Events | Trainings

Summer 2017 Training Series

Summer 2017 Training Series

July 19 – September 13, 2017

Eden Prairie • Minneapolis • Shoreview

Maplewood • St. Paul • Eagan

7 Unique Sessions • Earn 3 or 6 CEHs per workshop*

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1. Tools for Anxious Youth

Wednesday, July 19 | Eden Prairie, MN

Of all mental health disorders, anxiety disorders affect the greatest number of children and adolescents.  However, there are minimal tools to use with youth experiencing anxiety. This presentation will provide a working group structure and tools to support adolescents with anxiety-related challenges…

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2. Hooked on Heroin: The Heroin Epidemic in Our State and What We Can Do About It

Monday, July 24 | St. Paul, MN

Heroin abuse has reached an unprecedented level in Minnesota with more adolescents becoming hooked and overdosing than ever before. This presentation will describe the heroin epidemic in the United States and specifically the impact it has on Minnesota…

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3. ADHD Secrets: Interventions that Work

Tuesday, August 1 | Minneapolis, MN

After more than 25 years in practice and over 3,500 ADHD evaluations completed, the presenters of this workshop have acquired a vast collection of effective treatment recommendations for ADHD. The focus of this workshop includes interventions, planning and organizing, addressing social difficulties, and more…

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4. Bridging the Relationship Gap: Addressing Trauma and Promoting Resilience in Children and Youth

Tuesday, August 8 | Shoreview, MN

In this presentation, the presenter will share scientific research and practical strategies from her book Bridging the Relationship Gap and from her experience working with an elementary school that has adopted trauma-sensitive learning practices…

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5. Big Movement, Small Office: Creating Opportunities for Sensory Regulation in Any Environment

Monday, August 21 | Maplewood, MN

Working in a small office, in a classroom, or as a home visitor does not limit one’s ability to use sensory regulation interventions with highly active or distressed children and youth. In this workshop, participants will identify the differences between sensory intervention categories and how they can be applied

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6. Ethical Practice and Electronic Communication: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Thursday, September 7 | St. Paul, MN

This workshop will apply Strom-Gottfried’s Six-Question Model to ethical decision-making and practice in the context of electronic communication. This session will provide a space to step out of our automatic attachment to our phones and other electronic media to consider the intersection of practice and ethics as they are often mediated by electronic media

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7. Attachment Focused Therapy with Teens and Parents: Skills to Reinforce a Secure Base for Youth Navigating Independence and Complex Trauma Histories

Wednesday, September 13 | Eagan, MN

During this session, integrative therapy interventions will be demonstrated, practiced and role-played. The training will begin and end with mindfully naming the impact of relational trauma on those who are professional healers and sowing seeds of resilience in the clients they serve…

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1. Tools for Anxious Youth

Of all mental health disorders, anxiety disorders affect the greatest number of children and adolescents.  However, there are minimal tools to use with youth experiencing anxiety. This presentation will provide a working group structure and tools to support adolescents with anxiety-related challenges. During the session, the presenters will review their 10-week group process; provide an outline and activities for the audience to utilize within their own practice, and explore a measurable group response tool. The goal is for the audience to be able to walk away from the workshop with resources to use to address adolescent anxiety from a group lens.

Molly Fox, MSW, LICSW, Social Worker & Amanda Bomstad, MS, NCC, NCSC, Counselor – Mankato Area Public Schools

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals | Includes Clinical Content

Wednesday, July 19
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church – Eden Prairie
9301 Eden Prairie Road

Eden Prairie, MN 55347

3 CEHs | $89 $75.65 (when you register before June 19)

2. Hooked on Heroin: The Heroin Epidemic in Our State and What We Can Do About It

Heroin abuse has reached an unprecedented level in Minnesota with more adolescents becoming hooked and overdosing than ever before. This presentation will describe the heroin epidemic in the United States and specifically the impact it has on Minnesota. It will outline contributing factors to the epidemic and identify effective prevention and treatment measures. Audience discussion will be encouraged.

Jennifer Londgren, EdD, LMFT, NCC, Alcohol and Drug Studies Prog. & Thad Shunkwiler, LMFT, LPCC, ACS, CCMHC, NCC, Asst. Professor – MN State Univ., Mankato

Level: Basic | For: All | Includes Clinical Content

Monday, July 24
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dakota Lodge
1200 Stassen Lane

St Paul, MN 55118

3 CEHs | $89 $75.65 (when you register before June 24)

3. ADHD Secrets: Interventions that Work

After more than 25 years in practice and over 3,500 ADHD evaluations completed, the presenters of this workshop have acquired a vast collection of effective treatment recommendations for ADHD. The focus of this workshop is on interventions for managing attention and reducing distractibility, planning and organizing, dealing with stress, optimizing nutrition, getting enough exercise, improving sleep, managing unpredictable behaviors, and addressing social difficulties. Participants will leave with specific, practical interventions they can start using immediately. Professionals who work with clients with ADHD may find the material helpful, and the practical nature of the presentation makes it useful for parents of children with ADHD as well.

