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PROFESSIONAL ETHICS 2

August 9 and 10, 2019                           
8:30am to 5:00pm

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

14 Hours / 2 Days 

Tuition: $160.00
                         

(Pre-requisite is Professional Ethics I) This class will provide participants with a comprehensive introduction to ethical and risk management issues related to addiction treatment and services. It will focus on three key topics: 1) ethical dilemmas encountered by addiction professionals with the use of case studies; 2) ethical decision-making strategies; and 3) risk management concepts designed to prevent ethics complaints and ethics-related lawsuits pertaining to professionals’ handling of confidential information, informed consent, boundary issues and dual relationships, conflicts of interest, service delivery, supervision, consultation, referral and termination of services.                         


MAC EXAM REVIEW PROGRAM

TBD                           

Trainer: 
Jeannine Anderson, MA, LPC, LAC 

8 Hours / 1 Day 

Tuition: $99.00
                         


This one-day preparation 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 15-17, 2019                           
8:30am to 5:00pm

Trainer: Gary Wareham, MA, LPC, LAC 
 

21 Hours / 3 Days 

Tuition: $209.00
                         


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.
PRINCIPALS OF ADDICTION

January 25-27, 2019
May 24-26, 2019
August 23-25, 2019


Trainer:
Jeannine Anderson, MA, LPC, LAC, EMDR


21 Hours / 3 Days

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

Tuition: $209.00


This training presents the history and theories of addiction, the competencies required of an addiction counselor and scope of practice, and the NIDA principles of effective treatment. There will be an exploration of current evidence-based practices, addiction counselor certification and licensure in Colorado and levels of care offered for addiction treatment as well as certification requirements and professional readiness for addiction counselors.






MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING I

March 8-10, 2019
September 20-22, 2019
8:30am to 5:00pm

Trainer:
Thea Wessel, LPC, LAC, MAC, NCAAC
Gary Wareham, MA, LPC and LAC


21 Hours / 3 Days

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

Tuition: $209.00


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

(Pre-requisite is Addiction Counseling Skills) Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based practice with widespread use in addiction counseling and is considered to be crucial to the development of counseling skills for this population. The class will focus on learning the motivational interviewing model. In this training, participants will learn the model of stages of change, the tools for creating an environment where positive change can occur, and practice of the skills. Videotaping and feedback will assist the participants in developing a standard level of counseling skills proficiency in MI. 




ADVANCED MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING

May 10 and 11, 2019
November 8 and 9, 2019
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: $160.00

(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 5 and 6, 2019
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: $160.00


Training in pharmacology is a cornerstone of addiction counseling and a major part of what differentiates the professional field of addiction 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                                                                
TBD


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: $160.00


(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.




ADDICTION COUNSELING SKILLS

October 18-20, 2019
8:30am to 5:00pm

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

21 Hours / 3 Days

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

Tuition: $209.00


Along with Principles of Addiction Treatment and Client Record Management,Addiction Counseling Skills is considered to be part of the “Core Curriculum” and basicto the foundational training of a Level I Certified Addiction Counselor. The purpose of this class is to provide a framework and counseling model for working with clients with substance use disorders. The overriding goal of this course is to teach the counseling skills needed to help clients process their information and move toward the change process. The models utilized in this class are client-centered and counselor-directed therapy using a motivational style and spirit. Videotaping and feedback will assist the participants in developing a standard level of counseling skills proficiency.

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

January 25, 2019
8:30am to 5:00pm

Trainer: Gary Wareham, MA, LPC. LAC

8 Hours / 1 Day

Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Tuition: $89.00


This one-day training will discuss what it means to be a Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders Specialist (professional presentation and representation), organizational culture and agency practices including business practices, workplace practices, fee collection, staff training, policies and procedures and conflict of interest in business interests. Professional practice includes OBH Behavioral Health Rules, 2 CCR 502-1 (5-1-2016), and counselor licensing through DORA. OBH is responsible for licensing substance use (and addiction) disorder treatment programs and designating mental health treatment programs. OBH Behavioral Health Rules, 2 CCR 502-1 (5-1-2016) set treatment program rules, standards and guidelines that include maintenance of records, legal issues, personnel policies and disciplinary guidelines, reporting violations to DORA, vicarious and direct liability, and malpractice. Electronic health records and ethical management of electronic media will be reviewed as well as client record keeping on computers, passwords, encryption, protections and transportation of records. The use of cell phones, email and social media will be presented and a review of 42 CFR and HIPAA privacy standards and confidentiality. In the clinical realm, an overview of assessing for suicidal risk and supervision responsibilities, intern management, and professional services will be covered.

CLINICAL SUPERVISION 2
                                                                     
April 12 and 13, 2019
8:30 to 5:00pm


Trainer: Gary Wareham, MA, LPC, LAC 


14 Hours / 2 Days

Tuition: $160.00

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.