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Childhood Anxiety Disorders: Evidence-Based Treatment and Practice-Based Guidance 3-Part Series

Experts from the UCLA Child Anxiety, Education, Resilience and Support Center (CARES) will share research-based treatment protocols for the most common anxiety disorders affecting children and teens. We will explore common presentations of anxiety at different ages, work through case vignettes and outline treatment protocols. We will review exposure response interventions and help participants design sample exposures. Drawing on our team’s extensive clinical work, we will also offer guidance around common pitfalls with children and parents. Common challenges such as behavioral issues and school-to-home-to-school communication will also be discussed.

Kate Sheehan, LCSW, Managing Director – UCLA Center for Child Anxiety Resilience Education and Support (CARES) & Monica S. Wu, PhD, Clinical Instructor – UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Level: Intermediate  | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: 6 – 17 | Includes Clinical Content 

6 CEHs | $90

Evidence-Based Practices Addressing Comorbid Depression and Anxiety in Adolescents

During this webinar, current research will be reviewed and discussed regarding the identification and implementation of effective evidence based practices in the treatment of comorbid depression and anxiety in the adolescent population. Topics will include exploring the relationship of depression and anxiety as it relates to adolescent development and identification of current and reliable evidence-based practices to best serve youth.

Katie Mommaerts, MSW, LCSW, Assistant Clinical Professor – Northern Arizona University & Kelly Donohue, PhD, ABPP, Counseling Psychologist, Licensed Psychologist/Behavioral Health Administrator – Division of Developmental Disabilities, Dept. of Economic Security, AZ 

Level: Intermediate  | For: Professionals & Caregivers | Ages Addressed: 10 – 19 | Includes Clinical Content 

3 CEHs | $45

Understanding, Identifying and Treating Childhood Anxiety

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.

Monica S. Wu, PhD – UCLA CARES Ctr.

Level: Basic 

3 CEHs | $45


Cross-Cultural Healing Centered Approaches to Trauma

This workshop addresses the importance of cultural sensitivity when providing trauma treatment and how to beware of cultural stereotyping. The presenter discusses the need to modify evidence-based treatments depending on a person’s cultural background and discusses 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 are provided and participants will have ample opportunity to reflect and consider how they will apply these approaches to their own work. Participants will also have opportunity to work on their own case material.

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

3 CEHs | $45

Moving Beyond Cultural Competence to Cultural Intelligence

During this training, participants will gain a deeper understanding of equity and diversity inclusion work. While many of us have attended trainings on “cultural competence,” there continue to be challenges in finding the best ways to connect with and treat our client populations. In this training, attendees will explore the concept of cultural intelligence and ways to apply it to the work that we do.

Learning Objectives:
+ Participants will develop an understanding about strategies and approaches that can be used to improve their ability to connect with and serve clients that have different backgrounds.
+ Participants will develop an understanding about their own background and how to make personal adjustments and adaptability.
+ Participants will develop an understanding about the importance of incorporating sustainability techniques to maintain a high level of engagement and maintain productivity.

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

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals Working in Schools | Ages Addressed: 0 – 24 | Includes Clinical Content

3 CEHs | $45

Talking to Children About Race and Racism: Moving Beyond ‘I Don’t See Color’ During an Era of a Racial Pandemic

This session reviews what children understand about race, racism and other social identities. Strategies and resources for how to have what can be difficult conversations are discussed.

Katherine Lingras, PhD, LP, Assistant Professor and Licensed Child Psychologist – University of MN, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals & Caregivers | Ages Addressed: 0-12 | Includes Clinical Content 

3 CEHs $45


Weaving Resilience, History, and Trauma: An Indigenous Woman’s Journey Toward Alignment and Purpose

Join the presenter on her personal and professional journey of building an understanding of the impacts of trauma on biological, neurological, spiritual and social wellbeing. Ancient wisdom and new practices are explored as a means of shifting from survival into thriving. This presentation includes experiential practices and personal reflections built in to deepen the learning. 

Learning Objectives:
+ Explore historical trauma in Indigenous communities including concepts like epigenetics, intergenerational trauma and how they intersect.
+ Briefly overview the ACE study and findings.
+ Understand trauma’s impact on the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS): what happens when the stress response in the body is activated and the effects of extended activation.
+ Examine the neuroscience of trauma including impact on neural development, neural wiring and possible long term impacts, as well as the importance of attachment and attunement in childhood and beyond.
+ Explore strategies for building resilience and resetting the ANS: examine and practice mind-body tools that can help shift from surviving into thriving. 

