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Professional Development Workshops

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.

CEUs For Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Teachers, Psychologists, and other Mental Health Professionals

For further information, email our office at counpdw@isu.edu or call Randa at (208)282-3156.

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

2018 Schedule 

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JULY 


July 6, 2018 - MERIDIAN

Practical Strategies for Working with Ambiguous Loss
and Disenfranchised Grief in Clinical Practice 

Liz Horn, Ph.D.
 3 CONTACT HOURS 

Mental health practitioners can be challenged with how to approach working with ambiguous loss such as miscarriage, pet loss, divorce, and adoption, yet some form of ambiguous loss touches every client. Such "hidden" forms of loss can be difficult to identify but critical to address for clients whose disenfranchised grief is left unacknowledged by the greater society. This presentation will introduce the concepts of ambiguous and disenfranchised grief and loss. In an interactive format, participants will gain greater understanding of these concepts and learn strategies for identifying and working with ambiguous losses.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, July 6, 2018, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. - Meridian    

Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, Room 682

 


July 20, 2018 - MERIDIAN

Foundations of Group Therapy

Matt Niece, Ph.D.
 8 CONTACT HOURS  

This training will help experienced and emerging professional counselors address real world challenges for working with groups. Participants will gain knowledge about recognizing and diagnosing problematic group dynamics and learn skills to develop and implement process-based interventions and to resolve challenging issues in groups. The training will include an experiential portion to practice group skills so that participants can develop efficacy with the concepts presented. This experiential portion will be a process-based group. This group is meant to be both interpersonal and intrapersonal in nature.

Registration Fee: $100

Friday, July 20, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - Meridian    

Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, Room 682

 


AUGUST


August 3, 2018 - MERIDIAN

Play Becomes Real in the Sandtray:
The Oaklander Approach to Gestalt Play and Art Therapy 

Peter Mortola, Ph.D. 
8 CONTACT HOURS 

From the start, playfulness was at the heart of this serious business of psychotherapy. Freud’s game-like use of associations was intended to get his patients thinking laterally and not literally. Perl’s use of the “empty chair” was intended to help his clients engage in “as if” scenarios, akin to the make-believe play of children. Yet playfulness has lost ground over the years to the bullying forces of logic, language, and outcome-based measures that permeate our therapeutic field. In this workshop, we will use the work of Gestalt Play Therapist Dr. Violet Oaklander to provide a much-needed model of how play helps therapy become real for both adults and children.

In this workshop, I will reinforce the value of play and a playful approach to therapy, based on the work of Dr. Violet Oaklander. I will demonstrate through both theory and practice how a playful approach to therapy can help enliven, sharpen, and make more authentic the therapeutic encounter, both between the therapist and the client, as well as between the client and the sometimes surprising aspects of the self that are discovered through play: Paradoxically, play can make therapy more real. Based on my teaching at Lewis and Clark College where I am a Professor of Counseling and School Psychology, and my work with high-need, middle school students in counseling groups, this workshop will integrate both conceptual and practical content in a way that is congruent with the rich Gestalt tradition of experiential learning.

As a student and a teacher of Dr. Oaklander’s pioneering efforts to incorporate art and play into therapy with children, I am the author of Windowframes: Learning the art of Gestalt Play Therapy the Oaklander way (Gestalt Press/Routledge, 2006). In this text I describe not only the method that Dr. Oaklander uses with various playful and expressive mediums in therapy, but also the method in which she teaches adults to be more playful in their work with both young and old clients. The force of her argument and approach has spoken to practitioners world-wide, resulting in her book Windows to our Children (Real People Press, 1978) being presently translated and available in 15 language editions, from Korea to Romania to Brazil. These translations underscore the relevance of her work across many diverse settings and make her book one of the most popular Gestalt-based texts in the world. Participants will leave this workshop with both a theoretical and experience-based understanding of her playful approach and its relevance to their professional setting.

