MACMH 2016

Training Series

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1. Communication-Based Strategies for Self-Regulation - Completed
Thursday, July 14 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | 6 CEHs | $179
Kellerman Event Center, 2222 4th St, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Self-regulation is the ability to remember and connect information, problem solve, control impulses, delay gratification, and be persistent—and it is critical to successful functioning in today’s world. Language makes a number of unique contributions to the development of self-regulation. This workshops provides communication-based strategies that help to develop self-regulation for young children, students with language impairment, emotional/behavioral difficulties, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, and those who have been traumatized or maltreated. The presenter combines her clinical expertise as a speech and language pathologist with her own research and the research of others to provide evidence-based techniques that can be implemented across a variety of ages and settings. Strategies facilitate the development of self-regulatory vocabulary in toddlers and preschoolers, increase self-awareness, provide verbal alternatives to acting out or withdrawing, build emotional literacy, and offer a verbal framework to plan, execute, and evaluate assignments and projects.
Learning Objectives:
 -Identify common factors that promote or hinder the development of language and self-regulation.
 -Describe the unique contributions that language makes to the development of self-regulation.
 -Incorporate internal state words, personal narratives, and language scaffolds into work with children and adolescents to increase self-regulation.
 -Employ language-based strategies to promote organization and staying on task.
Christine A. Wing, CCC, SLP, PhD, Sole Proprietor: I’ve Got Two Wings
Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals and Parents | Includes: Clinical Content
2. The Impact of Stressful Medical Intervention on Young Children - Completed
Friday, July 22 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | 3 CEHs | $89
Dakota Lodge, 1200 Stassen Ln, Saint Paul, MN 55118
The field of childhood traumatic stress has changed tremendously over the last 40 years. While we used to think that young children were too young to be affected by stressful experiences, or that they would forget about them when they did occur, we now know that they become embedded in children’s bodies, minds, and expectations about how the world works. This presentation will focus on young children’s experiences with medical intervention, the physical reality and the meaning kids make of them, and ways significant adults can buffer some of the effects of overwhelming experiences.
Learning Objectives:
 -Participants will understand sources of stress in medical/hospital experiences for young children and their parents.
 -Participants will learn three strategies to help parents and children manage stressful medical experiences.
 -Participants will understand importance of inquiry into early medical experiences during assessment of children’s stress and anxiety.
Carol F. Siegel, PhD, LP - Private Practice & University of Minnesota, Infant and Early Childhood Certificate Program
Level: Intermediate | For: Parents & Professionals | Ages addressed: 0-8 (with application to older children) | Includes: Clinical Content
3. Understanding Attachment and Rethinking Behavior: Healing for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma - Completed

Monday, August 1 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | 6 CEHs | $179
Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Children who have experienced significant or repeated trauma are often in “survival mode” and chronically dysregulated. Their behaviors, although appearing intentional and out of anger, are actually derived from a place of fear. By focusing on the relationship first and understanding behavior from the child’s perspective, participants will learn how to bring about not only behavioral changes, but also healing.

Learning Objectives:
 -To understand the impact of trauma and stress on the brain, body and behavior.
 -To understand behavior from the perspective and experiences of a traumatized child.
 -To understand the “window of stress” and how it impacts regulation.
 -To identify the underlying fear and stress in most problematic behaviors.
 -To distinguish between the “traditional” view and reaction to problematic behaviors, and a “new” view and relationship-focused response to help children heal.
 -Provide trauma-informed strategies to address stealing, lying, eye contact, aggression, defiance and food/eating-related concerns.
Kara Rogers, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Supervisor - Catholic Charities, Young Learners Program
Level: Introductory | For: Parents & Professionals | Ages addressed: Preschool-Adolescence | Includes: Clinical Content
4. Using the Biopsychosocial Model to Deepen our Understanding of The People We Care For - Completed

