In Person Trainings

Foundations in Working with Psychosis

In Person Training

21

October

Addresses understanding the symptoms of psychosis, and focuses a therapeutic approach that is can be used alongside the medical medication-management model. The curricula looks at psychosis holistically in addressing symptom management, healthy coping skills and integration of the self. CBT methods are introduced and covered as key principles in helping a person to reframe thinking and live a life of wellness and recovery. Relapse prevention with regard to psychosis is addressed, and resources are provided, including Hearing Voices groups, the Open Dialogue approach and First Episode Psychosis programs. Learning objectives include understanding the nature and prevalence of psychosis. Understanding and recognizing signs and symptoms. Developing tools to engage people experiencing psychosis in an effective and constructive way, including utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy principles alongside the medical/medication management model. Understanding and implementing relapse prevention strategies. Introduction to resources and programming that recognize the need to treat the whole person with a recovery oriented, person-centered approach.This course is has been approved for CEUs by the Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners, NV19-1021CE.

UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
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Clinical Supervision for Alcohol and Drug Counselors 2-day

In Person Training

23

October

The objectives of the Advanced Clinical Supervision in-person training includes facilitating the development of a personal model of supervision and practicing skills to help shape the delivery of high quality, effective clinical services to those seeking assistance for substance use disorders. This training is aimed at preparing clinical supervisors to observe job performance, provide feedback and coaching, prioritize learning needs, develop achievable learning objectives, and continue monitoring performance to assess effectiveness. Examples of key topics/concepts discussed are: • The scope of clinical supervision, the supervisory relationship • Applying theoretical models to clinical supervision • Observation formats and methods, how to review tapes • Counselor assessment and goal development, developing your own model • Cultural considerations, including agency culture considerations • Discussion/review of TAP 21A competencies • Requirements, regulations, and legal aspects of supervision • Social Media. *Participants will receive 12 credits for attending BOTH days.

UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
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Clinical Supervision for Alcohol and Drug Counselors 2-day

In Person Training

31

October

The objectives of the Advanced Clinical Supervision in-person training includes facilitating the development of a personal model of supervision and practicing skills to help shape the delivery of high quality, effective clinical services to those seeking assistance for substance use disorders. This training is aimed at preparing clinical supervisors to observe job performance, provide feedback and coaching, prioritize learning needs, develop achievable learning objectives, and continue monitoring performance to assess effectiveness. Examples of key topics/concepts discussed are: • The scope of clinical supervision, the supervisory relationship • Applying theoretical models to clinical supervision • Observation formats and methods, how to review tapes • Counselor assessment and goal development, developing your own model • Cultural considerations, including agency culture considerations • Discussion/review of TAP 21A competencies • Requirements, regulations, and legal aspects of supervision • Social Media. *Participants will receive 12 credits for attending BOTH days.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Anger Management

In Person Training

01

November

Anger is a fundamental human emotion that rarely appears alone. How we think and feel about anger, as well as how we express and respond to it, are the critical issues at hand. If we are to address one emotion, we are better served by addressing all of them and figuring out what they mean to our clients and how they help clients define and live productive lives. This workshop will combine current research with the basics to help behavioral health professionals better understand their clients’ emotional processes, and work more effectively to help clients understand, identify, and make behavioral choices around their experiences of emotions, with anger as a central focus. By the end of this training, participants will: Be able to identify a range of human emotions and their adaptive functions; Develop an understanding of emotions and their relationship to violence, thus identifying various risk factors for violence; Develop an cursory knowledge of other potential causes of violence (e.g., substance use and medical conditions); Learn about different ways to assess for violence, including biopsychosocial information as well as formal assessment instruments; and Develop a range of skills and knowledge related to deescalating and treating anger.

UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
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Clinical Supervision Refresher Special Topics: Motivational I...

In Person Training

08

November

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.

College of Southern Nevada, West Charleston Campus, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146, Building C
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Addressing Substance Abuse From an Attachment Perspective: Pr...

