Monday, March 28, 2011

Continuing Education Emergency!

Dr. Sonna offers continuing education courses to psychologists and counselors over the telephone. See Dr.Sonna’s Vita & Credentials

 Step 1: Review the Course List
  1. Ethics in Psychological Treatment: The Slippery Slope
  2. Ethical Issues in Counselor Supervision
  3. Ethical Issues in Multicultural Counseling
  4. Ethical Treatment of Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder
  5. Ethics & ADHD
  6. Understanding the Culturally Different Client
  7. Counseling Hispanic Clients
  8. Assessment and Treatment of ADHD
  9. Counseling Siblings
  10. Play Therapy: What's It All About
  11. Micro-Counseling: Skill-Building for Professionals
  12. Treating Involuntary & Resistant Clients
  13. A Model for Treating Domestic Violence  
  14. Personality Typing 
  15. Counseling the Silent Client  
Step 2: Review Your CE Needs

Decide how many Continuing Education credits or units you wish to earn:  

1 unit = 1 credit = 1 hour*: Hear a lecture on your chosen topic.

2 units = 2 credits = 2 hours*: Hear a lecture and discuss your chosen topic.

3 units = 3 credits = 3 hours*: Hear a lecture, discuss the material, and discuss how to apply the material to your clients.

* There is a 10-minute break after each 50-minutes of instruction

Step 3: Purchase Your Course

Select # of CEUs
Select an Ethics Course
Select a Clinical Course
Phone # for your course
Your Time Zone or State

Step 4: Schedule Your Course

Call (214) 556-6311 or email to schedule a time.  Include the word "Interview" in your email message to ensure that your email does not end up in Dr. Sonna's spam box.

     Indicate in your message:
  •           How you would like to take the course (e.g., 1 1/2 hours in two sittings; 1 hour in three sittings, etc.); 
  •      Which days and times are best for you (evenings and weekends are fine). Please provide a schedule of your available times, i.e., "Monday 8-9 a.m., 1-3:30 p.m., 6:30-8:45 p.m."
  •      To whom your CE Certificate should be made out (tell how you want your name to appear on your certificate).
  •      How your CE Certificate should be made out (give the type, number, and state for each license that you hold; tell whether you need CE units or hours).
    Step 5: Take the Course - Receive Your CE Certificate
  1.          Take the course over the telephone.
  2.      Complete the course evaluation.      
  3.           Receive your Continuing Education Certificate via email.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Continuing Education in Psychology & Education

A Workshop in Cross-Cultural Communication

Continuing Education Credit Available
Dr. Linda Sonna
Dr. Linda Sonna, Instructor

The belief that English speakers must master thousands of Spanish vocabulary words and grammar rules in order to speak and read Spanish deters too many expats from forming relationships with Mexicans. In this workshop, English speakers will learn 
  • How to use psycholinguistics to speak and read Spanish without mastering complex grammar rules. 
  • How to utilize the estimated 45,000 words that sound alike in Spanish and English in order to discuss art, science, history, economics, philosophy, and other technical subjects in Spanish.
  • How to enhance nonverbal communication with Spanish speakers. 

Linda Sonna, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist with Health Service Provider in the State of Texas, Professor of Multicultural Counseling at Yorkville University, the author of 10 books, and the developer of Communicative Spanish (a method of Spanish instruction for older learners). She provides individual and couples counseling in San Miguel de Allende. 
Date:                  Wednesday, February 9, 2011 
Time:                  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location:            The Empowerment Center*
   Tata Nacho #1, Col. Guadalupe
   San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Fee:                    Free to the general public
   150 pesos per Continuing Education Unit**
Contact:     or phone U.S. (214) 556-6311.

* Directions:  From the central plaza in San Miguel, take Calzada de la Aurora past the Puente Viejo Apartments (located across from Fabrica la Aurora).  Turn left at the first corner after the apartment complex onto Colonia Aurora, continue to the dead end, and cross the bridge (on the left). The first street on the right is Tata Nacho; the Empowerment Center is  the blue building on the corner, facing Gombo's restaurant. 

** To  receive a certificate for 1 or 2 hours or units of continuing education credit, attend 1 or both hours of the presentation, complete the course evaluation, and pay the continuing education fee. One hour of continuing education credit is also available for the course entitled, Communicating with Culturally Different Clients, which will held immediately after and across the street the main presentation, from 12:45-1:45 p.m. at Gombo's Restaurant. This session costs 150 pesos. Check with your state licensing board to determine whether this course can be used to meet continuing education requirements in your state.