Jennifer Van Gorp

Jennifer Van Gorp

July 22, 2020

Events and CEUs

Upcoming Events

Social Media: Risks and Benefits for Mental Health

Friday, August 6, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST)
1.0 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT) -- pending

Register here*: https://form.jotform.com/211876399215162

*Even if you cannot attend the live event, complete the registration to receive presentation recording, slides, and evaluation form for CE credit.

About the presentation:

The term ‘social media’ refers to websites and applications that enable users to create and share content with others, verbally or visually. According to current research, 72% of the public uses some type of social media and at least 92% of teenagers are active on social media. This lecture will present the latest research on the impact of social media on mental health, factors to consider when thinking about our own and others' social media usage, and possible treatment interventions to target the negative effects that can arise from social media use.

At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees should be able to describe recent research on the impact of social media on mental health and factors to consider regarding how to interact more effectively on social media to increase overall wellbeing.

About the presenter:

Katie Flanagan, Psy.D., clinical psychology. Dr. Flanagan has her PsyD from PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at UCEBT. She has expertise in working with teens and young adults and serves on both the Anxiety & Mood, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) teams at UCEBT. She specializes in treating mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and higher risk behaviors including self-harm and chronic suicidal thoughts. 

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Past Events

Missed Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis? Population Considerations and Clinical Comorbidities Contributing to Delayed Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Originally presented: Friday, June 11, 2021
1.5 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT) 

To receive presentation recording, slides, and evaluation form for CE credit, register here: https://form.jotform.com/211016371639148

About the presentation:

With Utah having one of the highest rates of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the United States, the community relies on clinicians to provide early identification and intervention for this pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder. Although the last several decades have witnessed an increase in awareness and support for individuals on the spectrum and their families, many people with ASD are not receiving diagnoses and subsequent services until they are older children, adolescents, or even adults.

As research continues to grow, the field is discovering complexities that alter our recognition and understanding of ASD. This presentation will discuss demographic characteristics impacting identification, such as the “female autism phenotype,” autism in racial and ethnic minorities, and the intersection of ASD and LGBTQA+ identities. Furthermore, this talk will present evidence-based guidelines for differential diagnosis and present specific disorders that mimic or mask underlying ASD, including ADHD, OCD, and personality disorders.

Following the hour-long presentation, there will be a 30-minute Question and Answer period.

About the presenter:

Laura Rowley, Ph.D., licensed clinical psychologist. Laura obtained her doctorate from Wayne State University. She completed her APA-accredited internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Primary Children’s Hospital. Laura is currently the Program Coordinator for the Assessment and Testing Team and Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment, where she provides testing services for children and adults.

 

ACT Mindfully: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Children & Adolescents

Originally presented: Friday, March 12, 2021

1.0 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT)
To receive presentation recording, slides, and evaluation form for CE credit, register herehttps://form.jotform.com/210403657446150

About the presentation:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence based therapy designed to increase psychological flexibility through the use of acceptance skills, mindfulness strategies, and commitment and behavioral change planning.  This presentation is designed to give therapists and counselors practical skills and strategies to help young people increase overall psychological flexibility and live a life that is meaningful and fulfilling to them.  Dr. Hopkins will emphasize developmental considerations to the core components of ACT.  

At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees should be able to describe Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and its core components using age appropriate language to kids and their families, adapt ACT metaphors and tools to a younger population, and increase openness to experiential exercises.

About the presenter:

Rachel Hopkins, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist with broad interests in providing therapy and assessment for anxiety and mood disorders, trauma and bereavement, behavioral dysregulation, and family systems issues across the lifespan.  Dr. Hopkins is presently the Program Director for UCEBT's Anxiety and Mood Team and enjoys providing supervision and consultation to trainees and other therapists, particularly in further developing ACT expertise.  

 

Understanding the Risks of Trauma Exposure and Increasing Resilience in Graduate Students

Originally presented: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
NOTE: This is a non-CE event.
To receive the link to the live presentation, register here: 

https://form.jotform.com/202996653710158

About the presentation:

Therapists in training experience frequent exposure to traumatic material during both coursework and clinical work. This exposure, especially when combined with the many other stressors of graduate school, can result in emotional, health, and relational problems. Both students and their supervisors in training would benefit from incorporating safeguards for students based on the most recent research findings.

