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Clinical Practice Enrichment Series

What Is Clinical Practice Enrichment Series?

Welcome to the Clinical Practice Enrichment Series (CPES) Web site. CPES has been providing continuing education training programs for mental health practitioners since 1998. CPES offers CE programs in Philadelphia, the greater Delaware Valley, New York, and the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Ellen L. Wright is the director of CPES.

The presentations are designed to address theoretical and practical issues that confront mental health practitioners in their daily work. The workshops endeavor to provide current, evidence-based information and new skills that are applicable to clinical settings. Recognizing that attending workshops is an investment of the participants’ valuable time and money, CPES seeks to present workshop topics unique among the offerings commonly available to professionals. These are some of the topics from past workshops:

  • Nancy McWilliams’ Love, Work, and Play: Redefining Mental Health
  • Politics and Therapy: A Heady Mix
  • Scars That Tell A Story:  Teens and Self-Injury
  • Psychotherapy In The Digital Age
  • The Myth of the Selfless Therapist

Feedback from our participants often guides us in determining our future schedule of presentations.

Continuing Education Accreditation

All of the CPES programs provide CE credits required for licensure for psychologists. Dr. Wright, director of CPES, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Dr. Wright maintains responsibility for the programs and their contents. CPES regularly provides training programs in Ethics that meet the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology requirements for continuing education in Ethics. Whenever possible, CPES provides CE credits to other mental health professionals attending our training sessions.

Why Choose Clinical Practice Enrichment Training Workshops?

Working in the mental health profession can be an isolating experience. Unlike large, lecture-style programs and on-line CE programs, CPES offers an interactive training experience in which the speakers/presenters invite audience participation promoting thought-provoking discussion. Attending a CPES program can provide a unique workshop experience and an opportunity for professional networking.

Comments from past participants include “Extremely valuable workshop" and “Flexible and responsive faculty.”

Thank you for visiting our Web site. Please return from time to time to view new offerings. For those of you who have registered for a workshop we look forward to seeing you.

Upcoming Philadelphia Offerings:

Date: Friday, May 3, 2019

  • Positivity in Psychotherapy: Can Positive Psychology be Psychodynamic?
    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Caring for the Chronically Suicidal Patient: Theory, Practice and Therapist Self-Care
    1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

See Philadelphia Workshops page for more information.