Events

Introduction to Bias and Self-Understanding

10/22/2021 - 11:00am to 2:30pm CDT

We live in a culture that tends toward disconnection from oneself and others which leads to destructive division. How do we first awaken to ourselves more honestly? From there, we can awaken to another’s reality. Only in this personal awakening can we work toward lasting change. How do we help our clients do the same?

Trauma Informed Care (TIC)

10/29/2021 - 11:00am to 2:15pm CDT

Trauma Informed Care (TIC) is an overarching philosophy, framework, and organizational structure designed to better understand and recognize the impact of trauma on the individual through a strengths-based perspective. Because clients who seek services from mental health and substance use treatment providers frequently have histories of trauma exposure, knowledge of TIC is imperative for professionals working within these settings.

Counseling Men

11/5/2021 - 11:30am to 1:30pm CDT

This presentation will enable counselors and therapists to be more effective with men in therapy. It will encourage the training to allow men to become more engaged and the reach them more effectively. The phenomenology of men in therapy will be described as well as the most common pitfalls.

Participants will be able to neutralize possible sexist agendas wherein the therapist is aligned with the relationship and not the female client or the male client.

Participants will learn how to make men feel safe in the counseling sessions.

Theory of Mind (ToM)

11/12/2021 - 11:00am to 1:30pm CST

Theory of Mind (ToM) is a social-cognitive capacity of an individual to ascribe mental states (e.g., thoughts, beliefs, desires, motivations, knowledge, and emotions) to oneself as well as other individuals. Another important aspect of ToM is the ability to recognize that mental states can vary across individuals. In conjunction, these aspects of ToM are the building blocks of human interaction, enabling an individual to recognize, comprehend, and predict the thought processes and actions of others.

Working Effectively With Elderly Clients

11/19/2021 - 11:00am to 1:30pm CST

Thoughtful consideration of the unique bio-psycho-social characteristics of this group can enhance the therapeutic process. This workshop will review this life stage based on adult developmental models, and we will consider the impact of cognitive conditions and physical illness that might impact how a client engages in therapy. We will explore treatment approaches that utilize Adlerian concepts, such as the Life Tasks, as well as concepts of belonging and community.

 

Advanced Strategies for Counseling ADHD Clients

12/10/2021 - 11:00am to 2:30pm CST

This workshop is offered to those who have taken the “Counseling ADHD Clients” workshop and have learned the basic strategies for helping adults with ADHD. Participants will learn strategies that deal with home management, work management, personal management and medication management. The presentation will helps clients with ADHD more effectively Manage their lives.

Objectives:

1. Participants will learn strategies to help clients managing the home environment

2. Participants will learn strategies to help clients manage their workload and workspace at their job.

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