In Person Training

08

November

Description: Psychotherapy with couples is challenging for even the most skilled of therapists. Attentive, responsive and emotionally engaged connecting are increasingly challenged by all sorts of factors. These range from work schedule demands to electronic device distractions, and of course substance abuse. Substance abuse is particularly challenging in couple therapy because it is an alternate relationship engaged in by the substance abusing partner. Appreciating this from an attachment theory perspective offers the therapist an opportunity to bring a humanistic, non-pathologizing, systemic stance to helping partners break through denial, and access and express the most meaningful aspects of their experience in the relationship on their way to becoming more connected. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), developed by one of the presenter’s mentors, Dr. Sue Johnson, is an extremely effective method of operationalizing attachment theory in work with couples, families and individuals. EFT places substance abuse behavior in the cycle of reactive behaviors that drive partner distress. Helping couples see these cycles and how they get caught in them allows a means of de-escalation and regrouping so they can slow down and send clear, emotionally meaningful messages to another: the stuff of understanding and re-connection. In this one-day workshop focused on couple therapy, the fundamentals of applying EFT when substance abuse behavior is present will be introduced via description, demonstration and experiential exercise. A familiarity with EFT is helpful but not a pre-requisite. Much of the fundamentals discussed will have direct application to work with individuals and families as well as couples. Learning Objectives: Understanding addiction through an attachment lens; Treatment alliance factors in this type of work; Understanding how addiction impacts the relational system; Understanding how the security of the relational system impacts addiction; Understanding the fundamentals of EFT as a method of bringing attachment theory alive in dyadic therapeutic intervention.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Advanced Ethics Applications for Clinicians and Supervisors

In Person Training

21

November

Statutory, administrative and ethical standards along with best practice applications for Alcohol and Drug, MFT, and Social Work supervisors and practitioners will be summarized. We'll review mandated reporting requirements, introduce ideas for enhancing cooperation with court ordered clients, and look at applications to enhance the client alliance and improve outcomes. Scenarios with legal and ethical breaches involving both supervisors and clinicians will be discussed and processed. By the end of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of laws, regulations and professional ethics; understand engagement standards and strategies to engage and enhance client cooperation and outcomes; be familiar with mandated reporting requirements and 2016 changes; know risks inherent with texting, emailing and SNS; and have an awareness of scenarios from recent investigations of legal and ethical breaches by clinicians and supervisors. This course is has been approved for CEUs by the Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners, NV19-1121CE.

UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
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Suicide Prevention

In Person Training

21

November

This training will consider basic strategies in addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors, techniques for assessing suicidal ideation and considerations for best practices in responding to these unique situations. In addition we will evaluate how suicide may or may not have impacted us personally and the role that plays in our practice. Objectives: Participants will consider intentional practices when working with all clients, unique suicide risk factors for specific populations and the potential impact of specific life events as a risk factor. Participants will become aware of the annual number of suicides and the impact on society and others. Participants will review and/or be introduced to common assessment tools. Participants will consider and review effective response strategies when suicide risk factors are identified. This course will satisfy the 2 hour Suicide Awareness/Prevention CEUs required for behavioral health workers. This course is has been approved for CEUs by the Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners, NV19-1209CE.

UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
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Confidentiality and HIPAA

In Person Training

06

December

This workshop will cover federal and Nevada​ specific rules of confidentiality with an emphasis on practical solutions to real problems. ​By the end of this training, participants will: understand the proper consent for release of information, be aware of the procedure to respond to a subpoena, ​and understand the important exceptions to the rules. Additionally LADC counselors, social workers and other professionals will understand how to apply their organization’s policy as well as individual policy in their practice. 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 course is has been approved for CEUs by the Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners, NV19-1115CE.

UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
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Minority Mental Health: The Disconnect (Reno)

In Person Training

06

December

The workshop will focus on the disconnect between African Americans and Mental Health Services. Human Service Professionals will identify the disparity, increase awareness, and gain valuable culturally competent tools to better service their clients. Learning Objectives: Participants will develop an awareness of Minority Mental Health disparities from childhood to adulthood; Participants will become aware of barriers such as historical trauma and barriers; Participants will become aware of Minority Mental Health & The Justice System; At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to identify and utilize effective tools such as cultural competency skills to better service their clients.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Advanced Ethics Applications for Clinicians and Supervisors

