Upcoming Seminars

DATE(S)LOCATIONPRESENTER(S)
  July 27th, 2018 Santa Rosa, CA Emily O’Rourke-Mills, LMFT and Dr. Audriannah Levine-Ward, PsyD 

Course Information

Beyond Diversity: LGBT+ Issues in Treatment

This course will help clinicians and mental health practitioners understand the need for LGBT+ affirming services, understand the LGBT+ community’s unique barriers to accessing services, and give a starting point for clinicians to build affirming services into their practices.

This course is for 1.5 CE

 

Presenters

Emily O-Rourke-Mills, LMFT Assistant Clinical Director - Canyonside
Emily Mills is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in treating mental health conditions occurring concurrently with substance use disorders. She also specializes in working with the LGBT community. Emily graduated cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in Humanities, and from the California Institute of Integral Studies with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis on Integral Psychology. Emily brings over a decade of diverse clinical experience to her work at Bayside Marin.

Emily’s work with clients focuses on recognizing the underlying causes and conditions for substance use, viewing their use as a symptom, rather than the sole cause of their suffering. She was trained psychodynamically and brings a relational psychodynamic lens to her work. Emily also employs tools from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness to support clients in developing tools to support their wellness. Emily believes that the core of recovery is in creating a life that you want to live, and works with clients to help them identify what brings them great joy, and how to eliminate the barriers to those experiences of joy and fulfillment. Her work is collaborative, meeting individual clients where they are, and allowing both for sadness and laughter. She places deep value in fully experiencing emotions as they arise.

Dr. Audriannah Levine-Ward, PsyD
Dr. Levine received her MA and Doctorate in clinical psychology from Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. Currently, she approaches her work with a Narrative theory lens while also integrating empirically validated treatments including; CBT, DBT and Mindfulness. Dr. Levine utilizes Feminist, Social- Justice and Trauma- Informed theories in order to allow the individual to access and express their most authentic self while in treatment.

Prior to working at Bayside Marin, Dr. Levine completed her pre-doctoral hours working for UCSF/ ZSFG Trauma Recovery Center in the psychosocial medicine training program. There she worked with survivors of religion and gender- based persecution, refugees and trauma survivors living in San Francisco.

Dr. Levine has 5 years of experience in the mental health field working predominantly with women, the LGBT community, people of color, and those in pursuit of sobriety.

In addition to working in the addiction and recovery field, Dr. Levine specializes in working in the areas of sexual orientation, gender transition, alternative sexuality, sex work, trauma and sexuality, trauma, culture, race, social class, homelessness, body positivity and personal empowerment.

Dr. Levine believes that therapy begins with human to human connection and can be used as a safe space to empower the individual to make change.

 

Target Audience:

Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Nurses.

 

Main Points:

  • Members of the LGBT+ community face additional stressors when seeking behavioral healthcare.

  • Minority stress significantly contributes to the development of substance use disorders and mental health challenges.

  • Cultural humility and community specific considerations increase LGBT+ clients success in behavioral health treatment.

  • Accurate, nonjudgemental language is vital to increase LGBT+ clients feelings of safety in treatment.

  • Affirming treatment is best practice for treating members of the LGBT+ community.

 

Course Objectives:

After completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Define minority stress and its relationship to substance use disorders
  • Define and give examples of LGBT+ affirming care
  • Identify best practices for implementing LGBT+ affirming care.
 

Agenda

July 27th, 2018

11:30-12pm – Arrival, Networking and Lunch
12:00-1:15pm - Presentation - Beyond Diversity: LGBT+ Issues in Treatment
1:15-1:30pm - Q&A

 
 

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, And signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in Or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit Is Not available.

 

Continuing education credit hours: 1.5

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 1.5 CE hours

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (1.5) clock hours.

Social Workers
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2018-April 15, 2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 continuing education clock hours.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 1.5 contact hours live
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (1.5 ) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA:
The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (1.5) hours.|
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (1.5) contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (1.5) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (1.5) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 1.5 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. (1.5) contact hours.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA:
Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (1.5) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (1.5) hours general. Expires 3/31/2019.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (1.5) CE Hours.

Nurses
CA:
Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (1.5) contact hours

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

 

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.