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CPD SEMINAR PROGRAMME

 

Click here to download the 2018 CPD Seminar programme

Click here to download the 2019 CPD Seminar programme


26 January 2018
Divorce Mediation and Custody Assessment – an Integration of Attachment Theory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: 26 January 2018
Two sessions: 08H00 - 11H00 and 12h00 – 15h00 (repeat)
Presented by: Dr Giada Del Fabbro
HPCSA: 3 points approved (target audience: educational, counselling and clinical psychologists)
SACSSP: 3 points approved
Cost: R530 (Discount available for students & interns)
Venue: Old Trafford, Centurion Lake Hotel, 1001 Lenchen Avenue, Centurion
Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za
Enquiries: Cindy Fourie 012 664 0222 ext 348 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Summary:

This seminar will provide an understanding of attachment theory. It will also give exposure to what is meant by divorce

and custody work.

•  Defining the skills involved in custody evaluation and mediation.

•  An understanding of how to use attachment theory in divorce work.

•  Appreciation of how an attachment framework could be used in other settings as well, for example foster

   placements, adoptions, etc.


BOOKINGS CLOSED

 

16 February 2018

General Principles of Risk Assessment: Violence and Sexual Offence

 

Date: 16 February 2018
Two sessions: 08H00 - 11H00 and 12h00 – 15h00 (repeat)
Presented by: Prof Gérard Labuschagne
HPCSA: 3 points approved (target audience: educational, counselling, industrial and clinical psychologists, and registered counsellors)
SACSSP: 2 points approved
Cost: R530 (Discount available for students & interns)
Venue: Old Trafford, Centurion Lake Hotel, 1001 Lenchen Avenue, Centurion
Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za
Enquiries: Cindy Fourie 012 664 0222 ext 348 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Summary:

This presentation will focus on general principles in assessing risk, with a specific focus on sex offender risk assessment.It will begin by discussing what is meant by 'risk', approaches to risk assessment, the difference between static and dynamic risk factors, general risk factors, offence cycles and protective factors. It will then highlight the process of a risk assessment and focus on risk assessment for sexual violence.



BOOKINGS CLOSED

 

 
09 March 2018

Living in Translation: A Neuropsychological Exploration of the Diagnosis and Treatment of ASD

Date: 09 March 2018
Time: 08H00 - 11H00 and 12h00 – 15h00 (repeat)
Presented by: Anthony Townsend
HPCSA: 3 points approved (target audience: educational, counselling and clinical psychologists)
SACSSP: 2 points approved
Cost: R530 (Discount available for students & interns)
Venue: Old Trafford, Centurion Lake Hotel, 1001 Lenchen Avenue, Centurion
Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za
Enquiries: Cindy Fourie 012 664 0222 ext 348 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Summary:

In a fascinating seminar, Anthony Townsend explores the clinical and neuropsychological features of autistic spectrum disorder with the aim of presenting an integrated model of ASD that debunks the mystified aspects of this syndrome such as the controversial vaccine theory and the age-old fallacy of 'refrigerator mothers' while also foregrounding distinctive clinical features of this enigmatic diagnosis such as restricted behavioural interests, sensory overload and impaired social functioning.

Through an intriguing differential diagnosis, neurotypical and autistic brain physiology are compared and contrasted. Drawing upon in-depth case studies from his own clinical experience, the importance of individualised treatment is highlighted by synthesising recent therapeutic advances in cognitive-behavioural, neuropsychological and psychoanalytic literature to illustrate the value of blending behavioural modification with empathy building techniques.

Moreover, a rare glimpse is offered into the therapeutic nuances of couples therapy for individuals diagnosed with ASDs with a specific focus on the controversial notions of matched pathology and gendered disorders in order to explicate the value of treatment in adulthood. By investigating the unique features of a diagnosis rooted in misunderstanding social relationships, strategies are offered for bridging the literal and metaphorical gaps in communication and, in so doing, the opportunity is presented to learn to speak the same social language and create possibilities for enhancing our understanding of those of us living in translation.

