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Please expand the listings below to learn more about past events and seminars. The Center for Professional Development is happy to provide more information about any of these events upon request. Presentation slides as well as speaker information is also available. Please join our mailing list to be notified of upcoming events and opportunities.

  • April 10, 2015 
DSM-5: A Workshop for Clinicians

Dr. Lynette Henderson-MetzgerDr. Lynette Henderson-Metzger, a University of Denver professor, presented this clinician workshop to highlight the editions and changes made during the DSM's newest revision. The lecture demonstrated the important and sometimes controversial changes between the DSM versions. Dr. Henderson-Metzger focused on knowledge and information which was critically relevant for clinical practice in the mental health field. The seminar was approved for 3.0 CE credits by APA

  • October 23, 2015 
Expert Witness Bootcamp

The University of Denver Denver FIRST, Center for Professional Development, and Sturm College of Law, in conjunction with the the Sport and Performance Psychology program in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, present Expert Witness Boot Camp—a unique, real-world courtroom training opportunity for mental health professionals. Focusing on performance optimization and courtroom skills-building, the first part of the program equips participants with the same performance optimization skills used by professional athletes. These sessions are led by internationally recognized faculty from the Sport and Performance Psychology program. The second half of the program—led by Sturm College of Law faculty and alumni—provides special insight into courtroom procedure, the role of the expert witness, working effectively with attorneys, and managing cross-examinations.

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  • November 6, 2015 
The Dyslexia Debate

The University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education and Center for Professional Development presented this all-day interactive symposium exploring the construct of dyslexia, how children learn to read, why some children struggle, and what we can do to improve literacy outcomes for all students.

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  • November 9, 2015 
Military & Veterans Community Awareness Panel

The University of Denver and a panel of distinguished experts presented discussion about the resource needs, mental health, advocacy, and community support of military personnel and veterans in Colorado.

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  • February 5, 2016 
Couples Interventions 2016

An interactive workshop on best practices and modern innovations in the field of couples therapy. This whole day conference utilized panels, break out sessions, and discussion groups to provide participants a unique experience rich with options and and exposure. 

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  • January-May, 2016 
Brain Rounds

Monthly lectures in translational science. Thought leaders in neurology, psychology, biology, neuroscience, and more delivering interdisciplinary lectures.  

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  • April 18, 2016 
Compassion in Action

A Social justice workshop with Indian human rights activist Anuradha Bhosale, whom offers an in-depth, first-person account of the current issues surrounding women's rights in India.

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  • April 20, 2016 
Marijuana Summit

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law and the Center for Professional Development presented the Marijuana SUMMIT, featuring speakers representing Denver Law, Daniels College of Business, and the state of the science in Psychology and Biology. 

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  • August 3, 2016 
Division 18 Annual Conference

The Psychological Footprint of Mass Casualty & Intense Traumatic Events on Victims, Responders, and the Larger Community 

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  • September 23-24, 2016 
Innovations of Narrative Therapy

David Epston, a co-founder of Narrative therapy in partnership with Michael White, was joined by Travis Heath and marcela polanco in inviting the audience to explore innovative practices and applications of this approach to psychotherapy; an approach involving the listening for and telling of stories, utilizing language and politics to shape narratives of hope and change. 

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  • October 15, 2016 
Working with Transgender, Transsexual, and Gender Nonconforming Clients Conference

The Center for Professional Development (CPD) in partnership with the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW), Gender Identity Center of Colorado (GIC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) are proud to have presented a one-day intensive workshop for clinicians focused on working with transgender, transsexual and gender nonconforming clients.

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