CE Workshops 2023

Grow Deep Counseling workshops are presented by Kristin Ryan Easley, MS, LPC, NCC, CPCS, ACS unless otherwise noted.

All workshops are online, live (synchronous) via video and begin at 9:00am EST.

Cost: $125

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Grow Deep Counseling, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.7028. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Grow Deep Counseling, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

In the State of Georgia, this approval provides core hours for counselors; Related hours for social workers and marriage/family therapist; 5 ethics hours are required toward renewal. Ethics hours are not core/related specific and may be obtained by LPCs, SWs, or MFTs. but must be synchronous; The number of live (synchronous) online CE hours are not limited. Asynchronous activities are limited to 10 hours.

Other State licensees should review their rules for renewal for recognition of NBCC approved clock hours and any online, live (synchronous) restrictions.

(1)  Ethics: Understanding and Navigating Professional Boundaries (5 NBCC clock hours/CEs- Ethics)

2023 Date: Friday, November 17. Time: 9:00am- 3:00pm EST 

Boundaries are a controversial and confusing topic. Within our professions, people hold different views, and boundaries may be different for different clients and situations. Armed with strong professional identity, and ethical and clinical knowledge, we will better recognize, then navigate, appropriate professional boundaries for improved clarity and client care. Numerous complex boundaries situations and nuances will be offered in this engaging, practical presentation.

 This training provides:

  • Perspective on professional identity, specifically the importance of professional boundaries, their purpose, and the difficulty in recognizing and managing
  • Review of relevant ethical code and discussion of common boundaries for improved ability to navigate complex situations
  • Brief discussion of self-care and keys to wellness to care for ourselves and manage important processes such as transference, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, burn out, and countertransference to assist with managing boundaries

(2) Assessing and Managing Suicidal Risk (5 NBCC clock hours/CEs)

2023 Date:  Friday, January 27. Time: 9:00am- 3:00pm EST

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). As mental health clinicians, we have been there or fear being there one day. It is not a matter of if but when we will sit with someone in pain of this magnitude. Are you able to sit with someone at risk for suicide and provide a thorough assessment? And once assessed, will you have a clear plan of next steps and treatment? This workshop will assist in answering “Yes” to those questions

This workshop will provide:

  • Discussion of the impact of our attitudes as helpers in preventing suicide
  • Brief presentation of suicide risk factors (including cultural, developmental, groups)
  • Suggestions for completing a thorough suicide risk assessment
  • Suggestions for managing suicide risk
  • State of Georgia- Understanding of 1013 (completing and use as a last resort)

(3) Ethics of Identifying as a Christian and a Therapist: Combining Christian Faith and Professional Practice (5 NBCC clock hours/CEs-Ethics)

2023 Date: Friday, August 18. Time: 9:00am- 3:00pmEST

Christians are often inspired or called to help and love people. This may be represented in a career choice as a helping professional. However, practitioners are often uncertain of how to manage the demands of the professional role with those of their beliefs and faith. This workshop will review ethics commonly impacting or intersecting the faith of counselors and discuss various aspects of combining faith with professional practice, including embracing spirituality as an important component of wellness; understanding of worldview, boundaries, beliefs and values in therapeutic work and how to effectively identify and utilize or manage them; clarifying a client request for a Christian counselor; and the skill of remaining authentic while effectively accepting and working with a variety of people. 

Disclaimers- * (1) This workshop DOES NOT serve as, or replace, a Christian counseling or spirituality course (and in fact points to the need for such) but provides thoughts regarding personal faith in professional work. *(2) Workshop participants are not required to accept or adhere to any religion, religious principles, creed, or political principles to attend the workshop or from the presenter, workshop discussion or material content.

The next workshop (#4) is for clinical supervisors and/or ANY PRACTITIONER LEVEL:

(4) Supervision: Understanding and Developing Professional Identity (6 NBCC clock hours/CEs)

2023 date: Friday, August 11. Time: 9:00am- 4:00pm EST

When we choose a career in a helping profession, it is often described as a calling, but not one without sacrifice and commitment. To mature in this commitment, a strong professional identity is necessary to understand ourselves and the work to thrive in the art of the therapeutic process.  With an assimilation of our new role, we create the foundation for competent, ethical, and effective clinical practice. To develop and grow, supervisees heavily rely on supervisors to accurately acclimate them to the field. This workshop reviews aspects of professional identity to assist supervisees in understanding and developing this new identity. For supervisors and practitioners of all levels.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Provide an understanding of the clinical profession for adaptation into professional identity
  • Increased knowledge about key aspects of professional identity development
  • Identify strategies for developing and maturing professional identity to assist in increased competence and effective practice for ourselves and supervisees

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