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					                           STAR-Center Training Institutes
                             (Services for Teens At Risk)

                                    King of Prussia, PA

                                Monday, March 28, 2011
                   (Registration Deadline: Monday, March 14, 2011)



STAR-Center is pleased to invite you to our training institutes in King of Prussia, PA this
spring. Inside you will find detailed information and a registration form on each
Institute.


                                 Radisson Hotel Valley Forge
                                      1160 First Avenue
                                  King of Prussia, PA 19406
                                       (610) 337-2000


                                     8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
                             (Registration: 8:00 A.M. - 8:30 A.M.)




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                                  Full-Day Training Institutes: King of Prussia, PA
                                                  March 28, 2011


     Intensive Outpatient Program for Adolescents: What it is and Who it’s For--The Benefits of IOP (MC41)

                                                         AND

                    Crisis Preparation and Response: A Refresher for School Personnel (MC42)



           (Sessions will run Simultaneously – Participants may register for only ONE Institute)




        Intensive Outpatient Program for Adolescents: What it is and Who it’s For--The Benefits of
        IOP (MC41)

        Presented by:
        Sarah Caligiuri, M.S., Clinician, STAR-Center
        Brian McKain, RN, MSN, Clinician, STAR-Center
        Kim Poling, LCSW, Clinical Program Manager, STAR-Center



INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION

This experiential and interactive institute will provide mental health professionals with specific guidelines for
determining if a client warrants a higher level of care such as the IOP. Additionally, attendees will gain knowledge
about the infrastructure of the IOP, as well as learn about various therapeutic techniques and skills that are
conducive for adolescent group treatment. Participants will learn strategies for engaging families in the treatment
process so to enhance the support for the teen.

The morning session will: provide an overview of the various levels of outpatient mental health care (outpatient;
intensive outpatient and partial) and a highlight of how the STAR Clinic is currently utilizing the various levels of
care. Next, an overview of the specific clinical criteria that would indicate the clients may benefit from this higher
level of care. The morning will wrap up with a discussion of the common programmatic indicators that would
warrant adding an IOP level of care as well as the specific infrastructure and general guidelines for starting an IOP.

The afternoon session will: provide the participants with an overview of specific clinical skills that translate well
into a group setting (CBT, Emotion Regulation, Problem Solving, Distress Tolerance, Mindfulness, Relaxation and
Communication strategies). The afternoon will wrap up with recommendations for effectively partnering with
families.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This training institute is designed for M.A. level and doctorate level practicing mental health professionals. The
training is designed for a maximum of 60 people.


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COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of the program participants should be able to:
    1. Explain the various levels of mental health care and determine if the IOP level of service could be an
        additional clinical asset to your agency/program
    2. Describe how to build the infrastructure for an IOP
    3. Determine clinical criteria that would indicate the client may need a higher level of care such as an IOP
    4. Discuss determining therapeutic skills and strategies that are applicable within a group treatment
        modality including strategies for engaging parents


COST

$75.00 registration fee. The cost of registration includes a light breakfast (coffee/tea/muffins), afternoon snack,
training materials, and continuing education credits.

Full tuition must accompany the registration form. A $25 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds for
cancellations. All refund requests must be in writing and received in the office no later than the day before the
program you wish to attend.

Please e-mail Jamey Covaleski (covaleskijj@upmc.edu), Administrative Coordinator of STAR-Center Outreach,
with questions regarding the conference program. Questions regarding registration can be e-mailed to Maria
Pena Jordan (penajordanmi@upmc.edu), Conference Planner, OERP/WPIC.


CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

CEUs are provided at no additional cost to participants. Click here to read more information about Continuing
Education Credits offered.


REGISTRATION

Registration deadline is March 14, 2011. Click here to view registration form. Please print and complete the
registration form and fax it to the number provided at the bottom of the form (if you are paying with a credit
card). You may also mail the registration form with payment (either check or credit card information) to the
address provided at the bottom of the form. Phone registrations cannot be accepted.


