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Guests may register and pay here for classes for $20 per CEU. Please email any questions to Training@PeopleIncorporated.org

CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This class helps participants identify the symptoms of the most common anxiety disorders suffered by both adults and children. The class uses case studies and examples to guide understanding of etiology and strategies to help. Participants are exposed to current ideas regarding treatment modalities and interventions. 

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May 10th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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September 18th, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

The quality of parent/child attachments becomes a template for all future relationships and core beliefs so disrupted attachment experiences in childhood present a difficult problem for mental health practitioners who want to help. This class examines the crucial role of attachment in the development of the child’s brain and in particular their ability to regulate emotions and cope with stress. The class looks at strategies which help in developing the all-important therapeutic alliance.

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July 13th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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October 18th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work

Borderline Personality Disorder is a much misunderstood and heavily stigmatized disorder. This class explores the diagnostic criteria with examples, and aims to demystify behaviors by exploring the etiology of the condition and a rationale for the most common interventions and treatments. The class concludes with some practical self-care and communication tips for practitioners and family members.

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May 30th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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August 21st, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
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December 12th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work

This class examines and defines typical boundary issues in human services and helps participants identify their risk factors for transgressions (crossings and violations, and dual relationships). The typical profile of people in behavioral health programming is examined and what this means in relation to a practitioner’s boundaries and ethics and the therapeutic alliance.

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May 22nd, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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June 21st, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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July 30th, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
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August 9th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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October 23rd, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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November 29th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This class provides a framework for a balanced approach to conversations and decisions about safe, ethical, and effective boundaries. Participants examine strategies for assessing and managing their own boundaries with supervisees, as well as modeling and coaching supervisees on maintaining appropriate and effective boundaries with others. Topics include self-disclosure, setting and maintaining clear expectations, developing and maintaining positive rapport, as well as how to approach difficult decisions about boundaries and ethics.

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May 10th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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August 6th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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November 13th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 4.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

Substance use issues are prevalent among people with severe mental illness. This class identifies common substances of use and identifies ways that substance use can both mask and mimic mental health symptoms. Using a person centered approach we address treatment interventions based on the stages of treatment that will assist people in achieving recovery.

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June 20th, 2018
9:00am-1:00pm
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CEUs: 4.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This class describes the theoretical underpinnings of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and describes at different cognitive strategies to support the process of therapy. This class covers the basic tenets of the CBT approach to therapy, including a bio-psycho-social case formulation and case study.

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May 16th, 2018
9:00am-1:00pm
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August 2nd, 2018
9:00am-1:00pm
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October 29th, 2018
9:00am-1:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work

This class helps practitioners understand the relationship between toxic stress, vicarious trauma and short and long term health risks. Three different assessment tools are used to identify areas of concern and an individual’s current risk for compassion fatigue and burnout. Strategies for building wellness, health and resilience into a practitioner’s home and work life are introduced.

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June 28th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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August 20th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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October 15th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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December 10th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

The Compassion Fatigue literature usually focuses on the practitioner and what he or she should be doing to keep themselves healthy. In this session the focus switches to the crucial role of direct supervisors and how they can recognize, prevent, and even reverse burnout by using tools and strategies borrowed from Person Centered Thinking and Motivational Interviewing.

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June 12th, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
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September 4th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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December 3rd, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 6.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work

In this class participants will gain a framework for defining and exploring what is meant by ‘culture’, and how cultural differences impact our communication and relationships. Participants will work to gain increased understanding of their own cultural identities, internalized ideas and norms. The Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (originally proposed by Milton Bennett) will serve as a framework for examining a process toward increasing awareness about cultural differences and increasing effectiveness in communication across difference.

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April 26th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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June 25th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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August 14th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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November 6th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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CEUs: 6.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This class explores strategies and approaches for learning about a person within the context of their culture and providing support in a manner that honors and incorporates this learning. The class will examine strategies to adapt assessment and treatment approaches to be more responsive to cultural differences. In addition, participants examine how the power dynamics of privilege and dominant culture may impact therapeutic rapport and outcomes for people seeking support. The DSM-5 overview for cultural formulation and interview tools serves as a framework for examining how practitioners can learn about a person within the context of their culture.

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July 12th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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October 4th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work

This class examines and practices nonverbal and verbal strategies that help to lower the intensity of a potentially violent encounter with an upset person. The neurobiology and biology of stress is examined to provide a rationale for intervention strategies.

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April 30th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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May 21st, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
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June 14th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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July 11th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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August 22nd, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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September 17th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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November 19th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This class explores the four pillars of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as developed by Marsha Linehan with a full explanation and rationale for use. Participants learn the nature of DBT skills through experiential practice and case studies and are then better able to support people who are doing this kind of therapy.

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June 5th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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September 5th, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
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December 6th, 2018
9:00am-1:00pm
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CEUs: 8.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This class will help you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In this class you will learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. 

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May 24th, 2018
8:30am-4:30pm
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July 31st, 2018
8:30am-4:30pm
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September 27th, 2018
8:30am-4:30pm
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November 14th, 2018
8:30am-4:30pm
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CEUs: 6.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work

This class examines the spirit, principles, processes, and skills of Motivational Interviewing (MI) by exploring the common patterns of change conversations. There are verbal drills and written exercises to help the participant develop a guiding style in conversations where the other person is ambivalent about change.

