In Person Trainings

A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Use Disorder Treatment...

In Person Training

21

January

This full-day training is intended for any provider in contact with LGBT individuals, including MH and SUD clinicians, HIV providers, State, Local and County governments employees, Primary care providers, Public health practitioners, Prevention specialists, Community based organizations, School teachers and counselors. The training includes an introduction to key terms and concepts (such as gender identity and sexual orientation), treatment considerations for clinical work, and addressing the specific needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
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A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Use Disorder Treatment...

In Person Training

22

January

This full-day training is intended for any provider in contact with LGBT individuals, including MH and SUD clinicians, HIV providers, State, Local and County governments employees, Primary care providers, Public health practitioners, Prevention specialists, Community based organizations, School teachers and counselors. The training includes an introduction to key terms and concepts (such as gender identity and sexual orientation), treatment considerations for clinical work, and addressing the specific needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Basic Skills Training

In Person Training

28

January

This training will focus on the scopes of service for basic skills training (BST). Providers will be taught how to render and apply the service in various settings as well as integrate service provision into treatment plans and properly document in case notes.

UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
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Gender Issues in Recovery

In Person Training

30

January

This workshop will focus on the roles/stereo types that influence men's behaviors from an early age. We will identify the gender norms and how these become a barrier for change with men who suffer from addiction and/or trauma. We will seek to focus on how to break the gender stereotypes and interventions that are useful in assisting men in reaching out for help and being able to identify their own patterns of behaviors and break free from repeated cycles of abuse and substance abuse. This session will be an educational, interactive session to encourage understanding and give necessary feedback to all attendees.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Gender Issues in Recovery

In Person Training

31

January

This workshop will focus on the roles/stereo types that influence men's behaviors from an early age. We will identify the gender norms and how these become a barrier for change with men who suffer from addiction and/or trauma. We will seek to focus on how to break the gender stereotypes and interventions that are useful in assisting men in reaching out for help and being able to identify their own patterns of behaviors and break free from repeated cycles of abuse and substance abuse. This session will be an educational, interactive session to encourage understanding and give necessary feedback to all attendees.

UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
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LADC/CADC Test Prep: How to Prepare for the Written and Oral ...

In Person Training

14

February

This is a one-day workshop that will help attendees prepare for the written and oral exam for Certification or Licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Nevada. Participants should be nearing the end of their internship hours, be preparing for examination, and be skilled and knowledgeable with patient placement criteria, the DSM-5, and treatment planning. We will discuss the relationship between diagnosis, levels of care, treatment planning, and ethics. Attendees will gain helpful tips to keep in mind when studying and understand what to expect when testing. Note: Attendees are encouraged to bring their ASAM and DSM-5 manuals as practice case scenarios will be given and discussed. Supervisors are also welcome.

College of Southern Nevada, West Charleston Campus, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146, Building K - Engelstad Health Sciences
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Clinical Supervision Refresher Special Topics: Advanced Ethic...

In Person Training

20

February

A brief summary of statutory requirements (NRS 641), regulations (NAC 641), and professional ethics applicable to Psychologists, Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Clinical Social Workers and Supervisors will provide a foundation. Advanced ethical concepts, standards and vulnerabilities that could result in breaches will be explored. Client centered solutions for enhancing the therapeutic alliance, maintaining professional boundaries, engaging mandated clients, eliciting goals in which clients are invested, and respecting cultural and socioeconomic influences will frame a discussion of best practice ideas. Case Planning and Neurolinguistic strategies will be illustrated. Evidence-based and practice-based-evidence outcome research will be discussed. Clinicians’ personal barriers to objectivity, such as expectancy bias, will be explained. Frequently overlooked statutory requirements for informed consent, release of information and related forms, court orders, and client protections will be identified. In order to promote awareness and applicability of legal and ethical standards, we will discuss scenarios derived from substantiated complaints against clinicians and supervisors. Note: This workshop will satisfy the requirements for renewing Drug and Alcohol Clinical Supervisors in Nevada. It will also provide three (3) CEUs in ethics.

UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
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LADC/CADC Test Prep: How to Prepare for the Written and Oral ...

In Person Training

21

February

This is a one-day workshop that will help attendees prepare for the written and oral exam for Certification or Licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Nevada. Participants should be nearing the end of their internship hours, be preparing for examination, and be skilled and knowledgeable with patient placement criteria, the DSM-5, and treatment planning. We will discuss the relationship between diagnosis, levels of care, treatment planning, and ethics. Attendees will gain helpful tips to keep in mind when studying and understand what to expect when testing. Note: Attendees are encouraged to bring their ASAM and DSM-5 manuals as practice case scenarios will be given and discussed. Supervisors are also welcome.

