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Trauma: Impact, Assessment and Diagnosis

DESCRIPTION:

The purpose of this training is to provide professionals with a comprehensive understanding of trauma and the impact of child and adolescent trauma/complex trauma on multiple domains (Neurobiology, Physiology, Attachment, Affect Regulation, Behavioral Control, Cognition, Memory, Dissociation and Self Concept.) Participants will learn and/or review DSM 5 Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders. Participants will gain the knowledge, skills, and values needed to provide comprehensive trauma assessments and build competency in completing the trauma assessment component of the Comprehensive Child and Family Assessments (CCFA).  Participants will be trained to use UCLA PTSD RI, CATS (Child and Adolescent Trauma Screening), Life Events Checklist (LEC) and PTSD Checklist (PC-L) assessment tools, complete a written report of assessment, and make recommendations.

PRESENTER:

 Jennifer Packard, LCSW

BIO:

Jen Packard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nine years of experience. She is the Clinical Supervisor of Trauma-Informed Care, therapist, and trainer for CHRIS 180. She is the Project Director for the Trauma STARs in Schools project, funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She is trained in the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and The Seven Challenges for adolescent substance abuse.  In addition to these evidence-based models, Jen practices from the paradigms of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, and mindfulness-based psychotherapy. She incorporates play therapy and art therapy principles and techniques in her work.  Jen earned her BFA in Contemporary Dance from University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 1999 and earned her MS in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work in 2008.

DATE(S):

TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm (Day 1); 9:00 – 3:00 (Day 2)

LOCATION: CHRIS 180’s Main Office – CHRIS Training Institute; 1017 Fayetteville Road, Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30316 (FREE PARKING)

COST: $190.00

CEU: 10 Core CEU hours have been applied for through NASW, LPCA, of Georgia

Complying with the GA Codes of Ethics for Counselors, Social Workers and MFTs

DESCRIPTION:

To support familiarity with the Ethical codes for Counselors, Social Workers and MFT’s in the State of Georgia.

OBJECTIVES:

(1) An Overview of the Ethical Guidelines for Counselors, Social Workers and MFT’s in Georgia.

(2) Exploring the principles of ethical decision-making models.

(3) Putting it into practice

PRESENTER:

Ruby Blow, MA, LPC, NCC, BCC, CPCS, DCC, ACS

BIO:

Ruby Blow is a master’s level Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia; a Board Certified Coach; an Approved Clinical Supervisor; a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor; a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Distance Credentialed Counselor. She is the owner of Development Counts an organization that specializes in the development of mental health professionals. In 2015 she completed 10 years as an adjunct faculty member at Argosy University Atlanta’s counseling program. Her professional mission is to create the space and conditions for people to meet their professional potential. She does this via continuing education workshops; licensure supervision and consultation/coaching services for licensed mental health professionals. For the past 20 years she has provided counseling services for individuals, couples and families. She is the recipient of the 2012 Counselor Educator of the Year Award by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia. Her specialty topics include ethics, clinical supervision, telemental health and multicultural factors, diagnosis and theory.

DATE(S):

TIME: 9:30am – 4:00pm

LOCATION: CHRIS 180’s Main Office – CHRIS Training Institute; 1017 Fayetteville Road, Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30316 (FREE PARKING)

COST: $130.00

CEU: 5 Ethics CEU approved hours

Foundations in Clinical Supervision- Competency and Ethics

DESCRIPTION:

To support and enhance clinical supervisors’ knowledge and understanding of competency and ethical practice as supervisors.

OBJECTIVES:

(1) Understanding the relationship between competency and ethics;

(2) Exploring the elements of supervisory competency and ethical practice of both the supervisor and supervisees;

(3) Exploring best practices in clinical supervision.

PRESENTER:

Ruby Blow, MA, LPC, NCC, BCC, CPCS, DCC, ACS

BIO:

Ruby Blow is a master’s level Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia; a Board Certified Coach; an Approved Clinical Supervisor; a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor; a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Distance Credentialed Counselor. She is the owner of Development Counts an organization that specializes in the development of mental health professionals. In 2015 she completed 10 years as an adjunct faculty member at Argosy University Atlanta’s counseling program. Her professional mission is to create the space and conditions for people to meet their professional potential. She does this via continuing education workshops; licensure supervision and consultation/coaching services for licensed mental health professionals. For the past 20 years she has provided counseling services for individuals, couples and families. She is the recipient of the 2012 Counselor Educator of the Year Award by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia. Her specialty topics include ethics, clinical supervision, telemental health and multicultural factors, diagnosis and theory.

DATE(S):

TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm

LOCATION: CHRIS 180’s Main Office – CHRIS Training Institute; 1017 Fayetteville Road, Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30316 (FREE PARKING)

COST: $140.00

CEU: 6 Ethics/ Supervision CEU approved hours

Mental Health Ethics and the Provision of Telemental Services

DESCRIPTION:

The purpose of the workshop is to present a detailed overview of the core components of an effective TeleMental Health practice

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Understanding the definitions, provisions, and requirements set forth by GA Composite Board (Rule 135-11-.01, TeleMental Health), and the Office of Health and Human Services, HSS (HIPAA and High-Tech Act of 2010, Final Omnibus Rule of March 2013), and the technical guidelines set forth by NASW, LPCA and EAPA.
  2. Grasping the competencies necessary for providing ethical practice within today’s high-tech world including the use of cellular telephones, emails, video conferencing and related technologies.
  3. Comprehending the importance of confidentiality of our client’s protected health information, PHI, to insure maximum security while minimizing exposure to litigation for outdated practices and/or “willful neglect”.
  4. Identifying specific client groups that may necessitate the use of TeleMental Health services.
  5. Knowing the indications and contraindications of client selections for possible provision of Distance Counseling services based on their diagnosis, technical skills and other important factors.
  6. Integrating important improvements in clinical protocols including but not limited to informed consent, client forms, releases of information, use of encrypted and unencrypted emails and other important procedures for an effective and ethical practice.
  7. Comprehending the components of the ethical decision making process, including stage of ethical decision making, models of ethical decision making, and the ethical decision process worksheet, as applied to the ethical use of Telemental health services.
  8. Applying course content to the participant’s clinical skills through the use of the training materials in discussions, exercises and role plays based in the course content and materials.

