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Live Event – Trauma Treatment Lunch ‘n Learn With Dr. Jennifer Sweeton

Live Event – Trauma Treatment Lunch ‘n Learn With Dr. Jennifer Sweeton

The Guidance Center – AZ brings its licensed clinicians an informative in-house 1-hour training with clinical psychologist, neuroscientist, author, and trauma expert Dr. Jennifer Sweeton. Dr. Sweeton will discuss various important-to-know aspects of clinical trauma treatment over the lunch hour, which will help provide clinicians at TGC-AZ some helpful tips as well as give them a chance to ask Dr. Sweeton a limited number of questions they may have about treating clients with trauma.

Register for $5 here only if you wish to obtain a CE certificate of completion for this 1-hour lunch ‘n learn about trauma treatment.

 

 

 

Attendance and Location Details

 

 

Date and Time

 

Friday, February 17, 2023, 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST / 11:00am to 12:00pm PST

 

 

*Live Webinar Attendees: Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date

 

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Describe at least two clinical manifestations of psychological trauma as well as how to determine the best treatment approach for various symptoms and levels of trauma severity.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Material Author(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Originally trained as a neuroscientist, Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a clinical and forensic psychologist, Amazon #1 best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma, anxiety, and the neuroscience of mental health. She is the author of the book, Trauma Treatment Toolbox, published by PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Sweeton completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University. Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates, and co-owns Mind Works Professional Education, Inc., a continuing education company. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and is a former President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers clinical and forensic psychological services, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 15,000 mental health professionals in all 50 US states and over 20 countries.

For additional information about this course, the instructors, or the material authors, please contact Content Assistance at content@onlinececredits.com.

Featured Materials :

Course materials (including the link to view live events) are made available to webinar attendees 24-48 hours before the event start time. Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.

Clinical Strategies to Handle Those Difficult People Who Become Our Clients

Clinical Strategies to Handle Those Difficult People Who Become Our Clients

We all have them. Those clients that make us want to pull our hair out! You know, the ones that just don’t seem to improve like the others on your caseload? They argue. They avoid. They don’t do homework. They discount their progress and the progress of others. They know more than you do. They don’t trust anyone. They make threats, have emotional outbursts, and play coy when you are only trying to get information to help them.

Psychotherapy research has made unthinkable gains in recent decades. We now have evidence-based protocols for dozens of clinical conditions, and clients are experiencing outcomes their parents and grandparents couldn’t have dreamed of. Clinicians also have a plethora of new tools at our disposal, many of which can be useful for clients with a variety of differing diagnoses. Thus, it can be easy for practitioners to slip into a rut of regularly pulling out the same “go to” tools from the therapeutic toolbox regardless of the client’s unique presentation. And as Mark Twain is often credited with saying, “if all you have is a hammer, everything you see looks like a nail.” However, we all still run into those clients that don’t respond to standard protocols. Some even seem to have aversive reactions to the tools that we have become used to using regularly that so many clients find helpful. These clients can leave clinicians feeling frustrated, stressed out, and sometimes even defeated. There is hope!

Join award-winning author and international expert in the field of personality dysfunction Dr. Jeff Riggenbach for this refreshing look at how personality and addiction issues often complicate treatment undermining client outcomes, and learn what you can do about it. Incorporate motivational exercises, dialectical behavior therapy strategies, and schema modification interventions into your work. You’ll learn how to help individuals struggling with addictions, paranoia, aggression, lack of empathy and other dysregulated emotions not only get well, but stay well. Leave this enjoyable, information packed 6-hour course feeling invigorated to help your “stuck” and “difficult” clients take meaningful steps toward creating a life worth living – Oh, and you might even learn to enjoy the process more and save yourself some hair along the way!

