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Upcoming Trainings

1.5 CEHs
Webinar
Overview of ASAM Criteria for the Management of Client Care
Location: Online
9/17/2019

Managed care companies, treatment providers, and program evaluators use patient placement criteria to ensure that clients are placed in the appropriate level of care. This webinar will provide an overview of ASAM Criteria for clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders. Participants will learn about admission, continued service and transfer/discharge criteria for adolescents and adults. This workshop is appropriate for clinicians providing treatment for individuals with a substance use or co-occurring disorder (especially individuals preparing for the oral licensure or certification exam), social workers, marriage and family therapists and probation/parole officers. No prior background in ASAM Criteria is required.

Managed care companies, treatment providers, and program evaluators use patient placement criteria to ensure that clients are placed in the appropriate level of care. This webinar will provide an overview of ASAM Criteria for clients with substance use and co-occurring disorders. Participants will learn about admission, continued service and transfer/discharge criteria for adolescents and adults. This workshop is appropriate for clinicians providing treatment for individuals with a substance use or co-occurring disorder (especially individuals preparing for the oral licensure or certification exam), social workers, marriage and family therapists and probation/parole officers. No prior background in ASAM Criteria is required.

6 CEHs
In Person Training
Groups and Group Processing Skills
Location: UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
9/25/2019

The power of group processing in healing and treatment has been consistently supported in research. This workshop will consider strategies presented by SAMHSA/CSAT TIP 41, Irvin Yalom’s The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy and current research with an emphasis on application to substance use disorder treatment in group settings. In addition we will consider the role that the stages of change model and motivational interviewing can play in group therapy. Learning Objectives: Participants will consider how they can apply principles of effective group processes in their specific work environment; Participants will consider their perspective and the perspective of group participants; Participants will consider what makes group work effective and what may reduce group work effectiveness; Participants will consider group stages and how they can effectively respond to them; Participants will consider Yalom's view of "problem group members" and potential strategies to respond to these group members.

The power of group processing in healing and treatment has been consistently supported in research. This workshop will consider strategies presented by SAMHSA/CSAT TIP 41, Irvin Yalom’s The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy and current research with an emphasis on application to substance use disorder treatment in group settings. In addition we will consider the role that the stages of change model and motivational interviewing can play in group therapy. Learning Objectives: Participants will consider how they can apply principles of effective group processes in their specific work environment; Participants will consider their perspective and the perspective of group participants; Participants will consider what makes group work effective and what may reduce group work effectiveness; Participants will consider group stages and how they can effectively respond to them; Participants will consider Yalom's view of "problem group members" and potential strategies to respond to these group members.

6 CEHs
In Person Training
Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment of Gambling Disorder
Location: UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
9/26/2019

Nevada has almost twice the prevalence rate of problem gamblers compared to national averages, yet most clients seeking help from mental health providers do not disclose gambling problems. This one-day workshop will train providers on screening, assessment, and the current evidence-based treatments for gambling disorder. Topics will include: 1) the etiology of problem gambling, 2) assessment measures for gambling disorder, 3) common co-occurring mental health issues among problem gamblers, 4) risk factors and vulnerable populations, 5) motivational enhancement, 6) working with stress proneness, emotional dysregulation, and cravings, 7) trauma and problem gambling, 8) suicide prevention, 9) cognitive behavioral therapy for problem gamblers, 10) mindfulness-based relapse prevention. Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to describe the signs/symptoms of gambling disorder and identify one assessment measure to assess for gambling disorder; Participants will be able to describe at least 3 comborbid disorders that commonly co-occur with gambling disorder; Participants will be able to identify 3 at-risk populations who are vulnerable to developing a gambling disorder; Participants will be able to identify 5 evidence-based treatment interventions for problem gamblers; Participants will be able to discuss how mindfulness-based applications exert an effect in reducing problem gambling behaviors.

