Appropriate for Counselors, therapists, nurses, other medical professionals and many other caregivers Addictions Severity Index Appropriate for Addictions, Mental Health and Corrections Counselors and others who conduct A&D assessments ASAM Criteria Appropriate for Addiction, Mental Health and Correctional Counselors A No Wrong Door Approach: Co-occurring Disorders Assessment and TreatmentTarget Audience is Addictions, Mental Health and Medical Professionals Spirituality and Recovery Appropriate for a Variety of Audiences Case Management Boot Camp
Geared toward all Counselors and Case Managers Ethics and Culture in the Therapeutic Environment Target Audience is Professionals who work with all client populations Humor in Self-care and Recovery Target Audience is Professionals who work with all client populationsPresentation will be tailored to the audience Substance Abuse and Dentistry
Designed for Dental Hygienists, Dentists, Dental Assistants
But They are Too Young to Use Alcohol
Designed for Teachers, Prevention and School Counselors, Social Workers and Others who work with children Helping Them Get Help: Intervention to Referral
Designed for Pastors, Ministers, Pastoral Staff Pharmacology and Medical Aspects of Addiction Appropriate for Counselors in training, Licensed Counselors and Therapists working in addictions Motivational Interviewing Techniques in Counseling
Appropriate for counselors, therapists, case managers, and can be tailored for anyone who works with clientele. Putting Ethics into Practice For all Behavioral Health Professionals Clinical Supervision forBehavioral Health Professionals Mandated Clients in Addiction Counseling: Working with Criminal Thinking Appropriate for counselors working with clients involved in the criminal justice system or those who desire to learn more about work with this population Making Groups Engaging and Fun for Clients Appropriate for any counselors who conduct groups with clients Mental Health First AidAdult versionOlder Adult VersionFirst Responder version
But They are Too Young to Use AlcoholMany children are exposed to and begin to use drugs and alcohol at a very early age. This workshop teaches identification of issues. It also helps participants re-think what is involved in effective prevention.
Helping Them Get Help: Intervention to ReferralOftentimes people struggling with substance misuse and addiction will turn to churches and their pastors for help. The person may be asking for money, food, shelter, clothing or other basic needs. Seldom are they openly seeking help for their problem with alcohol or other drugs. The question is then asked, “How do I help this person with the problem of drug use if they are not asking?” This workshop will identify signs and symptoms of substance misuse, effective ways to begin the discussion with the person, and how to know what resources to access. Dr. Patterson will discuss types of treatment, effectiveness of different modalities and methods of responding to the unspoken cry for help. This interactive training will help participants to explore personal preconceived ideas and biases regarding addictions and those who suffer with them. Through the use of didactic, discussion and multimedia, Dr. Patterson will give helpful tools to take away and utilize in a pastor’s daily work. Pharmocology and Medical Aspects of AddictionThis seminar examines addiction and the pharmacology of drugs of abuse and addiction, how drugs of misbuse work in the body and the resulting medical problems from each drug. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the effects of drugs on the body and the brain. Motivational InterviewingWhen working with clients, it is often difficult due to what is perceived as resistance or non-compliance. Use of motivational techniques can help to meet clients "where they are" and facilitate their moving through the stages of change. This workshop teaches professionals effective use of these techniques in their daily work. Putting Ethics into PracticeIf you are looking for the run of the mill, boring ethics seminar, this is not for you. During this seminar participants are asked to explore their own values and beliefs, challenge themselves with ethical dilemmas, and participatee in thought provoking discussion. Didactic, experiential and multimedia formats are used during this energizing seminar. Clinical Supervision for Behavioral Health ProfessionalsClinical supervision is a critical component to providing quality client care. In this training, supervisors, or those striving to be supervisors, will gain information regarding critical issues in providing clinical supervision. Discussion includes vicarious liability, managing interpersonal issues, cultural issues and self care for the supervisor and supervisee. Mandated Clients in Addiction Counseling: Working with Criminal Thinking For those who work with clients in the criminal justice system it can be challenging. Oftentimes, the person’s reality is skewed by distorted thinking due to substance use, mental illness and/or criminal behavior. Whether initial contact is made by counselors, social workers, probation officers, law enforcement, emergency responders or others in the community, it is beneficial to recognize how thinking errors and criminal thinking patterns interfere with effective interventions. Criminal justice intervention is often the result, leading to courts mandating substance use treatment. This workshop will examine the challenges encountered when working with mandated clients. Dr. Patterson will help participants become familiar with faulty thinking errors and explore the 8 criminal thinking errors. Through didactic, discussion and multimedia, examples of thinking errors will be given and techniques for working with thinking distortions will be explored. Making Groups Engaging and Fun for Clients - Part 1 and 2 This experiential workshop is a fun and engaging day full of activities to use during group sessions with clients. Mental Health First Aid MHFA can be compared to First Aid for medical problems. It is offering help to a person who is developing a mental health problem or is in a mental health crisis. It is given until appropriate treatment or support is received or the crisis is resolved. This 8 hour course trains mental health first aiders how to offer appropriate help before professional help arrives. Participants are taught to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use problems. Through the use of a mental health action plan, the mental health first aider is able to assist a person in obtaining help. This course is intended for anyone who is not a professional in mental health or addictions counseling.
6 to 8 hours 6 hoursMay be modified for shorter presentations 6 hours. May be modified to fit indiviual needs.Initial basic training is 6 hours. Advanced training can be modified to fit individual, conference or agency needs. 6 hours workshops 36 hour training to meet Qualified Clinical Supervisor in addictions counseling preparation is conducted in a series of 4 workshop sessions 6 to 8 hours 6 hours each training 8 hour course that can be done in one day or over 2 days. Available to community organizations, companies, etc.