External Training Opportunities

Random Facility CEU's

WHEN: 1.16.24 | Tuesday

WHERE: Virtual Meeting (CISCO Registration)

WHAT: “Creating Recovery-Oriented Families” | Presenter: Pam Lanhart

DESCRIPTION: In substance use disorder treatment, we like to focus on the “we” of it all. Group meetings and the support of a community are crucial to finding long term recovery. But before the 12 Step meetings and group therapy even take place, the “we” is often held in families. Unfortunately, these first responders can be left on the outside looking in, engulfed in stigmas and unhealthy family conditioning. In this month’s Partnering with Purpose, we’ll learn how to use evidence based practices to help families become a critical component throughout the recovery process while continuing to honor the loved one facing substance use challenges.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand why families are a key component in the recovery process.
  • Learn how the stigma of addiction has prevented family members from getting help.
  • Discover how family conditioning has caused harm and alternatives that encourage healing.
  • Learn practical solutions that help families immediately engage differently to assist a loved one in change and recovery.

COST: FREE
CE(S): 1




WHEN: 1.23.24 & 1.24.24 | Tuesday | 9am – 4pm

WHERE: Virtual Meeting (Zoom)

WHAT: “SUD: Screening, Assessment, & Recommendations” | Presenter: Edens Group

DESCRIPTION: Best Practices regarding Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services includes assessment, treatment planning and interventions to address client needs. SUD assessments assist in tailoring individual treatment and supportive services, can contribute to clinical diagnoses and the recommendations for intensity and setting of treatment needed. An SUD assessment may also identify co-occurring mental disorders and areas of life functioning affected, such as family, employment, housing, or criminal his-tory, possibly requiring a specific service or outside referral. Incorporation of ASAM and DSM-5-TR criteria can enhance evidence-based assessment and placement criteria, pairing risk with the appropriate level of care.

OBJECTIVES:

    • Describe elements of and differentiate between screening and assessment.
    • Identify recommended screening and assessment techniques and tools.
    • Implement evidence-based best practices through the interface of the DSM-V-TR SUD diagnostic criteria and the Dimensions outlined by the American Society of Additive Medicine (ASAM).

COST: $300
CE(S): 12
REGISTRATIONLink to PDF




WHEN: 1.25.24 | Thursday | 9am – 12pm

WHERE: Virtual Meeting (Zoom)

WHAT: “Professional Ethics Annual Compliance” | Presenter: Edens Group

DESCRIPTION: Behavioral Health Professionals often risk potential for legal ramifications and job security concerns when conflicting ethical issues arise. When confronted with clashing ethical demands, there is seldom a clear-cut recipe for resolution. This training highlights various professional codes of ethics, provides a model for resolving ethical dilemmas and will offer participants experience working with that model.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Define ethics and utilize an ethical decision making model to address professional ethical dilemmas.
  • Apply existing operational codes of ethics when encountering professional ethical dilemmas.
  • Apply ethical practices to professional self-care.

 

COST: $99
CE(S): 3
REGISTRATIONLink to PDF




WHEN: 1.25.24 Thursday | 1pm – 4pm

WHERE: Virtual Meeting (Zoom)

WHAT: “Annual Review of The UMICAD Code of Conduct” | Presenter: Edens Group

DESCRIPTION: The Upper Midwest Indian Council on Addictive Disorders (UMICAD) provides voluntary certification for alcohol and drug counselors, assuring professional competence to clients, the public, and to employers. This training highlights the UMICAD Counselor Code of Conduct to be applied to all counselors certified by or seeking certification by the Board or having a counselor certification development plan on file.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Describe the UMICAD Code of Conduct.
  • Explore options to address ethical issues and dilemmas.
  • Describe the UMICAD protocols when the Code of Conduct has been compromised.

