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 Refund Policy
  • Substitutions are welcome; please let us know in advance.
  • No-shows and cancellations less than 7 days prior to an event will not be granted a refund.
  • Up to 7 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

    • 06/28/2018
    • 07/05/2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Rocky Mountain Human Services, 9900 E Iliff Ave, Denver CO 80231
    • 6
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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.
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    Eligible for 16 hours CEU
    • 07/16/2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 1535 HIGH STREET, DENVER, CO 80218
    Register

    Join your colleagues, along with The Network's board and volunteers, for our Summer Networking Happy Hour.  We're bringing you yet another opportunity to connect--for free--with peers who experience the same ups and downs that you do. The Network makes it easy for you to find resources and support. Come for this casual, drop-in affair and network with others in the human services field, while enjoying free snacks and beverages. Weather permitting, the event will be held in The Gathering Place's rooftop garden and playground area.

    No charge; please be our guest. You are encouraged to bring a colleague you’d like to introduce to the Network. We will be holding a drawing for a workshop registration.

    About our host:

    The Gathering Place was founded in 1986 and is the only daytime drop-in center in metropolitan Denver that serves women, their children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty, many of whom are also experiencing homelessness. While we refer to those we serve as "members", no fees are ever charged for programs or services. We believe deeply in the power of our community and continually work to make it stronger. Our key values include recognizing individual strengths, building respect and trust, and offering unconditional acceptance.

    • 07/18/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Denver Rescue Mission's Administration & Education Building, 6100 Smith Road, Denver, CO 80216
    • 16
    Register

    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 5 CEUs

    Dr. J. Blair Cano, PsyD, MSCP, is a licensed psychologist and practicing neuropsychologist. She is the CEO & President of Neurofeedback Colorado Springs; a group psychology practice that serves the Southern Colorado military and veteran community and whose treatment philosophy is guided by a trauma informed approach. Neurofeedback Colorado Springs treats clients of all ages and stages of trauma identification through resiliency and growth. Additionally, Dr. Cano is a veteran of the United States Navy and works closely with the Veterans Administration to help care for our veteran population.

    Future Courses: Don't forget, our training schedule is always available online. No need to wait for our individual class announcements! 

    • 07/31/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Rocky Mountain Human Services, 9900 E Iliff Ave, Denver CO 80231
    • 36
    Register

    This interactive and engaging full day session is filled with life lessons that Dr. Regina Lewis has experienced while working her way from poverty to her PhD. Learn the concepts that help to understand what divides and often creates misunderstanding between those whose living standards are insecure and the standards of middle class.

    By the end of this session, participants will know how:

    • Personal values are impacted by others;
    • Secure and insecure living impacts choices;
    • To remove obstacles that may limit the success of partnerships;
    • To create a life cycle of those who are under-resourced; and
    • To build relationships of mutual respect.
    Presenter:  Dr. Regina Lewis
    Dr. Lewis' services impact people across the world through her inspirational talks and trainings. Regina helps to give voice to the voiceless and helps to make the invisible visible. Her presentations and facilitations spread across topics of understanding and climbing out of poverty, entrepreneurship, cultural inclusion, interpersonal relations, leadership, and executive coaching.

    A war veteran who served the United States Air Force, Dr. Lewis is currently department chair and professor of Communication at Pikes Peak Community College and an executive coach for the Center for Creative Leadership.

    Regina holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership, Research and Policy, a Master of Arts in Communication, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Regina’s publications are found in books, refereed journals, and educational textbooks. She is also certified in an array of assessment tools.

    Eligible for 6 hours CEU

    • 08/16/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Betty Ford Center, 14001 E Iliff Ave #120, Aurora, CO 80014
    • 17
    Register
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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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