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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/01/2022 at 1:00 PM (MST)

    This training will teach you the techniques you need to master emails and other written communication from conflict resolution experts.

    Handling Conflict via Email

    Presenter: Kristyn Carmichael Esq. CDFA


    Description: Have you ever written an email that you regretted? Responded too harshly or defensively? This is all too common in the workplace, and in life generally. But how can we avoid this conflict in writing? How can we be strategic in our writing to mitigate conflict and move our goals forward? This training will teach you the techniques you need to master emails and other written communication from conflict resolution experts. After this training, you will feel confident to hit send on any email and know you are putting your best foot forward.


    Learning Objectives:

    1. Explore why email and other written communication can often lead to more conflict than in-person communication
    2. Learn to channel your values in each email
    3. Review the requirements every email should follow to lower conflict/communicate effectively
    4. Learn hands-on skills for strategic and successful online communication



    This program offers 1 NBCC hour.

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    Arizona Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arizona Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    Kristyn Carmichael Esq. CDFA

    Training Director

    Lodestar Center for Dispute Resolution at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

    Kristyn Carmichael is a licensed Arizona attorney and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) who spent the first 6 years of her career as a mediator, with a focus on family law. She has been practicing mediation for the last 6 years with a focus on divorce. Now, as the Training Director at the Lodestar Center for Dispute Resolution at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Kristyn's focus is to create and implement trainings to spread awareness of dispute resolution skills, such as negotiation, mediation, communication skills, and advocacy. Kristyn received decrees from the University of Michigan and Michigan State University College of Law.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/11/2022 at 1:00 PM (MST)

    Participants will gain the skills necessary to prepare for and successfully execute difficult conversations.

    Difficult Conversations: Getting to What Matters

    Presenter: Kimberly Holst


    Description: Difficult conversations can arise anywhere - asking for a raise, letting a longtime employee go, moving a family member to assisted living, settling an emotional lawsuit. People avoid difficult conversations out of the fear of possible consequences. When these conversations do happen, people often think and feel more than they actually say. This leads to ineffective discussions and less-than-ideal outcomes. There is a better way. Learn what is really happening - interests, identity, emotions - leading up to and during a difficult conversation. Participants will gain the skills necessary to prepare for and successfully execute difficult conversations. Don't miss these strategies for handling tough conversations wherever they arise.


    Learning Objectives:

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Understand the underlying reasoning behind why difficult conversations come about and are so difficult to discuss
    2. Learn how to prepare for a difficult conversation
    3. Explore key tips for handling a difficult conversation while it is happening


    This program offers 1 NBCC hour.

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    Arizona Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arizona Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    Kimberly Holst

    Clinical Professor of Law

    Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

    Kimberly Holst teaches Legal Method and Writing as well as upper-level writing and skills courses. Professor Holst's scholarship focuses on the interdisciplinary use of methods from various areas of educational pedagogy and their application to teaching the law. Her work is also applied to the development of law school pedagogy in the global context. Specifically, Professor Holst has presented to various international audiences about techniques for more effective law school pedagogy. Additionally, she has written in the areas of intellectual property law and criminal procedure.

    Prior to joining ASU in 2010, she taught Legal Research and Writing at Hamline University School of Law and at the University of Minnesota Law School. While at Hamline, Professor Holst created a pipeline for diversity pilot program aimed at helping middle school-aged children think about and aspire to a career in the law. She also developed a self-assessment tool to aid first-year law students in reflecting about their skills and knowledge as they relate to achieving the school's learning outcomes.

    Outside the classroom, Professor Holst has served as a mediator and an attorney for a Minnesota legal aid organization.  She also practiced in a variety of areas as a private attorney prior to becoming a professor.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/23/2022 at 1:00 PM (MST)

    This interactive training will incorporate strategies and techniques for dealing with conflict and connection, with a focus on real world experiences from your own work environments.

