Friday June 12, 2020
PLEASE NOTE that due to the COVID-19 virus, this seminar is being presented as a webinar!
“Medical Cannabis & Mental Health: Implications to Counseling Clinicians”
Webinar presented by Anne Shragal, MA, LCPC, PEL-SC
When: Friday, June 12, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
Where: This seminar is being presented as a webinar.
Fee: FREE! Includes 3.0 CEU’s
To register for June 12, please CLICK HERE.
Many clients are finding therapeutic benefits with the use of medical cannabis when monitored and used properly. Emerging research indicates patients are reporting a reduction in symptoms such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, etc. This, in turn, allows the clinician to work on maladaptive behaviors and cognitive distortions. This seminar is an introductory presentation on the uses of medical cannabis and its implications in Clinical Counseling. Attendees will learn the details surrounding medical cannabis including endocannabinoid and phytocannabinoid systems, strains, and absorptions methods. In addition, participants will get an in-depth look at the implications of medical cannabis on mental health. The objective of this presentation is to provide and create dialogue and information surrounding the medicinal use of cannabis in the practice of clinical counseling.
About Anne Shragal:
Anne Shragal became an expert of medical cannabis use and mental health. Since January 2017, Ms. Shragal has been working with patients that use medical cannabis as a treatment with counseling. She also trains clinicians on foundational information, research, and implications into mental health.
Anne owns and operates Breeze Counseling, servicing clients in-person and through telehealth in IL. She holds an LCPC with a Masters degree in Community Counseling and a PEL endorsed in School Counseling. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at Northern Illinois University in Higher Education and Supervision.
Info & registration at:
Questions? Call (847)933-0051 x455
Friday, March 20, 2020
PLEASE NOTE that due to the COVID-19 virus, the March 20th seminar is now being presented as a webinar!
“Effective Assessment and Intervention Strategies for Working with Suicidal Adults: Providing the Calm During the Storm”
Presented by: Martina Cortez, MS, LCPC
When: Friday, March 20, 2020 from 8:30 – 4:00 p.m. (with lunch break, lunch not included)
Where: This seminar is now being presented as a webinar.
Fee: $150 for 6.0 CEU’s
To register for March 20, please CLICK HERE.
One of the most challenging issues clinicians can face is determining how to best help a client who is presenting with suicidal thoughts. The fear that is triggered by the weight of what can quite literally be a “life or death” set of decisions can serve to confound clinicians. This fear can be abated when clinicians are equipped with accurate knowledge about suicide risk and strong suicide assessment skills. In this seminar (which focuses on adult clients), you will learn the risk factors for suicide, protective factors that guard against the likelihood of a suicide attempt, the necessary components of a suicide assessment, how to complete a Petition for Involuntary/Judicial Admission when a client needs to be assessed at a hospital, and how to help a client create a safety plan when hospitalization is not necessary. We will also review proper documentation for a suicide assessment and review case examples for an opportunity to apply your learning.
The IAODAPCA Categories for this seminar are: Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II,CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CVSS II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, CFPP II, NCRS II.
About Martina Cortez:
Ms. Cortez has been working in Community Mental Health settings in Illinois for close to 20 years. In that time, she has worked as a therapist, case manager, clinical supervisor, program manager, and agency administrator. She worked as a crisis worker for 10 years and spent six years running the Emergency Services Team at Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center. In addition to her clinical experience, Ms. Cortez also has extensive experience providing administrative and clinical supervision and training. She has provided supervision and training in both individual and group settings, and has also served on panel discussions in the community that emphasized the importance of access to mental health care and resources. Topics she has trained on include: clinical assessment and treatment planning, crisis intervention, confidentiality, clinical supervision, and treatment of personality disorders. In her current position as the Compliance Officer at Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center, she is a member of the senior leadership team and oversees the Open Access Intake Program. She is responsible for agency compliance with standards established by organizations such as CARF, the Division of Mental Health, DCFS, and the Department of Human Services. She works with managers and staff to ensure compliance with applicable laws, such as HIPAA, as well as safety codes and professional ethics.
To register for March 20, please CLICK HERE.
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Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center is a licensed State of Illinois provider of Continuing Education for social workers (LSW/LCSW), clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors (LPC/LCPC). License #’s 159.000226, 168.000209, and 268.000028.
The IAODAPCA Categories for the March 20, 2020 seminar are: Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II,CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CVSS II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, CFPP II, NCRS II.
For further information about the Turning Point Academy, please call (847)933-0051 x 455 or email Audrey Behm at firstname.lastname@example.org.