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Using Films to Understand Adjustment Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Alzheimer’s & Personality Dis
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When: 12/09/2016
8:45 AM - 4 PM
Where: Cleveland State University
West Center
26202 Detroit Rd
Westlake, Ohio  44145
United States
Contact: Cleveland State University
(216) 687-3867

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This workshop will explore the diagnostic criteria of disorders in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and analyze popular Hollywood films as case studies to better understand the criteria. The disorders that will be discussed are Autism, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Histrionic Personality Disorder, Alzheimer’s Disorder, Persistent Depressive disorder (Dysthymic Disorder), Schizoaffective Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, and Kleptomania. A discussion and exploration of past and current treatment methods for the disorders will be outlined. Small and large group work will occur. Three case examples of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder will be evaluated and their level of functioning in their cultures will be discussed.

Linda M. Davis, Ph.D., LPC, LSW, has recently retired from Summit County Children Services, where she worked for 30 years. She successfully completed a two year Ohio Child Welfare Trainer Certificate Program and also works as an independent trainer and consultant. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Akron in Counselor Education and Supervision. Her areas of expertise currently include research, family visitation, attachment theory, child development, mental health counseling, supervision, foster care, and mental health and child welfare assessment. Dr. Davis teaches seminars and has taught classes at the University of Akron in Psychology of Learning, Child Development, Teaching and Learning Strategies, and Research. In the past, she has worked as a child therapist.

Please register 2 business days prior to the program.

Cost: $139

Event Website for Registrations: http://www.campusce.net/csucasal/category/category.aspx?C=&S=70