Greater Kansas City Psychological Association Workshop

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January 2016 Workshop

 

“Addressing Shame with Clients in a Clinical Setting”

Roundtable Discussion/Presentation

Presented by Jeff Peterson, LPC, LCPC, NCC

 Friday, January 29, 2016   ♦   8:00 – 10:00 AM
2 CEUs

  Research Psychiatric Center

6601 Rockhill Road, Brookside Campus
Curry Auditorium (Park in Lot B)
Kansas City, MO 64131

Objectives of this Presentation: 

  • Differentiate between shame and guilt
  • Explore the ways shame manifests through cultural messaging and microaggressions
  • Examine how individuals attempt to reduce or avoid shame
  • Introduce the Compass of Shame Model for understanding the developmental trajectory of shame
  • Investigate how some individuals turn against themselves as an attempt to regain efficacy
  • Identify those who are most at-risk
  • Discuss what providers can do to help clients process and overcome the long-term effects of shame
  • Share current best practices for shame management and shame reduction

 

Cost: The workshop is free for GKCPA members. The cost for non-members is $15, payable at the door by check or cash. Or you may join GKCPA and attend workshops free (membership dues $75 for professional members and $30 for students).

Dues Renewal Reminder to GKCPA Members:  You can renew your annual membership dues at the workshop with a check payable to GKCPA for $75 ($30 for students).

 

 Register Here

 

About Jeff Peterson, LPC, LCPC, NCC 

Jeff Peterson is a graduate of the University of Iowa and Walden University.  He is a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor in the States of Missouri & Colorado, and a PhD doctoral candidate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Education and Supervision.  He is also psychology department faculty at Avila University in Kansas City and mental health counseling faculty at Argosy University in Denver, Colorado.  

Jeff is a member of Golden Key and Chi Sigma Iota graduate honors societies, and a two-time graduate scholarship recipient with over 4000 hours of mental-health based volunteer community service.  He is also the co-founder of the Kansas City LGBT-Affirmative Therapists Guild, also called the Healthcare Guild (healthcareguild.com), a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping sexual and gender minorities find affirming and culturally competent health care.

 Jeff is currently in private practice with Kansas City Psychotherapy, and focuses on communication and relationship enhancement, performance and general anxiety, depression and loss, sexual or gender identity issues, and addiction.  He is also a behavioral health assessment clinician for St Luke’s Healthcare System and a CARF (Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) IOP (Intensive Outpatient) Dual-Diagnosis program facilitator.  

Jeff serves on the editorial review board for the American Counseling Association’s Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling.  For the past two years he has been an invited keynote speaker for Laureate Education, presenting TED-style talks to over 500 people in major metropolitan areas such as San Diego, Hawaii, Orlando, and Houston.  His talks focus on the topic of diversity, global responsibility, and fostering positive social change.  Over the past year Jeff presented at the national American Medical Association (GLMA) Conference about ethical concerns in psychotherapy, at the national ACES (Association for Counselor Education and Supervision) Conference on how to deal with the psychological effects of shame, at the Colorado Counseling Association Conference on how to avoid Microaggressions in a clinical setting, and has presented on these topics at Mental Health America (MHA), Missouri Health Equity Collaborative (MOHEC), and several community mental health centers in Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado. 

Job Opportunity

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Youth/child Therapist

The Sexual Trauma & Abuse Care Center
Job Description
Posted: 12/06/15

Basic Purpose and Organization:
In accordance with the mission statement, the Child & Youth Therapist’s purpose is to coordinate and implement an individual & group victim-centered therapeutic response to victim-survivors of sexual trauma and abuse including children, youth and their families.
This position is accountable to the Executive Director. This position also works in collaboration with other Care Center staff and volunteers.

Primary Responsibilities:
1. Provide 16-22 hours a week of one on one therapy to youth survivors and their families in Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties.
Including but not limited to: Complete initial intake and assessment; including psychosocial evaluations for individuals receiving services, and develop initial Person-Centered Treatment Plan; provision of family therapy as needed.
2. Collaborative Responsibilities include face-to-face contact with survivors and their families.
Including but not limited to: Participate in the multi-disciplinary team; Provide ongoing training and clinical consultation for team members; Assess progress toward goals of individuals served, coordinating support and resources as needed; advocate for the individual receiving services and developing professional alliances and relationships in the community.
3. Responsible for assisting in grant specific bookkeeping and organization.
Including but not limited to: Work as team on reports required by funding sources which includes financial, statistical and narrative reports to the Office of the Governor; monitor expenditure of grant funds; maintain current resource files and handouts; timely documentation of services; manage a caseload of individuals receiving services; schedule and coordinate all psychiatric evaluations/appointments and treatment plan reviews for individuals being served.
4. Dissemination of Crime Victims’ Rights Information: Responsible for informing crime victims of their statutory rights under K.S.A. 74-7301; 74-7333; 74-7335. Responsible for assisting crime victims in seeking available compensation benefits in collaboration with the Executive Director and advocate staff

