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What is a Consultation Group?

A Consultation Group is a 12-session series that offers a variety of services, supports, and resources led by external expertise and guidance designed to promote effective translation of EBPs/promising practices into real-world settings. Each session includes a didactic presentation on a specific topic, followed by a related activity and discussion. Participants have the flexibility to attend one or all the sessions in the consultation group series. 

Is registration required?

No registration is required! The Consultation Groups are a free, open series offered by the Mountain Plains ATTC. Because there is no registration and proof of attendance, no CE’s will be provided for attending.

 
Featured Consultation Groups
Motivational Interviewing - Intentional Application of Strategies and Skills

Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday
February 12 – July 23, 2019
11:00-12:00 pm CT

The Motivational Interviewing - Intentional Application of Strategies and Skills is a six-month bimonthly series open to anyone with basic knowledge of Motivational Interviewing (MI) concepts, as well as core skills and principles.  The purpose of the group is to build on participant’s prior knowledge of MI and provide increased insight into the MI philosophy to better understand nuances of MI principles, strategies, and skills and will explore a variety of MI topics and activities in an atmosphere of collaboration, support, curiosity, openness, and intentional practice. It is a chance to deepen one’s MI knowledge and hone MI skills in a non-judgmental venue. 
 

  • February 12 - Making MI Come Alive in a Real Way - Using MI Spirit in Everyday Conversations
  • May 14 - Using MI Tools to Address the Stages of Change
  • February 26 - Using the MI 4 Processes to Address Ambivalence
  • May 28 - Using MI to Address Barriers to Change
  • March 12Using MI Skills with Intention
  • June 11 - Effective Use of MI in Group Settings
  • March 26 - Using the 4 Processes - Engaging
  • June 25 - Focusing with the 4 Processes - Intentional Planning
  • April 9 - Focusing: Handling Discord with a Target Behavior
  • July 9 - Intentional and Directional Evoking
  • April 23 - OARS Skill Building
  • July 23 - Intentional Treatment Planning


Facilitator(s):

Kate Speck, PhD
Gary Wareham, MA, LPC, LAC

To Join the MI-Intentional Application Consultation Group use the Zoom login below:

Step 1: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android. https://zoom.us/j/496410355
Step 2:  Join by Telephone (ONLY if device does not have a built in microphone)
              Phone: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
              Meeting ID: 280 136 361

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Technology-Based Clinical Supervision: Expanding the Quality & Quantity of Clinical Supervision

Every Tuesday for 12 weeks 
March 5 – May 21, 2019
12:00-1:00 pm CST

The Technology Based Clinical Supervision (TBCS): Expanding the Quality and Quantity of Clinical Supervision Consultation Group is a three-month weekly (12-session) series open to anyone who has basic knowledge of clinical supervision with some experience or a desire to gain experience in using technology to offer clinical supervision.  The purpose of this group is to explore TBCS best practices and provide practical information and application strategies for those interested in implementing or expanding TBCS services. This consultation group will examine a variety of TBCS topics and activities designed to increase knowledge and skills in related to TBCS. Join us each week or drop in when the topic of a particular week is interesting and relevant for you.

  • March 5 - Explaining the Rational & Advocating for TBCS
  • April 16 - TBCS as it relates to Culture & Diversity
  • March 12 - Initiating Supervision when using Videoconferencing
  • April 23 - Creating & Maintaining the Supervisory Relationship
  • March 19Explore Guidelines for TBCS
  • April 30 - Providing Counselor Feedback in a Virtual World
  • March 26 - What are the Ethical Concerns & Dilemmas of using Technology
  • May 7 - Supervising Supervisors & Self Care - the reality
  • April 2 - Creating TBCS Policies & Procedures
  • May 14 - Assisting Supervisors to Implement Technology in Client Practice
  • April 9 - TBCS Best Practices
  • May 21 - Implementation of Technology for Clinical Supervision - a case study

Facilitator(s):

Christina Boyd, LSCSW
Scott Breedlove, CPS, MARS

To Join the TBCS Consultation Group, please use the login below on scheduled day/time.

Step 1: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android. https://zoom.us/j/463872578
Step 2:  Join by Telephone (ONLY if device does not have a built in microphone)
              Phone: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
              Meeting ID: 463 872 578

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Skills-based Videoconferencing...from idea to implementation

April 3 - September 8, 2019
1st & 3rd Wednesday of the Month
12:00-1:00pm MT / 1:00 - 2:00pm CT

This unique bimonthly series is open to all participants who are new to videocounseling or who have experience using videocounseling in their agencies or practice.  The purpose of this group is to offer a regular platform for learning and consultation related to videocounseling case reviews, legalities and ethics, rules and regulations, and jurisdictional and licensing issues. It also provides an opportunity to develop effective strategies and skills that are key to effectively working with clients using this approach.  This consultation group will explore a variety of topics and activities that promotes learning about the potential successes, challenges, and pitfalls of using videocounseling to offer clinical services in a behavioral health setting, as well as enhance participants’ videocounseling skills.

  • April 3 - The ins & outs of reimbursement
  • July 3 - Digital immigrants & digital natives: Understanding our clients through the cultural lens of today’s digital world
  • April 17 - Thinking outside the virtual box Part I: Appropriate documentation
  • July 17 - Avoiding landmines: Understanding HIPAA/42CFR Part 2, texting, emailing, and synchronous vs. asynchronous communication
  • May 1Thinking outside the virtual box Part II: Appropriate documentation 
  • August 7 - Using technology when working with children & adolescents
  • May 15 - Choosing a platform:  What you need to know prior to committing 
  • August 21 - So, you love groups:  Using videoconferencing to provide group therapy
  • June 5 - Managing an emergency when providing videocounseling services: role play
  • September 4 - Jurisdictional Issues: videoconferencing across state lines
  • June 19 - Employing our “virtual eye”: Taking an objective look before a videocounseling session
  • September 18 - Providing videocounseling services: how to implement in your agency and gain provider “buy-in”

 

Facilitator(s):

Sandnes Boulanger, MSW, LCSW, CAP, CET
Gary Wareham, MA, LPC, LAC

 

To Join the SbVC Consultation Group, please use the login below on scheduled day/time.

Step 1:  Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android. https://zoom.us/j/490144014
Step 2:  Join by Telephone (ONLY if device does not have a built in microphone)
                 Phone: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
                 Meeting ID: 490 144 014

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