General Information
Jan
1
to Oct 2

General Information

In 2019, workshops are offered in 3 hour increments.

3 hours = $50

6 Hours = $100 (without lunch)

$90 with LUNCH INCLUDED (for workshops offered on same day)

The Private Practice Series is offered in 8 parts.

Note: You do NOT need to be a Supervisor to attend the workshops marked as such - ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!

Please complete a registration form for each event you would like to attend no later than 3 days prior to the event - simply fill in the information requested and hit submit. If you wish to pay via PayPal, simply click the PayPal button - you will be re-directed to PayPal page. If you do not have a PayPal account, you have the option to pay as a guest using a debit or credit card.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if there are issues with this page.

Continuing Education Information:

The Bravo Institute is an approved provider of continuing education programs by the S.C. Board of Examiners for LPCs, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists (provider #410). Hours not facilitated by an MSW are considered 'general social work hours' by the S.C. Board of Social Work Examiners.

Please arrive to the workshop early to allow time for signing-in, getting a snack and/or beverage and getting comfortable. Remember, this is a part of meeting the competency requirement for self-care, so sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Refund policy: a refund can be expected with 48 hours notice - substitutions are acceptable with email and/or telephone notification.

If you prefer to register via mail, please send the request to Camilla Bravo at camilla.bravo@ckbravo.com and one will be sent via email for you to print, sign and either scan or return via USPS to 24 Vardry Street, Suite 307, Greenville, SC 29601.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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Private Practice Series:  Part 4
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Private Practice Series: Part 4

3 CEU $50

What You Practice Can Learn from Chipotle

Chipotle had a huge growth in popularity from 2010 – 2015 and had plans to continue that climb until horror struck after 500 cases of food poisoning were confirmed (and other not confirmed) knocked them down a number of pegs. We can learn a lot from that – and will discuss it.

How to Shut Up and Do Our Work

Techniques and ways to get to work and stay there!

Start on Time – End of Time

The importance of starting and ending sessions on time – accountability!

Maintaining a Caseload Isn’t a Steady Jog – It is a Sprint and Rest!

Sudden drop-outs and clients who stop coming. Caseloads very sometimes by the day – we will discuss ways to work through the ups and downs of unexpected missing clients as well as holidays that can bring the numbers down.

5 tips for building a sellable practice

This may be the largest business transaction of your life – it could go well, or it might not happen at all. Depending on your choices, the practice could be your retirement – or not.  We will discuss a few tips on ways to help you increase the value of your counseling practice.

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Counseling Clients Living with HIV/AIDS
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Counseling Clients Living with HIV/AIDS

3 CEU $50

As much as things change, they seem to stay the same. In this workshop, we will discuss skills and competencies, peer training and feedback, experiential skills-building exercise, assessment instruments, along with case presentations. We will review a well-known documentary covering the progression of the illness, as well as the progression of treatment both medically and psychologically. It is important that counselors be aware of any of their own attitudes that might interfere with helping a client. By learning to put aside personal judgments and focus on client needs, counselors can build trust and rapport with the client. We will discuss counter-transference , along with homophobia and the relation to cultural competence.

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6 Thinking Hats - Decision Model
May
11
1:00 PM13:00

6 Thinking Hats - Decision Model

3 CEU $50 LPC, LPC-S, LMFT, LMFT-S

Two challenges in clinical supervision assisting counselor interns as they build their facilitation, conceptualization, and intervention skills, plus gaining understanding of the clients they serve assisting counselor interns recognize and balance their internal differing points of view

This is where The Six Hats Model comes in.

Using the Six Hats Model can aid in gaining different points of view and helping in making a decision

The technique is a metaphorical way to view a problem or a counseling situation around six different viewpoints following a certain color scheme and using the theme of thinking hats.

The Six Thinking Hats technique is cognitively based utilizing de Bono’s own theoretical perspective of Parallel Thinking (de Bono, 2008).

Parallel Thinking provides a method of thought processing that is practical, constructive, and invites participants to give their full attention to one point of view at a time.

The Six Thinking Hats model of conducting supervision appears to offer several benefits for interns as a method of exploring options for working with challenging clients.

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Private Practice Series: Part 5
May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Private Practice Series: Part 5

3 CEU $50

Is Your Practice on Track to Reach Its Goals?

