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Below is a list and descriptions of some of the seminars and workshop presented by Dr. Patterson. Please visit our Contact Us page if you'd like to schedule a workshop or seminar for your staff, conference or other events. Other topics are available and can be tailored to fit your needs. Dr. Patterson is a NAADAC approved provider number 511.

Audience

Seminar

Length of Seminar

Cultural Proficiency in Counseling

Tailored to the audience

Cultural Proficiency

This seminar teaches how a person becomes culturally aware and skilled in an increasingly diverse population that we work with. Participants are encouraged to explore personal biases as they participate in group activities.

6 hours or modified for shorter presentations

Sexual Transference and Counter-transference

Appropriate for a variety of audiences

Sexual Transference and Counter transference in Counseling

This workshop is presented to persons in the helping professions to address issues of underlying sexual dynamics between the professional and the client. Through the use of multimedia, participants are able to experience a variety of learning techniques.

Most effective at 6 hours but can be modified to a 3 hour time frame

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Appropriate for Counselors, therapists, nurses, other medical professionals and many other caregivers

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

There is a high rate of burnout in helping professions. This is often due to lack of self-care and not attending to the whole person. The result is increased stress which leads to less self care which leads to burnout. This workshop addresses the whole person in relation to self care, time management, stress reduction, relaxation, boundary setting, and effective role-modeling to the client/patient population. 

1.5 hours to 6 hours, depending on individual needs

Addictions Severity Index

Appropriate for Addictions, Mental Health and Corrections Counselors and others who conduct A&D assessments

Addiction Severity Index
This workshop is presented in a didactic, lecture and experiential format. Each section of the ASI is discussed in detail, including additional probing questions. Additional addiction and mental health information is taught to enrich the learning experience. Practice vignettes are used as a training tool.

6 hours

ASAM Criteria

Appropriate for Addiction, Mental Health and Correctional Counselors

American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria Second Edition Revised (PPC-2R)

The patient placement criteria set forth by the American Society of Addiction Medicine is taught in a didactic, discussion and experiential format. Levels of care are defined, as well as types of addiction treatment programs. All PPC criteria are discussed and how they translate to an appropriate treatment placement. Practice case examples are used to enhance the learning experience.

6 hours

Tip 42 - Co-occurring Disorders Treatment

Target Audience is Addictions and Mental Health Professionals

Tip 42 - Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-occurring Disorders
Dr. Clark-Patterson is a NAADAC trainer for this SAMHSA Treatment Improvement Protocol for teaching evidenced-based practices to counselors working with persons experiencing co-occurring substance abuse/dependence and mental health disorders.

There are 18 modules which are each 45 minutes of training. Training will be tailored to specific needs as all modules may not be needed.

Spirituality and Recovery

Appropriate for a Variety of Audiences

Spirituality in Recovery
Often spirituality is an aspect of recovery that is overlooked during the treatment process. As a result, many people relapse and continue in spiritual “bankruptcy”. During this workshop, participants explore creative methods to enhance the spiritual aspect of the treatment process.

1.5 to 3 hours

Case Management Boot Camp

Geared toward all Counselors and Case Managers

Case Management Boot Camp
This workshop addresses the core issues surrounding alcohol and drug case management. The differences between this type of case management and others and general principles of case management are taught through lecture, discussion and experiential learning. Areas of case management included are functions, activities and acquisition of resources, among others.

6 hours

Oral Exam Preparation

Designed for Alcohol and Drug Counselors preparing for licensure

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Oral Exams but Were Afraid to Ask
Designed to help take the stigma and fear out of sitting for the oral exams for Licensed Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Counselor, this workshop will help aspiring counselors to prepare for the process and feel more comfortable during the exam.

1.5 to 3 hours

CASI

Target Audience is Professionals who assess adolescent treatment needs

Comprehensive Adolescent Severity Inventory
This workshop details the use of the CASI addressing each section of the instrument. Also discussed is the need for detailed assessment when working with adolescents.

