Events | Trainings

Summer 2019 Training Series

June 18 – August 29, 2019 

Andover • Eagan • Maple Grove • Minneapolis

Mounds View • Rosemount • Saint Paul • Woodbury

16 unique sessions • Earn up to 57 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.
Call 651-644-7333 for the coupon codes.

 
 
 
 

ADHD Update 2019

1. SESSION COMPLETE 2019 ADHD Update: The Latest Research and the Newest Interventions

Tuesday, June 18 | Woodbury, MN

This workshop will provide information on recent research surrounding the diagnosis of ADHD, as well as treatment and effective interventions. It will also explore fundamental changes in…

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2. SESSION COMPLETE Culturally-Responsive Trauma Healing Practices

Thursday, June 20 | Minneapolis, MN

During this session, participants will gain a better understanding of the impact of historical and intergenerational trauma. The workshop will introduce the concept of “cultural” as an additional protective factor…

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3. SESSION COMPLETE Understanding, Identifying and Treating Childhood Anxiety

Tuesday, June 25 | Webinar

This webinar will focus on the concepts of stress, anxiety, fear and worry among children and adolescents, addressing developmental considerations and differentiating between problematic and normal anxiety…

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Psychopathic Youth

4. SESSION COMPLETE The Emergence and Management of Psychopathic Behavior in Youth

Thursday, July 11 | Mounds View, MN

Attendees of this workshop will explore the definition of psychopathic features and personality disorder; cautions in diagnosing youth; tracing adult psychopathy to childhood; gender differences; and the emergence of callous-unemotional traits…

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5. SESSION COMPLETE Introduction to Reflective Supervision/Consultation for Multidisciplinary Infant and Early Childhood Professionals
Infant and Early Childhood Focus

Tuesday, July 16 | St. Paul, MN

This workshop will offer an introduction to the process of reflective supervision/consultation, including considerations for embedding this powerful form of professional development into existing systems…

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6. SESSION COMPLETE Cross Cultural Healing-Centered Approaches to Trauma

Wednesday, July 17 | Webinar

This workshop will address the importance of cultural sensitivity when providing trauma treatment and how to beware of cultural stereotyping. The presenter will discuss the need to modify evidence-based treatments depending on a person’s cultural background and will discuss…

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Play Therapy

7. Play Therapy is Not Just One Thing!

Monday, July 22 | Saint Paul, MN

Play therapy isn’t one particular technique; it’s an umbrella encompassing a range of theoretical models. The presenters and a panel of experienced play therapists will explore several of these models, and participants will have the opportunity to…

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8. Empathy and Compassion: Tools for Developing Relationships
Infant and Early Childhood Focus

Wednesday, July 22 | Maple Grove, MN

From the time we are born, every relationship with a significant other creates deep emotional engagement, and this social emotional learning is an essential part of human development. This workshop is designed for those who work with young children…

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9. Legacy of Trauma: The African American Experience

Wednesday, July 31 | Rosemount, MN

This workshop will give participants a better understanding of the link between historical trauma and current challenges in African American communities. Participants will learn about the importance of being aware of possible obstacles to healing within the African American community…

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10. Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy, Postpartum and the First Year of Parenting: How to Offer Support to Families
Infant and Early Childhood Focus

Monday, August 5 | Saint Paul, MN

Having a baby is a life changing event. Pregnancy can be a time of preparation, excitement and stress. This workshop will explore how early mental health prevention and intervention can have an impact on the outcomes of the pregnancy and the developing relationship with the child…

Learn More | Register

 

11. Restorative Practice and Parallel Process Using Adult Learning and Professional Development

Thursday, August 8 | Eagan, MN

This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to learn how to use circles in special education teacher preparation classes as one way to build community and cross-cultural engagement. The presenters will explain how they use community circles to model these practices…

Learn More | Register

 

Incarcerated Families

12. Behind Bars: Understanding the Effects of Parental Incarceration on Children’s Mental Health and Well-Being

Monday, August 12 | Andover, MN

Parental incarceration, including its effects on children’s development, is an issue garnering more awareness. Recent research shows that 1 in 6 youth in Minnesota has experienced parental incarceration. The prevalence of this and the stress it places…

