All workshops are presented in-person by Kristin Ryan, MS, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Location: Life Church International, 4830 River Green Pwky, Suite 150, Duluth, GA 30096. Beginning at 9:00am
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(1) Ethics: The Gray Matters (5 Ethics CEs) Cost = $150; $125 if registering 14+ days from workshop date
2019 dates: 3/1/2019; 6/21/19; 11/15/18. 9:00am- 3:30pm **
In our profession, we talk about “gray areas.” While helpful because this allows for flexibility, creativity & different interpretations, it can also be confusing and daunting. There are relatively few absolutes, yet we are responsible for much in knowledge & practice to provide the best possible care to our clients. Not only do we need knowledge of the black & white but also managing the gray areas especially in regard to ethics to prevent error or harm. In this workshop, you will be guided in a simple manner how to use our best tool, our brain, to logically think through & understand ethical guidelines & situations and therefore prevention & quality care. This workshop provides: (1) Overview of ethical code, principles & professional values, standards, rules & laws pertaining to counselors. This includes how these interact. We also briefly look at morals and our own values. (2) Review & application of an ethical decision making model. Application through vignettes, discussion and/or role plays (3) Suggestions for planning & prevention of ethical concerns, harm and complaints
(2) ETHICS of Diagnosis and Understanding People: Ethical Approach to Diagnostic Interviewing, Case Conceptualization and Treatment (5 Ethics CEs) Cost = $150; $125 if registering 14+ days from workshop date
2019 Dates: 3/15/2019, 7/12/2019, 12/6/2019 9:00am- 3:30pm
- Provide an understanding of abnormal behavior and current accepted definition of mental disorder. Cultural considerations and discerning between diagnosis and clinical issues are also discussed.
- Present the importance of diagnosis and how it fits into the treatment process
- Provide a model for completing a simple, yet thorough, effective diagnostic assessment. Including demonstration and/or video of the process
- Review the DSM 5 and its use as a reference guide
- Review common personality disorder traits to increase understanding and empathy
Objectives: 1. Understand the role of diagnosis in clinical practice including clinical, cultural, legal and ethical implications. 2. Learn an effective model for completing a diagnostic assessment. 3. Increase working knowledge of abnormal behavior, effective treatment and the DSM 5 for quality clinical care
(3) Assessing and Managing Suicidal Risk (3.5 CEs) Cost= $60
2019 dates: 2/1/2019, 7/26/2019, 11/22/2019. 9:00am- 1:00pm
After hearing a person’s tragic story and subsequent attempt to kill himself, author Paul G. Quinnett in his book Counseling Suicidal People, A Therapy of Hope, stated he remembered thinking “My God! This man needs professional help!” “But of course, I was the professional” (Quinnett 5). Many of us have been there or fear being there one day. It is not a matter of if but when this will happen to us. We are the ones who assist those in despair. We used to have the relative safety net of hospitalizing someone; but that reliance, along with other means, have changed dramatically based on changes in our profession, society, economics and legal implications. Do you have all you need to properly assess client risk? And once assessed, do you have a clear plan of next steps and treatment? This workshop will help provide some helpful information for assessing and managing risk.
This workshop will provide: (1) Overview of history, research and statistics. (2) Discussion of risk and supportive factors. (3) Suggestions for completing a risk assessment. (4) Suggestions for next steps for the levels of risk including counseling interventions as appropriate. (5) Brief overview of active shooter guidelines
SUPERVISION WORKSHOPS but appropriate for any practitioner to attend
(4) Supervision: (Assisting supervisees in moving clients from point A to B) Teaching the Counseling Process (6 CEs) Approved for CPCS credential (Specialized/Advance Techniques Section)
Cost = $150; $125 if registering 14+ days from workshop date.
2019 dates: 3/22/2019, 5/31/2019, 10/11/2019. 9:00am- 4:30pm
“I don’t/didn’t know what to do.” How many times have you heard or thought this? The field of Psychology has theories for understanding and conceptualizing processes. These models are often adopted and applied to the practice of therapy. However, few practitioners have a solid foundation of a counseling process model. This workshop teaches aspects of two counseling models and practical ways to assist supervisees in the conceptualization of the therapeutic process. For supervisors and practitioners of all levels.