 

BOOKINGS CLOSED


 

20 April 2018

Working Therapeutically from an Interpersonal Neurobiology Perspective

 

Date: 20 April 2018
Two sessions: 08H00 - 11H00 and 12h00 – 15h00 (repeat)
Presented by: Tamara Zanella
HPCSA: 3 points provisionally approved (target audience: educational, counselling, research and clinical psychologists)
SACSSP: 3 points applied for
Cost: R530 (Discount available for students & interns)
Venue: Old Trafford, Centurion Lake Hotel, 1001 Lenchen Avenue, Centurion
Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za
Enquiries: Cindy Fourie 012 664 0222 ext 348 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Summary:

This seminar will benefit attendees by exposing them to up-to-date scientific research on the mind and how this can be used to optimise mental health and wellbeing. A thorough exploration of the theory of Interpersonal Neurobiology as well as the key concepts and practical tools will enable attendees to conceptualise client distress and formulate their treatment from this perspective. Case studies and experiential elements will facilitate a greater understanding of these concepts and their use in practice.

Attendees will be provided with details of how to access further, ongoing training in Interpersonal Neurobiology.




 

18 May 2018

Boundary and Multiple Relationship Issues (Ethics)

Date: 18 May 2018
Two sessions: 08H00 - 11H00 (fully booked) and 12h00 – 15h00 (repeat)
Presented by: Dr Henk Swanepoel
HPCSA: 3 (Ethics) points applied for
SACSSP: 3 points approved
SAAP: 3 points approved
Cost: R530 (Discount available for students & interns)
Venue: Old Trafford, Centurion Lake Hotel, 1001 Lenchen Avenue, Centurion
Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za
Enquiries: Cindy Fourie 012 664 0222 ext 348 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Summary:

The presentation will address the below stated questions and provide an overview of

boundary and multiple relationship issues. The focus will be on boundary and multiple

relationship issues in mental health services in a broad sense. One of the most challenging

ethical issues for the mental health professional involves maintaining and managing

professional boundaries. In this context, mental health professionals need to consider such

questions as:

•"When am I acting as a psychologist / social worker / counsellor ?"

•"Is it acceptable or even beneficial to cross boundaries?"

•"Under what circumstances does boundary crossing become boundary violation?"

•"Are multiple relationships acceptable or should they be avoided?"

•"Which multiple relationships are unacceptable and raise the risk of harm to the clients?"

 

 BOOKINGS CLOSED

 

15 June 2018

Psychotherapy Assistance for Patients and Families Adjusting to the Impact of a Brain Injury


Date: 15 June 2018
Two sessions: 08H00 - 11H00 and 12h00 – 15h00 (repeat)
Presented by: Christi Gadd
HPCSA: 3 points approved (target audience: educational, counselling and clinical psychologists ONLY)
SACSSP: 2 points approved
Cost: R530 (Discount available for students & interns)
Venue: Old Trafford, Centurion Hotel, 1001 Lenchen Avenue, Centurion
Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za
Enquiries: Cindy Fourie 012 664 0222 ext 348 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Summary:

Sustaining a brain injury or illness may have devastating effects on a person and their family.

A taxing process of neuro-rehabilitation may place further strain on the family system, not

to mention the traumatic nature with which the injury occurred. Often the sequelae of a

person's injury pose some challenges to a conventional psychotherapeutic approach.

The aim of this presentation is to facilitate and emphatic understanding the impact of brain injury on a person and his/her loved ones, provide some guiding values that may assist when working with a person and their family after a brain injury and to share some practical ideas that may assist in the therapeutic process.


BOOKINGS CLOSED

 

27 July 2018

Parenting by Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Date: 27 July 2018
Two sessions: 08H00 - 11H00 and 12h00 – 15h00 (repeat)
Presented by: Sorika de Swardt
HPCSA: 3 points approved (target audience: educational, counselling, and clinical psychologists, and registered counsellors)
SACSSP: 3 points approved
Cost: R530 (Discount available for students & interns)
Venue: Old Trafford, Centurion Hotel, 1001 Lenchen Avenue, Centurion
Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za
Enquiries: Cindy Fourie 012 664 0222 ext 348 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Summary:

Being around children can be a rewarding, healing and inspiring part of life. This is also true for adult survivors of childhood abuse. Survivors often tell us that their own children's vulnerability taught them that the abuse they suffered could never have been their fault. Parenthood helps them to get in touch with the inner-child and offers an opportunity to give nurturance and be loved unconditionally.

