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CE Courses Attended By Dr. Royce Jalazo

2011 Baker Act Training (5/24/11; 6.5 CEs)

Course Description: The Florida Mental Health Act, better known as the Baker Act, creates a system of rights for persons with mental illnesses as well as their due process rights when held in mental health facilities.  This Baker Act training provides an overview for a wide variety of persons who need to be familiar with the Baker Act and its procedures, including law enforcement, mental health professionals, hospital personnel, attorneys, advocates, case managers, nursing home/Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) staff, protective service workers, and others. 

Florida Forensic Examiner Training (11/16/10; 22.5 CEs)

Course Description: Florida Forensic Examiner Training is a legislatively authorized three-day training series that has been provided by the Department since 1986. This is designed to train mental health professionals on how to conduct evaluations for the criminal courts, and focuses on issues related to competency and sanity evaluations, forensic assessment and report writing, and expert testimony. The Department also offers workshops related to child custody evaluations and forensic evaluation within the juvenile justice system.

Malpractice: A Practical Guide for Clinicians (1/6/11; 3 CEs)

Course Description:  In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of malpractice actions filed against mental health professionals. Many practitioners find themselves running scared when confronted with this litigation. The elements of protecting oneself against a successful lawsuit are, in fact, quite straightforward: careful clinical work, well documented adherence to the standard of care, appropriate consultation, and sufficient informed consent. Many practitioners are confused by these terms. Through understanding the legal basis of many of these terms, practitioners will be able to understand the steps necessary to protect themselves. This workshop will clarify such terms are standard of care, appropriate consultation and documentation, and sufficient informed consent.

Love and Hate in the Therapeutic Setting (11/12/10; 3 CEs) 

Course Description: There are two people in the consulting room – patient and therapist – both of whom are involved in an intense, mutually responsive relationship in which each stimulates thoughts, fantasies, and feelings in the other. It should therefore come as no surprise that love and hate are very much a part of the treatment process. At the most basic level, the therapist shows his/her love by being present for the patient at an appointed time and actively listening to anything and everything the patient says. The therapist shows hate by maintaining the keeping of the time, the setting of fees and other professional limitations. The patient reacts with his/her own feelings of love and hate stimulated by the current interaction as well as by feelings built up over time in interaction with significant others. The therapist is not immune to having his/her own history of love and hate, which also impacts the therapeutic situation. This cauldron of intense feelings exists on both a conscious and unconscious level and profoundly affects the therapeutic situation. In this conference the speakers address the theoretical and clinical implications of working effectively with these intense and inevitable emotions. Various theoretical positions will be presented and copious clinical material will be provided to assist attendees in their own struggles with love and hate in the therapeutic setting.