Learn More | Register

 

13. Providing Inclusive and Affirming Services for LGBTQ Youth

Tuesday, August 13 | Webinar

This training will provide participants with the knowledge and tools to work with LGBTQ youth in a manner that is welcoming, inclusive and affirming. The presenter will familiarize LGBTQ identities and terminologies, and examine…

Learn More | Register

 

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

Friday, August 16 | Saint Paul, MN

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…

Learn More | Register

 

Supervision 2019

15. Who Are You as a Supervisor: An Ongoing Exploration of Cross Culture Supervision Practices

Friday, August 23 | Saint Paul, MN

No matter how new or confident we believe we are in our role as a supervisor, it is important that we continue to explore who we are as it relates to providing supervision in a cross-cultural fashion, as we support practitioners from all backgrounds…

Learn More | Register

 

16. Advanced Facilitation of Reflective Process: Creating Spaces that Enhance Reflective Functioning, Mindfulness and Humility for Serving Diverse Cultures
Infant and Early Childhood Focus

Thursday, August 29 | Saint Paul, MN

This advanced six-hour training is offered to those who currently provide reflective supervision/consultation (RSC) and has a particular emphasis on the ways in which culture and diversity show up in work with very young children and their families…

Learn More | Register

 

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SESSION COMPLETE
1. 2019 ADHD Update: The Latest Research and the Newest Interventions

This workshop will provide information on recent research surrounding the diagnosis of ADHD, as well as treatment and effective interventions. It will also explore fundamental changes in conceptualization and treatment of brain plasticity, and long-term effectiveness of pharmacology. The role of technology and neurofeedback will be reviewed including important research findings published within the last year. Participants will leave with the most current perspectives in the field, including the impact of video games, specific sleep disorders and strategies, and new non-pharmaceutical treatments for children with ADHD.

Gary Johnson, PhD, Clinic Dir. & Jennifer Waltman, PsyD, MBA, Post-Doctoral Neurocognitive Provider  – Clinic for Attention, Learning and Memory (CALM)

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: 5-20 | Includes Clinical Content

Tuesday, June 18
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Woodbury Central Park
8595 Central Park Place
Woodbury, MN 55125

3 CEHs | $89 

SESSION COMPLETE
2. Culturally-Responsive Trauma Healing Practices

During this session, participants will gain a better understanding of the impact of historical and intergenerational trauma. The workshop will introduce the concept of “cultural” as an additional protective factor and tool for healing, and explore cultural stigmas in mental health. The presenter will focus on moving beyond trauma-informed to becoming trauma-responsive and reflective. Attendees will learn how to build a culture of emotional health and well-being, examine trauma healing practices in historically marginalized communities, and examine parallel trauma and the impact of vicarious trauma and transference.

Kamyala Howard, MSW, LCSW, Founder and Lead Consultant – WE’RE DIVINE: Intercultural, Diversity, Community Development and Prog. Consulting

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: Birth to young adult

Thursday, June 20
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

3 CEHs | $89 

SESSION COMPLETE

3. Understanding, Identifying and Treating Childhood Anxiety
Webinar

This webinar will focus on the concepts of stress, anxiety, fear and worry among children and adolescents, addressing developmental considerations and differentiating between problematic and normal anxiety. The etiology and various presentations of childhood anxiety will be discussed, including common comorbid psychiatric conditions and factors that may maintain/worsen anxiety. Evidence-based treatment of childhood anxiety will also be discussed, with a specific focus on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  The goal of this webinar is to provide participants with a basic understanding of the causes, presentation and treatment of childhood anxiety. This webinar will be recorded, archived and available for purchase immediately after the original training date.*

Monica S. Wu, PhD – UCLA CARES Ctr.

