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  1. Animal Assisted Therapy Introduction Experiential

    This workshop will start with an orientation webinar on Friday September 10 from 9am-12pm. The remainder of the course, which is primarily experiential, will meet at the instructor's farm in Dexter, Michigan on Saturday, September 11.

    This course provides an experiential opportunity for participants to explore animal-assisted therapeutic activities specifically designed to further a wide range of therapeutic goals with children, adolescents, families and adult clients. Like play therapy and art therapy, animal-assisted interventions, when integrated with evidence-based methods including (but not limited to) CBT and mindfulness, trauma recovery, family systems, cultural-relational and psychodynamic approaches, offer opportunities for people to work through a variety of issues and insecurities related to attachment, trauma, self-esteem and identity concerns, dysregulation, behavioral difficulties, mental illness, developmental disabilities, and family and relational problems. With selected animals as therapy partners, the therapeutic team helps people of all ages and positions foster new alliances, understand more fully existing problems and build practical life-skills to enhance confidence, effectiveness and joy. Presently, animal-assisted therapy is gaining acclaim in the field of mental health intervention and there is a growing body of evidence supporting its efficacy and standards in the field to be explored. This course introduces the theoretical foundations, standards, ethics, evidence, certifications, integration of methods, case examples, evaluation and practical skills involved in partnering with a variety of animals, in particular dogs, cats, goats, pigs, horses and chickens (yes, chickens!)- to provide engaging and effective interventions.

    Objectives

    • Identify key concepts in animal-assisted therapy.
    • Define terms associated with animal-assisted interventions.
    • Identify issues pertaining to experiential animal-assisted interventions in the therapeutic farm setting.
    • Identify key ethical and safety considerations associated with animal-assisted interventions through experiential exercises and discussion.
    • Describe considerations for entering into ethical relationships with animals that distinguish between animals as therapeutic partners vs. used as tools.
    • Apply personal skills such as self-awareness in animal activities that focus on engagement.
    • Apply clinical observational and assessment skills through small group and animal interactions.
    • Describe key roles and responsibilities in animal-assisted therapy.
    • Integrate evidence-based and best practice methods with animal-assisted interventions.
    • Apply animal-assisted challenge experiences in a group experiential exercise.
    hybrid course

    Sessions

    • 9/10/2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • 9/11/2021 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 ethics live interactive online
    • 7 regular in-person
    • 2 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Instructor

    Location

    online
  2. Alumni Webinar Series | Equity Footprint for Community Organizations

    This "Equity Footprint" framework is geared toward community organizations to comprehensively analyze their impact (or footprint) in advancing equity. The model for the Equity Footprint derives from the carbon footprint--both begin with the understanding that harmful systems and practices have been established as the default. Rather than simply minimizing a damaging footprint, an Equity Footprint invites the organization to enact positive, equitable change across several domains including: programs, operations, culture, leadership & governance, evaluation & learning and communications.

    Objectives

    • Apply diversity, equity and inclusion in a framework for community organizations.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 9/23/2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Instructor

    • James K. Bui

    Location

    online
  3. Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health & Primary Care | Adult Track

    The Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care - Adult Track is designed for clinicians -- such as social workers, nurses, care managers, psychologists, and physicians -- who deliver or plan to deliver integrated health services, and who serve populations often presenting with complex needs in physical health, mental health, and substance use. Participants will gain assessment, intervention, and consultation skills; will learn strategies to apply these skills in the workplace; and will link with a peer distance learning community to practice new skills and discuss ideas.

    Bidirectional Integrated Care
    In this module, participants will build upon their knowledge of integrated care implementation in adult healthcare settings. Topics will include the Chronic Care Model; collaborative care; stepped care; care coordination; and financing integrated health environments. Participants will learn the care coordination standard for integrated primary care and discover new roles in primary care for the behavioral health consultant.

    Assessment in Integrated Care
    Initial and follow-up assessments play a critical role in effective integrated care. This course addresses free-form interviews such as biopsychosocial-spiritual assessment, structured screening tools, and mixed assessment and intervention models such as SBIRT. The strengths, weaknesses, benefits, and limitations of common assessment tools in integrated health environments are reviewed.

    Behavioral Intervention in Integrated Care
    Common elements often form the basis of evidence-based behavioral health interventions. This course teaches and reviews behavioral health intervention skills relevant to everyday clinical practice across disciplines and practice settings. Brief interventions around motivational interviewing, psychoeducation, cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, and values-based behavior change can help promote adaptive health behaviors in support of improved wellness. There is a strong emphasis on feasible brief interventions in a fast-paced clinical context and on adapting interventions to each consumer's unique biopsychosocial, socioeconomic, and cultural context.

