CEC Classes through the New Earth Institute
To register for NEI or certificate courses you may do so by telephone (505-467-6809) or online through the following link: Register Now
For more information on any of our Certificate programs, email our Enrollment Services team or call 505-467-6815.
CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH CERTIFICATE
ATTACHMENT: THE HEART OF WELL BEING (CMH 5250)
Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & 26, 2022, 9am–6pm Offered via Zoom
This course is designed for students and professionals with an interest in the dynamic of attachment between a child and parent or caregiver in a child’s life. The spontaneous love and absorption that a parent has for a baby and the growing child is the foundation for the primary attachment relationship. It is also the basis for the child’s character and brain development, mental health, capacity to form relationships, and the ability to experience empathy and compassion for another human being. This essential attachment includes reciprocal communication, loving responses to the child’s needs, and the unfolding of trust and well-being. As providers, we can play a key role in supporting and fostering parent-child attachment. We can also interact with children and parents in ways that embody and teach the components of healthy attachment; sometimes helping the adult to heal from their own childhood in the process. Participants will enter into a supportive and nurturing environment to experience the key elements of attachment first hand as a reference for doing attachment work, and as an optimum setting for growing, understanding, and retaining what you have learned. Participants may experience some of their own inner child healing through this specially designed course as well.
16 contact hours toward the Children’s Mental Health Certificate.
Cynthia Fulreader, M.A., LPC, is the Director of the Children’s Mental Health Certificate Program. She is a child and family therapist with over 35 years of professional experience. She is a bilingual school counselor and maintains a private practice in Santa Fe.
TRAUMA, GRIEF AND RENEWAL CERTIFICATE
THEORIES OF THE GRIEF PROCESS (TGR 5500-2)
$365/16 CECs Offered via Zoom
Saturday & Sunday, July 16 & 17, 2022, 9am–6pm
This course describes the grief process from various perspectives and models, with the study and treatment of grief and loss as the initial focus. Discussion of cross-cultural issues, traumatic grief, the role of substance abuse, special populations and the creation of effective support systems is included in the course. We will also look at grief of all kinds to explore its underlying dynamic and how to find its gifts. 16 contact hours toward the Trauma, Grief and Renewal Certificate.
Rev. Ted Wiard EdD, LPCC, CGC, is the Director of the Trauma, Grief and Renewal Certificate. He is the founder and Director of Golden Willow Counseling and Golden Willow Retreat and Clinical Director for Rio Grande Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program in Taos and Las Vegas. Dr. Wiard maintains a private practice.
ADDICTIONS, ABUSE AND RECOVERY CERTIFICATE
MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING: ENGAGING PEOPLE IN MEANINGFUL CHANGE (AAR 5900)
Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21, 9am–6pm On SWC Campus-Vaccination & Booster Required
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an approach to helping people find and activate their own resources for change. In this course students will learn about the theoretical basis for MI and touch on the supporting research for the approach. Students will learn how to apply MI techniques and strategies to a variety of issues including addiction, depression and anxiety. MI will also be applied experientially to assist students to make changes in their own lives that will increase balance and wellness. Upon completion of the course, students will also be able to integrate MI with other theories and skill sets in a manner that is coherent and meaningful. dynamic and how to find its gifts.
16 contact hours toward the Addictions, Abuse & Recovery Certificate.
Aimee Dale-Lucius, M.A., LMHC, is currently a clinician and CRAFT specialist at Serna Solutions LLC and is pursuing membership in MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers). Aimée has a diverse background in behavioral health and has worked with children through adults in private practice and community mental health in New Mexico and Colorado.
Special Offering for Ethics and/or Supervision CECs
PUPPET PEDAGOGY: The Experiential Use of Puppetry to Navigate Ethics in Supervision
Sunday, July 24, 9am–4pm MST
$145/6 CECs (All Materials and Supplies Included.)
SWC Campus Register Early as Space is Limited!
Click HERE to register or call the registrar at 505-467-6809.
