Clinical Training

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DBT: An EBT with a Widely Applicable Skill Set

6 Contact Hours

Friday, November 5, 2021
8:30 am until 4:30 pm (check in begins at 8:00 am)
Location- 9238 Madison Blvd. Suite 500 (Old ITT Space) Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend

$100 by 10/22/21
$130 through 11/4/21
$160 day of/onsite

Speaker: Maggie Minsk, LPC, NCC, CI, CHt

Learning Objectives:

During this training, attendees will: 

1. Learn to see DBT as a program with a skills training component.
 
2. Identify the four modules of skills and their functions.
 
3. Understand the basic dialectic of DBT.
 
4. How to apply that understanding to a wide array of client issues.
 

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Ethics: Professional Responsibility and The Ethics of Couples Work 

3 or 6 Contact Hours

Friday, December 10, 2021
8:30 am until 4:30 pm (check in begins at 8:00 am)
Location- 9238 Madison Blvd. Suite 500 (Old ITT Space) Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend

$50 for three hours or $100 for six hours- by 11/26/21
$65 for three hours or $130 for six hours- through 12/9/21
$80 for three hours or $160 for six hours- day of/onsite

Speakers: Dana Hampson, LPC-S, MBA (morning session) and Holly Walker, LPC-S (afternoon session) 

Learning Objectives:

During the morning session, attendees will: 

1. Review the ACA and NASW Code of Ethics with regards to professional competence, qualifications and responsibility. 

2. Discuss ethical situations involving responsible clinical behavior. 

3. Consider the ethics of advertising and soliciting clients. 

4. Process potential gray areas in the scope of professional compentence. 

During the afternoon session: attendees will: 

1.  Be provided with an overview of working with couples.

2. Identify the unique challenges and rewards in working with couples as it relates to ethical codes.

3. Identify types of ethical dilemmas encountered when working with couples.

4. Understand legal issues that arise when working with couples.

5. Review and apply the Ethical Decision Making Model. 

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Identifying and Treating Disassosiative Disorders

4 Contact Hours

Friday, January 14, 2022
8:30 am until 1:00 pm
Location- 9238 Madison Blvd. Suite 500 (Old ITT Space) Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend

$80 by 12/31/2021
$110 through 1/13/2022
$140 day of/onsite

Speaker: Mackenzie Boothe, ALC

Learning Objectives:

During this training, attendees will:

1. Identify different types of dissociative disorders, including Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), and how they are developed.

2. Learn about screening tools for dissociative disorders, and what signs to look for in your practice.

3. Understand different roles of “alters,” and how they have been functional for survival.

4. Explore how to map out internal systems, and do “parts work” for problematic and dangerous behaviors.

5. Discuss concepts of “integration” and “healthy multiplicity.”

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Hypnosis Certification Course

Have you always been interested in learning more about hypnosis and being able to add it to your list of specialties and use it with your clients? Maggie Minsk is delighted to announce that she will be offering a hypnosis certification course this SPRING, through the National Guild of Hypnotists in Madison, Alabama!

Hypnosis is becoming more widely used these days due to research in the field of neuroscience showing its many uses and benefits. HYPNOSIS is a natural, every-day occurrence that as a counselor you are probably informally using in your practice already, so the more we know about it the more we can increase our effectiveness and use it to our advantage both professionally and personally.

As a clinician specializing in Borderline Personality Disorder, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and the severe and often multiple traumas that go along with that, Maggie Minsk uses hypnosis daily as an adjunct to treatment and an additional modality to therapy to increase client success. She will be sharing how she uses hypnosis in per practice.

This course is geared specifically for clinicians and aimed at preparing you to use hypnosis after the first weekend! The course spans three weekends for a total of seven days (February 12-13, February 26-27, and March 5-6). There will be 75 hours of training done face-to-face, with approximately 25 hours of work done on your own time. The trainings will be held at 9238 Madison Blvd Suite 500, Madison, AL 35758 (Old ITT Space in Meadow Green Office Park) 

Registration Fees:

Early Bird-Pay in full by February 1st and total is: $2800

Registration and paying in full after February 1st or using payment plan: $2950

This course satisfies the 100-hour training requirement for the Hypnosis Certification, and after completing the course, you will be CERTIFIED through the National Guild of Hypnotists and receive a full year’s membership! All materials, workbooks, test and certificate fees are included in the cost of this course. Fifteen (15) contact hours will also be awarded at the completion of the course. Contact hours are approved by NBCC and the ABSWE.

