Events | Trainings
Winter 2017 Training Series
January 23 – March 2, 2017
Maple Grove • St. Paul • Eagan
Minneapolis • Mounds View • Andover
6 Unique Sessions • Earn 3 or 6 CEHs per workshop*
Don’t miss our early bird discount!
Register 1 month before each workshop and receive a 15% discount!
3. Ethics in Supervision – COMPLETED
Thursday, February 9 | Eagan, MN
This workshop will focus on both ethical supervision as well as helping supervisees practice ethically. Through the use of lecture, discussion, small group exercises and videos, participants will be introduced to a model…
4. The Power and Promise in the Use of Guided Imagery – COMPLETED
Friday, February 17 | Minneapolis, MN
In today’s world, our children are exposed to live coverage of natural disasters, war and racism, and sometimes face these types of trauma personally. Guided imagery can be beneficial in addressing a variety of issues…
5. Teen Resiliency: An Integrative Skills-Based Model to Help Teens Develop Self-Awareness and Enhance Well-Being – COMPLETED
Friday, February 24 | Mounds View, MN
The Teen Resiliency Program is an integrative skills-based model to help teens develop self-awareness and skills to enhance social, physical, mental and emotional health and well-being…
6. The Emergence and Management of Psychopathic Behavior in Youth – COMPLETED
Thursday, March 2 | Andover, MN
Research and clinical experience has identified a cluster of serious behaviors termed “callous-unemotional traits” in children. These youth may follow a developmental pathway to antisocial behavior, with significant empathy deficits…
1. Strategies for Stopping Bullying
During 2016, many educators reported increased incidents of bullying in both school and community settings. More than ever, teachers, mental health professionals and others who work with children are seeking resources to navigate these challenging situations so they can best ensure all of their students feel safe and supported. As part of this workshop, attendees will learn ways to help solve the problem of bullying and explore The Minnesota Safe and Supportive Schools Act. This session will define bullying, including the fine line between rude behaviors, peer conflicts, mean behaviors and bullying. Participants will also learn and practice ways to support students and to offer positive interventions. Social skills games, books and activities related to bullying will be shared.
Cathy Thomas, MSEd, LISW, School Social Worker – St. Michael-Albertville Schools
Level: Basic | For: Parents and Professionals | Includes Clinical Content
Monday, January 23
12:30 – 3:30 pm
Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Rd
Maple Grove, MN 55369
3 CEHs | $89
Top-rated workshop from our 2016 conference!
2. Food and Mood
This session will broaden knowledge of nutrition beyond the science of calories, grams and fat. Participants will learn how food impacts health and the body, particularly the brain. The focus will be on foods to include in the diet to influence mood…and why!
Carolyn Denton, MA, Licensed Nutritionist – Partners in Resilience
Level: Intermediate | For: Parents and Professionals | Includes Clinical Content
Thursday, February 2
12:30 – 3:30 pm
Mount Zion Temple
1300 Summit Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
3 CEHs | $89
3. Ethics in Supervision*
This workshop will focus on both ethical supervision as well as helping supervisees practice ethically. Through the use of lecture, discussion, small group exercises and videos, participants will be introduced to a model that describes the process of supervision, including the basic elements of the supervisory relationship: the development of shared meaning and trust and the dynamics of power and authority. The workshop will focus on ethical dimensions of those elements, including such things as identifying and maintaining appropriate boundaries and drawing the line between supervision and therapy. It will also provide a framework for identifying and addressing potential boundary issues in the practice of their supervisees.
- Learn the basic elements of the supervisory relationship
- Identify boundary issues in supervisory relationship
- Identify and learn how to respond to boundary problems in practice
Tamara L. Kaiser, MSW, PhD, LICSW, LMFT, Clinical Social Worker and Couples Therapist – Private Practice
Thursday, February 9
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Pkwy
Eagan, MN 55121
*This workshop meets the requirements for social workers needing two clock hours of ethics training.
Level: All | For: Professionals | Meets Social Work Ethics CEH Requirements
3 CEHs | $89
4. The Power and Promise in the Use of Guided Imagery
In today’s world, both adults and children are overstimulated and overscheduled. Our children are exposed to live coverage of natural disasters, heated political discourse, war and racism— and sometimes face these types of trauma personally. Guided imagery can be beneficial in addressing a variety of issues and the process can be tailored to suit specific needs. It can help reduce stress, and also help with specific challenges like sleep problems, test anxiety, back-to-school jitters or illness. It can enhance coping skills, encourage self-esteem, increase creativity, boost the immune system, help patients prepare for surgery and assist in dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression and attention-related challenges. Considered an alternative therapy for years, this session will explore guided imagery’s growing acceptance in the medical and scientific world—including research showing that practicing guided imagery can create new neural pathways and reinforce positive behaviors—and demonstrate that you don’t have to be a therapist or be certified to successfully use it.
- Understand the basic physiology and principles behind the effectiveness of guided imagery
- Learn the key elements required in successfully leading guided imagery with children of all ages
- Come away with a better understanding of how imagery is successfully being used by mental health professionals, in school-based curriculum as well as in other innovative applications.
Lora Matz, MS, LICSW, Clinical Education Specialist – PrairieCare
Friday, February 17
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church
3450 Irving Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Level: Basic | For: Parents & Professionals | Ages Addressed: Early Childhood, Children & Adolescents | Includes Clinical Content
3 CEHs |
5. Teen Resiliency: An Integrative Skills-Based Model to Help Teens Develop Self-Awareness and Enhance Well-Being
The Teen Resiliency Program is an integrative skills-based model to help teens develop self-awareness and skills to enhance social, physical, mental and emotional health and well-being. Based on The Chemistry of Joy Workbook, this model integrates principles from Holistic Psychiatry, Integrative Nutrition, Yoga-Based Movement and Mindfulness Meditation. Participants in this workshop will be guided through the Resiliency Model while analyzing its neuroscientific foundation.
Kathy Flaminio, MSW, LGSW, E-RYT-200, President and Owner – 1000 Petals LLC & Kevin Harrington, PhD, LP, Licensed Psychologist – Private Practice
Friday, February 24
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mounds View Community Center
5394 Edgewood Drive
Mounds View, MN 55112
Level: Basic | For: Professionals | Includes Clinical Content
3 CEHs | $89
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.
Research and clinical experience has identified a cluster of serious behaviors termed “callous-unemotional traits” in children. These youth may follow a developmental pathway to antisocial behavior, with significant empathy deficits, low remorse, indifference to others, and persistence in problematic behavior. Callous-unemotional features are relatively stable over time and are predictors of a more serious psychopathic personality disorder in late adolescence and adulthood. This presentation will define these features and discuss contributing factors such as heredity, trauma, family dynamics, and brain functioning. Methods of assessment and a wide range of best practice interventions will also be discussed.
As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Define psychopathy and describe callous-unemotional traits
- Identify factors that contribute to the development of callous-unemotional traits from youth to adulthood
- Describe the impact of callous-unemotional traits on behavior and relationship.
- Identify useful assessment tools for evaluating empathy and callous-unemotional behaviors
- Describe intervention techniques and their rationale in managing and reducing callous-unemotional behaviors
David Swenson, PhD, LP, Forensic Psychologist and Dir. of the MBA in Rural Health Leadership – College of St. Scholastica
Thursday, March 2
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (one hour break for lunch on your own)
Bunker Hills Activity Center
550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW
Andover, MN 55304
Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: Children and Adolescents | Clinical Content
6 CEHs | $179