This webinar is pending approval for 2.0 CEUs by the MN MFT Regulatory Board the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.
$40 for MAMFT members, $60 for non-members
You need to register using the email associated with your active MAMFT membership to receive the member rate.
Refund Policy: No refunds are given for webinar recordings.
Workshop Title: Ethics and Telehealth
Topic: (Webinar) Ethics and Telehealth
Workshop Description: Many of us were caught off guard by Covid-19 and the impact it would have on mental health service delivery, during a time when mental health services were needed more than ever. This presentation aims to share lessons learned regarding telehealth and help others navigate new platforms in an ethical way. Ideas for incorporating play therapy, assessment, and multicultural considerations will also be discussed.
1.Participants will be able to recognize HIPPA compliant features of a telehealth system
2.Participants will troubleshoot common telehealth pitfalls.
3.Participants will incorporate ethical standards into telehealth practice.
Presenter’s Name: Emily Coler Hanson, LMFT
Presenter’s Bio: Emily is a LMFT and an approved supervisor through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. She is TF-CBT certified as well. She has worked as a therapist for the past ten years and has primarily focused her work on children, adolescents and their families. She has a particular interest in working with children who have experienced trauma, are on the autism spectrum, and prefers a team approach to helping children reach their goals. Her work often takes a strength based approach and is influenced by the Nurtured Heart Approach.
Co-Presenter Info: Barb Stanton PhD, LPCC, LMFT
Dr. Stanton’s clinical work at the is focused on children, adolescents and adults on the autism spectrum or who have related issues. With over 30 years of experience, Barb has learned to appreciate the infinite skills and talents of these amazing individuals as well as their struggles to navigate their environment. She works with community and family supports to develop creative solutions to difficult challenges. She believes that behavior is communication and enjoys discovering the why behind the behavior which could be anything from misunderstanding to trauma. Her approach is strength based and person centered.
February 26, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This webinar has been approved for 1.0 CEUs by the MN MFT Regulatory Board the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.
$20 for MAMFT members, $30 for non-members
Workshop Title: Exploring Cultural Responsiveness at a Time of Social Unrest
Workshop Description: 2020 has been a year of intense racial and social trauma for BIPOC individuals, be they, therapists or clients. This has required us to improve our ability to provide culturally responsive engagement around these issues. This webinar is designed for those seeking a better understanding of cultural responsiveness and its practical implications for engagement when working with racialized and historical trauma. Though this webinar will focus on race, the principles may be applied to other marginalized groups and intersectionalities.
The objective of this webinar is to provide an understanding of a more defined concept or idea of cultural responsiveness. We will explore the differences between cultural responsiveness and the concept of cultural competence, as well as how therapists and supervisors can work towards minimizing harm when working with clients and students of diverse backgrounds and to provide feedback to questions clinicians may have regarding cultural responsiveness.
Presenter’s Name: Zamzam Dini, MA
Presenter’s Bio: Zamzam is a pre-licensed therapist at the Minnesota Trauma Recovery Institute (MN-TRI) in Minneapolis, MN. Zamzam is passionate about working with individuals and families impacted by trauma in her clinical practice, as well as in her research. Zamzam is trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy and works to alleviate symptoms in individuals struggling with PTSD. She also identifies as a Bowenian / Experiential therapist.
Zamzam is passionate about the impact of culture, equity, and social justice within the practice and supervision of Marriage and Family Therapy. As a result, Zamzam is a member of the MAMFT Professional Practices Committee where she can assist in addressing systemic change for MFTs in MN. As a 2nd generation Somali immigrant, Zamzam is also committed to supporting BIPOC MFT students and pre-licensed professionals within the field of MFT. Zamzam and Dionne are two out of the three creators of the African-American Pan-African Student & Alumni Association at Saint Mary's in order to create a safe space to build community & mentorship for Black MFTs.
Zamzam received her BA in Psychology from the University of Washington. She completed her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and is currently a first-year student, in the Couple and Family Therapy Ph.D. program at the University of Minnesota's Family Social Science Department.
Co-Presenter Info: Dionne Trice, MA MFT
Dionne has worked for nearly 20 years with families and individuals experiencing domestic violence. As a former minister, she developed her understanding of the impact of trauma and loss, and its impact on our engagement with the world and systems around us.
Dionne has experienced many life transitions including the devastating loss of a child. These experiences lead her to transition to Marriage and Family therapy. As an African American woman with a strong desire to improve services to her community, she has a passion for diversity, racial equity, and providing culturally-responsive services through her work as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Dionne bases her clinical work in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Experiential therapy.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an associate's in Family Studies from Metropolitan State University. She also received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Dionne has been married for over 34 years and is the mother of three, with five grands. I am a lover of poetry, theater, dance, foreign films, cartoons/anime/comics, video games, and boxing.
This webinar has been approved for 2.0 CEUs by the MN MFT Regulatory Board the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.
Workshop Title: Misophonia and Mental Health Therapy from the Mouth of a Therapist and Misophone
Workshop Description: Awareness about misophonia is growing but it is still widely misunderstood by health professionals to the detriment of those struggling with the condition. Even some sufferers do not know there is a name for their body's abnormal overreaction to certain sounds (and perhaps visuals), and therefore it's imperative all practitioners are able to recognize misophonia and work with the client accordingly. This workshop will help you understand this perplexing condition and will provide concrete strategies for supporting individuals and families affected by it.
