The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, with support from the Office of Graduate Admissions, offers continuing education workshops for professionals looking to enhance their knowledge and skills on a variety of topics pertaining to behavioral health. Presenters bring years of experience and research to these sessions to provide attendees with tools and skills to be more effective in their profession. Practicing professionals as well as undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to attend.
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program of Freed-Hardeman University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 3046. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program of Freed-Hardeman University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Thursday, April 18 9:00am - 12:15pm at Memphis
Topic: Treating Trauma Today
Summary: Over half of individuals in the United States will experience a traumatic event within their lifetime (61% of men; 51% of women; SAMHSA). Many people each year suffer traumatic events and are at risk for developing one of the mental illnesses associated with trauma such as post-traumatic stress disorder, acute stress disorder, and reactive attachment disorder. This training will review the neurological effects trauma can have upon the brain, the diagnostic criteria of various trauma-related disorders, and introduce two evidence-based theoretical orientations utilized for treating trauma today: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Presenters: Paul Helton, PhD, LPC/MHSP; James H. Dalton, PhD, LPC/MHSP, CCMHC
9:00am - 10:30am: Trauma's Effect on the Brain; EMDR by: Dr. Paul Helton, LPC/MHSP
10:45am - 12:15pm: DSM-5 Diagnoses of Traumatic Disorders; TF-CBT by: Dr. James H. Dalton, LPC/MHSP, CCMHC
Learning Objectives: By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
explain the theoretical foundation of EMDR and TF-CBT;
apply the diagnostic criteria of the DSM-5 to diagnose trauma-related disorders; and
integrate key features of EMDR and TF-CBT into their counseling approaches with clients.
Friday, May 3 8:30-12:00 at Henderson
Topic: Current Popular Counseling Approaches: SFBT, CBT, and Mindfulness
Summary: Counselors and other mental health professionals draw from a variety of counseling theories when working with clients. Therefore, counselors should periodically review theoretical orientations and approaches to improve their ability to appropriately integrate various approaches into practice. Within this training, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness will be reviewed. The presentations will review the basic theoretical foundation of the approach, research which supports the approach, and practical suggestions for integrating key concepts of the approach into practice.
Presenters: James H. Dalton, PhD, LPC/MHSP, CCMHC; Dana Baldwin, DMin, LPC; and Caleb Vivio, MS
8:30am - 9:30am: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy by: Dr. James H. Dalton, LPC/MHSP, CCMHC
9:40am - 10:40am: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by: Dr. Dana Baldwin, LPC
10:50am - 11:50am: Mindfulness by: Caleb Vivio, MS
explain the theoretical foundation of SFBT, CBT, and Mindfulness;
list appropriate populations and problems to which SFBT, CBT, and mindfulness can be applied; and
integrate key features of SFBT, CBT, and Mindfulness into their counseling approaches with clients.
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Henderson, TN 38340
FHU / Dickson
FHU / Memphis
5565 Shelby Oaks Drive
Memphis, TN 38134
855 Highway 46 South
Dickson, TN 37055
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