 

COST: $99
CE(S): 3
REGISTRATIONLink to PDF

WHEN: 2.7.24 | Wednesday | 9:30am – 11am WHERE: Virtual Meeting (Zoom) OR 1200 Stassen Ln, St. Paul, MN 55118 WHAT: “Empowering Clients Walking Through Early Recovery” DESCRIPTION: Drew Horowitz and Laura John will be presenting on key concepts in supporting clients through the ten dimensions of substance use recovery. Link to More Information COST: FREE CE(S): 1.5
WHEN: 2.14.24 | Wednesday | 9am – 12:00pm WHERE: Virtual Meeting (Microsoft Teams) WHAT: “Understanding Substance Use Disorders as a Chronic Illness, Neurobiology, and the intersection with ACEs and Trauma” DESCRIPTION: Dr. Steve Delisi will be presenting with YourPath as the host. Link to Registration COST: FREE CE(S): *Pending
WHEN: 2.16.24 | Friday | 9am – 3:30pm WHERE: Virtual Meeting (Zoom) WHAT: “Ethics & Boundaries” DESCRIPTION: Link to More Information COST: $35 CE(S): 6
WHEN: 3.5.24, 3.6.24, 3.7.24, 3.8.24 | Tuesday – Friday | 8am – 5pm WHERE: Virtual Meeting (Zoom) WHAT: “Treatment Coordination for Behavioral Health Professionals” | Presenter: Edens Group DESCRIPTION: Treatment Coordination, a specialized Substance Use Disorder service, is a cornerstone of the Minnesota Substance Use Disorder Reform. Treatment Coordination brings together providers and resources to integrate behavioral health care, client needs and recovery. Effective implementation of Treatment Coordination results in provider efficiency, improved clinical outcomes, efficient cost-containment and increased client satisfaction. OBJECTIVES:
  • Define Treatment Coordination and its benefits in the context of a specialized SUD service.
  • Describe the programmatic elements of Treatment Coordination.
  • Identify the provider skills needed to implement Treatment Coordination.
  • Design and implement collaborative care planning involving the client and the care team.
  • Quantify the impact of Treatment Coordination on efficient cost-containment.
  • Document improved referrals, enhanced quality of care and client satisfaction.
  • Comply with the 30-hour training requirement in Minnesota Statute 245G.
COST: $399 CE(S): 30 REGISTRATIONLink to PDF
WHEN: 3.7.24 | Thursday | 9am – 4pm WHERE: Virtual Meeting (Zoom) WHAT: “The Balancing Act: Integrating Work and Life” | Presenter: Edens Group DESCRIPTION: Today, we seek more from our jobs than just pay. We want meaningful work, a professional title, income and prestige. Have you recently asked yourself any of these questions? “Is my work really making a difference?” “Are serenity and creativity both possible at work?” “How can I balance work demands with personal needs?” Some people leave their jobs to explore a new path. Others remain, trying again to get organized, renew commitment and increase efficiency. This training will address the real questions: “Who am I and what is important in my personal and work life?” “How can I balance my personal and work life?” OBJECTIVES:
  • Define whawt we value in our work and personal lives
  • Identify obstacles to balancing our work and personal lives.
  • Utilize strategies to balance our work and personal lives.
COST: $285 CE(S): 6 REGISTRATIONLink to PDF
WHEN: 3.11.24 | Monday | 9am – 4pm WHERE: Virtual Meeting (Zoom) WHAT: “Introduction to Motivational Interviewing” | Presenter: Edens Group DESCRIPTION: Identifying the desired outcome of a client seeking your services, recognizing their agenda and acknowledging what brings them to seek services are initial steps in utilizing the skill of motivational interviewing. Based on the concept of contemplative change, motivational interviewing is a skill that enables the professional to maximize the degree of client engagement in the helping process while providing measurable outcomes that match the client’s desired expectations. OBJECTIVES:
  • Describe the elements and function of motivational interviewing.
  • Describe the major stages of the contemplative change model.
  • Define the role of motivational interviewing in the change process.
  • Apply motivational interviewing to clinical practice
COST: $285 CE(S): 6 REGISTRATIONLink to PDF
WHEN: 3.12.24, 3.13.24, 3.14.24, 3.15.24 | Tuesday – Friday | 8am – 5pm WHERE: Virtual Meeting (Zoom) WHAT: “Adolescent Development” | Presenter: Edens Group DESCRIPTION: Recognizing and understanding an adolescent’s stage of emotional, physical and social development is essential in order to establish client rapport while delivering appropriate and effective services. This training provides current as well as practical solutions, strategies and hands-on tools for the behavioral health professional working with adolescents. OBJECTIVES:
  • Recognize the biophysical dynamics of adolescent development.
  • Identify current developmental stages of related developmental issues.
  • Describe coexisting factors that may impact adolescent development.
COST: $399 CE(S): 30 REGISTRATIONLink to PDF
WHEN: 3.15.24, 3.16.24 | Friday – Saturday | 9am – 4pm WHERE: Virtual Meeting (Zoom) WHAT: “Serving Clients with Co-Occurring Disorders” | Presenter: Edens Group DESCRIPTION: Co-Occurring impacted clients present with both substance use and mental health issues. Providers are expected to accommodate the needs of these clients beginning with the pre placement assessment, providing an integrated treatment regime, and ending with the development of a comprehensive and coordinated continuation of care plan. This two-day interactive on-line training will provide advanced levels of both knowledge and clinical interventions in the mental and substance use disciplines by focusing on the clinical skills, tools and community resources needed to appropriately serve this client population. Participants will be able to better teach, treat and empower the client with co-occurring disorders. In addition participants will explore how to help clients identify and remove barriers to successful life management. OBJECTIVES:
  • Define Co-Occurring Disorders while identifying basic client needs.
  • Provide treatment services in a culturally competent and ethical manner.
  • Appropriately assess, intervene, and manage crisis situations.
COST: $300 CE(S): 12 REGISTRATIONLink to PDF
WHEN: 3.27.24 | Wednesday | 8:30am – 4:30pm WHERE: Hazelden Betty Ford Lecture Hall | 11505 36th Ave. N, Plymouth, MN WHAT: “An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing” | Presenter: John David Wells, PhD, LP DESCRIPTION: Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, directional modality that helps clients navigate the uncertainties of making changes. Designed as a tool for substance use disorder, there is now significant literature supporting the use of MI with clients experiencing ambivalence about areas of their life that need changed. Join David Wells, PhD, LP, psychologist at Hazelden Betty Ford, for an in-depth training on MI. This introductory training empowers attendees to create a non-judgmental atmosphere using client-centered and directional techniques to help clients move toward their personal goals and the lives they want. OBJECTIVES:
  • Discern appropriate opportunities for using MI.
  • Utilize MI’s CORE Interviewing Skills to capture the spirit of MI.
  • Apply basic MI Skills: Open Questions, Affirmations, Reflections, Summaries (OARS).
  • Elicit “change talk” and think strategically about the MI process of planning.
COST: $25 (breakfast & lunch included) CE(S): 6 REGISTRATIONLink to Registration
WHEN4.12.24 | Wednesday | 8:00am – 4:30pm WHERE: Parkview Meeting + Event Center (MOA) | 390 North Garden, Bloomington, MN 55425 WHAT: “2024 Co-Occurring Conference: Emerging Practices in Co-Occurring Care” | Presenter: Expanse MN and Progress Valley DESCRIPTION: This conference highlights exciting and emerging practices when providing person-centered co-occurring care and also provides 8 hours of required annual training (including 2 hours of Ethics and 2 hours of Cultural Considerations) for clinicians working in integrated 245G treatment programs. It provides 6 hours (pre-approved) CEUs for the MN Board of SW and meets MN BBHT criteria for 8 CEUs – which can be submitted (along with other disciplines) for Board approval. TOPICS:
  • Ethics: Harm Reduction & Clinical Use of Psychedelics
  • Cultural: Decolonizing Care & A Personal Story of Recovery
  • Embodied Cognition: A Paradigm Shift for Counseling and Therapy
  • ADHD: Clinical Symptoms, Neurobiology, Strengths and Comorbid Substance Use
COST: $75 – $95 CE(S): 6 – 8 REGISTRATIONLink to Registration
WHEN4.24.24 | Wednesday | 11:30am – 1:00pm WHERE: BLVD Kitchen & Bar | 11544 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305 WHAT: “The Role of Hormones in Mental Health” | Presenter: Maureen Schwehr NMD DESCRIPTION: Assessing and treating hormonal imbalances can be a powerful tool in an integrative, whole-body approach to mental health care. Stress, addictions, nutritional deficiencies, menopause, medications and many other factors can impact hormone levels. Additionally, hormone levels directly and indirectly affect mood, energy levels, sleep and overall resiliency. In this presentation we will be exploring the specific ways in which hormones can play an important role in mental health treatment. Learn more by joining us for a live, interactive presentation and enjoy a complimentary lunch. (This educational activity is intended for behavioral health professionals, including Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, and MFT’s) OBJECTIVES:
  • Identify clinical relationships between hormones and mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, pain, insomnia and fatigue.
  • Explain the complex relationships between stress and hormones including cortisol, thyroid hormones, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
  • Discuss strategies to improve patient outcomes by addressing hormonal imbalances.
COST: FREE CE(S): 1 REGISTRATIONLink to Registration
WHEN4.30.24 | Tuesday | 12:00pm – 1:00pm (with post-event recording access) WHERE: 11505 36th Ave N. Plymouth, MN 55441 OR Virtual WHAT: “LGBTQ+ Inclusion in a Healthcare Setting” | Presenter: Jasmyn Taylor MSW, LICSW, LADC-S DESCRIPTION: Due to unique stressors and stigmas, LGBTQ+ individuals are at a higher risk for substance use and mental health issues. Ensuring you feel comfortable interacting with these clients and have a space to foster safety, compassion and culturally specific assistance is critical for higher-quality, effective care. Join PRIDE Institute for an “LGBTQ+ 101” training from Jasmyn Taylor, a dual-licensed mental health professional at the Pride Institute. During this presentation, Taylor will use peer-reviewed research to support the day-to-day experience LGBTQ+ clients face in a health care setting. OBJECTIVES:
  • Review LGBTQ+ terminology & recognize the interconnected, specific concepts of assigned sex at birth, gender identity, sexual orientation, and gender expression.
  • Explore gender-expansive vs transgender and stages of transition.
  • Describe culturally responsive care practices & examine SUD & mental health trends.
COST: FREE CE(S): 1 REGISTRATIONLink to Registration
WHEN: 5.15.24 | Wednesday | 10:30am – 12:00pm WHERE: Virtual WHAT: “Emotional Intelligence” | Presenter: Anoka Co. & Josh Dye, MPNA DESCRIPTION: Emotional intelligence is at the foundation of serving clients that have a SUD without stigma. It also leads to fulfilling personal and professional relationships. OBJECTIVES:
  • Have awareness of and understand your feelings.
  • Effectively express both your positive and difficult emotions, and navigate relationships with empathy, kindness, and influence for good.
  • Recognize the emotions in others to communicate more effectively, and stay motivated to achieve your goals when facing obstacles.
COST: FREE CE(S): 1.5 REGISTRATIONLink to Registration

WHEN: 6.04.24 | Tuesday | 2:00pm – 3:30pm

WHERE: 165 Western Ave. N. Suite 8, St. Paul, MN 55102 OR Virtual

WHAT: “Progress Not Perfection: Creating More Inclusive and Welcoming Spaces for Women” | Presenters: Dawn Nickel, Sherry Gaugler-Stewart, Sandy Ogle, Tara Heald, & Sadie Broekemeier

DESCRIPTION:

How and where women access recovery, and how professionals and treatment programs support women in or seeking recovery is changing rather rapidly. The pandemic increased innovation in the self-help and recovery space and opened new options and ways for women to engage with recovery supports and there has been a parallel movement towards more fluid and adaptive treatment approaches. Supporting women to design individualized recovery plans invites us all to rethink traditional approaches and demands that we incorporate new ways of thinking about women and how we meet them in recovery spaces. While these conversations are sometimes difficult, they are essential. This group discussion, facilitated by recovery professionals and thought leaders (many in recovery themselves) is a starting point for future dialogue.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify and articulate the diverse recovery support needs of women, recognizing the intersecting dimensions of identity and how they impact.
  • Analyze the stages of change theory within the context of women’s recovery journeys, emphasizing the importance of meeting women at their current stage of readiness.
  • Evaluate strategies to make recovery services more accessible for women (including financially) and examine approaches that foster empowerment and self-efficacy in women’s recovery processes and support them to create and implement their own patchworks of recovery.
  • Discuss easy to implement practices that help create trauma-informed and nurturing environments in recovery spaces within and outside formal treatment spaces.

