In Person Trainings

Brief, Solution Oriented Family Therapy 2-day

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August

Note: This is a two-day workshop that will take place on August 21 & 22, 2017. Brief, Solution Oriented Family Therapy (B SOFT) has practice-based-evidence and evidence-based practice applications in Mental Health, Child Welfare and Addiction Counseling. Counseling modality can be individual or family. Developed from extensive SFBT research with effective strategies for Mandated Clients and High-Risk, Low-Resource populations. Interventions involve identifying client strengths and eliciting goals and solutions through a clinical process that is within the scope of practice for Addiction Counselors. Workshop includes counseling practice scenarios and report writing strategies.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
12 CEHs

Clinical Supervision Refresher LV

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August

Attendance at the Clinical Supervision two-day training is a prerequisite. This one-day Clinical Supervision in-person training focuses on the concepts taught and standards discussed in the Clinical Supervision two-day training. Supervisors will practice 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.

Nevada State College, Dawson Building, Classroom 109, 1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, NV 89002
6 CEHs

Treating Problems with Pornography

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September

More and more individuals report struggling with pornography in the internet age. We will discuss evaluating the whole person, formulating a diagnosis, and common concerns that frequently lead to problems with pornography. We will work with effective treatment modules including helping clients develop skills to support emotional well-being (especially in response to shame and anger), cultivate sexual authenticity and sexual empathy, resolve erotic conflicts, explore meaning in their lives, restore health their relationships, and more.

Nevada CoOp Extension, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
6 CEHs

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Activating High Leverag...

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September

This workshop is focused on how intentional application of the science of human adaptation through experience can enhance our practice and help us to build flourishing communities. Presentation of neurodevelopment and epigenetic influences on development – including development of substance dependence and mental health challenges – will create a platform for exploring the ways that people with a history of adversity and trauma can become leaders of community change. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are a driver of many different kinds of health, social and productivity problems; and that is what makes ACEs such a powerful prevention opportunity. Presentations will bring together ancient wisdom with new scientific theories of complexity, quantum theory, and community psychology. Participants will learn how to notice and activate high-leverage trauma-informed prevention opportunities.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
6 CEHs

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Activating High Leverag...

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September

This workshop is focused on how intentional application of the science of human adaptation through experience can enhance our practice and help us to build flourishing communities. Presentation of neurodevelopment and epigenetic influences on development – including development of substance dependence and mental health challenges – will create a platform for exploring the ways that people with a history of adversity and trauma can become leaders of community change. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are a driver of many different kinds of health, social and productivity problems; and that is what makes ACEs such a powerful prevention opportunity. Presentations will bring together ancient wisdom with new scientific theories of complexity, quantum theory, and community psychology. Participants will learn how to notice and activate high-leverage trauma-informed prevention opportunities.

Nevada State College, Dawson Building, Classroom 109, 1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, NV 89002
6 CEHs

Clinical Supervision for Alcohol and Drug Counselors 2-day

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September

This is a 2-day workshop that will be held on August 10 & 11, 2017. IMPORTANT NOTE: The 14-hour online Clinical Supervision Foundations workshop is a prerequisite to this course. To register: http://healtheknowledge.org/course/index.php?categoryid=56 An LADC must be an active LADC for two years prior to taking the supervisors course, and should apply to the Board for approval. A CADC must be an active CADC for three years prior to taking the supervisors course, and should apply to the Board for approval. COURSE OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the Advanced Clinical Supervision inperson 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.

Nevada CoOp Extension, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
12 CEHs

Treating Problems with Pornography

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September

More and more individuals report struggling with pornography in the internet age. We will discuss evaluating the whole person, formulating a diagnosis, and common concerns that frequently lead to problems with pornography. We will work with effective treatment modules including helping clients develop skills to support emotional well-being (especially in response to shame and anger), cultivate sexual authenticity and sexual empathy, resolve erotic conflicts, explore meaning in their lives, restore health their relationships, and more.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
6 CEHs

SBIRT with Adolescents

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September

SBIRT is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic alcohol and illicit drug use, abuse, and dependence. Through a 6-hour didactic and experientially oriented workshop, participants will develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to deliver SBIRT (Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment). Objectives: At the end of this workshop participants will be able to: Identify SBIRT as a system change initiative; Compare and contrast the current system with SBIRT; Understand the public health approach; Discuss the need to change how we think about substance use behaviors, problems, and interventions; Understand the information screening does and does not provide; Define brief intervention/brief negotiated interview; Describe the goals of conducting a BI/BNI; Understand the counselor’s role in providing BI/BNI; Develop knowledge of Motivational Interviewing as it relates to the SBIRT model; and Describe referral to treatment.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
6 CEHs

SBIRT with Adolescents

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September

SBIRT is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic alcohol and illicit drug use, abuse, and dependence. Through a 6-hour didactic and experientially oriented workshop, participants will develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to deliver SBIRT (Substance Use Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment). Objectives: At the end of this workshop participants will be able to: Identify SBIRT as a system change initiative; Compare and contrast the current system with SBIRT; Understand the public health approach; Discuss the need to change how we think about substance use behaviors, problems, and interventions; Understand the information screening does and does not provide; Define brief intervention/brief negotiated interview; Describe the goals of conducting a BI/BNI; Understand the counselor’s role in providing BI/BNI; Develop knowledge of Motivational Interviewing as it relates to the SBIRT model; and Describe referral to treatment.

Nevada CoOp Extension, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
6 CEHs

Advanced Ethics Applications for Clinicians and Supervisors

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October

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.

