Fall 2019 Training Series

Fall 2019 Training Series

September 12 – December 16 | Up to 44 CEHs

Now – December 16 | 15 workshops | Earn up to 44 CEHs

Maple Grove • Maplewood • Minneapolis
Mounds View • Saint Paul • Shoreview • Online

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.


Adolescents and Addiction: A Three-Part Series

Webinar | 6 CEHs

This 3-part series will examine current substance use trends and the impact of use on the developing brain. Prevention and Intervention strategies will be shared.

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Workshop Complete – Ethics in Action

Maple Grove | 3 CEHs

This workshop will explore codes of ethics for multiple disciplines and examine ethical dilemmas in services from intake to closure. Participants will have time to share ethical dilemmas for consultation.

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Workshop Complete – Moving Beyond Cultural Competence to Cultural Intelligence

Maplewood | 3 CEHs

During this training, participants will gain a deeper understanding of equity and diversity inclusion work while exploring the concept of cultural intelligence and ways to apply it to the work we do.

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Workshop Complete – Calming Challenging Behavior: Skills to Improve Your Practice & Get Parents on Board

Mounds View | 3 CEHs

Is there a challenging child who drains your energy and nothing seems to work? This workshop will share practical solutions rooted in neuroscience to help you enjoy work again.

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Strategies for Challenging Behavior in the Classroom

St. Paul | 3 CEHs

Students with mental health needs often manifest challenging behaviors in school, which can affect their ability to learn. This workshop will examine the connection between emotional regulation, behavior and academics.

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Important Topics in Ethical Decision Making

Live Webinar| 3 CEHs

Covering ethics and boundary information, this workshop will examine informed consent and confidentiality, mandated reporting laws, HIPAA and more.

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ADHD Update

Minneapolis | 3 CEHs

This workshop will provide information on recent research surrounding the diagnosis of ADHD, as well as treatment and effective interventions.

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PBIS 101

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs

This workshop will address the foundations of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Practical applications for day-to-day interactions with students will be shared.

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Key Warning Signs for Early-Onset Mental Illness & Suicide Prevention Best Practices

St. Paul | 3 CEHs

Attendees of this training will learn signs and symptoms of common mental health disorders in young people, and examine best practices for suicide awareness, prevention and intervention.

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Talking to Children About Race: They See Color, So What Do We Say?

Live Webinar | 2 CEHs

This session will review what children understand about race and other types of “difference.” Strategies for how to have what can be difficult conversations will be discussed. 

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Through a Child’s Eyes: How Trauma Affects Development

Live Webinar | 2 CEHs

This workshop will explore trauma through the lens of those who have experienced it and provide strategies for supporting families, with a focus on trauma related to homelessness.

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Combining Conscious Discipline and Trauma-Informed Care in an Early Childhood Classroom

St. Paul | 3 CEHs

During this session, participants will learn about a classroom that uses the Conscious Discipline model to help young learners build self regulation and emotion management.

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Communicating with Clients When Words Aren’t Enough

Shoreview | 3 CEHs

This training will highlight techniques to help young people better communicate and more deeply engage in the therapeutic process.

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Hearing the Cries of Infants: The Trauma of Grief and Loss

Live Webinar | 2 CEHs

An exploration of grief’s impact on very young children, this workshop will discuss types of losses, common reactions, cultural influences and treatment strategies.

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Calming Challenging Behavior: Skills to Improve Your Practice & Get Parents on Board

Live Webinar | 3 CEHs

Is there a challenging child who drains your energy and nothing seems to work? This workshop will share practical solutions rooted in neuroscience to help you enjoy work again.

Learn More | Register



Adolescents and Addiction: A Three-Part Series

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

Thursdays September 12, 19 & 26
6 – 8 pm

Webinar | 6 CEHs total over 3 days | $179

 



Workshop Complete – Ethics in Action

This presentation will take a look at the codes of ethics for multiple disciplines and examine ethical dilemmas in services from intake to closure. Participants will learn from real world examples by exploring tricky client situations, educational settings, research and in multidisciplinary teams. Conflict in ethics will also be addressed and participants will have time to share ethical dilemmas for consultation.

Emily Coler Hanson, MS, LMFT, CGP, Mental Health Therapist & Barb Stanton, PhD, LPCC, LMFT, Mental Health Therapist – Anne Carlsen Center

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

Monday, September 16
9 am – 12 pm

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

3 CEHs | $89

 



Workshop Complete – 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

Tuesday, October 8
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Maplewood Community Center
2100 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN 55109

3 CEHs |$89

 



Workshop Complete – Calming Challenging Behavior: Professional Skills to Improve Your Practice and Get Parents on Board

Is there a challenging child who drains your energy and nothing seems to work? Brain research tells us that the “fight or flight” stress response is responsible for intense behavior but misses a critical piece – specifically, professional skills to more effectively calm challenging behavior and regain control. During this interactive workshop, participants will learn practical solutions rooted in neuroscience to help them enjoy work again.

Samantha Moe, MA, SLP, Certified Parent Coach, Owner and Founder – Mad2Glad

Level: Basic | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: 3 – 13 | Includes Clinical Content

Friday, October 11
9am – 12pm

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

3 CEHs | $89

* For those unable to attend on October 11, this session will also be hosted as a live webinar on December 10 and December 17 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Please see the last registration option in order to register for the webinar!