    Biomedical Aspects of Integrated Care
    Many presenting medical problems are deeply influenced by health behaviors, and a growing body of evidence suggests that mental health consumers, including those with serious mental illnesses or substance use disorders, are faced with a broad range of physical health disparities. In this module, participants will deepen their understanding of bidirectional integrated care for medical issues such as diabetes and obesity, and behavioral health issues such as substance use disorders and depression. This courses emphasizes the medical sequelae commonly associated with behavioral health diagnoses and psychotropic medications. There are special sections on primary care psychopharmacology and prescription drug abuse.

    Objectives

    • Explain the difference between colocation and integration.
    • Compare and contrast interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams.
    • Identify at least three social determinants of health for adult populations.
    • Develop skills to hire and train staff in integrated health practice.
    • Explain how provider mindfulness and self-care relate to workforce challenges such as burnout prevention.
    • Identify two financing strategies that can facilitate integrated care.
    • Apply Motivational Enhancement in integrated health settings.
    • Use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in integrated health settings.
    • Define and apply "cognitive restructuring."
    • Engage in self-assessment in clinical practice.
    • Define and apply "reflective listening."
    • Define and recognize "change talk."
    • Identify at least five social determinants of health for the pediatric population.
    • Identify the five core components of the IMPACT Collaborative Care model and articulate how the model addresses common barriers to behavioral health care.
    • State the role of warm handoffs in behavioral health consultation.
    • Identify at least two ethical challenges to integrated health practice.
    • Address/resolve common ethical challenges in integrated health practice.
    • Describe the assessment of pain in integrated health settings.
    • Implement an organizational self-assessment for cultural responsiveness.
    • List three features of primary prevention of oral diseases such as dental caries.
    • Conduct a biopsychosocial-spiritual interview in a fast-paced integrated care setting.
    • List 4 common screening tools and assess their strengths and weaknesses.
    • List the evidence-based components of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for addicted populations.
    • State the demographic health disparities facing people living with serious and persistent mental illness.
    • State the role of integrated primary care service delivery in remediating health disparities facing people living with serious and persistent mental illness.
    • Explain 3 factors leading to over-prescription of opioid medications and apply 2 strategies to counteract them.
    • List the 3 most common psychiatric medications prescribed in primary care and their uses, contraindications, and potential side-effects.
    • Describe the components of the Infant Mental Health model.
    • Identify and normalize developmental considerations in adolescent sexual health.
    • Identify three risk factors for teen suicide.
    • Describe 3 considerations for providing care to the LGBTQ population.
    • Describe the findings of the ACEs study.
    • Describe strategies for anti-racist practice in integrated health care settings
    • Outline the four-step model for approaching pain in primary care settings.
    hybrid certificate program

    Sessions

    • 9-27-2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • 10-4-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 10-6-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 10-11-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 10-20-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 10-27-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-3-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-8-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-15-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-17-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-22-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-29-2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 2 ethics synchronous interactive
    • 2 pain management synchronous interactive
    • 17 regular synchronous interactive
    • 14 regular asynchronous online

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Location

    online
  4. Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health & Primary Care | Combined Pediatric & Adult Tracks

    The Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care - Combined Track is designed for clinicians -- such as social workers, nurses, care managers, psychologists, and physicians -- who are interested in the distinct considerations for providing integrated care to both pediatric and adult populations. Participants will gain assessment, intervention, and consultation skills; will learn strategies to apply these skills in the workplace; and will link with a peer distance learning community to practice new skills and discuss ideas.

    Introduction to Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care
    In this module, participants will learn about the nature and implications of integrated care, and will become fluent in the key terms that have come to describe it. Topics will include key public policies affecting the integrated care movement, including the Affordable Care Act; successful models of integrated care; population health management and health disparities; and ethical challenges and opportunities in integrated care. The transition to integrated care will be framed as a paradigm shift from disease-oriented to recovery-oriented service delivery, resulting in new opportunities and challenges, and direct implications for consumers and their families.

    Integrated Health Systems and Implementation
    In this module, participants will obtain knowledge and skills related to the implementation of integrated care services. Implementation of integrated team-based collaborative care presents challenges and opportunities for providers and managers, with significant implications for access to care and patient satisfaction. Topics include basics of integrated health implementation; telepsychiatric consultation; culturally responsive practice; Patient Centered Medical Home recognition; oral health for collaborative care; and provider mindfulness and self-care.

