Aug
19
Sun
National Conference on Alcohol and Addiction Disorders
Aug 19 – Aug 22 all-day

Join addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare professionals of all types working together to heal our communities and build sustainable and successful treatment organizations at the National Conference on Alcohol & Addiction Disorders, August 19-22, 2018, in Disneyland, California.

NCAD is a comprehensive conference experience, with dedicated tracks for clinicians of all types, executives managing treatment organizations, and marketing and business development professionals working in the community. Earn CE and ethics credits, network with your peers, and take valuable and actionable education back to your office by attending NCAD 2018.

Who Should Attend:

• Clinicians
– Counselors
– Therapists
– Psychologists
– Private practice professionals
– Interventionists
– Social workers
• Executive and business professionals
– Treatment center owners and operators
– CEOs
– Executive directors
– COOs
– CFOs
– Marketing, business development, and admissions leaders
• Others with cause commitment
– Law enforcement
– Advocates, families, people in recovery
– Public health and government officials

Aug
20
Mon
Bad Stuff: Fear, Greed, Shame, Hatred and Guilt – Salman Akhtar, MD
Aug 20 – Aug 24 all-day

This set of presentations will address some unpleasant and distressing emotions that are frequently encountered in the clinical situation. These include fear, greed, shame, hatred, and guilt. Each day of the workshop will be devoted to one of these emotions. Descriptive, developmental, and dynamic aspects of each will be explored and sociocultural and clinical illustrations will be provided. The aim is to enhance empathy with individuals experiencing these affects and to improve therapeutic strategies in helping them cope with the accompanying distress.

CBT for Youth
Aug 20 – Aug 22 all-day

Learn CBT techniques to treat children and adolescents suffering from depression and anxiety. Torrey Creed, PhD, will discuss and demonstrate how to conduct effective treatment for clients between the ages of 7 and 18. You’ll learn how to develop a conceptualization based on the cognitive model and how to use your conceptualization to plan treatment. You’ll learn how to engage youth in therapy and develop a strong therapeutic relationship. You’ll also learn how to adapt standard CBT interventions, so they are appropriate for different age groups in various settings, including schools. Experiential exercises will help you practice new skills, so you can transfer your learning to your real-life clients.

Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors – Janina Fisher, PhD
Aug 20 – Aug 24 all-day

This workshop offers a practical “hand’s on” approach to traumatized clients with underlying issues of self-alienation and self-hatred by helping them to recognize how the trauma has left them fragmented and at war within their own minds and bodies. Participants will learn how to help their clients observe the parts they have embraced and identified with as ‘me’ and the trauma-related parts they have disowned and judged harshly. Using interventions drawn from a number of therapeutic approaches (including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, and ego state therapy), the focus is on helping clients observe and accept all aspects of self with mindfulness-based interest and curiosity. Techniques will be demonstrated that increase the capacity to feel for and with each part, that foster the sense of caring for young wounded parts, and that pave the way for growing “earned secure attachment” to ourselves.

You will learn to identify signs and symptoms of fragmentation and internal conflict and to help clients put non-judgmental language to their trauma-related symptoms and inner experience. We will also cover how to decrease client phobias of emotion and inner experience by increasing mindfulness-based dual awareness and facilitate mindful tracking of fragmented parts of the self. The use of somatic interventions for regulating autonomic arousal and affect dysregulation to calm the body will be explored as well as how to integrate interpersonal neurobiology and social engagement techniques into the treatment. We will discuss how to increase self-compassion through growing empathy for wounded child parts and how to transform traumatic memory using somatic, visualization, and ego state techniques while fostering ‘earned secure attachment’.

Aug
22
Wed
Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual (CCTSI)
Aug 22 – Aug 24 all-day

LIVE and SIMULCAST Training

The Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual (CCTSI) presented by Arizona Trauma Institute is a 3-day training designed to give the participant a working knowledge of how to engage in the process of trauma treatment. Focusing not only on clinical interventions, but also how one can sequence the interventions to maximize outcomes. The participant will be eligible for certification with the Trauma Institute International at the end of this training.

This training is designed to improve the quality of treatment for those that have experienced trauma. There will be a focus on the active ingredients – the things that are common factors that help all treatment work become better and work more efficiently.