Gary Johnson, PhD, LP, Psychologist & Chris Bedford, PhD, LP, LMFT, Clinical Director – Clinic for Attention, Learning, and Memory (CALM)

Tuesday, August 1
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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

Level: Basic | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: All

3 CEHs | $89 $75.65 (when you register before July 1)

4. Bridging the Relationship Gap: Addressing Trauma and Promoting Resilience in Children and Youth

Children and youth who have endured stressful experiences in their lives may be especially challenging to work with. They may be overly disruptive or withdrawn, and exhibit many kinds of challenging behaviors and mental health concerns. However, children and youth can be resilient to stress and trauma through supportive relationships with consistent and caring adults. In this presentation, the presenter will share scientific research and practical strategies from her book Bridging the Relationship Gap and from her experience working with an elementary school that has adopted trauma-sensitive learning practices. Sara will also discuss some of the emerging research on the adolescent brain, and the second “window of opportunity” for resilience in adolescence. Participants will learn approaches for working one-on-one with children to build resilience to stress, and discuss trauma-sensitive organizational practices that shape school environments and promote student learning and success.

Participants will:

  • Learn what science tells us about how stress and trauma affect the developing brain and contribute to children’s challenging behaviors.
  • Identify strategies they can use to build strong relationships and approach challenging behaviors of children and youth in a trauma-sensitive way.
  • Gain insight into how infusing trauma-sensitive approaches can change school environments to promote student resilience and learning.
  • Share their own experiences and practical suggestions about working with kids facing adversity.

Sara Langworthy, PhD, Consultant

Tuesday, August 8
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (one hour for lunch on  your own)

Shoreview Community Center
4580 Victoria Street North

Shoreview, MN 55126

Level: Basic | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: Early Childhood, Children & Adolescents

6 CEHs | $179  $152.15 (when you register by July 8)

5. Big Movement, Small Office: Creating Opportunities for Sensory Regulation in Any Environment

Working in a small office, in a classroom, or as a home visitor does not limit one’s ability to use sensory regulation interventions with highly active or distressed children and youth. In this workshop, participants will identify the differences between sensory intervention categories and how they can be applied to a range of emotional and behavioral issues. Attendees will explore which categories may be a good fit for their work settings and for their own personal preferences and temperament. Additionally, participants will have the chance to make examples of sensory tools to take and put into practice!  

Marit Appeldoorn, MSW, LICSW, Psychotherapist/Consultant – Private Practice

Monday, August 21
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Maplewood Community Center
2100 White Bear Avenue

Maplewood, MN 55109

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: All | Includes Clinical Content

3 CEHs | $89 $75.65 (when you register by July 21)

6. Ethical Practice and Electronic Communication: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

This workshop will apply Strom-Gottfried’s Six-Question Model to ethical decision-making and practice in the context of electronic communication. This session will provide a space to step out of our automatic attachment to our phones and other electronic media to consider the intersection of practice and ethics as they are often mediated by electronic media. Participants are encouraged to bring a one paragraph description of an ethical dilemma that can be addressed in a process of “testing” the decision-making model.

 Following the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate a six-point ethical decision-making model
  • Apply this model to practice dilemmas centered around electronic media
  • Articulate a plan for ethical electronic communication in their work settings

Carol Kuechler, PhD, MSW, LISW, Professor and MSW Program Director – School of Social Work at St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas

Thursday, September 7
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mount Zion Temple
1300 Summit Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55105

Level: All | For: Professionals | Meets Social Work Ethics CEH Requirements

3 CEHs | $89 $75.65 (when you register by August 7)

7. Attachment Focused Therapy with Teens and Parents: Skills to Reinforce a Secure Base for Youth Navigating Independence and Complex Trauma Histories

Working effectively with youth and parents who have lived through attachment disruptions and relational trauma requires a specific set of skills and perspectives not often taught in clinical training. It requires an ability to see behavior as cues to survival needs, to actively engage family relational systems, and to tolerate, at times, explosive expressions of fear and loss while maintaining the ability to draw out humor, play and delight. No one best practice provides a complete toolbox; attunement, curiosity and self- reflection skills are essential. During this session, integrative therapy interventions will be demonstrated, practiced and role-played. The training will begin and end with mindfully naming the impact of relational trauma on those who are professional healers and sowing seeds of resilience in the clients they serve.

Content:

  • The Mindful Therapist in Midst of “Push-Pull” Family Conflict
  • Treatment Planning when RAD meets PTSD, MDD and FASD
  • Methods to Address Relational Loss
  • Methods to Address Destructive Behaviors- Lying and Stealing
  • Methods for Building Relational Safety and Connection between children and caregivers  

Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT, Independent Community Therapist – Family Circle Counseling

Wednesday, September 13
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Parkway

Eagan, MN 55121

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: Adolescents | Includes Clinical Content

3 CEHs | $89 $75.65 (when you register by August 13)

*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.