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Classes

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

CEUs: 8.0
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. 

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 Class Registration
July 15th, 2019
7:45am-4:30pm
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November 1st, 2019
7:45am-4:30pm
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CEUs: 3.5
CEU Type(s): Social Work

Objectives

1. Explore introspective considerations in working with African Americans

2. Verbalize cultural biases that play a role in counseling and therapy

3. Identify 5 socio-cultural issues affecting the social psychology of African Americans

4. Learn about Dr. Joseph White’s ‘7 Resiliencies of African Americans’

5. Review contemporary best-promising practices in working with African Americans

 

Instructor Biography

Jonathan Lofgren, Faculty Minneapolis Community and Technical School, Consultant and Trainer

A native Minnesotan, Jonathan holds a Ph.D. in Education – specializing in Training & Performance Improvement from Capella University, is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Co-occurring Disorders Professional – Diplomat. Dr. Lofgren has 30 years of behavioral health and education experience. Jonathan is a faculty member at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, and a Clinical Consultant at HCMC’s Positive Care Program. Jonathan is the founder of Adler Graduate School’s Co-Occurring Disorders Master Degree specialization, MCTC’s Student African American Brotherhood program, and MCTC’s Collegiate Recovery Program. Dr. Lofgren is an active member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and is Chair of the Minneapolis NAACP Behavioral Health & Wellness Committee.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
October 9th, 2019
12:15pm-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

Psychiatry is still unclear about where mental illness comes from, however some important clues emerge from the literature on attachment. Since at least half of all mental illnesses show up by the age of fifteen, the experience of the child and their developing brain is an area of intense focus in psychology. This class exposes the learner to how attachment has been studied and the current conclusions about how an infant’s experience of attachment affects their neurodevelopment risk for mental health problems as an adolescent and adult.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
May 29th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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August 14th, 2019
8:45am-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. In this class we will explore how come characteristics of someone with autism may affect the way we tailor the services we provide. This class looks at the diagnosis and ways to help support children and adults to best support their strengths and minimize their weaknesses.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
August 12th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, 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 Class Registration
August 13th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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December 6th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, 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 Class Registration
June 19th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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August 6th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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October 10th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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December 2nd, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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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 Class Registration
August 20th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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November 7th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 2.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, 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 Class Registration
June 13th, 2019
12:45pm-3:00pm
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July 18th, 2019
1:15pm-3:30pm
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August 28th, 2019
1:15pm-3:30pm
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October 1st, 2019
8:45am-11:00am
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November 5th, 2019
1:15pm-3:30pm
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December 16th, 2019
8:45am-11:00am
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

Half of all social services workers are case managers, and they get trained the same way -follow this person for a week until you get it. Our clients deserve better, and we can be better! But how? This class offers the latest research to make a great case manager. Participants delve into theories and models that support client empowerment and capture motivation. This class offers strategies on how to efficiently manage a case, a caseload, and your career.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
August 22nd, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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November 11th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This class describes the theoretical underpinnings of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and describes different cognitive strategies to support the process of therapy. This class covers the basic tenets of the CBT approach to therapy viewing skills used in a case study.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
October 31st, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, 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 looks at the relationship between toxic stress, vicarious trauma, and short and long term health risks. Assessment tools are used to identify areas of concern and an individual’s current risk for compassion fatigue and burnout. The class introduces strategies for building wellness, health, and resilience both within and beyond the workday.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
July 10th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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September 12th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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November 6th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 4.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, 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 Class Registration
June 25th, 2019
8:15am-12:30pm
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August 28th, 2019
8:15am-12:30pm
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September 26th, 2019
11:45am - 4:00pm
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October 28th, 2019
8:15am-12:30pm
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December 5th, 2019
11:45am - 4:00pm
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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 Class Registration
July 16th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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December 11th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, 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 nonverbals, including pace and tone of voice. From there, the class examines and practices some verbal responses, that effectively in de-escalate while avoid being confrontational.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
June 24th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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August 7th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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September 12th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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October 8th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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November 13th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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December 4th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, 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 Class Registration
June 17th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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September 6th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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November 21st, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, 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 Class Registration
June 25th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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September 4th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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October 14th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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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 Class Registration
June 11th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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August 15th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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November 19th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 2.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, 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 Class Registration
June 19th, 2019
12:45pm-3:00pm
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July 25th, 2019
8:45am-11:00am
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September 5th, 2019
1:15pm-3:30pm
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October 8th, 2019
8:45am-11:00am
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November 13th, 2019
1:15pm-3:30pm
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December 17th, 2019
1:15pm-3:30pm
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CEUs: 2.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, 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 I s ultimately made.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
June 6th, 2019
8:45am-11:00am
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October 15th, 2019
8:45am-11:00am
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December 18th, 2019
8:45am-11:00am
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, 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 Class Registration
June 3rd, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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July 17th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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August 22nd, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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September 24th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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October 30th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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December 2nd, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, 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 Class Registration
June 4th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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August 27th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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December 9th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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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 Class Registration
May 30th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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August 20th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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November 7th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This class explores and defines the foundational concept of person centered care in the context of helping professions. The class aims to raise 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.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
May 24th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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June 27th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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July 29th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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August 27th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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September 23rd, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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October 22nd, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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November 20th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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December 16th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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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 Class Registration
June 20th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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September 9th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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December 11th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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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 Class Registration
December 10th, 2019
8:45am-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This class focuses on foundational information about Restorative Parenting and beginning overall concepts for application of these practices. A model is introduced for practitioners to use in the resetting, rebuilding or strengthening 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 parents of trauma experienced children and or who work directly with children who have experienced violence or trauma in the home.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
May 23rd, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

