Educational Presentations

Problem Gambling in Older Adults
Presented by:
Brandon Hayes, PhD, LP, CATSM
Length:
90 minutes
Cost:
MAP: $300/Non-MAP: $400 (plus expenses)

This presentation will review various reasons why older adults are susceptible to gambling problems. In addition, it will briefly review several strategies to help reduce the risk of developing future gambling difficulties. The presentation will consist of a lecture format, including a PowerPoint slide show. In addition, the seminar may include small group discussions and opportunities for question and answer.

 

Notes: This presentation is available throughout the Milwaukee, WI and Appleton, WI metropolitan areas. Please contact the presenter to arrange for travel fees/accommodations for venues outside that area. A room containing tables for note-taking and a projector are required. This presentation is also available by live video-conferencing for groups outside the Milwaukee, WI or Appleton, WI areas.
 

Responding to Sexual Assault: The Risk of Attribution of Fault
Presented by:
Length:
60 minutes
Intended Audience:
Young adults/adults/caregivers OR clinicians
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

Hearing the news that someone you know has undergone sexual assault can be extremely challenging. However, this is a topic of great importance, as reactions and responses from loved ones or caregivers can heavily influence how a victim interprets the assault. This presentation will introduce the pervasiveness of sexual assault and why it is something that is under-reported. Specific topics addressed include how to appropriately respond with aid and compassion when a client or loved one discloses a history of undergoing sexual assault, and the large risk of attribution of fault depending on the types of responses. Finally, this presentation will tie back to the over-arching goal of helping the harmed individual transition from “victim” to “survivor” of sexual assault.

Designed for: Can be modified for young adults/adults/caregivers OR clinicians

Child Abuse and Neglect
Presented by:
Sheryl Cowling, MSW, LCSW, DCC, BCPCC, BCETS
Length:
60 minutes
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

Child abuse and neglect can have a profound impact upon a child or teenager physically, psychologically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. In this presentation the signs and causes of abuse and neglect are highlighted. Information about how to help a child who has been abused or neglected will be provided.

Notes: A 6x8 screen for PowerPoint projection is requested. Handouts will be provided. This presentation is available to organizations throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area. This presentation is also available by live video-conferencing.
 

Making Marriage Marvelous: Enhancing marriage through biblical principles and The Gottman Method
Presented by:
Length:
60 minutes
Intended Audience:
Couples
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

This presentation will focus on strategies that enhance marital satisfaction in couples of all ages. Using biblical principles and the theories of John Gottman, this presentation will highlight ways to improve marital satisfaction and strengthen romantic relationships in individuals of all ages. It will focus on ways to improve intimacy and connection between partners and will provide a two-pronged approach toward managing conflict as research shows that 69% of couple conflicts are perpetual (Gurman, 2010). Attendees can expect to gain insight into their marriages and will leave with strategies they can use to gain greater marital satisfaction.

Good Sleep Habits
Presented by:
Anita Smith, MS, LPCC, NCC, DCC, PACC
Length:
60 minutes
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

Research shows that good sleep is important for many areas of your health. Suggestions and research for good sleep habits. 

Marriage workshop (2 parts)
Presented by:
Anita Smith, MS, LPCC, NCC, DCC, PACC
Length:
Length to be determined by group
Intended Audience:
Couples
Cost:
Price is determined on length chosen for workshop

Part 1 of this workshop covers differences in men and women including their strengths and weaknesses; expectations in marriage and communication skills. Usually this is a 4 or 5 hour workshop, but sections can be used to develop a presentation that is shorter in time. 

Part 2 of this workshop is an interactive session that includes topics of family history and baggage, conflict management, and sexual issues in marriage. Usually this is a 4 or 5 hour workshop but sections can be used to develop a presentation that is shorter in time.

Projector and screen are needed. Copies of material will be provided.

Reaching the Heart and Mind of the Struggling Child
Presented by:
Anita Smith, MS, LPCC, NCC, DCC, PACC
Length:
60 minutes
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

This presentation shares the latest in brain based research to understand behavior and emotional issues with children. 

Encouraging Those Who Struggle with Addiction
Presented by:
Length:
60 minutes
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

This presentation will highlight the current alcohol and drug trends and will provide information about the disease model of addiction. It will provide strategies for individuals who struggle with addiction as well as those who support individuals who are struggling with addiction.

The Prognosis on Porn: Working with adolescents who struggle with pornography use
Presented by:
Length:
60 minutes
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

The pornography industry in the United States grossed approximately $7 billion in 2006 (Edelman, 2009).  Pornography continues to attract many consumers, now including children and adolescents more than ever. Economic indicators show that online pornography is the wave of the future due to its accessibility, anonymity, and affordability (Cooper, Delmonico, & Burg, 2000). This widespread accessibility has ultimately led to pornography being viewed by children at younger and younger ages, with some studies showing that the average first exposure to pornography happens as young as 8 years old. This presentation will outline the current research surrounding adolescents and pornography use, abuse, and addiction. It will highlight the prevalence of pornography and effective interventions in working with children and teens that struggle with this issue as well as the conceptualization of this issue from a Christ-centered perspective.