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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
  • March 3–4, 2022
    $325
    Live online

Motivational Interviewing: Advanced 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 6-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
  • March 10, 2022–May 12, 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. Early Bird Registration $700 on or before 02/14/2022.
    Live online
  • 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 09/08/2022.
    Live online

Who Heals the Healer? The Impact of the Pandemic on Mental Health

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
Join us for a workshop to cultivate emotional well-being in caretakers. This course is designed to be a sanctuary for anyone who has been on the front lines providing mental health care during the pandemic. We will explore the impact of COVID-19 on ourselves as helpers, examine current research, experiment with strategies to nurture the healer within and build our resilience while also connecting with each other. Please be prepared to engage in a variety of relaxation practices throughout this workshop. No prior yoga or meditation experience is required.
Upcoming Dates
  • April 21–22, 2022
    $150
    Live online

Biological Foundations of Ethics and Boundaries

Subject Area: Behavioral Health
Research shows that our ethical behavior is complex and our deepest motivations are not easily understood. Human history, though, provides ample evidence that learning about what we believe and why can give us more control over our moral behavior, allowing us to become better, more ethical people.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Grief and Covid-19: Impact of the Pandemic on Mental Health

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
Research indicates that societal and personal stressors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have had a detrimental impact on our mental health. Health and human services providers need current information, strategies and resources to better meet the needs of their clients/patients. In this class you will acquire knowledge and skills to address the varieties of grief that have been manifesting themselves during the pandemic.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Healing through Connection: Empathy Skills for Training Helping Professionals

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
Through this ethnocultural empathy course, you will engage in guided critical self-reflection, interpersonal skills coaching and dialogue with peers to raise awareness of barriers to empathy and learn ways to mitigate them. This course will benefit mental health and human service providers who work directly with culturally diverse clients who aim to promote effectiveness and equity in client relationships across cultural differences. 
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Legal Issues in Ethics and Boundaries: Confidentiality, Tarasoff Standards, and Conscience Clauses

Subject Area: Behavioral Health
All mental health professional organizations have standards defining ethical practice. Explore the relationship between legislative and professional standards; investigate the following legal principles in this context: confidentiality, Tarasoff standards, conscience clauses, and boundary issues.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Legal Issues in Ethics and Boundaries: Informed Consent, Right to Refuse and Involuntary Treatment

Subject Area: Behavioral Health
Mental health professional organizations have standards defining ethical practice. Explore the relationship between legislative and professional ethical and practice standards; investigate the following principles in this context: informed consent, right to refuse treatment and involuntary treatment.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

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.