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Counseling and psychotherapy with “tough kids” can be immensely frustrating or splendidly gratifying. The truth of this statement is so obvious that the supportive reference, at least according to many teenagers is, “Duh!” In this workshop, participants will sharpen their skills by viewing and discussing video clips from actual counseling sessions, discussing key issues, and participating in live demonstrations. Attending this workshop will add to your tool-box for working with challenging young clients and students and deepen your understanding of specific interventions. The workshop includes a brief overview of four key therapeutic principles, followed by descriptions, demonstration, and discussions of at least 5 cognitive, emotional, and constructive assessment and intervention techniques. Culture and suicide assessment issues will be highlighted. This workshop will help participants:   Identify and describe four key principles underlying effective work with challenging youth Use evidence-informed assessment and engagement techniques when working with challenging youth Apply culturally sensitive cognitive, emotional, and constructive change strategies Apply brief suicide assessment and intervention strategies  The conference will be held on October 12, 2017 at the WVU Art Museum.  The conference is sponsored by the WVU Counseling Department  

3010250

Cost: $5.00

Instructor : Instructor TBA 

Start date: 10/12/17

Schedule : Daily - Thu 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM; starting 10/12/2017, ending 10/12/2017



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Counseling and psychotherapy with “tough kids” can be immensely frustrating or splendidly gratifying. The truth of this statement is so obvious that the supportive reference, at least according to many teenagers is, “Duh!” In this workshop, participants will sharpen their skills by viewing and discussing video clips from actual counseling sessions, discussing key issues, and participating in live demonstrations. Attending this workshop will add to your tool-box for working with challenging young clients and students and deepen your understanding of specific interventions. The workshop includes a brief overview of four key therapeutic principles, followed by descriptions, demonstration, and discussions of at least 5 cognitive, emotional, and constructive assessment and intervention techniques. Culture and suicide assessment issues will be highlighted. This workshop will help participants:   Identify and describe four key principles underlying effective work with challenging youth Use evidence-informed assessment and engagement techniques when working with challenging youth Apply culturally sensitive cognitive, emotional, and constructive change strategies Apply brief suicide assessment and intervention strategies  The conference will be held on October 12, 2017 at the WVU Art Museum.  The conference is sponsored by the WVU Counseling Department  

3010252

Cost: $0.00

Instructor : Instructor TBA 

Start date: 10/12/17

Schedule : Daily - Thu 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM; starting 10/12/2017, ending 10/12/2017



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Counseling and psychotherapy with “tough kids” can be immensely frustrating or splendidly gratifying. The truth of this statement is so obvious that the supportive reference, at least according to many teenagers is, “Duh!” In this workshop, participants will sharpen their skills by viewing and discussing video clips from actual counseling sessions, discussing key issues, and participating in live demonstrations. Attending this workshop will add to your tool-box for working with challenging young clients and students and deepen your understanding of specific interventions. The workshop includes a brief overview of four key therapeutic principles, followed by descriptions, demonstration, and discussions of at least 5 cognitive, emotional, and constructive assessment and intervention techniques. Culture and suicide assessment issues will be highlighted. This workshop will help participants:   Identify and describe four key principles underlying effective work with challenging youth Use evidence-informed assessment and engagement techniques when working with challenging youth Apply culturally sensitive cognitive, emotional, and constructive change strategies Apply brief suicide assessment and intervention strategies  The conference will be held on October 12, 2017 at the WVU Art Museum.  The conference is sponsored by the WVU Counseling Department  

3010249

Cost: $10.00

Instructor : Instructor TBA 

Start date: 10/12/17

Schedule : Daily - Thu 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM; starting 10/12/2017, ending 10/12/2017



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Counseling and psychotherapy with “tough kids” can be immensely frustrating or splendidly gratifying. The truth of this statement is so obvious that the supportive reference, at least according to many teenagers is, “Duh!” In this workshop, participants will sharpen their skills by viewing and discussing video clips from actual counseling sessions, discussing key issues, and participating in live demonstrations. Attending this workshop will add to your tool-box for working with challenging young clients and students and deepen your understanding of specific interventions. The workshop includes a brief overview of four key therapeutic principles, followed by descriptions, demonstration, and discussions of at least 5 cognitive, emotional, and constructive assessment and intervention techniques. Culture and suicide assessment issues will be highlighted. This workshop will help participants:   Identify and describe four key principles underlying effective work with challenging youth Use evidence-informed assessment and engagement techniques when working with challenging youth Apply culturally sensitive cognitive, emotional, and constructive change strategies Apply brief suicide assessment and intervention strategies  The conference will be held on October 12, 2017 at the WVU Art Museum.  The conference is sponsored by the WVU Counseling Department  

