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Anxiety Disorders: Finding a Way Through Fear, Worry, Obsession, and Panic

When: February 24, 2015, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: UMD Kathryn A. Martin Library Rotunda (4th floor)
Cost: $145 (pre-registration required, refreshments included, lunch is on your own)

This training meets the criteria for the Minnesota Department of Human Services’ 7 hour mental health certification training requirements for Adult Foster Care facilities, and provides 8.4 contact hours for nurses, 7.0 continuing education hours for Minnesota social workers, 7.0 education hours for chemical dependency counselors, and 7.0 education hours for direct care staff.

While some anxiety is perfectly normal and relatively easy to cope with, prolonged and intense anxiety may lead to crippling physical or psychosocial symptoms. Physical symptoms may include sweaty hands, a racing heart, dizziness, nausea, and/or difficulty breathing. Psychosocial symptoms may include an intense fear of social interaction (agoraphobia), or distressing, persistent, and intrusive thoughts or images (obsessive-compulsive disorder). The most common anxiety disorder (generalized anxiety disorder) is characterized by chronic excessive worry accompanied by restlessness, fatigue, concentration problems, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbance. While each of these disorders has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include an element of anxiety. This workshop offers information on the symptoms of anxiety disorders as well as techniques used to reduce stress, improve self-esteem, and minimize the negative effects.

Karen Finck, RN is a clinical specialist in Psychiatric Nursing. She has provided community nursing services for over 30 years and has extensive teaching experience. Karen provides learners with an understandable framework and practical approaches to mental health care.

(Register for Anxiety Disorders and Mood Disorders at the same time and save $35! Register three people from your organization and the fourth person attends for free. Call 218/726-8113 to register your group today!)

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Mood Disorders: Slowing Down the Roller Coaster

When: February 25, 2015, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: UMD Kathryn A. Martin Library Rotunda (4th floor)
Cost: $145 (pre-registration required, refreshments included, lunch is on your own)

This training meets the criteria for the Minnesota Department of Human Services’ 7 hour mental health certification training requirements for Adult Foster Care facilities, and provides 8.4 contact hours for nurses, 7.0 continuing education hours for Minnesota social workers, 7.0 education hours for chemical dependency counselors, and 7.0 education hours for direct care staff.

People with mood disorders experience incapacitating changes in their emotional state, desire to live, energy level, motivation and thought processes. The best-known mood disorders are major depressive disorder commonly called clinical depression or major depression, and bipolar disorder formerly known as manic depression. Mood disorders may also be substance-induced or occur in response to a medical condition. This workshop will help you recognize the different types of depression and understand the dynamics of bipolar disorders. Current treatment approaches will be discussed and intervention guidelines will be identified. In addition, you will have an opportunity to do a case study practicing your suicide assessment skills.

 Karen Finck, RN is a clinical specialist in Psychiatric Nursing. She has provided community nursing services for over 30 years and has extensive teaching experience. Karen provides learners with an understandable framework and practical approaches to mental health care.

 (Register for Mood Disorders and Anxiety Disorders at the same time and save $35! Register three people from your organization and the fourth person attends for free. Call 218/726-8113 to register your group today!)


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Entering the World of Dementia: A Workshop for Caregivers

When: April 22, 2015 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: UMD, Kathryn A. Martin Library Rotunda (4th floor)
Cost: $135 (pre-registration required, refreshments included, lunch is on your own)

6 CEU’s through Minnesota Board of Social Work (MN BOSW)

Caregivers of people with dementia have a difficult and challenging journey, one that often ends in burnout. This workshop introduces participants to a process of providing empathetic and holistic care to people experiencing dementia. This process is known as Validation. Validation helps reduce stress, enhances dignity, and increases happiness. This workshop speaks to those working in caring professions, as well as family caregivers.

Dianne Knettel, RN, MS, CVT is the Director of Validation for Volunteers of America (VOA). VOA is one of three Authorized Validation Organizations in North America. Helping others view people with dementia through “validating eyes” is Dianne’s passion. Her engaging style and practical strategies will capture and hold your attention.

