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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: 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. 

Class Date / Time Class Registration
December 10th, 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.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
October 25th, 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.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
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.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
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.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
November 13th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

Half of all social service workers are case managers, but the training is almost always inadequate.  “Follow this person around, and you’ll figure it out” just doesn’t cut it. Our clients and workers deserve so much more.  In this interactive training, we will discuss the latest evidence to create a better practice. Topics of emphasis include: theoretical framework, language models, treatment planning, paperwork, managing a caseload, crisis planning, setting boundaries, self-care, and how to handle those awkward weird moments that inevitably happen.  This training is built to properly support workers in order to increase results while reducing burnout. Three learning objectives

  • Redefining what success means as a case manager
  • Using theories and models to guide our work and help our self-care
  • Improving efficiency to better impact our caseload

Chris Schwagerl is a licensed independent clinical social worker with experience in case management, youth interventions, criminal justice, domestic violence therapy, and mental health crisis.  Chris graduated on the dean’s list at the University of MN with a BA in psychology/child psychology and crossed the street to Augsburg University to earn a Masters in Social Work. Somewhere along the line, Chris learned there really isn’t a difference between workers and clients, a therapeutic alliance is our ultimate goal, and understanding another person’s story is immensely powerful.  His passion for helping others has always been intact, but living on a social worker’s wages forced him to maximize every dollar through financial education and savvy investments. Chris bought his first duplex, founded CKS Properties, LLC and created Northstar Note Group. With encouragement from friends and family, Chris is now focused on educating other community workers to live fully through an informed clinical practice and an increased capacity for building wealth.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
November 7th, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
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February 12th, 2019
9:00am-12:00pm
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May 22nd, 2019
1:00pm-4:00pm
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August 22nd, 2019
9:00am-12:00pm
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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.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
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.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
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.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
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.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
November 6th, 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.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
October 25th, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
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November 19th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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December 14th, 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.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
December 13th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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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. 

Class Date / Time Class Registration
November 14th, 2018
8:00am-5:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

Join us for an interactive discussion of the clinical implications of military culture. Your presenters are military veterans and clinical experts.

Sam Hintz, Ph.D., LP and Marianne Schumacher, Ph.D., LP

The training is brought to us as by the VA.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
October 23rd, 2018
1:00PM-4:00PM
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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.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
October 22nd, 2018
9:00AM-4:00PM
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November 15th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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CEUs: 4.0
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.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
December 5th, 2018
8:00am-12:00pm
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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.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
December 17th, 2018
1:00pm-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This session will cover the history of civil war in Africa and how it caused displacement and destruction which traumatized many refugees. Attendees will gain insight about psychological issues refugee struggle with in the refugee camp, and in the hosting country. The presentation will also cover how families view mental illness and how to improve cross cultural communication about mental illness. Speaker will open a discussion for the audience about behavioral and emotional issues refugees struggle with. will share the best way to approach mental health issues in the refugee community to decrease potential misunderstanding.

Instructor:

Ahmed Hassan: has a master’s degree from St Mary’s University of Minnesota. He is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and therapist at Summit Guidance. His experience includes: individual, group, and play therapy. Summit offers a variety of services including psychotherapy, assessment, CTSS, and ARMHS (adult rehabilitation mental health services). Summit also provides school-based mental health services. Ahmed worked at the Community University Healthcare Center as mental health practitioner working with immigrants and refugees clients. Ahmed provides consultation to mental health providers and agencies that are working with East African clients.  Ahmed was a co-facilitator of the Imam training project run by Fairview foundations for the past two years.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
October 26th, 2018
9:00am-12:00pm
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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.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
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.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
December 17th, 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.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
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.  

 

Class Date / Time Class Registration
November 8th, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm
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CEUs: 8.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

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.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
October 24th, 2018
8:00AM-4:30PM
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