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Phone: (513) 939-0300

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Compass Point Counseling Services. This practice was established to provide the highest quality of counseling and client care within our community, and to do so in a positive environment where input and teamwork are encouraged. We strive to provide quality mental health services with skill, dedication and compassion, while adhering to the highest ethical standards.

We are a multi-specialty group private practice which utilizes a team approach as an important tool in providing specialized care. Our diverse practitioners bring individual, family, couple and group counseling to the four corners of the Cincinnati area. We have adopted a collaborative approach with a strong emphasis on case consultation, team supervision and continuous clinician development. This allows us to focus on giving our clients the best therapy from the most qualified clinicians.

We are first and foremost hired by our clients, to use our expertise on their behalf. Since each of our clients is unique, we do not take a cookie-cutter approach to counseling. Our clinicians will propose a care plan after an appropriate assessment. This care plan will be based on the client’s reasons for seeking help while incorporating their personal goals and strengths.
Services Offered

A sampling of our services:

  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Counseling for Children, Adolescents and Adults
  • Individual, Couples, and Group Therapy
  • Anger Management Training
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Relaxation Training
  • Parenting Skills Education
  • Psychological Testing/Assessments
  • Forensic Social Work (Pre-Trial Assessment)
  • Addictions Assessment and Treatment
  • Sexual Offender Assessment and Treatment
  • ADHD
  • Financial Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual Abuse & Trauma Issues
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Sexual Offense
  • Depression
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital Conflict
  • School Problems
  • Professional Training for counselors, social workers and family therapists

Upcoming Trainings

February 28, 2014

Addiction is a Family Affair (Day 1)

Time: 9:00am-4:30pm
Number of CEUs: 6

Presenter: Sheri McCullah-Casbeer, MS, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS

Overview/Description of the Workshop:
Addicts do not live their addiction or recovery in a vacuum. This workshop is designed to help counselor’s understand how Addiction impacts the family. Family roles/relationships, rescuing behavior, and the progression of enabling behaviors will be covered. We will explore the educational and psychological needs of the family and treatment strategies to assist the family to heal. We will also briefly explore intervention strategies for family members in helping someone with Addiction.

Goals of the Workshop:
Participants will…
1. Describe addiction and the impact on the family
2. Demonstrate basic understanding of the educational and psychological needs of family members
3. Identify strategies that facilitate and support healthy change

March 1, 2014

With Love, Care & Concern: The Intervention Process (Day 2)

Time: 9:00am-4:30pm
Number of CEUs: 6

Presenter: Sheri McCullah-Casbeer, MS, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS

Overview/Description of the Workshop:
This workshop will show a variety of options for doing an “intervention” and getting people into recovery even when they are in complete denial. Discussion will provide an in-depth understanding of the intervention process, including variations depending on the issue and client needs. Significant time is devoted to understanding the objectives, scope, and approach to the planning and execution of an intervention. Emphasis will be placed on building basic skills and techniques needed to respond appropriately to the family and the intervene with focus placed on the counselor’s role in managing the process. Role plays and other experiential techniques are used to enhance the material presented and to provide “hand-on” experience with a variety of difficult situations.

Goals of the Workshop:
Participants will…
1. Learn and exhibit skills needed to assist families through the intervention process
2. Identify strategies that will encourage cooperation and help individuals say “yes” to treatment
3. Describe and understand the role of the interventionist

March 21, 2014

Becoming a Better Healer: Cutting Edge Theory & Techniques for Facilitating Self-Acceptance and Emotional Healing, rooted in the Experiential/Humanistic Therapeutic Tradition

Time: 9:00am-4:30pm
Number of CEUs: 6

Presenter: Linda Fabe, MA, LPCC

Overview/Description of the Workshop:
Do you want to improve your ability to facilitate the ‘working through’ process beyond providing the conditions of empathy, unconditional positive regard, naming and expressing feelings and teaching mindfulness?
This workshop will help you learn how to recognize opportunities for transformative change and facilitate your clients’ healing with increased understanding and precision. You can help clients directly shift many issues including loss, abuse, insecurity, self-judgment, guilt, regret, anger, blame, people pleasing and other dynamics underlying clinical disorders.

