Spring Workshop Series 2020

New Location: Copeland Tower - 2601 Severn Ave, Metairie, LA

Our Spring Ceu workshops will be held at Copeland Tower located at 2601 Severn Avenue in Metairie with FREE parking available on site. All workshops are available as half day or full day options and discounted prices are available with advance registration.  All workshops are approved by the LABSWE & LCA for continuing education hours for social workers and LPC’s.

February 6th, 2020

Workshop 1

8:30am - 11:45am

Jamie Jones, M.Ed, NCC, LPC-S

"Healing the Hurt Adolescent: Understanding Compulsive Behaviors rooted in Trauma"

Workshop 2

12:45pm - 4:00pm

Angie Wood, MSW, PhD

“Motivational Interviewing: Developing Discrepancy When Change Doesn’t Come Easy”

March 19th, 2020

Workshop 3

8:30am - 11:45am

Dawn Treigle, MSW, LCSW

"Trauma-Related Reactivity: Healing Strategies for Dysregulation"

Workshop 4

12:45pm - 4:00pm

Christina Roux, MSW, LCSW- BACS

"Authenticity vs. Professional Boundaries: Maintaining an Ethical and Impactful Clinical Practice"

April 23rd, 2020

Workshop 5

8:30am - 11:45am

Erin M. Dugan, Ph.D., NCC, CRC, LPC- S

"Let's Get Social! Enhancing Children's Emotional Intelligence One Grade Level at a Time"

Workshop 6

12:45pm - 4:00pm

Stephen Phillippi, PhD

"You are Only Human: Trauma, Fatigue and You… the Unintended Consequences of Being Good at What You Do"

May 7th, 2020

Workshop 7

8:30am - 11:45am

Deena Gerber, LCSW

"Mindfulness: How to Improve your practice and your life"

Workshop 8

12:45pm - 4:00pm

Carol Miles, MSW, LCSW

"Trauma Is Stressful, But Not All Stress Is Traumatic – How Can You Help?"

Workshop 1

Healing the Hurt Adolescent: Understanding Compulsive Behaviors rooted in Trauma

Presented by: Jamie Jones, M.Ed, NCC, LPC-S
3 CEUs, Clinical
Thursday, February 6th, 2020
8:00am – Registration
8:30am – 11:45am – Workshop
Location: Copeland Tower, 2601 Severn Ave. Metairie, LA 70002

About The Workshop

This workshop will allow providers to gain a better understanding of types of trauma an adolescent may experience. The workshop will provide insight into how adolescent clients revictimize themselves through compulsive behaviors as a result of cognitive distortions obtained through their trauma. The workshop will also explore treatment modalities to help unroot these behaviors and plant seeds for healing.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore trauma that adolescent clients may experience.
  • Explore and define compulsive behaviors adolescent clients may engage in.
  • Examine the relationship between trauma and compulsive behaviors in adolescents.
  • Explore treatment modalities that may be beneficial when working with this population.

About The Presenter

Jamie Jones, M.Ed, NCC, LPC-S is a Clinical Associate for The New Orleans Institute for Trauma and Compulsive Behaviors at River Oaks Hospital. She has been a member of the treatment team there since 2001. She also has a Private Practice in New Orleans and is an LPC Supervisor. She specializes in the treatment of Eating Disorders, Trauma based disorders, Compulsive Behaviors, and is experienced in the treatment of adults, adolescents, individuals, families, and military. Ms. Jones has lectured around the country on these topics. She has also lectured at Fort Hood, Camp Lejeune, and Keesler Air Force Base.

Workshop 2

Motivational Interviewing: Developing Discrepancy When Change Doesn’t Come Easy

Presented by: Angie Wood, PhD, LCSW
3 CEUs, Clinical
Thursday, February 6th, 2020
Noon – Registration
12:45pm – 4:00pm – Workshop
Location: Copeland Tower, 2601 Severn Ave. Metairie, LA 70002

About The Workshop

Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based practice designed to help clients build desire, confidence and commitment to change when addressing diverse behaviors and symptoms that may be associated with mental health disorders. Motivational interviewing is often used to address addictive disorders as this intervention helps people become motivated to change the behaviors that are preventing them from making healthier choices. It can also prepare individuals for further, more specific types of therapies. Various counseling strategies that are useful to address lack of commitment by building discrepancy will be shared and demonstrated.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand Motivational Interviewing and it’s therapeutic value, including how Motivational Interviewing is useful for various diagnoses including addictive disorders.
  • Review the stages of change, and understand how the concept of motivation fits.
  • Learn strategies to develop discrepancy to increase ambivalence in contemplative clients or instill ambivalence in clients who are pre-contemplative.
  • Distinguish between strategies to target specific aspects of the change process.
  • Understand the importance of experiential practices in the healing process.
  • Improve application of motivational interviewing for use in practice.