This course meets the educational requirements for the Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual available through the Trauma Institute International. You can check out the certification at https://traumainstituteinternational.com/

18 CEUs
Cost: $260
Includes the book Transformative Care: A Trauma-Focused Approach to Caregiving. eBook https://amzn.to/2GANzF6 Book https://bit.ly/2GCKQL9

Sex Trafficking & Sex Industry Exploitation
Aug 22 – Aug 24 all-day

Dallas, Texas Area

Sex Trafficking & Sex Industry Exploitation: Understanding and Treating the Multidimensional Needs of Victims is a 3-day certification training course designed to provide the participant with a working knowledge of the global sex trafficking trade. Clinicians will learn about the different forms of exploitation utilized to bring victims into the trade as well as how the international community is responding to fight the proliferation of this devastating abuse. Practitioners will develop a working knowledge of the traumatic elements unique to the women and children who have been exploited for profit.

Through discussion, case studies, and experiential exercises, participants will gain knowledge regarding current research, theories, empirically supported treatment models and techniques, assessments, and treatment structures that minimize resistance & maximizes effectiveness. Clinicians will also learn about unique challenges related to this population and develop strategies to reduce treatment failure. Upon completion of the course, participants will be equipped to understand, identify, assess, and treat victims of human sex trafficking.

This training is designed to improve the quality of treatment for those that have experienced trauma. There will be a focus on the active ingredients – the things that are common factors that help all treatment work become better and work more efficiently.

This course meets the educational requirements for the (CCTS-S) Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Sex trafficking available through the Trauma Institute International. You can check out the certification at https://traumainstituteinternational.com:
-> https://traumainstituteinternational.com/

Cost: $399.00

Aug
23
Thu
CBT for Families of Youth
Aug 23 all-day

Families present an interesting challenge in therapy. This new one-day specialty workshop, taught by Torrey Creed, PhD, will focus on the fundamentals of CBT as adapted for children and families. You will learn how to engage family members in goal setting, describe how patterns of thinking and behaving develop within families, and recognize indicators of whether a child or adolescent’s family should be engaged in treatment. You’ll learn how to develop a case conceptualization to understand families and how to use your conceptualization to plan and implement effective cognitive and behavioral interventions.

National Wilderness Therapy Symposium
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day

The Symposium brings a diverse cross-section of clinicians, field instructors, rites of passage guides, educational consultants, professors, research specialists, students and residential programs staff under one roof to share theories, insights and best practices in an open spirit. We do this to improve ourselves and the therapeutic services we provide. The symposium offers us a place to explore, inform, and educate ourselves on a diverse range of topics all centering on wilderness therapy.

Aug
24
Fri
Understanding and Treating ADHD: Solutions That Work
Aug 24 all-day

This workshop is an amazing overview of the research and treatment approaches specific to clients with ADHD, including both children and adults. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of this often disguised issue as well as several new skills you may utilize immediately with your clients. Additionally, Dr. Feldman’s presentation style is incredibly entertaining. He is known for being one of the best speakers on our staff!

Educational Objectives:

– Identify the three main types of ADHD and how they typically manifest themselves in children and adults.
– Describe how the presence of ADHD affects individuals at various points across the lifespan.
– Demonstrate how common behavioral patterns consistent with other disorders (i.e. anxiety, depression, ODD, etc.) often mask the presence of ADHD.
– Discuss how traditional models of therapy are not always the most effective for treating clients with ADHD.
– Explain strategies and treatment approaches that will enable clinicians to work more effectively with their ADHD clients.

Aug
28
Tue
Seeking Safety: A Treatment for PTSD and Substance Use
Aug 28 all-day

Seeking Safety is an evidenced based treatment curriculum that addresses both PTSD and substance abuse. It’s an excellent curriculum that supports the development of skills for emotional regulation and life skills, structure, and recovery from mental illness and substance use. Come join us as we learn the foundational theory and the actual carrying out of the Seeking Safety group. We encourage purchasing the Seeking Safety book ahead of time to bring with you if you plan on facilitating the group in your agency.

Objectives:
– Develop an understanding of how PTSD contributes to substance abuse and how basic CBT can support better decision-making and more positive outcomes in the clients you treat.
– Participate in a mock Seeking Safety group to learn and develop a comfort with the structure of carrying out a Seeking Safety group.

Lunch, snacks, coffee, water, and tea are all included!​

​We look forward to seeing you there!

