Professional Development

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Winter 2016 Professional Development Update

12/10/2016

It's finally getting chilly in NH and we are warming up for some great upcoming workshops!

Sign ups have already begun for our February workshop. This workshop features Dr. Pollak and is all about best-practice standards for many of the tasks we do each day as clinicians. As usual, this workshop will be accredited through NBCC and earn 6 CE credits for those licensed through the NH Board of Mental Health Practice. Anyone who writes notes, composes or reviews releases, participates in peer supervision or wants to reduce their overall risk of malpractice suits and licensing board complaints will want to attend this workshop. So in short, everyone! This could be particularly valuable for those of us who have recently become NH approved supervisors or are in private practice.

Lately all of our workshops have been filling up early and we have not been able to accept walk ins day of. So if you are interested in this workshop I strongly encourage you to sign up right away and guarantee your spot. Brochures are already off to the presses and will be arriving in mailboxes in a few weeks.

We have received several requests lately for another suicide prevention and intervention themed workshop and we are putting our plan together to offer this in the fall of 2017. Ethics will be in June at our annual meeting and we are also getting requests for Advanced Supervisor workshops. The board is working on what that could look like. Check back for updates!

Speaking of next June's meeting - it will be a big one! It's our 20th anniversary! NHMHCA is looking for volunteers to design and implement that event. We will have a speaker and offer CEs and delicious food as usual, but there will be so much more. If you are interested please email us today.

Yours Sincerely,


Sarah V. Revels, LCMHC

Chair, Professional Development

Fall Professional Development Update

9/7/2016

As all the students head back to school in the fall we too at NHMHCA are focusing on all we can learn this season.

September brings us the Supervisor’s Qualification Workshop for those clinicians seeking to supervise NH LCMHC candidates. Some spots are still open for this workshop and this round is hosted in Concord, NH. Be certain to read the requirements for registration by going to www.nhmhca.org/events and clicking on the “Information and Registration” button.

Join us in October for a workshop which will help you meet the requirements for licensure renewal – Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Substance Use Disorders with Marty Boldin, LICSW in Manchester, NH. This workshop is filling up fast and a brochure will be arriving in your mailbox any day now. We expect a surge of registration for this workshop as it draws near so be sure to register today while spots are still available.

NHMHCA in November will host our first ever Membership Meet and Greet networking event! Members are invited to attend the NHMHCA Board Meeting in Manchester, NH on Friday, November 18 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm and then join us for professional networking and socializing. More details will be posted on our website as the date draws near.

Professional Development is always looking for workshop requests. Be certain to fill in ideas on the bottom of your survey at the next workshop you attend, or to email me at SarahVRevels@gmail.com. Check back soon to see what this winter will bring!

Yours Sincerely,

Sarah V. Revels, LCMHC

Chair, Professional Development

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Posted 8/18/2016

Upcoming Local Professional Development Opportunity:

The Contemplative Psychotherapist: A Practicum in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. Offered by F. Delia Kostner, Ph.D. N.H. Licensed Psychologist. Monthly meetings: October 7, 2016 through May 12, 20178:30-11:30 am Amherst, N.H. 22 ceu's. See https://deliakostnerphd.com  or call (603) 672-3839, for details.


Professional Development Update

6/16/2016

Summer is here and we in professional development are enjoying the longer days while we look ahead to fall.

Our Annual Meeting and AMHCA Ethics training with Dr. Jeri Stevens had an overwhelming turn out. Members participated in voting, new chairs were instated for the board, Dr. Lavoie, Psy.D, LCMHC passed the Presidency onto Ellen Papanikolaou, LCMHC and Dr. Goodman, Ph.D, LCMHC provided a legislative update which took the crowd by storm. Look to your Legislative portion of the Collaborator for more details. As a result, membership continues to grow and the presence of LCMHCs in the state of NH has an ever more powerful impact. Dr. Stevens lead a quality ethics training with interactive exploration of what the updates in the AMHCA Code of Ethics mean for the state of NH. Requests have already been made to invite her back for future workshops.

This fall we are responding to the state-wide need for NH Supervisors by offering our second Supervisor’s Workshop. The workshop is an opportunity for persons who have been licensed two years and have no current or pending actions against their license to get training as part of the requirements toward validation of qualifications needed to supervise master’s-level clinicians in the state of NH. The popular two-day training will be held September 23&24 in Concord. We are fortunate to have our own President Ellen Papanikolaou, LCMHC as speaker.