About The Presenter

Dr. Angela “Angie” Wood, PhD, LCSW earned her MSW from Southern Illinois University in 1992, and a Ph.D. in social work from Tulane University in 2006. She has been a licensed clinical social worker for over 20 years, working in a variety of behavioral health settings such as addictions, mental health, criminal/juvenile justice, and family preservation. As a workshop trainer and educator for over 15 years, Dr. Wood has presented on clinical supervision, motivational interviewing, and substance abuse. Her research interests include the dissemination and implementation of motivational interviewing across practice settings. Dr. Wood is an instructor and Field Coordinator for the undergraduate social work program at Southeastern Louisiana University, and has been teaching online for Walden University’s School of Social Work since 2013. She is one of two members of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers in Louisiana and has conducted over 50 workshops related to motivational interviewing.

Workshop 3

Trauma-Related Reactivity: Healing Strategies for Dysregulation

Presented by: Dawn Treigle, MSW, LCSW
3 CEUs, Clinical
Thursday, March 19th, 2020
8:00am – Registration
8:30am – 11:45am – Workshop
Location: Copeland Tower, 2601 Severn Ave. Metairie, LA 70002

About The Workshop

Clients with a history of unresolved trauma often get trapped in cycles of reactive behaviors that interfere with quality of life, relationships and the therapeutic process itself. Understanding the levels of dysregulation and altered states of consciousness that fuel these cycles is necessary for the effective treatment of trauma-reactivity.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding common cognitive, emotional, physical, and behavioral reactions to trauma.
  • Describe the four-dimensional model for working with trauma related altered states of consciousness often experienced by clients diagnosed with PTSD and Dissociative Disorders.
  • Share healing strategies utilized the treatment of clients with trauma-based deregulation.

About The Presenter

Dawn Treigle, MSW, LCSW is currently working exclusively in her private practice in the New Orleans area. She worked for the bulk of her career as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team in a trauma-specialty program working at facilities in New Orleans, Louisiana and Torrance, California. Ms. Treigle received her Master’s Degree from Tulane University and has more than 35 years of clinical experience and expertise in the treatment of trauma and compulsivity. She utilizes individual, family and group therapies in the treatment of adults and adolescents, and has been trained in EMDR. Ms. Treigle lectures regionally and nationally on a wide range of topics regarding the treatment of trauma-based disorders.

Workshop 4

Authenticity vs. Professional Boundaries: Maintaining an Ethical and Impactful Clinical Practice

Presented by: Christina Roux, MSW, LCSW-BACS
3 CEUs, Ethics
Thursday, March 19th, 2020
Noon – Registration
12:45pm – 4:00pm – Workshop
Location: Copeland Tower, 2601 Severn Ave. Metairie, LA 70002

About The Workshop

This workshop will address ethical dilemmas that arise in clinical practice when the clinician’s professional boundaries are challenged. Participants will review research related to professional boundaries and treatment outcomes; review and apply an ethical decision-making model to case examples; and learn strategies for “in the moment” boundary negotiations.

Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish between boundary crossings and boundary violations in clinical practice.
  • Gain familiarity with research pertaining to boundary crossings/violations and treatment outcomes.
  • Review the ethical decision-making model and gain familiarity with all steps of the model.
  • Apply the ethical decision-making model to case examples involving boundary issues.
  • Learn strategies for immediate (“in the moment”) boundary decisions.

About The Presenter

Chrissie Roux MSW, LCSW-BACS  is a psychotherapist in private practice and an adjunct professor at Tulane University School of Social Work. Before entering private practice, she was a clinical social worker at Trinity Counseling Center and at Jewish Family Service; she is also the former Program Director of the New Orleans chapter of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. She has over 20 years of clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, in case management and supported employment for people with developmental disabilities, and in program management and administration. She lectures in the community on a variety of topics including Developing Reflective Practice, Managing Compassion Fatigue, Treatment of Anxiety and Trauma, and Practitioner Self-Disclosure in Clinical Practice. In her psychotherapy practice, Ms. Roux has a special interest in mood disorders and trauma and uses EMDR, among other tools. She previously served on the boards of the Louisiana Association of Clinical Social Workers, the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, and Abeona House Child Discovery Center. At Tulane she teaches several courses in the graduate school of Social Work, including Clinical Methods, Theory, and Field Seminar. She loves dissecting a good ethical dilemma.

