WV YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM 2020 The WV Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) is a statewide training and leadership development event for students (Delegates) with all types of disabilities, high school juniors & seniors and college freshmen, who are transitioning to adulthood. The YLF will be held on the campus of West Virginia State University in Institute, WV on June 22-25, 2020. SAVE THE DATE more information: http://www.wvaadc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/YLF-save-the-date-final.pdf
WV Psychological Association Spring Training Event “Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention”
DATE: Friday, May 1, 2020 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. LOCATION: Marshall University Student Center 1 John Marshall Drive, Huntington, West Virginia 25755 SPEAKER: Rosanna Sposato, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Dr. Sposato received her Psy.D. from La Salle University. She has had intensive training in Cognitive Behavioral treatments, including the utilization of CBT for the treatment of Depression, Suicidality, and Substance Use. Dr. Sposato gained experience utilizing CBT in her work at The University of Pennsylvania at The Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center, as well as the Center for Cognitive Therapy. Her primary research interests were in the refinement and dissemination of empirically supported treatments and she worked on The Beck Initiative, a large-scale dissemination project involved in consulting with and training community therapists on the implementation of Cognitive Therapy with adults and children. She also worked on various projects within the VA system, including training therapists in the VA to use CBT to target Depression and Suicidality, as well as with veterans struggling with homelessness. She began serving as an Adjunct faculty member at The Beck Institute in 2012 and continues to enjoy training and supervising mental health professionals in the implementation of CBT. She also serves as an Adjunct faculty member in the Psy.D. program at La Salle University. Her clinical interests involve the integration of CBT and Acceptance-based interventions and she has been in private practice since 2012.
Continuing Education: 6 CEs are approved for psychologists.
Registration will open in early 2020. Please watch for an additional notification and check the WVPA website www.wvpsychology.org for the link. Early registration is recommended, as seating will be limited.