Advocating for Masters Level Psychologists Across Kansas​​
KAMP Spring Conference 2018


Conference 
Friday, April   12th, 2019​​
8:00am-6:15pm

One Days  9  CEs 

Where:​​

Saint Francis Ministries
The Mount    
3730 E. Lincoln Street
Wichita, Kansas 67218
Site Contacts: Darrin Sewell 785-577-5728


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Pre-Conference and Conference Schedules 
  1. 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    Conference Registration
    Coffee and tea provided
  2. 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
    The Complexities of Grief and Coping Mechanisms of the Bereaved
    Christy Schunn, LSCSW
  3. 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Foundations and Practice of Animal-Assisted Therapy with Specialized Populations
    Keslie Humburg, LPC, AS & Mary Egger, LCPC, RPT, AS
  4. 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Lunch
    Lunch provided
  5. 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Substance Use Disorders: A Primer on Treatment
    Kirk A. Weaver, Ph.D., LCPC, LCAC, MAC, NCC
  6. 3:15 PM - 6:15 PM
    Positive Ethics
    Dr. John C. Wade, Ph.D assisted by ESU Graduate Students Morgan Davis, Samantha Fulcher, and Abbie Welch
ABOUT THE PRESENTATIONS​​
CONFERENCE
Workshops

The Complexities of Grief and Coping Mechanisms of the Bereaved - Christy Schunn, LSCSW  

April 12, 2019; 8:30 am to 10:00 am

This session on bereavement will assist caregivers for caring for bereft clients and families. The focus of this session will be to discuss the tasks of grief and mourning; Identify grief reactions and coping mechanisms; Recognize special types of losses and their implications for grief work; Recognize secondary trauma and the necessity of debriefing; Discuss community bereavement referrals and procurement of grief resources. Training Objectives: 1. Differentiate between complicated loss and complicated grief. 2. Discuss the tasks of grief and mourning. 3. Recognize secondary trauma and the necessity of debriefing. 4. Discuss community bereavement referrals and procurement of grief resources. 5. Identify cultural issues related to the grief process.   

Foundations and Practice of Animal-Assisted Therapy with Specialized Populations - Keslie Humburg, LPC, AS & Mary Egger, LCPC, RPT, AS

April 12, 2019; 10:00 am to 11:30 am

This presentation will focus on the background history of animal-assisted therapy and how to implement the use of animals into therapy sessions. The presenters will explain the unique needs of individuals with co-occurring mental health and I/DD diagnosis and how animals can help them learn new ways of expressing emotions and processing trauma. Case studies will be explored and outcome on client progress will be highlighted. Presenters will demonstrate the implementation of animal assisted interventions for participants. Learning Objectives: 1) Presenters will provide background history of animal-assisted therapy. 2) Presenters will explore the unique needs of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses. 3) Using case studies and clinical examples, presenters will emphasize the impact animal-assisted therapy has on clients while also exploring contraindications of that modality.

Substance Use Disorders:  A Primer on Treatment - Kirk Weaver, Ph.D., LCPC, LCAC

April 12, 2019; 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This training will function as a working introduction to substance addiction and clinical approaches to behavioral management. Participants will be able to explain the definition of addiction; to articulate the broad requirements for a diagnosis of a substance use disorder; to discuss the types of treatment available for people hurting from substance use. 

Positive Ethics - John C. Wade, Ph.D.   assisted by ESU Graduate Students Morgan Davis, Samantha Fulcher, and Abbie Welch

April 12, 2019; 3:15 pm to 6:15 pm

Too often ethics training seems to focus mainly on trying to avoid being sued. Clinicians typically leave ethics workshops feeling anxious, and even worse, clients/patients have been turned from people who need our help into potential enemies. Although risk management certainly has a place in real-world clinical practice, our clients want and need clinicians who do more than simply avoid harm.  Positive ethics combines risk management with practical strategies to help ensure that we provide the best treatment we can, with the goal of maximizing client/patient welfare. Learning Objectives: 1) Identifying client/patient needs; 2) Recognizing common clinician misperceptions that may be detrimental; 3) Determining potential risks of both treatments taken and treatments not taken; 4)Developing an ethical decision tree; Applying a positive ethics approach aimed at maximizing patient welfare
Meet The Presenters  
Meet The Presenters
Christy Schunn, LSCSW
 Christy Schunn, LSCSW, is the Executive Director of the Kansas Infant Death and SIDS Network. Christy is licensed by the State of Kansas as a Clinical Social Worker.  She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, The International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death and the Association of Death Educators and Counselors. She served as co-chair of the Sedgwick County Maternal Infant Health Coalition and serves on the Kansas Maternal Child Health Council and various boards. She has special interest in the aspects of grief and loss particularly related to parental bereavement. She has worked with bereaved patients and families as a hospital and hospice social worker and within the foster care setting.  She currently provides counseling to those affected by infant death and conducts professional development training for health care providers to reduce infant mortality.   

Mary Egger, LCPC, RPT, AS
  ​Mary Egger, LCPC, RPT, AS graduated from Emporia State University with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling in 2010.  She then began working as a Program Therapist for Lakemary Center, a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility in Paola, KS.  Mary has spent the past 8 years working with children, families and adults with co-occurring psychiatric disorders and Intellectual/Development Disabilities.  Mary specializes in several different treatment modalities including play therapy, EMDR, trauma-informed care and animal-assisted therapy.    
Keslie Humburg, LPC, AS
 Keslie Humburg, LPC, AS graduated from Emporia State University with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling and a Master of Science in Art Therapy Counseling. She has been working as a Program Therapist at Lakemary Center for the past two and half years, working with children, adults, and families affected by intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses. She is a trained art therapist, EMDR therapist, and Autism Specialist. Keslie specializes is incorporating play therapy, art therapy, trauma-informed care, and animal-assisted therapy when working with clients.    
Kirk Weaver, Ph.D., LCPC, LCAC
Kirk Weaver, Ph.D., LCPC, LCAC has been working in mental health settings for 27 years as a clinician, instructor, and administrator.  Also a Baptist pastor working part-time in small- and mid-sized towns, he has seen the damage substance use inflicts upon people, their families, and their communities.  He also serves as a volunteer chaplain for the Wichita Police Department and Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office. Certified as a Master Addiction Counselor and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Kirk specializes in the treatment of co-occurring disorders and emotional trauma from a contextualist perspective, using a broad range of approaches to foster healing and hope in individuals, couples, families, and groups.
John C. Wade, Ph.D.
John C. Wade, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology and the director of the clinical psychology program at Emporia State University. He earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Pennsylvania State University, and completed an internship and post-doc at the University of Missouri. He has published two books: Strength-Based Clinical Supervision: Positive Psychology Approach to Clinical Training and Positive Psychology on the College Campus as well as numerous professional articles and book chapters. He is a frequent presenter at both the state and national level, and has given numerous trainings, including to the physician staff at Olathe Medical Center hospital and the Ohio State University Counseling and Consultation Services as well as frequent professional education workshops. He was recently was awarded the Shane J. Lopez Award for Professional Contribution to Positive Psychology by the American Psychological Association.
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  ​Pre-registered if postmarked  by March 29, 2019. 10%group discounts available for groups of 4  or more.  

  
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