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Education

Continuing Education

Mental Health Consequences of Human Trafficking
Speakers: Wendy Stickle, Ph.D and Elisabet Martinez, LCSW-C

Thursday, May 18, 2017 ▪ 9:00am—12:00pm
Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Campus
9601 Medical Center Drive, Room 106/8/10, Rockville, MD  20850

The seminar provides an overview of human trafficking in Montgomery county, Maryland, and nationally.  Participants will be introduced to key terms and risk factors related to human trafficking, as well as the mental health impact human trafficking can have on individuals.

This seminar is designed to help you:

  • Describe key definitions related to Human trafficking
  • Identify common risk factors and indicators for human trafficking in the U.S.
  • Identify risk factors for becoming a victim of human trafficking in the U.S.
  • Explain the relationship between prostitution and human trafficking
  • Describe the mental health consequences of human trafficking

Continuing Education: 3.0 Credit Hours

For complete seminar information, click here.

Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Behavior Associated with Military Service: An Overview

Thursday, June 8, 2017 ▪ 9:00am—4:00pm

Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Campus

9605 Medical Center Drive, Room 121, Rockville, MD  20850

The seminar provides an overview of assessment and treatment of suicidal ideation and behavior. The training lays the foundation for working with suicidal patients by providing a review of the epidemiology of suicide both in the civilian population and within the military/veteran community. Participants will be introduced to the DoD/VA supported Nomenclature for suicide ideation and behavior and will have the opportunity to practice using the nomenclature during class. A review of Interpersonal Psychological Theory and Fluid Vulnerability Theory will be covered. The training will present elements of risk assessment and crisis intervention techniques including safety plans. Finally, a Cognitive Therapy protocol for suicidal patients will be presented.

Seminar Speaker: April Thompson, LCSW, is a clinical social worker currently working as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trainer with the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland.

Continuing Education: 6.0 Credit Hours

For complete seminar information, click here.

Surviving Secondary Trauma and Compassion Fatigue in Turbulent Times
Speaker: Nancy Brisebois-Good, LCPC, NCC

Thursday, June 15, 2017 ▪ 9:00am – 12:00pm
Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery County Campus
9601 Medical Center Drive, Room 106/8/10  Rockville, MD  20850

Today’s unprecedented environment of uncertainty affects both clients and mental health professionals in unique ways. This dynamic and interactive training will provide information on how to recognize secondary trauma and compassion fatigue in mental health professionals and how to overcome these through self-care and self-soothing techniques.

Continuing Education: 3.0 Credit Hours

For complete seminar information, click here.

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