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Continuing Education Conference

May 16 - May 17

Oxford Treatment Center’s professional training continues with our two day May Conference — offering 9 CE credit hours for professionals in mental and behavioral healthcare

May 16, 2018 | 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m

6 CE Hours
Dismantling Barriers to Care for LGBT and
Other Oppressed Groups in the South: It Starts With Me
Stacee L. Reicherzer, PhD, LPC-S
Oxford Outpatient Center
611 Commerce Parkway, Oxford, MS 38655

May 17, 2018 | 9 a.m.–2:15 p.m

3 CE Hours (Ethics)
It Starts with Me: The Nuances of Ethical Decision Making
Jeannie Falkner, PhD, LCSW
Oxford Outpatient Center
611 Commerce Parkway, Oxford, MS 38655

Oxford Treatment Center is approved for CE credit hours for Social Workers and for Counselors. The conference cost is $40, the entirety of which will be donated to the charity The Trevor Project. Lunch is provided.

 

Conference Details

May 16, 2018 | Dismantling Barriers to Care for LGBT and Other Oppressed Groups in the South: It Starts with Me

6 Continuing Education Credit Hours. Approved for Social Workers and for Counselors.

The Oxford Treatment Center is approved as a Designated Provider of Social Work Continuing Education hours by the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists. Social workers receive 6 CE Credit hours for full attendance/successful completion in this course.

Oxford Treatment Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6987. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

Oxford Treatment Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Upon attending the program and completing a provided evaluation, you will gain access to a presentation-quality certificate of completion containing details about the program. This can be used as proof of completion to obtain CE credits / hours.

PROVIDER CONTACT:

Oxford Treatment Center |611 Commerce Parkway, Oxford, MS 38655 | 662.701.9653
Brian Whisenant bwhisenant@contactaac.com www.oxfordtreatment.com

ADA ACCOMMODATIONS:

If you require special accommodation or support of any kind to attend this event, please contact Brian Whisenant at bwhisenant@contactaac.com

About the program

If you’ve found yourself doubting your ability to provide mental healthcare for a client based on the person’s race, ethnicity, gender or sexual identity, or religious tradition as it differs from your own, you’re not alone. Alternatively, you may find yourself saying “People are people” and then feel ashamed at times you noticed that this wasn’t as real for you as you’d like, and that you do hold biases.

Awareness of ourselves and our limits as professionals is an important component of self-care. Yet, what if we could broaden our skills, learning to care with deeper clarity and empathy for the “Other?” What if we could learn to actively dismantle the barriers to care and create culturally-competent practices that make a real change for people?

In this shame-free learning experience, we’ll go to task on unlearning the things that keep us out of connection with clients from backgrounds that reflect oppression stories which differ from our own.

This workshop will provide participants with a set of tools for culturally competent practice with clients from traditionally marginalized backgrounds as well as those whose stories of feeling cast out are centered in their families and communities of origin. Part skill development, part self-exploration, the workshop’s aim will be to increase the quality of care you provide to clients from backgrounds in which racism, ableism, homohatred, transphobia, and forms of religious intolerance have factored into the problems in living that they now experience.

Together, we’ll uncover the uglier parts of mental health history for oppressed groups that include overdiagnosis and pathologizing of culture, agenda-based clinical practices that deepen risk and community crises, and other parts of the work that maintain a cycle of underserved communities producing people with never-served mental health concerns.

Participants will engage in self-exploration using tools that are based in Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey. These tools are ready for immediate use in clinical practice with clients from a variety of ages, backgrounds, and ability levels. Come join our fun, inspiring day of learning to celebrate the spirit of culturally competent clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes:

As a result of this session, participants will:

-Identify the social structures of Otherness that prevent oppressed persons from seeking mental health care

-Clarify the role of overdiagnosis and over-pathologizing as barriers to true care

-Examine the ripple effect of unmet care needs in oppressed communities

-Utilize the Hero’s Journey as a tool for uncovering participants’ own stories of resilience, community resourcing, and courage when faced with oppressive forces

-Apply a working knowledge of Otherness for culturally competent treatment planning

-Apply the Hero’s Journey tool as a method for work with clients across racial and cultural, age, developmental ability, and mental health backgrounds

-Practice ethics of self-care by recognizing and remediating the client issues that hook our own advocacy fatigue

About the presenter

Dr. Stacee Reicherzer, LPC-S is a transgender therapist, educator, speaker, writer, and native Texan who now resides on the southeastern shores of New England. “Dr. Stacee,” as she is known, brings a unique perspective to diversity education that is based in the experience that being cast out as “Other” and treated as less than, unworthy, and unwelcomed by the dominant group has on individual and community development.