It may be time to revise those goals set at the beginning of the year – or not. If there has been a slow start, the rest f the year does not have to be the same. Tips are shared on checking the progress of the year and ways to improve.

12 Tips for Renting a Counseling Office Space

Renting a space can be a daunting task and feel overwhelming, sometimes terrifying. For a solo practice, the office space might be the largest expense – for a group practice, it is the largest fixed cost. We will discuss 12 tips on leasing a space.

11 steps to grow the practice

Don’t be caught unprepared this year – we will discuss ways to help the practice launch, grow or keep moving forward.

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Bullies at School and Work
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Bullies at School and Work

3 CEU $50

As a society, people often treat each other as objects and opportunities rather than as human beings worthy of dignity and respect. It takes self-awareness to recognize that we have personal power to control our actions and reactions to people and situations.

In the presentation, we will cover the following:

Understanding the definition of workplace and college campus bullying, along with the sign of being bullied and ways to differentiate between bullying and harassment. You will learn about 5 recognized categories of workplace violence and the cost of supporting that workplace violence or bullying in the workplace and on college campuses.  There will be discussion surrounding best practices to use when counseling those who are the target of bullying and learn at least 5 methods or ways to incorporate civility (and anti-bullying) into your place of employ or college campus.

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Ethics and the Supervisory Process
Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

Ethics and the Supervisory Process

3 CEU $50 LPC, LPC-S, LMFT, LMFT-S

In this interactive workshop we will cover a multitude of potential and actual ethical violations, along with the resolution of said violations. Participants will also be asked to create their own solutions to different ethical dilemmas as a part of individual and group supervision. This will be a lively workshop sure to ignite some spirited conversation! Video vignettes will be included in this lively discussion.

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Private Practice Series: Part 6
Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

Private Practice Series: Part 6

3 CEU $50

What If It Were 10 Times more difficult to be a counselor?

This discussion will center around the importance of keeping our skills sharp and ensuring we are not practicing out of our scope.

Avoid procrastination by certification

Training is important – the right reason for getting the training is even better. We will discuss the pros and cons of additional certification and if they are (or are not) important to increasing not just your overall knowledge, but the bottom line.

Creating Policies and Procedures in the Practice

As a practice grows, even at a minor pace, so does the importance of having policies and procedures in place. From audits to dress codes, we will discuss the importance of treating all team members the same.

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The Female Psychopath Next Door
Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

The Female Psychopath Next Door

3 CEU $50

Can you describe the profile of a female psychopath? They are extremely rare – which is why I decided to do this workshop. The problem with psychopathy and why it is so difficult to treat is because all of the client’s behaviors are intertwined, which forms the fabric of psychopathy. Very fascinating indeed. We will explore female psychopaths throughout history and examine their commonalities as well as differences.  We will also examine the differences found between male and female psychopaths.  This is going to be a lively workshop and one that will open your eyes to the inner workings of the female psychopath.

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History of the Madhouse - How Far Have We Really Come?
Jul
13
1:00 PM13:00

History of the Madhouse - How Far Have We Really Come?

3 CEU $50

From lobotomies to care in the community – this workshop will be an informative one regarding the history of the psychiatric hospital system both in the United States and abroad. It will include informational video vignettes. There will be a comparison between the rational for the hospitalization of women versus men throughout the years. Also included is the treatment of those with developmental/cognitive disabilities and the changes that have been made through the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please be prepared for some disturbing images.

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Private Practice Series: Part 7
Jul
27
9:00 AM09:00

Private Practice Series: Part 7

3 CEU $50

Understanding the Entrepreneur’s Dissonance

This is the difference between the perfect image of your business that exists in your mind and the imperfect business that exists in reality. This can be an uncomfortable feeling – and one that every business owner who cares about their business feels. We will discuss each person’s feelings surrounding this topic.

Hands-On Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship has its perks – and then, not so much. It provides flexibility – it’s creative – and you are your own boss. And if you do well, it can be financially rewarding – but it takes a lot of work. We will discuss what it takes to be successful.

How Much can be made in a group counseling practice?

We will discuss profit, clinician compensation, operational expenses. And we will discuss how the results may vary.

