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David Powell, Ph.D. is President of the International Center for Health Concerns, Inc. In this capacity he is involved in education and training of health care professionals worldwide, and spends six months of the year living and working in Asia. He has been in the behavioral health field since 1965, and has authored seven texts in the field. He has lectured extensively in over 70 countries and all US states. He is a licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, and Diplomate in the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine and Psychotherapy. He is best known for his work in the area of clinical supervision and his book Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling is the standard test in the field.

Workshop Descriptions:

Current Legal and Ethical Issues for Counselors and Supervisors:
This course enhances the professional development of supervisors and counselors addressing the ethical codes, standards of conduct, legal statutes, and certification/licensing regulations.

At the completion of this course participants will be able to:
-Define the four basic principles of medical ethics
-State at least three current issues affecting confidentiality, dual relationships and patient autonomy
-State the differences between legal and ethical standards in clinical practice
-State the issues related to duty to warn/protect in current practice
Behind Every Slip is a Skirt: Sexuality and Intimacy as Aspects of Recovery:
This course establishes a common language when addressing sexual issues with patients. It presents research findings on the relationship between substance abuse and sexual dysfunction. It provides an approach to address sexuality in recovery, the PLISSIT model for sexual treatment. It teaches how to make a sex history from patients in an unobtrusive, non-voyeuristic manner.

At the completion of this course participants will be able to:
-Define the differences between sexual concerns, sexual difficulties and sexual dysfunctions
-State at least three common sexual dysfunctions for women and men in recovery from addiction
-Demonstrate skills in taking a sexual history
-Define the PLISSIT model for treating sexual dysfunction
Clinical Supervision (Basic and Advanced):
This course provides a foundation for supervision and management of personnel. Based on Powell's Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling, it fulfills the training requirements for certification in clinical supervision of the Internation Certification and reciprocity Consortium.

At the completion of this course participants will be able to:
-Define clinical supervision using the Powell definition
-State at least three qualities of the Blended model of supervision
-State characteristics of other models of supervision, including the Structural model of Haley, Interpersonal Process Recall model of Kaga, and psychodynamic models
-State at least three procedures in doing direct observation of counselors
Overcoming Compassion Fatigue: Care of the Caregiver:
The course provides a new vision for how to look at counseling and work's role in our lives. Based upon Powell's Playing Life's Second Half: A Man's Buide to Moving from Success to Significance, this course provides spiritual principles which can guide the work of any health care professional.

At the completion of this course participants will be able to:
-Define compassion fatigue and its etiology
-State at least three means to overcome compassion fatigue
-Define at least two characteristics of contemplative counseling

David Powell has two new books available, Playing Life's Second Half: A Man's Guide for Turning Success into Significance (New Harbinger, 2003), and Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling (Jossey-Bass, 2004, revised and updated edition).

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