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Fall 2014 Training Series

Fall 2014 Training Series

Fall 2014 MACMH Training Series

5 Workshops • Now – January 27th
Convenient Times & Locations

happy training1.  Trauma Informed Care in Early Childhood
Tues. Jan. 27th, 2015
| Andover, MN  | 3 CEHs | $79
2. Ethics in the Use of Electronic Communication..
Nov. 11th, 2014 | Eagan, MN | 2 CEHs | $59 – Completed
3. Supervision in the Front Lines of Complex Trauma
Dec. 3rd, 2014 | Minneapolis, MN | 6 CEHs | $159 – Completed
4. Clinical Work with Gender Creative/Non-Conforming Children.. Completed
Dec. 8th, 2014 | Shoreview, MN | 3 CEHs | $79
5. The New DSM-5: A Clinical Discussion Through a Developmental Lens
Dec. 15th, 2014 | St. Paul, MN | 5 CEHs | $129 – Completed


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Trauma Informed Care in Early Childhood

What is trauma and how does it impact the developing child? In this session attendees will learn about the types of trauma, including their effects on infant and early childhood brain development. Learning how to interpret behaviors through the lens of trauma helps caregivers understand the function of the behaviors. Specific strategies to use when working with young children will be demonstrated and provided in a handout.

Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT is the Mental Health Specialist for Reach Up Inc., a Head Start agency in St. Cloud, MN. Prior to this position she taught as a preschool teacher for 8 years and has had experience working in a day treatment program for preschool children with significant mental health disorders. Tracy has extensive background knowledge in challenging behaviors and early childhood development.

Level: Basic | Audience: Professionals | Includes Clinical Content | Early Childhood

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 – Rescheduled from earlier date!
12:30pm – 3:30pm

Bunker Hills Activity Center – Oak Room
550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW
Andover, MN 55304

3 CEHs | $79

Register Here! – Space still available!
Originally to be held on Nov 10th, inclement weather led us to reschedule this workshop to a later date. The rescheduled date is January 27th, 2015.



Ethics in the Use of Electronic Communication – Untangling the Personal and Professional

This course fulfills the MN Board of Social Work Requirements of 2 clock hours in Social Work Ethics.

Today’s practitioners face many challenges in the use of electronic communication, from the necessity of work email to family pressures to “see the kids” on Facebook, Twitter, etc.  This session will explore the agency, professional, and personal factors related to the ethical use of electronic communication in the delivery of social services for students of all ages and their parents.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will identify boundary issues relevant to the use of electronic communication.
  • Participants will identify agency, professional, and personal factors in the ethical use of electronic communication in their work.
  • Participants will identify relevant areas for agency policy related to electronic communication and the use of social media.

Level: Basic | For: Professionals

Carol F. Kuechler, MSW, PhD., LISW, is a Professor and MSW Program Director at the School of Social Work at St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas. She has taught research, clinical supervision and program management, and social group work in the graduate program. Ethical practice in the conduct of practice, supervision, and research is an ongoing area of interest and development in her own scholarship and mentor roles with professionals and students.

Nov. 11th, 2014
9:00am – 11:00am

Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Pkwy
Eagan, MN 55121

2 CEUs | $59



Supervision in the Front Lines of Complex Trauma: Strategies to foster resilience, reflection and professional practice in community mental health supervision

 This workshop is designed to help social work supervisors meet the MN Board of Social Work’s requirements in the practice of social work licensing supervision.

When children and adults have been repeatedly exposed to multiple, often life threatening stressors, their capacity to connect has been compromised.  For community mental health providers in today’s results oriented environment, it has been difficult to know how to offer healing in ways that count.  Staff bring this stress to each supervision session.  This workshop for supervisors charged with preparing supervisees to deliver complex trauma treatment in ways that sustain their learning and motivation to positively impact client’s lives, while meeting agency defined outcomes.

