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Idaho State University

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. 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.

 

2020 Schedule 

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MAY


MAY 30, 2020 - POCATELLO    - This workshop is postponed and a new date will be announced soon.

Ethics of Enhancing Vicarious Resilience in your Trauma Work

 Camille Frank, M.Coun., LPC, Calleen Cannon, M.Coun., LCPC, Shayla Ward, M. Coun, LCPC

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

Mental health professionals are uniquely situated as recipients of both vicarious trauma and vicarious resilience from their experiences with clients. Current research regarding secondary trauma, clinician burnout, and vicarious resilience will be reviewed and applied to attendee clinical experience. Enhancing trauma-informed practices on organizational, community and societal levels will be discussed. Models of clinician self-care will be illuminated and demonstrated through multiple contemplative activities. There will be an emphasis placed on cultural considerations with advocacy and clinician self-care.

Learning Objectives:

- Understand the spectrum of trauma exposure responses

-Understand how trauma exposure responses affect personal and professional identity as well as ethical client care 

-Reflect on factors to prevent vicarious trauma and foster vicarious resilience 

-Develop strategies to enhance compassion satisfaction as clinicians and supervisors

 

Registration Fee: $60

Saturday, May 30, 2020, 1:00pm-4:00pm (Postponed)

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

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August

AUGUST 14, 2020 - LIVE WEBINAR - (This Webinar is Canceled)

Consensual Non-Monogamy: Systemic Interventions for Relational Complexity

Esther Benoit, Ph.D.

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

This session will explore clinical themes associated with consensually non-mongamous (CNM) relationships. Systemic and relational interventions will be examined through the use of case studies and ethical dilemmas.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe consensually non-monogamous relationship structures
  • Explore clinical themes associated with CNM
  • Apply relational strategies to CNM case studies and ethical dilemmas

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, August 14, 2020 - 11:00am-2:00pm (Mountain Time) 1pm-4pm (Eastern Time)

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

 

AUGUST 21, 2020 - COEUR D'ALENE - (This workshop is Full)

Identification and Assessment of Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders: Ethical Considerations for Clinical Practice

 Marisa Rapp, Ph.D.

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

Disordered eating and eating disorders continue to impact the mental health and well-being of millions of Americans every year. As mental health professionals, it is critically important to screen for at risk clients because early detection of eating disorders provides a greater likelihood of recovery (NEDA, 2016). This presentation will introduce screening tools that can assess risk level of an eating disorder and determine the need for further assessment and referral. Clinicians will have an opportunity to examine their current screening and referral practices. Presenter will facilitate an open discussion of how clinicians currently assess for ED, what their referral or treatment process entails, and how clinicians in the state of Idaho can better serve those at risk for developing eating disorders.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will explore the ethical implications in assessing, diagnosing, and treating disordered eating and eating disorders.
  2. Participants will become better acquainted with widely used screening tools utilized for eating disorder symptomology. 
  3. Participants will engage in a dialogue surrounding the current climate of specialty care for eating disorders in the state of Idaho, identifying treatment facilities.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, August 21, 2020 - Fri. 9:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time)

Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID - Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, HRC Training Center: Cedar Conference

 

AUGUST 21 & 22, 2020 - MERIDIAN - (This workshop is Full)

15 Hour Clinical Supervision for Counselors

Kelsey Sarasqueta-Allen, M.S. & Anna James Krzemieniecki, M.Coun.

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.

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

Registration Fee: $200

Friday & Saturday, August 21 & 22, 2020 (Fri. 8:30am-6:00pm & Sat. 8:30am-4:00pm)

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

 

AUGUST 28, 2020 - LIVE WEBINAR

No More Stages! Current Trends in Grief and Loss

Elizabeth Horn, Ph.D. & Matt Niece, Ph.D.

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

Mental Health Practitioners will learn about the most recent trends in conceptualizing and working with clients experiencing grief and loss, including the recognition of everyday losses as grief.  In addition, other forms of disenfranchised grief will be discussed and participants will learn how to identify and address these losses that are left unacknowledged by society at large.  In an interactive format, attendees will gain a greater understanding of concepts related to grief and loss and learn strategies for working with clients experiencing these issues.

