Buffalo Training Details

New! Two-day Workshop: Behavioral Health Group Intervention Models

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Dates/Times: Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2019, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2019, 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: UB North Campus, Center for Tomorrow, Flint Rd. & Maple Rd., Amherst, NY
Hours: 12.5
CEUs: 12.5
Cost: $235.00
Lunch Included: Yes

Presenter

Steven B. Osterstrom

Degrees:
LCSW-R

Bio:
Steven Osterstrom, LCSW-R, previously worked as Senior Counselor for BestSelf Behavioral Health in Buffalo, NY. He is currently an instructor in the online social work program at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, as well as serving as adjunct faculty at the UB School of Social Work. Steven brings strong skills and knowledge on group work and clinical services to this program.

Description

Limited to 36 people. Early bird price is $235 by June 14th; $255 after June 14th.

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills for an understanding of group process and of practice with groups in diverse settings. Individuals will explore barriers to successful implementation of groups in behavioral health settings, become acquainted with treatment, support, and psychoeducational groups, learn key concepts for the application of group work models (Motivational Interviewing, Relationship Trauma Repair (psychodrama), Seeking Safety, Person-Centered Approach, Solution-Focused-Brief Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (DBT and ACT) with diverse populations using a trauma-informed lens, and explore the evaluation of therapeutic factors in groups.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify concerns about being a group facilitator and develop confidence in functioning in this role;
2. Understand and demonstrate basic group dynamics of psychoeducational, support, and therapeutic groups including stages of group development and interpersonal communication skills in groups;
3. Apply self-awareness and self-regulation to manage the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse clients and constituencies using a trauma-informed perspective;
4. Apply the ethical and value commitments of the social work profession to work with groups;
5. Demonstrate understanding of the key concepts and application of group models of practice including Motivational Interviewing in groups, psychodrama with Relational Trauma Repair in groups, Seeking Safety groups, person-centered approach to group work, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in groups, and Cognitive Behavioral approaches to groups including mindfulness-based methods (Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy processes);
6. Evaluate the impact of group as an intervention in motivating client change and therapeutic outcomes.

Research: Research on the group models in the course can be found by searching Google Scholar at https://scholar.google.com

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

Content Level: intermediate

CEUs

NY 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 #SW-0001. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 12.5 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY 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. 12.5 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY 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. 12.5 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NY 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. 12.5 live in-person contact hours are approved.

NYS OASAS addictions professionals, provider #0045: 12.5 hours approved for CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal hours.

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.