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Professional Development with Mental Health in Mind

Continuing Education for Educators and Mental Health Providers

Ohio Social Workers and Counselors Earn 6 ceus
RCX 110801 RSX010703

Educators earn .6 ceus

Helping the ADHD and ODD Child

February 17, 24, 27. 6:30-8:30pm

Children who suffer from ADHD and ODD tend to be some of the most challenging to work with in both home and school settings.  They are often impulsive, easily distractible, bored prone, lack social skills and can be aggressive, angry and even intimidating to the adults in their lives.

This course will examine the bio-psycho-social factors that This course will examine the bio-psycho-social factors that underpin these disorders and introduce you to powerful tools from the fields of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Neuro-linguistic programming that will help you to make important gains in behavioral and emotional maturity.


Using the Language of Influence:
Hypnotic Patterns I

March 13,20,27 6:30-8:30pm

Hypnosis is based on the premise that a trance state allows the individual to be much more relaxed and ready to receive suggestions that can help them reach their goals.  But can you really use these patterns in every day conversation or in a classroom setting to increase client and student compliance?  If you know these secrets, you can. 

We will be discussing 10-12 patterns of hypnotic persuasion that you can use quickly to increase goal centered behaviors, reduce noncompliance and increase motivation to learn and grow.  Here’s just a sampling of the patterns you will be learning:

Mind reading, Lost Performative, Double Bind, Embedded Commands and more.


Powerful Questions to Motivate & Inspire the Tough to Motivate & Inspire.

April 13, 20, 27 6:30-8:30pm

The field of Motivational Interviewing has grown exponentially in the last ten years, and it’s no wonder.  MI is fast becoming one of the most utilized set of strategies for increasing intrinsic motivation and goal directed behavior because it is effective and simple to learn and use.   

In this course, we will discuss the philosophy behind Motivational Interviewing, identify the stages of change that guide our intervention, and learn powerful questions that can help students and clients feel empowered to change and reach their goals.

Teaching Emotion Regulation Skills: CBT Applied

May 16,22, 29 6:30-8:30pm

Is there anything more effective than Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?  I often say that I wouldn’t have been able to have the success I have had without Jesus Christ and CBT!  Systematically changing thoughts when they cause emotional upheaval and unproductive behaviors is something that every person can be taught to do.  You will be pleasantly surprised to know just how easy it is when you learn a few simple strategies.  

In this course we will learn practical applications of CBT that you can use right away to help kids, teens and adults challenge their distorted and ineffective thinking, see how thinking, emotions and behaviors are linked, and use simple tools to begin the process of thought replacement and enhancement.

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