3010251

Cost: $55.00

Instructor : Instructor TBA 

Start date: 10/12/17

Schedule : Daily - Thu 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM; starting 10/12/2017, ending 10/12/2017



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Faith Community Nursing   The West Virginia University School of Nursing offers a Faith Community Nursing certificate course for those individuals interested in helping to address the unique needs of faith-based organizations. The professional practice of faith community nursing focuses on the intentional care of the spirit as part of the process of promoting holistic health and preventing or minimizing illness in a faith community.  The nationally recognized faith community nursing course provides 32 continuing education credits for nurses, which is the first step in the nurse’s ability to apply for national certification in faith community nursing through American Nursing Credentialing Center. Registered Nurses can complete the course in as little as two months to gain national recognition as a trained faith community nurse. About the Course: The course will be offered online. The faith community nursing program will be offered in four units of study with 28 total learning modules, including: Spirituality Professionalism Holistic health Community 

3010247

Location : Online

Cost: $400.00

Instructor : Angel Smothers 

Start date: 09/11/17

Schedule : Online 24/7; 57 sessions; starting 9/11/2017, ending 11/6/2017

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Overview The Gerontology Workshop Series allows busy, working helping professionals, family caregivers, and the general community the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in a variety of online educational workshop modules.  Each of the five modules is designed to give participants an overview of information and practices in care for older adults.  Each module will offer 6 continuing education hours, and participants will earn a proof of completion certificate for each workshop when requirements have been met.  The modules can be taken separately. Each module is approved for 6.0 social work continuing education hours under WVU School of Social Work provider #490051 for WV licensed social workers (licensed social workers from other states, please consult your licensing board).  These courses can also be used to satisfy requirements for the Gerontology Practitioner Certificate offered through WVU School of Social Work, see http://socialwork.wvu.edu/ce/gerontology-practitioner-certificate for more information. Cost: $85/Each Workshop Module   Course Structure and Schedule  LGBT & Aging  The course is designed to introduce learners to the unique issues and challenges facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults. In addition, it will present the strengths and resilience of this population in response to these challenges. Topics such as discrimination and problems with policies, health and mental health concerns, and caregiving will be examined. After the completion of the LGBT Issues & Older Adults workshop module, learners will be able to: Articulate the unique issues and challenges faced by older LGBT persons. Identify the strengths and resilience of this population in response to societal and familial challenges. Discuss ways in which professionals and organizations can ensure sensitive treatment of LGBT elders. Computer Requirements Mozilla Firefox (recommended) or Internet Explorer Adobe Acrobat Reader QuickTime Macromedia Flash Player Java (Free software plug-ins are available in the Getting Started area of the course.) Basic computer skills required (i.e. turning on your computer, navigating to websites, etc.  The course is user-friendly but support is available if needed. All Students: Using Internet Explorer (IE) 10? Read info on eCampus Main Page https://ecampus.wvu.edu/   Registration Information  Select the "Add to Cart" option and register through our secure server. Or fill out this form and fax or mail it to Extended Learning. You will be receiving email with your online course access information within five working days. Please check your spam or junk folder in case the confirmation email was misplaced there. Call 1-800-253-2762, or email WVUEnrich@mail.wvu.edu if you have any questions. Major credit cards are accepted. Check our FAQ page for refund and class access information. Instructor Information: Lori Fell Lori A. Fell, LCSW has been working in direct practice for 32 years. She earned her BSW and MSW from the WVU School of Social Work. Over the years she has worked in foster care, mental health care, higher education, and addiction treatment. Lori also holds a Master's of Divinity degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and is ordained in the United Church of Christ. She has presented many times at the SIOA and in WVU's Continuing Education Program.    