Dr. Stacee’s worked extensively with the LGBTQ community as a clinician and a researcher, as well as mentoring and being mentored by a racially and geographically diverse community of scholars, clinicians, and social justice advocates. Her clinical background as an EMDR and expressive arts therapist has allowed her to address a range of oppression-based forms of trauma that range from school bullying and family rejection to ancestral trauma, hate crimes, and community disasters.

Appearing on Dr. G: Medical Examiner and with diversity-related pieces written for CBS News and Family Circle magazine, Dr. Stacee weaves her unique method for teaching, storytelling, and inspiring others toward a more inclusive and loving way of living. She currently serves as clinical faculty for Southern New Hampshire University’s counseling program while maintaining her practice as a consultant, speaker, and writer. She maintains a blog at www.drstacee.com

 

May 17, 2018 | It Starts with Me: The Nuances of Ethical Decision Making

3 Continuing Education Ethics Credit Hours for Social Workers and Counselors.

The Oxford Treatment Center is approved as a Designated Provider of Social Work Continuing Education hours by the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists. Social workers receive 3 CE Credit hours for full attendance/successful completion in this course.

Oxford Treatment Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6987. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

Oxford Treatment Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Upon attending the program and completing a provided evaluation, you will gain access to a presentation-quality certificate of completion containing details about the program. This can be used as proof of completion to obtain CE credits / hours.

PROVIDER CONTACT:

Oxford Treatment Center |611 Commerce Parkway, Oxford, MS 38655 | 662.701.9653
Brian Whisenant bwhisenant@contactaac.com www.oxfordtreatment.com

ADA ACCOMMODATIONS:

If you require special accommodation or support of any kind to attend this event, please contact Brian Whisenant at bwhisenant@contactaac.com

About the program

Mental health professionals often find themselves faced with ethical dilemmas for which there is no prescribed right answer. Codes of ethics provide general standards, but often leave the mental health professional to their best clinical judgement. Ethical practice requires a proactive approach to maintaining ethical standards within a cultural context and a willingness to explore personal bias and values which may emerge as a part of the ethical decision process.

Participants will be presented with current ethical dilemmas for examination. Using an ethical decision model and the Code of Ethics, participants will collaborate on options and seek consensus on standard of care for each case presented.

 

Learning Objectives

As a result of this session, participants will:

-Review professional Code of Ethics for social work and counseling

-Examine ethical dilemmas

-Discover the nuances of ethical decision making

-Apply ethical principles and standards

-Utilize a decision-making model

 

About Jeannie Falkner

Jeannie Falkner has more than 30 years of clinical experience in mental health services to individuals, couples, children, and groups in private practice in Dallas, TX, Greenwood, MS, and now Oxford, MS. Dr. Falkner holds an MSSW in Clinical Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington, TX and a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Mississippi. Her clinical expertise is in Redecision Therapy and group counseling. Dr. Falkner is a frequent presenter for regional and national professional associations including an invited keynote address for the Louisiana Group Psychotherapy Association.

Dr. Falkner joined Walden University in 2010 in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. Prior to joining the faculty at Walden, Dr. Falkner was a tenured Associate Professor at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. Dr. Falkner is a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) MS and an Approved LCSW Supervisor. Dr. Falkner is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) and Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society. Dr. Falkner’s research interests and publications address counselor self-care and wellness, including financial wellness, group process and dynamics, counseling bi-racial youth and teens, and counseling LGBTQ individuals.

 

Details

Start:
May 16
End:
May 17
Website:
https://may19ce.eventbrite.com

Organizer

Oxford Treatment Center
Phone:
662.281.9992

Venue

Oxford Outpatient Center
611 Commerce Parkway
Oxford, MS 38655 United States
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Phone:
662.281.1306
Website:
https://www.oxfordtreatment.com/oxford