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What We Can Learn From Dr. Seuss
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

What We Can Learn From Dr. Seuss

3 CEU $50

We all know Dr. Seuss as a children’s author, but have you ever explored his books from an adult perspective? Pulling from several different books, we will look at how Dr. Seuss uses positive attitude with a twist to keep people moving forward in their lives. We will take a look at some video interpretations of Dr. Stories and bring them into correlation with counseling techniques. This is a fun workshop that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face the world with a greater positive perspective overall!

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Working with the Novice Counselor (Supervisor)
Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

Working with the Novice Counselor (Supervisor)

3 CEU $50 LPC, LPC-S, LMFT, LMFT-S

This interactive workshop will cover a myriad of topics regarding the supervision of, and working with the novice (or new) counselor. There will be several talking points, to include the following: supervisory responsibilities; contributing factors to being considered a ‘good’ supervisor; contributing factors to being considered a ‘bad’ supervisor; different theories/methodologies used in supervision; the supervisory relationship and critical incidents that occur as a part of supervision, especially when working with a new counselor. And as always, we will engage in stress management at the end.

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Private Practice Series: Part 8
Aug
24
9:00 AM09:00

Private Practice Series: Part 8

3 CEU $50

Warning: you employees are quitting! Are you ready?

We will discuss the anticipation of turnover, cross- training and being able/willing to call for back-when necessary.

Plan for things not to go as planned

New entrepreneurs often have a steep learning curve and a mountain of tasks to complete – especially when they are building a group practice. It’s also scary – investment of money, blood, sweat and tears are at risk.  And even though others have succeeded, they aren’t sure they will We will discuss what to do when things don’t go as planned – as they rarely do.

If you hate networking and marketing, try colliding instead (and marketing for 2019)

One paradox of counseling is that for all the time we spend communicating with clients in session, many of us by nature are more introspective and introverts. This helps us in our work, however, can handicap us in marketing and networking. We will talk about colliding instead of networking – some to the workshop to find out what that means!

6 places where counselors should spend money to make money

For many of us, finding success in private counseling practice involves working with a shoestring budget and making up for lack of capital with a lot of sweat equity. Although this approach often works, there are some areas where under-spending can hurt the practice in the long run. We will work through those 6 places.

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Working with the Novice Counselor (Supervisor)
Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

Working with the Novice Counselor (Supervisor)

3 CEU $50 LPC, LPC-S, LMFT, LMFT-S

This interactive workshop will cover a myriad of topics regarding the supervision of, and working with the novice (or new) counselor. There will be several talking points, to include the following: supervisory responsibilities; contributing factors to being considered a ‘good’ supervisor; contributing factors to being considered a ‘bad’ supervisor; different theories/methodologies used in supervision; the supervisory relationship and critical incidents that occur as a part of supervision, especially when working with a new counselor. And as always, we will engage in stress management at the end.

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Self-Care - What's the Big Deal?
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Self-Care - What's the Big Deal?

3 CEU $50

In this workshop, participants will learn about and discuss the mental, physical and physiological effects of stress. We will also discuss and analyze compassion fatigue and burnout in the workplace, while identifying ways to increase resiliency. Each participant will develop ways to support both themselves and others, while incorporating the mind/body connection. And, as always, a fun and relaxing stress management technique will be included at the end.

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Private Practice Series: Part 3
Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Private Practice Series: Part 3

3 CEU $50

Using metrics to Improve Your Practice’s Execution

Competition can be fierce – and it can be a really good thing. We will look at ways to improve the bottom line and stay the line. FOCUS!

Don’t forget the final 10%

Sometimes the hardest part comes right at the very end – and that’s when people give up. That’s because the final 10% is the part of the practice we all avoid – perhaps it’s something you are not good at or most fearful of facing – and that’s different for everyone. We will look at that final 10%.

Do You Have a Need-Based or Want-Based Practice?

We will discuss the difference between the need-based and want-based practice and look at which one you have (or want).

12 conservative money ideas for counselors in private practice

Most successful businesses practice controlled growth and are fiscally conservative. We will look at a dozen conservative money ideas that might not be that exciting but will help you build wealth – how can that not be exciting?