3010053

Location : Online

Cost: $85.00

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Lori Fell  2.Jacki Englehardt 

Start date: 09/15/17

Schedule : Online 24/7; 62 sessions; starting 9/15/2017, ending 11/15/2017



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Overview The Gerontology Workshop Series allows busy, working helping professionals, family caregivers, and the general community the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in a variety of online educational workshop modules.  Each of the five modules is designed to give participants an overview of information and practices in care for older adults.  Each module will offer 6 continuing education hours, and participants will earn a proof of completion certificate for each workshop when requirements have been met.  The modules can be taken separately. Each module is approved for 6.0 social work continuing education hours under WVU School of Social Work provider #490051 for WV licensed social workers (licensed social workers from other states, please consult your licensing board).  These courses can also be used to satisfy requirements for the Gerontology Practitioner Certificate offered through WVU School of Social Work, see http://socialwork.wvu.edu/ce/gerontology-practitioner-certificate for more information. Cost: $85/Each Workshop Module   Course Structure  Updating Your Policy Toolbox: Aging, Retirement and Healthcare The course is designed to introduce learners to Social Security and Medicare, two important policies in the lives of the older adult population in the United States. The objective is to address the intended impact of the policies, discuss how they work with our present day aging population, and look ahead to the impact of these policies in the future. Historical aspects of both policies will be included in order to make a connection with the original policies as they were developed and the current policies as they have changed over time. Special consideration is given to the influence of gender, culture, and aging on the impact that these policies have, both now and in the future. After completion of the Updating Your Policy Toolbox workshop module, learners will be able to: Describe policies in place to assist older Americans with retirement and healthcare issues. Identify the contents of the original and the current Social Security Act, and address its impact for older adults and workers who are reaching retirement age. Critically evaluate the issues surrounding the proposals to privatize the Social Security program. Discuss and analyze the Medicare program and the Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver Program, and identify their impact on older Americans. Demonstrate awareness of the Affordable Care Act and the changes it will bring to the Medicare and Medicaid programs Computer Requirements Mozilla Firefox (recommended) or Internet Explorer Adobe Acrobat Reader QuickTime Macromedia Flash Player Java (Free software plug-ins are available in the Getting Started area of the course.) Basic computer skills required (i.e. turning on your computer, navigating to websites, etc.  The course is user-friendly but support is available if needed.   All Students: Using Internet Explorer (IE) 10? Read info on eCampus Main Page https://ecampus.wvu.edu/   Registration Information  Select the "Add to Cart" option and register through our secure server. Or fill out this form and fax or mail it to Extended Learning. You will be receiving email with your online course access information within five working days. Please check your spam or junk folder in case the confirmation email was misplaced there. Call 1-800-253-2762, or email WVUEnrich@mail.wvu.edu if you have any questions. Major credit cards are accepted. Check our FAQ page for refund and class access information.   Instructor Information: Mandy Weirich Mandy Weirich is the Program Manager for Healthy Home, a Wellness Collaborative Program out of the Randolph County Housing Authority. The Wellness Collaborative includes community partners in Randolph and Tucker Counties. Mandy is working to expand and improve the Healthy Home Program, a new concept in care to promote an active, purposeful, quality of life for senior residents so that they may live safely in their homes and reduce health care costs. Mandy is also an Adjunct Instructor for West Virginia University School of Social Work. Mandy served as the only full-time Statewide Trainer for Adult Services in WV from 2012-2016. Additionally, she has experience as an Adult Protective Service worker and as a Community Police officer in Chesapeake, VA.  She has been involved in the Abuse in Later Life grant work in association with the WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence; is a member of the Financial Exploitation Task Force; and serves as Board Vice President for the Meals on Wheels program in Elkins, WV.  Mandy has been a member of NAPSA since January 2016 and serves on the Communications and Policy Committees. Mandy graduated from West Virginia University with a Masters in Social Work in May 2014 and completed the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology in December 2014.  Mandy also completed the Mountain State Partnership Program (MS-PP) at WVU, as a Hartford Fellow. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from St. Leo University in 2000.  

