In Person Trainings

Identifying and Selecting EBIs – Finding the Best Fit

In Person Training

16

July

This training is brought to you in collaboration with the Pacific Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (HHS Region 9) Join the Pacific Southwest PTTC listserv: https://tinyurl.com/pspttc-listserv For general information, call toll-free: 1-833-9SW-PTTC Prevention leaders are dedicated to improving the health of their communities through the implementation of effective strategies to reduce substance misuse and related consequences. Perhaps the most critical decisions prevention staff weigh are what interventions to adopt and implement, typically with limited resources. Through participation in this full-day workshop, attendees will learn to identify and critically examine interventions that are not just effective but that also align closely with their unique community conditions and organizational strengths.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Is Medicare a Missed Opportunity In Nevada’s Behavioral Healt...

In Person Training

18

July

Nationwide, community behavioral health providers have not impacted Medicare beneficiaries to the extent they have for Medicaid enrollees. This has often left Medicare beneficiaries with low access to behavioral health care, despite recent policy changes designed to expand access to people with behavioral health conditions age 65 and over who are dual eligible. Evidence shows that Medicare beneficiaries often have high prevalence of behavioral health conditions, including depression, substance use disorders, bipolar disorders and schizophrenia. Addressing these needs is necessary to increase the quality of life and reduce health care costs. Learning Objectives: Assess whether Medicare enrollees with behavioral health conditions are underserved in Nevada; Identify barriers and describe several ways to overcome the barriers that may have decreased access to kept them away from meeting the behavioral health needs of Medicare enrollees; Identify several strategies behavioral health providers in Nevada can increase access to Medicare enrollees through their centers; Identify key activities to make services to Medicare enrollees sustainable for Nevada providers.

UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
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Is Medicare a Missed Opportunity In Nevada’s Behavioral Healt...

In Person Training

19

July

Nationwide, community behavioral health providers have not impacted Medicare beneficiaries to the extent they have for Medicaid enrollees. This has often left Medicare beneficiaries with low access to behavioral health care, despite recent policy changes designed to expand access to people with behavioral health conditions age 65 and over who are dual eligible. Evidence shows that Medicare beneficiaries often have high prevalence of behavioral health conditions, including depression, substance use disorders, bipolar disorders and schizophrenia. Addressing these needs is necessary to increase the quality of life and reduce health care costs. Learning Objectives: Assess whether Medicare enrollees with behavioral health conditions are underserved in Nevada; Identify barriers and describe several ways to overcome the barriers that may have decreased access to kept them away from meeting the behavioral health needs of Medicare enrollees; Identify several strategies behavioral health providers in Nevada can increase access to Medicare enrollees through their centers; Identify key activities to make services to Medicare enrollees sustainable for Nevada providers.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Gender-Responsive Strategies

In Person Training

05

August

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

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Gender-Responsive Strategies (Las Vegas)

In Person Training

07

August

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

College of Southern Nevada, West Charleston Campus, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146, Building C
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Clinical Supervision Refresher Special Topics: Motivational I...

In Person Training

09

August

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.

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

TBA

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

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.

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.

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. ...

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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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. ...

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 Addiction in Couples Therapy: An Attachment Perspe...

In Person Training

08

November

TBA

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

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

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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