University of Montana Department of Counseling Workshops
Addictions Course Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 29, 2022, 9:00 – 1:30 in person, Mondays and Wednesdays, Room TBD Description: This course will provide training in addiction counseling, motivational interviewing, and the application of motivational enhancement techniques in both group and individual treatment modalities. It will examine how to use various therapeutic orientations and tools to address addictions.
The cost to participate is $850 for University of Montana students AND for Community Professionals.
Alternative Counseling Modalities
FUNdamentals of Play Therapy Across the Lifespan Friday, September 16 – Saturday, September 17, 2022, 9:00 – 5:00 Presented By Crystal Amundson, MS, LCPC, RPT-S Description: Solid clinical practice needs to be built on a solid foundation. This workshop will explore the history & several theories of play therapy and then launch into practical practices like toys, techniques, and documentation. Particular focus will be given to the application of Developmental & Shame Resilience Theories. Designed as an introduction for clinicians newer to play therapy and also as an important refresher for seasoned clinicians, participants will walk away with new interventions and understanding of how play therapy promotes wellness in the provider and client alike.
Presenter Bio: Crystal (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified Daring Way Facilitator who earned her Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology at Eastern Washington University. She currently sees clients in a private practice setting & works as a Regional Clinical Director for Intermountain. Over the last 16 years, she has worked with people across the spectrum of care, from outpatient, to residential, to acute inpatient. Crystal has extensive experience in the areas of early childhood, foster care/adoption, life transitions, relationship support, and trauma. She pulls from Developmental Attachment, Brain spotting, & Shame Resilience Theory to tailor treatment for her clients. She prioritizes creating safe spaces that respect a client's spirituality, natural supports, and gender identity. In addition to counseling services, Crystal provides training and consultation to helping professionals and agencies. Her services are designed to be relevant and accessible, so that more can be empowered to do this important work. With experience in 1:1 consultation to presenting to international audiences, no ask is too big or small. Crystal grew up in Montana & lives in Billings, Montana with her husband, children, and dog. The cost to participate is $300 for University of Montana students AND for Community Professionals.
Incorporating Interactions with Animals into Therapeutic Practices Friday, October 7 – Saturday, October 8, 2022, 9:00 – 5:00, Presented By Hanna Reis, MA, NCC, LCPC Description: This workshop is designed to help participants develop a foundational understanding of the human-animal bond and how the human animal bond can be incorporated into therapeutic practices. Topics presented will include: research supporting the benefits of the human-animal bond, different modalities of incorporating animals into a variety of therapeutic settings, the differences between therapy, service, and emotional support animals, basic understanding of animal behavior, the importance of animal welfare, and the ethics of incorporating animals into therapy. Hanna will also guide participants to learn how to apply interactions with animals to evidenced-based therapy models such as CBT. Learning will be facilitated through group discussions, oral presentation, videos, and application-based exercises.
Presenter Bio: Hanna is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and runs her own private practice, Stride by Stride Counseling, LLC in Helena, MT. Hanna’s educational background includes a combination of psychology and anthrozoology, which sparked her passion for incorporating interactions with animals into the therapeutic process. Throughout her eight years of clinical experience, Hanna has worked in a variety of settings such as therapeutic group homes, schools, residential treatment facilities, and outpatient therapy. Her love for incorporating interactions with horses into the therapeutic process led her to conduct and publish research examining the effectiveness of equine assisted group therapy, develop and implement an equine-assisted trauma focused CBT program, and assist in implementing an equine-assisted resiliency group therapy program. Hanna is now passionate about spreading awareness of the benefits of the human-animal bond, animal welfare, and how to ethically incorporate animals into therapy. The cost to participate is $300 for University of Montana students AND for Community Professionals.
Introduction to Art Therapy for Mental Health Treatment Providers Friday, November 18 – Saturday, November 19, 2022, 9:00 - 5:00 Presented By Kim Brown Campbell, EdD, LCPC, ATR Description: This class is limited to those with some expertise in the field of mental health treatment including students. The didactic portion of this course will introduce participants to basic principles of the art therapy profession. Participants will learn about clinical populations that benefit from art therapy and the settings in which art therapy often takes place. Participants will also learn how art therapy is conducted and the various methods and therapeutic techniques that benefit those who engage in them. Differences between art therapy and art education will also be explored. Several experiential exercises throughout the course will increase participant understanding of clients’ experiences of art therapy. This course aims to instill participants with a basic knowledge of what art therapy is and how it is used across settings. Participants will also gain familiarity with some practical exercises for use with clients in mental health treatment settings. ** As this is only a brief introductory survey into art therapy, methods do not qualify participants to practice art therapy. Presenter Bio: Kim Brown Campbell, EdD, LCPC, ATR holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and studio art from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Arts degree in art therapy from The George Washington University and a Doctor of Education in counselor education from the University of Montana. Dr. Brown Campbell has worked as an art therapist in various settings since 1996, and in the field of mental health since 1991. Dr. Brown Campbell’s expertise in art therapy includes training as a community-based mental health professional with specializations in treatment and prevention of family violence and interpersonal violence; treatment of trauma-based issues; grief; and mood and anxiety disorders. She works with all-ages (i.e., 3 years of age and up) using art therapy as a primary treatment modality through provision of individual, family, and group art and psychotherapy. Her practice is located at the Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) in Missoula. The cost to participate is $300 for University of Montana students AND for Community Professionals. The cost to participate in all THREE sessions is $850 for University of Montana students AND for Community Professionals, please register below.
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