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Classes

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

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.

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April 8th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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May 29th, 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
February 19th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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May 16th, 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
January 10th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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May 2nd, 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
February 14th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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April 23rd, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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June 19th, 2019
8:45am-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
January 10th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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March 6th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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May 14th, 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
January 22nd, 2019
12:45pm-3:00pm
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February 13th, 2019
8:45am-11:00am
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March 18th, 2019
7:45am-10:00am
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April 10th, 2019
7:45am-10:00am
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May 13th, 2019
12:45pm-3:00pm
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June 13th, 2019
12:45pm-3:00pm
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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
February 12th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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May 22nd, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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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
January 24th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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April 22nd, 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
January 8th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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March 4th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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May 2nd, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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CEUs: 4.0
CEU Type(s): Behavioral Health, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work

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
January 31st, 2019
8:15am-12:30pm
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March 13th, 2019
8:15am-12:30pm
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April 22nd, 2019
8:15am-12:30pm
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June 25th, 2019
8:15am-12:30pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

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
March 27th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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May 7th, 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
January 17th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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February 26th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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March 25th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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April 25th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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May 15th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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June 24th, 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
March 7th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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April 8th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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June 17th, 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
March 7th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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June 25th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

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
February 25th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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April 17th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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June 11th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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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
January 28th, 2019
8:45am-11:00am
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February 19th, 2019
8:45am-11:00pm
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March 18th, 2019
10:15am-12:30pm
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April 15th, 2019
12:45pm-3:00pm
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May 8th, 2019
12:45pm-3:00pm
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June 19th, 2019
12:45pm-3:00pm
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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
March 28th, 2019
12:45pm-3:00pm
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June 6th, 2019
8:45am-11:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

Mental health concerns can manifest differently in children than in adults. This class discusses typical cognitive and emotional development and its complexity in youth and children. Learners explores some of the most common mental health diagnoses, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm and suicidality, how they present, and current treatment modalities.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
March 13th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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May 29th, 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 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
January 8th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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February 11th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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March 13th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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April 18th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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May 14th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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June 3rd, 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 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
January 15th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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February 13th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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March 14th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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April 23rd, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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May 15th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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June 4th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

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
January 31st, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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March 6th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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May 30th, 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
January 9th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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February 21st, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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March 11th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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April 16th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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May 22nd, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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June 27th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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CEUs: 3.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

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
February 5th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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April 10th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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June 20th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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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
February 4th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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May 16th, 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
February 6th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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May 23rd, 2019
8:45am-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
February 5th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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May 7th, 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 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
March 4th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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June 5th, 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
February 5th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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May 30th, 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 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
January 29th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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February 28th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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March 28th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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April 26th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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May 21st, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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June 27th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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CEU Type(s): Social Work

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
February 6th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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April 18th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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June 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
January 16th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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February 25th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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April 3rd, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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April 25th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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May 20th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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June 26th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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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
February 26th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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June 17th, 2019
8:45am-12:00pm
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CEUs: 4.0
CEU Type(s): Social Work

It is all too common for people with mental health concerns to also be struggling with the use of alcohol and/or other drugs. This class encourages services to treat both at the same time. During this course learners identify evidence-based, integrated, treatment modalities for co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns and apply the Stages of Change model.

Class Date / Time Class Registration
February 7th, 2019
8:15am-12:30pm
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April 15th, 2019
8:15am-12:30pm
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June 11th, 2019
8:15am-12:30pm
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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
January 16th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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March 5th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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May 6th, 2019
12:45pm-4:00pm
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