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New! Finding Hope, Healing and Courage: Integrating Client Spirituality into Treatment

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Date/Time: Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: UB, Center for Tomorrow, Flint Rd. & Maple Rd., Amherst, NY
Hours: 6.0
CEUs: 6.0
Cost: $125.00
Discount Cost (Trauma Certificate Program participants): $115.00
Lunch Included: Yes
Fulfills Hours in Trauma Certificate Program: Elective

Presenter

Elaine K. Hammond

Degrees:
LMSW

Bio:
Elaine K. Hammond, LMSW, has 39 years of experience working in a variety of settings including child welfare/protection, mediation/arbitration, clinical mental health, and education. Currently, she focuses on teaching and training within an integrated, trauma-informed paradigm as an adjunct professor in the UB Schools of Social Work and Law. Elaine also holds a New York State Mediation Certificate. She maintains a small private practice specializing in utilizing a trauma-informed perspective while working with very young children and their families and with adults who have experienced traumatic events in early childhood. She has a passion for helping caregivers of all kinds learn to better care for themselves. Elaine encourages clients, students and colleagues to find a mindfulness practice that works for them, reminding them to breathe, and possibly, to consume chocolate.

Description

Would you like to develop a stronger rapport and help your client find hope and meaning in their lives during crisis? Elaine will help you feel comfortable and confident in bringing up/responding to the delicate subject of client spirituality by considering spirituality through the lens of how a client finds meaning in life, and the relationships that flow from that outlook.

Spirituality often funds the courage to explore change. Integration of a client’s spirituality and the beliefs that give meaning to their life is part of a trauma-informed and human rights perspective. This recognizes the ethical importance of supporting the whole person in a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach. Elaine will weave together client spirituality in the context of a number of evidence-based techniques including mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy, and explain how this spirituality can be integrated into treatment plans. Content will cover what is theism and atheism and how spirituality differs from religion. Case examples will be presented to reflect current practice needs. Discussion will help you identify your relationship with spirituality, implicit bias, and help you recognize and overcome the potential for countertransference, feeling evangelized, or breaching boundaries. There will be some discussion of advocacy in social justice and human rights issues particular to certain faith paths, modeling an inquiry process that increases practitioner confidence in supporting the self-determined spirituality of client systems. Elaine incorporates gentle humor, breathing techniques, and great catch phrases throughout the day to engage participants and sets an example for how to integrate client spirituality needs to practice.

Learning Objectives:
• Examine your personal spiritual beliefs and implicit bias as it relates to the context of the therapeutic relationship;
• Define theism and atheism, and how spirituality is different from religion;
• Describe the importance and benefits of offering inclusion of a client’s religion and spirituality in treatment;
• Describe the realization of client spirituality within the 5 pillars of trauma-informed praxis: safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, and empowerment.
• Recognize the current image of religion in the media and its impact on personal views and the clinical process;
• Integrate spirituality with evidence-based practices (CBT, DBT, mindfulness) to enhance assessments and develop a trauma-informed bio-psycho-social-spiritual treatment plan.

Research: Research on the use of spirituality in practice is very limited. Spirituality is shown to be effective in twelve step programs for which there is a researched intervention on SAMHSAs NREPP site https://tinyurl.com/12stepFT. The Harvard Project Implicit Bias tool is used to assess bias http://tinyurl.com/jah6cj8. For research on religion and coping see https://tinyurl.com/relcoping.

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and other interested individuals.

Content level: intermediate

CEUs
New York Social Workers: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Mental Health Counselors: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education 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 mental health counselors. #MHC-0008. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Creative Arts Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education 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 creative arts therapists. #CAT-0003. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York Marriage and Family Therapists: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education 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 marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0007. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 6 live in-person contact hours are approved.

New York State OASAS addictions professionals, Provider #0045: 6 hours approved for CPP Initial hours, Section 4; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal Hours

Trauma-Informed Certificate Programs: 6 Elective Hours

ASWB ACE Credits: University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education, #1312, 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. University at Buffalo School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 7/2/2015-7/2/2018. Social workers in states other than NY should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Content level is intermediate. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6 clinical continuing education credits.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

Customer Service: We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.