• Friday, April 21, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Zoom Meeting
  • 99



Colleagues:  LCPCM regrets we are still unable to offer our wonderful luncheon and networking opportunities for this year’s Spring Conference. Nevertheless, we planned an informative day to meet your continuing education needs and to keep you abreast of the latest legislative and public policy issues effecting your practice. We hope you will join us.


“Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Principles and Application


Mayer Solomon, BS, MSW, LCSW-C


“Alexithymia: Clinical Issues and Implications for Interviewing, Screening, and Intervention”.


Jerrod Brown, PhD, MA, MS

The schedule for our on-line day together is as follows:

8:45AM  Opening and announcements

9:00AM  Morning Presentation

12:00PM Lunch Break & Legislative Update (optional attendance-not for CEUs)

1:00PM   Afternoon Presentation

4PM to 4:15PM  Closing


Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Principles and Application

Learning objectives:

  • Gain a basic understanding of attachment theory and it's significance in working with couples to address conflict, anger, and distance. 
  • Learn how to deepen emotional experiencing and how to use emotion as a bridge to connection. 
  • Learn to identify your clients' negative cycle and to help them break the cycle.  

Mayer Solomon, LCSW-C, is the director of Solomon Counseling in Mount Washington, MD. He specializes in working with couples and individuals using Emotionally Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. He is a board certified supervisor, and has had the opportunity to serve as a clinical instructor at University of Maryland Medical School, and therapist at the Retreat at Sheppard Pratt. In addition to his local Maryland practice, he also sees couples in NY via telehealth. For his own self-care, he appreciates mountain biking at the local state parks. 


Alexithymia is a subclinical personality trait distinguished by difficulties with the identification and description of one’s own emotional experiences, issues associated with interpersonal relating, and a preoccupation with externally oriented thinking. In other words, clients with alexithymia will likely have problems with identifying, understanding, describing, and expressing their emotions, which can cause significant challenges in all facets of life. Although the causal origins are unclear, this trait has been linked to a diverse array of conditions. This trait is a risk factor for a wide array of conditions including mood, trauma, somatization, and behavioral disorders. Intended for professionals, this training serves as an introduction to the topic of alexithymia and its relationship with mental health and substance use disorders and its implications for interviewing, screening, and intervention. Related topics discussed during the course of this training will include attachment patterns, executive dysfunction, internalizing and externalizing psychopathology, trauma and other forms of adversity, aggression, emotion regulation deficits, emotional processing problems, empathy, insight and awareness deficits, social cognition, perspective taking, mentalization, loneliness and social isolation, and self-harm and suicidality to name a few. Empirically based research findings will be discussed throughout this training. 

Training Objectives: 

  • Define alexithymia and other related constructs.
  • Identify the symptoms and red flag indicators of alexithymia. 
  • Review the causes and consequences of alexithymia.  
  • Explore the relationship between alexithymia and mental health and substance use disorders. 
  • Consider the implications alexithymia has for interviewing, screening, and intervention.
  • Review empirically based research findings 

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.S., M.S., is a professor, trainer, researcher, and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AJJAFS). Jerrod has also provided consultation services to a number of caregivers, professionals, and organizations pertaining to topics related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), confabulation, suggestibility, trauma and other life adversities, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and youth firesetting. Jerrod has completed four separate master's degree programs and holds graduate certificates in Neuropsychology, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), and Traumatic-Brain Injuries (TBI). He has also conducted over 200 workshops, webinars, and on-demand trainings for various organizations and professional and student audiences. In 2021, Jerrod completed a post-doctoral certificate in Leadership and Organizational Strategy from Walden University and a Professional Certificate in Forensic Psychology from San Diego State University Global Campus. Currently, Jerrod is pursuing a graduate certificate in Neuroscience and the Law from Michigan State University. Jerrod has published several articles and book chapters, and recently, co-edited the book Forensic Mental Health: A Source Guide for Professionals (Brown & Weinkauf, 2019) with Erv Weinkauf. Jerrod has also published in several peer-reviewed journals, has been quoted in various magazines and newspapers, and has appeared in two documentaries related to the topic of FASD. Jerrod is also regularly featured on several national and international podcast programs.

Registration deadline is 11:59pm April 17, 2023.  A link to join the conference will be sent to your email approximately 24 to 48 hours before this event.


Conference Fees:
LCPCM Members: $95 
Non-Members: $135 
LGPC/Retired: $45 
Student: $35 (not for LCPCs or LGPCs)

Membership Fees*:
LCPC: $90
LGPC/Retired: $55 (not working as an LCPC)
LGPC: $45

Student: $25 (not for LCPCs or LGPCs)

*If you join when you register, you are eligible for the membership rate.

Note: A $15 cancellation fee will be charged for all refunds

Other Information:

6 CEU’s
Approved by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors.

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