Human Services Network of Colorado


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 Cancellation Policy
    • Substitutions are welcome; please let us know in advance.
    • No-shows and cancellations 7 days or less prior to an event will not be granted a refund.
    • Up to 8 days prior to event:  A 25% refund will be issued in the form of a credit towards future registration.
    • Up to 14 days prior to event:  A 50% refund will be issued in the form of a credit towards future registration.
    • Up to 28 days prior to event:  A full refund will be issued in the form of a credit towards future registration.

Upcoming events

    • 11/07/2019
    • 11/14/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Betty Ford Center, 14001 E Iliff Ave #120, Aurora, CO 80014
    • 16
    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. 
    Motivational Interviewing provides a “tool box” of techniques and strategies which will help you to be more effective in working with clients who bring a wide range of challenges. This is a two-day training.
     Attendees will: 
    • Understand the basic principles and skills of Motivational Interviewing​;​
    • Experience a collaborative versus an authoritarian communication style and see how you can effectively decrease defensiveness in clients​;​
    • Learn and practice resistance skills​;​
    • Learn and practice directive skills that help move a client towards positive behavior change​;​
    • ​Be able to elicit commitment language from a client that is correlated to positive outcomes​; and​
    • ​Explore proven implementation strategies that help improve your Motivational Interviewing skills in the field​.​

    Presenter:  Avani G. Dilger, MEd, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, CAC III, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Addiction Counselor, a Somatic Psychotherapist, and a Motivational Interviewing Trainer (MINT), who specializes in substance abuse prevention and treatment with adults, teens and their families. She is the founder and director of the “Natural Highs – Healthy Alternatives to Drugs & Alcohol” nonprofit program, an integrative substance abuse prevention and intervention program that includes interactive workshops, a peer mentor program, and community outreach. In addition to teaching the Natural Highs program at several high schools in Boulder and at Naropa University, Avani works as a substance abuse counselor and trauma therapist with teens, families and adults in Boulder. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and trains Motivational Interviewing for criminal justice, mental health, and substance abuse professionals.  She has been training professionals in in Motivational Interviewing and other evidence-based practices in Maine, Massachusetts, Illinois, Nebraska, Idaho, Arizona, New Jersey, Florida, Hawaii and Colorado.
    Eligible for 16 hours CEU
    • 11/18/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Denver Rescue Mission's Administration & Education Building, 6100 Smith Road, Denver, CO 80216
    • 69

    Do you work with veterans or others suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury? Then this in-depth, full-day session is for you.

    Anyone can get PTSD at any age. This includes war veterans and survivors of physical and sexual assault, abuse, accidents, disasters, and many other serious events. Traumatic Brain Injury will almost certainly result in PTSD. But not everyone with PTSD has been through a dangerous event. Some people get PTSD after a friend or family member experiences danger or is harmed. The sudden, unexpected death of a loved one can also cause PTSD.

    Unlike physical wounds, these conditions affect your mood, thoughts, and behavior and are often invisible to others. Trauma results when overwhelmingly stressful events shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless and vulnerable.

    Participants will learn understandable and immediately useful information regarding:

    • symptoms and underlying physical causes of PTSD and TBI;
    • what Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain injuries can do to important areas of our lives;
    • how the combination of the two can affect victims;
    • methods and resources for healing;
    • the underlying neurobiology of PTSD, C-PTSD, Inherited Trauma, and mTBI; and
    • the mechanisms of vicarious trauma in the family unit as well as among those in the helping fields.
    Participants will leave with the ability to assess for PTSD, C-PTSD, and mTBI, as well as the most current available treatments.

    Recent studies say that as many as 30% of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan may have sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and that 20% have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 59% of veterans who sustained a physical injury in these conflicts also have a mental health diagnosis.

    Eligible for 6 CEUs

    Presenter: Tracy L. Hutchinson, LPC, MAC 
    Tracy is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Master Addictions Counselor (MAC), and Colorado Addictions Counselor (CAC III). She has been working in the field of Addictions and Mental Health for the past 40 years. Currently, through her Counseling and Consulting private practice, Tracy is an approved OBH trainer for Colorado Addictions Counselor (CAC) courses. She is a facilitator of professional growth and development for team building. Additionally, she creates and facilitates experiential/expressive personal growth retreats. Tracy was the author, narrator and co-producer of Levels Meditation, produced in 2001.

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