Presented by Linda Harrison, LPCS, CCS, MAC

Aug
19
Sun
National Conference on Alcohol and Addiction Disorders
Aug 19 – Aug 22 all-day

Join addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare professionals of all types working together to heal our communities and build sustainable and successful treatment organizations at the National Conference on Alcohol & Addiction Disorders, August 19-22, 2018, in Disneyland, California.

NCAD is a comprehensive conference experience, with dedicated tracks for clinicians of all types, executives managing treatment organizations, and marketing and business development professionals working in the community. Earn CE and ethics credits, network with your peers, and take valuable and actionable education back to your office by attending NCAD 2018.

Who Should Attend:

• Clinicians
– Counselors
– Therapists
– Psychologists
– Private practice professionals
– Interventionists
– Social workers
• Executive and business professionals
– Treatment center owners and operators
– CEOs
– Executive directors
– COOs
– CFOs
– Marketing, business development, and admissions leaders
• Others with cause commitment
– Law enforcement
– Advocates, families, people in recovery
– Public health and government officials

Aug
20
Mon
Bad Stuff: Fear, Greed, Shame, Hatred and Guilt – Salman Akhtar, MD
Aug 20 – Aug 24 all-day

This set of presentations will address some unpleasant and distressing emotions that are frequently encountered in the clinical situation. These include fear, greed, shame, hatred, and guilt. Each day of the workshop will be devoted to one of these emotions. Descriptive, developmental, and dynamic aspects of each will be explored and sociocultural and clinical illustrations will be provided. The aim is to enhance empathy with individuals experiencing these affects and to improve therapeutic strategies in helping them cope with the accompanying distress.

CBT for Youth
Aug 20 – Aug 22 all-day

Learn CBT techniques to treat children and adolescents suffering from depression and anxiety. Torrey Creed, PhD, will discuss and demonstrate how to conduct effective treatment for clients between the ages of 7 and 18. You’ll learn how to develop a conceptualization based on the cognitive model and how to use your conceptualization to plan treatment. You’ll learn how to engage youth in therapy and develop a strong therapeutic relationship. You’ll also learn how to adapt standard CBT interventions, so they are appropriate for different age groups in various settings, including schools. Experiential exercises will help you practice new skills, so you can transfer your learning to your real-life clients.

Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors – Janina Fisher, PhD
Aug 20 – Aug 24 all-day

This workshop offers a practical “hand’s on” approach to traumatized clients with underlying issues of self-alienation and self-hatred by helping them to recognize how the trauma has left them fragmented and at war within their own minds and bodies. Participants will learn how to help their clients observe the parts they have embraced and identified with as ‘me’ and the trauma-related parts they have disowned and judged harshly. Using interventions drawn from a number of therapeutic approaches (including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, and ego state therapy), the focus is on helping clients observe and accept all aspects of self with mindfulness-based interest and curiosity. Techniques will be demonstrated that increase the capacity to feel for and with each part, that foster the sense of caring for young wounded parts, and that pave the way for growing “earned secure attachment” to ourselves.

You will learn to identify signs and symptoms of fragmentation and internal conflict and to help clients put non-judgmental language to their trauma-related symptoms and inner experience. We will also cover how to decrease client phobias of emotion and inner experience by increasing mindfulness-based dual awareness and facilitate mindful tracking of fragmented parts of the self. The use of somatic interventions for regulating autonomic arousal and affect dysregulation to calm the body will be explored as well as how to integrate interpersonal neurobiology and social engagement techniques into the treatment. We will discuss how to increase self-compassion through growing empathy for wounded child parts and how to transform traumatic memory using somatic, visualization, and ego state techniques while fostering ‘earned secure attachment’.

Aug
22
Wed
Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual (CCTSI)
Aug 22 – Aug 24 all-day

LIVE and SIMULCAST Training

The Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual (CCTSI) presented by Arizona Trauma Institute is a 3-day training designed to give the participant a working knowledge of how to engage in the process of trauma treatment. Focusing not only on clinical interventions, but also how one can sequence the interventions to maximize outcomes. The participant will be eligible for certification with the Trauma Institute International at the end of this training.

This training is designed to improve the quality of treatment for those that have experienced trauma. There will be a focus on the active ingredients – the things that are common factors that help all treatment work become better and work more efficiently.

