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Special Skills and Topics


Course Fees & Registration

Note: Fees are separated by member status: Full/Partial/Nonmember.  Please select the correct status when registering. 
If you have any questions, please contact the BHTP office at 920-465-2101 or bhtp@uwgb.edu
 
Member Status Fee
Full Member $35.00
Partial Member (select "Nonmember Fee" when registering) $135.00
Non-Member $135.00

All sessions will be offered live, virtually via Zoom, unless otherwise noted.  You will receive an email approximately one week prior to the session with detailed instructions for accessing the course, including all of the materials. 

 

Mental Health During COVID-19: Understanding Traumatic Stress During a Pandemic

Trainer: David Rozek, Ph.D.

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of the latest information about how COVID-19 has impacted mental health and how mental health providers can support those who need help. A focus on COVID-19 as an ongoing stressor and how symptoms that develop during the pandemic may parallel symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) will be discussed.  Full Course Description
 
Date Fee Continuing Education Hours
December 1, 2021
8:30am - 12:30pm
$15 - full member

$60 - non-member
4.0 hours


Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Virtual Workshops

DBT is an evidence-based psychotherapy that has been proven effective with a multitude of behavioral health challenges, including borderline personality disorder, suicidality and self-harm, mood disorders, and substance use.  Interested participants can attend one, multiple, or all sessions.  All sessions are being taught by DBT certified clinicians, through the DBT - Linehan Board of Certification.  Find detailed trainer biographies here.
 

Core Mindfulness Skills

DBT is an evidence-based psychotherapy that has been proven effective with a multitude of behavioral health challenges, including borderline personality disorder, suicidality and self-harm, mood disorders, and substance use.  Core Mindfulness Skills is the second of the offering of the DBT virtual workshops.  Core Mindfulness Skills will focus on and discuss the three steps in learning a skill, goals for Core Mindfulness, mindfulness 101 and how to explain the abstract concept to clients in a relatable/usable way, three stages of mind (wise mind), what skills: what to be mindful of (the verbs), how skills: how to do what skills (the adverbs) and common homework assignments. 

Trainer: Neal Moglowsky, LPC
 
Date Fee Continuing Education Hours
November 11, 2021
8:30am - 12:30pm
$15 - full member

$60 - non-member
4.0 hours

Emotion Regulation Skills

DBT is an evidence-based psychotherapy that has been proven effective with a multitude of behavioral health challenges, including borderline personality disorder, suicidality and self-harm, mood disorders, and substance use.  Emotion Regulation is the fourth of the offering of the DBT virtual workshops.  Emotion Regulation will focus on and discuss goals for emotional regulation skills, ‚Äč understanding and naming emotions, changing emotions you want to change, reducing vulnerability to emotion mind, managing really difficult emotions and troubleshooting emotion regulation. 

Trainer: Melissa Skrzypchak, MSSW, LCSW
 
Date Fee Continuing Education Hours
December 9, 2021
8:30am - 12:30pm
$15 - full member

$60 - non-member
4.0 hours

Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills

DBT is an evidence-based psychotherapy that has been proven effective with a multitude of behavioral health challenges, including borderline personality disorder, suicidality and self-harm, mood disorders, and substance use.  Interpersonal Effectiveness is the fifth of the offering of the DBT virtual workshops.  Interpersonal Effectiveness will focus on and discuss goals for interpersonal effectiveness and obtaining objectives skillfully in relationships.  

Trainer: Kim Skerven, Ph.D
 
Date Fee Continuing Education Hours
January 6, 2022
8:30am-12:30pm
$15 - full member

$60 - non-member
4.0 hours

Distress Tolerance Skills

DBT is an evidence-based psychotherapy that has been proven effective with a multitude of behavioral health challenges, including borderline personality disorder, suicidality and self-harm, mood disorders, and substance use.  Distress Tolerance is the third of the offering of the DBT virtual workshops.  Distress Tolerance will focus on and discuss goals of distress tolerance, crisis survival skills and reality acceptance skills. 

Trainer: Neal Moglowsky, LPC
 
Date Fee Continuing Education Hours
January 27, 2022
8:30am- 12:30pm
$15 - full member

$60 - non-member
4.0 hours

Adolescent Adaptations DBT

(Participants must register for Part One and Part Two)

This two-part workshop will focus on and discuss the development of adolescent DBT, core adaptations to DBT for adolescents, adolescent DBT outpatient modes of treatment, inclusion of caregivers in adolescent DBT, obtaining commitment for treatment, applying biosocial theory to adolescents and their families, adolescent primary targets for individual and group, skills training structure and format and orientation module.  The workshop will also discuss additions or changes to core mindfulness, distress tolerance, walking the middle path, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. 