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Professional Boundaries and Ethics
Mar
9
1:00 PM13:00

Professional Boundaries and Ethics

3 CEU $50 LPC, LPC-S, LMFT, LMFT-S

The space between the professional’s power and the client’s vulnerability is a definition of boundaries when referring to the setting of counseling. A boundary crossing may be minor and may even be therapeutic, and a boundary crossing may also be referred to as a decision to deviate from the established boundary for a specific purpose. It is an excursion with a return to the established limits of a professional relationship. A boundary crossing becomes a violation when it becomes harmful to the patient/client and may sometimes be difficult to asses if and/or when harm is caused. Several cases will be reviewed, and attendees will take part in deciding if, when and/or when lines have been crossed.

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Chronic Illness and Mental Health
Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Chronic Illness and Mental Health

3 CEU $50

Those affected by chronic illness or disability may experience concerns in areas of life that those not affected by illness/ disability are more likely to take for granted. Although employment discrimination is prohibited in the US, some individuals may be reluctant to disclose their illness or disability to potential employers for fear of being passed over for a position. When a person’s illness/disability is readily visible, that person may become frustrated or discouraged by frequent questions, ignorant statements or expressions of pity. On the other hand, when a person’s disability is not apparent, requests for help may be brushed off or ignored, as others may assume the person to be able-bodied. In this workshop, we will discuss ways to work with those chronic illness to improve their overall mental health. Descriptions and explanations of illness/diseases will be discussed, along with a variety of techniques. Please bring any examples to be included as a part of the discussion.

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Private Practice Series: Part 2
Feb
23
9:00 AM09:00

Private Practice Series: Part 2

3 CEU $50

Private Practice Isn’t for Everyone – and That’s OK

We will talk about the benefits of starting a private practice. And then we will talk about the benefits of being employed as a counselor. Pros/cons of both will be weighed.

For Counselors, Online Reviews Present Perplexing Challenges

Social media plays a large role in our lives, both professionally and personally. And those who use social media as a part of advertising their business understand how ‘likes’ can be good – and bad. We will discuss the challenges, pros and cons of social marketing.

Counselor Top 10 Marketing Mistakes

A list from 10 – 1 will be shared regarding the biggest mistakes seen in marketing one’s private practice.

How much can a counselor make in private practice?

The amount one can make in one’s own practice will vary based on a wide variety of circumstances. We will discuss everything from client fees to practice expenses, nominal fees and caseloads.

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Ethical Dilemmas Regarding Confidentiality (Supervisor)
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Ethical Dilemmas Regarding Confidentiality (Supervisor)

3 CEU $50

Whether its discussions held in the break room regarding a client or accidental outbursts when a client is shown on TV, confidentiality plays a huge role in the lives of counselors, supervisors and associates. In this workshop, we will discuss the overall concepts of privacy, confidentiality and privilege to client records. We will touch on current technology policies, along with situations that may trigger legal waivers that may break confidentiality. There will also be discussion surrounding obligations regarding confidential information when a client poses harm to themselves or others, along with essential requirements regarding the release of records to third parties. Several cases will be shared, and interactive participation will take place.

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Bumps on the Road of Life - Working with Elders
Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

Bumps on the Road of Life - Working with Elders

3 CEU $50

The ‘older’ population, defined for the purposes of this workshop as 65 or older, is quickly increasing in number and will need our services in multiple ways, including assisting them in adapting to the natural changes associated with the aging process, encouraging them to embrace activities that increase wellness and vibrancy, and reducing the myths associated with the developmental stage. In this interactive workshop, we will learn ways to dispel the myths associated with aging, advocate for the needs of older adults and help this population thrive and maintain a sense of life satisfaction and achievement as they go through the multiple changes associated with reaching the last states of adulthood. After all, we all get there some day!

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Private Practice Series: Part 1
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Private Practice Series: Part 1

3 CEU $50

Part 1:

What’s in a Name?

Naming the practice is almost like getting a tattoo. It can be painful and daunting. And it can be something that sticks with you for life. We will talk about pointers for getting started with that name and making it a good one.

Zero to one client in 7 days – exactly how ling does it take to open a practice? We will discuss the amount of time it may take to get a practice going.

Do I need an LLC if starting a counseling practice?

We will discuss the ins and outs of whether an LLC is the best option for you.

How to Delegate a task: 9 important tasks

Delegation is one of the most important skills for a business owner to master. If it is done well, it will help you get through each day more efficiently. We will discuss 9 steps to get you there.

