PsyCoun Institute Spring 2019 Workshops

PsyCoun Institute is a non-profit membership association sponsored by PsyCoun Consultants and governed by both the School Counselor Advisory Board and the Social Worker Advisory Board.  PsyCoun institute is dedicated to providing low-cost timely, practical training for counselors and social workers.  

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PsyCoun Institute Workshops

This page lists workshops which have been scheduled. Check back regularly for changes and additions.

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Lauryn’s Law and DBT Practices
by Lee Richmond and Martha Milli

Emotion dysregulation, typical of that which occurs with traumatic experience, frequently accompanies depression, alcohol and drug overuse, violence, and suicide in young people. Based on the DBT model, counselors will learn how to use specific techniques designed to enable clients to overcome depressive episodes, suicidal ideation, and the effects of residual trauma. Counselors will receive information resources to help the parents and other caretakers of troubled youth.

Sat, Mar 2

  • 9 AM – 3:30 PM
  • 6 CE Hours
  • Loyola Graduate Center, Timonium
  • $185 Professionals/ $105 Students
  • For school counselors and helping professionals
  • Price includes lunch
* Qualifies for Lauryn’s Law

Career Construction Conference
by Thelma Daley and CCI presenters

The 2nd annual, half-day Career Construction Conference (CCC) precedes the Career Construction Institute (CCI), providing brief training on specific topics. The CCC begins with a Keynote by Dr. Thelma Daley and includes 2 breakout sessions, each with 3 different presentations. The three CCC Tracks are: Curriculum Design in Career Construction; Career Construction for Clinical Practice; and Transforming Career Advising using Career Construction.  If not attending the CCI, register for the half-day CCC for $100. If attending the CCC, the CCI is included.

Wed, Mar 27

  • 8:45 AM – 1 PM
  • 4 CE Hours
  • Loyola Graduate Center, Columbia
  • $100 Professionals/ $50 Students
  • For career counselors and helping professionals

Career Construction Institute
by Mark Savickas, Suzanne Savickas, Mark Rehfuss, Jackie Peila-Shuster, Jamie Brant, Lee Richmond, and Evan Faidley

Spend 2.5 days learning Career Construction Counseling in depth with the experts. At the end of this institute, you will be certified to use Career Construction Theory in your work as a counselor, clinician, advisor, or counselor educator.  The institute includes mini-lectures, live demonstrations, and round table discussions that address practice guidelines, common misunderstandings, and opportunities for participants to conduct their own interviews with feedback from Career Construction experts. The Institute faculty are leading experts in career construction counseling and have published numerous journal articles and book chapters on Life Designing dialogues.

Mar 27-29 (Wed-Fri)

  • 2 PM – 5 PM
  • 17 CE Hours
  • Loyola Graduate Center, Columbia
  • $250 Professionals/ $125 Students
  • For career counselors and helping professionals
  • Price includes the CCC but not meals

Rapid Identity Assessment
by Elda Schwartz, Marilyn Maze, and Lee Richmond

Shorten and enhance the initial client interview using the Photo Metaphor Card Sort (PMCS).  Help clients identify and explain their most important issues.  Participants will learn to administer the PMCS and draw out client narrative.  This fun and insightful tool and be used in most counseling settings from school through clinical, and in HR settings.  Experiential activities in working with clients will provide training in the many ways to help clients to verbalize their inner wishes and dreams. Price of workshop includes a deck of cards and lunch.

Sat, Apr 13

  • 9 AM – 3:30 PM
  • 6 CE Hours
  • Loyola Graduate Center, Timonium
  • $200 Professionals/ $120 Students
  • For HR personnel, counselors, and helping professionals.
  • Price includes lunch and a deck of cards.

Using Pictorial Narratives to Help Clients Get Unstuck
by Jeannine Taylor

Pictorial Narratives represent a narrative-informed counseling intervention by which counselors and therapists of all theoretical orientations can gain an enhanced understanding of their clients’ problems and goals, as well as a means to help them achieve their goals.  The intervention uses client-produced, client-interpreted drawings of their problem, their preferred outcome, and one small step that they would be willing to take to “move” from the problem to the preferred outcome.  It is within this dialogue that therapeutic change can occur.  Participants will be trained to implement this user-friendly intervention by engaging in it experientially.

Sat, Apr 27

  • 9 AM – 3:30 PM
  • 6 CE Hours
  • Loyola Graduate Center, Timonium
  • $185 Professionals/ $105 Students
  • For counselors, psychologists, and social workers
  • Price includes lunch

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