomist. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from New York University and an M.B.A. in Industrial Psychology from the Bernard M. Baruch School of Business of The City College of The City University of New York (CUNY). He was a tenured full professor of Industrial Psychology at The City University of New York as well as Dean of Students at Baruch College. He also served on the Doctoral Faculty in Business, specializing in Organizational Behavior, at the Graduate Center of CUNY.
Dr. Finkelman served in a variety of senior line management positions after leaving CUNY, including Station Manager of KTVU Television Channel 2 in San Francisco, Vice President in charge of Marketing for Walt Disney television, Executive Vice President for United Personnel Services, Executive Vice President for AppleOne Employment Services, and Senior Vice President and General Manager for Kelly Services - in the Human Resource Management and Staffing Industry.
Dr. Finkelman holds Diplomates from the American Board of Professional Psychology in Organizational and Business Consulting Psychology and in Forensic Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. He is a Certified Personnel Consultant from the National Association of Personnel Consultants and a Certified Employment Specialist from the California Association of Personnel Consultants. He is a licensed psychologist in the State of California and in the State of New York and is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is a member of Psi Chi, Delta Sigma Rho – Tau Kappa Alpha and Beta Gamma Sigma, and received the Excellence in Teaching Award from CUNY.
He is a member of the Industrial Psychology, Consulting Psychology and Engineering Psychology Divisions of the American Psychological Association, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, the Academy of Management, and the Society for Human Resource Management.
Dr. Finkelman specializes in Human Resource Management and business practices, workplace investigations, leadership, staffing industry management practices, training, employment discrimination (gender, age, race, and disability), sexual harassment, gender bias, diversity, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), Return to Work, vocational rehabilitation/ job search, career counseling & assessment, compensation practices, executive compensation, wage & hour compliance, independent contractor status, officer responsibility, conflict of interest, negligent hiring/retention, wrongful termination, adverse impact, performance appraisal, psychometrics, statistical analysis, human factors and ergonomics.
Continuing Education Credit is provided by the Institute for Professional and Continuing Studies at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Target Audience: All mental health professionals. Graduate students welcome. Psychologists.
These programs, when attended in their entirety, are available for 1-4 continuing education credits (please see workshop information on previous pages to identify specific number of credits for each workshop). The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Moira Jackson at 312-467-2364. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.
MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. These courses meet the qualifications for 1-4 hours of continuing education credit (please see workshop information on previous pages to identify specific number of credits for each workshop) for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.
The Institute for Professional & Continuing Studies at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Credit is awarded on a session-by-session basis. Participants must attend 100% of that session in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance. A fee of $75 is charged for attendees receiving continuing education credit (attendees not receiving continuing education credit are not charged a fee to attend the conference). No refunds after payment is received, unless undue circumstances or the presenter is a no show. The payment is processed in 10 working days and returned by form of payment rendered.