Registration Fee: $100                                              

Friday, August 3, 2018, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, Room 506

 


August 10 and 11, 2018 - POCATELLO

Understanding LGBTQ Youth: Implications for Clinical Service Delivery

 David M. Hachey, Pharm.D., Cheri Atkins, Ph.D., Neil Ragan, MD, & Linda Reichardt, M.Ed.
15 CONTACT HOURS or GRADUATE CREDIT

Seminar to explore LGBTQ issues and experiences to better understand LGBTQ Youth and their current experiences.

 his workshop will provide relevant information for professional counselors and other mental health professionals working with LGBTQ youth, and give workshop participants the opportunity to ask questions of LGBTQ and allies. Other local professionals will share the environment today that LGBTQ youth face. The attendees will also learn solutions available to help LGBTQ youth making their experience through High School more equal to traditional students. Local resources and organizations will be presented for counselors to refer LGBTQ youth. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the LGBTQ experience and local resources for their clients.     

15 Contact Hours OR 1 Graduate Credit Available if you attend both days (see instructions)

Registration Fee: $10

Friday and Saturday, August 10 and 11, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 pm                                                                                                       

Location: 234 N. Main Street (Main Steam Coffee)

  


SEPTEMBER


September 8, 2018 - Pocatello

Sexual Issues in Mental Health Care Series

Vincent M. Marasco, MA, LPC & Camille Frank, M.Coun., LPC
6 CONTACT HOURS AVAILABLE
(3 hours of ethics if attending the entire series)
 
Increasing Competence in Working with Sexual Issues in Clinical Practice

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

3 contact hours (includes 1.5 hours of ethics)

This workshop will focus on giving counselors and other mental health practitioners the tools and information they need to increase their competence working with clients on sexual issues that may arise in the course of their clinical work. Content will introduce participants to a variety of topics related to sexuality in counseling, the roles and responsibilities of the counselors and other mental health practitioners, exploration of biases and assumptions when counseling clients with sexuality-related concerns, and ethical practices regarding sexuality counseling. Information presented will include a mix of discussion, didactic, and experiential learning.

 
Ethical and Effective Care for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

3 contact hours (includes 1.5 hours of ethics)

This workshop is intended to delineate ethical standards and effective interventions in working with survivors of sexual abuse. Trauma-informed care concepts will be introduced and applied to current knowledge and cultural climate of sexual assault survivorship for children, adolescents and adults. The focus will be on fostering wellness for clients who have experienced sexual abuse. Counselor role and vicarious trauma will be discussed. Classroom environment will include didactic learning, group dialogue and experiential activities.

Registration Fee for 6 contact hours: $80

Registration Fee for 3 contact hours: $60 **

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9:00am-4:00pm

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

**If you are only attending morning or afternoon, please indicate which title on the sign up form.

 


September 14, 2018 - IDAHO FALLS

Building and Sustaining a Private Practice

Zak Warren, M.Coun., LCPC
8 CONTACT HOURS  (includes 3 hours of ethics)

Workshop participants will be exposed to the opportunities and challenges in building a private practice in Idaho in 2018.  Topics will include "LLC or not to C”, Insurance Credentialing, recruiting and retention, common ethical challenges, social media and the modern counselor, policy and procedure, current and pending Idaho legislature impacting behavioral health, community and social responsibilities.

Registration Fee: $100

Friday, September 14, 2018, 8:00am-5:00pm

Location: CHE Building, 1770 Science Center Drive, Room 310

 


 September 21 and 22, 2018 - POCATELLO

15-Hour Clinical Supervision Workshop

Timothy Hakenewerth, Ed.S., LPC, NCC, Kathleen Muirhead, M.A., LPC & Sarah Baquet, LCPC, NCC
15 CONTACT HOURS or GRADUATE CREDIT

This workshop will satisfy the requirement of 15 hours of clinical supervision training needed for the Registered Supervisor designation with the State of Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists  (IDAPA rule 24.15.01.200.c). Participants will gain knowledge in the following areas: Clinical Supervision, Supervisory Roles and Functions, Theoretical Models of Supervision, Types of Supervision Methods, Ethical and Legal Obligations in Supervision, Cultural Implications in Supervision, Forming a Supervisory Working Alliance, and Setting-up Supervision

Participants will also gain skills in the following areas: Supervisory Roles and Functions, Theoretical Models of Supervision, Ethical Decision Making and Evaluation in Supervision, Forming a Supervisory Working Alliance, Setting-up Supervision, and Using Creative Prevention/Intervention in Supervision

**PLEASE SEE WORKSHOP APPLICATION FORM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GRADUATE CREDIT

Registration Fee: $190

Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.                                             Location: ISU, 1400 E Terry Street, Garrison Hall, Building 63, Room 726