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Ethics: Decision Making Models (Supervisor)
Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00

Ethics: Decision Making Models (Supervisor)

3 CEU $50

Mental health professionals are faced with increasingly complex ethical decisions that are impacted by culture, personal and professional values, and the contexts in which they and their clients inhabit. This presentation represents the reasons for developing and implementing multiple ethical decision-making models and reviews different models that address culture, values, and context.

These models will guide the mental health professional in making and implementing decisions that will impact client care and counselor development. Whether the decision is correct or not can leave a counselor feeling overwhelmed. However, when the decision is made using the most appropriate model for the situation at hand, one can rest in knowing all steps were taken in making that decision.

Based on the foundations and cornerstones of ACA and Wiley attendees will work together using various models to make ethical decisions from a variety of ethical dilemmas/situations. This is an interactive workshop that will be beneficial long into the future.

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Jan
19
9:00 AM09:00

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

3 CEU $50

Sexual harassment in the workplace can be challenging for both the client and the counselor.  And not all sexual harassers are narcissistic. This workshop may strike a personal chord with some of you – learn about the Dark Triad, the hidden side effects (both physical and psychological) and ways to combat and overcome. Sexual harassment was a buzz word in 2018 and yet many still fail to understand what is really means. We will discuss several topics, to include the hidden psychological and potential physiological effects of sexual harassment. We will also look at three of the most common traits seen in those who sexual harass (whether male or female).

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The History of the Madhouse: How Far Have We Come?
Dec
29
9:00 AM09:00

The History of the Madhouse: How Far Have We Come?

This is a fact-based and fast paced presentation covering the history of the psychiatric hospital system in the United States and abroad, as well as current treatment of those with mental illness. Take the opportunity to see the impact of the stigma of/towards mental illness.  And become empowered to move toward positive change. How far have we come? You decide…

Date:               December 29, 2018

Time:               9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Fee: $50.00

Light breakfast will be included.

 3 hours CE credit for LPC, LMFT and contact hours for social workers. Certificates will be awarded via email or at the end of the workshop. Payment may be made via PayPal - Square is available at the workshop for card swipes as well (and as always, cash is welcome).

 Please email Dr. Bravo at camilla.bravo@ckbravo.com with any questions/concerns.

 Registration may also be completed on the web page – simply complete the form and submit. Payment may be made on the web-page as well through PayPal – simply ‘add to the cart’ and you will be re-directed to a PayPal page with further instructions.

 

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Ethics and the Supervisory Process $60 (lunch included)  5 CEU
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Ethics and the Supervisory Process $60 (lunch included) 5 CEU

In this interactive workshop, we will cover a multitude of potential and actual ethics violations, along with the resolution of said violations. Participants will also be asked to create their own solutions to different ethical dilemmas as a part of individual and group work. This will be a lively workshop sure to ignite some spirited conversation! Video vignettes will be included in this lively discussion.

*meets ethics requirement                               *supervisors

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Abduction or Delusion?   $60 (lunch included)  5 CEU
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Abduction or Delusion? $60 (lunch included) 5 CEU

In this interactive workshop we will cover the fine lines between reality and delusional thinking. The movie “The Fourth Kind” will be reviewed in which a psychologist and her spouse are researching alien abduction and may (or may not) have been abducted themselves. Participants will have to put on their thinking caps and tap into their skills in deciding/deciphering if the abductions are/are not real, and how to deal with this on a professional level. This workshop may lead participants to take a closer look at their belief system both on a personal and professional level. Be sure to bring your DSM!

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History of the Madhouse: How Far Have We Really Come?     $40
Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

History of the Madhouse: How Far Have We Really Come? $40

From frontal lobotomies to care in the community - this workshop will be an informative one regarding the history of the psychiatric hospital system both in the United States and abroad. It will be an interactive one to include information from documentary vignettes. There will be a comparison between the rational for the hospitalization of women versus men throughout the years. Also included is the treatment of those with cognitive disabilities, and the changes that have been made through the American with Disabilities Act because of the documentation of this treatment. Please be prepared for some disturbing images. This workshop will serve as an avenue to view the psychiatric hospital system from different perspectives and learn possible red flags when dealing the with psychiatric hospital systems of modern times.

