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Summer 2016 Training Series

Summer 2016 Training Series

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Now through September 30th*

White Bear Lake * St. Paul * Rochester  

Eden Prairie * Maple Grove * Andover * Brooklyn Center

8 Unique Sessions *  Earn 3 or 6 CEHs per workshop

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

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1. Communication-Based Strategies for Self-Regulation – COMPLETED

July 14th | White Bear Lake, MN

Self-regulation is the ability to remember and connect information, problem solve, control impulses, delay gratification, and be persistent—and it is critical to successful functioning in today’s world.

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2. The Impact of Stressful Medical Intervention on Young Children – COMPLETED

July 22 | West Saint Paul, MN
The field of childhood traumatic stress has changed tremendously over the last 40 years. While we used to think that young children were too young to be affected by stressful experiences…

 

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3. Understanding Attachment and Rethinking Behavior: Healing for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma – COMPLETED

August 1st | Maple Grove, MN

Children who have experienced significant or repeated trauma are often in “survival mode” and chronically dysregulated. Their behaviors, although appearing intentional and…

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4. Using the Biopsychosocial Model to Deepen our Understanding of The People We Care For – COMPLETED

August 4th | Saint Paul, MN

This interactive workshop will provide an introduction/refresher to the 4 P model and Biopsychosocial models of mental health…

 

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5. Secondary Traumatic Stress and Self-Care – COMPLETED

August 5th | Andover, MN

Secondary traumatization is a known risk for professionals working in high stress settings.  Exposure to harrowing stories and/or working under conditions of danger can create intense stress reactions, leading to increased anxiety…

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6. Understanding the Meaning of Parent Behavior:  A Deeper Look at Parental State of Mind COMPLETED

August 18th | Brooklyn Center, MN

Working with very young children requires a dyadic focus, keeping in mind both the child and their caregiver.  This workshop is an exploration

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7. ADHD Secrets: Interventions that Work – SOLD OUT

August 23rd | Eden Prairie, MN

The focus of this workshop is on interventions for managing attention and reducing distractibility, planning and organizing, dealing with stress, optimizing nutrition, getting enough exercise…

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8. Anxious Youth: A Practitioner’s Toolbox for Group Sessions

September 30th | Rochester, MN

Feeling anxious or worried is common among adolescents, yet sometimes anxiety becomes an exaggerated, unhealthy response. This interactive presentation will highlight a ten-session group counseling framework…

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New location in Rochester, MN!
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. Anxious Youth: A Practitioner’s Toolbox for Group Sessions 

Feeling anxious or worried is common among adolescents, yet sometimes anxiety becomes an exaggerated, unhealthy response. This interactive presentation will highlight a ten-session group counseling framework designed to assist students experiencing heightened anxiety. Participants will be provided with access to the curriculum, weekly lesson plans and activities, as well as formative and summative assessments used with middle and high school students in the school setting.

Molly Fox, MSW, LICSW, Social Worker & Amanda Bomstad, MS, NCC, NCSC, Counselor – Mankato Area Public Schools

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals | Includes Clinical Content

Friday, September 30
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Rochester Area Foundation
12 Elton Hills Dr. NW
Rochester, MN 55901

3 CEHs | $89

COMPLETED WORKSHOPS

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1. Communication-Based Strategies for Self-Regulation

Self-regulation is the ability to remember and connect information, problem solve, control impulses, delay gratification, and be persistent—and it is critical to successful functioning in today’s world. Language makes a number of unique contributions to the development of self-regulation. This workshop provides communication-based strategies that help to develop self-regulation for young children, students with language impairment, emotional/behavioral difficulties, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, and those who have been traumatized or maltreated. The presenter combines her clinical expertise as a speech and language pathologist with her own research and the research of others to provide evidence-based techniques that can be implemented across a variety of ages and settings. Strategies facilitate the development of self-regulatory vocabulary in toddlers and preschoolers, increase self-awareness, provide verbal alternatives to acting out or withdrawing, build emotional literacy, and offer a verbal framework to plan, execute, and evaluate assignments and projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify common factors that promote or hinder the development of language and self-regulation.
  • Describe the unique contributions that language makes to the development of self-regulation.
  • Incorporate internal state words, personal narratives, and language scaffolds into work with children and adolescents to increase self-regulation.
  • Employ language-based strategies to promote organization and staying on task.

Christine A. Wing, CCC, SLP, PhD, Sole Proprietor: I’ve Got Two Wings

*This workshop is an extended version of the Dec. 2015 workshop of the same title.*

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For: Professionals and Parents
Includes Clinical Content

Thursday, July 14
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
(1 hour break for lunch)

Kellerman Event Center
2222 4th St.

White Bear Lake, MN 55110

6 CEHs | $179

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“I was really impressed with the presentation today. I took a brochure with additional workshops and I plan on sharing it with my colleagues!

“The presenter was extremely well-prepared and efficient at how she used her time and technology. She was conversational in how she took questions and addressed a variety of different concepts in a short amount of time. I found the content to be VERY applicable to the work I do and liked the diversity of professionals who attended.
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2. The Impact of Stressful Medical Intervention on Young Children

The field of childhood traumatic stress has changed tremendously over the last 40 years. While we used to think that young children were too young to be affected by stressful experiences, or that they would forget about stressful experiences if they did occur, we now know that they become embedded in children’s bodies, minds, and expectations about how the world works.  This presentation will focus on young children’s experiences with medical intervention, the physical reality and the meaning kids give to them, and ways significant adults can buffer some of the effects of overwhelming experiences.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand sources of stress in medical/hospital experiences for young children and their parents.
  • Participants will learn three strategies to help parents and children manage stressful medical experiences.
  • Participants will understand the importance of inquiry into early medical experiences during assessment of children’s stress and anxiety.

