Events | Trainings

Fall Child & Adolescent Series

September 17 – December 12, 2018

Saint Paul • Minneapolis

Eagan • Rosemount • Andover

9 unique sessions • Earn up to 27 CEHs

Register 1 month before each workshop to receive our 15% early-bird discount.
Save 10% when you or your organization registers for 5+ workshops.
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1. COMPLETE  The Clinician’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Differential Diagnosis, Treatment Planning and Interventions

Monday, September 17 | Andover, MN

Many clinicians are unfamiliar with the diagnostic criteria and approaches to therapy for children and teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This session will provide clinicians and therapists with information on differential diagnosis and treatment…

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2. COMPLETE Calming Challenging Behavior: Professional Skills to Improve Your Practice and Get Parents on Board

Monday, September 24 | Eagan, MN

Is there a challenging child who drains your energy and nothing seems to work? During this interactive workshop, participants will learn practical solutions rooted in neuroscience to calm challenging behavior and regain control…

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3. COMPLETE Meltdown Management

Monday, October 1 | Andover, MN

Meltdowns can be a part of life for some children who struggle with emotional regulation. This session will cover the stages of a meltdown, ways to cope and ways to prevent meltdowns in the future…

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4. COMPLETE Secondary Traumatic Stress/Compassion Fatigue: The Musical – A Journey From “Someone Else’s Blues” To “We Can Still Smile”

Monday, October 8 | Saint Paul, MN

This unique workshop will combine a multi-media presentation, topic-specific live music, and energizing self-regulation techniques to explore Secondary Traumatic Stress/Compassion Fatigue (STS/CF) and ways to ultimately experience compassion satisfaction…

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5. COMPLETE Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: What Mental Health Providers Need to Know

Monday, October 15 | St. Paul, MN

Did you know that one in 20 children is suspected of having a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)? This presentation will introduce the basics of FASD, identify red flags…

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6. COMPLETE But All My Friends Party: Perceptions of Drug Use and Associated Use Patterns

Monday, October 29 | Rosemount, MN

This workshop will explore current chemical use trends among adolescents by examining perceptions of drug risk and peer usage. This information is critical in understanding how young people make choices about which chemicals they introduce to their body…

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7. COMPLETE EMDR: An Effective Treatment for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

Monday, November 12 | Minneapolis, MN

This workshop will explore a basic understanding of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) as an effective treatment method for children who’ve experienced trauma…

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8. COMPLETE Developing Resilience Skills with Elementary and Middle School Aged Children

Friday, November 30 | St. Paul, MN

For professionals who work in a school or clinical setting who have experience using a mind-body-spirit approach in working with children, this presentation will provide a resilience model and practical strategies…

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9. FULL Key Warning Signs for Early-Onset Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents & Suicide Prevention Best Practices 

Wednesday, December 12 | Saint Paul, MN

The first part of this presentation will teach signs and symptoms of common mental health disorders in young people and the second half will examine best practices for suicide awareness…

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9. FULL Key Warning Signs for Early-Onset Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents & Suicide Prevention Best Practices  

*This two-part presentation meets continuing education requirements for Minnesota educators needing recertification in Key Warning Signs of Children’s Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.*

Studies estimate that at least 20 percent of children and youth will have a mental health disorder during any given year. Additionally, a 2016 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report shows that suicide is the leading cause of death for young people ages 15-24 in Minnesota. The first part of this presentation will teach signs and symptoms of common mental health disorders in young people. Guidance will be given regarding appropriate interventions and accommodations to assist a young person during a mental health crisis, and resources to help them thrive will be discussed. The second half of the presentation will examine best practices for suicide awareness, prevention and intervention in young people, including learning to recognize suicidal ideation, understanding how to support youth in crisis, and exploring appropriate professional self care.

Deborah Cavitt, MS, Project Director – Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health

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

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health
23 Empire Drive, Suite 1000
Saint Paul, MN 55103

Level: Basic | For: Professionals Working in Schools | Ages Addressed: K-12th Grade

3 CEHs | $89

 

 

1. COMPLETE  The Clinician’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Differential Diagnosis, Treatment Planning and Interventions 

Many clinicians are unfamiliar with the diagnostic criteria and approaches to therapy for children and teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) due to limited graduate training. This leads to many with ASD being misdiagnosed or undertreated. This session will provide clinicians and therapists with information on differential diagnosis and treatment within their competency for work with this population.

Carolyn Giannone, PhD, Licensed Psychologist – Lakeland Mental Health Ctr.

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: 6-18 | Includes Clinical Content

Monday, September 17
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bunker Hills Activities Center
550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW
Andover, MN 55304

3 CEHs | $89

 

2. COMPLETE Calming Challenging Behavior: Professional Skills to Improve Your Practice and Get Parents on Board

Is there a challenging child who drains your energy and nothing seems to work? Brain research tells us that the “fight or flight” stress response is responsible for intense behavior but misses a critical piece – specifically, professional skills to more effectively calm challenging behavior and regain control. During this interactive workshop, participants will learn practical solutions rooted in neuroscience to help them enjoy work again.

