• **You MUST be LOGGED IN to your South Metro Membership to get your Event Discount. Not a Member yet? JOIN HERE!** Date:  December 4, 2020 Time:  8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Have you heard the buzz about Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples, but want to know more before you take the Externship (beginning) training? If you haven’t heard, Emotionally Focused Therapy is an attachment-based, experiential psychotherapy that can create secure attachment, increase relationship satisfaction, and even improve individual levels of depression and anxiety in the relationship partners! Join Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Member of The Atlanta Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy (ACEFT) Amy Jaynes for an introduction to the concepts of adult attachment and the practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy. You’ll learn about adult attachment styles, negative interaction cycles that keep couples locked in conflict and disconnection, and the key change events in EFT that ensure lasting change for couples. EFT is considered the Gold Standard in Couple Therapy and you’re going to get a taste of why! Participants will also leave with resources for additional training, consultation, and development in EFT at the local, national, and international levels.
  • Ethics

    $49.00
    **You MUST be LOGGED IN to your South Metro Membership to get your Event Discount. Not a Member yet? JOIN HERE!**

    6CE Core and Ethics

    with Kelly Petaccio MS LPC CPCS

    Best practices seem like common sense until you find yourself in the middle of an ethical dilemma wondering what you missed, how you got here, and what to do now. Join Kelly Petaccio as she guides and helps you to identify and prevent ethical breaches so you can confidently provide appropriate care
  • **You MUST be LOGGED IN to your South Metro Membership to get your Event Discount. Not a Member yet? JOIN HERE!** According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 80% of Americans will, at one time in their life, meet the criterion for disabled— making it the only minority group that we all have a chance to enter! Join Amy Jaynes, Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, to learn about common issues that show up in therapy, important screening and treatment protocols, and the social justice components to this rewarding work.
  • **You MUST be LOGGED IN to your South Metro Membership to get your Event Discount. Not a Member yet? JOIN HERE!** Suicide – it’s a word that we don’t talk about, wrapped in mystery, stigma, shame, and misunderstanding. This is the first challenge; having a healthy and beneficial discussion about a crisis that every year takes more than 45,000 lives in the US. The second challenge, raising public awareness that suicide is now an epidemic. More than 1 in 300 people attempt suicide each year in the US and 1 in 20 consider suicide. The third challenge, understanding that the professionals alone cannot solve the crisis. Building a culture of health takes the work of the entire community working as one. The “professionals” are the last line of defense on the proverbial bridge in the moment of crisis. It is the ordinary citizen in the factories and fields, the civic and faith groups that can stop those at risk from going to the bridge in the first place. AFM’s Intervene Challenge addresses the challenges above by training individuals from all walks of life in the skills that save lives. Just as CPR helps an individual having a heart attack, suicide intervention is first aid for the mind. Curriculum in the Intervene Challenge The Intervene Challenge offers several delivery methods for raising awareness and gaining skills that save lives. From one-hour lunch and learns to the two-day world class Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). Listen-Learn-Lead© (L3 ) is our primary curriculum in the Intervene Challenge. L3 is typically a five hour in class training developed by US ARMY Chaplain (LTC) Kenneth Koon based on his work in conducting more than 1,000 successful suicide interventions in both military and civilian communities.
  • **You MUST be LOGGED IN to your South Metro Membership to get your Event Discount. Not a Member yet? JOIN HERE!**
    Objectives:
    1. Learn the definition of Telebehavioral Health Counseling.
    2. An overview of the technology available.
    3. Gain an understanding of HIPAA conforming technology.
    4. How to evaluate, establish, and conduct TBH Counseling.
    5. Ethics, risk management, and crisis response.
  • Trauma and Children

    $49.00
    **You MUST be LOGGED IN to your South Metro Membership to get your Event Discount. Not a Member yet? JOIN HERE!** Date:  June 19, 2020 Time:  9:00am - 12:15pm CEUs: LPCGA approved for 3 CEUs

    Speaker is Danyelle Weems of Waves Counseling

    Danyale Weems owns a private practice in rural Georgia where she specializes in children and adolescents with trauma and neurodevelopmental disorders. She has worked with children and adolescents for over 16 years who have experienced multiple types of trauma. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and is an AutPlay certified provider. She is nationally certified in Trauma Focused cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She provides training and supervision locally. Training is: Trauma and children: What you need to know to effectively assess and treat

    Training workshop goals:

    This workshop aims to provide participants with (a) clear understanding trauma and what it looks like (b) how to assess for trauma in children and teens (c) experiential techniques using play therapy and expressive arts (d) an Integrative Approach which includes a rationale for using play and creative interventions.

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