Workshop 5

Let's Get Social! Enhancing Children's Emotional Intelligence One Grade Level at a Time

Presented by: Erin M. Dugan, Ph.D., NCC, CRC, LPC- S
3 CEUs, Clinical
Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
8:00am – Registration
8:30am – 11:45am – Workshop
Location: Copeland Tower, 2601 Severn Ave. Metairie, LA 70002

About The Workshop

Social emotional learning is key to developing and supporting students’ successes and happiness in the academic and social settings. This workshop will introduce social emotional learning and its implementation in the school setting. Participants will not review current research, but also focus on implementing social emotional learning in the school setting to promote success and satisfaction for the student. Several social emotional curriculums will be presented as well as techniques based on social emotional learning curriculums.

Learning Objectives

  • Review current research demonstrating evidence on the importance of enhancing kid’s social emotional intelligence in the schools.
  • Compare kid’s IQ vs. EQ (emotional intelligence) and discover the importance of focusing on EQ
  • Discover social emotional curriculums used in the school systems today and discover how the curriculums not only enhance kid’s EQ, but provide teachers and parents with techniques to implement in the classroom.
  • Discover social emotional language/techniques to use with children in the classroom, in the counselor’s office, and to send home to parents.

About The Presenter

Erin Dugan LPC, PhD, NCC, CRC, LPC-S, RPT-S is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor specializing in children (ages 2-12), attachment disorders, and child-parent relationship therapy including play therapy, filial therapy and family play therapy. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Dugan is a Professor in the Department of Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans and serves as the Interim Department Head of the Department of Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling as well as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the School of Allied Health Professions at LSUHSC. With nearly 15 years of experience as a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, she is recognized as a leader in the field of play therapy, presenting both nationally and internationally at professional conferences and publishing scholarly works on the subject. Dr. Dugan is a current member of the American Counseling Association, the International Association of Play Therapy, and many other professional organizations in the field. She is a current Board member with the Association of Play Therapy.

Workshop 6

You are Only Human: Trauma, Fatigue and You… the Unintended Consequences of Being Good at What You Do

Presented by: Stephen Phillippi, PhD
3 CEUs, Clinical for social workers, General for LPC’s
Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
Noon – Registration
12:45pm – 4:00pm – Workshop
Location: Copeland Tower, 2601 Severn Ave. Metairie, LA  70002

About The Workshop

This workshop engages providers in examining the common signs of stress, distress, and trauma resulting from empathic engagement and understanding of clients. These issues can result from simply doing your job well. Most important, the workshop will help practitioners discuss ways to avoid and address potential trauma and leave with a plan for self-care.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the indicators of motivation, stress, distress, burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and resilience.
  • Understand the symptoms related to a diagnosis of vicarious trauma.
  • Test their own level of compassion satisfaction, burnout, and secondary trauma.
  • Examine ways to avoid and address vicarious trauma.
  • Develop their own care plan.

About The Presenter

Stephen Phillippi, PhD is the Chair of Behavioral & Community Health Sciences at the LSU School of Public Health. He is also the Founding Director of the Center for Evidence to Practice, working to bring evidence-based practices and supportive policies to states and local communities. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor. He has a twenty-five year history of developing, managing, evaluating, and providing direct services. Dr. Phillippi is the PI on several studies, teaches, writes, consults, and participates in a number of professional and public service boards.

Workshop 7

Mindfulness: How to Improve Your Practice and Your Life

Presented by: Deena Gerber, LCSW,-BACS
3 CEUs, Clinical
Thursday, May 7th, 2020
8:00am – Registration
8:30am – 11:45am – Workshop
Location: Copeland Tower, 2601 Severn Ave. Metairie, LA  70002

About The Workshop

This workshop will look at how clinicians can sharpen their own mindfulness to improve their skills. We will look at various approaches to mindfulness, and how meditation can build mindfulness skills. We will examine how to teach mindfulness to clients and when it is appropriate. This workshop will have experiential opportunities.

Learning Objectives

  • What is mindfulness, really?.
  • Is mindfulness a unique therapy or a common factor in all therapy?
  • How can mindfulness be integrated into psychotherapy practice?
  • How can therapists increase their own mindfulness?
  • What can mindfulness offer clients suffering from particular conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders or psychosis?
  • What can mindfulness meditation accomplish that traditional psychotherapy cannot?
  • Supervision: How can mindfulness be used in supervision?

