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Events in October 2016–September 2017
October 25, 2016
DSM 5 and the Neurobiology of Trauma: The brain, mind & effects of childhood trauma
In the first part of this seminar, we will identify and explore the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria/features of PTSD and DID and the revisions that occurred. The second part of this presentation will provide background information about the brain’s structure and function that create the framework for understanding the impact that trauma may have on the developing child and adult. In addition, staff will learn specific affect regulation techniques, which are easily implemented by clients, and have been found to dramatically reduce intensity and frequency and/or terminate negative feeling states/flashbacks.
Price: $30.00 Time: 9am - 12pm CEUs: 3 CD, SW, MHC Level: Foundation-Intermediate Trainer: Lawrence A. Miller, LICSW, Psychotherapist
October 26, 2016
*Rescheduled from 9/14* Ethics for Supervisors & Managers
Supervision in the behavioral healthcare field has become increasingly complicated as agencies employ staff from a diversity of disciplines, educational and experience levels, and multi-cultural backgrounds with a multiplicity of ethical codes. These trends press the conscientious supervisor to maintain the traditional ethical boundaries of care while adjusting to situations created in a “managed care” work environment. Clinical supervision is a critical part of the counseling process. It requires special thought, careful preparation, and an approach tailored to the individual strengths and area for growth of the supervisee. This training will examine the ethical issues and responsibilities of the clinical supervisor and discuss specific skills to provide effective supervision. It will provide participants the opportunity to conduct an ethical practices risk assessment of their agency. This training presents ethical theories and concepts that require supervisory clinical experience and knowledge to successfully integrate them with clinical practice – it is not intended for non-supervisory personnel.
Time: 9am - 4pm
CEUs: 6 CD, SW, MHC
Instructor: Thomas Broffman, Ph.D., LICSW, LCDP, LCDS, CEAP
October 28, 2016
Ethical & Liability Issues
This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of ethical and liability issues related to substance abuse treatment and intervention. Ethical and liability issues will be reviewed concerning work with individuals, families and groups. Program topics will include: confidentiality and privacy, boundaries and dual relationships, conflicts of interest, negligent intervention, practitioners and clients’ use of digital technology, impaired professionals, consultation, supervision, client records and termination of treatment. Emphasis will be on strategies for preventing ethical dilemmas and liability risks. Curriculum meets chemical dependency certification.
Time: 9am - 4pm
CEUs: 6 CD, SW, MHC
Instructor: Rick Reamer, Ph.D.
November 1, 2016
This training has been designed to introduce a health education model of HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis prevention. Participants will learn basic HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis information such as the history of the epidemics, demographic trends, modes of transmission, screening and testing, and treatment. Participants will be introduced to, and have the opportunity to practice skills building competencies related to HIV and Viral Hepatitis prevention.
Time: 9am - 4pm
CEUs: 6 CD, SW, MHC
Instructor: J. Philip Kane
November 8, 2016
Many times treatment providers are trained in specific disciplines such as substance abuse disorders or in psychiatric disorders. Because of this it is not uncommon to treat individuals with what is most familiar to the clinician. Unfortunately the inability to treat both illnesses simultaneously has limited more positive outcomes.
This training will focus on the importance of cross training in both substance abuse and mental health. We will review diagnostic criteria for identification of presenting issues.
Special attention will be given to the assessment and treatment planning process which allows for an integration of treatment. A portion of the training's focus will be on case presentation to determine specific treatment modalities.
Time: 9am - 4pm
CEU's: 6 CD, SW, MHC
Instructor: Mary McGrail, MA
November 9, 2016
Pregnancy and Addiction
This course will review the impact of alcohol, cocaine, opiates and benzodiazepines on the pregnant patient. There will be a review of risks to both mother and developing fetus, the impact of continued drug use throughout pregnancy and the effects on the newborn. Current treatment options will be reviewed as well as the benefits of clinical interventions including harm reduction models with pregnant patients. In addiction participants will begin to explore ways in which they can begin to develop collaborative relationships with community supports and other agencies (DCF, Early Intervention, Pediatricians etc) in an effort to stabilize the family.
