This year we’ll have sessions specifically for CEUs and Practitioners on their own track.

CEU Session 1:

Thursday 9:45AM - 10:45AM

Try on Therapy: From Idea to Generation 

Objectives: 

  • Share the origination and history of Try on Therapy and its expansion to further the mission of eliminating stigma associated with mental health services among consumers

  • Describe how Try on Therapy will be a resource for clients and clinicians including a clinician registry and therapist search engine, and training/technical assistance and support regarding current counseling skills and ethics of marketing as a clinician 

  • Provide resources for practitioners by sharing the benefits of Try on Therapy as a network, resource, and marketing tool 

Course Description:

Try on Therapy began to fulfill the need of exposing consumers to mental health services in places they already felt comfortable and ready to learn, i.e. the Mental Health Marketing Conference. Try on Therapy is driven by the belief that mental health services must be (1) accessible to consumers, (2) a safe space for both the client and practitioner, and (3) provided by practitioners who go above and beyond and held to the highest of ethical standards. To meet these needs, Try on Therapy, now offers a registry and therapist search engine with training and technical assistance to practitioners as a tool that safeguards both the client and mental health provider. This seminar will inform practitioners and marketers of the expansion of Try on Therapy as it reaches new heights to provide excellence for mental health providers and consumers. 


CEU Session 2

Thursday 11:00AM - 12:00PM

The Teaching Powers of Play: Using Storytelling and Play Narratives to Facilitate Healing For Children

Play, the natural mode of communication for young children, can be used as an invention to help them emotionally process and seek solutions to problems. The workshop presented will permit clinicians to obtain practical tools using storytelling while increasing foundational knowledge of play therapy.


CEU Session 3

Thursday 1:30PM - 2:30PM

HOT TRENDS in Therapy: EMDR and Forward Facing Trauma Therapy

Objectives:

  • Identify two current forms of therapy being utilized to treat trauma

  • Identify the benefits of the different forms of therapy

  • Identify steps to get trained in the two methods of treatment

Course Description:

In society, trauma has received more attention over the years. The rise in attention has led to an increase in the number of individuals seeking trauma focused treatment. Therefore, mental health providers would benefit from having the appropriate tools to address trauma-related concerns. In this session, the emphasis will be on two of the hottest trauma therapies used to address trauma, as well as, next steps to get trained.


Session 4

Friday 11:00AM - 11:45AM

Navigating the acronyms, data, and trends in marketing

While not a CEU session, Austin is excited to help practitioners understand some basic functions and uses for marketing in their day to day work, while helping to cut through some of the lingo and numbers that often come along with the territory.


CEU Session 5

Friday 2:00PM - 3:00PM

PRACTICAL APPROACHES FOR SUBSTANCE USE AMONG ADOLESCENTS

Objectives: 

  • The participant will learn about the progressive nature of addiction and how drugs affect the adolescent brain.

  • The participant will learn how to identify symptoms of addiction in adolescents and their families.

  • The participant will learn 12 step-based approaches to substance abuse counseling.  

Course Description: 

The high frequency of substance use among adolescents is an ongoing concern for parents, schools, and communities. Practical approaches are needed to help adolescents, and their families heal, reestablish trust, and return to healthy family functioning. This workshop will explore the characteristics of the adolescent’s substance use and add to clinicians’ current knowledge and skills for a more comprehensive and collaborative treatment approach.