    Foundations of Pediatric Integrated Health Care
    Although "pediatrics" describes the age range from birth through 18 years of age, children develop through a number of distinct developmental, psychological, and social stages. The Pediatric track explores how to address the most common issues of these stages using a pediatric integrated health model of care. Topics include an introduction to the model, the role of the pediatric behavioral health consultant, pediatric social determinants of health, and interventions in the medical setting.

    Pediatric Interventions
    As the health care system is transformed from non-integrated to integrated, many services and interventions can be provided directly to the pediatric population as well as their parents in the medical clinic. Although many clinicians know typical child and adolescent diagnoses from a clinical perspective, this module helps participants develop an integrated understanding of typical topics that may present in the medical setting. Topics include ADHD, pediatric asthma, DD-autism, anxiety, depression, trauma, and adverse childhood experiences.

    Adolescence
    Many adolescents are required to attend at least one physician appointment a year, presenting an annual opportunity to engage them in management of their own health care and in the detection and early intervention of risky behaviors which can have lifelong consequences. Adolescents can be best engaged in self-management when their unique social, developmental, physical and psychological needs are considered. Topics include adolescent-centered medical homes, adolescent sexual health, substance abuse, suicide, eating disorders, and school-based health centers.

    Bidirectional Integrated Care
    In this module, participants will build upon their knowledge of integrated care implementation in adult healthcare settings. Topics will include the Wagner Chronic Care Model; collaborative care; stepped care; care coordination; and billing in integrated health environments. Participants will learn the "care coordination standard" for integrated primary care and discover new roles in primary care for the behavioral health consultant.

    Assessment in Integrated Care
    Initial and follow-up assessments play a critical role in effective integrated care. This course addresses free-form interviews such as biopsychosocial-spiritual assessment, structured screening tools such as the PHQ-9 and the AUDIT-C, and mixed assessment and intervention models such as SBIRT. The strengths, weaknesses, benefits, and limitations of common assessment tools in integrated health environments are reviewed.

    Behavioral Intervention in Integrated Care
    Common elements often form the basis of evidence-based behavioral health interventions. This course teaches and reviews behavioral intervention skills relevant to everyday clinical practice across disciplines and practice settings. Brief interventions around motivational enhancement, psychoeducation, cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, and values-based behavior change can help promote adaptive health behaviors in support of improved wellness. There is a strong emphasis on feasible brief interventions in a fast-paced clinical context and on adapting interventions to each consumer's unique biopsychosocial, socioeconomic, and cultural context.

    Biomedical Aspects of Integrated Care
    Many presenting medical problems are deeply influenced by health behaviors, and a growing body of evidence suggests that mental health consumers, especially those with serious mental illnesses or substance use disorders, are faced with a broad range of physical health disparities. In this module, participants will deepen their understanding of bidirectional integrated care for medical issues such as diabetes and obesity, and behavioral health issues such as substance use disorders and depression. This courses emphasizes the medical sequelae commonly associated with behavioral health diagnoses and psychotropic medications. There are special sections on primary care psychopharmacology and prescription drug abuse.

