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    • 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
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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.


    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
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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


    "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


    • July 07, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • January 31, 2023
    • 10:00 PM
    • Virtual webinar on Zoom
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    This recorded webinar has been approved for 5 CEUS by the Boards of Behavioral Health and Therapy and Marriage and Family Therapy. This meets the requirements for Cultural Competency with the Board of 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.


    "Embodied Multicultural Diversity: Bias and the Body" with Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, MA-MFT, MFA LMFT, BC-DMT, CMA, PWAssociate, SEP, WoS


    Presenter's Bio:

    Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, board certified dance/movement therapist, Laban Movement Analyst, Somatic Experiencing and Ways of Seeing Practitioner. She is trained in Somatic/Body Therapies and uses alternative healing modalities to address psychological, somatic, and spiritual awareness, growth and transformation. She teaches at the University of Minnesota and directs a Dance/Movement Training program in Minneapolis. She has a private practice with individuals, families and couples specializing in attachment, trauma, Dissociative Disorders, Depression, anxiety, identity and life transition issues. Barbara’s diversity expertise includes working with GLBTQ clients, women’s issues, and with a range of different nationalities, cultures and religious/spiritual practices. Her international Dance/ Movement Therapy teaching experiences include courses in Vilnius, Lithuania (1997), Tallinn University, in Estonia on a Fulbright Scholar’s Grant (2011) and with Inspirees Institute in China (2014-present) the China Institute of Psychology (2019- present), the University of Hong Kong (2019-20) and in Seoul, South Korea (2018-19). She is past chair of the American Dance/Movement Therapy Association Alternate Route Educators’ Subcommittee. She has also published on the use of trauma and DMT-based approaches with people diagnosed with Eating Disorders, a handbook for DMT programming in long term care facilities, and the historic development of DMT in Estonia.

    Workshop Description-

    With increasingly diverse populations seeking therapeutic services, multicultural awareness and multicultural humility is an essential priority for clinicians. However, culturally based non-verbal body/movement patterns are rarely included in most diversity-focused trainings. While understanding non-verbal actions from a multicultural perspective can be challenging, it is also an essential lens that can help therapists bridge differences in non-verbal expression authentically and in a way that respectfully promotes understanding and change. This workshop will use lectures, discussion and embodied experiences to introduce for observing, responding to and interacting with clients whose movement patterns are different from those of the therapist. Participants will also learn how to recognize non-verbal cultural and racially-based movement patterns and explore their own ‘body biases’. By Increasing awareness of movement from a diversity lens will help the therapist in co-creating a more authentic and effective therapeutic relationship.

    Workshop Objectives-

    • Participants will begin to learn how to observe and work with non-verbal movement behaviors from a more inclusive and aware multicultural lens.
    • Participants will begin to explore their own ’body biases’ to augment awareness of the impact of their own cultural movement patterns in the therapeutic system.
    • Participants will learn about appropriate uses of non-verbal awareness in clinical settings.



    • July 11, 2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • January 31, 2023
    • 10:00 PM
    • Virtual on zoom
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    This recorded webinar has been approved for 1 CEU by the Boards of Behavioral Health and Therapy and Marriage and Family Therapy.  It meets 1hr of the Cultural Competency requirement for Marriage and Family Therapists.

    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.


    "Working with Somali Clients and Families" with Zamzam Dini, MA, LAMFT



    Presenter Bio: Zamzam is a 2nd-generation Somali-American committed to shedding light on the experiences of immigrants and refugees and exploring ways to support and build this community that is often misunderstood. Zamzam has received her master's degree in MFT from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, and is currently a PhD student in the CFT specialization in the Department of Family Social Science, at the University of Minnesota. She is passionate about working with individuals and families impacted by trauma in her clinical practice as well as in her research. Zamzam is also committed to helping others understand the impact of culture, equity, and social justice within the practice and supervision of Marriage and Family Therapy.

    Workshop Description: This workshop is designed for those who work with Somali clients or would like to seek a better understanding of how best to serve this community. There are many nuances in the identity of Somali individuals that are important to discern but difficult to identify unless you have insider knowledge. This workshop will provide basic information to help you move towards your goal of becoming a culturally-responsive therapist.

    Workshop Objectives:

    • Identify the historical context of Somali families living in the U.S.
    • Recognize the generational nuances within Somali family systems
    • Articulate the intersectionality of multiple identities within Somali family systems Understand and apply culturally-appropriate considerations when working with Somali Families


    • August 08, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • December 31, 2022
    • 11:00 PM
    • Pre-recorded virtual webinar
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    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 Autism 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

         


    • September 14, 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • January 31, 2023
    • 10:00 PM
    • Virtual on zoom
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    This LIVE STREAM webinar has been approved for 1.5 CEUS by the Minnesota Boards of Behavioral Health and Therapy and Marriage and Family Therapy.  

    If you watch this as a recording, 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.

    "Working with Public Safety Personnel" with Steve Wickelgren, MA, LMFT and Scott Marks, MSW, LGSW

    Presenters' Bios:  Steve is the owner of LEAST Services/Counseling LLC, a counseling practice serving public safety personnel. He started his career in law enforcement in 1986 and retired in 2014. During his career with the Minneapolis Police Department, he was a use of force instructor where he trained other officers in a variety of use of force techniques starting in the early 90’s. Starting in 2001 Steve became the coordinator of the Minneapolis Police Department Employee Assistance Program. He earned a Master’s degree in counseling psychology and is a licensed therapist. In his practice with LEAST Services, he provides counseling, consulting, and training regarding working with public safety personnel. Steve uses CBT as well as Emotionally supported interventions for this heavily traumatized population. EMDR and ART are often utilized as well. He joined the Metro Critical Incident Stress Management Team in 2002. He started overseeing, training, and supervising the Minneapolis Police Peer Support Team members in 2005 until he retired in 2014. He also started training outside agencies at that time and has provided a two-day Peer Support Team training approved by the MN POST Board since that time. Steve was also the Clinical Director for MN CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) from 2006 until 2021. MN CIT is a nonprofit training organization that he co-founded in 2006.

    Scott has been a licensed police officer in Minnesota for over twenty years. When not in uniform he provides individual therapy and couples counseling for law enforcement officers and their significant others for a variety of concerns. Communication problems, anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, coaching, at times we all need a little help navigating our lives. Scott believes in a strengths-based perspective using an eclectic mix of therapy drawing from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Narrative, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, and ART to build resiliency and support with thoughtful interventions.

    Workshop Description: Working with public safety personnel can be challenging. The basic personality of this population is much like that of mental health professionals in that we for some reason are driven to help others. They tend to only seek assistance once it has become a crisis. This workshop will discuss the does and don'ts of working with this population. It will be trauma focused and address not just a trauma like what the general population might seek services for, but the systemic trauma of working in a heavily laden trauma field.

    Workshop Objectives: 

    1. Learn about the personality traits of Public Safety workers and how these play into the therapeutic intervention

    2. Learn of common errors made by mental health professionals with this population

    3. Learn about the culture of public safety

    4. Learn about legal concerns surrounding specifically the law enforcement profession that may play into therapy

    5. Learn interventions preferred by clients in public safety

    6. Learn/Discuss current trends in public safety treatment




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