Workshops

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS


UNDERSTANDING DUAL DIAGNOSIS – 3 CEU’S

 The purpose of this workshop is to demystify fears related to treating individuals with a dual diagnosis.  It normalizes concerns participants who are untrained in substance use treatment may have and provides treatment strategies to support those experiencing a dual diagnosis. This workshop will help participants plan, organize and deliver services for people with dual diagnosis. Participants will review case studies to help identify what a dual diagnosis may look like. Participants are supported in understanding and utilizing varied inventories that one may use to rule out a substance use or a mental health disorder.  Participants in this training will be presented information on core dynamics related to Dual Diagnosis.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Be able to identify the terminology surrounding Dual Diagnosis
  • Understand the difference between Dual Diagnosis and co-occurring disorders
  • Learn risk Factors of Dual Diagnosis
  • Understand underlying factors regarding treatment/what they need to know about treatment to provide appropriate support to clients
  • Understand the importance of treating both disorders (mental/substance) simultaneously
  • Identify the interaction between substance misuse and psychosis
  • Learn varied treatment strategies
  • Identify how to talk with those experiencing Dual Diagnosis
  • Learn how to help clients discuss solutions

Investment:  $70

3 CEU’s approved by the Licensed Professional Counselor Association, Georgia

Date: Friday, May 11, 2018 and Friday May 18, 2018

Time:  5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location:  5000 Austell Powder Springs Rd, Austell GA 30106

**Include ” Dual Dx Workshop” in comment line at payment

 


“Prevention of Childhood Sexual Abuse-Minimizing the Risk”. – 2 CEU’s 

1 in 10 children is abused before the age of 18!  Childhood sexual abuse is preventable when children are surrounded with knowledge by adults who are aware and outspoken.  It is easy to make the choice to stay educated and aware about preventing childhood sexual abuse! Learning how to prevent abuse, recognize the signs, and respond if it does happen, is valuable knowledge that will empower you to protect not only your children, but every child in your life!  This is an interactive training which provides education and empowerment on the prevention of childhood sexual abuse.  Participants will leave the workshop with practical tools and insights to recognize and minimize risks and prevent occurrence of childhood sexual abuse.  Contact: Cheryl Francis LPC, CPCS, MAC  678-754-5840

Time: call for times

Date:  call for dates

Location:  call to schedule

Two CEU’s are offered to licensed professionals (Teachers, Mental Health Professionals, Medical  and other professionals) NASW approved

 

 

 


“Managing Financial Stressors: Your Taxes & You”
This seminar is for business owners, especially mental health entrepreneurs, to support them in identifying key elements to manage stressors related to finances, taxes, business structure, retirement; effects of the healthcare laws on individuals and businesses. Participants will be able to recognize the “game changers” and business concerns in managing financial stressors.

Investment: $70

Date:  Call for available dates and individual consult

Location: 5000 Austell Powder Springs Rd, Austell GA 30106
Contact: Cheryl Francis LPC, CPCS, MAC 678-754-5840

Participants will:

Identify stressors experienced by entrepreneurs

Identify signs of financial stressors and stress’ impact on ones work

Provide Strategies to minimize financial stressors (tax related)

Learn tax Savings Measures

Learn to manage business record keeping

Gain tools to decide whether to incorporate or not

Understand benefits of Solo or Private Practice

Get answers to “How do I _____” as a contractor

Provide update on Healthcare changes

Know tax implications for individuals and businesses

Gain insight on reconciling Premium Tax Credit

Access a one time 15 minutes individual consultation within 2 wks after training

**Include ” Financial Stressors Workshop” in comment line at payment

 


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“Mental Health First Aid 8-hour Course –  8 CEU’s
Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them.
You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack.

Participants will learn:
· A 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help or peer, social, or self-help care
· The signs and symptoms of a mental illness or a crisis
· Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.
· Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
· Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.
· Assess their own views and feelings about mental health problems and disorders

Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course — first responders’, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities to name a few.

Key Presenter:
• Cheryl Francis, LPC, CPCS, MAC, Certified MHFA Instructor

Date: Call for training dates

Investment: $130.00 private individual; $70 non-profit 

Location: call for location

Contact: Cheryl Francis LPC, 678-754-5840

8 CE’s
**Include ” MHFA” in comment line at payment


 

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“PREPARING FOR THE SHIFT (2018)”  

Feeling Uncomfortable where you are lately? Know you need to change but feeling stuck? Experiencing Burnout Or Secondary Trauma at work?  Thinking change is inevitable?  Whenever you feel uncomfortable, it may just be time to shift!

“PREPARING FOR THE SHIFT (2018)”  
Become empowered to move your personal and professional engine forward…

  • What is your driving force?
  • What do you want to change?
  • What is no longer working for you to give you that umph feeling?
  • Clients and customers trigger you instead of excite you?
  • Are you on the verge of being burntout?
  • Learn how to analyze your purpose and make it effective.
  • Learn how to make your goal clear.
  • Create a vision to aid you in visualizing your dreams and goals.
  • Start taking small steps toward your dreams.

 

Date: Call for available dates

Investment:  $70 

**Include ” Burnout”  in comment line at payment


 

 

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PREVIOUSLY HELD WORKSHOPS

Ethical Issues in Telemental Health Delivery for Counselors and Social Workers – Composite Board Rule 135-11.01

With the ever-increasing methods of communication and the rapid evolvement of those methods for delivering mental health counseling, a whole new domain around the ethical use of those methods has developed.  Of primary concern is the ability to provide high standards of care to the clients while also maintaining the necessary levels of confidentiality to protect these same clients.  This workshop will cover the  elements of the Georgia Composite Board Rule 135-11-01 and how they apply to counselors and others who provide services in the mental health professions. Discussion will center around definitions of the different methods of telemental health delivery, ethical issues on the delivery methods, and risk management for the counselor. Participants in dyads and triads will work together to make ethical decisions using short vignettes describing real life issues with telemental health methods of delivery.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand the Composite Board Rule 135-11-01 and its application to the mental health professions.

  2. Participants will be able to identify telemental health methods of delivery as well as the benefits and/or challenges specific to mental health services.

  3. Participants will be able to make educated and ethical decisions in relation to the delivery of mental health services via telemental health methods.

DATE: Saturday, May 7, 2016
TIME: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am)
COST: $70

Location: 5000 Austell Powder Springs Road, Austell, GA 30106  (Threadmill Mall Plaza)
PRESENTER: Michele Frey, Ph.D., NCC, LPC, CPCS, ACS
6 CEs – LPCAGA approved

 




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“D.R.E.A.M. Retreat (Discover, Rejuvenate & be Empowered to Achieve More) “Mini Moments of Self-Care”  POSTPONED

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Are you seeking to get clarity and be awakened to your true potential? Then it is time to become mindful; as it is through intentional steps that we connect to our desires. Join us as we take time to experience deep self-awareness by practicing mindfulness to provide us and our clients with tools to release fear, heal, and cultivate passions for what we desire.

Our Mindfulness D.R.E.A.M Retreat incorporates mindfulness practices to support us and those we serve with healing and stress management tools. Practicing mindfulness helps everyone to develop transformational experience, step back, and move forward with clarity and purpose. Discover clarity and relaxation in a secluded and quiet environment, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Rejuvenate and Renew your passion for life, for what you do and hope to do and be Empowered to make those passions a reality and begin to Achieve More in your life.

Our Mindfulness D.R.E.A.M Retreat offers support for working with the challenges of daily life, offering insight and inspiration for career, family, health, relationships, and personal endeavors of all kinds. We will take time to walk the land, eat mindfully, be silent so we can really hear, and connect on a meaningful level with those in our sphere of influence. This retreat will be beneficial for any healer, helper or transformational leader!

Key Presenter:
Okovie  Ulukpo  M.Ed, LPC

Date:  April 2nd, 2016 9:30AM to 4:00PM
Cost: $100.00 per person

Location:  Tuscany Hills Douglasville GA
Contact: Cheryl Francis LPC, 678-754-5840

4 CE’s additional $20 (related hours for other professions)
Approved by the Licensed Professionals Counselors Association of Georgia
**Include ” Retreat” in comment line at payment


 




 

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2016 Healers & Helpers Support &Wellness Group

Date TOPIC NAME OF PRESENTER(S) FOCUS
JANUARY 30, 2016 Visioning Cheryl Francis/Guest Speaker Wheels of Wellness Reviewed-$10-3pm
FEBRUARY 27, 2016 Using Mindfulness to manage Life Stressors Okovie Ulukpo M. Ed-LPC Social Wellness-$10-3pm
March 19,  2016 Letting your hair down

Cheryl Francis LPC

Social Wellness – $10 – 3 pm
MAY 21, 2016 TBD TBD TBD
JUNE 25, 2016 Counseling for Law Enforcement Nina White, Ph.D. Intellectual Wellness-$10-3pm
JULY 30, 2016 Using Spirituality to manage wellness  Cassandra Spiritual Wellness-$10 – 3pm
OCTOBER  29, 2016 Charity of the Month TBD Environmental Wellness-$10-3pm



 

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“Managing Financial Stressors: Your Taxes & You”
Cheryl Francis, LPC, along with Tax, Business Consultant and Enrolled Agent, Lawrey Francis, EMBA, will present a seminar for business owners especially mental health entrepreneurs on identifying key elements to manage stressors related to finances, taxes, business structure, and the effects of the healthcare laws as well as ICD-10 transitions on individuals and businesses. Participants will be able to recognize the “game changers” and business concerns in managing financial stressors. 4 CE’s Approved by the Licensed Professionals Counselors Association of Georgia. Related hours for Social Workers and LMFT.

