Events | Trainings

June 16 – August 27 | Earn up to 24 CEHs

Join us for our Fall Training Series, featuring webinars on anxiety, supervision, grief and loss, ADHD, suicidal ideation, infant mental health and more.

Not able to join us live? No problem. Each webinar will be recorded and available to watch for 30 days following the live session.

To make our trainings more accessible during the stress and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, our summer webinars are being offered at half their normal rate: $15 per CEH.


Compassionate Support for
Immigrant Families – TRAINING COMPLETE

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs

This 3-part series will address how mental health providers can best support immigrants in the United States, with a specific focus on cultural humility, post-traumatic growth and immigration evaluations.

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Worry Gone Viral: Supporting Youth with Anxiety and OCD During Uncertain Times – TRAINING COMPLETE

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs

This training will highlight techniques that clinicians and parents can use to support children and adolescents with anxiety and OCD during periods of deep uncertainty.

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When Families Lose a Loved One: Grief and Loss in Families with Young Children – TRAINING COMPLETE

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs | Infant & Early Childhood Focus

The loss of a parent or caregiver can be an inconceivable event in the life of a young child. With a focus on children prenatal to age 6, this webinar will explore the psychological ramifications of loss and its impact on child and family development.

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Supervision to Address Stress and Burnout Among Supervisees
TRAINING COMPLETE

Live Webinar | 6 CEHs

This 3-part series will focus on helping supervisors build and maintain a healthy, resilient workforce that provides effective client and community care.

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Permission to Grieve: Supporting Children & Adolescents After Loss – TRAINING COMPLETE

Minneapolis | 3 CEHs

Grief experienced in childhood changes over the lifespan and can require different support at various milestones. During this webinar, examine ways to talk to children and adolescents– ages 6 to 17–about death, grief and funerals in language that’s understandable and relatable.

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Proud Papa: Leveraging the Natural Skills of Fathers to Best Support the Developmental Needs of Their Children – TRAINING COMPLETE

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs | Infant & Early Childhood Focus

This webinar will help fathers discover ways they can influence a healthy and supportive environment where children can learn and thrive.

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ADHD Update 2020 – TRAINING COMPLETE

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs

Learn about newly identified traits of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the need to adapt treatment approaches for issues involving emotional over-arousal, rejection sensitivity and hyper-focus.

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Providing Reflective Supervision/Consultation Via Distance Technology –
TRAINING COMPLETE

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs | Infant & Early Childhood Focus

Providing RS/C through distance technology presents new challenges and opportunities for development. In this interactive webinar, participants who are current providers of RS/C will explore best practices for entering into and maintaining these relationships.

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Providing Primary Prevention & School Mental Health Services to LGBTQ Children & Youth: A Resiliency-Based Approach – TRAINING TO BE RESCHEDULED

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs

Learn practical techniques for increasing resiliency in LGBTQ children and youth, including creating a more supportive school climate, anti-bullying efforts, PBIS programs and more.

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

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs

This webinar will discuss prevalence rates for suicidal ideation, safety concerns, risk factors and common interventions, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy techniques.

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Introduction to Infant Mental Health: Principle and Practice – TRAINING COMPLETE

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs | Infant & Early Childhood Focus

This webinar will provide an overview of infant mental health, the essential role that relationships play in development and strategies for relationship-based work across disciplines.

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WORKSHOP COMPLETE
Compassionate Support for Immigrant Families

This series of 3 webinars will address how mental health providers can best support immigrants in the United States.

Session 1 (June 16) – Cultural Humility – Exploring the role of cultural humility with immigrants 
Session 2 (June 23) – Post-traumatic Growth – Examining the possibility of personal transformation and fulfillment post trauma when working with immigrants
Session 3 (June 30) – Immigration Evaluations – Learning about assessments utilized as evidence for immigrant families seeking legal status in the U.S. 

Dalissy J. Washington, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychological Immigration Evaluator

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

Tuesdays June 16, 23 and 30
1 – 2 p.m. CST (3 hours total over 3 days)

Workshop information for registered webinar participants.



