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The Impact of Implicit Bias (1.5HR)

This training will give participants tools to enable them to see the child/family/client through a trauma-informed lens. Participants will be able to define what implicit bias is, how it manifests in their work as a helping professional, and discuss how the lack of cultural competency has historically and contemporarily reinforced barriers and created greater disparities within minoritized and marginalized communities through the policies, and practices and procedures in the field of the helping professional. Participants will also be challenged to consider the narratives that have been created about the people they encounter and how this may impact practices. We will model the creation of a safe space to discuss our own judgmental thoughts and how to acknowledge and then address them in a productive way.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize self-awareness to identify their own implicit biases and the ways in which these biases
    impact their practice.
  • Address the ways helping professionals acknowledge or do not acknowledge diversity in their work
    with colleagues, students, and clients/communities and the ways that social workers may make judgments based on implicit biases.
  • Engage in reflection on ways that they can approach their work with respect and appreciation
    of diversity as well as being challenged to consider how their implicit biases have impacted their direct client practice and their perceptions of colleagues and clients/communities.
  • Engage in strategies to acknowledge and address such biases so as to reduce the impact of
    implicit biases on practices as well as describe strategies for addressing implicit bias in practice.

This course qualifies for 1.5 CE hours of Clinical, General Skill Building and Implicit Bias training.

The Impact of Implicit Bias (1.5HR)
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Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (1.5HR)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines cognitive-behavioral techniques with mindfulness strategies in order to help individuals better understand and manage their thoughts and emotions in order to achieve relief from feelings of distress. Though originally developed to address recurrent depression, MBCT may be beneficial to people seeking treatment for a wide range of mental health concerns. In this training, we will explore the goals of MBCT, compare and contrast with other popular psychotherapies, and review and implement practical strategies that can be implemented with any patient.

Upon completion of this training, participants  will be able to:

  • Define the Goals of MCBT
  • Compare and contrast MBCT to other 3rd Wave Psychotherapies
  • Implement Practical Strategies and Exercises Used Within MBCT Sessions

This course qualifies for 1.5 CE hours of General Skill Building and Evidence-Based training.

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The Work of Play Therapy (1.5HR) 

Accomplishing the goals of treatment through play therapy can be challenging. Elevate your play therapy techniques by attending this training, whether you are new to play therapy or not. Bring your creativity and depart re-invigorated with how to assess, teach skills, and process life events with kids through play therapy.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define directive and non-directive play therapy.
  • Describe the skills that play therapy can teach.
  • Summarize the steps to staying with the play.
  • Distinguish strategies that teach skills in play therapy.

This course qualifies for 1.5 CE hours of Clinical, Evidence-Based Practices, and General Skill Building training.

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Counseling Teens with Substance Use Diagnosis: Facing and Addressing the Unique Challenges for this Population (1.5HR)

Target Audience: Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialists, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselors, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists.

Content level: Beginner to Intermediate. 

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Assess and diagnose teens with Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
  • Analyze specific therapeutic approaches & evidence-based practices implemented for treating teens with SUDs
  • Criticize unique challenges for families & develop interventions in working with families
  • Conclude specific treatment considerations for teen substance use

This course qualifies for 1.5 CE hours of Substance Specific, General Skill Building, and Evidence-Based Practices training. 

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Healing Trauma – Somatic Experiencing (1.5HR)

Somatic Experiencing (SE) is a body-centered approach to treating PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) that, rather than focusing only on thoughts or emotions associated with a traumatic event, expands to include the natural bodily (somatic) responses. It was first conceptualized by trauma therapist Dr. Peter Levine in the 1970s and in the years since it has come to be considered a leading-edge therapy for PTSD. SE builds awareness, coherence, and self-regulation. The result is a deeper understanding of the body/mind connection with an improved ability to release and regulate emotions. It also helps manage stress, resolve issues related to trauma, heal from and navigate life transitions, and relationships, and build resilience.