Objectives:      Upon completion, the participant should be able to:

1.      Demonstrate an increased knowledge of the psychiatric system from a historical perspective.

2.      Demonstrate an increased knowledge of the psychological hospital system changes through the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

3.      Engage in discussions of a broader range of viewpoints regarding the topic.

4.      Show an improved perspective of the treatment of men versus women throughout the years in relation to the psychological hospital system.

5.      Recognize discrepancies in the system when dealing with them one-on-one, from the safety of the patient perspective.

3 hours CE credit for LPC, LPC-S, LMFT, LMTF-S and contact hours for social workers. Certificates will be awarded via email or at the end of the workshop. Payment may be made via PayPal - Square is available at the workshop for card swipes as well. 

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Witchcraft and Healing: The Other Side of Psychology     $40
Aug
11
2:00 PM14:00

Witchcraft and Healing: The Other Side of Psychology $40

In this interactive workshop, we will discuss the ‘out of the box’ types of clients who may come to you wanting to discuss topics such as ‘the witch rode me last night’, having ‘the root’ put on them, concerns of voodoo curses, seeing the dead relatives and other paranormal or other-worldly situations. Are they delusional or are these events real to them?  We will discuss these events and more along with ways to help these clients through these stressful times. We will not be learning how to become a witch, just ways to work with and/or around those with this belief system.

Objectives - upon completion, participants should be able to:

1.      List at least two methods used in working with a client with ‘the root’ placed on them.

2.      List at least two historical aspects of African healing and western uses.

3.      List at least two ways to differentiate between delusion and belief.

4.      List at least two ways to ask for help when this is outside the scope of practice.

5.      List at least points from a historical perspective where women were tortured for their beliefs.

3 hours CE credit for LPC, LPC-S, LMFT, LMTF-S and contact hours for social workers. Certificates will be awarded via email or at the end of the workshop. Payment may be made via PayPal - Square is available at the workshop for card swipes as well. 

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What Did I Do? Adult Bullying in the Workplace and at College     $40
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

What Did I Do? Adult Bullying in the Workplace and at College $40

As a society, people often treat each other as objects and opportunities rather than as human beings worthy of dignity and respect. It takes self-awareness to recognize that we have personal power to control our actions and reactions to people and situations. When almost every task is deemed urgent, past the deadline, or a mandate from management, courtesy is often the first casualty. One study found that 60% of employees believe that co-workers’ annoying behaviors negatively impact the workplace and, as a result, 40% reported that they are looking for new employment. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss the definition of workplace and college campus bullying, along with learning ways to differentiate between bullying and harassment (sometimes a very fine line).  You will learn about the recognized categories of workplace violence and the cost of supporting that workplace violence or bullying in the workplace and on college campuses.  There will be discussion surrounding best practices to use when counseling those who are the target of bullying and methods or ways to incorporate civility (and anti-bullying) into your place of employ or college campus.

Objective - upon completion, participants should be able to:

1.      List at least three recognized categories of workplace violence.

2.      List at least three ways to distinguish bullying/abusive conduct in the workplace.

3.      List at least three signs of being bullied.

4.      List at least two areas of focus when working with a client who states they are being bullied.

3 hours CE credit for LPC, LPC-S, LMFT, LMTF-S and contact hours for social workers. Certificates will be awarded via email or at the end of the workshop. Payment may be made via PayPal - Square is available at the workshop for card swipes as well. 

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Keeping the Inner Critic on Quiet Mode          $40
Jul
13
2:00 PM14:00

Keeping the Inner Critic on Quiet Mode $40

Do you seek perfection? Does everything you do need to be flawless—without possible failure? If so, your pursuit of perfection might be holding you back.

There are times when we need to be perfect or near-perfect, such as when constructing a bridge or performing surgery. Falling short of exacting specifications can spell danger. But for most of us most of the time, there is room for a margin of error. Most major league pitchers have never pitched a perfect game in their entire careers. The best hitters who earn $10 million to $20 million a year fail at least two-thirds of the time!

An attachment to being perfect reflects a lack of self-compassion and wisdom. The failure to embrace our humanity with its joys, sorrows, and imperfections leads to a rigid sense of self that shatters easily when we miss our goals. Emotional health requires gentleness toward ourselves as we embrace inevitable failures. We can find satisfaction in doing our best, but this doesn’t mean that we need to be perfect. In the interactive workshop, we will address ways to decrease negative self-talk (yourself and the client), learn/discuss methods for breaking free of the mold of perfection, and techniques used to assist clients (and possibly yourself) in improving self-esteem.

