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Idaho State University Department of Counseling has been approved by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 3010. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Idaho State University Department of Counseling is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. CEs for Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Teachers, Psychologists, and other Mental Health Professionals. 

Please note: Clinicians are responsible for ensuring the CEs we provide fit the continuing education requirements of their particular licensing board.

 

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October

OCTOBER 29, 2021 - POCATELLO

Interdisciplinary Series Part I: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Leslie Stewart, Ph.D., LCPC & Chad Yates, Ph.D., LPC

6 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centered interviewing style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change. MI is a collaborative partnership that respects the other’s autonomy, seeking to understand the person’s internal frame of reference (Miller & Rollnick, 2013). When practiced with appropriate training, MI is a valuable and empirically supported approach that enhances a provider’s ability to effectively work with diverse populations presenting with a full spectrum of readiness for change. MI is an empirically supported approach for mental health providers, medical professionals, and other human service professionals. In this workshop, the presenter will orient attendees to the philosophy and theoretical underpinnings of MI and introduce microskills specific to MI. A combination of lecture and experiential skill role-plays will be used to help attendees understand and apply MI skills and philosophy. Primary objectives include MI-compliant relationship building, microskills, assessment, and case conceptualization. The curriculum will also introduce relevant legal, ethical, and multicultural considerations. After completing this program, attendees will be prepared to engage in the Advanced Motivational Interviewing Workshop.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify and define theoretical foundations appropriate to Motivational Interviewing.

2. Discuss the role of client values, ambivalence, and discrepancies in Motivational Interviewing.

3. Differentiate between Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change Model, and understand how the 2 philosophies may be successfully integrated.

4. Identify and describe OARS skills.

5. Describe treatment planning, assessments, and other clinical documentations relevant to Motivational Interviewing.

6. Discuss Ethical and Multicultural considerations relevant to Motivational Interviewing.  

Registration Fee: $100

Friday, October 29, 2021 - 9:30am-4:30pm

Location: ISU, 1400 E. Terry Street, Pocatello, ID, Garrison Hall, Building 63, Room 726

 

OCTOBER 30, 2021 - POCATELLO

Interdisciplinary Series Part II: Advanced Motivational Interviewing

Leslie Stewart, Ph.D., LCPC & Chad Yates, Ph.D., LPC

6 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centered interviewing style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change. MI is a collaborative partnership that respects the other’s autonomy, seeking to understand the person’s internal frame of reference (Miller & Rollnick, 2013). When practiced with appropriate training, MI is a valuable and empirically supported approach that enhances a provider’s ability to effectively work with diverse populations presenting with a full spectrum of readiness for change. This experientially-based workshop builds upon the foundation developed in the Introduction to Motivational Interviewing workshop. The primary objectives of this program include facilitation of participants’ skills in translating and integrating MI knowledge into MI practice. After a brief content refresher, participants will engage in live demonstrations, small group practice, and case studies.

Learning Objectives:

1. Practice applying theoretical foundations appropriate to Motivational Interviewing into live role-plays.

2. Engage role-play client/patient values, ambivalence, and discrepancies in Motivational Interviewing.

3. Integrate and apply both Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change Model.

4. Identify and demonstrate OARS skills.

5. Practice treatment planning, assessments, and other clinical documentations relevant to Motivational Interviewing.

6. Recognize and respond to Ethical and Multicultural considerations relevant to Motivational Interviewing.

Pre-Requisites: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing; or, successful completion of the Applied Theories course in the Pocatello Master of Counseling program.

Registration Fee: $100

Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 9:30am-4:30pm

Location: ISU, 1400 E. Terry Street, Pocatello, ID, Garrison Hall, Building 63, Room 726

 

November

NOVEMBER 6, 2021 - LIVE WEBINAR

Current Issues in School Counseling Ethics

Randy Astramovich, Ph.D. & Hannah Brinser, M.A.

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

Through an interactive presentation and discussion, presenters will address current school counseling ethical issues related to advocacy, confidentiality, case notes, and multicultural issues. This workshop will include a review of the ACA and ASCA Codes of Ethics and appropriate ethical decision making models in school counseling. Illustrative case examples will be utilized throughout the presentation.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  1. Apply ASCA and ACA Codes of Ethics to current school counseling dilemmas including advocacy, confidentiality, case notes, and multicultural issues.
  2. Review ethical decision making models appropriate for school counselors.
  3. Identify and address barriers to school counseling ethical concerns.

Registration Fee: $60

Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 10:00am-1:00pm (Mountain Standard Time)

Location: Live Webinar using Zoom video conferencing platform (more on Zoom in the General Information)

 

NOVEMBER 12, 2021 - LIVE WEBINAR

How To Support Grieving Youth and Families: Clinical Considerations

for Counselors and Educators

Lee Freed, M.A. & Aileen Tierney, M.A.

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

This is a 3-hour workshop intended to provide psychoeducation on methods and considerations for counselors who want to support grieving youth and families. The workshop will detail grief responses across age groups (i.e., developmentally appropriate responses), ways to support and intervene across settings, and how to support parents/caregivers who are experiencing grief themselves while also caring for their children.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  1. Be able to identify normative responses to loss and exhibited by children ages 5+
  2. Be able to intervene appropriately during acute grief response and provide long-term mental health support.
  3. Develop understanding of how to work with caregivers around continued mental health supports at home.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, November 12, 2021 - 9:00am-12:00pm (Mountain Standard Time)

Location: Live Webinar using Zoom video conferencing platform (more on Zoom in the General Information)

 

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