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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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AUGUST 6 & 7, 2021 - POCATELLO

15 Hour Clinical Supervision for Counselors

Kimberly Leishman, M.Coun. & Amirah Nelson, M.A.

15 CONTACT HOURS OR 1 GRADUATE CREDIT

Workshop Description:

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). Participants will gain knowledge regarding the roles and functions of a clinical supervisor; best practices; State of Idaho requirements; legal and ethical considerations; informed consent and documentation; relationship building; models of supervision; multicultural considerations; evaluation and gatekeeping; and supervisor self-care.

Learning Objectives:

1.      Participants become familiar with and discuss best clinical supervision practices.

2.      Participants will learn about ethical standards of supervision practice as designated by IDOPL.

3.      Participants will learn about relevant theories of supervision, including development models.

 

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

Registration Fee: $200

Friday & Saturday, August 6 & 7, 2021 - 8:30am-5:00pm

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

 

AUGUST 13 & 14, 2021 - MERIDIAN

Strong Couples: Counseling Skills that Transform Relationships

Kirsten Murray, Ph.D.

15 CONTACT HOURS OR 1 GRADUATE CREDIT

Workshop Description:

Couples counseling skills are at the core of this workshop. Designed for practitioners seeking to strengthen the foundations of their couples counseling practice, this model will teach the integral skills counselors use to improve couples' relationships. Together, we will learn about the 10 guiding principles for effective couple work, apply these to complex cases, and practice the skills necessary to help couples change.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will understand the foundational model for couples counseling outlined in the book Strong Couples, the research it draws from, and the 10 trans-theoretical, integrated principles the model is based on. Each hour of learning will be dedicated to (1) Holding the work with couples, (2) leading a couples’ discovery process, and (3) enacting change for the couple. More specifically:

Holding the Work: How to (1) establish necessary boundaries, (2) define the client, and (3) co-construct the identified problem with couples.

Leading discovery: How to (4) foster self-awareness, (5) increase knowledge of family of origin patterns, and (6) foster congruent communication with couples.

Enacting change: How to (7) promote vulnerability, (8) increase empathic responding, (9) hold responsibility, and (10) share gratitude with couples.

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

Registration Fee: $200

Friday & Saturday, August 13 & 14, 2021 - (Fri. 8:30am-6:00pm & Sat. 8:30am-4:00pm)

Location: 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID, Room 682

September

SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 - LIVE WEBINAR

What is Unconscious Bias and What do we know about it? A Reckoning for Vocational Rehabilitation and Counseling Professionals

Bryan Austin, Ph.D. & Ne'Shaun Borden, Ph.D.

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

Accurate clinical judgments are needed to make sound clinical decisions related to client assessment and service delivery. Unfortunately, counselors may unconsciously make biased judgments or judgment errors during key decision points that may interfere with achieving optimal client outcomes. Therefore, understanding the bias research as well as how counselors make judgments, while also applying a model of practice that recognizes this inherent limitation, but that includes a preventative stance such as intentionally integrating counselor debiasing strategies, may be important.

Opportunities to conceptualize and demonstrate empirically-supported strategies relevant for vocational rehabilitation and other counseling professionals to improve judgments and decision-making in professional practice will also be provided.

**This workshop is approved by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).

Learning Objectives:

  • Bias research and why it’s important to know for practice
  • Model of how counselors make judgments
  • Application of empirically-supported counselor debiasing strategies

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 9:00am-12:00pm (Mountain Standard Time)

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

CRCC: Pre-approved continuing education

 

SEPTEMBER 17 & 18, 2021 - LIVE WEBINAR

15 Hour Clinical Supervision for Counselors

Marisa Rapp, Ph.D.

15 CONTACT HOURS OR 1 GRADUATE CREDIT

Workshop Description:

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). Participants will gain knowledge regarding the roles and functions of a clinical supervisor; best practices; State of Idaho requirements; legal and ethical considerations; informed consent and documentation; relationship building; models of supervision; multicultural considerations; evaluation and gatekeeping; and supervisor self-care.

Learning Objectives:

1.      Participants become familiar with and discuss best clinical supervision practices.

2.      Participants will learn about ethical standards of supervision practice as designated by IDOPL.

3.      Participants will learn about relevant theories of supervision, including development models.

 

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

Registration Fee: $200

Friday & Saturday, September 17 & 18, 2021 - 8:30am-5:00pm (Mountain Standard Time)

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

 

SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 - LIVE WEBINAR

Practicing Forgiveness: A Path Toward Healing

Rick Balkin, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

This presentation is about the process of working through forgiveness.  Contextual and cultural aspects of forgiveness are explored with stories, humor, examples, and research.  The content of this presentation is presented in such a way as to bridge the layperson, student, educator, religious leader, and clinician.  In other words, emerging and veteran clinicians might benefit from the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of working with clients through the forgiveness process, and everyone might benefit from the processing and self-help components of the model.  

Forgiveness is examined under a cultural and developmental perspective by examining how environment and religion might influence how forgiveness is conceptualized.  The model presented in this presentation approaches forgiveness from a theoretical framework initially conceptualized from Judaism and broadened to a general population.  A validated measure and the research findings related to both the measure and the model are provided and explained, so that attendees obtain a tool for themselves when working with others in a clinical setting.

