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Introduction to Group Counseling


This course will provide information about 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 facilitating an ongoing therapy group.
Date: October 6, 2021
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Paul Hunziker, MA, LMFT, MAC, CDP
Cost: $35.00
CEU: 8 hours

Recovery Health & Wellness


This course will provide information on supporting personal recovery, wellness and balanced health using stress management techniques. The course will discuss stressors (family, work, financial etc.), stress, burnout, and stress management. The focus of the course will b to provide practical tools to manage the often high stress caregiver work in the substance use disorder field and to prevent compassion fatigue.
Date: October 8, 2021
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: James Fitterling, Ph.d
Cost: $35.00
CEU: 8 hours

Motivational Interviewing


This course will introduce participants to the theory, spirit, principles, and strategies of motivational interviewing. Participants 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 participant skills in establishing rapport, eliciting change talk, and establishing commitment to change language from the client.
Date: October 12-13, 2021
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Paul Hunziker, MA, LMFT, MAC, CDP
Cost: $70.00
CEU: 16 hours

Co-Occurring Disorders


By the most conservative accounts at least half of the people diagnosed with Substance Use Disorder also have a co-occurring mental health condition. This course will examine the data which helps us understand the prevalence of co-occurring disorders (COD) in the various treatment populations. Thorough assessment is the key to helping us identify and treat mental health and substance use disorders. The course will examine several different assessment tools and levels of care placement methods. Lastly we will review evidence based practices used in COD, and ways to development a treatment plan.
Date: October 14-15, 2021
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Paul Hunziker, MA, LMFT, MAC, CDP
Cost: $70.00
CEU: 16 Hours

Clinical Supervision 1


Drawing from SAMHSA's TIP 52, this course is designed to increase understanding and skill in assessing counselors in substance use treatment settings and building learning plans to guide their continued professional growth and development. It emphasized the importance of structure and the collaborative teaching and mentoring aspects of clinical supervision. The basis for evaluation are SAMHS's TAP 21-Addiction Counseling Competencies and Performance assessment rubrics for the Addiction Counseling Competencies. This content is generalizable to mental health and other settings. Experiential activities will enhance understanding of a)performance evaluation
b)negotiation of learning plans and structuring of supervisory interviews.
Date: October 21-22, 2021
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Paul Hunziker, MA, LMFT, MAC, CDP
Cost: $70.00
CEU: 15 Hours

DSM


The is an entry level course to introduce participants to the DSM-5 and its use in treatment with particular emphasis on SUbstance-Related and Addictive Disorders. the course will focus on diagnosis, determination of severity, and the relationship between diagnosis and treatment planning.
Date: October 28-29, 2021
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Gloria Eldridge, Ph.D
Cost: $70.00
CEU: 16 Hours

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, and the principles of writing individualized treatment plans based on client assessment. Through hands on exercises participants will lean how to articulate clinical problem statements, formulate measurable treatment objectives that will serve as benchmarks for obtaining clinical outcomes.
Date: November 3, 2021
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Timothy Brown, Mental Health Clinician III
Cost: $35.00
CEU: 8 Hours
Crisis Intervention
An introduction to foundational and practice information about general crisis events, such as medical, violence, depression, relapse, job loss, and grief. This is an entry level course where the goal is to help participants recognize, and refer the individual to a professional for counseling.

Date: November 9, 2021
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Paul Hunziker, MA, LMFT, MAC, CDP
Cost: $35.00
CEU: 8 Hours

Clinical Supervision 2


The course builds on Clinical Supervision 1. Taking participants to the next level in supervisory skill development. Participants will review CS1 skills and add a conceptual framework and practice in correcting counselor performance problems. Frequently occurring ethical dilemmas in supervision are reviewed and participants practice a model for ethical decision making.
Date: December 9-10, 2021
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Paul Hunziker, MA, LMFT, MAC, CDP
Cost: $70.00
CEU: 15 Hours

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy


This course will focus on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT) as it relates to substance use disorders and mental health disorders. The course will present information on the functional principles of DBT, and the five essential features:
1)improving patient motivation to change
2)enhancing patient capabilities
3)generalizing new behaviors
4) structuring the environment,
5)enhancing therapist ability and motivation. The course will also focus on DBT's substance use specific behavioral targets which include (a) decreasing use of substance (b)diminishing urges, cravings, and temptations to abuse; (c) avoiding opportunities and cues to use, and (d) reducing behaviors conducive to drug use.
Date: December 16-17, 2021
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Mike Worrall, Ph.D
Cost: $70.00
CEU: 16 Hours

Introduction to Client Centered Counseling


This course swill provide information of the characteristics of the effective counselor, establishing a counseling relationship, and defining counselor and client roles. Through applied exercises, participants will be introduced to the practice of the client-centered approach, using communication skills such as listening, attending reflection, paraphrasing, and summarizing.
Date: January 13-14, 2022
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: James Fitterling, Ph.d
Cost: $70.00
CEU: 16 hours
AS OF NOW ALL CLASSES ARE ZOOM.
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ASAM


This course will present information on the use of ASAM criteria. The course will provide information regarding evaluating behavioral health disorders and issues using six assessment dimensions, and how they relate to the levels of care. 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 recommendations based on the level of care.

NOTE: THIS CLASS IS BEING HELD IN PERSON WITH LIMITED SPACE IN KENAI


Date: December 15-16, 2021
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Paul Hunziker, MAC, MA, LMFT, CDP
Cost: $70
CEU; 16 HOurs