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Education

Continuing Education

Helping a Client in Crisis (3 CE’s for Social Workers and Counselors)

Friday, September 29, 2017
9:00am – 12:00pm

EveryMind
Large Conference Room
1000 Twinbrook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20851

Many clients seeking mental health support and treatment are at risk for suicide. This seminar will help to ensure you and your clients are prepared. This seminar is designed to help you:

  • Understand how to ethically treat suicidal clients
  • Identify how to discuss suicidality with your clients
  • Create safety plans with your client
  • Document suicidality in client notes
  • Apply evidence-based strategies on how to treat a client after a suicide attempt

*Light breakfast will be provided

Speaker Rachel Larkin, MA, LCSW is the Director of EveryMind’s Crisis Prevention & Intervention Services, which provide supportive listening, information and resources, and crisis intervention via phone, text, and online chat. Rachel is an expert in suicidology and has spoken throughout the National Capital Region on issues related to suicide and mental health crises for organizations such as the Federal Drug Administration and Montgomery College.

COST: $50.00

MAXIMUM ATTENDEES: 35 (we will maintain a waiting list after capacity is reached)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Pre-registration deadline is 12:00pm on September 28, 2017.
  • No refunds will be made after 12:00pm on September 28, 2017.
  • In the event of inclement weather, please call EveryMind’s office after 6:00am on the day of the seminar for an update on the status of the seminar.
  • Credit hours are ONLY given to those who attend the entire seminar.
  • Registrants must sign in and out.

Continuing Education: 3.0 Credit Hours

  • Approved Category I by Board of Social Work Examiners of the State of Maryland.
  • Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #5796. Seminars that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. EveryMind is solely responsible for all aspects of the seminars.
  • Based on approval by the above licensing boards, continuing credits provided by EveryMind will be approved by the licensing boards of Washington, DC and Virginia for social workers.

Recognizing The Effects Of Secondary Trauma, Compassion Fatigue & Burnout on Service Providers, Clinicians  & Caregivers Assisting The Military Population and Others

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
9:00am – 12:00pm

Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
6720A Rockledge Drive, Suite 100
Bethesda, Maryland 20817

THIS SEMINAR IS OFFERED AT NO COST.

Treating and supporting the brave men and women who have served our country can be extremely satisfying, and most individuals who choose this line of work find it to be very rewarding. Nevertheless, over time, working with the military and veteran population — particularly with those who have endured traumatic experiences — can become increasingly stressful and can at times lead to some common burdening reactions. Burnout and secondary traumatic stress/compassion fatigue are some of the terms used to describe the emotional impact that some providers experience when working with individuals who have experienced traumatic events. This dynamic and interactive training will provide information on how to recognize signs of secondary trauma/compassion fatigue and burnout and how to overcome these through self-care and self-soothing techniques. This seminar is free of charge.

This seminar is designed to help you:

  • Recognize the difference between secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout;
  • Appraise secondary trauma/compassion and burnout through the use of self-report instruments;
  • Recognize the signs of secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout;
  • Gain Knowledge about self-awareness and professional boundaries/limitations;
  • Understand the difference between coping skills and self-soothing skills and how to use them to decrease secondary trauma/compassion fatigues and burnout symptoms;
  • Design effective treatment plans utilizing self-care and self-soothing techniques and activities

Speaker

Nancy Brisebois-Good, LCPC, NCC, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Board Certified Clinical Supervisor in Maryland. She has extensive experience working with victims of trauma and torture from multicultural backgrounds. Ms. Brisebois-Good is a Clinical Supervisor at EveryMind and owns a private practice in Montgomery County. She most recently presented at CEU events on Working with Newly Arrived Immigrants and Grief & Loss. Ms. Brisebois-Good is a Johns Hopkins University alumnus where she earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Community Counseling. Ms. Brisebois-Good is fluent in both French and English.

Continuing Education: 3.0 Credit Hours

  • Approved Category I by Board of Social Work Examiners of the State of Maryland.
  • Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #5796. Seminars that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. EveryMind is solely responsible for all aspects of the seminars.
  • Based on approval by the above licensing boards, continuing credits provided by EveryMind will be approved by the licensing boards of Washington, DC and Virginia for social workers.

December Continuing Education Seminar:      Providing Trauma-Informed Care to Clients, 12/15/16 - Online Registration Closed/Onsite Registration Available