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May 2021

Exposure Therapy 101: Evidence Based Strategies for Anxiety – Earn 3 CE Credits

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Colleen Pipia, LCPC, CADC is a licensed therapist at the OCD & Anxiety Center in Oak Brook and Orland Park, IL. She has over ten years’ experience; she provides evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to children, teens, and adults struggling with anxiety, OCD, trauma and related disorders (i.e., hairpulling, school anxiety etc.). She has specialized training in providing Exposure and Response Prevention and is able to provide treatment both in the office and outside of the office, wherever anxiety happens. She…

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June 2021

Sex Therapy 2.0: Addressing Specific Sexual Health Problems – Earn 3 CE Credits

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adam Fisher, PhD, is an assistant clinical professor at Brigham Young University, where he specializes in individual, couple, and group interventions for sexual health concerns, and conducts research on relationships, religion, and sexuality. He teaches the undergraduate course, Relationships 101: Building Healthy & Lasting Connections, and supervises counseling psychology doctoral students in integrative systemic therapy (IST). Dr. Fisher completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, a PhD in counseling psychology from Indiana University—with a minor in…

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July 2021

Trauma-Informed Care, Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Resilience – Earn 4 CE Credits

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Deanna Pacelli, MSW, CSPT is a Therapist and the External Training Coordinator at UCAN. Her therapeutic focus is individual and family therapy with people who experience complex trauma. She has 20 years of experience as a performer, educator and trainer. Clinical areas of specialty include Social Justice, the Child Welfare System, Crisis Intervention and LGBTQIA+ identities. Deanna has a Bachelor’s in Theatre from New York University and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Chicago with an emphasis…

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August 2021

Food and Mood: Understanding the Second Brain – Earn 3 CE Credits

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Melissa Grupe, PhD, LCPC, strives to understand the perspective of the client to meet his or her goals. She takes a non-judgmental and empathetic approach while considering the complexities of one’s life, including such variables as cultural, political, historical, global, biological, psychological, and spiritual factors. Melissa earned a BA from Alverno College, and an MA and PhD from Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has worked and volunteered in the mental health field since she was a teenager. Her work…

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September 2021

The Impact of Trauma on Substance Use Disorders – Earn 3 CE Credits

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Deb Brozewski, LCPC, CADC, is collaborative and non-judgmental, knowing the decision to enter therapy can be difficult. Deb assists clients in assessing and developing strengths to empower positive and healthy decisions. Deb received both a BA and an MA from Northern Illinois University. She has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with substance abuse, psychiatric illness, developmental delays, and abuse/trauma experiences. Deb also has a passion for working with the LGBT community and is attune to the obstacles…

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October 2021

Student Resiliency: The Importance of Failure Earn 3 CE Credits

October 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adam Russo, Chairman & CEO of LifeStance Health, has spoken hundreds of times to organizations and school districts in Chicagoland about how to best motivate, discipline, and challenge young people to thrive in their adult life. He was a speaker at TEDx Naperville on The Importance of Failure, and wrote a book called Unwritten Rules: Real Strategies to Parent Your Child into a Successful Adult, available on iBooks and Kindle. During his 15+ years of post-Masters experience, Adam provided clinical…

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November 2021

Introduction to Pharmacological Class – Earn 3 CE Credits

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dr. Peter Nichols, Board-Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, provides psychiatric care for both children and adults. Using a supportive and collaborative approach, he guides patients through the understanding of treatment possibilities, medication options, personal care, and also connects them with valuable community resources. Dr. Nichols earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and later obtained both a Master’s of Health Services Administration and his Medical Degree from the University of Southern California. He completed his residency in…

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