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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

    • 12/11/2018
    • 01/11/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Betty Ford Center, 14001 E Iliff Ave #120, Aurora, CO 80014
    • 21
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    Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based practice with widespread use in addiction counseling and is considered to be crucial to the development of counseling skills for human service workers. The class will focus on learning the motivational interviewing model. In this training, participants will learn the model of stages of change, the tools for creating an environment where positive change can occur, and practice of the skills. The second day of this workshop will introduce advanced motivational interviewing skills, including strategic use of MI, ethical quandaries, resistance skills, basic coding skills, elicitation of change talk, developing change plans and deepening commitment language.

    Attendees will: 
    • Define motivational interviewing (MI) as a counseling style
    • Understand how MI skills can reframe communication.
    • Understand how you can begin to use mindfulness in your everyday life.
    • Utilize principles of MI with individuals living with chronic conditions.
    • Define the four principles of MI
    • Demonstrate skill with OARS
    • Demonstrate at least two methods to elicit change talk

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    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.

    • 01/10/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Rocky Mountain Human Services, 9900 E Iliff Ave, Denver CO 80231
    • 47
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    This workshop will inform participants about aging in place through a safe, care-managed, home-sharing model that generates income and assistance for seniors while accessing untapped affordable housing for home seekers. This is program where two or more unrelated people share a home or apartment. Each has their own room, though they typically share common areas. Matches are based on common needs, interests, and preferences. Each match is unique. 

    Through this program seniors:

    • Earn extra income;
    • Receive help with household chores when needed;
    • Remain safely in their home longer;
    • Friends and family can feel secure knowing they are not alone;
    • Give back by providing affordable housing to someone in need;
    • Receive assistance with transportation and errands; and
    • Enjoy companionship.

    Home seekers benefit from: 

    • Accessing an affordable housing solution;
    • Enabling a senior to remain in their home by trading discounted rent in exchange for household chores;
    • Building lasting relationships and decreasing social isolation.

    Come learn how you can leverage the benefits of this program for your own clients.

    Presenter: Alison Joucovsky  Alison has been working in the field of aging for over 25 years in mental health, community organizing, care management, and program development. She is the graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in Human Services and Gerontology and has her Masters from University of Northern Colorado in Counseling Psychology.

    Sunshine Home Share Colorado (aka Sunshine), was founded in 2015 by Alison Joucovsky, licensed geriatric care manager, is leading the way in aging-in-place solutions for seniors in Colorado. With 25 years of experience as a senior advocate and aging-in-community program director, Joucovsky’s concern over how to meet the needs of our skyrocketing senior population, which is expected to live longer and more independently than previous generations, crystallized into an innovative solution that is modeled after successful home share efforts around the country. Joucovsky’s own research of 65 programs nationally and input from two local area focus groups led to SHSC’s formation. Sunshine is the only nonprofit home sharing program in the state that specifically targets seniors over age 55.

    After establishing the organization as a 501(c)(3) public charity in 2015, Alison and her team of committed volunteers spent 2016 testing the program design, seeking input from program participants, families and community organizations to make modifications to ensure successful matches. The organization receives a generous in-kind donation of office space from the Dominican Home Health Agency. Sunshine is currently working to build capacity through funding, community partnerships, marketing and outreach, etc., as it implements its first shared housing matches.

    Eligible for one hour CEU.

    • 01/17/2019
    • 01/31/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Betty Ford Center, 14001 E Iliff Ave #120, Aurora, CO 80014
    • 22
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    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
    • 02/14/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Betty Ford Center, 14001 E Iliff Ave #120, Aurora, CO 80014
    • 25
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    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 one-day advanced Motivational Interviewing Training is the next step for teams who are serious about an evidence-based implementation of Motivational Interviewing skills. The development and maintenance of MI skills is a challenge for front-line workers. Participating in the workshops is a great start but ongoing feedback and mentoring are needed in order for most workers to use MI skillfully. This workshop can help enhance both supervisor MI skills and the quality and nature of the mentoring process. It’s a win-win for clients and agency staff alike.

    This advanced MI training is only for those who have already taken the Motivational Interviewing Basic Two-Day training seriesThe training builds on the two-day MI Skills Training and teaches supervisors and professionals who are passionate about MI how to keep the practice of MI alive within their teams. If you have not undergone the MI Basic Series, please register for that course instead of this one; we conduct MI Basic regularly.

    Participants will leave with an understanding of:
    • the research-based building-blocks of a successful MI implementation
    • MI coaching skills
    • how to facilitate MI practice sessions
    Participants will also receive a manual with tailored MI exercises to build and sustain their team’s MI skills.

    Presenter: Avani G. Dilger, MEd, MA, LPC, CACIII
    Avani is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Addiction Counselor, a Somatic Psychotherapist, and a Motivational Interviewing Trainer (MINT). She 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. Avani 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 Motivational Interviewing and other evidence-based practices in Maine, Massachusetts, Illinois, Nebraska, Idaho, Arizona, New Jersey, Florida, Hawaii and Colorado.
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    Eligible for 8 hours CEU


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