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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 2018 Professional Education course offerings.

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July 19 & 20 - Trauma: Impact, Assessment and Diagnosis -*Class is full – please contact us for our waiting list*

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.

PRESENTER:

Jennifer Packard, LCSW

BIO:

Jen Packard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nine years of experience. She is the Director of Project 180, a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) –funded project aimed to build the trauma-informed workforce, increase access to school-based mental health services, and develop trauma-informed schools in the Atlanta area. She is a Clinical Supervisor, trainer, and therapist at CHRIS 180. Ms. Packard is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT),trained in the Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) Framework, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and The Seven Challenges.  In addition to these evidence-based models, Ms. Packard practices from the paradigms of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, and mindfulness-based psychotherapy. She incorporates play and art therapy principles and techniques in her work.  Ms. Packard earned her BFA in Contemporary Dance from University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 1999 and earned her MS in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work in 2008.

DATE(S):

TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm (Day 1); 9:00 – 3:00 (Day 2)

LOCATION: CHRIS 180’s Main Office – CHRIS Training Institute; 1017 Fayetteville Road, Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30316 (FREE PARKING)

COST: $190.00

CEU: 10 Core CEU hours have been approved by NASW-GA, LPCA of Georgia

July 21 - Effective Therapeutic Interventions for Families and Children *Class is full*

DESCRIPTION:

In this interactive 4 hour course participants will learn proven therapeutic approaches and interventions for working with families and children. Participants will explore assessment, conceptualization and treatment of family concerns utilizing empirically supported interventions. Next participants will review case studies and apply the identified approach to address familiar issues presented in scenarios. Participants will explore common errors with intervention planning and ways to avoid them.

Objectives:

  • Explore seven therapeutic approaches when working with children and families
  • Examine best practices when working with families
  • Explore common errors and develop strategies for effective therapeutic intervention planning.

WORKSHOP PRESENTER:  SaDohl Jones, PhD, LPC

BIO

Dr. SaDohl Jones is a Licensed Professional Counselor With over 10 years of experience as a mental health clinician.  Dr. Jones is the Founder of Jones Counseling and Consulting, LLC, where she focuses on Professional Training and Development and Owner/Director of Atlanta Mental Health & Wellness Center, LLC, where she specializing in trauma recovery with women, children & adolescents. Dr. Jones is also a Counselor Educator with extensive experience training future mental health counselors, school counselors, and counselor educators.

 

DATE: July 21, 2018 REGISTER HERE (THROUGH SHOPPING CART ONLY)

TIME: 10:00am – 3:00pm

LOCATION: 1017 Fayetteville Rd SE Suite B Atlanta, GA 30316

COST: $75

CEU: 4 CEU hours have been applied for through NASW-GA

4 core hours have been approved by LPCA of Georgia

July 25 & 26 - Comprehensive Child and Family Assessments: The Parts, The Process and the Product (Advanced I) *Class is Full – contact us for our waiting list*

DESCRIPTION:

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”. This interactive and engaging course 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. Each day is designed to provide participants with practical and focused information to increase their confidence and competence with completing a quality CCFA.

OBJECTIVE:

  • Obtain an overview of the purpose of the CCFA and its value to DFCS
  • Learn required components of the CCFA
  • Understand agency contractual requirements, as well as staff clearance and annual training
  • Discover the major milestones during the 25-day CCFA process
  • Develop strategies to increase the ability to effectively document clinical observations
  • Practice interviewing techniques to engage difficult youth, caregivers and additional family members
  • Review and evaluate different family assessment tools
  • Review DFCS approved trauma assessment rating scales and purpose of assessment with deprived youth
  • Learn how to incorporate additional assessment tools and questionnaires
  • Practice completing various sections of the CCFA (i.e. The Family Assessment, Recommendations, Genogram, Form 419, Strengths/Needs Statements, etc.)

WORKSHOP PRESENTER(S): Sherri Cauthen, LCSW, Lorraine Joseph, LPC, Yvonne Davis, LMSW

BIO:

Sherri Cauthen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Georgia with over 10 years of clinical experience. Sherri obtained a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Maine in 2003.  Sherri prides herself with being trauma informed and with the primary focus of working with children and families, specifically in the child welfare system.  In addition, she has specialties working with youth experiencing depression, anxiety, divorce or separation of parents, and behavioral challenges at home and school.  Sherri is an active member in the social work community and is a present member of The Georgia Society for Clinical Social Workers, which is dedicated to the advancement of clinical social work practice.   Sherri has experience conducting parent management trainings and professional development trainings for suicide prevention and writing comprehensive assessments.  Sherri also offers supervision services to pre-licensed clinicians during the directed experience required for licensure.

