Expressive Arts with Fandom Characters

Presented by Alexis Rae Burrow, LPCC-S

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 2:00pm-5:00pm
3 CEs

We will establish a list with descriptions of how fandom characters can represent our personalities, traumas, choices, relationships, and/or inner dialogues. Participants will leave the session with a creative representation of their own internal struggles, inspiration to utilize new coping skills, as well as the ability to use fictional characters as a therapeutic intervention. We will be specific exploring how this intervention could be used alongside Internal Family Systems.​

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Poly 101: An Introduction to Consensual Non-Monogamy

Presented by Kira Hayes, MFT

Thursday, May 20th, 2021 2:00pm-5:00pm
3 CEs

This course will introduce mental health professionals to the basic types and structures of Consensual Non-Monogamous (CNM) relationships and increase awareness of common vocabulary use, individual and relational challenges, minority stressors. Other various clinical issues related to CNM, such as creating relationship agreements, navigating conflict, ways to develop and maintain healthy ethical relationships, and more will be outlined. As a 101 level training, this is by no means all inclusive, and is designed as an introduction to this topic to assist clinicians in identifying areas where they may need further training to provide a knowledgeable and affirming space for CNM clients.

Kira is offering times for 1 HOUR VIRTUAL CONSULTATION GROUPS following this training to help deepen understanding of the concepts discussed, allow for practical application of concepts to specific case examples, and address attendee’s specific clinical questions. Full details and registration for consultation groups are available via the link below.

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Integrating Intersectionality into Your Professional Practice: A Three Part Series

Presented by Bowen Marshall, PhD, MA, LPC

Wednesday, June 2,16, and 30, 2021 12:00pm-1:00pm
Up to 3 CEs

Part One is REQUIRED to attend Part Two and/or Part Three. Participants can attend one or both of the following trainings after their completion of Part One.

Part One, Foundations: Participants will review and discuss the history and creation of the concept of intersectionality, the role it plays in mental health care, and the ways in which they can understand their own identities through an intersectional lens.

Part Two, Applying Intersectionality to Clinical Work: participants will discuss the ways in which intersectionality can allow them to better understand their client’s world views and experiences. Participants will use case studies to examine and better understand the role that an intersectional approach can be used to build a stronger therapeutic alliance with a client.

Part Three, Applying Intersectionality to Your Organization: Participants will take a critical look at organizations and the ways in which they allow for or suppress the expression of intersectionality. Participants will be able to assess their own places of work relative to their openness and advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Clinical Work with Kinky Clients

Presented by Meg Jeske, LPC and Heather Sexton, LPC

Thursday August 19th, 2021 2:00pm-5:00pm
3 CEs- Meets Ethics Requirements

Through this course, participants will learn about how to effectively work with clients who engage in BDSM or kink. Participants will discover ways to expand the exploration clients are already doing around power exchange, sexuality, and communication in their kinky lives in their therapy work. Attendees will also gain basic familiarity with BDSM and kink in order to meet clients where they’re at.

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Healing 101: Mental Health and the Indigenous Community

Presented by Kurstie Bevelhymer-Rangel, LSW

Thursday, November 18th, 2021 2:00pm-5:00pm
3 CEs- Meets Ethics Requirements

This training will aim to provide education on the history, intersectionality, and best practices of working with Indigenous people, communities, and tribes. The populations covered will extend beyond the federally recognized tribes of what is now known as the United States and will also cover the First Nations of Canada, Inuit, Métis, as well as Indigenous tribes of Mexico. This training will serve as a brief introduction to working with Indigenous communities, confronting the barriers to healthcare, mental healthcare, and provide resources for advocacy on behalf of these communities. 

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