Events | Trainings

Fall 2017 Training Series

Fall 2017 Training Series

October 25 – December 12, 2017

Maple Grove • Saint Paul • Minneapolis
Saint Louis Park • Shoreview • Maplewood

7 unique sessions • Earn 3 or 6 CEHs per workshop

Register 1 month before each workshop to receive our 15% early-bird discount.
Save 10% when you or your organization registers for 5+ workshops.
Call 651-644-7333 for the coupon codes.

1. Healing from Within: Trauma-Informed Mind-Body Practices for Health and Well-Being – COMPLETED

Wednesday, October 25 | Maple Grove, MN

Using existing knowledge of trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and mental health diagnoses, participants will experience and explore the power of mind-body interventions for self-regulation, focus, community connection and overall well-being

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2. Effective Intervention with Anxious Youth using CBT, Acceptance and Mindfulness-Based Techniques – COMPLETED

Monday, October 30 | St. Paul, MN

This session will review crucial components of cognitive-behavioral intervention for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. Participants will learn about the most effective cognitive modification techniques

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3. The Psychology of Scarcity: The Impact of “Not Enough” on Health and Well-Being – COMPLETED

Monday, November 6 | Maple Grove, MN

Scarcity, a concept in behavioral economics, has been demonstrated to impact thinking and decision-making. This workshop will explore research surrounding scarcity and apply it to working with parents and children

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4. Language for Joining: Supporting Students in Distress – COMPLETED

Monday, November 13 | Minneapolis, MN

Geared toward helping professionals, teachers, caregivers and parents, this presentation will increase attendees’ ability to recognize how and where a child is struggling, name the experience, and use concise language to join the child in distress. The workshop will pay particular attention to the concept of joining

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5. Battling Eating Disorders in Children and Teens – COMPLETED

Tuesday, November 14 | St Louis Park, MN

In this presentation, participants will learn the early warning signs of an eating disorder in children and teens and explore the risk factors associated with the development of an eating disorder, including social media use, childhood trauma and more

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6. Understanding Attachment and Rethinking Behavior: Healing Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

Monday, December 4 | Shoreview, MN

By focusing on the relationship first and understanding behavior from the child’s perspective, participants of this session will learn how to bring about not only behavioral changes, but also healing

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7. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Teens and Adolescents

Tuesday, December 12 | Maplewood, MN

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) offers specific skills to help intervene with adolescents who are dealing with everything from common interpersonal difficulties to serious safety concerns. Participants in this session will explore an overview of DBT and learn activities and strategies to put these skills into practice with youth

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6. Understanding Attachment and Rethinking Behavior: Healing Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

Children who have experienced significant or repeated trauma are often in “survival mode” and chronically dysregulated. Their behaviors, although appearing intentional and out of anger, are actually derived from a place of fear. By focusing on the relationship first and understanding behavior from the child’s perspective, participants of this session will learn how to bring about not only behavioral changes, but also healing.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the impact of trauma and stress on the brain, body and behavior.
  • To understand behavior from the perspective and experiences of a traumatized child.
  • To understand the “window of stress” and how it impacts regulation.
  • To identify the underlying fear and stress in most problematic behaviors.
  • To distinguish between the “traditional” view to problematic behaviors, and a “new” view and relationship-focused response to help children heal.
  • To provide trauma-informed strategies to address stealing, lying, eye contact, aggression, defiance and food/eating-related concerns.

Kara Rogers, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Supervisor – Catholic Charities Young Learners Program

Monday, December 4
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (one hour break for lunch on your own)

Shoreview Community Center
4580 Victoria Street North
Shoreview, MN 55126

Level: Basic | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: Preschool Age – Adolescence | Includes Clinical Content

6 CEHs | $179

7. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Teens and Adolescents

Have you ever encountered a teenager having a crisis? Heard a teen in conflict with parents or friends? Struggled to support an adolescent dealing with suicidal thoughts or self-harm? Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) offers specific skills to help intervene with adolescents who are dealing with everything from common interpersonal difficulties to serious safety concerns. Participants in this session will explore an overview of DBT and learn activities and strategies to put these skills into practice with youth.

Participants will:

  1. Gain a general understanding of DBT, including its usefulness and adaption for use with adolescents, and how to integrate DBT skills in personal and/or professional life.
  2. Learn activities to use to teach adolescents and teens DBT skills.
  3. Learn the basics of DBT as a therapy model.
  4. Learn how to use DBT as a helpful technique with teenagers and in multiple environments.
  5. Practice DBT activities to help teach DBT skills to clients.