    Handling Conflict Online - Conflict Resolution in a Post-COVID World

    Presenter: Kristyn Carmichael Esq. CDFA


    Description: As the world begins to open again, many people continue to seek the online services they have come accustomed to during the pandemic. One occupation that had a major shift to online services was that of mental health professionals. The format in which we seek out therapeutic interventions may have changed forever, introducing new obstacles for professionals including handling high conflict personalities online; translating in-person strategies to online services; connecting with clients and building trust; and privacy within therapeutic sessions. This interactive training will incorporate strategies and techniques for dealing with conflict and connection, with a focus on real world experiences from your own work environments. We will discuss the difference between conflict resolution online and in-person to better understand what techniques can help you create effective dynamics with your clients online and thrive in this new working landscape.


    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify the unique challenges/benefits posed to shifting therapeutic work online
    2. Learn techniques for building trust online
    3. Identify privacy issues online and understand techniques to prevent them


    This program offers 1 NBCC hour.

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    Arizona Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arizona Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    Kristyn Carmichael Esq. CDFA

    Training Director

    Lodestar Center for Dispute Resolution at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

    Kristyn Carmichael is a licensed Arizona attorney and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) who spent the first 6 years of her career as a mediator, with a focus on family law. She has been practicing mediation for the last 6 years with a focus on divorce. Now, as the Training Director at the Lodestar Center for Dispute Resolution at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Kristyn's focus is to create and implement trainings to spread awareness of dispute resolution skills, such as negotiation, mediation, communication skills, and advocacy. Kristyn received decrees from the University of Michigan and Michigan State University College of Law.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/09/2022 at 1:00 PM (MST)

    The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the history of the neurodiversity movement and neurodivergent culture so mental health providers, educators, and community members can effectively support neurodivergent people and build neuroinclusive environments.

    Neurodiversity Affirming Best Practices

    Presenter: David Meer, M.C., LPC


    Description: Neurodiversity is a portmanteau first coined by activist Judy Singer and columnist Harvey Blume, which can be broken down into its components of “neuro,” referring to the nervous system, and “diversity,” which refers to the variety and differences of things. Hence, neurodiversity speaks to the variation in neurological functioning in humans. The neurodiversity movement urges us to recognize neural and biological differences, to understand that not every brain works like yours, and that other people may experience the world much differently from you. There are different ways of perceiving the world, capacities to reason and think critically, and sensitivities to environmental stimuli. As providers, it is important for us to take perspective and decenter from dominant normed narratives. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the history of the neurodiversity movement and neurodivergent culture so mental health providers, educators, and community members can effectively support neurodivergent people and build neuroinclusive environments. The information in this training may considered a precursor to becoming a neurodiversity affirming provider.


    Learning Objectives:

    1. Define and describe language around the neurodiversity paradigm
    2. Describe neurodivergent culture and common challenges living in a neurotypical world.
    3. Identify ablest attitudes toward neurodivergent perspectives.
    4. Compare medical versus social models of diagnosis and treatment.
    5. Destigmatize hierarchical and reductionist functional levels of autism.


    This program offers 1 NBCC hour.

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    Arizona Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arizona Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    David Meer, M.C., LPC

    Counselor and Owner

    Neurodiverse Counseling Services, PLLC

    David Meer is a licensed professional counselor located in Scottsdale, Arizona. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Economics from The Pennsylvania State University and earned his Master of Counseling from Arizona State University. David established and owns Neurodiverse Counseling Services, PLLC, a collective of strengths-based and trauma-informed counseling professionals that supports and advocates for neurodivergent people. David approaches his work through the lens of neurodiversity, curiosity, and holism. David has over a decade of experience working in the helping profession in support of children, students, adults, families, and couples. He provides workshops and consultation services to corporate clients and schools in the Phoenix Metro area. 

  • Contains 2 Product(s)

    Earn your required 3-hours of continuing education in cultural competency and ethics needed for your license renewal.

    The Arizona Counseling Association will be hosting a Virtual Cultural Competency and Ethics Symposium on November 5-6, 2021. Each day will be 3-hours, from 9:00am - 12:15pm, with a 15-minute break halfway through.


    Registration is available for both days or one individual day. To register for both, simply register for this package. If you'd only like to attend one day of the symposium, click on your desired day in the Content tab and register on that page.