    Objectives

    • Explain the difference between colocation and integration.
    • Compare and contrast interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams.
    • Identify at least three social determinants of health for adult populations.
    • Identify at least five social determinants of health for the pediatric population.
    • State the role of warm handoffs in behavioral health consultation.
    • Identify and describe an example of the Pediatric Integrated Health Care model.
    • Identify requisite skills to serve in the role of behavioral health consultant in pediatric integrated health care.
    • Identify 1-3 impacts of trauma on pediatric brain and social/emotional development.
    • Apply motivational enhancement in integrated health settings.
    • Identify two primary causes of pediatric asthma.
    • Identify recommended evidence-based treatment options for ADHD in pediatric primary care.
    • Define and apply "reflective listening."
    • Define and recognize "change talk."
    • Identify the evidence based interventions utilized in Integrated Health Care.
    • Identify the five core components of the IMPACT Collaborative Care model and articulate how the model addresses common barriers to behavioral health care.
    • Engage in self-assessment in clinical practice.
    • Explain how provider mindfulness and self-care relate to workforce challenges such as burnout prevention.
    • Develop resources for psychoeducation of pediatric patients.
    • Educate parents/caregivers on issues of pediatric obesity causes and interventions.
    • Describe the assessment of pain in integrated health settings.
    • Identify at least two ethical challenges to integrated health practice.
    • Address/resolve common ethical challenges in integrated health practice.
    • Identify two financing strategies that can facilitate integrated care.
    • Develop skills to hire and train staff in integrated health practice.
    • List the 3 most common psychiatric medications prescribed in primary care and their uses, contraindications, and potential side-effects.
    • State the demographic health disparities facing people living with serious and persistent mental illness.
    • State the role of integrated primary care service delivery in remediating health disparities facing people living with serious and persistent mental illness.
    • List the evidence-based components of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for addicted populations.
    • Describe the components of the Infant Mental Health model.
    • Conduct a biopsychosocial-spiritual interview in a fast-paced integrated care setting.
    • List 4 common screening tools and assess their strengths and weaknesses.
    • Identify and normalize developmental considerations in adolescent sexual health.
    • Use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in integrated health settings.
    • Define and apply "cognitive restructuring."
    • List three features of primary prevention of oral diseases such as dental caries.
    • Identify three risk factors for teen suicide.
    • Explain 3 factors leading to over-prescription of opioid medications and apply 2 strategies to counteract them.
    • Implement an organizational self-assessment for cultural responsiveness.
    • Identify symptoms of depression that could present in pediatric primary care.
    • Identify appropriate depression medications for the pediatric population.
    • List three common anxieties in children and adolescents.
    • Apply two prevention and/or intervention strategies for pediatric substance abuse.
    • Identify three symptoms of an eating disorder that likely present in healthcare settings.
    • Modify a physical environment to become a developmentally-appropriate and engaging adolescent medical home.
    • Identify a need for further assessment for developmental disabilities.
    • Identify symptoms of autism that are likely to present in pediatric primary care.
    • Demonstrate 3 considerations for providing care to the population.
    • Identify 1-3 strategies to engage adolescents in health care
    • Describe the findings of the ACEs study.
    • Describe how trauma may present in integrated health care settings.
    • Describe strategies for anti-racist practice in integrated health care settings.
    hybrid certificate program

    Sessions

    • 9-27-2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • 10-4-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 10-6-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 10-11-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 10-13-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 10-18-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 10-20-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 10-25-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 10-27-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-1-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-3-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-8-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-10-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-15-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-17-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-22-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-29-2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 2 ethics synchronous interactive
    • 2 pain management synchronous interactive
    • 27 regular synchronous interactive
    • 20 regular asynchronous online

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Location

    online
  5. Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health & Primary Care | Pediatric Track

    The Certificate in Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care - Pediatric Track is designed for direct practitioners -- social workers, nurses, care managers, psychologists and physicians -- who provide services in an integrated health care setting serving children, youth, adolescents and families, or those interested in providing care in a pediatric integrated health care setting. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills associated with providing consultation, screening, assessment, and interventions in primary care settings that serve the distinct developmental and systems of care needs for the pediatric population.

    Introduction to Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care
    In this module, participants will learn about the nature and implications of integrated care, and will become fluent in the key terms that have come to describe it. Topics will include key public policies affecting the integrated care movement, including the Affordable Care Act; successful models of integrated care; population health management and health disparities; and ethical challenges and opportunities in integrated care. The transition to integrated care will be framed as a paradigm shift from disease-oriented to recovery-oriented service delivery, resulting in new opportunities and challenges, and direct implications for consumers and their families.

    Integrated Health Systems and Implementation
    In this module, participants will obtain knowledge and skills related to the implementation of integrated care services. Implementation of integrated team-based collaborative care presents challenges and opportunities for providers and managers, with significant implications for access to care and patient satisfaction. Topics include basics of integrated health implementation; telepsychiatric consultation; culturally responsive practice; Patient Centered Medical Home recognition; oral health for collaborative care; and provider mindfulness and self-care.

    Foundations of Pediatric Integrated Health Care
    Although "pediatrics" describes the age range from birth through 18 years of age, children develop through a number of distinct developmental, psychological, and social stages. The Pediatric track explores how to address the most common issues of these stages using a pediatric integrated health model of care. Topics include an introduction to the model, the role of the pediatric behavioral health consultant, pediatric social determinants of health, and interventions in the medical setting.

