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Professional Development Services | Phone: (720)556-6022

CLINICAL ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT PLANNING

Trainer:
Levon Hupfer-Detor, MA, LAC


Meets Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) requirement and Domestic Violence (DV)

(Pre-requisite is Client Record Management) Participants in this clinical assessment and treatment planning class learn how to conduct effective and appropriate screenings and assessments using a biopsychosocial approach. This will include identifying problem domains, cultural needs, diagnostic impressions, strengths and supports among others. There will be an emphasis on assessment for co-occurring disorders. The basics of treatment planning will be reviewed and practice will include creating a treatment plan for a client with a co- occurring mental health and substance use disorder.


MAC EXAM REVIEW PROGRAM

November 10, 2017                           
9:00am to 5:00pm

Trainer: 
Jeannine Anderson, MA, LPC, LAC 

8 Hours / 1 Day 

Tuition: $85.00
                         


This one-day prepartion class will equip participants with all of the tools necessary to successfully pass the MAC (Master Addiction Counselor) exam.  This program also includes weekly emails that include helpful links, study tips, videos, and homework assignments to prepare you for both the review session and the exam.                                                                                      



CLINICAL SUPERVISION 1

February 16-18, 2018                           
8:30am to 5:00pm

Trainer: Gary Wareham, MA, LPC, LAC 
 

21 Hours / 3 Days 

Tuition: $195.00
                         


Note: Due to a limited class size for small group skills practice – registration tuition must be paid in full and is non- transferable and non-refundable.

This training is designed to help a counselor learn the models of supervision and tools necessary to use as a standard of supervision practice. In this course the counselor will be exposed to supervision that is tailored to the supervisee’s developmental level of experience. Ethical supervisory practices, including supervision contracts and work verification practices, will be discussed. Videotaping and feedback will assist the counselors in developing a standard level of supervisory skills proficiency.
ADVANCED MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING

May 11 and 12, 2018
November 16 and 17, 2018
8:30am to 5:00pm

Trainer:
Gary Wareham, MA, LPC and LAC


14 Hours/2 Days

Meets Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) III requirement and Domestic Violence (DV)

Tuition: $150.00

(Prerequisite is Motivational Interviewing) This advanced training will serve as a booster session for Motivational Interviewing skills for the counselor as well as introducing advanced motivational interviewing skills including strategic use of MI, skills to respond to resistance from clients, basic coding skills, elicitation of change talk, developing change plans and deepening commitment language.




PHARMACOLOGY I

April 6 and 7, 2018
October 5 and 6, 2018
8:30am to 5:00pm

Trainer:
Thea Wessel, LPC, LAC, MAC and NCAAC


14 Hours / 2 Days

Meets Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) requirement, Domestic Violence (DV)

Tuition: $150.00


Training in pharmacology is a cornerstone of addiction counseling and a major part of what differentiates the professional field of addction counseling from other mental health disciplines. This class will provide a solid base of knowledge about the drugs of abuse including alcohol, depressants, stimulants, cannabis, inhalants, designer drugs, hallucinogens, caffeine, nicotine and prescription drugs. It will identify physical effects of these drugs, withdrawal syndromes and process of detoxification. Various methods of drug testing and monitoring will be discussed. 




PHARMACOLOGY II                                                                
January 12 and 13, 2018
September 7 and 8, 2018
8:30am to 5:00pm

Trainer:
Thea Wessel, LPC, LAC, MAC and NCAAC


14 Hours / 2 Days

Meets Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) requirement, Domestic Violence (DV)

Tuition: $150.00


(Pre-requisite is Pharmacology 1 - strictly enforced) Pharmacology II will explore the influence of contextual variables on addiction and recovery from a neuropsychological and cultural framework. Functional changes to the brain and the brain’s ability to recover after exposure to drugs of addiction and other behavioral addictions, medical problems associated with substance abuse, and the use of pharmacological assists in recovery will be discussed.




