Workshops

 
Mental Health America of the Heartland
 

A Taste of Motivational Interviewing 

Fri., October 27, 2017
9:00 a.m. -  12:00 p.m. 

Scott Kerby, LPC is a Motivational Interviewing trainer, coach and coder, consulting independently for the Missouri Coalition for Behavioral Healthcare and the Midwest ATTC (Addiction Technology Transfer Center).  He has been a featured speaker at Kansas University, Truman Medical Center, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a variety of schools in the community.  Scott has 8 years of experience in dual diagnosis counseling, and over 12 years of experience working with at risk youth and families.  He has a passion for working with “hard to reach” clients who tend to be marginalized and cast aside.  Scott holds a MA in Counseling from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a BS in Human Services from Missouri Baptist University. 

Overview: 
This workshop will introduce helping professionals to the spirit and techniques of Motivational Interviewing that can be extremely useful when working with people that are struggling to make a change.  This conversation style offers a different approach to guiding clients/patients through the process of change.

Objectives:  After attending this workshop the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe the “spirit” and 4 processes of Motivational Interviewing (MI).
  • Demonstrate and practice the interpersonal style for evoking intrinsic motivation.
  • Identify areas of practice that actually make change less likely to happen for clients/patients.

Who Should Attend: 
This continuing education workshop is designed for case managers, social workers, psychologists, therapists, counselors, nurses and health care workers.  Those that work in helping professions are welcome to attend. 
  
Continuing Education: 
Mental Health America of the Heartland is a pre-approved provider for social workers through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) Provider Number 17-007.  This continuing education provider is approved 3.0 hours for social workers and accepted for psychologists, professional counselors, masters prepared psychologists, marriage and family therapists and addiction counselors.  For licensed professionals, please bring license # to the workshop to receive your CEU Certificate of Attendance. 
  
Location:  Children’s Campus of Kansas City, 444 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS  66101.  
         
Registration: Workshop is $35.00.
Pre-register only.  Please obtain registration form by clicking onto registration form or visit 
"Events" at www.mhah.org and clicking onto registration form or contact Stacy Davis. Please send registration form with payment (either check or VISA) to Mental Health America of the Heartland, 739 Minnesota Ave., KCKS  66101 or fax: 913-281-3977 or email: sdavis@mhah.org. If you have any questions and/or need translation or other accommodation, contact Stacy Davis at  913-281-2221, ext. 112. Registration deadline is October 22, 2017.
 

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)-How to Overcome Depression, Re-Inhabit Your Body, and Reclaim Your Life

Fri., November 3, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

 

Jim LeCluyse is a licensed clinical social worker in both Kansas and Missouri, as well as a Master Addiction Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor. He has worked in the substance abuse and mental health fields since 1998. In his private practice his focus is on helping clients who struggle with chronic anxiety, depression and substance abuse using Mindfulness-based interventions (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, DBT, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy). He is happily married and has two lovely teenage daughters.      
  
Overview: 
Many are surprised to learn that depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, with an estimated 300 million people affected globally by the illness (World Health Organization). Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is one of the “3rd Wave” Cognitive Behavior therapies, and is specifically designed to help people who suffer chronic, relapsing depression (Major Depressive Disorder). MBCT combines concepts of cognitive-behavioral therapy with the meditative practice of Mindfulness. In clinical trials, MBCT has been shown to reduce rates of relapse by 50% among those who suffer from recurrent depression, and to be as or more effective than anti-depressant treatment alone. Whether you are looking to enhance your clinical or personal life – or both – this fun, informative, and participatory workshop will provide you with an overview of the core MBCT concepts.  There will also be a brief review of DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for Major Depressive Disorder; hence, the workshop will count as BSRB “diagnosis and treatment” hours.
   

Objectives: In this workshop you will be invited to learn to: 

  • Pay attention and attend to the present moment, without judging or evaluating;
  • Develop a different relationship to sadness, pain and discomfort;
  • Recognize rumination, “autopilot,” and avoidance as cardinal components of the downward spiral of depression;
  • “Re-inhabit” the body and see it as your ally and barometer;
  • Cultivate acceptance, curiosity and willingness;
  • “De-center” from your thoughts, looking atthem rather than viewing life from them; and
  • Recognize your own autopilot and doing mode – and learn to choose Mindful awareness and “being mode” as alternatives ways to live your life, if you so desire. 

Who Should Attend:

Social workers, psychologists, therapists, counselors and other mental health professionals, nurses and healthcare workers are invited to attend as well as the community.

Continuing Education: 
Mental Health America of the Heartland is a pre-approved provider for social workers through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) Provider Number 17-007. This continuing education provider is approved 3.0 hours for social workers and accepted for psychologists, professional counselors, masters prepared psychologists, marriage and family therapists and addiction counselors.  For licensed professionals, please bring license # to the workshop to receive your CEU Certificate of Attendance. 
A Certificate of Attendance of 3.0 CEU’s will be awarded to each participant.

Location:  Evangel Church, 1414 E. 103rd Street, Kansas City, MO  64131  
         
Registration: Workshop is $35.00.
Pre-register only.  To register, please click onto registration form or visit "Events" at www.mhah.org  to obtain form. Please complete registration form and submit with your payment either cash, check or VISA accepted. Send via email to sdavis@mhah.org or mail to MHAH, 739 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS  66101 or fax to 913-281-3977. If you have any questions and/or need translation or other accommodation, contact Stacy Davis at sdavis@mhah.org or 913-281-2221, ext. 112.  Registration deadline is October 30, 2017.
 
Sponsored by: 
Mental Health America of the Heartland

 

Complex Trauma: New Understandings

Oct 27, 2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 

Event Summary

Please join us for this important workshop on Complex Trauma: New Directions. Complex Trauma results from multiple and repeated traumas, especially within the context of childhood and attachment.  Many people we serve have had these experiences and as a result face challenges as individuals, parents, and members of our communities. 

 

The workshop will be led by Christiane Blanco-Oilar, PH.D., and Julee La Mott, Psy.D. Dr. Blanco-Oilar is an expert on Complex Trauma and its effects on adults.  Dr. La Mott’s expertise also includes Complex Trauma in children and adolescents.  This workshop will help you identify the symptoms of complex trauma, and learn about the treatment and healing process.  

 

Where: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, 909 Fern St., West Palm Beach FL 33401

When: October 27, 2017 from 3-5PM

CEUs: 2 Continuing Education Credits are available.

Who should come:  Everyone is invited!

Cost: $25 (Proceeds benefit the children's programs of MHAPBC)