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Counseling and Student Affairs

Professional Development

WKU Sponsored Continuing Education

Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management

Kentucky Board-Approved Training
Drs. Jill Duba Sauerheber & Cheryl Wolf
July 27, 2017, 9:00am - 3:30pm; Knicely Conference Center

The Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at WKU is pleased to host a Suicide Assessment, Treatment and Management workshop which meets the KY State training requirements for LPCC continuing education. This training is sponsored by The Department of Counseling and Student Affairs and Pending Approval for NBCC Credit Hours: 6  (ACEP # 4282). Visit http://www.wku.edu/cpd/satm-workshop.php for details and registration information.

Treating Victims of Violence: An Adlerian Approach to Trauma
September 30, 2017, 8:30am -3:00pm CST;
Gary Ransdell Hall, Room 1074, Western Kentucky University

Learn from expert John Newbauer, Current Executive Director of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology and earn 5 NBCC, KBSW and APA continuing education credit hours. Register at https://www.wku.edu/cpd/ktsap/

Counseling Workshop: Domestic Violence
Drs. Jill Duba Sauerheber & Andrea Jenkins
TBD 2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm CT; Knicely Conference Center

This Kentucky Board-Approved training meets the Kentucky mandatory training requirement for licensure as a LPCA or LPCC. This training is sponsored by WKU Department of Counseling and Student Affairs.

Equine Assisted Therapy Experiential Workshop
Equine Specialist Jan Culp; Coordinator: Dr. Cheryl Wolf
Culp Farm, 1089 Pleasant Grove Rd, Bowling Green KY 42101
TBD Fall 2017; 10am - 12pm

This can be a transformative experience for you and a potentially beneficial experience for your clients. Jan is opening up her farm to help you all get an introduction to this type of therapy.  If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, please sign up on the Google Form here so Jan knows how best to accommodate us. The Culp Farm is a beautiful 30 minute drive northeast from campus so carpooling is recommended. Let us know if you need a ride or can give a ride to others when you sign up.  The horse arena is covered but all dirt, so boots or old shoes and casual clothes is recommended; you will get the opportunity to touch and work with the horses. Jan Culp works with clients from The Bridge to Recovery, which is a nearby property, so we are working on an opportunity to introduce you to The Bridge while we are in that area as well.

Counselor Supervision: Kentucky Board-Approved Training
Drs. Jill Duba Sauerheber & Cheryl Wolf
TBD 2018; Knicely Conference Center

The Counselor Supervision: Kentucky Board-Approved Training, provided by the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at WKU, meets the Kentucky mandatory training requirement for persons providing supervision for Licensed Professional Counselor Associates. This training is also appropriate for graduate students and site supervisors who provide supervision in academic settings. This training is sponsored by The Department of Counseling and Student Affairs. Visit http://www.wku.edu/cpd/cs-kbat.php for details and registration information.

Other Continuing Education

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
This FREE web/video-based training course is offered through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Visit https://tfcbt.musc.edu to register and complete the course. Ten units of continuing education credit is approved for the successful completion of the full online training course.

Prolonged Exposure Emotional Processing Therapy for PTSD
This FREE training is offered through PEWeb , which is an "online, interactive, training program designed to teach mental health providers how to implement Prolonged Exposure therapy, one of the most highly effective treatments for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This site has a particular focus on the treatment of military and combat-related PTSD although the principles and methods described work well for any type of traumatic event that results in PTSD." It was “developed through a collaborative Veteran Affairs grant funded project including clinicians and researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina, University of Pennsylvania, and the VA Palo Alto HCS/National Center for PTSD.” Visit http://pe.musc.edu for more information.

Free Yoga and Meditation Classes at Alliance Counseling Associates
1048 Ashley Street, Suite 201, Bowling Green, KY

  • Mondays 12pm - Yoga with Sarah Freeman
  • Wednesday at 11:30 and 5:00 - Meditation 

Mindful Leadership Online Training Conference
March 1-10, 2017
This FREE event features sessions with more than 40 top mindful leaders, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and teachers. It provides access to over 35 video sessions from many of the world’s foremost experts on mindful leadership

Campus & Community Outreach

Bowling Green Mental Health Providers "Lunch & Learn"
The Bowling Green Mental Health Professionals will have quarterly sessions each year for our mental health providers in the area. A five dollar annual contribution will go to support these efforts, but is not required.  Please extend this invitation to other mental health providers in our area who might be interested in attending.

Come, learn, and do a little networking. Clinical students are welcome. Please contact Chuck Webb,  cwebb11458@aol.com,   or Jeff Rose,  jrosebikes@gmail.com for more details or to sponsor a future luncheon. These lunch and learn meetings are a great way to stay connected and meet some new and old mental health professionals. They anticipate having 3-4 sessions each year for mental health providers in the area and suggest a five dollar annual contribution to support these efforts, but is not required.

The Bridge to Recovery
Accelerated Program for Behavioral Health Professionals
Upcoming 2017 dates: May 20-27, Jun 10-17, Jul 8-15, Aug 5-12, Sep 16-23, Oct 14-21, Nov 25-Dec 2
1745 The Bridge Road, Bowling Green, KY

The Bridge residential programs were designed to assist individuals and family members suffering from codependence, trauma and related issues that hinder growth, joy and personal effectiveness. The accelerated program based upon their core residential program was created to heal and help the professional, so that they can do the same. This intensive program is specifically designed for professionals in the field of recovery and addiction but can benefit any helping professional. The week-long residential program is separate from the main client population and allows for professionals to focus on their own recovery in a peaceful place free from professional duties or dual roles. Visit their website to learn more. 

Bowling Green Mental Health Providers Peer Support Group
Next date & location TBD

If you have any particular case you would like to discuss, or a particular topic, bring it to the discussion. Please contact Chuck Webb at  cwebb11458@aol.com or (270) 781-0466 for more details or future dates.

NBCC ACEP logoThe Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at WKU has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4282. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at WKU is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Suicide workshop

Adlerian training

Local Professional Associations

Bowling Green Mental Health Professionals
Networking, lunch trainings, and peer supervision for professionals. Email Jeff Rose (jrose.work@gmail.com) to join the email listserv.

Kentucky Counseling Association
Professional networking, conferences, state advocacy, and resources. Visit www.kyca.org

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