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Defeating Bullying
Creating a Culture of Empathy, Compassion and Caring

It used to be that bullying was part of the playground/sports team/social circle aspects of childhood and the teenage years. But, as the tenor, violence level and psychological impact of bullying have escalated, so has the age level at which bullying can have a devastating impact. Bullying beyond the high school years — into college, on social media and in the workplace — is being reported at alarming rates and in many scenarios.

Changes in cultural norms, child-rearing practices, media influence and parental ideologies, our nation's schools, workplaces and communities have become less compassionate and are rampant with the culture of incivility, meanness and bullying.
CenterPointe Hospital
CenterPointe Hospital is a 150-bed, private, physician-owned, psychiatric hospital serving the behavioral health needs of children, adolescents, adults and senior adults in Missouri and southern/central Illinois. Inpatient and outpatient treatment services are available at the St. Charles facility, and outpatient services are provided at locations throughout the Midwest.

The Addiction Treatment Center provides private residential addiction treatment programs for adults with partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and medication-assisted recovery outpatient programs.

S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES at CenterPointe offers the area's only adult residential self-injury treatment program.
Malcolm Smith, PhD
Dr. Smith is one of the nation's leading authorities on bullying, peer victimization and the epidemic of anger in our culture. He is director of Courage to Care, a national research projects and training center, a faculty member of Plymouth State University, author of "The Meanest Generation: Solving Our Young People's Civility Problem," with expected publication in spring 2015, and developer of "Peaceful Intervention Program," designed to reduce the use of physical restraint in schools, juvenile facilities and other programs.

Dr. Smith was a friend and colleague of psychiatrist Karl Menninger, MD, taught at the renowned Menninger Clinic, and served as director of the Karl Menninger National Youth Care Training Center. He has responded to nearly 60 school shootings, including recent incidents in Sandy Hook, Conn., California and Oregon. Smith has been a foster father to more than 40 children.
      Azfar Malik, MD, MBA, DFAPA

8:00am - 8:15am
Our Civility Crisis - Contributing Factors
      Malcolm Smith, PhD

8:15am - 9:45am
BREAK 9:45am - 10:00am
Our Civility Crisis - Types and Stages of Bullying
      Malcolm Smith, PhD

10:00am - 11:00am
Our Civility Crisis - Effects of Bullying
      Malcolm Smith, PhD

11:00am - 11:30am
LUNCH 11:30am - 12:30pm
Confronting and Changing Bullying Behavior
      Malcolm Smith, PhD

12:30pm - 1:45pm
BREAK 1:45pm - 2:00pm
Creating a Culture of Civility
      Malcolm Smith, PhD

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Q&A SESSION 3:30pm - 4:00pm
The training goal of Dr. Smith’s presentation is to identify and define bullying through the developmental stages and help participants learn the effects of bullying, strategies to confront and change bullying, behavior and the legal, economic and emotional responses to bullying in the workplace. Through Dr. Smith’s nearly 40 years of research and classroom practice, seminar participants will learn to identify the impact of bullying on not only the bully and those being bullied, but the family and the workplace.Learning objectives for the Defeating Bullying seminar include:

Our Civility Crisis
Attendees will learn about the:
  • contributing cultural, social, emotional, familial and societal changes that have led to an epidemic of meanness;
  • types of bullying and cognitive behaviors across developmental stages;
  • devastating emotional and physical effects of bullying, incivility and meanness in our lives and our culture.
Confronting and Changing Bullying Behavior
Attendees will learn about the:
  • what bullying research reveals;
  • strategies and solutions to confront and change bullying behavior;
  • social and legal concerns.

Creating a Culture of Civility
Attendees will learn about the:
  • strategies to change schools and organizations;
  • confronting familial and parental bullying.
Defeating Bullying: Creating a Culture of Empathy, Compassion and Caring has been approved for continuing education credit for physicians, psychologists, nurses and activity/recreation therapists. It has been submitted for approval for employee assistance professionals and social workers. Licensed counselors, Missouri and Illinois educators, and licensed professionals in other disciplines will receive participation certificates at the seminar to submit for continuing education credit in their respective disciplines.

This live activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Saint Louis University School of Medicine and CenterPointe Hospital. Saint Louis University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine designates this (activity format) activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Saint Louis University School of Medicine will provide attendance certificates for other learners that complete the activity requirements.

Saint Louis University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Saint Louis University maintains the responsibility for this program and its content. This program is approved for 6.25 APA credits.

Saint Louis University School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Midwest MSD Provider Approval # 118 - II
Nursing Contact Hours: 6.25

This seminar has been submitted for approval for continuing education credit by NASW. Upon approval, social workers may earn .575 CEUs/5.75 contact hours for attendance.

This seminar has been submitted for approval for continuing education credit by ATRA and NCTRC. Upon approval, activity/recreation therapists may earn .625 CEUs for attendance.

This seminar has been submitted for approval for professional development hours through the Employee Assistance Certification Commission. Upon approval, CEAP participants may earn 5.75 PDHs for attendance.
Registration is required, as seating is limited. The general seminar registration fee is $65. An additional fee for continuing education credits may apply. To register on-line, complete the form below (all major credit cards accepted).

Participants will receive registration confirmation by email, so please provide an email address when registering. Attendees applying for continuing education credit must indicate the type of CE credit desired. For more information, call 636-477-2157 or email

Refund requests must be made by May 7, 2015. Refunds for online registration payment are made in full, less a $5 processing fee.

A continental breakfast and full lunch are included for seminar participants. A vegetarian entrée will be available.
St. Charles Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
St Charles, MO 63303

Hotel reservations may be made at Embassy Suites St. Louis – St. Charles/Hotel & Spa, Two Convention Center Plaza (adjacent to the Convention Center), St. Charles, MO 63303.

Call 636-946-5544 for reservations, or more information. A continental breakfast and full lunch are included.
Please select the appropriate box below. Position verification will be completed upon submission.
Physician - $90.00
6.25 AMA Credits
Includes $65 Registration Fee +
$25 Continuing Education Fee
Psychologist - $80.00
6.25 APA Credits
Includes $65 Registration Fee +
$15 Continuing Education Fee
Nurse - $90.00
6.25 Contact Hours
Includes $65 Registration Fee +
$25 Continuing Education Fee
CEAP - $65.00
5.75 PDH's
No Additional Charge
Social Worker - $65.00
.575 CEU's / 5.75 Contact Hours
No Additional Charge
Counselor - $65.00
Participation Certificate Provided
No Additional Charge
Therapist - $75.00
.625 CEU's
Includes $65 Registration Fee +
$10 Continuing Education Fee
Educator - $65.00
.575 CEU's
No Additional Charge
General Admission - $65.00
No Credits Included
Participation Certificate Provided
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Attendee Type: General Admission
Total Charge: $65.00
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