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As an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, Envision Counseling offers a wide variety of professional seminars and clinical training unmatched anywhere. Increase your clinical expertise while earning continuing education credits to meet state licensing requirements.

 

Presents

Loss and Grief 101

Clinical Theory, Bereavement Models, Case Conceptualization,

and Basic Interventions for Grieving Clients

Trainer

Dani Baker, Ph.D. Candidate, LMFT, ATR-BC

Date

Saturday, April 24th, 2021, 08:00 am to 05:00 PM PST

Fee: $199; 8 NBCC Approved CEU’s

Description

This training in Loss and Grief is intended for mental health professionals who are interested in exploring how North American dominant narratives on grief impact biopsychosocial experiences of loss via clinical theories, treatment models, natural bereavement styles, and healthy loss adaptation within the context of personal insight and professional awareness. Participants learn to evaluate and conceptualize grief and loss symptoms, and design foundational supportive interventions that meet bereaved individuals where they are in their grief process.

Outline

  • What Does Loss and Grief Mean to You?
    • Exploring how the dominant cultural narrative of grief impacts the way individuals grieve.
  • 21st Century Models of Loss Adaptation, Meaning Making & Continuing Bonds
    • Exploring the Intersection of Traditional Clinical Theory, Current Bereavement Models, and Strengths-based Interventions to support healthy grieving.
  • Case Conceptualization and Treatment Goals
    • Exploring the connection between the fluid nature of grief, interventions, and treatment goals to help clients process, adapt to, and integrate loss experiences.

Additional Support

Envision Counseling’s virtual training moderator ensures ease of online learning by managing the online training environment including virtual course room configuration and acting as the participants’ point of contact for technology assistance, access to course materials, and answering course/schedule questions.

Required Readings and Materials

Prior to the training, a PDF with assorted readings will be sent to attendees for reading prior to the course.

Please note, if you already have items 1 and 2 (notebook and markers), you do not need to purchase more for the training, please use what you already have. If not, please use the notebook and marker links below to purchase your materials.

Items 3 and 4 (Metallic Gel Sticks and Fauna Inspiration Mini Deck) below the bold line are required for the training*. Please note, the Fauna Inspiration Mini Deck must be purchased by 4/18 to be received by 4/26. If you are not able to purchase by 4/18 OR do not receive the deck in time for the training, all participants will have access to the virtual deck used by the trainer.

Links for Required Materials:

  1. A5 Blank Notebook – 5.8 x 8.25 Inches Hard Kraft Cover Sketchbook with Elastic Closure, 80 Sheets / 160 Pages $9.9
  2. Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Markers – Fine Line $3.77
  3. *Faber-Castell Metallic Gel Sticks – 6ct $7.00
  4. *FAUNA INSPIRATION Mini-Deck – $16+ $4.50 Shipping (20% discount included in this price). Must be ordered by March 5th to receive by the 12th. Reference Envision L&G 101 Training to receive 20% Discount for the Fauna Mini Deck.

About the Instructor

Dani Baker, Ph.D. Candidate, LMFT, ATR-BC

Dani Baker, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC, has 15+ years of experience as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, WA State Approved Supervisor, Registered Art Therapist, and Board-Certified Art Therapist.

In her clinical practice, Dani works with individuals, families, and groups experiencing grief and loss. When not in clinical practice, Dani serves as a counselor educator and the Associate Chair of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program at Antioch University Seattle. Prior to her Associate Chair appointment at Antioch University, Dani served as the Director of Grief and Loss Adult Programs for a non-profit organization.

Dani’s research and teaching interests include the efficacy of conventional art media and expressive writing in the treatment of trauma and grief; the neuroscience of affect imaging to promote emotion regulation; and best practices in social justice advocacy training in counselor education. Dani is currently completing her Ph.D., in Counselor Education and Supervision at Antioch University Seattle.

EVENT REGISTRATION: Register Here.

Envision Counseling, PLLC, has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education provider, ACEP No. 6724. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Envision Counseling, PLLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

The virtual training link will be emailed to participants prior to the event.

For questions about the training, please direct all inquires to training@envisioncounseling.net.

Presents

Resilience Counseling

Trainer

Colin C. Ward, Ph.D.

William Heustler, Psy.D.

Katherine Fort, Ph.D.

Erica Walters, CMHC Clinical Intern

Date

Friday, May 14th, 2021, 08:00 am to 05:00 PM PST

Fee: $249; 8.5 NBCC Approved CEU’s

Description

Current vitality and resilience literature identifies the following qualities as essential to positive adaption in the face of adversity and trauma: subjective well-being, optimism, self-determinism, creativity, faith, acceptance, and gratitude. The research on vitality and resilience has led to a “strength based” movement, where well-meaning providers encourage clients to be less hard on themselves, more self-forgiving and self-reliant. Like traditional empirical models, the less hard, more self-reliant approach places counselors in the expert position, and in doing so, may imply clients lack the capacity to help themselves.

