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Professional Development Workshops

2019 SCHEDULE

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. 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.

Cancellation Policy: We reserve the right to cancel any workshop. Cancellations will be done no less than 10 working days before the workshop and your full fee will be refunded. If you cancel your enrollment ten working days before a workshop, there will be a 25% handling fee to make refunds. You are welcome to substitute someone else in your place. If you cancel your enrollment less than ten workings days before a workshop, there will be no refund. Due to over-enrollment in the past, maximum enrollment is considered on a workshop-by-workshop basis. 

Parking at ISU Pocatello: You can purchase a visitor’s parking pass for general and a map of the ISU campus at the Parking Office on 5th & Humboldt Street or come 15 minutes early and get one from us to take back to put in your car. You will not need a visitor’s parking pass for Saturdays, but please be sure to park in general and not in the parking for residence housing. You will not need a visitor’s parking pass for general on Fridays from May 12 – August 22.

Meridian Workshops: Please note that the ISU-Meridian campus is located at 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, Idaho.

Parking at ISU Meridian: You will need a parking pass when you register for a workshop in Meridian. You will receive the parking pass and parking instructions shortly before the workshop. Contact Randa Fuller at 208-282-3156 for more information about parking on the Meridian campus.

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

You have three convenient options to pay for your workshops. You can either pay online, submit a workshop application by mail, or contact Randa Fuller at 208-282-3156.

WEBINAR INSTRUCTIONS

**Please note that we will be using the Zoom video conferencing platform for our webinar offerings. If you have signed up for a webinar, an email will be sent out before the workshop with user instructions and a link for accessing the webinar.

For general information on how to use Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us. You can check the following link to determine if your computer meets system requirements for using this platform: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux. Feel free to contact us at counpdw@isu.edu should you have any questions.

2019 Schedule 

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October 25, 2019 - LIVE WEBINAR

Consensual Non-Monogamy: Working Relationally with More than Two

Esther Benoit, Ph.D.
3 CONTACT HOURS

Description:

This session will explore different relationship structures and therapeutic interventions for working with clients whose relationships are consensually non-monogamous. Participants will explore attitudes and beliefs around monogamy and how these shape our interactions with clients whose relationships don't fit that mold.

Clinical themes for CNM clients will be shared through the use of case vignettes and research on relationship satisfaction.

Learning Objectives:

Review relationship structures and styles associated with Consensual Non-Monogamy (CNM)

Explore attitudes, beliefs, and biases around monogamy and non-monogamy

Understand clinical themes and associated interventions for CNM relationships

Consensually Non-Monogamous (CNM) relationships are often overlooked in relational counseling training. This presentation will explore biases and myths about CNM relationships, clinical themes, and associated interventions. Participants will explore how to become more poly/CNM aware and competent in their practice with different relationship structures.

Professional Ethics and Cultural Competence Focus:

This workshop will explore topics related to CNM and values around relationship structures and styles. Cultural competence/diversity considerations will be explored in the context of several case studies involving ethical dilemmas around personal and professional values bracketing. Boundaries of competence for those new to working with the CNM community will be explored, and sources for further training will be provided.

**See webinar instructions for more information.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, October 25, 2019, 2:00pm-5:00pm (Eastern Time Zone)
Location: Webinar

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November 15, 2019 - LIVE WEBINAR

Strategies for Non-Substance Abuse Counselors for Treating Substance Use Disorder:
Early, Middle, and Late Interventions

Chad Yates, Ph.D. & Brianne Scott, M.A.
3 CONTACT HOURS

This presentation will cover strategies for non-substance abuse counselors working with clients with substance use concerns. The presenter will cover an exploration of the medical model of addiction, provide useful tools to help clinicians screen clients for substance use concerns, provide a primer on brief treatment strategies; including motivational enhancement and relapse avoidance care, and provide a guide on referrals to appropriate treatment settings.  

 **See webinar instructions for more information.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, November 15, 2019, 9:00am-12:00pm (Mountain Time)
Location: Webinar

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Presenter Bios

Esther Benoit, PhD, LPC, NCC, is a Clinical Faculty Member at Southern New Hampshire University and is in private practice in Newport News, Virginia. Her training is in relational and family counseling and her practice focuses on providing support for individuals and relationships in all their diverse forms. Her interests include creative approaches to counseling, consensual non-monogamous relationship structures and styles, and counselor education and supervision.

Brianne Scott, M.A., is a first year PhD student in the Counselor Education and Counseling program at Idaho State University. I completed my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Valparaiso University located in Valparaiso, Indiana. My research interests include addictions, LGBTQ+ population, social justice/ advocacy, and cultural identity development.

Chad Yates, Ph.D., LPC, is a faculty member in the Department of Counseling at ISU. He received his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Kent State University and his M.A. in Community Counseling from the University of Toledo. Before coming to ISU Chad worked as a mental health and substance abuse counselor in Kent, Ohio. Chad’s counseling experience includes working with individuals with substance abuse disorders, batterers and survivors of domestic violence, families, and as a generalist treating many diverse client issues.