    Schedule

    November 5, 2021

    Cultural Competency: Tips and Insights to Improve Healthcare Experiences for Clients

    Jordanna Saunders, MC, LPC, NCC, CEAP

    Culture shapes and informs our interactions with ourselves, our families, our peers and our clients.  In this training we'll learn current definitions of what cultural competency is and how culture and race impact health care.  Attendees may gain insight into how cultural competence is a systemic process that can be impacted by individuals. Participants will learn about the various ways we can integrate cultural competence into our professional work and obtain tips and suggestions for ways to increase personal cultural competence.

    Objectives:

    1. Participants will review the key principles of cultural competence.
    2. Attendees will learn about the ways culture and race impact healthcare standards.
    3. Attendees will identify the ways in which diversity and inclusion are ethical practices for counselors.


    November 6, 2021

    Managing Ethical Dilemmas and the Counseling Implications for Behavioral Health Providers

    Dr. Lee A. Underwood

    The management and treatment of clients with diverse social, emotional and legal issues is complex and often controversial from an ethical standpoint. Is the client old enough to comprehend the seriousness of treatment? How is confidentiality maintained when dealing with complicated dynamics? Is the victim telling the truth about abuse and neglect and if not, how should it be managed? Should certain clients who are low risk be placed in restrictive living programs? How do you motivate a person in denial? What happens when personal and professional boundaries are compromised? How are complicated clinical supervision sessions managed? These issues and others will be explored during this training. This presentation will review the ethical code of conduct for providers, paying special attention to those areas that related to the indicated controversial issues. This presentation will present case law and case studies that have precedence in managing ethical dilemmas. Participants will be presented with a model that fosters collaboration with others in managing difficult situations. Participants will work through several cases where ethical dilemmas are presented and through the case conceptualization process, work through the scenarios to arrive at an ethical stance.

    Goals:

    1. Participants will improve understanding of controversial issues in the management and treatment of culturally diverse clients.
    2. Participates will review critical components of the code of ethics in the supervisory process.
    3. Participants will be introduced to a case conceptualization model that fosters the appropriate management of ethical dilemmas.
    4. Participants will work in groups to discuss ethical dilemmas through the use of case studies.

    Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to describe the assumptions behind the controversial issues presented with managing and treating culturally diverse clients.
    2. Participants will be able to learn the pitfalls to avoid in the clinical supervision process.
    3. Participants will be able to identify the core program components of the conceptualization model and ways to problem solve.
    4. Participants will work through case studies and prepare written case responses that align the issues with the ethical code of conduct.


    This program offers 6 total NBCC hours, 3-hours per day.

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    Arizona Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arizona Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    Day 1: Cultural Competency: Tips and Insights to Improve Healthcare Experiences of Clients

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    Jordanna Saunders, MC, LPC, NCC, CEAP, Trauma Recovery Services of Arizona

    Jordanna is a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Arizona. She is EMDR Certified and owns a private practice in Goodyear, Arizona that serves urban and rural adults and teens dealing with anxiety, depression, or trauma. She is Navajo and brings creativity and humor into her work.



    Day 2: Managing Ethical Dilemmas in the Counseling Implications for Behavioral Health Providers

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    Lee A. Underwood, Psy. D.Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider, SequelCare of Arizona

    Lee A Underwood, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in several states and certified sex offender treatment provider and is affiliated with SequelCare of Arizona. He is recognized for his training programs, books, and articles on treating culturally diverse adolescents and adults who have sexually abused others, treating victims of sexual abuse and treating the needs of clients with severe mental illness. He has 30 years of experience treating adolescents and adults and has published over 70 professional articles in refereed journals, 20 scholarly activities including monographs, technical reports and training manuals, and has authored two books on adolescents. His written work has focused on the needs of mentally ill clients, juvenile sex offending, substance use, trauma needs of females, forensic and cultural needs of persons involved in the criminal justice and mental health systems, as means of distributing the findings of his research. He has served as an executive clinical officer for several large residential treatment, juvenile justice and criminal justice programs for adolescents and adults. Dr. Underwood has been recognized by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) as one of the leading program innovators for juvenile justice and community treatment programs. Dr. Underwood has held a number of policy oriented research, academic, clinical and consulting positions over his career with federal, state and private agencies for research, program design, development, implementation and evaluation of services. 