Objectives - upon completion, participants should be able to:

1. List at least two negative aspects of the attachment to perfection.

2. List two reasons behind the importance of embracing limitations.

3. List at least three questions to ask clients when helping them learn how to ‘break free from the mold’.

4. List at least three integral parts of Narrative Therapy.

5. List a least three effective ways/questions used in helping clients recognize and change negative thoughts.

3 hours CE credit for LPC, LPC-S, LMFT, LMTF-S and contact hours for social workers. Certificates will be awarded via email or at the end of the workshop. Payment may be made via PayPal - Square is available at the workshop for card swipes as well. 

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History of the Madhouse - How Far Have We Really Come?
Jul
13
1:00 PM13:00

History of the Madhouse - How Far Have We Really Come?

3 CEU $50

From lobotomies to care in the community – this workshop will be an informative one regarding the history of the psychiatric hospital system both in the United States and abroad. It will include informational video vignettes. There will be a comparison between the rational for the hospitalization of women versus men throughout the years. Also included is the treatment of those with developmental/cognitive disabilities and the changes that have been made through the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please be prepared for some disturbing images.

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Bumps on the Road of Life                       $40
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

Bumps on the Road of Life $40

Our experience working with students and professionals in training and research suggests the necessity of re-examining the issues affecting older adults. This population, defined for the purposes of this presentation as individuals age 65 and older, is quickly increasing in number and will need our services in multiple ways, including assisting them in adapting to the natural changes associated with the aging process, encouraging them to embrace activities that increase wellness and vibrancy, and reducing the myths associated with this developmental stage. This is underscored by the misconception that sadness must accompany aging. Research revealed insights quite contrary to commonly held beliefs. Recent epidemiological studies have found that adults ages 40-59 exhibit higher rates of depression than do older adults. Subsequently, older adults develop a sense of integrity and achieve a level of happiness and life satisfaction that in some cases surpasses the happiness of their younger counterparts. In this interactive workshop, we will learn ways to dispel the myths associated with aging, advocate for the needs of older adults and help this population thrive and maintain a sense of life satisfaction and achievement as they go through the multiple changes associated with reaching the last stages of adulthood.

Objectives - upon completion, participants should be able to:

1.      List at least three myths associated with the aging proves.

2.      List at least two ways to use a strength-based approach in counseling an older adult.

3.      List at least three ways to used other evidence-based interventions for older adults.

4.      List at least two coping mechanisms for older adults.

5.      List at least two steps in the ‘life review’.

3 hours CE credit for LPC, LPC-S, LMFT, LMTF-S and contact hours for social workers. Certificates will be awarded via email or at the end of the workshop. Payment may be made via PayPal - Square is available at the workshop for card swipes as well. 

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Chronic Illness and Mental Health           $40
Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

Chronic Illness and Mental Health $40

Those affected by chronic illness or disability may experience concerns in areas of life that those not affected by illness or disability are more likely to take for granted. Although employment discrimination is prohibited in the United States, some individuals may be reluctant to disclose their illness or disability to potential employers for fear of being passed over for a position. When a person’s disability or illness is readily visible, that person may become frustrated or discouraged by frequent questions, ignorant statements, or expressions of pity. On the other hand, when a person’s disability is not apparent, requests for help may be brushed off or ignored, as others may assume that person to be able-bodied.  Many disabilities may not be visible to anyone, so it is generally best to not make assumptions about a person’s health or capabilities. In this workshop, we will discuss ways to work with those with chronic illness in addition to mental illness. Descriptions and explanations of illness/diseases will be discussed, along with a variety of techniques. Please bring any examples along as a part of the discussion – this is an interactive workshop.

Objectives -  upon completion, participants should be able to:

1.      List at least two chronic illnesses.

2.      List at least three techniques used most often and viewed as being most effective.

3.      List at least two ways to determine if chronic pain is the issue.

4.      List at least two personal and social issues caused by excessive use of opioids.

5.      List at least two ways to work with adults newly diagnosed with an illness.

3 hours CE credit for LPC, LPC-S, LMFT, LMTF-S and contact hours for social workers. Certificates will be awarded via email or at the end of the workshop. Payment may be made via PayPal - Square is available at the workshop for card swipes as well. 