Upon completion of this training, the participant will be able to: 

  • Define the Core Concepts of “The Body As Healer”
  • Understand the Mystery of Trauma and the Body’s Retention of Trauma
  • Identify Core Traumatic Reaction Arousal
  • Explain How Biology of Trauma Becomes Pathology – Fear & Immobility

This course qualifies for 1.5 CE hours of Clinical, Trauma, Evidence-Based Practices, and General Skill Building training.

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Successful Treatment of Teens with Self Harming Behaviors (1.5HR)

Teenagers and young adults are rapidly changing cognitively, emotionally, socially, physically, and sexually. Our digital world creates added emotional challenges for them. Too often young people resort to self-injurious behavior to cope. In this workshop, we dive into the clinical realm of the types of self-injurious behaviors, the function of the behaviors, assessment, treatment approaches, and strategies for extinguishing self-harm with teen clients.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define the types of self-injurious behavior.
  • Describe the functions of self-injury.
  • Distinguish interventions for self-injury.
  • Summarize methods for collaborating with parents/caregivers.

This course qualifies for 1.5 CE hours of Clinical, Evidence-Based Practices, and General Skill Building training.

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Using Cognitive Processing Therapy in Working with PTSD – An Evidence-Based Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy (1.5HR)

Trauma can change the way clients think about themselves and their world. They may believe they are to blame for what happened or that the world is a dangerous place. These kinds of thoughts keep them stuck in their PTSD and cause them to miss out on things they used to enjoy. CPT teaches clients a new way to handle these upsetting thoughts. By using CPT in working with Trauma clients, they will learn skills that can help them decide whether there are more helpful ways to think about their trauma. This is an evidence-based trauma-focused psychotherapy method of working with PTSD.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Assess for PTSD using various assessment tools
  • Define Core Concepts of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) & Goals
  • Identify Session Activities & Curriculum
  • Practice Skills through Case Study Example

This course qualifies for 1.5 CE hours of Trauma and Evidence-Based Practices training.

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The Art of the Therapeutic Alliance (1.5HR)

In this training, we will explore how to create and maintain the core of the counseling relationship: the therapeutic alliance. It is this connection between client and clinician that has such a large influence on outcomes in therapy. Together, we will examine the nature of rapport and discuss what strengthens and weakens it. We will also discuss common barriers that prevent us from fully connecting with clients, and how to successfully address those obstacles.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define the term “therapeutic alliance”
  • Identify how the therapeutic alliance influences therapeutic outcomes
  • Determine strategies for strengthening the therapeutic alliance
  • Describe how certain actions may weaken or destroy the therapeutic alliance

This course qualifies for 1.5 CE hours of General Skill Building training.

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From the Green Cloud: Dealing with the Effects of Marijuana in Treatment (1.5HR)

Drug use went up among 8th graders between 2016 and 2020 – 61%. 62% of teenagers in 12th grade have abused alcohol. 50% of teenagers have misused a drug at least once.

Rarely has there been such a divide between science and public opinion as there is with the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana. Due to the widespread legalization of marijuana, public perceptions have changed greatly about THC use. Its availability has created great concern within the therapeutic community.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the endocannabinoid system.
  • Dispel several common myths surrounding the use of marijuana.
  • Identify the key issues THC use presents in therapy.
  • Define 5 of the symptoms of THC use disorder.

This course qualifies for 1.5 CE hours of Evidence-Based Practices training.

The Impact of Implicit Bias (1.5HR)
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An individual’s attachment style develops in early childhood and continues throughout the lifespan as a working model for the relationships that we may be established in the future. Such attachment style influences how we maintain a relationship because often, it is what impacts the way we may perceive or react to a current situation or how we pursue our needs. In this webinar, we will briefly explore the four attachment styles and their impact on how an individual develops and manages interpersonal relationships.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define core characteristics of Secure Attachment and its role in relationship development
  • Define core characteristics of Ambivalent Attachment and its role in relationship development
  • Define core characteristics of Avoidant Attachment and its role in relationship development
  • Define core characteristics of Anxious Attachment and its role in relationship development
  • Identify strategies for helping clients identify destructive attachments and develop effective interpersonal relationships.

This course qualifies for 1.5 CE hours of Evidence-Based Practices training.

The Impact of Implicit Bias (1.5HR)