OPA-Colleague Assistance Program Network Provider Training

When: September 20, 2013 from 1 – 4 p.m.
Where: Maryhaven, 1791 Alum Creek Dr., Columbus, Ohio
Program Cost: Free | Credits: 3 CE Ethics
Presenters: Michael Schafer, PhD,  Sherry Knapp-Brown, PhD & Gregory S. Brigham, PhD
Register: Please email COPA to register. Must be an OPA member to attend.

Program description: A three hour face to face training to prepare psychologists to serve as Network Providers in the OPA-CAP. Learn more about OPA-CAP.

This workshop is designed to:

  1. Learn the history and development of the OPA-CAP.
  2. Understand Ohio law and APA ethics as they relate to colleague assistance.
  3. Enhance understanding of assessment and treatment factors to consider in providing CAP services.
  4. Enhance understanding of self care principles for psychologists.
  5. Apply CAP learning to clinical vignettes.
  6. Learn the procedures for OPA-CAP provider application, acceptance, referral and reporting.

About the speakers:

Dr. Brigham received a Master of Arts degree in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Ministry from the Methodist Theological School in Delaware (Methesco) and a PhD from The Ohio State University. He is a ABPP Certified Clinical Psychologist and an APA Fellow in Addiction Psychology. He has specialized in the field of addictions treatment, prevention, and clinical research for thirty years.  He currently holds appointments as Chief Research Officer at the Maryhaven Addiction Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio and Research Scientist at the University of Cincinnati, Department Of Psychiatry.

Sherry Knapp-Brown, PhD is a Psychologist at UC Health, Department of Psychiatry at the Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason, Ohio and a member of the Medical Staff. She holds a faculty appointment at the University of Cincinnati, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience. Dr. Knapp-Brown received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She graduated from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Senior Executives in State and Local Government program. She has specialty training and certification in alcohol/drug treatment, co-occurring psychiatric disorders, dialectical behavior therapy, and healthcare management. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Association of Behavioral Healthcare Management.

Michael D. Schafer, Ph.D., LICDC is a Clinical Psychologist, and Licensed Independent Chemical De¬pendency Counselor at both the State and National levels.  He has obtained the Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders from the American Psychological Association, College of Professional Psychology.  Dr. Schafer e¬arned his Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio Northern University and his Master’s Degree in Educa¬tion from the University of Dayton where he majored in Social Agency Counseling.  In 1995 he graduated with a Doctor of Philoso¬phy Degree in Clinical Psychology from The Union Institute. He was a full partner in the psychological practice of Ap¬plied Psychological Services from 1996 to 2006.  Since that time he returned to Ohio Northern University where he services as the Director of Counseling Services.

In addition to his position at ONU, Dr. Schafer also serves as the consulting psychologist for the W.O.R.T.H. Center; a community based correctional facility in Lima where he has worked for the past 16 years.  He has extensive experience in the chemical dependency field, working in inpatient, day-treatment, and outpatient settings.  He has conducted numerous employee education and supervisory training session for businesses and industries who have implemented drug free work place initiatives throughout Northwest Ohio.  He has been as a member of the OPA Colleague Assistance Committee since its inception and currently serves as chair.

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