Human Services Network of Colorado

Upcoming events

    • 03/11/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 06/17/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Denver Rescue Mission's Administration & Education Building, 6100 Smith Road, Denver, CO 80216
    • 26

    Are you providing the kind of high quality service you want to offer? Do you or your employees need skills training in multiple competencies in order to get up to speed? Are you taking care of your clients in the most effective and efficient way? Are you taking care of yourself and your career?

    This comprehensive training and certification program can help. The Network is proud to present the 5th Annual Direct Service Provider Certification series in partnership with Aspire Training and Consulting. Most direct care resources and trainings focus on psychotherapy. This series focuses on practical approaches, successfully modified to fit case management and other helping relationships, that are NOT primarily therapeutic in nature.

    This series of three, 6-hour, intensive workshops will be conducted  on March 11, April 15 and May 6). This spaced format offers opportunities for education, practice and coaching that are not practical in a more tightly-sequenced series of workshops. The goal of each session is to enhance knowledge, skill and confidence in providing effective client-centered care. 

    18 hours of in-person training and coaching with over 8 hours of online training for a total of 26 hours training and coaching overall.

    Learning Objectives

    • Define my Success
    • Understand Self Care
    • Review Best Practices in Case Management/Navigation
    • Understand the Process of Change
    • Learn about the Care Cycle (Intake through Discharge)
    • Learn about Therapeutic Communication
    • Understand Crisis Management
    • Learn about the Care/Treatment Cycle (Intake through Discharge)
    • Apply MI & Other Skills in Work with Clients (Intake through Discharge)
    • Apply Information & Skills to Case Scenarios
    • Plan to Implement Information & Skills on the job

    Online Trainings include the following topics

    1. Helper as a Person (50 minutes)
    2. Therapeutic Communication (40 minutes)
    3. Multiculturalism (1 hour 10 minutes)
    4. HIPAA (45 minutes)
    5. Mandatory Reporting (45 minutes)
    6. Stages of Change (40 minutes)
    7. Harm Reduction (30 minutes)
    8. Service Planning/Monitoring (40 minutes)
    9. Approaches to Difficult Situations (30 minutes)

    Direct Service Provider Certificate

    Aspire Training will provide a certificate of completion for the Direct Service Provider Certification Program, documenting all hours of both in-person and online trainings. Attendees will receive continuing education credits/units (CECs/CEUs) from the National Association of Social Workers - Colorado Chapter (per eligibility). Eligible for 25 hours continuing education credit.

    Testimonials

    • For someone new to the field, this was extremely helpful!
    • You’re awesome, thank you for this opportunity to improve my working relationship with my clients.
    • Great information, I enjoyed the examples; they helped me learn how to use these techniques.
    • This training really improved my interactions with customers and gave me the push I needed.
    • Great class – use information on a daily basis. Helps structure meetings and address critical issues.
    • Loved this training! So applicable and valuable in our positions.
    • Amazing presentation; so many good ideas and concepts. Great ways to implement.
    • As a result of this series:
      • I have found better solutions or ways to handle situations.
      • I am able to be a better listener by practicing MI approaches.
      • I feel more confident, and productive in conversations, and feel I more positively impact others.
    Presenter: Melinda Marasch, LCSW
    Aspire Training & Consulting
    It is my honor to do exciting work with the amazing, compassionate people in the nonprofit world! It has been my life’s passion to help others, first as a psycho-therapist and now as a consultant. I specialize in clinical supervision in the form of training (in-person and online), as well as individual and group sessions. We serve licensed and unlicensed individuals, as well as programs and organizations. I have expertise in many areas, including HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, mental illnesses and much more. I also provide coaching to clients who are motivated to maximize their assets. 