    Pediatric Interventions
    As the health care system is transformed from non-integrated to integrated, many services and interventions can be provided directly to the pediatric population as well as their parents in the medical clinic. Although many clinicians know typical child and adolescent diagnoses from a clinical perspective, this module helps participants develop an integrated understanding of typical topics that may present in the medical setting. Topics include ADHD, pediatric asthma, DD-autism, anxiety, depression, trauma, and adverse childhood experiences.

    Adolescence
    Many adolescents are required to attend at least one physician appointment a year, presenting an annual opportunity to engage them in management of their own health care and in the detection and early intervention of risky behaviors which can have lifelong consequences. Adolescents can be best engaged in self-management when their unique social, developmental, physical and psychological needs are considered. Topics include adolescent-centered medical homes, adolescent sexual health, substance abuse, suicide, eating disorders, and school-based health centers.

    Objectives

    • Explain the difference between colocation and integration.
    • Compare and contrast interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams.
    • Identify at least three social determinants of health for adult populations.
    • Develop skills to hire and train staff in integrated health practice.
    • Explain how provider mindfulness and self-care relate to workforce challenges such as burnout prevention.
    • Identify two financing strategies that can facilitate integrated care.
    • Engage in self-assessment in clinical practice.
    • Develop resources for psychoeducation of pediatric patients.
    • Identify and describe an example of the Pediatric Integrated Health Care model.
    • Identify requisite skills to serve in the role of behavioral health consultant in pediatric integrated health care.
    • Identify at least five social determinants of health for the pediatric population.
    • Identify recommended evidence-based treatment options for ADHD in pediatric primary care.
    • Identify two primary causes of pediatric asthma.
    • Identify 1-3 impacts of trauma on pediatric brain and social/emotional development.
    • Identify symptoms of depression that could present in pediatric primary care.
    • Identify appropriate depression medications for the pediatric population.
    • List three common anxieties in children and adolescents.
    • Educate parents/caregivers on issues of pediatric obesity causes and interventions.
    • Identify at least two ethical challenges to integrated health practice.
    • Address/resolve common ethical challenges in integrated health practice.
    • Implement an organizational self-assessment for cultural responsiveness.
    • List three features of primary prevention of oral diseases such as dental caries.
    • List the 3 most common psychiatric medications prescribed in primary care and their uses, contraindications, and potential side-effects.
    • Describe the components of the Infant Mental Health model.
    • Identify symptoms of autism that are likely to present in pediatric primary care.
    • Identify a need for further assessment for developmental disabilities.
    • Identify and normalize developmental considerations in adolescent sexual health.
    • Modify a physical environment to become a developmentally-appropriate and engaging adolescent medical home.
    • Apply two prevention and/or intervention strategies for pediatric substance abuse.
    • Identify three risk factors for teen suicide.
    • Identify three symptoms of an eating disorder that likely present in healthcare settings.
    • Describe 3 considerations for providing care to the LGBTQ population.
    • Identify the evidence based interventions utilized in Integrated Health Care
    • Identify 1-3 strategies to engage adolescents in health care.
    • Describe how trauma may present in integrated health care settings.
    • Describe strategies for anti-racist practice in integrated health care settings.
    hybrid certificate program

    Sessions

    • 9-27-2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • 10-4-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 10-6-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 10-13-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 10-18-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 10-25-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-1-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-8-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-10-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-17-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-22-2021 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • 11-29-2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 2 ethics synchronous interactive
    • 20 regular synchronous interactive
    • 14 regular asynchronous online

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Location

    online
  6. Increasing Access to Services in Private Practice

    This webinar will explore the specific areas of design and influence that will allow a private practice to become increasingly accessible and informed by the values of social justice. The workshop will address a variety of concerns expressed by marginalized groups when seeking mental health care. We will also define the goals of mental healthcare and availability of well-being services are often limited by SES and access to services. Case studies will illustrate examples of private practice outreach and service delivery that increases response to community need.

    Objectives

    • Identify factors that increase/decrease access to services including issues of location, safety, language, engagement and more.
    • Identify specific management and financial principles to ensure private practices are both sustainable/profitable and ethical in social justice mission.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 9/30/2021 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 ethics live interactive online
    • 1 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Location

    online
  7. Clinical and Ethical Issues with Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth: A Deeper Dive

    This webinar will offer a working definition of terms, including Transgender, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Intersex, Gender Nonconforming, Non-Binary, Intersex, Gender Transition, and Ally. Language and terminology will be examined with emphasis on using affirming language and avoiding offensive terminology.