Nevada has almost twice the prevalence rate of problem gamblers compared to national averages, yet most clients seeking help from mental health providers do not disclose gambling problems. This one-day workshop will train providers on screening, assessment, and the current evidence-based treatments for gambling disorder. Topics will include: 1) the etiology of problem gambling, 2) assessment measures for gambling disorder, 3) common co-occurring mental health issues among problem gamblers, 4) risk factors and vulnerable populations, 5) motivational enhancement, 6) working with stress proneness, emotional dysregulation, and cravings, 7) trauma and problem gambling, 8) suicide prevention, 9) cognitive behavioral therapy for problem gamblers, 10) mindfulness-based relapse prevention. Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to describe the signs/symptoms of gambling disorder and identify one assessment measure to assess for gambling disorder; Participants will be able to describe at least 3 comborbid disorders that commonly co-occur with gambling disorder; Participants will be able to identify 3 at-risk populations who are vulnerable to developing a gambling disorder; Participants will be able to identify 5 evidence-based treatment interventions for problem gamblers; Participants will be able to discuss how mindfulness-based applications exert an effect in reducing problem gambling behaviors.

Highlighted Resources

6 CEHs
In Person Training
Groups and Group Processing Skills
Location: UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
9/25/2019

The power of group processing in healing and treatment has been consistently supported in research. This workshop will consider strategies presented by SAMHSA/CSAT TIP 41, Irvin Yalom’s The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy and current research with an emphasis on application to substance use disorder treatment in group settings. In addition we will consider the role that the stages of change model and motivational interviewing can play in group therapy. Learning Objectives: Participants will consider how they can apply principles of effective group processes in their specific work environment; Participants will consider their perspective and the perspective of group participants; Participants will consider what makes group work effective and what may reduce group work effectiveness; Participants will consider group stages and how they can effectively respond to them; Participants will consider Yalom's view of "problem group members" and potential strategies to respond to these group members.

The power of group processing in healing and treatment has been consistently supported in research. This workshop will consider strategies presented by SAMHSA/CSAT TIP 41, Irvin Yalom’s The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy and current research with an emphasis on application to substance use disorder treatment in group settings. In addition we will consider the role that the stages of change model and motivational interviewing can play in group therapy. Learning Objectives: Participants will consider how they can apply principles of effective group processes in their specific work environment; Participants will consider their perspective and the perspective of group participants; Participants will consider what makes group work effective and what may reduce group work effectiveness; Participants will consider group stages and how they can effectively respond to them; Participants will consider Yalom's view of "problem group members" and potential strategies to respond to these group members.

1 CEHs
Online Video
Healthcare Integrations: Primary Care and Substance Abuse/Mental Health Integration plus Biometric and Screening
Location: Online
Anytime

This training will provide essential information on primary care and substance abuse/mental health integration. Providers will be introduced to the terminology and foundation of Integrated Treatment as well as the many issues behind health care that leave patients with co-occurring disorders untreated. This training will also provide participants with foundational knowledge on how to implement Integrated Care and the processes that make it successful.

This training will provide essential information on primary care and substance abuse/mental health integration. Providers will be introduced to the terminology and foundation of Integrated Treatment as well as the many issues behind health care that leave patients with co-occurring disorders untreated. This training will also provide participants with foundational knowledge on how to implement Integrated Care and the processes that make it successful.

6 CEHs
Online Video
Trauma Informed Response to Sexual Assault
Location: Online
Anytime

This workshop will look at effective responses to sexual assault, taking into consideration the emotional and physical reactions the client may have to the assault. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: understand the victim centered approach, learn alternative reporting options, review Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI) techniques, gain knowledge of serial perpetration. This training is appropriate for substance abuse counselors, MFTs, social workers, nurses and other behavioral health practitioners. Note: This training has been approved for Domestic Violence CEUs by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance.

This workshop will look at effective responses to sexual assault, taking into consideration the emotional and physical reactions the client may have to the assault. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: understand the victim centered approach, learn alternative reporting options, review Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI) techniques, gain knowledge of serial perpetration. This training is appropriate for substance abuse counselors, MFTs, social workers, nurses and other behavioral health practitioners. Note: This training has been approved for Domestic Violence CEUs by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance.