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.
Gather: 8:30 a.m. | Forum: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wayside Wellness Center
2356 University Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55114
$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.
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.
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.
No forums in Dec, June, and July
Jessica McBride, MPS, LPCC, LADC
Sept 21th, 2018
Marsha Partington, MA, LADC
Oct 26th, 2018
Kristin Williams, MA, LPCC, LADC
Nov 30th, 2018
Andrea Roland, M.A., LPCC
Apr 19th, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tom Glaser is a Minneapolis psychologist, author, podcaster and educator with over 30 years of experience. Visit www.fullheartliving.com for further information.