This presentation will provide a review of the most recent research on psychology/social work graduate student responses to trauma exposure, bring greater awareness to graduate students' vulnerabilities to vicarious traumatization and provide direction for building resilience as a novice psychotherapist.

While no traumatic material will be presented, attendees may experience some discomfort at recognizing, in their own lives, current effects of trauma exposure.

About the presenter:

Shelle Welty, PsyD specializes in trauma therapy and works as the Director of the Trauma, Stress, and Resilience program at UCEBT. Prior to her work at UCEBT, she spent a decade working in college mental health, where she was invested in improving the lives of students through multiple roles--as a therapist, a consultant to university faculty and staff, and a professor. 

 

Risk Assessment and Crisis Intervention for Suicidal Adolescents: Practice Guidelines for Telehealth Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Originally presented: Friday, October 30, 2020
1.0 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT)
To receive presentation recording, slides, and evaluation form for CE credit, register here: 

https://form.jotform.com/202726500319145

About the presentation:

Suicide rates in youth have been steadily increasing in the United States, with Utah having one of the highest incidences of youth suicides. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has placed a collective stress on the community and healthcare system.

In a time when hospitals are overburdened, and the risk of exposure is high in healthcare settings, inpatient hospitalization and Emergency Department visits for suicidal patients should be minimized. However, the rapid shift to practicing psychotherapy via telehealth encompasses unique challenges for providers treating youth at risk for suicide.

Dr. Rowley will present research-based practice guidelines on assessing and treating suicidality in youth via telehealth, with a focus on safety planning and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills. Ethical concerns will be discussed, as well as special considerations for treating diverse populations that are at risk for suicide, including LGBTQA+ and black adolescents.

About the presenter:

Laura Rowley, Ph.D., licensed clinical psychologist. Laura obtained her doctorate from Wayne State University. She completed her APA-accredited internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Primary Children’s Hospital as a member of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy team for adolescents and families. She is currently on the DBT team at the Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment providing services for adolescents and adults.

 

Navigating Race and Racism: Future Frontiers of Evidence-Based Cultural Competence in Clinical Care

Originally presented: Friday, June 26, 2020
1.0 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT)
To receive presentation recording, slides, and evaluation form for CE credit, register here: 
https://form.jotform.com/201625563955157

Here are the two articles referenced in this presentation: (pdfCarter, 2007; pdfJones, et al., 2020)

About the presentation:

With the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, as well as the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in Black and African-American communities, the need to address race and racism in the context of clinical care, including case conceptualization, intervention, consultation, and supervision. This presentation will present a review of race and racial identity from a developmental lifespan perspective, and highlight promising directions in research and clinical care related to providing care for Black American communities in response to racially charged media events. 

About the presenter:

Kimberly Applewhite, PsyD, School-Clinical Child Psychology. Dr. Applewhite is a primary member of the dialectical behavioral team at UCEBT, and has clinical and research interests in cultural adaptations for evidence-based treatments in Black/African-American communities. 


 

Psychopharmacology for Non-Prescribers: The Role of Therapists & Psychologists in Medication Management

Originally presented: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
1.0 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT)
To receive presentation recording, slides, and evaluation form for CE credit, register here: 
https://form.jotform.com/201528274844155

About the presentation:

The purpose of the presentation is to (1) examine the main structures and function of the brain and neurotransmitters and how the affect our mental health; (2) to review the main types of psychiatric disorders, their presentations/symptoms, neurotransmitters and how they can be treated/managed with psychiatric medications; (3) explain the effect of psychotropic medications on the brain and how they can be therapeutic to the patient/client; (4) and to explain the potential side effects and signs/symptoms that may be observed by other mental health professionals working with the patient.

About the presenter:

Darin Principe, APRN. Darin is a psychiatric/addiction nurse practitioner who trained with the SLC VA prior to joining UCEBT. He is also part of the medical staff at Recovery Ways Treatment Center in Murray, UT for dual diagnosis treatment.