COURSE DIRECTORS

Sarah Caligiuri, M.S.
Clinician, STAR-Center

Sarah joined the STAR outpatient clinic in May 2008 as an individual therapist for adolescents and group therapist
for STAR Intensive Outpatient Program after completing a year internship at STAR. Sarah completed her
undergraduate degree in Psychology from Allegheny College and her master’s degree at Chatham University in
Counseling Psychology. She worked as a milieu therapist for WPIC Adolescent and Young Adult inpatient unit for
3 years providing individual and group counseling for patients with mood disorders, PTSD, anxiety drug and
alcohol addiction, and family issues. Prior to her work at WPIC she worked at the Bradley Center Residential

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Treatment Facility and for Butler County as an in-home therapist with adolescents that were part of the juvenile
probation system with a mental health diagnosis.

Brian W. McKain, RN, MSN
Clinician, STAR-Center

Brian has been with STAR-Center since February of 1989. He has served in various capacities over the years
including clinician, trainer, and Assistant Director of STAR-Center Outreach. Brian currently works as an individual
therapist, medication nurse, and co-leader of the STAR Clinic Intensive Outpatient Group. Brian earned a Bachelor
of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh in 1978, and a Master’s of Science in Nursing with a
specialty in child psychiatry from Yale University in 1986.

Kim Poling, LCSW
Clinical Program Manager, STAR-Center

Kimberly Poling received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 1980 and her Master Degree in Social Work in
1982, both from West Virginia University. Following graduation from WVU, Ms. Poling worked for two years in
Washington, Pennsylvania, providing individual and family therapy to at-risk teenagers. From 1984-1987, she
continued her work with children, adolescents and their families by providing mental health services at the Beaver
County Community Mental Health Center.

In 1987, Ms. Poling joined the STAR-Center Clinic, a specialty program for suicidal adolescents, a division of the
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center. At STAR-Center she works as a therapist and additionally as the Clinical Program Manager. She
also served as administrator for Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic’s general child and adolescent outpatient
programs.

In 1991 she completed a year of additional training to become certified as a Cognitive Therapist, through the
Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy in Cleveland Ohio. In 1996, Ms. Poling completed intensive training with
Marsha Linehan, Ph.D. in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Ms. Poling also attended specialized training in
Family Focused Treatment (FFT) with David Miklowitz, Ph.D. at the University of Colorado in 1999. In 2006, Ms.
Poling completed training in Well-Being Therapy with Giovanna Fava, M.D. in Venice Italy.

During her years at the STAR-Center Clinic she has been involved in developing and implementing treatment
protocols and supervising cognitive therapists both in Pittsburgh and throughout the country, for three major
federally funded research grants. She is an expert in the areas of cognitive therapy, psychiatric diagnostic and
suicide risk assessments. Ms. Poling provides numerous trainings throughout the country. She has also served as a
faculty member of the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and now
teaches for the Psychology in Education Department of the University of Pittsburgh.




              SEE NEXT PAGE FOR INFORMATION ON CRISIS PREPARATION AND RESPONSE INSTITUTE




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          “Crisis Preparation and Response: A Refresher for School Personnel” (MC42)

          Presented by:
          Mary Margaret Kerr, Ed.D., Professor and Chair, Administrative and Policy Studies,
          University of Pittsburgh, School of Education
          Paula S. McCommons, Ed.D, Director, STAR-Center Outreach Activities


INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION

This experiential institute will explore the research on school safety as it relates to school-based prevention and
intervention. We will offer conceptually grounded strategies for crisis prevention, preparation and intervention.
Specifically we will address common mistakes in crisis planning, team training, and communication and suggest
ways to correct them.

Throughout the day, we will incorporate “lessons learned” from our response to over 1000 crises including
unintentional and intentional injury, illnesses, community crises and disasters. All participants will receive a copy
of Dr. Kerr’s textbook, School Crisis Prevention and Intervention (2009), as well as other practical resource
materials to share with their crisis teams and districts.