COST: FREE

CE(S): 1.5
REGISTRATIONLink to Registration


WHEN: 6.12.24 | Wednesday | 2:00pm – 3:00pm (+ 1:30pm – 2:00pm for in-person snacks)

WHERE: 1246 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55104 OR Virtual

WHAT: “Understanding SUD As a Chronic Illness” | Presenter: Nuway & YourPath | Dr. Steve Delisi

DESCRIPTION:

Scientific advancements into the study of substance use disorders (SUDs) now accurately defined SUDs as frequently chronic illnesses, similar in many regards to other chronic disease states like hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. The learner will be presented with the common factors that define a chronic illness, how substance use disorders fit these factors, and research that compare SUDs with other chronic illnesses. The learner will also better understand the neurobiological underpinnings of substance use disorders and how each of the stages of SUD are the result of specific brain changes and adaptations. In addition, this training will explore how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and early trauma have been shown to confer considerable risk of developing a chronic disease in adulthood, this includes substance use and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. In this training we will examine the prevalence of ACEs in the general population and clinical subpopulations. We will also present the elevated risk for chronic disease conferred by ACEs and trauma, as well as explore the evidence for epigenetic effects that contribute to the risk for addiction and co-occurring disorders.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Reduce the stigma related to SUD and understand SUD within the context of chronic illness.
  • Understand the neurobiology of SUD and how the neurobiology relates to direct clinical interactions with patients with SUD and their family members.
  • Recognize the neurobiological underpinnings at the intersection of ACEs, Trauma, and SUD and the role of epigenetics.
  • Explore how attachment and trauma play a role in the development and maintenance of SUD.

COST: FREE

CE(S): 1
REGISTRATIONLink to Registration


WHEN: 6.14.24 | Friday | 9:00am – 3:30pm

WHERE: Virtual

WHAT: “Motivational Interviewing” | Presenter: Rashida Fisher, PhD, LPCC, LADC

DESCRIPTION:

Dr. Rashida Fisher has nearly 20 years of expertise in clinical counseling and supervision. Counselor education, coaching, consultation, and training services. Dr. Fisher is currently an associate faculty member and serves as the program chair of the Counseling program at Alder Graduate School. Dr. Fisher’s talks bring a mixture of expertise, passion, vision, and authentic style. On Friday, June 14th, please join us for an interactive conversation on the use of Motivational Interviewing in trauma informed and culturally responsive care.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the manifestation of identity-based victimization and race-based trauma.
  • Understand underlying oppressive psychology in the realm of racism and other inter and intra-personal forms of oppression.
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to identify their strengths and growth areas in promoting and ensuring diversity through self-reflection.
  • Identify and address cultural and systemic barriers that clients may face in accessing trauma-informed care.
  • Development skills in applying culturally responsive techniques that respect and utilize clients’ cultural strengths in the healing process.

COST: $35

CE(S): 6
REGISTRATIONLink to Registration

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Annual training for Co-Occurring requirements and CEU’s is ongoing at NorthStar Regional. This training is required for all Mental Health Therapists and CD Counselors.

If you choose to complete courses outside of the NorthStar Regionals Thinkific Portal (e.g. MARRCH) we remind you that you MUST send a copy of your course completion certificate to us. We will post in your personnel file. In order for the outside training to count for Annual Co-Occurring credit, the course must be Co-Occurring related.

We ask that you complete your courses by the required completion dates (typically early December). Email updates are sent regularly as reminders and can be ignored if you have completed the training.

MARRCH Learning Center

As a collective body, MARRCH works to educate, support and guide individuals and agencies while speaking with a unified voice in public policy venues.

You will need to have an existing account, or create a new account for any training needs.

Newport Healthcare

Research recordings of live behavioral and mental health webinars for parents and professionals.

University of Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin has free opportunities in Addiction, Prevention, and Mental health.

Hazelden Betty Ford

Check out Hazelden Betty Ford for on-demand webinars, education event calendars, online courses, and books. 

Nystrom & Associates

Nystrom & Associates continuing education and events on their website. 

Wayside Recovery Center

Fourth Friday Forum is a monthly CEU series event for substance use disorder (SUD)/Mental health professionals and advocates.

Project Turnaout

Project Turnabout has educational trainings, conferences, and more. These are available for you to download and use as learning resources.

Women's Advocate

Check out Women’s Advocate with training topics on Zoom and even scheduled presentations you can make on your own. 

Minnesota Social Service Association (MSSA)

MSSA has different continuing education depending on your degree, as well as conferences and expo events.

Eating Recovery Center

Eating Recovery Center has tons of CEU’s for professionals.

Edens Group Training Center

Check out a Facebook group where you will find scheduled CEU trainings.

CORE Professional Services, P.A

CORE has 32 different CEUs you can choose from and do on your own time.

A.C.T has different training and certifications for use.