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Understanding and Managing Depression   Sep 27  Depression affects about 10% of the population. It is a biochemical disorder that causes changes in a person's mood, behavior and feelings.  In this workshop, you will understand how to recognize depression in yourself, in the people whom you serve, and in others around you. After recognizing it you will then learn how to support those who are experiencing depression through validation, empathy and support.   Presenter: Allison Johanson
 Anxiety and Panic Disorders  Oct 2 This workshop will explore the etiological and maintain factors that accompany anxiety and panic disorders, the ways they are alike and ways in which they differ. The DSM-5 diagnostic criteria of these disorders will be discussed as will psychotropic medications commonly used in their treatment. Non-medication based forms of treatment will also be provided including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and systematic desensitization. Presenter: Brian Bagwell
Motivational Interviewing Basic Two-Day Oct 12 & 26   This evidence-based approach has consistently shown positive outcomes in dealing with resistance and defensiveness. It has been successfully used with populations where resistance is prevalent, including adults and adolescents who deal with legal problems, substance abuse and mental health issues.  Presenter: Avani Dilger

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Family Resource Center Association (FRCA), in collaboration with OMNI Institute and the University of Colorado, Boulder, recently had a study published that validates the reliability of the Colorado Family Support Assessment 2.0 (CFSA 2.0), a tool that can be used by family support professionals for managing cases and measuring progress.  The results of the study indicate that with training, staff members are able to use the CFSA 2.0 in a reliable way to measure family progress.  Click HERE to see the abstract, or download the full manuscript HERE.  Email FRCA's Rachel Shuck ( for information about CFSA 2.0 training.

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