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July 2014
$350/20 CECs

Ethical Issues in Working with Children and Families

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - July 27 @ 6:00 pm

CMH 5110 This course explores the ethical issues and dilemmas that commonly arise when working with children and their parents. Using a combination of didactic, case study, role-play, and experiential approaches, this course explores the basic tenants of ethical practice and issues surrounding client rights, confidentiality, informed consent, mandated reporting, therapist scope of practice, competency, boundaries, and other complex topics surrounding counseling and art therapy with children and adolescents. Participants will examine their own belief systems, learn to identify and…

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June 2014
$350/20 CECs

Beyond the Basics of Child-Centered Play Therapy

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - June 29 @ 6:00 pm

CMH 5081 Beyond the Basics of Child-Centered Play Therapy This course will take a look at the current theories of play therapy. Students will have the opportunity to conduct a personal exploration of the fit between themselves and the style/theory of play therapy they practice. Advanced skills in play therapy will be presented, as well as diagnosis, treatment planning and various forms of documentation. This course is well-suited for people who have had some initial training in play therapy and/or…

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May 2014
$350/20 CECs

Making Healing Contact with Children Through Play Therapy

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - May 18 @ 6:00 pm
Southwestern College Campus,
3960 San Felipe Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States

Making Healing Contact with Children Through Play Therapy Friday, 5/16, 6–9pm; A focus on the Child-Centered approach to Play Therapy with emphasis on developing the necessary skills to conduct a play session, themes in children’s play, the process of therapy, and the materials needed. Participants will be actively involved through the use of videotaped play therapy sessions, and role play situations with each other. The didactic material will be presented with opportunities to discuss and ask questions. Geri Glover, Ph.D.,…

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April 2014
$350/20 CECs

Adolescents and Addiction: Treatment and Prevention

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - April 27 @ 6:00 pm
Southwestern College Campus,
3960 San Felipe Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States

This course will provide students with an overview of current trends in the treatment and prevention of addiction amongst adolescents. Evidence based practices will be introduced and students will have an opportunity to practice the skills and strategies inherent in those approaches. Treatment methods considered are multi-systemic therapy (MST), adolescent community reinforcement approach (A-CRA) and CRAFT (a program for working with family members to engage resistant teens into treatment). Hands on activities useful for conducting adolescent treatment groups and youth…

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March 2014

Integrative, Holistic Dev. of Mental Health CMH 5016

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - March 9 @ 6:00 pm
Southwestern College Campus,
3960 San Felipe Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States

Friday, March 7, 6–9pm; Saturday & Sunday, March 8 & 9, 9am–6pm $350/20 CECs or $970/2 quarter units Sudha Rani Kailas, M.D., Ph.D. This course explores the bio-dynamic development of mental health and emotional expression as an extension of our biological system, and in connection with the world around us. From the perspectives of Ayurveda, holistic medicine, psychology and neuroscience, we will investigate the sensate connection between body, mind, and spirit. We will develop a deeper understanding of a variety…

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February 2014
$350/20 CECs

Development of Gender and Sexual Identity CMH 5017

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - February 9 @ 6:00 pm
Southwestern College Campus,
3960 San Felipe Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States

$350/20 CECs or $970/2 quarter units Natalie Carlton, M.A., ATR-BC, LPCC and  Natalie Paynter, M.A., LMHC Friday, February 7, 6 – 9pm; Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 8 & 9, 9am–6pm This class will explore gender identity and sexual identity as vital components that define our social roles and inner selves. Participants will read, discuss and explore principles of gender and sexual identity that are passed to us from parents, family, peers and society. Questions to explore: what is the relationship between…

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January 2014
$350/20 CECs

Infant Mental Health CMH 5010

January 17 @ 6:00 am - January 19 @ 6:00 pm
Southwestern College Campus,
3960 San Felipe Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States

CMH 5010 $350/20 CECs or $970/2 quarter units Michelle Daly, M.S.P.H, M.A., ATR, LPCC, IMH-E® Friday, January 17, 6–9pm; Saturday & Sunday, January 18 & 19, 9am–6pm This course is an overview of infant mental health and will provide a working definition and essential professional competencies in infant development and observation skills; brain development, sensory and regulatory systems; attachment and relationship formation, and care giving capacities. Michelle Daly, MA, MSPH, LPCC, ATR, IME-H has a background in public health and…

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November 2013
$350/20 CECs

Loss in a Child’s World CMH 5014

11/15/2013 @ 6:00 pm - 11/17/2013 @ 6:00 pm
Southwestern College Campus,
3960 San Felipe Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States
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Friday, November 15, 6–9:30pm Saturday & Sunday, November 16 & 17, 9am–6pm Stepping into the world of a grieving child or adolescent offers a unique opportunity to touch a life and transform grief into healing and health. Theoretical concepts, including the role resiliency plays in the healing process for children, as well as developmental distinctions of childhood grief are presented. Participants will practice experiential methods of play and creativity which foster a healthy and age-appropriate grieving process, leading to a child’s…

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October 2013
$350/20 CECs

Making Art with Kids CMH 5015

10/25/2013 @ 6:00 pm - 10/27/2013 @ 6:00 pm
Southwestern College Campus,
3960 San Felipe Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States
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Friday, October 25, 6–9:30pm Saturday & Sunday, October 26 & 27, 9am–6pm Everyone does it – making art with kids is fun. This course will ground the experience in childhood development and meaningful art exploration, and will offer hands-on experience in art-making for participants. We will tackle the issue of the “fine line”: what’s the difference between playing with art and kids, and doing art therapy with kids? This course is appropriate for people who work with or want to…

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September 2013
$350/20 CECs

Children and Teen Suicide: Assessment, Prevention and Intervention CMH 5090

09/20/2013 @ 6:00 pm - 09/22/2013 @ 6:00 pm
Southwestern College Campus,
3960 San Felipe Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States
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Friday, Septenber 20, 6–9:30pm Saturday & Sunday, Septenber 21 & 22, 9am–6pm This course will examine teen and child suicide from a prevention model as opposed to the more ubiquitous ‘post-vention’ model. We will explore signs and symptoms of suicidal ideation, effective assessment as well determining risk level, lethality and acuity. Interventions and therapeutic tools to use when working with a suicidal child will be examined, as well as constructing an individualized safety plan. Risk factors and precipitating events that…

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