Fourth Friday Forums

This educational series is hosted by the Education and Prevention division of Wayside Recovery Center. The Fourth Friday Forum presenters are clinicians, educators, administrators, and executives who will share their knowledge and expertise on various topics, examine current issues, and inspire health providers to implement new modalities to address client needs. Fourth Friday Forums are held at the Wayside Wellness Center in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere, providing time to network and collaborate with other professionals and advocates in our community.

 

Time

Gather: 8:30 a.m. | Forum: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

Location

Wayside Wellness Center
2356 University Avenue
Suite 210
St. Paul, MN 55114

 

Cost

$25 per session / $10 with student I.D.
Buy 3 forums and get 1 free—can be used by 1 individual attending 4 forums or 4 individuals attending the same forum.

 

CEUs

Fourth Friday Forums have been approved for 3 hours of CEUs for LADCs and Social Workers by the Minnesota Boards of Behavioral Health & Therapy and Social Work. Continuing Education requirements have also been met for nurses licensed by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. Application for approval for LMFTs and LPCCs is pending.

 

Parking

Street parking is available around the building. Parking is limited in the area. Please do not park in the lot on the South side of the building. Permits are required. Metro Transit Green Line stops ½ block East of the building (Raymond Ave Stop) Metro Transit #16 bus/University Avenue stops at Raymond Avenue.

 

Past Forums

Friday, February 23, 2018

Fire Up or Burn Out!

As professionals, we are exposed to stress and trauma each day. Clients come to us for help and share with us extreme pain and shame. We must know how to deal with it, dissipate it and be balanced. In this presentation, we will discuss how the brain processes stress, review the self-care wheel, and implement the three principles to diffuse secondary trauma.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Lessons in Leadership within the Behavioral Health Environment

This presentation will offer Leadership tips and lessons regarding how to lead with impact in the field of behavioral health and how to ensure the pace of change external to your environment is not the driver of the organization, your team is.

 

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Schedule

No forums in Dec, June, and July

Cultural Responsivity

Melanie Heu, MSW, LICSW, LADC

Aug 24th, 2018

9:00am-12:00pm

Details

 

Clinical Practice Considerations: Creating Safe Environments for Transgender Clients

Marsha Partington, MA, LADC

Oct 26th, 2018

9:00am-12:00pm

Details

 

The Interplay between Personal Values and the Ethical Decision Making Process

Kristin Williams, MA, LPCC, LADC

Nov 30th, 2018

9:00am-12:00pm

Details

 

Cultural Responsiveness: A Practical View

Derrick Crim, Ed.D, MAPM, MA, LADC, CPPR

Jan 25th, 2019

9:00am-12:00pm

Details

 

Sex and Intimacy in Recovery

Sam Vitiello, M.A., LADC

Feb 22nd, 2019

9:00am-12:00pm

Details

 

Therapy as a Reflective Practice

Jessie Everts, Ph.D., LMFT

Mar 22nd, 2018

9:00am-12:00pm

Details

 

Pathways to Resilience, Alleyways to Joy

Tom Glaser, M.S., LP

May 31st, 2019

9:00am-12:00pm

Details

 

Cultural Responsivity 

Presented by Melanie Heu, MSW, LICSW, LADC

August 24, 2018 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm

 

Melanie will discuss the meaning of cultural responsivity for the behavioral health professional. She will touch on the misperceptions of its meaning, the barriers we encounter when developing self-awareness and how to build resilience in the ongoing journey of becoming culturally responsive.

 

Objectives

  • Participants will understand how to conceptualize the meaning of cultural responsivity in the context of their professional and personal development
  • Participants will learn to recognize the barriers of their growth and understand how to address those barriers.

 

About the Presenter

Melanie Heu, is Clinical Director of Restoration Counseling and Community Services (RCCS.) Prior to joining RCCS, Melanie was Clinical Treatment Director for Pangea Care where she led a multidisciplinary and multicultural team that provided outpatient substance abuse and mental health services to immigrants and refugees. She is a Community Faculty Member for the Addictions Program at the University of Minnesota where she teaches Multicultural Foundations. Melanie has provided training and consultation on the topic of multicultural counseling for many professionals and organizations in the community.

