Barrow Classroom Learning

Motivational Interviewing
This course will introduce students to the theory, spirit, principles and the strategies of motivational interviewing. Students will have an opportunity for practice and skills development through the use of role-plays, and interactive group exercises. The role plays and group exercises will enhance student skills in establishing rapport, eliciting change talk, and establishing commitment language from the client.
Date: January 8-9, 2018
Hours: 16 CEU
Instructor: James Fitterling, Ph.D
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Intro to Addictive Behavior
This course will provide an overview of substance use disorders/addiction form etiology to treatment. The course will focus on CSAT's model of addiction that looks at how the brain and body responds even before exposure to the object of addiction. The course will also cover the effects of drugs on the brain - both long and short term, pharmacotherapy, triggers, craving and recovery issues.
Date: January 10, 2018
Hours: 8 CEU
Instructor: Janet M Carter, M. Ed
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Crisis Intervention
An introduction to foundational and practice information about general crisis events, such as medical, violence, depression, relapse, job loss/financial problems, death, serious personal illness, and loss of a relationship.
Date: January 11, 2018
Hours: 8 CEU
Instructor: Marian Okitkun, RN, BSN, MPH
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Recovery, Health, Wellness & Balance
The course will provide information on supporting personal recovery, wellness, and balanced health using stress management techniques. The focus of the course will be on stressors (family, work, financial etc.) stress, burnout, stress management, and applied exercises to help students practice developing skills associated with the maintenance of their own health and wellness.
Date: January 12, 2018
Hours: 8 CEU
Instructor: Marian Okitkun, RN, BSN, MPH
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
ASAM
This course will cover the changes from the PPC-2R to the ASAM Guidelines. The course will provide information regarding evaluating behavioral health disorders and issues using the six assessment criteria. Participants will be provided guidance in evaluation of client risk and/or severity associated with the six ASAM Dimensions. Application exercises will use case examples for practicing client placement recommendation based on the level of care.
Date: January 22-23, 2018
Hours: 16 CEU
Instructor: Janet M Carter, M. Ed
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Community Resource Uses and Case Management
Participants are provided with foundational and practice information on identification and use of available community resources (local, regional, statewide) for coordinating services and case management. Students will be provided with general guidance on making referrals to other treatment and community-based services. Through applied exercises they will learn to identify and evaluate the appropriateness of potential resources, as well as how to help clients access them. Emphasis will be placed on creative use various community resources and provision of case management. Procedures for appropriate exchange of information will be reviewed.
Date: January 24, 2018
Hours: 8 CEU
Instructor: Marian Okitkun, RN, BSN, MPH
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
DSM Practice
This course will describe the new diagnostic criteria and compare the DSM-IV and DSM-V. Emphasis will be placed on the new diagnostic category of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders, and Mental Health Disorders, including the most likely to be found co-occurring with substance use disorders.
Date: January 25-26, 2018
Hours: 16 CEU
Instructor: Gloria Eldridge, Ph.D
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Psycho-Physiology
This course will provide information about the brain-body connection, nervous system structure, neuro-anatomy, neurotransmitter and receptor function, and drug class/classification effects. Application exercises and discussion will help the student understand the impact and importance of psychoactive substances (legal and illegal) on both the brain and the body.
Date: February 5-6, 2018
Hours: 16 CEU
Instructor: James Fitterling, Ph.D
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Documentation
This course will provide information regarding the establishment and maintenance of a quality clinical/counseling record. The focus of the course will be the biopsychosocial assessment using ASAM criteria, and the principles of writing individualized treatment plans based on client assessment. Through hands-on exercises the students will learn how to articulate clinical problem statements, and formulate measurable treatment objectives that serve as benchmarks for obtaining clinical outcomes.
Date: February 7, 2018
Hours: 8 CEU
Instructor: Ken McCarty, LMFT
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Introduction to Group Counseling
This course will provide information about the various formats of group counseling. Using the training group format, information will be presented experientially in small groups utilizing role plays and participant exercises. The major focus of the course lies in analyzing group process, organizing and leading an ongoing therapy group.
Date: February 8, 2018
Hours: 8 CEU
Instructor: Ken McCarty, LMFT
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Ethics
This course will introduce students to various codes of ethics with focus on behavioral health/substance abuse code. The issue of professional boundaries will be covered in depth. Applied exercises and discussion will assist students in practicing identification of potential ethical issues, and providing client services.
Date: February 19, 2018
Hours: 4 CEU
Instructor: Gayle Nauska, M.S., CDCS, LPC, NCC
NOTE: THIS CLASS TIME IS 8:30-12:00
Confidentiality
This course will provide information on the federal requirements of 42 CFR part 2, and HIPAA regarding client confidentiality and protection of client confidential information in behavioral health counseling. Students will discuss handling various confidential issues that may arise in the behavioral health field.
Date: February 19, 2018
Hours: 4 CEU
Instructor: Gayle Nauska, M.S., CDCS, LPC, NCC
NOTE: THIS CLASS TIME IS 1:00-5:00
Intro to Client Centered Counseling
This course will provide information on the characteristics of the effective counselor, establishing a counseling relationship, and defining counselor and client roles. Through applied exercises students will be introduced to the practice of the client-centered approach, using communication skills such as listening, attending, reflection, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
Date: February 20-21, 2018
Hours: 16 CEU
Instructor: Gayle Nauska, M.S., CDCS, LPC, NCC
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Co-Occurring Disorders
This course will provide information on mental health issues, such as anxiety, mood, personal, phobic, post-traumatic stress, and thought disorders. Students will develop a basic understanding of how mental health, substance use, and addiction disorders and other related conditions can exist in combination and how they effect treatment service. Students will also receive information about potential causes and origins of these disorders, along with client perspectives of symptoms and limitations. Applied exercises will help students practice their developing skills associated with identifying and describing these disorders.
Date: February 22-23, 2018
Hours: 16 CEU
Instructor: Gloria Eldridge, Ph.D
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Working with Diverse Population
This course will provide information regarding working with clients of different ethic or racial heritage, age, gender, or life style. Students will be introduced to beliefs, attitudes, knowledge and skills generally maintained by the multi-culturally effective counselor. Applied exercises will help students practice their developing skills associated with respectfully gathering information about the client's background.
Date: March 6-7, 2018
Hours: 16 CEU
Instructor: Grant Sasse, Ph.D, CDCS, LPC-S, NCC, MAC
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
To Register for the above classes call April Phillip @ 907-852-1737 or email: april.phillip@ilisagvik.edu
Classes will be held at:
Inupiat Heritage Center
5421 North Star Street
Barrow, AK
NO CHARGE FOR ALL CLASSES