The Spring 2022 Conference will offer informative, timely, and relevant training. Enjoy two days of engagement in learning about Chancellor's Office updates, law & ethics, supporting programs, collaborating with other, and gaining skills.
Registration is FREE. Registration deadline is 04/26/2022 Pay ONLY $25, if you would like to receive CE credits* (up to 9.5 credits). *CEs for LCSWs, LMFTs, Psychologists, RNs
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(1Thursday 4/28 8:00-8:30 am Welcome & Introductions 8:30- 9:00 am Jackie Chacon Chancellor's Office Updates 9:00- 12 noon Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Psy.D. Law & Ethics 2022 Part 1 The New Realities of Clinical Practice (3 CEs) 12:00 - 1:00 pm Virtual LUNCH 1:00- 4:00 pm Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Psy.D. Law & Ethics 2022 Part 2 The New Realities of Clinical Practice (3 CEs) Friday 4/29 8:00-8:30 am Welcome Back 8:30-10:00 am Michael Graves, LCSW "Program Plasticity" - Fundamental Tools & Processes Needed to Rapidly Build Support Programs(1.5 CEs) 10:00-12:00 pm Dr. Luis Torres, Ph.D. & Dr. Nina Enriquez, DSW Traumatic Grief: When Silence and Avoidance Intensifies Suffering. Tools for Community College Counselors (2 CEs)12:00 - 12:30 pm CVC-OEI Partnerships: Mental Health Trainings for CCC 12:30 - 1:00 pm Closing
Dr. Benjamin Caldwell, Psy.D. Law & Ethics 2022 Part 1 & 2: The New Realities of Clinical Practice (up to 6 CEs)
The coronavirus pandemic changed a great deal about how we think and work. Some emergency provisions around telehealth have been made permanent. Demand for mental health services has increased dramatically. And many clinicians are on the edge of burnout.
We will review recent and planned changes to California and federal law for master’s-level mental health professionals. Rules have changed significantly in the past two years, from new rules for Good Faith Estimates and Emotional Support Animal letters to major changes in supervision rules. Additional meaningful changes around technology and continuing education are on the horizon. Clinicians who are fully aware of, and adapt to, these changes can reduce risk to their practices, their clients, and their supervisees.
We’ll also talk about the impact of increased workloads and changed client expectations on the realities of day-to-day practice. We’ll examine some of the most common causes for BBS disciplinary actions, including some recent cases that may surprise you. And we’ll debate current ethical questions in the field, including the roles of self-disclosure and self-care in clinical practice.
You’ll come away with a better understanding of the rules that govern modern mental health care in California – and how you can adapt your practice to a rapidly-changing professional environment. Participants will be able to:
List at least four recent changes in relevant state and federal law for California master’s-level mental health providers.
List at least three planned future changes in relevant law for California master’s- level mental health providers.
Describe at least three common causes for BBS disciplinary actions
Describe current research findings surrounding at least three types of self-
disclosure in mental health care.
List at least four legal obligations for California master's-level mental health providers engaging in telehealth.
Michael Graves, LCSW "Program Plasticity" - Fundamental Tools & Processes Needed to Rapidly Build Support Programs (1.5 CEs)
The intended audience for this presentation includes everyone (Post-Licensure Instructional Level: Intro - Advanced) interested in rapidly building support programs through a process I term "Program Plasticity". This presentation will include the fundamental tools and processes needed to rapidly build support programs.
Participants will be able to:
Describe the elements necessary to ensure a program has the proper foundation to grow.
Understand how to utilize rapid cycle program evaluations to assess program success.
Develop a method for scaling smaller programs into larger ones.
Dr. Enedina Enriquez & Dr. Luis Torres Traumatic Grief: When Silence and Avoidance Intensifies Suffering. Tools for Community College Counselors.(2.0 CEs)
Silence and avoidance are common reactions when a person dies by suicide. Increasing awareness, knowledge, and helping individuals to begin a conversation about suicide or a suicide death, is detrimental in the aid of saving lives. The presentation will show an 11-minute film showcasing a young Latina trying to increase her parent's awareness of the different cultural responses that inhibited the healing process after losing a loved one to suicide. The description of words, actions and non-verbal behavior helps the parents realize the ramifications leading to the distressful emotions experienced from the trauma of the suicide death and in addition, the shame and stigma demonstrated by their family.
Participants who will benefit from this presentation are both mental health professionals and non-mental health professionals since suicide does not discriminate.
The presentation will provide both introductory and intermediate tools helping or working with individuals and/or families suffering from traumatic grief.
Participants will be able to:
Articulate 3 strategies for engaging with a family who has lost a member to suicide.
List 3 signs and symptoms of traumatic grief.
Name one evidence-based intervention to help a client struggling with traumatic stress.
List 3 resources (e.g., websites, scales, audiovisual materials, etc.) to assist clinicians and clients working together to alleviate trauma.
*MHWA is a CE provider approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Board of Behavioral Sciences recognizes CE credit from CPA approved providers for LCSWs, MFTs, LEPs, and LPCCs. MHWA’s CE programs meet the California Board of Nursing’s requirements for acceptable continuing education for BRN licensees. MHWA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Attendance policy Those who attend full training and complete the appropriate evaluation form will receive CE credits. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the training is completed will not receive CE credits.
Contact Information Please email Marcos Briano "DrB" if you have any additional questions/concerns.
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