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Seminar Series and Continuing Education

Seminar Series

Didactic seminars are available to interns on Fridays throughout the training year. Seminars facilitate the attainment of core competencies. They are sequential in nature and are intended to complement the supervisory and clinical experiences of our interns. In addition to their educative function, the Friday seminars provide an opportunity for interns to meet as a group, to share experiences and to develop collegial relationships.

The following is a description of the seminar series:

  • Treatment Methods Seminar
    The Treatment Methods Seminar series is broad-based, combining didactic and skill-based training in assessment and intervention procedures, specifically intended for the populations served by Devereux. Examples of topics presented during the Treatment Methods Seminar include: behavioral assessment, function-based intervention, academic skills assessment and intervention, cognitive behavior therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy, cultural competency (self-awareness, clinical issues, systemic strategies), psychopharmacology, and Parent Management Training.
  • Special Topics Seminar
    The Special Topics Seminar series provides interns with exposure to a variety of topics of related or special interest. Examples of topics in this series include: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, parenting children with special needs, and ethics and law.
  • Professional Series Seminar
    The Professional Series Seminar presents information on a variety of professional/guild issues such as supervision, licensure, developing your curriculum vitae and securing a post-doctoral position.
  • Group Supervision
    Group Supervision, led by the Director of Training or designee, provides an additional opportunity for licensed clinical supervision, as well as feedback from peers. In a structured format, interns will present and discuss specific cases, and will receive feedback and recommendations on assessment, intervention, and presentation skills. Interns will have an opportunity to research specific evidence-based treatments and present research articles demonstrating clinical effectiveness and efficacy. In addition, interns will have an opportunity to bring topics of interest to the group for consultation.   

Continuing Education

The Institute of Clinical and Professional Training and Research is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education programs for psychologists. Each year, the Institute conducts two to three full-day conferences with nationally-known psychologists or educators.

Previous conference presenters have included:

  • Monica McGoldrick (culturally competent care)
  • Lucille Eber (positive behavior support)
  • Ross Greene (The Explosive Child)
  • Mario Hernandez (program evaluation)
  • Florence Kaslow (supervision in psychology)
  • Donald Meichenbaum (cognitive behavior therapy) 
  • Rolf Loeber (conduct disorder)
  • Richard Van Acker (gangs)
  • Alan Kazdin (problem-solving skills training)
  • Andy Bondy (Picture Exchange Communication System)
  • John Weisz (evidence-based practice)
  • Sandra Harris (parenting a child with autism)
  • Judith Cohen (trauma impact and trauma-focused CBT)
  • Jon Bailey (BCBA ethics, behavioral consultation)
  • Patty Chamberlain (Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care)
  • Patrick Friman (behavioral pediatrics)
  • Kim Kirby (adolescent substance abuse)
  • Jill Ehrenreich-May (treating emotional disorders)
  • Edna Foa (prolonged exposure for adolescent PTSD)
  • Marion Forgatch (parent management training – Oregon Model)
  • Greg Hanley (practical functional assessment)
  • Anthony Biglan (how the behavioral sciences are helping us evolve more kind & caring societies)
  • Bruce Chorpita (modular psychotherapy/ Practicewise)

Interns are always invited to attend these programs, which enrich their training experience. In addition, interns attend other continuing education programs, including an annual ethics symposium.