2019 Spring Conference

It’s that time of year again (so expect and excuse a few email blasts)! The West Virginia Association of Professional Psychologists will be having our Spring Conference event on Friday, April 5, 2019 (from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). As always, the Conference will be held at the Day’s Inn and Conference Center in Flatwoods, WV, which is located off Interstate-79.

We have three phenomenal presentations scheduled for you:

9:00am-10:30am: Dr. Sean Loudin (M.D., Neonatologist) will be speaking about the damage in brain development of children born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome so that we as psychologist can be better prepared to service these children, who, due to the opioid crisis in our state, will be entering the school system in record numbers in the fall of 2019. Better understanding of the brain damage to these developing children will improve outcomes in addressing emotional and cognitive challenges (1.5 CEUs).

10:30am-12:00pm: Wendy Manns (M.A. Licensed Psychologist) will provide information about the best current practices in aiding children and their families in dealing with the long-term impact of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and what the literature says about the effectiveness of such treatment (1.5 CEUs).

1:00pm-4:00pm Teena Bryson (LPC, NCC, LSW) will provide education of the symptoms of Anorexia and Bulimia and the challenges of treating such disorder. The training will include practical ways of forming a therapeutic relationship with clients and will provide treatment principles and practices to address both Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa (3 CEUs).