Unless otherwise noted, each of the following workshops can be adapted to 1.5, 3, or 6 hour trainings.
Diagnosis, Assessment, and Interventions
Diagnosis Using DSM-5: This workshop will provide an overview of the major changes associated with the publication of the DSM-5. The presenters will provide an overview of the newly updated diagnostic categories. The presenters will also discuss strategies for potential re-diagnosis of existing patients. Strategies for adjusting to the ICD-10 transition will also be discussed.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychological Trauma: This workshop will provide an overview of two types of traumatic stress reactions: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder. This presentation will focus on several interventions that can be used with clients who may experience complex trauma reactions. Attendees will learn “real world” strategies for effectively working with this population.
Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: An Overview of Assessment and Intervention: This presentation will discuss the phenomenon of self-injury in adolescents. Research findings, which help to explain the development, function, and maintenance of the behavior, will be discussed .Effective treatment strategies will also be reviewed.
Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Risk Management Considerations for Counselors: Suicidal and self-injurious behaviors are high-risk behaviors that many mental health professionals and supervisors are not comfortable managing. The focus of this presentation will be on describing what supervisors and mental health professionals need to know about client suicidal and self-injurious behaviors. This presentation will focus on suicidal and self-injurious behaviors as they relate to clients in community and school settings. The presenters will focus on risk-assessment issues as well as various ethical and legal considerations, such as vicarious liability.
Crisis Intervention Strategies: This workshop will provide an introduction to crisis de-escalation strategies.. The workshop will provide an overview of potential crisis situations (e.g. suicidal ideation, threats to harm others, school violence), and will address strategies for use with clients who are actively in crisis. Suggestions will be provided for Community Mental Health Counselors and School Counselors regarding how to effectively provide immediate interventions to clients during crisis situations. This workshop will also address relevant self-care strategies for counselors’ use post-crisis.
Assessment and Intervention of Suicidality in Children, Adolescents, and Adults:This workshop will focus on the prevalence, risk factors, and general correlates and warning signs of suicidal behavior. The presenters will review the role of school and community counselors in intervening with suicidal clients. Participants will learn the predominant suicide assessments (e.g., SLAP, PLAID, SIMPLE STEPS) and apply them to case examples. Participants will also develop skills in conducting level of care assessment and understanding age-specific interventions including individual counseling, family counseling, school collaboration, and crisis intervention.
Basic Principles of Motivational Interviewing: The workshop will offer a review of the fundamental spirit, principles and methods of MI, and then focus intensively on clinical skills development. Instruction will involve a series of dynamic large and small group practice exercises intended to help clinicians increase their empathic responsiveness to clients, and sharpen their skills in working with clients to specifically help elicit and strengthen their intrinsic motivation for positive change.
Advanced Principles of Motivational Interviewing: This training is designed for mental health clinicians who have previously attended at least six hours of introductory training in motivational interviewing (MI). The workshop will offer a very brief review of the fundamental spirit, principles and methods of MI, and then focus intensively on clinical skills development. Instruction will involve a series of dynamic large and small group practice exercises intended to help clinicians increase their empathic responsiveness to clients, and sharpen their skills in working with clients to specifically help elicit and strengthen their intrinsic motivation for positive change. (NOTE: Available as a 3 or 6 hour training only)Dialectical Behavior
Therapy: An Introduction to Core Concepts: This workshop has been designed for mental health professionals who would like to learn about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Change-based technology (behavior therapy) and acceptance-based principles (validation) are introduced alongside dialectical strategies (those that provide the balance of acceptance and change). The frame of DBT is highlighted and the modes and functions of comprehensive DBT are defined.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Incorporating Skills Training Into Clinical Practice: This focus of this workshop is to review basic concepts in the delivery of DBT-based services. Participants will learn about skills training as it relates to DBT practice. (NOTE: Available as a 3 or 6 hour training only) Ethics and Counselor Supervision Ethics 101: This presentation will review the recent changes to the American Counseling Association’s (2014) Code of Ethics. The presenters will provide an overview of the Code of Ethics and will highlight the major changes associated with the publication of the most recent edition.
Staying Current with Social Media Trends: Social Networking Sites and Ethical Considerations: Counselors, Counselor Supervisors, and Counselor Trainees must be mindful of ethical considerations when using social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, Vine, Twitter, Linked). The latest edition of the American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics (2014) specifically references ethical counselor practice related to social media. As interest and use of new-age communication methods grows, it is important for counselors to invest the appropriate amount of time and energy into understanding the operation and usefulness of social networking sites. Before implementing the use of these sites in the professional arena, all ethical aspects of social networking must also be considered. Participants will learn how to weigh the benefits provided by social networking sites against foreseeable setbacks in order to make appropriate adjustments that assure ethical use of this form of communication.
Confidentiality, Informed Consent, and Boundary Violations: Navigating 3 Common Ethical Quandaries: Counselors, Counselor Supervisors, and Counselor Trainees must be cognizant of the numerous issues related to ethical counseling practice. In this presentation, three of the most common ethical violations, confidentiality, informed consent, and boundary violations will be reviewed in detail.
Behavioral Health and School Counselors: Are You Following Ethical Supervisory Practices?: Supervisors are largely responsible for contributing to the professional growth and development of counselor-trainees, clinical residents, and professional counselors. The effectiveness of supervision provided will likely impact the quality of care that behavioral counselors provide, as well as the ethical practices of these individuals. Ethical supervision is directly correlated to ethical practices and therefore ethical supervisors are likely to generate ethical counselors and vice versa. With the frequent changes within the profession, supervisors are responsible for being knowledgeable of current and innovative supervisory practices, as well as changes or updates in the governing ethical codes. This presentation will focus on best practices and innovative approaches to conducting supervision, including the use of Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change model. Recent updates to the Ohio Counseling Association Ethical Guidelines and Ohio Revised Code will be reviewed (e.g., supervisors signing correspondence, practicing within competency areas, continuing education requirements, conducting court evaluations, etc.).
Basics of Clinical Supervision: This training is designed for mental health professionals who currently, or will in the future, provide clinical supervision to other mental health professionals. The presenters will provide a brief review of the major theories of clinical supervision and will discuss strategies for effective supervisory practice. The presenters will also lead a group discussion related to critical incidents in the supervisory relationship and potential strategies to address these incidents will be provides. Additionally, a review of relevant legal and ethical issues will be discussed.
Collaborative Counseling Supervision: Creating Reflexive Relationships: Collaborative supervision is a generative conversation between the supervisor and supervisee. Attendees will receive an overview of collaborative supervision and specific attention will be given to the practices associated with collaborative supervision, such as letter writing to formally introduce supervisees to their roles as supervisees.
Nurturing the supervisor-supervisee relationship: Maintaining effective practices : This program is intended to provide school and mental health supervisors and supervisees with practical knowledge pertaining to the dynamic components of supervisor-supervisee relationships. Difficult situations in the supervisory relationship may affect the alliance, such as role ambiguity, role conflict, dealing with the unequal distribution of power, conflict in the supervisory relationship, and evaluative responsibility. This session will provide attendees with the opportunity to process “real-life scenarios” and draw from their own supervisory experiences.
Remediation of Licensed Professional Counselors: Supervisor Best Practices: Counselor supervisors are responsible for ensuring that professional counselors (i.e., PCs) provide ethical and competent services to clients. Issues of personal (e.g., boundary issues) and professional (e.g., paperwork completion) impairment require remediation; however, there is little published research on this topic. This presentation will review three case examples of counselor impairment. A step-by-step analysis of these cases will be discussed along with potential solutions for effective remediation. All attendees will receive example remediation plans for use in their own clinical practice.