Human Services Fall 2018, Issue 1 • August 15, 2018

CONTINUING EDUCATION NEWS


Lakeland Community College is an Approved Provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (RCS111403). The Ohio Board of Nursing and the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ethics only) will accept continuing education hours for courses approved by this board. Chemical dependency professionals who complete one of these courses may request post-approval to apply the course toward their renewal requirements. Choose the counselor certificate when registering as a chemical dependency professional.


FEATURED CLASSES

Adolescent Stress: Causes and Solutions

Adolescence is traditionally regarded as a life stage of relative vitality, enthusiasm, and great joy, optimism and hope. However, recent major studies exhibit a different and disturbing picture of adolescence in America. In short, adolescents now report experiencing more stress than adults, both college and high school students report “feeling frequently overwhelmed by all they have to do,” and only half of teens surveyed report feeling capable of handling their personal problems. Commensurately, the demand for counseling at college counseling centers across the nation continues to accelerate. This course will examine the major causes of teen and adolescent stress, and will present solutions towards its management and alleviation Early-bird deadline to save $10: Aug 27. (3 Hours) Instructor: James Kargaskas, M.A. Provides continuing education for: counselors, nurses and social workers. Friday, Sept. 7, 3-6:15 p.m. (time changed from original). $79.


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Peace, Pass it On (Mindfulness)

Discover internal peace and calm in order to experience greater focus, connection and presence with your clients. Learn mindfulness techniques and then share the benefits with your clients. Learn from the research of Dr. Daniel Siegel and others for whom peace is part of every breath and every moment. (3 Hours) Early-bird deadline to save $10: Aug. 29. Instructor: Renee Kolecki, PCC-S. Provides continuing education for counselors, nurses and social workers. Saturday, Sept. 8, 9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Fee: $79.


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Suicide Risk

The recent deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have brought increased attention to the tragedy of suicide. The reality is that suicides have been increasing for quite some time in almost all age groups. Very few of us have not been affected by a suicide -- it may have been a client, loved one, friend, co-worker, neighbor, or even a complete stranger. Participants will learn about the warning signs and risk/protective factors for suicide. Emphasis will placed on evidence-based approaches in assessing and managing suicide risk. (4 Hours) Early-bird deadline to save $10: Sept. 11. Instructor: William J. White, PCC-S, LICDC . Approved for continuing education hours for counselors, nurses and social workers. Friday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Fee: $89.


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Register for Suicide Risk


Culturally Diverse Clients

With increases in ethnic minority populations, multicultural competence is now a major factor in patient satisfaction. This seminar will promote greater awareness and understanding of multiculturalism and examine the impact of cultural and ethnic differences in the helping professions. (3 Hours) Early-bird deadline to save $10: Oct. 2. Instructor: Rick Amster, LPC. Approved for three general continuing education hours for nurses. Provides three ethics hours for counselors, speech-language pathologists and audiologists and social workers. Friday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Fee: $79.


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Register for Culturally Diverse Clients


Staying in the Lines: Creative Ways to Build Resiliency

"Resiliency" has been a buzzword for years now, but how much attention have we really paid to it, especially when it pertains to our own lives? We will use art therapy techniques and some out-of-the-box thinking to find ways to bounce back from life’s curve balls! In this interactive experience, we will share our own tools and collectively create more. Participants will leave with resources for personal and client use to build a personal resiliency plan. (3 Hours) Early-bird deadline to save $10: Oct. 10. Provides continuing education for: counselors, nurses and social workers. Instructor: Heather Lindsay, PC. Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Fee: $79.


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DSM-5: Changing the Diagnostic Process and Treatment Delivery

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) continues to be an important tool in the effective treatment of mental and emotional conditions. This course explores DSM's rich history rooted in psychology and how it has influenced the practical work done with clients. This course will also focus on the significant changes in the latest edition, DSM-5, and how these changes translate into effective treatment. (6 Hours) Early-bird deadline to save $10: Oct. 31. Instructor: Brando Tupaz, PCC-S. (6 Hours) Provides continuing education hours for counselors, nurses, and social workers. Friday, Nov. 9, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fee: $119.


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Register for DSM-5


Self-Care for the Caregiver

Self-care is critical in the war against burnout and compassion fatigue for those of us working in helping professions. The work we do is essential to the wellbeing of those we help, but how much of their burden are we taking on and not letting go of? The answer often times is "too much!" Please join us for an opportunity to assess where you are right now, and how you can move forward with fewer burdens and more meaning to the work you do. Early-bird deadline to save $10: Nov. 22. Provides continuing education for counselors, nurses and social workers. Instructor: Heather Lindsay, PC. Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Fee: $79.


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Psychobiology

Throughout the last decades, scientists have studied how the brain works, how it controls and influences our behavior and mental processes, and how those behavior and mental processes influence the brain. This course covers basic properties of the human brain and nervous system. We will focus on the biological underpinnings of behavior including emotion, consciousness, learning and memory. Learn to apply this knowledge to increase your understanding of the causes of human behavior by analyzing the structure and function of the human brain and nervous system, investigating how physiological factors influence mental processes and behavior, and exploring current techniques used to investigate the mechanisms of the nervous system. Early-bird deadline to save $10: Nov. 27. Provides continuing education hours for: counselors, nurses and social workers. Instructor: Brando Tupaz, PCC-S. Friday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.Fee: $79.


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