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The CHRIS Training Institute strives to provide licensed social workers, professional counselors and marriage and family therapists with high-quality, reasonably priced opportunities to acquire continuing education unit (CEU) credit hours needed for your license renewal. Below are our 2020 Professional Education course offerings. All courses are available online.

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Course Bundles:

7 Hour Telehealth Training

7 Hour Telehealth Training

CEU: Up to 7 Online CEUs for SW, MFT, PC

Even though the state has made it easier to utilize telehealth in mental health practice, they are mandating that all practitioners take 6 hours of telehealth training. This bundle will meet that demand at a reduced price – without having to search the Internet for applicable courses.

 

Cost: $75 $60.00 (20% Off)

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7.5 Hour Trauma Training Package

7.5 Hour Trauma Training Package

This online training bundle will give you a leg up in treating and seeing the signs and symptoms of trauma and trauma related disorders. This bundle covers both treating and diagnosing clients. All of the CEUs are provided by ASWB, NBCC, and MFT hours from reciprocating states.

Cost: $75 $60.00 (20% Off)

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8 Hour Substance Use Bundle

8 Hour Substance Use Bundle

This online bundle will give you a leg up in treating individuals and youth with substance use struggles. All of these courses are reduced in price to support you in your clinical growth and help you get out there and support clients in their goals.

Cost: $64.00

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8.5 Hour Online Family Bundle

8.5 Hour Online Family Bundle

This online training bundle will give you a leg up in treating and seeing the signs and symptoms of family dysfunction and how to approach it.This bundle covers both treating and diagnosing clients. All of the CEUs are provided by ASWB, NBCC, and MFT hours from reciprocating states.

Cost: $70.00

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35+ Hour Re-Certification Online Bundle

35+ Hour Re-Certification Online Bundle

CEU: Up to 42 Online CEUs for SW, MFT, PC

Now that the Secretary of State’s Office and the Composite Boards have allowed mental health clinicians the ability to take all their CEUs online, CHRIS Training Institute is offering a bundle of online CEUs so that you can get recertified in one place. This will allow you to take all the trainings you want and print your CEUs at your leisure. You just need to take one of CHRIS Training Institutes upcoming Ethics and you’ll be ready for September. This bundle is perfect for someone who has not started to collect their CEUs or would like to get some extra training hours in.

Cost: $420 $294 (30% Off)

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20+ Hour Part 1 Re-Certification Online Bundle

20+ Hour Part 1 Re-Certification Online Bundle

 

CEU: Up to 21.25 Online CEUs for SW, MFT, PC

Like the 35+ Hour Re-Certification Online Bundle, this bundle contains the first 21.25 CEUs of that training. This would be perfect for someone who has gotten an early start on their hours, but still needs some to round out their re-certification.

 

Cost: $212.50 $170 (20% Off)

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20+ Hour Part 2 Re-Certification Online Bundle

20+ Hour Part 2 Re-Certification Online Bundle

 

CEU: Up to 20.75 Online CEUs for SW, MFT, PC

Like the 35+ Hour Re-Certification Online Bundle, this bundle contains the second 20.75 CEUs of that training. This would be perfect for someone who has gotten an early start on their hours, but still need a some to round out their re-certification.

 

Cost: $207.50 $166.00 (20% Off)

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On-Demand Courses:

Webinar: Best Practices for Delivering Telehealth

Best Practices for Delivering Telehealth

Credit: 1

CEU: 1 Online CEU SW, MFT, PC

Description: Telehealth, using information technology to enable healthcare when distance separates 2 or more people, is designed to enable everyone to have access to healthcare. This course aims to teach you about different modalities of treatment using telehealth in the behavioral health sciences, including a description of the most effective approaches.

You will gain knowledge about building and maintaining rapport with clients remotely via telehealth. You also will learn about the strengths and weaknesses of telehealth practice, including ways to address those weaknesses. Information and vignettes will be blended to offer practical strategies that you can apply in your own setting to use telehealth for adults with behavioral health issues.