 

Lorraine Joseph is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She has a BS in Psychology, a M.Ed. and Ed.S. in Marriage and Family and Mental Health Counseling and a MA in Family, Youth and Community Sciences. In addition, she is pursuing her doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision with a concentration in Forensic Mental Health. She is a clinical supervisor and is adept in assessment and treatment planning for clients working through trauma. This dynamic professional has extensive experience working with, and being an advocate for, children/adolescents and their families in community-based programs and residential treatment facilities. In particular, Lorraine is passionate about working with adolescents involved with the Juvenile Justice and/or Foster Care systems via the combination of traditional talk therapy and alternative modalities to provide treatment options tailored to meet the unique needs of each client

 

Yvonne Davis is currently a therapist at CHRIS 180. She has her LMSW and is primarily serving youth ages 16 and younger and their families. Yvonne received her dual Master of Social Work and Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago. Yvonne specializes in working with children/adolescents and their families in the school setting. Yvonne uses her previous experience of teaching to strengthen youth’s parent’s ability to advocate for their children academically and to find creative solutions to encourage positive behavior change. Yvonne is passionate about finding ways to lower systematic barriers and to providing better educational and mental health opportunities for youth and families of marginalized populations

 

DATE: July 25-26, 2018 classes held at CHRIS 180 Main Campus: 1017 Fayetteville Road, Suite B, Atlanta, Ga 30316

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CEU: 11 CEUs approved by NASW-GA and LPCA of Georgia

COST: $200

July 27 - Comprehensive Child and Family Assessments: Effectively Working with Uncooperative and Hostile Families (Advanced II)

DESCRIPTION:

This training 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.

OBJECTIVE

  • Recognize four types of uncooperativeness/hostility
  • Understand reasons for uncooperativeness
  • Understand the impact of resistance of families on the assessment process, the child and the professional
  • Learn professional responsibility for personal safety
  • Learn how to respond to uncooperative families
  • Explain how the four processes and OARS skills Motivational Interviewing can impact client interviews
  • Learn way to build a bridge between family and professional interest to create a comprehensive family assessment

WORKSHOP PRESENTER(S): Sherri Cauthen, LCSW, Lorraine Joseph, LPC and Yvonne Davis, LMSW

BIOS:

Sherri Cauthen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Georgia with over 10 years of clinical experience. Sherri obtained a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Maine in 2003.  Sherri prides herself with being trauma informed and with the primary focus of working with children and families, specifically in the child welfare system.  In addition, she has specialties working with youth experiencing depression, anxiety, divorce or separation of parents, and behavioral challenges at home and school.  Sherri is an active member in the social work community and is a present member of The Georgia Society for Clinical Social Workers, which is dedicated to the advancement of clinical social work practice.   Sherri has experience conducting parent management trainings and professional development trainings for suicide prevention and writing comprehensive assessments.  Sherri also offers supervision services to pre-licensed clinicians during the directed experience required for licensure.

 

Lorraine Joseph is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia. She has a BS in Psychology, a M.Ed. and Ed.S. in Marriage and Family and Mental Health Counseling and a MA in Family, Youth and Community Sciences. In addition, she is pursuing her doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision with a concentration in Forensic Mental Health. She is a clinical supervisor and is adept in assessment and treatment planning for clients working through trauma. This dynamic professional has extensive experience working with, and being an advocate for, children/adolescents and their families in community-based programs and residential treatment facilities. In particular, Lorraine is passionate about working with adolescents involved with the Juvenile Justice and/or Foster Care systems via the combination of traditional talk therapy and alternative modalities to provide treatment options tailored to meet the unique needs of each client.

 

Yvonne Davis is currently a therapist at CHRIS 180. She has her LMSW and is primarily serving youth ages 16 and younger and their families. Yvonne received her dual Master of Social Work and Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago. Yvonne specializes in working with children/adolescents and their families in the school setting. Yvonne uses her previous experience of teaching to strengthen youth’s parent’s ability to advocate for their children academically and to find creative solutions to encourage positive behavior change. Yvonne is passionate about finding ways to lower systematic barriers and to providing better educational and mental health opportunities for youth and families of marginalized populations.

DATE: July 27, 2018 class will be held at CHRIS 180 Main Campus: 1017 Fayetteville Road, Suite B, Atlanta, Ga 30316

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CEU: 5 hours approved by NASW and LPCA of Georgia

COST: $100

August 3 - Let’s Play! Using Play in Family Therapy

DESCRIPTION:

Utilizing play therapy techniques when working with families can be extremely beneficial. Play can help clients that are stuck with traditional talk therapy. It is also helpful when working with clients who are guarded or somewhat resistant. During this workshop Claudia explores playful techniques that can be used both as assessment and interventions with families. Participants will leave with a toolbox of playful interventions to utilize with the clients they work with.

