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Annual Fall Conference
Saturday, November 12, 2016
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
8:00 AM check-in and continental breakfast

Research Medical Center, Brookside Campus
Curry Auditorium, 6601 Rockhill Road
   Kansas City, MO 64131

    Earn 6.5 CEUs


8:00-9:00        Check-in opens and continental breakfast

9:00-10:00      “5 Reasons Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Does Not Go Deep Enough” Presented by Alan C. Domian, PhD.

There is an underlay of dissatisfaction with CBT among many psychotherapists. In the July/August 2016 issue of “The Psychotherapy Networker,” Seif and Winston, noted experts in treatment of anxiety (and co-authors of the books “What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Anxiety Disorders” and “Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts”), outline their clinical opinion that CBT can actually cause obsessive ruminations to get worse. Dr. Domian has been writing on this topic for years and will present ideas from his soon to be released web article “5 Reasons CBT Does Not Go Deep Enough.” Dr. Domian proposes that the most basic insight of cognitive therapy, that thoughts determine our experience of the world, (aka “the psychological revolution of the 20th century”) was lost almost as soon as it was found. Furthermore, he proposes that a more fundamental cognitive therapy, in the form of a revision of psychoanalysis (with the curious and antiquated name of ego analysis), offers not only a refreshing correction to CBT but a clinical perspective that can bolster any frame of reference.

Dr. Domian is a licensed psychologist in Kansas and Missouri and has been in clinical practice for 40 plus years. Over the past 15 years, he has worked closely with two theorists in ego analysis, Bernard Apfelbaum, PhD and Dan Wile, PhD, out of Berkeley California developing the ideas that will be presented. Dr. Domian specializes in psychotherapy with individual adults and couples, both intensive and short term. 

10:10-12:10    Keynote: “Hostage (Crisis) Negotiation and De-escalating Violent and Aggressive Consumers” Presented by Alan J. Lee, PhD.

This program will identify some of the common forms of hostage (crisis) situations, and other potentially violent and dangerous situations that manifest for consumers. After properly defining the nature of the crisis situation, we will discuss some common responses and strategies to manage the crisis situation. The presentation will include discussion of both verbal and non-verbal (proxemics) communications to defuse and de-escalate potentially violent consumers.

Dr. Lee is a Licensed Psychologist in New Jersey and New York who specializes in clinical and forensic psychological evaluations and hostage (crisis) management. He is experienced in working with children, adolescents, and adults in inpatient, outpatient, and partial-hospital mental health treatment, correctional, and legal settings. Dr. Lee has repeatedly and consistently been qualified as an expert witness in clinical and forensic psychology and testified extensively. He holds academic affiliations at Widener University, where he has also served as Coordinator of the PsyD in Clinical Psychology/MA in Criminal Justice (PsyD/MA) joint-degree program, and Rutgers University. Dr. Lee has been in full-time private practice specializing in clinical and forensic evaluations, and hostage (crisis) management, since 1997. His specialties include clinical and forensic assessment, violence risk assessment and psychopathy, hostage (crisis) management, family matters and parenting capacity, psychological bonding between children and adults, fire setting issues, sexual offender issues, and differential diagnosis. He has presented and published on various topics related to clinical and forensic psychology, and crisis management. In 1998, he was one of the only civilians ever invited to the esteemed FBI-Quantico course on hostage (crisis) negotiations, and has served as a consultant to a number of local, state, and federal agencies on hostage (crisis) management. He is current Chairperson of New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) Psychologists for Promotion of Child Welfare (PPCW) work-group, and was appointed to the NJPA Committee on Legislative Affairs.

12:10-1:00      Lunch: Prepaid box lunch or lunch on your own.  If you would like the prepaid lunch, you can order it when you register.  Sandwich with chips and pickle (turkey, beef, vegetarian) $10.

1:00-1:25        Board elections

1:30-2:55        “Engaging with Challenges of Integrated Primary & Behavioral Care” Presented by Wendi Born, PhD, & Krithika Malhotra, PhD

Presenters will share the model of integrated primary care used in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. They will also discuss some of the challenges of integrating behavioral and medical care in the primary care setting and lessons learned.

Wendi Born earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University, completing fellowships in health psychology and public health research. She was an Associate Professor at Baker University before joining the faculty of Family Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her research focuses on reducing disparities in science education and healthcare. Currently she studies interventions to counteract implicit bias among medical providers. Clinically, she provides and teaches integrated primary care to interprofessional learners. Her clinical approach is primarily cognitive behavioral, supplemented with interventions that honor the whole person and focus on acceptance and values-based decision-making.

Krithika Malhotra earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Miami, FL and is currently a postdoctoral psychology fellow at the University of Kansas Medical Center, KS. Her fellowship is in the Family Medicine department and she works with medical students, residents, and faculty. She provides and teaches integrated primary care to interprofessional learners. Her research interests include intimate partner violence, evidence-based practice, and community-based research. Her clinical interests include medical populations, refugee populations, and working with underserved individuals from diverse backgrounds.

3:05-4:30    “Chronic Pain” Presented by Timothy Steitwieser, PhD


 Early bird price  
 Price through Nov. 7  Price on or after Nov. 8
 $75 member   $95 member
 $105 non-member  $125 non-member
 $25 member student  $25 member student
 $35 non-member student  $35 non-member student



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