Join Forest View Hospital as we continue our series of educational seminars focusing on child and adolescent issues. Kent Intermediate School District will continue to host the Breakfast 'N Learn Series in the Education Services Center located at 2930 Knapp NE in Grand Rapids, MI.
Therapists, counselors, social workers, MH practitioners, physicians, school social workers and guidance counselors are encouraged to attend. There is no cost to attend and a free continental breakfast will be served.
Phone: 616.957.2540, 800.949.8439, ext. 201
Please limit your seminar RSVPs to the current event only and cancel if you cannot attend.
If Forest Hills Public Schools are closed due to weather, the Breakfast ’N Learn Seminar will be cancelled.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS AND OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
2nd Wednesday of Every Month
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m
Kent Intermediate School District
Education Services Center
2930 Knapp NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
SEMINARS Winter/Spring 2014
January 8, 2014
Gary Watson, LMSW
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
This course will help participants learn to use basic principles of Solution Focused Brief Therapy. We will cover a number of concepts including
Defining the client’s preferred future, scaling questions, the Miracle Question, finding exceptions, use of presupposition and end of session feedback.
February 12, 2014
Brendan Kelly, LMSW, CAADC, The Well Being, LLC
Exercise, The 3rd Valid Option for Mental Health Treatment
In this seminar attendees will learn, from a psychological as well as a physiological perspective, why exercise is such an effective form of mental
health treatment. They will learn how to safely “prescribe” exercise, how to help a client overcome certain barriers to exercise, and how to utilize
exercise as a form of treatment in their current practice. Attendees will also learn about the use of exercise as a form of treatment for substance use
disorders, and many other reasons why exercise is truly the best mental health “medication” around!
March 12, 2014
Cyber Bullying and the Truth Locker
Paul McMullen is a cyber cruelty expert who developed a mobile app solution worthy of endorsement from anti-bullying experts and recognition from
the U.S. House of Representatives. He currently serves as a freelance consultant to several school districts, local law enforcement and the FBI on matters related to messaging preservation. Mr. McMullen's CE accredited presentation focuses on the social, legal and technical challenges of helping
Generation Text survive the epidemic commonly known as cyber bullying.
April 16, 2014
Andrea Baier-Petiet MA LLP Psychology Assoc
And Susan Meekhof Recovery Academy
Using Art and Craft with Clients
Why, What and How
A picture is worth a thousand words, especially when used as a tool to communicate a client’s inner self. Whether it is to understand trauma, express
anger, or to build self confidence, the value of art and craft can give the client and the therapist new insights. It can increase relationship rapport by
using a gentler less invasive way to allow the client’s expression of uncomfortable emotions and bring about the necessary healing.
May 14, 2014
Anthony Muller, M.A., L.P.C., C.A.A.D.C, Private Practice
Current Trends in Drug Use and Abuse
In this training we will identify the latest drugs of abuse, what they are and how they affect individuals. We will look at a common pathology
of the progression of substance use. In this training we will also discuss individual differences that makes one more likely to become addicted
to substances as well as what substances one might seek out based on their personality and life circumstances.
All Seminars will be held in the Grand Room at Kent Intermediate School District
2930 Knapp NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49546
RSVP 616-957-2540 or www.forestviewhospital.com
Snow Policy: Seminars cancelled if Forest Hills Schools are closed
Forest View Hospital is an approved provider
for Social Work Continuing Educational
Hours by the Michigan Social Workers Continuing Education Collaborative.