PRESENTER:

Charlie Safford, LCSW

BIO:

Creator and President of national continuing education company. Over twenty years of experience as a training developer, trainer, and consultant, utilizing innovative and leading edge techniques and knowledge bases to help employees, leadership and companies optimize performance. Over thirty years of experience as a clinical social worker.

DATE(S):

TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm

LOCATION: CHRIS 180’s Main Office – CHRIS Training Institute; 1017 Fayetteville Road, Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30316 (FREE PARKING)

COST: $140.00

CEU: 6 Ethics/ Telemental Health CEU approved hours

WRITING QUALITY COMPREHENSIVE CHILD AND FAMILY ASSESSMENTS TRAINING PROGRAM

Writing Quality Comprehensive Child and Family Assessments Training- REQUIRED FOR CCFA PROVIDERS

DESCRIPTION: This training course, sponsored by the Division of Family and Children Services, is designed to provide approved CCFA Assessors with a thorough review of the major components of the Comprehensive Child and Family Assessment, including the “products” that make up the CCFA, as well as the major milestones in the 25-day “process.” This is a highly interactive and engaging program intended for those agency personnel recently approved by the state office and new to the CCFA process. The design of the day is intended to be both “hands on” and focused on the “nuts and bolts” of a CCFA.

DURING THIS TRAINING, PARTICIPANTS WILL:

Obtain an overview of DFCS vision, mission and core values
Review the major components of the CCFA – Family Assessment, Trauma Assessment, Medical/Dental screenings, Form 419 and Genogram
Review the major milestones during the 25-day CCFA process
Practice completing sections of the Family Assessment
Review and practice writing strengths and needs statements
Complete a Genogram and Form 419
Practice writing recommendations for the Family Assessment
PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE:

A Comprehensive Child and Family Assessment template
A Genogram template
A copy of the Child PTSD Symptom Scale Assessment
A copy of the UCLA PTSD Assessment

DATE(S):

April 20,2017 (Day One) April 21, 2017 (Day Two) REGISTER HERE

August 17,2017 (Day One) August 18, 2017 (Day Two) REGISTER HERE

 

TIME: 9:00AM – 4:00PM (DAY ONE); 9:00AM – 1:00PM (DAY TWO)

LOCATION: CHRIS 180, Inc – 1017 Fayetteville Road, Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30316

COST: $190.00

PRESENTER: Lorraine Joseph,  Ed. S., LPC

CEUs: 9 CORE Continuing Education Units through NASW, LPCA, and LMFT of Georgia

First Aid/CPR Certification Trainings

American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid/CPR Certification Training – REGISTER HERE

DATES:

  • November 9, 2016
  • December 7, 2016

TIME: 8:30am – 12:30pm

LOCATION: CHRIS 180 Main Office – CHRIS Training Institute; 1017 Fayetteville Road, Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30316 (FREE PARKING)

COST: $60 (includes cost of certification card)

DESCRIPTION: This American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED course was developed on the basis of evidence-based guidelines.  It is a modular course that includes essential information and training in the first-aid skills recommended by OSHA and provides the skills to effectively assess and maintain life from the critical minutes immediately following an emergency, until the arrival of emergency medical services personnel.  The course provides a complete health and safety training solution for first aid, adult CPR, and AED.

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Trainings - Darkness to Light STEWARDS of CHILDREN

CHRIS 180 sponsors child sexual abuse prevention training to state and local agencies, community programs, schools, faith-based organizations and other groups in metropolitan Atlanta. Stewards of Children is the only nationally available program scientifically proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child-protective behaviors. This revolutionary program is for any responsible adult who cares about the welfare of children. It is also appropriate for youth-serving organizations (sports leagues, day care centers, after school programs, children’s clubs, church groups and more). It is also used by individuals, organizations, businesses, and corporations who:

  • Seek training for staff and volunteers in the prevention of child sexual abuse.
  • Look to enhance their child protection policies and procedures or respond to insurance requirements.
  • Want to lead a community-based initiative and offer prevention training to the community.

Upcoming Stewards of Children Training(s) – REGISTER HERE

  • November 7, 2016
  • December 5, 2016

TIME: 2:00pm-5:00pm

LOCATION: CHRIS 180 Main Office – 1017 Fayetteville Road, Suite B Atlanta, GA 30316 – FREE PARKING

COST: $25 (includes 2.5 CEUs)

What Topics are Covered in Stewards of Children?

  • Facts about the problem of child sexual abuse.
  • The types of situations in which child sexual abuse might occur.
  • Simple, effective strategies for protecting children from sexual abuse.
  • The importance of talking about the prevention of sexual abuse with children and other adults.
  • The signs of sexual abuse so that you might intervene and be able to react responsibly.

What Outcomes Can Be Expected After Training?

  • Increased awareness of the prevalence, consequences and circumstances of child sexual abuse
  • New skills for adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse
  • Proactive, positive change to organizational policies and procedures
  • Individual commitment to action via a personal prevention plan
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