AMCD Webinar: Successfully Navigating the Faculty Search

January 03, 2019

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Attendees will be informed of how to properly construct an effective cover letter, time management, and face to face interview preparation for counselor education faculty positions as well as clinical mental health counseling positions. The presenters will stress the importance of connecting the interviewees graduate training from their doctoral or masters program, including the CACREP standards, to their applicant profile and their phone, video and/or face-to-face interviews.

Attendees will receive a list of "dos and don'ts" regarding professional conference etiquette. This will include attire, grooming, cocktail behavior, and content session management. Additionally, participants will be encouraged to develop their elevator spiel. Lastly, presenters will create dialogue around ways to develop a professional wardrobe.

Attendees will be informed on: Opening and closing salutations, word annunciations, and principles essential to good oral and written communication; gaining useful and pragmatic strategies for communicating in a variety of workplace situations; how to speak, write, and listen with increased confidence and competence; and ways to enhance leadership skills and opportunities for career promotion.

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Supporting Survivors through Their Sexual Trauma

May 21, 2019

There are short-term and long-term effect of sexual trauma and with the continued expansion of the #MeToo movement, increased attention has been brought to this trauma, it’s effects, and, courses of action. Sexual trauma includes assault, rape, incest, and more.  This workshop will help clinicians identify sexual trauma in their clients and teach strategies for response. The presenters will highlight best practices when working with clients experiencing chronic stress due to sexual trauma, lack of community support, and revictimization.  This session will also address barriers that keep therapists from discussing sexuality with clients at various stages of life.  Clinicians will be equipped with knowledge of interventions that will be beneficial to their clients and strategies to help their clients receive the support needed to move towards healing.  This session will also include a panel discussion about sex trafficking, the #MeToo movement, and cultural implications.

Villains, Victims, and Criminal Masterminds

May 22, 2019

Join Dr. Dickerson at the NBCC Bridging the Gap Symposium as she discusses using comic to help children of color understand trauma.

NBCC Foundation Awards Gala Keynote

May 23, 2019

Join Dr. Dickerson at the NBCC Foundation Awards Gala during the Bridging the Gap Symposium from 6-9PM.

Telemental Health Training

June 11, 2019

As technology advances, so must the therapist! Telemental health is a growing need and the ethical implications of providing therapy in this manner is a growing concern.  In this day and a half training, clinicians will learn about the technology needed for quality services, history and best practices of distance counseling, and ethical standards as provided by ACA and NBCC.

Confidentiality and Ethics for Mental Health Professionals

June 05, 2019

United Way of Central Alabama

3600 8th Avenue S.

 Birmingham, AL. 35222

 

Registration Fee: $40.00 per person

 

Objectives:

  • Understand the differences between ethics, morals, and the law

  • Learn to analyze ethical issues and how these issues influence SA and co-occurring treatment

  • Understand changes in the new ACA Code of Ethics and compare with other professional codes of ethics

  • Understanding ethical implications associated with technology and social media

  • Learn to apply problem solving skills in SA and Co-Occurring treatment

Family Counseling in Substance Abuse Treatment

July 09, 2019

Registration Fee: $30.00 per person

 

Addiction contributes to a large array of family issues including, but not limited to, trust and financial problems.  There is an association between successful recovery and social supports and involving family members and significant others in treatment can reduce the risk of harm and/or relapse. SA professionals must consider various family dynamics and work with consumers’ social supports in order to reach new milestones and to foster continued success.

 

Objectives:

  • Describe various issues that may be present in the family.

  • Gain knowledge of the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to substance usage and relapse.

  • Learn how to promote sensitivity to cultural differences of familial groups being counseled.

  • Understand the role of child protective services workers and family courts in addiction treatment.

Cultural Competence in a Continually Changing Society

June 25, 2019

While cultural competence and biases are areas that counselors previously addressed during their own counselor training, backlash from culturally different clients who have yet to address their own is common. This program examines theories, research, and pedagogy for counseling and supervising culturally different clients, students, and supervisees. Exploration of cultural biases in the existing theories and current research is encouraged throughout this experience. Participants will actively participate in experiential approaches designed to develop a higher skill base and advocacy skills when working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.  Participants in this course will also be equipped with culturally competent best practices.

 

Objectives:

  • Describe the personal, environmental, and sociopolitical context of clients who are culturally different.   Demonstrates fairness, equity, and sensitivity to a diverse community.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of attitudes, values, and behaviors of multicultural groups and factors that influence these.

  • Gain knowledge of diversity issues including cultural, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and aging issues.

  • Learn how to promote sensitivity to cultural differences of familial groups being counseled.

Trauma-Informed Care

July 12, 2019

Registration Fee: $30.00 per person

  

Experiencing trauma can affect physical, social, emotional, and behavioral aspects of life.  Considering past trauma, remaining aware of coping mechanisms, and understanding the importance of trauma-informed care aids helpers in treating the whole person rather than different symptoms.

 

Objectives:

  • Describe various issues that may impact client care and recovery.

  • Gain knowledge of the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, family, and colleagues.

  • Learn how to avoid and combat vicarious trauma in helping professionals.

  • Understand the importance of trauma-informed approaches in mental health treatment.

No More Martyrs Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit

July 18, 2019

No More Martyrs is pleased to present the 2019 Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit in recognition of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.  

African-American, Latino, Asian, LGBT and Native American speakers have been invited to share their perspectives on what it means to provide culturally responsive care and services.  

This special event will take place at the  Birmingham-Southern College on July 18, 2019 with pre-summit training available on July 17th.

Confidentiality and Ethics for Mental Health Professionals

July 19, 2019

SpectraCare

Dothan, Alabama

 

Objectives:

  • Understand the differences between ethics, morals, and the law

  • Learn to analyze ethical issues and how these issues influence SA and co-occurring treatment

  • Understand changes in the new ACA Code of Ethics and compare with other professional codes of ethics

  • Understanding ethical implications associated with technology and social media

  • Learn to apply problem-solving skills in SA and Co-Occurring treatment

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