Job Type (optional): Full Time
Salary Range (optional): $30,000 – 49,999

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Therapist

Job Description
Posted: 12/06/15

Overview:Newhouse, a domestic violence shelter located in northeast Kansas City, Missouri, offers safe shelter to victims of domestic violence as we assist them in healing and securing permanent housing.  Through a comprehensive continuum of care and programming that includes social work services, accessing medical and psychiatric care, intensive case management, housing placement, arts and recreation, food and nutrition programs and benefits assistance, our talented, multi-disciplinary team utilizes a strengths-based perspective to helps victims of domestic violence reach their goals for self-sufficiency and independent housing for themselves and their children. Newhouse is seeking qualified candidates to fill the Therapeutic Case Manager position.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

Working as part of an interdisciplinary team, the Therapeutic Case Manager is a critical part of shelter operations. The Therapeutic Case Manager provides important clinical support for clients struggling with mental health diagnoses complicated by the issues of domestic violence, and helps maintain a harmonious shelter environment.  The Therapeutic Case Manager provides direct service to clients including intake and assessment, individual supportive counseling and problem solving to manage activities of daily living, and case management and advocacy to attain benefits and services from other community organizations. The Therapeutic Case Manager assists clients with medication compliance and off-site appointments to meet psychiatric care needs.   The Therapeutic Case Manager facilitates client group meetings and activities to assist in building skills for independent living, and helps coach clients toward obtaining permanent housing.

 

Skills and Knowledge:

·         Master’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work

·         Missouri Clinical License  or Provisional License LCSW, PLCSW, LPC or  PLPC

·         A minimum of one year of relevant experience in the field of domestic violence, homelessness, behavioral health and/or substance abuse or residential support is strongly preferred.

·         Knowledge and understanding of Trauma Informed Care.

·         Understanding of and/or previous experience providing strengths-based case management.

·         Knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding domestic violence.

·         Knowledge of Kansas City area community resources including employment, health, finances, mental health, housing, legal issues and education.

·         Ability to relate to all populations with sensitivity and understanding of cultural and economic issues, religious and spiritual values and sexual orientation.

·         Strong listening, oral and written communication skills; positive problem-solving skills.

·         Ability to work independently

·         Team player who is resourceful, pro-active and comfortable working with diverse populations.

·         Proven organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects.

·         Willingness to comply with established agency policies and performance standards, which may include productivity/personal responsibility, client/customer services, teamwork and maintaining a professional demeanor.

·         Must pass a background check.

·         Computer literacy, including MS Office.

Job Type (optional): Full Time
Salary Range (optional): $30,000 – 49,999

Plan CEUs over the Holidays / KU in KC

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Stay on Course through the Holidays

Online CEUs at your own pace

Or Plan

Onsite courses after the New Year.

Mindfulness: The Proven Pathway to Managing Your Stress (Like a PRO)

Instructor: Sydney Spears, Ph.D., LSCSW, RYT

Web-based at your own pace

FREE                   CEUs = 2.0 hours

Navigating Life Stressors through the Healing Power of Mindfulness

Instructor: Sydney Spears, Ph.D., LSCSW, RYT

Web-based at your own pace

Fee: $199              CEUs = 12.0 hours

Reflective Supervision:

Developing Best Practice for Better Professional Outcomes

Instructor: Diane Bigler, LSCSW, LCSW, ACSW

Friday, January 15, 2016 – 9:00am to 4:00pm

Early Bird Fee: $110 CEUs = 6.0 hours

Ethical Considerations in Contemporary Clinical Practice

Instructor: Sally King, LSCSW

Friday, January 15, 2016 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Early Bird Fee: $55 CEUs = 3.0 hours

Complicated Traumatic Grief: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

Instructor: Britt Frank, LMSW, SEP

Friday, January 29, 2016 – 9:00am to 4:00pm

Early Bird Fee: $110 CEUs = 6.0 hours

Cultivating the Art of Compassionate Presence

in a World of Pain and Suffering

Instructor: JoEileen Gyulay, Ph.D., RN, LCSW, CT, CHPN

Friday, February 19, 2016 – 9:00am to 4:00pm

Early Bird Fee: $110 CEUs = 6.0 hours

Onsite Location: KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park

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Job Opportunity-Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) Therapist

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Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) Therapist

Purpose:

The Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) therapist provides individual and family therapy sessions in addition to crisis management as needed.  This position also works as part of a treatment team for the client and the unit team where the client resides.