Carol F. Siegel, PhD, LP – Private Practice & University of Minnesota, Infant and Early Childhood Certificate Program

Level: Intermediate | For: Parents & Professionals | Ages addressed: 0-8 (with application to older children) | Includes Clinical Content

Friday, July 22
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dakota Lodge
1200 Stassen Ln

St Paul, MN 55118

3 CEHs | $89

 

3. Understanding Attachment and Rethinking Behavior: Healing for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

Children who have experienced significant or repeated trauma are often in “survival mode” and chronically dysregulated. Their behaviors, although appearing intentional and out of anger, are actually derived from a place of fear. By focusing on the relationship first and understanding behavior from the child’s perspective, participants will learn how to bring about not only behavioral changes, but also healing.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the impact of trauma and stress on the brain, body and behavior.
  • To understand behavior from the perspective and experiences of a traumatized child.
  • To understand the “window of stress” and how it impacts regulation.
  • To identify the underlying fear and stress in most problematic behaviors.
  • To distinguish between the “traditional” view and reaction to problematic behaviors, and a “new” view and relationship-focused response to help children heal.
  • Provide trauma-informed strategies to address stealing, lying, eye contact, aggression, defiance and food/eating-related concerns.

Kara Rogers, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Supervisor – Catholic Charities, Young Learners Program

Level: Introductory | For: Parents & Professionals | Ages addressed: Preschool-Adolescence | Includes Clinical Content

Monday, August 1
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (1 hour break for lunch)

Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Rd

Maple Grove, MN 55369

6 CEHs | $179

4. Using the Biopsychosocial Model to Deepen our Understanding of The People We Care For

This interactive workshop will provide an introduction/refresher to the 4 P model and Biopsychosocial models of mental health, and will help attendees reach a more comprehensive understanding about the complex and interrelated factors that contribute to the dysregulation of the people we care for. It is the presenter’s assertion that such an understanding can then make it possible to better individualize the most helpful treatment options.

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction/refresher to the 4 P model and Biopsychosocial models of mental health
  • Utilization of this tool for case conceptualization to guide treatment

Himanshu Agrawal, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Clinical Director – PrairieCare

Level: Intermediate to Advanced | For: Professionals and Parents | Ages addressed: All | Includes Clinical Content

Thursday, August 4
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Mount Zion Temple
1300 Summit Ave

St Paul, MN 55105

3 CEHs | $89

5. Secondary Traumatic Stress and Self-Care

Secondary traumatization is a known risk for professionals working in high stress settings.  Exposure to harrowing stories and/or working under conditions of danger can create intense stress reactions, leading to increased anxiety, diminished sense of competence, and eventual burn-out.  This is especially true for people working with young children and families.  This workshop will discuss contributors to secondary traumatic stress and provide tools for self-assessment and self-care.  Experiential exercises will be embedded in the presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn the meaning and signs of secondary traumatic stress and related experiences.
  • Participants will understand meaning and impact of stress and scarcity on decision-making and coping.
  • Participants will identify and participate in strategies for self care.

For: Professionals | Includes Clinical Content

Carol F. Siegel, PhD, LP – Private Practice & University of Minnesota, Infant and Early Childhood Certificate Program

Friday, August 5
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bunker Hills Activity Center
550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW

Andover, MN 55304

3 CEHs | $89

6. Understanding the Meaning of Parent Behavior:  A Deeper Look at Parental State of Mind

Working with very young children requires a dyadic focus, keeping in mind both the child and their caregiver.  This workshop is an exploration of the mind of the caregiver and influences on caregiver behavior.  We will discuss developmental and historical contributors as well as how we can support caregivers to support their child.

Jane Ellison, MS, LMFT, IMH-E® (IV), Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist – U of MN and Sauk Rapids/Rice School Dist. & Carol Siegel, PhD – Private Practice

Level: Introductory | For: Professionals  | Ages addressed: Birth to 5

Thursday, August 18th
9:30am – 4:30pm
(
1 hour lunch break on your own)

Brookdale Library
6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

6 CEHs | $179

7. ADHD Secrets: Interventions that Work – SOLD OUT

After more than 25 years in practice and over 3,500 ADHD evaluations completed, the presenters of this workshop have acquired a vast collection of effective treatment recommendations for ADHD. The focus of this workshop is on interventions for managing attention and reducing distractibility, planning and organizing, dealing with stress, optimizing nutrition, getting enough exercise, improving sleep, managing unpredictable behaviors, and addressing social difficulties. Participants will leave with specific, practical interventions they can start using immediately. Professionals who work with clients with ADHD may find the material helpful, and the practical nature of the presentation makes it useful for parents of children with ADHD as well.

Chris Bedford, PhD, LP, Psychologist & Gary Johnson, PhD, LP, LMFT, Clinical Director – Clinic for Attention, Learning, and Memory (CALM)

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Level: Introductory
For: Professionals & Parents 
Ages addressed: All

Tuesday, August 23
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grace Church Eden Prairie
9301 Eden Prairie Rd

Eden Prairie, MN 55347

3 CEHs | $89  SOLD OUT

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Workshop attendee testimonials:

“Best workshop I attended at the entire conference. Appreciated all the practical suggestions to actually use with [sic] ADHD kids.”

“The presenters were engaging and provided lots of helpful information and resources. Very good presentation, well worth while!”

“This was the best workshop I have attended. Enjoyed the tips and interventions.”

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*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.