After course completion, participants will be able to:

  1. Structure a specific teaching relationship that is both directive and collaborative, and leads, ultimately, to development of a colleague.
  2. Gain specific “buffering “strategies- helping staff face multiple demands and manage these realities.
  3. Have a map to support staff acquisition of resilience building trauma treatment skills in emerging children’s mental health professionals.
  4. Learn a set of Reflective and Mindful Supervision methods through active demonstration and practice.
  5. Understand the significant of the concepts of “historical” and “secondary” trauma as they related to supervisees in clinical practice.
  6. Increase skills in cross cultural supervision of trauma informed treatment.
  7. Gain skills in helping supervisees with their own trauma histories recognize and cope with triggers activated by their work with traumatized clients.
  8. Learn a set of Reflective and Mindful Supervision methods through active demonstration and practice.

Krista Nelson, LICSW, LMFT, has been the project coordinator of the Wilder Foundation’s Center for Attachment and Trauma Education for the past twelve years and has been a frequent presenter at the annual MACMH conference. She brings twenty-five years of experience working with children and parents who are coping with abuse, trauma, and family changes. She also offers supervision to professionals working on the front line with children chose challenging behaviors speak to challenging and traumatic life experiences.

Shawn Schuette, LMFT, has been in the Human Services field for about 27 years.  She has worked in the community, as well as in schools, day treatment programs, and non-profit agencies in the Twin Cities area.  She is currently working for the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation as the Senior Clinical Supervisor in the Kofi Services program, which is a school-based mental health program that serves African American children in St. Paul.  She is a member of the MAMFT, and is currently serving on the Elections Committee for that organization.

Level: Advanced | Audience: Professionals | Includes Clinical Content

Dec. 3rd ,2014
9:00am – 4:00pm (1 hour break for lunch)

St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church
3450 Irving Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

6  CEUs | $159



Clinical Work with Gender Creative/Non-Conforming Children: What’s Been Learned Over the Last Five Years

This workshop will discuss what has been learned in the last five years from clinical work at the U of MN with more than 30 children who are gender creative/gender non-conforming and/or have struggles related to gender identity. To lay the foundation for this discussion, the presenter will examine diagnostic controversies in this field, including changes in the DSM-5, and the philosophical underpinnings of various treatment approaches.

Dr. Dianne Berg, PhD, LP is an assistant professor and coordinator of the Child/Adolescent Services Program at the University of Minnesota’s Program in Human Sexuality. Her areas of interest are transgender issues (including gender dysphoria in children/adolescents), compulsive sexual behavior and the treatment of sex offenders (including sexually behavior problems in children). Dr. Berg also works in conjunction with pediatric endocrinology, urology, genetics and MDH Newborn Screening to provide a multidisciplinary clinic for children/adolescents with Disorders of Sex Development (DSD) .

Level: Intermediate | Audience: Professionals | Age Group: Children to Preteen | Includes Clinical Content

Dec. 8th, 2014
9:30am – 12:30pm

Shoreview Community Center
4580 Victoria St N
Shoreview, MN 55126

3 CEHs | $79



The New DSM-5: A Clinical Discussion Through a Developmental Lens

May 2013 marked the release of the revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5): an event which both introduces and represents changes in the fields of medicine, psychology, marriage and family therapy, and clinical social work.  These much-debated revisions range from minor adjustments to significant shifts in how professionals think about and are required to assess domains of mental health and well-being. This workshop will provide information but will also apply concepts from the developmental clinical lens to help professionals deconstruct, navigate, and ultimately feel confident using the DSM-5.

Marit E. Appeldoorn, MSW, LICSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in south Minneapolis specializing in integrative mental health for both children and adults. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Augsburg College, St. Mary’s University, and the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) at the University of Minnesota.

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals | Includes clinical content

Dec. 15th, 2014
9:00am – 3:00pm (1 hour break for lunch)

Dakota Lodge
1200 Stassen Lane
West St. Paul, MN 55118
(Driving directions)

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