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Emotional Intelligence                $40
May
25
2:00 PM14:00

Emotional Intelligence $40

This interactive workshop is especially helpful to those either working in a supervisory position and/or for those looking to improve their person and work environment by having a better understanding of EQ, or Emotional Intelligence. As a part of this workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to test their knowledge of their own Emotional Intelligence, as well as learn ways to help improve the Emotional Intelligence of their teams and co-workers. This is a fun workshop that may be an eye-opener for a few of those who attend.

Objective - upon completion, participants should be able to:

1.      List at least two reasons why people stay stuck in a fixed mindset.

2.      List at least two advantages of using/maintaining a growth mindset.

3.      List three habits of those with self-control.

4.      List at least three advantages of working toward emotional intelligence.

5.      List at least two differences between aggressive, assertive and passive behavior.

6.      List at least two components of self-awareness.

7.      List at least two components of self-management.

8.     List at least two positive aspects of having good communication skills.

3 hours CE credit for LPC, LPC-S, LMFT, LMTF-S and contact hours for social workers. Certificates will be awarded via email or at the end of the workshop. Payment may be made via PayPal - Square is available at the workshop for card swipes as well. 

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Ethics and the Supervisory Process                     $40
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Ethics and the Supervisory Process $40

This interactive workshop will cover a multitude of potential and actual ethics violations, along with the resolution of said violations. Participants will also be asked to create their own solutions to different ethical dilemmas as a part of individual and group work. This will be a lively workshop sure to ignite some spirited conversation!

Objectives - upon completion, participants should be able to:

1.      List at least three signs of self-awareness (or lack thereof).

2.      List at least three factors of informed consent.

3.      List at least two ways to maintain confidentiality.

4.      List at least three ways confidentiality may be breached using technology.

5.      List at least three steps used by most models in ethical decision making.

6.      List at least two circumstances in which the counselor must legally report (duty to warn).

3 hours CE credit for LPC, LPC-S, LMFT, LMTF-S and contact hours for social workers. Certificates will be awarded via email or at the end of the workshop. Payment may be made via PayPal - Square is available at the workshop for card swipes as well.

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Working with the Novice Counselor                    $40
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Working with the Novice Counselor $40

This interactive workshop will cover a myriad of topics regarding the supervision of and working with the novice (or new) counselor. There will be several talking points, to include the following: supervisory responsibilities; contributing factors to being considered a ‘good’ supervisor; contributing factors to being considered a ‘bad’ supervisor; different theories/methodologies used in supervision; the supervisory relationship and critical incidents that occur as a part of supervision, especially when working with a new counselor.

Objectives - upon completion, participants should be able to:

1.      List at least two supervisory responsibilities;

2.      List and discuss at least three contributing factors in being a ‘good’ supervisor

3.      List and discuss at least three contributing factors in being a ‘bad’ supervisor

4.      List and discuss at least two methodologies used in the supervisory process

5.      List and discuss at least two factors in the supervisory process

6.      List at least three possible critical incidents that may occur when working with a new/novice counselor

3 hours CE credit for LPC, LPC-S, LMFT, LMTF-S and contact hours for social workers. Certificates will be awarded via email or at the end of the workshop. Payment may be made via PayPal - Square is available at the workshop for card swipes as well

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Self-Care and the Helping Profession              $40
Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

Self-Care and the Helping Profession $40

In this workshop, participants will learn about and discuss the mental, physical and physiological effects of stress. We will also discuss and analyze compassion fatigue and burnout in the workplace, while identifying ways to increase resiliency. Each participant will develop ways to support both themselves and others, while incorporating the mind/body connection. And, as always, a fun and relaxing stress management technique will be included at the end.

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

1) List at least three symptoms associated with burnout;

2) List at least two ways to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue;

3) List and discuss at least three ways the mind and the body are connected;

4) List at least two stress management techniques, and;

5) List and discuss at least three ways int increase resiliency.

3 hours CE credit for LPC, LPC-S, LMFT, LMTF-S and contact hours for social workers. Certificates will be awarded via email or at the end of the workshop. Payment may be made via PayPal - Square is available at the workshop for card swipes as well. 

 

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