GROUP COUNSELING SKILLS

Date and Time: TBA

Trainer: TBA

21 Hours / 3 Days

Meets Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) requirement, Domestic Violence (DV) and Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Tuition: $200.00


Due to a limited class size for small group skills practice – registration tuition must be paid in full and is non- transferable and non-refundable. This experiential training covers the process of change as it relates to the dynamics of an effective group experience and the qualities of group facilitation. Models of group therapy, the use of observation and feedback, group relational experience, and cultural diversity within groups will be discussed and experienced in classroom group exercises. Videotaping feedback may be used. 


TRAUMA INFORMED CARE WITH DIVERSE POPULATIONS

Date and Time: TBA 

Trainer: TBA

14 Hours / 2 Days

Meets Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) requirement, Domestic Violence (DV) and Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Tuition: $150.00


This class will introduce the counselor to the concept of trauma-informed care, an approach that is being adopted more frequently within the human services fields based upon an increased awareness of the ways in which trauma impacts functioning. It will describe and define what trauma informed care is and ways in which a traditional treatment setting can be modified to increase the sense of safety experienced by consumers. Students will learn how to incorporate trauma-informed practices into treatment with diverse populations, such as military veterans, women, people with co-occurring disorders and other groups.  


ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE
ABUSE ISSUES


Date and Time: TBA

Trainer: TBA

7 Hours / 1 Day

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Tuition: $90.00


Few issues in our society are as compelling as the impact of alcohol and drug abuse on the lives of adolescents and its effect on families, schools, communities and society. The decisions adolescents make regarding their use of psychoactive drugs will have a lasting effect on their lives. The question is, what can we do as counselors to influence adolescents not to use drugs in the first place and to have a positive influence when they become more seriously involved in substance abuse? Adolescent Substance Abuse Issues - Addresses a broad range of drug use patterns from non-use to experimentation to recreational use to patterns of abuse and dependency. Several national surveys of adolescent drug use will be presented outlining the scope of this problem. 


CLINICAL SUPERVISION 2
                                                                     
April 20 and 21, 2018          8:30 to 5:00pm

Trainer: Gary Wareham, MA, LPC, LAC 


14 Hours / 2 Days

Tuition: $150.00

Meets Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) and Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) III requirement and Domestic Violence (DV)

Clinical Supervision II (14 hour CAC III class) (Prerequisites are both Advanced Motivational Interviewing and Clinical Supervision I) Clinical supervision II is designed to reinforce the motivational interviewing skills of the supervisor through the use of the MIA:STEP process. MIA:STEP (Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Tools for Enhancing Proficiency) will be utilized as a format of supervision. Specialized techniques, coaching, coding, teaching, and use of video or audio taping in supervision will be discussed. Videotaping of practice sessions may be utilized.


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CLASSES

The following Domestic Violence courses are offered to meet the Colorado Provider requirements (Domestic Violence Offender Management Board – 303 239-4456).
The DVOMB does not pre-approve courses at any training facility, and we do not offer all of the necessary courses required.
Please call the DVOMB for a summarized copy of the new Colorado Domestic Violence Counselor requirements. Or you may visit their website to download an application.


http://dcj.state.co.us/odvsom/Domestic _Violence/application.html

INTER-GENERATIONAL VIOLENCE

Date and Time:TBA

Trainer: TBA

7 Hours / 1 Day

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Tuition: $115.00


Inter-generational Violence focuses on Family of Origin patterns that are instrumental in the inter-generational transmission of family violence. Perpetrator and Victim Issues are addressed, and treatment techniques are reviewed. The dynamics of domestic violence encompass many facets. When viewing the whole system that is impacted by family violence, the facets that comprise this system include the victim, the offender, the relationship, the children, and the multi-generational family system. Knowing about these areas of abuse as well as assessing the degree of violence within the family is important for understanding and treating the various family members. The long-term effects of experiencing violence in the home can be played out in future relationships, work settings, social settings, and all areas of life.


ADDICTION AND VIOLENCE

Date and Time: TBA

Trainer: TBA

7 Hours / 1 Day

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Tuition: $105.00


The connection between addiction and domestic violence has been identified for some time and there is a wealth of research support this claim. Many of the clients we will see as clinicians will have some kind of addiction, coupled with current or past domestic violence issues. In order to work effectively with these clients it is important to understand that addiction and domestic violence are co-existing disorders. This class will explore addiction, the effects and connection of drugs with domestic violence, as well as legislative roles and treatment issues.