Professional licensure at the Master’s Level by the Kansas Behavioral Science Regulatory Board required. Clinical Licensure is preferred. 

Full-time positon, Hours: Monday – Friday

Marillac is prepared to offer competitive pay and benefits.

Sanctuary Model

The Cornerstones of Care Family of Agencies is committed to the Sanctuary Model, a comprehensive trauma-informed method for creating change and helping individuals heal from traumatic experiences.  It is a whole system approach built around the framework of SELF (Safety, Emotional Management, Loss, and Future).  It is designed to facilitate the development of structures, processes, and behaviors on the part of staff, children and the community as a whole that can counteract the physical and psychological wounds suffered by the children, youth, and families in our care. The ultimate outcome of a trauma informed philosophy is the creation of safe, therapeutic living and working environments for our clients, families, agency members and ancillary providers which espouse the proactive principles of growth, change, and empowerment of the individual for the betterment of the community.  Each employee across our family of agencies has the responsibility to demonstrate the tenets of the Sanctuary Model in their work with clients and in their interaction with other team members.  Demonstrating these tenets is considered an essential responsibility for all staff in all positions across our family of agencies.

                                    

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Diagnoses client’s problems by collecting and evaluating information about the client’s situation.
  • Develops treatment plan by establishing treatment goals with the client; determining treatment methodologies.
  • Advises client by suggesting and exploring resolutions; discussing progress toward goals.
  • Monitors progress toward treatment goals by evaluating and adjusting services provided.
  • Assures quality service for clients by enforcing rules; regulations, and legal requirements with clients; documenting events of the therapeutic process in a confidential manner.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by participating in workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks.
  • Contributes to internal and external team effort by consulting with other professionals; accomplishing related results as needed. 

Required Knowledge:

  • The ability to therapeutically engage clients and families.
  • The ability to work and communicate well with internal and external treatment team members.
  • The possession of a high level of verbal/writing skills.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Hours: Monday through Friday, Full-time position
  • Education Level: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology.
  • Other minimum requirements: Professional licensure at the Master’s Level by the Kansas Behavioral Science Regulatory Board. Clinical Licensure is preferred.
  • Years of Experience: 1 to 3 years

In addition to the above requirements, incumbent must:

  • Complete Sanctuary training in a timely manner;
  • Follow all agency policies;
  • Be able to pass State Abuse, Neglect and criminal background checks;
  • Be able to carry out the essential functions of the position with, or without, accommodation.
  • Perform all job duties in a manner which demonstrates a commitment to Sanctuary values and practices.
  • Demonstrate awareness and understanding of cultural and ethnic diversity of clients, staff and other community partners.

EOE/Drug Screens/Must be at least 21/Smoke Free Campus

If you’re ready to join a team of professionals that are dedicated to making a difference, we want to hear from you!

For consideration, please apply on-line at www.cornerstonesofcare.org

Licensed Clinical Outpatient Therapist Job Opening

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Licensed Clinical Outpatient Therapist

Purpose:

Gillis is currently hiring part-time (LSCSW or LCPC) therapists for our Parents and Children Together (PACT) out-patient program and private pay clients located in Roeland Park, KS.

Provides professional therapy services, including individual, group, and family in addition to crisis management as needed. Part of a dynamic behavioral health treatment team focused on resolution and healing.
This position is for individuals interested in providing up to 15 direct service hours per week. Professional licensure in Kansas (LSCSW or LCPC) required. 