Lead Presenter: Laura Lansrud-López, M.A., ATR-BC, ATCS, NCC, ACS, LPAT, LPCC
With Guest Presenters Deborah Schroder, Nancy Lemmon, Michelle Lynn, Seren Morris
Clinical supervision is nationally recognized as a specialty area in the helping professions, requiring specific skills and activities beyond experience as a seasoned clinician or academic instructor. Likewise, ethics in supervision is an emerging content area requiring advances skills, knowledge, and awareness specific to the practice and responsibilities of clinical supervision. Puppet Pedagogy is a novel and creative approach for teaching professional ethics in clinical practice and supervision. This approach, developed by a group of counseling and art therapy educators, uses scenario-building, interactive dialogue through puppetry, participant discussion, and employs decision-making models to navigate complex ethical dilemmas. This workshop will cover the foundational principles in counseling and art therapy ethics and focus on ethics in supervision and the supervisory relationship. Participants will learn the best practices in clinical supervision, make their own sock-puppet, and use it to explore a real-world ethical dilemma in supervision.
SWC is a NM Counseling and Therapy Practice Board approved provider of Continuing Education Credits.
Content area: ATCB – Professional Issues – Ethics / Supervision
NBCC – Counselor Practice Issues – Ethics / Supervision
9:00 am – 9:30 am: Opening and introduction to Puppet Pedagogy
9:30 am – 11:30 am: Best practices in clinical supervision & decision-making models
11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Puppet making tutorial, form dyads, begin scenario process
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch (continue working on scenarios during lunch)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Experiential: puppet making & scenario-building in dyads
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Participant demonstration of scenarios & decision-making models
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Discussion, concluding thoughts, course evaluations
Laura Lansrud-Lopez, M.A., ATR-BC, ATCS, NCC, ACS, LPAT, LPCC, is an Art Therapist and Mental Health Counselor with over 15-years’ experience as a therapist, educator, and supervisor. She is licensed and Board-approved to offer clinical supervision in Maryland (LCPAT), New Mexico (LPCC, LPAT), and Virginia (LPC). Laura is also nationally certified as an Approved Supervisor in both Art Therapy (ATCS) and Counseling (ACS). Laura is passionate about experiential learning methods and has taught graduate level courses at Southwestern College and The George Washington University. She also offers continue education workshops in ethics, case documentation, best practices in supervision and therapy practice. Laura is currently in private practice in New Mexico and writing her dissertation on the transformative potential of imaginal knowing in counseling education at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Summer 2022 Community Lectures sponsored by the New Earth Institute
Tuesday, July 19, 6–8pm, SWC Campus, Free and Open to the Public or $20 for 2 CECs
WRITING WITH THE CLIENT IN MIND: ETHICS OF CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION
This lecture will explore the reasons for maintaining up-to-date clinical documentation in ethical therapy practice and best practices for ethical clinical writing. We will also look at how ethical principles and standards connect to clinical writing and documentation, how clinical documentation protects and serves clients, and how written assessments, treatment plans, and progress notes support quality of care for clients. self-register here: https://newearth.regfox.com/community-lecture to reserve a seat.
Denise Moore, M.A., LPCC, CCTP, is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Her experience spans working with families and children in a home-based program to working with complex trauma with individuals. Her approach is based on the belief that each individual has strengths, knowledge and expertise that contribute to their own healing and growth.
Tuesday, August 9, 6–8pm, SWC Campus
Free and Open to the Public or $20 for 2 CECs
|POWER AND PLACE: ETHICAL AND CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS IN ADDICTION
Join Aimée Dale-Lucius for an exploration of ethical and cultural considerations unique to addiction treatment. Issues of professional boundaries, confidentiality, social and cultural influences, including colonization, historical trauma and socioeconomic class will be discussed along with the effects of power-dynamics, adjudication, and mandated counseling impact recovery and the therapeutic process. self-register here: https://newearth.regfox.com/community-lecture to reserve a seat.
Aimée Dale-Lucius, M.A., LMHC, is currently a clinician and CRAFT specialist at Serna Solutions LLC and is pursuing membership in MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers). Aimée has a diverse background in behavioral health and has worked with children through adults in private practice and community mental health in New Mexico and Colorado.