WORKSHOP COMPLETE
Worry Gone Viral: Supporting Youth with Anxiety and OCD During Uncertain Times

This training will focus on specific techniques that clinicians and parents can use to help support children and adolescents with anxiety and OCD during trying times, with an emphasis on parenting, communication, and clinical strategies designed to anchor anxious youth during periods of deep uncertainty such as major transitions (e.g. switching schools, moving), significant life changes (e.g. divorce, serious illness), major disruption in routine (e.g. distance learning, job loss), and threat of catastrophic events (e.g. risk of natural disaster, pandemic). Current research on pediatric anxiety and stress will be discussed, including normative youth responses to stressors, how anxiety develops and is maintained, and evidence based techniques for addressing worries despite an unpredictable future. Specific topics will also include how to field difficult or “unanswerable” questions, the hidden costs of reassurance, and what caregivers, clinicians and other caring adults can do to help anxious youth thrive amidst the unknown.  

Kathryn Hecht, PhD, Licensed Psychologist – Anxiety Treatment Resources

Level: Basic | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: 2 – 18 | Includes Clinical Content

Friday, June 26
12:30 – 3:30 p.m. CST

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs |  $89 $45

Workshop information for registered webinar participants.


WORKSHOP COMPLETE
When Families Lose a Loved One: Grief and Loss in Families with Young Children

The loss of a family member is an inconceivable event in the life of a child. The loss of a parent or other significant caregiver upends the ​young ​child’s understanding of the permanency of the care-giving relationship​, and the loss of a sibling creates a multitude of confusing and often contradictory emotions and experiences. Each can color the ​young ​child’s view of how the world works. This workshop will discuss psychological ramifications of loss and grief and its impact on child and family development. Case material will be used to illustrate concepts, and concrete suggestions and resources will be discussed.

Carol Siegel, PhD, LP, IMH-E®(IV), Private Practice & Instructor in Infant and Early Childhood Certificate Program – Univ. of MN

Level: Basic | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: Prenatal – age 6 | Includes Clinical Content

Monday, June 29
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs | $89 $45

Workshop information for registered webinar participants.


WORKSHOP COMPLETE
Supervision to Address Stress and Burnout Among Supervisees: Using the Resiliency-Focused Supervision Model©

This 3-part supervision series will focus on helping supervisors build and maintain a healthy, resilient workforce that provides effective client and community care. The first session will focus on the wellness and wellbeing of supervisors, including self-care exercises, tools, tips and practices. Discussions will focus on the benefits of supervisors “filling their emotional cups so that they can pour from the overflow.”  

The second and third sessions will focus on: briefly examining stress and burnout among helping professionals; using the Resiliency-Focused Supervision Model (RFSM)© in the supervisory process; explaining the environmental/structural, relational and work/life self-care domain areas and 24 components within the model; and time for questions and comments about the model and application within the supervisory process.

Learning objectives:
• Understand the strengths-based, culturally-responsive, RFSM and how it can be used in individual, group or peer supervision
• Identify specific components of the RFSM model that honors an individual’s right to self-determination and unique cultural identity
• Guide supervisees in developing a work/life balance self-care plan that can be changed, modified and adapted over time. Handouts will be shared for supervisors to use in implementing components of the model. 

LMFT Update: For those of you attending this workshop for your LMFT licensure, please be certain you understand this notification from the Board of Marriage and Family: 6 hours of this course may be used only to satisfy the CE requirements for individuals who are already Board-approved supervisors. It may not be used to see the 30-hour training requirement found in Minn. Rule 5300.0160.

Brenda Mack, DSW, MSW, LICSW, Asst. Professor – Bemidji State Univ.

Level: Basic | For: All

Thursdays July 9, 16 and 23
11 a.m. to  1 p.m. CST (a total of 6 hours over 3 days)

Live Webinar | 6 CEHs | $179 $90

Workshop information for registered webinar participants.


WORKSHOP COMPLETE
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 will address 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. 

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • 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 Trauthwein, PsyD, FT, Founder – Bridgepoint Psychology Center

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

Tuesday, July 21
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs | $89 $45

Workshop information for registered webinar participants.