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Cost: FREE

Webinar: Clinical Assessment via Telehealth Applications

Clinical Assessment via Telehealth Applications

Credit: 1.5

CEU: 1.5 Online CEU SW, MFT, PC

Description: Telehealth is a collection of means or methods for enhancing healthcare, public health, and health education, along with other non-clinical services. Due to the increasing demands of healthcare providers and dwindling resources in place to provide care, knowledge of telehealth services offers immense value to people served and your organization. This course focuses not only on delivery systems, but also on specific remote clinical services that begin with the remote intake and the referral process. This telebehavioral health training is geared toward licensed providers in behavioral health settings. In this course, you will learn helpful approaches for how to establish rapport with the people you serve via the comprehensive intake process that includes screening assessments, a brief intervention, and a referral to treatment. Interactive exercises and practical examples will help you to incorporate these assessment strategies in your own setting.

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Cost: $15.00

Webinar: Ethical and Legal Guidelines for Telehealth

Ethical and Legal Guidelines for Telehealth

Credit: 1

CEU: 1 Online CEU SW, MFT, PC

Description: This course aims to teach you about the ethical and legal guidelines for conducting telehealth with adults who have behavioral health issues. The information in this course covers informed consent, as well as guidelines on confidentiality, boundaries, and privacy, including rules for sharing information. You will learn about mandatory reporting under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), along with prerequisites for delivering telehealth. Further, you will gain knowledge about guidelines for billing and practice across state lines. A blend of information and practical vignettes will offer you practical strategies that you can later apply in your own setting.

 

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Cost: $15.00

Webinar: Implementation Guidelines for Telehealth Practitioners

Implementation Guidelines for Telehealth Practitioners

Credit: 1

CEU: 1 Online CEU SW, MFT, PC

Description: This course aims to teach you how to build a telehealth program. Telehealth is designed to enable everyone to have access to healthcare, using information technology to enable healthcare when distance separates two or more people. In this course, you will learn how to determine your readiness to begin a telebehavioral program and the steps needed to get started. Readiness includes assessing interest in using the technology, support from leadership, mentorship for guidance through the process, and considerations about laws, regulations, licensing, and liability. To get started, you will learn the keys for establishing a telehealth team, the importance of planning, securing buy-in from stakeholders and funding for the program, selecting and training staff, building partnerships, and engaging patients.

Information and vignettes will be blended to offer practical strategies that you can apply in your own setting to use telehealth for adults with behavioral health issues. You will learn how to assess whether you and your colleagues are ready for a telehealth program, and you will learn about providing the appropriate setting for telehealth. You will also consider cultural issues related to telehealth, and you will learn about resources to help you as you are getting started.

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Cost: $15.00

Webinar: Supervision in Telehealth and Applied Behavior Analysis

Supervision in Telehealth and Applied Behavior Analysis

Credit: 1

CEU: 1 Online CEU SW, MFT, PC

Description: This course will assist supervisors in providing supervision using telehealth technology. Supervision is a difficult job with many responsibilities. Telehealth technology can ease the burden of providing supervision, but it is important for supervisors to ensure that the supervision is encompassing by meeting all Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) requirements for supervision, ethical according the BACB Professional and Ethical Compliance Code, and effective according to the dimensions of applied behavior analysis (Baer, Wolf, and Risley, 1968).

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Cost: $15.00

Webinar: Telehealth in Clinical Practice

Telehealth in Clinical Practice

Credit: 1.5

CEU: 1.5 Online CEU SW, MFT, PC

Description: Many individuals with behavioral health problems are not able to access behavioral healthcare. Telehealth is designed to enable everyone to have access to healthcare, regardless of their location. This course aims to teach you about what telehealth is, provide a brief history of telehealth, and discuss the research base supporting telehealth for behavioral health services. You will gain knowledge of using telehealth technologies for behavioral health services, including potential advantages and challenges. Information and vignettes will be blended to offer practical strategies that you can apply in your own setting to use telehealth for adults with behavioral health issues.

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Cost: $15.00

Scheduled Courses:

April 20, 2020: Trauma STARs: Understanding Trauma and Trauma Informed Practice

Date(s): April 20, 2020

Time: 8:45am – 12:00pm (3 hour instruction time) 

LocationCHRIS Training Institute, 1030 Fayetteville Road, Atlanta, GA. 30316 

Facilitator: Rita Mathis, LCSW 

  

Training Description 

This workshop provides training participants with an understanding of how trauma impacts children, families, adults, caregivers and providers. The content will aid in an increased understanding of trauma, implications of complex trauma exposure, address child traumatic stress and secondary trauma with professionals and caregivers, and considerations for practical approaches that can be used to enhance interactions and engagement with youth that have been exposed to trauma. This workshop will aid in helping participants identify trauma informed integration strategies that can be applied to their work settings. Finally the workshop will address the creation of a trauma-informed practice through Trauma STARs (Safety. Trustworthiness. Awareness. Relationship Driven) model of integration. 