 



Strategies for Challenging Behavior in the Classroom

Students with mental health needs often manifest challenging behaviors in the school setting, which can affect their ability to learn. This workshop will examine the connection between emotional regulation, behavior and academics, and identify available supports within schools. Participants will be able to practice conversations and other tried and true strategies that foster emotional regulation.

Kelly Duffy, EdD, Teacher – School Dist. of Superior.

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: School-Aged Children

Wednesday, October 16
12:30 – 3:30pm

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

3 CEHs | $89

 



Important Topics in Ethical Decision Making

This ethics course provides ethics and boundary information for mental health professionals. In addition to discussions on responding to common ethical and boundary dilemmas, topics include informed consent and confidentiality, mandated reporting laws and HIPAA.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the limits of confidentiality.
  • Describe the concept of a mandated reporter.
  • Define the concept of informed consent.
  • Discuss the dynamics of dual relationships.

Mark Wilde, LMFT, and Board Approved Supervisor

Level: Basic  | For: Professionals 

Wednesday, October 23
9:00am – 12:00pm

Webinar | 3 CEHs | $89 $75.65 when you register by September 23!

 



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

Friday, October 25
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

3 CEHs | $89

 



PBIS 101

This workshop will address the foundations of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. The background of this researched-based framework will be discussed, along with practical applications of using the framework in day-to-day interactions with students and children. Those in attendance will walk away with concrete strategies to use with children who are displaying challenging behavior.

Megan Gruis, EdS

Level: Basic  | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: PreK – 12th Grade

Wednesday, October 30
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Webinar | 3 CEHs | $89

 



COMPLETE – 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

Tuesday, November 12
12:30 – 3:30 pm

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

3 CEHs | $89

 



Infant & Early Childhood Focus

Talking to Children About Race: They See Color, So What Do We Say?

This session will review what children understand about race and other types of “difference.” Strategies and resources for how to have what can be difficult conversations will be discussed. Opportunities will be provided for participants to share experiences and questions based on their own encounters with young children.

Katherine Lingras, PhD, LP,Assistant Professor and Licensed Child Psychologist – Univ. of MN Psychiatry Dept.

For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: 0-10 | Includes Clinical Content

Monday, November 18
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Webinar | 2 CEHs |$59

 



Infant & Early Childhood Focus

Through a Child’s Eyes: How Trauma Affects Children’s Development

For many of us, ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) has become a familiar acronym as we work to understand how trauma affects children’s growth and development. Trauma can have a devastating impact on children, profoundly altering physical, emotional, cognitive and social development. This workshop will examine trauma through the lens of those who have experienced it and explore ways to support children and families. The presenter will also discuss trauma through the lens of homelessness.

Nedra R Robinson, MA Ed, Early Childhood Prog. Mgr. – Simpson Housing Svs.

Level: Basic | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: 0-8

Monday, November 25
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Webinar | 2 CEHs | $59

 



Infant & Early Childhood Focus

Combining Conscious Discipline and Trauma-Informed Care in an Early Childhood Classroom

During this session, participants will learn about a unique early childhood classroom experience. The classroom uses the Conscious Discipline model to work with our youngest learners (ages 3-5) and helps them learn the skills of self regulation and emotion management. The presenters will discuss the classroom’s integration of mental health and learning with Conscious Discipline and trauma-informed care.

Jen Petersen, MSW, LICSW and Erin Lencowski, MS

Level: Intermediate | For: Educators and others working in schools, including school social workers and counselors

Monday, December 2
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

3 CEHs | $89

 



Communicating with Clients When Words Aren’t Enough

Many clinicians begin working with youth after training in clinical models designed for adults or neurotypical kids. Once the work starts, they find themselves struggling to explore abstract concepts in developmentally appropriate ways. This workshop will focus on tried and true experiential and communication techniques to help young people communicate more effectively and engage more deeply in the therapeutic process.

Elizabeth Franklin, MSW, LICSW, Spvsr. and Psychotherapist – CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio) & Jessica Anderson, MSW, LICSW, Psychotherapist – Health Partners Regions Behavioral Health

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals | Includes Clinical Content

Friday, December 6
12:30 – 3:30 pm

Shoreview Community Center
4580 Victoria Street North
Shoreview, MN 55126

3 CEHs | $89

 



Infant & Early Childhood Focus

Hearing the Cries of Infants: The Trauma of Grief and Loss

This session will explore the impact of grief and loss on infants and young children, including common reactions. Types of losses and cultural influences within the infant’s context will be explored. Attendees will walk away with treatment strategies for working with caregivers and infants/young children, as well as an understanding of the importance of reflective consultation to support the professional.

Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E, Infant Mental Health Specialist and Anna Clavin, MS, LMFT, IMH-E

Level: Intermediate  | For: Professionals & Parents | Ages Addressed: Birth – 6 | Includes Clinical Content

Monday, December 9
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Webinar | 2 CEHs | $59

 



Calming Challenging Behavior: Professional Skills to Improve Your Practice and Get Parents on Board

Is there a challenging child who drains your energy and nothing seems to work? Brain research tells us that the “fight or flight” stress response is responsible for intense behavior but misses a critical piece – specifically, professional skills to more effectively calm challenging behavior and regain control. During this interactive workshop, participants will learn practical solutions rooted in neuroscience to help them enjoy work again.

Samantha Moe, MA, SLP, Certified Parent Coach, Owner and Founder – Mad2Glad

Level: Basic | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: 3 – 13 | Includes Clinical Content

Tuesday, December 10 and Tuesday, December 17
12 – 1:30pm

Webinar | 3 CEHs | $89