 

ADHD Refocused: Loving and Treating an Underestimated Disorder

Originally presented: Friday, May 29, 2020
1.0 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT)
To receive presentation recording, slides, and evaluation form for CE credit, register here: 
 https://form.jotform.com/201205940165143

About the presentation: ADHD is a complicated disorder with a fairly high degree of individual variation.  This lecture will present a broader conceptualization of ADHD across the lifespan and the role it plays in everyday life with this population, raising questions of its frequent placement as a secondary diagnosis. Dr. Pflieger will also discuss evaluation for ADHD and introduce some therapeutic strategies and resources for working with this population.

About the presenter: Dr. Pflieger is a neurodivergent practitioner who follows the social model of disability and is radically open about her neurodivergent identity and experience. She frames ADHD as less of a disorder and more of a dialectic and way of being. This lecture will present the beauty and diversity of ADHD, breaking from the traditional deficit model. Courtney Pflieger, Ph.D. NCSP, school psychology. Dr. Pflieger was a graduate student at the University of Utah and completed her internship training in public school settings with an emphasis on evidence-based interventions for children with disabilities. Dr. Pflieger now works with people of all ages, many with ADHD, and is continuing her postdoctoral training at UCEBT.

 

Current Issues in Ethical Trauma Treatment: From Psychedelics to Self-Harm

Originally presented: Friday, April 10, 2020
1.0 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT)
To receive presentation recording, slides, and evaluation form for CE credit, register here: 
https://form.jotform.com/200574631299156

About: Trauma Processing Treatments have advanced significantly in recent years, and this type of psychological care carries a unique set of ethical issues. This talk will provide an overview of current topics, ethical pitfalls, and resources for navigating the often complicated terrain of helping trauma survivors heal. Given the brevity of the talk, it will not provide an in-depth analysis, but rather increase awareness and provide useful follow-up resources. It is intended that the application of content will help providers avoid entering into ethically problematic situations as well as increase consultation seeking. There are no known risks to attendees beyond mild psychological distress related to exposure to trauma case examples. It is expected that this exposure is consistent with existing types of occupational stress

About the presenter:  Ashley Greenwell, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, has worked in the field of trauma for 15 years and is the Clinical Director of UCEBT. She also previously served as a core Ethics Team member, consulting for Veterans Affairs on issues of Bioethics.

Originally presented: Friday, June 26, 2020
1.0 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT)
To receive presentation recording, slides, and evaluation form for CE credit, register here: 
https://form.jotform.com/201625563955157

Here are the two articles referenced in this presentation: (pdfCarter, 2007; pdfJones, et al., 2020)

About the presentation:

With the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, as well as the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in Black and African-American communities, the need to address race and racism in the context of clinical care, including case conceptualization, intervention, consultation, and supervision. This presentation will present a review of race and racial identity from a developmental lifespan perspective, and highlight promising directions in research and clinical care related to providing care for Black American communities in response to racially charged media events. 

About the presenter:

Kimberly Applewhite, PsyD, School-Clinical Child Psychology. Dr. Applewhite is a primary member of the dialectical behavioral team at UCEBT, and has clinical and research interests in cultural adaptations for evidence-based treatments in Black/African-American communities. 

Originally presented: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
1.0 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT)
To receive presentation recording, slides, and evaluation form for CE credit, register here: 
https://form.jotform.com/201528274844155

About the presentation:

The purpose of the presentation is to (1) examine the main structures and function of the brain and neurotransmitters and how the affect our mental health; (2) to review the main types of psychiatric disorders, their presentations/symptoms, neurotransmitters and how they can be treated/managed with psychiatric medications; (3) explain the effect of psychotropic medications on the brain and how they can be therapeutic to the patient/client; (4) and to explain the potential side effects and signs/symptoms that may be observed by other mental health professionals working with the patient.

About the presenter:

Darin Principe, APRN. Darin is a psychiatric/addiction nurse practitioner who trained with the SLC VA prior to joining UCEBT. He is also part of the medical staff at Recovery Ways Treatment Center in Murray, UT for dual diagnosis treatment.

