Clinical Training

The Balanced Life, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6838. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

The Balanced Life, LLC is also an approved Continuing Education provider for the Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners No. 0667.

The Balanced Life, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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We offer a 50% discount on registration for graduate students currently enrolled in Master's Programs in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or Marriage and Family Therapy. This discount is limited to the first three student registrants.

Please email Dana Hampson at dana@thebalancedlifellc.com  for more information!

 

The Balanced Life, LLC training sessions

 


Eye Movement Integration for Anxieties, Phobias, Trauma and More

6 Contact Hours 

Friday, March 1, 2024
9:45 am until 4:15 pm
In Person Training: Madison Public Library Auditorium  142 Plaza Blvd. Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend: 

$140 by 2/16/2024 (lunch included)
$170 through 2/28/2024 (lunch included)

Speaker: Mackenzie Boothe, LPC

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the foundations of Eye Movement Integration, and how it is similar to and different from EMDR.
  2. Learn the step-by-step process to alleviate symptoms from anxiety disorders, phobias, grief, and traumatic memories in one session!
  3. Practice using Eye Movement Integration and receive feedback in real time, so you feel confident using this technique in your practice right away.
  4. Have a one-hour follow-up consultation with trainer via online platform to ask questions or discuss cases after you have had a chance to practice.
 

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Counseling Loss: How to Help Clients Struggling with Grief

4 Contact Hours 

New date: March 29, 2024
New time: 12:15 pm- 4:30 pm
In Person Training: Madison Public Library Auditorium  142 Plaza Blvd. Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend:   $130 through 3/28/24

Speaker: Lydia Landis, LPC

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand how to identify grief and it's symptoms.

2. Challenge stereotypes about grief: understanding what it actually is versus what society tells us it is. 

3. Learn more treatment options as the counselor and more coping mechanisms for the client.

4. Increase knowledge in community resources for grief.

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What is Echoism? A Look at Narcissus and Echo

4 Contact Hours 

Friday, April 5, 2024

9:45 am- 2:15 pm
In Person Training: Madison Public Library Auditorium  142 Plaza Blvd. Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend: 

$100 by 3/22/2024
$130 through 4/4/2024

Speaker: Maggie Minsk, LPC

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the key characteristics and behaviors associated with narcissism and echoism, enabling counselors to identify these traits in clients.
  2. Understand the potential underlying causes and developmental pathways of narcissistic and echoistic traits, providing insights into the origins of these personality dynamics.
  3. Develop effective therapeutic strategies and interventions to support clients with narcissistic or echoistic tendencies in improving self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, and overall mental well-being.

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Addressing Fatigue, Burnout and Self-Care in the Helping Professions

3 Contact Hours 

Friday, May 3, 2024
12:15 pm - 3:45 pm
In Person Training: Madison Public Library Auditorium  142 Plaza Blvd. Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend: 

$90 by 4/19/2024
$120 through 5/2/2024

Speaker: Mackenzie Boothe, LPC

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify signs of fatigue and burnout in helpers. 

2. Learn how to implement practical solutions for problems such as paperwork, scheduling and work-life balance. 

3. Discuss healthy professional and personal boundaries. 

4. Design a self-care plan for success. 

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Health and Movement from an Intuitive Approach

3 Contact Hours 

Friday, June 14, 2024
12:15 pm- 3:45 pm
In Person Training: Madison Public Library Auditorium  142 Plaza Blvd. Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend: 

$90 by 5/31/24
$120 through 6/13/24

Speaker: Tonya Hardy, MA 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the principles of intuitive eating and movement
  2. Identify helpful versus harmful health-related behaviors
  3. List the health benefits of intuitive eating
  4. Learn research on physical activity and exercise for mental health
  5. Demonstrate skills regarding health behavior change
  6. Reframe your approach to positively impact your clients

 

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Ethics: Let's Talk About Professional Relationships and Boundaries 

3 or 6 Contact Hours (Meets Ethics Requirements for licensure)

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
9:45 am until 4:30 pm (6 hours). Morning session only- 9:45am-1:00 pm; Afternoon session only- 1:15-4:30 pm
In Person Training: Madison Public Library Auditorium  142 Plaza Blvd. Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend: 

Early Bird Rate: 3 hours: $90 by 6/26/2024

Regular Registration: 3 hours: $120 by 7/8/24

Early Bird Rate: 6 hours: $130 by 6/26/2024 (lunch included)

Regular Registration: 6 hours: $160 through 7/8/2024 (lunch included)

Speaker: Dana Hampson, LPC-S, MBA

Learning Objectives:

Morning Session: Professional Relationships

  1. Review the ACA and NASW Code of Ethics to learn about and refamiliarize attendees with our ethical obligations towards other professionals in the field. 
  2. Consider the ethical obligations of educators and supervisors in relation to students and supervisees.
  3. Discuss scenarios that can arise in professional relationships and consider the most effective ways to resolve. 

Afternoon Session: Boundaries

  1. Review the ACA and NASW Code of Ethics for guidance on various boundary issues. 
  2. Discuss pros and cons of social media use by clinicians.
  3. Consider own beliefs/assumptions about social media use and delivery of online clinical services.
  4. Discuss other online boundary situations and appropriate courses of action. 
 

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Complex Trauma in Family Systems

3 Contact Hours 

Friday, August 23, 2024
9:45 am until 1:15 pm
In Person Training: Madison Public Library Auditorium  142 Plaza Blvd. Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend: 

$90 by 8/9/2024
$120 through 8/22/2024

Speaker: Laura Boothe, ALC

  1. Define and learn about the presenting symptoms and diagnosis of complex trauma.
  2. Review Family Systems concepts such as: Balanced and Unbalanced systems, triangulation, parentification, and child roles. 
  3. Identify complex trauma in family systems and learn effective interventions for clients specific to reparenting, inner child work and self-trust.
  4. Identify resources for complex trauma that would be useful for mental health professionals and their clients.

 

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Refund, Transfer, Cancellation and Postponement Policy

Refunds:

If a refund is requested by the participant a refund, minus a $25.00 administrative fee, will be provided assuming the request is received at least two weeks in advance of the event. All cancellations must be in writing and should be emailed to dana@thebalancedlifellc.com. No refunds will be issued if the request is received less than two weeks prior to the training event.  If a participant fails to attend the seminar, no refunds or transfers will be issued.

Transfers:

If a participant is unable to come to a training he/she is registered for, he/she may transfer the registration fee to a future training. The request to transfer the registration must be a minimum of two weeks before the scheduled event. The credit must be used within 12 months of the original training date. If there is a balance due (i.e. the original training fee is less than the one being transfered to), the participant will need to submit a check to The Balanced Life, LLC for the balance a minimum of two weeks prior to the new training date. 

Cancellations:

If The Balanced Life, LLC cancels a seminar, a full refund will be provided. The Balanced Life, LLC reserves the right to cancel any seminar due to low enrollment, weather or other special circumstance. 

Postponements:‚Äč

At times, postponing a seminar may be unavoidable. If a seminar is postponed, all registered will have the option to attend the seminar on the newly scheduled date, or have their registration transferred to another seminar of their choice within the next 12 months. No refunds will be given. If a seminar is not attended within that 12-month period, transfer of paid registration to another seminar is forfeited. 

By enrolling, regardless of payment method, means that you agree to and will adhere to the refund, transfer, cancellation and postponement policy. 

 

The Balanced Life, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6838. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  The Balanced Life, LLC is also an approved Continuing Education provider for the Alabama Board of Social Work Examiners No. 0667.The Balanced Life, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.