This one-day training presumes clients are the experts of their lives and presents intentional therapeutic pathways to promote client self-healing and resilient living often overlooked in counselor training. Utilizing didactic and experiential learning activities, participants will learn how to apply the components of the counseling relationship to promote client strengths, values, and qualities undernourished by fate or forgotten over time, and essential for resilient living.

Course Objectives

Participants will explore how a culturally responsive counseling relationship characterized by respect, collaboration, cohesion, mutual gratitude, and humility can:

  • Transform suffering into strengths.
  • Promote an increasing tolerance for dissonant and adverse life experiences.
  • Strengthen the counselor’s and client’s capacity for ambiguity and multiplicity.
  • Invoke the qualities essential to resilience living: Self-efficacy, acceptance, gratitude, and service.

About the Instructors

Colin Ward, Ph.D., LMHC

For the past 24 years, Dr. Ward has served as a counselor, counselor educator, and supervisor focused on developing strength and resilient centered relationships in therapy and supervision. Along with his co-presenters (Dr. Heusler, Dr. Fort, and Erica Walters), they will present their current research on resilience and how this can be applied in counseling.  This work, and his past publication of Strength Centered Counseling (2011), highlight a counseling career spanning over 30 years working with clients to integrate effective postmodern techniques and interventions to engage hope, identify strengths, and develop resilient life patterns.

Dr. Ward received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado, a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Winona State University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling from Oregon State University. He is currently a core faculty member at Antioch University Seattle and co-chair of the Ph.D. program in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES).  He has served in a variety of leadership roles over the years, including departmental chair, director of advanced clinical training, doctoral training coordinator, state branch president, chair of legislative and public policy committees, and president of a state licensing board for behavioral health and therapy.

 

Additional Support

Envision Counseling’s virtual training moderator ensures ease of online learning by managing the online training environment including virtual course room configuration and acting as the participants’ point of contact for technology assistance, access to course materials, and answering course/schedule questions.

EVENT REGISTRATION: Click here

Envision Counseling, PLLC, has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education provider, ACEP No. 6724. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Envision Counseling, PLLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

The virtual training link will be emailed to participants prior to the event.

For questions about the training, please direct all inquires to training@envisioncounseling.net.

 

Presents

Loss and Grief 101 Part 2; Exploring Creative Interventions and Connections through Ritual

Trainer

Dani Baker, Ph.D. Candidate, LMFT, ATR-BC

Date

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021, 08:00 am to 05:00 PM PST

Fee: $249; 8 NBCC Approved CEU’s

Description

This second training in Loss and Grief is intended for mental health professionals who are interested in delving deeper into grief’s impact on biopsychosocial experiences as a result of significant loss events over an individual’s lifespan. Integrating an existing knowledge of emerging principles and person-centered practices that support healthy grieving, participants will learn additional techniques via creative (non-verbal) interventions to support integration, loss adaptation, and communal connection through ritual.

Outline

  • What Does Loss and Grief Mean to You Now? How Does This Knowledge Impact You as a Griever?
    • Recognizing how the dominant constructed narrative of grief impacts the way individuals grieve, participants will briefly explore their own loss and grief experiences throughout their lifetime.
  • Integrating Loss Adaptation Models and Strength-Based Interventions
    • Utilizing current bereavement models, early attachment influences, and strengths-based approaches to L&G, participants will learn several creative interventions to support healthy grieving and processing.
  • Connection in Community and Ritual
    • Acknowledging that grievers often feel isolated in grief, participants will examine how creating connection through ritual provides a contained space to be witnessed by themselves or others.

Required Readings and Materials

Prior to the training, a PDF with assorted readings will be sent to attendees for reading prior to the course.

About the Instructor

Dani Baker, Ph.D. Candidate, LMFT, ATR-BC

Dani Baker, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC, has 15+ years of experience as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, WA State Approved Supervisor, Registered Art Therapist, and Board-Certified Art Therapist.

In her clinical practice, Dani works with individuals, families, and groups experiencing grief and loss. When not in clinical practice, Dani serves as a counselor educator and the Associate Chair of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Program at Antioch University Seattle. Prior to her Associate Chair appointment at Antioch University, Dani served as the Director of Grief and Loss Adult Programs for a non-profit organization.

Dani’s research and teaching interests include the efficacy of conventional art media and expressive writing in the treatment of trauma and grief; the neuroscience of affect imaging to promote emotion regulation; and best practices in social justice advocacy training in counselor education. Dani is currently completing her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Antioch University Seattle.

Additional Support

Envision Counseling’s virtual training moderator ensures ease of online learning by managing the online training environment including virtual course room configuration and acting as the participants’ point of contact for technology assistance, access to course materials, and answering course/schedule questions.

EVENT REGISTRATION

Please email training@envisioncounseling.net for additional information and/or registration.

Envision Counseling, PLLC, has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education provider, ACEP No. 6724. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Envision Counseling, PLLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

The virtual training link will be emailed to participants prior to the event.

For questions about the training, please direct all inquires to training@envisioncounseling.net.