On-Demand: Old Problems, New Times: Looking Back to See Where We're Going - 3 CEUs


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  • CE Hours Included: 3 Core (please see below for details)
  • Location: On-Demand Webinar (“Asynchronous”) ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. It also comes with a PowerPoint and references. There is a quiz at the end to ensure viewing and required by all CE approval organizations.
  • Investment: $82 (provides lifetime access!)
  • Presented By: Anne Bartolucci, Ph.D., C.B.S.M.

Educational Objectives:

  • Analyze the societal context and social movements that contributed to and challenged the early practice of “alienism.”
  • Assess some of the early attempts at diagnoses and discuss where they came close and how and why they got things very wrong, both in practice and portrayal in literature.
  • Describe different early therapeutic modalities, the theories behind them, and how unfortunately prejudice and racism have been a part of mental health treatment from the beginning.

Workshop Description:

When someone says “Victorian psychology,” we tend to think of women in corsets and bustles lying on couches as a man in a dark suit sits behind them and asks them probing questions or engages in free association. In truth, Freud and the advent of psychoanalysis came very late in the era and built upon a tradition of treatment with varied and sometimes odd underpinnings including associations with practitioners of the occult.
In this workshop, join U.S.A. Today bestselling fiction author (under her pen name Cecilia Dominic) and amateur medical historian Anne Bartolucci, Ph.D., D.B.S.M. to learn about how the issues faced by mental health practitioners of yesterday can inform how we think about and practice psychology today. This topic is especially relevant because our society is facing many of the same challenges Victorians grappled with including social upheaval and wider separation of poor and upper class, technological advancements, and increased ability to communicate. And, of course, epidemics.
This course is for you if…
1. You want to learn from the mistakes and successes of the past so you can be better positioned to help determine how our field develops in the twenty-first century.
2. You’re curious about the history of our field and how it informs some of the structures and institutions still present today…for good or for ill.
3. You want to learn more about how societal norms and pressures shape diagnostic criteria, and how these labels can be applied unfairly depending on race and gender.
Come along on a fascinating journey into the past, and don’t worry—we won’t do any Freud-bashing.

Presented by: Anne Bartolucci, Ph.D., C.B.S.M.

Anne Bartolucci, Ph.D., C.B.S.M. is a licensed psychologist and a certified behavioral sleep medicine specialist. She started her professional career as the clinical director of a sleep disorders center and founded Atlanta Insomnia & Behavioral Health Services, P.C. in 2010 in order to focus specifically on the intersection of sleep and psychopathology.

Dr. Bartolucci has a not-so-secret other life as a U.S.A. Today bestselling fiction author under the pen name Cecilia Dominic. She was originally published by Samhain Publishing, and when they closed, she got her rights back and continued publishing on her own. As of summer 2020, she has released sixteen novels and novellas, which have been well-reviewed by outlets such as Fresh Fiction and Library Journal. She is also the author of two nonfiction books under her real name - Business Basics for Private Practice: A Guide for Mental Health Practitioners (2017; Routledge) and Better Sleep for the Overachiever, which will be released in September.

Dr. Bartolucci is a sought-after speaker and conference panelist and has taught workshops and classes for several organizations such as the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine, and the Georgia Psychological Association. She is also adjunct faculty at Emory University and lectures to the fellows and psychology graduate students. As Cecilia Dominic, she has been an attending professional and/or guest at DragonCon, JordanCon, MidSouthCon, AnachroCon, ConCarolinas, and the Steampunk World’s Fair.

What people are saying about this workshop:

  • "Enjoyable and knowledgeable. Presentation held my interest and piqued my curiosity." - H.A.O.
  • "Excellent presenter" - R.A.
  • "Very interesting!! Bringing literature in to help exemplify history and some of the concepts was very effective." - S.D.

3 Core CE Clock Hours:

  • Psychologists: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • Georgia Psychologists: All online webinars (both real-time "synchronous" and on-demand "asynchronous") count the same as "live" throughout 2022 (including ethics). There is also a proposed Board rule to make this change permanent. Please stay tuned for updates.
    • Licensed in another state: The Knowledge Tree is a Continuing Education Sponsor Approved (CESA) by APA, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules.
  • Counselors: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7153. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Knowledge Tree is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
    • Georgia Counselors: Per the Georgia Composite Board, Core CE hours are now permitted to be earned through on-demand "asynchronous" webinars, and will count the same as live in-person Core CE hours. Ten asynchronous hours are expressly permitted, and an additional five hours can be used as "independent study" hours.
    • Licensed in another state as a Counselor: The Knowledge Tree has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) #7153, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your state rules.
    • Licensed in Canada as a Counselor: This workshop is approved for 3 credit hours through CCPA, event code 64955819.
  • Social Workers: This workshop is approved for 3 core CE hours through GSCSW, approval #081820. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • Georgia Social Workers: Per the Georgia Composite Board, Core CE hours are now permitted to be earned through on-demand "asynchronous" webinars, and will count the same as live in-person Core CE hours. Ten asynchronous hours are expressly permitted, and an additional five hours can be used as "independent study" hours.
    • Licensed in another state as a Social Worker: Please see the yellow highlighted section below.*
  • Marriage and Family Therapists: This workshop is approved for 3 core CE hours through GAMFT, approval #122-2020. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists: Per the Georgia Composite Board, Core CE hours are now permitted to be earned through on-demand "asynchronous" webinars, and will count the same as live in-person Core CE hours. Ten asynchronous hours are expressly permitted, and an additional five hours can be used as "independent study" hours.
    • Licensed in another state as a Marriage & Family Therapist: Please see the yellow highlighted section just below.
  • *Licensed in another state as a Social Worker or Marriage & Family Therapist? Most states will accept CEs for Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists if that workshop has approved status from another state association which ours have been (see above). Additionally, we have national approval for all our courses through APA & NBCC. Many states will accept APA & NBCC approved continuing education hours, but please check your specific state rules & regulations. We strongly recommend saving the course description and educational objectives, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity, and please contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

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