12 hours (Two 6 hours days)

Substance Abuse and Dentistry

Designed for Dental Hygienists, Dentists, Dental Assistants 

Substance Abuse and Dentistry
Providing information to dental professionals on the disease of addiction, signs and symptoms of use and referral information is critical to their every day work. Also discussed in detail during this presentation are the devastating affects of Methamphetamine.

1.5 to 3 hours

Dialogue

Appropriate for Anyone who interacts with the public as part of their job

Using Dialogue to Enhance Communication
Working with Dialogue techniques to more effective communicate with others during professional interactions is the focus of this seminar. Skills taught include reflective listening, utilizing the ladder of inference and the prison of perception.

2 to 8 hours

But They are Too Young to Use Alcohol

Designed for Teachers, Prevention and School Counselors, Others who work with children

But They are Too Young to Use Alcohol
Many children are exposed to and begin to use drugs and alcohol at a very early age. This workshop teaches identification of issues. It also helps participants re-think what is involved in effective prevention.

1.5 to 3 hours

What a Meth

Appropriate for Medical social workers, medical professionals, mental health professionals

What a Meth We Have Here
This workshop is designed to present medical and behavioral health staff information to increase their knowledge of methamphetamine abuse, dependence and treatment. Physical, as well as, mental consequences are addressed.

1.5 to 3 hours

Intervention and Referral

Designed for Pastors, Ministers, Pastoral Staff

Intervention and Referral
Many pastors are confronted with addiction and mental health issues in their daily interaction with church members and families. This workshop teaches the basics of intervening effectively and making referrals to treatment or counseling.

1 to 3 hours

Addiction and Hepatitis C

Appropriate for Medical Professionals, Counselors and Therapists

Addiction and Hepatitis C
High risk and drug using behaviors leading to Hepatitis C and medical consequences are the focus of this seminar. Recovery issues surrounding hepatitis C are considered, including medical and mental management of Hepatitis C as part of the recovery process.

1.5 to 3 hours

Motivational Interviewing Techniques in Counseling

Appropriate for counselors, therapists, case managers, and can be tailored for anyone who works with clientele.

Motivational Interviewing
When working with clients, it is often difficult due to what is perceived as resistance or non-compliance. Use of motivational techniques can help to meet clients "where they are" and facilitate their moving through the stages of change. This workshop teaches professionals effective use of these techniques in their daily work.

6 hours
May be modified for shorter presentations

Putting Ethics into Practice

Behavioral Health Professionals

Putting Ethics into Practice
If you are looking for the run of the mill, boring ethics seminar, this is not for you. During this seminar participants are asked to explore their own values and beliefs, challenge themselves with ethical dilemmas, and participatee in thought provoking discussion. Didactic, experiential and multimedia formats are used during this energizing seminar.

6 hours. May be modified to fit indiviual needs.

Clinical Supervision for
Behavioral Health Professionals

Clinical Supervision for Behavioral Health Professionals

Clinical supervision is a critical component to providing quality client care. In this training, supervisors, or those striving to be supervisors, will gain information regarding critical issues in providing clinical supervision. Discussion includes vicarious liability, managing interpersonal issues, cultural issues and self care for the supervisor and supervisee.

Initial basic training is 6 hours. Advanced training can be modified to fit individual, conference or agency needs.

Mental Health First Aid

MHFA can be compared to First Aid for medical problems. It is offering help to a person who is developing a mental health problem or is in a mental health crisis. It is given until appropriate treatment or support is received or the crisis is resolved. This 8 hour course trains mental health first aiders how to offer appropriate help before professional help arrives. Participants are taught to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health and substance use problems. Through the use of a mental health action plan, the mental health first aider is able to assist a person in obtaining help. This course is intended for anyone who is not a professional in mental health or addictions counseling.

8 hour course that can be done in one day or over 2 days. Available to community organizations, companies, etc.

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