Level: Basic 

Tuesday, June 25
12:30 – 3:30 pm CST

Webinar

3 CEHs | $89

SESSION COMPLETE

4. The Emergence and Management of Psychopathic Behavior in Youth

Attendees of this workshop will explore the definition of psychopathic features and personality disorder; cautions in diagnosing youth; tracing adult psychopathy to childhood; gender differences; and the emergence of callous-unemotional traits in youth. The presenter will also examine the role of heredity, brain development and early developmental influences; the key role of empathy and its deficits; assessment methods; and evidence-based interventions.

David Swenson, PhD, LP, Forensic Psychologist and Dir. of the MBA in Rural Health Leadership – College of St. Scholastica

Level: Advanced | For: Professionals & Parents  | Ages Addressed: 0-24  | Includes Clinical Content

Thursday, July 11
12:30 – 3:30 pm

Mounds View Community Center
5394 Edgewood Drive
Mounds View, MN 55112

3 CEHs | $89

SESSION COMPLETE

5. Introduction to Reflective Supervision/Consultation for Multidisciplinary Infant and Early Childhood Professionals
Infant & Early Childhood Focus

Working with young children, and their families and caregivers is inherently stimulating, requiring us to acknowledge our feelings as well as our knowledge. This capacity for reflecting on one’s own feelings, reactions and behaviors, and those of others, is among the essential competencies for multidisciplinary infant and early childhood professionals. Therefore, our relationship-based work is best accomplished with supports that include reflective supervision/consultation. This workshop will offer an introduction to this process, including considerations for embedding this powerful form of professional development into existing systems.

Michele Fallon, LICSW, IMH-E® – Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

Level: Basic | For: Infant & Early Childhood Professionals | Includes Clinical Content

Tuesday, July 16
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

6 CEHs | $179 


SESSION COMPLETE

6. Cross Cultural Healing-Centered Approaches to Trauma
Webinar

This workshop will address the importance of cultural sensitivity when providing trauma treatment and how to beware of cultural stereotyping. The presenter will discuss the need to modify evidence-based treatments depending on a person’s cultural background and will discuss practical, culturally-sensitive healing-centered approaches. In addition to talking and writing, participants will explore how a person may use other ways of accessing traumatic memories, including painting, poetry, dancing, music and singing. Case examples will be provided and participants will have ample opportunity to discuss, reflect and share their own case scenarios and consider how they will apply these approaches to their own work. Participants will also have opportunity to work on their own case material. This webinar will be recorded, archived and available for purchase immediately after the original training date.*

Dr. Gayl Crump-Swaby, EdD, MSW, Assistant Professor & Clinical Mental Health Counseling Prog. Coord. – Springfield College, Counseling Dept. – Boston Regional Campus

Wednesday, July 17
9:00 am – 12:00 pm CST

Webinar

3 CEHs |$89 

7. Play Therapy is Not Just One Thing!

Play therapy isn’t one particular technique; it’s an umbrella encompassing a range of theoretical models. The presenters and a panel of experienced play therapists will explore several of these models, and participants will have the opportunity to reflect on which are a good fit for them. A “make and take” activity of play therapy tools will follow the panel discussion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn/review basic principles of play therapy, including developmental orientation, the role of symbolic function, and the specific ways in which play therapy helps children heal from difficult or traumatic experiences.
  • Participants will gain understanding of play therapy as an umbrella lens containing multiple theoretical orientations rather than a singular technique.

Marit Appeldoorn, MSW, LICSW, RPT-S, Therapist & Consultant – Private Practice & Alexis Greeves, MA, LPCC, RPT-S, Therapist & Co-Owner – Hope and Healing Family Counseling, LLC

Level: Basic | For: Professionals | Includes Clinical Content

Monday, July 22
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dakota Lodge
1200 Stassen Lane
St Paul, MN 55118

3 CEHs | $89

8. Empathy and Compassion: Tools for Developing Relationships
Infant & Early Childhood Focus

From the time we are born, every relationship with a significant other creates deep emotional engagement, and this social emotional learning is an essential part of human development. This workshop is designed for those who work with young children and their families and are interested in thinking more deeply about the relationship building blocks of empathy and compassion. Attendees will deepen their understanding of the important role that empathy and compassion play in the lives of children and caregivers; expand their social emotional skills and capacity; and learn ways to support young children and families through communication skills and emotional balance for themselves.

