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Professional Workshops

Youth Services offeres free and low cost workshops for professionals and interested community members.
 
Most Workshops are Fee: Free presentation— CE clock hours available for social work/counselors (we no longer do CPDU's unless noted). $5.00 charge for CE hours or certificate of completion. This may be paid at the workshop.
Location: Warren Township Youth and Family Services, 100 S. Greenleaf St., Gurnee, IL 60031

​​UNDERSTANDING NON-SUICIDAL    SELF-INFLICTED (NSSI) INJURIES  IN TEENS



  
NSSI is the deliberate, self-inflicted destruction of body tissue withoutsuicidal intent and for purposes not socially sanctioned. NSSI is commonly encountered in clinical settings, yet challenging to many clinicians. NSSI can seem perplexing and often evokes strong reactions in clinicians, loved ones, and people who engage in the behavior. Fortunately recent research and clinical development has substantially advanced our understanding of NSSI. This presentation will provide a clinically-relevant review of what is known about NSSI, including the nature of NSSI, the assessment of NSSI, and implications for diagnosis, case conceptualization, and suicide risk.

Topics discussed include:
1. Understanding Self-Injury
2. Why People Self-Injure
3. Types of Self-Injury
4. Assessing Self-Injury
5. Determining Need for Treatment
6. Evidence-Based Treatment for Self-Injury
7. Practical Approach to Treating Self-Injury
8. Treating Self-Injury on an Inpatient Unit
9. Physician Treatment of Self-Injury
10. Understanding Suicide in Self-Injury

Dr. Jason J. Washburn is the Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Practice (CEBP) at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. Dr. Washburn received his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from DePaul University. He completed a clinical internship at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical School. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Research Scholar at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where he is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of Education and Clinical Training for their Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and is a board certified specialist in clinical child and adolescent psychology

Date: Friday, February 2 Time: 9 am - noon  Cost: Free  CEU: 3 hour
Location: Warren Township Youth Services


GROWING LIKE A WEED: THE EFFECT OF CANNABIS ON THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN AND OTHER ADOLESCENT DRUG TRENDS
 
The human brain does not reach full maturity until the mid-20s. Drug use at an early age can interfere with brain development in teens affecting learning, memory, and emotions and creating a greater potential for addiction and other problems later in life. This workshop will also provide a review of current trends in adolescent drug use.
  
Presented by Rosecrance: Deb Smith, M.Ed., LCPC, Clinical Coordinator, McHenry
County Services Stephen W. Smith, MS, LCPC, CRADC, Administrator of Child & Adolescent Services


Date: Friday, March 2  Time: 10 am - noon Fee: Free CEU: 2 hour Location: Warren Township Youth Services 


Continuing Education: 2 CEU. From the Illinois Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. (IAODAPCA) for CADC and IDPFR approved for social workers and professional counselors. 



WORKING WITH ADHD CHILDREN---  THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE RESCHEDULED. THE COLLABORATIVE ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF SUICIDALITY TRAINING (print) IS ON THE SAME DAY.
More detailed information soon.

Day: Friday Date: April 13  Time: 10 am - noon Fee: None CEU: 3 hour   

Location: Warren Township Youth Services
 
 
GAMBLING DISORDER 101
Have you noticed increased opportunities to gamble in your area? Have you wondered how your clients may be impacted? As part of a year-long project to help prevent and address gambling problems in our community, Nicasa is currently offering a free training program for treatment professionals at Youth Serivces.

  • Learn how gambling disorder is similar to and different from substance use disorders
  • Review DSM-5 placement and criteria, ASAM, and screening instruments for gambling disorder
  • Understand risk factors for gambling disorder, the relationship to co-occurring disorders, and considerations for special populations
  • Explore effective interventions for those affected by problem gambling

Presented by Nicasa

Date: Friday, May 11 Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Fee: Free CEU: 4 hour                             Location: Warren Township Youth Services 

Continuing Education: 4 CEU. Social Work and Counselor I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II or III, PCGC I or II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, MAATP I or II, RDDP, CFPP II