(Register three people from your organization and the fourth person attends for free. Call 218/726-8113 to register your group today!)

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Mental Health First Aid

Adult Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour training program that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training prepares members of the community to provide Mental Health First Aid to individuals experiencing a mental health problem. The course is approved by the MN Board of Social Workers, and the MN Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training for 8 CEUs.

Time Commitment: 8 hours
Learning Format: Face-to-Face
Cost: Please see listings for cost

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour training program that introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents. The course is approved by the MN Board of School Administrators, the MN Board of Social Workers, and the MN Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training for 8 CEUs.

Time Commitment: 8 hours
Learning Format: Face-to-Face
Cost: Please see listings for cost


Mental Health First Aid for Veterans is a ground-breaking public education program that helps participants identify, understand, and respond to mental illness. Mental Health First Aid for Veterans focuses on the unique experiences and needs of military members, veterans, and their families. Whether you are currently serving in the armed forces or are a veteran, family member of a veteran, or someone who works with veterans, this training is for you.

Time Commitment: 8 hours
Learning Format: Face-to-Face
Cost: Please see listings for cost

Learn more about our Mental Health First Aid courses  

Studies in Gambling Addiction: Counseling the Pathological Gambler Online Certificate

According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, about 1% of American adults — nearly 3 million people — are pathological gamblers. Another 2%–3% have less serious but still significant problems, and as many as 15 million are at risk. To meet the growing demand for trained professionals in the area of gambling addictions, UMD Continuing Education (CE) and the North American Training Institute (NATI) collaborated on a unique online training program, Studies in Gambling Addiction: Counseling the Pathological Gambler.

Learning Format: Online, self-paced, self-directed

Time Commitment & Cost:

Studies in Gambling Addiction Certificate - 60 hours for $1,295
Studies in Gambling Addiction Course 1 - 30 hours $695
Studies in Gambling Addiction Course 2 - 30 hours $695

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Studies in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum (SIFA) Certificate: Practical Strategies and Information for Helping Someone Live with FASD

It can’t be fixed. It can’t be changed. Brain damage caused by FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders), such as learning disabilities, memory problems, and poor impulse control is permanent. But, you can make a difference by helping someone with FASD prevent or avoid disruptive school experiences, inappropriate sexual behavior, alcohol/drug problems, employment problems, or trouble with the law.

The online, self-directed Studies in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum certificate provides training with foundational theory on the disorder, and focuses on practical strategies and skills for those who provide care or guidance to individuals affected by FASD.  

Time Commitment: 22 hours
Learning Format: Online, self-paced, self-directed
Cost: $295 if registering for the certificate

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Try a sample of the course
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Autism Spectrum Disorders

The autism spectrum is wide and complex; one size does not fit all. Autism is on the rise. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) identifies 1 in 88 American children as on the autism spectrum; a ten-fold increase in the past 40 years.

Online Course I: Navigating the Distinctive World of Autism Spectrum Disorders

This course examines the history of ASD, what we currently know and understand, and why it is on the rise. You will be captivated and informed about how the spectrum affects those with ASD by watching two videos. The first, Loving Lampposts, is told by the award-winning film producer, Todd Drenzler, whose son has autism. The second features Taylor Crowe who shares his personal journey with autism in My Life with Autism. A solid foundation of the terminology used to describe, diagnose, and understand ASD rounds out your learning in “Navigating the Distinctive World of Autism Spectrum Disorders.”

Time Commitment: 7.5 hours
Learning Format: Online, self-paced, self-directed
Cost: $119 (per course)

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Online Course II: Addressing Behavioral Characteristics of Autism

This course emphasizes the importance of respecting and recognizing the individual’s ability to cope with stressors in his/her environment. You will explore the unique learning styles of individuals diagnosed with ASD and apply practical strategies which support those individuals. You will gain a fuller understanding of how to assist individuals with ASD interact socially and how to control emotional responses. A listing of outside resources which support individuals on the autism spectrum rounds out your learning in “Addressing Behavioral Characteristics of Autism.”

Time Commitment: 7.5 hours
Learning Format: Online, self-paced, self-directed
Cost: $119 (per course)

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