    Dr. Underwood performs training activities, develops treatment curricula, designs programs and performs program evaluations for private and public organizations throughout the country. He consults with the Federal Department of Justice’s civil rights division regarding fair and equitable treatment for clients in systems of care. He served as a Senior Consultant with the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, an affiliate of Policy Research Associates. Dr. Underwood has provided support to the forensic psychology program at Argosy University, served as an affiliate faculty for Louisiana State University Health Science Center and visiting lecturer with Rutgers University Criminal Justice program. Dr. Underwood serves on the editorial board of The Juvenile Mental Health Report and The International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    During Day 2 of the Cultural Competency and Ethics Symposium, earn your required 3-hours of continuing education in ethics needed for your license renewal.

    The Arizona Counseling Association will be hosting a Virtual Cultural Competency and Ethics Symposium on November 5-6, 2021. Each day will be 3-hours, from 9:00am - 12:15pm, with a 15-minute break halfway through.

    Schedule

    November 6, 2021

    Managing Ethical Dilemmas and the Counseling Implications for Behavioral Health Providers

    Dr. Lee A. Underwood

    The management and treatment of clients with diverse social, emotional and legal issues is complex and often controversial from an ethical standpoint. Is the client old enough to comprehend the seriousness of treatment? How is confidentiality maintained when dealing with complicated dynamics? Is the victim telling the truth about abuse and neglect and if not, how should it be managed? Should certain clients who are low risk be placed in restrictive living programs? How do you motivate a person in denial? What happens when personal and professional boundaries are compromised? How are complicated clinical supervision sessions managed? These issues and others will be explored during this training. This presentation will review the ethical code of conduct for providers, paying special attention to those areas that related to the indicated controversial issues. This presentation will present case law and case studies that have precedence in managing ethical dilemmas. Participants will be presented with a model that fosters collaboration with others in managing difficult situations. Participants will work through several cases where ethical dilemmas are presented and through the case conceptualization process, work through the scenarios to arrive at an ethical stance.

    Goals:

    1. Participants will improve understanding of controversial issues in the management and treatment of culturally diverse clients.
    2. Participates will review critical components of the code of ethics in the supervisory process.
    3. Participants will be introduced to a case conceptualization model that fosters the appropriate management of ethical dilemmas.
    4. Participants will work in groups to discuss ethical dilemmas through the use of case studies.

    Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to describe the assumptions behind the controversial issues presented with managing and treating culturally diverse clients.
    2. Participants will be able to learn the pitfalls to avoid in the clinical supervision process.
    3. Participants will be able to identify the core program components of the conceptualization model and ways to problem solve.
    4. Participants will work through case studies and prepare written case responses that align the issues with the ethical code of conduct.


    This session, Day 2 of the Cultural Competency and Ethics Virtual Symposium, offers 3 NBCC hours.

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    Arizona Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arizona Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    Lee A. Underwood, Psy. D.

    Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider

    SequelCare of Arizona

    Lee A Underwood, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in several states and certified sex offender treatment provider and is affiliated with SequelCare of Arizona. He is recognized for his training programs, books, and articles on treating culturally diverse adolescents and adults who have sexually abused others, treating victims of sexual abuse and treating the needs of clients with severe mental illness. He has 30 years of experience treating adolescents and adults and has published over 70 professional articles in refereed journals, 20 scholarly activities including monographs, technical reports and training manuals, and has authored two books on adolescents. His written work has focused on the needs of mentally ill clients, juvenile sex offending, substance use, trauma needs of females, forensic and cultural needs of persons involved in the criminal justice and mental health systems, as means of distributing the findings of his research. He has served as an executive clinical officer for several large residential treatment, juvenile justice and criminal justice programs for adolescents and adults. Dr. Underwood has been recognized by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) as one of the leading program innovators for juvenile justice and community treatment programs. Dr. Underwood has held a number of policy oriented research, academic, clinical and consulting positions over his career with federal, state and private agencies for research, program design, development, implementation and evaluation of services. 