- Be able to identify misophonia in clients (or their families)
- Learn how to create a safe space for misophonia clients
- Know the primary treatment goals and strategies for addressing misophonia in mental health therapy
- Understand the importance and role of family therapy when working with miso clients
Presenter’s Name: Sara Bidler, MS, LMFT
Presenter’s Bio: Sara Bidler, MS, LMFT has a private practice in Maple Grove called Authentic Living Therapy Services, LLC. She is an Advanced Level Somatic Experiencing Trainee and specializes in helping clients work through unresolved trauma. As someone who has had misophonia since the age of 12, Sara has a special passion for helping individuals and families navigate this condition and has found integrating SE strategies in her approach beneficial.
$30 for MAMFT members, $50 for non-members
Workshop Title: How to Get Parents to Participate in Therapy
Workshop Description: Engaging parents in therapy is not only critical to the outcome for the child/teen, but is also a necessary component to sustaining the health of a family after treatment has ended. Would you like to learn how to engage clients in your work more effectively? Through research and clinical experience I hope you will find it is easier than you might think.
1) Learn strategies to increase engagement with parents
2) Understand why some parents do not engage in therapy
3) Learn how to increase men/father’s participation rates
4) Learn some effective family therapy tools
Presenter’s Name: Steven Dupic, LMFT
Presenter’s Bio: Steve Dupic is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), is nationally certified in TF-CBT (Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), certified in MAP (Managing and Adapting Practice), is certified in TEAM-CBT (Level 1) and a MN Board approved MFT supervisor. He primarily works in schools providing therapy to individuals and families, psychoeducation/training to school staff, and crisis response to students who may pose a danger to self or others. He enjoys working with parents so they are able to create the change they are seeking more quickly, and have the tools needed to maintain their progress long term. He believes parents are one of the key factors to successful therapy, and helps them maximize their influence to support their loved ones.
This webinar has been approved for 2.0 CEUs by the MN MFT Regulatory Board and the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.
Workshop Title: Brave New Mom - Postpartum Mental Health in the 2020s
Workshop Description: Being a new mom is more complex than ever, and "What to Expect While You’re Expecting" only scratches the surface of the emotional roller-coaster of new parenthood. This workshop will talk through the new world into which birthing people are bringing babies, including new mental health concerns and how to address them. We’ll talk about how parenthood has changed and how we need to adapt our family systems perspectives in order to best support new moms and families.
1) Participants will learn and understand the biggest mental health struggles for birthing people in the perinatal period.
2) Participants will gain perspectives on addressing mental health concerns for new moms and their partners/family members.
Presenter’s Name: Jessie Everts, PhD LMFT
Presenter’s Bio: Jessie Everts, PhD LMFT is a therapist, mom, yoga/mindfulness teacher, and the author of Brave New Mom: A survival guide for mindfully navigating postpartum motherhood, arriving in March 2021. She uses mindfulness practices along with cognitive and acceptance therapies to work with women and LGBTQ+ individuals who might be struggling with anxiety, parenting, postpartum mental health, work-life balance, trauma, and life transitions. Dr. Everts received her doctorate in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is passionate about bringing mental health knowledge and skills to people outside of the therapy office, and helping moms feel great about the amazing hard work they do.
April 12, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This webinar has been approved for 3.0 CEUs by the MN MFT Regulatory Board the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.
$45 for MAMFT members, $75 for non-members
Workshop Title: Autism as a Risk Factor for Disrupted Attachment
Workshop Description: This workshop will review details of attachment, both secure and disrupted, and discuss the intricate child/caregiver interactions that contribute to the development of attachment. The presenter will take a deep dive into the neurodiversity and neurobiological differences of the Autism Spectrum and examine how such unique differences influence both the child and caregiver coming together in ways that impact the development of attachment. Then, we will shift to application of this knowledge and look at how the Neurodiversity perspective can be integrated with a trauma-informed approach. The presenter will discuss how you can use this integration to therapeutically intervene with children and caregivers in a deeply healing and lasting way.
- Enhance understanding of how attachment develops between child and caregiver
- Introduce the concept of Neurodiversity
- Increase knowledge of the unique Neurodiversity of children on the spectrum
- Understand how Neurodiversity can impact the development of child/caregiver attachment
- Begin learning how to use a Neuordiversity lens to support the prevention and/or repair of disrupted attachments
- Integrate the concept of Trauma Informed Care with other information presented
Presenter’s Name: Erica Haugen, MS, MA
Presenter’s Bio: Erica is a passionate advocate for the autism community; holding a deeply held belief that the more service providers understand the intricacies of the spectrum, the better this community will be served. As a presenter, her goal is to increase awareness of the Neurodiversity perspective while equipping attendees with knowledge of the neurobiology of the spectrum, how to use that knowledge and expand their understanding of Autism and, therefore, better serve members of this community.
Erica holds two master's degrees, one in Child Development and the other in Adlerian Psychotherapy with a focus in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has years of experience working with young children on the Autism Spectrum, and their caregivers, and has completed advance professional training in working with this community. Further, Erica is a certified DIR/Floortime practitioner, which is a developmental-relational model, built upon infant mental health, specifically attuned to meeting the therapeutic needs of children on the autism spectrum. She has a private practice, Canopy Family Services, LLC, which specializes in therapeutically serving the Autism community.
Copyright - Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Site by Merge Creative Inc.