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Upcoming Trainings

3 CEHs
In Person Training
safeTALK Suicide Awareness
Location: Great Basin College - Winnemucca Center, 5490 Kluncy Canyon Rd, Winnemucca, NV 89445
7/22/2019

SafeTALK is a suicide alertness training for everyone. In only a few hours, you will learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide. Expect to leave safeTALK more willing and able to perform an important helping role for friends, family or co-workers with thoughts of suicide.

SafeTALK is a suicide alertness training for everyone. In only a few hours, you will learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide. Expect to leave safeTALK more willing and able to perform an important helping role for friends, family or co-workers with thoughts of suicide.

6 CEHs
In Person Training
Gender-Responsive Strategies
Location: UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
8/5/2019

Typically, rehabilitative practices take a generalized “gender-neutral” approach. However, such approaches do not account for the distinct treatment needs of women. Instead, gender-responsive strategies advocate for assessment and treatment to reflect the biological, psychological, and social realities specific to women. Through this workshop, participants will be introduced to gender-responsive strategies for women clients. Current research will be reviewed and practical examples of gender-responsive programming will also be provided. Participants can expect to achieve the following learning objectives upon completion of this workshop: · Identify women’s distinct experiences related to mental health, substance abuse, and involvement in the criminal justice system · Define and discuss the six guiding principles of gender-responsive strategies · Assess real-world examples of gender-responsive programs · Consider the applicability of gender-responsive strategies to one’s own agency/practices

Typically, rehabilitative practices take a generalized “gender-neutral” approach. However, such approaches do not account for the distinct treatment needs of women. Instead, gender-responsive strategies advocate for assessment and treatment to reflect the biological, psychological, and social realities specific to women. Through this workshop, participants will be introduced to gender-responsive strategies for women clients. Current research will be reviewed and practical examples of gender-responsive programming will also be provided. Participants can expect to achieve the following learning objectives upon completion of this workshop: · Identify women’s distinct experiences related to mental health, substance abuse, and involvement in the criminal justice system · Define and discuss the six guiding principles of gender-responsive strategies · Assess real-world examples of gender-responsive programs · Consider the applicability of gender-responsive strategies to one’s own agency/practices

6 CEHs
In Person Training
Gender-Responsive Strategies (Las Vegas)
Location: College of Southern Nevada, West Charleston Campus, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146, Building C
8/7/2019

Typically, rehabilitative practices take a generalized “gender-neutral” approach. However, such approaches do not account for the distinct treatment needs of women. Instead, gender-responsive strategies advocate for assessment and treatment to reflect the biological, psychological, and social realities specific to women. Through this workshop, participants will be introduced to gender-responsive strategies for women clients. Current research will be reviewed and practical examples of gender-responsive programming will also be provided. Participants can expect to achieve the following learning objectives upon completion of this workshop: · Identify women’s distinct experiences related to mental health, substance abuse, and involvement in the criminal justice system · Define and discuss the six guiding principles of gender-responsive strategies · Assess real-world examples of gender-responsive programs · Consider the applicability of gender-responsive strategies to one’s own agency/practices

Typically, rehabilitative practices take a generalized “gender-neutral” approach. However, such approaches do not account for the distinct treatment needs of women. Instead, gender-responsive strategies advocate for assessment and treatment to reflect the biological, psychological, and social realities specific to women. Through this workshop, participants will be introduced to gender-responsive strategies for women clients. Current research will be reviewed and practical examples of gender-responsive programming will also be provided. Participants can expect to achieve the following learning objectives upon completion of this workshop: · Identify women’s distinct experiences related to mental health, substance abuse, and involvement in the criminal justice system · Define and discuss the six guiding principles of gender-responsive strategies · Assess real-world examples of gender-responsive programs · Consider the applicability of gender-responsive strategies to one’s own agency/practices

Highlighted Resources

6 CEHs
In Person Training
Clinical Supervision Refresher Special Topics: Motivational Interviewing for Supervisors
Location: UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
8/9/2019

This one-day in-person workshop, Using Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Supervision, introduces supervisors to the use of the spirit and skills of motivational interviewing within the context of working with interns. Supervisors will benefit most if they have basic and advanced MI training working with clients prior to the workshop. Supervisors will gain skills and practice building and maintaining a collaborative and strong supervisory working alliance while still promoting high standards for counselor’s skills. Supervisors will also gain an understanding of basic proficiency standards for microskills based on research and a brief introduction to coding to provide data-based/coded feedback to interns. By the end of this course supervisors will have at least three MI-consistent skills for providing feedback to interns: deliver advice in ways that reduce intern’s defensiveness, support intern autonomy when setting a requirement, give interns an opportunity to integrate and understand feedback as well as develop skills in titrated practice.

