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“I have been impressed with the quantity and quality of training events at People Incorporated. I wish all human service employees were granted such convenient and thorough training opportunities, as these inevitably translate into greater success in partnering with the people we serve for improved outcomes. Thanks, People Incorporated!”

 

— Vanessa, People Incorporated

Classes

All in-person training classes are held at the People Incorporated Training Institute.

CEUs: 0
CEU Type(s): N/A

The American Heart Association’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course provides the knowledge and skills that may help save a life. It also offers the basics of first aid for the most common life-threatening emergencies, covering how to recognize them, how to call for help, and how to perform lifesaving skills. Heartsaver courses from AHA offer a cohesive, consistent experience for the learner and best practices to give students the best possible learning experience and help them better retain information.

This course covers:

  • Adult CPR and AED Use
  • Child CPR and AED Use
  • First Aid Basics
  • Choking in an Adult, Child or Infant

WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?

Heartsaver courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
December 3rd, 2019
8:15 AM to 12:30 PM
  • In person in Eagan, MN
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December 17th, 2019
8:15 AM to 12:30 PM
  • In person in Eagan, MN
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Social Work

Many workers in the behavioral health field work in the community and in people’s homes. Building an awareness for potential issues that may arise outside of the office is essential for the safety of the worker and people they are serving. This class discovers practical strategies to be prepared and promote safety.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
December 6th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
  • Via LIVE online stream
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Social Work

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a much misunderstood and heavily stigmatized disorder. This class explores diagnostic criteria and behaviors by understanding thought processes and characteristics of the individual with BPD. Treatment strategies for the person receiving services and for the person providing services are identified. This class delves into an effective communication style for providers.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
December 2nd, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
  • Via LIVE online stream
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CEUs: 2.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Social Work

The behavioral health field adds a unique layer of complexity into the work place – interpersonal relationships. It is in these relationships that healing and recovery can happen. It is also in these relationships that boundaries issues can arise and cause problems. This class explores the mental health worker’s relationship with their clients, their co-workers, and their supervisors.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
December 16th, 2019
8:45am-11:00am
  • In person in Eagan, MN
  • Via LIVE online stream
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CEUs: 4.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Social Work

This class is offered live in person only. Due to the structure of the class, our interactive stream is not available.


Class Description

In the helping professions, workers need to be aware of their own cultural influences in order to become skillful in bridging cultural differences in relationships. As a first step toward navigating cultural differences, participants explore a growth mindset in conversations about culture, privilege, oppression, bias, and personal identity.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
December 5th, 2019
11:45am - 4:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This class is offered live in person only. Due to the structure of the class, our interactive stream is not available.


Class Description

This class explores strategies for learning about a person within the context of their culture and how to provide support that honors and incorporates that context. Strategies to adapt assessment and treatment approaches to be more responsive to cultural differences are examined. In addition, participants recognize how the power dynamics of privilege and dominant culture may impact therapeutic rapport and outcomes for people seeking support.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
December 11th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Social Work

This class presents a neurobiological framework for understanding the nature of upset encounters and discusses common mistakes that people make in attempting to diffuse them. The intervention begins with “checking oneself” and establishing good control of one’s nonverbal communication, including pace and tone of voice. From there, the class examines and practices verbal responses that promote empathic connection to calm the crisis. 

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
December 4th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
  • Via LIVE online stream
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January 15th, 2020
8:45am-12:00pm
  • In person in Golden Valley, MN
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Social Work

Sometimes a situation becomes potentially violent regardless of how skillful a practitioner is in nonverbal and verbal de-escalation techniques. This class explores what the next steps are and when to call for help. We take a close look at setting limits without them sounding like threats, how the call to 911 should sound and some tips on how to work with emergency services. One element that is sometimes forgotten is how to rebuild the relationship after the crisis. The class concludes with some notes on self-care post crisis and the importance of a debriefing protocol.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
November 21st, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
  • Via LIVE online stream
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This class is offered live in person only. Due to the structure of the class, our interactive stream is not available.


Class Description

What can supervisors do to increase staff retention and develop engaged and effective staff on their teams? This class considers how to balance and capitalize on the administrative, educational, and supportive aspects of supervision. Maximizing opportunities for staff development through training, delegating, and fostering a positive connection to the work are discussed.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
November 19th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
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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.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
December 4th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
  • Via LIVE online stream
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CEUs: 2.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Social Work

How do you know what is ok to share about yourself in your professional setting and what crosses the line? Central to the work in human services is the ability to develop rapport and establish trust. How can the provider find the right balance between being genuine and authentic and not sharing too much personal information? What is the best way to respond to those inevitable personal questions? This class takes a look at what questions professionals tend to get asked about their personal information and how to be thoughtful and skillful in responding (or not responding).