    This webinar will examine mental health risk factors that impact transgender youth from an ethical lens. These risk factors include a 40 percent rate of attempted suicide, increased incidence of anxiety and depression, bullying, and social and familial rejection, all of which can exacerbate mental health issues.

    This webinar will focus on clinical interventions with an emphasis on delivering these interventions from an ethical and evidence-based lens. We will focus on two complex cases: Luna, a case involving parental disagreement with regard to permitting a transgender 7-year-old girl to commence a social transition and the second case, Patrick, will focus on complications that arise when a transgender adolescent is permitted (by the parent) to access hormones to initiate a medial transition without medical supervision and absent mental health consultation.

    Objectives

    • Identify and apply relevant values, ethical principles, and ethical standards to clinical decision making when working with TGBC adolescents and youth. This will include the values of service, social injustice, competence, and cultural awareness.
    • Identify three risk factors and three protective factors that may adversely impact TGNC children and adolescents youth and will explore possible interventions from an ethical lens.
    • Apply ethical decision-making principles to one or two complex cases.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 10/5/2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 2 ethics live interactive online
    • 1 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Instructor

    Location

    online
  8. TIPPS: Trauma Informed Programs and Practices for Schools: An Overview

    Schools can play a critical role in promoting healing and resilience among children who have experienced trauma, but to do so, they must be trauma-informed. This course will provide an introduction to a collaborative multi-stakeholder, trauma-informed approach based in theory and concepts of system change. TIPPS features 10 core principles that will be described.

    Objectives

    • Describe a systems model of change for trauma-informed schools.
    • Describe trauma-informed programs and practices that align with the 10 TIPPS principles.
    • Describe implementation strategies relevant to the TIPPS framework.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 10/8/2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 3 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Instructors

    Location

    online
  9. Sexual Health Assessment and Treatment in Clinical Practice

    The objective of this training is to help mental health professionals develop confidence and a skill set for discussing sexual identity, health/wellness, and intimacy with their clients. Fundamentals of sex therapy from a biopsychosocial approach will be covered to ensure that participants feel well-equipped to incorporate sexual functioning into their core approach to assessment and treatment. The learner will understand the ramifications of relegating this topic to a "specialized" treatment approach and feel skilled and capable in addressing sex therapy topics as a foundational approach to assessment and treatment.

    Objectives

    • Identify at least three reasons to incorporate sexual health assessment into general mental health treatment.
    • Apply common assessment questions in practice to understand history and underlying issues associated with sexual concerns.
    • Describe the relationship between trauma experiences and common difficulties associated with sexual intimacy and health.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 10/29/2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 1 pain management live interactive online
    • 2 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Intermediate

    Location

    online
  10. Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational Interviewing is a goal-directed, client-centered counseling approach for eliciting behavioral change by helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence. This is a series of skill-sharing sessions that will provide a basic introduction to Motivational Interviewing. This advanced action-based learning course will focus on direct practice and implementation of Motivational Interviewing techniques. Using the video material and supplemental handouts, along with lecture, role-playing practice and group discussion, this course will lay a foundation for participants to begin to develop their clinical skills in helping people accomplish change and help resolve ambivalence. Emphasis will be given to practical application of therapy techniques and troubleshooting difficult and challenging clinical circumstances across a variety of practice settings and populations. The intersection of interpersonal practice and MI in particular with the realities of structural racism and implicit bias will be woven into the fabric of the course.

    Objectives

    • Identify applications of motivational interviewing.
    • Describe cultural considerations for motivational interviewing.
    • Describe basic motivational interviewing principles and theories.
    • Describe motivational interviewing engagement skills.
    • Apply motivational interviewing engagement skills in practice.
    • Describe evoking skills in motivational interviewing.
    • Apply evoking skills in practice.
    • Describe planning skills for motivational interviewing.
    • Apply planning skills for motivational interviewing.
    • Define ambivalence.
    • Describe focusing skills in motivational interviewing.
    • Apply focusing skills in motivational interviewing.
    • Apply feedback from role-play exercises to practice.
    • Describe considerations for addressing implicit bias with motivational interviewing.
    • Identify social justice considerations for use of motivational interviewing in practice.
    webinar (synchronous interactive)

    Sessions

    • 11/1/2021 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • 11/8/2021 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • 11/15/2021 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • 11/22/2021 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • 11/29/2021 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    CE Contact Hours

    • 15 regular live interactive online

    Skill Level

    Beginner

    Instructor

    • Daniel T. DeSena

    Location

    online

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