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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.

 

2023 Schedule 

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JANUARY

 

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MARCH

MARCH 31, 2023 - LIVE WEBINAR

 

Ethical Considerations for Disaster Mental Health Response

Anna Baird, MS, NCC, LPC

3 CONTACT HOURS

 

Workshop Description:

We will discuss the ethical considerations for mental health counselors in disaster response situations.  We will discuss topics of confidentiality, informed consent, and navigating disaster situations and how those differ from "normal" counseling settings.  We will further discuss multicultural considerations, reporting situations, boundary setting, and technological considerations.  We will conclude by working through case studies designed to integrate what we learned.

We will begin by discussing different types of disaster response situations.  This will be discussion-based, mixed with lecture and experiential components.  Power point will be used to convey information and facilitate discussion.  We will end with case studies relating to disaster response and integrate knowledge application to the case studies.  We will conclude with a group discussion about the case-studies.

 

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

1.  Counselors will understand the ethical considerations for disaster response situations in communities.  

2.  Counselors will learn the difference between informed consent in normal situations versus community disaster situations.

3.  Counselors will discuss multicultural considerations in disaster response situations.

4.  Counselors will integrate their newfound knowledge with case study application.

 

Registration Fee:  $60.00

Friday, March 31, 2023 - 10:00am-1:00pm MST

Location: LIVE WEBINAR

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APRIL 

APRIL 15, 2023 - IN PERSON MERIDIAN

 

Sandtray Therapy:  A Comprehensive Training for Counselors

Aileen Tierney, MS, LPC, NCC

6 CONTACT HOURS

 

Workshop Description:

This workshop will explore the theory, techniques, and integration of sandtray therapy in a counselor's clinical work.  Participants will learn the developmental and theoretical components of sandtray therapy as well as the necessary tools to prepare for sandtray session.  Additionally, participants will explore different processing techniques to help clients create meaningful, creative experiences.  The training will include experiential activities and discussion opportunities as well as didactic instruction.

I will be covering the theory behind sandtray (i.e. the benefits, the history, the mindset of embracing creativity in counseling as well as developmental considerations across the lifespan.  I'll cover sandtray for adolescents as well as adults, and how skills subtly change depending on client's developmental level.  I will also cover the cultural considerations for hosting sandtray and including different miniatures for diverse clients.  I will also walk through the preparation for sandtray session:  the miniatures, the sand, and how to arrange miniatures.  I will then cover different processing techniques and have participants practice processing with others at the training.  I will end by providing different resources for counselors to use as they incorporate sandtray in their work.  (i.e. the book "Sandtray:  A Practical Manual," different articles, the online sandtray site.)

 

Learning Objectives:

1.  Participants will have an understanding of the theoretical and developmental basis of hosting a creative sandtray session with clients.

2.  Participants will understand the benefits of sandtray therapy for clients experiencing a variety of presenting concerns.

3.  Participants will learn and have an opportunity to practice different sandtray processing techniques.

 

Registration Fee:  $100

Saturday, April 15, 2023, 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm MST

Location:  IN PERSON MERIDIAN

 


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SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER 15 & 16, 2023 - LIVE WEBINAR

 

Clinical Supervision Workshop

Marisa Rapp, PhD, LPC (ID), NCC

15 CONTACT HOURS

 

 

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:

Participants will:

  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 developmental models.

 

Registration Fee:  $200.00

Friday, September 15 & 16, 2023 - 9:00am-5:00pm (1/2 hour lunch break) MST

Location:  LIVE WEBINAR

 


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OCTOBER

 

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NOVEMBER

 

 

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DECEMBER 

 

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