Events & Training

Date Presenter(S) Topic Training Description Location

Friday, March 12th, 2021 - Rescheduled from December
8:30am- 4:30pm


Kristen Meany-Walen, PhD., LMHC, RPT-S Adlerian Play Therapy - Part 3
Online Registration

Adlerian play therapy, based on Adler's Individual Psychology, emphasizes the role of family and social context on children's development and functioning.  Parents and teachers are frequently involved in the therapeutic process to aid in children's prosocial changes and maintenance of goals.  Participants will learn the rationale for including others in children's therapy and interventions to use with parents, families, and teachers.


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via Zoom

Friday, March 26, 2021
9am - 12pm


Jenny Redlin, MS, LMHC, NCC & Kelli Powel Expressive Arts
Online Registration
Incorporating the arts into your practice doesn't mean you have to be an artist.  It doesn't mean you or your client need tons of supplies, will make a huge mess or need to experience the discomfort sometimes associated with creative expression.  What it does mean, is working with clients of all ages in deeply personal and therapeutic ways that allow us to get in touch with the true self, with buried trauma and conflict, and to communicate in the language of the limbic system. This training will help you expand your clinical toolbox by giving you every day ideas that don't require special knowledge or fancy tools... and you can use them with the next client you see!

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via Zoom

Friday, March 26, 2021
1 - 4pm


Kelli Powell,
MA, LCAT, MT-BC
MHC Candidate
BHIS Therapist

Music Therapy
Online Registration
Professional musicians and music therapists do not own music!  Human beings use music in their daily lives for countless reasons including celebration, relaxation, motivation and prayer.  This talk will introduce methods for the therapeutic use of music in a therapy session - even if the therapist and/or the client are not musicians.  Methods such as song discussion, music listening, lyric analysis, meditation, and therapeutic instrument instruction will be defined and demonstrated.  If you have an instrument such as a guitar or ukulele, have it with you!  Otherwise, no tools or supplies are needed to attend this talk.

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via Zoom
Monday, March 29th
8:30am- 4:30pm

Marv Fangman, M.A., LMSW, IAADC Substance Abuse and Treatment - STAFF ONLY This training will provide information on the history of treatment, professional competencies within the profession, best-practices in substance abuse treatment, becoming aware of resources available for training in SA and MH, Understand the Possibilities Program and how referrals will work and develop familiarity with SA screening tools.

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via Zoom
Friday, April 16, 2021

8:30am- 4:30pm


Kristen Meany-Walen, PhD., LMHC, RPT-S Adlerian Play Therapy - Part 1
Online Registration

Adlerian play therapy, based on Adler's Individual Psychology, emphasizes the role of family and social context on children's development and functioning.  Parents and teachers are frequently involved in the therapeutic process to aid in children's prosocial changes and maintenance of goals.  Participants will learn the rationale for including others in children's therapy and interventions to use with parents, families, and teachers.

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via Zoom
Friday, May 7, 2021
8:30am- 4:30pm


Dakota Funk, MSW, LISW and April Davis, LISW, IADC LGBTQ+
Online Registration
This training will focus mainly on how clinicians can effectively work with Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) clients by utilizing evidence-based and affirmative practice techniques to assist TGNC clients in their healing journey. This training will also focus on the history of discriminatory practices that are no longer relevant with the LGBTQ+ community as a whole and the harm that these practices have done to these clients. Clinicians will learn how these harmful practices have affected the LGBTQ+ community and the importance utilizing culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed & affirmative practice treatment approaches with LGBTQ+ & TGNC clients. Clinicians will also learn and understand the importance of advocacy for this community.

We recommended that people who participate in this training purchase "A Clinician's Guide to Gender Affirming Care" by Sand C. Chang, Anneliese A. Singh, & lore m. dickey & "Exploring My Identities" by Van Ethan Levy. It would be beneficial if people take the Unconscious Biases test. The link to that test is implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/selectatest.html and take the test on Sexuality IAT and Transgender IAT.s

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via Zoom
Friday, July 30, 2021
8:30 - 11:30am
12:30 - 3:30pm


Gabbie Ruggiero & Elizabeth Crimmins

State Opioid Response Grant Coordinator and Certified Prevention Specialist
A Closer look at Substance Misuse Trends in Central IA
Online Registration
Morning Session Learning Objectives: Opioids, Older Adults, and Medication Best Practices, with Gabbie Ruggiero

Afternoon Session Learning Objectives:
Stimulants and Stigma, Elizabeth Crimmins

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via Zoom
Friday, August 6, 2021
12:30-3:30pm
Cheryl Garland MS,
LMHC,
RPT-S,
CEO,
Licensed Therapist, Integrative Counseling Solutions
Ethics for LMHC's
Online Registration

This workshop will address the types of ethical issues that often occur when working with children and families. This workshop includes fun, experiential activities and a sense of humor.

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via Zoom
Thursday, September 9, 2021
8:30 - 11:30am
Sandy Eimers, RPh, C-IAYT, ERYT500
Trauma-informed yoga therapist
balanceyogalounge.com & integrativecs.net
Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy Workshop​
Online Registration
Trauma informed yoga therapy offers practical tools for reestablishing nervous system balance to create new memory using neural attention. For real change to take place, the body (nervous system) needs to learn that the danger (real or perceived) has passed and to live in the reality of the present. Join us for an introduction to the science and art of trauma informed therapeutic yoga thru lecture, movement, and breath practices (all yoga postures can be practiced seated in a chair, no yoga experience needed).

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via Zoom
Thursday, September 23, 2021
8:30am - Noon
Kirsten Faisal, Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence Domestic Abuse: Impact & Response​​
Online Registration

This interactive workshop examines the patterns and strategies of people causing harm to their intimate partners and how that behavior impacts their families. By taking you inside one family’s experience, you’ll explore the similarities and differences between how the adult and child survivors cope and how the parenting of both the person causing harm and the adult target of the abuse are impacted.

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via Zoom

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