Objectives:

  • Participants will gain an understanding of play therapy and the rationale for using play therapy with adults, couples, and families.
  • Participants will identify at least 5 benefits of play therapy when working with families.
  • Participants will learn several play assessment techniques and play therapy interventions to use with families.

WORKSHOP PRESENTER:  Claudia Glassman, MSEd, LMFT, RPT

BIO

Claudia Glassman is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. Claudia received her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Miami and has experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in a variety of settings, including community based programs, outpatient, residential, and private practice. Claudia currently runs Mighty Oak Parenting which provides online parenting coaching and counseling services.

 

DATE: August 3, 2018 REGISTER HERE (THROUGH SHOPPING CART ONLY)

TIME: 9:00am – 12:00pm

LOCATION: 1017 Fayetteville Rd SE Suite B Atlanta, GA 30316

COST: $60

CEU: 3 CEU hours have been applied for through the AAMFT Georgia Division

3 CEU hours have been approved by LPCA of Georgia

August 4 - Attachment, Trauma & Approval Obsession

DESCRIPTION:

We are all inherently hardwired to heal – we have an innate ability to overcome the effects of trauma and unleash the core aliveness we all possess. For many of us and the clients we work with, our sense worth, security, connection and belonging have been wounded, supported or never received in ways that intrinsically are safe and secure.  We are currently living in a world where immediacy, demand, and instant gratification (i.e. a new gadget on Amazon or how many ‘approval likes’ for the latest selfie) are at the forefront of a term I call Approval Obsession.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of this training, participants will:

  • Be able to define the distinctions between Secure, Avoidant, Ambivalent, and Disorganized Attachment models.
  • Gain insight into how to return to secure attachment with corrective experiences in relation to self & others
  • Apply knowledge of a client’s trauma history in correlation with attachment adaptations
  • Determine impact of self-esteem, worth, value, and sense of belonging via social media, gaming, and other forms of technology
  • Differentiate the social and familial constructs of acceptance vs. approval and belonging vs. fitting in

WORKSHOP PRESENTER:  Christy Plaice, LPC, MAC, CCT, DCC

BIO

Christy has been working with adolescents, adults, and families in the field of psychotherapy for 14 years. She specializes in substance use/addiction, complex trauma resolution, spiritual exploration, and interpersonal wounds connected with attachment adaptations. Her psychotherapy & counseling style incorporates healing work with sensory integration, resiliency, and connectivity to the compassionate neuroscience model of the polyvagal theory.

Christy received her Master’s degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling. She holds a Certification in Child Trauma (CCT) from the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and is a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC).

 

DATE: August 4, 2018 REGISTER HERE (THROUGH SHOPPING CART ONLY)

TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm

LOCATION: 1017 Fayetteville Rd SE Suite B Atlanta, GA 30316

COST: $120

CEU: 5.5 related hours have been approved by NASW-GA

5.5 core hours have been approved by LPCA of Georgia

August 10 - Foundations in Clinical Supervision- Competency and Ethics *Class is Full*

DESCRIPTION:

To support and enhance clinical supervisors’ knowledge and understanding of competency and ethical practice as supervisors.

OBJECTIVES:

(1) Understanding the relationship between competency and ethics;

(2) Exploring the elements of supervisory competency and ethical practice of both the supervisor and supervisees;

(3) Exploring best practices in clinical supervision.

PRESENTER:

Ruby Blow, MA, LPC, NCC, BCC, CPCS, DCC, ACS

BIO:

Ruby Blow is a master’s level Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia; a Board Certified Coach; an Approved Clinical Supervisor; a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor; a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Distance Credentialed Counselor. She is the owner of Development Counts an organization that specializes in the development of mental health professionals. In 2015 she completed 10 years as an adjunct faculty member at Argosy University Atlanta’s counseling program. Her professional mission is to create the space and conditions for people to meet their professional potential. She does this via continuing education workshops; licensure supervision and consultation/coaching services for licensed mental health professionals. For the past 20 years she has provided counseling services for individuals, couples and families. She is the recipient of the 2012 Counselor Educator of the Year Award by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia. Her specialty topics include ethics, clinical supervision, telemental health and multicultural factors, diagnosis and theory.