Don’t delay, registration is limited to 12 participants. Please email Maggie at maggie@thebalancedlifellc.com for the registration form or call or text her directly at 252-288-2724. If you have questions about the class or certification, please contact Maggie directly. Once registered, Maggie will also make sure you get a copy of the workbooks that accompany the course.

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Borderline Personality Disorder: Helping and Healing 

6 Contact Hours

Friday, February 25, 2022
8:30 am until 4:30 pm
Location: 9238 Madison Blvd. Suite 500 (Old ITT Space) Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend

$100 by 2/11/2022
$130 through 2/24/2022
$160 day of/onsite

Speaker: Maggie Minsk, LPC, CI, CHt

Learning Objectives:

After this training, attendees will be able:

1. To explain the theory behind the development of BPD.

2. To quickly run through the list of criteria and more accurately diagnose someone with BPD when applicable. 

3. To demonstrate an understanding of balancing dialectics to help decrease symptoms.

4. To briefly explain how DBT is the most effective treatment for BPD and why it's imperative to connect those diagnosed with BPD to DBT rather than other treatments. 

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CBD: Implications for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Clinicians and the Clients They Serve

4 Contact Hours

Friday, March 11, 2022
8:30 am until 1:00 pm
Location: 9238 Madison Blvd. Suite 500 (Old ITT Space) Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend

$80 by 2/25/2022
$110 through 3/10/2022
$140 day of/onsite

Speaker: Holly Walker, LPC-S

Learning Objectives:

During this training, attendees will:

1. Define CBD, where it comes from, how it came to be, and why it is wildly popular.

2. Explore implications for the mental health profession and the clients we serve.

3. Examine scientific studies, nonscientific studies, and commonly misunderstood definitions in the world of CBD.

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Understanding the Neurobiology of Trauma

3 Contact Hours

Friday, April 22, 2022
8:30 am until 12:00 pm
Location: TBA

Cost to attend

$70 by 4/8/2022
$100 through 4/21/2022
$130 day of/on site

Speaker: Gina Mullins, LPC

Learning Objectives:

During this training, attendees will:

 1. Define trauma and types of trauma.

2. Understand the roles of the Prefrontal Cortex, Limbic System, and Central Nervous System during traumatic events.
 
3. Discuss the role of neural pathways in trauma responses.
 
4. Learn techniques to share the brain model with clients in order to “normalize” trauma responses.
 

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Working with Couples: Exploring Types of Couple Therapy Treatment Approaches

6 Contact Hours

Friday, May 13, 2022
8:30 am until 4:30 pm
Location: 9238 Madison Blvd. Suite 500 (Old ITT Space) Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend

$100 by 4/29/2022
$130 through 5/12/2022
$160 day of/onsite

Speaker: Holly Walker, LPC-S

Learning Objectives:

During this training, attendees will:

1. Define some of the different types of couple therapy and why certain theories stick with different types of therapists.

2. Identify a few of the many books that meet couples where they are, make for useful “homework” assignments, and can guide the ship of the challenging task of working with couples.

3. Discuss the ethics of working with couples, an often complicated and multi-layered process.

4. Identify empirically-based and ethically sound interventions to be used in sessions.

5. Leave with new ideas and rejuvenated energy when working with this population that can be (let’s be honest) exhausting for many therapists.

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Effectively Using DBT and CBT to Treat Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents

3 Contact Hours

Friday, June 10, 2022
8:30 am until 12:00 pm
Location- TBA 

Cost to attend

$70 by 5/27/2022
$100 through 6/9/2022
$130 day of/onsite

Speaker: Casey Harris, LPC

Learning Objectives:

During this training, attendees will:

1. Recognize how anxiety and depression specifically affect children and adolescents.

2. Explain the major concepts and clinical strategies of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

3. Learn and implement DBT and CBT interventions as approaches to counseling children and adolescents.

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Using Motivational Interviewing to Promote Growth and Change in Clients who are "Stuck"

3 Contact Hours

Friday, August 12, 2021
8:30 am until 12:00 pm
Location- TBA 

Cost to attend

$70 by 7/29/2022
$100 through 8/11/2022
$130 day of/onsite

Speaker: Mackenzie Boothe, ALC

Learning Objectives:

During this training, attendees will:

1. Learn how to use motivational questions to avoid forcing, coercing, or alienating clients.

2. Be able to identify client’s stage of change and strategies for getting them “unstuck.”

3. Learn to motivate even the toughest of clients to change problematic behavior.

4. Learn how to release the pressure from yourself and get great results.

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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:​

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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