The morning session will cover: the rationale and research behind using a conceptual framework for crisis
prevention and response. Specifically, we will review:

    •   practical methods for risk assessment, data driven policies and crisis mitigating procedures
    •   common pitfalls in crisis team preparation and ways to prevent them
    •   effective and efficient ways to organize and evaluate the crisis response

The afternoon session will cover: crisis communication planning and crisis team support. We will review:

    • new and low-cost resources available to aid schools in crisis prevention/mitigation and communication
    • burnout and the impact on the crisis team and the individual team members
    • secondary stress disorder prevention


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

We welcome school administrators, Student Assistance Team members, pupil services staff, school resource
officers, and agency staff who collaborate with schools. The training institute is designed for a maximum of 60
people.


COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of the program participants should be able to:

    1. Explain common mistakes in school crisis preparation (policy, procedures, crisis communication and
       training) and offer strategies to address them.
    2. Identify current cost effective resources available to assist schools in crisis preparation/mitigation and
       response
    3. Describe symptoms of secondary stress disorder and ways to support crisis team members
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COST

$90.00* registration fee. The cost of registration includes a light breakfast (coffee/tea/muffins), afternoon snack,
training materials, and continuing education credits. *Participants will receive a copy of School Crisis Prevention
and Intervention, by Mary Margaret Kerr, Ed.D. This book will be used during the Institute, and will be yours to
keep.

Full tuition must accompany the registration form. A $25 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds for
cancellations. All refund requests must be in writing and received in the office no later than the day before the
program you wish to attend.

Please e-mail Jamey Covaleski (covaleskijj@upmc.edu), Administrative Coordinator of STAR-Center Outreach,
with questions regarding the conference program. Questions regarding registration can be e-mailed to Maria
Pena Jordan (penajordanmi@upmc.edu), Conference Planner, OERP/WPIC.


CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

CEUs are provided at no additional cost to participants. Click here to read more information about Continuing
Education Credits offered.


REGISTRATION:

Registration deadline is March 14, 2011. Click here to view registration form. Please print and complete the
registration form and fax it to the number provided at the bottom of the form (if you are paying with a credit
card). You may also mail the registration form with payment (either check or credit card information) to the
address provided at the bottom of the form. Phone registrations cannot be accepted.


COURSE DIRECTORS

Mary Margaret Kerr, Ed.D.
Professor and Chair, Administrative and Policy Studies
University of Pittsburgh, School of Education

Dr. Mary Margaret Kerr was appointed Chair in the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies in the fall of
2010. Prior to this, Dr. Kerr directed training services for STAR-Center. A graduate of Duke University and
American University, Dr. Kerr joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh in 1980. She holds appointments in
Child Psychiatry, Administrative and Policy Studies, and Psychology in Education.

Also licensed as a superintendent, Dr. Kerr has worked in urban school districts throughout her academic career.
For five years, she served Pittsburgh City Schools as Director of Pupil Services, where she administered services
such as guidance, social work, counseling, alternative education, health services, school security, and discipline.
For nine years, Dr. Kerr worked in the Los Angeles Unified School District as a federal consent decree
administrator.

Dr. Kerr's work in schools has provided practical yet evidence-based material for textbooks and many
presentations and publications. Her best-selling textbook with C. Michael Nelson, Strategies for Addressing
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Behavior Problems in the Classroom, is in its sixth edition. Dr. Kerr published a book entitled Crisis Prevention and
Intervention, in 2009.


Paula S. McCommons, Ed.D.
Director, STAR-Center Outreach Activities

Dr. Paula McCommons received her B.A. in psychology from Seton Hill College in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She
studied in London for six months and interned in a psychiatric day hospital there. In 1992 she received her M.Ed.
in Educational Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh where she later received her Ed.D. in Educational
Administration. Dr. McCommons is a nationally certified counselor with specialties in school and career
counseling. She is also a PA certified guidance counselor and post-secondary student personnel specialist. Dr.
McCommons interned at a middle school for international studies and a college counseling center. In 2000 she
completed a Gestalt Training Program for Professionals. Her previous experience includes teaching, research, and
presenting.

