Core & Advance Skills for Working With Clients
August 16 - 18, 2017 | Atlanta, Georgia, USA
This program has been developed as formal education for practitioners in the human and social services fields related to helping people acquire or strengthen the ability to perform critical life functions necessary to thrive in any life domain. The object of this training moves us in the evidence based direction as practitioners to help us be useful in any situation as they help people improve and move forward with their lives vs punishing or "rehabilitating".
This workshop puts the process for becoming professionals within a framework to be able to confidently and efficiently provide services and supports to clients through the application of skills characterized as evidence based "common elements". In a world of countless "evidence based" approaches, the aim of this course is to teach practitioners the core elements for being both evidence based and strength centered.
The Common Elements in EBP demonstrate a shift from Diagnostic Driven, Clinically Driven, and Problem Driven Approaches to “Partnering” as an advanced skill.
“Partnering” is a term that operationalizes a deeper knowledge and skillful application of sophisticated facilitation skills by the practitioner. In effect this advances the skills of the practitioner beyond expert knowledge of disorders and their remedies to a level of facilitation that impressively enables the person being served to benefit from the contact moment, in any method, program or practice.
Program Goals and Objectives
Participants in the program will receive formal education in how to help their clients regain or strengthen their ability to perform critical life functions necessary to thrive in any life domain and ultimately be skillful in the application of evidence based and strength centered approaches. They will also be in a position to;
Learn how to plan for continued personal and professional development following formal education. Going beyond just formal degrees and licenses and learning what to do to insure their continued professional development.
Get a clearer more advanced understanding of “Evidence based” practice, programs and treatment/service plans - beyond the typical introductory and moderate definitions. What kinds there are, their meaning, what they are for, how they work, why they important, how you do them, and etc.
Be able to distinguish between EB and intuitive. Move toward recognizing and making use of that which is intuitive in your practice.
Learn to be able to test and discover the value of intuitive practice in order to determine when and how to use it. Practice based evidence. How to make use of intuition they possess and move those activities toward becoming evidence based
Be in a position to evaluate and rate own practice for fidelity and efficacy
Be in a position to develop a plan to improve own practice using the results of a self evaluation. Make use of the plan developed to improve their practice.
Learn the various EBP's and their uses in all practice. Learn which are specific to your domain and work to specialize in the use of one or more for their particular domain
Gain fundamental working knowledge of more than 2 or more evidence based approaches that are relevant to their specific domain, learn how they fit together as part of the larger whole.
Be in a position to design and document practices in a manner that helps them adjust the fluid step by step logical process, demonstrate the development and adjustment of treatment/service plan in order to facilitate the recovery process.
Practitioners must document the way that they practice and understand its purpose to evolve the plan from the beginning to the end, have it show up in a certain way that connects to the reason for plan, its process and the adjustments for plan to achieve the intended outcome.
Path an annual training and staff development programs for evidence based practices to deepen the knowledge of methods and of the theoretical background for the use of evidence based approaches. Membership in a professional group to foster professional engagement and ongoing development.
Agencies are encouraged to attend as teams, as this will help accelerate the adoption and transition toward becoming an EBO.
"We have raised the level of service to those we supervise by providing better rehabilitative opportunities, increasing public safety, and accountability to victims."
"Excellent layout and easily understandable"
"The relevancy to what I do. The level of expertise and knowledge made it easy to follow"
"Becoming a CEBO has been beneficial in multiple ways. It has helped us with successful grant writing, building a donor base for fund development, and in recruiting and hiring qualified staff. Most importantly though, we have seen successful outcomes for our clients and their families. It is exciting to hear our staff now talk about success stories with their clients, interest in new training opportunities, and future programs and services related to emerging research and best practices."
"The instructor helped me "understand" knowledge he was sharing, not just teach the information"
"Remember you will never have a perfect plan, put something in place and just get started!"
"Becoming a CEBO has benefited our organization by “clearly” signaling to those we work with what our values are and what is required if you collaborate with us. It has also raised our standing with our Board of Supervisors and Law Enforcement partners."