DATE(S):

TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm

LOCATION: CHRIS 180’s Main Office – CHRIS Training Institute; 1017 Fayetteville Road, Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30316 (FREE PARKING)

COST: $120.00

CEU: 6 Ethics/ Supervision CEU approved hours

August 18 - Two Thumbs Up: Music and Movies as Clinical Resources

DESCRIPTION:

As clinicians search for innovative ways to enhance and extend sessions, they yearn for effective and engaging tools to integrate into therapy. This workshop presents the utilization of music and movies as an adjunctive intervention. Including music and movies as clinical resources in therapy helps clients enhance emotional awareness and evokes empathy in relationships. The presenter will highlight theoretical foundations, suggest guidelines for selection and fit, and review implementation strategies for individuals, couples, groups, and families.

 

Objectives – Participants will:

  • Explore the literature on the foundation and application of music and movies in clinical and educational settings
  • Recognize advantages of using music and movies as a clinical tool with various clients
  • Examine guidelines for selecting and reviewing music and movies

WORKSHOP PRESENTER:  Dr. Shatavia Thomas, DMFT, LMFT

BIO

Shatavia Alexander Thomas obtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. She earned her Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT) from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Shay is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She owns and operates Dr. Shay Speaks, LLC – offering therapy and consulting services to individuals, couples, families and businesses. She is also currently the Director of Clinical Training for the MFT Program at Northcentral University.

Dr. Shay specializes in spirituality, self-care, forgiveness, diversity, and relational concerns of premarital couples, blended families, family businesses, and sports and entertainment families. With over 17 years of experience, she has worked as an outpatient mental health and substance abuse counselor, juvenile court family therapist, middle school guidance instructor, university crisis response/staff counselor, nonprofit executive director, professor, assistant academic dean, and clinical supervisor.

 

DATE: August 18, 2018 REGISTER HERE (THROUGH SHOPPING CART ONLY)

TIME: 9:30am – 12:45pm

LOCATION: 1017 Fayetteville Rd SE Suite B Atlanta, GA 30316

COST: $60

CEU: 3 CEU hours have been applied for through the AAMFT Georgia Division

3 CEU hours have been approved by LPCA of Georgia, and AAMFT Georgia Division

AUGUST 22 & 23 - Trauma: Impact, Assessment and Diagnosis -*Class is full – please contact us for our waiting list*

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.

PRESENTER:

Jennifer Packard, LCSW

BIO:

Jen Packard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nine years of experience. She is the Director of Project 180, a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) –funded project aimed to build the trauma-informed workforce, increase access to school-based mental health services, and develop trauma-informed schools in the Atlanta area. She is a Clinical Supervisor, trainer, and therapist at CHRIS 180. Ms. Packard is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT),trained in the Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) Framework, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and The Seven Challenges.  In addition to these evidence-based models, Ms. Packard practices from the paradigms of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, and mindfulness-based psychotherapy. She incorporates play and art therapy principles and techniques in her work.  Ms. Packard earned her BFA in Contemporary Dance from University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 1999 and earned her MS in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work in 2008.

DATE(S):

TIME: 9:00am – 4:30pm (Day 1); 9:00 – 3:00 (Day 2)

LOCATION: CHRIS 180’s Main Office – CHRIS Training Institute; 1017 Fayetteville Road, Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30316 (FREE PARKING)

COST: $190.00

CEU: 10 Core CEU hours have been approved by NASW-GA, LPCA of Georgia

August 24 - Trauma Toolbox *Class is Full*

DESCRIPTION:

The Trauma Toolbox training will provide participants with an understanding of the phases and core components of trauma treatment through the lens of four common treatment modalities: DBT, EMDR, ARC, TF-CBT. Participants will build knowledge of evidence-based approaches to address the impact of trauma on multiple areas including, but not limited to: neurobiology, physiology, attachment, behavior, cognition, memory and dissociation. They will also learn strategies, tools and skill sets to guide individuals through comprehensive trauma treatment.

WORKSHOP PRESENTER:  Jennifer Packard, LCSW


BIO

Jen Packard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nine years of experience. She is the Director of Project 180, a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) –funded project aimed to build the trauma-informed workforce, increase access to school-based mental health services, and develop trauma-informed schools in the Atlanta area. She is a Clinical Supervisor, trainer, and therapist at CHRIS 180. Ms. Packard is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT),trained in the Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) Framework, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and The Seven Challenges.  In addition to these evidence-based models, Ms. Packard practices from the paradigms of interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, and mindfulness-based psychotherapy. She incorporates play and art therapy principles and techniques in her work.  Ms. Packard earned her BFA in Contemporary Dance from University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 1999 and earned her MS in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work in 2008.

DATE:  June 15, 2018 and August 24, 2018 REGISTER HERE (THROUGH SHOPPING CART ONLY)

CEU: 6 CEU hours have been approved by NASW-GA and LPCA of Georgia

COST: $120

Important Information About 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.

 


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