This course meets the educational requirements for the Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Individual available through the Trauma Institute International. You can check out the certification at https://traumainstituteinternational.com/

18 CEUs
Cost: $260
Includes the book Transformative Care: A Trauma-Focused Approach to Caregiving. eBook https://amzn.to/2GANzF6 Book https://bit.ly/2GCKQL9

Sex Trafficking & Sex Industry Exploitation
Aug 22 – Aug 24 all-day

Dallas, Texas Area

Sex Trafficking & Sex Industry Exploitation: Understanding and Treating the Multidimensional Needs of Victims is a 3-day certification training course designed to provide the participant with a working knowledge of the global sex trafficking trade. Clinicians will learn about the different forms of exploitation utilized to bring victims into the trade as well as how the international community is responding to fight the proliferation of this devastating abuse. Practitioners will develop a working knowledge of the traumatic elements unique to the women and children who have been exploited for profit.

Through discussion, case studies, and experiential exercises, participants will gain knowledge regarding current research, theories, empirically supported treatment models and techniques, assessments, and treatment structures that minimize resistance & maximizes effectiveness. Clinicians will also learn about unique challenges related to this population and develop strategies to reduce treatment failure. Upon completion of the course, participants will be equipped to understand, identify, assess, and treat victims of human sex trafficking.

This training is designed to improve the quality of treatment for those that have experienced trauma. There will be a focus on the active ingredients – the things that are common factors that help all treatment work become better and work more efficiently.

This course meets the educational requirements for the (CCTS-S) Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist – Sex trafficking available through the Trauma Institute International. You can check out the certification at https://traumainstituteinternational.com:
-> https://traumainstituteinternational.com/

Cost: $399.00

Aug
23
Thu
CBT for Families of Youth
Aug 23 all-day

Families present an interesting challenge in therapy. This new one-day specialty workshop, taught by Torrey Creed, PhD, will focus on the fundamentals of CBT as adapted for children and families. You will learn how to engage family members in goal setting, describe how patterns of thinking and behaving develop within families, and recognize indicators of whether a child or adolescent’s family should be engaged in treatment. You’ll learn how to develop a case conceptualization to understand families and how to use your conceptualization to plan and implement effective cognitive and behavioral interventions.

National Wilderness Therapy Symposium
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day

The Symposium brings a diverse cross-section of clinicians, field instructors, rites of passage guides, educational consultants, professors, research specialists, students and residential programs staff under one roof to share theories, insights and best practices in an open spirit. We do this to improve ourselves and the therapeutic services we provide. The symposium offers us a place to explore, inform, and educate ourselves on a diverse range of topics all centering on wilderness therapy.

Aug
24
Fri
Understanding and Treating ADHD: Solutions That Work
Aug 24 all-day

This workshop is an amazing overview of the research and treatment approaches specific to clients with ADHD, including both children and adults. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of this often disguised issue as well as several new skills you may utilize immediately with your clients. Additionally, Dr. Feldman’s presentation style is incredibly entertaining. He is known for being one of the best speakers on our staff!

Educational Objectives:

– Identify the three main types of ADHD and how they typically manifest themselves in children and adults.
– Describe how the presence of ADHD affects individuals at various points across the lifespan.
– Demonstrate how common behavioral patterns consistent with other disorders (i.e. anxiety, depression, ODD, etc.) often mask the presence of ADHD.
– Discuss how traditional models of therapy are not always the most effective for treating clients with ADHD.
– Explain strategies and treatment approaches that will enable clinicians to work more effectively with their ADHD clients.

Aug
28
Tue
Seeking Safety: A Treatment for PTSD and Substance Use
Aug 28 all-day

Seeking Safety is an evidenced based treatment curriculum that addresses both PTSD and substance abuse. It’s an excellent curriculum that supports the development of skills for emotional regulation and life skills, structure, and recovery from mental illness and substance use. Come join us as we learn the foundational theory and the actual carrying out of the Seeking Safety group. We encourage purchasing the Seeking Safety book ahead of time to bring with you if you plan on facilitating the group in your agency.

Objectives:
– Develop an understanding of how PTSD contributes to substance abuse and how basic CBT can support better decision-making and more positive outcomes in the clients you treat.
– Participate in a mock Seeking Safety group to learn and develop a comfort with the structure of carrying out a Seeking Safety group.

Lunch, snacks, coffee, water, and tea are all included!​

​We look forward to seeing you there!

Presented by Linda Harrison, LPCS, CCS, MAC