Nevada CoOp Extension, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
6 CEHs

Advanced Ethics Applications for Clinicians and Supervisors

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October

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.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
6 CEHs

Sexual Health In Recovery

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October

In this workshop we’ll explore how healthy sexuality and its underlying principles relate to the client’s recovery. We’ll also discuss how people in recovery have may have masked or created problems by their drug and alcohol use, and that for many clients sexual health will be a critical part of their treatment and relapse prevention. Finally we’ll look at exercises to use with the client, and discuss how to combine the exercises with skills such as motivational interviewing to help our clients set sexual health treatment goals as a part of recovery. Note: American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) credits will be available for this workshop.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
6 CEHs

Trauma Informed Response to Sexual Assault

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November

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.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
6 CEHs

Sexual Health in Recovery

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November

In this workshop we’ll explore how healthy sexuality and its underlying principles relate to the client’s recovery. We’ll also discuss how people in recovery have may have masked or created problems by their drug and alcohol use, and that for many clients sexual health will be a critical part of their treatment and relapse prevention. Finally we’ll look at exercises to use with the client, and discuss how to combine the exercises with skills such as motivational interviewing to help our clients set sexual health treatment goals as a part of recovery. Note: American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) credits will be available for this workshop.

Nevada State College, Dawson Building, Classroom 109, 1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, NV 89002
6 CEHs

Confidentiality and HIPAA

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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.

Nevada CoOp Extension, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
6 CEHs

DSM-5 Half-Day LV

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November

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) 5 is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States. It is essential that all clinicians become proficient in the use of this critical guide. At the conclusion of the workshop participants will have a working knowledge of: • Case Formulation • Criterion for Clinical Significance • Diagnostic Criteria and Descriptors • Subtypes and Specifiers • Principle Diagnosis • Provisional Diagnosis • Coding and Reporting Procedures • Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5 • Overview of Disorders in theDSM-5 with a focus on Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders, but will also discuss differential diagnosis with other psychiatric disorders in the manual.

Nevada CoOp Extension, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
3 CEHs

ASAM Half-Day LV

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November

Managed care companies, treatment providers, and program evaluators use patient placement criteria to ensure that clients are placed in the appropriate level of care. By the end of the workshop, participants will: - become familiar with the patient placement criteria for clients with substance use disorders, adopted by the American Society of Addiction Medicine 3rd Edition. - Review admission, continued service and transfer/discharge criteria for both adults and adolescents. - Apply placement principles through case studies and in class discussion. This workshop is appropriate for; addiction counselors (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.

Nevada CoOp Extension, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
3 CEHs

DSM-5 Half-Day

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November

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) 5 is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States. It is essential that all clinicians become proficient in the use of this critical guide. At the conclusion of the workshop participants will have a working knowledge of: • Case Formulation • Criterion for Clinical Significance • Diagnostic Criteria and Descriptors • Subtypes and Specifiers • Principle Diagnosis • Provisional Diagnosis • Coding and Reporting Procedures • Highlights of Changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5 • Overview of Disorders in the DSM-5 with a focus on Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders, but will also discuss differential diagnosis with other psychiatric disorders in the manual.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
3 CEHs

ASAM Half-Day

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November

Managed care companies, treatment providers, and program evaluators use patient placement criteria to ensure that clients are placed in the appropriate level of care. By the end of the workshop, participants will: - become familiar with the patient placement criteria for clients with substance use disorders, adopted by the American Society of Addiction Medicine 3rd Edition. - Review admission, continued service and transfer/discharge criteria for both adults and adolescents. - Apply placement principles through case studies and in class discussion. This workshop is appropriate for; addiction counselors (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.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
3 CEHs

Confidentiality and HIPAA

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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.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
6 CEHs

Motivational Interviewing Advanced 1-Day

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December

This 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; and Conduct a MI change planning session.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
6 CEHs

Incorporating Guided Imagery into the Stages of Change Model ...

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December

The Stage of Change Model describes how people move through a series of stages as they modify behavior. In this workshop, participants will learn how to incorporate Guided Imagery into the model in order to enhance clients’ movement through the stages. Guided Imagery is an evidence-based form of meditation in which the client deeply relaxes. An imagery experience allows the client to access the subconscious in order to gain insight into behaviors. Imagery is a powerful yet gentle approach to treatment. Participants will learn techniques to develop the induction phase of imagery. Guidelines for assessing the client’s window of tolerance will be described. An imagery outline for each stage of change will be provided. This workshop is appropriate for MFTs, Social Workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors and Nurses.

Nevada CoOp Extension, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
6 CEHs

Incorporating Guided Imagery into the Stages of Change Model ...

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December

The Stage of Change Model describes how people move through a series of stages as they modify behavior. In this workshop, participants will learn how to incorporate Guided Imagery into the model in order to enhance clients’ movement through the stages. Guided Imagery is an evidence-based form of meditation in which the client deeply relaxes. An imagery experience allows the client to access the subconscious in order to gain insight into behaviors. Imagery is a powerful yet gentle approach to treatment. Participants will learn techniques to develop the induction phase of imagery. Guidelines for assessing the client’s window of tolerance will be described. An imagery outline for each stage of change will be provided. This workshop is appropriate for MFTs, Social Workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors and Nurses.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
6 CEHs

Motivational Interviewing Advanced 1-Day LV

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December

This 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; and Conduct a MI change planning session.

Nevada CoOp Extension, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
6 CEHs