Originally presented: Friday, May 29, 2020
1.0 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT)
To receive presentation recording, slides, and evaluation form for CE credit, register here: 
 https://form.jotform.com/201205940165143

About the presentation: ADHD is a complicated disorder with a fairly high degree of individual variation.  This lecture will present a broader conceptualization of ADHD across the lifespan and the role it plays in everyday life with this population, raising questions of its frequent placement as a secondary diagnosis. Dr. Pflieger will also discuss evaluation for ADHD and introduce some therapeutic strategies and resources for working with this population.

About the presenter: Dr. Pflieger is a neurodivergent practitioner who follows the social model of disability and is radically open about her neurodivergent identity and experience. She frames ADHD as less of a disorder and more of a dialectic and way of being. This lecture will present the beauty and diversity of ADHD, breaking from the traditional deficit model. Courtney Pflieger, Ph.D. NCSP, school psychology. Dr. Pflieger was a graduate student at the University of Utah and completed her internship training in public school settings with an emphasis on evidence-based interventions for children with disabilities. Dr. Pflieger now works with people of all ages, many with ADHD, and is continuing her postdoctoral training at UCEBT.

April 11, 2020

Presentation Slides

To view the video recording and/or receive CE credit for any of these presentations, please go to https://ucebt.com/events and scroll down to find/register for the presentation in chronological order.

Click title to view slides:

"Calm and confident approaches for assessing self-harm and suicidality: Best practices for risk and liability management" on May 20, 2022 by Sheila Crowell, Ph.D.*

"Working with Narcissism: Caring for Our Clients and Ourselves" on April 8, 2022 by Robin Lange, Ph.D.*

"Walking the Tightrope: Best Practices and Ethics for Treating Suicidal Patients" on March 18, 2022 by Jordan Kugler, Ph.D.*

"The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing: Connections to Help Foster Compassion for Clients, Decrease Burnout for Clinicians, and Improve Motivation in the Face of Ambivalence" on March 4, 2022 by Carl Sallee, Psy.D.*

"Improving Romantic Relationships: Strategies for Addressing Conflict and Deepening Connection" on February 11, 2022 by Stephanie Taylor, Ph.D.*

"Stand for Izzy: Best Practice for Intersectionality of Race, Neurodiversity, and Bullying in Suicide Prevention" on January 28, 2022 by Kimberly Applewhite, Psy.D.*

"Building Commitment for Challenging Treatments: Adaptable Elements of DBT Pretreatment for Trauma Focused Interventions" on December 10, 2021 by Jordan Kugler, Ph.D.*

"Parent-Adolescent Relationships: Factors Contributing to the Changing Relationship and Ways Parents Can Improve the Relationship" on November 5, 2021 by Kalee Gross, Psy.D.*

"Resilience Among Latinx Immigrant Families, COVID-19 Challenges, and Clinical Recommendations" on October 8, 2021 by Shelle Welty, Psy.D. & Cristina Chévere-Rivera, Psy.D.*

"Working with Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth" on October 1, 2021 by Sloan Strike, Ph.D.*

"Vicarious Resilience: Learning from and Growing with our Clients" on August 13, 2021 by Shelle Welty, Psy.D.*

"Social Media: Risks and Benefits for Mental Health" on August 6, 2021 by Katie Flanagan, Psy.D.*

"Missed Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis? Population Considerations and Clinical Comorbidities Contributing to Delayed Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder" on June 11, 2021 by Laura Rowley, PhD*

"ACT Mindfully: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Children & Adolescents" on March 12, 2021 by Rachel Hopkins, PsyD*

pdf"Understanding the Risks of Trauma Exposure and Increasing Resilience in Graduate Students" on November 17, 2020 by Shelle Welty, PsyD*

pdf"Risk Assessment and Crisis Intervention for Suicidal Adolescents: Practice Guidelines for Telehealth Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic" on October 30, 2020 by Laura Rowley, PhD*

pdf"Navigating Race and Racism: Future Frontiers of Evidence-Based Cultural Competence in Clinical Care" on June 26, 2020 by Kimberly Applewhite, PsyD*

pdf"Psychopharmacology for Non-Prescribers: The Role of Therapists & Psychologists in Medication Management" on June 16, 2020 by Darin Principe, APRN*

pdf"ADHD Refocused: Loving and Treating an Underestimated Disorder" on May 29, 2020 by Dr. Courtney Pflieger*

"Current Issues in Ethical Trauma Treatment: From Psychedelics to Self-Harm" on April 10, 2020 by Dr. Ashley Greenwell*

*No part of the materials available through the Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment site may be copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated or reduced to any electronic medium or machine-readable form, in whole or in part, without prior written consent of the presenter and creator of the presentation. 

