INTEGRATED TREATMENT FOR CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 | 9:00am-11:00am CST
Clinicians and program leaders know from experience and the research literature that people with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders tend to present with higher levels of complexity and experience worse outcomes when treatment is provided by parallel mental health and substance use treatment systems of care. This workshop will review the tenets of integrated treatment for co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders and examine real-world factors that can serve to facilitate and create barriers to their implementation.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Tuesday, February 28 | 8:30am-1:30pm CST
Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
Thursday, March 9, 2023 | 9:00am-11:00am CST
To be effective and efficient, organizations must provide their services in ways that do not inadvertently re-traumatize the people receiving support. Becoming trauma-informed means adapting practices, policies, physical spaces and more to make services more accessible for everyone. This is especially important for people who have lived experiences of trauma, including staff. This class helps learners conceptualize the nature of this problem and offers practices that reduce the risk of re-traumatization.
ETHICS AND CULTURAL COMPETENCE IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | 9:00am-12:00pm CST
In this workshop you will learn eight principles which guide ethical, culturally competent clinical practice; how to address counselor "unfinished business" which can create ethical dilemmas; 10 characteristics of culturally competent service providers; issues of ethics and cultural competence in individual, group and family therapy; principles of ethics and cultural competence in a diversity of communities; how to address intersectionality, clever stories and microaggressions in cross cultural counseling and how to develop an inclusive organization.