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Clinical Skills for Mental Health Counselors

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CCL's Carnival Ecstasy

5-Day Bahamas Cruise Conference
Round-trip Charleston, SC
May 4 - 9, 2019

10 CEU Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$125 Early Registration (Per Attendee) Now until Jan 1, 2019
$150 Regular Registration (Per Attendee) 1/2/19- 5/4/19

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Judith Cooper

Judie Cooper is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPCS) in South Carolina. She has over 10 years of experience with both inpatient and outpatient, has treated adults, children and families using individual, family and group sessions. She is the developer of Upstate CEUs.

Carly Patterson

Carly Patterson is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Carly Patterson has 20 years of counseling experience working with children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and mental illness. She is currently the Director of the Child and Adolescent (C&A) Mental Health Clinic in Anderson, SC and oversees the C&A services in three counties.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Mental Health Counselors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, counselors and other mental health professionals, including psychiatric nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives

  1. Day One (May 5, 2019): Helping Clients Get Unstuck - 5 CEU Contact Hours
    9 AM-12 PM; 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    We often see clients that are stuck on past issues. They want to"get over it", but how? This seminar is based on "Forgive For Good", by Dr. Fred Luskin and is used by permission. The information provides a step-by-step method of moving forward despite past hurts. The method is not based on religion, but is consistent with many religions.

    • What Forgiveness is and isn't
    • Research about maintaining anger and hurt
    • Research from The Forgiveness Project
    • The specific, action based steps to help clients (and ourselves) get "unstuck" from past hurts.
    • Review of worksheets to use with clients.

  2. Day Two (May 8, 2019): - 5 CEU Contact Hours
    9 AM -12 PM : Engaging Clients in Therapy
    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM : Counseling Techniques Every Counselor Can Use

    Synopsis: One of the most difficult parts of providing effective counseling is how to keep clients engaged and participating in the therapeutic process. This seminar focuses on how to make traditional therapy interventions into games and games into therapeutic interventions. Although the techniques and examples focus on children and adolescents, the same principles and techniques apply to adults.

    • Identify typical barriers to engaging clients in treatment.
    • Identify common diagnoses and treatment goals.
    • Identify typical treatment interventions.
    • Explain how games, activities help clients participate in sessions, internalize information and practice skills.
    • Translate typical treatment interventions into a variety of games and activities that are therapeutically sound.
    Format: This is an interactive, participation seminar and participants will practice techniques that they can implement immediately.

Time Topics
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM Barriers to treatment
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM Common diagnoses, goals
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Traditional interventions
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM How activities benefit clients
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Developing games, activities
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Counseling Techniques Every Counselor Can Use
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
10 CEU Contact Hours for licensed professional counselors and clinical social workers.
Upstate CEUs was started to provide local, low-cost CEU seminars to mental health professionals in the Upstate SC. All seminars are designed to contain information and skills clinicians can immediately use. Classes are generally small and interactive. SC LLR Permanent Sponsor #4546.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
Note: Conference will take place during the two days at sea, 9 am-12 pm & 1:30-3:30 pm

Sat May 04 Charleston, SC
- 4:00 pm
Sun May 05 At Sea
- -
Mon May 06 Nassau, The Bahamas
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue May 07 Princess Cays, The Bahamas
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed May 08 At Sea
Thu May 09 Charleston, SC
8:00 am -

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