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Professional Trainings and Workshops

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One of my favorite things to do is teach and engage fellow clinicians in collaborative learning.  Due to COVID 19, most trainings in this season have moved online., but I look forward to training again face-to-face.


  The following is a sampling of available topics.  I am available to present at conferences, trainings, staff meetings, forums.   If you are interested in a topic related to the counseling profession not listed below, feel free to reach out.  If I'm not able to help you, I may know someone who specializes in that area.

Sample of Topics

Addiction Treatment Update

This trainings provides an overview of the 5 major classes of drugs of abuse and newer trends of use. Focus is also placed on newer research and evidence-based treatment interventions.

ASAM Criteria

American Society of Addiction Medicine Criteria is the gold standard for determining what level of care is warranted for a person needing addiction treatment.

When Clients Don't Want to Change.

In this training we focus on understanding the stages of change and general motivational interviewing techniques.  This is a hands-on training with opportunities to practice

Thriving in an Uncertain World

This training is appropriate for both clinicians and the general population.  Topics include stress management, self-care, mindfulness and understanding vicarious trauma.

Screening, Brief Interviention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

SBIRT is a brief, yet effective, evidenced-based practice that engages individuals in a discussion about their substances use and thoughts about change.

Supervising the Traumatized Therapist

Therapists are at high risk for burnout and vicarious trauma.  This training provides a sense of normality in the struggles we experience, as well as strategies for self care and resiliency.

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