Non Play Therapy

Counseling Theories and Strategies for Loss, Grief, and Bereavement – Intermediate

Description:

Regardless of the practice setting, counselors will inevitably work with clients who are coping with loss (death and none death related) grief and bereavement. This workshop is designed to introduce participants to contemporary theories on loss, grief and bereavement and demonstrate how these theories can be applied to clinical practice.

Objectives:

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to…

  • Recall contemporary theories on loss, grief and bereavement
  • Describe critical guidelines for conceptualizing loss, grief and bereavement.
  • List the different meanings of loss and the impact of loss on those grieving and on caregivers.
  • Describe how race, religion, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, age, immigration status and sexual orientation may influence the experience of loss, grief and bereavement.
  • Describe the concept of complicated grief and mourning as well as come to understand the effects of multiple losses, traumatized loss, disenfranchised or stigmatized loss, genocide and the historical transmission of loss on an individual; learning to identify PTSD.

Presenter: Irene Javors, M.ED., LMHC

Continuing Education Hours / Clock Hours for Counselors/Social Workers/ School Psychologists/MFCCs/Play Therapists: 6  NBCC Clock Hours: 6/0.6 CEUs.

Motivational Interviewing, an Evidence-Based Training – Beginner

Description:

This intensive and interactive workshop will introduce participants to essential Motivational Interviewing (MI) processes and skills, concentrating on small group practice exercises.

Participants will also learn skills for recognizing, eliciting and reinforcing change talk, as well as responding to discord.

Objectives:

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to…

  • Describe the four processes of Motivational Interviewing (MI).
  • Describe the elicit-provide-elicit strategy for autonomy supportive information
  • List at least three sources of interpersonal discord that complicate
  • Describe ways in which to help others enhance importance, confidence and readiness for change.
  • Recall elements of change talk
  • Recall strategies to elicit change talk

Presenter: Ali Hall, JD, Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)
Continuing Education Hours / Clock Hours for Counselors/Social Workers/ School Psychologists/MFCCs/Play Therapists: 12  NBCC Clock Hours: 12/1.2 CEUs.

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R3 CONTINUUM: Critical Incident Response Training to be an EAP Provider – Beginner

Description:

This portion of the Best Practices in Critical Incident Response for the Workplace training provides comprehensive instruction on how to deliver critical incident response services in the workplace. It also provides hands on simulations of applying critical incident response is various contexts. This will also cover the nature and frequency of critical incidents in the workplace, how to incorporate the ACT model into practice with individuals and workgroups, as well as how to organize the best response to incidents in the workplace. Additional focus will be placed on cultural competency in a workplace setting, and how to promote resiliency and self-care.

Why attend this training?

When tragedy strikes, R3 CONTINUUM, formerly Crisis Care Network, often receives the first call for help about 1000 times per month. The request for help comes from EAPs, insurers, and employers in communities like yours.   R3 CONTINUUM is proud to have established the nation’s largest network of master’s and doctoral level clinicians trained as Critical Incident Response Consultants.   Get trained in this field and become eligible to be part of the network in order to get EAP (Employee Assistance Program) Referrals.

Objectives:

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to…

Attendees completing this course will learn:

  • Explain the latest research and best practices in critical incident response
  • Describe how to effectively and professionally manage a consulting relationship with an employer seeking critical incident response services.
  • Describe how to conduct on-site critical incident response services including 1:1 supportive interactions, management consultation, educational group briefing and interactive group briefing in the workplace
  • Describe how to deliver critical incident response services with understanding of corporate culture, business objectives, and risk management features.
  • Describe CIR services that support individual and organizational resiliency in functional terms such as return to work and productivity.
  • Explain ethical/legal/confidentiality standards applicable to critical incident response.

Presenter: Dennis Potter, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, FAAETS

Continuing Education Hours / Clock Hours for Counselors/Social Workers/ School Psychologists/MFCCs/Play Therapists: 6  NBCC Clock Hours: 6/0.6 CEUs.

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Understanding and Treating Self-Injuries & Suicide Prevention – Beginner

Description:

A growing ineffective means to cope with anger, frustration and disappointment, self-injury can cause great concern and challenging for mental health professionals. This training will provide information that will assist staff to understand the dynamics when the patient feels driven to self- injury. Practical interventions will be discussed in depth. Teen Suicide: Adolescents have a higher potential for attempting and completing suicide than the adult population. Completed suicide ranks as the third cause of death for teens. In order to reduce this devastating trend, health care workers, teachers, clergy and parents need to understand some of the underlying causes of teen depression and suicidal ideation. Assessment tools that include physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual components will be included.

Objectives:

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to…

  • List four probable theoretical factors that accounts for the etiology of self-injury
  • Describe between self-injury and suicidal gestures
  • Describe a thorough assessment that includes physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual components
  • Recall three interventions for discontinuing self-injury
  • Describe two interventions to prevent relapse
  • List three possible causes for an increase in suicidal ideation and gestures in the adolescent population
  • Recall three interventions that can prevent suicidal gesture and promote safety

Presenter: Pamela Marcus, PMHCNS-BC
Continuing Education Hours / Clock Hours for Counselors/Social Workers/ School Psychologists/MFCCs/Play Therapists: 6  NBCC Clock Hours: 6/0.6 CEUs.

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Ethical Dilemmas in Clinical Practice – Beginner

Description:

This session will provide training on issues and concepts related to ethics and professional boundaries for human service professionals (social workers, counselors, psychologists). It will examine various codes of ethics with special emphasis on the NASW’s code. This session will examine emotional, physical/spatial and verbal boundaries, which should be maintained while working within a system of care. Understanding implications of violating professional boundaries and ethics is crucial to social workers and other professionals in providing comprehensive and effective care to consumers.

Objectives:

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to…

  • Summarize the importance of maintaining ethics and professional boundaries
  • Describe the relationship between professional boundaries and ethics
  • Explain common venues of boundary problems
  • Describe what constitutes sexual misconduct

Presenter: Philip Lucas, LICSW, LCSW, ACSW, Trainer
Continuing Education Hours / Clock Hours for Counselors/Social Workers/ School Psychologists/MFCCs/Play Therapists: 6  NBCC Clock Hours: 6/0.6 CEUs.

Jungian Theory through the Lens of Sandplay – Intermediate

Description:

Practical aspects of using sandtray with children and adolescents will be explored within an integrated approach to play therapy using the therapeutic powers of sandtray. Participants will identify the various ways in which children utilize the sand to heal, developmental aspects of using sand with children, identifying resiliency indicators and how to use directive and non-directive approaches. The use of videos and actual client sandtrays will provide more in-depth opportunities for learning. Participants will continue the experiential training by creating their own sandtrays.

Presenter: Betty Jackson LSW, CST-T

Continuing Education Hours / Clock Hours for Counselors/Social Workers/ School Psychologists/MFCCs/Play Therapists: 6  NBCC Clock Hours: 6/0.6 CEUs.

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