But for a survivor, being a parent can also bring back memories and feelings of powerlessness and betrayal. It brings up issues that were hidden away for decades. They might wonder how they will be able to protect their children without transferring their anxieties to their children. Some wonder if they should talk to their children about their abuse. They may struggle to set physical or emotional boundaries or be overly suspicious and protective to the extent that they don't allow family relationships to develop. They often struggle to distinguish between safe touch and sexual touch or not be able to deal with the language of touch at all.

During this seminar we will explore how adult survivors who are now parents, can deal with these and other issues. Placing their understanding of parenting issues into the theoretical frameworks of Bowlby's Attachment Theory and Bandura's Social Learning Theory helps to explore the model of multiple determinants of parenting to summarise the interaction of seemingly independent factors, and how these factors influence the way in which parents relate to their children. A case study will be used to demonstrate the possible care plan, which will include therapeutic intervention, skills training and psycho-education, guided imagery and free writing exercises.

 

BOOKINGS CLOSED



 

24 August 2018

Multi-Cultural Influences and Psychotherapy


Date: 24 August 2018
Two sessions: 08H00 - 11H00 and 12h00 – 15h00 (repeat)
Presented by: Nompumelelo Prudence Kubeka (Clinical psychologist & Traditional Healer)
HPCSA: 3 points approved (target audience: educational, counselling and clinical psychologists ONLY)
SACSSP: 2 points approved
Cost: R530 (Discount available for students & interns)
Venue: Old Trafford, Centurion Hotel, 1001 Lenchen Avenue, Centurion
Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za
Enquiries: Cindy Fourie 012 664 0222 ext 348 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Summary:

The main aim of the presentation is to teach professionals about the ancestral world that most of our patients have as presenting problems when they come for consultations.

Many black African psychiatric patients often seek help from both the psychiatric clinics/hospitals and indigenous healers.

Most professionals who are unfamiliar with the African tradition are faced with difficulties in understanding the different problems that African patients present during a psychotherapy consultation. Issues that may be presented are ancestry, prayer, callings, rituals, protection and cursing, dreams, and witchcraft. The purpose of the presentation is to give a better understanding of ancestral calling and traditional healing to healthcare providers, especially in the mental health care systems.

Content:

•The indigenous healing

•Ancestral call and Ukuthwasa process

•Different types of ancestors

•Different types of traditional healers

•Ancestral calling and psychotherapy

•Scope of practice as a psychologist and also a traditional healer

•Case study of a patient seen for psychotherapy


BOOKINGS CLOSED

 

21 September 2018

Ethics – What Would You Have Done?

Date: 21 September 2018
Two sessions: 08H00 - 11H00 and 12h00 – 15h00 (repeat)
Presented by: Dr Elaine Bing & Adv Joan Adams
HPCSA: 3 ethics points approved (target audience: educational, counselling, clinical, research and industrial psychologists, psychometrists and registered counsellors)
SACSSP: 3 points approved
CPSC: 3 ethics points approved
Cost: R530 (Discount available for students & interns)
Venue: Old Trafford, The Centurion Hotel, 1001 Lenchen Avenue, Centurion
Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za
Enquiries: Cindy Fourie 012 664 0222 ext 348 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Summary:

Advocate Joan Adams and psychologist Elaine Bing discuss cases that have appeared before the professional boards of the HPCSA.

The cases are discussed with reference to the core values of: respect for persons; non-maleficence; beneficence; human rights; autonomy; truthfulness; integrity; confidentiality; compassion; tolerance; justice; community; and professional competence and self-improvement.

We discuss the cases and how the guidelines are applied in the various cases, and dissect are apparent conflicts.