3010053

Location : Online

Cost: $85.00

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Mandy Weirich  2.Jacki Englehardt 

Start date: 09/01/17

Schedule : Online 24/7; 62 sessions; starting 9/1/2017, ending 11/1/2017



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Overview The Gerontology Workshop Series allows busy, working helping professionals, family caregivers, and the general community the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in a variety of online educational workshop modules.  Each of the five modules is designed to give participants an overview of information and practices in care for older adults.  Each module will offer 6 continuing education hours, and participants will earn a proof of completion certificate for each workshop when requirements have been met.  The modules can be taken separately. Each module is approved for 6.0 social work continuing education hours under WVU School of Social Work provider #490051 for WV licensed social workers (licensed social workers from other states, please consult your licensing board).  These courses can also be used to satisfy requirements for the Gerontology Practitioner Certificate offered through WVU School of Social Work, see http://socialwork.wvu.edu/ce/gerontology-practitioner-certificate for more information. Cost: $85/Each Workshop Module This course will examine head-on two topics considered taboo when discussing the lives of older adults…sexuality and substance abuse.  In fact, an understanding of these issues is crucial for working effectively with older adults and their families.  Participants will learn the facts associated with sexual behavior and substance use patterns of older adults and interventions that can improve the health of this population in these critical areas.     By the conclusion of the module, participants will be able to:   1.  Dispel the myths that surround sexual activity among and substance use by older adults   2.  Discuss the sexual behavior patterns of older adults and the challenges they may face in sexual activity   3.  Discuss patterns of substance use and abuse among older adults   4.  Identify sexual health and substance use screenings  and treatment with older adults     Computer Requirements Mozilla Firefox (recommended) or Internet Explorer Adobe Acrobat Reader QuickTime Macromedia Flash Player Java (Free software plug-ins are available in the Getting Started area of the course.) Basic computer skills required (i.e. turning on your computer, navigating to websites, etc.  The course is user-friendly but support is available if needed.   All Students: Using Internet Explorer (IE) 10? Read info on eCampus Main Page https://ecampus.wvu.edu/   Registration Information  Select the "Add to Cart" option and register through our secure server. You will be receiving email with your online course access information within five working days. Please check your spam or junk folder in case the confirmation email was misplaced there. Call 1-800-253-2762, or email WVUEnrich@mail.wvu.edu if you have any questions. Major credit cards are accepted.   Check our FAQ page for refund and class access information. Instructor Information: Lori Fell Lori A. Fell, LCSW has been working in direct practice for 32 years. She earned her BSW and MSW from the WVU School of Social Work. Over the years she has worked in foster care, mental health care, higher education, and addiction treatment. Lori also holds a Master's of Divinity degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and is ordained in the United Church of Christ. She has presented many times at the SIOA and in WVU's Continuing Education Program.  

3010053

Location : Online

Cost: $85.00

Instructor : Lori Fell 

Start date: 10/01/17

Schedule : Online 24/7; 62 sessions; starting 10/1/2017, ending 12/1/2017



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Problem-Solving from the Inside-Out   This course explains the difference between solving problems after the fact and getting to the root source of problems to prevent them, or intervene, before they occur. You will learn how and why negative, disruptive behaviors and student problems stem from insecurity, a misunderstood state of mind, that this course will address in depth. The course demonstrates that five problems commonly cited by teachers all arise from the same fundamental lack of understanding of how people think and how students (and teachers alike) can navigate their own thinking to sidestep difficulty: •      Disruptive Students; •      Short Attention Spans; •      Bullying; •      School Violence; •      Problem parents; •      Time Pressure. In Problem-Solving, participants will explore how recognition of the Principles that  describe how our thinking/states of mind work and how would matter to both teachers and students. Course Cost: $199/per course $550/certificate program (all 4 courses) This course is worth 1.5 ILUs.  