Training Objectives: 

  • The participant will understand the impact of trauma and understand trauma research.  
  • The participant will understand the trauma informed practice framework and guiding principles to providing trauma informed care.  
  • Participants will learn the trauma informed integration strategies that can be applied to their work settings 

 

Cost: $150. Click here to register. 

 

April 30 - May 1, 2020: Trauma: Impact, Assessment and Diagnosis

CEU Eligible:  10 Core Hours (GSCSW & LPCA)

 

Date(s):

  • April 30th & May 1st, 2020

 

Time:

Day 1: 9am – 4:30pm

Day 2: 9am – 3pm

Total of 10 hour instruction time

 

Location: 1017 Fayetteville Road, Atlanta, GA 30316

 

Facilitator: Jennifer Packard, LCSW

 

Training Description:

The purpose of this training is to provide professionals with a comprehensive understanding of trauma and the impact of child and adolescent trauma/complex trauma on multiple domains (Neurobiology, Physiology, Attachment, Affect Regulation, Behavioral Control, Cognition, Memory, Dissociation and Self Concept.) Participants will learn and/or review DSM 5 Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders. Participants will gain the knowledge, skills, and values needed to provide comprehensive trauma assessments and build competency in completing the trauma assessment component of the Comprehensive Child and Family Assessments (CCFA).  Participants will be trained to use UCLA PTSD RI, CATS (Child and Adolescent Trauma Screening), Life Events Checklist (LEC) and PTSD Checklist (PC-L) assessment tools, complete a written report of assessment, and make recommendations.  The training participant will be provided a two-day in-person training.

Training Objectives:

To gain/review knowledge:

  • Mental health definition of trauma and the different types of trauma.
  • How various types of trauma impact children and adolescents.
  • Complex trauma and the ongoing impact of complex trauma.
  • Biological and neurological consequences of trauma.
  • Impact of trauma on attachment
  • Distinguish between appropriate sexual exploration and development versus sexual behavior problems
  • PTSD DSM-V Criteria including the criterion for avoidance, hyperarousal, and reexperiencing
  • Instruments for trauma and PTSD assessment
  • Expertise in completing the UCLA PTSD RI Assessment and CPSS Assessment tools using video, vignettes and case examples.
  • Expertise in how to write up a trauma assessment.

 

 

Cost: $250. Click to register.

May 7: Mental Health Ethics in a Culture of Contempt: Revisiting Moral Reasoning and Critical Thinking

Date(s):

  • March 27th, 2020
  • May 7th, 2020
  • August 14th, 2020

 

Time:

Day 1: 8:30am to 4:00pm

 

Location: 1030 Fayetteville Road, Atlanta, GA 30316

 

Facilitator: Jackson Rainer, Ph.D., ABPP

 

Training Description:

It is human nature to think.  In this politically charged time characterized by polarization and fragmentation,  and outrage and abuse, personal decisions are made more on emotionality and impulse than a thoughtful consideration of data, truth, intent, and impact.  A well cultivated critical thinker:

  • Raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;
  • Gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively;
  • Comes to well-reasoned conclusion and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;
  • Thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing, as need be, their assumptions, implications, and practice consequences; and,
  • Communicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

This workshop will deepen the understanding of the nature and role of moral concepts, based on the therapeutic goal that ethical dilemmas are not resolved by a set of answers provided by another, but through acquisition of a set of skills that enable the individual to arrive at workable answers and decisions with integrity and meaning.

 

Training Objectives:

  1. Participants will review theories and principles of moral reasoning and demonstrate methods for applying critical thinking to ethical dilemmas
  2. Participants will speak to the sociological and psychological presentation of contempt, polarization, and fragmentation and its systemic impact on an individual’s quality of life
  3. Participants will apply how moral theories and considered judgments are integral in counseling case analysis and intervention

Price: $135. Click here to register.

 

May 22: Burnout Nation

Burnout Nation

 

Date(s): Fri, May 22, 2020

 

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

 

CEUs: 6 SW, PC, MFT Core Hours

 

Location: 1030 Fayetteville Road SE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30316

 

Facilitator: Rob Collins, LCSW

 

Cost: $100. Click to register.