OTHER DATES AND LOCATIONS: 

Coeur d'Alene - June 1 & 2, 2018

Meridian - October 12 & 13, 2018

 


OCTOBER


 October 12 and 13, 2018 - MERIDIAN

15-Hour Clinical Supervision Workshop 

Kristen Lister, Ph.D.
15 CONTACT HOURS or GRADUATE CREDIT

This workshop will satisfy the requirement of 15 hours of clinical supervision training needed for the Registered Supervisor designation with the State of Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists  (IDAPA rule 24.15.01.200.c). Participants will gain knowledge in the following areas: Clinical Supervision, Supervisory Roles and Functions, Theoretical Models of Supervision, Types of Supervision Methods, Ethical and Legal Obligations in Supervision, Cultural Implications in Supervision, Forming a Supervisory Working Alliance, and Setting-up Supervision

Participants will also gain skills in the following areas: Supervisory Roles and Functions, Theoretical Models of Supervision, Ethical Decision Making and Evaluation in Supervision, Forming a Supervisory Working Alliance, Setting-up Supervision, and Using Creative Prevention/Intervention in Supervision

**PLEASE SEE WORKSHOP APPLICATION FORM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GRADUATE CREDIT

Registration Fee: $190

Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13, 2018, 8:30-6:00 (Friday), 8:30-4:00 (Saturday)            
Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, Room 506

OTHER DATES AND LOCATIONS: 

Coeur d'Alene – June 1& 2, 2018

Pocatello - September 21 & 22, 2018

 


October 19, 2018 - IDAHO FALLS

Autism = Always Unique Totally Interesting Sometimes Mysterious

Jaxson Stark, MMHC, LCPC, NCC
8 CONTACT HOURS

In the 1970s and 1980s it was estimated that 1 in 2000 kids were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  In recent years that number has risen to 1 in 68. While there is an ongoing debate as to why this number has increased and the causes of Autism, a more functional question is: “What are clinicians to do in the treatment of this and other developmental disorders?”  Even though clinicians may not be specialized in Autism studies and treatment, there is a high likelihood that they are already working with the “always unique, totally interesting, sometimes mysterious” population. This workshop is designed to help develop insight and awareness of diagnosis, resources, interventions and overall treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum and other developmental disorders.

Objectives:

Increase awareness, confidence, and competence in the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and differential diagnosis.

Learn real world, in office interventions to enhance the counseling relationship with clients and their support systems.

Gain a greater understanding of the myths, facts and nuances of working with individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities.

Registration Fee: $100

Friday, October 19, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 pm – Idaho Falls                                                                                                                

Location: CHE Building, 1770 Science Center Drive, Room 310


 

October 19 & 20, 2018 - MERIDIAN

Building an Affirmative Practice: How to Work with Clients in the LGBTQ+ Community

Jen Moore, M.Coun., LPC
15 CONTACT HOURS or GRADUATE CREDIT

Though more mental health professionals today have positive attitudes toward the LGBTQ+ community, people still face unequal care due to a lack of training, examinations of own personal bias, and/or understanding of Queer culture. Mental health care providers still do not always have up-to-date knowledge of the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ community or training on LGBTQ+ mental health issues. Providers who lack knowledge and experience working with members of the LGBTQ+ community may focus more on a person’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity than a person’s mental health condition.

Striving towards increased multicultural competence, this workshop will help clinicians increase their knowledge of LGBTQ+ language/terms while exploring heteronormativity and cisgender normativity and the privileges of living within one or both of those worlds. Participants will discuss timely and pertinent ethical considerations and explore what their licensure-specific code of ethics advise regarding such considerations. Through this increased competency, participants will work towards the goal of learning how to create safer spaces while supporting and celebrating the resilience of those they work with within the Queer community.