 

Cost: $137.50 – Want to attend this course and any future event or course from our CE library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $29.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Understand the 5 specific Characteristics that make clients “difficult.”

b). Discover why mainstream treatment doesn’t work with certain populations and leave with 5 key elements to incorporate into your approach.

c). Integrate evidence-based modalities including CBT, DBT, and Schema Therapy into a practical and cohesive treatment approach.

d). Learn 3 maladaptive coping response styles and gain insight into how they, when unaddressed, perpetuate client problems and contribute to relapse.

e). Acquire case conceptualization skills useful for individualizing treatment planning and driving effective treatment.

f). Develop/hone diagnosis specific treatment skills for multiple DSM 5 conditions including addictive behavior disorders and borderline personality disorders.

g). Discern the cognitive and behavioral makeup of 3 cross-cutting symptoms including paranoia, narcissism, and non-suicidal self-injury, and learn effective intervention strategies for each.

h). Learn 3 red flags for relapse and learn what to do to prevent it more times than not.

 

Target Audience:

Mental Health Clinicians & Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Counselors, School Personnel, Healthcare Workers, and anyone from the general population interested in learning more about how to handle “Difficult People”!

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jeff Riggenbach, PhD

Material Author(s): Jeff Riggenbach, PhD

Jeff Riggenbach, PhD is a best-selling and award-winning author who has earned a reputation as an international expert in cognitive approaches to treating personality disorders. Over a 20-year period, he has developed and overseen CBT-based treatment programs for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictive behavior disorders and personality disorders at two different psychiatric hospitals and clinics serving over 3,000 clients at multiple levels of care. Dr. Riggenbach trained at the Beck Institute of Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia, is a Diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and is a certified cognitive therapist. He has trained over 20,000 professionals worldwide including audiences in all 50 United States, The UK, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Dr. Riggenbach is the author of seven publications including his most recent clinical release The CBT Toolbox (2nd ed): A Workbook for Clients and Clinicians (2021) and his brand new general audiences book “Disarming High Conflict Personalities: Dealing with the 8 Most Difficult People in Your Life Before you Burnout!” (2022). Jeff is known for bridging the gap between academia, research findings, and day-to-day clinical practice, and his work has earned him the reputation for being “the practical tools guy.” His seminars on CBT, DBT, and Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy routinely receive the highest evaluations from conference participants in terms of clinical utility as well as entertainment value.

For additional information about this course, the instructors, or the material authors, please contact Content Assistance at content@onlinececredits.com.

Featured Materials :

 Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.

Live Event – Sensorimotor Therapy Techniques for Trauma Treatment: Practical Skills*

Live Event – Sensorimotor Therapy Techniques for Trauma Treatment: Practical Skills*

*Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA and Mind Works Professional Education, Inc. (DBA “Online CE Credits”) is neither affiliated nor associated with Pat Ogden, PhD, or her organization.

Research is increasingly showing the importance of working with the body when treating trauma. Sometimes referred to as “bottom-up techniques,” somatic (or body-based) work is often critical when helping clients recover from PTSD and other trauma or stressor-related disorders. However, many evidence-based therapies de-emphasize somatic work, focusing instead on “top-down,” or cognitive techniques. While top-down techniques can be immensely helpful, they can also be ineffective if taught too soon, before bottom-up techniques are mastered. This is because of how the brain is naturally wired, and our clients’ need to first stabilize lower brain regions (such as the amygdala), reconnecting with the body and restoring a sense of safety. When clients can connect with their own experiences, and with others, the traditional top-down approaches become more effective. This seminar helps clinicians integrate somatic, bottom-up work into trauma treatment by teaching several body-based skills that help clients better connect with the therapist, re-establish safety in their body, and regulate their nervous system!

 

Regular Webinar Admission: $150 – Want to attend this event and any future event or course from our CE library AND professional development library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $29.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

 

 

Attendance and Location Details

 

Date and Time

 

Friday, June 16, 2023 9:00am to 4:30pm CDT / 10:00am to 5:30pm EDT / 7:00am to 2:30pm PDT

 

 

*Live Webinar Attendees: Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date.

