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Great Lakes Motivational Interviewing Conference

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
Join us on the beautiful University of Wisconsin Madison campus to learn more about the evidence-based practice of motivational interviewing, hone your current skills and network with others | Audience: Helping professionals, student affairs staff, correctional workers, managers, others.
Upcoming Dates
  • Aug. 7–9, 2024
    $490
    In-person

Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence: Foundational Application to Practice

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthHuman Services
This 4-hour, interactive live webinar with instructors from Share Collaborative targets helping professionals, workplace leaders, and others. By exploring the principles of cultural humility we'll enhance your ability to serve increasingly diverse client populations and work with diverse teams.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 26, 2024
    $129
    Live online
  • Nov. 7, 2024
    $129
    Live online
  • Jan. 16, 2025
    $129
    Live online

Building Motivational Interviewing Competency Certificate

This 38-hour blended (online and live Zoom sessions) course with instructors Laura Saunders and Adrienne Allen is for participants wanting to learn or relearn the knowledge and skills necessary to reach MI proficiency. Not sure which MI course is right for you? Check out our MI information page.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 8, 2024–Dec. 3, 2024
    $1,299 The registration fee includes two practice sessions with a simulated client with instructor feedback and access to Canvas, an online learning management system. The course workbook is not included in the fee. Please see the summary for details on where the text can be purchased.
    Live online

Seriously Playful: Approaching Climate Change with a Lighter Touch

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthGrief and Loss
This three-hour course is instructed fully live online via Zoom by instructor Casey Meehan, PhD. It will be offered over three days, with a one-hour webinar each day. This course is designed for anyone looking to reimagine their relationship to climate change (beginners, intermediate or advanced). We will Explore the basics of play theory for adults and what a playful mindset looks like; (re)discover your "play personality" and reflect on how you can lean into this to find energy; and consider how playful your work is and spot opportunities to add a bit more of it into to your practice. 3 CE Hours | Zoom | Instructor: Dr. Casey Meehan | Audience: Helping Professionals, Clinicians, etc.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 9–23, 2024
    $89
    Live online

Integrating an Ecotherapy and Climate-Conscious Approach into Your Mental Health Work

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthGrief and Loss
In this class, participants will be able to support eco- and climate-conscious therapy, as we re-vision competencies associated with all therapy approaches including rapport, assessment and multicultural awareness. Familiarity with the process of environmental identity, one's self-concept and a sense of relationship with nature are important tools. Environmental identity intersects with a person's other identities in unique ways and provides a base on which to build eco- and climate therapy interventions. In this experiential online workshop, participants will explore their own environmental identity and beliefs (including sources of well-being and resilience, as well as trauma or injustice), discover ways to adapt their existing therapeutic orientation and skill set to address environmental and climate concerns and identify opportunities to apply these interventions in practice with diverse individuals and groups. 3 CE Hours | Zoom | Instructor: Dr. Thomas Doherty | Audience: Helping professionals, therapists, psychologists, clinicians
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 15, 2024
    $89
    Live online

Grief Support Specialist Certificate

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthGrief and Loss
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 supporting people who have suffered a major loss. 40 CE Hours | Canvas LMS | Instructor: Erica Srinivasan | Audience: Helping Professionals, funeral home directors, clergy and other religious leaders | Space is limited
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 16, 2024–Dec. 6, 2024
    $1,249 through September 27; $1,449 after
    Group-paced

Cultural Reverence: Dialogue vs. Debate

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthHuman Services
New: This 4-hour, interactive live webinar with instructors Adesola Oni and Shawn Smith builds on the Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence course. Further explore frameworks for engaging in dialogue, avoiding debate and building skills for healthy discussions regarding culture, identity and more.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 17, 2024
    $129
    Live online

Enrich Your Practice: Clinical Supervision

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This 2-hour live webinar with instructor Erri Hewitt reviews topics related to clinical supervision in the provision of mental health care including defining competency, setting expectations and enhancing supervisory relationships. The course is designed for health and mental health professionals.
Upcoming Dates
  • Dec. 4, 2024
    $59
    Live online

Etiology of Suicide and Provider Self Care

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
In this 6-hour course is instructed fully live online via Zoom. In this course, learners will discuss the common etiology of suicidal behavior, as well as risk assessment, intervention, safety planning and prevention. We also review the importance of self-care in relation to compassion fatigue and grief. 6 CE Hours | Instructor: Megan Henderson, MSSW, LCSW | Audience: helping professionals, social workers, psychologists
Upcoming Dates
  • Feb. 4–5, 2025
    $169
    Live online

Personality Disorders: Comprehensive Review of Assessment and Management

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
In this 10-hour fully asynchronous course, learn a simple approach for distinguishing the 10 personality disorders: the notion that each disorder has a unique agenda that is repeated over and over again. This knowledge can help you recognize what is happening in the client's world. You also learn about attachment and attachment patterns.
Upcoming Dates
  • Start Anytime
    $299
    Self-paced

Advancing Motivational Interviewing

This 20-hour blended (online and live Zoom sessions) course with instructors Laura Saunders and Melody Cole is for learners who want to strengthen their existing MI skillset. Develop strong skills and outline a implementation plan. Not sure which course is right for you? Check out our MI info page.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Dementia: Exploring Grief and Loss

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthGrief and Loss
Coping with loss is a major aspect of the experience of living with dementia, and of providing care, support or companionship to someone with dementia. In this course, we will explore the loss and grief experience of those impacted by dementia, including the person with dementia, family, friends and healthcare professionals, and those who are bereaved. You will gain an understanding of loss and grief that is uniquely associated with dementia, as well as effective, evidenced-based grief coping approaches. 2 CE Hours | Zoom | Instructor: Dr. Erica Srinivasan | Audience: health and human services providers, those who work with an aging population in memory care units, nursing homes, etc.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Free Webinar: Motivational Interviewing Training for Every Level

Attend our free webinar to learn more about Motivational Interviewing (MI) and our upcoming Motivational Interviewing training opportunities. The webinar will feature an overview of MI, discuss how MI can be beneficial for a variety of professions, and help you determine which training is right for your MI knowledge level.  In addition, we'll highlight the August 7–9, 2024 MI Conference to be held live on the University of Wisconsin campus, as well as our upcoming schedule of online MI focused professional development courses. 
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Mindfulness for Clinicians: An 8-Week Intensive Course

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This intensive, 20-hour blended course (8 weekly live webinars plus self-study) with instructor Mare Chapman is for clinicians who want to incorporate mindfulness into both their lives and practice. Learn to be more present in your work and develop confidence in applying mindfulness with clients.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.