This 8-week group begins on September 12th at 6 PM via Zoom. This 8-week group is open to parents, grandparents and other primary caregivers who hope to:

  • Build connections in a supportive community environment
  • Discuss common sources of caregiving stress
  • Practice strategies for coping with stress relating to role as a caregiver
  • Develop effective self-care routines
  • Learn and practice new skills in a group setting lead by two co-facilitators

CONTACT: julia.porter@journeymhc.org or hannah.huemmer@journeymhc.org

For more information, click HERE. 

Continuing Education Opportunity!
Suicide Risk Assessment

Name of Training: Suicide Risk Assessment
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Location: Journey Mental Health Center via ZOOM!
Cost for the Training: $80
Registration: Click HERE to register!

Training Details:
Join Sarah Henrickson, MSSW, LCSW in this training intended to help clinicians learn best practice in suicide risk assessment. This training will offer 4.0 CE hours *NBCC/ACEP #6760, for eligible participants.  Participants will become familiar with chronic and acute risk factors for suicide, protective factors for suicide, and how to formulate an overall level of suicide risk based on these factors. In addition, participants will learn when to screen for suicide risk, how to talk with individuals who may be suicidal to assess risk, and how to document the suicide risk assessment process.

Training Objectives:
At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the 4 components of Suicidality
  • Summarize the risk and protective factors for suicide
  • List the elements of appropriate documentation of suicide risk, response to risk, protective actions and interventions

 

Presenters Bio:

Sarah Henrickson, MSSW, LCSW is a Clinical Team Manager in Journey Mental Health Center’s Emergency Services Unit. She has over 20 years of experience as a crisis worker, providing community-based crisis intervention services to all ages, including suicide risk assessments, and evaluations for involuntary psychiatric admissions. Sarah additionally functions as the Law Enforcement Liaison for Journey, collaborating with Dane County Law Enforcement agencies to ensure effective communication and best practices. In 2016, Sarah became the first embedded crisis worker with the Madison Police Department. She now oversees multiple embedded crisis workers with various first responder agencies. She has conducted numerous trainings for law enforcement, clinicians, and other community members on a variety of topics including mental illness, suicide risk, and mental health civil commitment law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suicide Risk Assessment Training Flyer (pdf)

*Journey Mental Health Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6760. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credits are clearly identified. Journey Mental Health Center is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.
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Continuing Education Opportunity!

Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence “101”

Presenter: Zoë Heitzinger
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Cont. Ed: 1.0 Continuing Education (CE) hours *NBCC/ (ACEP approved # 6760)
Cost for the Training: FREE!
Location: Zoom Event-You will be emailed the Zoom link after registering for the event.
Registration: To register and for more information, click HERE!

Organization Information:

Since 1977, Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) has worked passionately and effectively to ensure the safety and well-being of domestic violence survivors and their families, and to change societal attitudes that perpetuate violence and the abuse of power. Our mission is to empower those affected by domestic violence and advocate for social change through support, education and outreach. Our vision is a nonviolent community that actively promotes safety, peace, justice and hope.

Training Description:
1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men in the United States have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Domestic Violence (DV) and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) are incredibly prevalent in our society, and in our communities. This presentation will explore the foundational aspects of DV and IPV 101- definitions, statistics, Power and Control wheel, barriers victims and survivors face, how to support those in our community experiencing this type of violence, how to refer and connect with DAIS, and the services DAIS offers in our community.

Learning Objectives
This session will teach participants at all levels the prevalence of Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence, how to recognize signs of Intimate Partner Violence, how to support friends and loved ones experiencing this type of violence, how to refer to DAIS, and the variety of services DAIS has to offer in the community.

Presenters Bio:

Image of Zoe HeitzingerZoë Heitzinger (she/her) is the Prevention Outreach Coordinator at Domestic Abuse Intervention Services- DAIS, in Madison WI. Zoë received her master’s in Social Work in 2019 and found a passion for Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence prevention. Her job at DAIS entails two parts of primary prevention advocacy and outreach and education. She runs Men Encouraging Non-violent Strength (MENS) Club with middle and high school male-identified youth to support this population ending gender-based violence while also having a safe place to talk about growing up male and forming a healthy male identity. Zoë also gives presentations to any group including but not limited to organizations, work sites, faith-based organizations, and schools on any topic related to Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence.