Learning Objectives:

1. Attendees will learn about the current trends in the grief and loss literature.

2. Attendees will begin to accurately conceptualize more hidden forms of grief and loss and be able to apply this to clients.

3. Attendees will learn strategies and techniques for working with clients experiencing grief and loss.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 2:00pm-5:00pm (Mountain Time)

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

 

September

SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 - MERIDIAN

Ethics in Boundary Setting in Clinical Practice

Kalin Amende, M.Coun., LPC

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

Counselors are obligated to abide by the ACA (2014) Code of Ethics to ensure ethical practice. The managing and maintaining of boundaries within a professional counseling relationship are necessary to ensure appropriate therapeutic interactions (Audet, 2011). This workshop will provide a combination of education and experiential/group discussion. It will focus on the research currently available on ethical boundary setting, include cultural considerations, review current ethical decision making models to apply to boundary violations and crossings, and offer space for counselors to reflect on their own experiences with ethical boundary dilemmas.

Learning Objectives:

1. Attendees will understand the current research available on ethical boundary setting in counseling.

2. Attendees will be able familiar with and able to use ethical decision making models with case studies and examples.

3. Attendees will engage in consultation on their own experiences with ethical boundary dilemmas.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: ISU-Meridian, 1311 E. Central Drive, Meridian, ID Room 681

 

SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 - POCATELLO

Ethical and Competent Counseling with Male Clients

Edson Andrade, M.S. & Lindsdale Graham, M.Ed., LPC

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

The American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics (2014) demands that professional counselors continue to expand their competence for working with diverse client populations (C.2.a). This includes enhancing services rendered to individuals of all genders. However, engaging male clients continues to be an ethical concern for the counseling profession. Many men have been socialized to express themselves in ways that may not align with traditional talk therapy (Englar-Carlson, 2014). A lack of training and modification of counseling practices regarding gender issues may intensify the pressure men often feel to hide emotions rather than work through them (Liu, 2005). Such results only increase shame and reduce a working alliance. Yet, the pressure to restrict emotion is mitigated with increased training and experience (Wester, et al., 2004). For this reason, this workshop positions the need for increased competence in working with male clients as an ethical concern. By first discussing the impact of male gender norms within counseling practice, this workshop sets the basis for ethical practices for working with men. Motivational interviewing (MI) and strength-based approaches are offered as major considerations for effectively engaging and empowering male clients (Englar-Carlson & Kiselica, 2013; Miller & Rollnick, 2013; Scholz & Hall, 2014). Through didactic and interactive instruction, attendance of this workshop will result in three objectives: 1) Attendees will recognize the potential for empowerment and engagement of male clients as an ethical responsibility. 2) Attendees will gain knowledge and skills of approaches that competently engage male clients. 3) Attendees will apply their knowledge and skills through guided activities sensitizing to male culture.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, September 18, 2020 - Fri. 12:00pm-3:00pm

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

 

SEPTEMBER 18 & 19, 2020 - COEUR D'ALENE

15 Hour Clinical Supervision for Counselors

Marisa Rapp, Ph.D.

15 CONTACT HOURS OR 1 GRADUATE CREDIT

Workshop Description:

Participation in this workshop fulfills the 15 hour requirement 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 and understanding of the various roles and functions of a clinical supervisor. Topics addressed include best practices as a clinical supervisor, state of Idaho requirements, legal and ethical considerations, informed consent and documentation, relationship building with supervisee, models of supervision, multicultural considerations, evaluation, gatekeeping, and supervisor self-care.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn the functions and roles of a clinical supervisor.
  2. Participantswill learn how to effectively structure supervision. 
  3. Participants will learn various models of supervision to conceptualize their work with supervises and methods in which to deliver supervision. 
  4. Participants will learn the various ethical and legal considerations for delivering supervision.
  5. Participants will learn how to foster an effective working alliance in supervision, with a focus on multicultural issues.