 

Training Description

Are you tired of being tired? There are countless self-care seminars out there that try to help you decrease your stress by simply teaching deep breathing techniques or stretching exercises that lack substance and awareness. Burnout Nation focuses on the correlation between attachment, personality type, stress management style, and gratitude and how they impact your work/life cycle and help you design a plan to tackle the stresses in your life and enhance the joys.

 

Main Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn how gratitude impacts stress and mood.
  2. Participants will learn their True Colors Personality and how it impacts their lives.
  3. Participants will learn their Stress Management Style and how it impacts their relationship to stress.
  4. Participants will be able to use Eco Maps, True Colors, and Stress Management Styles to manage their work life cycle.
June 11-12: The Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Treatment Framework: A Systemic Approach

The Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Treatment Framework: A Systemic Approach

 

Date(s): Thu, Jun 11 & Fri, Jun 12, 2020

 

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 AM

 

CEUs: 12 SW, PC, MFT Core Hours

 

Location: 1030 Fayetteville Road SE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30316

 

Facilitator: Jen Packard, LCSW

 

Cost: $350

 

Training Description

 

The Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework is a core-components treatment model, developed to provide a guiding framework for thoughtful clinical intervention with complexly traumatized youth and their caregiving systems.  Drawing from the fields of trauma, attachment, and child development, the framework recognizes the importance of working with the child-in-context, of acknowledging the role of historical experiences and adaptive responses in current presentation, and of intervening with the surrounding environment – whether primary caregivers or treatment system – to support and facilitate the child’s healthy growth and development.  Rather than identify step-by-step intervention strategies, the framework identifies 10 key “building blocks”, or intervention targets, key skills/goals within each domain, developmental and cultural considerations, and potential applications across settings. In addition to the clinical treatment application of the model, the ARC framework can be applied as a guide for trauma-informed practices on a systemic and interpersonal level within organizations. This training will focus on the organizational and systemic applications of the ARC framework.

 

Main Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to describe three priority domains of intervention for youth, families, and systems exposed to and impacted by complex trauma.
  2. Participants will be able to identify 10 core targets of intervention and practice that support resiliency for trauma-impacted individuals and systems
  3. Participants will be able to describe at least one strategy within each of the primary identified domains that supports trauma-informed organizational practices.
July 17: Military Culture: Core Competencies for Working with Active Duty Service Members, Veterans, and their Families

Military Culture: Core Competencies for Working with Active Duty Service Members, Veterans, and their Families

 

Date(s): Fri, Jul 17, 2020

 

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

 

CEUs: 6 SW, PC, MFT Core Hours

 

Location: 1030 Fayetteville Road SE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30316

 

Facilitator: Rob Collins, LCSW, United States Army Veteran

 

Cost: $100. Click to pay.

 

Training Description

Military veterans, service members, and their families have been at the cutting edge of clinical conversations and research for years. With the longest war in American history still in motion there will be wave after wave of military veterans needing guidance, case management, and counseling in the years to come.  This training is facilitated by Licensed Clinical Social Work & combat veteran and with this training you’ll be able to work with veterans in a variety of settings and understand their unique needs and experiences.

 

Main Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn the unique experiences of each military generation.
  2. Participants will be able to discuss challenges faced by combat veterans suffering with TBI and PTSD.
  3. Participants will learn engagement strategies and techniques in order engage veterans and build rapport more effectively.
August 14: Mental Health Ethics in a Culture of Contempt: Revisiting Moral Reasoning and Critical Thinking

Date(s):

  • March 27th, 2020
  • May 7th, 2020
  • August 14th, 2020

 

Time:

Day 1: 8:30am to 4:00pm

 

Location: 1030 Fayetteville Road, Atlanta, GA 30316

 

Facilitator: Jackson Rainer, Ph.D., ABPP

 

Training Description:

It is human nature to think.  In this politically charged time characterized by polarization and fragmentation,  and outrage and abuse, personal decisions are made more on emotionality and impulse than a thoughtful consideration of data, truth, intent, and impact.  A well cultivated critical thinker:

  • Raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;
  • Gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively;
  • Comes to well-reasoned conclusion and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;
  • Thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing, as need be, their assumptions, implications, and practice consequences; and,
  • Communicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

This workshop will deepen the understanding of the nature and role of moral concepts, based on the therapeutic goal that ethical dilemmas are not resolved by a set of answers provided by another, but through acquisition of a set of skills that enable the individual to arrive at workable answers and decisions with integrity and meaning.