Issues of conflict and forgiveness impact our relationships and may compromise our work-life balance.  How we recognize and work through conflict may impact well-being and life-satisfaction. In this presentation we will introduce essential components to understanding forgiveness and how conflicts may be addressed, and perhaps alleviated, or at least worked through.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the conceptualizations of interpersonal and intrapersonal forgiveness;
  2. Utilize the Forgiveness Reconciliation Model to conceptualize pathways to addressing conflict and forgiveness;
  3. Introduce the Forgiveness Reconciliation Inventory as a way to help clients (and ourselves) process through issues of conflict and forgiveness.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 9:00am-12:00pm (Mountain Standard Time)

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

October

OCTOBER 15, 2021 - WEBINAR

Advanced Supervision: Trauma and Systems-Focused Modes and Models

Camille Frank, Ph.D., LPC, NCC & Timothy Hakenewerth, Ph.D.

6 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

This workshop will provide advanced training for current supervisors on the topics of trauma-informed supervision and systems approaches to supervision. The workshop is intended to build on foundational supervision training as well as expand knowledge in advanced supervision. Ethics, social justice, and supervisory alliance will be considered throughout.  Experiential modalities such as role-play, group discussion, and case studies will be utilized.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will learn empirically-based supervision models such as trauma-informed supervision, systems approach to supervision, and reflecting team
  2. Attendees will gain practice in advanced supervision practices and ethical decision-making

Registration Fee: $100

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 9:00am-4:00pm (Mountain Standard Time)

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

 

OCTOBER 15 & 16, 2021 - MERIDIAN

Gestalt Marathon Group

Logan Lamprecht, Ph.D.

15 CONTACT HOURS OR 1 GRADUATE CREDIT

Workshop Description:

This workshop is designed for all levels of mental health professionals. Community members and other professionals are also welcome. This group experience engages participants in holistic, present-centered and process-oriented interactions by attending to both ‘What is being said’ and ‘What’s not being said.’ By attending to the ‘Here and Now,’ ‘I – Thou,’ and ‘What and How,’ awareness and contact is attended to in a manner that allows participants to experience authenticity and integrity in their personal and professional living. Past marathon group participants have reported fresh insights, creative adjustments, and life-changing awareness, thus experiencing a new or fresh sense of self, expanded potential for novel behavior and alternative ways of relating to others.

Participation in this workshop fulfills 15 hours Continuing Education (CEUs) in interpersonal processes, group dynamics and organizational applications.

We will be together as a group most of the day; however, there will be opportunities for sub-grouping and alone time. Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch and small snacks (e.g. fruit, nuts, beverages, etc.) that may be shared during both days of the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

Participants completing this intensive workshop will be able to:

  • Observe group dynamics and the principles of facilitating a group in an ethical manner;
  • Develop self-awareness in relation to others in the present moment;
  • Recognize the impact of one's actions and influence on others;
  • Identify some barriers or gestalt resistances to contact with aspects of self and others;
  • Practice principles of both giving and receiving feedback;
  • Articulate the effects of others' behaviors upon themselves;
  • Recognize cultural factors in interpersonal interactions in the present; and
  • Explore creative processes as a means of addressing unfinished gestalts.
  • Integrate gestalt-based concepts into their conceptualization of clients concerns, relational dynamics and therapy-centered approaches with clients.
  • Will identify key concepts and terms based in gestalt psychology and understand complex processes such as, “I-Thou,” “Here-and-Now,” “Field Theory,” “Figure-Ground,” “Gestalt Resistance to Contact,” and “The Cycle of Awareness.”

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

Registration Fee: $200

Friday & Saturday, October 15 & 16, 2021 - (Fri. 8:30am-6:00pm & Sat. 8:30am-4:00pm)

Location: 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID, Room 682

 

OCTOBER 22 & 23, 2021 - MERIDIAN

Play Therapy 101: Introduction to Non-Directive Play Therapy

Michael Whitehead, Ph.D., LMFT, RPT/S

15 CONTACT HOURS OR 1 GRADUATE CREDIT

Workshop Description:

This training is a post-graduate seminar in child-centered (non-directive) play therapy. It is expected that most or all of the participants will have had none or minimal exposure to the use of play as a therapeutic model. Non-directive play therapy is one of the most basic of play therapy models but has gained significant support in research literature as an effective approach for treating various mental health issues in children. This training will provide instruction on the history of play therapy, theoretical principles of play therapy tools of play therapy, and essential skills and format of play therapy. It is best suited for psychologists, social workers, counselors, school counselors, psychiatrists, family therapists, and other experienced professionals who work with children and families. This didactic training will allow the participants to obtain 15 contact-hours toward the required 150 hours of training needed for the credential as a Registered Play Therapist.

Training Expectations:

In order for the participants to earn the full amount of Continuing Education Credits toward the credential as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) from the Association for Play Therapy, attendance is required. There is a possibility of earning 15 contact hours for attendance of all workshop dates. Attendance will be taken for the records of the Association for Play Therapy. Your CEU certificate will document your attendance as well as the number of CEU's earned throughout the training.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop participants will:

  • Have an understanding of the history of play therapy.
  • Understand the fundamental differences between directive and non-directive play therapy.
  • Review key research findings in support of Play Therapy as an evidence-based intervention.
  • Understand the on-going process of assessment and its interconnectedness with play therapy interventions.
  • Understand the rationale behind play therapy categories and the selection of materials for play therapy.
  • Be able to describe Axline's 8 principles of child-centered play therapy.
  • Demonstrate through role-play the four skills of non-directive play therapy.
  • Identify the need for cultural sensitivity and diversity in play therapy.
  • Understand the ethical use of Play Therapy within the context of ones' profession.
  • Understand how to present play therapy as an intervention to parents.
  • Be introduced to Filial Play Therapy and how to present it to parents.

 

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

Registration Fee: $200

Friday & Saturday, October 22 & 23, 2021 - (Fri. 8:30am-6:00pm & Sat. 8:30am-4:00pm)

Location: 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID, Room 682

 

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)

December

 

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