  • Increase knowledge of language and terms common to LGBTQ+ community
  • Explore own understanding of gender, sexuality, and other such identities as it relates to self and to LGBTQ+ clients
  • Discuss ethical considerations when working with members of the LGBTQ+ community regarding personal bias,  recommended competencies, and referrals
  • Increase ability in creating safer spaces and fostering resilience for LGBTQ+ clients within office, agency, school, and community settings
  • Learn resources available for so as to continue working on increased competency and be better equipped to support LGBTQ+ clients

**PLEASE SEE WORKSHOP APPLICATION FORM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GRADUATE CREDIT

 

Registration Fee: $190

Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, 2018, 8:30-6:00 (Friday), 8:30-4:00 (Saturday) 

Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, Room 685

 


October 26 and 27, 2018 - POCATELLO

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing: Theoretical Foundations and Skills

Leslie Stewart, Ph.D.
15 CONTACT HOURS or GRADUATE CREDIT 

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centered counseling 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 counselor’s ability to  effectively work with diverse client populations presenting with a full spectrum of readiness for change. MI may be integrated with all counseling theoretical orientations and is compatible with many other models/approaches to counseling. In this workshop, the presenter will orient attendees to the philosophy and theoretical underpinnings of MI and introduce intervention skills 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.

Please Note: This is an introductory-level workshop appropriate to current students and practicing counselors interested in integrating MI into their counseling approach. Advanced workshops may become available based on demand.

Learning Objectives:

  •         Identify and define theoretical foundations appropriate to Motivational Interviewing.
  •         Discuss the role of client values, ambivalence, and discrepancies in Motivational Interviewing.
  •         Differentiate between Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change Model, and understand how the 2 philosophies may be successfully integrated.
  •         Identify and demonstrate OARS skills.
  •         Describe treatment planning, assessments, and other clinical documentations relevant to Motivational Interviewing.
  •         Discuss Ethical and Multicultural considerations relevant to Motivational Interviewing.  

Registration Fee: $190

Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27, 2018                                            

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



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Presenter Bios

    Cherie Atkins, Ph.D., is a local clinical psychologist who has been serving Pocatello and the surrounding community for the past 8 years. She is the CEO and works as a staff psychologist at ALLIES Family Solutions. Dr. Atkins provides a wide range of clinical services, such as, psychological assessment, individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, and family therapy. She is also involved in a number of community outreach programs, most notably, the Clinician's Program at the juvenile detention center, as well as sits as an elected board member for All Under One Roof LGBTQ Centers of S.E. Idaho.

   Sarah Baquet, LPC, NCC, is a second-year counseling education doctoral student for the Counseling Department at Idaho State University. Clinical and research interests include critically informed clinical supervision and pedagogy; systems work; career and identity development specifically with underrepresented youth and college age population; leadership development; systemic social justice issues within higher academia.

   Camille Frank, M.Coun., LPC, is a first-year doctoral student in counselor education, supervision and counseling at Idaho State University. She received a Master of Counseling from Idaho State University. She is a licensed professional counselor working in the Pocatello community. Her clinical experience has been focused on trauma-informed services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, work with older adults, grief and loss and co-parenting education services. Camille’s research interests include sexual assault survivorship, relational cultural theory, older adults, sexual wellness and systems-based approaches to counseling, supervision and education. She is passionate about social advocacy both in and out of the classroom. She works to foster compassionate dialogue, critical thinking and action on systems of privilege and oppression. Camille has led workshops, presentations, interactive activities and classes centered on trauma-informed care and sexual health. She believes in a collaborative reflexive learning environment for all students.

   David M. Hachey, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVP, is a Clinical Professor for the Division of Health Sciences, Office of Medical and Oral Health. He is a pharmacist and professor at Idaho State University. David works closely with the HIV/AIDS population in Idaho and oversees the local Ryan White HIV Clinic. During his 13 years of experience with HIV patients, he has worked with patients who have faced struggles because of the sexual orientation or diagnosis.

   Tim Hakenewerth, Ed.S., LPC, NCC is a counselor education and counseling doctoral student at Idaho State University. He received his master's in clinical mental counseling and education specialist in counselor education and supervision from Southeast Missouri State University. Tim has counseled a variety of clients, including the college student population, children & adolescents, families, and those with substance use disorders. His clinical and research interests include counselor development, clinical supervision, couples, college student population, and gendered communication.

     Liz Horn, Ph.D., LCPC, joined the faculty of Idaho State University in the fall of 2006. She is currently an associate professor and the clinical mental health coordinator for the department. Her research interests focus on issues relating to grief and loss, a topic on which she has published and presented at the state, regional, national, and international levels.