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

In Person Training

24

February

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 Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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The Willow and the Oak: New Twists on Ancient Arts in Recover...

In Person Training

28

February

The mental health and addiction (MHA) treatment field is starting to acknowledge the ways in which some ancient healing arts can be helpful to their clients. For example, mindfulness and yoga, pillars of the mind-body-spirit orientation to health, are now frequently incorporated into recovery practices. Self-help orientations are broadening to incorporate Refuge Recovery and Wellbriety along with the more traditional 12-step type meetings. As clients seek enhanced pathways to sustaining their recovery it is critical that MHA practitioners understand, refer, and be trained in how to utilize appropriate alternative activities and therapies. Moderated by two of Northern Nevada’s ancient art proponents, guest teachers who specialize in various complementary treatments will introduce tools and practices that can augment traditional strategies. With Yoga, Mindfulness, and Energy Medicine as the core foundation, the workshop will include opportunities to better understand such treatments as Reiki, Functional Neurology, CMS, Neurofeedback, Acupuncture, Matrix Reimprinting, IBP, IFS, EMDR, and more. The workshop will also highlight EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and MBRP (Mindfulness-based Recovery Protection,) and emphasize the importance of incorporating these additional treatments within a trauma-infused approach when assisting clients in their long-term wellbeing.

Moana Nursery, 1100 West Moana Lane, Reno, NV 89509
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Foundations in Working with Psychosis

In Person Training

02

March

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 Refresher Special Topics: Ethics and Cli...

In Person Training

03

March

A brief summary of statutory requirements (NRS 641), regulations (NAC 641), and professional ethics applicable to Psychologists, Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Clinical Social Workers and Supervisors will provide a foundation. Advanced ethical concepts, standards and vulnerabilities that could result in breaches will be explored. Client centered solutions for enhancing the therapeutic alliance, maintaining professional boundaries, engaging mandated clients, eliciting goals in which clients are invested, and respecting cultural and socioeconomic influences will frame a discussion of best practice ideas. Case Planning and Neurolinguistic strategies will be illustrated. Evidence-based and practice-based-evidence outcome research will be discussed. Clinicians’ personal barriers to objectivity, such as expectancy bias, will be explained. Frequently overlooked statutory requirements for informed consent, release of information and related forms, court orders, and client protections will be identified. In order to promote awareness and applicability of legal and ethical standards, we will discuss scenarios derived from substantiated complaints against clinicians and supervisors. Note: This workshop will satisfy the requirements for renewing Drug and Alcohol Clinical Supervisors in Nevada. It will also provide three (3) CEUs in ethics.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Helping Clients with Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder

In Person Training

05

March

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder (CSBD) as an impulse control disorder for the ICD-11. Clients seeking help for CSBD exhibit characteristics similar to what has been labeled “behavioral addictions” including 1) diminished control over sexual thoughts, urges, and behavior, 2) significant consequences and distress related to sexual behavior, 3) multiple unsuccessful attempts to reduce or stop compulsive sexual behavior. This presentation will discuss assessment, common associated features, and treatment of CSBD. The most up-to-date research on CSBD will be discussed with a focus on clinical applications of findings in the social science literature. Finally, providers will learn how to do a differential diagnostic evaluation from other sexual behavior problems such as the non-consensual behaviors often associated with the #MeToo movement.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Helping Clients with Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder

In Person Training

06

March

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder (CSBD) as an impulse control disorder for the ICD-11. Clients seeking help for CSBD exhibit characteristics similar to what has been labeled “behavioral addictions” including 1) diminished control over sexual thoughts, urges, and behavior, 2) significant consequences and distress related to sexual behavior, 3) multiple unsuccessful attempts to reduce or stop compulsive sexual behavior. This presentation will discuss assessment, common associated features, and treatment of CSBD. The most up-to-date research on CSBD will be discussed with a focus on clinical applications of findings in the social science literature. Finally, providers will learn how to do a differential diagnostic evaluation from other sexual behavior problems such as the non-consensual behaviors often associated with the #MeToo movement.

UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
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Supporting Women in Recovery: A Trauma -Informed Approach to ...

In Person Training

10

March

Women with substance use concerns often experience unique barriers to treatment and specialized needs that go unmet within traditional treatment settings, including: experiences of trauma and intimate partner violence, co-occurring health conditions, increased economic instability, family and parenting needs, medication assisted treatment during pregnancy, and gender-specific risk factors. This trans-inclusive workshop defines what it means for services to be comprehensive, trauma-informed, and gender responsive for women; identifies issues to consider when working with women, including women who are pregnant or parenting; and discusses how to apply gender-responsive care in the delivery of behavioral health treatment and recovery services in order to improve outcomes for women and their families.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Supporting Women in Recovery: A Trauma -Informed Approach to ...