This workshop provides:
- Emphasis on the importance of having an evidenced based counseling process model to guide treatment process and protect clients
- Overview of two counseling models
- Training in the application of the models to:
(1) identify stages of the counseling process, (2) identify where the clinician and client are in the process at any particular moment or session, (3) assist supervisees in learning key self-reflection and client feedback patterns and (4) learn appropriate skills to apply at each stage and how to better guide the process and outcomes and avoid pitfalls.
(5) Supervision: Building Empathy and Managing Value Conflicts (6 CEs) Approved for CPCS credential (Specialized/Advanced Technique Section)
Cost = $150; $125 if registering 14+ days from workshop date
2019 dates: 2/22/2019, 6/14/2019, 11/1/2019. 9:00am- 4:30pm
Freud cast the therapist as a value-free, professional observer. But we have evolved in understanding that the therapist is an active change agent in the therapeutic process, not value-free, and empathy is one critical factor to success. Few discuss the connection of empathy and values. Without depth in empathy we often channel everything through our frame of reference, of which values are a large part, and respond accordingly. Are we really pledging to professional values, such as beneficence and maleficence, without fully looking at our level of empathy and our values that drive us? This workshop is for supervisors and practitioners of all levels.
This workshop will: 1. Define levels of empathy and present ways to increase empathy. 2 Assist with increasing our self-reflection, identification of values. understanding how values impact counseling and how to manage conflicts. 3. Assist with effective supervision related to values, especially with those whose values may come across, or come into conflict, in their work with clients (i.e. religious/spiritual values). 4. Present ethical considerations related to values
SUPERVISION WORKSHOPS recommended for supervisors, or those considering supervision only
(6) Foundations of Supervision: Preparing for Effective Supervision (6 CEs) Approved for CPCS credential (Foundations Section)
2019 dates: 1/11/2019; 4/12/19; 8/16/19. 9:00am- 4:30pm
Oftentimes supervision is a role we are placed in because of our job description and/or because we think this is the next step toward success. A good clinician does not necessarily mean a skilled supervision. Supervision should not be simply done as part of our job duty or as a next step to success in our career path. Supervision is a distinct area of preparation, competence and practice. This workshop will help practitioners understand the practice of supervision and will explore areas such as the role of supervision, quality supervisor traits, the structure of supervision and the supervisory relationship to guide clinicians in their work as supervisors. For supervisors and those considering the practice of supervision. This workshop will: (1)Provide an understanding of the role of supervision including gatekeeper, guidelines for being and qualities of a good supervisor, administrative vs. clinical supervision (2) Provide an understanding of the supervisory relationship (3) Present supervision models and approaches
(7) Methods: Supervision in Action (6 CEs) Approved for CPCS credential (Methods Section)
Cost = $150; $125 if registering 14+ days from workshop date
2019 dates: 1/25/2019; 4/26/19; 7/19/19. 9:00am- 4:30pm
Supervision is a multifaceted process. It should be done with intention and after acquiring sufficient knowledge and skills to benefit and advance all those involved, including clients. This workshop will provide practical guidance, in areas such as the structure and process of supervision, supervisory techniques and the monitoring and evaluation of supervisees, to assist clinicians in their work as supervisors. For supervisors and those considering the practice of supervision.
This workshop will:
- Clarify important supervisor areas of knowledge and competence (including culture, technology)
- Provide practical suggestions for supervision structure such as the supervision relationship and agreement, goal setting, and managing the supervision session
- Address the purpose of supervisee monitoring including gatekeeping, feedback, evaluation and managing deficiencies and anxiety
- Present key ethical and legal issues for supervision
(8) Ethics for Supervisors: Imparting Wisdom (6 CEs) Ethics CEs and Approved for CPCS credential (Ethics)
Cost= $150; $125 if registering 14+ days in advance
2019 Dates: 2/8/2019, 9/13/2019, 12/13/2019. 9:00am -4:30pm
Supervisors are responsible for monitoring client welfare and supervisee performance and professional development (ACA Code of Ethics, F.1.a). Keeping up with what is important and current and how to apply that knowledge is monumental to our success with clients. Imparting that information to supervisees and helping them navigate ethical situations is even more critical. This workshop provides an overview of several relevant ethical codes, rules and best practices for supervisors to assist ALL those we serve. Key components of cultural competency, self-care and boundaries are also discussed.
This workshop provides:
- Overview of key ethical code and standards and legal issues as supervisors and to guide our supervisees
- Review of an ethical decision-making model for ourselves and to share with supervisees
Review & application of supervision using an ethical decision-making model. Application through vignettes, discussion and/or role plays