Maddie Asp, MSW, LGSW, Primary Therapist & Sarah Janzen, MSW, LICSW, Clinic Supervisor – Mental Health Systems, PC

Tuesday, December 12
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Maplewood Community Center
1200 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN 55109

Level: Basic | For: Professionals | Includes Clinical Content

3 CEHs | $89

Completed Workshops

1. Healing from Within: Trauma-Informed Mind-Body Practices for Health and Well-Being

Using existing knowledge of trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and mental health diagnoses, participants will experience and explore the power of mind-body interventions for self-regulation, focus, community connection and overall well-being. Through lecture, hands-on learning, reflection and discussion, participants will practice the new Move Mindfully® Card Deck exercises which include releasing and calming breathing techniques, simple yoga-based movements and social/emotional skill development activities for use in schools, homes and therapeutic settings. Attendees will walk away with strategies for themselves and their clients.

Kathy Flaminio, MSW, LGSW, President and Founder – 1000 Petals, LLC & National Director of Training Development – Yoga Calm®

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: AllIncludes Clinical Content

Wednesday, October 25
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN 55369

3 CEHs | $89

2. Effective Intervention with Anxious Youth using CBT, Acceptance and Mindfulness-Based Techniques

This session will review crucial components of cognitive-behavioral intervention for children and adolescents with anxiety disorders. Participants will learn about the most effective cognitive modification techniques and there will be a special emphasis on the effective use of graded exposure, desensitization and habituation techniques. The presenter will also review ways to incorporate mindfulness-based meditation and acceptance-based techniques.

Ann Layne, PhD, Licensed Psychologist – Anxiety Treatment Resources

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: Children & AdolescentsIncludes Clinical Content

Monday, October 30
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dakota Lodge
1200 Stassen Lane
St Paul, MN 55118

3 CEHs | $89

3. The Psychology of Scarcity: The Impact of “Not Enough” on Health and Well-Being

Scarcity, a concept in behavioral economics, has been demonstrated to impact thinking and decision-making. This workshop will explore research surrounding scarcity and apply it to working with parents and children. Participants will discuss the effects of scarcity on clients who are under stress as well as on the professionals who work with them. This presentation will include exercises for self-evaluation and self-care to help build resilience.

Participants will:

  1. Understand three basic concepts that have emerged from scarcity research.
  2. Apply concepts to understanding specific client behaviors.
  3. Develop awareness and examine effects on their own decision-making and professional practice.

Carol Siegel, PhD, LP, IMH-E®(IV), Private Practice & Instructor in Infant and Early Childhood Certificate Program – Univ. of MN

Monday, November 6
8:30 am – 11:30 am

Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Level: Basic | For: Professionals & Parents | Includes Clinical Content

3 CEHs | $89

4. Language for Joining: Supporting Students in Distress

Many students who have experienced significant stress need adults to remain reflective and attend to what is underneath their challenging behavior. Geared toward helping professionals, teachers, caregivers and parents, this presentation will increase attendees’ ability to recognize how and where a child is struggling, name the experience, and use concise language to join the child in distress. The workshop will pay particular attention to the concept of joining—a state of mind caring adults possess when they are attending to the needs of children by talking and acting for the benefit of the child. This intentional relationship allows adults to join in the child’s perspective and make sense of his or her experiences. Using reflection and language as tools, workshop participants will learn how to create helpful spaces for problem solving rather than power struggles.

Lauren Nietz, LICSW, Consultant, Outpatient Therapist – Washburn Center for Children

Monday, November 13
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

St Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church
3450 Irving Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Level: Basic | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: Early Childhood – School Age | Includes Clinical Content

3 CEHs | $89

5. Battling Eating Disorders in Children and Teens

Kids are always eating! But what happens when they don’t eat and start losing weight? Or they gain excessive weight year after year? What if they seem to be exercising too much? When should you be concerned? How do you partner with parents to get help for the child? In this presentation, participants will learn the early warning signs of an eating disorder in children and teens and explore the risk factors associated with the development of an eating disorder, including social media use, childhood trauma and more. Attendees will learn when to utilize the SCOFF, a validated screening tool, and how to partner well with parents and their children to prevent a lifelong struggle with food, eating and body image.

Heather Gallivan, PsyD, LP – Clinical Director, Elizabeth Jackson, MS, RD, LD – Clinical Dietitian & Lois Larson, PT – Manager, Melrose Physical Awareness and Rehab Center

Tuesday, November 14
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Melrose Center
3525 Monterey Drive
Saint Louis Park, MN 55416

Level: Basic/Intermediate | For: Professionals | Includes Clinical Content

3 CEHs | $89

Accommodations
If you need a reasonable accommodation (e.g., wheelchair accessibility, interpreter, braille, or large print materials), such accommodations will be made available upon advanced request. Please contact the MACMH office at least 3 weeks prior to the given event so we are best able to meet your needs. For TTY, contact Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.