In Person Trainings

Unseen Powers: The Critical Forces of Transference and Counte...

In Person Training

04

September

This course teaches clinicians how to become more aware of transference and countertransference as they play significant roles in psychotherapy and counseling. We are all navigating our relationships based on prior relational experiences, and in the setting of a therapist or counselor's office, this process is accentuated and can provide helpful material with which to work. As a three hour course, this will seek to accomplish the following objectives: 1. Develop ability to recognize transference and countertransference as factors affecting outcome of treatment. 2. Learn the distinctions between objective and subjective countertransference. 3. Develop ability to identify transference and countertransference in existing cases. 4. Develop discretion on how to address transference and countertransference with client and with one's own therapist or consultants.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Groups and Group Processing Skills

In Person Training

25

September

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.

UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
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Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment of Gambling Disorder

In Person Training

26

September

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.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Diagnostic Assessment and Treatment of Gambling Disorder

In Person Training

27

September

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.

UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
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Mindfulness, a Pathway Through Grief

In Person Training

02

October

Grief is a common denominator of being human. Grief is a natural reaction to loss (e.g. death of a loved one, loss of a job, changes in identity). Although grief may be a natural reaction, it can be difficult to navigate both personally and professionally. The experience of grief is unique to each person and the loss they’ve had. This workshop introduces mindfulness as a pathway through grief. Mindfulness is the act of paying attention on purpose in a specific way. This workshop will combine current grief and mindfulness research to bring new tools and strategies to the practitioner’s toolkit. Practitioners will be able to use this knowledge to better support their clients. The information introduced in this workshop will be explored through experiential practices, reflection, and discussion.

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

In Person Training

04

October

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 Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Mindfulness, a Pathway Through Grief

In Person Training

10

October

Grief is a common denominator of being human. Grief is a natural reaction to loss (e.g. death of a loved one, loss of a job, changes in identity). Although grief may be a natural reaction, it can be difficult to navigate both personally and professionally. The experience of grief is unique to each person and the loss they’ve had. This workshop introduces mindfulness as a pathway through grief. Mindfulness is the act of paying attention on purpose in a specific way. This workshop will combine current grief and mindfulness research to bring new tools and strategies to the practitioner’s toolkit. Practitioners will be able to use this knowledge to better support their clients. The information introduced in this workshop will be explored through experiential practices, reflection, and discussion.

UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
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Methamphetamine and Its Impact on Brain and Behavior: Best Pr...

In Person Training

10

October

The purpose of this daylong training is to provide participants with information about methamphetamine and its impact on the user's brain, body, and behavior. The mental health and physical health consequences of methamphetamine use will be presented, including the cognitive impact of methamphetamine use. The presentation will conclude with a discussion on how to implement effective behavioral treatment interventions with people who use methamphetamine, and the necessary adaptations needed to engage and retain people in care. Specific topics will include: (1) the scope of methamphetamine use from a local, regional, and national perspective; (2) methamphetamine and the brain and its impact on cognition; (3) methamphetamine and psychosis/psychiatric co-morbidity; (4) short- and long-term health consequences; (5) the methamphetamine-HIV link; (6) effective, evidence-based behavioral treatments for people with a stimulant use disorder; and (7) methamphetamine treatment outcomes.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Groups and Group Processing Skills

In Person Training

11

October

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.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Methamphetamine and Its Impact on Brain and Behavior: Best Pr...

In Person Training

11

October

The purpose of this daylong training is to provide participants with information about methamphetamine and its impact on the user's brain, body, and behavior. The mental health and physical health consequences of methamphetamine use will be presented, including the cognitive impact of methamphetamine use.

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

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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Alternative Approaches

In Person Training

01

November

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UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Foundations in Working with Psychosis

In Person Training

04

November

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.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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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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Confidentiality and HIPAA

In Person Training

15

November

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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