 BOOKINGS CLOSED



 

26 October 2018

Does Value & Evidence-based Psychotherapy for Older People with Dementia Exist? Practical Use of Psychocatalytic Processes

 


Date: 26 October 2018
Two sessions: 08H00 - 11H00 and 12h00 – 15h00 (repeat)
Presented by: Dr Ryan Fuller
HPCSA: 1.5 ethics and 1.5 general CEUs approved (target audience: counselling, clinical and research psychologists, and registered counsellors)
SACSSP: 2 points approved
Cost: R530 (Discount available for students & interns)
Venue: Old Trafford, The Centurion Hotel, 1001 Lenchen Avenue, Centurion
Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za
Enquiries: Cindy Fourie 012 664 0222 ext 348 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Summary:

This presentation will focus on the role of psychotherapy in caring for the person with dementia (PWD). A brief introduction to the history of psychotherapy as it applies to older people will be provided in addition to working definitions of key concepts. Current international and local evidence-based psychological and psychiatric models of care for PWD will be outlined. Although the Older Persons Act 13 of 2006 (OPA) is designed to protect the older person and guard against elder abuse, practically implementing this is very challenging when balancing respective rights and principles of best interests, least restriction and promoting higher and lower order decision-making capacity. Case-vignettes will demonstrate psychocatalytic approaches for PWD within a systemic framework using a value-based model that enabled a better understanding of how to apply these principles in clinical practice.


Awareness of psychotherapeutic processes enables the professional to be more aware of their own unconscious and often maladaptive defence mechanisms when acting out to stressful situations (counter-transference). Managing clinical uncertainty and diagnostic ambiguity is extremely stressful. Effective professionals that manage the risk of burnout stress better than most typically have access to support services such as Balint Groups, 1:1 mentoring and structured peer-group clinical activities.

 

BOOKINGS CLOSED

14 November 2018

Impact of Nyaope on Physical, Mental, and Social Health

 

Nyaope

Date: 14 November 2018
Time: 09H30 - 12H30
Presented by: Prof. Kebogile Mokwena
HPCSA: 3 general CEUs applied for (awaiting target audience)
SACSSP: 3 points applied for
Cost: R530 (Discount available for students & interns)
Venue: Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre, Viewpoint Rd Bartlett, Boksburg, Johannesburg
Enquiries: Gerlu van der Merwe 012 664 0222 ext 348 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Summary:
The presentation is on the challenges of use of novel psychoactive substances, with a primary focus on nyaope. The composition, social and physical health impact on the users as well as its impact on community and population mental health is presented and discussed.

The risks and protective factors of nyaope and how its use is a major social determinant of individual and community health is presented and discussed. The key role of prevention is emphasised.

The increase in substance abuse, which includes nyaope, is a major contributory factor to individual and population mental and social disorders, and service providers are bound to encounter clients who present with the direct or indirect impact of substance abuse. Holistic management of nyaope use includes screening in a variety of settings, as well as developing interventions for the individual and his/her social environment, with the intention of intercepting the nyaope addiction process. Guidelines to nyaope prevention are provided for discussion.

 

 BOOKINGS CLOSED

 

15 November 2018

Depression: Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Aspects, Treatment and Stigma

 

Depression website

Date: 15 November 2018
Time: 09H30 - 12H30
Presented by: Dr Jerrie Bezuidenhout
HPCSA: 3 general CEUs applied for (awaiting target audience)
SACSSP: 2 points applied for
Cost: R530 (Discount available for students & interns)
Venue: Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre, Viewpoint Rd Bartlett, Boksburg, Johannesburg
Enquiries: Gerlu van der Merwe 012 664 0222 ext 348 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Summary:
The presentation will focus on depression and the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of the disorder.

Each one of these aspects will be discussed in terms of how it can lead to depression and/or perpetuate the illness, but also how it can form part of the treatment plan. Case discussions will be used to explore the treatment modalities.

The presentation will then look at some of the common issues stemming from a spiritual perspective, which may contribute to the stigma surrounding the illness and which may prevent sufferers from seeking help. Ways in which to manage this stigma in a constructive manner will be explored.