October wouldn’t be complete without another quality workshop! NHMHCA is excited to bring Marty Bouldin, LICSW, MLADC, LCS, CPS, CPM to Manchester on October 14 to offer the state-required CEs in Suicide Prevention. Marty will be giving us practical skills and interventions for suicide prevention and intervention and discussing how substance use disorders amplify and interact with suicidal risk. Many clinicians have been requesting a greater emphasis on workshops with substance use disorder information. We look to continue this as a focus at least once a year in upcoming workshops.

We know the upcoming workshops will be popular and if you’d like to register a group please go to our registration page and print out a form to mail in with a check. Also, if you are registering for someone other than yourself, we recommend you mail in a form. Our new and improved PayPal method does not require a registration form and will automatically populate the name associated with the PayPal account.

Looking forward to seeing you in the fall!

Yours Sincerely,

Sarah V. Revels, LCMHC

Chair, Professional Development


Professional Development Update

3/29/2016

This spring brings much to look forward to and be grateful for in the area of Professional Development.

In addition to the usual quality workshops NHMHCA provides we have reacted swiftly to the RSA changes regarding CEU requirements for maintaining licensure and certification requirements for supervisors. The first Supervisor Training went smashingly and requests have come in to provide additional trainings across the state. Be on the look-out for more to come this summer! Along the same lines, this fall we plan to offer a 6 hour workshop around Suicide prevention and intervention with a focus on how substance use disorders directly impact risk for suicide. You won’t want to miss it!

In April we are hosting an Interactive Interventions workshop focused on Art and Play in therapy with specific interventions useful for all client populations. We will also be passing out ribbons for Mental Health Awareness month at this workshop on the beautiful, and historic Lamprey River. Come experience charming downtown Newmarket and nosh on delicious artisan lunch while you expand your clinical creativity.

June brings us the honor of hosting Jeri Stevens, Chair of AMHCA’s Ethics Committee, and one of the authors of the recent AMHCA Code of Ethics updates. This is also our annual meeting. Come meet Jeri, vote for your board of directors, hear about interesting updates in our fiend and get your ethics hours all at the same time. We can’t wait to see you there!

Yours Sincerely,

Sarah V. Revels, LCMHC

Interim Chair, Professional Development


2/22/2016

Winter Workshop - Hope for New Hampshire Recovery PowerPoint

The NHMHCA Winter Workshop was held on February 19th. Click on the link above to access the PowerPoint.


10/30/2015

Supervision PowerPoint Presentation 

The “Supervisor’s Certification Workshop” was held on October 23rd & 24th.  Click on the blue link above to access the PowerPoint as promised.

As a reminder, this was a workshop for 12 CE’s.  You have only completed part 1 of the process.  If you would like to be listed as a Certified Supervisor with the State of NH you must make a copy of your CE Certificate and mail this, along with a letter of interest to:

New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice

121 South Fruit St

Concord, NH  03301

 

Be sure to include your license number on your letter.




Professional Development Committee Fall Letter
8/23/20115

There have been several transitions in this Committee in the past year but we are now ready and poised to present what we believe to be 4 outstanding Educational experiences this year, at a fantastic price.

Our year starts Friday November 6th at our familiar and popular setting, The Derryfield on Mammoth Rd., Manchester. Our topic is “Love and Desire”, by Miss Paola Rodriquez LMHC. This is a repeat of her well received presentation to our colleagues south of here, MaMHCA last year. Watch for the Flyer soon and if you don't receive one, contact NHMHCA to be placed on our mailing list.

We’ll keep you up to date throughout the year and expect to have a meaningful and relevant slate of presenters. 

We do appreciate feedback at our Conferences so please make notes on the Evaluation forms about topics that are important to you for future events.




Click the link below to view the slides from the presentation


June 12, 2015
Summer Workshop/NHMHCA Annual Meeting
Ethics in Social Media with Kelli Fox

The Puritan Backroom, 245 Hooksett Rd.,
Manchester, NH ( 6 Ethics CEU’s available)


NBCC CEU Policy Changes

The National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), with the goal of adding structure for continuing education providers, has made some recent changes to their Continuing Education Provider Policy. These changes to the rules, regulations and procedures for approval will go into effect as of May 1st 2015.

It is important to note that the State of NH still maintains its own guidelines for maintaining CEU’s.  These guidelines can be found on the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practices website at http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rules/state_agencies/mhp.html

 NBCC has provided a description of this new policy along with answers to frequently asked questions on their website.  Follow the link below for more information.

http://www.nbcc.org/newCEpolicy