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Winter 2017 Training Series

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!

Save 10% when you or your organization registers for 5+ workshops!
Call for the coupon code – 651.644.7333

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1. Strategies for Stopping Bullying

Monday, January 23 | Maple Grove, MN

Learn ways to help solve the problem of bullying! Participants will learn and practice ways to support students and to offer positive interventions…

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2. Food and Mood
Back by popular demand!

Thursday, February 2 | St. Paul, MN

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…

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3. Ethics in Supervision

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…

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4. The Power and Promise in the Use of Guided Imagery

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…

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5. Teen Resiliency: An Integrative Skills-Based Model to Help Teens Develop Self-Awareness and Enhance Well-Being
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

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6. The Emergence and Management of Psychopathic Behavior in Youth

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…

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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.

Objectives include:

  • 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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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 | $89


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 $75.65 (when you register by January 24)


6.
The Emergence and Management of Psychopathic Behavior in Youth

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 more serious psychopathic personality disorder in late adolescence and adulthood. This program defines these features and discusses influences factors of heredity, trauma, family dynamics, and brain functioning. Methods of assessment and a wide range of best practice interventions will also be discussed.

Learning objectives

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  $152.15 (when you register by February 2)

*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.