    Dr. Underwood performs training activities, develops treatment curricula, designs programs and performs program evaluations for private and public organizations throughout the country. He consults with the Federal Department of Justice’s civil rights division regarding fair and equitable treatment for clients in systems of care. He served as a Senior Consultant with the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, an affiliate of Policy Research Associates. Dr. Underwood has provided support to the forensic psychology program at Argosy University, served as an affiliate faculty for Louisiana State University Health Science Center and visiting lecturer with Rutgers University Criminal Justice program. Dr. Underwood serves on the editorial board of The Juvenile Mental Health Report and The International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy.

    On-Demand Training Details

    This on-demand training contains one, 3-hour long video. You must complete viewing of the whole video. Once you have completed your viewing, you will then be promoted to complete a knowledge assessment quiz based on information presented in the video recordings and handouts. The knowledge assessment quiz contains a variety of true/false and/or multiple choice questions. You must receive at least 75% correct on the knowledge assessment quiz in order to pass the quiz. Once you have completed the quiz, you will then need to complete a training evaluation before having access to your certificate of attendance. All of the components listed above can be found under the contents tab.

    If you have any questions on this process, please contact us at info@azca.org. 

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    During Day 1 of the Cultural Competency and Ethics Symposium, earn your required 3-hours of continuing education in cultural competency needed for your license renewal.

    Cultural Competency: Tips and Insights to Improve Healthcare Experiences for Clients

    Jordanna Saunders, MC, LPC, NCC, CEAP

    Culture shapes and informs our interactions with ourselves, our families, our peers and our clients.  In this training we'll learn current definitions of what cultural competency is and how culture and race impact health care.  Attendees may gain insight into how cultural competence is a systemic process that can be impacted by individuals. Participants will learn about the various ways we can integrate cultural competence into our professional work and obtain tips and suggestions for ways to increase personal cultural competence.

    Objectives:

    1. Participants will review the key principles of cultural competence.
    2. Attendees will learn about the ways culture and race impact healthcare standards.
    3. Attendees will identify the ways in which diversity and inclusion are ethical practices for counselors.

    This session, Day 1 of the Cultural Competency and Ethics Virtual Symposium, offers 3 NBCC hours.

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    Arizona Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arizona Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    Jordanna Saunders

    MC, LPC, NCC, CEAP

    Trauma Recovery Services of Arizona

    Jordanna is a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Arizona. She is EMDR Certified & owns a private practice in Goodyear, AZ that serves urban and rural adults and teens dealing with anxiety, depression, or trauma. She is Navajo and brings creativity and humor into her work.

    On-Demand Training Details

    This on-demand training contains one, 3-hour long video. You must complete viewing of the whole video. Once you have completed your viewing, you will then be promoted to complete a knowledge assessment quiz based on information presented in the video recordings and handouts. The knowledge assessment quiz contains a variety of true/false and/or multiple choice questions. You must receive at least 75% correct on the knowledge assessment quiz in order to pass the quiz. Once you have completed the quiz, you will then need to complete a training evaluation before having access to your certificate of attendance. All of the components listed above can be found under the contents tab.

    If you have any questions on this process, please contact us at info@azca.org. 

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will begin with a brief review of historical trauma and delve into the contemporary response(s)/reactions in the Native American Community.

    Historical Trauma & Its Modern Impact on American Indians

    Presenter: Jordanna Saunders, MC, LPC, NCC, CEAP


    Description: This webinar will begin with a brief review of historical trauma and delve into the contemporary response(s)/reactions in the Native American Community. Attendees will be able to identify risk factors and barriers to treatment for American Indian clients.


    Learning Objectives:

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Define the term “Historical Trauma” in the context of United States history.
    2. Identify symptoms, responses & complex defense mechanisms in American Indian therapy clients. 
    3. Examine your internal awareness & responses to intergenerational trauma as it relates to therapy with underserved populations specifically American Indians.
    4. Increase provider competence & resiliency to gain tips to begin to effectively treat and transcend trauma in American Indian Communities



    This program offers 1 NBCC hour.