 

 

 

16 November 2018

Suicide to Hope

 

Suicide to Hope website

 

Date: 16 November 2018
Time: 09H30 - 12H30
Presented by: Lorraine Mitchell
HPCSA: 3 general CEUs applied for (awaiting target audience)
SACSSP: 2 points applied for
Cost: R530 (Discount available for students & interns)
Venue: Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre, Viewpoint Rd Bartlett, Boksburg, Johannesburg
Enquiries: Gerlu van der Merwe 012 664 0222 ext 348 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Summary:
Clinicians are often anxious when working with a suicidal client, due to the fatality of the client's possible choice and the devastating and complicated impact on those left behind. With about 23 completed suicides and almost 460 attempted suicides every day in South Africa, suicide is an epidemic. This seminar will provide a framework from which to understand suicide and accurately assess the risk.

Participants will reflect upon their qualities as a caregiver - the beliefs, values, and attitudes they bring to the relationship. They will also learn about various meanings of suicide experiences, using case studies, and discover the opportunities for recovery and growth that they present.
Legal considerations and standard of care relating to suicidal clients will be discussed, and guidelines for practice and treatment will be provided.

This seminar will benefit all health care professionals in the further development of their awareness and understanding of the suicidal client - persons recently at risk of and those currently safe from suicide.

 

 

 

23 November 2018

Working Therapeutically with Anorexia Patients

Date: 23 November 2018
Two sessions: 08H00 - 11H00 and 12h00 – 15h00 (repeat)
Presented by: Dr Melissa Card
HPCSA: 3 points approved (target audience: educational, counselling, research and clinical psychologists ONLY)
SACSSP: 3 points approved
Cost: R530 (Discount available for students & interns)
Venue: Old Trafford, The Centurion Hotel, 1001 Lenchen Avenue, Centurion
Register online: www.vistaclinic.co.za
Enquiries: Cindy Fourie 012 664 0222 ext 348 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Summary:
The therapeutic relationship can be a difficult process to negotiate with the anorexia patient. The therapeutic process is tainted by potential negative feelings experienced toward the anorexia patient who eats too little or refuses to eat. Fostering of a stable therapeutic relationship allows for the unconscious dynamics (transference and countertransference) to develop and be explored. Anorexia patients are known to have significant difficulties in relating to others, which manifests itself in the countertransference situation between psychotherapist and patient. The therapeutic relationship is therefore vital to engaging and retaining anorexia patients in treatment and in facilitating a positive treatment outcome. The therapeutic relationship with the anorexia patient cannot be predicted. There is a sense that the patient can fake connection to appease the therapist but she is actually protecting the presence of anorexia. Should the therapist poke at the anorexia, the patient becomes defensive and this can threaten the therapeutic alliance.

Dr Card will explore her research findings focused on what experienced psychotherapists revealed about how they work with Ana. The data analysis revealed four themes that spoke to their experience of the therapeutic relationship, namely; negotiation, held hostage, projection-digestion and developmental work.

 

 

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From Address:

PLEASE NOTE:

Allocation of CPD points require:

Arrival on time to sign attendance register ( registrations close at 08:15 and 12:15)

Attending the full duration of the seminar/workshop

Signing out of the attendance register at the end of the seminar/workshop


Disclaimer:

Presenters and attendees of all CPD activities must please note that the attainment of continuing education units (CEUs) does not licence any professional to practice outside their official scope of practice.  CEUs are intended to broaden the knowledge of professionals but do not constitute professional training.

 

 

The presentation is on the challenges of use of novel psychoactive substances, with a primary focus on nyaope. The composition, social and physical health impact on the users as well as its impact on community and population mental health is presented and discussed.

The risks and protective factors of nyaope and how its use is a major social determinant of individual and community health is presented and discussed. The key role of prevention is emphasised.

The increase in substance abuse, which includes nyaope, is a major contributory factor to individual and population mental and social disorders, and service providers are bound to encounter clients who present with the direct or indirect impact of substance abuse. Holistic management of nyaope use includes screening in a variety of settings, as well as developing interventions for the individual and his/her social environment, with the intention of intercepting the nyaope addiction process. Guidelines to nyaope prevention are provided for discussion.

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