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Past Webinars

    • May 17, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • January 31, 2023
    • 10:00 PM
    • Virtual on Zoom
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    This is a pre-recorded webinar that has been approved for 1 CEU by the Boards of Behavioral Health and Therapy and Marriage and Family Therapy.  

    After completing your evaluation, please email info@mamft.net to receive your CEU certificate.  You must email the admin by 1/31/2023.  Any participants that email 2/1/23 or after will receive a Certificate of Attendance and you would be responsible for obtaining your own board approval.  Please note that board approval is not guaranteed after 2/1/23.

    Refund Policy: No refunds are given for webinar recordings.


    Promoting Resilience through Connection with Nature

    Presenter Name: Jaime M Ascencio, PhD, LP, HTR


    Presenter Bio: Dr. Ascencio is a Licensed Psychologist and a Registered Horticultural Therapist and founder of Nurture through Nature. She is passionate about increasing clients' connection to the nature within and around them in order to improve the well-being of all. She has experience facilitating nature-based therapy groups with a variety of ages and presenting concerns, conducting research on horticultural therapy interventions, and educating others on how to increase their own and/or their clients' connection to nature.

    Workshop Description: This workshop offers information on the theoretical backing of nature-based interventions, how nature promotes resilience, and how to work with nature to promote healing and well-being. Research-supported healing components of nature are explained and numerous intervention examples are shared at multiple levels of nature exposure (i.e., increasing nature contact in-session, tweaking current interventions to include nature, assigning nature-based homework, and doing nature-specific interventions). Clinicians are left with encouragement and resources to continue incorporating nature into their work.

    Workshop Objectives:

    *Articulate theoretical underpinnings of how our connection with nature impacts our well-being

    *Identify how to incorporate nature into standard "talk therapy" sessions

    *Learn specific components of nature and how they interact with our health


    • May 26, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • January 31, 2023
    • 10:00 PM
    • VIRTUAL on Zoom
    Register

    This is a pre-recorded webinar that has been approved for 1 CEU by the Boards of Behavioral Health and Therapy and Marriage and Family Therapy.  

    After completing your evaluation, please email info@mamft.net to receive your CEU certificate.  You must email the admin by 1/31/2023.  Any participants that email 2/1/23 or after will receive a Certificate of Attendance and you would be responsible for obtaining your own board approval.  Please note that board approval is not guaranteed after 2/1/23.

    Refund Policy: No refunds are given for webinar recordings.


    Workshop Title: The Democratic Youth Engagement (DYE) Model

    Presenter’s Name : Adam Arnold, MA, LMFT, LADC


    Presenter’s Bio: 

    Adam is a licensed psychotherapist practicing in St. Paul, MN, and the developer of The Democratic Youth Engagement (DYE) Model, the values and style through which he employs his clinical work. Adam works clinically with adolescents and children (ages 5-18), and also with survivors of spiritual abuse (5 and older). He has worked professionally in school settings, summer camps, after school programs, arts organizations, athletic settings, day treatment centers, correctional facilities, and residential treatment centers. For over ten years Adam combined his passions for healing and the arts, serving as Founder and Artistic Director of blank slate theatre, a personal growth-oriented theatre for adolescents in Saint Paul, Minnesota. While there, he collaborated with culturally and ability diverse adolescents to produce over two dozen theatre pieces centering on themes of mental health and social change, including the award-winning DISORDERED [thy name is teenager], and BOTTOM, a play on child sex trafficking. Adam also was proud to serve as chair of the "Safe Schools, Safe Students Conference," which sought to address mental health issues in schools, innovate family involvement with schools, soothe peer aggression (bullying), and eliminate school shootings. Adam enjoys practicing yoga, watching scary movies, and listening to nerdy podcasts.

    Workshop Description:

    The DYE Model encourages adults working and living with youth to go beyond the "fix the kid" approach. The model revolves around the practice of... - Collaborating with youth - Honoring the agency of youth -Gaining consent from youth -Centering adults as the models for youth - Holding the relationship paramount between adult and youth The DYE Model is applicable where adults interact with youth, including... - Youth workers - Mental health professionals - Chemical health professionals - Teachers - Educational assistants - Skills workers - Social workers - Adoption workers - Camp counselors - Athletic coaches - Artistic leaders – Parents

    Workshop Objectives:
    • Process the values democratically of engaging with youth
    • Learn how to creatively collaborate with youth
    • Gain practical skills for modeling healthy behavior for youth


    • June 14, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • January 31, 2023
    • 2:15 PM
    • Pre-recorded Virtual Webinar
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    This pre-recorded virtual webinar has been approved for 2 CEUS by the Boards of Behavioral Health and Therapy and Marriage and Family Therapy.  