Mission Driven Caring: Empowering Women to Recover Sobriety, Identity, Home, Family, And Community

Presented by Jessica McBride, MPS, LPCC, LADC

September 21, 2018 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm

 

Utilizing a strengths-based, client-centered care approach, Wayside Recovery Center works with women and empowers them in their journey of recovery. Recognizing past trauma and existing mental health issues are critical facets of helping clients identify needs and take charge. We will explore these concepts through discussion and examination of practice at Wayside.

 

Objectives

  • Participants will understand how strengths-based and client-centered approaches in addiction treatment are connected to the Wayside mission of empowerment.
  • Participants will understand how to deliver holistic, quality care on a continuum that focuses on the unique circumstances of women and the numerous ways in which they can heal.
  • Participants will understand how addressing past trauma and mental health issues is connected to empowering each woman to recognize what their individual needs may be in their own recovery.

 

About the Presenter

Jessica McBride is Director of Treatment Services at Wayside Recovery Center. She has over 8 years of experience providing services to individuals in the field of Behavioral Health. Jessica obtained her Master’s from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Integrated Behavioral Health, and received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in Psychology as well as her graduate certification in Addiction Studies. Jessica is a licensed professional clinical counselor and a licensed alcohol and drug counselor in the state of Minnesota. Her  interests include intersectional feminism and the feminist approach to therapy, multicultural counseling, DBT, and relational cultural theory.

Clinical Practice Considerations: Creating Safe Environments for Transgender Clients

Presented by Marsha Partington, MA, LADC
October 26, 2018 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm

 

This interactive session will cover core elements of sexual and gender identity, evolving definitions, appropriate use of pronouns and the diversity within the Transgender community. The role of privilege and internalized biases and how they might impact client care will be highlighted. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to create welcoming, safe environments and incorporate excellent standards of care.

 

Objectives

  • Participants will learn evidence-based and inclusive strategies for clinical care
  • Participants will be able to identify and liberate internalized biases held by practitioners
  • Participants will acquire effective methods for creating safe clinical environments

 

About the Presenter

Marsha Partington has been an advocate for the LGBTQ community for over 30 years. While an Addictions Counselor at Pride Institute’s Treatment Program in Minnesota (which exclusively serves the LGBTQ community), she created and facilitated a weekly transgender support as well as provide programming for gender non-conforming clients. In addition to her Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling through Hazelden’s Graduate School, Ms. Partington completed customized training designed to help providers create welcoming and affirming care for transgender and gender non-conforming clients. She lectures nationally on this topic to other professionals in the Behavioral Health field. Ms. Partington currently works at Wayside Recovery Center’s outpatient program in St. Paul, MN serving women with addictions. Proud of the courage demonstrated by her transgender son, Marsha often speaks on behalf of PFLAG to educate and support LGBTQ families.

The Interplay between Personal Values and the Ethical Decision Making Process

Presented by Kristin Williams, MA, LPCC, LADC
November 30, 2018 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm

 

This presentation will start with identifying personal values and discussing how those relate to identifying and working through ethical dilemmas. Then, time will be spent practicing how to utilize an ethical decision-making model to aid in responding to ethical dilemmas. Finally, advocacy strategies will be explored in relation to addressing ethical dilemmas and creating change.

 

Objectives

  • Participants will be able to identify personal values and the role those values play within identifying and working through ethical dilemmas.
  • Participants will learn to utilize an ethical decision-making model to address ethical dilemmas in their practice.
  • Participants will better understand advocacy strategies for creating change within the field of substance use disorders.

 

About the Presenter

Kristin Williams is full time faculty for the Addiction Studies program at Minneapolis Community and Technical College and adjunct faculty at Adler Graduate School. She has over 10 years  of providing services to individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders and training individuals in working with people who have co-occurring disorders. Kristin is a LPCC and LADC, and an approved supervisor for both disciplines. She currently serves on the MARRCH Ethics Committee and her passions in the field are ethics, supervision and co-occurring disorders.

Cultural Responsiveness: A Practical View

Presented by Derrick Crim, Ed.D, MAPM, MA, LADC, CPPR
January 25, 2018 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm

 

Like trauma-informed care, this workshop informs in what ways cultural responsiveness involves vigilance in anticipating and avoiding institutional processes and individual practices that assign value (positive or negative) to differences and similarities among people; impeding quality person-centered care.

