CHRIS Training Institute

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.

Scheduled Virtual Courses

Friday, November 20, 10am – 12 pm - (FULL) Trauma STARs Infant Early Childhood Trauma Workshop - 2 hours

Trauma STARS

Infant Early Childhood Trauma Workshop

THIS TRAINING IS FULL. MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED.

This 2-hour workshop will introduce how trauma impact young children and how families can respond effectively to challenging behaviors.

After completing this workshop participants will

  • Dispel the myth that infants and young children are not affected by trauma
  • Increase awareness of early childhood trauma
  • Learn to identify red flags in behavioral patterns
  • Improve an understanding of the impact of trauma on child development
  • Learn strategies and way to respond to trauma

THIS TRAINING IS FULL. MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED.

Friday, December 4, 10am – 12 pm - Trauma STARs Infant Early Childhood Trauma Workshop - (FULL) - 2 hours

Trauma STARS

Infant Early Childhood Trauma Workshop

This 2-hour workshop will introduce how trauma impact young children and how families can respond effectively to challenging behaviors.

After completing this workshop participants will

  • Dispel the myth that infants and young children are not affected by trauma
  • Increase awareness of early childhood trauma
  • Learn to identify red flags in behavioral patterns
  • Improve an understanding of the impact of trauma on child development
  • Learn strategies and way to respond to trauma

THIS TRAINING IS FULL. MORE UPDATES TO BE ANNOUNCED.

January 14-15, 2021: Trauma: Impact, Diagnosis, and Assessment

Trauma: Impact, Diagnosis, and Assessment

 

Date(s): Thu, Jan 14 & Fri, Jan 15, 2021

 

Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

 

Location: Virtual

 

Facilitator: Jen Packard, LCSW

 

Cost: $285. Click to Pay.

 

 

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.

 

Main Objectives:

  • 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.
Thu, Jan 21, 2021 & Fri, Jan 22, 2021: Comprehensive Child and Family Assessment (Advanced)

Comprehensive Child and Family Assessment (Advanced)

 

Date(s): Thu, Jan 21, 2021 & Fri, Jan 22, 2021

 

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

Location: Virtual

 

Facilitator: Diana Cortina-Rodriguez, LMFT & Caroline Reyes, LMSW

 

Cost: $190. Click here to pay.

 

Training Description: 

This training provides a detailed description of the essential elements of the Comprehensive Child and Family Assessment: 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.

 

Main Objectives:

  1. Participants will obtain a complete overview of the purpose of the CCFA and practice completing key sections
  2. Participants will learn ways to build a bridge between family and professional interest to create a comprehensive family assessment
  3. Participants will be able to explain how the four processes and OARS skills of Motivational Interviewing (MI) can impact client interviews

135-9-0.3-.01 EMERGENCY RULE: COVID-19 – IN PERSON CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR RENEWAL 09/30/2020 – EFFECTIVE DATE: APRIL 2, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, for the 2018-2020 renewal cycle only, there shall be no limit on the number of continuing education hours, including ethics hours, that may be obtained online, by any method. This rule shall be effective for the duration of the emergency and for a period of not more than 120 days thereafter. Read more.

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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Ethics for Social Workers Online Bundle

Ethics for Social Workers Online Bundle

Now that the Georgia Composite Boards have ruled that for the next 120 days that all Core and Ethics CEUs can be resolved through online or webinar sources, CHRIS 180 has bundled ethics hours specific for your discipline so you don’t have to search the internet for what you need. All of the trainings are approved by ASWB to meet the Composite Board’s guidelines.

7 hours total in this bundle.

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Professional Counselors Ethics Bundle

Hours Ethics for Professional Counselors Online Bundle

Now that the Georgia Composite Boards have ruled that for the next 120 days that all Core and Ethics CEUs can be resolved through online or webinar sources, CHRIS 180 has bundled ethics hours specific for your discipline so you don’t have to search the internet for what you need. All of the trainings are approved by NBCC to meet the Composite Board’s guidelinies.

7 Hours total in this bundle

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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

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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