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    Arizona Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arizona Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    Jordanna Saunders

    MC, LPC, NCC, CEAP

    Trauma Recovery Services of Arizona

    Jordanna is a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Arizona. She is EMDR Certified & owns a private practice in Goodyear, AZ that serves urban and rural adults and teens dealing with anxiety, depression, or trauma. She is Navajo and brings creativity and humor into her work.

    On-Demand Training Details

    This on-demand training contains one, 1-hour long video. You must complete viewing of the whole video. Once you have completed your viewing, you will then be promoted to complete a knowledge assessment quiz based on information presented in the video recordings and handouts. The knowledge assessment quiz contains a variety of true/false and/or multiple choice questions. You must receive at least 75% correct on the knowledge assessment quiz in order to pass the quiz. Once you have completed the quiz, you will then need to complete a training evaluation before having access to your certificate of attendance. All of the components listed above can be found under the contents tab.

    If you have any questions on this process, please contact us at info@azca.org. 

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy - what is it? Why does it work? What does the research say? EMDR therapy is a research-validated treatment approach utilized by thousands of clinicians worldwide to treat a wide variety of issues with which clients present.

    Foundations & Research of EMDR Therapy for the Uninitiated

    Presenter: Julie Miller, MC, LPC, LISAC


    Description: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy - what is it? Why does it work? What does the research say? EMDR therapy is a research-validated treatment approach utilized by thousands of clinicians worldwide to treat a wide variety of issues with which clients present. You likely have heard of EMDR by now, first published in 1989, and recently discussed by Prince Harry in his documentary with Oprah Winfrey on mental health. You may know only what others say about this therapy, but not much about its theory, approach and validity. EMDR therapy has ample research, of the "gold standard" kind, that shows its effectiveness. Are you one of those few individuals who is skeptical, but have not had time to read the research? No one in the mental health field knows for certain how any form of therapy works, even though we have some ideas. This is true for EMDR therapy as well, but we have several theories about why it works, and these will be presented with the research supporting these ideas. While we will not be debating the effectiveness of EMDR therapy as it is well-established, we will discuss the research, the theories, and the mechanisms.


    Learning Objectives:

    Participants will be able to:

    1. Describe the Adaptive Information Processing Model underlying the EMDR psychotherapy approach and its foundation in research.
    2. Describe at least 3 important existing research studies relating to the effectiveness of EMDR therapy.
    3. Describe 3 theories of the mechanisms of EMDR therapy and the associated research.


    This program offers 1 NBCC hour.

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    Arizona Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arizona Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    Julie Miller, MC, LPC, LISAC

    EMDR Institute Regional Trainer, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, Certified EMDR Therapist

    EMDR Development Center

    Julie Miller, MC, LPC, LISAC, is a dually licensed Tucson psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in the treatment of public safety personnel. Julie uses a combination of modalities, especially EMDR therapy to treat trauma, addiction, and related issues. Julie is a Certified EMDR Therapist, an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, and an EMDRIA-Approved Basic and Advanced Trainer (EMDRIA.org). Julie is a clinical volunteer for the Arizona Trauma Recovery Network (AzTRN.com), providing pro bono early EMDR intervention for survivors of community disaster and crisis incidents. As a national and international speaker, Julie presents on EMDR and Addiction, First Responders, and Complex Trauma. She is the author of "EMDR and Addiction: Stabilize Addiction, Avoid Relapse," published in "Go With That" magazine, Volume 24, Issue 2, published by EMDRIA in Spring 2021.

    On-Demand Training Details

    This on-demand training contains one, 1-hour long video. You must complete viewing of the whole video. Once you have completed your viewing, you will then be promoted to complete a knowledge assessment quiz based on information presented in the video recordings and handouts. The knowledge assessment quiz contains a variety of true/false and/or multiple choice questions. You must receive at least 75% correct on the knowledge assessment quiz in order to pass the quiz. Once you have completed the quiz, you will then need to complete a training evaluation before having access to your certificate of attendance. All of the components listed above can be found under the contents tab.

    If you have any questions on this process, please contact us at info@azca.org. 

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Learn from experts from Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies.