In Person Training

09

December

Statutory, administrative and ethical standards along with best practice applications for Alcohol and Drug, MFT, and Social Work supervisors and practitioners will be summarized. We'll review mandated reporting requirements, introduce ideas for enhancing cooperation with court ordered clients, and look at applications to enhance the client alliance and improve outcomes. Scenarios with legal and ethical breaches involving both supervisors and clinicians will be discussed and processed. By the end of this presentation, participants will have knowledge of laws, regulations and professional ethics; understand engagement standards and strategies to engage and enhance client cooperation and outcomes; be familiar with mandated reporting requirements and 2016 changes; know risks inherent with texting, emailing and SNS; and have an awareness of scenarios from recent investigations of legal and ethical breaches by clinicians and supervisors. This course is has been approved for CEUs by the Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners, NV19-1121CE.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Suicide Prevention

In Person Training

09

December

This training will consider basic strategies in addressing suicidal thoughts and behaviors, techniques for assessing suicidal ideation and considerations for best practices in responding to these unique situations. In addition we will evaluate how suicide may or may not have impacted us personally and the role that plays in our practice. Objectives: Participants will consider intentional practices when working with all clients, unique suicide risk factors for specific populations and the potential impact of specific life events as a risk factor. Participants will become aware of the annual number of suicides and the impact on society and others. Participants will review and/or be introduced to common assessment tools. Participants will consider and review effective response strategies when suicide risk factors are identified. This course will satisfy the 2 hour Suicide Awareness/Prevention CEUs required for behavioral health workers. This course is has been approved for CEUs by the Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners, NV19-1209CE.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Minority Mental Health: The Disconnect (Las Vegas)

In Person Training

13

December

The workshop will focus on the disconnect between African Americans and Mental Health Services. Human Service Professionals will identify the disparity, increase awareness, and gain valuable culturally competent tools to better service their clients. Learning Objectives: Participants will develop an awareness of Minority Mental Health disparities from childhood to adulthood; Participants will become aware of barriers such as historical trauma and barriers; Participants will become aware of Minority Mental Health & The Justice System; At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to identify and utilize effective tools such as cultural competency skills to better service their clients.

College of Southern Nevada, West Charleston Campus, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146, Building C
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How Emotions Influence Addiction Disorders & Counselor Burnou...

In Person Training

24

April

This workshop provides participants with an overview of the recent history and most current theories of emotions, how they are defined, how they influence treatment and how they relate to all addiction disorders. Much of our work will include differentiating emotion from cognition and from behavior. We will also be learning how to incorporate emotion theories, including emotional intelligence, into the treatment of addiction disorders and counselor burnout.

Reno, NV
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Advanced Motivational Interviewing

In Person Training

08

May

This one-day Advanced Motivational Interviewing training will provide participants with the opportuniThis one-day Advanced Motivational Interviewing training will provide participants with the opportunity to continue building upon the MI skills covered in the Introduction to MI course. The course will pay particular attention to using MI micro-skills and strategies to elicit change talk and reinforce client commitment. The training will be highly interactive and include several opportunities for practice. At the end of the training participants will be able to: Demonstrate 2-3 strategies for eliciting change talk Identify change talk and reinforce it through the strategic use of the OARS Explore goals and values with clients in a way that will enhance motivation for change Identify ways to use Motivational Interviewing in a group setting Conduct a MI change planning sessionty to continue building upon the MI skills covered in th...

Reno, NV
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Advanced Motivational Interviewing

In Person Training

18

May

This one-day Advanced Motivational Interviewing training will provide participants with the opportuniThis one-day Advanced Motivational Interviewing training will provide participants with the opportunity to continue building upon the MI skills covered in the Introduction to MI course. The course will pay particular attention to using MI micro-skills and strategies to elicit change talk and reinforce client commitment. The training will be highly interactive and include several opportunities for practice. At the end of the training participants will be able to: Demonstrate 2-3 strategies for eliciting change talk Identify change talk and reinforce it through the strategic use of the OARS Explore goals and values with clients in a way that will enhance motivation for change Identify ways to use Motivational Interviewing in a group setting Conduct a MI change planning sessionty to continue building upon the MI skills covered in th...

Las Vegas, NV
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