Trainer: Henry Boeh, Ph.D

The interested participant must sign up for both Part 1 and Part 2.
Date Fee Continuing Education Hours
Part One:

February 16, 2022
8:30am - 12:30pm
$15 - full member

$60 - non-member
4.0 hours
Part Two:

February 23, 2022

8:30am - 12:30pm
$15 - full member

$60 - non-member
4.0 hours


EMDR

Trainer: Paula Harry, LCSW

This course meets all EMDR International Association requirements for an EMDR Basic Training Course. Integrating EMDR into your Clinical Practice teaches mental health clinicians the foundations of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy through lectures, videos, demonstrations, and practice sessions between participants. Full Course Description
 
Date Fee Continuing Education Hours
Part 1:
January 11-13, 2022


1/11-12/22: 8:30am - 5:00pm
1/13/22:  8:30am - 4:30pm
Registration is full; contact Joanne at tulachkj@uwgb.edu
to be placed on the waitlist 




$395, full members only
 
20.0 hours for Part 1

20.0 hours for Part 2
Part 2: 
February 8-10, 2022

2/8-9/22: 8:30am - 5:00pm
2/10/22:  8:30am - 4:30pm

 

Autism* in Session: A Self-Advocate's Guide to Counseling Adults on the Autism Spectrum as Whole People

Trainer: Scott Allen, LPC-IT

Autism is a complex psychosocial phenomenon that has long been viewed through a predominantly biomedical lens. In the past two decades, there has been a growing push from within the community to view autism as a whole-person issue through social, cultural, moral, political, and other lenses besides the necessary but incomplete lenses of medical science and psychiatry. Full Course Description

* Regarding the word autistic, there is a push within the autism community to use identity-first language. Given this, which is based on a widespread effort to destigmatize the word "autism" and encourage others to think of it as a legitimate part of a person's identity rather than a separate disorder that can be undone or "cured". Scott Allen will be addressing this further during his presentation.
 
Date Fee Continuing Education Hours
January 20, 2022
10:30am - 1:30pm
$15 full members

$60 non-members
3.0 hours
 


Desperate Journeys: Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Immigrants

Trainer: Sheng Lee Yang, LCSW

Desperate times call for desperate measures.  This course offers a foundation of the migration porcess for asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants.  Participants will review legislation that impact resettlement while gainining insight on refugees' experiences and psychological well-being.  Full Course Description
 
Date Fee Continuing Education Hours
February 25, 2022
8:30am - 12:30pm
$15 - full member

$60 - non-member
4.0 hours


Hoarding 101: What is Hoarding and How to Help

Trainer Lisa Anderson, LCSW, LPC

Hoarding disorder is now recognized as a mental health issue, not simply a lifestyle choice. Unfortunately, hoarding disorder is difficult to treat.  Well-meaning family members, municipalities, the legal system, and healthcare professionals struggle to address the challenges presented by people who hoard.  Full Course Description
 
Date Fee Continuing Education Hours
March 15, 2022
8:30am - 12:30pm
$15 full members

$60 non-members
4.0 hours


Motivational Interviewing

Trainer: Shawn Smith, Certified MI Trainer and MINT Member

Join us for one or two-day, hyrbrid virtual training on Motivational Interviewing (MI).  MI is a widely embraced, evidence-based conversation style for awakening self-awareness of a person’s choices to heal and embrace behavior change.  Both days will offer pre-recorded, self-paced modules to be completed prior to the live 4-hour sessions with a post module after the second training.  Full Course Description

The interested participant must complete day one to attend day two.
Date Continuing Education Hours
Day 1:

Self-Paced Modules: March 9, 2022 – March 16, 2022

Live Virtual Session: March 17, 2022, 8:30am to 12:30pm
6.0 hours

 
Date Continuing Education Hours
Day 2:

Self-Paced Modules: March 14, 2022 – March 21, 2022

Live Virtual Session: March 22, 2022, 8:30am to 12:30pm
 
6.0 hours



Mitigating the Harm of Minority Stress for LGBTQ Youth and Young Adults

Trainer Katie Hamm, MSW

Join us for two mornings in a virtual training experience designed to support helping professionals in mitigating the harm of minority stress by creating inclusive and affirming space for LGBTQ healing.  This training will review how we develop our early self-concept, provide an overview of early theorists, explore ethical, cultural, psychological, and biological influences. 
Full Course Description

The interested participant must attend both days.
Date Continuing Education Hours
March 29, 2022
8:30am - 11:30am

March 30, 2022
8:30am - 11:30am
6.0 hours


Eat, Drink, and be Nourished: The Development, Treatment, and Recovery of Eating Disorders

Trainer Nichole Baumgartner, MA, LPC, NCC & Amarra Bricco, MSE, NCC, LPC

In this training, presenters will provide an in-depth look at the detection and treatment of eating through the lifespan from diagnosis to determing appropriate levels of care and support.  Development and maintenance of eating disorders through a biopsychosocial lens will be covered, along with common comorbidities.  Clinicans will learn how to support eating disorder recovery through crisis management, specific intervention, and nessary collaboration.  Full Course Description
 
Date Continuing Education Hours
May 20, 2022
8:30am - 3:30pm
6.0 hours


Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Co-Occurring Mental Health and Alcohol/ Other Substance Use Disorders

Trainer Stephanie Steinman, Phd CSAC

Co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders represent a major global public health concern. Often, these disorders are treated separately in different clinics. However, this increases the likelihood that patients will not follow through on one aspect of their treatment. Full Course Description

The interested participant must attend both days.
Date Continuing Education Hours
May 23, 2022
12:30pm - 3:30pm

May 24, 2022
8:30am - 11:30am
6.0 hours


Psychopharmacology and Alternatives for Mental Health Disorders

Trainer: Dr. David Mays

The release of interesting, approved psychiatric medications has slowed considerably in the last few years.  Pharmaceutical companies continue to focus on trying to find the next Prozac, but progress is slow.  Full Course Description

The interested participant must attend both days.
Date Fee Continuing Education Hours
June 15 - 16, 2022
9:00am - 11:00am, daily
$15 full members

$60 non-members
4.0 hours