CEs On A Stick

Come One, Come All! The CE event of the year is back!

The Center for Practice Transformation is glad to be hosting 2023’s CEs On a Stick at the MN Child Welfare Training Academy in Roseville, MN. Participants will find sessions spanning an array of practical topics across the lifespan including important topics such as: Cultural Humility; LGBTQ+ Affirming Care; Youth and Marijuana; Trauma and Substance Use; Early Childhood Mental Health and Interventions, and so much more! All session descriptions are below.

We look forward to welcoming you to another Great CE Get Together!

Registration Closed – We will see you next year!

Thursday, August 3

8:45am - 12:00pm (CST)

Motivational Interviewing as a Way of Being: Presence and Practice

Steve Carlson, PsyD

Take use of Motivational Interviewing to its next step as a personal philosophy and way of being with others. Participants will refamiliarize themselves with the “Spirit of MI” then practice MI counselor skills to increase client-centered approaches to guiding client change.

8:45am - 4:15pm (CST)

Intersection of Trauma and Substance Use: Concepts & Development

Jillian Wright, MPS, LADC

This session provides fundamental concepts in understanding trauma and the use of alcohol and other drugs within the context of intersectionality of identity, culture, power, and oppression, and the medical model as well as how practitioners can consider how these same issues manifest differently over their lifespan.

8:45am - 4:15pm (CST)

Practicing Mental Health at the Intersections of Trauma, Identity, and Culture

Omkar Sawardekar, MSW, LICSW

This session will be exploring the implications of social identity (race, class, gender, gender identity, sexuality, age, etc.) on trauma and exploring the critical need to identify and attune to cultural values present within our clients, systems, and ourselves. Additionally, it will examine the use of integrating approaches from fields of psychology, sociology, and anthropology as a clinical practice/tool that honors the impact of one’s identities on their mental health and trauma.

8:45am - 12:00pm (CST)

The Redleaf Mother-Baby Model: A Multi-Generational Approach Bridging Perinatal, Infant, and Early Childhood Mental Health

Jesse Flynn, LICSW, IMH-E, and Helen Kim, MD

This session will explore the theoretical foundations, key components, and clinical targets of an innovative mother-baby mental health treatment model by constructing a cultural autobiography and collaborative case formulation using Redleaf tools to support exploration and application of an integrative, multigenerational, trauma healing approach to mental health treatment for caregivers with young children.

1:00pm - 4:15pm (CST)

Assessing and Treating Early Childhood Mental Health Conditions in the State of Minnesota

Catherine Wright, PsyD, LP, LPCC

This session will explore how early childhood mental health is an outcome of developmental experiences, conditions and genetic predispositions. Additionally, it will explore Minnesota’s policies and system development to support practitioners in assessing and treating early childhood mental health conditions by diving into Minnesota’s early childhood mental health clinical system.

1:00pm - 4:15pm (CST)

Understanding Grief and Loss in Practice

Stacy S. Remke, LICSW, APHSW-C, and Brooke Kaney, LICSW

This session will provide an overview for understanding the dynamic process of grief, the common signs and symptoms experienced by grieving people, strategies for supporting grieving people in the context of diverse practice settings, tips for recognizing grief from many different kinds of losses, and exploring the relationship between grief and trauma.

Friday, August 4

8:45am - 12:00pm (CST)

Writing Your Best DA: Staying Ethical, Efficient, and Compliant

Angela Lewis-Dmello, MSW, LICSW

This session will provide mental health practitioners the tools necessary to write an efficient, trauma-responsive, client-centered, and ethical Diagnostic Assessment. Participants will be able to learn strategies for client interviews to aid in efficient writing of Diagnostic Assessments with a focus on interviewing to assess safely for trauma history, review Minnesota DHS statutory requirements for writing a Diagnostic Assessment that focuses on cultural influences, and practice with comprehensive clinical summaries.

8:45am - 12:00pm (CST)

Developing a Lens for Cultural Humility

Reginald Prince

This session will explore the principles and practices of starting a journey in cultural humility, allowing participants to genuinely explore themselves and honestly examine the lens they apply to the world around them. Participants will be able to recognize and mitigate thinking patterns and values that influence their behaviors and practice skills for effective cross cultural communication skills.

8:45am - 12:00pm (CST)

The Complexity of Assessing Suicide

Michael Van Wert, MPH, MSW, LICSW

This session explores the emotional experience of assessment, the epidemiology of suicide and non-suicidal self-injury, discuss challenges to assessment, and provide practical recommendations for practitioners.

1:00pm - 4:15pm (CST)

Why Being "Gender Affirming" isn't Enough: Using the Gender Affirming Lifespan Approach (GALA) with Trans and Gender Diverse Adolescents

Dianne Berg, PhD, LP

This session will introduce the Gender Affirmative Lifespan Approach (GALA) and discuss the importance of a well-balanced, nuanced, and thoughtful approach to the current dilemmas, research, and clinical knowledge in the field. Participants will explore clinical practice applications of GALA-based therapeutic interventions to individual, family, and group therapy for trans and gender diverse (TGD) adolescents.

1:00pm - 4:15pm (CST)

Health and Cannabis in America

Ken C. Winters, PhD

This session will focus on health issues pertaining to the personal use of cannabis such as the medicinal value, mental health, driving safety, risk for addiction, and impact of use by underage youth. Additionally, it will discuss the public health policies regarding the legalization of cannabis and general clinical issues when addressing cannabis use by individuals receiving behavioral health treatment.

1:00pm - 4:15pm (CST)

Gray Matter: Co-occurring Disorders of Mental Illness and Dementia in Older Adults

Marsha Berry, MA, CAEd, and Kay King, BS, Education

This session will provide an overview of mental illness and dementia as well as the risk factors and warning signs in older adults. NAMI Minnesota and a dementia educator will discuss treatment, management and pointers for the caregiver.

Pricing and Registration

Participants have the option to participate in both days of the event or a single day.

Individual Registration

$175 - 300 Register