 

 

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Describe the function of mirror neurons.

b). Name at least three techniques for building the alliance.

c). State at least two techniques that can help clients reconnect with the body.

d). Explain the purpose of the vagus nerve, and name one way to activate it.

e). Name at least two ways to integrate sensorimotor skills into other trauma therapy approaches.

f). Describe at least two poses that can be integrated into trauma treatment.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, psychiatrists and other clinical mental health professionals interested in applying body-based techniques in their treatment of trauma.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Material Author(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Originally trained as a neuroscientist, Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a clinical and forensic psychologist, Amazon #1 best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma, anxiety, and the neuroscience of mental health. She is the author of the book, Trauma Treatment Toolbox, published by PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Sweeton completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University. Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates, and co-owns Mind Works Professional Education, Inc., a continuing education company. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and is a former President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers clinical and forensic psychological services, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 15,000 mental health professionals in all 50 US states and over 20 countries.

 

For additional information about this course, the instructors, or the material authors, please contact Content Assistance at content@onlinececredits.com.

Featured Materials :

Course materials (including the link to view live events) are made available to webinar and in-person attendees 24-48 hours before the event start time. Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.

Live Event – DBT Tools to Help Stubbornly Resistant and Reactive Clients

Live Event – DBT Tools to Help Stubbornly Resistant and Reactive Clients

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy can be extremely helpful even if your client doesn’t meet all criteria for BPD (actual BPD prevalence is less than 2% of the general population). DBT skills have contributed to positive outcomes in the treatment of other conditions like mood disorders, trauma, eating disorders, and even anxiety and OCD! Its core benefit lies in the attention it gives to arousal and reactivity, viewed primarily from a psychosocial perspective. Clinicians who love to use these skills like DBT’s baked in philosophy of: “Yes you have experiences and strong emotions that are valid (i.e. acceptance), but you must change your behaviors if you want to improve your experiences and relieve suffering (i.e. change).” DBT’s construct validates and affirms the client’s experiences and reactions while simultaneously placing ultimate responsibility on them (not their therapist, spouse, sibling) to put in the work necessary to experience positive change.

This workshop will teach participants about core DBT skills to use with reactive and resistant clients. Treatment resistance is a common experience in counseling, frequently leaving the counselor and the client frustrated with the treatment process. Utilizing techniques found in DBT’s emotion regulation and distress tolerance skills, participants will learn how to apply specific interventions to address therapy-interfering behaviors. Examples of effective strategies to use with resistant clients will be provided. The workshop will include a review of core concepts within DBT and updated techniques within the treatment.

 

Cost: $75 – Want to attend this event and any future event or course from our CE library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $29.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

 

Attendance and Location Details

 

Date and Time

 

Friday, September 29, 2023

 

9:00am – 12:00pm CDT 

10:00am – 1:00pm EDT 

7:00am – 10:00am PDT

 

 

*Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date.

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Participants will gain an understanding of the fundamental techniques utilized in DBT treatment.

b). Participants will identify core DBT concepts used to treat therapy-interfering behaviors.

c). Participants will examine the benefits and limitations of DBT treatment with resistant and reactive clients.

 

Target Audience:

Clinical Mental Health Professionals such as Counselors, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Kimberly Duris, EdD, LCPC

Material Author(s): Kimberly Duris, EdD, LCPC

Kimberly Duris, Ed.D., LCPC, CADC, C-DBT is the clinical director for Guiding Light Counseling in Bolingbrook, IL, and an associate professor of psychology at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. Dr. Duris has worked in community mental health for 20 years. Her educational background includes a doctorate of education specializing in counselor education and supervision (Ed.D. in CES) and a master’s degree in counseling psychology. In addition, Dr. Duris is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Certified Alcohol and other Drug Counselor, and a certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Dr. Duris’ clinical experience includes working with adolescents who have been dually diagnosed with a mental illness and a substance abuse disorder, adults with chronic, severe mental illness, and private practice work settings, and multiple positions providing clinical supervision to master level interns and master’s degree professionals seeking licensure. Dr. Duris began utilizing DBT as a treatment modality in a psychosocial rehabilitation program servicing adult with severe, chronic mental health diagnoses.

For additional information about this course, the instructors, or the material authors, please contact Content Assistance at content@onlinececredits.com.

Featured Materials :

Course materials (including the link to view live events) are made available to webinar and in-person attendees 24-48 hours before the event start time. Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.

Ethics & Boundaries – Avoiding Pitfalls & Preserving the Alliance!

Ethics & Boundaries – Avoiding Pitfalls & Preserving the Alliance!

