Events & Training

For the first six months 2021 we will be offering ALL trainings via Zoom.
We will re-evaluate this mid-year for in-person training and Zoom 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 https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/selectatest.htmland take the test on Sexuality IAT and Transgender IAT.s
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via Zoom

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