WORKSHOP COMPLETE
Proud Papa: Leveraging and Enhancing the Natural Skills of Fathers to Best Support the Developmental Needs of Their Children

This workshop will feature a participatory approach to helping fathers discover ways they can influence a healthy and supportive environment where children can learn and thrive. The goal of this workshop is to empower fathers to identify ways that they naturally contribute to their children’s development and discover additional strategies for supporting the social emotional and cognitive skills that aid children in being successful both academically and throughout life.

Andre Dukes, Senior Director Collective Impact, Early Childhood – Northside Achievement Zone

Level: Basic | For: Professionals and Parents | Ages Addressed: prenatal – age 8

Fridays, July 24, July 31 & August 7
1 – 2 p.m. CST

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs | $89 $45

Workshop information for registered webinar participants.


WORKSHOP COMPLETE – ADHD Update 2020

This year’s update will cover newly identified traits & the need to adapt treatment approaches for issues involving emotional overarousal,  rejection sensitivity, & hyperfocus (concerns that parents have raised for years).  Practical strategies regarding technology, specific sleep issues, and non-pharmaceutical treatments will also be covered.

Gary Johnson, PhD, LP, Clinical Director & Benjamin Kortuem, MA, Predoctoral Technician Clinic for Attention, Learning, and Memory (CALM)

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals & Parents| Ages Addressed: Kindergarten – College | Includes Clinical Content

Tuesday, July 28
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs | $89 $45

Workshop information for registered webinar participants.


WORKSHOP COMPLETE – Providing Reflective Supervision/Consultation Via Distance Technology

Reflective practice offers opportunities for professionals to increase self-awareness by identifying and addressing personal biases in the context of a safe relationship for learning. Reflective Supervision/Consultation, as informed by Infant Mental Health principles, increases our self-awareness and is critical to the provision of culturally responsive services. Providing RS/C through distance technology presents new challenges and opportunities for development. Our ability to be present and engaged in safe, reliable and consistent relationships requires us to take time to reflect and integrate new skills and insights, whether we are in-person or virtual. During this workshop, participants who are current providers of RS/C will explore best practices for entering into and maintaining RS/C relationships to create safe bases or holding spaces for professionals. In addition, we will explore strategies to mitigate the fatigue that comes with connections via distance technology.

Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E (III)

Level: Advanced | For: Professionals| Ages Addressed: Prenatal – age 6 | Includes Clinical Content

Wednesday, July 29
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs | $89 $45

Workshop information for registered webinar participants.


TRAINING TO BE RESCHEDULED – Providing Primary Prevention & School Mental Health Services to LGBTQ Children & Youth: A Resiliency-Based Approach

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 Rhoades, PhD, 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

Tuesday, August 4
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. CST

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs | $89 $45

Workshop information for registered webinar participants.



WORKSHOP COMPLETE – 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 

Wednesday August 12
12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs| $89 $45

Workshop information for registered webinar participants.


WORKSHOP COMPLETE
Introduction to Infant Mental Health: Principle and Practice

Part One: 
Promoting infant and early childhood mental health (social and emotional development) is the task of everyone who works with very young children and their families and it occurs in everyday moments when we are intentional.  Part one of this workshop will provide an overview of infant mental health, the essential role that relationships play in the development of young children, a review of the brain science that supports this, and the implications for our work. Participants will have a beginning understanding of the significance of early relationships as a biological imperative for survival and neurobiological development and as organizers of development with lifelong implications.  Additionally, they will gain an understanding of the significance of the parallel process of relationships in prevention and intervention efforts in their discipline.    

Part Two: 
The quality of the provider-parent relationship can influence the parent-child relationship, which is the most reliable predictor of young children’s developmental outcomes.  Part two of this workshop will focus on strategies for relationship-based work with very young children and families across disciplines.  We will reflect on the multiple relationships we enter into when working with young children and their families and how we might utilize these relationships to promote infant and early childhood mental health.

Lauren Moberg, LMFT, IMH-E®, Michele Fallon, LICSW, IMH-E(IV)

Level: Basic | For: Professionals and Parents | Ages Addressed: prenatal – age 6 | Includes Clinical Content 

Thursdays August 20 & 27
1 to 2:30 p.m. (3 hours total over 2 days)

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs over 2 days | $89 $45

Workshop information for registered webinar participants.