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Location is Not an Issue. Participants Will be limited to 100
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CEU certificates will be sent via email once the evaluation is submitted.
March 19th, 2024-Helen Dempsey-Henofer, LISW-CP
12P to 2P
Title: Summary "Illuminating the Invisible Intersections"
Summary: Interactive training designed to deepen understanding and respect for unseen minoritized identities, including neurodivergent, queer individuals, and those with a history of religious and spiritual trauma. This hour-long workshop invites participants to explore the complexities of identity disclosure in professional and personal settings. Through real-life narratives, interactive discussions, and inclusive strategies, this training aims to foster a supportive environment for all, encouraging participants to reflect on their own biases and understand the nuanced experiences of those with invisible identities.
1. Enhance Awareness of Unseen Identities: Equip participants with knowledge about neurodivergent, queer, and spiritually traumatized individuals, emphasizing the importance of recognizing and respecting these invisible aspects of identity in both personal and professional spheres.
2. Facilitate Understanding of Disclosure Dynamics: Provide insights into the psychological, social, and professional implications of disclosing invisible identities. Encourage participants to engage in empathetic reflection on the complexities and personal nature of disclosure decisions.
3. Promote Inclusive Practices: Offer actionable strategies for creating inclusive environments that respect and support individuals with unseen minoritized identities. Foster a culture of empathy and understanding, enabling participants to implement these practices in their organizations and communities.
Helen Dempsey-Henofer is the founder of Divergent Path Wellness, a Virginia-based mental health practice specializing in serving the LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent, and spiritual trauma communities. A University of South Carolina MSW graduate and licensed clinical social worker with a nonreligious, queer identity, and personal experience with ADHD, Helen integrates deep empathy and understanding into her practice. She is known for her work in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and her educational program, "Empathy Beyond Belief," which addresses spiritual and religious biases in healthcare. Committed to fostering authenticity and self-acceptance, Helen's approach is rooted in respecting each individual's unique journey.
April 12th, 2024- Michelle Risser, LISW-S
Title: Supporting Your Clients in 12-Step Recovery
Have you ever worked with a client in AA, NA, or another 12-step program and felt out of your depth? You may have felt like you didn’t really know how to best support them or even referred them out to someone with an addiction specialty. In this 2-hour course, you’ll gain the tools you need to support your clients through their 12-step recovery with confidence!
1. Identify the 12 steps and how they are utilized for recovery from substance abuse.
2. Discuss the ways that the 12-step culture impacts clients including the steps, traditions, slogans, anonymity, and sponsorship.
3. Recognize mental health issues that often come up during 12-step work and how therapists can support clients.
4. Employ interventions and modalities to facilitate symptom reduction, support recovery and reduce relapse risk in conjunction with client’s stepwork.
Presenter Bio: Michelle Risser, LISW is a certified EMDR therapist, coach, writer, and educator. In her clinical practice, Michelle specializes in maternal and perinatal mental health, EMDR Intensive Therapy, and using EMDR to help new moms recover from birth trauma. In addition to private practice, Michelle worked as a substance abuse therapist and case manager for clients living with HIV/AIDS, as well as a medical social worker at a large pediatric hospital. She also has a passion for helping other clinicians rediscover their purpose and spark through training, coaching, and programs. Michelle has been in a 12-step recovery program for over 24 years and is excited to share her insider knowledge to help other clinicians serve their clients. Michelle is also a writer and has been featured in Choosing Therapy, Authority Magazine, and HuffPost.
May 3rd, 2024-Shanelle Fields, Ph.D., LPC
Title: Grief Matters
Bio: Dr. Shanelle Fields is a native of Florence, South Carolina. Her education includes a BA in English Education from the College of Charleston, a Masters in School Counseling from the Citadel Military College, and a PhD in Human Services and Counseling from Capella University. From 2002- 2020, she was a middle and high school English teacher and a Professional school counselor.
In July 2021, Dr. Fields wrote a #1 Amazon Bestselling Book, "I Am Enough.” This book is a self-reflection and motivation for women and young ladies feeling undervalued and passed over. More recently, she became an International Bestseller for co-authoring the book “Women Motivated by Purpose.” This anthology seeks to motivate others to live life with purpose. Her last book endeavor deals with the topic of loss. She lost her mother in 2017, and grief changed her life. She turned pain into purpose. This anthology titled “Grief Matters: Authentic Perspectives of Life and Loss” is a #1 New Release and #2 Amazon Bestseller.
