LIVE TRAININGS

Below you will find all of our currently scheduled live trainings. You can also browse by type of training: One hour or In-Depth.

Culturally Sensitive Strategies for Counseling Asian American and Pacific Islander Clients

Presented by Stacey Diane Arañez Litam, PhD., LPCC-S, NCC, CCMHC 

Wednesday, November 3rd 12:00pm-2:00pm
2 CEs- Meets Ethics Requirements

This webinar provides a brief historical overview of anti-Asian discrimination to help mental health professionals contextualize how xenophobic rhetoric may contribute to racial trauma and psychological distress. Next, clinical implications for counseling Asian and AAPI clients will be outlined. Finally, attendees will learn culturally relevant, trauma informed strategies for cultivating ethnic identity, enhancing resilience, and promoting psychological wellbeing among Asian and AAPI communities. 

Stacey 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.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of racial discrimination towards Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have substantially increased. Anti-Asian rhetoric touted by political leaders and media outlets that refer to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus” echo historical sentiments of anti-Asian oppression and may contribute to higher rates of mental health distress in Asian and AAPI communities. 

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Healing 101: Mental Health and the Indigenous Community

Presented by Kurstie Bevelhymer-Rangel, LSW

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

This webinar 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. 

Native/Indigenous people have been colonized since the formation of what is now considered The United States of America. Due to forced cultural assimilation, many Native/Indigenous communities lost their identities and are victims to political, economic, and cultural structures prominent in the US that contribute to a rise in health-related problems, including mental health illnesses. To combat this, it is imperative to address the inequality and discrimination faced by Native/Indigenous people as this has been shown to be more effective than the standardized societal focus and emphasis on medication and traditional western therapy.

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A Therapist’s 101: HIV/AIDS

Presented by Elijah Johnson, LISW

Wednesday, December 1st 12:00pm-1:00pm
1 CE- Meets Ethics Requirements

This webinar will provide an introduction to HIV/AIDS, and how to support, empower and offer resources to those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. It will present specific information surrounding: vocabulary, what to expect upon diagnosis, treatment, prevention, stigma, the legal landscape at this time, and resources for clients. This webinar is presented In honor of World AIDS Day.

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Radical Rest: Dismantling Productivity and Reclaiming Self Care

Presented by Abbey Carter Logan, LPCC-S and Kurstie Bevelhymer-Rangel, LSW

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

Research has shown that rest and self-care are essential for our wellbeing. Many of us know this and have a difficult time showing up in our lives for ourselves as we continue to show up for our clients. Join us as we guide you through dismantling white supremist and capitalistic societal ideologies of productivity and self-care, to help you reframe what these core practices can look like in your everyday life and clinical work. This training will aim to acknowledge how current events are impacting our daily lives as well as guide you through practical ways to manage distressing results such as collective trauma, pandemic and compassion fatigue.

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Visual Journaling as a Therapeutic Intervention

Presented by Alexis Rae Burrow, LPCC-S

Wednesday, February 2nd 12:00pm-1:00pm
1 CE

Visual Journaling is a creative exploration of the internal world. It is a way to record one’s unique inner worlds as they can be experienced in colors, shapes or images. Visual Journaling allows one to create what cannot be described in words and access different areas of the brain to process one’s own struggles. The act of visual journaling allows us as practitioners to see how an individual internally experiences emotions. In this seminar we will discuss setting up a visual journal using basic materials. We will explore the roots of visual journaling and how it came into our therapeutic world. We will discuss how to approach specific journaling activities in ways that empower clients to express their internal world rather than feel pressured to create art. This is an interactive seminar where participants will participate in their own visual journal entry in order to conceptualize how to utilize visual journaling in their own practice.

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ACT 101: An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Presented by Jacqui Hoke, LPC

Wednesday, February 16th 9:00am-12:00pm
3 CEs

Have you ever felt tired as a clinician of battling people's negative thoughts and feelings? Or felt like you're not sure what you're doing is working? This 3 hour intro to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy will give some insight into how this process-based therapy takes a different approach to helping clients by not trying to change them, but rather helping them to get back in touch with their own agency through acceptance, mindfulness and a greater focus on what makes their life meaningful. We'll cover the basics of ACT, including the six core processes and how they move clients from an inflexible orientation to life to a more psychologically flexible one. We'll also get experiential and learn some helpful interventions that can get you started in increasing your and your clients' openness, awareness, and engagement in your lives.

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