Participants will learn to:

  • Use a roadmap of our 6 Essential Emotions, known as The Emotional Healing Cycle, to provide an illuminating framework, or lens, for understanding and tracking our natural healing process;
  • Follow a 7 Step Process to facilitate and offer clear guidance to help clients integrate unresolved emotions, based on this roadmap;
  • Use the pivotal question of: “What do you want to accept?” as the catalyst that organizes and focuses the healing work and moves the process forward;
  • Guide clients to shift the voice of the internalized judge to a voice of compassion, understanding and forgiveness to enable clients to resolve guilt, regret, self-judgment, fear of others’ judgment and fear of ostracism.
  • Express Yearning, our neglected emotion, to heal loneliness, jealousy, and obsession.

This seminar will begin with an overview of the evolution of Experiential Psychotherapy, known as the “3rd Force” of psychotherapy. This will include a basic review of the mutually influencing theories of Person-Centered, Gestalt, and Existential Psychotherapy along with the newer Emotion-Focused Therapy, which is now being included in CBT training. As part of this survey, recent research documenting the importance of emotion change to enduring cognitive and behavioral change will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an overview of key principles underlying Experiential Psychotherapy
  • Review research documenting the importance of emotional change to cognitive and behavioral change.
  • Learn a model that can help clients heal grief, loss, abuse, neglect, trauma and much more with greater understanding, confidence and precision as you learn to better assist clients in using the head, to support the heart in healing.
  • Learn how to separate and work with our internal “voices” including the voice of self-judgment, the voice of others’ judgment and the voice of our Core Self.
  • Assess appropriateness and readiness to safely facilitate the “working through” process using the Emotional Healing Cycle.

This seminar is for therapists who are newer to experiential therapy as well as therapists experienced in this modality. Discussion, demonstration, and case-study will be used. You will leave with increased fluency to help clients, and yourself, grieve, accept, heal and find peace.

Workshop facilitator, Linda B. Fabe, M.Ed., is a Professional Clinical Counselor with Compass Point Counseling Services, working with individuals, couples and groups using a holistic, eclectic approach. She has advanced training with the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s Couples, Families and Small Systems Training Program. Linda has had scores of successes with clients using the Emotional Healing Cycle and personally benefits from this work in her own life as well.

“Your work was instrumental in giving me a shift that needed to happen. You provided me with immediate clarity in a way other therapies hadn’t been able to do as successfully. “
- C.W., Seminar participant and therapist

April 5, 2014

Enneagram 101

Time: 9:00am-4:30pm
Number of CEUs: 6

Presenter: Tracy Colina, MA, LPCC, has been a staff member of Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT) for 14 years and a therapist for 26 years. ESNT is a worldwide program which includes the Enneagram Professional Training Program (EPTP), a 25 year old program with more than 3,000 participants who have attended the EPTP in 16 countries worldwide. Tracy is a certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition with Helen Palmer and David Daniels. MD., international Enneagram experts and authors. She has conducted many Enneagram workshops, published articles on the Enneagram, and is an experienced Enneagram typing interviewer.

The Enneagram is a powerful and dynamic personality system that describes nine distinct and fundamentally different patterns of thinking, feeling and acting. The word “ennea” is Greek for nine and “gram” means model or figure. Hence, the Enneagram is a diagram or star with nine points representing the nine personality patterns. Each of these nine patterns is based on an explicit set of perceptual filters that determine our worldview. Underneath each of the nine patterns is a basic proposition or belief about what you need in life for survival and satisfaction. As you discover your personality type and the underlying basic proposition, you also will discover what motivates you, your coping strategy and keys to personal development. We develop these types to help us navigate in the world, and each type has specific biases, gifts, and liabilities.

The Enneagram is also extremely useful in therapy. In the first half of the workshop we will discover and discuss our own Enneagram types so that we are aware of our individual cognitive, emotional and somatic patterns and how these patterns impact our lives and help or hinder our work with others. To this end, we ask you to discover your own type in a number of ways:

  • Complete the online test at http://www.enneagramworldwide.com/determine-your-type/online-test/sign-up.php This paragraph test takes about 15 minutes, and the fee is $10.
  • Read The Essential Enneagram by David Daniels, M.D. available at the above web address and is also $10. It contains the test. Click on Products and Downloads.
  • For a deeper understanding read The Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and Others in Your Life by Helen Palmer. It is available on the site. Click on Products and Downloads.

The second part of the workshop will focus on using the Enneagram in therapy with clients. Having knowledge of type provides us with a quick and very accurate way of knowing what the issues will be for the people with whom we are working. We will also be asked to be aware of how own type as a therapist influences what we see and do not see in others and how different people truly are from each other. The Enneagram is especially useful in Couples and Family therapy as a way of understanding and accepting differences.