*Journey Mental Health Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6760. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credits are clearly identified. Journey Mental Health Center is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.

 

 

Cont. Ed Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) Flyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing Education Opportunity!

Ethics & Boundaries, Stress & Burnout

Name of Training: Ethics & Boundaries, Stress & Burnout
Presenter: Dr. David Mays, M.D.
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $70
Cont. Ed:  2.0 CE Hours
Registration: For more information & to register, click HERE!

About:

Stress and anxiety are the leading mental health problems in the United States. They are fueling a public health crisis by contributing to infectious disease epidemics, addiction, overdose, and suicide. Mental health professionals face a growing threat of burnout, which impairs clinician effectiveness and interferes with quality of life. All professional mental health organizations have ethical guidelines that warn professionals of the impairments that ensue when they are practicing beyond their stress tolerance and urge members to self-monitor for signs of burnout. This presentation will provide a detailed look at the physiology of stress and how it affects our well-being and the well-being of our clients. Six aspects of burnout will be described and suggestions for reducing the impact of stress will be given.

Training Objectives:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1) Breakdown the physical effects of stress

2) List the ways in which low socioeconomic status and income inequality lead to poor health

3) Analyze the 6 dimensions of burnout

4) Reflect on ways that we may be able to increase our control over parts of our work situation

Outline:

  • Professional ethical codes related to stress and burnout
  • What we know about stress
  • The relevance of income inequality and social media
  • Burnout
  • Reducing stress: getting control

2 .0 C E N B C C / A C E P H O U R S *

*Journey Mental Health Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6760. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credits are clearly identified. Journey Mental Health Center is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.

 

 

Training -Ethics and Boundaries with David Mays Flyer (pdf)

 

Continuing Education Opportunity!

Ethics & Boundaries Telehealth, Internet

Name of Training: Ethics & Boundaries Telehealth, Internet
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presenter: Dr. David Mays, MD, PhD
Venue:  Zoom
2.0 CE Hours (NBCC/ACEP Approved #6760)
Cost: $70
Registration: Click HERE to register!

Training Description:
The electronic medical record is exposing clinicians to greater privacy and boundary challenges. Internet and social media pressures are also changing the landscape of mental healthcare. Add to this the opportunities and perils of “big data” and subsequent effects on risk assessment and the growing prevalence of telemedicine and you have a lot of change in a short amount of time.

This presentation will tackle some of the ethical issues involved in working with the electronic record. We will also discuss boundary issues involved with internet searches of clients, e-mail, and texting as therapy, and providing telemedicine services.

Training Objectives:
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how the electronic health record changes more than simply how we keep records
  • Discuss the importance of office social media policies for boundaries
  • Analyze how telemedicine is affecting mental health care
  • List examples of when searching for client data online may or may not be acceptable


Outline:

  • The electronic health record and how it’s different than a paper chart
  • Email and texting with clients
  • Social media informed consent
  • Telemedicine
  • Big data
  • Searching our clients online and other boundary challenges

Ethics & Boundaries with David Mays Flyer (pdf)

Continuing Education Opportunity!

Motivational Interviewing: Technical Component

Name of Training: Motivational Interviewing (MI): Technical Component
Presenter:  Jeanne Louther, MS, LPC, SAC, Mint Member & Sonja Worthy, MSW, APSW
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $75
Cont. Ed:  3.0 CE Hours
Registration: For more information & to register, click HERE!

Description:
This is the second installment of the NEW Motivational Interviewing Series!

In this interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn about and practice OARS skills, recognize and respond to change talk, and develop skills for focusing and evoking.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define and summarize the processes of focusing and evoking
  • Identify different strategies for focusing and prepare to apply them to client interactions
  • Define and recognize change talk, sustain talk and discordance
  • Differentiate between client cues of readiness, ambivalence, and discordance
  • Construct effective responses to different client cues
  • Design a plan for advancing individual MI skills

 

MI- Technical Component Flyer

Stay tuned for more information about these upcoming trainings in 2023!

2023 CE Trainings Flyer (pdf)