March 23, 2020

Telehealth FAQs

We're here to answer all of your questions.

 

What is Telehealth?kaitlyn baker vZJdYl5JVXY unsplash
A form of psychotherapy service provided via the internet (video). 

What program is used for Telehealth?
Microsoft Teams is where the sessions are conducted which is a secure and confidential video streaming app that does not record. Microsoft Teams is available through their app or the web. You do not need to download the app (if using a laptop or computer) to use Telehealth, however, if you are using it on your phone the app may be required. Currently, Microsoft Teams does not work well on Safari (web browsers on Macs), if using a Mac or Apple product please download the Microsoft Teams app. 

What if I choose to not do Telehealth?
You have the right to choose not to do Telehealth or to opt-out at any time. Please reach out to our Front Desk at (801)419-0139 ext.1 to discuss other options if you choose not to do Telehealth.  

Where should you have your Telehealth sessions?
In a secure and private space that is free of distractions (kids, pets, electronics, etc.) and somewhere that has a secure internet connection.

What are the fees for Telehealth sessions?
The fees are the same as a face-to-face session.

Can I submit Telehealth sessions to my insurance for out-of-network reimbursement?
Some insurance companies will not reimburse (or reimburse at a lower rate) for Telehealth sessions. Contact your insurance company for more information.

How do I join my Telehealth sessions?
You will receive an email no later than the morning before your telehealth appointment. We send the invites to the email address we have on file, if you would like it sent to a different email, please contact our front desk at (801) 419-0139 ext. 1.  

Why do you need my current address and emergency contact?
We need these in case of emergency or crisis during your Telehealth sessions. 

Are there any risks when using Microsoft Teams?
Yes, even though Microsoft Teams is a secure and private app there are some risks in transmitting information via the internet: breaches of confidentiality, theft of personal info, and disruption of services due to technical difficulties. For more information on the risks please reach out to our Front Desk at (801) 419-0139 ext. 1.

What do I do if I am having technical issues?
Call our Front Desk at (801) 419-0139 ext. 1 for troubleshooting your Telehealth appointment. You can also check out these instructions for using Microsoft Teams for telehealth.

Is Telehealth appropriate for children or teens?
Yes, with parental/guardian consent is needed and a parent/guardian must be present in the home during the sessions.

What is the cancellation policy for Telehealth appointments?
UCEBT’s cancellation policy requires 24-hour advance notice. If it is less than 24-hours you will be charged the full fee for the session. Due to the current public health crisis, we understand issues arise, if you are unable to attend your Telehealth appointment due to illness (COVID-19 related issues) please notify our Front Desk and your clinician as soon as possible and the fees may be waived. 

I still have some questions. 
Totally understandable. Please feel free to give us a call (or email) anytime. We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. You may call us at (801) 419-0139 or email

Originally presented: Friday, April 10, 2020
1.0 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT)
To receive presentation recording, slides, and evaluation form for CE credit, register here: 
https://form.jotform.com/200574631299156

About: Trauma Processing Treatments have advanced significantly in recent years, and this type of psychological care carries a unique set of ethical issues. This talk will provide an overview of current topics, ethical pitfalls, and resources for navigating the often complicated terrain of helping trauma survivors heal. Given the brevity of the talk, it will not provide an in-depth analysis, but rather increase awareness and provide useful follow-up resources. It is intended that the application of content will help providers avoid entering into ethically problematic situations as well as increase consultation seeking. There are no known risks to attendees beyond mild psychological distress related to exposure to trauma case examples. It is expected that this exposure is consistent with existing types of occupational stress

About the presenter:  Ashley Greenwell, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, has worked in the field of trauma for 15 years and is the Clinical Director of UCEBT. She also previously served as a core Ethics Team member, consulting for Veterans Affairs on issues of Bioethics.