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Classes

Mental health is community health. People Incorporated raises the bar for mental health training and delivery. It is a best-in-class training institution for communities, human service professionals, educators, corporations, nonprofit organizations, health care providers, first responders, and law enforcement. We design highly interactive behavioral health courses for adult learners, incorporating a variety of methodologies and media. We will work with you to develop the curriculum and training skills needed to facilitate your own in-house trainings. Fill out our form to request a trainer.

Classes are $20 per CEU hour. Discounted group rates and CEU packages are available! Please contact us at Training@PeopleIncorporated.org for information on how to purchase.

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

CEUs: 0
CEU Type(s): See Below

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.

This all day training is a $170 value.

CEUs

While People Incorporated is an accredited provider of CEUs with the MN Board of Social Work, this class may contain content that is too general to be used as CEU credit for some licenses. Contact your licensing board to see if this class can be counted towards your CEU credits.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
February 12th, 2020
7:45am-4:30pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
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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
February 26th, 2020
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

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 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.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
January 30th, 2020
12:45pm-4:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
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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
February 27th, 2020
12:45pm-3:00pm
  • 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

This class examines the relationship between compassion satisfaction and fatigue and focuses on how practitioners in the helping professions can build resilience both within and beyond the workday. The class looks at the possible cumulative effects of secondary traumatic stress, shared trauma, the constant demands of others and other life stresses in the formation of compassion fatigue. Since helping work is relational, the effects of compassion fatigue reduce a worker’s ability to empathically relate to the person they are helping, desensitizing them, and reducing their effectiveness. Through the proactive adoption of resilience promoting strategies, a worker can circumvent this process and achieve fulfillment in their work. 

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
February 27th, 2020
8:45am-12:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
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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
January 28th, 2020
11:45am-4:00pm
  • 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
February 5th, 2020
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

Psychotic disorders are among the most 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. Current strategies for prevention of symptoms and the role of medication and treatment are discussed.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
January 27th, 2020
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
February 6th, 2020
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
February 4th, 2020
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

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
February 25th, 2020
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

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 engages learners in an interactive discussion and role-play based workshop on the application of Motivational Interviewing principles to the process of supervision. Practical examples of manager/supervision conversations are used to explore the core principles including understanding the person’s motivation, listening with empathy, and empowering the individuals concerned. It is recommended that you take the Motivational Interviewing: Mechanics and Processes training to prepare for this content.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
January 30th, 2020
8:45am-12:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
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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
January 31st, 2020
8:45am-12:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
  • Via LIVE online stream
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February 17th, 2020
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 online interactive stream is not available. 

Class Description

Behavioral Health workers will likely encounter people talking about suicide and suicidal ideation. This class improves comfort and skill levels with a very difficult and emotional topic by presenting and practicing assessment protocols and conversation dynamics. The class also presents information about risk for suicide with the most common mental health disorders.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
January 27th, 2020
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 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
February 13th, 2020
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 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
February 3rd, 2020
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
February 26th, 2020
12:45pm-4:00pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
  • Via LIVE online stream
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CEUs: 0
CEU Type(s): See Below

This course introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. This course is fully accredited by the National Council for Behavioral Health.

CEUs

While People Incorporated is an accredited provider of CEUs with the MN Board of Social Work, this class may contain content that is too general to be used as CEU credit for some licenses. Contact your licensing board to see if this class can be counted towards your CEU credits.

Class Date / Time Ways to Join Class Registration
February 19th, 2020
7:45am-4:30pm
  • In person in Eagan, MN
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