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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.
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*See Cancellation Policy on 'Workshops & Trainings' page prior to registration and payment. By submitting registration and payment you agree this has been read, understood and accepted.*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.; 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: The Gray Matters (5 NBCC clock hours/CEs- Ethics)
2023 Date: Friday, September 29. 9:00am- 3:00pm
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, leaving us without clear direction. Even with few absolutes, we are responsible for significant knowledge & processes to provide the best possible care to our clients. It is necessary to be comfortable managing the gray areas 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 to establish quality care and move toward proactive prevention.
This workshop provides:
· Overview of ACA ethical code, principles & professional values, standards, rules & laws pertaining to counselors. This includes how these interact. (Although ACA is the focus, information is relevant to all clinicians and is described as such).
· Review & application of an ethical decision making model. Application through vignettes and/or discussion
· Suggestions for planning & prevention of ethical concerns, harm and complaints
(2) Ethics: Understanding and Navigating Professional Boundaries (5 NBCC clock hours/CEs- Ethics)
2023 Date: Friday, February 17. 9:00am- 3:00pm
Boundaries are a controversial and confusing. Within our professions, people hold different views. For different clients and situations, the boundary may be different and less clear. With strong ethical, clinical knowledge and understanding, we will better recognize, then navigate and provide healthy professional boundaries to support the care of our clients and our profession. An engaging, practical presentation and discussion of numerous complex boundaries situations and nuances will be offered. This workshop will also briefly touch on our own wellness and the management of clinical processes for clearer boundaries and client care.
This workshop 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 (ex. dual role, self-disclosure, relationships, therapy structure, gifts)
- Discussion of self-care and keys to wellness to care for ourselves and management of important processes such as transference, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, burn out, and countertransference
(3) Assessing and Managing Suicidal Risk (5 NBCC clock hours/CEs)
2023 Date: Friday, January 27. Time: 9:00am- 3:00pm
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). 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
- Presentation of suicide risk and supportive factors (including cultural)
- Suggestions for completing a thorough suicide risk assessment
- Suggestions for managing suicide risk
- Understanding of 1013 (completing and use as a last resort)