Thursday, August 4 | 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm | 3 CEHs | $89
Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
This interactive workshop will provide an introduction/refresher to the 4 P model and Biopsychosocial models of mental health, and will help attendees reach a more comprehensive understanding about the complex and interrelated factors that contribute to the dysregulation of the people we care for. It is the presenter’s assertion that such an understanding can then make it possible to better individualize the most helpful treatment options.
Learning Objectives:
 -Introduction/refresher to the 4 P model and Biopsychosocial models of mental health
 -Utilization of this tool for case conceptualization to guide treatment
Himanshu Agrawal, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Clinical Director - PrairieCare
Level: Intermediate to Advanced | For: Professionals and Parents | Ages addressed: All |Includes: Clinical Content
5. Secondary Traumatic Stress and Self-Care - Completed

Friday, August 5 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | 3 CEHs | $89
Bunker Hills Activity Center, 550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304

Secondary traumatization is a known risk for professionals working in high stress settings.  Exposure to harrowing stories and/or working under conditions of danger can create intense stress reactions, leading to increased anxiety, diminished sense of competence, and eventual burn-out.  This is especially true for people working with young children and families.  This workshop will discuss contributors to secondary traumatic stress and provide tools for self-assessment and self-care.  Experiential exercises will be embedded in the presentation.  

Learning Objectives:
 -Participants will learn the meaning and signs of secondary traumatic stress and related experiences.
 -Participants will understand meaning and impact of stress and scarcity on decision-making and coping.
 -Participants will identify and participate in strategies for self care.

Carol F. Siegel, PhD, LP - Private Practice & University of Minnesota, Infant and Early Childhood Certificate Program
For: Professionals | Includes: Clinical Content

6. Understanding the Meaning of Parent Behavior:  A Deeper Look at Parental State of Mind - Completed

Thursday, August 18th | 9:30am - 4:30pm | 6 CEHs |$179
Brookdale Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Pkwy, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Working with very young children requires a dyadic focus, keeping in mind both the child and their caregiver.  This workshop is an exploration of the mind of the caregiver and influences on caregiver behavior.  We will discuss developmental and historical contributors as well as how we can support caregivers to support their child.

Jane Ellison, MS, LMFT, IMH-E (IV) & Carol Siegel, PhD, LP - Private Practice & University of Minnesota, Infant and Early Childhood Certificate Program

Level: Introductory | For: Professionals  | Ages addressed: Birth to 5


Tuesday, August 23 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | 3 CEHs | $89
Grace Church Eden Prairie, 9301 Eden Prairie Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55347

After more than 25 years in practice and over 3,500 ADHD evaluations completed, the presenters of this workshop have acquired a vast collection of effective treatment recommendations for ADHD. The focus of this workshop is on interventions for managing attention and reducing distractibility, planning and organizing, dealing with stress, optimizing nutrition, getting enough exercise, improving sleep, managing unpredictable behaviors, and addressing social difficulties. Participants will leave with specific, practical interventions they can start using immediately. Professionals who work with clients with ADHD may find the material helpful, and the practical nature of the presentation makes it useful for parents of children with ADHD as well.

Chris Bedford, PhD, LP, Psychologist & Gary Johnson, PhD, LP, LMFT, Clinical Director – Clinic for Attention, Learning, and Memory (CALM)
Level: Introductory | For: Professionals and Parents | Ages addressed: Preschool-Adolescence

8. Anxious Youth: A Practitioner’s Toolbox for Group Sessions

Friday, September 30 | 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm | 3 CEHs | $89
Rochester Area Foundation, 12 Elton Hills Dr. NW, Rochester, MN 55901 - NEW LOCATION!

Feeling anxious or worried is common among adolescents, yet sometimes anxiety becomes an exaggerated, unhealthy response. This interactive presentation will highlight a ten-session group counseling framework designed to assist students experiencing heightened anxiety. Participants will be provided with access to the curriculum, weekly lesson plans and activities, as well as formative and summative assessments used with middle and high school students in the school setting.
Molly Fox, MSW, LICSW, Social Worker & Amanda Bomstad, MS, NCC, NCSC, Counselor – Mankato Area Public Schools
Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals | Includes: Clinical Content

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