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UNDER CONSTRUCTION for 2005 Convention

ICP will be holding 7 CE Workshops on August 3 and 4 in Jinan. Registration information appears in the current issue of the IP. ICP is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. ICP maintains responsibility for the program.

 Register soon for the workshops!

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If you have any questions about the workshops or the presenters, please contact Elizabeth Bishop, Ph.D., CE Chair at or fax ++01-734-9038.

Workshop Descriptions

CANCELLED as of 22 JULY Workshop A (4 CE credits) Mon. August 3 8 am. to noon. A Feast of Poetry and Calligraphy for the Soul: A Workshop on Poetic-Calligraphic Therapy by Chen Cheng-chien, Ph.D., Yu Yuh-chao, Ph.D., and Victor T.C. Shen, Ed.D., National Chiayi University, Taiwan. The purpose of this workshop is to give the participants a general idea of poetic-calligraphic therapy. Through observing a demonstration of poem reciting and calligraphy performance and through practice in creating, reciting, and handwriting poems,  the participants will get a taste of the power of poetic-calligraphic therapy. Reading, creating, or recreating a classical Chinese poem is not only a poetic experience but could also be a psychological and spiritual one.  CANCELLED as of 22 JULY


Workshop B (4 CE credits) Mon. August 3 1 to 5 pm. The Impact of 24 hour Societies and Workplaces on Employees and Businesses: The Psychologist’s Role by Lisa Dau, M.A., Licensed Psychologist, University of Minnesota Employee Assistance Program, Minneapolis, MN, USA. This workshop will present the latest research on how shiftwork effects employees’ physical health, mental health, and the health of the businesses they work in. Secondly, this workshop will provide practicing psychologists specific tools for assessing and intervening on the effects of shiftwork for individual clients and also for businesses. The workshop will include PowerPoint presentation, case studies, small group discussions, lecture, and handouts.


Workshop C (4 CE credits) Mon. August 3 1 to 5 pm. Dissociative Identity Disorder in Children: Diagnosis and Treatment by Consuelo Barreda-Hanson, Ph.D., The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, Australia. This workshop will review theories, etiology, and the essential features of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) in children. It will look at the difficulties encountered in diagnosis and some of the reasons why professional fail to identify the condition. The differences between DID, developmental disabilities, imaginary friends and repression will be discussed as well as the various assessment tools available to clinicians. Some treatment models will be presented with a discussion on adjunct therapy including pharmacotherapy.


Workshop D (4 CE credits) Tues. August 4 8 am. to noon. Lagaan Workshop on Team Building and Leadership by Professor Biswajeet Pattanayak, Institute of Business Administration and Training, KITT Campus I, Orissa, India. This workshop on team building and leadership revolves around the Oscar-nominated movie “Lagaan” as a way to show how a leader can transform people from unwilling and unable to willing and able. Effective teams need to be created in the organization by the leaders.


Workshop E (4 CE credits) Current Topics in Forensic Psychology by Ludwig Lowenstein, Ph.D., Southern England Psychological Services, Southhampton, UK. This workshop will include recent information about paedophilia, Munchausen  syndrome by proxy, determinate vs. indeterminate sentencing, arson, rape and treatment of rapists, competence to stand trial, infanticide, parent alienation syndrome, and malingering.


Workshop F (4 CE credits) The Multicultural Family Chessboard: An Educational and Psychological Interview Method by Sandra E.S. Neil, Ph.D., and Robert Silverberg, M.D., The Satire Centre of Australia for the Family, Melbourne, Australia. This workshop will be conducted combining lectures, demonstrations, and experiential exercises. As such, it may touch participants in ways that can evoke strong emotions. As the Satir process does give access to the feeling level, participants are expected to learn by analogy, through understanding their own inter-familial codes, and through amplification of wellness behaviors. The workshop presenters will assume all participants have given informed consent and are prepared to feel strong emotions during this workshop which is a way to adapt Satir’s sculpting in family therapy to settings where physical movement of family members may be limited, impractical, or undesirable.


Workshop G (4 CE credits) The Cross-Cultural Study of Human Development by Uwe P. Gielen, Ph.D., St. Francis College, New York City, USA. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce participants to the new field of cross-cultural human development by tracing its underlying assumptions and history, delineating some of its methods, presenting representative investigations, and suggesting possible avenues of research. Both psychological and anthropological approaches will be discussed. Special attention will be given to research projects focusing on respondents of East Asian origin including the presenter’s ongoing study of Chinese-American immigrant adolescents in New York City.