Professional Development Workshop Series

The Professional Development Workshop Series has been designed to meet the needs and interests of a diverse audience. Issues from contemporary society serve as the foundation of these timely topic offerings.

Undergraduate, graduate students and practicing professionals from counseling, psychology, social work, nursing, education, sociology, business and a variety of other fields will find these workshop series to be of professional and personal value.

Course Description

An in-depth look at identifying risks, protective factors, and warning signs of suicidal behavior by exploring psycho-dynamic traits, current data, and trends in today’s society. Students will learn and practice how to detect a suicidal threat; when, how, and where to refer a suicidal individual; and what steps should be taken for follow up of a suicidal individual (looking at school and community settings). Students will learn how to address an individual they feel may be a suicide threat. Resources are key in preventing suicide; students will learn the importance of knowing local, state, and national resources to refer individuals and family members when suicide is a threat.

Andrea Thomas, MS

Andrea Thomas is the Coordinator of Group Therapy at Bluestem Center for Child and Family Development in Rochester. Prior to her work with Bluestem, she worked as the Executive Director for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Southeast Minnesota. Ms. Thomas is certified in School Suicide Prevention, QPR Gatekeeper Trainer, NAMI Peer to Peer Facilitator, and NAMI Connections Facilitator. She is also the creator of “Be a Friend. Ask. Listen. Help” Suicide Prevention Program and has presented to 14 high schools in Minnesota and touched over 10,000 students.

Dates/Time Friday, May 15, 2015 – 4 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 9 am to 4:30 pm 
Location: University Center Rochester 
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees at www.winona.edu/registrar/registration.asp
Undergraduate – CE495, Course ID 01-000355
Graduate – CE595, Course ID 02-000356
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
Register and pay with credit card online at: winona.augusoft.net

Course Description

Immigrants and refugees have existed as long as humankind has lived in organized groups where intolerance and persecution have been prominent; however, refugees have only become an issue of international concern during the twentieth century.

Through presentations, panel discussion, and case examples, this workshop will equip participants with tools and confidence to engage in effective relationship for a positive influence to lives of Immigrants and refugees through social service delivery. The panel discussion will include perspectives from recent refugees.

Oswald Shanalingigwa, MSW, LICSW, PhD

Dr. Oswald Shanalingigwa is an assistant professor at Winona State University-Rochester in the Social Work Department. He is an African immigrant from Tanzania, who has an advanced diploma in social welfare, from the National Social Welfare Training Institute in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania, BA in Rural Sociology, University of Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania, Masters of Social Work and his PhD in Social Work, from University of Minnesota, St. Paul. Dr Shanalingigwa has direct personal experiences relating to East African people (Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania), South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and refugees from Rwanda and Burundi. He has witnessed and been part of a community where the minority groups have successfully co-existed with the dominant culture for many years.

Dates/Time Friday, May 29, 2015 – 4 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 9 am to 4:30 pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map
Undergraduate and 
Graduate Credit 
Registration:                 
Registration and fees at www.winona.edu/registrar/registration.asp
Undergraduate – SOCW440, Course ID 01-000387

Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
Register and pay with credit card online at: winona.augusoft.net
Course Description
Stress is a part of daily life for everyone. The ability to cope with stress and to learn to survive and thrive in a stressful world can be accomplished if one has the tools to establish and express a sense of well-being and resiliency within themselves. 

This Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) workshop will teach students how to train their attention so it is balanced, flexible relaxed, altruistic and nonjudgmental in the present moment with a sense of sustainability and purposefulness. In addition to attention training students will be provided guidance in interpretations to take them away from fixed prejudices toward a more flexible disposition while cultivating skills such as forgiveness, acceptance, compassion and gratitude. All instruction will help lead students to a higher meaning and purpose in life.


Debbie Fuehrer, MA, LPCC

Debbie Fuehrer, MA, LPCC, LPC Debbie Fuehrer received her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University. She is currently the Coordinator and Counselor at Mayo Clinic’s Complementary & Integrative Medicine Program. In her work at Mayo, Ms. Fuehrer coordinates the Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CIM) – Mind Body programs/services. This also includes clinical practice, education and research initiatives. She is also the Program Director for Attention and Interpretation Therapy Program. Ms. Fuehrer works to explore opportunities to grow and expand the CIM Mind Body practice, both internal and external to Mayo Medical Center.

Dates/Time Friday, April 10, 2015 – 4 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday April 11, 2015 – 9 am to 4:30 pm

Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 

 

Registration and fees at www.winona.edu/registrar/registration.asp
Undergraduate – CE495, Course ID 03-002309
Graduate – CE595, Course ID 04-002310
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
Register and pay with credit card online at: winona.augusoft.net
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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of the etiology, occurrence, course, treatment, and prevention of eating disorders and disordered eating from a multidisciplinary and biopsychosocial perspective, in the current healthcare context of concern with obesity. In addition, this course will examine varying types of treatment approaches across a variety of treatment milieus. 

The instructor will provide a framework for the course material and invite active participation by students. Course discussion and perspective will be informed by the cultural influences on weight, body image, and eating behaviors, as well as each participant’s own relationship with food. The course format will include lecture, discussion, and case studies incorporating textbook and journal article information.

Jillian Lampert, PhD, RD, LD, MPH, FAED

Dr. Lampert is the Chief Strategy Officer for The Emily Program, a comprehensive eating disorder treatment program with multiple Minnesota and Washington locations. Additionally, Dr. Lampert is President of the Residential Eating Disorders Consortium (REDC), an organization whose main goal is to ensure access to residential care for individuals by working collaboratively to address issues that impact the residential eating disorder treatment community. She is also Vice Chair of the Eating Disorders Coalition, a DC-based national organization for eating disorders policy and advocacy and past-president and current Board Member of The Emily Program Foundation, a Minnesota based organization promoting eating disorder education and advocacy. She holds an adjunct graduate faculty position in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota. 

Dr. Lampert completed her doctorate degree in Nutrition and Epidemiology and Master of Public Health degree in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Minnesota. She earned a Master of Science degree in Nutrition at the University of Vermont and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics. She has an expansive range of clinical, research, education, teaching, and program development experience in the area of eating disorders. Dr. Lampert has served on the Board of Directors of the Academy for Eating Disorders as the Electronic Media Portfolio Director and co-chair of the Academy for Eating Disorders Nutrition Special Interest Group. She is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (FAED) and a member of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association), and the SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition) and BHN (Behavioral Health Nutrition) dietetic practice groups. 

Dr. Lampert is the author of numerous book chapters and articles addressing nutritional treatment of eating disorders, body image, sports participation, adolescent health and disordered eating and she regularly speaks regionally and nationally on numerous eating disorder related topics. One of her primary goals in life is to have her ten year old daughter grow up loving her body and herself.

Dates/Time Friday April 17, 2015 – 4 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday April 18, 2015 – 9 am to 4:30 pm

 

Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 

 

Registration and fees at www.winona.edu/registrar/registration.asp
Undergraduate – CE495, Course ID 04-002311
Graduate – CE595, Course ID 05-002312
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
Register and pay with credit card online at: winona.augusoft.net
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