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May 17th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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June 19th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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July 19th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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August 13th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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November 15th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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CEUs: 6.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This class examines the core principles of a person-centered philosophy of care to conceptualize an integrated approach to support planning and treatment. Participants practice skills for discovering essential information about what is important to and for a person and explore ways to organize information and learning about a person that helps practitioners consider the whole person. Participants develop strategies for empowering a person to have positive control in their care and support planning.

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May 8th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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August 8th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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October 10th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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CEUs: 12.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This class uses the Person Centered Thinking curriculum developed by the Institute for Community Integration (ICI) at the University of Minnesota and is taught by an ICI certified instructor. Person Centered Planning is an on-going problem solving process used to help people plan for their future. The class features a person receiving services (a “co-trainer”) and a plan is created collaboratively based on that person’s vision of what they would like to do in the future.

The class runs for two days apart.

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October 8th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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CEUs: 6.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This class explores person-centered and motivational interviewing influenced strategies for providing reflective and culturally responsive supervision and leadership. Supervisors learn approaches for cultivating a strong team environment, learning what is important to supervisees and how best to motivate and support them, facilitating difficult conversations, and fostering professional growth and development.

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July 10th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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August 27th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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October 3rd, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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CEUs: 12.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This class uses the Person Centered Thinking curriculum developed by the Institute for Community Integration (ICI) at the University of Minnesota and is taught by an ICI certified instructor. The class is designed to enable a practitioner work with a person in a way that there is a balance between what is important for and what is important to that person.

This class runs for two consecutive days.

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May 22nd, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm
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August 29th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

In this class we will look at the factors that increase a practitioner’s risk of being the victim of violence on the job and focusing on the important role of the direct supervisor in providing support in this area.

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May 2nd, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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July 26th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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September 26th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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November 7th, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

Psychotic disorders are among the most scary and difficult to understand disorders in the whole spectrum of mental health. This class uses clinical examples to guide understanding and show how psychotic symptoms present and what to do as a helper. We take a look at current thinking on etiology, the role of medication and treatment.

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June 20th, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm
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August 23rd, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work

In this class, we will look at the factors that increase a practitioner’s risk of being the victim of violence on the job by focusing on being mindfully aware and knowing what to look for. In addition we focus specifically on reducing the risk of danger on the street, in the car, and entering people’s homes and apartments. Participants will complete a self-assessment of current risk and complete a plan for reducing it.

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June 18th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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August 6th, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
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October 1st, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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November 28th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

Thinking and talking about suicide is not necessarily related to death by suicide. This class critically examines this difference and how suicidal ideation can be a coping strategy for adults and youth who are struggling with their mental health and how best to talk to these individuals. The class also looks at how suicide risk assessments are used in the mental health field.

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June 4th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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September 18th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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December 17th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

People on the autism spectrum sometimes present with behaviors and communication strategies that are difficult to understand and relate to, particularly when upset or stressed. This class looks at the diagnosis and ways to help support children and adults to best support their strengths and minimize their weaknesses.

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October 18th, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This class helps to demystify children’s behaviors by explaining the science of how a child’s brain is wired as it matures. Children’s right brain tends to overrule the logic of their still developing left brain making young people feel out of control. This class focused on strategies for turning outbursts and confrontations into a chance to help the child grow.

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May 17th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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June 14th, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
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August 7th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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October 16th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is one of a group of disorders that are characterized in the DSM 5 as related to trauma. This class takes a close look at these disorders and discusses symptoms and behaviors of people diagnosed with them so that learners can best support their recovery and growth.

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May 21st, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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November 1st, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 6.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work

This class examines the relationship between childhood adversity and the development of disease states later in life. The reviews the results of the Adverse Childhood Experiences study and provides guidelines for engagement with people who have suffered trauma. The class reviews research which examines the experiences of people with lived experiences and an organizational Trauma-Informed Care toolkit to highlight and teach strategies to reduce system-induced trauma.  

 

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June 13th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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July 17th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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August 16th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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September 20th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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October 9th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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November 8th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Social Work

This workshop will review the diagnostic spectrum for eating disorders, according to DSM 5, with a specific focus on assessment and treatment. The second half of the presentation will focus on understanding Eating disorders and comorbid diagnoses, including substance use disorders and trauma and specific treatment considerations when those comorbidities are present. The presentation will review the relationship between trauma and eating disorders with attention paid to the neurobiology of trauma and how eating disorders serve as a form of affect regulation.Ryan C. Van Wyk, Psy.D, LP is a licensed psychologist practicing in MN. He is an experienced clinician, presenter, consultant, and writer focused on the integration of trauma informed care approaches into the systems that most significantly impact people, including mental health, medicine, education, and other social services. Dr. Van Wyk currently maintains a clinical practice at North Memorial Health’s Mental Health and Addiction Clinic in Robbinsdale, Minnesota specializing in working with people whose lives have been impacted by trauma and who as a result have struggled with persistent dissociation, substance use issues, and eating disorder symptoms. Dr. Van Wyk is a behavioral health provider for the MN Army National Guard, with a current rank of Captain. He is the founder of MN Trauma Project, a non-profit organization created in 2015 that aims to increase awareness of trauma and its impact on individuals and communities and to increase accessibility to trauma informed care in the state of MN.

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July 11th, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
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