Susan Beaulieu, MPP, Tribal Community Facilitator – University of MN Extension

Level: Basic | For: Professionals & Caregivers | Ages Addressed: Prenatal & throughout the lifespan 

3 CEHs $45


Evidence-Based Practices Addressing Comorbid Depression and Anxiety in Adolescents

During this webinar, current research will be reviewed and discussed regarding the identification and implementation of effective evidence based practices in the treatment of comorbid depression and anxiety in the adolescent population. Topics will include exploring the relationship of depression and anxiety as it relates to adolescent development and identification of current and reliable evidence-based practices to best serve youth.

Katie Mommaerts, MSW, LCSW, Assistant Clinical Professor – Northern Arizona University & Kelly Donohue, PhD, ABPP, Counseling Psychologist, Licensed Psychologist/Behavioral Health Administrator – Division of Developmental Disabilities, Dept. of Economic Security, AZ 

Level: Intermediate  | For: Professionals & Caregivers | Ages Addressed: 10 – 19 | Includes Clinical Content 

3 CEHs | $45

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 | Ages Addressed: Birth to Young Adult

3 CEHs | $45


Relational Ethics: Ethical Decision Making in a Diverse World

Work as a behavioral health provider is increasingly complex as our clients, colleagues and agencies become more diverse. As such, the ethical dilemmas we face are also increasingly complex. This workshop outlines the five core principles of relational ethics–mutual respect, relational engagement, bringing knowledge back to life, creating environment and living questions–and will explore their application across diverse scenarios. The presenter focuses on how relational ethics complements professional codes of ethics allowing practitioners to create ethical solutions that address a broad range of ethical dilemmas. At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to describe the core principles of relational ethics, explain how relational ethics and professional codes of ethics work together, and apply relational ethics to diverse ethical dilemmas.

This course fulfills the MN Board of Social Work requirement of 2 clock hours in social work ethics.

Jean Chagnon, PhD, LP, Owner – Anamaura 

Level: Intermediate  | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: All | Includes Clinical Content

3 CEHs | $45

Permission to Grieve: Supporting Children & Adolescents After Loss

Grief is a unique experience for each individual, and even more complex for children and adolescents. Grief experienced in childhood changes over the lifespan and can require different support at each monumental milestone. This presentation addresses ways to talk to children and adolescents about death, grief and funerals in language they can understand and relate to. Nuances in grief based on cause of death will be identified. Theoretical models for understanding grief along with evidenced based approaches will be presented. 

Learning Objectives:
+ Identify nuances in bereavement for children and adolescents based on type of death including anticipated losses, disenfranchised losses, sudden losses, and suicide.
+ Demonstrate how grief experienced in childhood changes over the lifespan.
+ Discuss theoretical approaches to understanding and conceptualizing grief in children and adolescents. 
+ Review and apply strategies and best practice when working with grieving children and adolescents.   

Brittany TrauthweinPsyD, FT, Founder – Bridgepoint Psychology Center

Level: Intermediate  | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: 6 – 17 | Includes Clinical Content

3 CEHs | $45

I Wonder: Using Curiosity to Understand and Address Children’s Behavior

What if caregivers used their curiosity to resolve challenging behaviors? Learn how to use reflective thinking to understand how development, trauma, and attachment influence behaviors. Behavior is a form of communication that caregivers can learn to interpret when time is taken to process the meaning. Explore a toolbox of strategies for preventing and addressing behavior in infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

Anna Clavin, MS, LMFT, IMH-E® & Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E®

2 Hours* | $25
**Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. While no CEHs will be distributed for this training, attendees can independently submit their certificates of attendance to their corresponding boards for approval.


Promoting Social-Emotional Development in Childcare

Learn an overview of social-emotional development through the lens of infant and early childhood mental health. Understand how social-emotional development is foundational for social and school success. Identify and integrate strategies for working with young children and their parents to promote healthy social emotional development.

Michele Fallon, LICSW, IMH-E® & Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E®

2 Hours* | $25
**Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. While no CEHs will be distributed for this training, attendees can independently submit their certificates of attendance to their corresponding boards for approval.


Strategies to Strengthen Relationships & Regulation in Early Childhood: A Trauma-Informed Approach

Learn how to interpret behaviors through the lens of trauma and attachment. Relationships and regulation are necessary components in preventing and responding to behaviors. Increase your confidence in identifying and implementing specific strategies to use when working with young kids and parents.

Sara Langworthy, PhD & Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E®

2 Hours* | $25
**Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. While no CEHs will be distributed for this training, attendees can independently submit their certificates of attendance to their corresponding boards for approval.