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

Registration Fee: $200

Friday & Saturday, September 18 & 19, 2020, Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm & Saturday, 8:00am-4:00pm

Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID - Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, KH-Room 2

 

October

OCTOBER 9 & 10, 2020 - 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 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 9 & 10, 2020 (Fri. 8:30am-6:00pm & Sat. 8:30am-4:00pm)

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

 

OCTOBER 16, 2020 - POCATELLO

Ethical and Competent Supervision of Supervisees who Provide Counseling Services to Spanish-Speaking Latinx Clients

Edson Andrade, M.S. & Jorge Rosales Lopez, M.S.

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

Professional counselors have an ethical responsibility to serve clients of culturally diverse backgrounds. This includes adapting services to fit the cultural and linguistic needs of clients. A demand exists for counselors to competently serve Latinx clients who speak Spanish (Lopez & Torres-Fernandez, 2019). However, providing services in a language other than English may present an ethical dilemma for supervision practice. On the one hand, ethical codes require supervisors to monitor supervisee services and for counselors to practice within the competence of their training and supervised experiences (American Counseling Association Code of Ethics, 2014; F.1.a., C.2.a.). On the other hand, supervisors often lack native Spanish proficiency but must nonetheless provide this supervision (Perry & Sias, 2018). Thus, the purpose of this workshop is to address ethical concerns and strengthen the supervision rendered to supervisees who serve Spanish-speaking Latinx clients. Through didactic and interactive instruction, attendance of this workshop will result in three objectives: 1) Attendees will be able to identify and address ethical concerns related to Spanish-English bilingual supervision and counseling. 2) Attendees will gain knowledge, awareness, and sensitivity to working with Spanish-speaking Latinx clients and supervisees. 3) Attendees will broaden their skills to enhance Spanish-English bilingual supervision.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, October 16, 2020 - 12:00pm-3:00pm

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

 

OCTOBER 23, 2020 - LIVE WEBINAR

Neurobiologically-Informed Complex Trauma Treatment Across the Lifespan

Franc Hudspeth, Ph.D.

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

Complex or developmental trauma can be overt or covert and are typically ongoing/repetitive. As such complex/developmental trauma should be addressed, in stages, with neurobiologically-informed, developmentally appropriate models that include: (a) building on the safety and security of caregivers and community, (b) being developmentally sensitive, and (c) addressing affective-behavioral dysregulation.

Learning Objectives:

1. Conceptualize what is meant by neurobiologically-­informed treatment

2. Describe the characteristics of complex and/or developmental trauma and be able to identify the neurobiological changes, in children, adolescent, and adults, associated with complex trauma

3. Discuss the components of evidence-based treatments that are neurobiologically-informed & developmentally appropriate and incorporate aspects of these treatments into your practice with children, adolescents, and adults

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 11:00am-2:00pm (Mountain Time) 12pm-3pm (Central Time)

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

 

November

NOVEMBER 6, 2020 - POCATELLO

Advanced Treatment Strategies for Working with Clients with Substance Use Disorders

Chad Yates, Ph.D., LPC, Seneka Arrington, M.S., Amirah Nelson, MA, CAGS

3 CONTACT HOURS

Workshop Description:

This presentation will explore treatment strategies to use when working with clients who have substance use disorders (SUDs). The presentation will explore skills that can be used by non-substance abuse counselors and substance abuse counselors alike. Topics covered include the assessment of SUDs within clients, motivational enhancement strategies, relapse avoidance strategies, and community resources that promote recovery. Attendees will participate in a discussion about the topics above and live role-plays to cement skill usage. In addition, participants will gain access to screening instruments, psychoeducation materials, and videos to utilize within their practice.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will learn effective counseling skills that can be utilized.
  2. Attendees will learn about resources and strategies to promote recovery.
  3. Attendees will learn about implications and cultural considerations.

Registration Fee: $60

Friday, November 6, 2020 - 9:00am-12:00pm

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

 

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