Angie Klinefelter, MS, LAMFT, IMH-E® (III), Instructor – CEED, Univ. Of MN

Level: Basic | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: Prenatal to 5

Wednesday, July 24
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

3 CEHs | $89

9. Legacy of Trauma: The African American Experience

This workshop will give participants a better understanding of the link between historical trauma and current challenges in African American communities. Participants will learn about the importance of being aware of possible obstacles to healing within the African American community, and explore culturally-sensitive practices and strategies to incorporate into their work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to describe a community’s adaptive response(s) to environmental circumstances and toxic stress and trauma
  • Learn how to make modifications to your work with families to incorporate an understanding of an individual’s adaptive response(s) to historical and toxic stress
  • Understand the importance of being aware of personal perceptions and beliefs so as not to add to the trauma that has taken place in the community

Brandon Jones, MA, Integrated Services Mgr., Psychotherapist, Professor, Consultant – NorthPoint Health & Wellness Ctr.

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals Working in Schools | Ages Addressed: 0-24

Wednesday, July 31
9:00am – 12:00 pm

Rosemount Community Center
13885 S Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN 55068

3 CEHs | $89 

10. Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy, Postpartum and the First Year of Parenting: How to Offer Support to Families
Infant & Early Childhood Focus

Having a baby is a life changing event. Pregnancy can be a time of preparation, excitement and stress. New studies suggest expanded maternal health care may better serve mothers during the postpartum period. During the first year of life, the most important aspect of parenting is to foster the parent-child relationship because this secure attachment will support healthy infant brain development. This workshop will explore how early mental health prevention and intervention can have an impact on the outcomes of the pregnancy and the developing relationship with the child.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize how physical changes during pregnancy and postpartum effect mental health.
  • Identify stressors associated with pregnancy and the postpartum period.
  • Identify ways to foster the parent-child relationship.
  • Identify mental health screening tools.
  • Identify the importance of the partner’s role, when applicable.
  • Recognize the unique needs and challenges associated with teen pregnancy.

Karen Moyer, RN, BSN, PHN & Lori Root, RN, BSN, PHN, CLC, IMH-E® (II)

Level: Basic | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: Prenatal – 1

Monday, August 5
1:00 – 4:00 pm

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

3 CEHs | $89 

11. Restorative Practice and Parallel Process Using Adult Learning and Professional Development

Restorative practice is increasingly viewed as a promising practice in the education and related fields, and parallel process is an important concept in the mental health field. This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to learn about how to use circles in special education teacher preparation classes as one way to build community and cross-cultural engagement. The presenters will explain how they use community circles to model these practices, build community, and use parallel practice with graduate students learning to become teachers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn about different types of circles
  • Participants will learn the basic components of implementing circles
  • Participants will engage in a variety of circle activities, such as greetings, sharing prompts, and games used for circle

Shelley Neilsen Gatti, PhD, Associate Professor – Univ. of St. Thomas, Vincent Jackson, MA, Dist. Prog. Facilitator for Positive School Wide Engagement – Minneapolis Public Schools & Jessika Cuhel, MA, Special Education Teacher – Buffalo Schools

Level: Basic | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: Teens/Adolescents

Thursday, August 8
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Eagan Community Center 
1501 Central Pkwy
Eagan, MN 55121

3 CEHs |$89 

12. Behind Bars: Understanding the Effects of Parental Incarceration on Children’s Mental Health and Well-Being

Parental incarceration, including its effects on children’s development, is an issue garnering more awareness. Recent research shows that 1 in 6 youth in Minnesota has experienced parental incarceration. The prevalence of this and the stress it places on individuals and the family system makes incarceration an important issue to consider in our work with children and families. During this workshop, the presenter will share current research on how parental incarceration affects children’s development and the larger family system. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss how parental incarceration affects children and youth they work with and get a glimpse into some of the unique realities of children’s lives when a parent is incarcerated. The presenter will also highlight innovative programs and practices happening in Minnesota and across the country to address the needs of children and families in the context of the incarceration system.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what research tells us about the effects of parental incarceration on the health and wellbeing of children and youth.
  • Gain an understanding of efforts happening across Minnesota to strengthen children and families affected by incarceration.
  • Share experiences and practical suggestions about working with children who have experienced parental incarceration.
  • Identify strategies to strengthen the mental health of children who have experienced parental incarceration.

