Workshop & Seminar Descriptions

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SBIRT is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. Coupled with “motivational interviewing,” in which the clinician partners with the client to make decisions about the client’s care, SBIRT is used in primary care practices, hospitals, clinics, emergency rooms, college and university health services, employee assistance programs and a range of community settings. You can register here.

4 Nationally Approved Credit Hours


May Offerings

Are We Out of the Woods? Engaging Teen Girls in Clinical Practice

May 8th, 2020 // 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST // 2 Nationally Accredited CE Credit Hours// $50 // Webinar

Adolescent girls can be challenging! This webinar will illustrate the importance of working effectively with teen girls through an interactive discussion about girl development, coping through maladaptive behaviors, and how group work dynamics play out with teen girls. Teen girls can then emerge from depressive and dysphoric states into a healthier mindset when thinking about their well-being and future goals. We will explore topics such as exploring what its like to be a girl in today’s world being faced with so much pressure and cultural expectations. Utilizing child and adolescent development helps to understand teens within the broader life cycle as well as feminist theory and group work theory. This webinar will consist of an experiential activity as well as a  video that will highlight the benefits and challenges in working with teen girls in a clinical setting.

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The World of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

May 11th, 2020 // 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm EST // 2 Nationally Accredited CE Credit Hours // $50 // Webinar

In this webinar,  participants will be introduced to Human Trafficking as a global, federal, and state issue. The webinar will define and examine the three categories of human trafficking victims, with an emphasis on children who are victims of domestic minor sex trafficking. Areas of focus will include the red flags and indicators of risk identified in youth who are trafficked, the indicators of sexual trafficking, the characteristics and behaviors of traffickers, the role of social media and vulnerabilities of runaway status in sex trafficking and federal legislation regarding protections and prosecutions, and guidance on how to engage and access treatment for trafficked youth.

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DBT Informed Care for Emotion Regulation

May 18th, 2020 // 9:30 am- 11:30 am EST// 2 Nationally Accredited CE Credit Hours // $50 // Webinar

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, developed by Marsha Linehan in the 1980s, is an evidence based modality that combines cognitive behavioral therapy techniques with meditative practice. In this webinar, Clinicians will review the four modules of DBT (mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness) and how to incorporate these into psychodynamic therapy in order to help Clients better manage their thoughts, emotions and behaviors. We will discuss skill building, creating coping plans, and metaphorical “tool boxes” for Clients to utilize in times of emotional distress.

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June Offerings

Working Effectively with Transgender and Non-Binary Youth and Adults

June 5th, 2020 // 9:00 am-4:00 pm // 6 Nationally Accredited CE Credit Hours// $110

In this workshop we will learn about how to understand gender identity and to help our clients achieve a greater sense of hope and resiliency in their own lives. Attendees will learn to see and understand gender through a new model, with updates understanding of current terminology and best practices for assessment and treatment. We will cover topics such as understanding gender dysphoria, name changes, social transition, medical transition (including hormones and surgeries), working with schools and parents, letter writing, and particular clinical implications for this population. We will review best practices for working with transgender and non-binary clients, and will discuss the challenges and risk factors that they face as they work to build strength, find safety and become resilient. This will be an engaging and interactive workshop, and we will end the day hearing from a panel of transgender individuals sharing their own experiences.

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A Trauma-Informed Approach to Policing and Law Enforcement

June 9th, 2020 // 9:00 am- 4:00 pm // 6 Nationally Accredited CE Credit Hours// $110

What do “trauma informed” and trauma responsive” mean in the context of policing, law enforcement and police-community interactions? In these interrelated areas, they provide a framework for understanding why so many victims of crime – and of police misconduct – have not come forward. They also illuminate barriers and provide insights and tools for improved officer resiliency and wellness – and better policing and outcomes for victims. Using a trauma-informed lens can be transformative, allowing first responders to better understand their own experiences and the experience of others. Identifying, explaining the complicated role that trauma plays in the actions, behavior, and outcomes of interactions with the police are essential to addressing “what went wrong” when incidents occur, and to ensuring that policing and law enforcement are responsive to the needs, values, and expectations of the communities they serve.

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