About The Presenter

Deena Gerber LCSW-BACS was the Executive Director of Jewish Family Service 1994- 2013. Currently she is an adjunct professor at Tulane University School of Social Work and maintains a private practice specializing in LCSW licensure supervision. She has her Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University and Masters of Social Work from Tulane University. Her fields of special interest are non-profit administration and older adult services. In 1994 she co-authored Caring for the Elderly- A Workbook for Caregivers. In 2006 Deena was given the Helen A. Mervis Jewish Community Professional Award by the Louisiana Jewish Endowment Foundation. In December 2011 she was honored at the White House with the Champion of Change award through President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative, for the work that the agency did in the community after Hurricane Katrina, under her leadership. Deena has been an active Social Worker for more than 40 years

Workshop 8

All Trauma Is Stressful, But Not All Stress Is Traumatic – How Can You Help?

Presented by: Carol Miles, MSW, LCSW
3 CEUs, Clinical
Thursday, May 7th, 2020
Noon – Registration
12:45pm – 4:00pm – Workshop
Location: Copeland Tower, 2601 Severn Ave. Metairie, LA  70002

About The Workshop

This effective, thought-provoking workshop teaches providers working with trauma to learn new ways to help clients. “Big T” traumas like war or sexual trauma, or “Small t” traumas like neglect or struggling with how to develop relationships can be better resolved when clients’ have positive neural networks. This can speed up the healing process. Neurons that fire together, wire together (Neuropsychologist Donald Hebb first used this phrase in 1949 to describe how pathways in the brain are formed and reinforced through repetition). The speed of symptom relief with EMDR therapy does not contradict the helpfulness of other types of psychotherapy–traditional therapies build coping skills and enhance self-understanding. EMDR therapy can deliver more immediate symptom relief and release from negative “looping”. In this didactic and experiential training, you can have the opportunity to learn techniques that you can use with your adult, child and adolescent clients right away. Ryan Durand will be presenting on work with Spanish-speaking immigrant youth and their families, incorporating the use of other modalities with EMDR Therapy. Carol Miles and Ryan Durand will offer tools you can take back to your practice to use. (Open to EMDR trained and not yet trained practitioners.)

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the indicators of trauma.
  • Examine ways to work with trauma.
  • Develop EMDR Therapy stabilization techniques to use with trauma survivors and with people who have experienced chronic stress.

About The Presenter

Carol Miles MSW, LCSW, a clinical social worker specializing in individual, and family psychotherapy, maintains a private practice in Covington and New Orleans, Louisiana with adolescent and adult clients. She also provides training and consultation for therapists developing skills in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR Therapy). A graduate of LSU School of Social Work, Carol specializes in Clinical Social Work, with over 30 years of experience as a social worker in clinical, administration, and marketing with the public and private sectors. Among her areas of expertise are working with clients who have eating disorders and trauma. She is certified in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) by EMDRIA (EMDR International Association) and has additional training in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). Carol has often presented at state wide conferences and to general audiences on topics ranging from Eating Disorders, Assertiveness, EMDR Therapy, DBT and Developing a Private Practice. She has taught as an adjunct professor at the Tulane School of Social Work since 1998. Additionally, she is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and EMDRIA Approved Provider of EMDR Therapy. She has been a member of EMDRIA since 2008, shortly after being trained in EMDR Therapy in New Orleans through the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program (now called Trauma Recovery). As a volunteer for EMDRIA, she served as a member of the Conference Committee for many years and founded and chaired the University Special Interest Committee. She is currently the Regional Co-Coordinator of South Louisiana. In 2017 she was elected to serve on the EMDRIA Board of Directors 2017-2021, becoming its President in 2019. Ryan Durand, LMSW is a clinical social worker at Children’s Bureau of New Orleans (CBNO), a nonprofit organization serving youth ages 6 to 24. At CBNO, Ryan works specifically as a trauma therapist through a grant-funded program known as Project LAST (Loss and Survival Team), where he serves primarily Spanish-speaking immigrant youth and their families. Ryan also works with youth referred through Jefferson Parish’s Juvenile Court system as well as with young adults ages 18-24 referred through partnering community organizations. After completing EMDR Basic Training in 2016, Ryan became a member of EMDRIA, then attending EMDRIA’s South Louisiana regional meetings, other advanced trainings. He continues to develop and implement new skills in his work with youth at CBNO by combining EMDR therapy with Internal Family Systems therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and techniques associated with play therapy—specifically sand tray—and art therapy

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