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Motivational Interviewing: Advancing Skills Practice

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This 20-hour course is designed for learners who have intermediate knowledge and skills needed for the practice of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and want to strengthen their existing skillset. Participate in four, 3-hour, live online, instructor-led sessions that will include lecture, discussion and small group practice sessions. Enhance your learning with 8-hours of required independent coursework. Improve your MI practice through peer (one session) and instructor (two sessions) feedback from standardized client interviews. Course registration includes the textbook Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook by David B. Rosengren and access to an online learning management system.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 6, 2022–Dec. 8, 2022
    Registration fee includes two practice sessions with a standardized client with instructor feedback, the textbook "Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook" and access to an online learning management system. $875.00 Public Discounts Early Bird Registration Discount $700.00 (-20%) Register on or before 09/19/2022
    Live online
  • March 14, 2023–May 16, 2023
    Registration fee includes two practice sessions with a standardized client with instructor feedback and access to an online learning management system. Learners will need to purchase a copy of the course textbook "Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook" to complete assignments from class.  Early Bird Registration Discount $700.00 (-20%) when you register on or before 02/14/2023. Fee is $875 after 2/14/2023.
    Live online

Grief Support Specialist Certificate

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
One-of-a-kind, practical educational online program. You'll get to know the instructor — an expert who understands the complexity of personal loss. Acquire knowledge and skills to enhance or create a professional specialty that focuses on counseling people who have suffered a major loss.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 12, 2022–Dec. 2, 2022
    $1,249 Register on or before October 2; $1,449 after October 2
    Group-paced

Ethics, Boundaries, and the New Genetics

New discoveries in genetics have suddenly presented us with a startling question: how much should we know about creating human beings, and how far should we go in changing them? The future of genetic manipulation is here. We'll discuss the ethical issues and their potentially profound consequences.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 24, 2022
    $70
    Interactive online

Managing Ethics and Boundaries with a Clinical Lens

The management of professional ethics and boundaries can be challenging in clinical work especially as we have become more dependent on the use of technology. This course will address the unique issues encountered during the provision of clinical services and will discuss best practice approaches to these challenges.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 31, 2022–Nov. 18, 2022
    4 Credit/2 Weeks: $140; 6 Credit/3 Weeks: $210
    Group-paced

Healing for Healers

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This workshop is designed to be a sanctuary for anyone who is on the front lines providing mental health care. Join us for two mornings of exploring concepts and practices that nourish wellbeing and promote emotional resilience. We will identify and experiment with evidence-based practices to nurture the healer within. Please be prepared to engage in a variety of relaxation practices throughout this workshop including gentle yoga and guided meditation. You will have opportunities to connect with colleagues and for personal reflection. Cameras are optional. No prior experience is required.
Upcoming Dates
  • Nov. 11–18, 2022
    $150
    Live online
  • Feb. 17–24, 2023
    $150
    Live online

Enrich Your Practice: Implicit Bias, Cultural Humility, and the DSM-5

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
In this seminar, we will discuss what implicit bias is and how it operates in everyday life. Participants will learn how each of us can recognize our biases and break the link between implicit bias and prejudiced actions. We'll talk about one approach to working with people from varied backgrounds and experiences — cultural humility. Participants will also be introduced to the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview and learn how to incorporate it into their clinical practices. Resources for learning more about topics discussed and taking action on what is learned will be shared. We will also have time for discussion and to learn from each other.
Upcoming Dates
  • Nov. 14, 2022
    $75
    Live online

Ethics, Boundaries, and the Internet

The electronic medical record is exposing clinicians to greater privacy and boundary challenges. We tackle some of the ethical issues of working with electronic records and discuss boundary issues involved with internet searches of clients, e-mail and texting as therapy, and telemedicine services.
Upcoming Dates
  • Nov. 14, 2022
    $70
    Interactive online

Enrich Your Practice: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This course will provide participants with an overview of the primary tenets of psychodynamic psychotherapy. We will discuss ways the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual and the DSM-5 conceptualize behavior differently. We will also discuss ways to use aspects of a psychodynamic approach to enrich case conceptualizations and guide interventions from a range of psychotherapeutic traditions (e.g. CBT, DBT, IPT, ACT and parent-child psychotherapies).
Upcoming Dates
  • Dec. 5, 2022
    $75
    Live online

Enrich Your Practice: Clinical Supervision

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This seminar will provide a review of topics related to clinical supervision in the provision of mental health care. We will address the legal and ethical foundations for clinical supervision, what competency in supervision is, how to set expectations in supervision, ways to enhance the supervisory relationship including ways to manage strains and ruptures, and ways to address diversity, equity and inclusion in supervision.
Upcoming Dates
  • Dec. 12, 2022
    $75
    Live online

Motivational Interviewing (MI) Competency Certificate

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a well-established, evidence-based practice for addressing a range of clinical problems across multiple settings and systems. This 40-hour certification course offers participants an opportunity to develop competencies in MI.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Untangling Grief

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
We already know that grief is a complicated, multi-faceted process that affects all of us. Certain types of grief and loss can exacerbate these challenges. Explore disenfranchised grief, ambiguous loss, complicated grief and anticipatory grief, plus effective strategies to manage them.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.