Trauma-Informed Care for Diverse Populations: CAC / LAC Class @ Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute, Denver [from 12 to 13 August]

Trauma-Informed Care for Diverse Populations: CAC / LAC Class

12 - 13
09:00 - 17:30

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Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute
Sherman Gardens Office Complex, 190 East 9th Avenue, Suite #290, Denver, Colorado 80203
Trauma-Informed Care for Diverse Populations:
Noeticus Addiction Counselor Clinical Training Program

«Specializing in OBH Pathway 2 Addiction Counselor Classes for Mental Health Professionals Working on or with a Clinical Master's or Doctoral Degree»

Training Description:

Trauma-informed counseling practice fundamentally shifts the focus of clinical care from a pathological framework set on finding out what is wrong with clients to that of understanding what happened to them to make certain symptom sets adaptive. This class introduces addiction counselora and other mental health professionals to the concept of trauma-informed care, an approach that is being adopted more frequently within the human services fields based upon an increased awareness of the ways in which trauma impacts functioning. It also describes and defines what trauma-informed care is and illuminates ways in which a traditional treatment setting can be modified to increase the sense of safety experienced by clients in treatment along the continuum of care. Additionally, class participants learn how to incorporate trauma-informed practices into treatment with diverse populations, such as military veterans, women, people with co-occurring disorders, and other groups. Although trauma treatment approaches are considered and various community resources presented, this class is not designed to teach how to do trauma specific treatment.

Training Objectives:

Participants in this Colorado Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) Approved training learn: 1) important terms and concepts related to trauma-informed care; 2) the connection between addictive behaviors, victimization/violence, and trauma; 3) principles and philosophy of trauma-informed care; 4) strategies that support creating a «safe-enough» clinical environment; 5) the differences between trauma-informed, trauma-sensitive, and trauma-specific approaches; 6) the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria of PTSD and how that relates to non-DSM conceptualizations such as complex trauma and developmental trauma disorder; 7) how a trauma-informed approach can be applied to various treatment settings using the SAMHSA guidelines; and 8) ways to intgrate a trauma-informed approach into the collaborative care team.

NOTE: This training is approved by the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) for CAC/LAC credentialing with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).

Training Instructor:

Ryan Kennedy, PsyD, LAC, LMFT, LPC, RN, CACIII, MAC, ACS, is the Training Director for the Center for Professional Development at Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute and is an approved Colorado Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) Addiction Counselor Trainer as well as a Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Registered Nurse (RN), Certified Addiction Counselor, Level III (CACIII), Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). He has been a psychotherapist since 1993 and a counselor educator and clinical supervisor since 1996, serving as core faculty at Naropa University in the Graduate School of Psychology and as adjunct faculty at the University of Colorado Denver, Prescott College, and Front Range Community College. Ryan’s clinical training is in the areas of trauma and dissociative disorders, chronic and persistent mental illness, psychiatric nursing and psychopharmacology, addictions and recovery, domestic/family violence, and living with life-threatening illnesses.

Training Text:

Participants taking this training (and all trainings offered through the Noeticus Addiction Counselor Clinical Training Program) are encouraged to download and read the most recent edition of the Handbook for Addiction Counselors published by the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) and available from the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). For access to the handbook and all associated CAC and LAC related application materials, please visit the DORA website HERE:

Training Information:

— Date: August 12 through August 13, 2017
— Time: 9:00 am — 5:30 pm All Days (Check-In at 8:30 am)
— Where: 190 E 9th Ave, Suite #310; Denver CO 80203
— Cost: $150 General; $130 Grad Student; $125 Staff/Alumni
— Group Discount: $140 Three or More Registrations Together
— Military Discount: $135 Military Personnel and Veterans
— Contact Hours: 14.0 NAADAC/NBCC/OBH Approved Contact Hours
— Size: Limited to 20 Participants; Please Register Early
— Pre-Registration Required for Attendance
— Registration:

More Information:

Elise Cook, MA, LPC, NCC; Training and Education Program Manager
303-399-9988 x 505
[email protected]

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

We hope you will be able to attend your training after you register, but we also understand that life can present many complications and challenges that are sometimes unavoidable. If you register for a training and discover later that you will be unable to attend, please take a look at our Cancellation and Refund Policy to see what your options are, then let us know what you'd like to do. Here is a link to the policy:

Approved Continuing or Professional Education Provider Information:

Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute has been approved by NAADAC as an Approved Education Provider, AEP, #151584 and NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6704. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. All Noeticus Addiction Counselor Clinical Training Program (NACCTP) classes have been approved by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) for workforce development grants. All trainers affiliated with the NACCTP have been approved (or are in the process of being approved) by the Colorado Department of Human Services' Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) to provide such training.
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