Summary: This discussion centers on the topic of grief and all the complexities that accompany this difficult time. After the last three years of having COVID-19 and the increase of violence in today's society, it is essential to allow clients and us as therapists to emotionally release, accept our authentic feelings, and understand how death affects our whole being.
1. Identify the stages of grief.
2. Understand and acknowledge the mental, physical, and emotional effects of losing a loved one.
3. Live and not exist in a lace of sadness after a loss.
4. Identify the need for culturally competent grief care.
May 17th- Andrea Fleming, Ph.D., LPC/S, LPC, LAC, CS, MAC
Time: 9A to 1P
Title: Introduction to Beginning Supervision Skills: Tips and Tools to Incorporate as a Novice Clinical Supervisor
Bio: A native of Sumter, South Carolina, Dr. Andrea M. Fleming is an educator, expert trainer, mentor, entrepreneur, and life-long learner with over 25 years of experience as a clinical mental health counselor specializing in substance use disorder treatment. She is a graduate of the Leadership Institute with Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center sponsored by the Morehouse School of Medicine.
In May 2020, Dr. Fleming completed the doctoral requirements for the Counselor Education Program at the University of South Carolina and was a fellowship recipient with the Grace Jordan McFadden Professors Program. Her research was a qualitative inquiry entitled: “A Theoretical Formulation of Best Practices in Balancing Administrative and Clinical Supervision: Perceptions of Exemplar Dual Role Licensed Supervisors in Community Behavioral and Mental Health Agencies.”
Becoming a clinical supervisor implies and requires intentionality as a gatekeeper in the counseling profession. Research indicates that training, mentorship, and coursework may differ for various workplace settings and not place emphasis on the same concepts. As a result, knowing where to start as a supervisor can sometimes seem cumbersome and disjointed. Along with building a rapport with supervisees, the literature reveals that clinical supervision is most effective when clear expectations are established, mutual evaluative processes between supervisors and supervisees are included, and ongoing feedback is provided, which fosters growth and the development of counselors and their proficiencies.
1. Participants will discuss areas that have been emphasized for them in their training and orientation in becoming a supervisor
2. Participants will be introduced to concepts and tools that will assist with organizing and documenting the goals, objectives, and sessions for clinical supervision
3. Participants will be introduced to tools that may be incorporated for meaningful feedback and mutual evaluative processes.
August 17, 2024- Cassandra Goldsmith, MSW
Title: Substance Use Disorder and Interventions: Abstinence Vs Harm Reduction
Objective: Enhancing Clinical Competence and Patient Outcomes The objective is to empower clinicians
with a nuanced understanding of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and the distinctions between Abstinence
and Harm Reduction approaches.
Objective: Comprehensive Understanding of Abstinence-Based Services. The objective is to provide
clinicians with a thorough comprehension of abstinence-based services, elucidating the conceptual
framework, goals, methods, and anticipated outcomes inherent in abstinence-focused approaches.
Objective: Proficient Understanding of Harm Reduction in SUD. The objective is to ensure clinicians
acquire a comprehensive grasp of harm reduction within the context of Substance Use Disorder (SUD).
This includes clearly defining harm reduction, elucidating its principles, and exploring the strategies
Objective: Recognizing and Addressing Barriers in SUD. Treatment The objective is to enable clinicians
to identify and comprehend the common barriers faced by individuals with Substance Use Disorder
(SUD) when seeking treatment.
October 10th – Jill Jones, LISW-CP
Title: Weaving PolyVagal Perspective and Interventions into Clinical Practice
Bio: After 14 years as a public and private educator in SC, Jill followed her second avocation by earning an MSW from the University of SC in 2002. Since then, she has been a licensed clinical social worker in direct care, program development, and administration in hospice, rural clinical practice, college counseling, residential treatment, and private practice. Jill has been at Bay Laurel Center for Psychotherapy in Greenville, SC, since 2014, where she currently focuses on general adult psychotherapy, consultations for autistic adults and their families, clinical supervision, and community education. Specialties include neurodiversity (autism, ADHD, HSP, etc.), chronic pain and illness, loss and grief, Gottman Couples Therapy (Level 2), and, more recently, polyvagal-informed practice. Jill is a certified Safe and Sound Protocol provider, a vagal nerve stimulation intervention using modulated sound frequencies.
1. The participant will be able to identify the primary components of polyvagal theory and its perspective on autonomic nervous system function.
2. The participant will be able to identify the polyvagal mind states in clients using verbal and nonverbal cues.
3. The participant will be able to recall polyvagal interventions that can supplement current clinical practice.
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