Dr. McCommons is currently a mental health liaison for the Allegheny County Student Assistance Program
provided by Allegheny County and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside. As a
member of the state mandated Student Assistance Program, in one of the City’s largest public high schools, she is
responsible for providing individual screenings of at-risk students and for assisting families in accessing
appropriate referrals both in and out of school. At school, she serves on the core team, presents
psychoeducational information to students and is available for consultations with faculty and parents.

In the fall of this year, Dr. McCommons took on the role of Director, for STAR-Center Outreach Activities. Dr.
McCommons also provides crisis intervention, postvention assistance and consultation to school districts and
communities across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Training and special topic presentations related to
school safety, crisis prevention/intervention/ management, and postvention are provided upon request. In
addition to the variety of duties she has at STAR-Center, Dr. McCommons works as an independent contractor,
creating and facilitating workshops on conflict mediation training, student leadership development, staff
development, stress management, and career life planning. Dr. McCommons has also co-taught graduate level
courses in Group Dynamics and Conflict Management at the University of Pittsburgh.




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Continuing Education Credits


Psychologists:
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing
education for psychologists. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for this program and
its content. Each program is being offered for 5.5 continuing education credits.


Counselors:
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) to
offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to
the NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. Each program is being offered for 5.5 continuing education credits.


Licensed/Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists:
LSW/LCSW/LMFT:
Each program is offered for 5.5 hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the
University of Pittsburgh’s, School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school and,
therefore, a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy
requirements for Education. These clock hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC, and LMFT biennial
license renewal. For information on social work continuing education, call 412-624-3711.


PA Educators:
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer
continuing education credits under Act 48 guidelines. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic adheres to the Act
48 Continuing Education Guidelines. PA educators will receive 5.5 hours of Act 48 credit for completing one of
these programs.


Other Professionals:
For each program, nurses and other professionals are awarded 0.55 Continuing Education Units (CEU’s). One CEU
is equal to 10 contact hours. Nurses: For attending each program, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance
confirming 5.5 hours of continuing education. These hours may be considered eligible for completing the 30
hours of continuing education required for biannual nursing re-licensure in Pennsylvania. Peer Specialist: Each
program fulfills requirements for Certified Peer Specialist continuing education.




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                                      STAR-Center Institute Registration Form
                                      King of Prussia, PA - Monday, March 28, 2011
                                    (Registration Deadline: Monday, March 14, 2011)
Please print or type legibly. If we cannot read your form, you may not receive your confirmation.

Social Security Number (Last Five Digits Only):
Name:
Institutional Affiliation:
Address1:
Address2:
City:                                            State:                  Zip Code:
County:
Day Telephone: (______)
Degree(s) for name badge (i.e. MSW, PhD):
E-mail Address:

For Continuing Education, please check if you are:
[ ] Educator (Act 48)     [ ] NBCC Counselor [ ] Nurse [ ] Psychologist            [ ] Social Worker/LPC/LMFT

Institute Selection: CHECK ONLY ONE

[ ]   (MC41) $75   Intensive Outpatient Program for Adolescents: What it is and Who it’s For: The Benefits of IOP
                  Institute, King of Prussia, PA – March 28, 2011
[ ]   (MC42) $90* Crisis Preparation and Response: A Refresher for School Personnel
                  Institute, King of Prussia, PA – March 28, 2011

Method of Payment ($75 – “IOP” Registration Fee)
                   ($90 – “Crisis” Registration Fee*) *Includes additional cost for crisis text
[ ] Check (Check#__________ Payable to OERP/WPIC)

[ ] VISA                [ ] MasterCard                 [ ]AMEX              [ ] Discover
To be completed by Credit Card Users ONLY:
Card Number:
Expiration Date:
Signature:
Security Code: (three digits in back of card)

Send this form along with payment to:
Maria Pena-Jordan, Conference Manager
WPIC/OERP
Room 179, 4601 Baum Building
3811 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
      Credit Card registrations ONLY can be faxed to (412) 802-6910. Registration will not be accepted without payment. Telephone
      registrations CANNOT be accepted. Please contact Maria Pena-Jordan at penajordanmi@upmc.edu with any questions about
                                                               registration.

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