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To register for any of these classes, email email@example.com or call 505-467-6809
For more information on any of our Certificate programs, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-467-6815
TE 550-2A $1080/20 CECs (Plus a $350 fee to be paid directly to the Navajo guides.)
(Note: Once registered, tuition for the Vision Quest is non-refundable after August 11th.)
WILDERNESS VISION QUEST
September 9 – 17, 2017, Canyon De Chelly, Arizona
(Participants must also attend a two-hour preparatory session on Sunday, 8/6, from 4–6pm, on campus.)
Stage One is Severance: Letting go of all ordinary comforts and concerns in order to enter fully into the realm of Spirit. This begins when one makes the commitment to take part in the ceremony. It deepens as the time of fasting approaches, and occurs in its fullness when the individual is smudged out of the medicine wheel and begins their time alone on the land.
Stage Two is Threshold: This means “no longer in the human realm but entering fully into the realm of Spirit.” During the four days of fasting, one is alone with Spirit and fully open to the messages of Mother Earth and the Spirit world.
Stage Three is Incorporation: The individual re-enters the human world and now the real vision quest begins, as the experience is processed, metabolized, and integrated into ordinary life. (20 contact hours toward the TE Certificate)
Carol Parker, Ph.D., LPCC, trained as a vision quest guide with the School of Lost Borders and has studied with indigenous healers from the Amazon and the Andes. Since 1997 she has led groups to sacred sites in the southwestern US, Peru and Hawaii.
Katherine Ninos, M.A., LPCC, is executive vice president of SWC and Director of the New Earth Institute Programs. She is an experienced clinician, ceremonialist and consciousness teacher.
TRAUMA, GRIEF AND RENEWAL CERTIFICATE
TGR 5100 COUNSELING SKILLS FOR TRAUMA AND GRIEF
Janet Schreiber, Ph.D.
Friday, June 30, 5:30–9:30pm; Saturday & Sunday, July 1 & 2, 9:30am–5:30pm
This course focuses on identifying and treating complicated grief and trauma. We will explore theories of trauma, complicated grief and traumatic grief. Through readings, experiential exercises, guided imagery and group interactions, the students will develop skills to support a healthy grieving process for individual clients who have experienced loss, trauma, complicated grief or traumatic grief. The role of ritual in healing grief will be explored. Extraordinary experiences, spiritual emergency and near-death experiences will be discussed. Counseling skills to deal with these issues will be demonstrated experientially.
(20 contact hours toward the TGR Certificate)
TGR 5600 ETHICS, SELF-COMPASSION AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
Janet Schreiber, Ph.D.
Friday, August 25, 5:30–9pm; Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27, 9:30am–5:30pm
Topics include ethical principles, legal tools for planning, compassion fatigue and the necessity of self-care to prevent burnout. Other professional issues are explored. Participants are encouraged to identify ethical issues affecting their professional practice.
(20 contact hours toward the TGR Certificate)
Note: 6 of the 20 CECs may be applied toward the Ethics CECs required by the NM Counseling Board.
Janet Schreiber, Ph.D., is the Director of Southwestern College’s Trauma, Grief and Renewal Certificate Program. She has taught and trained counselors and other health professionals for over 35 years.
INFANT MENTAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE
IMH 5100A $350/20 CECs
Overview of Infant Mental Health: Neurobiology, Regulation and the Developing Brain
Friday, August 25, 6–9pm; Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27, 9am–6pm
This course provides students with an overview and introductory understanding of Infant Mental Health, including a working definition and essential professional competencies. Participants will engage in activities that will foster observation and reflection skills while increasing knowledge of brain development; sensory and regulatory systems; neurobiology of attachment; relationship formation; caregiver capacities; attachment and developmental trauma and its effects on the growing infant/toddler; the caregiver-child dyad and family system. (20 contact hours toward the IMH Certificate)
Michelle Daly, M.S.P.H, M.A., ATR, LPCC, IMH-E®, has a background in public health and human rights work. Her experience includes specialized training in art therapy; grief, loss, and trauma; and interpersonal neurobiology. She is currently endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Specialist in New Mexico.
BOARD-APPROVED ETHICS and SUPERVISION CECs
NEI17-SPVSN $60/3 CECs
Supervising Counselors Who Work with Addiction
Brian Serna, M.A., LPCC, LADAC
Friday, June 23, 2-5pm
This workshop will focus on the clinical and ethical concerns in supervising counselors who are working with clients who struggle with addiction. Topics will include levels of care, confidentiality specific to substance treatment and best clinical practices. Special consideration will be given to cultural context within which the service is provided.
Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC, is an international trainer and consultant in evidence-based practices, ethics and cultural issues in behavioral healthcare. His company, Serna Solutions LLC, provides consultation services and direct behavioral health services to adults, adolescents and families.
NEI17-ETHICS $120/6 CECs
Ethical Issues in Case Documentation
Laura Lansrud-López, M.A., ATR-BC, LPAT, LPCC, NCC
Saturday, June 24, 9:30am–5pm
The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) continues to be the law of the land. Its regulatory requirements impact and shape the way mental health services are delivered in this country, and now more than ever helping professionals are tasked with thoroughly and ethically documenting every aspect of care. In some situations, reimbursement is determined by appropriate documentation of progress, in others, solid clinical documentation could provide a defense in the case of client complaint or litigation. In all situations, it is ethical practice to keep timely and accurate records.
This workshop will cover the standards and best practices in case documentation, with an emphasis on relevant legal and ethical issues. We will explore the “Golden Thread” and focus on practical aspects of theory-based case conceptualization, diagnostic assessment, developing audit ready service plans and progress notes, strategies for evaluating progress, and ethical referrals and termination planning. The ACA Code of Ethics will be used as a guiding resource.
Laura Lansrud-López is the Chair of the Counseling Program and Clinical Director of Tierra Nueva Counseling Center. She teaches graduate level courses, facilitates workshops, and offers continuing education for professionals in the community. Laura is a nationally approved clinical supervisor in Art Therapy and Counseling. She is enthusiastic about exploring the intersection between consciousness-centered practice holistic practice and the ethical and legal standards of this increasingly regulated and highly demanding field.
COMMUNITY LECTURE SERIES sponsored by THE NEW EARTH INSTITUTE
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC OR $20 FOR 2 CECs
Must RSVP to email@example.com to guarantee a seat.
Wednesday, May 3, 6–8pm
Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Presented by Erin Doenwald, LMSW & Susan Hayre, LMHC
This lecture will identify warning signs and high risk factors such as bullying, school failure, substance abuse, marginalized groups, as well as intervention and community resources. Attendees will become more able to recognize suicide risk factors and warning signs, understand the importance of directly asking the suicide question, discover resources for help, learn about protective factors and effective actions for suicide prevention.
Erin Doerwald, LMSW, is the Program Director for The Sky Center of New Mexico Suicide Intervention Project. overseeing suicide prevention programming in the Santa Fe Public Schools. Erin’s commitment to mindful education and her work as a family therapist supports the mission of The Sky Center to reduce the risk of youth suicide in Northern New Mexico.
Susan Hayre, LMHC is the coordinator of The Sky Center’s Postvention Team of Northern NM, a team of trained professionals and community volunteers that is activated in the event of a sudden death, suicide or homicide of a student or staff member in Santa Fe Public Schools. Susan works as a school counselor at El Camino Real Academy and as a SKY Center group leader and intern mentor.