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February 5, 2018 Dinner Meeting: Techniques for your Clinical Toolbox

February 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$35.00 – $55.00

February 5, 2018

As in medicine, there is both an art and a science to the practice of psychology. A six-person panel (Drs. Jim Dahmann, Gary Schneider, Cori Yaeger and Tom Heitkemper, along with Jack Niehaus and Jason Thompson) will present and discuss case studies which illustrate the bridge between evidence based interventions and the practical clinical application of these, based on these clinicians’ experience with such interventions over years of practice.


Attendees will learn:

  1. Ways to very quickly obtain valuable information on relationships and on dynamics between couples
  2. How to deal with couples’ resistance to therapy
  3. Crisis de-escalation with clients/patients including a focus on how these techniques are used by police
  4. Ways to quickly get useful data from and establish credibility with patients who are evaluated for medical interventions
  5. Substance abuse treatment strategies.

James Dahmann, Ph.D. got his Ph.D. from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1980.  He initially worked at a substance abuse unit and then began working for a mental health center, focusing primarily on inner city, poor residents with severe mental illness.  He then had oversight of all the adult mental health programs in the region.  He worked part time for the Hamilton County Court Clinic, and taught a Community Psychiatry course for the U.C. College of Medicine and various undergraduate courses at Xavier University.  Since retiring, Jim is part of a team that teaches Crisis Intervention to Kentucky police officers under a contract with the mental health center.  He also volunteers with the Alexandria Police Department, where he is the mental health adviser to the hostage negotiation team serving Campbell and Pendleton counties and also has some law enforcement duties.

Dr. Thomas Heitkemper received his Ph.D. In clinical psychology from the University of Toledo in 1988. He has specialized in pain management since 1986 and has been at the Pain Evaluation & Management Center of Ohio in Centerville since 1996 where he works with a large medical staff to treat chronic pain patients in a multidisciplinary setting. He is also very active on OPA’s BWC Task Force.

John T. Niehaus, LISW-S, IMFT is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist and practices at the Cincinnati Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, where he serves as President.  Jack received his MSW from Ohio State University in 1964.  He works with couples, families, individuals and groups and his areas of specialization are depression and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, couples and family issues as well as behavioral and chemical addictions.  Mr. Niehaus also consults with family businesses, senior executives, and management teams.

Gary A. Schneider, Ph.D, LICDC-CS is a Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor whose areas of specialization are couples therapy, alcohol/substance issues, depression, stress and anxiety.  Dr. Schneider received his Ph.D. from Miami University in 1972.  He sees individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children and maintains private practice offices in Kenwood and West Chester, Ohio.  Previously, he practiced in the Chicago area in Community Mental Health, inpatient, and private practice settings.  Dr. Schneider is the 2018 CAPP President and was the Founding CAPP President in 1981.

Jason Thompson, LISW-S, LICDC-CS received his MSSW from the University of Louisville in 2010. Jason is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker and Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor and practices as a therapist at the Lindner Center of Hope.  He works with adults and adolescents who have addictive and co-occurring conditions.  In addition to providing services to outpatients and inpatients at the Lindner Center, Mr. Thompson is a consultant to the Psychiatry Department of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Cori Yaeger, Ph.D., LPCC-S has been serving the local transgender community for the past eight years. She is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and facilitates a bi-weekly support group for trans* individuals on the east side of Cincinnati (Varieties of Gender or VōG).  Dr. Yaeger has been a member of the CAPP board for the past 7 years. She has recently moved her practice to Lebanon and sees clients from Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton, and Columbus.  Dr. Yaeger received her Ph.D. from Walden University in 1999.

2 CEUs for Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists

Agenda on February 5th:

6:00 Cash Bar

6:30 Dinner

7:15 Program Begins


February 5, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$35.00 – $55.00


Receptions Loveland
10681 Loveland Madeira Road
Loveland, 45140 United States
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