"The instructor was so affirming and engaging - love the class discussions and the smaller group sizes"
"The instructor had great relatable examples"
* TEAM ATTENDANCE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. ATTRACTIVE GROUP RATES AVAILABLE
|7:00am:||Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking|
|10:00 – 10:15:||Am Break|
2:30 - 2:45:
Workshop Day Concludes Daily (Final Day Concludes At 3:30 PM)
Mark Lowis, MINT, LMSW, MIST (Motivational Interviewing Skills Trainer) Instructor, Evidence Based Programs Implementation Specialist, Author, "Motivational Interviewing Core Skills: Durable Change Through Intrinsic Motivation
Mr. Mark Lowis is best described as a person who is focused on staff development and training for the purpose of improving the moment of contact between a practitioner and the individual receiving services. His trainings are known for depth of knowledge and effectiveness in providing clear influence on the participating practitioners' skills.
His experience includes case management, treatment, supervision, staff development, and management of adult and juvenile justice programs including a very specialized program for Parolee-Sex Offender Alcoholics and Addicts.
Mr. Lowis began his career as a Law Enforcement and Corrections Specialist in the United States Air Force. During his 10 years of service Mr. Lowis performed as a Law Enforcement Supervisor and later as a Master Instructor in the Air Force Police Academy. Following the Air Force he completed a Bachelors Degree in Psychology at the University of Michigan, and the Masters of Clinical Social Work at Michigan State University. He is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and carries advanced credentials in other evidence based practices.
In 33 years of practice Mr. Lowis has worked in various public and private human services programs and held positions ranging from clinical therapist, case-manager, director of operations for a national managed care company, director of utilization management, and contract negotiator. Currently Mr. Lowis holds a position with the Michigan Department of Community Health where he is responsible for the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practices and best practice across the public health system.
Mr. Lowis is also an adjunct professor at the Oakland University School of Medicine, the University of Michigan-School of Social Work, and the Wayne State University-School of Medicine-Department of Psychiatry-Research Division.
As a Joyfields Institute Associate Faculty Mr. Lowis leads the staff development and training activities, systems and process design improvements and leadership enhancement practice.
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Joyfields Institute CE: Approved for CE hours. Instruction by eminent evidence-based programs trainer organization. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate as evidence of your accomplishment and status as a practitioner who has acquired specific new skills. Many licensing/certification bodies accept this designation. Please check with your licensing body.
Social Workers & Counselors: Approved for CE hours. Joyfields Institute is an approved education provider by Society for Evidence-Based Professionals (EBP Society). Many licensing/certification bodies accept this designation. Please check with your licensing body.
Certified Evidence-Based Professional: Approved for CE hours. Joyfields Institute is an approved education provider by Society for Evidence-Based Professionals (EBP Society). Many licensing/certification bodies accept this designation. Please check with your licensing body.
Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselors: Approved for CE hours. Joyfields Institute is an approved education provider by National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)/National Certification Commission (NCC) Provider #745. Many licensing/certification bodies accept this designation. Please check with your licensing body.
Substance Abuse Counselors: Approved for CE hours. Joyfields Institute is an approved education provider by National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)/National Certification Commission (NCC) Provider #745. Many licensing/certification bodies accept this designation. Please check with your licensing body.Professional Counselors: Approved for CE hours. Joyfields Institute is an approved education provider by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)/National Certification Commission (NCC) Provider #745. Many licensing/certification bodies accept this designation. Please check with your licensing body.
All training activities will take place within the premises of our campus host located at the fabulous;
Located in the upscale Atlanta township of Buckhead, this landmark complex features a one-acre pedestrian park, offices, restaurants, retail and high-rise residential towers. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta - Buckhead is the community’s first hotel to practice green and sustainable initiatives. Stroll through the landscaped park with fountains, statues and benches. Take the complimentary shuttle to locations within 3 miles of the hotel. Walk a few blocks to find shopping at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, Atlanta’s premier malls.
Participants must make their reservations directly with the hotel. When making your reservation please use the Group Code, "JFI" to get the group rate.
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|Event End Date||Aug-18-2017|
|Speaker||Mark Lowis, MINT, LMSW, MIST (Motivational Interviewing Skills Trainer) Instructor, Evidence Based Programs Implementation Specialist, Author|