The Importance of Play: Supporting the Overall Development of Children

Play supports all areas of a child’s development, including social, emotional, language and motor skills. In addition, play provides vast opportunities for children to practice cognitive skills such as problem solving, negotiation and creativity. Play can aid in nurturing the child-caregiver relationship as well. Despite the benefits derived from play for both children and parents, time for free play has been significantly reduced for many children. The changes may be due to hurried lifestyles, increased attention to academics, and the introduction of screen time. While screen time is a reality of our society, the ways in which caregivers interact with their children around screen time can become more advantageous for both the relationship and the child’s learning. During this workshop, practical steps for partnering with caregivers to promote more play in a screen dominated world are discussed.  

This presentation includes a discussion of play milestones, and participants will be able to identify characteristics of play and requirements that promote optimal play. Practical tips for creating positive environments that encourage play are discussed. Participants will be able to conceptualize the parent-child relationship and the impact of that relationship on the child’s play behaviors. Participants will also be able to identify the impact of environmental factors, such as familial stress or relationships, on play.

Lani Jones, PsyD, HSPP, Clinical Psychologist & Co-Owner – Providence Behavioral Group

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals & Caregivers | Ages Addressed: 0-5

3 CEHs | $45


What Kind of Parent Am I? What Kind of Child Do I Have? The Power of Childcare to Promote Healthy Families

Childcare providers play a critical role in promoting healthy parent-child relationships and building resiliency in children and their parents. This two-hour training emphasizes strategies for engaging and communicating with parents that promote strong families and kids’ healthy social-emotional skills.

Learning Objectives:
+ Demonstrate ‘wondering curiosity’ and take multiple perspectives in working with children and their families to promote healthy relationships and development.
+ Articulate the significance of their relationships with parents on the quality of parent-child relationships.
+ Practice strategies for communicating with parents in ways that promote healthy parent-child relationships.

Michele Fallon, LICSW, IMH-E® & Angie Klinefelter, MS, LAMFT, IMH-E® III

2 Hours* | $25**Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. While no CEHs will be distributed for this training, attendees can independently submit their certificates of attendance to their corresponding boards for approval.

Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Students through Tier 2 and 3 Interventions in Schools

Tiered interventions in schools are a central element of School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SW-PBIS). Over the years, school personnel have developed academic interventions that support students with varying needs; however, interventions supporting students’ social-emotional development and mental health are often lacking. This session will identify voids in Tier 2 and 3 mental health and social-emotional services in schools, and describe evidence-based practices to fill these gaps.

Charlene Myklebust, PsyD, President and Educational Leadership Consultant – Professional Education Pal, LLC

Level: Basic | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: School-Aged Children

3 CEHs | $45


Providing Primary Prevention & School Mental Health Services to LGBTQ Children & Youth

The seminar will provide participants with a broad school-based view for supporting healthy social emotional development in LGBTQ children and youth. Risk factors for social, emotional and behavioral problems in LGBTQ children and youth and their impact on attendance, learning, behavior, social development, physical and mental health will be introduced. Resiliency factors that increase healthy adjustment in LGBTQ children and youth will be emphasized with a focus on those that can be provided in the school environment. Participants will learn practical school-based techniques for increasing resiliency in LGBTQ children and youth including creating a more supportive school climate, meaningful inclusion, PBIS programs and anti-bullying efforts, teaching tolerance, faculty development, supporting GSAs and others.  

Elizabeth Kelley RhoadesPhD, NCSP, Faculty Development Fellow for Hybrid and Online Learning, Associate Professor of Counseling & School Psychology – Southern Connecticut State University

Level: Basic | For: School counselors, school social workers, school psychologists | Ages Addressed: K – 12 | Includes Clinical Content

3 CEHs | $45

Adolescents & Addiction

This training series will examine a growing concern in children’s mental health: addiction among adolescents. The series will look at current trends of substance use while providing education on the impact of using on the developing brain. Additionally, the presenter will review treatment and prevention strategies. Participants can expect to discuss traditional drugs of abuse and will also explore the new challenges of vaping and video game addictions. The series is designed to provide both educational and practical resources that participants can use within their respective fields of practice.

Part 1:
Uppers, Downers, and All Arounders: A Review of Current Trends in Adolescent Substance Abuse
Part 2:
From Vaping to Video Gaming: The New Generation of Addictions
Part 3:
Preventing and Treating Addiction within the Adolescent Population

Thad Shunkwiler, LMFT, LPCC, ACS, CCMHC

Level: Basic  | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: 12 – 18 | Includes Clinical Content + 1 Hour of Ethics Training

6 CEHs | $90

Adolescent Suicidal Ideation: Strategies for Safety Planning and Communicating Effectively with Adolescents

Suicidal ideation is an experience that is becoming increasingly prevalent among adolescents.  An important component to providing comprehensive and effective care is building awareness and understanding of suicidal ideation for this population, as well as learning about resources and concepts for safety planning.

