3 CE Hours. Motivation can play a critical role in facilitating change. The maintenance of motivation is critical to a client’s ability to benefit from treatment as opposed to relapsing. This workshop will identify the clinical application of motivational interviewing. Participants will learn and have the opportunity to practice using motivational interviewing techniques as an intervention to elicit behavior change by helping clients to address and resolve their ambivalence.
Amy Burzinski is a licensed clinical social worker who is currently a…
6 CE – Ethics
Be introduced to the terminology related to variables of gender nonconformance and fluidity.
Be introduced to professionals and persons with direct experience with gender nonconforming individuals in order to gain insight into the many variables and complications that they face.
Learn about some of the medical procedures and considerations related to gender transition.
Learn about the psychological aspects involved in coming to terms with gender dysphoria and processing experiences related to being gender nonconforming.
Learn how families are impacted by…
3 CE Hours. What is quality life for a human being worth? In mental health, for a century and a half we have seen conventional mental health treatments achieve, at best, modest results; at worst, they can have destructive results that ruin lives. Treatments with modest results include talk therapies, behaviorist interventions and, wisely titrated pharmacological interventions. Disastrous results include pre-frontal lobotomies, forced sterilization, chemical restraint with damaging pharmaceutical compounds, and using the prison system as a default “plan B”…Find out more »
6 CE Hours. Adolescence is an unsettling time for our young people; being able to discern what is normal and abnormal adolescent development is important. You’ll learn about the causes of mood disorders, including depression and their manifestations, and biological and familial factors. Identification of the signs and symptoms of distress and then the various episodes of depression, hypomania, bipolar, and dysthymia disorders will heighten your clinical knowledge. As risks increase, teen suicide has become a serious problem. Adolescent suicide…Find out more »
6 CE Hours. The hope of avoiding Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and aging well fuels interest in cognitive wellness across the world. Researchers now recognize that pathological substrates of AD develop across decades, and most view the clinical expression of this disease as a product of complex interactions of genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. Clinical trials of lifestyle interventions that include exercise, cognitive training interventions, eating the Mediterranean diet and engaging in meditation on a regular basis are showing positive clinical…Find out more »
6 CEs (no Ethics credit)
Clinicians often encounter clients that have difficulty verbally expressing problems or are stuck. Sandtray therapy is a projective technique that allows the client to express themselves and potentially see where they are stuck. The basics of sandtray therapy will be discussed quickly in this seminar so most of the time will be centered on the utilization for various problems.
Participants in the workshop will:
1. Attendees will have a working definition of Sandtray Therapy with a rationale for…
6 CE (Ethics/Cultural Competency) Hours. Imagine yourself working with a client who explains to you his decision to live as his preferred gender identity full time and needs your help with the transition process, including hormone treatment therapy and navigating the effects of transphobia. This workshop will provide content knowledge, with a focus on a variety of factors that promote competent professional practice with client/patient populations who identify in the transgender community. You’ll have opportunities to engage in critical reflections…Find out more »
6 CE Hours. Did you know that employee turnover rates that are too low, or worker empathy that is too high, can signify risk? Good supervisors know the appropriate balances that are required for optimum client and agency outcomes. This workshop is an in-depth exploration of the balancing acts inherent in good supervision, with attention paid to the balance needed to prevent turnover, burnout, vicarious trauma, and cultural incompetence. This program is appropriate for social workers, psychologists, counselors, and anyone…Find out more »
This means that whether you work with youth, are a parent, or are simply a member of a community, it is highly likely that someone you know and care for has experienced, or is currently experiencing, child sexual abuse. It’s going to happen whether you are prepared to deal with it or not – unless you stop it from happening. And the good news is, it can be stopped.
Stewards of Children® is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge,…
Description: How do you experience yourself as you watch an actor move across the screen in a film, see a sculpture, hear the turn of a phrase in poetry, or listen to a piece of jazz? Often we see and hear parts of ourselves as we engage in these media. In this workshop, we will utilize Gestalt awareness and several creative media to explore parts of ourselves that deeply resonate with art, film, poetry, writing, and music. We will…