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2018 Summer Learning for Mental Health

Come join us for the 2018 KCA Summer Learning for Mental Health Workshop on 

Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Wichita State University Metroplex.  

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Schedule of Events:

8:30 - 9:00 am Registration & Check In

9:00 - 10:15 am Session I (1.25 CE)

MINDFULLNESS BY B. WELLS

10:25 - 11:55 am Session 2 (1.50 CE)

SUICIDE PREVENTION, RISK ASSESSMENTS & SAFETY PLANNING BY C. Weese & J. Wescott

11:55 - 1:15 pm Lunch on You Own 

1:15 - 2:45 pm Session 3 (1.50 CE)

MAKING CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS USING DSM 5 by K. MICK

2:55 - 4:10 pm Session 4 (1.25 CE)

UNDERSTANDING THE SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL IMPACTS OF LEARNING DISORDERS BY J. FIORINI

Kansas Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2017.‚Äč  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Kansas Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.  

Descriptions of Sessions

Suicide Prevention, Risk Assessment, & Safety Planning by Claudia Weese & Jordan Wescott

Presenters will discuss methods for suicide prevention, risk assessment, and safety planning.  Participants will recieve a refresher on the basics of risk assessment and safety.  Gain understanding of how to work within communities to prevent suicide and ways of coordinating care with other health professionals.  Examples, tools, and handouts will be provided.  

Making Clinical Diagnoses Using the DSM 5 by Katherine Mick

This workshop is designed to assist counselors and other mental health workers to increase their knowledge of the diagnostic criteria in the DSM 5 and improve their skills in diagnosis and treatment planning.  Case studies will be presented to illustrate concepts.

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Understanding the Social-Emotional Impacts of Learning Disorders by Jody Fiorini

Since approximately 10% of the population of the U.S. is reported to have some type of learning disability or disorder, it is likely that counselors will encounter individuals with learning disabilities on their caseloads.  In addition to experiencing academic difficulties which may negatively impact self-esteem, individuals with learning disabilities often have social skills deficits that interfere with the development of healthy peer and family relationships.  Individuals with learning disabilities have also been shown to be at increased risk for depression, suicide, substance abuse, and delinquency.  It is important that counselors have an understanding of the possible impacts of learning disabilities on the lives of their clients.  This workshop will describe the issues that individuals with disabilities face and provide some skills for counselors to assist their clients.

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