In Person Training

11

March

Women with substance use concerns often experience unique barriers to treatment and specialized needs that go unmet within traditional treatment settings, including: experiences of trauma and intimate partner violence, co-occurring health conditions, increased economic instability, family and parenting needs, medication assisted treatment during pregnancy, and gender-specific risk factors. This trans-inclusive workshop defines what it means for services to be comprehensive, trauma-informed, and gender responsive for women; identifies issues to consider when working with women, including women who are pregnant or parenting; and discusses how to apply gender-responsive care in the delivery of behavioral health treatment and recovery services in order to improve outcomes for women and their families.

College of Southern Nevada, West Charleston Campus, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146, Building I - Library Building
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Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST): March 16-...

In Person Training

16

March

Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, this foundational training helps practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement, and evaluate effective, data-driven programs and practices that reduce behavioral health disparities and improve wellness.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Effective Techniques for Handling Conflict

In Person Training

23

March

This training will offer the attendee techniques for handling conflict effectively and creatively by incorporating heightened self-awareness of one’s own conflict style and the styles of others with specific communication skills. These skills are designed to manage or resolve disputes between co-workers, clients and others that may or may not include highly emotive, escalated individuals. This is an interactive workshop that will include lecture, individual and group exercises with group participation highly encouraged by the instructors.

UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
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Effective Techniques for Handling Conflict

In Person Training

27

March

This training will offer the attendee techniques for handling conflict effectively and creatively by incorporating heightened self-awareness of one’s own conflict style and the styles of others with specific communication skills. These skills are designed to manage or resolve disputes between co-workers, clients and others that may or may not include highly emotive, escalated individuals. This is an interactive workshop that will include lecture, individual and group exercises with group participation highly encouraged by the instructors.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Psychopathology and DSM-5: A Diagnostic Refresher for Clinici...

In Person Training

17

April

The DSM-5 offers a framework for diagnosing mental disorders that helps mental health and medical professionals speak the same language when coordinating comprehensive care for clients. This course will review the major diagnostic categories in the DSM-5 and utilize case reviews to highlight the nuances in the diagnostic process that can help clinicians more clearly assess and accurately diagnose. Note: This workshop is a refresher for Masters-level (and above) clinicians or medical professionals who wish to hone their diagnostic skills and gain a deeper understanding of DSM-5. A basic understanding of mental disorders and the assessment process is a recommended prerequisite.

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

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

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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Aging & Addiction

In Person Training

15

May

A multidisciplinary overview of factors affecting the identification, intervention and treatment of substance-related and behavioral addictions older adults. Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to identify risk and protective factors relevant to addictions among the aging across bio-psycho-social domains. Participants will be able to describe the process, progression, treatment, and recovery from addictive disorders for the aging population. Participants will be able to identify prevention and intervention strategies and trends relevant to addiction and the aging.

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

UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
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Psychopathology and DSM-5: A Diagnostic Refresher for Clinici...

In Person Training

21

May

The DSM-5 offers a framework for diagnosing mental disorders that helps mental health and medical professionals speak the same language when coordinating comprehensive care for clients. This course will review the major diagnostic categories in the DSM-5 and utilize case reviews to highlight the nuances in the diagnostic process that can help clinicians more clearly assess and accurately diagnose. Note: This workshop is a refresher for Masters-level (and above) clinicians or medical professionals who wish to hone their diagnostic skills and gain a deeper understanding of DSM-5. A basic understanding of mental disorders and the assessment process is a recommended prerequisite.

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

In Person Training

12

June

Behavioral health professionals face many different and complex ethical issues. Concerns regarding dual relationship, scope of practice, professional conduct, mandatory reporting and other ethical issues frequently arise. In this course, these ethical issues will be discussed in the context of the ethical standards in the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 641C, AAMFT Code of Ethics and NASW Code of Ethics. The techniques and principles presented in this workshop will benefit social workers, counselors and other behavioral health practitioners.

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

In Person Training

12

June

In the Surgeon General’s 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action she emphasized the importance of instituting “training for all health, mental health, substance abuse and human services professionals concerning suicide risk assessment and recognition, treatment, management, and aftercare interventions.” This workshop is designed to provide a greater understanding of suicide. Objectives: define basic terms related to suicidality; be familiar with suicide-related statistics; describe the phenomenology of suicide; demonstrate understanding of risk and protective factors; understand the link between mental health and substance use diagnoses and suicide; screening questions.

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