 

Objectives

  • Participants will consider the power structures inherent in helping relationships and care delivery systems and will generate strategies for providing anti-oppressive care.
  • Participants will explore strategies of structural support for recruitment and retention of practitioners of cultural and ethnic minority backgrounds.

 

About the Presenter

Dr. Crim is Assistant Professor at Metropolitan State University where, amongst other courses, he teaches Culturally Responsive and Anti-Oppressive Practice in the Co-occurring Disorders
Graduate Program. Derrick has 27 years of professional behavioral health counseling experience in culturally diverse organizations including African American Family Services and Minnesota Department of Corrections.

Sex and Intimacy in Recovery

Presented by Sam Vitiello, M.A., LADC
February 22, 2019 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm

 

This presentation will identify and explore barriers clients have regarding sex and intimacy in recovery. Foremost we will answer, how we as therapists and counselors push through our discomfort and start talking about sex. We will explore what types of concerns to address regarding sex and intimacy and how to assist individuals in identifying their goals for treatment pertaining to sex and intimacy.

 

Objectives

  • Participants will better understand the barriers individuals have regarding sex and intimacy in recovery.
  • Participants will better understand the importance of addressing sex and intimacy with individuals in recovery.
  • Participants will be pushed to explore and challenge bias that may be getting in the way of talking about sex.

 

About the Presenter

Sam Vitiello, M.A., LADC, has her graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She works with couples and clients at House of Charity where she is Treatment Director. Sam managed crisis residencies for People Incorporated and has two years teaching in the Continuing Education department at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Sam also facilitates Mental Health First Aid for schools, businesses, police and community groups.

Therapy as a Reflective Practice

Presented by Jessie Everts, Ph.D., LMFT
March 22, 2019 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm

 

Dr. Everts will discuss how we might reshape our own and our potential clients’ views of therapy to be primarily a reflective practice. We will talk about the neuroscientific benefits of self-reflection, how to initiate a self-reflection practice on oneself, and how to illicit self-reflection from clients in therapeutic settings.

 

Objectives

  • Participants will understand the purpose of therapy, broadly defined, and the role of self-reflection and change in the therapy process.
  • Participants will understand how to practice self-reflection and change skills to maximize the effectiveness of therapy.
  • Participants will understand how to elicit reflective practice in therapy relationships (for providers).

 

About the Presenter

Jessie Everts, PhD LMFT is the Vice President of Clinical Programs at Wayside Recovery Center. Dr. Everts received her doctorate in Family Social Science and is a  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She specializes in strength-based supervision, trauma treatment and trauma-informed care, family and filial therapy, and integrating research and clinical practice.

Considerations and Strategies when working with Children in Substance Use Disorder Households

Presented by Andrea Roland, MA, LPCC
April 19, 2019 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm

 

Substance use and addiction affect the whole family, and one piece that cannot be ignored is the impact on children. Andrea Roland will talk about how to support the mental health and trauma-related needs of children who have grown up in or have been exposed to substance use in their homes.

 

Objectives

  • Participants will recognize mental health symptoms and needs in children.
  • Participants will learn to understand some interventions and components of play therapy that may be helpful to children who have been exposed to substance use at home.

 

About the Presenter

Andrea Roland, M.A., LPCC is the Mental Health Manager at Wayside Recovery Center. She has worked in various mental health positions at Wayside for over 15 years. Andrea specializes in supporting children’s mental health through play therapy and through work with mothers and their own mental health.

Pathways to Resilience, Alleyways to Joy

Presented by Tom Glaser, M.S., LP
May 31, 2019 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm

 

While all of us possess the capacity for happiness and joy, stress can leave us less able to adjust and bounce back. This workshop provides an experiential overview of natural ways of restoring resilience, including managing energy, calming the mind, harnessing emotions, and connecting with oneself and others.

 

Objectives

  • Define Resilience
  • Explore natural ways of restoring Resilience
  • Discover how Resilience and Joy overlap

 

About the Presenter

Tom Glaser is a Minneapolis psychologist, author, podcaster and educator with over 30 years of experience. Visit www.fullheartliving.com for further information.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Fire Up or Burn Out!

As professionals, we are exposed to stress and trauma each day. Clients come to us for help and share with us extreme pain and shame. We must know how to deal with it, dissipate it and be balanced. In this presentation, we will discuss how the brain processes stress, review the self-care wheel, and implement the three principles to diffuse secondary trauma.

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