Sara Langworthy, PhD, Consultant, Author, Speaker

Level: Basic – Intermediate | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: Pre-natal to Adolescent

Monday, August 12
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

6 CEHs | $179 

13. Providing Inclusive and Affirming Services for LGBTQ Youth
Webinar

This training will provide participants with the knowledge and tools to work with LGBTQ youth in a manner that is welcoming, inclusive and affirming. The presenter will start by familiarizing LGBTQ identities and terminologies, and move on to examine the current social and political landscape for LGBTQ youth, adults and families throughout Minnesota and the United States. The webinar will end with a discussion of best practices. This webinar will be recorded, archived and available for purchase immediately after the original training date.*

Nicole Engel, MA, ABD, Community Access Coord. – OutFront Minnesota, Anti-Violence Prog.

Tuesday, August 13

9:00 am – 12:00 pm CST

3 CEHs | $89

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

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

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

Friday, August 16
12:30 – 3:30 pm

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

3 CEHs | $89

15. Who Are You as a Supervisor: An Ongoing Exploration of Cross Culture Supervision Practices

No matter how new or confident we believe we are in our role as a supervisor, it is important that we continue to explore who we are as it relates to providing supervision in a cross-cultural fashion, as we support practitioners from all backgrounds working with ethnic and minority families.  During this workshop, participants will be able to explore the meaning and common factors of providing multicultural supervision. Participants will also explore culture within a supervisor-supervisory relationship, examine tools to identify culture, reflect on the purpose of supervision, and explore styles that emerge in this relationship. This workshop will also engage participants using multi-cultural supervision variables of recognizing common factors and using case samples.

Renita Wilson, LICSW, Clinical Dir. – Kente Circle

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals | Includes Clinical Content

Friday, August 23
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 $75.65 when you register by July 23

16. Advanced Facilitation of Reflective Process: Creating Spaces that Enhance Reflective Functioning, Mindfulness and Humility for Serving Diverse Cultures
Infant & Early Childhood Focus

This advanced six-hour training is offered to those who currently provide reflective supervision/consultation (RSC) and has a particular emphasis on the ways in which culture and diversity show up in work with very young children and their families. The focus of RSC is on providing reliable spaces to engage with others in a deliberately thoughtful, compassionate, and empowering stance toward all perspectives (e.g., baby, parent(s), provider, supervisor) in order to promote growth and change. Integrating approaches of reflective practice, mindfulness and cultural humility advances our understanding of how regular reflective spaces can promote ongoing exploration and deep personal learning around aspects of culture to more effectively support direct providers in their work.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how an approach that combines a reflective stance, mindfulness and cultural humility can offer a framework for exploring what occurs in consultation/supervision in culturally-diverse settings
  • Explore barriers to reflective functioning in the context of culture and ways to promote an atmosphere of learning, self-reflection, a non-expert stance and recognizing dynamics of power and privilege
  • Gain increased confidence in facilitating honest exploration of experience, thoughts and feelings about the cultural aspects of work with infants, very young children and families

Jill E. Hennes, MSW, LICSW, IMH-E® (IV-C), Independent Consultant and Trainer, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Reflective Process

Level: Advanced | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: Infant and Early Childhood

Thursday, August 29
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Dakota Lodge
1200 Stassen Lane
St Paul, MN 55118

6 CEHs | $179 $152.15 when you register by July 29

Accommodations
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* Recorded content can be found under On-Demand Trainings on the MACMH website