Continuing Education Credit (3 hours) for Psychologists, and Licensed Social Workers, Clinical Social Workers and Professional Counselors

Understanding Neuropsychiatric Lyme Disease: Implications for Clinical Practice
Sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Psychological Association

Presented By
Julie A. States, Ph.D

Saturday, February 9, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn, 1221 East College Avenue, State College, PA 16801

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Abstract: Lyme disease is the fastest growing infectious disease in the US. It is estimated that one-third of psychiatric patients showed signs of past infection with the Lyme bacteria. These infections can lead to a myriad of physical and psychological symptoms. Mental Health practitioners should be aware of the nature and complications of this infectious disease.

About the Presenter::

Dr. States has worked in the field of counseling since 1990, maintaining a focus on mind/body connections through her study of process acupressure, physical components of psychological health, and more recently, the impact of tick borne illnesses on presenting mental health concerns. Education: B.S. Rehabilitation Counseling ,1989, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; M.A. Community Counseling, 1990, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, 2001, West Virginia University. Experience: 1990-1997 Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counselor, 2000-2010 Staff Psychologist, Penn State, 2004-current – Private Practice, State College, PA., Instructor – Penn State Human Development and Family Studies – Ethics. Member PPA, International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS).

Learning Objectives:

1. Explain the process of Borrelia burgdoferi (Lyme spirochete) infection and other co-infections
2. Explain the controversy surrounding treatment for Lyme Disease including testing.
3. List the neurological and psychiatric symptoms related to Lyme Disease.
4. Describe warning signs of Lyme encephalopathy.
5. Design an assessment that addresses suspected Tick Borne Disease


8:00-9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Presentation- 1st Session
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:15 Presentation- 2nd Session

Continuing Education Certification

Psychologists will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit for attending this program, which is sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Psychological Association (CPPA). CPPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and CPPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Licensed social workers, clinical social workers and professional counselors will receive 3 hours of continuing education credit for this program. The State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors recognizes CPPA, as a sponsor approved by the American Psychological Association, to be a pre-approved provider of Continuing Education programs for licensed social workers, clinical social workers and professional counselors.


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Richard Plut, Ph.D., CPPA President, (814) 814-867-0670, #405,( for questions about membership or the workshop. Mail this form and your check to: CPPA, P.O. Box 454, State College, PA 16801. Membership Application and Registration Forms can be downloaded from: Full refunds will be provided at the request of the participant up until 7 days before the workshop. If the program is cancelled for any reason, the liability of the CPPA shall be limited to a full refund of registration fees. In accordance with APA sponsorship regulations and CPPA policy, attendees must arrive on time and be present for the entirety of the program to in order to receive CE credit. No partial CE credit will be given.


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