Time: 8:30 – 1:00 pm
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Cost: $60 early registration, $75 after November 13th

Location: 5000 Austell Powder Springs Rd, Austell GA 30106
Contact: Cheryl Francis LPC, 678-754-5840

Participants will:

Identify stressors experienced by counseling and other entrepreneurs

Identify signs of financial stressors and stress’ impact on ones work

Provide Strategies to minimize financial stressors (tax related)

Learn tax Savings Measures

Learn to manage business record keeping

Gain tools to decide whether to incorporate or not

Discuss impact of ICD-10 transition, common codes on billing

Understand benefits of Solo or Private Practice

Get answers to “How do I _____” as a contractor

Answer questions on impact of the Affordable Care Act

Know tax implications for individuals and businesses

Gain insight on reconciling Premium Tax Credit through the Marketplace

Access a one time 15 minutes individual consultation within 20 days after training

**Include ” Financial Stressors Workshop” in comment line at payment

 




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“PREPARING FOR THE SHIFT (2016)”  
Feeling Uncomfortable where you are lately? Know you need to change but feeling stuck?

“PREPARING FOR THE SHIFT (2016)”  
Feeling Uncomfortable where you are lately? Know you need to change but feeling stuck? Become empowered to move your engine forward…
• What’s your driving force?
• What do you want to change Learn how to make your goal clear
• Learn how to analyze your goal and make it effective
• Create a vision board to aid you in visualizing your dreams and goals
• Start taking small steps toward your dreams

Presenters:
• Cheryl Francis, LPC

Date:  October 24, 2015 12:30 PM
Cost: $15.00 donation to support facility’s usage
Location:  6287 Fairburn Road, Douglasville, GA 30134
(Up Hill Behind Senior Center Building)
Contact: Cheryl Francis LPC, 678-754-5840

**Include ” Support Group” in comment line at payment

 




 

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“READY, SET, GO! ICD-10 TRANSITION”  
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
This training will focus on providing participants with the impact transitioning to ICD-10 will have on behavioral health providers. Participants will be provided in depth knowledge on changes (ICD-10, CPT, and DSM) and their relevance in behavioral health.

OBJECTIVES:
• Review and Understand ICD-10 Transition
• Understand reason US is transitioning now
• ICD-10 Overview
• Understand key concepts everyone must master
• Learn how ICD-10 transition impacts Behavioral Health Arena
• Learn CPT Documentation Requirements for Behavioral Health
• Gain information on ICD-10 and DSM Crosswalk (some codes)

Presenter:
• Heather Dunn, MSPM, RHIA,CCDS,CCS-P; AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer Manager

Date:  September 26, 2015

Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Cost: $100.00 (Early Registration) $115.00 (Day of Event)

Location:  5000 Austell Powder Springs Rd, Austell GA 30106 (Threadmill Mall)

Approved for 3.5 Core CEUs by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, Inc.

Contact: Cheryl Francis LPC, 678-754-5840

**Include ” ICD-10″ in comment line at payment

 




 

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“Schema of the Therapy of the Seven Movements”  – (The Body- Mind approach to psychopathology, somatization, borderline conditions, psychoses and neurophysiological conditions- Practical and Theoretical Presentation)
This presentation includes experiential demonstrations to familiarize counselors and therapists with the synthesis between the basic theoretic postulates in the “Therapy of the Five Movements” created by Prof. Waldo Bernasconi. It also presents further development of his ideas and an addition of two more directions of movement (behavioral models) that can be applied in the psychotherapy process.

Presenters:
• Madlen Algafari, MA in Psychology, Certified Body-Psychotherapist by the European Association for Body Psychotherapy
• Svetla Bankova- MA in Psychology.

Time: 9:00 am – noon
Date:  Saturday November 15, 2014
Cost: $ 65 in advance, $75 day of event

Location:  5000 Austell Powder Springs Rd, Austell GA 30106
Contact: Cheryl Francis LPC, 678-754-5840/ Svelta Bankova  678-200-5947
 

 




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Ethics In Mental Health: When There is No Right vs Wrong
DATE: Saturday, May 31, 2014
TIME: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (registration begins at 8:30 am)
COST: $65
Early Registration online: www.courageouscounseling.com/Services.html
Mail in Registration: 5000 Austell Powder Springs Road, Austell, GA 30106

Location: 5000 Austell Powder Springs Road, Austell, GA 30106  (Threadmill Mall Plaza)
PRESENTER: Michele Frey, Ph.D., NCC, LPC, CPCS, ACS
5 CEs APA and NBCC approval

 




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“Prevention of Childhood Sexual Abuse-Minimizing the Risk”.
1 in 10 children are abused before the age of 18!  Childhood sexual abuse is preventable when children are surrounded with knowledge and adults who are aware and outspoken.   This is an interactive training which provides education and empowerment on the prevention of childhood sexual abuse.  Participants will leave the workshop with practical tools and insights to recognize and minimize risks and prevent occurrence of childhood sexual abuse.
Time: 9 am – 11:30 am Registration at 08:30 am
Date:  Saturday May 17, 2014
Cost:  $15 w/o CEU’s – (Includes workbooks and refreshment)
CEU’s (additional $10)
Location:  5000 Austell Powder Springs Rd, Austell GA 30106

Two CEU’s are offered to licensed professionals (Teachers, Mental Health Professionals, and Medical professionals)