    Strengthening Integrated Thinking Within a Multidisciplinary Care Team

    Presenters: Dr. Fanike-Kiara Olugbala Young and Dr. U. Grant Baldwin, Jr


    Learning Objectives:

    Participants will be able to: 

    1. Explore the importance of reframing, re-scoping, and redefining health and social care delivery issues using the knowledge, skills and best practices from multiple disciplines working as a team. 
    2. Discuss boundaries and obstacles associated with forming multidisciplinary teams and how to overcome them. 
    3. Examine ethics across the members of a multidisciplinary team and the impact on teamwork and the ability to work together.



    This program offers 1 NBCC hour.

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    Arizona Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Arizona Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    Dr. Fanike-Kiara Olugbala Young, DBH, LCSW, MAC, CCH

    Director of DBH Program

    Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies

    Dr. Fanike-Kiara Olugbala Young is a Doctor of Behavioral Health, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Master Addictions Counselor, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master Reiki Practitioner.  Dr. Young specializes in behavioral health integration, training, improving mental health, and treating mental illness.  Her passion is the healthy development of adolescent females and women physically, mentally, socially and spiritually.  Dr. Young is currently the Director of the Doctor of Behavioral Health program at Cummings Graduate Institute, a school founded by the late Dr. Nicholas Cummings.  Her goal in this position is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to build successful multi professional teams in healthcare settings.  Dr. Young strives to further promote the integration of health care within medical clinics, healthcare facilities and human services agencies via consulting projects through Behavioral Health Consultants Group as well as in her private practice, Keys to Women’s Wellness.  Dr. Young completed her doctoral culminating research on a comparison of behavioral health integration readiness levels between allopathic and naturopathic medical clinics.  She has thorough experience in Behavioral Health Integration Readiness Evaluation and Cost Savings Design, Program Management, Business Development, Training, Staff improvement and has served as a key component in the policy development of the Gardens at Collegetown, a housing facility for public housing residents with mental illness.  Dr. Young received her DBH from Arizona State University and attended Georgia State University where she earned a B.A. in African American Studies with a minor in Criminal Justice and a MSW in Social Work.  Her current publications include Social Work with African American Males: Health, Mental Health and Social Policy “Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope:  Stress, Coping and Problem Behaviors among Young African American Males” (2010) and she is scheduled to release “What the F%&k is Your Problem?!: Becoming an Active Worker in Healing Your Trauma” in December 2021.  Dr. Young has traveled internationally to China, India, Brazil, Ghana, Costa Rica and a host of other countries to examine and assist with improving the health care systems, specifically the system of mental health.  Dr. Young can be contacted via social media at @drfanike.

    Dr. U. Grant Baldwin, Jr. DBH

    Assistant Director of Academic Programs

    Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies

    Dr. U. Grant Baldwin, Jr is the CEO of Integrated Health & Behavioral Medicine, an Integrated Behavioral Health Consulting business based in Raleigh North Carolina and Tennessee. He provides consultation/training to several primary care executives in primary care practices throughout the country. He was also a Research Associate with the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Dr. Baldwin has over 17 years of experience in management, program administration, government and state medical programs (Medicaid and Medicare), organizational transformation and innovation, community support and engagement initiatives, conducting customer needs assessments, creating and initiating quality metrics/standards for services, evaluating customer satisfaction, undertaking process improvement, promoting diversity and inclusion,  building internal and external coalitions, and performance management to include knowledge of policies and procedures, risk analysis methodologies, qualitative and quantitative evaluation processes, counseling and advisement. Expertise in public health and behavioral health treatment delivery systems and issues relating to mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders. Ability to research, question, and obtain pertinent information to solve organizational and operational problems. Extensive leadership experience with the ability to unify and guide large groups of personnel toward common goals.   He received his Doctorate in Behavioral (DBH) from the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University in 2016. In 2019, he graduated from the highly competitive Johnson and Johnson Executive Health Care Program at the University of California -Los Angeles. Dr. Baldwin is also a healthcare researcher and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. He is also the Assistant Director of Academic Programs at the Cummings Graduate Institute of Behavioral Studies in Tempe, Az. 

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