 

Training Objectives:

  1. Participants will review theories and principles of moral reasoning and demonstrate methods for applying critical thinking to ethical dilemmas
  2. Participants will speak to the sociological and psychological presentation of contempt, polarization, and fragmentation and its systemic impact on an individual’s quality of life
  3. Participants will apply how moral theories and considered judgments are integral in counseling case analysis and intervention

Price: $135. Click here to register.

 

October 15 & 16, 2020: Comprehensive Child and Family Assessments ADVANCED

Date(s): October 15 & 16, 2020

 

Time:

Day 1: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (5.5 hour instruction time)

Day 2: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (5 hour instruction time)

 

Location: 1030 Fayetteville Road SE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30316

Facilitator: Yvonne Davis, LMSW and Diana Cortina-Rodriguez, LMFT

Cost: $190. Click here to register.

 

Training Description: Day One of this training is designed to provide CCFA Assessors with a detailed description of the essential elements of the Comprehensive Child and Family Assessment. It will include an overview of the key parts of the CCFA, the major milestones in the 25-day process, and the specific components that create the final product. The material covered is an indispensable tool for those agency personnel recently approved or in the process of being approved by the state of Georgia to add to their assessment toolbox.

Day Two is designed to provide CCFA Assessors with training to assist when encountering reluctant or resistant families with current DFCS involvement.  It will include an overview of different types of resistance often seen by professionals, key reasons for reluctance in participation, and demonstrate ways assessors can bring the gap between family and department needs in creation of a strengths-based service plan. This course will bring to light barriers experienced by professions when engaging families involved with DFCS and how barriers affect the CCFA process.  Assessors will learn their professional responsibility and ways to create family interest in creation of their service plan using effective evidenced based clinical interventions.   Each day of this two day workshop, is designed to provide participants with practical and focused information to increase their confidence and competence with completing a quality CCFA.

Main Training Objectives:

  • Participants will obtain a complete overview of the purpose of the CCFA and practice completing key sections (i.e. The Family Assessment, Recommendations, Genogram, Form 419, Strengths/Needs Statements, etc.)
  • Participants will learn ways to build a bridge between family and professional interest to create a comprehensive family assessment and practice interviewing techniques to engage difficult individuals.
  • Participants will be able to explain how the four processes and OARS skills of Motivational Interviewing (MI) can impact client interviews
OUR CONTINUING EDUCATION POLICY

Please plan to arrive early or on time for these events.

 

The CHRIS Training Institute’s policy for issuing continuing education credits is based upon State Law and guidelines set forth by the Georgia Composite Board which state that “participants must attend the entire presentation in order to receive continuing education credit.” If you are more than 15 minutes late in arriving for a seminar, you are welcome to remain for the balance of the presentation, but we will not be able to issue continuing education credits to you as a participant. This is according to agency regulations requiring attendance at the entire presentation in order for CEUs to be issued. This policy applies to early departures as well – if you leave more than 15 minutes early, we will not be able to issue CEUs for your participation.We instituted this policy to ensure that our accreditation to offer CEs is not put into jeopardy. We will also not be able to issue you a refund for the registration fee if you arrive late to the training as we already counted on your presence in planning for the seminar. It is our goal to continue to provide you with quality, reasonably priced opportunities to acquire credits needed for your license renewal.

 


CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

  • Cancellations received up to 10 calendar days prior to class will be refunded 100% of the full training fee.
  • Cancellations 4-9 calendar days prior to class will be refunded 50% of the full training fee. As a courtesy, we will allow you to apply 50% of your payment toward a future CTI training course within one year of the cancellation date.
  • Cancellations 1-3 calendar days prior to class, and no-shows, are subject to payment for the full amount without future training credit.
  • Registrant substitutions may be made at any time.
  • Please note that if you do not cancel or do not attend, you are responsible for payment.

CANCELLATION OF COURSE BY CHRIS Training Institute (CTI)

  • CTI reserves the right to cancel or change a class at any time, including but not limited to, lack of participation, classroom, equipment or trainer availability.
  • Notification will be provided within 14 calendar days of the class, whenever possible.
  • Registrants will not be charged for the course.
  • CTI is not liable for any direct, or indirect, consequential or special damages that may be incurred due to a cancellation of a scheduled class, including, but not limited to, cancellation penalties for transportation or accommodations.
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