On-Demand: Looking Back to See Where We're Going: The History of Psychology in the Victorian Era Before Freud - 3 CEUs

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  • CEs: 3 Core Education Clock Hours for Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, & Marriage and Family Therapists (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

Educational Objectives:

  • Learn about the societal context and social movements that contributed to and challenged the early practice of “alienism.”
  • Discover 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.
  • Explore 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 or Related CE Clock Hours:

  • Psychologists: This workshop is approved for 3 Core CE hours. 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 live/synchronous and on-demand/asynchronous) count the same as live for 2021 (including ethics). Therefore, this workshop is approved for 3 Core CE hours. The Board states it will go back to the pre-COVID rules in 2022. You may want to consider completing all 40 CEs this year while you have multiple viewing options.
    • Licensed in another state as a Psychologist: The Knowledge Tree is a Continuing Education Sponsor Approved (CESA) by APA, so all our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your specific state rules.
  • Counselors: This workshop is approved for 3 Core CE hours through the Licensed Professional Counselors Association (LPCA) of Georgia, approval # 2020-10-30-212AW.
    • Georgia Counselors: This workshop satisfies 3 "Core Hours" as an "on-demand/asynchronous" course. For more details about "On-Demand" hours, please see the blue highlighted section below.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the yellow highlighted section below.*
  • Social Workers: This workshop is approved for 3 Core CE hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work, approval # 081820.
    • Georgia Social Workers: This workshop satisfies 3 "Core Hours" as an "on-demand/asynchronous" course. For more details about "On-Demand" hours, please see the blue highlighted section below.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the yellow highlighted section below.*
  • Marriage and Family Therapists: This workshop is approved for 3 CE hours through the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, approval #122-2020.
    • Georgia Marriage & Family Therapists: This workshop satisfies 3 "Core Hours" as an "on-demand/asynchronous" course. For more details about "On-Demand" hours, please see the blue highlighted section below.
    • Licensed in another state? Please see the yellow highlighted section below.
  • *Licensed in another state as a Counselor, Social Worker, or Marriage & Family Therapist? Most states will accept CEs for Counselors, Social Workers, & MFTs if that workshop has approved status from another state, and this workshop is approved for all three licenses in Georgia. Additionally, we have National Approval for all of our courses through the American Psychological Association (APA).Many states will also accept APA-approved courses, but please check your specific state rules and regulations.
  • The Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists & Ethics: For all Masters Licensed Therapists in Georgia, On-Demand ("Asynchronous") Webinars are allowed to comprise up to 15 hours of the total 35 hours required per renewal period (10 hours of On-Demand are expressly permitted, and the extra 5 would be your optional Independent Study hours). Please see our Live Webinars for more synchronous options if needed. And for details regarding this new rule (Oct 2020) from the Secretary of State, click here.

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