This training will provide background information related to safety concerns, including definitions and prevalence rates for suicidal ideation and behaviors in adolescents, associated mental health diagnoses, the function of these thoughts/behaviors for adolescents, as well as risk factors and warning signs. This presentation will also discuss safety planning and other common interventions, focused on Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy techniques. Lastly, it will present strategies for communicating with adolescents about safety concerns. The information will be useful not only for helping professionals, but also for individuals playing supportive roles in adolescents’ lives. The content of the presentation will be based on DBT and CBT resources for safety planning with adolescents as well as from personal experience teaching an adolescent skills training group since 2011.

Learning Objectives:
+ Define suicidal ideation and review prevalence rates
+ Identify reasons behind these thoughts/behaviors in adolescents
+ Recognize risk factors and warning signs for adolescent suicidality
+ Describe effective safety planning
+ Identify common therapeutic interventions to address safety concerns
+ Learn strategies for communicating with an adolescent about safety

Morgan Schwartz, PsyD, LP, Clinical Psychologist – Mental Health Systems, PC

Level: Basic | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: 13 – 18 | Includes Clinical Content 

3 CEHs | $45


Key Warning Signs for Early-Onset Mental Illness in Children & Adolescents and 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 Dir. – Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health

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

3 CEHs | $45 ($60 when you purchase a copy of our Educator’s Guide)

Cross-Cultural Healing-Centered Approaches to Trauma

This workshop addresses the importance of cultural sensitivity when providing trauma treatment and how to beware of cultural stereotyping. The presenter discusses the need to modify evidence-based treatments depending on a person’s cultural background and discusses 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 are provided and participants will have ample opportunity to reflect and consider how they will apply these approaches to their own work. Participants will also have opportunity to work on their own case material.

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

3 CEHs | $45


How Do I Help Them? Fostering ‘Ordinary Magic’ of Resilience in Children Experiencing Trauma

During this training, the presenters will showcase relationship-based therapeutic techniques for working with children who have experienced trauma. The first 1.5-hour session will highlight research and practice surrounding the use of therapeutic techniques. Then, using brief video role-play examples from their Resilience Toolkit, the presenters will discuss what works and why, using examples from live-webinar attendees. In the second 1.5-hour session, the presenters will lead discussion of scenarios gathered from live-webinar attendees, and discuss ways to incorporate trauma-sensitive strategies into working with young children.

Sara Langworthy, PhD, Consultant, Author, Speaker & Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E® (III), Infant Mental Health Specialist – Reach-Up Inc.

Level: Basic | Ages Addressed: Birth to 6

3 CEHs | $45 (Price includes copy of presenters’ Resilience Toolkit)


Strategies to Strengthen Relationships & Regulation in Early Childhood: A Trauma-Informed Approach

Learn how to interpret behaviors through the lens of trauma and attachment. Relationships and regulation are necessary components in preventing and responding to behaviors. Increase your confidence in identifying and implementing specific strategies to use when working with young children and parents.

Sara Langworthy, PhD, Consultant, Author, Speaker, Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E® (III), Infant Mental Health Specialist – Reach-Up Inc.

2 Hours* | $25
**Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. While no CEHs will be distributed for this training, attendees can independently submit their certificates of attendance to their corresponding boards for approval.

Weaving Resilience, History, and Trauma: An Indigenous Woman’s Journey Toward Alignment and Purpose

Join the presenter on her personal and professional journey of building an understanding of the impacts of trauma on biological, neurological, spiritual and social wellbeing. Ancient wisdom and new practices are explored as a means of shifting from survival into thriving. This presentation includes experiential practices and personal reflections built in to deepen the learning. 

Learning Objectives:
+ Explore historical trauma in Indigenous communities including concepts like epigenetics, intergenerational trauma and how they intersect.
+ Briefly overview the ACE study and findings.
+ Understand trauma’s impact on the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS): what happens when the stress response in the body is activated and the effects of extended activation.
+ Examine the neuroscience of trauma including impact on neural development, neural wiring and possible long term impacts, as well as the importance of attachment and attunement in childhood and beyond.
+ Explore strategies for building resilience and resetting the ANS: examine and practice mind-body tools that can help shift from surviving into thriving. 

Susan Beaulieu, MPP, Tribal Community Facilitator – University of MN Extension

Level: Basic | For: Professionals & Caregivers | Ages Addressed: Prenatal & throughout the lifespan 

3 CEHs $45