3040075

Location : Online

Cost: $199.00

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Anni Poole  2.Judith Sedgeman 

Start date: 08/01/17

Schedule : Online 24/7; 212 sessions; starting 8/1/2017, ending 2/28/2018



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Redefining Mental Health   Thanks to the discovery of Three Principles that explain and describe the true nature of  how the mind actually works, a new paradigm in mental health has emerged since the mid 1970’s. The introduction of mind-body medicine and a flood of neuroscience research has raised new questions that are moving the mental health field towards a psycho-bio-spiritual understanding of mental well-being. All of this has contributed to the emergence of the study of Resiliency, and a clearer understanding of how all people change and respond to life. This course addresses the evolution of mental health understanding through the 20th century, and describes the current reversal of our understanding of whether circumstances cause our problems, or whether our own thinking creates both problems and solutions.  It describes why a redefinition of mental health is necessary.  The course also explains how Mental Illness has been defined, and the problems associated with the escalating complexity of our approaches to identifying and treating the mentally ill. It presents the hope of the new paradigm to generate dramatic changes in how we define and treat the “mentally ill” and how mental health education operates as a prevention strategy that could preclude mental distress over a lifetime. Course Cost: $199/per course $550/certificate program (all 4 courses) This course is worth 3.5 ILUs.  

3040075

Location : Online

Cost: $199.00

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Anni Poole  2.Judith Sedgeman 

Start date: 08/01/17

Schedule : Online 24/7; 212 sessions; starting 8/1/2017, ending 2/28/2018



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Imagine this… A group of small children aged 7, enjoying practical science in a woodland area beside their school. They have all the scientific and natural resources to explore real life biology in the environment. The teacher facilitates and then steps back to watch their progress, as one by one they are utterly transfixed by a teeming zoo of mini beasts. They carefully gather their species and prepare to observe habitats and to classify their lively creatures, lying on their tummies, deep in the undergrowth. Except for one child. He is red in the face from his exertion. He chose a slug to examine. However, the slug cannot be transferred to his jar via the straw – like pipe. (Nor can it be properly pooted into a science jar). Using his own initiative, he literally pushes the bewildered slug millimetre by millimetre, inside the corset- tight tube. If a slug had feelings, it would be fairly distraught by now! What happens next? Do you intervene and save the slug? Do you mark this small child’s biology test score as a fail or credit him with an ‘emerging knowledge’ score? Do you admire his tenacity for learning and discovery? This was a child I taught some time ago. His test scores were indeed emerging and far behind his peers at that time. Yet as teachers and educators we see potential way beyond the clip board curriculum of failure or success. Every student brings a uniqueness to our classroom. Every teacher knows this intrinsically. We create learning environments where students want to learn. We gather ideas and blend them, adding the qualities we see in a student when they doubt themselves. Educators, pouring in those ingredients that will allow a child or student to feel they can do anything. And yet we often forget this for ourselves. Who shines a light for us when we doubt our teaching? Who supports our resiliency in teaching? This course is designed to enable us to understand how we can respond to everyday teaching and life. How we have our own inner guidance and wisdom to help us to see and understand how innate resilience is always present and so is our natural joy in teaching. PS The inquisitive young boy is now a marine biologist. Course Cost: $199/per course $550/certificate program (all 4 courses) This course is worth 1.5 ILUs. Instructor: Anni Poole, BA Hons Has over two decades of leadership experience as a principal within the primary with nursery sector (K1-K6).  Anni’s passion for education and for the well-being of children and youth has been her driver for 40 years in schools across Lancashire and Greater Manchester, UK.  In 2013, Anni trained internationally in this understanding, the Three Principles.  She sees it as having an amazing impact on her life, and has recently created a coaching program for 3-11 year olds, ARC (Amazing Resilient Children).  

3040075

Location : Online

Cost: $199.00

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.Anni Poole  2.Judith Sedgeman 

Start date: 08/01/17

Schedule : Online 24/7; 212 sessions; starting 8/1/2017, ending 2/28/2018



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Resiliency in Teaching: Reviving the Joy Certificate Program West Virginia University Continuing & Professional Education and Center for Sustainable Change offer this suite of courses for educators, students and parents to learn about how to approach the challenges of school without stress and with optimal ability to enjoy the work. Courses in Certificate Program: Redefining Mental Health What is Resilience? Problem Solving from the Inside Out Resilience in the Classroom Course Cost: $199/per course $550/certificate program (all 4 courses)

3040075

Location : Online

Cost: $550.00

Instructor : Judith Sedgeman 

Start date: 08/01/17

Schedule : Online 24/7; 137 sessions; starting 8/1/2017, ending 12/15/2017



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