This one-day in-person workshop, Using Motivational Interviewing in Clinical Supervision, introduces supervisors to the use of the spirit and skills of motivational interviewing within the context of working with interns. Supervisors will benefit most if they have basic and advanced MI training working with clients prior to the workshop. Supervisors will gain skills and practice building and maintaining a collaborative and strong supervisory working alliance while still promoting high standards for counselor’s skills. Supervisors will also gain an understanding of basic proficiency standards for microskills based on research and a brief introduction to coding to provide data-based/coded feedback to interns. By the end of this course supervisors will have at least three MI-consistent skills for providing feedback to interns: deliver advice in ways that reduce intern’s defensiveness, support intern autonomy when setting a requirement, give interns an opportunity to integrate and understand feedback as well as develop skills in titrated practice.

6 CEHs
In Person Training
Mindfulness, a Pathway Through Grief
Location: UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
10/2/2019

Presentation Description: TBA Theresa B. Skaar, M.A., is a Ph.D candidate in the Interdisciplinary Social Psychology program at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and a UMASS Center for Mindfulness Qualified (MBSR) Instructor. She currently teaches Topics and Careers in Aging to undergraduate students. Theresa focuses on connection, communication and mindfulness in her research. Specifically, she explores sensitive topics such as grief, aging, and death and dying. Professors, organizations, and healthcare professionals have invited Theresa to teach and lead sessions on these topics. Theresa is passionate about connection, and the experiences that we all share that can be difficult to talk about. For example, death is a common denominator of being human. Because of this shared, yet infrequently discussed part of life, Theresa is committed to bringing light to these challenging topics. In all of these conversations, she brings her extensive mindfulness training. Her education in this area includes MBSR, mindful eating, and mindful leadership. Theresa is deeply interested in sharing mindfulness practices with others. She leads a monthly meditation group, teaches MBSR, and mindfulness meditation to organizations. When she’s not speaking, teaching, or learning – she enjoys rousing Skip-Bo matches and road trips with her husband Charlie and their dog Oscar. She maintains her own meditation and mindfulness practice by attending retreats, yoga sessions, and continuously tweaking her morning ritual.

Presentation Description: TBA Theresa B. Skaar, M.A., is a Ph.D candidate in the Interdisciplinary Social Psychology program at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and a UMASS Center for Mindfulness Qualified (MBSR) Instructor. She currently teaches Topics and Careers in Aging to undergraduate students. Theresa focuses on connection, communication and mindfulness in her research. Specifically, she explores sensitive topics such as grief, aging, and death and dying. Professors, organizations, and healthcare professionals have invited Theresa to teach and lead sessions on these topics. Theresa is passionate about connection, and the experiences that we all share that can be difficult to talk about. For example, death is a common denominator of being human. Because of this shared, yet infrequently discussed part of life, Theresa is committed to bringing light to these challenging topics. In all of these conversations, she brings her extensive mindfulness training. Her education in this area includes MBSR, mindful eating, and mindful leadership. Theresa is deeply interested in sharing mindfulness practices with others. She leads a monthly meditation group, teaches MBSR, and mindfulness meditation to organizations. When she’s not speaking, teaching, or learning – she enjoys rousing Skip-Bo matches and road trips with her husband Charlie and their dog Oscar. She maintains her own meditation and mindfulness practice by attending retreats, yoga sessions, and continuously tweaking her morning ritual.

6 CEHs
Online Video
Technology-Based Interventions: Exploring New Models of Care and Navigating New Ethical Dilemmas
Location: Online
Anytime

This trainng has been brought to you because of a co-sponsorship with the Pacific Southwest ATTC. To learn more about the Pacific Southwest ATTC visit their website at https://attcnetwork.org/centers/pacific-southwest-attc/home. Course Description: Although behavioral health services are considered an essential healthcare benefit, access to services is often hindered, especially in frontier and rural areas. One approach to bridging this gap has emerged as a result of advances in technology and increased availability of and access to the Internet. Using technology-based interventions to deliver behavioral health services, including substance use disorders treatment and recovery support, is impacting how behavioral health professionals deliver treatment services and what constitutes typical standards of care. However, these growing trends towards using technology-based interventions to deliver behavioral health services raises specific practice concerns that agency administrators and staff need to take into consideration. This two-part training series will first introduce technology-based interventions related to substance use disorders and then dig deeper into ethical considerations for professionals in the behavioral health field. Note: This training includes 3 hours of Ethics training.

This trainng has been brought to you because of a co-sponsorship with the Pacific Southwest ATTC. To learn more about the Pacific Southwest ATTC visit their website at https://attcnetwork.org/centers/pacific-southwest-attc/home. Course Description: Although behavioral health services are considered an essential healthcare benefit, access to services is often hindered, especially in frontier and rural areas. One approach to bridging this gap has emerged as a result of advances in technology and increased availability of and access to the Internet. Using technology-based interventions to deliver behavioral health services, including substance use disorders treatment and recovery support, is impacting how behavioral health professionals deliver treatment services and what constitutes typical standards of care. However, these growing trends towards using technology-based interventions to deliver behavioral health services raises specific practice concerns that agency administrators and staff need to take into consideration. This two-part training series will first introduce technology-based interventions related to substance use disorders and then dig deeper into ethical considerations for professionals in the behavioral health field. Note: This training includes 3 hours of Ethics training.