Price: $50.00 Time: 9am - 4pm CEUs: 6 CD, SW, MHC Level: Foundation-Intermediate Instructor: Susan Carreiro-Penacho, LMHC, LADC1
November 14, 2016
Application of Mind Stimulation Therapy model with “challenging” mental health clients
****(Please note this is a 3 day class, Nov. 14th, Nov. 28th, Dec. 12th from 9am-11am)***
Seating is limited. Please register early.
Mind Stimulation Therapy model (MST) is characterized by stimulating and enhancing clients’ “intact” areas of memory and cognitive functioning so as to enhance clients’ information processing and engage in “reality-based discussions” to promote recovery. MST operates out of a “positive psychology” framework. The three core MST group activities include: (1) body movement–mindfulness–relaxation (BMR); (2) discussion of varied topics of information, including mental health and existential related issues; and (3) use of paper–pencil cognitive stimulating “neutral” exercises to promote reasoning, thinking skills, memory, and associations, as well as self-reflection exercises on personal goals and assessment of progress. Additionally, computer-facilitated technique to enhance communication dialogue in therapy sessions will also be presented.The MST model will appeal to a large number of mental health clinicians of diverse clinical training backgrounds working in diverse clinical settings. Clinicians of all experience levels, as well as well as para-professionals will find the model easy to adapt and implement in their ongoing clinical work with persons with schizophrenia and other mental health conditions.
[For information on the MST model and related publications, visit: https://mindstimulationtherapy.com/]
Price: $50.00 Time: 9am - 11am CEUs: 6 CD, SW, MHC Level: All Levels Instructor: Mohiuddin Ahmed, Ph.D
November 15, 2016
Motivational Interviewing for The Criminal Justice Population
Motivational Interviewing is a directive, client centered, interactive style designed to identify, explore and resolve ambivalence which facilitates positive behavior change. It is finding what is motivating and important to the client while emphasizing the client’s personal responsibility for change. During this workshop participants will become familiar with techniques of MI that are evidence based and proven to be effective with the Criminal Justice population. The participant will practice the micro skills of MI and then gain more advanced skills of reflective listening and communication that will sense resistance and respond in a way that promotes positive behavioral changes. Topics will also include MI intervention techniques for those working with criminal justice involved clients. The Stages of Change, DARN-C, Importance, Confidence and Readiness Rulers, and Change Talk and Resistance will also be presented. The techniques discussed and learned will be based upon Miller and Rollnick’s principles of motivating clients towards behavior change and the four core processes in MI.
Learning methods include: PowerPoint, video, experiential learning and role play
Target Audience: Clinicians and others who work with the Criminal Justice involved clients.
Price: $50.00 Time: 9am - 4pm CEUs: 6 CD, SW, MHC Level: Intermediate Trainer: Brenda Westberry
November 30, 2016
Cultural Competence for Supervisors & Managers
This course is designed only for those persons who are currently behavioral health managers or supervisors. The purpose of clinical supervision is to monitor, develop and improve a behavioral health practitioner’s performance by learning skills from a licensed behavioral health professional. The behavioral health practitioner meets regularly with the clinical supervisor to reflect and review clinical situations, treatment and support needs, service delivery and other professional issues in a structured way. This consultation process promotes better quality of care and improved clinical outcomes by promoting cultural competency by developing knowledge of cultural norms of behavior for individual clients in regards to the client’s cultural influences, age, class, gender, sexual orientation, literacy and mental or physical disability; addressing how one’s culture and privilege affect service delivery; developing ability to assess cultural competency and identify when consultation is required; and emphasizing a commitment to maintaining cultural competence as an ongoing process. The reason to become culturally competent supervisor or manager is to assist your staff to become a better clinician, social worker, or therapist and to assist your agency to become a more effective behavioral health, or social services organization. An organization cannot be clinically or programmatically competent unless it is culturally competent.
Price: $50.00 Time: 9am - 4pm CEUs: 6 CD, SW, MHC Level: Supervisor Instructor: Thomas E. Broffman, PhD, LICSW, LCDP, LCDS, CEAP
December 2, 2016
Understanding and Applying 42 CFR Part 2, HIPAA and Other Relevant Confidentiality Statutes in an Era of Healthcare Reform
This one-day workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of 42 CFR Part 2, with a special focus on the legal and ethical reconciliation of this law with HIPAA, the Affordable Care Act, and other relevant State and Federal statutes and reporting/ data sharing mandates. This workshop will also include a discussion of the implications likely to flow from full implementation of the 42 CFR Part 2 Rule Revision proposed by the United States Department of Human Services in March 2016.