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
December 17th, 2019
1:15pm-3:30pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
  • Via LIVE online stream
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CEUs: 2.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Social Work

This class provides learners with a conceptual framework to apply to tough decision making and ethical matters working in the helping profession. Sometimes there is not always a right answer, but is there a least wrong answer? This classes discusses how to articulate and document the reasoning behind the decision that is ultimately made.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
December 18th, 2019
8:45am-11:00am
  • In person in Eagan, MN
  • Via LIVE online stream
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Social Work

This class looks at the nature of common conversations where ambivalence and reluctance about behavior change is the main theme. In these conversations it is easy to play the role of the expert and tell the person what they need to do in order to improve their situation. The problem is that this often provokes resistance in the ambivalent person, and as they voice the reasons not to change, it reduces the likelihood of behavior change. While accounting for the change and the stage of change of the person, this class presents an alternative guiding style for these conversations using Miller and Rollnick’s “OARS” skills.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
December 2nd, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
  • Via LIVE online stream
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Social Work

This class deepens the knowledge of the guiding style by examining a video case study in which the client is quiet and the empathic connection is hard to make. Learners practice more complex reflections and how to use MI-consistent questions. Completing Miller and Rollnick’s OARS skills, this class also examines the nature of affirmations and how to craft a useful and effective summary. Using these skills the learner can navigate through four different processes in the conversation, depending on where in the change process the client is at that time. The class concludes with discussing barriers to using the approach.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
December 9th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
  • Via LIVE online stream
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

Description

This foundational class explores and defines Person Centered Care in mental health programming. The class raises participants’ awareness of how power imbalances negatively impact people receiving support and services. Additionally, the course offers strategies for adopting a whole-person focus to providing support.

Topics

• Moving towards a whole-person approach

• Power imbalance and stigma

• Person centered language

• Examples of person centered practices

• Helping people make informed choices

• Defining person centered care

 

Objectives

• Learners evaluate current attitudes and approaches to mental health care within a historical context

• Learners recognize the effects of power imbalance in case studies

• Learners recognize the need for a whole person approach in mental health care

• Learners are able to cite specific examples of person centered practices

• Learners are able to define person centered care

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
November 21st, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
  • Via LIVE online stream
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December 16th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
  • Via LIVE online stream
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This class is offered live in person only. Due to the structure of the class, our interactive stream is not available.


Class Description

Person Centered Supervisors are able to adapt their leadership style and approach to effectively lead diverse and dynamic teams. Here we explore using a collaborative approach with supervisees to foster self-efficacy and increased responsibility, problem solving, and professional growth.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
December 11th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
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CEUs: 6.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

Focusing on foundational practices, this workshop provides a model for practitioners to use in the rebuilding of relationships between parents and children in the aftermath of violence or trauma in the home. The class is designed for those who work with abusers and/or survivors.

When violence happens in a family the unwritten and unspoken contract at the heart of the relationship between child and parent(s) is broken. This class focuses on a structured process for assisting parents to restore this contract and work at rebuilding the relationship with their child in the aftermath of trauma or family violence. Children experience parents’ behaviors differently in the shadow of family violence. A parent who is the victim or the perpetrator of family violence often has, for a variety of reasons not stayed in touch with the effects of the violence on their child. One of the Restorative Parenting program principles is that it is the responsibility of the parent to connect and rebuild the relationship with their child. Once their clouded perspective has lifted and they are able to objectively understand what has happened frequently these parents search for a process to help them regain and sustain new connections with their child. The Restorative Parenting process combines the understanding to address the needs of trauma victims while maintaining the support for survivors of domestic violence and the necessary elements to hold perpetrators of domestic abuse accountable for their behaviors with principles of Restorative Justice theory and practice.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
December 10th, 2019
8:45am-4:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
  • Via LIVE online stream
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Social Work

This class is offered live in person only. Due to the structure of the class, our online interactive stream is not available. 

Class Description

In order to provide care that is trauma informed, this class discovers ways to tailor how workers, their programs, and their agencies provide services to people who have or are currently experiencing trauma. Trauma informed care reduces the likelihood of re-traumatization during the course of receiving help.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
December 19th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Social Work

This class is offered live in person only. Due to the structure of the class, our online interactive stream is not available. 


Class Description

Traumatic experiences can change people’s brain and health development, the building and maintaining of relationships, and their world view. This class defines and discusses trauma and its impacts on people’s lives in the context of behavioral health care. Providers who understand how trauma can affect a person are better able to tailor services to fit unique needs and help build resilience.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
December 12th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This class explores skills from the four pillars of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as developed by Marsha Linehan with an 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.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
December 12th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
  • Via LIVE online stream
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