UNH Development and Training Center- Pease

Upcoming events

  • 05-03-17 9:00 am - 05-03-17 3:30 pm
    Submitted to NASW, NH Chapter, for CE Credits Reconsider many of the assumptions and treatment approaches of the DSM/ICD paradigm as you are introduced to a positive, developmental, and resilience-promoting treatment perspective, the Resilience-Focused Counseling & Consultation (RFC&C) process. The mental health field has moved increasingly toward a biomedical paradigm focused upon diagnostic labeling and symptom-reducing interventions. RFC&C represents a "Copernican Shift” in counseling & therapy, an alternative approach that serves to clarify the role of personal coaching. Practical strategies and techniques for assessing and conceptualizing client concerns from a resilience-focused, wellness perspective will be presented and demonstrated. In addition, effective intervention techniques for facilitating positive growth and change through coaching as well as more in-depth mental health counseling services will be presented and demonstrated. Ethical issues in respecting boundaries between coaching interventions and professional mental health counseling will be addressed. (This is part of the Coaching Children and Teens Certificate Program, but you do not need to enroll in the program to take this workshop.) Cost: $189 (Lunch Included) Instructor: William Nicoll For more information and to register, visit http://learnforlife.unh.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=640980&selectedProgramAreaId=16119&selectedProgramStreamId=16142
  • 05-19-17 9:00 am - 05-19-17 3:30 pm
    Approved by NASW, NH Chapter for 5.5 Cat. 1 CE Credits and 2 Ethics Hours, Auth. 2687 Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults, the tenth leading cause of death nationwide, and is the most preventable cause of death among adults. Non-suicidal self-injury has increased dramatically in recent years among adolescents and young adults, and is a significant risk factor for one or more serious suicide attempts. This workshop will provide you with an overview of the major patterns and types of non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal behavior. Bio-psychosocial risk factors that increase the probability of non-suicidal self-harm and suicidal actions, as well as protective factors which serve to reduce the likelihood of non-suicidal self-harm and suicidal behavior, will be reviewed. Neuropsychiatric conditions in the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-5” (DSM-5), (American Psychiatric Association), that are associated with elevated rates of suicidal behavior, will be discussed. Learn best practices for evaluation of suicidal and non-suicidal self-injury including history taking, assessment of mental status, interviewing strategies, and psychological screening tests. The role of Emergency Services Departments within community mental health centers in New Hampshire, and other interventions for persons considered to be at elevated risk for self-harm will be clarified. If time permits, discussion will also include circumstances which can trigger ethics complaints to licensing boards and/or malpractice suits against mental health clinicians in cases of attempted or completed suicide. Risk management strategies to address these outcomes will be outlined. Cost: $159 (Lunch Included) Instructor: Jerrold Pollak For more information and to register, visit http://learnforlife.unh.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=22576&selectedProgramAreaId=16119&selectedProgramStreamId=16142
  • 06-02-17 9:00 am - 06-27-17 3:30 pm
    Approved by NASW, NH Chapter, for 5.5 Cat. 1 CE Credits, Auth. #2740 An emergent body of research shows that coaching is more powerful in addressing symptoms of ADHD than other forms of support such as psychotherapy. Coaches are specifically trained to help children with ADHD learn to manage time, break down daunting tasks into manageable steps, keep themselves organized, think proactively, use mindfulness techniques, and learn to check their thinking/acting at intervals. This workshop will define the difference and delineate the effective techniques unique to coaching children and teens with ADHD. The content of the coaching plan is contrasted and merged with the process of coaching throughout the workshop. This is an experiential workshop where you will work with one another to learn and practice ADHD coaching strategies. (This is part of the Coaching Children and Teens with ADHD Certificate Program, but you do not need to enroll in the program to take this workshop.) Cost: $289 *(Lunch Included) Instructor: Anita Remig For more information and to register, visit http://learnforlife.unh.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=22582&selectedProgramAreaId=16119&selectedProgramStreamId=16142
  • 06-02-17 9:00 am - 06-02-17 3:30 pm
    Approved by NASW, NH Chapter, for 5.5 Cat. 1 CE Credits, Auth. # 2656 As much as those in the helping profession would prefer otherwise, individuals tend to ask for help with their problems only when they have reached crisis proportions. Learn the theories and skills needed to manage a crisis to a successful conclusion, taking advantage of the opportunities for change and growth that also occur. You will review specific types of emergencies and their unique characteristics including: lethality, PTSD, sexual assault, personal loss, domestic violence and vicarious traumatization. Information and techniques will be introduced through PowerPoint, discussion, and role-plays. New as well as experienced professionals will benefit. Cost: $159 (Lunch Included) Instructor: Mike Hague (This is part of the Coaching Children and Teens Certificate Program, but you do not need to be enrolled in the program to take this workshop.) For more information and to register, visit http://learnforlife.unh.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=489183&selectedProgramAreaId=16119&selectedProgramStreamId=16142
  • 06-09-17 9:00 am - 06-09-17 3:30 pm
    Approved by NASW, NH Chapter, for 6.0 Cat. 1 CE Credits, #2559 In this hands-on seminar you will discuss methods and tools for empowering children and teens through coaching, and then practice the skills learned. Principles of the coaching process will be reviewed while the practice of coaching and promoting growth in children and teens is emphasized. Rationales and systems for assessment, problem solving, goal setting, and making, implementing, evaluating, and reorganizing plans will be outlined. Human growth exercises, decision-making skills, empowerment techniques, listening strategies and consultation methods will be offered. You will also examine challenging cases and share experiences with difficult problems. Person-to-person coaching, group processing, brainstorming, and solution-focused interactive communication will be used. (This is part of the Coaching Children and Teens and the Coaching Children and Teens with ADHD Certificate Programs, but you do not need to enroll in the programs to take this workshop.) Cost: $189 (Lunch Included) Instructor: Anita Remig For more information and to register, visit http://learnforlife.unh.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=22586&selectedProgramAreaId=16119&selectedProgramStreamId=16142
  • 06-16-17 9:00 am - 06-16-17 3:30 pm
    New Workshop! Submitted to NASW, NH Chapter, for CE Credits Human beings are born with biological and psychological systems that can lead to drug and alcohol problems. Drug and alcohol problems do not happen right away: addiction is a process. Teens use drugs in a non-problem way BEFORE they have substance abuse problems. The individualized cycle develops for each person according to their family, social and school environments. As well, each person goes through a different cycle for each substance he/she experiments with: each person has a unique relationship with each drug. This seminar will elaborate and emphasize the role of coaching children and teens with alcohol and drug problems. Theories of addiction will be described and critiqued, including the Gateway model, the Disease model and the Biopsychosocial model. Brain change due to alcohol and drug problems will also be reviewed. You will also discuss classes of drugs likely to be abused including: depressants, hallucinogens, stimulants and opiates. Medicine currently used to treat alcohol and drug addiction will be explained. There are numerous treatment programs to help prevent alcohol and drug abuse in children and teens and many methods of treatment once the teen has moved down the road toward addiction. These will also be discussed. Cost: $189 (Lunch Included) Instructor: Anita Remig For more information and to register, visit http://learnforlife.unh.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=641016&selectedProgramAreaId=16119&selectedProgramStreamId=16142

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The New Hampshire Chapter is constituted to advance the purposes of the National Association of Social Workers in New Hampshire and is a basic administrative unit of the National Association of Social Workers, Inc. The New Hampshire Chapter program and structure is designed to encourage and facilitate participation by members. NH-NASW strongly supports the core values of the social work profession including “service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence” (source: Code of Ethics).