    Our Co-Sponsor:
    Colorado Housing & Finance Authority


    • 06/08/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 06/09/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom Webinar
    • 98
    Register

    It is important to ALL communicator to have a foundation of solid communication skills, problem solving skills and self-awareness of their own communication styles and agendas. Introspection is essential to effectively communicate with purpose, assistance and productivity.  This Two Part Zoom Series of Effective Communications for providing services and counseling, is appropriate for all service providers, counselors and supervisors. All workshop will consist of two 2-hour sessions, separated by a one-hour lunch break. If you wish to register for BOTH Parts 1 and 2, please click HERE.

    PART ONE offers foundational concepts important to understanding yourself as well as those to who you are trying to communicate with. We will consider varied communication skills with an understanding of the importance of introspection, cultural awareness, trauma informed perspectives, boundaries, ethics, self-care and a basic theoretical frame for strength based effective communications.

    Part 1: Improved Communication

    Zoom format on June 8 & 9

    10 am to 3pm both days (Totals 8 hrs. of CEU)

    Objectives upon completion:

    • Ability to name and recognize the valued traits of strength based communicators
    • Understand the foundational concepts of effective communications
    • Understand how patterns and habits are created and influence perspectives throughout life
    • Recognize the opportunities and importance of self-monitoring your own communication skills
    • Understand how to interrupt ineffective communication habits and patterns
    • Understand how to strengthen effective communication patterns
    • Explore the hazards and benefits of problem solving and decision making communications

    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.

    • 06/08/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 06/16/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom Webinar
    • 94
    Register

    It is important to ALL communicator to have a foundation of solid communication skills, problem solving skills and self-awareness of their own communication styles and agendas. Introspection is essential to effectively communicate with purpose, assistance and productivity.  This Two Part Zoom Series of Effective Communications for providing services and counseling, is appropriate for all service providers, counselors and supervisors. All workshops will consist of two 2-hour sessions, separated by a one-hour lunch break. 

    PART ONE offers foundational concepts important to understanding yourself as well as those to who you are trying to communicate with. We will consider varied communication skills with an understanding of the importance of introspection, cultural awareness, trauma informed perspectives, boundaries, ethics, self-care and a basic theoretical frame for strength based effective communications. If you wish to register for Part 1 only, please click HERE.

    PART TWO offers a further zero-in on the clinical aspects of communications typically used in a counseling role. Service providers who already practice counseling, and those considering a counseling career path, understand the concept and importance of foundational communication and counseling skills. When communication skills are applied with awareness and consideration they play a vital role in helping and healing. Those who are already practicing as therapist or counselors often find it very beneficial to revisit foundational concepts and skills to refresh and evaluate their own communication habits.

    Part 1: Improved Communication

    Zoom format on June 8 & 9

    10 am to 3pm both days (Totals 8 hrs. of CEU)

    Objectives upon completion:

    • Ability to name and recognize the valued traits of strength based communicators
    • Understand the foundational concepts of effective communications
    • Understand how patterns and habits are created and influence perspectives throughout life
    • Recognize the opportunities and importance of self-monitoring your own communication skills
    • Understand how to interrupt ineffective communication habits and patterns
    • Understand how to strengthen effective communication patterns
    • Explore the hazards and benefits of problem solving and decision making communications

    Part 2: Improved Counseling Skills

    Zoom format on June 15 & 16

    10 am to 3pm both days (totals of part 1 and 2 = 16 hrs. of CEU)

    Objectives upon completion:

    • Identify your own traits as an effective counselor
    • Recognize commonalities in theoretical concepts for counseling communications
    • Navigating core dissonance with a trauma informed perspective
    • Recognize and link foundational skills, consistent with evidence based practices
    • Consider varied skills to provide insight for larger habits and patterns
    • Recognize clinical hazards and benefits in supporting decision making
    • Navigate treatment plan building and updates with more ease, using these concepts

    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 is the author, narrator and co-producer of Levels Meditation.

Event Calendar

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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 be granted neither credit nor refund.
  • Up to 8 days prior to event:  25% refund will be issued in the form of a credit towards future registration.
  • Up to 14 days prior to event: 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.
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