Psychologists, Counselors, Therapists, and Mental Health Professionals:

 

Race, Culture, and Trauma in the Treatment of Addiction:  

A Global and Expansive View

6CEs $129.00

The concepts of race and culture are frequently used interchangeably, which falsely represents large groups of people.  On an individual basis, it can distort service delivery, and result in the perpetuation of bias.  Being able to distinguish between race and culture offers a first step in the provision of trauma-informed and sensitive counseling.  Approximately ten percent of Americans report being in recovery and require assistance maintaining sobriety.  Approximately 23.5 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol and these numbers continue to rise.  Unfortunately, there are many gaps in service delivery, and frequently a medical model or westernized medicine doesn’t adequately address all the needs.  Counseling may serve an important role to help close the gap.  Counselors can clearly provide an important service that allows some individuals or their families to become educated on issues of race and culture and their influence on trauma and addiction.  Having an increased awareness will allow counselors to contribute and provide trauma-informed and sensitive services.

Purpose:

To raise visibility and competency in providing trauma-informed coaching, and recognize the effects of race and culture related to issues of addiction.

 

Goals:

1.     To apply principles of advocacy in sobriety counseling

2.     To examine an inclusive model for addressing trauma in counseling

3.     To improve counseling and educational skills in addressing trauma and issues of addiction

4.     To learn how to develop trauma-informed and sensitive counseling

Objectives:

1.     To learn how to address racial and intergenerational trauma in counseling

2.     To view the impact of race and culture in addiction

3.     To provide a model for wellness counseling

Integrative Mental Health Care

20 CEs $199.00

This course offers 20-hours of continuing education and examines the collaboration of natural health, native science, and the westernized view of mental health services.  The World Health Organization (WHO) assists professionals by providing an opportunity to view mental health from a global perspective.  Viewing mental health on a continuum and from a multi-dimensional perspective that empowers clients and patients offer healthy self-empowerment.  The blending of systems approaches supports the goal of genuinely understanding patients and making an authentic connection.  Learn how to provide an integrative systems approach to mental health while meeting the standards of care offered within the DSM 5, HIPAA, and other recognized delivery systems.

Course Content:

  • Understanding Pathology
  • Tapping Into Self-Healing
  • Symbolism: Messages for Healing
  • Native Science, Shamanism, and Earth Medicine
  • A Wellness Perspective of Mental Illness
  • Western Medicine and Diagnostics
  • DSM 5: Standards of Care and Best Practice Measures
  • Mental Health: HIPAA and Managed Care
  • World View: Integrating Systems of Care
  • Empowering Healing for Self-Care and a Balanced Lifestyle

Teachers, Administrators, and Educational Leaders:

 

Brain-Based Learning in Action

6PDUs $129.00

Leadership Training for Educators

6 PDUs $129.00

Developing Social Entrepreneurs for Tomorrow

6 PDUs $129.00