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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. 

  

Exploring Attachment Styles and How They Shape Adulthood 

3 Contact Hours 

Friday, January 13, 2023
9:45 am until 1:15 pm
In Person Training: Madison Public Library Auditorium  142 Plaza Blvd. Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend

$80 by 12/31/2022
$110 through 1/12/2022

Speaker: Mackenzie Boothe, LPC

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the four different attachment styles and how they develop in childhood.
  2. Discuss how attachment styles affect relationships, careers, and parenting in positive and negative ways.
  3. Explore how helpers can address attachment needs and promote healthy attachment in the therapy office and beyond. 

 

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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know

3 Contact Hours 

Friday, February 3, 2023
9:45 am until 1:15 pm
In Person Training: Madison Public Library Auditorium  142 Plaza Blvd. Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend

$80 by 1/20/2023
$110 through 2/2/2023

Guest Speaker: Alicia Schuster-Couch, MA, LPC, PMH-C

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the diagnostic criteria and symptom presentation of PMADs.
  2. Discover interventions clinicians can use to help clients with a PMAD.
  3. Identify and explore local resources to help support clients who are dealing with a PMAD.  

 

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Using Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT) to Help Clients Heal from Trauma

5 Contact Hours 

Friday, March 3, 2023
9:45 am until 3:30 pm
In Person Training: Madison Public Library Auditorium  142 Plaza Blvd. Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend

$100 by 2/17/2023
$130 through 3/2/2023

Speaker: Mackenzie Boothe, LPC

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how to stabilize clients through relaxation skills and affect regulation. 
  2. Understand how to use psychoeducation as a powerful clinical tool. 
  3. Discuss the process of developing a trauma narrative with clients. 
  4. Use CBT principles to challenge and replace cognitive distortions born in trauma.
  5. Help clients discover strengths and make meaning of their experiences and purpose in life. 

 

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Understanding and Working with Step and Blended Families in Therapy  

5 Contact Hours 

Friday, April 14 2023
9:45 am until 3:30 pm
In Person Training: Madison Public Library Auditorium  142 Plaza Blvd. Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend

$100 by 4/1/2023
$130 through 4/13/2023

Speaker: Holly Walker, LPC-S 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define vocabulary and statistics when working with step/blended families.
  2. Identify healthy and unhealthy boundaries in step/blended families.
  3. Clarify common stumbling blocks, relationship challenges, and unrealistic expectations. 
  4. Understand tools and interventions specific to this population.
  5. Identify resources for counselors and their clients including books, podcasts and apps. 

 

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Providing Ethically and Clinically Sound Supervision 

5 Contact Hours (includes 3 hours ethics and will meet the requirement to provide online supervision)

Friday, May 12, 2023
9:45 am until 2:30 pm
In Person Training: Madison Public Library Auditorium  142 Plaza Blvd. Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend

$100 by 4/28/2023
$130 through 5/11/2023

Speakers: Holly Walker, LPC-S and Dana Hampson, LPC-S, MBA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the ACA Code of Ethics to improve understanding of the ethical obligations of supervisors, including provision of online supervision
  2. Discuss common challenges in supervising newly licensed counselors
  3. Consider obstacles that arise in providing supervision and how to competently address them
  4. Review components of a healthy supervisor/supervisee relationship
  5. Process what to do when you have concerns about a supervisee

 

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Treating Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Children and Teens

3 Contact Hours 

Friday, June 9, 2023
9:45 am until 1:15 pm
In Person Training: Madison Public Library Auditorium  142 Plaza Blvd. Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend

$80 by 5/26/2023
$110 through 6/8/2023

Speaker: Casey Harris, LPC

Learning Objectives:

  1. Determine the difference between self-injury and suicidal ideation/attempts.
  2. Learn risk and contributing factors to NSSI and why children and teens resort to self-injury.
  3. Learn effective interventions to teach clients who self-injure proper stress management, how to manage trifferes once self-injury has become habitual, and how to develop a safety plan. 

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Complex Trauma: Effectively Identifying and Treating Clients

3 Contact Hours 

Friday, August 25, 2023
9:45 am until 1:15 pm
In Person Training: Madison Public Library Auditorium  142 Plaza Blvd. Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend

$80 by 08/11/2023
$110 through 08/24/2023

Guest Speaker: Laura Boothe, ALC, NCC

Learning Objectives:

 1- Define and learn about the presenting symptoms and diagnosis of complex trauma. 

2- Understand tools and treatment models for specific complex traumas such as: developmental trauma, betrayal trauma, and religious trauma. 

3- Review and discuss case studies of complex trauma clients and learn effective interventions.  

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.

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. 

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