Working With Young Adults with Depression: Biopsychosocial Detective Work in the Age of Discovery


Friday, May 5, 2017
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Working With Young Adults with Depression: Biopsychosocial Detective Work in the Age of Discovery

Joseph F. Hulgus Jr., PhD, MPH

This workshop will address the challenges faced by young adults, how depression may result from failed attempts to meet these challenges, and what clinicians need to do to successfully identify and address salient issues that result in psychological distress.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Discuss the relevant developmental challenges during young adulthood;
2. Utilize a biopsychosocial perspective on identifying salient problem areas in early adulthood;
3. Assess the relevant theories pertinent to young adulthood; and
4. Apply relevant and fitting interventions for problem areas in early adulthood.This workshop is approved for 3 credit hours.

About our Workshops


Burrell Behavioral Health is committed to an ongoing process consisting of formal learning activities that:

(1) are relevant to psychological practice, education and science,

(2) enable psychologists to keep pace with emerging issues and technologies, and

(3) allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.

The workshops listed are at an intermediate level of learning for psychologists.

NOTE: All trainings are held at Burrell Behavioral Health, 1300 E. Bradford Parkway, Springfield, Missouri – Meeting Room A. Please bring a sweater or jacket due to variations in temperature and personal preferences.

FOR QUESTIONS regarding educational credit please contact Lacey Slagle, Education Coordinator at 417-761-5025 or via email at

ACCREDITATION APPROVAL only refers to these educational activities and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products by Burrell Behavioral Health.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Participants will receive statements of credit at the end of the program when all requirements for credit have been met. Satisfactory completion of objectives will occur through program attendance. Therefore contact hours will be given only for hours the participant attends. In order to receive a statement of credit, all participants must sign-in at the registration desk and turn in a completed evaluation form at the end of the program. Continuing education statements will be e-mailed within 30 days to participants who complete and return evaluation forms and sign in on the program roster.

If you have special needs addressed by this act, please notify us at least two weeks before this offering so that reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your needs.

are appropriate for:
• Psychologists
• Social Workers
• School Counselors
• Courts & Corrections Staff
• Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Counselors
• Marriage & Family Therapists

About the Speakers


Scott Breedlove, MS, CRPR, MRSS-P, MARS

holds a Master of Science Degree in Addiction Studies from the University of South Dakota and has 16 years of experience working with clients and serving in various roles including counselor, supervisor, director and trainer. Scott currently serves as the Assistant Director for the Missouri Credentialing Board, teaches as an adjunct for Columbia College, has a private practice in which he conducts substance use education, parenting and anger management classes and serves as Senior Pastor at Landmark Church. Scott has been a master trainer for the ATTC Network since 2006, focusing primarily on Clinical Supervision training and Technology Based Clinical Supervision training. Scott celebrated 24 years of personal long-term recovery in September 2016 and tells his story whenever he gets a chance at recovery events, faith based events and professional conferences.

Diane Ellis, PsyD

is a Missouri Licensed Psychologist certified as a Health Service Provider, and has been a member of Burrell Behavioral Health’s Missouri state-registered Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) consultation team since 2011. Dr. Ellis is employed by the Robert J. Murney Clinic at Forest Institute as Director of Internship Training and Clinical Training Supervisor. She also is a practitioner in the Murney Clinic’s private practice program. In that capacity, Dr. Ellis provides DBT individual therapy for clients recommended by the DBT consultation team. She also serves as Adjunct Faculty at the School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute. Dr. Ellis earned her doctoral degree in Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. As part of her training, Dr. Ellis completed a certificate program in Pain Management approved by the American Academy of Pain Management and a certificate program in Integrated Health Care: Practice, Consultation, and Management. Dr. Ellis completed a pre-doctoral internship with the South East Kansas Psychological Internship Consortium. She is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (Employee Assistance Certification Commission) and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists). Dr. Ellis holds a Master of Business Administration – Management degree from Western International University in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Ellis has participated since 2011 in training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy offered by the Missouri Department of Mental Health. She also has received training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), attending three international conferences of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, as well as attending two-day intensive workshops before each conference.

Joseph F. Hulgus Jr., PhD, MPH

is a licensed psychologist with over 35 years of experience in the field. He holds both a Masters and Doctorate in Psychology as well as a Masters of Public Health. While trained in Counseling Psychology, Dr. Hulgus considers himself both a Family Psychologist and Counselor Educator. Dr. Hulgus has worked in a wide variety of public and private clinical and research settings during his career. He is currently a Professor of Family Counseling at Missouri State University where he has been for over 15 years.

Deb Kennard, MS

developed Personal Transformation Institute. In addition to over 2 decades of EMDR experience, she is also certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. This combination brings you the most powerful EMDR basic training as well as a full range of advanced training opportunities. Deb is passionate about EMDR training and includes the most comprehensive post-training support. During the training Deb uses the social engagement model to keep participants engaged and open to learning. She has a talent for taking complex ideas and making them practical enough to apply to clients. Deb’s background also includes yoga and insight meditation. She brings all she has to the EMDR trainings, including a passion for fun!

Jennifer Krause, MS, LPC

is the Project Coordinator for the System of Care – Community for Early Signs and Symptoms grant, which focuses on improving surveillance, early identification, and treatment of youth at-risk for psychosis. She earned a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology at Evangel University. Jennifer has significant experience in consulting with school personnel, primary care staff, and other youth and family serving personnel regarding coordination of care and services. Her background includes administering neuropsychological testing and providing individual, family, and group counseling services to children and adults in the Lake of the Ozarks, Lebanon, and Springfield areas.

* Must provide copy of Burrell/Cox identification badge or student identification to receive discount

Cancellation Policy: Transfer of registration to another person may be done at any time without a fee. All requests for refunds must be made in writing. Written notice of cancellation by fax 30 days prior will be issued a full refund minus a $10 service fee. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations less than 30 days prior to the event.