Scheduled Workshops

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

> Joe Klein, LPC, CSAC, & Jamie Reygle of Instill Mindfulness: "Playful & Relational Mindfulness Techniques for Effectively Engaging Clients of all Ages in Clinical Treatment

Play invites us to be fully present. When we play, we laugh and relax and we are more apt to respond in-the-moment with gentleness, grace and joy. When we facilitate playful engagement with clients they show up with greater focus and authenticity. This experiential workshop is designed for introducing helping professionals to basic mindfulness practice and to learn fun and effective techniques for sharing play and relational mindfulness skills with clients in school-based and clinical settings. Joe Klein and Jamie Reygle have spent over a decade sharing these dynamic techniques with teens, young adults and professionals on residential retreats, in schools and in mental health facilities.

> Anne Dornberg, MSW: "Transformative Knowledge: How to Provide Ethical Mental Health Services to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community

This workshop will utilize education, small group discussion, and challenging case scenarios (explored through the lens of ethical practice) to help clinicians develop competency in working with members of the LGBTQ community. This training will provide an understanding of how the predominant cultural paradigm negatively impacts the mental health of LGBTQ individuals. Participants will also explore the idea of “culturally competent practice” and learn how to conduct effective assessment interviews that are sensitive to LGBTQ issues.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

> Annemarie Carroll, Ph.D.: "Right Now It’s Like This”: Mindfulness As A Therapeutic Process"

Over the past decade increasing research has demonstrated the benefits of the therapeutic use of mindfulness approaches in the mental health setting. In this workshop we will explore ways to bring the compassionate, moment-to-moment awareness that mindfulness offers into the therapeutic setting and into your clients’ lives. Together we will learn to use mindfulness-based interventions to cultivate resiliency and acceptance of the truth that “Right now it’s like this.” Our day will be made up of both didactic and experiential activities. Activities will be accessible to all participants. No previous experience with mindfulness approaches is required.

> Linda Taylor, LPC & Rebecca Stuart, MA: "Trauma and its impact across a community, clients and professionals"

Participants will be able to identify trauma, how it impacts daily functioning and learn about the extensive impact trauma can have on the brain and body. Participants will learn how the brain develops specific neural pathways based on experiences and how the body remembers trauma. In addition, they will develop skills in identifying when someone has experienced a traumatic event and learn about various, evidence based treatment modalities for trauma and PTSD. There will be a large emphasis focused on developing professional awareness for clinicians and the approaches they use with regards to working with their clients and how to maintain boundaries to increase efficacy with treatment. There will be breakout activities throughout the day to assist participants in developing these strategies and skills in addition to self-care strategies to increase overall wellness.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

> Andy Matzner, LCSW: "Creativity in the Clinical Setting: Therapeutic Applications of Arts and Crafts"

Artistic expression is healing! When you provide your clients with the opportunity to engage in the creative process, you give them a chance to cope with their mental health issues, gain self-knowledge, develop motor-skills - and have fun. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll discuss the clinical applications of a wide range of arts and crafts activities. Even better, you’ll spend most of the day experiencing them first-hand. Discover why art projects deserve a place in any client’s treatment plan (regardless of age, mental health issue or cognitive ability) and walk away with ideas you can start using immediately at work (with both individuals and groups).

> Dr. Alta DeRoo: "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Opioid Addiction (But Were Afraid to Ask)"

In this workshop, participants will learn of the history leading to our opioid epidemic as well as statistics in our area regarding addictive substances. We will also focus on the science of the addicted brain and the medications used to treat the opioid use disorder, including the risks, benefits and alternatives of medication assisted treatment including methadone, buprenorphine sublingual delivery, buprenorphine implant as well as the buprenorphine injection. In addition, we will cover appropriate patient selection for treatment and explore the facts and fiction surrounding medication assisted treatment. Finally, participants will learn about the advantages of treating patients in an Outpatient Based Opioid Treatment center.


The Institute Daily Schedule: 

Registration from 8:15 - 9:00 AM
Workshops begin Promptly at 9:00 AM
Workshop Completion with Certificate Presentation: 4:30 PM
Workshop day includes a one hour lunch and two 15-minute breaks.

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