    Please email info@mamft.net to receive your CEU certificate.  You must email the admin by 1/31/2023.  Any participants that email 2/1/23 or after will receive a Certificate of Attendance and you would be responsible for obtaining your own board approval.  Please note that board approval is not guaranteed after 2/1/23.

    *No refunds are given for virtual webinars


    "HIGH CONFLICT RELATIONSHIPS: HELPING THE STUCK CLIENT" with Jenni McBride McNamara, LMFT


    Presenter’s bio: Jenni is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in high conflict relationships. Jenni is the creator and developer of High Conflict Relationships: Rescue, Recovery, and Restoration and is expanding that program to include clinician training and certification. Jenni's the author of "Outsmart Your High Conflict Divorce" as well as several other titles. A member of AFCC, Jenni works closely with attorneys, parenting consultants, and the Courts to provide services to individuals, couples/coparents, and families who are in crisis because of personality conflicts. Jenni is the owner of TouchingTrees Counseling and Relationship Services in Eagan and is also trained as a mediator and parenting consultant.

    Workshop Description: This workshop is for clinicians who often hear this: "My ex/partner/parent/anyone else is a narcissist!" Clients who have begun the work of figuring out what's wrong in a relationship often get stuck at the entry point -- learning about personality disorders. This workshop provides clinicians strategies and therapeutic interventions to help those clients move from where they are to a place of self-trust, change, and peace.

    Workshop Objectives:

    1. Participants will learn about more about 6 high conflict personality disorders.

    2. Participants will learn how to structure therapy with a client who feels stuck because of a high conflict relationship.

    3. Participants will learn how to focus clients away from the "other" and turn that focus on themselves and what they can do to reduce their stress.

    4. Participants will learn how to incorporate psychoeducation, IFS, narrative, and future-focused interventions to help clients move toward creating change for themselves.

    • June 27, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • January 31, 2023
    • 10:00 PM
    • Virtual on zoom
    Register

    This pre-recorded virtual webinar has been approved for 2 CEUS by the Boards of Behavioral Health and Therapy and Marriage and Family Therapy.  

    Please email info@mamft.net to receive your CEU certificate.  You must email the admin by 1/31/2023.  Any participants that email 2/1/23 or after will receive a Certificate of Attendance and you would be responsible for obtaining your own board approval.  Please note that board approval is not guaranteed after 2/1/23.

    *No refunds are given for virtual webinars


    "Must Have Techniques in Couples Therapy" with Sandy Sample, LMFT

    Presenter’s Bio: Sandy Sample, LMFT, has been a psychotherapist for 10 years, and is a board-approved supervisor. Sandy is in private practice and is also employed at Catalyst Mental Health in Minneapolis. She is currently applying to be an EMDRIA-certified EMDR therapist, and specializes in trauma work. Sandy also focuses on treating anxiety, depression, and relational issues.

    Description: Relationship/couples therapy involves not only working with the individuals present but also the dynamics they create. The combination of individual characteristics and problems unique to the relationship create a challenge for the therapist when first working with them. This workshop will provide several skills and interventions to apply in relationship therapy, and may provide useful ways to start the complex work of healing in a relationship. These are techniques frequently used and effective in making progress in therapy.

    Workshop Objectives:

    1. learn effective communication skills

    2. identify frequent challenges in building a healthier relationship

    3. learn helpful interventions when working with couples


    • August 08, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • December 31, 2022
    • 11:00 PM
    • Pre-recorded virtual webinar

    This pre-recorded virtual webinar has been approved for 3 CEUS by the Minnesota Boards of Behavioral Health and Therapy and Marriage and Family Therapy.  

    After completing your evaluation, please email info@mamft.net to receive your CEU certificate.  You must email the admin by 1/31/2023.  Any participants that email 2/1/23 or after will receive a Certificate of Attendance and you would be responsible for obtaining your own board approval.  Please note that board approval is not guaranteed after 2/1/23.

    "Not Your Typical Austism Training" with Anna Trout, MA, LMFT

    Presenter's Bio:  Anna Trout is an autistic mental health professional. She has worked with autistic individuals in a variety of settings: school-based, ABA, community-based, and outpatient; and offering individual therapy, social skills groups, family therapy, and couple’s therapy. Anna utilizes a strengths-based and collaborative approach while utilizing a neurodiverse perspective, and putting the client first.

    Workshop Description: This training will focus on autistic individuals, and how we as therapists can embrace neurodiversity. We will focus on diagnosing autism, therapeutic approaches to use with autistic clients and diversity concerns to increase our confidence in providing services to autistic clients.

    Workshop Objectives: 

    1. Increase our understanding of the Autism diagnosis

    2. To learn therapeutic techniques to use with autistic clients

    3. To learn about diversity concerns within the Autistic community to embrace neurodiversity

         



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