Samantha Moe, MA, SLP, Certified Parent Coach – Mad2Glad

Level: Basic | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: 3-13 | Includes: Clinical Content

Monday, September 24
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Parkway
Eagan, MN 55121

3 CEHs | $89 

 

3. COMPLETE Meltdown Management

Meltdowns can be a part of life for some children who struggle with emotional regulation. The presentation of a meltdown can also vary based on the age/stage of the child. This session will cover the stages of a meltdown, ways to cope, and ways to prevent meltdowns in the future for kids of all ages.

Emily Coler Hanson, MS, LMFT, CGP, Therapist & Barb Stanton, PhD, LPCC, LMFT, Therapist – The Anne Carlsen Ctr. 

Level: Basic | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: All | Includes: Clinical Content

Monday, October 1
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bunker Hills Activities Center
550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW
Andover, MN 55304

3 CEHs | $89

 

 

4. COMPLETE Secondary Traumatic Stress/Compassion Fatigue: The Musical – A Journey From “Someone Else’s Blues” To “We Can Still Smile”

Secondary Traumatic Stress/Compassion Fatigue (STS/CF) is the emotional, physical, and personal response to frequent exposure to individuals and families who are experiencing and expressing great pain – often referred to as the “emotional cost of caring.” This unique workshop will combine a multi-media presentation, topic-specific live music, and energizing self-regulation techniques to explore STS/CF and ways to ultimately experience compassion satisfaction, the key to thriving in the midst of this difficult work that we do. Focus will be on real-time strategies for self-awareness, self-regulation, emotional reflection and the elicitation and amplification of good work – mostly in the key of “C.” Workshop participants can expect to leave with an awareness of the multiple dimensions of human services workplace stress, recognition of signs and symptoms of STS/CF in their own practice, multiple strategies to enhance compassion satisfaction, and perhaps an encouraging melody or two.

*Please note: workshop participants will not be asked to sing

Alan O’Malley-Laursen, MSW, LICSW, Compassion Fatigue Educator/Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

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

Monday, October 8
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health
23 Empire Drive, Suite 1000
Saint Paul, MN 55103

3 CEHs | $89

 

 

5. COMPLETE Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: What Mental Health Providers Need to Know 

Did you know that one in 20 children is suspected of having a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)? This presentation will introduce the basics of FASD, identify red flags for diagnosis and delve into various strategies that can be used when working with children and families who are living with an FASD.

Barb Clark, BIS, Youth Studies/Sociology, FASD Consultant – North American Council on Adoptable Children

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: 0-14

Monday, October 15
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health
23 Empire Drive, Suite 1000
Saint Paul, MN 55103

3 CEHs | $89 

 

 

6. COMPLETE But All My Friends Party: Perceptions of Drug Use and Associated Use Patterns

This workshop will explore current chemical use trends among adolescents by examining perceptions of drug risk and peer usage. This information is critical in understanding how young people make choices about which chemicals they introduce to their body. Participants in this interactive workshop will review current literature on the issue with an emphasis on connecting the information to their own professional settings.

Thad Shunkwiler, LMFT, LPCC, RPT, ACS, CCMHC –  Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato & Jennifer Londgren, EdD, LMFT, NCC – Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato

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

Monday, October 29
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rosemount Community Center
13885 S Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN 55068

3 CEHs | $89 

 

 

 

7. COMPLETE EMDR: An Effective Treatment for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

This workshop will explore a basic understanding of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) as an effective treatment method for children who’ve experienced trauma. Participants will learn about the impact of trauma on the brain and how EMDR prompts a physiological change on a neurological level. Fundamentals of EMDR will be discussed, a video will be shown and case examples will be shared.

Kathleen Mathews, MSW, LICSW, Outpatient Therapist and Clinical Trainer & Jenny Britton, MSW, LICSW, Director of Child and Family Services at Washburn Ctr. for Children

Level: Basic | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: 5-17 | Includes Clinical Content

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

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

3 CEHs | $89

 

 

 

8. COMPLETE Developing Resilience Skills with Elementary and Middle School Aged Children

For professionals who work in a school or clinical setting who have experience using a mind-body-spirit approach in working with children, this presentation will provide a resilience model and practical strategies to help children develop skills to enhance physical, mental and social-emotional health and well-being. Participants will explore how to incorporate additional mind-body skills into their work to help youth improve academic performance, emotional regulation, concentration, creativity and tools to cope with current and future stressors.

Kevin Harrington, PhD, Licensed Psychologist – Private Practice

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: 6-14 | Includes Clinical Content

Friday, November 30
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mount Zion Temple

300 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

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.