America’s healthcare system is rapidly evolving and the boundaries of the traditional treatment system are blurring. In keeping with the mandates of the Affordable Care Act and emerging best-practice standards, the integration of behavioral health and primary care is quickly becoming the norm across the country. In Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut, addiction treatment specialists, mental health counselors, social workers and psychologists now routinely provide care as part of an interdisciplinary team. Depending on the setting and modality of care, these interdisciplinary teams may also include physicians, nurses, community health-workers, peer and recovery support specialists, and many other allied health and wellness professionals. Participation on these teams also requires the reconciliation of historic interpretations of 42 CFR Part 2 and HIPAA with population health approaches; which by definition rely upon the sharing of protected health information between providers and across organizations. Through a variety of interactive group exercises, workshop participants will explore the complex ethical, legal and moral issues facing today’s behavioral health workforce as it adapts to these new models of care.
Price: $50.00 Time: 9am - 4pm CEUs: 6 CD, SW, MHC Level: All Levels Instructor: Lee Dalphonse, CAGS, CCMHC, LMHC, LCDS, ICCDP-D
December 6, 2016
Advanced Motivational Interviewing
This one-day workshop provides an opportunity for participants who have already been trained in Motivational Interviewing to refresh both their knowledge and their skills with the method.
Pre:requisite: Previous training in Motivational Interviewing required.
Price: $50.00 Time: 9am - 4pm CEUs: 6 CD, SW, MHC Level: Intermediate - Advanced Trainer: Robert Jope, LMHC
December 13, 2016
Understanding Trauma and Skills to Address Trauma in Treatment
Trauma is defined as exposure to repetitive or severe events such as but not limited to sexual, physical or emotional abuse/neglect, actual or threatened death, exposure to violence, and other threats to physical integrity to self or other.
This training will introduce participants to the diverse etiology and clinical presentations of trauma seen in the community substance use/mental health treatment setting. Emphasis will be on recognizing trauma and trauma related presentations and skills for clients to employ when experiencing anxiety and or panic.
Price: $50.00 Time: 9am - 4pm CEUs: 6 CD, SW, MHC Level: Foundation Instructor: Pamela Messore, LICSW, LCDP
January 4, 2017
Certification Course for Clinical SupervisorsSUMHLC (formerly known as DATA of RI)577 Detroit StreetWarwick, RI 02886401.521.5759
(Please note this is a 5 day class, January 4, January 11, January 25, February 1 and February 8, 2017).
***Previous supervisory experience is a prerequisite***
So you’ve either been promoted to a supervisor position, or want to become a clinical supervisor, or you just want to have a refresher course to keep your skills current. This 30-hour course fulfills the training requirements for either credentialing or re-credentialing supervisors in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery settings in RI and provides you advanced knowledge and skills in supervision. Based upon the 2004 edition of David Powell’s book” Clinical Supervision in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling” and TIP 52: Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor [our course text -- participants will receive a copy], this course Presents guidelines for clinical supervision in the substance abuse treatment field. The course covers supervision methods and models, cultural competence, ethical and legal issues, and performance monitoring. The course totals 30 contact hours and introduces clinical supervisors, along with persons preparing to become supervisors, to the knowledge and skills essential to the practice of supervision.
Price: $250.00 Time: 9am - 4pm CEUs: 30 CD, SW, MHC Level: Supervisor Instructor: Thomas E. Broffman, PhD, LICSW, LCDP, LCDS, CEAP
January 24, 2017
Assessment and Management of Early Onset Psychosis in Youth
This seminar will discuss the clinical description, basic neurobiology, assessment, and treatment of early onset psychosis in youth. Participants will learn about the epidemiology and differential diagnosis of psychotic symptoms including those associated with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, substance induced, and early occurring schizophrenia. The seminar leaders will provide concrete steps for clinicians to consider in the assessment of youth with psychosis. A review of evidenced based and off-label treatments will focus on both psychosocial and psychopharmacological strategies. The impact of early occurring psychosis on families will be discussed.
Price: $30.00 Time: 9am - 12pm CEUs: 3 CD, SW, MHC Level: Foundation - Intermediate Instructor: Jeffrey Hunt, MD and J. Welke, MD