Let’s face it, boundaries in therapy are icky! It’s uncomfortable, it’s awkward, and it is entirely OUR job to manage them in order to ensure therapy is successful, both parties are protected, and our clients get value from our services. They can determine whether you get paid, they can determine whether your client shows up for a session, they can determine whether you keep a caseload or not, and they can even determine whether or not you keep your license and your career. So many considerations, such an important topic for all of us!

Please join us to increase your knowledge and insight into appropriately setting ethical boundaries in challenging situations with clients. Jodi Geis-Crowder will shed light on how the behavioral health care industry is reflected in our media, social media and culture, and how that reflection impacts expectations of clients. Jodi will also provide a checklist you can use in mandatory disclosure to easily begin artfully deploying ethical boundaries to help you manage expectations throughout the therapeutic relationship. She will also share a number of juicy case examples to challenge your ethical decision-making and help you navigate ethical dilemmas when they arise. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to be fully engaged, challenged, and entertained as you knock out some of your ethics CE requirements, explore the art of boundaries in therapy, and further develop your ethical decision-making expertise!

 

Cost: $75 – Want to attend this course and any future event or course from our CE library for FREE and unlimited for the cost of $29.99/month for 12 months??!! Check out our Everything Plan here.

 

Objectives:

This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Identify three reasons why mandatory disclosure is one of the most important aspects of client care and setting the stage for boundaries from the first session.

b). Develop your own checklist/script for mandatory disclosure and identify three areas that are crucial to include to protect your professional liability.

c). Define ethical client boundaries and identify at least three approaches that assist a therapist to manage clients that push boundaries while preserving the therapeutic relationship.

d). Define transference and countertransference and two approaches that you can take to manage it in a therapeutic relationship.

e). Define suicidal blackmail and identify two risk management approaches to keep clients safe and limit your professional liability.

f). Identify two situations in which social media and the media impact how clients perceive the therapeutic relationship.

g). Identify three ways that you can safely market your practice while maintaining professional boundaries with marketing and social media.

h). Identify two reasons why a clear fee schedule is a necessity and how to manage monetary challenges without contaminating the therapeutic relationship.

i). Define your own ethical decision-making model and identify three points that should be part of your model.

j). Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of obtaining a supervisor or consultant by identifying two ways that consulting with another professional can assist you to set clear boundaries and protect your professional liability.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, social workers, counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.

 

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS

Material Author(s): Jodi Ann Geis-Crowder, MS, LPC, ACS  

A native of Wyoming, Jodi holds an Associate of Science Degree in Education from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Sciences with areas of emphasis in psychology, economics, political science and anthropology, and a Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education and Human Development with an emphasis in Leadership from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.  She holds professional counseling licenses in good standing in Colorado (LPC-2476, March 2000) and Wyoming (LPC-1602, September 2016), is an Approved Clinical Supervisor, a certified Solution Focused Brief Therapy practitioner, is a trainer for Professional Case Management and Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling, holds a certificate in the Human/Animal Bond from the Denver University Graduate School of Social Work, has studied and gained numerous continuing education credits in the area of the human/animal bond, has been registered with three therapy dogs (2005, 2010 and 2019) and is a tester/observer for Alliance of Therapy Dogs, a national credentialing organization for therapy dog teams headquarter in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Jodi’s passion for culturally meaningful human/animal bond and agriculture related services in rural areas resulted in her developing animal assisted therapy programs for two community behavioral health centers: Centennial Mental Health Center in Northeast Colorado and Peak Wellness Center in Southeast Wyoming.  She also developed a therapeutic horticulture program while at Centennial Mental Health Center.   Jodi has held positions as a clinician, clinical coordinator, clinical supervisor, regional clinical director, telehealth clinical supervisor and education and training coordinator in her years in community behavioral health.  In addition to the program development mentioned above, Jodi was the architect for and developed a centralized telehealth clinical supervision model for Peak Wellness Center.  

For additional information about this course, the instructors, or the material authors, please contact Content Assistance at content@onlinececredits.com.

Featured Materials :

Course materials for online asynchronous courses are found in the Lesson module after a course is purchased.