In Person Trainings

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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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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Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST): January 2...

In Person Training

27

January

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 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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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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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.

UNR Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno, NV 89511
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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 3 hour 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 3 hour 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 webinar 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. This webinar is co-sponsored by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health. http://www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org/

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 webinar 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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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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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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