April 25, 2014

DBT I: Fundamentals and Theory

Time: 9:00am-12:15pm
Number of CEUs: 3

Presenter: Compass Point DBT Team

In this training we will explore the background, development and theories of Dialectical Behavioral Theory. This includes a brief history of DBT, the relationship between DBT and attachment, behaviorism and an exploration of biosocial theory. The most up to date research will be presented.

The DBT team at CPCS has received extensive training from Behavioral Tech and is committed to attending new trainings as they are offered to stay abreast of all new developments in the modality. The trainings we offer are a direct reflection of what we have been taught from the wonderful trainers employed by Behavioral Tech. To date, there is currently no certification to be a DBT practitioner; however the Linehan Institute is in the process of creating one. We believe that the information we provide in our training will prepare clinicians to take and pass any exam created for certification purposes.

April 26, 2014

DBT II: Individual Treatment

Time: 9:00am-4:30pm
Number of CEUs: 6

Presenter: Compass Point DBT Team

DBT and the individual session will clearly outline the expectations of the therapist, the client, and their working relationship. This training will cover the following topics:

  • Orientation to treatment
  • Life worth Living
  • Coding sessions
  • Target Behavior
  • Diary Card
  • Suicidality and suicide risk assessment
  • Phone Coaching
  • Exposure
  • Treating clients that you find to be difficult to treat

The DBT team at CPCS has received extensive training from Behavioral Tech and is committed to attending new trainings as they are offered to stay abreast of all new developments in the modality. The trainings we offer are a direct reflection of what we have been taught from the wonderful trainers employed by Behavioral Tech. To date, there is currently no certification to be a DBT practitioner; however the Linehan Institute is in the process of creating one. We believe that the information we provide in our training will prepare clinicians to take and pass any exam created for certification purposes.

May 9, 2014

DBT III: Group Treatment

Time: 9:00am-4:30pm
Number of CEUs: 6

Presenter: Compass Point DBT Team

The group treatment portion of DBT is a useful training for all DBT clinicians, not just those who lead or intend to lead skills groups. In the DBT group training we will review the DBT modules and skills including what they are and when to use them. We will also explore how to logistically create and run a skills class from inception as well as how to deal with problems along the road.

The DBT team at CPCS has received extensive training from Behavioral Tech and is committed to attending new trainings as they are offered to stay abreast of all new developments in the modality. The trainings we offer are a direct reflection of what we have been taught from the wonderful trainers employed by Behavioral Tech. To date, there is currently no certification to be a DBT practitioner; however the Linehan Institute is in the process of creating one. We believe that the information we provide in our training will prepare clinicians to take and pass any exam created for certification purposes.

May 10, 2014

DBT IV: Team

Time: 9:00am-4:30pm
Number of CEUs: 6

Presenter: Compass Point DBT Team

DBT Consultation team is one of the core components of DBT. During this training you will learn the roles of team members, consultation team agreements, common formats of a consultation team, and documentation strategies. We will also spend time exploring how to use the treatment on each other and how to treat fear on a team.

The DBT team at CPCS has received extensive training from Behavioral Tech and is committed to attending new trainings as they are offered to stay abreast of all new developments in the modality. The trainings we offer are a direct reflection of what we have been taught from the wonderful trainers employed by Behavioral Tech. To date, there is currently no certification to be a DBT practitioner; however the Linehan Institute is in the process of creating one. We believe that the information we provide in our training will prepare clinicians to take and pass any exam created for certification purposes.

June 20, 2014

Ethics from a State Board Investigator’s Point of View

Time: 9:00am-12:15pm
Number of CEUs: 3

Presenter: Tammy Tingle, Investigator, CSWMFT Board of Ohio

July 19, 2014

Change in Motion: Active Ways to Intervene with Groups, Individuals and Families

Time: 9:00am-4:30pm
Number of CEUs: 6

Presenter: Kim Sacksteder MSW, LISW-S

Adventure-based interventions engage clients in a holistic manner that helps them increase self-awareness, develop resilience and emotional management, and practice skills such as interacting, problem-solving, and communication. Learn about using activities in your therapeutic process in a creative, intentional, and strengths-based approach that will activate change for your clients. Please dress comfortably, be prepared to go outside, and wear shoes that cover your foot for safety because we are going to move!

Goals of the Workshop:
1. Learn the Adventure Training process which can be applied to many different activities.
2. You will be provided 10-12 activities that you can use immediately (low-cost to no props required).
3. Practice in facilitation during the training for hands-on experience.

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