Programs | Projects

Calendar of upcoming trainings

Jun
25
Thu
The Journey to Adulthood: What Parents of Children with Disabilities Need to Know
Jun 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Journey to Adulthood: What Parents of Children with Disabilities Need to Know @ Pacer Center | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

This workshop will provide parents with information about the changes that occur to every child, with or without a disability, during adolescence and puberty. Participants will feel more comfortable and confident as they help their youth navigate this important transition from childhood to adulthood.

Jun
30
Tue
Impact of Early Care Settings on Attachment Formation: An Opportunity to Support Development
Jun 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Impact of Early Care Settings on Attachment Formation: An Opportunity to Support Development

Professionals who work in early childhood have an amazing opportunity to support the development of attachment with children in their care. This training will define attachment and explain factors that impact attachment. Attendees will learn how to identify attachment seeking behaviors and supportive responses. Strategies to support the development of healthy attachment between young children and their parents will also be described.

Level: Basic/Intermediate | For: Professionals | Includes Clinical Content Early Childhood 

Tracy Schreifels, MS, LMFT, IMH-E® (III), Mental Health Specialist – Reach Up

June 30, 2015
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Logo Pink

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

3 CEHs | $79

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Jul
7
Tue
Creative Therapeutic Techniques
Jul 7 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Creative Therapeutic Techniques @ Grace Church Eden Prairie | Eden Prairie | Minnesota | United States
Creative Therapeutic Techniques

Creative therapeutic techniques can refresh the client/therapist relationship and can bring a new sense of awareness to clients. The techniques presented in this training can be used with clients at a variety of ages (child to adult) and can help to engage clients who may be resistant to therapy or treatment. Attendees will be reviewing a number of different tools such as a private logic game, the trash-can exercise and more than can be highly helpful in obtaining significant amounts of information in short amounts of time. We will talk about ways to increase our own spontaneity and engaging the disengaged client.

Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals | Includes Clinical Content

Tamarah GehlenLMFT, LADC, CCTP, FLE, Program Director and Graduate Level Professor – WINGS

July 7, 2015
12:30  – 3:30 pm

Grace Church Eden Prairie
9301 Eden Prairie Rd
Eden Prairie, MN 55347

3 CEHs | $79

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Jul
28
Tue
50 Techniques for Working with Difficult, Defiant and Aggressive Adolescents
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
50 Techniques for Working with Difficult, Defiant and Aggressive Adolescents @ St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States
50 Techniques for Working with Difficult, Defiant and Aggressive Adolescents

Often defiant, resistant and aggressive youth are prematurely discharged from school, residential treatment or other programs because of their behavior. It is vital that therapists, social workers and counselors maximize their clinical tools to facilitate successful retention. This workshop will provide participants with a better understanding of the underlying causes of difficult behavior and offer several strategies to increase retention in programs.

Level: Basic | For: Professionals | Includes Clinical Content

Fred Dyer, PhD, CADC, Consultant & Trainer – Dyer Trains

July 28, 2015
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church
450 Irving Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

6 CEHs | $159

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Aug
6
Thu
Moving Mountains: A Mind-Body Tool Kit to Calm Explosive, Reactive and Anxious Children
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Moving Mountains: A Mind-Body Tool Kit to Calm Explosive, Reactive and Anxious Children @ Eagan Community Center | Eagan | Minnesota | United States
Moving Mountains: A Mind-Body Tool Kit to Calm Explosive, Reactive and Anxious Children

Sometimes well-planned interventions with children in distress don’t work as planned, and can even make situations worse. In this presentation, participants will learn tools to assess a child’s “zone” of agitation and to effectively intervene using a wide range of mind-body techniques and tools. During the workshop, participants will have a chance to create a tool kit binder of helpful interventions.

Level: Advanced | For: Professionals | Includes Clinical Content

Marit Appeldoorn, MSW, LICSW, Psychotherapist and Consultant – Private Practice & Kathy Flaminio, LGSW, E-RYT 200, Owner – 1000 Petals, LLC

August 6, 2015
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Parkway
Eagan, MN 55121

3 CEHs | $79

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Aug
11
Tue
ADHD Update 2015
Aug 11 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
ADHD Update 2015 @ Shoreview Community Center | Shoreview | Minnesota | United States
ADHD Update 2015

This workshop will look at recent developments in ADHD diagnosis, evaluation, research and treatment. This year’s update will have a special emphasis on new research related to autism and ADHD, as well as sleep and ADHD. Other recent developments regarding the role of exercise, nutrition, cognitive training and medication in the treatment of ADHD will also be reviewed.

Level: Intermediate | Audience: Parents & Professionals | Includes Clinical Content

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

August 11, 2015
12:30 – 3:30 pm

Shoreview Community Center
4580 Victoria Street North
Shoreview, MN 55126

3 CEHs | $79

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Aug
18
Tue
PrairieCare Fundraiser Golf Tournament – Proceeds will support MACMH!
Aug 18 @ 7:00 am – 1:30 pm
Aug
19
Wed
It Depends: The Answer to Almost Every Question About Managing the Challenging Behaviors of Young Children
Aug 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
It Depends:  The Answer to Almost Every Question About Managing the Challenging Behaviors of Young Children

Advances in the understanding of brain development and social-emotional development offer us a useful perspective on promoting young children’s emerging capacities for the regulation of arousal, emotion, attention and behavior. This training offers a perspective on the underlying principles of interpreting and responding to the often challenging behaviors of toddlers and preschoolers as well as strategies for promoting emotional literacy and the development of self-regulation.

Level: Basic | For: Professionals & Parents | Includes Clinical Content Early Childhood

Michele Fallon, LICSW, IMH-E®(IV), Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

August 19, 2015
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Logo Pink

Central Park of Woodbury
8595 Central Park Place
Woodbury, MN 55125

3 CEHs | $79

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Oct
19
Mon
Anxious Youth: A Practitioner’s Toolbox for Group Sessions
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Oct
23
Fri
Nurturing the Spirit: Beyond Behavior Management
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm