MACMH 2017

Winter Training Series

Winter 2017 Training Series

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Register 1 month before each workshop and receive a 15% discount!
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COMPLETED 1. Strategies for Stopping Bullying
Monday, January 23, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm | 3 CEHs | $89
Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55369
During 2016, many teachers reported increased incidents of bullying in their classrooms. More than ever, educators and others who work with children are seeking resources to navigate these challenging situations so they can best ensure all of their students feel safe and supported. As part of this workshop, attendees will learn ways to help solve the problem of bullying and explore The Minnesota Safe and Supportive Schools Act. This session will define bullying, including the fine line between rude behaviors, peer conflicts, mean behaviors and bullying. Participants will also learn and practice ways to support students and to offer positive interventions. Social skills games, books and activities related to bullying will be shared.
Cathy Thomas, MSEd, LISW, School Social Worker - St. Michael-Albertville Schools
Level: Introductory | For: Parents and Professionals | Includes Clinical Content
COMPLETED 2. Food and Mood
Thursday, February 2 | 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm | 3 CEHs | $89
Mount Zion Temple, 1300 Summit Ave., St Paul, MN 55105
This session will broaden knowledge of nutrition beyond the science of calories, grams and fat. Participants will learn how food impacts health and the body, particularly the brain. The focus will be on foods to include in the diet to influence mood...and why!
Carolyn Denton, MA, Licensed Nutritionist - Partners in Resilience
Level: Introductory | For: Parents and Professionals | Includes Clinical Content
COMPLETED 3. Ethics in Supervision
**This workshop meets the requirements for social workers needing two clock hours of ethics training.

Thursday, February 9; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | 3 CEHs | $89
Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN 55121

This workshop will focus on both ethical supervision as well as helping supervisees practice ethically. Through the use of lecture, discussion, small group exercises and videos, participants will be introduced to a model that describes the process of supervision, including the basic elements of the supervisory relationship: the development of shared meaning and trust and the dynamics of power and authority. The workshop will focus on ethical dimensions of those  elements, including  such things as identifying and maintaining appropriate boundaries and drawing the line between supervision and therapy. It will also provide a framework for identifying and addressing potential boundary issues in the practice of their supervisees.  

Objectives include:

  • Learn the basic elements of the supervisory relationship
  • Identify boundary issues in supervisory relationship
  • Identify and know how to respond to boundary problems in practice
Tamara L. Kaiser, MSW, PhD, LICSW, LMFT, Clinical Social Worker and Couple Therapist - Private Practice
Level: All | For: Professionals | Meets Social Work Ethics CEH Requirements
COMPLETED 4. The Power and Promise in the Use of Guided Imagery

Friday, February 17 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | 3 CEHs | $89
St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408

In today’s world, both adults and children are overstimulated and overscheduled. Our children are exposed to live coverage of natural disasters, war, racism and heated political discourse and sometimes face these types of trauma personally. Guided imagery can be beneficial in addressing a variety of issues and the process can be tailored to suit specific needs. It can help reduce stress, and also help with specific challenges like sleep problems, test anxiety, back-to-school jitters or illness. It can enhance coping skills, encourage self-esteem, increase creativity, boost the immune system, help patients prepare for surgery and assist in dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression and attention-related challenges. Considered an alternative therapy for years, this session will explore guided imagery's growing acceptance in the medical and scientific world—including research showing that practicing guided imagery can create new neural pathways and reinforce positive behaviors—and demonstrate that you don’t have to be a therapist or be certified to successfully use it.

Learning Objectives:

  •     Understand the basic physiology and principles behind the effectiveness of guided imagery
  •     Learn the key elements required in successfully leading guided imagery with children of all ages
  •     Come away with a better understanding of how imagery is successfully being used by mental health professionals, in school-based curriculum as well as in other innovative applications.
Lora Matz, MS, LICSW, Clinical Education Specialist - PrairieCare
Level: Basic | For: Parents & Professionals | Ages Addressed: Early childhood, children and adolescents | Clinical Content
COMPLETED 5. Teen Resiliency: An Integrative Skills-Based Model to Help Teens Develop Self-Awareness and Enhance Well-Being

Friday, February 24 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | 3 CEHs | $89
Mounds View Community Center, 5394 Edgewood Drive, Mounds View, MN 55112
The Teen Resiliency Program is an integrative skills-based model to help teens develop self-awareness and skills to enhance social, physical, mental and emotional health and well-being. Based on The Chemistry of Joy Workbook, this model integrates principles from Holistic Psychiatry,  Integrative Nutrition, Yoga-Based Movement and Mindfulness Meditation. Participants in this workshop will be guided through the Resiliency Model while analyzing its neuroscientific foundation.

Kathy Flaminio, MSW, LGSW, E-RYT-200, President and Owner - 1000 Petals LLC & Kevin Harrington, PhD, LP, Licensed Psychologist - Private Practice
Level: Basic | For: Professionals | Includes Clinical Content
6. The Emergence and Management of Psychopathic Behavior in Youth

Thursday, March 2 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (one hour for lunch on your own) | 6 CEHs | $179
Bunker Hills Activity Center, 550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304

Research and clinical experience has identified a cluster of serious behaviors termed “callous-unemotional traits” in children. These youth may follow a developmental pathway to antisocial behavior, with significant empathy deficits, low remorse, indifference to others, and persistence in problematic behavior. Callous-unemotional features are relatively stable over time and are predictors of a more serious psychopathic personality disorder in late adolescence and adulthood. This program will define these features and discuss influencing factors of heredity, trauma, family dynamics, and brain functioning. Methods of assessment and a wide range of best practice interventions will also be discussed.

Learning objectives

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  •   Define psychopathy and describe callous-unemotional traits
  •   Identify factors that contribute to the development of callous-unemotional traits from youth to adulthood
  •   Describe the impact of callous-unemotional traits on behavior and relationships
  •   Identify useful assessment tools for evaluating empathy and callous-unemotional behaviors
  •   Describe intervention techniques and their rationale in managing and reducing callous-unemotional behaviors
David Swenson, PhD, LP, Forensic Psychologist and Dir. of the MBA in Rural Health Leadership - College of St. Scholastica
Level: Intermediate | For: Professionals | Ages Addressed: Children and Adolescents | Clinical Content

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5+ Sessions: Registering for 5 or more sessions OR registering with an agency group of 5 or more - get 10% off with coupon code. Call MACMH 651-644-7333.
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