Upcoming Trainings at Edgewood

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*  Please note that any Edgewood training may be canceled if less than six people register. Please make sure you type your email address accurately in your RSVP and that it is an email box that you regularly check so we may notify you if the class is canceled or rescheduled.

 

 

Family Conferencing Facilitator Training 
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 – 9:30am – 4:30pm
Edgewood Center San Francisco – Administrative Conference Room West — RSVP HERE

 

This training is open to all who want to improve or learn the skills of family conference facilitation.   Rooted in the principles of participatory decision making, family conferencing is a family centered approach that places families and youth at the center of decision making about their plan of care – facilitators are key to creating and maintaining an environment for this family & youth driven process.   Participants will learn the tools of successful facilitation in a cross program learning environment with active discussion and time to practice.

Presented by Ellen Morrison, MSW

As a trainer and facilitator for over 10 years, Ellen brings with her experience in program development, management and direct service with children and adults.  She offers a breadth of experience in the field of administrative and direct service social work, has extensive experience facilitating group processes in clinical and education settings and specializes in group dynamics. Through the lens of social justice, her trainings are experiential, relevant and supportive of professionals.

 

To receive CEUs provided by Edgewood Provider # 1441, you must attend the entire training. Due to our contract with the board of Behavioral Sciences, we will be unable to provide attendees with certificates of completion if more than 15 minutes of course content is missed.  If you will be requesting CEU’s bring your license number to the training.  No partial credit offered.

 

 

Intro to Ecotherapy: A Wellness Practice for Health and Stress Reduction in Our Work with Youth and Families

 

3 CEU’s*
Monday, October 14th, 2013 — 9:30am – 12:30pm

Edgewood Center San Francisco — Williams Conference Room  RSVP HERE

 

 

Ecotherapy, also known as ecopsychology, refers to nature-based methods of physical and psychological healing, a growing field in mental health and wellness. It is rooted in the fact that humans are intimately connected with and inseparable from nature. Taking into account the latest scientific understandings of our universe, as well as deep indigenous wisdom, ecotherapy gives us nourishing physical and psychological tools with which to heal the human psyche at the individual as well as community levels.

 

Participants in this training will:

 

  • Increase knowledge and awareness of the field of Ecotherapy
  • Receive resources and learn ways to utilize nature-based techniques and metaphors in therapeutic work
  • Create a plan for a personal Ecotherapy Wellness Practice
  • Learn how diversity can be honored in an Ecotherapy context

 

Presented by J. Phoenix Smith, MSW

Phoenix is a certified Ecotherapist, Clinical Social Worker, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher and an Ecotherapist with the outdoors company Back to Earth. She has 20 years experience in public health and social justice. She has presented at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Edgewood Center for Children and Families, Earth Medicine Alliance Conference and the Black Women’s Media Project Be Still Retreat.  For more information about Phoenix and her work, please go to her website, ecosoulwisdom.org.

 

*To receive CEUs provided by Edgewood Provider # 1441, you must attend the entire training. Due to our contract with the board of Behavioral Sciences, we will be unable to provide attendees with certificates of completion if more than 15 minutes of course content is missed.  If you will be requesting CEU’s bring your license number to the training.  No partial credit offered.

 

 

 

Strategies for Improving Youth’s Ability to Understand and use Emotional Regulation Techniques: Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness (DBT) 

6 CEU’s*

Monday, October 21, 2013 – 9:00am – 4:30pm
Edgewood Center San Francisco – Administrative Conference Room — RSVP HERE

 

 

Using the tools in the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) model – a multifaceted evidence-based set of techniques for youth and adults who experience problems with emotional regulation, this team-based approach provides skills to reduce high-risk behaviors. This training will focus on the theory, modalities, techniques and skills used in this model applicable to all staff that work with youth. Specific DBT strategies and skills covered include:

  • Using Diary Cards and Behavior Analysis to modify maladaptive behaviors
  • Mindfulness strategies to develop more awareness (for staff and youth)
  • Crisis Survival skills to help youth manage difficult emotions and situations
  • Emotional Regulation strategies to reduce emotional dysregulation
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness strategies to improve relationships.

 

 

Mark is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice and the Child Psychologist at Parents Place, Palo Alto. Mark is an adjunct assistant professor at several Bay Area Counseling Psychology Graduate Schools, where he teaches courses on: DBT, Trauma, and Clinical Interventions with Youth and Families. For five years he was the Clinical Coordinator of Edgewood’s Turning Point Program for Transition Age Youth (TAY) where he co-developed the DBT Program, lead DBT Skills Groups, and facilitated DBT Consultation Groups for staff. He is the co-author of Mindfulness for Teen Anger: A Workbook to Overcome Anger and Aggression using DBT and MBSR to be published in April, 2014 by New Harbinger Publications.

*To receive CEUs provided by Edgewood Provider # 1441, you must attend the entire training. Due to our contract with the board of Behavioral Sciences, we will be unable to provide attendees with certificates of completion if more than 15 minutes of course content is missed.  If you will be requesting CEU’s bring your license number to the training.  No partial credit offered.

 

 

 

Questions about a training? Suggestions on future trainings?  Please contact the Edgewood Center Training Department at trainingdepartment@edgewood.org.

Thank you!

 

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