Sanctuary Model

The Cornerstones of Care Family of Agencies is committed to the Sanctuary Model, a comprehensive trauma-informed method for creating change and helping individuals heal from traumatic experiences.  It is a whole system approach built around the framework of SELF (Safety, Emotional Management, Loss, and Future).  It is designed to facilitate the development of structures, processes, and behaviors on the part of staff, children and the community as a whole that can counteract the physical and psychological wounds suffered by the children, youth, and families in our care. The ultimate outcome of a trauma informed philosophy is the creation of safe, therapeutic living and working environments for our clients, families, agency members and ancillary providers which espouse the proactive principles of growth, change, and empowerment of the individual for the betterment of the community.  Each employee across our family of agencies has the responsibility to demonstrate the tenets of the Sanctuary Model in their work with clients and in their interaction with other team members.  Demonstrating these tenets is considered an essential responsibility for all staff in all positions across our family of agencies.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develops treatment plan by establishing treatment goals with the client; determining treatment methodologies.
  • Monitors progress toward treatment goals by evaluating and adjusting services provided.
  • Assures quality service for clients by enforcing regulations and legal requirements with clients; documenting events of the therapeutic process in a confidential manner.
  • Maintains agency credibility by establishing working relationships with sponsoring, advisory, and related service agencies.
  • Promotes the agency by ensuring an understanding of program services available for
  • clients; publicizing activities and accomplishments; adhering to a professional code of ethics.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by participating in workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks.
  • Contributes to team effort by consulting with other professionals; accomplishing related results as needed.

Required Knowledge:

  • Computer literate and high knowledge of various computer software programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Therapeutic techniques and knowledge of community resources.
  • Knowledge of child development, diagnosis, and being trauma-informed

 Minimum Requirements:

  • Education Level: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology
  • Other minimum requirements: Professional licensure in Missouri or Kansas (e.g. LCSW, LMSW, LPC, PLCP)
  • Years of Experience: 2 to 3 years, 2 years of experience in trauma focused therapy preferred.

In addition to the above requirements, incumbent must:

  • Complete Sanctuary training in a timely manner;
  • Follow all agency policies;
  • Be able to pass State Abuse, Neglect and criminal background checks;
  • Be able to carry out the essential functions of the position with, or without, accommodation.
  • Perform all job duties in a manner which demonstrates a commitment to Sanctuary values and practices.
  • Demonstrate awareness and understanding of cultural and ethnic diversity of clients, staff and other community partners.

EOE/Drug Screens/Must be at least 21/Smoke Free Campus

Competitive compensation and full benefits.

If you’re ready to join a team of professionals that are dedicated to making a difference, we want to hear from you!

For consideration, please apply on-line at www.cornerstonesofcare.org

Job Opportunity-Therapist

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Bilingual (Spanish) Therapist-LMSW/LCSW

Purpose:

Spofford’s early childhood program is expanding and has an immediate need for a Full Time Early Childhood Therapist.  Must be bilingual in Spanish and English. 

-The Early Childhood Therapist will provide a broad range of services including individual and family therapy to young children, ages 2-12 years, who display emotional and behavioral symptoms and have limited access to behavioral health services.

-This position may collaborate with Head Start teachers and service providers to improve the social and emotional functioning and well-being of the child in the classroom and at home.

-The therapist will work in-home, at Head Start sites and/or at Spofford to provide services for young children and their families.

Essential Responsibilities:

-Requires awareness and responsiveness to the cultural and environmental needs of the client, including a flexible schedule to meet family availability.

-Knowledge of attachment, play and trauma-informed interventions is necessary.

-The therapist will prepare child and family assessments, treatment plans, goals, strategies, and interventions and document all contact with child and family.

-Supervision will be under the general direction of the Program Director of Community-based Services.

Minimum Requirements:

Education Level: Masters’ Degree in Social Work, Counseling or Psychology. LPC or LMSW or LCSW in MO required. 2 to 3 years of experience working with children and families.

In addition to the above requirements, incumbent must:

  • Complete Sanctuary training in a timely manner;
  • Have a valid driver’s license and proof of current vehicle insurance;
  • Follow all agency policies;
  • Be able to pass State Abuse, Neglect and criminal background checks;
  • Be able to carry out the essential functions of the position with, or without, accommodation.
  • Perform all job duties in a manner which demonstrates a commitment to Sanctuary values and practices.
  • Demonstrate awareness and understanding of cultural and ethnic diversity of clients, staff and other community partners.

EOE/Drug Screens/Must be at least 21/Smoke Free Campus

If you’re ready to join a team of professionals that are dedicated to making a difference, we want to hear from you!

For consideration, please apply on-line at www.cornerstonesofcare.org