Prerequisite: Restorative Parenting Part 1

As a continuation of Restorative Parenting, Part 1, this class focuses on the application in clinical, case management, residential, school and community settings. This class provides a set of strategies and possible components for practitioners to integrate in their daily work that may help in resetting, rebuilding or strengthening relationships between parents and children in the aftermath of violence or trauma in the home. The class is designed for those who work with parents of trauma experienced children and or who work directly with children who have experienced violence or trauma in the home. 

Class Date / Time Class Registration
May 23rd, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This training is provided in two parts. Session 1 is required for attendance of Session 2.

This training series will educate participants how to better serve the trans community by explaining culturally responsible language, discussing trans experiences, and providing tools to address disenfranchisement. Sessions will also offer the opportunity to practice skills in group conversations, learning activities, and example case studies so they may better empower the trans people we serve.

As the number of transgender people accessing human services increases, so must our ability to serve them. The transgender community is disproportionately impacted by homelessness, poverty, and violence with severe obstacles to resources. This is compounded upon by systematic oppression, pathologization, institutional disenfranchisement, and a lack of education among providers. In order to foster affirming, inclusive services we must obtain an understanding the community’s unique needs and the barriers that prevent them from being met. 

Presenter

JAC Stringer, MSW, LGSW is a trans, disabled, Native American activist and social worker. He has worked as a community organizer, educator, and service provider for over fifteen years with a focus on the transgender and LGBTQPIA community and the needs of at-risk youth. In 2008, he founded the Midwest’s first regional trans health organization Heartland Trans Wellness Group, where he served as Executive Director for eight years. During this time he became an internationally known educator on trans activism, human services, and program development. He is committed to servant leadership and has a strong passion for radical community building. As a therapist, JAC uses social justice as an avenue to build trauma informed safer spaces where people feel supported, validated, and heard.   

Class Date / Time Class Registration
May 31st, 2019
9:00am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

This training is provided in two parts. Session 1 is required for attendance of Session 2.

This training series will educate participants how to better serve the trans community by explaining culturally responsible language, discussing trans experiences, and providing tools to address disenfranchisement. Sessions will also offer the opportunity to practice skills in group conversations, learning activities, and example case studies so they may better empower the trans people we serve.

As the number of transgender people accessing human services increases, so must our ability to serve them. The transgender community is disproportionately impacted by homelessness, poverty, and violence with severe obstacles to resources. This is compounded upon by systematic oppression, pathologization, institutional disenfranchisement, and a lack of education among providers. In order to foster affirming, inclusive services we must obtain an understanding the community’s unique needs and the barriers that prevent them from being met.

Presenter

JAC Stringer, MSW, LGSW is a trans, disabled, Native American activist and social worker. He has worked as a community organizer, educator, and service provider for over fifteen years with a focus on the transgender and LGBTQPIA community and the needs of at-risk youth. In 2008, he founded the Midwest’s first regional trans health organization Heartland Trans Wellness Group, where he served as Executive Director for eight years. During this time he became an internationally known educator on trans activism, human services, and program development. He is committed to servant leadership and has a strong passion for radical community building. As a therapist, JAC uses social justice as an avenue to build trauma informed safer spaces where people feel supported, validated, and heard.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
June 7th, 2019
9:00am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

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 Class Registration
August 7th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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November 14th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work

This class helps learners recognize signs and symptoms of bipolar disorders, an often misdiagnosed disorder. Strategies for individuals experiencing a depressive episode as well as a manic or hypomanic episode are discussed.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
June 5th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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September 10th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work

Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent mental illness in adults in the United States. This class identifies the symptoms of anxiety disorders, what is driving them, and exposes current ideas regarding treatment modalities and interventions.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
May 30th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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September 19th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, 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 Class Registration
June 27th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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August 5th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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October 2nd, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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November 11th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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December 19th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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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

The literature on compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma usually focuses on what the practitioner should be doing to keep themselves healthy. This class switches the focus to the crucial role of direct supervisors and how they can recognize, prevent, and address compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. This class moves beyond conversations about self-care and towards promoting a culture of ‘team-care’.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
June 4th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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September 4th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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December 9th, 2019
12:45pm-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.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
September 10th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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December 4th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, 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 Class Registration
June 26th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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August 1st, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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September 25th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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November 4th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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December 12th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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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 Class Registration
June 17th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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September 18th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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December 12th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work

This class delivers a broad understanding of the 10 personality disorders. We start by looking at how psychologists define and assess personality in general, then compare that to personalities that are considered disordered. One area where people with personality disorders have problems is in their relationships with other people, including workers who are trying to help them. We take a look at and practice communication techniques using case studies to more effectively work with people with these disorders.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
July 30th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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October 3rd, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 8.0
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 Class Registration
July 9th, 2019
7:45am-4:30pm
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