    Vincent Marasco, MA, LPC, is a second-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Counseling at Idaho State University. He received his Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and has a variety of clinical experiences, including work with children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, college-aged populations, and adults with co-occurring diagnoses. He holds professional counseling licenses in both Idaho and Nebraska, and is a strong advocate for the development of sexuality-based competencies for best practices in the counseling profession. His clinical and research interests include issues and concerns related to sexual health and wellness, LGBTQ+ populations, social justice and advocacy, multiculturalism, as well as ways to enhance counselor education. In addition to his clinical and scholarly pursuits, Vincent maintains a strong commitment to education. He has taught courses related to health and wellness, sexual health and education, and mental health at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels, and works to incorporate practices of mindfulness with students and clients.

  

   Jen Moore, M.Coun., LPC, earned her Graduate degree in Counselor Education from Boise State University and now works within the Treasure Valley as a Licensed Professional Counselor. In March of 2017, Jen opened her own private practice, which she runs with the guiding principles of social justice, equity, and advocacy. Additionally, Jen is currently Secretary of the Idaho Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling and served as Past President of the Boise State University's local chapter of Counselors for Social Justice. Jen hopes to devote her professional career to exploring challenges, barriers, and discrimination impacting marginalized individuals and communities while advocating for justice and human rights for all. In addition to counseling, Jen regularly provides trainings around the Treasure Valley to help educate and promote safer spaces and greater counselor competency when working with the LGBTQ+ community. Jen has experience as a school counselor, educator, and coach in K-12 schools, is working towards her Child Centered Play Therapist certification, and enjoys working with diverse clientele who push her to continually grow as a counselor.

  Peter Mortola, Ph.D. is Professor of Counseling Psychology at Lewis and Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling and the Co-Director of the Educational Specialist degree program in School Psychology. He is the author of Windowframes: Learning the art of Gestalt play therapy the Oaklander way (Routledge/Gestaltpress, 2006), the culmination of 10 years of inquiry and research on Violet Oaklander’s methods of both child therapy and adult training. Windowframes has been translated into German, Spanish and Korean. He is also the co-author of BAM! Boys Advocacy and Mentoring: A leader’s guide to facilitating strength-based groups for boys (Routledge, 2008).

   Kathleen Muirhead, MA, LPC, is a second year doctoral student in Counselor Education and Counseling at Idaho State University and a licensed professional counselor in the state of Idaho. Her research interests include spirituality and religion in counseling, addictions, and writing education in the counseling field.

   Neil Ragan, MD, graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, in 1977.  After internship at Naval Hospital San Diego and residency in Family Medicine at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, California, Neil went on to serve a total of 26 years on active duty in various locations around the world. While stationed at Camp Pendleton, in 1983, Ragan met his life partner who was an active duty Marine at the same military base. Despite the perils associated with being fairly openly gay, Ragan achieved the rank of Captain and was awarded five Navy Commendation Medals and three Meritorious Service Medals before retiring from the Navy in 2003.

   Linda Reichardt, M.Ed., graduated from the University of Idaho with a BS/cum laude degree and received her Master's Degree in Administration from Idaho State University with high honors in 1992. She worked for the Marsh Valley School District from 1975 to 2000. She taught home economics at the high school and junior high level; she taught life science at the middle school for 23 years. She was principal at Marsh Valley Middle School for 6 years before retiring.

    Leslie Stewart, Ph.D., LPC, is an assistant professor of counseling at Idaho State University. She completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Practice with a cognate in experiential and creative approaches in counseling at Georgia State University in 2014. Dr. Stewart has over 20 years of experience riding, training, and showing horses in equitation, showjumping, and dressage. In addition to facilitating therapeutic horsemanship as a former Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH, Intl.) instructor, Dr. Stewart has incorporated animal assisted therapy (AAT) with a dog and a rabbit in mental health in college counseling and juvenile detention settings, as well as in clinical supervision and counselor education. Dr. Stewart has experience designing and implementing AAT counseling programs in college counseling centers, and has served as a professional consultant regarding AAT at local, regional, and national levels. Dr. Stewart is a nationally recognized scholar and practitioner of animal assisted therapy in counseling. Dr. Stewart continues to serve on advisory boards relevant to the clinical applications of the human-animal bond and is the primary author of the American Counseling Association’s Competencies for Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling.  Her research agenda includes animal assisted therapy in counseling and supervision, trauma-informed counselor preparation, and counselor training with a variety of experiential and expressive modalities.

  

 

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