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October 2020

Empower Idaho Behavioral Health Provider Conference: Trauma, Addiction and the Nervous System; How Self-Management Techniques Replace Regulation

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Presented by Cecilee Heath, LCSW, RYT 200, EAGALA Monday, October 26th | 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM MST Webinar objectives: Gain an understanding of Polyvagal Theory and how it applies to both trauma and addiction. Define trauma and addiction through polyvagal lens. Understand the scope of the problem. Conceptualize addiction as a common response to trauma and as an attempt to regulate our autonomic nervous system (ANS). Understand how attempts to manage one’s own ANS can replace AND regulation. Discuss interventions/treatments.…

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Empower Idaho Behavioral Health Provider Conference: Motivational Interviewing

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this 2-hour interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to the spirit, principles, and core skills of motivational interviewing. Through practice within both dyads and small groups participants will gain experience in the use of motivational interviewing to enhance the interpersonal relationship between practitioners and clients and an understanding of how this allows for client change to occur. Jennifer Obenshain, MSW, LCSW, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Boise State and the Program Coordinator of Boise State University’s fully online Master…

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Empower Idaho Behavioral Health Provider Conference: Digital Peer Support

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar will discuss the influx of peer support specialists offering telehealth services and best practices in supervising digital peer support specialists. Dr. Fortuna will focus on practice guidelines to support education and on-going technology capacity buiding; supervision regulations (informed consent; technology platforms); and effective supervision of peer support specialists using technology. This webinar is designed for clinical and non-clinical supervisors of peer support specialists and technology personnel within organizations. Webinar objectives: - Discuss what is digital peer support - Discuss…

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Empower Idaho Behavioral Health Provider Conference: Substance Use Disorders and Early Psychosis

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

- Trainees will be able to understand the context in which substance use and psychosis interact. - Trainees will be able to integrate the research on the subject into day to day practice. - Trainees will be able to engaged in differential diagnosis of SUDs and other mental health conditions using DSM 5 criteria - Trainees will be able to identify treatment approaches for individuals with SUD and mental health conditions. Dr. Melton, PhD, earned his Ph. D. in 2012.…

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